Kent Boley returned to his heavenly home after a valiant
14-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Todd was born on
September 17, 1969 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the oldest of five
children born to Kent and Ann Boley. After some time living
in Hawaii, Minnesota, and California his family settled
in American Fork, Utah where he was raised. His parents
instilled in him the value of both hard work and having
fun: his hard work ethic served him well in many pursuits
throughout his life, and he grew up enjoying family vacations
to Lake Powell and family reunions. In his youth he excelled
in basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling, skiing, water
polo, rock climbing and other athletic pursuits.
After graduating from American Fork High School in 1988
Todd served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints from 1989-1990 to Anchorage, Alaska. Todd
joined the Army National Guard while still in high school,
specializing as a generator engineer. He was called up to
active duty, soon after returning home from his mission,
to serve during Desert Storm in 1991. He was stationed in
Germany throughout the duration of the war. Todd loved his
country and continued to serve in the National Guard for
another several years.
Todd studied computer science at Utah Valley University
and worked principally for Symantec. While at college he
met and fell in love with Tamsen Ballard. They were married
in the Portland LDS Temple on July 21, 1995. Todd’s
most cherished role in life was that of husband and father.
He was loving and devoted to his family and brought so much
joy to their lives. He loved spending time with his children.
Todd coached his kids’ soccer teams, attended their
sporting and musical events, built snow forts with them,
and took them on hikes and bike rides and camping trips.
He adored playing with his kids and making up magical stories
for them. Todd had a great love for music, participating
in many church choirs, but was well known and loved by his
kids for the many songs he made up for them.
Todd had a way of making every person who met him feel
loved and valued. His engaging, personable, happy attitude
was his hallmark. Todd’s love for his Heavenly Father
and his Savior, Jesus Christ, was apparent in all he did.
His strong testimony was exemplified as he served with dedication
and faith in many church callings, including temple worker,
ward clerk, in Elder’s Quorum and Sunday School Presidencies,
and as a teacher. He was devoted to teaching the gospel
of Jesus Christ to his family and sharing the joy of the
gospel with others. Todd lived a full life in his short
48 years, and his legacy is one of faith, optimism, love
and enduring well.
Todd is preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Diana Boley,
and his nephew, Christian Call. He is survived by his wife,
Tamsen, and his beloved children, Braeden, Ethan, and Maura.
He is also survived by his parents, Kent and Ann Boley,
siblings Ryan, Bryce (Veronica), Glen (Chalalai), and Melinda
(Mike) Summers; parents-in-law Russ and Suzanne Ballard,
brothers-in-law Kevin (Jana) Ballard and Ryan (Sara) Petterson,
sisters-in-law Emily (Patrick) Mooney, and Megan (Nick)
Call, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December
22, 2017 at the Cedar Hills West LDS Stake Center Chapel,
4580 West Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. Family and
friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the services
at the church. Interment will be at the Highland City Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.warenski.com
The family wishes to thank the loving staff at Heritage
Care Center and Bristol Hospice. In lieu of flowers, consider
donating to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.