This online memorial was created in loving memory of Gregory Saxell. Who is survived by his wife Shelly, their three sons, Gregory Thomas, Chad Michael, Tyler Robert, and his brother Robert Byron Saxell. He also had many nieces/nephews, family and friends. Please sign Gregory's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Gregory forever. Gregory Walter Saxell a wonderful husband, father and friend Born March 1, 1955 in Lynwood, California Died June 17, 2006, in Phoenix, Arizona. God created a few perfect people, the rest were left handed, he would always say. Greg was one of those perfect people. Greg was born in Lynwood, California in 1955. He lived there until; he graduated high school, and moved to Downey, California. He attended college at Cal Poly, in California, where he earned his engineering degree. He worked at Phillips for several years. We relocated to Arizona in 1994, where Greg opened his own ultra sound company called GS Designs. We first met in Oct 1990. It was love at first talk. Let me explain. For those who don’t know I ran an ad in the local Penny Saver and he answered it. After playing phone tag for a week we finally got to speak. We talked for 4 ½ hours on the phone that night, before we ever met. When I hung up I knew he was the man for me and who I would marry and love forever. Greg’s hobbies included fixing muscle cars, riding and camping in the desert, and his favorite hobby was collecting toy trains. Every year we had the biggest layout under the tree. If he had had it his way he would have lived on a train. In 2005 we got to live one of Greg’s favorite dreams. We took a ride on the Grand Canyon Railroad. His face lit up like a kid in a candy store. He told me it was the best trip he ever took. In early April of 2006 we took our last family vacation. We went to Sedona, Arizona and stayed at a very posh resort. We also got to go on a jeep tour. It scared the hell out of all of us. The jeep was climbing over rocks and was going down very narrow trails. We all chuckled with laughter. Greg was a Cub Scout Master and we shared many great memories guiding our followers in many adventures. He loved to help the boys build and design their cars, boats or rockets. He also enjoyed race day. Being an engineer he always made sure our sons, and our families vehicles always ran just a little faster. He took great pride in watching his boys win the race. Greg was the best father ever, he enjoyed his sons and you rarely saw him without at least one of them. He took great pride in their education and he always pushed them to do their best. Anytime they had a game you would find him there if it was baseball, soccer, football, or wrestling, he was always there to cheer them on. We will hold a seat for you honey and think of you often, I know you will still be there in spirit. He also had a great mind and he was a leader in ultrasound development and research. He was a man greatly admired and respected. He always had a cluttered desk, it must have been a sign of a true genius. He had a passion for developing new and improved designs. He made great contributions to the medical field, with all his wonderful ideas. He is greatly missed in that field. He took all of his wonderful knowledge with him. He loved his children, his family, his friends, his cars, his trains, and playing in the desert on his toys. His footprints will remain in the sand for all time and he will be an everlasting presence of pure joy and happiness. He would do anything for you and never expected anything in return. He had a heart of gold. Our hearts have been emptied, but one day I know they will be whole again. Enjoy paradise and remember we are only a heart beat away from seeing you once more. You have no more pain or suffering sweet dreams is all you know now sweetie.
When I was barely 16, I lost my dad. He passed away from several infections of cancer. My old man held on for 2 months with 4 different cancers. He was one incredible man. Not only was he a incredible man, but he was the greatest father ever. This is for you dad: my mentor, my motivation, my SUPERHERO, but most importantly my dad. Your legacy will live on in all of us dad, I love you.
Thank you for being my superhero dad!!!
Love You Forever,