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“I just found out about Dr. Stoker's passing away this morning. I want the family to know how much I appreciated him as a doctor. He had such a...Read More »
1 of 57 | Posted by: Jennifer Wanlass - Syracuse, UT

“I just learned about the tragic news of Dr. Stoker's death today. He has done surgery on several of our children. I just wanted to let you know that...Read More »
2 of 57 | Posted by: Liz Bennett - Syracuse, UT

“I first met Dr. Kelly Stoker in 2002 after my daughter suffered several ear infections. I have always adored Dr. Stoker and when I would make...Read More »
3 of 57 | Posted by: Kris Wachter - Patient's mother

“Kelly, It has been a month since you passed and this has made me realize just how important the family is. I wanted to let you know that I love and...Read More »
4 of 57 | Posted by: Lynette Ferguson - Woods Cross, UT

“My husband I am just learned of Dr. Kelly's passing while at the hospital today. We are so saddened to learn of this. He has been our family...Read More »
5 of 57 | Posted by: Don and Janet Farnsworth - UT

“I am deeply saddened for your loss. Stoker was my sons Ent. We were actually scheduled for surgery the following Tues. He was a great surgeon having...Read More »
6 of 57 | Posted by: Tina Nichols - Farm, UT

“Several years ago, I broke my nose and went to plastic surgeon to have it repaired. My ending result was a failed botched job, difficulty breathing...Read More »
7 of 57 | Posted by: Jace Fullmer - Grand Blanc, MI

“We met Dr. Stoker 7 years ago, when our son... needed some ear surgery. (the first of several) Dr. Stoker was always kind, and understanding. We...Read More »
8 of 57 | Posted by: Huff Family - Centerville, UT

“Dear Kim and all, Mom wrote me and told me of your loss. I was nothing less than shocked as I am certain of many others. I feel it a great...Read More »
9 of 57 | Posted by: Colleen and Tim Iund - AR

“I just learned of the death of Dr. Stoker, who has been our wonderful physician for almost 20 years. He was always so kind, especially when my...Read More »
10 of 57 | Posted by: Sheri Thompson - Bountiful, UT

“Dear Kim and Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this very difficult time. Since I heard the tragic news, you've been in my thoughts...Read More »
11 of 57 | Posted by: Jennifer Hellberg Nazer - UT

“Dear Kim and Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you at this very difficult time. Since I heard the tragic news, you've been in my...Read More »
12 of 57 | Posted by: Jennifer Hellberg Nazer - UT

“Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Kelly. He touched our lives in many ways when we lived and worked with him in the Foxhill ward....Read More »
13 of 57 | Posted by: Martin & Irene Monical - Layton, UT

“Dear Kim and Family, I'm Kelly,s cousin, but in recent years have had more contact with him professionally than with family. I spent a summer on the...Read More »
14 of 57 | Posted by: DAVE & BETSY FOLLAND - Sandy, UT

“To the Stoker Family, We just returned from a Christmas out-of-state and our daughter, Hayley, called to tell us of Kelly's passing. We were so...Read More »
15 of 57 | Posted by: Keith and Trish Tintle - Alpine, UT

“Dear Kim and Family, we were so saddened to learn of the death of Kelly. Seems like our paths have crossed several times over the years. The ward...Read More »
16 of 57 | Posted by: David and Sheri Jenson - UT

“Dear Sister Stoker, I have mourned with you and your family since learning of your husband's death. You won't remember me, but your husband did...Read More »
17 of 57 | Posted by: Marcia Smoot - Farmington, UT

“Want to expend our sympathy to you and your family. Kenneth and Judy Baker were classmates of Kelly's in elementary and High School and had fun...Read More »
18 of 57 | Posted by: Carl & Pat Baker - clearfield, UT

“To our dear friends, How we love your Dad! He has been a wonderful neighbor, doctor, and friend to our family for the 14 years we have lived as...Read More »
19 of 57 | Posted by: Craig Ballard family - UT

“The time I spent as "Elder" Stoker's companion are oft remembered with a smile on my face. His sly sense of Humor and amazing intelegence where a...Read More »
20 of 57 | Posted by: Jerry Billings - Lacey, WA

“Jeff, I have watched you bring joy into the lives of others. Although I didn't know your father well, I believe that I understood his strength and...Read More »
21 of 57 | Posted by: Jennifer Sadler - Bountiful, UT

“Dear Family of Kelly Stoker, I leave my sincere sympathies. May God bless you and comfort you. I was his patient for a very long time. He was an...Read More »
22 of 57 | Posted by: Beverly Pierce - Salt Lake City, UT

“Dr. Stoker has been my Dr. for the past 2 years, and I was so sad to hear that he had passed away. Although I didn't know him well, I could tell he...Read More »
23 of 57 | Posted by: Linda Muir - Bountiful, UT

