William C. Oakden IV "Billy" Our precious son, grandson, nephew, brother, fiancé, father and friend tragically passed away on July 9, 2010. He is now in the arms of our Savior. He was born on February 21, 1980 to Kelly Oney and William C. (Bill) Oakden III in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enjoyed camping, fishing, all sports and being with his family and friends. His world revolved around playing with his son, Christian and teaching him to play sports. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his father Bill (Suz) Oakden; four year old son William Christian Oakden V; fiancé Celena Roll; sister Leslie Sweat; brother Corey Sweat; grandparents Bill and Gwen Oakden and Carolyn and Julian Dicks; uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his mother Kelly Oney and grandmother, Lilly Hofhines. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 14th from 7:00 until 9:00 at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake. His ashes will be inurned later at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for his son in the name of William Christian Oakden V, at any Wells Fargo Bank location. Online condolances may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com
This week has been a hard week! My cousin Billy died on July 9th. These past few days as our family has gathered I look around and thank the lord that we have family to love and hold on to during this hard time. Life is so short and we often forget to tell the ones we love that we love them. I think about growing up and how much we loved to get together with the cousins running around being kids. I loved those days and I know Billy did as well.
Billy, I know you are in a better place, free from pain. I love you and will always remember you.
As Annie posted on her facebook page
“Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.” -Unknown