OBITUARY

Justin Lee Lundell

August 2, 1981January 4, 2013

Justin Lee Lundell, 31, was greeted by the loving embrace of his mother as he left this mortal life peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2013. Justin was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 2, 1981, to Bruce R and Brenda Lee Lundell. Justin lived in Tooele, Ferron, Ephraim, and Spanish Fork, Utah, and, most recently, Mesa, Arizona. Justin graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1999. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Justin was passionate about music and played a variety of instruments, ranging from the cello, guitar and bass, and loved to sing. Justin played in bands wherein he composed and played his own music. He had a kind heart and enjoyed being with his friends. Justin also had a free spirit, was independently minded, and quite adventurous. The combination of his unique verbosity and philosophical approach to life often made for lively conversation. Despite his struggles and challenges, he recognized his need for spiritual and physical growth and sought changes in his life. Justin is survived by his father and stepmother, Bruce R Lundell and Coleen Van Dyke; two older brothers, Jason and Trent; grandmother, Blanche Sampson; nephews and niece, Jared, Julia, and James; and girlfriend, Chasidi Halley. He was preceded in death by his mother, Brenda Lee Lundell; and grandparents, Floyd A. and Anna Laura Lundell, and Leroy A. Heath. Tribute services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013, in Mesa, Arizona, at the Dignity Memorial Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel.

"The Release" On January 17, 2013, Justin became an “official free spirit”. Justin’s ashes were released to the subtle southeast winds at sunset high atop our mountain ridge in the back yard. Everyone who knew Justin, knew that he always rode the edge of the envelope, that he wrote his own music, wrote his own poetry, and that he operated under Justin’s rules……………………..“un-conventional” to the very end. We had a gentle breeze to our backs, the sunset in our faces – the view from high atop the rocks was awesome and one that Justin so enjoyed. We all took turns throwing his ashes into the wind until the box was empty. With each toss, we wished him happiness, we told him how much we loved him, and we all said our final good-byes. We took the liberty of releasing Rocky and Lucy’s ashes right after we released Justin’s. We knew how much Justin loved both of the Boxers and know how much they loved him. It seemed the right time to release them all together. Thank you all for your support through this very trying time. We all must move forward, we must each work our way through the grieving process. The Lundell Family Our joys will be greater Our love will be deeper Our lives will be fuller Because we shared these moments.

Services

  • Celebration of Justin's Life Saturday, January 12, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2013
REMEMBERING

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Megan Stotts

January 31, 2014

I just wanted to add another entry so that the hopefully this guest book for Justin would stay around longer. Even though we hadn't seen each other for a few years I still think about Justin all the time and miss him incredibly.

Diane Adams

February 4, 2013

Bruce - I am so sorry to hear about Justin. I remember back when your family was here and Justin and Stacie had a little crush on eachother. Life seemed to be simpler back then, didn't it. Our families had a good friendship together then and we ache for you now during this very sad time. I know Justin grew up to be someone very kind and special. We're thinking of you and ask that you accept our deepest condolences.

Lynette Olson

January 31, 2013

Dear Bruce, I am so sorry to here of Justins death. What a shock. I still picture that little kid trying to keep up with his brothers. I am so sorry. Please call me, or email me when you get some time to chat. Love and miss you. Lynette

Amy Griffin

January 14, 2013

Justin you been my best friend since middle school always been there for me and stood up for me and taught me unconditional love and kindness. always there for me when I needed anything at all, there was never a time you weren't there for me through my good and hardest times. Thank you for giving me your love and i was happy to give you mine return. Life will not be the same without you.I still pick up the phone thinking if I call you'll be on the other end. If I called or text, you'd always answer or call within minutes. You've been my rock through hardest times and made be a better more compassionate and stronger person...I will never forget our hilarious conversations always putting a smile on my face no Matter what . Justin, i will miss you forever and still think of you every day, my loving best friend.thank you for changing my life for the best! You truly were the best man.
Love you forever~
I'll never forget our"I hate Work" video made with you singing and playing on a mini Childs guitar with only 3 strings!

Dawn Hite

January 12, 2013

My condolences to the entire Lundell family. Chas, My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Sincerely, Dawn & Sierra Hite

JoEll Dockstader

January 12, 2013

I'm a better person for loving Justin Lundell. I'm truly blessed for receiving his love and friendship, and those memories will be cherished forever. My deepest condolences to Bruce, Coleen, Trent, and the entire Lundell family. Much love.

Tara Dunn Summers

January 10, 2013

Justin was a great person. People seemed to be drawn to him for his pleasing personality. My condolences to his family and friends.

Nila Mattice Calder

January 10, 2013

Bruce it has been so many years since I have seen you, but I just wanted you to know I am so sorry to hear of Justin's passing. No parent should have to out live their kids. Hang in there. Nila Mattice Calder

Steven Deems

January 9, 2013

Justin you've always been like a brother to me and ill never forget all you and mom did for me as a family growing up see you above i love you brother rest in peace.! ill miss you!

Marin Harward

January 9, 2013

Justin, you were kind, even without reason to be. I learned some valuable lessons from you.