“Dear Kim and family, I was devastated to hear the news on Friday that Kelly had died. My heart is aching for you and your family and pray that you...Read More »
24 of 57 | Posted by: John and Carolyn Call Family - UT

“We were so sad to read the passing away of such a great doctor. We remember him as a kind man who truly showed concern for his patients. He really...Read More »
25 of 57 | Posted by: Becky Ford - Fruit Heights, UT

“I was a patient of Dr. Stoker's and in 1999,right before the Christmas Holidays, I had a severe ear infection that has caused palsy in the left side...Read More »
26 of 57 | Posted by: Sharon Forbes - Bountiful, UT

“We were so surprised and saddened to hear of Kelly's passing through the e-mail of a friend. My family moved to Clearfield in the 60's and were...Read More »
27 of 57 | Posted by: Bev Garlock - Fairbanks, AK

“Dear Kimberley and Family, We were so sad to hear what happened to your family, specially in this Christmas times. May God be with you in this times...Read More »
28 of 57 | Posted by: LAPORTE Family - SAUTRON

“Words cannot convey how Kelly will be missed. He was great at everything he did, and has such a wonderful family who love him so dearly. As his...Read More »
29 of 57 | Posted by: Robert Stoker Gardner - Lenexa, KS

“Dear Kim and Family, Our hearts were so saddened and touched by the news we received on Christmas morning. Although I have not personally worked...Read More »
30 of 57 | Posted by: Michelle Doherty - UT

“Dear Kim, I learned of the sad news last night, as one of our mutual friends, Baldo Garaycochea, another ENT, notified me from his home in Calgary,...Read More »
31 of 57 | Posted by: Tim Pingree - Centennial, CO

“I didn't have the good fortune of meeting Dr. Stoker, but my family from NSL were patients of his. While spending the Christmas holidays with them...Read More »
32 of 57 | Posted by: Debbie Noel - Lethbridge

“Dear Kim and family, We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Kelly’s passing, and want express our deepest sympathy and sorrow at this...Read More »
33 of 57 | Posted by: Kerry and Pamela Thompson - UT

“We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Stoker. He was our family's ENT and performed surgeries for my children this summer. What a sweet man...Read More »
34 of 57 | Posted by: Waddoups Family - Fruit Heights, UT

“We feel so much respect and love for Kelly and are so saddened at his loss. We have many pleasant memories of him. He was so kind with our son Ray...Read More »
35 of 57 | Posted by: Van and Shauna Butler and Family - UT

“Dear Stoker Family, As a family, our hearts have been so full of concern and love for you. From the moment we were notified of the accident...Read More »
36 of 57 | Posted by: Paulette Bierwolf - centerville, UT

“Dear Stoker Family, I was stunned to see Dr. Kelly's picture on the obituary page today. Please accept my sincere condolences on his unexpected...Read More »
37 of 57 | Posted by: Julia Shochat - Ogden, UT

“Dear Family, I just saw Dr. Stoker three months ago, I can't believe he is died! I'm sorry for his passing away, what a great man and doctor! Dr....Read More »
38 of 57 | Posted by: Julie Ann Debenham - Bountiful, UT

“Mrs. Stoker and Family. It was a great pleasure to know your husband and father. We feel we have lost a very good friend. At least that is how he...Read More »
39 of 57 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Hall and Family - UT

“Dear Family, I am saddened to learn about Kelly's accident. I grew up in the same neighborhood with him. We played together on the farm, spent...Read More »
40 of 57 | Posted by: DeVerl Hoskins - Layton, UT

“Dear Kim & Family: We are so saddened by the passing of your Dear Kelly. He has been our ENT Dr. for nearly 20 years and before that your Father...Read More »
41 of 57 | Posted by: Lynn & Marvene Cook - Monroe, UT

“Kim, I am sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. You and your family are in my prayers God bless you and watch over you during this difficult time Liz...Read More »
42 of 57 | Posted by: Liz Braun - Salt Lake City, UT

“Dear Kim, children, and extended families, We are so saddened by your profound and unexpected loss. Kelly was always so warm, hospitable, and...Read More »
43 of 57 | Posted by: Ken and Cheryl Bourne - TX

“Dearest Kim and extended Stoker Family, What can be said at such a time to aid and comfort the precious family of a dearly loved man. We offer our...Read More »
44 of 57 | Posted by: Mark and Tracy Engebretsen and Family - CA

“When I think about Bishop Stoker, the Scripture that comes to my mind which perhaps best describes him, is 3 Nephi 5:13, "Behold I am a disciple of...Read More »
45 of 57 | Posted by: Tim L. Hansen - North Salt Lake, UT

