Family, friends remember Utah Tech freshman as ‘the life of the party’

Dec 5, 2022, 10:24 PM

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Family and friends of a Utah Tech University student who fell from a fifth story balcony over the weekend remember the 18-year-old as “the life of the party.”

Peyton Hall’s family lives in South Jordan, near Bingham High School. The streets are lined with blue ribbons Monday night because friends say he loved Bingham.

“I feel like most people at Bingham saw him as the light at Bingham,” said Ashley Romrell, who has been friends with Hall for years.

Romrell said Hall’s goal in life was to make people laugh – and he did.

“He was always trying to make people laugh,” she said. “The one thing I think when I think Peyton Hall is just making people laugh.”

Utah Tech student dead after accidentally falling from balcony

His parents released this statement to KSL TV.

At the time of his passing, Peyton was attending Utah Tech University as a freshman and working at Best Buy. Peyton was loved by everyone he met and was the life of the party. Everyone who knows Peyton has a “Peyton Story” that will make you smile and laugh. His energy and enthusiasm for life was infectious. Peyton loved loud music, working out, snow skiing, pickleball, basketball, watching sports, and anything else that involved being with his friends. Peyton’s friends and family meant the world to him, and we can never express enough love for those of you who loved him with us. — Bryan and Tara Hall

Investigators say the deadly fall appears to be an accident, but they are still working through the details.

Students at the school will hold a vigil at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on campus.

As for funeral services, the family said it will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 11122 S. Black Hawk Drive in South Jordan, this Saturday at 12 p.m. Viewing times are this Friday from 6-8 p.m. and this Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the same location.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Pat Reavy

House cleaning argument ends with man running over wife, police say

A Utah County man was charged Monday with running over his wife while their children were in the car after the couple had been arguing over keeping the house clean, police say.
22 hours ago
Outside of the Cache County School District building. (KSL-TV)...
Madison Swenson

Box Elder, Cache County, Logan school districts on two-hour delay Tuesday

Schools in the Cache County School District will start two hours later than normal on Tuesday, Jan. 31, due to a wind chill warning in the area.
22 hours ago
(Iron County Search and Rescue/Facebook)...
Madison Swenson

Iron County authorities seeking information to help find missing man

Iron County Search and Rescue is asking for the public's help in identifying the location featured in a video that they say could lead to a missing man's whereabouts.
22 hours ago
Participants in the Discover Winter program getting ready to hit the slopes. (KSL-TV's Mark Less)...
Shelby Lofton

Utah ski industry works to bring diversity to the slopes through ‘Discover Winter’ program

A Utah ski and snowboarding group wants to bring more diversity to the sports by giving minority communities a chance to hit the slopes.
22 hours ago
An example of letting your faucet drip to prevent freezing. (KSL-TV)...
Jed Boal

Plumbers warn of frozen pipes after cold front

When it gets this cold and stays cold, some water pipes in some homes in Utah are susceptible to freezing, leading to a costly fix for Utahns.
22 hours ago
snow covered bowl in Utah mountains...
Larry D. Curtis

Utah’s Peter Sinks reaches -62 Monday; Why does it get so cold?

LOGAN, Utah — Why so cold Utah? It was cold all over the Beehive State Monday, but Peter Sinks recorded a jaw-dropping -62. The second coldest temperature ever recorded in the lower 48 states was in Utah, in the same place, a notorious cold spot 2o miles northeast of Logan. In 1985 Peter Sinks recorded […]
22 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Family, friends remember Utah Tech freshman as ‘the life of the party’