|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1946|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1998|
Early Life: Bryan was born April 10, 1946, in Glendale, California, a son of Richard Junius and June Aileen Cannon Pettit.
Life's Work/Service/Interests: On August 16, 1971, he married Kelly Cloward in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Bryan excelled in his studies and worked hard to obtain the highest degree available to him, a Doctorate in Education, which he received at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Bryan taught as a professor at both California State University at San Bernardino and the University of Phoenix. Through the years, he touched the lives of many of his students. He had a passion for teaching and he loved the interaction he had with his students and with his work associates. A faithful and devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bryan had an unshakable testimony of his Savior Jesus Christ. He served diligently in many callings in the church, but most recently as 2nd counselor in the Riverside California Stake presidency. Although Bryan lived well, served well, and accomplished many great things in his life, his family was nearest and dearest to his heart and was his crowning joy. His example as a husband and a father was unmatched. He brought a sense of unity, joy and faith into his home which is rare among families, and he created a tremendous and inspiring legacy to be followed by all. Generations forevermore will rise up and call him blessed. He was dearly loved and respected by people everywhere and touched the lives of all that were privileged to have known him. He will be greatly missed. A choice and stalwart man, Bryan Lee Pettit, was called home to his Heavenly Father on August 19, 1998, while returning home from a family reunion in Southern Utah. He was 52.
Survived By: His wife, Kelly, Riverside, CA; six children: Bryan Lee Pettit Jr. (Dawn), Sandy, UT; Douglas Cloward Pettit, Sandy, UT; Lynsey Pettit Butler (Bret), Provo, UT; Thomas Cloward Pettit; Julie Pettit; Matthew Cloward Pettit, Riverside, CA; one grandson, Tyler Bryan Pettit, Sandy, UT; his parents, St. George, UT; his father-in-law, Wells P. Cloward, Spanish Fork, UT; two brothers, Richard J. Pettit Jr. and Robert C. Pettit; two sisters, Barbara Pettit Parady and Cheryl Pettit Apgar; brother-in-law, Sherman L. Cloward; and a sister-in-law, Connie Cloward Parsons.
Services: Riverside California Stake Center
Mortuary: Acheson and Graham Mortuary (CA) | Walker Sanderson Funeral Home (UT)
Final Rest: East Lawn Memorial Hills
Obituary: © Deseret News | 23 Aug 1998
Bio compiled by: Annie Duckett Hundley
Richard Junius Pettit (1918 - 2011)
June Aileen Cannon Pettit (1920 - 2011)
FAMILIES ARE FOREVER
MARRIED AUGUST 16, 1971
East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery
Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
Record added: Sep 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117057008