Jason Lynn Stoker
Larkin Sunset Gardens - Sandy
1950 East Dimple Dell Road
Sandy, UT
1978 - 2014
On January 19, 2014 our husband, father, son, brother, uncle and best friend went home to meet his Loving Father. Though sorrowed to lose such a loved one, we are comforted to know that a season of trial and pain is now over, and that loved ones on the other side of the veil have brought him into their warm embrace.
It is often said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity. Jason Stoker was a man who effectively straddled this line with every step he took. Literally born with a black eye, Jason came into life swinging and ready to take on the world. From a very early age, he had an inquisitive mind. Not content to take your word for anything, Jason was constantly investigating anything that caught his interest, whether it be the inner-workings of a washing machine, or the practicality of rappelling out of his second-story bedroom window. With such intense curiosity it probably surprised no one that this maverick would become an engineer. Jason received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Utah. Like his grandfather before him he was proud to have worked at ATK Thiokol as a Rocket Scientist. Until his death he worked for Zodiac Aerospace as a material science engineer. Even more than his work he loved to teach children about science.
Jason was born on December 17, 1978 in Provo, Utah to Ronald Lynn Stoker and Jeanie Maria Krause. After the tragic death of his mother at the age of ten, he reluctantly accepted but eventually found comfort in his new mother Melanie. Jason's outgoing personality drew everyone to him, including girls. While he was pursued by many, eventually Shelly Robbins caught his eye. She has loved him since she was 12 years old. They were married on August 26, 2006. Jason and Shelly are the proud parents of Alahna and William. Jason loved his Alahna-bug like no other. His "Little Man" William was too cute for Jason to discipline. Unbeknownst to Jason, Shelly is expecting their third child. This surprise is something that he had been hoping for.
Jason is preceded in death by his mother, Jeanie Maria Stoker, his brother-in-law, James Fackrell, and his favorite bearded dragon lizard "Big Boy." He is survived by his beloved wife, Shelley Stoker, his daughter Alahna, son William, parents Ron and Melanie Stoker and his siblings, Melissa Hughes (Levi), Nathan Stoker, Ryan Openshaw (Amanda), Michelle Lewis (Cameron), Tyler Openshaw (Laura), Emily Reece (Jared), Brooke Andreason (Matt) and Sean Stoker.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the South Jordan Highland Stake Center, 10227 South 4000 West. A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) in Sandy and from 9:30-10:30a.m. on Thursday morning prior to the services at the church.
Online condolences welcomed at www.larkincares.com.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2014.
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Shelley WE love you! We are here for you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that only through him can all our pain be taken from us. Trust in the Lord. Words can't express what you all mean to us. LOVE YOU!
April Kirk
January 24, 2014
I knew Jason from our brief encounter at work at ATK while he was here as an intern. Jason was a tireless worker and was constantly in the process of solving problems. We had a few discussions about his views and accomplishments, and I encouraged him to make a record of them - which he did. I admired his work and enthusiasm. He will be greatly missed.
Kelly Strong
January 24, 2014
Dear Ron and Melanie, We were so shocked to learn of Jason's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. We always think a child will bury the parents not the other way around. Thank heaven for the gospel and the plan of salvation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and his sweet little family.
Dwight and Trena Porter
January 24, 2014
Ron, This is voice from your distant past on 4800 South in Bountiful. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart grieves for you and your family. My prayers are with you. I too live with the loss of a son. We lost Brad Hatcher to cancer in 2005. If you need to talk please call.
Judy (Hatcher) McKee
January 23, 2014
Ron, Melanie, Shelly, Chris, Debbie and your families, we are so sorrowed to learn of Jason's Death. He was a special friend to us and always gave us a smile and a big hug when we were together. We will always remember the beautiful day he and Shelly were married and the happiness he enjoyed in loving and caring for his family. We love all of you very much and have been richly blessed by each of your families for many years. We know that you understand God's plan and will be comforted by your faith in the Atonement and the life you will have as families when you see Jason again. We know that your faith will guide and support you through the sorrow and pain you are experiencing, and will heal your hearts and souls. We pray that you will have peace and strength to face the challenges ahead.
Chris & Jacque Feinauer
January 23, 2014
Shelly - Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you... Del & Jennifer Keffer
January 23, 2014
Ron and Melanie, I am so very saddened to see that you too must go through this. All we can do at this point is to focus on and enjoy the positive attributes that our children have given to us. My most sincere condolences to your entire family.
John Class
January 22, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and our family.
Much love,
Wendell & Donna Evans
January 22, 2014
Shelly and family, I did not know Jason very well but I certainly could feel your deep love for him and your determination to never give up. He is in a peaceful place now and can give up the battle - he will be with you and the kids, watching over you and especially the new arrival. God will lead you through this unbarable pain you must feel. Sincerely Barbara
Barbara Walton
January 22, 2014
Shelley, I am so sorry for you at this time. I only pray that the comforter will help get you through. I remember when James and Jason came to the institute to work on our sprinklers. They had been plugged for two years and our landscaper said they could not be fixed. Jason had all the sprinklers fixed in all the terraces in about two hours. He had a big grin on his face and said I thought they could not be fixed. I love Jason and the love he had for everyone. I know he is surrounded by his loved ones. We love you Shelley and family. Bryan and Nancy Stoker
Bryan Stoker
January 22, 2014
My heart is broken in to tiny peices. I am so sorry I can not be there. I love you all and Jason's light and spirit will be missed. Shelly, you are a strong, brave woman. I love you with all of my heart. I will get with you when I get home. To our crew... We need to remember all the fun, exciting times we all had. Live this life to the fullest, this disease does not discriminate. I love you all. Amy
Amy Lowry/Mehr
January 22, 2014

