Layne Schaugaard
Layne Schaugaard

Obituary of Layne Schaugaard

Layne Schaugaard, 69 of West Valley City, UT passed away on March 25th 2020. Born on June 1st to Donald and Nola Schaugaard. Layne graduated from Richfield Highschool in 1968. Layne completed his 30 year career with the Utah Department of Transportation as a Right of Way Negotiator/Appraiser . He then went on to complete 5 years as a consultant for UTA as a Property Acquisition Manager for the UTA 2015 Capital Development Program for Trax and Commuter-rail. Layne loved duck hunting and it was his passion. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing. Layne is survived by his wife Shy Schaugaard, his children: daughters; Jessica (Dave) Rickards, Amanda (Dusty) Taylor; and stepdaughter Stacy (Scott) Frandsen; his siblings: Shauna (Owen) Petersen, Gaylen (Beneti) Schaugaard, Kelly (Ann) Schaugaard, Doctor Michael Schaugaard, Jackie (Larry) Snowden and brother-in-law, Barry (Marisa) Sawsak. He is preceded in death by both his parents Donald and Nola Schaugaard, his Son Donald Shane Schaugaard and his brother Chris Schaugaard. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with notification to follow. Heartfelt words from daughter Jessica. I don't even know where to begin to properly describe my dad. He was stubborn and opinionated. He was generous and kind. He was quick to laughter, quick to anger (which just as quickly dissipated), and always ready with advice or support. There were times when we disagreed, of course, but he always did so respectfully and never made me feel belittled for my opinion. I'll miss him telling me how much we think alike, but I will do my absolute best to live on as his legacy and do him justice. These are big shoes to fill, Dad, but I'll shuffle along in them as best I can. Heartfelt words from daughter Amanda. Some of the memories I have of dad seem like small little things, but I think that’s why I like them the most. I remember when Jess and I were small, I would tease dad by tugging on his beard. He would pretend like he didn’t notice then would suddenly snort and move to bite my hand. I would giggle like crazy and then proceed to do it again. Also, when Jess and I rough housed one of us (most of the time me) would end up crying because of a bump or hurt feelings, he would give me a hug and say with a chuckle, “Don’t mess with the bull if you can’t take the horn”. He also loved to share his knowledge of how to build and make things. I think this is where I got my love of DIY. I remember him showing me the proper way to make measurement marks as a simple “V” that points to the exact point on the part and now whenever I do this in my projects, I think of him. I will miss being able to call him on the phone and get his advice on this or that, but I get to keep all his memories and lessons I learned from him and hopefully share those with others in my life. Heartfelt words from stepdaughter Stacy. Layne was a loving father to me since marrying my mother 25 years ago. He treated me like his very own daughter and with that, I was part of a loving family with two caring step sisters, sisters I had never had before. Dad cared for us daughters equally and always had concern for our best welfare. Dad was the type of man that would do anything for anyone. He always lent a helping hand for as long as he possibly could. To him, helping others gave him true purpose in life. Dad gave me the love and care as a daughter that I would have most likely not have had in my life. I can’t thank him enough for that. Dad loved to kid around in his healthier years. He would come up behind you and give you a start and he was sarcastic at times with quite the comical statement. I will miss him barbequing in the backyard, him watching golf or a good football and basketball game. I will really miss the times he spent on fixing my car, handling home repairs and other such tasks that to him were a great pleasure. The lessons I learned from dad are invaluable and helps me to be a better person today. Special thanks to family and friends that were there for Layne when he needed it most. May he be pain free and chasing all the ducks around in heaven.
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