Hunter Diehl, 1981 ~ 2010

Hunter L. Diehl, 28, passed away on Wednesday May 26, 2010 due to a mining accident.

Hunter was born in Grand Junction, Colo. on Dec. 4, 1981 a son of Jean Caine and Jeff Diehl. The family moved to Moab, and after finishing school Hunter took a job working as a mechanic. He became a master mechanic working for Moab 4×4 Outpost, doing what he loved. While living in Moab, he met the love of his life, Jessie Cruz and they were soon to be married.

Hunter had a great love for life and the outdoors. He was kind, a friend to many, and always quick with his smile. He could engage anyone in conversation and loved to hear stories about “the good old days.” Strangers quickly became friends.

He had a very strong work ethic and was proud to provide for his family. Hunter loved tools and would be the best-equipped hand on any job.

Whether fishing the Colorado River or working with cars, everything he did was with a positive, sunny attitude and with all of his heart. He jumped into life with both feet and a mighty leap.

He was a wonderful father, husband, brother, uncle and son. Gone too soon; he will be greatly missed.

Hunter is survived by his true love, Jessie Cruz; daughters, Emma Doyal and Rachael Lucille Diehl of Moab; his father, Jeff Diehl of Grand Junction, Colo.; mother, Jean Diehl Caine of Moab; grandmother, Terry Caine of Moab; grandfather, Bob Rogers of Spring Creek, Nev.; great-grandmother, Dee Rouse of Fruita, Colo.; brothers and best friends, Dustin Diehl, Shawn Dull and Daniel Hickman, all of Moab; sisters, Katherina (Andy) Burton, La Sal, Utah, Alisha Diehl (Phillip Stubblefield), Natasha Diehl (Keith Quinn) and Tiffany Diehl, all of Moab; uncles, Mike Kessinger of Grand Junction, Colo., John Caine, Lanny Brown and Dwight Simms, all of Moab; aunts, Sheila Brown of Moab, Rene Caine, Becky Diehl and Teresa Hinkson, all of Grand Junction, Colo.; cousins, Jessica Kesinger of Hawaii, Jennifer Michaels and Levi Kesinger, both of Grand Junction; nephews and nieces, Tylene and Tia Diehl, Kaylei and Alyssa Burton, Jaxson and Wynter Stubblefield, and Landon Michaels; special friends, Jamey Dull Edwards and Lanette Denton, along with dozens of friends who Hunter touched throughout his young life.

Hunter was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Jack Caine and George Diehl, and a cousin, Kodie Kesinger.

Funeral services will be held at noon on June 5, at the River of Life Christian Fellowship Church in Moab. A viewing will be held Friday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary, and one hour before the service at the church. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hunter Diehl Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, 4 North Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532, or Eastern Utah Community Credit Union, 860 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532.

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