St. George, Utah – Ted Thomas Squyres, 78, passed away Feb. 1, 2022 at the Southern Utah Veterans Home, Ivins. He was born in Lecompte, LA. on Sept. 23, 1943 to Clark Alan Squyres and Mertie Winegeart Squyres. Ted joins his wife Joyce Joseph Squyres, who passed away Feb. 17, 1995. They were married on May 5, 1970.
He served his country proudly in Vietnam in the United States Air Force during the war and after 30 years of service, he retired as a full-bird Colonel. He was an avid photographer who loved taking photos of nature, particularly capturing the essence of Southern Utah and finding beauty in simple things that others missed. In 1977, he fell in love with St. George, and opened Squyres Printing on Main Street. He loved the art of printing and continued to find joy in printing photos and church bulletins. He also loved music and played guitar and piano by ear. He was in a band in college called the Chains and even had a Louisiana chart-topping hit. Ted was kind and well-loved by so many. He had a real knack for making friends with anyone he met. He was a joyful and loving father and grandfather, who showed unconditional love.
Ted is survived by his two daughters Krystle McKeon, married to David O. McKeon, and Tyri R. Weinstein, married to Brian S. Weinstein, and his two grandchildren Cedar Rose Weinstein and Josie Meadows Weinstein.
Interment will be Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10:45 a.m. at the St. George City Cemetery. A memorial service will be held after at the St George East Stake Center, across from the St George Temple from noon to 2 p.m.