Blake Aaron Richardson
Blake Aaron Richardson, 24, perished during a snowstorm in the
wilderness of the Wasatch National Forest shortly after disappearing from
his father’s home December 9, 2016. After 10 months of diligent searching
by Salt Lake County Search and Rescue, Blake’s remains were recovered
near Dog Lake October 5.
A memorial is planned for November 12, 2017, in Salt Lake City and
inurnment of Blake’s ashes will be in the First Presbyterian Church
columbarium, Fort Worth TX, in December. Details will be forthcoming.
His was a fragile brain, made more so by the numerous head injuries
suffered while biking, playing soccer and lacrosse and climbing rocks and
mountains around the world. Blake was zealous about life, approaching
everything he did with passion. Fiercely devoted to his family and friends,
Blake loved science and philosophy, the written word and the human body,
art and music.
After graduating from Skyline High School, Holladay UT, in 2011, Blake
adventured to Thailand and France to climb there with professionals. He
had served on the Leadership Team at Mount Olympus Presbyterian
Church and was a leader among friends, known to instigate adventures
and spur of the minute camping and climbing trips. A voracious reader and
seeker of knowledge, Blake was a dedicated son, a loyal brother and