WATCH FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BART GRASER - Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM.
Bart LeRoy Graser “Skeeter” passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. He suffered a heart attack while hiking with his son Braden and a group of boys from church. Bart was born on May 14, 1963 in Ogden, UT to Kenneth Graser and Opal Lydia Rogerson. He is survived by his wife Susan Vincent Graser, his two children Kelsey Jenny and Braden John Graser, his two sisters Jeanette O’Brien and Susan Kostoff (Jim), as well as many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews who all loved and adored Skeeter.
Skeeter grew up in the Ogden/Willard area of northern Utah with his siblings Mitchell (Mike), Jeanette, Reid, and Susan. He got his nickname because as a young boy he was active and moved from one activity to another like a water skeeter. This is a trait that he kept throughout his entire life. He grew up on a ranch where he learned the value of hard work. He received the North Ogden Kiwanis Club Hope of America Award honoring his ethics and leadership. Skeeter was very active in the scouting program and earned his Eagle Scout award. He spent a lot of his free time playing basketball with the church team and with his friends. His father owned racehorses and Skeeter and his sister Sue often traveled the racing circuit to help prepare and take care of the horses.
Bart served as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Japan Tokyo North Mission from 1983 to 1984. He loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and served faithfully in many positions, but he most loved serving with the Young Men. He had a strong testimony of the gospel and was a great example to the youth. Our knowledge of the gospel brings us peace and comfort in that we know where Bart is and that we will see him again.
Bart attended Weber State University where he received a full scholarship as a cheerleader. He always told the football players, who gave him grief about being a cheerleader, that he got the same scholarship they did but was able to stand on the sidelines catching the pretty cheerleaders while they got beat up in the game! He also was a member of the LDS Institute Folk Dance Team that traveled internationally. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy in 1987 after completing a joint program. Bart went on to become a CPA and has worked for various companies in California and Utah. His last position was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Cascades Health.
Bart married Susan Diana Vincent on December 21, 2005. Together they adopted two beautiful children, Kelsey and Braden, who Bart loved dearly. They lived in Cedar Hills, UT before moving to Pleasant Grove in 2020. Bart was a person who enjoyed many activities including attending BYU sporting events, going to the theater, snow skiing, boating, scuba diving, playing coed softball with Sue, and spoiling his family. He loved to travel with his family; two of his favorite places being Hawaii in the summer and Steamboat Springs in the winter.
Bart had a gift for loving others and his personality was contagious. He could start a conversation with anyone which could easily lead to becoming friends for a lifetime. He was loved by so many people and will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM at the Orchard Ward Chapel, 828 South Locust Avenue, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062. There will be a viewing prior to the services from 9:00 to 10:15 AM. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery following the services.
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