Trevor Jerry van Soolen died Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 38 years old. Born in Salt Lake City on July 7, 1983, Trevor was a fiercely loved son, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed. Trevor lived his life the best way he knew how: unapologetically and with love. His world centered around his family, and if one of his siblings had a goal or needed support, he could always be counted on to be there. He showed his love through his smile, his laughter, and his time. When he told you he loved you, you felt it.
Trevor walked his own path, one dictated by himself and not others, and when he committed to something, he always committed 100 percent. Trevor was a person full of conviction who thought deeply. He loved good conversation and would often share his perceptions, challenging others to consider his points of view. He had a dry and sarcastic sense of humor, and his smile and laugh would light up a room. He brought joy to those around him.
Music was his passion and often his medium of choice when it came to expressing himself. When he had his guitar in his hand, he would fall into a rhythm that would entrance those around him. Blending his passion and his profession, Trevor was a skilled audio engineer. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Media from Utah Valley University in 2009. While at UVU, he was a finalist in an international audio engineering competition. He was known in his career for his talent, professionalism, and ability to adapt to any challenge. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed kickboxing, watching MMA, and going to the gym—often helping others with proper technique. Trevor was always helping others. Another passion of his was spending time with his family. Whether it was playing games, skateboarding, or making the best brownies ever, he was always there.
Trevor is preceded in death by his mother, Michelle Renae Nance van Soolen, and his sister Hanna Lee van Soolen; his grandfather, McKinley Nance and grandmother Johanna van Soolen. Trevor is survived by his father, Jerry; and siblings, Randy, Derrick, Pieter, Amanda, Taylor, Nicholas and Alex; his grandmother, Leola; and his nieces and nephews, Kedyn, McKinlie, Olive, Felix, and Ruka.
All loved Trevor dearly.
A Celebration of Trevor’s life will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Lone Peak Pavilion, 10140 South 700 East in Sandy, Utah. A graveside service will follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, also in Sandy.
Rest in peace, Trevor. We will always love you and miss you.
Jerry and family, our hearts are tender and our thoughts and prayers for healing and comfort and peace go out to all of you. The separation of an untimely passing is always challenging and brings sorrow and grief. Words hardly seem adequate but please know we care and you are loved.
I'm saddened to have learned of the loss of my nephew Trevor. I am sure our family will remain strong together and will share in the journey to finding peace after this difficult loss. Please know we are with you through this difficult time.
Our condolences from;
Harry, Gloria and Ben van Soolen
I was one of Trevor's coworkers of about 3 years. He was always a very nice and loving individual.
I remember days when I would disappear into the back of the store and talk to him about politics, religion, and the way of the world for much longer than I should've. But that wasn't unique to me. Everyone loved to talk to him. He was the type of person you could have big conversations with, without someone's feelings getting hurt in the process. He was always very open minded and curious with me and my coworkers. He was wonderful to talk to.
As I moved throughout the company I saw him less and less often, but whenever our paths crossed it would brighten my day. He was a wonderful human with a beautiful soul. The energy of our workplace is no longer the same.
The world was better for having him, and he will be missed dearly by all of us who worked with him.
My condolences to all of you for the loss of your beloved Trevor my thoughts are with you
Amanda and Family,
I’m truly sorry for your loss. It’s never easy to lose someone you love, especially when they still have so much more.
Our family send you our deepest sympathies and condolences.
Eric and Sandy Jensen
My condolences on the passing of Trevor Jerry van Soolen.
I’m grieved at the sudden passing of one of my best friend. He is also my brother.
I will never forget the time I spend with him.
We had a quarrel, but more fun experiences than that.
I really miss him.
In my deepest sympathy.
To the van Soolen Family,
My heart hurts for all of you. Sendin you all my deepest sympathy and condolences. I wish I could be there to give you all hugs. You’re in my thoughts.
Debra….. Taran, Dayne and Dylan’s Mom