– Our beloved husband, grandfather, uncle, son, brother and friend passed away in the early morning hours of March 23, 2022 of age-related causes.
A lover of all sports (especially his beloved Boston Red Sox) and a personal champion of many, including Utah State Tennis Champion, 7-time Utah Table Tennis Champion State of Utah and national runner-up in table tennis, baseball, basketball and golf.
Dad won many awards in his early years. He leaves behind a legacy of warriors who follow in his footsteps, including 13 grandchildren who inherited his will to never give up, his ambition and an unwavering tenacity to achieve everything we set our minds to. He was a big hearted and argumentative soul and never backed down which made for some interesting conversations.
He cared deeply about us and that’s why he had such a hard time leaving us. We will miss his kindness, compassion, loyalty and love that he consistently showed and gave and gave us all he had to give until the end.
During his career, he worked for many years as an accountant at CIT Financial and Sales at BMW Murray for 20 years, where he made many, many friends.
He was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was deeply spiritual in his own way and was always kind and loved and cared for by his fellow human beings.
He was truly a legend.
Bryan was born on November 6, 1930, to Delpha Jolley and Lawrence Westover in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He graduated from West High School in 1949 and was a loyal Panther until the end. He married Patricia Ann Hendry on October 13, 1951 in Elko, Nevada and raised a daughter and three sons in the Murray area. Along with his sons, he always coached them in sports and supported his daughter in her endeavors.
He is survived by his daughter, Shelly (Ryan Daw); sons, Mike and Drake; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Pat, who died September 14, 2018; his son, Bradley Craig; daughter-in-law, Suann; and his two brothers and two sisters.
A special thank you to Canyon Hospice, his nurse Ashley, his chaplain and his friend Ruth for their unwavering love and devotion to our father.
Special thanks to his two nephews, Brad Bevan and Ben Blue, who were best friends with their uncle, and to his niece, Cherie Westover, who took special care of him during his final months.
We will miss his unparalleled humor and his lines that always made us laugh.
He was a joy to all who knew and loved him. We love you dad!
A visitation will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah with a funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. at Murray City Cemetery, 5600 South Vine Street, Murray, Utah.
Online condolences can be shared on www.jenkins-soffe.com.
Published by Deseret News from March 24 to March 25, 2022.