Troy Jason Liljenquist, loving son, brother, father and friend, 43, passed away at his home in Lynnwood, Washington on August 13, 2019. Troy was born on October 16, 1975 to Jay Warren Liljenquist and Jeanne Ann Kelly. He was the second of two boys, his brother Travis was born four years prior.
Troy spent most of his life in Pocatello and Chubbuck where he attended all grades in District 25 finishing at Highland High School. In 1998, Troy married Heather Collins after the birth of their son, Riley, the previous year. In 2001, they had a second child; a daughter, Gracie. They were later divorced, but Troy continued his family in 2009 with Logan Godfrey and the birth of their son, Adrian. He would be followed by a daughter, Jordyn, in 2013. They moved to Lynnwood, Washington in 2014; where Troy would live the rest of his life.
Troy loved socializing with people and they loved him in return. His big smile was matched only by his personality, which made him a success in the restaurant business for over 25 years. The great loves of Troy’s life were his four children. He also loved nature and tried to be outdoors whenever he had the chance. This was only matched by his connection to his teams, the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Yankees, and his beloved New York Knicks. He also loved dogs and had one in his home from his childhood years to his final days.
Troy is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Lucille Liljenquist and Patricia Kelly; and his grandfather, Warren Liljenquist. He is survived by his four children, Riley Liljenquist, Gracie Liljenquist, Adrian Liljenquist, and Jordyn Liljenquist. He is also survived by his parents, Jay Liljenquist and Jeanne Liljenquist; as well as his brother, Travis Liljenquist; and grandfather, Paul Kelly. He is also survived by over a dozen, aunts and uncles, as well as countless cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11 am at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID.
Inurnment will be immediately following at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID.
The day will conclude with a Celebration of Life at the Rosewood Reception Center, 1499 Bannock Hwy, Pocatello, ID 83204, from 1 to 5 pm.
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