Our light-bringer, Luke Thomas DeLaMare, lived a life full of love and joy. From the beginning to the very end of his short 18 years, he seized life, radiated enthusiasm, and lifted those around him with his infectious smile and optimism.

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Never was there a boy more eager to get outside and find an adventure. He loved all things outdoors, including hiking, rock-climbing, mountain biking, skiing, backpacking, wake-boarding, long-boarding, shooting, motorcycling, and, frankly, anything to do with fire. Luke was blessed with a ridiculous amount of coordination and the ability to “send it.” He was known for his flips, tricks and big air.

Luke drew comfort from the beauty of the earth and loved nothing more than a blazing sunset, a gentle sunrise, the view from the summit of a mountain, and sleeping under the stars. And, he loved his dog Indie.

Luke was an entrepreneur and a hard worker who started his own lawn mowing business at age 11. He played competition soccer, worked at Bountiful Bicycle, was a talented photographer, earned his Eagle Scout award, went on a Humanitarian trip to Peru, graduated from Bountiful High School, and went skydiving to celebrate his 18th birthday.

People flocked to Luke because he naturally loved everyone regardless of their walk in life. He was inclusive and kind-hearted, spontaneous and clever, hard-working and strong, loyal and true. He had a witty sense of humor and a heart of gold. Luke’s far-reaching influence touched countless lives during his valiant fight against cancer. On the night he died, friends paid tribute at his home and held vigils on his street.

Luke had a deep and abiding love for his Savior Jesus Christ, and experienced firsthand the cleansing and healing power of His Atonement. As Luke’s battle with Glioblastoma Grade 4 Brain Cancer came to an end, he exclaimed, “Can you believe that the Savior suffered this much, plus more for us?” Luke fought a good fight, finished his course, and kept the faith. He overcame sorrow and pain with the world’s best attitude and an eternal perspective that life extends past the grave, and that families are forever. Luke always wanted to serve a mission and made great strides to be worthy and ready to serve alongside his best friend and sister, Sage, who is currently a missionary in Japan.

Luke was born on a beautiful spring morning in Bountiful; he started his new adventure in the next life on September 11, 2019 while surrounded by family and loved ones in his home. We love our Luke, and pray that those who want to pay tribute to his wonderful life will do so by striving each day to live their best and make a difference. Luke strived for life and adventure and he strived to let his light shine as his favorite scripture Luke’s far-reaching influence touched countless lives during his valiant fight against cancer. says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) Luke taught us that light conquers fear and love conquers pain. Live on Luke! Serve with all your might, mind and soul - and enjoy backflipping with your new found freedom!

Luke was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by his parents, Rich and Amy DeLaMare of Bountiful, Utah, and his 5 siblings, Sage (20), Seth (15), Ava (15), Elsa (12), and Clare (8); his grandparents, John & Carolyn DeLaMare, and Ron & Irene Stout; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Gatherings will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints:

Mueller Park Chapel, 1800 East Mueller Park Road, Bountiful, Utah.

Visitations: Mon, Sep 16 (6-8pm) & Tues Sep 17 (9:00-10:30am)

Memorial: Tues, Sep 17 (11am–12pm).

Interment: Memorial Lakeview Cemetery (1640 Lakeview Dr, Bountiful, UT).

To share memories and photos of Luke please email, 8hikers@gmail.com

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Luke DeLaMare Fund


The family wishes to thank Luke’s care team in the neuro-surgery and oncology clinics at Primary Children’s Hospital as well as our family, friends, neighbors, and community members who have loved and supported us through this. We are so grateful for you.

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mueller Park Chapel
1800 East Mueller Park Road
Bountiful, UT 84010

Services Handled By

Affordable Funerals & Cremations
5239 Green Pine Drive
Murray, UT

Life Story Info


Amy DeLaMare

Post Date

Sep 14, 2019


Personal Info


Bountiful, Utah, United States


Bountiful, United States

Cause of Death






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    Bountiful High School
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Luke's story is a wonderful testament of God's love! Luke's parents loved him so much they shared his 'Adventurous Excitement for Life' to us who take it for granted. God has truly blessed Luke's brave parents!

AuntLin , Leesville, LA, US Jul 09, 2020

Aloha and thanks for the life you led Luke and for your wonderful family! You not only endured to the end, you THRIVED all the way to the END! Thanks for your example! :)

Keenan Adcock , Salt Lake City, UT, US May 03, 2020

I don't know Luke, but was compelled to read his obituary while scrolling through. What a fine young man he was. His smile seems to radiate pure joy and gives me energy that I needed. I have a little girl named Sage also; Her birthday is September 11th. I am going to give her a big hug and kiss. My nephew also died of Glioblastoma brain cancer. I know the pain and sorrow. I am glad I stumbled across this. What a great job his parents did to raise such a good man. You all have my condolences and thank you Luke for inspiring me to be better.

Becca Feb 06, 2020

I saw KSL had an obituary tab and clicked it out of curiosity. As I scrolled through Luke's twinkling eye caught mine. Now typing teary eyed I wish I would have met him on this earth. Thanks Luke for an exemplary life and an example of who we can be. I am so sorry for your untimely loss. We lost a young child and although we are very happy it still stinks. Love you guys! Rob


What a beautiful life he lived! I don't know him, but his article and pictures showed how much life and energy he has! He will be called on a mission, beyond the veil.! Thank God, families are forever!

kim anderson , murrieta, CA, US Oct 10, 2019

I didn't know Luke but the tribute article was perhaps the best written most amazing tribute I have ever read! After reading that, I realize that I never had the chance to meet a truly amazing young man.

Peter Adams , Draper, UT, US Oct 09, 2019


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