I express my condolences on the loss of Jason. I got to know Jason at the Married Student 9th ward when I was a Bishop. I enjoyed getting to know Jason and my discussions with him. Of course, I remember you, Alahna and Will (I recall that Will was a little bit of a live wire in Sacrament Meeting). I wish you, Alahna, Will and your next child the best.

Tom Christensen
January 22, 2014
Shelly Bird,I am saddened for your loss.You are one of my special angels.Jason and Clark are watching over you and the children.I love you... love you always...Angi Baldwin
angi baldwin
January 22, 2014
May your family find peace during this time of sorrow. You are in God's care.
Tammy Rehart
January 21, 2014
Ron and Melanie, we send our deepest condolences to you. We pray that you will be comforted.
Marv and Jan La Bard
January 21, 2014
To Shelly, Ron, Melanie, Sean, and the rest of the family. It is with sad hearts that we read of Jason's passing. What sorrow we feel for the ones that are left here to carry on. We never knew Jason, but knowing Ron and Melanie, we know that he was a good husband and father. He is with his Mom right now preparing that little soul for its entrance into this world. Know that you all will be together again! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Lyle, Barbara, Walter, Abra and Trevor
Abra Smith
January 21, 2014
Jason I love you I always have. You touched my heart the first time you walked in
to our home. You were kris' best friend and he has
always talked about you.
I can still hear you walk in the back door hi mom im so hungry. You filled our home with laughter and your smile will be always seen in your
children. You always had amazing idea's and plans and we knew what ever you set out to do it would be accomplished. I know you are in your moms arms. You have the most beautiful family, they will be in our prayers. We will always miss you.
Nancy Casias
January 21, 2014
As you know, Stoker family, Jason was a tender soul and his bright personality was a manifestation of God's love for him. We love your family and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Wayne & Lee Ann Freestone
January 21, 2014
Words can't express how saddened I am to hear of this loss.
Katie Lewis Schulthess
January 21, 2014
Additional details not in obituary.

Internment will be at
Valley View Memorial Park
4335 W. 4109 S.

Donations to the Jason Stoker Family Fund can be made at any Wells Fargo branch.

