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Logan Herald Journal, 07/25/13
PRESTON - Troy Duane Twiss (Twisster) and Jerusha Faulkner Twiss (Roosh), both 44, of
Preston, succumbed to injuries received in a motorcycle accident on July 21, 2013, near
the Wyoming/Idaho border. Troy was born Jan. 29, 1969, in Soda Springs to Kent and Shanna
Twiss. Jerusha was born Aug. 12, 1968, in Provo, Utah to J. Earl and Joyce Faulkner .
They were married for time and all eternity in the Logan Temple on Aug. 10, 1990. They
lived in Orem, Utah and Georgetown, Idaho, before relocating to Preston in 2001.
Troy graduated from Bear Lake High School in 1987. He served an LDS mission in the West
Virginia/ Washington D.C. area. After returning from his mission, he worked at Deer Valley
Ski Resort in Park City, Utah. It was then when he met the love of his life. It was love
at first sight.
Jerusha graduated from Mountain View High School in 1986. She went on to become a
medical assistant and has worked for medical clinics in Utah and Idaho and a nursing home
in Preston. She was currently working for Dr. Eskelson in Preston.
Troy and Jerusha have served in various callings in the LDS Church. Troy especially
loved Scouting and Jerusha loved Young Women and Primary.
Troy was devoted to his work and always gave 100 percent to anything he set his mind
to. Jerusha possessed a high energy level and was very easy to laugh and have a good time
with. The two of them were completely committed to their children and each other. They
welcomed many foster kids into their home throughout their life together, as well. They
enjoyed many activities together such as traveling, camping, boating, hunting, and
visiting with extended family.
Troy has worked at Monsanto since 1991 and served as contractor safety supervisor. He
loved his work and the people he worked with. He also volunteered with the Preston Fire
Brigade as a fire fighter.
They are survived by their children, Casey (Justin) Daley serving in Germany, Logan,
and Corban of Preston. Troy's Parents of Mesquite, Nev., his siblings, Lauri (Jason)
King of Montpelier, and Natalie (Clint) Hanson of Shelley. Grandmothers Dorothy Hartley
and Leona Twiss; Jerusha's siblings, Lori (Scott) Smith of Orem, Holly Graczyk of
Aurora, Colo., Rocky Graczyk of Salt Lake City, Becky (Andy) Horlacher of Sandy, Utah,
James Faulkner (MaryEllen) of Orem, Utah, and Robert Faulkner of Orem; and many nieces and
nephews. Good friends Wayne and Nancy Christiansen who were as surrogate parents to
Jerusha when she lost her mother at 6 years of age and father at 18.
Troy was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Glen Hartley and Paul Twiss, and two
uncles Kurt Hartley and Royden Arnell.
Jerusha was preceded in death by her parents, J. Earl and Joyce Faulkner, grandparents,
James and Edna Faulkner and Earl and Elsie Christenson. Sisterin-law Nannette Faulkner,
aunt and uncle Robert and Katy Christenson and Uncle Ronald Christenson.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Franklin Stake
Center, 106 E. Main St. with Bishop Jim Summers conducting. A viewing will be 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday July 26 at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East in Preston, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday at the Franklin Stake Center. Interment will be 4 p.m. in the Orem City Cemetery,
1520 N. 800 East in Orem.
The Family would like to thank all those bystanders, paramedics, police and fire
department workers who helped at the crash site. Also friends and neighbors for caring for
our family in many ways.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a trust fund that has been set up for the
children at US Bank. Donations can be made under the name of Logan Twiss.
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