Tanner Poulson Death, Obituary – After a few months of fighting a recently found heart condition, Tanner Kem Poulson, 31, of Richfield and St. George, Utah, softly passed away in his sleep on February 12, 2023, and was reunited with his Heavenly Father.
Rick and Karen Kemmis Poulson welcomed Tanner into the world on August 11, 1991 in Gunnison. He was the youngest child in the family and was adored by his older siblings. He cherished the lessons in morality and character that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had given him. He belonged to this church.
Tanner loved all creatures, but he especially loved snakes and other reptiles. He loved it just as much as his mother did. Terrariums with lizards, frogs, and snakes could always be found in his room when he was a kid. He had a natural aptitude for art and loved to create. As a child, he became fond of Legos, and he has remained so as an adult.
He just recently began creating stunning Lego mosaics and selling them online. When he was a young adolescent, Tanner collaborated with George and Janet Siggins at G&J Gym to organize the first parkour class in the neighborhood. He was very dedicated to the endeavor.
He was able to hone a variety of leadership skills as he helped train others, especially young children. Since his high school graduation, he has helped people with mental disabilities while working with Chrysalis.
They captured his heart, leading him to continue his education and obtain a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Analysis. He had most recently worked for them as a behavioral analyst.
He was active but spoke little. He was the utmost loving son, brother, and uncle. More than anything else, he cherished his nieces and nephews. They were utterly in awe of Uncle Tanner. He was always the underdog’s champion and had the biggest heart for everyone.
He leaves our world in better shape for having been a part of it, and he will be terribly missed. His grandparents Fern Leinweber, his parents, his siblings Brinnley Poulson (Sean) Nielson, Jerrica (Justin) Vaughn, and Parker (Nicole) Poulson, as well as a number of nieces and nephews, survive him. He was predeceased by his uncle Les Okerlund, grandparents Winton Kemmis, Anna Vee Poulson, A Jay Poulson, and Roy Leinweber.