The party started on December 22, 1988, when Cameron Jay Potter was born in Gunnison, Utah. Cameron grew up skateboarding, playing video games (in which he was the master of cheat codes), and making mischief with his brother and sister. Every day of his life, Cam’s humor—especially the dark kind—was unmissable. In person, everyone around him (literally everyone, like it or not) was surrounded with jokes, accents, pranks, impersonations, parodies, and so many laughs. Things were no different online where he was a connoisseur of memes (the edgier the better). He was a people person in every sense of the word and loved his family and friends with all his frenzied heart. That wild love also extended to animals of all kinds as a child and as an adult, most recently including his precious cats. A true creative soul, Cameron got a huge kick out of making his own art. His own body itself was frequently a canvas with hair that was more often than not a loud and bold new color, a collection of numerous gauges and piercings, and his lifelong obsession for eccentric hats, which of course included his infamous top hat. Cameron was not Cameron without his music… Nirvana, Tool, System of a Down, Korn, Rob Zombie, The Offspring, Black Sabbath… and the list goes on and on. When he wasn’t listening to music, he loved playing it—both his favorite songs as well as his own original music on his instrument of choice: the guitar. Cam’s creativity and curiosity had him consistently tinkering with all things mechanical and electronic… from taking apart and reconstructing a VCR to making a clock in woodshop class all the way to perfecting his homemade taser. Like said taser, Cam was electric. He lived with passion and felt every feeling at full volume. Unfortunately, on May 7, 2024, Cameron—a son, a brother, and friend to many—exited stage left and moved on to an even bigger venue to rock out with some of the greats. He will be greatly missed and loved by all.

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Please no flowers. Consider donating to a charity of your choice in Cameron's name. Thank you.

Please see below for the details of Cameron's Celebration of Life. Band t-shirts, eccentric hats, and leather jackets encouraged but not required.

We would greatly appreciate if you could share any memories or pictures you have. Feel free to contribute in the 'Timeline' or 'Add A Memory' links on this page.

Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, May. 19, 2024 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Publik Space at Publik Coffee Roasters
975 S W Temple St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Life Story Info

Author

Cameron's Family

Post Date

May 10, 2024

Personal Info

Born

Gunnison, Utah, United States

Died

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Age

35
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Guestbook

Cameron was always such a good friend he was always there when you needed someone to talk to and he always do what ever he could to help he has such an amazing personality and a kind soul he will be forever missed but he will never be forgotten

Rebecca Sauvageau , Springville, UT, US May 14, 2024

Play on my good friend! Thanks for the memories.

Robert Balding , Murray , UT, US May 13, 2024

May you fly on copper wings forever brother.

Teej , Salt Lake City, UT, US May 13, 2024

Cameron was a sweet sweet soul. One of my sons best friends. My husband And I were fortunate enough to experience his sweet exhiding and heart felt soul.He will be missed fly high camera. Go find todd and give him a big hug

Anna dye May 12, 2024

I have known Cameron for 3 years. We lived in the same building as him. We would always sit about sit outside well he would stand and just joke and laugh. He would come to me if he needed help especially in his last couple weeks of life. I gave him food and water and tried to help him Any way I could . I will miss your so much!!! Thank you for giving me memories i will never forget

Sara A Pont May 11, 2024

I had the honor and pleasure of knowing Cameron the past 4 years of his life. He was always a bright light in my day whenever I saw him. His dark humor and frank sincerity were always appreciated. I know he is finally at peace. I will miss him and his Tigger energy more than I can say.

K.Andersen May 11, 2024

Timeline