Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Jacob Wayne Anderson\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tJacob Wayne Anderson, of Provo, Utah, passed away November 23, 2016 while working as a welder and fabricator for VanCon at Sufco Mine in Salina, Utah. His death was due to heart failure brought on by a previously undetected heart condition. He was 27-years-old.\n\nJake was born February 24, 1989 in Provo, Utah, the middle child of Mike and Tamie (LaCrue) Anderson. The first thing anyone will tell you about Jake is that no matter what was going on, they could always tell how much he loved his family. This was especially obvious when it came to his wife and children, who were, at all times, his absolute top priority. He married his lifelong friend Cami Michelle Bott in 2009, and the two went on to have three sons with a daughter on the way.\n\nJake made sure to spend as much time with his family as possible, and even insisted on having family dinner EVERY Sunday evening. He was often seen outside with his boys and loved spending his time teaching them essential life skills, like how to ride a dirt bike and how to throw a football. He would be outside with his boys most nights before even taking the time to change out of his dirty work clothes.\n\nJake’s love of family spilled over into the lives of everyone with whom he crossed paths, regardless of whether they were a friend, acquaintance or just a stranger. He was a “people person,” and EVERYONE loved being around him. Perhaps this was because of the acceptance and kindness he constantly showed others. He loved making other people happy and was the perfect definition of unselfish, always willing to help out in any way he could.\n\nJake loved to work, and was always a “hands-on” type of learner. He was an extremely talented welder and fabricator, and absolutely loved what he did. He was a valued employee at VanCon, and was regularly requested to work on the most difficult of projects at Sufco Mine and for other significant clients. \n\nHe knew the value of hard work, and was always looking to learn something new. This hard work showed in his rough, callused hands, which everyone knew him for. \n\nWhile he was known for his work ethic, Jake always made sure to play just as hard. He was fortunate enough to be one of those people who never seemed to lose track of his youth. He loved all things outdoors, and, above all else, preferred being outside on nice, sunny days, fishing on Utah Lake with the people he loved.\n\nJake is survived by his wife Cami (Bott), children Gage (8), Gunner (4), Cole (3) and a daughter due March 2017, his parents Mike and Tamie, sisters Jessica (Kevin) Jones and Danie (Clay) Stephens.\n\nFuneral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3rd at the Merritt Meadows Chapel (102 N 2400 W) in Provo, Utah. Friends and family may also pay their respects Friday, December 2nd from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Nelson Family Mortuary (4780 N. University Ave) in Provo, as well as Saturday from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will take place immediately after the services in the Mapleton Cemetery (620 W Maple Street) in Mapleton, Utah.