It is with sorrow that we send this message regarding the untimely and tragic death of Nathan Blaylock. Nate was a long-time SAWS member and a tremendous advocate for snowmobile access issues. Through his position at KLIM, Nate worked closely with SAWS on several important issues and suggested various ways that KLIM could help promote SAWS. ┬áHe was very passionate about snowmobiling and the industry will miss his activism and spirit.
All of us at the Snowmobile Alliance of Western States send our thoughts and prayers to his wife Holly, their four children, and the rest of his family and huge circle of friends.
Nate will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
RIP my friend!!!
KLIMÔÇÖs Facebook page, NateÔÇÖs obituary and details about his funeral service and memorial fund follows:
Nathan Blylock : True Family
A message from the employees of KLIM.
On Friday August 12th, 2011, the motor sports community suffered a tragic loss with the passing of Nathan Blaylock, KLIMÔÇÖs Snowmobile Promotions, Events and Sponsorship Manager, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.
The entire KLIM family feels itÔÇÖs important to share the news of NateÔÇÖs passing with the industry he was so passionately committed to. We feel honored to have worked with Nate, to have become his friend and to have had such a man of his caliber as a member of our family.
Everyone at KLIM would like to express our sincerest condolences to all of those who had the opportunity to work with and/or meet Nate. As you likely know, Nate was fearless in his dedication. His refusal to conceive a project as impossible, no matter how ambitious, led KLIM to some of its most-rewarding partnerships with both grassroots and global motor sports organizations.
KLIM, numerous land-use conservation, access activist and riding advocacy groups representing all sports and seasons, have all directly benefitted from NateÔÇÖs pure creativity and simple hard work.
But above all business, network and ingenuity, Nate was true family. And his contributions to making our world a better place to live and ride in are immense.
Please keep Nate, his wife Holly and their four children in your thoughts and prayers through this tragic time.
We will try our best to keep everyone up-to-date on services and ways to help as they come about.
-The Employees at KLIM
Nathan Lee Blaylock, 33, of Idaho Falls, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Nate was born Jan. 27, 1978, in Ogden, Utah, to Danny Levi Blaylock and Sharrie Diane Atkinson. He grew up in Washington Terrace, Utah. He graduated from Bonneville High School and attended Weber State University. He was an Eagle Scout. He served a full-time proselyting mission to Tampa, Fla., from 1997 to 1999, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He married Holly Marie Evans on Oct. 26, 2004, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They made their home in Idaho Falls where Nate worked as a marketing-promotions manager at KLIM Company.
Nate was passionate about politics. He loved automobiles, dirt bikes and snowmobiling. He enjoyed photography, camping and spending time outdoors. He was a varsity scout coach. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife and children.
Survivors include his wife, Holly; sons, Parker, Joshua and Ethan; and daughter, Grace. Also surviving are his parents, Danny and Sharrie Blaylock of Washington Terrace; brothers, Jacob (Amy) Blaylock of Rexburg and Christopher Blaylock of Washington Terrace; sisters, Jennifer (Richard) Jones of Roy, Utah, and Malinda (Jason) Pehrson of Logan, Utah; and grandmother, Mary Atkinson of Roy.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Emery Atkinson; and grandparents, Angus and Vilate Blaylock.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Idaho Falls LDS Crestwood Ward, 1925 E. 49th South, with Bishop Sheldon Dance officiating. There will be no visitations. Burial will be in Ammon Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, 963 S. Ammon Rd.
For anyone who is able to donate, a memorial fund has been set up to help Nate’s wife and family with the stuggles that will surely come in his absence. There are two ways you can help:
- A fund has been set up at Zion’s Bank if you are local to Idaho Falls. Just walk in and ask to donate to the Nate Blaylock Memorial Fund.
- You can also visit http://www.nateblaylock.com/ to donate directly to his wife Holly.
KLIM wishes to thank everyone who has expressed sympathy for Nate’s family and to us during this difficult time.