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Blake Edward Graham

May 6, 1970 — September 15, 2023

Tribute to Blake Edward Graham

Blake E. Graham, 53, beloved husband and father passed away on September 15, 2023, in Bountiful, Utah. He was the ideal Husband, Father, brother, and friend in every way. Blake accomplished many achievements in his career, but his greatest success was his dedication to his family. He found joy and happiness spending time with his wife, Naibi and their children; Emmaline, Kanai, and Bryson. Blake loved his family unconditionally, and they were his top priority.

Blake taught us how to have fun, work hard, help others, have faith, and trust in the Lord. He will be missed, but we know we will see him again.

Blake was born May 6, 1970, in Salt Lake City, UT, to Nancy Louise Scherzinger Graham and James Bernard Graham. He was raised in Murray, Utah and graduated in the Class of 88 at Murray High School. He enjoyed and performed well in both debate and math competitions.  Blake enjoyed learning and performed at the top of his class.  Blake was one of two students that year awarded the esteemed Benson Scholarship at Brigham Young University where he continued his studies.  Blake has always loved playing basketball with friends.  These friends remember clearly how hard Blake was to defend as well as how difficult it was to score when Blake was guarding you. 

Blake served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints in Osaka Japan.  Blake excelled in the Japanese language and adopted many of the Japanese customs and cuisine as his own.  Blake is fondly remembered comfortably jumping between English and Japanese without any concern or effort.  Many Japanese would tell him he spoke better than they did.

While in college Blake developed a deep interest in health and nutritional science and spent countless hours researching and teaching the concepts he learned to others.  Blake is remembered as spending whatever time was needed with individuals to help them with their specific and unique health challenges.  Following his large health lectures, Blake would often be seen holding numerous additional group meetings and gatherings helping with specific issues and sharing additional insights.  He would jokingly call these the “meeting after the meeting after the meeting.”

Blake built a successful international business assisting literally tens of thousands with their health and seemingly offering unlimited time and support to those he worked with.  One never felt like a customer or duty to Blake, but rather, all felt like close friends and family with him.  He is loved by thousands across the globe who are grateful for his servant leadership.

Blake met his wife and eternal companion, Naibi Itakazu Graham by an introduction of a close common friend.  They dated and were soon engaged.  Naibi says that Blake was ready to get married right away, but Naibi wanted them to enjoy dating longer and so after a one-year engagement they were married.  They were sealed for eternity on July 7th, 2004, in the Manti Temple.  Blake and Naibi became inseparable.  Seldom would one refer to just one, without the other, and Blake included Naibi in all he did.  Their closeness only increased when after much prayer and patience they were blessed with two daughters and a son: Emma, Kanai, and Bryson.  Blake would often share with others his belief that in the travels of life one should always involve and include one’s family.  When his children were young, they would often hang on his leg or sleep in his arms while he taught, trained, and helped others.  Blake seemed to always have time and energy for his family.  They were his greatest joy and achievement.

Blake has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all his life, and he served in various callings and assignments. He loves his Savior, Jesus Christ and would often use examples from scriptures in his coaching and training.  Blake demonstrated to others how important the Sabbath Day was to him.  He would skip or postpone business calls and meetings on Sunday to show his Heavenly Father and Jesus that he loved Them.  Blake would say, “We have six other days in the week to work on those things.  Sunday needs to be different.”  He was a great example to many who knew and observed his Sunday worship. 

Blake loved sharing good food with friends and family.  He would often mention the power of building lasting relationships while “breaking bread” together.  If friends of Blake check their phones, they will find many pictures of themselves with Blake at banquets, restaurants, and celebrations.  He is remembered for his huge toothy smile and friendly wave in so many pictures.

Blake is preceded in death by his parents and is the first to pass away of his siblings.  We envision a great reunion occurred between Blake, his parents, and grandparents.

Blake is survived by his wife Naibi; brothers and their spouses Howard and Tina Graham, Ryan and Dana Graham, and Blaine and Kayti Graham; his three children Emmaline Nirai Graham (14), Alexi Kanai Graham (12), and Bryson Soutetsu Graham (10) as well as many loved nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 22nd, 9:30am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 3785 W Boxelder Dr, Cedar Hills, UT 84062.  Interment will follow the services at Highland Cemetery, Highland, UT.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the gofundme account setup by Blake’s extended family to support Naibi and their children.

 https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-blake-graham?member=29480591&sharetype=teams&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer

Please click on the link below to watch Blake's funeral service via live stream:

Meeting ID: 848 1932 5114

Passcode: 643420

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