Joel “Craig” Halverson
May 11, 1958 ~ February 12, 2022
Heaven touched earth on May 11, 1958 when Joel “Craig” Halverson was born to Joel and Kathrine Halverson. Craig fought a long hard battle with all his might. He was called back to heaven on February 12, 2022.
Craig has seven brothers and sisters. He always had stories of the many memories he had with all of them.
Craig was very adventurous, kind and loving. He loved time with his family. He loved baseball, skiing, rafting, fishing, and all kinds of hunting. He loved horses, especially Duke.
As a teenager he worked alongside his father at the family tree farm and plumbing business. By the time he was 17 years old he had the skills of a journeyman plumber. His high school had a project building houses. They trusted his work so much they just handed him the credit card and put him in charge of all the plumbing. Craig graduated from high school with a sports scholarship to play baseball. He decided to work for Union Pacific Railroad instead. He worked for them for 38 years. He built a ton of long-lasting friendships within those years.
Craig had six children, three girls and three boys, that he loved with so much pride and all his heart. He loved spending time with them and teaching them whatever he could. Including his love of hunting.
He married the love of his life Debra Johnson Halverson, January 17, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. They became a combined family. Craig and Debra loved all eight of their children equally.
Craig was a caring and generous man he never hesitated to help with any family member having life struggles with life. He believed that if his family was not OK. He was not OK.
Craig has many grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren. When he spent time with them. He always made them feel like they were the most important person in the world.
He had many plans to spend time and have fun with all of them. Unfortunately, his health stood in his way. He was able to watch them grow through photos and videos. He would just smile with pride. He was extremely proud of the great job his children were doing raising his grandchildren.
Craig’s legacy lives on though his wife, Debbie Johnson Halverson; children, Tara Halverson, Tanya (Caleb) Wendt, Trisha (Jeff) Halverson, Kurtis (Tiffany) Halverson, Kyle (Holly) Halverson, and Colten Halverson; stepchildren, Daniel (Rosemary) Morin, Stacy (James) Lynch; 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 7 siblings.
Craig will be buried on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.