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Justin Richard Tranter 4/17/79 ~ 4/7/05 Justin Richard Tranter returned to his Heavenly Father April 7, 2005. Justin was born April 17, 1979 to Richard Reid and Marianne Finch Tranter. He married the love of his life, Ashley Van Dyke, May 18, 2001 in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Justin was an active member of the LDS Church, he served an honorable mission in Calgary, Canada and maintained his enthusiasm for sharing the Gospel. Justin was gentle and kind. He was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother. He had a quick wit, a ready smile, and the ability to make you feel good. He did not judge and forgave freely. He valued family traditions and ended each day with a bowl of popcorn. Justin is survived by his wife; his two year old son, Ty; and Ashley is expecting their second child (August 2005). He is also survived by his parents; sister, Jennifer (David McDon-ough); brothers, David, Devin, Robert, Matthew; in-laws, Lynn and Dana Van Dyke; and his large extended family. Preceded in death by grandmother, Joanne Finch. Funeral services will be held Wed-nesday, April 13, 2005, 11 a.m. at the Canyon Rim Stake Center, 3051 So. 2900 E. SLC, UT. Friends may call Tuesday, April 12, 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 West South Jordan Parkway (10600 So.) and Wednesday 9-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2005.
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May 3, 2005
Dear Tranter Family,
Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with your whole family and always will be. I served in Canada with Elder Tranter. He had a wonderful spirit and a warm smile. Your family is in our hearts and prayers, and your family has been an incredible example to both of us.
Brian and Michelle (Rowell) Swaner
April 27, 2005
Dear Tranter Family,

I just learned of this tragic news. I met Justin through working at Washington Mutual, and although I spent little time with him in person, his impression was life changing. Justin was a caring, fun, spiritual, kind, and selfless person that impacted everyone he met. I feel like I know you through Justin. He loved his family more than anything in the world. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this time of sadness. Justin, you will forever be in my thoughts and my prayers go out to you. You will be greatly missed.
Ericka Briggs
April 22, 2005
Dear Tranter Family,

On behalf of the entire Jorgensen family we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
We love you very much and pray that you will feel comfort and peace today, and in the days to come.
Katherine Jorgensen Lewis
April 21, 2005
We just barely heard of Justins untimely death, and were very shocked and saddened. Our hearts are broken for each and every one of you. Life certainly does have its bitter with sweet. No words can take away your sadness and grief. Our prayers are with you and your family daily and Gods love will give you the strength that you need to get through this. We are here for you in your time of need now and always. Even though we haven't seen you in awhile, we have always loved your family Richard and Marianne.
Love,
The Holbecks
Tanya Holbeck
April 20, 2005
Dear Tranter Family,

I served with Justin for two months in Kimberley, BC. Justin had a unique ability to gain others trust and make friends easily. In the short time we had together, he became a eternal friend. I am grateful for all the snowy roads, slammed doors, and shared testimonies. Justin changed many lives, including my own. My prayers and thoughts are with the Tranter family.

Ryan & Stephanie Pace
Ryan Pace
April 19, 2005
Our love, prayers, and thoughts are with you.
Bob and Denna Hollinger
April 18, 2005
Tranter Family,
I am sorry for your loss and wish all the best in the future. I also served around Justin on our missions, and will always remember how positive and uplifting his spirit was when I was around him. Let us know if there is anything we can do.

