Champson Ray Salley

“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to Live”

~Dorothy Thompson

Champson Ray Salley

December 10,2006~April 23,2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce the tragic and unexpected loss of our extremely beloved son Champson Ray Salley (Champ) on Saturday, April 23 at the age of 15.

Champ was born on December 10th, 2006, in Saint George, Utah, to parents Alicia Salley and Christopher Salley. Despite his short time on Earth, his kindhearted soul brought immense love, joy, and laughter to all those around him. Champ was a beautiful person inside and out. He was kind, joyous, caring, selfless, generous, and gracious, but the best word to describe Champ is magnanimous. Magnanimous is a lofty word; a word Champ easily met and without acknowledgement. He had a gift of caring for people, always smiling, and rarely having a bad day. He had an even-keel personality with rare emotional outburst, but when he did you knew it was important and paid attention. Champ loved a good adventure, more than anything, Champ loved to be outdoors and camping. Champ will be remembered for so many reasons; a contagious laugh, Legoland, love for adventure, great outdoors, camping, action sports, animals, donuts, and obnoxious farting that he shared with those closest to him. However, his most lasting remembrance is being an organ donor; some lucky child has the lungs of Champ. His life was a gift that we are all lucky to be a part of and share with the world.

Champ will be missed by his loving mom Alicia Salley, dad Christopher Salley, mom #2 Erica Langford, dad #2 Scott Greenwalt, sisters Elonna Greenwalt & Kaylee Shelly (Greenwalt), brothers Dyllan Greenwalt, Tanner Ward (Greenwalt) & Chandler Shelley, grandfathers Ray Salley & Danny Mullis, grandmothers Rosanne Salley, Sue Salley & Dawn Mullis, uncles Jimmy Salley, Christopher Mullis & Michael Mullis, aunt Hollie Salley, Cheryl Mullis, Kaylee Veal, Niece Paitynn Shelley, Cousins Ryan Mullis, Hunter Mullis, Marie Mullis, & Morgan Mullis, Great-Aunt Angie Mullis, Great-Uncle Jim Mullis, the Plumb family, the Comford Family, the Langford family and all family across Utah, friends, coaches, classmates, as well as anyone who has ever met him.

The family has provided a link to a playlist in honor of Champ’s memory. All are welcome to listen, and remember him with the link below:

Family and friends will be received at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah 84770, where a viewing will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. A Celebration of Life will also be held at Spilsbury Mortuary on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 11:00 am.

Friends and family that are unable to attend are invited to view the funeral service online at

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Champson’s online guest book at

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Becca Leach

    I love you beautiful boy. Thank you for being such a big part of my life and the life of my children. I miss you so much already. Your laughter and love of life won’t be forgotten. Rest peacefully.

  2. Gramma Bonnie

    Hi Champ! Go on buddy and keep going forward as you always have done..I really didnt get to know you buddy because of distance but I grew to love you in my heart…Stand by scott and your mom and let them with comfort with those warm rays of comfort that will heal their brocken hearts….I know your at peace to fly and fly high coming back to be an angel to us who need you..Ill see you when I see you buddy…xoxo Gramma Bonnie ( Scotts Mother)

  3. Karl and Susan Palmer

    What a beautiful message Ray to honor the memory of your beautiful grandson Champ. Please extend our deepest sympathies to Chris, Champs mom. Rosanne, Sue and all that loved this boy so much. You are so right in Champ’s beautiful spirit is alive and well with all of you and our heavenly Father. The funeral is indeed for those of us here on earth to celebrate and grieve the life and loss. Karl and I are heartbroken for all of you. But one day you will surely be re-united with the boy with the most beautiful of smiles.Please know our prayers for peace and comfort continue ! Karl and Sue

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