In Memory

Joe Strickland

Joe Strickland Obituary

Joe Strickland
01-23-1956 - 12-06-2018
Our dear son, brother, uncle, and friend, Joe Strickland, passed away Dec. 6, 2018. He was born in Glendale, California, to Ed and Frances Strickland. He grew up in Southern California until moving with his family to Logan, Utah, in 1967. Joe graduated from Logan High School; he also attended Utah State University. With eyes wide open and only $100 in his pocket, driving his orange Celica GT, he left for a "Great Adventure" back to Southern California.
In San Diego he spent much of his professional life and so many happy times at the San Diego Polo Club, which completely stole his heart! After 20 wonderful years at the San Diego Polo Club, Joe returned home to Logan in 2010. Joe did not miss a beat and resumed his love of working with mother nature at Beaver Mountain Ski Resort and Birch Creek Golf Course. His work and his hobbies led his life into being the person he was, an avid skier, hiker, golfer and gemstone hunter! Joe had a gravitational spirit and made friends everywhere he went, which was so easy to do for him because he had an incredible sense of humor! He loved being in the great outdoors and had a green thumb that was absolutely STELLAR! Joe was also a magnificent cook! Oftentimes Joe was the only one that could carry on our very special Italian traditions, heritage and recipes. Although he never had children of his own, he had many nieces and nephews, and Uncle Joe meant the world to them. Joe was such a joyful person, and he loved and appreciated all of his dear friends and family.
He is survived by his parents Ed and Frances Strickland (Monteleone), his brother Steven Strickland, his favorite sister Felice Strickland, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunties. Please understand that our family feels this loss very deeply, but we truly believe he is finally at peace. Until we see you again angel Joe, please watch out for us like we know you will!. You certainly earned your wings! 
"I would choose you, in a hundred lifetimes, in a thousand worlds, in any version of reality, I would find you and choose you" - The Chaos of Stars
In his memory please read as many books, see films in the theater, go outside and enjoy mother nature, collect rocks, build a campfire, cook a delicious meal, and go on an ADVENTURE!
There will be a Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 15 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 25 S. 250 East, Hyde Park, UT 84318.
Following the Mass we will have a celebration of life at Birch Creek Golf Course at noon, 550 E. 100 North, in Smithfield.

Published in Logan Herald Journal on Dec. 12, 2018