Thank you everyone for your kind words!
Emily Reece
January 21, 2014
Shine on, you crazy diamond
Trevor Marshall
January 21, 2014
A beautiful tribute for a beautiful man. Jason always greeted us with a smile and a hug. I will always remember his deep voice reading the Christmas story as Ray sang "o Holy Night" ( as Debbie Robbins played piano). He practiced long and hard and told me he wanted to do it perfect because it is "the best story ever written". He loved life, family, friends and our Father in Heaven... In true Jason unique way. I am ever grateful for each encounter I had with Jason- from doing his and Shelley's wedding flowers to just watching him interact with his kids. Prayers for your peace, comfort and faith.
Mary Catherine Stock
January 21, 2014
Ron, Melanie, Sean and family; so sorry for your loss. I pray for the comfort of the Lord to surround you all.
Leron Putnam
January 21, 2014
I knew Jason since he was a young boy and watched him grow. I always liked Jason. He really had a good heart and now he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Now he is in the hands of his loving Father in Heaven. Thank goodness for the gospel perspective of the Savior's life and mission and the comfort of the Holy Ghost. The infinite Atonement can reach all and heal the wounds of the soul. Our hope and prayer is that there may be peace and comfort given to the Stoker and Robbins families.
Paul Ayrton
January 21, 2014
Jeremy Haskell
January 21, 2014
I always loved talking with you about "face-to-face" concerts and music. It's hard to believe you're gone. Rest in peace man. I know you will be missed.
Jeremy Haskell
January 21, 2014
Our hearts go out to the entire family in your unexpected your wonderful son, husband, father and son-in-law. Our deepest sympathies and pray for you all.
Jonathan Bradshaw
January 21, 2014
Out hearts ache for the loss of this wonderful man. We have so many wonderful memories of him. One in particular was when John's mother Jane needed some help with her plumbing. I guess a backed up garbage disposal is the worst call a plumber can get. Jason happily dropped everything to run over to her house fix it quickly, and he even went through every sink in the house to make sure it was draining properly. Jason didn't do things half way. What a service to her! What a sweet and kind and loving thing to do. We will miss him. Shelley, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace for your families. I am sure Jason is loving and preparing you new addition for a wonderful life here on earth. It is such a shame they could not share theirs together. Hugs and love!
John and Kristan Davies
January 21, 2014
I am so sorry to hear this. Shelly, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your kids.

Love Jason and Mika Fiack
Jason Fiack
January 21, 2014
Stoker family ,Shelley ,Chris ,and Debbie. No words can express our sorrow for your loss !Shelley I hope you know that Jason is up in heaven right now loving that new sweet spirit. May you all find great comfort in knowing that . We love you , and keep you in our prayers .
Rod and Gaby Lowry

Gaby Lowry
January 21, 2014
For the short time that we worked together, you was a great teacher and your passion in what you did was contagious and made a lot of us at Zodiac that wanted to learn more about the materials we was working with!! Thank you for being a good friend and a good listener without judgement.. Thank you for sharing your funny stories!! You will be missed dearly and work won't be the same without you, you made it fun and interesting every day!!
Christine Nunez
January 21, 2014
Jason it was a pleasure working with you at Maxtec. We always had great conversations. I love that you love coffee as much as I do. RIP my friend. You may be gone but never forgotten.
Lori Lloyd
January 21, 2014
This has to be the most well written tribute I have EVER read. I didn't know Jason, but his parents are two of my heros. Faith like no other! My condolences to ALL the family for your loss.
Corina Putvin
January 20, 2014
yvonne whiting
January 20, 2014
Our hearts and eyes are so full today. Words cannot express our emotions and love for Jason, Shelly and both of their families. Our hearts hurts but is full of hope and happiness for a bright future for Jason and Shelly and their sweet children. You are both so special to us. You always will be. Sincerely, your friends, neighbors, church leaders and admirers. Tom Mary Wenner
mary wenner
January 20, 2014
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