Kris Jae Oliverson
Keep a smile on your face and a song in your heart
Kris Jae Oliverson passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Idaho Falls. He was 60.
He was born Dec. 18, 1955, to Ray Henry Oliverson and Helen Jenkins in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah, and attended Brigham Young University. He served a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Diego, Calif., as a sign language missionary.
On Aug. 9, 1979, he married his sweetheart, Ruth Marchant, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple for time and eternity, and in the coming years, they had three sons and a daughter. During his working life, he and his family lived in West Jordan, Utah; Beaverton, Ore.; and Shelley, Idaho. He worked in many professional capacities until his health became too much for him to continue.
In 2010, he underwent surgery that saved his life, and we, as a family, were blessed to have him with us for almost six more years.
Kris fought every day to live because of the love he had for his six grandchildren. He expressed often that he was going to keep fighting so that he can see his grandchildren grow up.
Kris served faithfully in his church callings as a member of the bishopric, high priest group, primary and nursery. Of all his church callings, his favorite was working with primary children. He was a faithful member of the church and always looked for opportunities to serve others.
Kris is preceded in death by his father, Ray Henry Oliverson, and numerous aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Oliverson of Shelley; mother, Helen Jenkins Oliverson of Midvale; son, Patrick Jae Oliverson (Jessica) of Burley, Idaho; son, Adam Oliverson of Logan, Utah; son, Spencer Oliverson (Hillary) of Menan, Idaho; daughter, Angela Oliverson of Midvale; his grandchildren, Brayden, Whitney, Weston, Hadley, Caleb and Taysom; and his brothers, Kevin Ray Oliverson (MarJean) of Santa Clara, Utah, and Kurt Drew Oliverson (Loralee) of Sandy, Utah.
Kris is loved and will be missed by his family and friends, but through the gospel of Jesus Christ, we will be with him again.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Shelley Stake Center, 325 E. Locust St. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak St., in Shelley, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will be at Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Published in Post Register from Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, 2016