Our deepest sympathies,

The Troy Quiller Family
Troy Quiller
April 18, 2005
I am so sorry to hear of Justin's passing. I will always remember how kind and thoughtful he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hilary Graves (Linares)
April 17, 2005
I always remember Justin as great person. He was fun to be around and I will always remember running in the creek behind his backyard looking for frogs and trying to stay out later than our parents wanted us to. Our thought and prayers go out to Justin and his loved ones. We will miss him and his spirit.
CHRIS BURTON
April 17, 2005
Dear Matt,
I heard about Justin's death just today in Relief Society. I am so sorry that his fun, irrepressible spirit has left this earth. I count as a great blessing my short association with him, Jennifer, and you in my English classes. May Heavenly Father's peace be with you and your family.
Helen Wight
April 17, 2005
Tranter Family,
My Deepest Condolences to the family. Justin was so kind and very friendly, he spoke of his wife and little boy often and I felt as though I knew you. I really enjoyed working with Justin and will surely miss him. You're in my hearts and prayers.
Misti Galloway
April 16, 2005
Dear Tranter Family,
It was such a pleasure having known your cute family during my time in Sandy. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you always.
Alyson Schultz
April 14, 2005
Dear Lynn, Dana and family,

I learned only today about your loss. I am heart sick for your family, especially for Ashley. Heaven only knows the whys of such events and their timing. I'm sorry I didn't know sooner so that I could have properly acknowledged your deepest grief. I hope this small token conveys my love, my thoughts and my prayers for you in your time of need. I have such warm and happy memories of both of you and the wonderful years we spent growing up together. I thank you for all of your kindness over all of those years and petition God's greatest blessins to be with you and your loved ones as you find your way through these days of sorrow.

If there is anything I can do, please call me.

All my love,

Wayne Palmer

P.S. Mom sends her love also.
Wayne Palmer
April 14, 2005
Ashley,
Although we have only been friends through the McRae's, Tyler and I feel such a deep love and respect for your little family. Your strength through this trial has been an inspiration to us -- an example of true, unwavering faith. You are a beloved daughter of God and truly one of his precious angels on this earth. Our hearts and souls ache for your pain and your loss -- Please know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers of peace and healing. We love you!
Heidi Baxter
April 14, 2005
Supt.Tranter and family,
You are in my prayers.
Linda Auwerda/ Parkside
April 13, 2005
Dave and Family,
Im so glad I got to know you and your brother during highschool. Ill always remember the times we were at wrestling matches or just hanging out. Im very sorry to hear about Justin. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless,
Adam Goodsell and Family
Adam Goodsell
April 13, 2005
Ashley,

I heard about your loss and wanted you to know you will be in my prayers. My heart aches for you; I can't imagine how you feel. You have always been strong have had a shining smile, I am sure you will make it through this trying time and emerge an even stronger, brighter woman. I know the Lord will sustain you and help you.
Valerie (Lancaster) Plowman
April 13, 2005
Tranter Family-
We were saddened to hear of the tragic loss of your son/brother. You are a great family and we express our love and prayers in this difficult time. (we love you Dave!)
Jesse and Kristi Westover
April 12, 2005
tranter family: i was able to see justin tranter change many lives as a missionary in calgary canada. my heart and prayers are with all of you.
justin blair
April 12, 2005
Although I did not personally know Justin, Ashley was a dear friend and a great person and our prayers are with you through these trying times. I wish I could take some of your pain away, but remember to pray to your Father in Heaven and you will be comforted. Again our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Katie and Ryan Perry (Robinson)
April 12, 2005
Dear Richard & Marianne,
I will always remember the great friend, and support Justin was to Joey, and how much I appreciate the love and support you've always been to my children. You are a family of strength, and I know you will see this through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
SuAnne (Fullmer) Smith
SuAnne Smith
April 12, 2005
Dear Trantor Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We met Justin while buying our home that his father and uncle's built. Justin was so kind and helpful to us. You are in our hearts and Prayers
Nick & Stephanie Kryger
April 12, 2005
Richard and Marianne,
I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. My heart aches for you. I love you!!
Mike Tingey
April 12, 2005
I served with Justin for about 2 months, and was around him for my entire mission. He was a great freind and an even better missionary. I'm very saddened by what has happened and will pray for his family, especially for his wife and kid(s).
Brigg Rasmussen
April 12, 2005
Ashley,
I just wanted to let you know that I heard of your loss and that I am thinking of you and your family. You are a strong woman and everyhting will be okay.
Your friend,
BJ Roberts
April 12, 2005
Tranter Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Chari Briggs
April 12, 2005
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Justin, He was such a pleasure to work with he will be missed dearly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Nina Shafto
April 12, 2005
Dear Richard and Marianne,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our sincere sympathy,
Dave and Karen Shaw
Karen and Dave Shaw
April 12, 2005
Dear Richard & Marianne,
My office staff and myself were saddened by the news of the loss of your son. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Know that God is with you at your time of need. God Bless you, LeiAnn, Barbara & Lori
LeiAnn Bathemess
April 12, 2005
Ashley,
I just wanted you know that you are in our prayers, and to thank you and your family for being such shining examples to me. May the Lord be with you,

