In Memory

Justin Yates

Justin Michael Yates 1974 ~ 2011 During his brief time with us, Justin Michael Yates was and is still abeloved husband to Sally and father to Walker, Coleman and Dawson. He was and remains a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to all. Justin was born March 6, 1974 to proud parents Michael Lynn and Nancy Ann Yates. Justin's primary and secondary education was local, graduating from Hillcrest High School in 1992. After an honorable mission to the wonderful people of Brazil, he earned a bachelor's degree in finance from BYU. Following his temple marriage to Sally on January 19, 1999, he earned a master's degree in business and information systems from Utah State University. Justin is preceded in death by older brother Chad Michael. He is survived by his wife Sally and three delightful sons Walker, Coleman and Dawson; parents, Michael Lynn and Nancy Ann Yates, Jeffery Michael Yates (brother) and wife Lisa, Kimberly Lynn Yates (sister), Kristi Yates Crockett (sister) and husband Michael. For those who knew him well, Justin was generous with his time, talents and resources. He was an avid outdoorsman, who delighted in sharing his love of sports like skiing, four wheeling, snowmobiling and boating with family and friends. Justin was also an accomplished master at the outdoor grill as well as in the kitchen. Wherever the Yates family live friends, neighbors and family members alike come to anticipate neighborhood parties - usually spearheaded by Justin - featuring his homemade specialties like 4-alarm chili and outdoor movies on the big screen. In the early years of their marriage, Justin and Sally also established the tradition of their Christmas morning open house, where hungry friends, neighbors and family congregate to share the holiday spirit and enjoy Justin's offerings of highly spiced omelets, fluffy waffles and of course, chicken ala king. Justin possessed the rare quality of being able to make a fast friend of almost anybody he met. He had an engaging sense of humor and was sincerely interested in people. He was without guile. People enjoyed being around him because he instantly put them at ease. He was unassuming, non-threatening in his demeanor and non-judgmental of others. He was the quintessential people person. Justin demonstrated a deep understanding of the spiritual roots of human relations we are all brothers and sisters, spirit children of our Father in Heaven. How he treated people was just an extension of his love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Family and friends may attend the viewing on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Larkin Mortuary, located at 1950 East and 10600 South, Sandy, UT 84092 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. A second viewing will be held prior to the funeral on Monday, June 6, 2011 at the Traverse Mountain Stake Center, 2030 West Chapel Ridge Road, Lehi, UT 84043 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will occur at the Traverse Mountain Stake Center at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, located at 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, UT 84092. Justin is already sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. His sons adored him and wife Sally is devastated at his untimely passing. Although friends and family alike mourn the loss, today we celebrate his life and the many ways he enriched ours. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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12/18/11 07:01 PM #1    

Rob Andrews

My Brother Justin,

We will miss you and your sick dance skills at this 20 year reunion.  I cheerish the memories we had, and always will buddy.

See you soon.


08/30/12 01:58 PM #2    

Steve Nielsen love to you and your family. These are always hard, I really don't know what to put!

Love ya man, see you on the other side!

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