Benjamin Austin Sarver

December 24, 1999 – November 24, 2015

Benjamin Austin Sarver, 15, passed away in his sleep Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at his home in Washington, Utah. He was born Dec. 24, 1999, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the fifth child of John A. and Susan Pierce Sarver.

Ben was born with a rare neurological disorder, Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease, which prevented him from walking or talking. However, he was full of personality and was greatly loved by his family. Ben is finally free from an earthly body that has confined him for so long.

He is now fully healed and is walking, talking and even running for the first time in the presence his Savior, Jesus. Even though Ben never took a step nor said a word, he had an amazingly positive impact upon his family and those around him.

He is survived by his parents; siblings; Emily Crutchfield of Dallas, Texas, Amanda Kolody, Matthew Sarver and Molly Sarver, all of Washington, Utah; his maternal grandparents, Austin and Amy Pierce of Washington; and his paternal grandparents, John and Zetta Sarver of Walker, West Virginia.

Funeral services

  • Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 W. St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit their website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the PMD Foundation.


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