Tyrone M. Dennett passed away at home with his loving family members on Oct. 7, 2016. He was born in Springdale, Utah, to Virginia Brooksby and Wesley Dennett on Oct. 31, 1938. He was the first of six children born to Virginia and Wesley Dennett. He was married to Lynette Davis on Sept. 17, 1982 in the St. George temple. He spent his childhood going to school, church, and working with his family on the family farm in Springdale, Utah. He loved climbing the majestic mountains of Zion National Park but most of all loved playing with family and friends.
He attended grade school in Springdale, Utah, and graduated valedictorian at Hurricane High School. His dad always told him he was a professional student. He attended 11 different colleges and universities; he loved to learn! After countless sleepless nights and hard work, he obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics and science with minors in the arts and archaeology.
He served a mission in the West Central States Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At that time this included four states in the U.S. He served under the direction of President David O. McKay and often talked about how great his mission was and how spiritual and fulfilling it was for him.
Because he loved to learn, Tyrone had many different jobs in his life, but the ones he loved the most were working for his two brothers’ construction company and his life’s passion, teaching. He was always excited to see a student learn, and to know he was able to help them.
His hobbies included: silversmith, oil painting, fishing, hunting, lapidary, spending time with family doing geology and archaeology. His favorite places were being out in the hills and mountains.
He is survived by his spouse Lynette Dennett, Washington, Utah, and children: Tamara Jean Dennett Molina, Beaverton, Oregon; Douglas Tyrone Dennett (Christy), Washington, Utah; David Wesley Dennett, St. George, Utah; Brett Arnold Dennett (Sheilee), Hurricane, Utah; Robert Craig Dennett (Celena), Washington, Utah; Summer Su Rainey (Jim), Rexburg, Idaho; Brook Cox, Coral Canyon, Utah; Tory Cox, Ogden, Utah; Jeff Cox, LaVerkin, Utah.
He had 37 smart, talented and wonderful grandchildren and 8 beautiful great-grandchildren.
Tyrone was previously married to Jeanene Hurschi, Rexburg, Idaho.
He is also survived by his siblings: Jannette Peace, St.George, Utah; Don Dennett (Karolee), Springdale, Utah; Dan Dennett (Kimberly), Boulder City, Nevada; Ginger Spendlove (Jerry), Salt Lake City, Utah; Shelley Cox, Rockville, Utah; and by his uncle Lyle Brooksby, of St. George, Utah; his mother-in-law Emma Davis, Beaver, Utah; his brother- and sisters-in-law Kelly Davis (Laura), Beaver, Utah, Ruth Marshall (Hayward), Beaver, Utah and Kathy Davis, Beaver, Utah; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins who he loved to spend time with.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Virginia Dennett, of Springdale, Utah; father-in-law, Ray Davis, Beaver, Utah; brothers-in-law Raymond Davis and Brad Davis, Beaver, Utah; and daughter-in-law Shauna Dennett, Washington, Utah.
He is also proceeded in death by 10 aunts and uncles whom he loved dearly.
- Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct, 17, at 11 a.m. in his ward chapel at 1835 S. Washington Fields Road, Washington, Utah.
- There will be a viewing held on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St George, Utah, and another viewing prior to services Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.
- Interment will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Utah.
We would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to the many medical caregivers that touched his life. Special thanks to his doctors: Dr. Brizolara, Dr. Bowles, Dr. Wallin, Dr. Willis, Dr. Smith, Dr. Klein, and all those at Southern Utah Ear, Nose and Throat.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-635-2212.
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