Ethan Daniel Billingsley brought into this world, his amazing light, on December 12, 1996. He was welcomed by his loving mom and dad, Bryan Patrick Billingsley and Andrea Larsen Billingsley, who were thrilled to be first-time parents. He was born in South Jordan Utah at Jordan Valley Hospital. Ethan was so excited and proudly became a big brother almost three years later when Adam was born in August 1999. As siblings, these two are best friends. A childhood of pranks and practical jokes, each playing the role of sidekick to the other. They genuinely love and protect each other, only Ethan can give his brother a hard time.
Ethan loved playing sports, he had a passion for rugby that his dad shared, sometimes a little too loudly from the sidelines. He was the stall worthy forward proudly wearing the number 2 in the position of Hooker. He used to love joking that he was a hooker… He played for United Rugby out of Alpine Utah, followed by Herriman Rugby Club in Herriman Utah. Football was one of his other passions, what can we say, I guess he enjoyed hitting, rucking, scrumming, and smashing into the opposing team. They learned to stay away from his side of the line. He not only loved the sport but the team and his teammates as well. He bonded with them through blood and sweat, defeat and victory. Kia Kaha, Go Silverwolves!!
A true outdoorsman, Ethan spent as much time as he could camping, fishing, hunting, boating, 4-wheeling, snowboarding, and enjoying the beautiful world around him. He grew up on the majestic slopes of the Wasatch Front and loved the mountains. He also spent almost 2 years in California quickly falling in love with the ocean. He especially enjoyed all the time spent with his family and the vacations spent in Lake Powell, Flaming Gorge, Victor Idaho, Gold Beach Oregon, and Oceanside California. He had the opportunity to spend a week in Alaska fishing with his brother, dad, grandfathers, and many other family members.
Ethan, like his dad and grandfather, was an electrician. He was smart, hard-working, eager to learn and share his knowledge. Ethan recently became a proud member of the local 354 IBEW and loved his electrical brothers and sisters. It gave him great joy to be part of building America!!
His grandparents, Daniel and Georjean Billingsley and Joseph and Patsy Larsen were some of his greatest inspirations in life. Ethan also shared a special bond with his great-grandparents till the day of their passing, Mary and Theron Corbridge. Ethan had a quiet and kind personality with an easy and relaxing sense of humor. He was steady and strong and someone you could trust.
Ethan is synonymous with strength, from the day he was born, Ethan was strong. He fought through many health issues and healed from serious surgeries. Ethan carried this strength throughout his entire life, whether it was playing sports, or lifting those he cared about through the hard times, he always persevered. In life, Ethan was a gift with his calm consistent strength, and his own special kind and quiet ways. Ethan has an extraordinary love for his family, he is a sensitive and aware son, brother, grandson, great-grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend to everyone that loved him. There is no doubt that Ethan's strength will continually be felt. I am sure Ethan would agree with the quote, "Never say in grief you are sorry he is gone. Rather, say in thankfulness you are grateful he was here".
Ethan, we will all be forever grateful
Ethan Daniel Billingsley, age 24, passed away on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021. Ethan will always be part of us, he made our lives better by being in them. We know you are dancing in heaven with Casey, we will see you soon.
Services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 11 AM at the beautiful Le Jardin at Larkin Sunset Gardens. 1910 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.) Sandy, UT 84092.
The Tuft family send our love and prayers to your family. Loss of our young family members brings unimaginable grief and sorrow. But God is aware of your pain. His comfort is always there. Trust his love. Your sweet grandson is in our Savior's care. You will all be together again. I am sure of that. Love, hugs, prayers for comfort for all of you being sent everyday.
We love you guys! So do so many others.
God bless and strengthen you each day.
Today I said my last goodbye to my beloved grandson. I will always remember the kindness you gave to others. The strength you showed in the trials you faced in your life. The joy and love you brought into my life. I’ll hold on to the memories I have of you close to my heart forever. I’ll miss you and look forward to when we meet again. I love you Ethan.
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Ethan was truly a great person. I love Ethan and I’m really going to miss him. I’ll forever be grateful for the time I had with him.
I loved Ethan. He was so kind to me. Always asked how I was doing when I saw him at Joe & Pat's. He will be sorley missed.
Dear Dan & Georjean,
I was saddened to read of your grandson's passing. It is so hard to say farewell to someone so young & vibrant. You have been so blessed to have him in your lives. My prayers are with you at this hard time.
Ethan was a big teddy bear with a smile that would light up a room. I am so grateful he was a part of my life.
My heart aches for your loss. May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you and your family in the sweet memories you will always hold close to you.
Cancer is such a difficult trial.
May you be comforted knowing Ethan fought a valiant fight with this disease.