Obituaries

Home: Salt Lake City, Utah
Death Date: May 5, 2017
Birthdate: December 27, 1994
Place Of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Service Information: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 6:00 PM
Service Location: Starks Funeral Parlor

Dexter Daniel Holmquist + Enlarge

Our beloved son Dexter passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. We were blessed to have most of our family by his side. 

Dexter was born in Salt Lake City on December 27, 1994. He was a graduate of Kearns-Saint Ann 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 seven 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 celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East Salt Lake City, Utah. Guest are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday May 10th at 12:00 PM at Saint Ann Catholic Church, 450 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, where friends may visit with the family beginning at 11:30 AM.  Dexter will be laid to rest with his family at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please bring to the funeral a children's book to donate or mail books and donations to Kearns-Saint Ann School, 430 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 84115. 

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