Ivan Church

Obituary of Ivan Crain Church

Ivan Crain Church unexpectedly passed away on May 10, 2022 at the age of 39. 


Ivan was born on December 14, 1982 in Mesa, Arizona to Nancy Jane and Richie Church. His grandmother, Eva Oglesbee, helped raise Ivan and they shared a special bond. The family moved from Arizona back to Ohio. Ivan graduated from Hurricane High school in 2001 and attended Dixie College for a few semesters before being called upon to serve a mission. 


Ivan was called to serve in the Indianapolis, Indiana mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for two years. He taught others about the gospel and encouraged them to attend church, helping others be baptized within the church. 


After his mission, Ivan married and had two beautiful children, John, in 2008 and Naomi, in 2009. In 2014, he moved back to Arizona to be closer to his father. 


In 2016, Ivan met his second wife, Iesha, and they later married in 2018. In his life, Ivan enjoyed playing Magic, Dungeons and Dragons, going to the renaissance festival, and spending time with his family. Because of his mission, he always enjoyed serving others which promoted him to work in customer service most of his life. 


Ivan is survived by his wife, Iesha; two children, John and Naomi; his mother, Jane; three siblings, Star, Matthew, and Vernon; nieces and nephews, Ivante, ZaMya, TJ, and Little Dennis, and as well as several cousins. 


Memorial services will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Rincon Stake Center in Tucson, Arizona. These services will be in person as well as via zoom. Funeral services will be held at a later date in Utah, where he will be buried with his father, Richie.

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Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Monday, May 16, 2022
Rincon Stake Center
1655 Melpomene Way
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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