Vaun Gary Waite

Vaun Gary Waite, our beloved son, brother, father, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many, left us suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 3. from a medical issue. Vaun will be remember as an exceptional, professional horseman in the horse racing industry, just like his father. His professional career took him to California, Florida, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.

Vaun had his own breaking, training and sales prep business, Rocking VW Stables. He was the starter, paddock judge, and trackman at Wyoming Downs, in Evanston, for many years.

Vaun was funny, sincere, life of any party and silly, and he loved with his whole heart. He touched so many lives!

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary A Waite; and leaves behind his mother, Lona Offret Waite; sisters, Jodi (Angel) Lopez, Cari (Bob) Stott and Loni Waite; sons, Wyatt Gary Waite and Jaxson Craig Waite; and daughter, Zoey Kay Waite. He was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was highly regarded in the horse racing industry, and he had so many friends and loved ones. His family has been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love, memories and support.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at the Syracuse City Cemetery (Utah). Services are open to anyone who would like to pay their respects.

In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with expenses.

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