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Bruce Lyman Hunt

June 1, 1953 — April 5, 2024

Kaysville, Utah

Bruce Lyman Hunt passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 5, 2024. Bruce was born June 1, 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the fifth son of Mae Hyde and Jacob Roscoe Hunt. Bruce grew up in Centerville, Utah where he enjoyed outdoor activities,  playing sports, and participating in scouts with family and friends. Throughout his life his hobbies included playing the guitar, biking, camping, hiking, and playing basketball. As a teenager he spent a summer cutting hay in Nevada, after which he came home and used the money he earned to buy a motorcycle. He thoroughly enjoyed riding it for more than a decade. Bruce graduated from Viewmont High school and became a master electrician.

While on a young adult rafting trip, Bruce met the love of his life and eternal companion, Karen Horn. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on October 23rd, 1980. They had four wonderful daughters, which was a big change for someone who grew up in a family of five boys! Fortunately he was well suited to being a girl dad. After six years of married life in Bountiful they built a home in Kaysville. There they raised their family in a close knit neighborhood with many treasured friends.

As an electrician he worked on residential and commercial buildings as well as locomotives. He was a careful and skilled tradesman and he enjoyed both the intellectual and physical challenges of his work. For several years he ran his own business as an electrical contractor.

Bruce was a devoted member of the LDS church. He served a mission in Ohio, and anyone who knew him will not be surprised that in his release letter, the mission president expressed appreciation for Bruce’s quiet peaceful demeanor. Bruce served faithfully in a variety of callings, including many years as a Primary teacher and Bountiful temple worker.

At the age of 47 Bruce developed a significant and disabling mental illness. With the love and support of his family and community he was able to access medication which stabilized his condition. However, he was never able to return fully to electrical work and retired much earlier than he otherwise would have. During these years, he exemplified his selfless and loving nature by using his time to contribute to his community and serve others.

One of the enduring legacies of his life was the quiet service he constantly wrought for others.  He loved serving in the temple, delivering meals for Meals on Wheels, assisting neighbors and family with yard work and snow removal, cleaning the church, and singing and playing his guitar at assisted living facilities. We hope everyone who benefitted from these acts of service also knows of the joy and fulfillment you contributed to his life by allowing him to serve.

Music played a significant role in Bruce’s life. A talented guitarist, he could pick out complex melodies by ear and loved playing and singing his favorite songs; classics from the 60s and 70s, as well as hymns and primary songs. He enjoyed sharing his music and brought joy to his family and many others.  His family is grateful for the many friends who came and performed for him during his last few months. These house concerts brightened his days and brought a beautiful spirit into our home.

Bruce’s greatest joy was being with his family and he was always there for them with a hug, helping hand, or kind word. Among many things, we will miss his guitar music, fluffy mashed potatoes, handiwork, and clever homemade cards.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, and his daughters Stacie (Tony) Mecham, Aimee (Andrew) Cardon, Michelle (Cody) Haacke, and Chelsea Hunt; six grandchildren; brothers Jake (Sandi) Hunt, Barry Hunt, Brian (Sandra) Hunt, Brent (Carri) Hunt. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the lung cancer oncology team at Huntsman Cancer Institute and caregivers from Huntsman at Home/CNS Hospice. The service rendered by his brothers during the last two months of his life were a great blessing to all of us and will never be forgotten.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 pm at the Orchard Chapel, 1282 West 1875 North, Farmington Utah. Following the service the family invites you to visit with them in the cultural hall.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Meals on Wheels or a charitable organization of your choice

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