Ty Allen Ely

Ty Allen Ely

Ty Allen Ely of Crescent City, California and most recently Vineyard, Utah passed away at the age of 63 on December 18, 2022, after a valiant fight against pneumonia, influenza, and kidney failure. He was surrounded by family as he was reunited with his sweet mother and father.

Ty was born on July 17, 1959, in Castro Valley, California to Nathan Albert Ely and Rayola Geneva Husband Ely. Ty was the oldest of 4 children and lived with his family until special schooling needs became apparent. He then spent the school years with his beloved grandparents in Redding, California from the age of 8 to 18 where he learned to read and write, and he became an avid reader. Books brought joy to Ty. He would never pass up a Star Trek magazine or a Marvels Comic book. He loved reading the Children’s Book of Mormon and the Bible. He would sit on his bed with criss-cross legs and read for hours.

Ty Moved back home full time with his family at the age of 18 and became a permanent resident of Del Norte County. He graduated from Del Norte High School and worked at the recycling plant and at the Local Denny’s under a specialized program.

Ty loved exploring and would go hiking in the wilderness and blaze his own trails. His mother was extremely cautious and worried every time he would venture out, especially when he would look for his chance to “escape” from eyesight and be on his own.

Ty had a love for dinosaurs and could identify them by name. He loved the BYU Archaeology Museum and spent hours looking at fossils.

He had an affinity for Superheroes. He loved them all and he truly believed he was one (at times we believed it too). He often introduced himself as Captain James T Kirk and loved everything Star Trek. His love for science fiction would be a big part of his personality and enjoyment in life.

Ty brought joy and love to all those who met him. He was a bright light in this world and taught us so much about love, compassion, service, laughter, and the perfect plan of our Savior Jesus Christ. As Ty would say with a simple hand gesture… “Live Long and prosper!”

Ty was preceded in death by his mother & father, his grandparents Jasper Knox Ely & Lucinda Mae Justice Ely and Russel Star Husband & Geneva Marie Hidelious Husband, and his nephew Brady Bo Whittingham. Ty is survived by his brother David Ely, sisters Cindy (Joe) Wallace, and Terri (Brady) Whittingham, and his three nieces, Kaela, Kristi, and Kaity Whittingham.

Funeral services were held December 21, 2022, at the Lindon 15th Ward Chapel, Lindon, Utah. A Zoom recording is available. For details call 707-954-2036. Interment was in Eastlawn Memorial Hills.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.

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