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Spencer Kimball Oliver December 11, 2009 - March 17, 2024

Spencer Kimball Oliver passed away on Sunday, March 17th, 2024, succumbing to complications of septic shock resulting from an unforeseen infection.  He was 14 years old.

Spencer was born on December 11, 2009 in Provo, Utah. His mom burst into happy tears as soon as he was placed in her arms and he continued to bring joy throughout his life.  Spencer found joy in everything he did.  He was an avid reader and writer, and loved basketball, listening to music, playing games with his family, playing piano, hanging out with friends, video games, oreos, and learning new things. He had his own lawn mowing business and loved the independence and feeling of accomplishment it brought.

Spencer loved people and people loved him. His kind, witty, fun-loving personality and genuine smile made him a friend to all. When Spencer got sick, many friends messaged his parents and told them how much they loved Spencer and what a good friend he was. He loved all alike, and had an ability to make you feel seen and special.

Spencer was a loving older brother. He and his younger brother Rod were particularly close. Best of friends or worst of enemies as they say, but they always had each other’s back. Their laughter could be heard ringing throughout the house on a daily basis.  Rod along with his youngest brother Jeffrey and little sister Andrea looked up to Spencer and loved it when he would play games with them, read them books, give them piggyback rides, and take them to the park.

Spencer was a devoted son. His parents, Katie and Steve, always said he was too good to be true.  He made the teen years seem easy.  Spencer had a special bond with his parents; he shared many hobbies with his dad and could talk for hours with his mom. When he got sick the only thing that would calm him was their voices. He loved them unconditionally and looked up to them in so many ways. He was a great friend and support to them and to his Grandma Oliver who lived with them.

Spencer had an innate desire to do what was right. One of the highlights of his life was attending FSY (a church summer camp). He was active in his church youth group and loved his youth leaders.  He loved His Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ, and cherished his family above all else. He particularly loved family gatherings and reunions and being with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Spencer knew that family was the most important, and that they would be together beyond this life!

Spencer was larger than life. He was 6 foot 2 inches already at 14 years old. It was as if his body had to keep growing to house the great spirit within.  We are eternally grateful for the time we had with Spencer on this Earth, and will continue to grow because of his influence in our lives. We can’t wait to see him again!

Spencer is survived by his parents Steve and Katie Oliver, younger brothers Rod and Jeffrey, and little sister Andrea. He is preceded in death by his Grandma Vickie Woodstock. We are so happy they are together again.

We would like to thank all the health care workers at Spanish Fork Hospital and Primary Children’s Hospital, especially in the CICU and PICU units for their amazing care and dedication.

Viewings will be held Friday, March 22, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, March 23, from 9:00-10:45 am at the Canyon Ridge Stake Center  (1911 East 1850 South, Spanish Fork, UT).  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am Saturday, followed by a graveside service for family only.

For any youth ages 11 and older that will be attending the funeral we will be having a special musical number of the FSY Medley by Janice Kapp Perry. If you would like to participate please come to the front when announced and sing the song in Spencer’s honor.

The family would like to thank so many for the extraordinary amount of love and service that has been shown to them during this difficult time! They ask that in lieu of flowers you donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities or pay it forward to another family in need. Thank you!


 

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Visitation

Friday evening, March 22, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canyon Ridge LDS Stake Center
1911 East 1850 South
Spanish Fork, Utah
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Visitation

Saturday morning, March 23, 2024
9:00 am - 10:45 am
Canyon Ridge LDS Stake Center
1911 East 1850 South
Spanish Fork, Utah
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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 23, 2024
11:00 a.m.
Canyon Ridge LDS Stake Center
1911 East 1850 South
Spanish Fork, Utah
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Interment

~ private, for family~

Condolences(3)

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    Maria Schwarz says

    So very sorry seems like not enough to say. You are in our prayers.
    Joel & Maria
    Jim & Sherry Ray (yell’s grandparents)

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    Bentley Day says

    Spencer was always so kind and funny, he was also sooo smart I’m going to miss him. Your Family is in my prayers.

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    David and Marva Coombs says

    We are touched and inspired by Spencer. He lived his fourteen years to the fullest. His funeral was a fitting tribute to him, and we were grateful we could attend by YouTube. We send our love and prayers always.
    Love, Grandma and Grandpa Coombs

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