McCabe Garfield

McCabe Noble Garfield left us too soon and returned to the loving arms our Heavenly Father on September 2nd 2022.
He was born on February 22, 2002 in Cedar City, Utah to Kate and Zach Garfield. He lived life to the fullest and was always up for any adventure with his best friends. He loved music and could always be seen with his “Beats” or “Air Pods” in one ear. McCabe loved guns and spent hours and hours reading about them and built his own gun piece by piece. He has always been someone of little words but when he would talk he said the funniest things. He loved animals and was involved in many stock shows throughout his life. He was an amazing Showman and loved all of his “Stock Show Family”.

McCabe graduated High School in May of 2020. He was a hard worker and loved to work. He was working at UDOT and loved his job and everyone he worked with. McCabe loved all of his friends but he had one that he absolutely loved and adored. He spent all the time he could with the love of his life, Kylee Jo. The bond and love that they shared is something most will only ever dream of. He is gone too soon, but we will always keep him in our hearts.

McCabe is survived by his Parents Kate and Zach Garfield, his two Brothers Hayden and Graysen, and his sweetheart, Kylee Jo. He is also survived by his Grandparents, Ron and Debbie Johnson and LaRee Garfield, and many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins who loved him so much. He is preceded in death by his Grandpa Alan “Bud” Garfield, Great Grand Parents Ted and Helen Barton and Carlyle Johnson. He is also preceded by his Aunt Pam “Pammy” Smith. There must have been the most amazing reunion with each of them who we know loved and missed him.

There will be a viewing on Tuesday, September 6, from 6-8 PM at The Barn at Cedar Meadows, 1419 West 3000 North, Cedar City. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in the Cedar City Cemetery. Arrangements made by our dear family at Mosdell Mortuary in Kanab, Utah

Our Family would like to thank each and every one, who loved made an impact on McCabe throughout his life but especially those “Best” friends who were by his side during the final moments of his life. We could never thank you enough for the strength you all showed that night. We love you all so much!!



  1. Lonnie and Heidi Olsen family September 6, 2022 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Love this family and he will forever be missed!! Stock shows will be so sad without him around!! Prayers be with you!!

  2. Kathy Barthel September 6, 2022 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Hugs, prayers, and love from Kathy & David Barthel. ❤️

  3. Lisa Livingston September 6, 2022 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Sending love from Kanab – you don’t know me, but I know of your son through Kylee. Sending prayers and love.

  4. Chamane Shellstrom September 7, 2022 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Sending lots and lots of love and prayers from your California family. Mac you will be missed but you will live on in our hearts and memories. Rest In Peace buddy❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

    -Chamane, Rachel, Terry and Julie

  5. Chamane Shellstrom September 7, 2022 at 1:36 am - Reply

    Sending lots and lots of love and prayers from your California family. Mac, you will be missed but, you will forever live in our hearts and memories. Rest in Peace Buddy❤🙏❤🙏

    -Chamane, Rachel, Terry and Julie

  6. Randee Sisk September 7, 2022 at 1:51 am - Reply

    I’m so sad to have heard about this. My thoughts are with you all as you find your ways in this. Big hugs Kate!

  7. Megan Guymon September 7, 2022 at 3:26 am - Reply

    Zach and Kate,

    We are so so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you. Sending so many hugs and prayers your way.

  8. Julie Walker September 7, 2022 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    My name is Julie Walker. Kylees mom and I have been friends for 30 yrs. Kylee is like a daughter to me. I hadn’t really talked with McCabe until two in a half weeks ago when they came up to Salt Lake for the concert. Ky said they would drive to Ogden to see me and my mom. My house is in Enoch but I have been living and helping my 92 yr old mom for almost 7 yrs. So, they came and I just want you to know how much we loved your son in that short amount of time. We are big huggers in our family and Ky had prepared Cabe for that I think. He gave us each hugs!! He was so polite and gracious. We visited and talked about Grandpa Bud. He new my mom and dad from his mission in Washington state. We looked at pictures of Kylee when she was little. Cabe was so proud and wanted to see all of them! He took pictures of some of them when Ky had a funny face! ( I think to blackmail her!) We all shared and laughed together. My mom is pretty protective of Ky, and I am too. I said I was so happy he was treating her good! Then I said, cuz if you weren’t you know what would happen? He said, I would be in big trouble!! I said worse than that!! So my mom asked him tons of questions and every time it had to do with Ky he would say I truly love her! They stayed 3-4 hrs. When they got ready to go Cabe was on the couch with my mom. Ky was in the bathroom and I heard Cabe say to my mom, I am just going to come on over and give you a big hug now!! He was so cute and sincere. He slide from the end of the couch over to my mom and gave her the biggest hug! She said to please take care of her girl! He assured her he would and again that he loved her. We walked them to the door and Cabe was right by my mom to help her if needed. We got more hugs and thanked them for coming. I cannot begin to express how wonderful a man he is! We are so grateful we were able to meet him and get to know him better. We texted Ky when they left and told her he passed the test! We feel so bad for you and your family. I know it was an amazing reunion with Grandpa Bud and Pam. I know we will see him again! I so wish I could have been at all the services. I want you to know how grateful I am for all you do and have done for Kylee. You raised an amazing young man! Kylee loves you all so much.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Heavenly Father must have something really important for him to do. I am sure he will be up to the test! Hang in there! I am sure he will be close. I just wanted you to know he must be a great man because my mom absolutely loved him and so did I! She would tell you if she didn’t think things were right:) God bless you all during this difficult time.
    We love you even though we haven’t meant you!
    Aunt Julie and Grandma LaRue Walker

