Nathan Daniel Del Porto
On December 11, 2021, at age 26, Nathan Daniel Del Porto of Kaysville Utah died unexpectedly and has reunited with his loving mother, stepmother and grandparents. Nathan was born in Layton, Utah on October 12, 1995, to John Charles Del Porto and Glenda Elaine Moon. He was raised in the Layton and Kaysville area where he met his best friend Jessie McClellan who he married on November 19th, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother Glenda Elaine Moon for whom he will always be known as “Blondie Boy,” Also preceded by his stepmother of 12 years Carla Anne Lyon and four grandparents — Dan Del Porto, Rose Emma Bachman Del Porto, Glen Earl Moon, and Margie Joan Thompson Lyon. He was survived by his wife Jessie, father John Charles Del Porto (Christine Golightly), and his grandmother Barbara Jean Deathrage Moon. Also surviving are his loving siblings, Heather Rose Del Porto (Jacob Dutson), Sara Beth Del Porto (Stephen Stephenson), Russell John Del Porto (Ashley Allen), Paige Anne Del Porto, Nicholas Lyon Del Porto, and four nieces and nephews Emma Rose, John Jacob, Heidi Beth, and Thomas James Dutson. Nathan also survived by his step siblings Natalie Harrison, Chelsea Chidester Harrison, Jordan Harrison, Emily Harrison, Spencer Harrison, Sylvia Harrison and Christian Harrison.
Nathan was a kind man, who liked to make people smile. He always had a funny joke in his back pocket to use when he talked with friends, family, or co-workers. He often would laugh and smile and say something witty just to hear other people chuckle. Making others happy with generosity was one of his favorite things. He loved to give the people he adored gifts. He was an amazing and genuine person to call a friend or family member.
Nathan worked as a Frontrunner Operator for UTA, operating the train as he had always dreamed to. He was a hard worker, and he really loved his job. Nathan was very passionate about trains and steam engines and would travel just to go see certain ones. His favorite steam engine was the 844 or the “Big Boy”. He was also very interested in history and World War II, and would often spout out random facts about tanks, airplanes or other historical events.
Memories from his siblings are as follows:
Heather - Nathan loves Lego’s, the Beatles, animals (but not spiders and wasps) giving the perfect gift to those he loves, teasing and playing with his nieces and nephews, playing all kinds of games, and sharing his birthday with his big sister. He is kind and generous and caring.
Sara - Nathan Daniel was the best brother in the whole world. No one gave a hug like Nathan could. No one could ease burdens in the way Nathan could. No one ever made others laugh like Nathan could. There was one Nathan, and he was a blessing to anyone that knew him.
His mother named him Nathan, one meaning "he has given". Nathan has been a true given gift in all our lives, and we will miss him.
Russell - 5-year-old Mom asked Russell, "What should we name your new baby brother?" Russell, "Thomas the Tank Engine." Seemed like a perfectly great name but then we ended up with Nathan Daniel. At first it seemed to be the worst thing having Nathan come be the family's new baby and center of attention. Even after much teasing and being a mean older sibling Nathan was a very close and dear brother, a friend. Always ready to help or quick with a joke. He'll always have a place in our hearts.
Paige - I remember when Nathan and I played a lot of video games when we were young. He used to tease me and say funny jokes. When I got older, Nathan and Jessie let me tag along in the car when we played Pokemon Go. Even though he didn’t show it a lot, I know deep down he loved and cared about me.
Nicholas - I’ve always been following Nathan around when I was younger. I would always pester him, but I looked up to him.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main St. Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary.
Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.