January 7, 1968 - June 26, 2013
William Daniel Skousen made his grand entrance into this world on January 7, 1968. We imagine his entrance into the next life was equally as grand when he arrived there June 26, 2013. In this life, Dan was blessed with five brothers and two sisters and a loving mom and dad. Together they had many adventures and it was with his siblings that Dan honed his comedic, musical, and theatrical skills. Dan had a great love for life and learning. His interests are so varied that it would be impossible to list them all. His favorite topics included Shakespeare, astronomy, art, film, technology, music, and the Gospel. Not only did he love acquiring knowledge, he also loved sharing his knowledge. He was a powerful and patient teacher. He passed on this love of knowledge to his four children, whom he had with his beautiful and loving wife, Michelle. He met Michelle in high school, but it wasn’t until after completing his LDS mission to Johannesburg, South Africa, that their fond feelings for each other developed into a deep and wondrous love. They were married November 16, 1989, in the Jordan River Temple. Over the course of the next seven years, Dan and Michelle welcomed four souls into this life: Alex, Bekah, Mandie, and Nathaniel. Their home was a blessed one, always full of love and laughter. The Spirit was ever present in their lives. His children were truly the crown jewels of his life. He was a friend to everyone he met, and exhibited Christ-like charity in all of his dealings with others. He was slow to anger and quick to laugh. When he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1997, he fought valiantly—with faith, humor, and tenacity. When he was finally declared cancer free, he and his family rejoiced. His family will be forever grateful for the sixteen years that he was alive after this experience. When he was diagnosed with a brain tumor again in 2011, he fought equally as valiantly. For reasons unknown to us on this earth, this second experience ended differently. We have faith that though now we “see through a glass, darkly” (1 Cor 13:12) and cannot understand why this has happened, our family looks forward to seeing our husband, father, son, and brother once more. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 3 at 12:00 pm at the Herriman West Stake Center, 13768 South 6400 West Herriman, Utah. Family and friends may call at the church on Tuesday,July 2 from 7-8 p.m. and on Wedneday, July 3 from 10 to 11:30 am prior to the service. Flowers can be sent to the Herriman Stake Center Tuesday evening.
William Daniel Skousen made his grand entrance into this world on January 7, 1968. We imagine his entrance into the next life was equally as grand when he arrived there June 26, 2013. In this life, Dan was blessed with five brothers and two... View Obituary & Service Information
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