Michael Lee Faucett
Born January 21, 1951 and Died January 15, 2022
Michael "Mike" was a devoted husband and father, family was everything to him. He had the best sense of humor and generosity. He was great at DIY projects and the handiest guy you have ever met; he would drop all his plans to help anyone with a project. He loved to buy the latest tools and made sure his children got them too.
Mike was the ROCK for our family. He loved us all very deeply and expressed it in many ways.
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 21, 1951 to Fred C. Faucett and Audrey Bailey Faucett who have preceded him in death along with his brother-in-law Gary Steven Canham and two nephews, Mike passed away on January 15th, 2022 due to complications from COVID.
He went to West High School but left in his senior year to enlist in the Navy. He proudly served in the Navy from February 1969 through March 1972. He received his GED while in the Navy. He was active during the Vietnam War and stationed on the USS Bainbridge DLG (N-25) which was a nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser.
After leaving the Navy, Mike helped to sheetrock the iconic Trolley Square and was a bartender at the (then) iconic Three Aces on 2nd South, home of the famous beef pies. He had a very strong work ethic and he instilled that in all his children. He worked for Chicago Bridge and Iron about 4 years and then moved on to work for General Electric (GE), hired on as an "A" winder until 1983, then became a welder until 2011 when he retired after 33 years as a skilled employee in Turbine Repairs. He traveled a lot during this time to provide for his family, but he got to work on some incredible projects, most notably the Hoover Dam, a Chemical Plant in Chile, and a Power Plant in Taiwan.
Mike met his beautiful wife Julie Peck Faucett after the Navy when he was 21 years old and the rest, they say is history. Mike and Julie were married on June 28th, 1975 and had three children. The twins, Justin (Megan) and Angela (Dustin) in 1977 followed by Sean in 1979. He had six wonderful and all unique grandchildren: Skyla "Trey", Ruby, Audrey, Behringer, William and Claire. And two lovable furry grand pups Kirby & Brownee. He is also survived by his siblings: Terry (Mike "Milo"), Larry "Kim" (Kaye Lynne), Sandy (Lynn), Pam (Kale), Lisa, Brett, Trisha (Michael "Mike"), and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Mike loved all sporting events, but Utah Utes games were by far his favorite especially when enjoyed with family and friends.
Unfortunately, the family will not be holding a service for Mike at this time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Aaron Lowe or Ty Jordan memorial scholarship.