Wellsville, Utah: Craig Boyd Lofthouse, age 52, loving husband and father passed way due to complications of a horse accident. Craig was born February 28, 1958 to Boyd and Joan Schiess Lofthouse in Logan, Utah. He was the oldest child of three children, Jay Lofthouse and Suzanne Lucherini (Todd).
He married Belynn Biondich on September 15, 1979 and had two daughters, Maddie Jo and Casey Jo (C.J.) Rowley (Tyler).
Craig graduated from Logan High School and attended Utah State University on a wrestling scholarship. Craig Loved helping and teaching others. He coached girl's soccer and young bowlers on Saturday mornings in Logan and Northern Utah. Because of his love for bowling, he became a certified coach and taught bowling classes for Utah State University and was the coach of the Utah State University bowling team club. He umpired Little League baseball and softball. Craig also helped Maddie and C.J. raise sheep and horses for 4-H. He loved training and riding horses. Craig was a member of the LDS church.
Craig is survived by his wife, Belynn, two daughters, Maddie Jo Lofthousoe and Casey Jo (Tyler) Rowley. Parents Boyd and Joan Schiess Lofthouse, brother Jay and sister Suzanne Lucherini (Todd). Father-in-law Mathew Biondich, mother-in-law Bobbie Biondich, two brother in laws Mathew and Louis (Mechelle) Biondich, and a large extended family. Craig has touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
Graveside services will be held Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Paradise Cemetery in Paradise, Utah. A viewing will be held Sunday Evening, November 7, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street in Logan, Utah. No viewing will be held on Monday. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.allenmortuaries.net
Craig Lofthouse, USU bowling instructor and bowling club coach, passed away Wednesday between five and 6 p.m. due to surgical complications, said Brian Olsen, USU bowling club president. Lofthouse was 53 years old.
Lofthouse was employed with USU for eight years and had been a dedicated bowling coach to youth and college-age students in Cache Valley for 17 years.
The precise cause of Lofthouse's sudden death is unknown, but Olsen said his daughter, Casey Rowley, believes something went wrong during an operation to fix damage done after he was thrown from a horse. He fell off the horse Oct. 22, which caused his pelvis to break. Lofthouse also suffered injuries from being trampled by the horse.
He was quickly transported to Logan Regional Hospital where he was immediately Life Flighted to McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden, Utah. After doctors performed surgery to mend his broken pelvis, Olsen said. Doctors are looking into whether or not Lofthouse's death may have been linked to his history of high blood pressure. Olsen said his family members were concerned his blood pressure would heighten during recovery.
Lofthouse is survived by his wife of 31 years, Belynne Lofthouse, and his daughters, Casey Rowley and Maddie Lofthouse.
A viewing will be held Sunday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Allen-Hall Mortuary located at 34 E. Center St. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8 in the Paradise, Utah cemetery located at 8998 S. 200 E.