Carl Trent Western

Avid hunter, coyote caller, extraordinaire BBQ master and cook, woodworker and carpenter were our husband, father, son, brother and friend, Carl Trent Western. Trent joined his two brothers, Dana, and Greg, in heaven on January 11, 2021 after a six-week courageous battle in the ICU against Covid-19.

He was born December 26, 1970 to Nancy Dana Norton and the late Edwin Val Western. He was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona where he had a great family heritage that had settled that area. There he attended Mesa Public Schools where he gained many friends, graduating from Mesa High School in 1990.

Trent served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1990 to 1992 in the California Sacramento Mission. It solidified the path his life would take. He grew a testimony and a love for the scriptures and for people. He loved the Lord and was willing to serve in many church capacities including Young Men’s President, Elders Quorum President, Counselor in the Bishopric, and recently a High Counselor in the St. George East Stake.

Trent worked in the construction industry for over 27 years owning and operating his own company Trent Western Carpentry.  He started off framing homes, then moved to doing finish carpentry and for the last decade has worked primarily as a general contractor building a few homes or as commercial door and hardware installer. He has worked with some amazing people whom he thought of as a friend and even some as family.

The thing Trent loved most in this world other than his family, was to hunt with his family and friends.  He loved to hunt coyotes most of all and attended many competitions over the years.  He was quiet, shy and reserved in most areas in his life, but he shined when it came to talking about hunting and guns.

He married Shannon Snow in the St George Temple in 1994. That marriage transplanted him to St. George where he often stated, “that was as far away from Arizona as I ever want to get.” Together they have raised and enjoyed five children: Colton (Marissa), Tanner, Dallin, Shelby and Rylee.

Besides his beloved family he is survived by his mother Nancy Dana Norton, stepfather Rush Norton, sister Sonya (Matthew) Goodfellow, brothers: Wade (Lacey) Western and Aaron (Balynda) Western. He is also survived by stepsisters: Stacey (Steve) Boggess, Kami (Wynn) Flake, Celeste (Randy) Hatch, Jayme (Kody) Johnstun and stepbrothers: Chris (Kathena) Norton and Jarod (Jessica) Norton along with numerous nieces and nephews.

His family wishes to express and acknowledge all the prayers and kindnesses on behalf of Trent as he dealt with Covid-19 in the ICU. They are especially grateful to the doctors and nurses at the St. George Dixie Regional Hospital for the love and compassion they gave as they served Trent.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Venmo account @Shannon-Western for funeral and medical expenses.

A celebration of his life will be a private family service held on Saturday January 23, 2021 at 10:00 am.

For family and  friends who wishes to view the funeral online, please follow this link

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guestbook at



Second Visitation


10:00 am


Private Family Service
Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


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15 Responses

  1. I am so sorry for your loss may Heavenly Father comfort you at these difficult time I had the honor of meeting Trent when I was his little league coach in Mesa Arizona, I moved to St George and ran into him at the business where I work and so much fun to see him after all those years, he was a great example to all

  2. What an amazing man he was. I loved working around him and laughing with him. I always considered him a great friend in the construction industry. God speed.

  3. Shannon, I was so sad when dad texted me of Trent’s passing… although I didn’t know Trent well, I know he was a great man that has an amazing wife. You and your family are in my prayers. May you feel heavens love and comfort during and through this trial. Love ya friend

  4. Sometime we will know a lot more about this Covid thing. May the Lord of us all comfort us in our sorrows and fill us with joy over our love and friendship with Trent and his family. Kay & Susan

  5. We never had much opportunity to get better acquainted with Trent as we’ve lived in Mesa most of our lives, but thankfully were able to keep up on him through Nancy and Rush our best friends and cousins.

  6. Shannon and Family,
    We are so shocked and sad to hear of Carl’s passing. Please know you & your children are
    in our prayers.
    Deb & Wanye Moon
    St. George Ink & Toner

  7. Trent Western will be missed greatly….. (well maybe not missed by coyotes!). He was a fun and jovial man. As a husband and father, family always came first. He was not afraid of work …. as he performed as a subcontractor for my business for close to 15 years. He was ethical and honest and was welcome in my camp anytime. I consider him a great friend. Well done Trently, your legacy has been documented by all who were blessed by your presence. It has been an honor to know Trent, Shannon and Family. May the Lord send peace and comfort to the Western’s

  8. Thank you so much for the special stories and thoughts that were shared during the funeral. Trent will definitely be missed but remembered in my heart and mind forever. May the Lord continue to watch over the Western Family. Take Care

  9. Dear Shannon and family,
    I was saddened at learning of Trent’s passing, but reconciled by the promise of the resurrection. I so enjoyed serving with Trent in Scouts and Sunday School. He taught them as he taught his family, by example and word. The boys listened to him and learned from him. He was also a friend to me. God bless you all.

  10. Thank you so much for the special stories and thoughts that were shared during the funeral. Trent will definitely be missed but remembered in my heart and mind forever. May the Lord continue to watch over the Western Family. Take Care

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