Thank you and farewell to Mike Fackrell

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Death is a difficult thing to face. And for most college students it is not something we have to think much about. But at this time, we, the UVU Review staff ask you to take a minute and think about it.

Recently, the UVU Review staff received devastating news, that one of our own, Michael Fackrell, had passed away on Dec. 29.

Michael was born and raised in the Provo/Orem area, and graduated from Mountain View High School. He was expected to graduate at UVU with his degree in graphic design this spring.

Michael shared his talents with the UVU Review, as well as all of you, by capturing our favorite UVU athletes in action.

Our staff will miss him and his incredible efforts. And we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and close friends, particuarly his parents Kenneth and Joan Fackrell and his precious daughter Brooklyn.

Our greatest hope in this time of sorrow is for his family to be granted peace.

Michael’s funeral was held last Tuesday in Orem.

We encourage fellow students to extend their hand of sympathy to his family as well. Condolences may be sent to

Michael was not just one of our own, the UVU Review’s, but one of your own, UVU’s, as well as this whole Valley’s.


The UVU Review

3 Responses to "Thank you and farewell to Mike Fackrell"

  1. Joan Fackrell   January 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I want to thank you for putting this in your paper. Michael loved going to school at UVU an he loved taking pictures of the sports. We don’t know why he had to leave us and our hearts are broken. He had so much he loved and wanted to do. He had everything ready to start on the 9th.
    Thank you again this means alot to our family.

    Joan Fackrell (mother of Michael)

  2. Jeannette Dirker Goulding   January 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Words cannot say the feelings and prayers that we all have for you and your family. We are here for you and will always remember him. This is a shock to everyone. I thin back spending many nights, and days at the Fackrell home havoving alot of fun. Our prayers are with you, please know that even though time goes by, do to our busy lives, we still love and care for your family.

  3. Michele Lewis   January 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Just want to take a moment and Thank all of you for the love and support that has been shown to our family, and THANK YOU to the Staff at the UVU Review for coming to my parents home and visiting with them, that meant so much to them and to me. Michael was lucky to have made some wonderful friends.
    Michele Lewis (Michael’s Sister)


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