Many in the snowmobile industry may have heard by now but in case you haven't, Nathan Blaylock was seriously injured in a vehicle accident a week ago and died a couple of days later from those injuries.
Blaylock, who worked in marketing and promotions at Klim, was a huge asset to more than just Klim, but the entire snowmobile industry. Anyone who follows SnoWest Magazine has seen his photos in our pages. He was a great friend and will definitely be missed.
Blaylock leaves behind a wife and four little children. A memorial fund has been set up for Blaylock at http://www.nateblaylock.com/. Also, those who are near a Zion's Bank can just walk in and say they want to donate to the Nathan Lee Blaylock Memorial Fund.
Klim's Scott Tomlinson has shared photos he's taken of Blaylock over the last three years. They are here: http://scottrtomlinson.zenfolio.com/p265728242
The Idaho Falls Post Register obituary:
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.
Condolences may be sent to the family online atwww.woodfuneralhome.com.