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Bryan Robert Thatcher

July 3, 2018 GMT

July 23, 1973 ~ June 28, 2018

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Bryan Robert Thatcher, our beloved son, father, brother, husband and friend. He passed away unexpectedly while watching the Red Sox game. He was 44.

Born July 23, 1973, in Ogden, Utah, Bryan was the first child of Robert C. Thatcher and Darlene Mansfield Thatcher. Bryan grew up skateboarding, biking, snowboarding and was an Eagle Scout. He was always ready with a plan to share outdoor adventures with friends and family.

Early in life Bryan found his calling in the fire service, where he served for nearly 20 years. He worked first as a Firefighter/EMT, then as a Fire Inspector and later as Arson Investigator and Fire Marshal, where he met the love of his life, Erin Preston.

Bryan will be forever remembered as an outdoor adventurer, avid mountain biker and quick-witted friend. His untimely death leaves a hole that speaks only to the fullness and richness of his life.

Bryan is survived by his parents; his children: Zoe Williams, Demi Kai Thatcher, Kaleb Thatcher; his sister, Amberlee Whitemyer and her husband, Richard; and their children: Rileigh, Logan and Nellie Mae; his sister, Nicole Schiers and her husband, Rob; and their children: Kayli, Kayci and Driggs; and his loving wife, Erin Preston; and his stepsons, Oliver and William.

Bryan will be memorialized by his friends, family and fire service brothers, on Thursday, July 5, 2018, viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, South Jordan; Friday, July 6, 2018, viewing from 10 to 11:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Service at 12 noon at Corner Canyon High School, Draper.

Flowers can be sent to Jenkins and Soffe 1007 South Jordan Park Way, South Jordan, UT 84095

Those who wish, may alternatively donate to a fund for his children: https://www.gofundme.com/children-of-bryan-thatcher

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