Cami Jo Harris Crouch, 46, passed away September 6, 2022, at McKay-Dee Hospital. She was born June 3, 1976, in Ogden, Utah to proud parents Leroy Ballard (deceased) and Linda Lee Hess Harris. Cami was the apple of her dad’s eye, and she was equally enamored of him. She has been waiting many years to see him and we know they are thrilled to be reunited. We are fortunate to have added Linda’s current husband, Delmas Anderson, to our family. He has been a source of great support and love for the last 15 years and loved Cami like his own.
Cami was raised in Ogden, Utah where she attended Hillcrest Elementary, Highland Jr High, and Ben Lomond High School; she graduated in 1994. Cami made friends easily, always stuck up for the little guy and is remembered by many as a good listener and staunch friend. She could also tell someone off if they needed it and walk away with a new best friend. This knack for making lifelong friends extended to her coworkers as well. Cami had great gravitational pull that was near-impossible to break away from, once you were in her orbit, you were hers for life.
Cami worked mostly in the hospitality industry and enjoyed connecting with people. One of her greatest talents was making a celebration of anything: first day of school, St Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Taco Tuesday. Cami never missed out on a chance to gather those she loved around her. Her all-time favorite holiday was Christmas. We often joked that her living room looked like a bomb went off in Santa’s workshop.
Another of Cami’s many talents was making floral arrangements – she has done flowers for school dances, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, and whatever other occasion called for it. She rarely if ever charged a cent for her time, she just loved doing it.
Cami married Jeremy Martin, her high school beau in 1996, later divorced.
She married Derek Keith November 9, 2001, in Ogden, Utah and with him had two more loves of her life: Marley and Keaten Keith. Cami loved these two with all she had, though her time with them was too short. She and Derek later divorced but remained friends and amiable co-parents.
Cami married Jeremy McIver Crouch, her Forever JC, on July 10, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She treated and loved Jeremy’s two kids, Gabrial and Ariana Crouch as her own. Cami and Jeremy completed their “brood” with the addition of their daughter Harper in 2014. She loved her beautiful chaos.
Cami is survived by her husband, Jeremy; her five children; her mother, Linda; five siblings and their spouses: Angel (Alan) Christensen, Troy (Shawna) Harris, Chris (Michelle) Harris, Bonnie (John) Ruskauff, and Martin (Heather) Harris. She is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces and -nephews, cousins too numerous to count, and aunts and uncles who love her dearly.
Cami was preceded in death by her dad, Ballard; grandparents, Jule Carl and Dorothy Ballard Harris, Don C. and Mozell Garrett Hess; and an infant nephew, Kylor Harris.
Cami is remembered by her older niece and nephews as the fun rebel-aunt who would let them sleep over and watch movies they were not allowed to watch at home. She was always creating, finding ways to have fun, and make fond memories at outdoor concerts, festivals, and holiday gatherings. More recently she enjoyed having the little cousins over for playdates and loved spending time with them.
Cami’s family wishes to thank her doctors, dialysis techs, nurses, caregivers, and everyone else that had a hand in making her treatments as comfortable as possible, throughout her many battles and final fight. Her family is forever grateful to you. She also has an army of friends who have stepped-up in a very big way to help wherever it was needed. You know who you are – thank you.
Cami was taken too damn early. She is loved and will be missed by everyone who had the good fortune to know her; the rest of you will just have to wait.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton
Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Friday, September 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, Ogden, Utah.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Camille's obituary page.