Jason Farrel Salyer passed away quietly on Wednesday, February 25th in Provo, Utah with his sweetheart by his side. Jason was born on May 7, 1975 in Peoria, Illinois to Barbara Ann & Jerry Dean Salyer Sr. He was the fourth child of seven. Jason spent his childhood having moved from Illinois to Oklahoma, then Texas, and on to Sacramento, California, where he attended high school and made lifelong friends. At the age of 18, Jason settled in Utah where he acquired a construction position installing acoustical ceilings, primarily in LDS church buildings.
Jason married his "Rosalee", Rosemary Elizabeth Morrison, on February 14, 2001 at the Delta Center in SLC, UT during halftime of the Jazz/NY Nicks game, by Mayor Rocky Anderson. He and Rosemary have the unique privilege of having shared the ceremony with 92 other couples and to forever be able to claim that their wedding was attended by 19,000 guests, a part of their story that always brought a smile to his face!
Jason joined the LDS Church on April 21, 2012. He loved "his" missionaries . . .and they loved him dearly. On June 8, 2013 Jason took the" love of his life" to the Salt Lake Temple where they were sealed for time and all eternity. For those who were in attendance that day, there was no mistake that it was one of the greatest moments of his life.
Jason spent countless days in and out of hospitals, most of which were at Fillmore Community Medical Center and Clinic. He grew to know and love many of the staff there and they cared and loved him and his family in return. With his slight Southern drawl, quick wit, and his genuine Southern charm of "Yes Ma'am" or "No Sir", he made so many feel "at home" in his presence and blessed to know him. Many of the medical staff held a special place in his heart. He was never afraid to share his feelings with so many even saying, "I love you" to Dr. Brown before being flown to Provo where he would later pass away. He will be missed greatly.
Jason enjoyed hunting coyotes, fishing for bass, and taking "wheelchair walks" with his family, almost always with at least one of his "little ones" as a passenger on his lap. He was a die-hard fan of the University of Miami Hurricane Football Team as well as the former Houston Oilers. However, Jason easily became a staunch fan for ANY team going up against the San Francisco 49ers!
Jason's great love was, and is, his family. He loved his son Michael, and the times they went fishing "without the girls". He enjoyed trips with him to the mall looking for holiday or birthday presents for the same group of girls. He was Kamy's "Daddy Date" for Mrs. Starley's 6th Grade "Manners Matter" Formal Dinner and Dance. He treasured that night, like he treasured his Kamy. Kathleen will always be Daddy's little girl, ". . . in pink pants, with his cell phone and keys in her hands," ready to go with Daddy out the door! Jason adored his "Littlebit" and loved being Barbra's "half a patient". . . and her chicken!
On the day that Beverlee came into the world, she was "Daddy's little angel" sent from God, with the inspiration for Jason to "re-evaluate" and to put down all cigarettes from that day forward. He never smoked again. Matalynn was Jason's "little monkey." When she was born, and needed to be flown to Provo because she had a difficult time breathing, it was Daddy who understood better than anyone else and who stayed by her side all night until Mommy could join them. Finally, Jason asked his Rosalee to take care of his "babies" after he was gone. His babies range from a grown young man, to a toddling little monkey. He loved them all and will continue to love them.
Jason is survived by his eternal companion, Rosemary, children, Michael of Salt Lake City, Kamy, Kathleen, Barbra, Beverlee, and Matalynn; also by his Grandson, Carmello and his new baby Granddaughter Aubrey Quinn Adair, born 8 weeks early on Sunday, March 1st at 7:39 a.m. He is further survived by His Father and step-mother Mr. & Mrs. Jerry D. Salyer, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his mother Barbara Ann, he was preceded in death by his brother Joshua, Aunt Sharon, and Uncle Joe.
Jason's funeral service will be held Thursday, March 5. Viewing will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., with services beginning at 11 at Meadow LDS Building located at 108 E Center St., followed by internment at the Meadow City Mortuary under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com
Jason's family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations to help with funeral expenses can be sent to http://www.gofundme.com/n4dy54