On the morning of October 5th, a cardiac event took our beloved husband, father, son, brother, friend and colleague on to the next chapter, leaving all of our hearts a bit broken in the process.
Chris lived an amazing life. He was the youngest son of John and Wendy Ruppel and grew up in Sandy, Utah. He attended Murray High school and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Japan, Tokyo south mission. Following his mission, he attended BYU-Idaho (formerly Rick’s College) and Westminster College. He married Christi Martin in the Bountiful Temple. They became the proud parents of Madison and Gillian, their two beautiful girls. Chris worked as a project management professional and enjoyed associating with the best and brightest colleagues and friends imaginable.
Music was the theme that wove all the amazing elements of his life together. He was a brilliant pianist and musical arranger. His melodies have and will continue to touch the lives of many.
Chris is survived by his wife, Christi, and his daughters, Madison and Gillian. Also, by his parents, John and Wendy Ruppel, and his siblings, Holly & Brad Baker, Jr. & Stefanie Ruppel, Rick & Lynette Ruppel, and Mark & Danielle Ruppel, as well as his exceptional nieces and nephews and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by a sister, Melissa Ruppel, and a niece, Nicole Baker.
The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 AM in the chapel of the Murray Utah Parkway Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 619 West 5750 South, Murray, Utah 84123.