|Birth: ||May 20, 1995|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2011|
Traer Russell Eastman was born on a beautiful Spring day on May 20, 1995 to David and Joni Eastman in Cedar City, Utah. He was the 5th of 9 children to be welcomed into this life. He grew up around all his family, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. He was loved and adored every day of his life. He loved climbing the hills and scrambling the rocks of Southern Utah. He loved rivers, lakes, deserts and everything adventurous. He could always be found high in a tree or atop some great obstacle. He spent most of his childhood pretending he was a warrior or hero of some type, and considered joining the military as he got older. He loved all things courageous and brave. He loved games of strategy, endurance, and strength. His favorite things to do were to wrestle with his brothers and tease his sisters. He loved spending his time with his friends, all of whom were such good friends to him. He loved school and never wanted to miss a day of it. His favorite subject was drafting, which became a main hobby of his. He loved anything to do with laughter and fun.
Traer played the trombone in his high school's band and was learning the guitar. He loved music and beauty. He was on the Canyon View High School's swim, water polo, and cross-country teams. He loved performing improvisational comedy with his friends and teacher of the Makedo club. He had a great, witty, and intelligent sense of humor. He loved to hang out with his family in the evenings and to go adventuring with them on the weekends.
He was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where he served as a priest in his quorum. He was surrounded by wonderful teachers and leaders since his youth who always took such interest in him. He had wonderful scout leaders which led him in many civic and personal service projects. He was soon to achieve his Life ranking in scouts. He loved snowboarding with his brothers and carrying around his little sisters on his back. He was a tall, strong, and handsome soft-spoken boy. He is so special and beloved of his father and mother, who told him everyday that they love him. He surrounded himself with music, love, laughter, and much happy noise. He carried his emotions deeply and loved equally deeply. He was very loyal and sensitive to the hardships of others. He read often, and worked hard. He has always been such a profound influence in his family's life. He will be sorely, terribly missed. He will be deeply loved for all eternity by his family, friends, and teachers.
Traer is survived by his parents: David and Joni Leavitt Eastman; his grandfather, Paul Eastman (and his wife, Illa Smith Eastman) of Provo, Utah; his grandmother, Mary Lynn Leavitt of St. George, Utah; his great-grandmother, Bessie Sutherland Eastman of Provo, Utah; his siblings TaeLynn Eastman Johnson (and her husband, Chase, and son, Beckham), Jarin Eastman, Dylan Eastman (currently serving in the Ventura, California LDS mission), Demiree' Eastman, Dantley Eastman, Cayden Eastman, Cambria Eastman, and Kaelice Eastman. He is the first of the grandchildren from either side of his family to pass. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Tommy Russell Leavitt of St. George, Utah, his grandmother, Ida Marge Eastman of Provo, Utah, his uncle, Jonathan Leavitt and aunt, Brenda Eastman. He has many loved-ones who have passed who are doubtless eager to have received him.
Christmas time was Traer's favorite time of year. He loved the holidays and he will especially be missed this Christmas. He will doubtless be having a most wonderful celebration of the birth of Christ this year, as he is surrounded by all this Heavenly family, his Heavenly Father and Mother, and his Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. We will join with him in our celebrations of Christ's birth here on earth and will continue to rejoice in the Plan of Salvation until that time when we will once again embrace him in our loving arms. Traer would wish all to rejoice in the good tidings of great joy which is the gospel of our Savior, Jesus Christ and of his atoning sacrifice for us. He would wish all to have a Merry and joyful Christmas. Traer, we will miss you and love you forever.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Midvalley Three Peaks Church located at 40 East Midvalley Road in Enoch, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the service on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 11:00-12:34 pm at the Church. Interment will be in the Enoch City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Zion's Bank in Traer's name to help pay for funeral expenses.
Enoch City Cemetery
Created by: Cindy R
Record added: Dec 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82333909