Gary Michael Boothroyd of Washington City, Utah, passed away on July 12th, 2022. The 63 year old was born in Brampton, Ontario Canada on November 27th, 1958.

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Gary could often be found kayaking on Quail Creek with his wife Jacque or gold prospecting with his friend Roger. He loved to watch the Drag races with his kids and was known for giving great bear hugs. He was always willing to lend a hand or sense of humor to his neighbors. He proudly served in the Marines, and was a devoted member of the Marine Corps league, in the Utah Dixie detachment.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jacque Boothroyd, and their kids: Keitha (Patrick) Eskelson, Sydney (Jason) Abernathy, Nathan Thompson, and Michael Boothroyd. He is also survived by his brother Morris (Linda) Boothroyd. He has five grandchildren, and seven great grand children.

The celebration of life, followed by a small reception, will be performed at 9am on July 18th at the Veterans Park at 75 E Telegraph St, Washington Utah, 84785.

The Family would welcome any donations or contributions in Gary M Boothroyd's honor to Toys for Tots ( Please contact Michael with any of your stories and pictures at


  • Survived By
  • Jacque Boothroyd, Wife
  • Michael Boothroyd, Son
  • Keitha Eskelson, Daughter
  • Sydney Abernathy, Daughter
  • Nathan Thompson, Son
  • Morris Boothroyd, Brother

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Jul 15, 2022


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We have some wonderful, cherished memories with this gentle giant, Gary Boothroyd.. Beers and burgers @ Firehouse, bonfires, and game nights. He would do anything for folks, having a huge heart. Loved his wife, Jacque, children, grandchildren, etc...and his pets as well. There was an empty place in our lives when the family moved to Utah, but was glad to see them several times in Utah. So sorry for your loss. Peace & love

Joy , Idaho Falls, ID, US Jul 22, 2022

So saddled to hear the news of my old friend of almost 60 years. Gary and I were neighbors in Lakewood in the early 60's and I have nothing but good memories and know Gary to have been very pleasant, even if times were not so perfect. We were in the same kindergarten class and we were also friends. I reconnected recently again with Gary and was hoping to see him soon. God Bless you and Rest in Peace

Guy Amico , Ventura , CA, US Jul 18, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We enjoyed spending Father’s Day weekend with Gary at the races. We always enjoyed the times that Gary joined us at the races and we have some great memories. Rest In Peace Gary and condolences to the family and his friends!

Stan and Cindy Smith , Valley Center, KS, US Jul 16, 2022

You will truly be missed by one and all Gary.

Pat Petrowski , El Paso, TX, US Jul 16, 2022

You will be truly and honestly missed my friend RIP

TERI MCGATH , Tyler , TX, US Jul 16, 2022

The world has lost one of the most humble, giving, and amazing humans. Gary touched my life in ways that will forever stay with me. Selfless doesn’t give him justice! The world is a better place because of you Gary! Your spirit will always remain

Jennifer Little , Idaho Falls , ID, US Jul 16, 2022

So sorry to hear this. Steve has very fond memories of going to jackpot Nevada with Gary. He was a good friend. Will miss him.

Angie and steve schab , Rupert, ID, US Jul 15, 2022

Gary was a wonderful part of our lives for a long. My dad and Gary were best friends for a long time. Now they can continue in heaven. Love and miss you both.

Stephanie Radke , Scurry, TX, US Jul 15, 2022