  9. Linda Hepworth September 8, 2022 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Sending heartfelt love and prayers for comfort and peace as you celebrate precious memories of McCabe’s life and tenderly lay him to rest with his Father in Heaven.
    Dale and Linda Hepworth

  10. Lynne Brown September 8, 2022 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Our deepest condolences. We cannot believe the grief and heart break you all are going through with losing McCabe. I never met him but I am long-time friends with Julie Walker and Tami Shugart so I trust that they knew he was truly an angel here on earth! He was called home way too soon. Deeply sorry for this loss and know you will all be reunited again in God’s arms with love.
    Lynne and Harry Brown

  11. Zach Garfield October 27, 2022 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Buddy its hard to believe its already been 55 days!!…Our hearts are completely broken and we miss you so much!! Each day that goes by we are reminded about how amazing you were here on earth and the great impact you had on so many people. Thank you for being ours and for watching over us everyday.!! Love you so much. Dad

  12. Zach Garfield December 31, 2022 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year in Heaven little buddy. Words cannot express the hurt we feel and miss you terribly! I want you to know how proud I am of all of the great things you accomplished throughout your short 20 years here on earth! Hayden and Gray have learned so much from you about the importance of working hard and showing up, even when there’s something else you’d rather be doing. McCabe I am so lucky and blessed to have been your Dad. You taught me so much and were a great example to
    Me in so many ways. Tonight we will bring in the New Year in your honor and will take all of the great examples you’ve shared with us over the years and make the very best of it! I love you so much Cabe. Dad

  13. Zach Garfield February 23, 2023 at 4:38 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday in Heaven Cabe! We miss you so so much! Today we spent the day as a family doing random acts of kindness to all of the friends you loved the most. Ky helped us make sure we got all of your crew! You touched so many people in so many different ways. I hope you got to party with everyone up there and at least blow out some
    Candles. Tonight at dinner we had cake for you and sweet Ky that she made herself. You would have been so proud of her! The cake was so yummy and she blew out candles with Gray for the both of you! After dinner we went out and sent some balloons your way bubba. I’m sure you’ve already got them read and have seen how much you are loved and missed .Thank you for always being such an amazing Son. I love you and miss you!! Dad

  14. Zach Garfield March 27, 2023 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Today is one of those days Cabe! The hard ones. I am missing you a bunch today buddy. I hope as you look down on us you can clearly see how many lives you touched. You had a heart of gold and your intentions were always kind. Every day we get to spend with Ky and get to hear stories about your adventures it is clear to me you set the bar high and were someone we should all strive to be like. You knew how to love and be kind and that’s HUGE! I looked up to you then and will for the rest of my life. I love you most!! Dad

  15. Zach June 24, 2023 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Another one of those days buddy! Missing you like crazy! So many things happening down here that I wish you were here for! Cabe, I just want to thank you for bringing Ky into our family! She is truly one of the biggest blessings in our life! We love to hear stories about you and her and she’s got some funny ones. You two were perfect! I know you keep close to her as you do with all of us! We are so lucky to have you as our guardian Angel! Thank you for teaching us so much about life that we didn’t even realize we were being taught…. I see it now! I love you bubba! Dad

  16. Andrew Ruybal September 6, 2023 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Zach and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine what you and your family are going through. So sorry I’m late on giving my condolences. I didn’t know you had lost your son. May he rest in peace and guide you guys on your every day journey’s. God takes us when we are needed above. I’m sure he is smiling down and watching out for you and your family. God Bless you and yours…..Andrew Ruybal

  17. Zach October 12, 2023 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    This past month I’ve had the chance to really sit back and reflect on the impact you made in your short 20 years Cabe. You were what I’ve always wanted to be! I love you and miss you like crazy every single day! Dad

  18. Zach Garfield January 10, 2024 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Another one of those days buddy! I miss you so much and long for the day I get to see you again and give you the biggest hug. It never gets easier Cabe! I still some days find myself looking for you to come through the door. Keep watching over us. Love you! Dad

  19. Zach Garfield April 10, 2024 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Missing you a little extra today buddy! As I sit down getting ready to put Gray in for his hunts it breaks my heart that I don’t get to put you in as well. I know you’ll be right there by us though as we go out hunting. You were the BEST shot and killed one of the prettiest bucks I’d ever seen up by our place. So grateful for the awesome memories we do have with you buddy. I love and miss you so much. Dad

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