Some people are blessed with a generosity of spirit. They are willing to be kinder to us
than we are to ourselves, to give us the benefit of the doubt, to feel deeply with others.
They are willing to see us and love us as we are. Jordan Bloomquist was one of those
Jordan was a gatherer of friends, a bigger than life, full of fun, let’s-do-it-now kind of
person. He loved off-roading, climbing mountains, hiking, and the beauty of the world.
An entrepreneur at heart, he loved to create. His dream was to fly, and he completed the
Aviation program at Utah State University. His degree will be awarded posthumously.
But life is complex, and Jordan was often in pain. Maybe the bigness that was Jordan is
that in spite of his pain, he was always reaching out, always connecting, that he wanted
to be there for other people until he just couldn’t anymore. Jordan Daniel Bloomquist
ended his own life on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
Thirty-one years was not enough time, and we miss Jordan terribly. We miss his giggles.
We miss his always being all-in on any plan. We miss the midweek texts just to ask how
we were. We miss his excitement and participation in making our dreams come true.
We miss knocking on his door and throwing off our shoes and sinking into the deep
comfort of being able to be fully ourselves no matter who that self was on that day. But
we are everlastingly grateful that he is part of our lives.
Jordan leaves behind his children, Presley Jo Bloomquist and Doss Leo Bloomquist,
who were the joy of his life and the light of his eyes; his beautiful-eyed library girl and
wife of eight years, Katie Jo Bloomquist, whom he loved; his parents, Fredrick John
Bloomquist and Rachel Jones Bloomquist; his sisters and brothers, Mikayla Dawn
Bloomquist, Eden Camilla Barr, Abrahm Jeffrey Bloomquist, Lily Elise Bloomquist, and
Sophia Grace Bloomquist; and the wonderful brothers and sisters that came to him
through marriage, Tyler Pace, Gabriel Barr, and Leah Bloomquist. The family would
also like to recognize Oliver Thompson, dear friend and fellow adventurer, Jake Hunsaker,
who was wise and kind to the end, and Rachel Hunsaker, a fellow traveler in grief,
who offered some last bright light in Jordan’s life.
Services will be held Friday, August 12, 2022, at 1:00 PM at the East Stake Center of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1332 Cornell St. in Middleton, Idaho.
Visitation and viewing will be at 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM at the same location.