Jason Neil Sampson a devoted, kind, loving husband, father, son, brother, friend, and battle buddy, passed away on December 14, 2023, after fighting a courageous and valiant battle that came along with being a combat veteran.
Born on May 31, 1978, in Provo Utah, to Doug and Wendy Sampson, Jason was a beacon of warmth and compassion from the very beginning. His early years were marked by an unwavering spirit, a mischievous sense of humor, and a compassionate heart that endeared him to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Because of the example of his loving parents, he grew into a man whose kindness and generosity left a legacy of service, devotion, hard work, and unconditional love.
The first time Jason met his beautiful wife Ann was on a blind date on April 1, 2004, set up by his match making aunt, Amy. Jason was so nervous that day that not only did his sister Robyn have to help him get ready and make sure he wore the right clothes and looked extremely
handsome, but his uncle Scott had to physically put him in the car. After Jason found the courage to get out of his red mustang, he made the best first impression on his future father-in-law when he showed up on Ann’s doorstep with a dozen yellow roses. It was that day her dad
decided this guy was a keeper.
Jason and Ann had a whirlwind romance, they fell in love and spent as much time together as they could. With the permission and invitation of Ann’s dad, Jason often slept over on the living room floor upstairs in his military sleeping bag that he always kept in his car, while Ann slept in
her room downstairs with the door locked per her dad’s rules and instructions. They loved spending every moment together possible and three and a half short months later Jason and Ann were sealed for time and all eternity on July 10, 2004, in the Mount Timpanogos Temple in
American Fork Utah, surrounded by so many of their family and friends. Their bond was a testament to the enduring power of love, and their unwavering support and unconditional love for each other was a source of strength for their family. Jason’s commitment to his marriage
was inspiring, a shining example of the beauty that can be found in a life shared with a true soulmate.
Jason had a great love for God and Country, which lead him to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Marseille France mission after which he joined the Utah National Guard in November of 2002. He deployed to Iraq in May of 2007, five short
months before his oldest daughter Kambrie was born. Jason was not able to be there in person due to his deployment but had been given permission to stay on base for 72 hours so he could visit with Ann and “be there” for the birth of their daughter via webcam. He returned in April of 2008. He served honorably and valiantly for fourteen and a half years. His Battle Buddies have told us what a great leader he was, how kind he was and how much they truly loved Jason (or as they called him Sampson). Jason’s love for his country has certainly made a big impact on our families lives and the lives of others. He was proud to be a soldier in the Utah National Guard and truly embodied the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and courage.
He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held many callings in church. He would help wherever he could and serve everyone to the best of his ability. He cared for those around him and would give the shirt off his back for anyone. As long
as he didn’t have to give a talk in church, he was up for anything.
As a daddy, Jason was the epitome of dedication and love. His girls, Kambrie, Sienna, Brielynn, Mailee, and Kinsley were the light of his life, and he embraced the role of daddy with unmatched enthusiasm. Whether attending school events, cheering from the sidelines at soccer
games and wrestling matches, volunteering as a Watch Dog at their school or offering words of wisdom, Jason’s presence was a constant source of comfort and encouragement for his children.
Jason loved spending time with his girls. Many times, Kambrie would help him when his car needed to be fixed, she would be the one holding the flashlight, or handing him a tool while he was laying on the ground under the car or just needed an extra pair of hands to reach where his
couldn’t. Once she was old enough, he patiently taught her how to mow the lawn the correct way. They loved hanging out in his bedroom and playing Halo on the Xbox, Kambrie even got good enough at one point that she even beat him!
Sienna loved helping him prepare the ground for our above ground pool that lasted a whole summer thanks to a strong wind that sent it soaring after we emptied it. She loved going to the shooting range with her daddy for her tenth birthday. She loved helping him put the trampoline
up each summer. She loved going to get ice cream with daddy after they got their allergy shots.
Brielynn loved helping daddy paint the house and put together the loft bed in her big sister’s room. She loved snuggling with daddy and watching the Mandalorian. She loved helping him fix little things around the house.
Kinsley loved snuggling her daddy and watching whatever YouTube video or reel he was watching at the time. She loved being taken to pre-school on his one-wheel and going for treats at Maverik afterwards. She also loved helping daddy fix the toilet in the girls’ bathroom and
insisted on being the one to tighten the bolts.
His girls loved daddy’s big bear hugs, father’s blessings, snuggling and watching movies, their constant Maverik runs for goodies and drinks, his unconditional love, especially when giving advice and listening to their hopes, dreams and even fears. They loved it when he would read
his childhood storybooks to them and when he would read How to Trian Your Dragon. He shared his love of reading and knowledge with them every chance he could. He really was the best daddy.
Jason truly touched the life of so many people. His kind heart, work ethic, devotion, loyalty, and ability to love unconditionally will live on in the legacy he has left behind. We love you Jason, you will be missed. But we know that you are with us always in spirit and embedded into our
souls for time and all eternity. We know you are at peace and that you are no longer in pain and are now free to be the happy valiant man we all knew and loved while here with us.
Jason is survived by his loving wife Ann and his daughters Kambrie age 16, Sienna age 11, Brielynn age 8, and Kinsley age 5. He is also survived by his parents, Doug and Wendy Sampson and siblings, Adam (Amanda), Chris (Joyelle), Robyn (Mike), Donald (Faith), Lesley (Joe). Further he is survived by his grandma Pamela Cole and his grandpa Basil Sampson, his mother-in-law, Rosalie Millard as well as many nieces, nephews, cousin’s aunts, and uncles. Jason was preceded in death by his fourth daughter Mailee Catherine Sampson on June 5, 2017, his
father-in-law Roy Millard, his grandpa Donald Cole, and his grandma Glenna Sampson.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday December 29, 2023, at the Clinton North Stake Center, 1448 W 1800 N Clinton, Utah. Friends may visit with family on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N Fairfield Road, Layton, and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center.
Interment, Clinton City Cemetery.
Services will be live streamed and available for viewing via zoom, link will be provided below.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the GoFundMe that has been set up in Jason’s memory that will help his family navigate their new normal in this tragic time.