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Sammy Linebaugh Reporting...Funeral services were held today for the Salt Lake man killed when a giant boulder crushed him while he was hiking with friends at Donut Falls in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Jeanette Smith/Friend: "UP THERE WE JUST ALL FELT SO CLOSE -- CLOSE TO GOD, CLOSE TO NATURE AND HE WAS SINGING. AND I THINK HIS LAST MOMENTS ON EARTH WERE REALLY HAPPY ONES."
Photographs capture memories of the final moments before Seth Buhr died.
Joseph Freed: "HE LOVES THE MOUNTAINS, OUTDOORS, HE KNOWS THAT GOD LIVES AND SO WHEN HE'S OUT THERE HE ALWAYS HAS TO POINT IT OUT -- CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS CREATION. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS IS HERE? GOD DID THIS FOR US."
Friends Joseph Freed, Jeanette Smith and Dara Jacobberger were with Buhr at Donut Falls last Wednesday when his life was cut short by a tumbling boulder.
In his final seconds, they say, he was a hero. Buhr pushed Smith out of the way before being struck himself. But today, he was remembered as a leader for the way he approached every day.
Dara Jacobberger/Friend: "SETH WAS JUST AWARE, LIKE HOW EVERYTHING AFFECTED PEOPLE."
Sarah Buhr/Sister: "HE DIDN'T KNOW THE MEANING OF THE WORD STRANGER. HE WAS ALWAYS A FRIEND TO EVERYBODY."
Sam Nkowane/Friend: "HE WASN'T MY BEST FRIEND, HE WAS MY BROTHER. HE WAS MORE THAN A BEST FRIEND TO ME."
Jeff Knight: "JUST THAT PERSONALITY THAT EVERYBODY WANTED TO BE AROUND JUST BECAUSE HE WAS SO FRIENDLY."
As family and friends said their good byes they say Seth Buhr's legacy is a focus on the treasures he takes with him.
Jeanette Smith: "WHAT MATTERS WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE ISN'T HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE HAD OR HOW GOOD OF A JOB YOU HAD, IT'S WHAT YOU DID TO MAKE SOMEBODY ELSE'S LIFE BETTER -- AND SETH MADE SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES BETTER."
Seth Buhr was 22 years old. He served an LDS mission to Chile and was attending LDS Business College.