Ivan Weston Mott, 44, died unexpectedly from injuries sustained in a car accident on October 24, 2016. He was born May 23, 1972 in Ogden, Utah to Niles and Connie Wardell Mott. He was the fifth of six children. The family moved to Naples, Utah when Ivan was 2. Ivan achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at age 13. He graduated from Uintah High School. He served in the England Leeds Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married the love of his life Jennifer Lee Gardner in 1994 in the Salt Lake Temple. He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Bioveterinary Science in 1997. He later graduated from the University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics. He worked at the ARS FRRL building on Utah State campus for the USDA.
He always loved birds and raised a variety of them. He was an avid hunter, skilled taxidermist, and an accomplished violinist. He has always had a great love for music, bacon, and wood working. He was passionate about spending time with family.
He brought genuine joy into the lives of all who knew him. He frequently burst into song and could cheer up any gloomy heart. He was the life of the party and always had a positive attitude. He was active in the LDS church and served in many callings, including High Counselor in the Preston Idaho South Stake.
He is survived by his wife Jennifer Lee Gardner, three children Jonathan Ivan, Emily Anne, Ethan Reed, parents, siblings Vance (Sherrie) of Vernal, Utah, Mark (Ruth Ann) of Erda, Utah, Michelle Wise (Kent) of Bountiful, Utah, Marion (Tammy) of Herriman, Utah, and Nicole Simper (Shane) of Clearfield, Utah, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, Jennifer’s parents, two brothers, and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Weston LDS Chapel. A viewing will be held Friday, October 28, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Weston Chapel at 27 N Center Street, Weston, and Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. also at the church. Interment will be at the Weston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com