John Dallin Ellsworth, age 23, returned to his Father in Heaven on Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 in a tragic airplane accident. Dallin was accompanied in his passing by his father, Lansing, age 50. Dallin was born in Mesa, Ariz. on Jan. 26, 1985 to Lansing and LynAnn Farnsworth Ellsworth.
Dallin grew up in Washington, Arizona, and Cedar City, Utah. He graduated from Cedar High School in 2003 and attended one semester at Brigham Young University prior to serving an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Buenos Aires, Argentina from February 2004-February 2006. Dallin resumed his schooling at BYU and was soon sealed to Kamber Lyn Platt on May 5, 2007 in the Mesa, Ariz. Temple. The couple transferred to Southern Utah University where Dallin was scheduled to graduate in December ’08 with a bachelor’s in biology and planned to follow in his father’s footsteps by going to medical school.
Dallin was an incredible young man with a deep love for his Savior Jesus Christ and for his family and friends. He was an amazing husband and father and well-loved by all who knew him. Dallin had a passion for ultimate Frisbee, soccer, learning, having fun with friends and serving in the church. He participated in the Presidential Ambassadors at SUU, the Frisbee Club, and mentoring at Canyon View Middle School.
Dallin is survived by his wife Kamber, his unborn son, his mother LynAnn, his sisters Marie (Dan) Skinner and Hannah, his brother Chris, his niece Madison Skinner, parents-in-law Lenny and Leslie Platt, and Kamber’s siblings Dalyn, Drey, Ryder, and Payson. He is also survived by his grandparents Lynn and Mary Farnsworth and Grant and Fern Ellsworth and Kamber’s grandparents Patricia and Kenneth McCracken, and Gary and Sondra Platt.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Cedar North Stake Center in Cedar City. Overflow seating with a satellite broadcast was available at the Cedar City University 2nd Stake building, 61 N. 900 W. Cedar City, Utah.
Internment was in the Cedar City Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Swindlehurst Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made at any Zion’s Bank, for the unborn son of Dallin and Kamber, under the name of Kamber Ellsworth. Online condolences can be sent to cedarcondolences.blogspot.com and swindlehurstfuneralhome.com.