Troy Zain Tomaiko

Troy Zain Nielsen Tomaiko was born August 21, 1960 in Salt Lake City, UT. She passed away July 8, 2020 at her home in St George UT.

Troy was a very loving daughter, wife, mother & grandmother. Growing up Tryo lived in Duchesne, Utah, where she loved going to the city pool, and would swim for hours. She was very proud to be a Duchesne Highschool Debutante. Troy also enjoyed playing shortstop on the city softball team. She met the love of her life, Randy Tomaiko, at a very young age and married him shortly after high school in 1979. They had their oldest daughter Tyson, move to Evanston, Wyoming and began their life together. After several years, they ventured out to Sacramento CA. There she began cosmetology school and graduated at the top of her class. She was so gifted in her newfound talent that she was offered opportunities to work at some of the top salons in the beauty industry. Troy had many other talents as well. She loved to draw, was a gifted artist and an amazing cook. She had so much love for music and dancing. Troy loved to travel around the world especially if it involved the ocean. She was drawn to water!

In 1991 Randy and Troy moved to sunny St George, where they welcomed their second daughter Shelby. During that time, she owned and operated Southern Comfort Salon where she built an amazing clientele, who became lifelong friends. Troy loved her husband Randy and her two daughter’s Tyson & Shelby so much. Then came her two grandchildren: Knight and Navee, from their oldest daughter, Tyson. She loved playing with them, whether it was trucks and dirt, or barbies and make-up. They were the light of her life.

Troy is survived by her mother Diana Nielsen, two beautiful daughters; Tyson & Shelby Tomaiko, two grandchildren; Knight and Navee Tomaiko. Her sister Tracy Sopko and her loving sister in law Roslyn Tomaiko. She was preceded in death by her father Phil Nielsen, her husband Randy Tomaiko, and her two brother’s Dirk & Drew Nielsen and grandparent’s. Troy will be missed and grieved forever by her family and closest friends; this world will not be the same without her.

Troy’s life will be honored at Spilsbury Mortuary, Friday July 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Viewings will be held Thursday, July 16,2020 from 5-7 pm and Friday, July 17, 2020 from 2-4 pm prior to services.

Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St. St George, Utah 435-673-2454. Friends and family are welcome to sign her online guestbook at



5:00 – 7:00 pm

Second Visitation

2:00 – 3:30 pm


4:00 pm


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah


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15 Responses

  1. What a beautiful picture of Troy. I remember she and Randy together and a time when all they needed was love & each other. I am so sorry for the loss of both of them.

  2. I love u auntie and u will be deeply missed you so amazing and talented. Love you Kristin, Wes, jsel

  3. So very sorry to hear of Troy’s passing. Prayers to all the family at this difficult time. Dennis & Monica Grant

  4. To the family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

  5. Our deepest sympathy girls. What a beautiful picture of your mom. We sure have had some great memories with your mom and dad. Hope remembering all your great memories help you thru this difficult time. Both have left us too soon. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your families. JT & Linda Larson

  6. Shelby,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother. Remember, you and Damien are in our prayers and hearts. Love you girl!
    Grandma Joyce Petersen
    Lowden Iowa

  7. I am sorry to hear of Troy’s passing. She was one of the first women hired on my Dad’s survey crew for the USBR. Dad said he liked her work ethic, and she out worked the men on the crew!
    I didn’t know her very well, but remember that Randy and Troy were very kind.

  8. To my sweet cousin Troy, may your memory be eternal. God’s blessings be with you.

  9. From the California Bundy Family, please know that we were saddened to hear of Troy’s passing. A beautiful, talented, and quick-witted young woman, my husband and I very much enjoyed Troy’s lively, heart-felt conversations. Some years back, Troy shared with me some of her story – so I am aware of the significance of the dates. Blessings to you even more now, during these difficult days that the world is now enduring. In solace, my feeling is that those who knew Troy – a little or a lot — realized that she was a bright light — like a candle in the wind… H. Bundy/Clovis, CA

  10. My dad (Art) wanted me to be sure to sign the book for him. He wanted you to know his thoughts and prayers are with you.

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