Beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend, Tyrel C. McPhie, 15, was taken by the angels July 3, 1998, in route to Roosevelt Medical Center, from injuries received in a tragic bull riding accident at Tabiona, Utah, that same evening.
Ty was born September 27, 1982 at Heber City, the son of Mary Lynnette Casper and Timothy Joe McPhie. He was a member of the LDS Church, and would have been a sophomore at Wasatch High School in Heber City this fall. He was a member of the Rodeo Club, FFA, and had been a member of a 4-H Club since age 8, showing his blue ribbon sheep and winning recognition as a competitor in many horse events with his Club. He rode in and won many horse races and as a jockey for others.Tyrel had an especially fine work ethic, working alongside his Dad, Grandpa Joe and other family members from an early age, for their family business, and caring for his animals. He possessed a wonderful personality, with a mischievous, twinkling smile. He was loved and admired by friends, young and old. He was especially loved by his family, for his kind, and tender heart, as big as his horse, Calvin. He was loving, caring and was always concerned for others. He will be greatly missed by all.
Ty is survived by his parents; his brothers, T.J. and Trevor; sister, Tristi Lynn of Heber City; his grandparents, Colleen and Dermont (Duke) Casper, Charleston, Utah; Joe and Gaye McPhie; a great-grandmother, Maud McPhie, all of Heber City. Also many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, and special friend, his dog Red. "Cowboy Up!"
Funeral services will be Tuesday July 7, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Lake Creek Ward Chapel (1365 E. Center St., Heber City). Friends may call Monday 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Mortuary in Heber City (288 N. Main) and Tuesday 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery.
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