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Preston Toby Winger

September 9, 1997 — March 15, 2017

Preston Toby Winger

September 9, 1997- March 15, 2017 Preston Toby Winger, age 19, of Vernal passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Preston was born to Shanna Atwood Taylor and David J. Winger in Salt Lake City, Utah. Preston was born 6wks premature due to his mom having preeclampsia. He stayed in the hospital for a month before getting to come home on October 12, 1997. And at that time he didn't know it , but he was Natasha's 4th Birthday present. Preston was the Best Present she ever got ! Her own Real Live Baby Doll !! Preston was non verbal and autistic. But he was the Smartest, most caring and Happiest boy I have ever met. Preston enjoyed collecting stuffed cartoon characters like: SpongeBob, Paw Patrol, Pepa Pig and many more. Preston could draw anything he seen on his magna doodle. He spent hours playing on his Ipad watching cartoons and playing talking tom. Preston didn't care much for the outdoors unless it was at the park on a swing, he would spend hours just swinging and smiling. In 2008 Preston meet his to be stepdad Donald Taylor. They were inseparable, You would never see one of them without the other. Donald loved Preston and treated him like he was his own son. In 2015 Preston fell and broke both of his hips, his left shoulder and dislocated his right elbow. He spent several months in Primary Children's Hospital with mom and dad by his side, then came home in a wheel chair. A week later he rolled out of bed and broke his ball joint on his left hip and had to go back to Primary's for another week. Preston didn't let any of that stop him. He graduated from Uintah High School in 2016. Preston was King at the junior prom. He competed in the Special Olympics every year. He enjoyed the time spent with the other athletes and all of his classmates. Preston was the kind of person that if you met him once , even for just a minute you would remember him forever. Preston made such a big impact on everyone that he met and never had to say a word he would smile and you just knew. He will hold an everlasting spot in everyone's hearts. Preston is survived by his parents Shanna(Donald) Taylor, David Winger, siblings: John(Annie) Miller, Brian Miller, Natasha(Christapher) Taylor Grandparents: Lenis Atwood, Colleen and Virgil Clements 7 nephews 5 nieces many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends Proceeded in death by: his grandfather Alvie Atwood grandmother Lorna Deans aunt Karen(Ruth) Atwood Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:00 Am at the Davis 3rd Ward Chapel. (Uintah Stake Center) 4080 South 2500 East. A viewing for family and friends will be Monday at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary from 6-8 and one hour prior to services at chapel. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park, under the direction of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
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