NOTE: News like this is always difficult to report and the staff here at AmSnow extends our deepest condolences.
The motor sports industry lost KLIM's Snowmobile Promotions, Events and Sponsorship Manager, Nathan Lee Blaylock, 33, on August 12 after suffering injuries in a vehicle accident.
Blaylock of Idaho Falls, passed away at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, according to his obituary.
Nate was born on January 27, 1978 in Ogden, Utah, to Danny Levi Blaylock and Sharrie Diane Atkinson. He grew up in Washington Terrace, Utah. He graduated from Bonneville High School and attended Weber State University. He was an Eagle Scout. He served a full-time proselyting mission to Tampa, Florida from 1997 to 1999 for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He married Holly Marie Evans on October 26, 2004 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They made their home in Idaho Falls where Nate worked as a Marketing-Promotions Manager at KLIM Company.
Nate was passionate about politics. He loved automobiles, dirt bikes and snowmobiling. He enjoyed photography, camping, and spending time outdoors. He was a Varsity Scout coach. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife and children.
Survivors include his wife, Holly; sons, Parker, Joshua, Ethan and daughter, Grace. Also surviving are his parents, Danny and Sharrie Blaylock of Washington Terrace, UT; brothers, Jacob (Amy)Blaylock of Rexburg, Christopher Blaylock of Washington Terrace, UT; sisters, Jennifer (Richard) Jones of Roy, UT, Malinda (Jason) Pehrson of Logan, UT; and grandmother, Mary Atkinson of Roy, UT.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Emery Atkinson; and grandparents Angus and Vilate Blaylock.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Idaho Falls LDS Crestwood Ward, 1925 East 49th South with Bishop Sheldon Dance officiating. There will be no visitations. Burial will be in the Ammon Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, 963 S. Ammon Rd.
Klim also issued this statement on their Facebook page.
"On Friday August 12th, 2011, the motor sports community suffered a tragic loss with the passing of Nathan Blaylock, KLIM's Snowmobile Promotions, Events and Sponsorship Manager, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.
The entire KLIM family feels it's important to share the news of Nate's passing with the industry he was so passionately committed to. We feel honored to have worked with Nate, to have become his friend and to have had such a man of his caliber as a member of our family.
Everyone at KLIM would like to express our sincerest condolences to all of those who had the opportunity to work with and/or meet Nate. As you likely know, Nate was fearless in his dedication. His refusal to conceive a project as impossible, no matter how ambitious, led KLIM to some of its most-rewarding partnerships with both grassroots and global motor sports organizations.
KLIM, numerous land-use conservation, access activist and riding advocacy groups representing all sports and seasons, have all directly benefitted from Nate's pure creativity and simple hard work.
But above all business, network and ingenuity, Nate was true family. And his contributions to making our world a better place to live and ride in are immense.
Please keep Nate, his wife Holly and their four children in your thoughts and prayers through this tragic time.
We will try our best to keep everyone up-to-date on services and ways to help as they come about.
-The Employees at KLIM"