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Craig Niles Wing

February 2, 1955 ~ February 24, 2019 (age 64)

Craig Niles Wing passed away February 24, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Craig was born February 2,1955 in American Fork, Utah, the son of Niles Mercer Wing and LaVonne King Wing.

Craig grew up in a tiny brick house with his older sisters, Sharon (Brown) and Suzanne Wing.  He attended American Fork High School. Craig was a multi-sport athlete and played football and baseball at BYU. He served an LDS mission in Japan where he developed a love for travel and cultures beyond his own. Craig earned a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah and was always conflicted whether he should wear red or blue at Utah/BYU games.

Craig developed a passion for sports medicine and served in several hospital administrative positions throughout his 25-year career with Intermountain Health Care as well as Iasis Healthcare. Notably working with The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH)and US Speedskating in preparation for the 2002 Olympic Games. Later in his career his efforts shifted to drug and alcohol rehabilitation, culminating in the founding of Aspire Addiction Recovery Center. He would say that it was the most important work of his life.

Craig’s greatest joy in life were his sons, Eric, Sean, Chad and Alec. He was loved by and enjoyed lasting friendships with his former wives, Debora Meyer and Laurie Wing as well as many friends and family members. Craig had a lifetime passion for nature photography, The Who, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, CSN&Y, and spending as much time with his boys as possible. (Preferably at the beach!)

A viewing for friends and family is scheduled for Friday March 1, 12:30-2:30 at Holbrook Mortuary 3251 S 2300 E SLC and a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Mountain Life Church, 7375 Silver Creek Road, Park City, Utah. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to a non-profit foundation that is important to you in Craig’s honor.

 

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