Ariel Jo Bishop

This picture shows a smiling young women. The first sign that she died long before nature intended. Unfortunately, our “Air Bear” lost her valiant battle against drug addiction.

Ariel Jo Bishop, loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, wife, stepmom and friend passed away April 17, 2017 at her home in Salem, Utah. Ariel was born April 2, 1991 to Bart J. Bishop and Brandie Hooley in Provo, Utah. She attended schools in Spanish Fork, Payson and then later Provo College. She married Tony D. Walters on October 24, 2015.

Ariel will be remembered for her unconditional love for those she was close to. She had a loving way of impacting those around her, in a positive and caring manner. She loved the color yellow because of the sunshine it brought into her heart and life. She was happiest when she was surrounded by little children and her family. Her life could not be saved for the Lord had bigger plans for her.

Ariel is survived by her father: Bart J. Bishop; mother: Brandie Hooley; Stepfather: Bret Hooley; brothers: Bowden J. Bishop and Hayden Duane Oliver. She was preceded in death by Grandfathers: Douglas J. Bishop and Alan Carling; Grandmothers: Janet Jo Rushton and Vivian Walters.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Knoll Park Ward Chapel, 160 South 460 West, Salem, Utah where friends may call from 10:45 to 12:45 p.m. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

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  1. Patty Jo Durfee

    I have 2 nieces who passed away from drugs,, and1 more who took his own life, and another niece by car accident. I only say this to let you know that grief comes to all. And it hurts so bad! My own family has had enough tragedy to last 100 lifetimes, they just keep coming! This precious girl of yours reminds me very much of ours! We will miss their loveliness and beauty… and as hard as it is we must trust that one who loves her more than us is sending blessings fast….you’re not alone! You’re not alone! She will always be near to you in a very real way! You’ll smell her perfume or hear her laughter, in hard times you’ll feel her comforting influence. I don’t know you but I feel like I do. We are all brothers and sisters sharing a mortal experience. You are in my prayers and thoughts. I will pray that you will find comfort in each other’s affections and love

  2. Gary Johnston

    Bart and Patty sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that Ariel is now back home with Grandpa Doug and you will see her again.

  3. Ilauna and Bishop Danny Parks

    We are so sorry for your loss, she is a beautiful young women. We know families are forever and that you will be with her again. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Fred and Jodi Evans

    Brandie and Brett, We are so saddened to hear about Arial’s passing. I wish I could be there to comfort you both! Arial left a unforgettable print on my heart, as I am sure, many hearts and she will be missed so much! She was young, vibrant, funny, sweet and an unforgettable smile….oh I could go on an on about her. You are in my prayers. May God hold you close and guide you through this very heart breaking time!

  5. Elizabeth Hulbert

    I am so sorry for your loss and for Ariel’s valiant struggle. Peace be with you.

  6. Stacie Rominger

    Brandie, my heart is breaking for you! I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet Ariel! What a beautiful woman she is! I have so many memories of you and your cute little family when you lived by me in Springville, and saint George, Ariel was always such a happy, sweet, caring, little girl. I hope you can find comfort in knowing you were such a good mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family my sweet friend. Love you 💜

  7. Heather Hess (Fazzio)

    I will never forget all the fun memories we’ve shared. Your beautiful and sweet smile will be sorely missed. Fly with the Angels Ariel…. Rest in Paradise until we meet again. I love u and will miss so many things about u. Bart, Brandie, Brett both Ariel’s brothers I will keep u in my prayers. Love u always and you’re truly going to be missed

  8. Tiesha S. Brittain

    Ariel and I used to spend a lot of time together, the park, the mall and stores. She not only became my best friend, she became my sister at heart. I will forever cherish our memories and the friendship we’ve both built on a daily basis. She always knew what I was feeling and helped me through it. Ariel honey, I love you with all my heart and soul. You will forever remain within my thoughts and my memories. Please watch over all of us who knew you for who you are and the lovable best friend we will always remember. Xoxo.

  9. I fell in love with the then 10 year old girl that would become my Granddaughter. I will always miss her sweet smile. Gone way to soon and will be missed far to long. Brandie, I am so sorry. I can’t find the words to express my deep sorrow. I love you if you need anything I am here for you.

  10. Debbie (Smith) O'Brien

    What a beautiful young woman. My heart breaks for you.