Mitchell (Mitch) Lamen Wood, left us just days before his 45th birthday. He was born February 19, 1978, in Salt Lake City UT and graduated from Taylorsville High School in 1996. He spent his time between his West Jordan and St. George UT residences.
He met the love of his life Krischelle Rae Alderman during his sophomore year of High School. Nobody would have guessed that a night at “The Boot” and a bet amongst friends would lead to so many great memories. After talking all night, he asked her out and that’s where their story began. On their first date, he played the arcade Claw game and won her a frog that said, “LOVE ME”, which they still have today.
Mitch and Krischelle were married April 19, 1997, at Wheeler Farm in Salt Lake City. They spent their honeymoon in Park City, Utah where they got snowed in for the night. In 1997, they built their first home, which Mitch framed, at only 19 years old with his dad and brother-in-law Jake. He was an amazing contractor and “jack of all trades”. He and Krischelle experienced so many “firsts” together. In April 2022, along with their closest friends and family, they renewed their vows and celebrated 25 years of marriage at Knot & Pine in Alpine UT.
In 2000, their first daughter Kassidee was born. Kass and her dad had an amazing bond. They connected through music and attended many concerts together. Their favorite genres were alternative and country music. They also loved their “shed time” connecting.
In 2003, Maddison joined the family and won her dad’s heart. They shared their love of movies and reality TV. As she got older, they loved spending time golfing together. Mitch would always joke that he won the round, but the scorecard would tell a different story. He would say “chip in for a dollar” and Maddi did it and he had to pay up.
Mitch had an amazing bond with his girls. He loved them dearly and was very proud of them. Surrounded by 3 beautiful women in his life, was his legacy. He was so excited for the arrival of his first grandson, Kadence, in April 2023.
In 2005, got his general contractor license. He and Krischelle started up a several businesses with the most recent being MAK Builders. These accomplishments were more of “firsts”, together. Through hard work and perseverance, they built a successful business with amazing clients and many new friendships and partnerships that were created along the way.
He loved many things. His Denver Broncos, riding his Harley with his wife, his dogs Tank and Walter, the ocean, camping with friends and family, and trucks. Building things was his greatest passion. He was always working on a project at the home or at a friend’s house.
He had a way of connecting with people. He was sarcastic and always caring. You always knew where you stood with him. He was known for his catch phrases like, “I never saw a mirror I didn’t like”, “Don’t you judge me” or “Cupcakes and happiness” that would always make you laugh. He had a huge heart and if someone needed help, he would be there, no questions asked. Mitch impacted the lives of so many and will be deeply missed. Gone too soon but will never be forgotten.
A Celebration of Life will be held February 25, 2023, Larkin Sunset Gardens- Le Jardin (1910 E. Dimple Dell Rd. Sandy UT). All are welcome to attend an open house 10 AM -12 PM and an intimate gathering for close family and friends 12 PM – 2 PM. For those who want to participate with the services on-line, please click on the blue "Watch Services" tab above shortly before noon. You will need a Zoom account to log into the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Taylor Hagen Memorial Foundation (https://www.thmemorialfoundation.org/) or Venmo @Taylor-Hagen-Memorial (supporting mental illness, youth groups and various suicide prevention efforts and organizations)
Krischelle, our family sends our deepest condolences. Ive always been thankful for youre entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest easy Mitch
What a beautiful obituary.
I have no words to offer, so I'm sending all the love, support & prayers I could muster up. My heart is breaking for you.
I love your family and will continue my prayers on your behalf.
Wishing you strength during this very hard time. The legacy he leaves behind is beautiful and the memories of the life you all shared are strong.
I’m thinking about you and sending you my love and compassion.
We wish and pray for strength and healing for you and your girls, at this time of your lives. Know that we love you.
Krischelle, I am so sorry for your loss, I can’t imagine what you’re going through and how your heart is hurting. You and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you
I am so sorry to hear of Mitch passing. I was friends with him in HS and he was a great guy and I'm certain will be missed.
My condolences to you and your girls. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gif bless!
I’ve known Mitch for several years. He was always such a bright light, even when we would be grumpy at each other. He always went above and beyond and with such a kind heart and sense of humor.
“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us” -Helen Keller
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Good bless you and yours.
My Thoughts and Prayers go out to you Krischelle, Kassidee & Maddison. Wishing you all love and strength through this rough time.
Lee and I were so shocked to hear of Mitchell’s passing. We were so proud of him snd his family. We watched him grow up. He was always such a happy child. We will miss him.
All our love
Lee and Shanna
Sending my love and prayers for you ladies. I pray you feel Mitch around you and remember all the good memories. Love Wendy
I'm Sorry for your lose.
Rest easy old friend. See you over the rainbow.
The very first time we ever met Mitch he was helping his neighbors! We were just moving in and the plows never got to our street because our road didn’t go through all the way yet and the houses were still going up, so we weren’t a priority to the city. There was Mitch in a kubota tractor, going up and down the street plowing the entire street for our neighborhood!!
One of the last times we chatted with Mitch he was on his four wheeler clearing out in front of everyone’s driveway laughing and joking with us. He had also grabbed a shovel and was helping shovel some driveways that weren’t yet finished. We all know how Mitch felt about snow… If that doesn’t say how great of a neighbor he was, I don’t know what does. He was always willing to lend a hand or a tool and he had the best sarcastic answer to any question or comment, leaving you walking away with a smile. Mitch was even concerned about his littlest neighbors by trying to help watch for and slow down some of the speedy teenagers that would fly up and down our street. When he wasn’t at work, he was usually out front detailing and cleaning one of his families cars, bikes, or his truck, or he was Jamming to music with yardwork waving to everyone who passed by. Our neighborhood just won’t be the same without him.
Our hearts are broken for you and your girls. We are so sorry for your family. What a tragedy. Our prayers are with you all.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The two of you were always so radiant and loving!
This sucks, we are all suppose to grow old and forget names and say things like remember when! Bless you all and be strong!!!
We love you guys! Mitch was an awesome guy! I’m sooo sorry for your loss!!! ❤️❤️❤️
We were so sad to hear that Mitchell is no longer here. Our love is with you all
Our heartfelt condolences to you and your girls. We love you and we pray for you.
Never forget that you have friends who love you. Thoughts and prayers are with you Krischelle, Kassidee & Maddison. Sending you all lots of healing hugs! xoxo
I am very sorry to hear about your loss knowing how close you were to your dad. He’s flying high in heaven always looking down on you. Sending all the love to your family.