1986 ~ 2013
William Oomrigar, age 27 passed away July 20, 2013 surrounded
by some of his dear family and friends. He was born on Jan
31st, 1986 in Atlanta Georgia to Jana Hansen Oomrigar and
Jonathan Z Oomrigar, and was the second of five children.
He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Later Day Saints dedicating his life to God, family, and
country. Jal also earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a teenager.
Jal was, and forever will be, a beloved and cherished son,
brother, grandson, nephew, Father and friend to many.
He was a loving father to his family. His contagious big
smile and cheerful countenance was a joy to all that knew
him. He had a huge, generous heart, and would jump on any
occasion he could to help others. His kindness and generosity
could be overwhelming at times!
One of his military leaders said that Jal was a hard worker
and never complained regardless of the difficulty of the
task ahead of him. Jal was a combat veteran who had served
in Iraq. He enjoyed the life of a soldier, and was very
dedicated to his chosen military profession.
We all remember Jal as being a dedicated, stubborn, happy
and genuine person. He was one who would do anything for
the people he loved, and quick to help everyone around him.
He would want to be celebrated and remembered with fondness
in our hearts. He gave the best hugs and advice one could
offer, sometimes with a deep wisdom beyond his years.
A goal he had through out his life was to inspire people
and bring joy to others. He achieved this many times for
each and every one of us. Jal was never the one who lived
life quietly. He loved to be active, pushing himself to
new goals and new heights frequently. Striving to be involved
in education either in academics or in the scriptures. He
had a thirst for all knowledge and was never limited in
his imagination, usually thinking "outside the box".
One of the last pieces of knowledge he wrote in his journal
was: "Love overcomes and wins."
He truly applied this to his daily life, centering his
life around living with love in his heart always. He was
not perfect, but he knew as he studied the scriptures and
found Christ he could become the man he wanted to be. Having
a knowledge beyond his years, he would bless the lives of
others with words of encouragement and love.
Jal is survived by: his wife Ashlee (Curtis), Daughter
Lillian, sons Ethan and Gideon, Mother Jana (Hansen) Oomrigar,
Father Jonathan Oomrigar and Step-Mother Donna, brother
Zachariah Oomrigar, sisters Elozia (Rogers) Dustin, Jasmin
Oomrigar, Jenny Oomrigar, Grandmother Roma Hansen, grandmother
Barbara Oomrigar, and many extended family and friends.
All of whom he held so dear to him. Though he may be gone,
he had such an impact on all of us, we will never forget
him. Jal will be deeply missed by those who knew him. In
this troubling time we can lean on our beliefs of eternal
life through our Savior Jesus Christ, and remember that
we will see him again, looking forward to that day when
we can each join him in paradise.
The family would like to thank the First Responders, EMTs,
UVMC Trauma Team, Doctors & Surgeons who did everything
they possibly could to save Jal's life. It has been healing
to hear of their stories, the small miracles and tender
mercies surrounding such tragedy. The family would also
like to express gratitude for the outpouring of love and
prayers from both friends and strangers at this difficult
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013
at 11:00 am in the Lakeview LDS Stake Center Chapel located
at 400 West 1800 South, Orem, Utah. Family and friends may
call Friday morning from 9:30- 10:30 am prior to services
at the church. Interment will be held in the Utah Veterans
Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah.