Levi Edwin Braithwaite

Braithwaite, Levi Obit(July 4, 1985 – April 23, 2014)

Levi Edwin Braithwaite, 28, died April 23, 2014 in his sleep at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on July 4, 1985, in American Fork, Utah. He was the fourth child and only son born to his parents Edwin Leon and Lea Ann Braithwaite of St. George, Utah. He is survived by his three sisters, Sunni Braithwaite (St. George), Ashley Braithwaite (Ogden), and Jade Braithwaite (Salt Lake City). He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wayne and Erma Braithwaite, Fay and Marie Livingston, William Nielson; uncle, Valden Livingston; and his beloved dogs, Jesse and Duke.

Levi attended school in St. George during his youth and graduated from Pine View High School in 2003. After serving an honorable LDS mission to Peru, he continued his education and graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish in 2012.

While attending college, he met the love of his life, Claire Greenwood. They were married in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on September 3, 2010. They later divorced.

He was most recently employed by Fresenius Medical Care as a Hospital Service Specialist. He enjoyed working in the medical health field and had dreams of becoming a Physician’s Assistant one day.

Over the years from middle school to college, Levi developed numerous friendships. He cherished his friends and always made it a point to include them in all of his adventures. The many tributes left for him on his Facebook account reminds us what a special son we had and how he touched so many lives. We are so very proud of Levi and all of his accomplishments. He left this world a better place because of his love.

At the age of fifteen he and his Dad went on the first of many Humanitarian Expeditions to the country of Peru. It was there he began to mature and develop generosity, compassion, kindness, charity, thoughtfulness, courage, a spirit of adventure and empathy. Those who know Levi have been touched by his love, openness, acceptance and hugs.

He loved adventures of all kinds. He traveled to many countries in the world. He loved the outdoors and all of the opportunities that it provides.

Levi was an accomplished pianist. He loved classical music. He felt music to its core and played the piano with sensitivity, feeling, and from his heart. He memorized all of the music that he played. Recently, he volunteered to play soothing music to give comfort to those individuals who entered the University of Utah Medical Health lobby. When he passed, he still had his headphones on. The final music that he heard was a piece by Mozart.

With his passing, Levi is now free from pain, sorrow, and addiction. Our Levi will now be able to continue his work of love and continue to share his gifts with others as he enters into the afterlife. We know that death is not the end. Until we meet again, Lev “A Dios,” we will miss you so. He truly had a great life. In Levis memory, tell someone how much you love them.

Funeral Services

Funeral services are provided by Spilsbury Mortuary. We are very grateful to them for the tender care they provided for our son.

  • An initial viewing will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Boulder Ridge Stake Center, 1762 South River Road, St. George, UT, at 11 a.m. There will be a viewing prior to the services from 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Levi will be buried in the Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S. Dixie Drive, St. George, UT.

Thanks to all of your love and support, thank you for loving Levi and being a part of his life.

Friends and family are invited to sign his guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com.

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  • Dan and Carole Webber April 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Dear Ed, Lee Ann and family,

    We are heartbroken for all of you. We did not know Levi but this beautiful tribute tells the story of a remarkable man who lived a life of love and service and touched the hearts of everyone he knew. We know how much your family means to Blaine and Carol and their family and how saddened they are by Levi’s passing. We pray for all of the tender mercies and comforting love of Heaven to be with you at this time.

    Dan and Carole Webber

  • Suzanne and Paul Allen April 28, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Lea Ann and Ed, you know we love you and are so heartbroken for you. Levi accomplished much and touched many lives in his time here on earth; I’m sure he was needed to carry on more of the same on the other side. Your tribute is so sweet and shows the unconditional love you have for Levi. We send love and prayers and wish we could be there to offer hugs. Paul and Suzanne

  • Cindy Poulson April 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    So sad to hear about Levi. Please know we love you and are praying for you at this time. We will always cherish our memories of you and your beautiful family!
    Love Kimball and Cindy Poulson

  • Marleni Colvin April 28, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I met him when he served as a missionary in Peru, the people remember him as an enthusiastic and happy missionary. We are saddened by his lost, but we know we will meet him again. You have our deepest sympathies and our prayers in this difficult time. Siempre sera recordado con mucho cariño por la gente a quienes sirivió. Hasta pronto Elder Braithwaite!

  • Allison Bench April 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Dear Braithwaite family, I knew Levi in high school and after and remember him as always happy and enthusiastic about life. He was a loyal friend to all who knew him. I’m so sad to hear of his passing. He will be greatly missed.

  • Kirsten Prisbrey April 29, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    levi you will be missed, my son still talks about you teaching him piano..

  • chupacabra April 30, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Lea Ann and Ed, I am sad to hear you have lost your precious son. I cannot not know the pain your family will endure, but I do know that through the strength of family you will grow stronger. Because of this, your reunion with Levi will be that much more triumphant when you all meet again. May the comfort of a loving Father in Heaven reside in your hearts.

  • Linda Newey April 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    May the love of the savior fill your home during this time of pain. No son could be loved and admired more than yours. He truly was the apple of your eye and my heart breaks a little more each day as I think about your loss. Levi knew you loved him…. He left this world with that knowledge. Well done.

  • Joyce Kuzmanic April 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Our hearts just break for you Ed and Lea Ann, oh how we love Levi – we have counted him our dear dear friend. He filled us with joy every time he visited us at The Dogfather and was such a wonderful encouragement to us.
    Thank you for such a remarkable young man, we send you blessings,
    Joyce and Joe Kuzmanic

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