Refugio “Ref” Andres Sausedo

Refugio “Ref” Andres Sausedo

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and friend, Ref Sausedo (86), passed away
peacefully on March 21, 2024 at his home surrounded by family and friends.

Ref was born on November 29, 1937, in Gibson, New Mexico to Alfonso and
Emilia Sausedo. The family later moved to Dragerton, Utah where he was raised.
He graduated from Carbon High School, Class of 1955, where he participated in
multiple sports. He was an accomplished boxer winning a Utah Golden Gloves

Ref married Ruby “Bobbie” Diaz on June 18, 1966. Their 56-year marriage
brought them three sons: Boe, Roger and Toby.

Ref served in The United States Air Force, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He was a
graduate of Weber State University with a Bachelor’s Degree and earned a
Master’s Degree from the University of Utah. He worked for multiple companies
on many projects ranging from the early development of computers, rocket
propulsion and irrigation in third world countries. He especially enjoyed his time
with his wife working in Egypt.

Ref was a dedicated fan of everything University of Utah. He was a long-standing
member of the Crimson Club and football season ticket holder for over 40 years.
The only thing that outweighed his devotion to the “Utes” was his devotion to
God and the Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, coaching his sons, watching all
sports, sports gambling in Wendover and rock hounding with Bobbie.

Ref is survived by his loving wife Bobbie Sausedo. He will be deeply missed by his
sons, Boe (Amy) Sausedo, Roger (Tammy) Sausedo and Toby Sausedo, five
beloved grandchildren: Suzanna, Roger Jr. Raymond, Isabella, Julian and two
sisters Francis Martinez and Nellie Sausedo. He is preceded in death by his father
Alfonso Sausedo, Mother Emilia Sausedo, and two brothers Daniel Sausedo and
Alfonso Jr. “Sonny” Sausedo.

Funeral services to honor Ref’s life will be held at City View Mortuary, 1001 East
11 th Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103, on Saturday April 6, at 11:00 a.m.

  • Wade, Amanda, and Tatum Little
    Posted at 14:41h, 30 March Reply

    Rest in Piece Uncle Ref. Your Earthly presence is missed with a heaviness in my heart, but your soul and spirit will always be with me. Thank you for being a wonderful Uncle and sharing your wisdom and generosity with us always. We Love you Aunt Bobbie, Boe, Roger and Toby.

  • Cody Tyler Burton
    Posted at 18:47h, 10 April Reply

    Love you grandpa

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