Spencer “Troy” Hafen

Troy Hafen passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at his parents’ home in Santa Clara, Utah. He died from colon cancer at the age of 55. Troy was the loving son of Darryl and Mary Jane Hafen, and the father of four children.

He spent his childhood years at the family home on the corner of Flood Street and 700 South in St. George, which was just across the street from Dixie High School.

Troy was active in sports and played all youth sports. He was an all star playing third base on the Dixie Little League team when he was 12. Troy was a great sports fan until the end. His favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboy in football, the Milwaukee Bucks in basketball and Oakland Athletics in baseball.

Troy attended school at the East Elementary, Dixie Middle School and Dixie High School. He was able to walk to school all those years because they were all within walking distance from his home. Troy loved his boyhood home and the old 7th ward neighborhood.

Following high school, Troy married Terrie Stuart. They were the parents of three boys: Tyrone, Jesse and Jerame. Troy and Terrie later divorced.

Troy worked at various trades over the past 35-40 years. He worked with Dave McDonald framing houses. He also drove trucks and helped his Dad with farm work and cows. He was a good “hay hauler”.

Troy stood up for the underdog and assisted those being bullied with physical support when necessary. He fought a valiant fight against cancer but died in peace and comfort surrounded by his family and the love of his life, Shelley Brogly. His eldest son, Ty was especially loyal and helpful, spending many nights watching over his Dad, Troy.

Troy also loved his music and desire to be in a “rock band” with his bass guitar.

He is survived by his parents, Darryl and Mary Jane Hafen; his brother, Trent and sister Darci Jane (Vanessa) and his four children, Tyrone, Jesse, Jerame and Haley Lynn.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grant and Elva Hafen , Dr. Spencer and Mary Rich; his favorite cousin, Wade Hafen and Aunt Gloria Kezos.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 7:00 p.m. with visitation from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Interment at the Santa Clara Cemetery, Monday, August 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

The family would especially like to thank Dixie Hospice in their excellent staff of nurses.

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 guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com



5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Second Visitation


7:00 p.m.


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


11:00 a.m.
Santa Clara Cemetery
3780 Windmill Dr, Santa Clara, UT 84765

Guest Book

8 Responses

  1. Troy was a gifted baseball player and always did his best….. Wish the best for him and his family
    Bart Chamberlain

  2. So much pain and suffering has ended with Troy’s passing…
    He certainly made a name for himself in this world.
    He will be remembered.
    I’m thankful that Ted Spilsbury is helping your family.

  3. Darryl, Mary Jane, and family, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I know it was a long, hard fight, and it is never easy to lose a loved one. My thoughts are with you. You have my caring and sympathy. Loretta Adams

  4. My deepest condolences to the family. May God carry you through this difficult time ever reminding you of the blessed memories you have shared.

  5. To our dear friends, Darryl and Jane, thanks for letting us be a part of your lives and watching your children grow up. We enjoyed Troy so much. You have been so supporting to all of your children and have set a wonderful example for us. We love you.
    Fred and Judy Wilkinson

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