Our precious son, William Andrew Hood, laughed and smiled for his 6 months and one day on this earth, bringing light and happiness to all who met him. Coming into the world three weeks early, he was determined to make a lasting impression on friends and family. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 16th, 2021. William was born on May 15th, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah to his loving parents Andrew and Katlyn Hood.
William was an answer to all of Andrew and Katlyn’s wishes as their biggest dream in life was to become parents. He was often called Mr. William, Mr. Blue Eyes, Chunka Monk, and Baby William. During his brief and meaningful time on this earth, William enjoyed his daily walks with his dad while listening to the best of music. He would try to stay awake during each walk but often had fallen asleep only moments before pulling back into the driveway. William especially loved when his mom and dad sang to him. He shared his dad’s love of sports and enjoyed watching the Jazz and Broncos. His favorite past times were being on dad’s shoulder, wrapping both his fists in his mom’s hair, playing on the floor gym, his binky, and story time. He loved bath time and fussed when he had to get out. William had the most tranquil demeanor of any child and only cried when he was hungry.
William experienced a lot of life in his short time with us. He visited family and friends in Arizona. He also was able to see his first Utah Jazz game just days before his passing. William’s parents had big dreams and hopes for him and will forever be saddened by this indescribable loss.
William is survived by his mother and father Katlyn and Andrew Hood, his grandparents; Bryan Booth, Teresa Reinacher, Kenneth Reinacher, William and Angie Robinson, his 12 aunts and uncles, and his 5 cousins. He was adored by so many and brought joy to all. He will always be the most precious gift to his parents and will forever remain in their memory.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Sunday, November 21st at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, Utah 84092 Viewing at 9am and Services at 10am. Burial to follow located at 6500 S Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT 84123. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to the family’s GoFundMe page started by friends and family to help with funeral cost expenses and taking time to mourn after their tragic loss. https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-william-andrew-hood?qid=563faa85c9fcf22d8f2f69719b14302d
Our condolences for your loss, Norm and Jane Condray
Katlyn and Drew, again, I am so sorry for your loss. I have been thinking of you both so much and little William. I know you two will find the strength you need during this difficult time.
Drew and Kate,
We’re sending y’all our love and deepest sympathies.
Dave, Heaven and Aveson
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Sending you hugs and healing love for your loss.
Sending my deepest condolences to you, Drew and Kate. I can not begin to imagine the sorrow, and hope you both (and your families) are surrounded by comforting energy.
We are so sorry for your loss ,our prayers for you and your family,
So sorry for your loss...Wish I could have met my cousin!
My deepest sympathies for your unimaginable loss. I have no other words to share, no other words can help heal your pain and fill your emptiness ... Only time, and the loving, joyful memories of Mr. Blue Eyes can help to ease your loss. God Bless you all.
We are so saddened by your loss. You are part of our family and we care very deeply for you and Claudia. Please let us know how we can support you in your time of need.