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Cary Michael Deccio

d. May 8, 2024

Tropic, Utah

Cary Deccio
Tropic, Utah

    Cary Michael Deccio passed away peacefully at his home in Tropic on May 8, 2023.  He had courageously battled bladder cancer for over 3½ years. Cary was 53. Cary was born March 16, 1971 in Pullman, WA to Dennis Thomas Deccio and Christie Marie Talbot Kalles. Cary grew up in Moscow, ID where he attended Catholic elementary school and then transitioned to the public schools. During his sophomore year of high school, Cary was baptized and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He was voted student body president his senior year at Moscow High School. After graduation, Cary became a missionary for two years and served in the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas mission. 
    Cary was blessed to attend the Lord’s true university: Brigham Young University Hawaii. 
Cary received a BA degree in Hotel Restaurant Management. While a student there, he met beautiful Teresa Anderson. They fell in love under the tropical stars and married in the Salt Lake Temple.  They continued their education at UNLV, and he received his Master degree in the same program.  
    Cary’s health was difficult. He was plagued with kidney disease, but he never let challenges stop him. In 1997, his angel mother gave him life a second time when she donated her kidney to him. His body accepted the transplant, and he carried on with gusto. In the years that followed the family grew as three children, Jonathan, Keilani and Kaleb joined the family through adoption. It was as a father that Cary’s heart shone brightest.  Cary had a successful career in the hospitality and human resources fields.  By far his favorite role was managing Rubys Inn RV Park and Campground where he worked with Teresa and her parents, Blaine and Shauna Anderson, to facilitate a happy camping experience for their guests. 
    Cary loved all things Disney and like Walt, he “never lost his zest for life.”  Cary loved backpacking, along with hiking and fishing. He also loved serving in scouting and working with the young men where he passed this love of the outdoors on to them.  He also loved missionary work and worked many years in various callings doing missionary work or preparing future missionaries.  He wanted to bring others the same peace and  joy he felt when he found Christ at such a young age. 
    Cary had a unique sense of humor and enjoyed doing standup comedy. His laugh was like music to his family, and his witty remarks will be sorely missed. He also loved traveling and food! He went on many amazing adventures and always found the best eats wherever he went. He loved living in Bryce Valley and volunteered on the Garfield County Travel council to encourage economic growth and share his love of this area.  
    He is survived by his wife, Teresa; children: Jonathan, Keilani, and Kaleb; parents;  Dennis Deccio, Moscow, ID; and Christie (Dean) Kalles, Whispering Pines, NC; siblings: Jill (Ian) Lumgair, NC; Trissa (Ryan) Cameron, Pocatello, ID;  Casey (Talia) Deccio, Provo; Brooke (Andrew) Moore, Sandpoint, ID; many nephews and nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles, and lifelong friends; and his beloved dog, Lucy. 
    Cary was preceded in death by his grandparents Richard and Gwendolyn Talbot, and Stanley and Evelyn Deccio, and his granddaughter Miasie Lane Davis. 
    Cary’s family would like to express our deepest love, respect and admiration for Teresa.  Throughout their entire marriage, Cary has had health challenges and Teresa has navigated the healthcare system with and for him.  With his cancer diagnosis in the last 3 years, with the last 10 months being the most intense, Teresa has been his primary caregiver.  She is an angel and we are eternally grateful for her Christlike service and care for him.  In addition, we would like to express deep gratitude for these earthly angels: Tropic hospice nurses, oncology doctors and nurses in Cedar City and St. George, the entire staff at Panguitch Hospital, Cary’s nephrologist and friend Dr. Assiago, and all emergency responders in the city of Tropic.  Lastly, our deep love to the incredible community of Bryce Valley for wrapping their arms around their family with love, support, meals, and prayers. 
    Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. in the Tropic Ward Chapel. Viewing will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church. Internment will be in the Bryce Canyon Cemetery.  Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Livestreaming and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Gifts From Grady Foundation or to a missionary in your area.

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