Oliver Andrés Valenzuela
August 1, 1974 ~ December 5, 2021
Oliver Andrés Valenzuela, 47, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021 surrounded by family at Davis Hospital in Layton, Utah.
He was born August 1, 1974 in Santiago, Chile, the first born son of Juan Andrés Valenzuela and Ana Mora. His mother recalls that Oliver was a very lively and intelligent child. He learned to read at just four years old. He was very curious and liked to take apart watches and other things to see how they worked. He liked riding “bicycross” (BMX bikes) and would often escape to go find places he could practice. He attended Chilean Eagles College for high school, and had many friends that he continued to cherish throughout his life. He was a talented artist, and loved to draw from a young age. He was able to use these talents to become a graphic designer, attending ITESA, an art institute in Chile, before serving an LDS mission in Argentina, Bahia Blanca. He immigrated to the United States in February of 1996, and at the time of his death, was in the process of obtaining citizenship in this country he loved.
On March 10, 2001, Oliver married Dannika Leigh Hammons in American Fork, Utah. Together they are the parents of seven beautiful children, and two angel babies.
Oliver was a man of many talents, self-employed as a graphic designer and an accomplished musician. He was also a lover of comedy and was writing a screenplay at the time of his passing. Most of all he loved his family and friends, annual trips to Bear Lake, and music. His love of music began when he was very young, making drums out of pots and pans. Oliver played the guitar, base guitar, drums, and basic keyboards. He won a battle of the bands competition in high school by performing an original song, rather than a cover. He loved to write, record, and perform music. It truly was a passion for him. Through his music he has touched the lives of so many people. It never failed to amaze him just how far his music reached, from the US, to South America, and Europe. He has left a musical legacy that will be cherished for generations.
He is survived by his wife, Dannika, their children, Ian Andrés, Ana Cinda LaNor, Carlos Miguel, Jacob Oliver, Paul Alexander, Catherine Alicia, and Eden Skye Valenzuela, all of Clearfield; his parents, Juan and Ana Valenzuela, Roy; two brothers, Robinson (Marcy) Valenzuela, West Point; Daniel (Rachael) Valenzuela, Vernal; and mother-in-law (Suegra) Cinda Bennion, Farr West. He was preceded in death by twin sons, Owen Christopher and Dylan Adrian Valenzuela.
The family wishes especially to thank the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and staff that cared for Oliver in his final weeks in the Davis Hospital Intensive Care Unit, many of whom helped his wife through days and nights of ups and downs with infinite patience and love.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South. The family will meet with friends Wednesday, December 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment, West Point City Cemetery.