Holly, Cami and Family
Holly Lundstrom
April 12, 2005
I hadn't seen or talked to Justin for a few years, but I will always remember our friendship. I wish his family peace and joy during their heartache. God bless. Until the day we meet again, brother.
Dave Lee
April 12, 2005
Richard and Marianne:

I am so sorry to hear of Justin's death. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Jeanne
Jeanne Bryant (Josie)
April 12, 2005
Tranter family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Justin was a dear friend and will be greatly missed. May the lord bless you at this time.
Joe Fullmer
April 12, 2005
Superintendent Tranter and family:

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Justin. My heart aches for you at this time of such great loss. Please know that "your friends stand by you" and that you are in our hearts and prayers. May your knowledge of life's purposes serve to bouy you up and bring hope and peace to you at this difficult time.
Guy Morris
April 12, 2005
Ashley, Ty and Tranter family- It was an honor to serve a mission with Justin. There are so many wonderful memories that will never be forgotten. We appreciate your friendships dearly and they will never end. We pray that comfort and peace will fill your hearts. "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27

With much love, Brandon and Marti Johnsen
April 12, 2005
Supt. Tranter and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you for peace and comfort in this time of sorrow.
Jodi Vlam
April 12, 2005
We are saddened by your loss. You are in our prayers.
Ralph and Mildred Horton
April 12, 2005
Dear Ashley and family,
You are with us in our prayers. May you find peace through this difficult time.
Love,
Michael and Melanie Hall
Melanie Hall
April 12, 2005
Dear Tranter family, my family and I were very shocked and saddened to hear of Justin's death. He helped us in many ways in the purchasing of our homes. He spoke of his family often and I felt as though we knew you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and we are very sorry for your loss.
Sincerely
The Tippetts & Crosby's
melinda tippetts
April 11, 2005
Ash,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember to turn to your Heavenly Father in times of need, He will comfort you. You are such a strong person, I know you will make it through these hard times. I love you,
~Jami
Jami Brklacich
April 11, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We regret that we are unable to attend the services. Justin was a wonderful cousin and friend.
Chad Erickson
April 11, 2005
Ashley, Lynn, Dana and Tranters,

We are so sorry for your loss, word cannot express...
MANY prayers are being offered in your behalf, we love you.
Stephen and Kelly Hall
April 11, 2005
Justin,
Although I only knew you for a short time you will remain forever in my prayers. May God bless you and may Ashley and your children feel the prescence of your love now and always.

