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Ethelyn "Et" Cannon Pett
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1907
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 2005
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Daughter of Willard Telle Cannon and Caroline Young Cannon

Married James Arthur Pett, 20 Aug 1934, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Obituary - After a life richly lived nearly a century, Ethelyn Cannon Pett, 97, died June 16, 2005, in Salt Lake City. Ethelyn "Et" Cannon Pett was born December 12, 1907, in Salt Lake City, to Caroline Young Croxall Cannon and Willard Telle Cannon, and was granddaughter of George Q. Cannon and great-granddaughter of Brigham Young.

She attended LDS High School, East High School, the University of Utah, and the University of California at Berkeley, from which she graduated with a degree in Economics.

She married James Arthur Pett, Sr., August 20, 1934.

Et was a very social person who loved parties, "a friend of fun," as well as someone who regularly attended Utah Symphony concerts, chamber music concerts, art exhibits, and the opera; and read widely. Her travels took her to Mexico, Europe, Egypt, Japan, China, and Thailand. She was a commanding presence at the bridge table. She skied, played tennis, and especially enjoyed golf. Her family often heard her tickling "Tea for Two" on the piano and her homes reflected her good taste and interest in interior decoration.

A member of the Town Club, the Salt Lake Country Club, the Junior League, and a study club which met regularly for decades, Et also volunteered at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Holy Cross Hospital, and then the University of Utah Medical Center into her eighties.

Predeceased by her husband and all six of her brothers and sisters, Ethelyn is survived by her children, James Arthur Pett, Jr. (Marjorie), Jane Semmel (Kenneth, deceased), Stephen Willard Pett (Clare Cardinal), and eight flawless grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Karen Hodgsen and the staff of Brighton Gardens of Salt Lake City for devoted care in recent years. Friends and family are invited to a memorial observance at the Town Club, 1081 East South Temple, Saturday, June 25, at 11:00 a.m. Ethelyn Cannon Pett will be interred in the Salt Lake City cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested, to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts or the University of Utah Medical Center. 
 
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 Parents:
  Willard Telle Cannon (1877 - 1937)
  Caroline Young Croxall Cannon (1875 - 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  James Arthur Pett (1909 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Roger Willard Cannon (1901 - 1987)*
  Caroline Cannon Steele (1902 - 1993)*
  Ethelyn Cannon Pett (1907 - 2005)
  Barbara Cannon (1912 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: UK45671
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Aug 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75614816
Ethelyn Et <i>Cannon</i> Pett
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Ethelyn Et <i>Cannon</i> Pett
Added by: Ron Running
 
Ethelyn Et <i>Cannon</i> Pett
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- Timothy Sharp
 Added: Aug. 6, 2015

- SMSmith
 Added: Aug. 28, 2011
 
 
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