Tyler James Walbeck

Tyler James Walbeck

June 3, 1980 – July 15, 2022

Tyler James Walbeck passed away July 15, 2022, after a tragic automobile accident in Richfield, Utah. 

He was born June 3, 1980, in Logan, Utah, to William Blake and Rebecca Walbeck.

Tyler moved quite a bit in his life. In fact, he lived in two states, three towns and four houses before his first birthday. He lived from Sigurd, Utah, to Lovell and many places in between. He made countless friends and built many relationships along the way. He recently returned to Richfield, Utah, to care for his father. 

Tyler graduated from Richfield High School in 1998. He worked many different jobs, including making construction materials for Georgia-Pacific, working on local highways and recently at Christensen Fire Arms.

Tyler married Melissa Hussy in 2005, and later divorced. During his time in Lovell, he was in a committed relationship with Holli Thompson. They have a daughter together, Tailyn Blake Walbeck. Tyler loved Tailyn with all his being. He worked to be the best father to her. They enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing in the Big Horn Mountains as well as sharing a passion for the Green Bay Packers and animals, always having dogs and cats.

Where there was mischief, you would find Tyler. He was always on the go, especially outdoors. He was an avid gun collector and excellent marksman. Being a ‘Sigurd Boy’ was his motto over many years. Rolling tires during July holidays in Sigurd, working on demolition derby cars and relaxing by a fire in the mountains with friends were some of the highlights during that time. Tyler was also a 4-H member. He showed market lambs and hogs, winning many awards.

Tyler is survived by his daughter, Tailyn Blake, of Lovell, son Spencer Thomas Hampton of American Fork, Utah, father Blake Walbeck, mother Becky Marchal, stepfather Rick Marchal, brothers Travis and Bradley, nephew Isaac (Collette) and niece Alexis. 

He was preceded in death by grandparents Howard and June Walbeck and Lauren and Dortha Gopp and stepmother Penny Walbeck.

He will be greatly missed by many friends and family, far and wide. May he no longer be plagued by the pain of a lifelong illness, hard work and hard play but hunt, fish and create mischief in heaven.  Soar, Tyler, soar. 

Services were held at the Sigurd LDS Chapel on Monday, July 25, at 2 p.m., preceded by a viewing from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Lovell.