Troy Matthew Maag

1974 ~ 2023

Our most beloved husband, dad, son, brother, nephew, and friend returned home into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, after a courageous battle with cancer on September 3, 2023. Troy was born November 3, 1974, to Paul & Ella Maag in Murray, Utah. His family moved to Hurricane when he was 4 years old, where he grew up on the family farm and had a wonderful childhood. He learned to be a hard worker and to be able to fix just about anything. He made many friends, but his best friends were his family. He graduated from Hurricane High School then served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Macon Georgia Mission. After his mission, he married and was blessed to be a stepfather to McKenzie. He was later blessed with 3 of his own children, Jacob, Matthew & Ellie. He later was divorced and that is when he adopted the cutest little dog and his new best friend Gizmo.

After a time, he was truly blessed to find the love of his life, Claudia Cabezas. They were married on November 20, 2021, and he was blessed again to gain 2 new stepchildren, Giovanni & Bianka.

Troy was an incredible person, definitely one of a kind. There wasn’t much that he couldn’t do. Since he was a kid, he would grab a book and learn the many skills he acquired through his life. He built a house from the ground up, he knew how to drive any kind of vehicle, he worked hard to get an education and got a master’s degree in Business Administration. He enjoyed farming and his last project was fixing his beautiful yard. If there is one hobby, he was very passionate about, it was fishing! He got his love from fishing from his dad Paul and his fondest memories were when he would go fishing with his family. But his greatest treasure on earth was definitely his family!!! He loved his children with all his heart. They were his biggest treasure, and he was so proud of them. He was the best stepfather for all his stepchildren and always treated them like they were his own. And he loved his wife with a love so pure that it was incredible to see.

Near the end he didn’t want to leave his precious family, but he was at peace. He knew his Heavenly Father needed him to come home, and he knew that his family would be okay because they had each other. He had a strong testimony of the plan of salvation and trusted in his Heavenly Father. Troy was a wonderful person, and he will be missed by everyone that knew him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Claudia of Riverton, his six wonderful children: McKenzie (Nathan), Matthew, Jacob (Hannah), Ellie, Giovanni, and Bianka. His Father Paul B Maag, siblings: Paul (I’ann), Mark (Susan), Lisa (Tracey) and Jason; his in-laws: Enrique Cabezas and Manuela Cabezas, brothers-in-law: Gonzalo (Marcela), Juan Jose (Marisol), and Alvaro (Maya); his many aunts, uncles, cousins; and numerous friends. He is preceded in death by his dear mom Ella Jelene Stratton Maag whom we know he had a joyous reunion with, his grandparents Thelmer and Thelma Stratton & Harold & Velma Maag.

A special thanks to all the many family, friends, neighbors and ward members who helped us through this difficult time. A huge thanks to his wonderful employers from Royce Industries for whom he worked for 15 years.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday September 9, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at the Riverton 16th Ward Chapel 1208 W 12400 S Riverton UT. Viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary - Riverton located at 3688 W 12600 S Riverton UT and on Saturday, prior to the services from 10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. at the Riverton 16th Ward Chapel. Interment will follow at the Riverton City Cemetery.

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I was so sad to hear of my cousins passing. He was always kind and had that amazing smile to share. He never minded my quietness either. Rest in peace Troy, you were one of a kind. Love always, Shel

- Shelley Gentry

Claudita, siento mucho este momento. Sin embargo sabemos que es una despedida temporal. Te mando un fuerte abrazo, que Diosito llene tu corazón de consuelo, resignación y esperanza. Un fuerte abrazo.

- Rodrigo Diaz

My deepest sympathy to the entire Maag family. Troy was an incredible person and is deeply loved and missed every day. Our hearts, prayers, and thoughts are with you all.

- Stephanie Chatterton Jessup

So sorry about your loss. Troy was a good good man!! he was one of my good friends always will be. All through growing up in school and still as an adult a very humble, kind ,loving person to everyone. I look up to Him very highly!!
May God bless? You. On your Were in our prayers creston iverson family.

- Creston iverson

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Maag family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at the heartbreaking time.

- Doug and Shantel Anderson

Son momentos dificiles, aunt con el conocimiento existe la tristeza , sin embargo se que Saldras con Mas Fortaleza de este evento .
Un abrazo y mis oraciones.

- Rocio Diaz

Fue una gran bendición haberlo conocido, nuestras más sinceras condolencias a Claudia su esposa y a toda la familia Maag, que el espíritu de Dios les consuele, por tan irreparable pérdida.

- Enrique y Manuela Cabezas

I had the absolute pleasure of knowing Troy for 20 + years, he was a great man and a great friend. He was such a kind and gentle person, with a beautiful soul, and he dearly loved his family. I had the pleasure of going fishing with him and his family many times and he was one of the greatest fisherman I have ever seen. I am going to miss you a lot , as everyone who knew you will. Rest in peace my good friend.

- Bruce Williams

Troy was a work colleague who I got to know over the last several years, and he was always considerate and talented. My thoughts and prayers are with your family Troy. You will be truly missed.

- Joel

Prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Truly a man of peace and integrity.
I considered him a close friend, co-worker, and mentor, reminded me so much of my grandfather, nary an ill word about or to anyone whether they deserved it or not.
A true peacemaker, and man of peace and humility. Treated everyone with love and respect.
I am so glad he had found a loving partner, and I know he lived for his children and thier success.
I feel honored to have had a few moments in eternity that I was blessed to share with him.

- Dale Wight

Claudia & family I want to tell you how sorry I am about your lose. Troy was an amazing man. So kind & understanding. It was a pleasure to work with him @ Royce Industries . He will be truly missed. He was such a great father & loved you all so very much. Love Karrie Beason

- Karrie Beason

Wanting to send condolences and support at this difficult time. Our family appreciated the support and energy he provided to them while they danced at the studio. He was a silent hero. For those left behind it is hard and we send our prayers to you. The Powell Family

- The Powell Family