Jared Eldon Lyman1975 ~ 2012Jared Eldon Lyman died February 3, 2012 in Sandy, Utah, after a valiant nine-year battle with brain cancer. He was born March 28, 1975, in Los Alamos, New Mexico to John and Jean (Eliason) Lyman. As a child he lived with his family in Australia and Germany. He was one of the last people to sit on the Berlin Wall before it was torn down. He spent most of his childhood in White Rock and Los Alamos, New Mexico where he completed his Eagle Scout rank, ran with the cross-country team, and played in the drum line for the marching band. As a Senior Class President, he initiated a plan to invite President Bill Clinton to speak at their graduation ceremony. President Clinton honored their request by coming to speak in Los Alamos a week prior to their graduation at a ceremony at the school football field.After graduation, Jared attended Brigham Young University. There he studied geology and as the geology club president, Jared instituted crockpot Tuesday and a Running Through Time 5K activity. He completed both BS MS degrees in Geology.Jared married Emily Jane Hedengren in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple June 22, 1999. Jared and Emily loved to travel, loved to dance, loved to hike, and loved to have fun with friends and family. Friday night game night and s'mores nights were regular events at the Lyman house. They drove to Juarez on an early date, and later traveled to India, Nepal, Australia, Korea, and Cambodia and others. They hiked to Machu Picchu, along Hadrian's Wall in England, and across Guatemala. They traveled with the children to Hawaii and Mexico.Jared was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a full-time mission in the Philippines San Fernando Mission. Jared loved finding names for temple work and compiling family history stories. Jared's love of music brought joy to him and everyone around him. He composed and performed quirky songs about science and romance, accompanying himself on the guitar. He even played drums in a Scottish bagpipe band. At home, he delighted his family with jazzy reinterpretations of Mormon hymns. He also loved to play the piano with Sam and play drums with Eden.Jared worked as an environmental geologist for Los Alamos National Laboratory, and for URS; he was also a teacher for Western Governor's University.He loved to get together with family and friends. He loved to make others laugh with his quick wit. He loved to play games of any kind, and especially loved to make up games like state name anagrams and native tribe puns and even made up his own mini golf course.He loved to hike and to run. He formed a "hiking club" with his young son and as long as his health allowed took him hiking every Saturday. He ran his first marathon after two days of "training" just a year after his first brain surgery and chemo treatments. He loved to learn. He was fascinated by the etymology and history of the English language. He knew all sorts of interesting things about everything from the crusades to ants to orthodox Judaism. He was the fun fact king. Jared is survived by his wife Emily Hedengren Lyman, children Samuel Henry (age 9) and Eden Elizabeth (age 5); parents John and Jean Lyman; siblings Michael (Amy) Lyman, Roger (Ruby Dawn) Lyman, Katherine (Ryan) Jones, Jeanette (Steven) Lukens; and a large, loving family of aunts, uncles, and cousins.Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, February 8, in the Sandy Utah Granite South Stake Building, 2130 East 10000 South, Sandy, Utah. A brief viewing will be held from 11:00 to 11:30. Interment will be in the Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City. Arrangements are being handled by Premier Funeral Services, 7043 Commerce Park Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84047.In lieu of flowers, please send your memories of Jared to [email protected] We want to compile a book of stories for the children to have all their lives. No story is too short, long, funny or serious.