Starlin Craig, 56, of American Fork, Utah peacefully returned
to his heavenly home and reunited with his mother, Verna,
on August 15, 2017 with his family by his side. He is survived
by his loving wife of 33 years, Penny Hathaway Craig; his
five children, Kimber (Ryan) Shannon, KayDee (Patrick) Wade,
Karlee (Jonathan) Greene, Philip (Amber) Craig, Kortnee
Craig; his father, Philip D Craig; his brother, Casey (Miriam)
Craig; and his eight grandchildren.
He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and lead a life
that would fill the buckets of three men: full of love,
laughter, and without any regrets. He served a mission in
Belgium, Luxemburg, and France for the LDS Church. Curtis
had a passion for education and a gift for teaching. He
never missed an opportunity to share his knowledge with
others. He dedicated 23 years to American Fork High School
and several years to UVU as an Educator of the Sciences.
He attended BYU where he attained a Bachelor’s degree
and involved himself as a member of their international
folk dancing ensemble and JV soccer team. He later earned
his Master’s degree from Westminster College.
During his career, he received several notable awards and
academic achievements including the Presidential Award for
Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, Tandy Technology
Teacher of the Year, served as President of the USTA, helped
initiate Hands on Universe, and took the first digital pictures
of a solar eclipse in Hawaii in 1991. Ultimately, his greatest
satisfaction in life was seeing the success of his students.
Curtis had many other passions in life that helped to shape
the man that he was which included RSL soccer, coaching
high school athletics, riding his Harley, serving in the
temple, and most of all his family. One thing we know that
he would want at this time is to thank the many doctors,
nurses, and hospital staff that committed their time, skills,
and efforts to helping him and his wife through each chapter
of their journey.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday,
August 19, 2017 at the American Fork East Stake Center,
825 East 500 North, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends
may call on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
at the Stake Center and again on Saturday morning from 8:30
to 9:30 am at the church prior to services. Interment will
be at the American Fork City Cemetery.