Kim Robert Stroud returned to the loving arms of his Father in Heaven on April 25, 2021 at the age of 46. He was born in Murray, Utah on October 13, 1974 to Terry and Rena Stroud.
Kim grew up in Kennewick, Washington and Sandy, Utah. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah in 1993. After graduation he served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, teaching the gospel in Sendai, Japan. He earned his Microsoft Network Certifications after his mission and earned a degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Kim met the love of his life, Jill Crosby, and after a brief courtship they married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity on September 19, 2003. They adopted 4 beautiful children, Emily, Isabella, Maya, and Christopher. They lived in Sandy, Utah for several years, moved to Wood Cross, Utah for a brief time and then moved to Terrell, Texas in July of 2019. He worked for HollyFrontier as a Systems Administrator in Utah and Texas. The family would like to thank the wonderful people he worked with at HollyFrontier for their love and support.
Kim loved scouting and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He also loved camping, swimming, fishing, family games, the Oregon coast and family gatherings. Family was the most important thing to him! Kim was known for his infectious laughter. He loved to tease and have a good time. He was generous to those he loved and he would have done anything for anyone in need. Kim was a kind, compassionate, loving son, brother, husband, father, and friend. He touched the lives of so many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He had a deep abiding testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and a great love for his Savior. Kim will be in our hearts forever.
Kim is survived by his wife Jill and their 4 children, Emily, Isabella, Maya, and Christopher, his parents Terry & Rena Stroud, sister Tera Brown (Curtis), sister Sheri Stevens (Matthew), brother Daren Stroud (Lindsay), sister Heather Heywood (Randen), and many nieces and nephews.
Our family would like to express our thanks and gratitude for the amazing outpouring of love and support from so many friends and family.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 6th from 6-8pm at the Sandy Utah Midvalley Stake Center, at 1106 E. 8050 S. Sandy, UT 84094. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 7th at noon in the Sandy Utah Midvalley Stake Center with a viewing an hour before the service. Interment will be at the Elysian Burial Gardens (1075 E. 4580 S. SLC, UT 84117). A funeral was held April 30th in Forney, TX. In lieu of flowers please consider contributing to his family’s GoFundMe.
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Life Story Info
Kim, I'm sorry that you were hurting. I wish I had known. I love you, brother - and your sweet family. We have the assurance, and I know that you believed it, that death is just another beginning. We have that, along with knowing that we don't have to be judged by the worst thing we have ever done - and aren't we all glad about that! I'm sure the balance sheet will tip favorably for you because I came to know your courageous and great heart. I will miss our impromptu discussions about politics, family, and religion. Weren't we good at solving the world's problems? I appreciate your friendship and your wonderful example of devotion to family, faith and liberty. Carry on the fight, brother. There will be many angels, seen and unseen, who will care for your family and help them as they move forward. Thanks for being such a good friend to everyone! Until we meet again...
Kim lived with us in Nephi, Utah while he and Jason worked for Rocky mountain. They went to Okahoma together. Kim introduced Jason to his cousin Nicole. Thank you Kim. You were an awesome friend. We love you. Russ and Colleen Bender