Dexter Daniel Holmquist
Friday, May. 19, 2017
Dec. 27, 1994 - May 5, 2017
Our beloved son Dexter passed away on May 5, 2017. We were blessed to have most of our family by his side.
Dexter was born in Salt Lake City on Dec. 27, 1994. He was a graduate of Kearns-Saint Ann School and Judge Memorial Catholic High School and worked at Stein Eriksen Lodge, having a true passion for hospitality. Dexter attended several colleges, working to find his way. He started playing lacrosse at 7 years old and played through his senior year at Judge, where he was a varsity goalie. Dexter loved music and art. His love for his large extended family was immense and he enjoyed spending time with his young cousins.
Dexter’s gentle soul and kind heart were always with him. He always looked for opportunities to ease the challenges of others and to support charities in our community. He was a kind man who brought a smile and a laugh, often insisting on doing things his way and making you feel good about spending time with him. In his 22 years, he brought joy and happiness to his family and friends, but for many years he worked to find peace with his own inner challenges. Our lives will always be brighter because of Dexter and our hearts will always be heavy with his loss. Our dear son will always be with us.
He leaves behind his brokenhearted mother Yo Holmquist; father Zane Holmquist and step-mother Robin Ventress Holmquist; grandparents Linda and Joe Jensen; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral Mass was celebrated May 10 at Saint Ann Catholic Church; burial followed with his family at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a children’s book be donated or donations given to Kearns-Saint Ann School.
Online condolences may be offered and a tribute video slideshow may be viewed at www.starksfuneral.com.