About Utah

Utah, a geographically rugged state in the western U.S., is located where the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, and the Colorado Plateau meet. It is the only one of the 50 states where a majority of residents belong to a single church: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons), headquartered at Temple Square in the state capital, Salt Lake City. Utah is the home of the Sundance Film Festival, the Red Rock Film Festival, and the Deer Valley ski resort. The 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City boosted Utah’s tourist trade notably; meanwhile, a more permanent destination for champion thrill-seekers is the Bonneville Speedway, the motor sports venue at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats where many of the world’s land speed records have been set. Famous residents of Utah have included Walmart founder Sam Walton, musicians Donny and Marie Osmond, comedian Roseanne Barr, author Orson Scott Card, Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s founder Nolan Bushnell, and actress Katherine Heigl.


In 2016, there were 12,228 obituaries reported in the state of Utah on Legacy.com. This is a 16% increase from 2015 when 10,570 obituaries were reported in Utah. You can browse through the full list of Utah obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.