“We were so sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. We love your family and will keep you in our prayers. We're certain that Kelly is watching over you and...Read More »
46 of 57 | Posted by: Jeff and Kim (Smith) Hansen - UT

“Kim and family, we wish to express our sincerest condolences for your loss of Kelly. We are so grateful to have known him for the short time we did....Read More »
47 of 57 | Posted by: the Beckrest family - UT

“I have such wonderful memories of Dr. Stoker and the laughs we shared at work. He always cared so much for others in his work, his calling as a...Read More »
48 of 57 | Posted by: Stephanie Peart - Syracuse, UT

“My deepest condolences, your family is in my prayers. ”
49 of 57 | Posted by: Yvonne Velez - UT

“I was very sad to hear of Kelly's passing. I only knew him for a short time in Argentina but considered him a friend. I have thought of him many...Read More »
50 of 57 | Posted by: John Leavitt - Mesa, AZ

“So sorry for your lost with Kelly. He was an outstanding person and and example to all. ”
51 of 57 | Posted by: Craig and Ty Beckstrand - UT

“Please accept my condolences. Kelly was a dear collegue and friend. I will greatly miss my association with him. He was a great example to us all,...Read More »
52 of 57 | Posted by: Michael B. Wilcox, MD - UT

“We are so saddened by the loss of Kelly. He is, and will always be an inspiration to us and our children. We will never forget the example he set as...Read More »
53 of 57 | Posted by: Paul & Jodi Hepworth - Rigby, ID

“I wanted to send my condolences to your family. I was saddened to hear about Kelly Stoker's passing. He performed surgery on my neck to remove a...Read More »
54 of 57 | Posted by: Hilary Silberman - Salt Lake City, UT

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband and father. I didn't know him well, but he treated both of my daughters and removed...Read More »
55 of 57 | Posted by: Shannon Hebdon - Centerville, UT

“Dear Kim and children, We were shocked and saddened to see Kelly's obituary in the paper. What a great husband and father he is! When we think of...Read More »
56 of 57 | Posted by: Jana Fowers - Farmington, UT

“I love you Dad! ”
57 of 57 | Posted by: Steven Stoker - NSL, UT


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Kelly Esperson Stoker, beloved son of Lyngby and Carol Esperson Stoker, passed away December 24, 2009 from injuries sustained in an accident while vacationing with his family at Bear Lake. Kelly was born August 5, 1958 in Ogden, Ut. and graduated from Clearfield High School, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah Medical School. He practiced medicine for seventeen years and was a skilled and respected Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon. He married his eternal sweetheart Kimberly Lund in the Salt Lake Temple on May 20, 1982. Kelly had a kind, gentle, and patient personality, and was genuinely loved and respected by everyone who was blessed to know him. Kelly's first and most passionate love was his family, and he spent virtually all of his precious free time in their service. He had a great sense of humor, always ready with quick wit and a joke. He enjoyed traveling, playing games, recalling fun family stories, watching BYU games, roughhousing with his boys, and spending time with his sweetheart, Kim. It never mattered what they did, as long as they were together. Besides spending time with his family, Kelly enjoyed all forms of outdoor recreation, especially fly-fishing. He was the hardest of workers. He enjoyed working on a wide variety of projects around his home. He had a keen mind, and a knack for building and repairing. There were very few things that Kelly couldn't fix or improve. Kelly was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He spent his life in the service of others and held various positions of leadership, including Bishop of the North Salt Lake Foxhill Ward from 2002-2008. He served an honorable LDS mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kelly lived his life in quiet humility, with a deep love for the scriptures. He was continually immersed in the scriptures, had an extensive knowledge of the Gospel, and lived its principles in all he did. Kelly taught his family important lessons of life and faith through his example and was a life-long missionary. He loved to share the Gospel and truly embodied the concept of being a humble follower of Christ. There is no doubt that in his next life, he will join his earthly father in continuing to be a "fisher of men." Kelly is survived by his eternal companion, Kimberly, daughters Michelle Jennings (Judson) and Sarah, sons Steven (Mindy), Matthew, Darin, Jeffrey, Robby, Eric, and by his grandson Rowe Jennings. He is also survived by his mother, Carol, brother, Dee (Jolene), and sisters, Lynette Ferguson and Dixie Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his father, Lyngby, and by his brother, Jerry. Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m., Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at the North Salt Lake Stake Center, 900 E. Eaglepointe Blvd. Friends and family may visit Wednesday evening December 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Thursday December 31st, from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment - Lakeview Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to the Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Every young girl dreams of marrying a man like Kelly. Kim feels blessed to have had 27 wonderful years on earth with him, and looks forward to their eternal relationship in their life to come. Dad, we love you, and already miss your presence in our lives. We know you continue to watch over us, and the gift we offer to you this Christmas is to live our lives by your example, in the hope that we will live with you again.

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