Nathan, or Nate as he liked to be called, was the 3rd child and first boy born to Samuel H. and Nanalee Kershaw in Mesa, AZ., January 16, 1973. His dad was so happy to have a boy after two girls.

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As a child he loved airplanes, going to airshows with his dad and his brothers and participating in anything sports related, and scouting. He also loved Christmas and he would be the first one to the tree on Christmas morning. He collected sports cards and could tell you about any player and their stats. Nate had a loving relationship with his family and enjoyed spending time with his 7 siblings.

Nate graduated from Bingham High School, where he participated on the Cross-country team that took State his senior year. After High School, Nate was called as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Utah Jordan River Temple. He loved being a missionary and serving the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Nate was a big BYU fan and would often be found wearing head to toe BYU gear. He was a responsible, hard worker and enjoyed getting to work early, reading his newspaper, and working a full day. He had an infectious smile, a great sense of humor, was a big tease and friendly to everyone he met. He was a pro at navigating the bus system all over the valley. When he wasn’t riding the bus, he loved to walk.

He loved his nineteen nieces and nephews and they all loved their uncle Nate. His life has blessed ours and he will be greatly missed, but we take comfort knowing that we will see him again and that families are forever.

Nate is survived by his mother Nanalee Kershaw Gardner and stepfather Ross Gardner; brothers Matthew (Jaime), Seth (Heidi), and Joel; sisters Melissa Glasker (Stephen), Tiffani Thomson (John), Sara Philip (Marvin), and Kelli Veamatahau (Sione); and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Samuel Henry Kershaw and grandparents, Henry G. and Naomi Kershaw and Leon and Betty Aiken.

A viewing will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens, Friday, January 26, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services will be January 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM at the LDS Chapel 89 E. 11000 S. Sandy. Viewing before the service will be from 10:00-10:45 AM at the chapel.

Services

Viewing

Friday, Jan. 26, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road
Sandy, UT 84092

Viewing

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chapel
89 East 11000 South
Sandy, UT 84070

Funeral Service

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chapel
89 East 11000 South
Sandy, UT 84070

Services Handled By

Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Post Date

Jan 22, 2024

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51
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Nate had such a good heart. Every once in a while I'd see him walking from the bus stop or work and he'd hop in for a ride home. It was an honor to know him. I'm sure he had a glorious reunion with his wonderful father, Sam, and his Savior!

David Wood , Sandy, UT, US Jan 22, 2024

Nate had such a good heart. Every once in a while I'd see him walking from the bus stop or work and he'd hop in for a ride home. It was an honor to know him. I'm sure he had a glorious reunion with his wonderful father, Sam, and his Savior!

David Wood , Sandy, UT, US Jan 22, 2024

Nate was a good neighbor and brought a smile to my face every time I saw him walking to or home from work. I loved watching old NBA classic tapes with him and Joel in the basement of the Sandy home.

Jordan Davidson , American Fork, UT, US Jan 22, 2024

It was always great to have Nate around; I had the great privilege to be Nate's Deacon's Quorum Advisor and Scoutmaster for a while. During that time, we tried to go camping every month. I think Nate made them all. If there was food at the church - no matter what organization - Nate was at the church. Never could figure out how. He must have had some sort of food antenna. Nate was and is kind and loving. Travel well, my friend.

Richard Elliott , Garfield, AR, US Jan 22, 2024

It was always great to have Nate around; I had the great privilege to be Nate's Deacon's Quorum Advisor and Scoutmaster for a while. During that time, we tried to go camping every month. I think Nate made them all. If there was food at the church - no matter what organization - Nate was at the church. Never could figure out how. He must have had some sort of food antenna. Nate was and is kind and loving. Travel well, my friend.

Richard Elliott , Garfield, AR, US Jan 22, 2024

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