Family, community gather to mourn loss of Haight family


Haight family Death – During a burial service for the seven people tragically killed inside their Enoch home last week, family members of the Haight family recalled their loved ones and said they had felt the prayers of those who had reached out. A single coffin was placed inside each hearse as they stood outside following the service Friday morning at a La Verkin stake center, which was attended by nearly 800 people. Due to the overwhelming amount of emotion during the event, a chapel adjacent was built up as an overflow area. The service’s presentation included images of Tausha Haight, her mother Gail Earl, and her five children.

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According to the police, on January 4, Michael, Tausha’s husband, shot and killed the seven victims inside the family’s Enoch home. At the memorial service, Tausha’s sister, Kandace Earl Booth, remarked that her mother’s biggest delight in life was her family, that she touched the lives of countless people with her generosity, and that her sister was constantly thinking of and helping others. The unique personalities of all five Haight children, Macie, Briley, Sienna, Ammon and Gavin were brought up, like Briley being a bookworm and Sienna having blue eyes that “pierce your soul when she looked at you.” Following the funeral, Brett Earl, Tausha’s brother and Gail’s third son, thanked the numerous police agencies, emergency personnel, city authorities, and church leaders who had helped the family during the tragedy.

“A special thanks to family and friends,” said Earl, holding back tears. “Any and all who offered prayers of comfort and support, we want you to know that we felt them. They have sustained us and supported us.” The emotional ceremony on Friday, according to Enoch City Manager Rob Dotson, was a time for healing. “I consider it like a balm, we put ointment on our wounds to help them heal faster, to heal softer, This is what we do: we apply bandages, we take measures to hasten the healing of the wounds and the discomfort they cause. This is one way that we are able to cover and he’ll softer and cleaner together,” he said.

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As the Earl and Haight families grapple with what happened and what led to the murder-suicide, Earl expressed the family’s gratitude for the respect the media has shown, acknowledging that they are eager to learn what he called “the story” “And there is a story here,” Earl emphasized. “Certainly, there is a story of two families hurt and broken through an unthinkable tragedy. Each of us wants to witness the conflict and fight between competing families to satisfy the chaos within. “With grateful hearts, we are delighted to confirm that that is not the case here.”

Earl claimed that both families are finding peace and consolation in their beliefs. People have been in touch with him, he added, to express that the tragedy’s story has touched their own families and inspired them to work toward bringing closure and healing to their own family dynamics. Earl pleaded with her, “Please, if you find yourself hurting in any way, seek help and begin your journey to healing,” The family was interred in the La Verkin City Cemetery after the service. An online memorial for the Haights has been built by Serenity Funeral Home and provides a space for people to leave condolences and floral tributes.

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