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Friday, October 13, 2023
6:00 - 10:00pm (Mountain time)
On the bright sunny day of Wednesday, May 29, 1985 Jason was born, at 9:30 AM, in Murray, Utah. He was born to Donna Sanders Kolva and Darrell Deon Deros. Jason was born with bright red hair but it quickly changed to blonde. Jason had the most adorable dimples that showed up at his first smile. He was quick to learn things, was always curious, and quick to smile. He was determined from a young age to do things his way and he still managed to be a joy.
As a child, he showed his mischievous side and loved a good prank. He was always quick witted, charismatic, fun loving and big hearted. Jason was always very smart and showed aptitude in many areas. He enjoyed playing with his friends and many cousins. Jason was always dependable and very funny. He was tender hearted, had a loving spirit, and enjoyed a good laugh.
As he grew into his teens he really reached his daredevil side and loved a challenge. Jason was daring and would take on any challenge with an “I’ll show you attitude.” He loved to skateboard, ride dirt bikes, and play pranks on you. One time, as discipline, his mother took something away from him and so Jason took her piano bench. Mom never did find the bench until Jason decided to give it back.
Jason met the love of his life, Kimberly Marie Kelley, on April 13, 2007. They met while cruising State Street with friends, classic. Their bond formed instantly and was one that no one could break. The two of them together were something special, nothing stopped them from meeting their dreams and accomplishing their goals. They were each other's rock and safe place, allowing them to stay true to themselves while helping each other build and grow - together. They shared many hobbies: music, riding motorcycles, traveling, painting, golfing, riding ATVs, bowling, pool, camping, hiking, and of course Pokémon (to name a few). They were married on August 14, 2015 in Sandy, Utah. He was so handsome and beaming with excitement for the next chapter of life. He was busy the whole day wanting to make sure everything was perfect for their big day, of course he accomplished making it perfect because the wedding was beautiful, intimate, and a day to remember.
Jason was always the most compassionate and giving person, putting others before himself daily. He was amazing at building others up. He had a great intuition that allowed him to know when someone needed to be asked “how are you” or had a need for a shoulder they could lean on. The memory of his contagious laugh, perfect smile that brought out his dimples, sparkling eyes, and presence will be something we will continue to hold onto tightly. Those of us that he loved will remember the moments he touched our lives and made a special impact on us. Those moments and actions will remain his special gift to us all to hold on to forever in our hearts.
Jason was a Master Journeyman Plumber, Realtor, Writer, Musician, jack of many trades, and a closet gamer. He was always staying busy building some work of art or helping others accomplish their goals.
Knowing Jason, you knew he was passionate about music of all kinds. His inner-musician started to show at a young age, often playing the previously referenced piano, with or without the bench, and his interest for guitar was apparent. He was in a few bands with his first being Wasted Time, where he was the guitarist and vocalist. His band 2 Thieves, where he played drums. His last band, Pulse Rhetoric where he played the guitar. He contributed to all of his bands by helping to write songs and lyrics as well. He loved all his bandmates, their time spent together, and the sense of common purpose and community that was shared.
Jason came into this world as a precious gift, he was a gift that gave to others his whole life. Jason’s final gift, and most gracious gift of all, was being able to help give the gift of life through his organ donation.
He is now at peace and will continue to live within us. Jason is survived by: His most precious forever and eternal love, Kimberly Marie Deros and their fur baby, Francis; his mother and father, Donna and Jeff Kolva; his brothers Michael Deros (Miriam) and Zak Kolva; his sisters Katie Webb (Austin) and Tessa Kolva; the Kelley family, accepting him as their own and him knowing he always belonged; his cousins that he considered brothers Dayer Allred and Timm Mackert; and the beloved children he held close to his heart, Camri Palmer, Liam Kelley, Alayla Webb, and Liam Deros.
A celebration of life will be held on October 13, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Pierpont Place (163 Pierpont Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84101).
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jason’s name to NAMI Utah through their online donation resource https://www.namiut.org/donate. Stay kind and caring out there, ask someone how they are and how they are feeling. Just a smile can change someone's day.