Kelly J Oyler

1967 ~ 2023

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Kelly J Oyler, age 55, was born November 29, 1967, in Wichita, Kansas and returned to his loving Heavenly Father on February 21, 2023, in Holladay Utah.

Kelly was adopted by Lester J. and DeOna S. Oyler of Loa, Utah on Nov 14, 1973. He was raised in Loa and learned the principle of hard work by working on the family cattle farm. He was also a Boy Scout. Kelly enjoyed art, wrestling, herding cows with his father and the beauties of nature. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends camping, fishing, riding dirt bikes and other recreational vehicles.

Kelly graduated from Wayne High School in 1986, attended Dixie State College where he studied aviation mechanics and learned to fly. He also served in the Army National Guard. He had a variety of jobs during his life. Kelly worked in transportation driving buses and semi-trucks, was an electrician, and a mechanic, which he did in the army.

Kelly was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ, the power of the priesthood and the Atonement. He overcame many trials with his health and other life choices and consequences. His life was truly a testimony of redemption and forgiveness, which he often shared with others.

Kelly had a beautiful daughter, Ramie, with his former wife Melissa Lee. Kelly later met and married Karen Janeway Woomer on October 24, 2015, in Murray, Utah. They were later sealed on June 2, 2018, for time and eternity in the Draper Utah Temple.

Kelly is survived by his loving wife Karen, daughter Ramie Samson, stepchildren Robert, Sarah, and Gregory Woomer, and grandchildren Elizabeth and Blake Woomer. He is also survived by his adopted family; mother DeOna Oyler, sisters Tammy Lee Johnson (Gordon), Valene King (Bruce), Becky Brown (Michael) deceased, Jan Brown (Albert), Leslie Oyler, and Carla Yazzie (Walter)

Kelly is proceeded in death by his adoptive father Lester J Oyler, grandparents Voyle and Lillie Sorenson, Ammon and Annie Oyler,

Funeral services will be held on March 4, 2023, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 7699 S. Chad St., Midvale UT 84047 at 11:00am. A viewing will be held from 9:30am to 10:45am.

Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S), Sandy, UT 84092

In lieu of flowers, please consider and in kind donation to the family to help defer the cost of funeral services.


To the family of Kelly J Oyler,
I send my condolences to both families of Kelly. I did not know Kelly personally, but I know Karen from my early years. We were in the same ward for many years. Kelly seemed like a wonderful person.
I’m sorry for your loss Karen. I wish I could come to the funeral, but I’m in Idaho now. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be at peace.

Rodney Heslington

- Rodney Heslington

We all are going to miss you so very much but you're in a safe place right now we'll see you another time love Michelle Lynn woomer

- Michelle Lynn woomer

I am sorry for your loss. I will remember him as a one who loved wrestling, drank a lot of milk, and loved the outdoors. Thank you for loving him and giving him many years of joy. I am glad you were able to be with him and experience his companionship. Thank you Karen. Carla Yazzie his (Navajo sister).

- Carla Yazzie

I am so so sorry for you loss. He is in good hands now
Love you

- Sondra Ruganis

You will be missed by your family, friends, and so on. I will always remember you as someone teaching me the importance in many things in life and trying to be there with the family helping them in their need.

I can only imagine,
What it would be like,
When I walk by Your side
I can only imagine,
What my eyes will see,
When Your face is before me
I can only imagine.

Surrounded by Your glory,
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you Jesus?
Or in awe of you be still?
Will I stand in Your presence,
Or to my knees, will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine

I can only imagine,

I can omly imagine,
When that day comes,
And I find myself,
Standing in the Son
I can only Imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever worship You
I can only imagine, yeah
I can only imagine


Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you Jesus
Or in awe of You be still?
Will I stand in Your presence
Or to my knees, will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine, yeah

I can only imagine (2x) yeah~yeah
I can only imagine (3x)

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever worship You.
I can only imagine (by MercyMe)

- Gregory B. Woomer