Steven Deloy Flackman, 26, passed away unexpectedly in American Falls on Monday, July 7, 2014.
He was born Jan. 25, 1988 in West Valley City, UT, to Di Ann Elizabeth Norton and Richard W. Flackman Jr. He lived in various towns in Utah for most of his childhood and then moved to Evanston, WY, for most of his teenage years. In his early 20’s he moved to American Falls with his sister for some fun adventures. He then moved back to Orem, UT, until early this summer when he decided to move back to the beautiful city of American Falls where he felt most at home and in his element.
He worked for Signature Pools of Utah where he enjoyed the creativity of pool designs. He got his GED at 16 years of age and was a very bright young man. He enjoyed camping with his family, s’mores around the campfire and being silly to make people laugh. He enjoyed fishing for catfish and loved fishing at the Snake River Dam in American Falls. He also loved to go boating with his family. His dog Reece’s was the love in his life and they were rarely apart; they followed each other everywhere, you never saw one without the other. He was very proud of her and their bond. Steven had an incredibly big heart and made friends easily wherever he would go, and would give anyone anything if he had it to give. He adored his family and boasted about his niece and nephews almost constantly. Steven would strike a conversation with almost anyone and always was able to find something in common no matter who you were. His spirit was larger than life and heaven has gained another angel even though it was far too soon. He was loved by many and will be forever missed we will hold him in our hearts forever and thank God for the blessings he brought to his family and friends lives.
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Steven is survived by: his mother Di Ann Norton of American Falls; his father Richard Flackman Jr. of Layton, UT; grandparents Richard and Ellie Flackman of Layton, Deloy and Sheryl Wyman of Superior, WY; his sister and brother- in-law Danette and Curtis Boyer of American Falls; brother Jacob Releford of Washington; sisters Sherri, Jennifer and Ashlynn Flackman all of Layton; his niece Jordyn Boyer and nephews Corrben, Brandon and Trenton Boyer of American Falls; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
Steven was preceded in death by: his grandmother Sandra Wyman; grandfather Keith Norton; grandmother Donna Flackman; brother Richard W. Flackman III; uncle Dana Flackman; and cousins Christie and Becky Mitchell.
The family thanks the American Falls EMT’s and the American Falls Police Department for their brave and unrelenting efforts and for the care you all provided to him and his family in what can only be described as a devastating loss.
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls, 1st Ward, 111 Church Place, American Falls. In Lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the “Memorial Fund of Steven Flackman” at the Bank of Commerce in American Falls. Condolences and memories may be shared at davisrosemortuary.com.