God bless,
Andrea
Regional Sales Mgr/FVP WaMu
Andrea Melchor
April 11, 2005
Dear Justin & Marianne: My heart hurts for you all and you will all be in my prayers. I send my love to everyone. Aunt Lois
Lois Moore
April 11, 2005
Ashley, I sm so sorry to hear about your sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the Lord be with you and bring you peace.
Love You,
Barbara
Barbara Powell
April 11, 2005
Dear Dana, Lynn, Ashley and Tranter family. I can only try to imagine the grief you are feeling right now and I wish we could all just take a little bit from you to ease your heartache, but only our Savior can do that. As I walked into your home last night it felt like walking into the temple. I know that there is Heavenly help holding you up right now, but I also want you to know that we are here to love and support you too. We in the 9th ward are glad that Ashley is moving back here and we will help you all we can. Love, Renie Williams
Renie Williams
April 11, 2005
I am so sorry Ashley, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Kim Harland (Sudweeks)
April 11, 2005
Supt. Tranter,
My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray that you will be comforted by all the prays that are being said in your behalf.
Joan Shuman
April 11, 2005
Ashley, Our hearts ache for your family's great loss, our prayers will be for your spiritual and temporal strength at this sad time.
Mark & Leah Hall
April 11, 2005
Dear Tranter Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love, Susan and Brian Dalling
Susan Dalling
April 11, 2005
My prayers are with your family at this time. Justin was a terrific person and a dear friend to me.
Andrew Rowell
April 11, 2005
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.
Lori Clark
April 11, 2005
Justin, you were a great friend in High School and I will always remember your undying enthusiasm and great sense of humor.
Matthew Fowler
April 11, 2005
Ashley, Ty and Vandyke Family,
We just wanted to write and tell you that we are thinking of you at this time and that you are in our prayers. If there is anything at all that we can do for you please let us know. We are so excited to hear that you will be adding a precious little baby boy to your family, it will be so neat to have a another little piece of Justin in our lives, he was such a neat person who will truely be missed. We love you.
Love, Judd & Ashlie
Judd and Ashlie Bundy
April 11, 2005
I served my mission with Justin, he is a great man and friend and always will be. We will all miss him greatly. May the Lord bless his wife and family and may they know that we are praying for them.
Jason Rowley
April 11, 2005
My deepest condolences to the family. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Justin and will surely miss him.
Barbara Monson
April 11, 2005
Ashley I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I recently lost my sister and to an extent I know what you are going through. I have known Justin since he was about nine years old. He was an amazing guy. Treasure the memories you have created and remind your children how wonderful their daddy was. Hang in there and stay strong in your religion. It is what will help you through this hard time.
Nicole Thomas
April 11, 2005
My prayers are with you and your family Ashley. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Katie Keiser
April 11, 2005
Ashley, Ty, Lynn & Dana, Brother & Sister Tranter: I just wanted you to know how much I loved Justin. He truly was a gentle giant. He was always so kind to our family and so much fun. Ty, your daddy loves you so much and I know you will be a great comfort to your mom and grandparents. I am so excited that you are going to have a baby brother. Love, Aunt Chris
Chris Bundy
April 11, 2005
Dave & Tranter family,
We were so saddened to hear of Justin's passing, he IS a great and genuine guy. Through Justin I came to know my very good friend Dave. Your family will most definitely be in our hearts and prayers.

Much Love,
Preston & Ledah
Preston Andrew
April 11, 2005
I offer my condolences and prayers to Justin's family.
Mark Richins
April 11, 2005
I send my condolences to the Tranter family.
Belinda Varney
April 11, 2005
I worked with Justin. I offer my condolences and prayers to Justin's family.
Mark Richins
April 11, 2005
Dear Jennifer,
I am so sorry to read about your brother. I lost my 19 year old brother in 1979 and there is just nothing that I can say that makes that hurt go away. I am sure that you loved your brother in so many ways. Memories are so precious now. Your family and the eternal principles of the Gospel are what will sustain you through this difficult time. I hope you will always have wonderful memories of your brother and that they will bless your life until you meet again in the eternities.

Love,

Kay

PS. We miss you at Alta View.
Kay Buttram
April 11, 2005
Dear Richard and Marianne,

Eric and I have heard of Justin's passing from various 8th Ward, Lone Peak Stake members who love you and know we love you. I wish we were there to put our arms around you and share tears with you. I'm thankful to know of your strong testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ - it does take the sting out of my heartache for you. Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and in our prayers. Love to you both until we see you again. Becky
Becky Loveless
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