1995 ~ 2014
Connor Benjamin Thredgold, 19, Springville, Utah, passed away peacefully along with his missionary companion on August 22, 2014 while serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Taiwan Taipei Mission. Connor was born May 9, 1995 in Mesa, Arizona to Gregory Brian Thredgold and Cindy Kay Smith-Thredgold.
Connor loved the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Arizona Cardinals. He enjoyed basketball, football, mountain biking, hiking, camping, backpacking, shotgun shooting, off-roading, and driving his 1983 Chevy Truck, "Old Blue". He would buy RC Cars, repair them, and sell them for a profit as a way to earn extra money for his mission. He did the same with computers.
Connor graduated from Springville High School in 2013. His favorite classes were Welding and Chinese. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout. His favorite Merit Badge was Metal Work.
Connor was called to serve in the Taiwan Taipei Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He entered the MTC on March 5, 2014. He enjoyed his companions and especially loved the people of Taiwan. His big smiles in every photo showed that he truly loved what he was doing. He loved his Father in Heaven and had a burning testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Connor's Mission President said he was "the boldest missionary he had ever seen."
Connor is survived by his Mother and Father, and three Brothers: Brian (Alayna Brian) of Tempe, Arizona; Shane (Autaum Monson) of Eagle Mountain, Utah; Brandon (Caitlin Weidinger) of Elberta, Utah; a niece and nephew Aria and Blake Thredgold. Grandparents Lyman T. Smith (Susan Hagen) of Scottsdale, Arizona; and Joan Jane Bogner-Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah, 4 Uncles, 4 Aunts, and 20 cousins. His Grandparents Kevin Thredgold and Donna Taylor-Thredgold, and his precious dogs Bingo and Hinckley preceded Connor in death.
Connor's Viewing will take place from 6pm to 8pm September 19, 2014 at the Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, Utah. Funeral Services will be held at 11am, September 20th, 2014 at the Springville West Stake Center, 996 West Center Street, Springville, Utah, with a viewing prior to the services from 9:30am to 10:45am.