Skip (Ray Bradley) Herzog passed peacefully from this life to the next in the early morning of August 23rd, 2022.

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Skip was born on September 23, 1953, to Ray A Herzog and M. Fern Herzog in Salt Lake City, UT.

He graduated from Granite High School in 1972 and later earned a Welding Certificate at Trade Tech.

Skip started playing hockey at a young age. Much of his childhood was spent at Hygeia Iceland with his parents and his brother, Dan. He played on the first organized Salt Lake Youth Hockey Team in 1961. He went on to coach multiple teams. During the first years of Bingham High School hockey team, Skip helped develop the school’s program and was the assistant coach. Skip met Jan at the wedding of mutual friends and were married 10 months later, on April 1st, 1975.

Over the next 47 years Skip and Jan enjoyed many activities together. They loved camping. In the early years, they camped in a Springbar Tent. They later graduated to their motorhome. Skip enjoyed driving the motorhome up to the International Kite Festival in Long Beach, Washington with Jan for many years. Skip and Jan designed and made many award-winning kites together. Skip and Jan also volunteered in children’s programs flying kites with school kids.

Skip was an avid photographer. He loved capturing the beauty of our National Parks. He and Jan also liked to mat and frame all sizes of photographs and did a wonderful job.

Skip attended many dance recitals and weddings with his video camera in hand. We have lots of fun memories recorded thanks to him!

Christmas always brought homemade gifts from Skip and Jan. Many of the handmade toys are still being enjoyed by little ones today.

Skip loved to serve others. He was always willing to lend a hand. He spent countless hours helping others with construction projects in their homes. He was a perfectionist and always did quality work.

Skip was an off-road fanatic! He took anything off-road; from ATVs, dune buggies, 4X4 trucks and most recently his Jeep. He loved being a part of the Red Rock 4 Wheelers and was a trail leader and monitor for Moab Easter Jeep Safari for many years.

Skip and Jan took many day trips to watch and photograph wildlife. They loved finding the eagles, mountain goats and mustangs.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Beehive Homes of South Jordan and A+ Hospice. We will always be grateful for the loving care and respect they gave Skip during his time with them.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Herzog, his brothers Dan (Evelyn) Herzog, Gary (Kathleen) Herzog, Spence (Cathi) Herzog, 3 nieces and nephews and 12 grand-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his dad, Ray A. Herzog, his mom, M. Fern Herzog and his half-sister Raelene McDermaid.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 30th, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park 3401 South Highland Drive Millcreek, Utah. There will be a viewing on Monday, August 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and a short viewing 10:00 to 10:45 before the service on Tuesday. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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Post Date

Aug 27, 2022

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Cause of Death

Alzheimer's Disease





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I met Skip at Cottonwood Hospital where we both worked. I was in Materials Management and he worked in Plant Engineering, Skip shared his photos of the kite festivals that he and his went to. I loved listening to him talk about his and his wife's adventures flying kites and making them.

To his family...I am so sorry for your loss. Skip was a good man.

Dana Blackburn-Bath , Taylorsville, UT, US Aug 29, 2022

If I remember right I had Ray in my welding class, I remember one time, Ray dancing around in the welding booth when the fringe on his pants caught fire and him trying to put out the flames. That was fifty years ago, class of 1972 Granite farmers. RIP buddy.

Ron VanSleeuwen , Herriman, UT, US Aug 27, 2022