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Krystal Gay McGuiness

Krystal Gay McGuiness

Krystal Gay McGuiness was born October 8, 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She returned to her Heavenly Father on May 12, 2021 at her home in Stockton.

 She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of of Latter Day Saints. Loved the Savior. She had a love of the outdoors, Dutch oven cook outs, music, especially U2 and her daughters & grandchildren. She loved to play tractors with her grandson Adam and cuddle with her granddaughter Kathryn. Krystal was a social butterfly with many friends near and far. She was a hard worker, starting to work at the age of 15 at Reams. Her grandpa had her go and talk to the manager to get her first job. She moved up quickly and loved her job. Later she went to work at Albertson’s Grocery in Tooele and had several management positions. At one time she was working three jobs, including Nettys just for the socializing. She loved to talk to the regular customers everywhere she worked. Loved to help others and make others smile. Many times even though she may have been struggling, she continued to try and help those around.

Krystal graduated from Grantsville High School. She was married to Richard Gray and later divorced.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother; Elsie Hale, her grandfather; George Elsholz, her precious niece Michelle, several good friends and her beloved cat “Tiger.”

She is survived by her grandmother; Mazel Elsholz, mother Korrine McGuiness, siblings:  Trudy (Ken) Jones; Brett McGuiness; Becky (Justin) Fields; Lisa Boyer; Joee (John) Salas; Troy (Laura) Elsholz. The joy and loves of her life her daughters: Laurien (Briley) Farr, Paige (Dallon) King. Her grandchildren: Adam and Kathryn King. Many nieces and nephews. Boyfriend: Jeff Wright.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 20 at 12 Noon in the Grantsville West Stake Center, 115 E Cherry St.  Visitations will be held on Wednesday evening from 6-7 PM and also on Thursday 10:30-11:30 AM both at the Church. Burial will follow in the care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home. 435-884-3031.

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  • Maggie (Allred) Frampton Posted May 14, 2021 8:58 pm

    Krystal, your smile and kindness touched so many. Growing up in a small town people tend to break off into groups and they rarely socialize with each other. You were so friendly that you had friends in all the groups and they all loved you! I know life was a struggle at times – but you powered through it all and always came out stronger. I pray that your sweet family is comforted knowing that you are in the loving arms of our Lord. Prayers, hugs, love and light to all who will be missing you!

  • Ashley Riches Posted May 14, 2021 9:34 pm

    Krystal was one of the kindest most genuine people I’ve ever known she was loved by many and will be missed by all my thoughts and prayers are with her daughters and loved ones during this very difficult time.

  • Julie Ann warr Posted May 15, 2021 3:11 am

    For Aunt Mazle and Currine as well as all the other family I send Love from the Heart to hear of this today so sad and sorry to you all May The Lord Bless and see you all through this. XO Love you all and Love sent JulieWarr and family

  • Diana Shemoncofsky Posted May 15, 2021 4:37 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences and prayers of comfort to the family. God bless you all.

  • Amanda Hokanson Posted May 16, 2021 12:14 am

    Dearest Krystal, I so enjoyed the renewal of our friendship in recent years…even if it is from afar. Rest now in peace.

  • Veronica Pollard Posted May 16, 2021 12:58 am

    Krystal I will Never forget you Sweet U2 sister… ❤

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