In Memory

Steve Spere

Steve Spere

Obiturary Notice 

Beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, Steven Richard Spere, age 43, died  on Sept. 9, 1998 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on November 19, 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah to William Irving Spere and Jean Young Dorton Spere. Married Kimberlee Dall November 10, 1983 in Salt Lake City. Marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.He was a World Class Skier and National Gelande Champion. He played Volley Ball at BYU where he was selected All-American.

Steve was an active member of the LDS Church. He served in many callings including two Bishoprics, Elders Quorum President and Young Mens President.

Survived by his wife, Kimberlee, Salt Lake City; children, Madison, age 9; Connor, age 7; Savannah, age 4; and Delainee, age 18 months; parents, Salt Lake City; brother, Bill (Tricia) Spere, Bountiful; and sister, Connie (Larry) Brown, Salt Lake City.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 1998 in the Valley View Stake Center, 2245 East 3900 South. Friends and family may call on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive and on Saturday at the Stake Center from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the members of the Valley View 5th Ward and their wonderful neighbors for their love and support.


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23/05/13 10:16 PM #1    

Bill Brough

I knew Steve since we were in kindergarten, and lived in the same ward until we graduated. As the years went on, he would come in and out of my life, but was always a very friendly and non-judgmental person. And a phenomenal athlete! I remember that Steve made the volleyball team at Churchill when he was in the 7th grade, which was basically unheard of. No surprise he wound up All-American at BYU. Great skier, too. I always expected him to make the U.S. Ski Team...he was just at another level.

Whenever I ran into him after high school he was always interested in whatever I was doing, wanted to talk more about me than about him, despite his numerous accomplishments. That impressed me.

When Steve passed I was away on business and remember coming straight from the airport to his funeral. Tons of my old classmates and neighbors were there. We all loved him for the same reason...he was super talented but fundamentally just a decent guy. I can't say enough nice things about him.

03/06/13 11:48 AM #2    

Bruce Goldthorpe

What a great friend.  Steve and I grew up across the street from eachother (elementary through high school).  I know he taught me to water ski and maybe even snow ski.  I remember he once told me that you can't improve in something if you don't go all out.  He said it as he was climbing in the boat just after a spectacular water skiing crash.  I remember the slalom ski spinning like a top 30 feet in the air above him while he skipped across the water like a rock.  You know, I don't remember Steve ever getting hurt.  I guess it took cancer to slow him down.  He always had a smile on his face.  I'm grateful to have known Steve and to have been able to visit him in his home a couple of times during the last year of his life.  It was good to be able to give him a big hug and say good by.

31/07/13 10:59 PM #3    

Cathy Strong (Baich)

I didn't know about Steve's passing.  So sad.  He was a great guy!

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