Brett Gary Palmer

August 13, 1967 ~ October 14, 2020


Oct. 24, 2020
6:00 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT

Brett was born August 13, 1967 to Gary D. and Susan L. Palmer in Murray, Utah. He grew up in Holladay, Utah, and attended Olympus High School and the University of Utah where he studied geology.

After college he found his perfect home in Pinedale, Wyoming where he spent much of his time in the great outdoors that he loved so much. He had a passion for fishing, and worked as an expert fishing guide on the Wyoming Rivers for many years. He also enjoyed being a cowboy and working on a ranch, and spending time with his friends and family.

He especially loved his yearly fishing trips to Alaska with friends; spending time in Palm Desert, CA in the winter; attending the Indian Wells tennis tournament; and his Ute football team where he had season tickets for several years. (Go Utes!)

He is survived by his mother, Susan Palmer; his sisters, Robyn Palmer Steele (Matt), Toni Palmer McKinnon (Steve), and Suzanne Palmer; many nieces and nephews, and cherished friends. Brett is preceded in death by his father Gary Palmer, sister Lori Palmer Moffett, and brother David Palmer.

Brett, we love you and we will miss you. You have left a void in our hearts that will never be filled.

Please join us for a graveside celebration of Brett’s life on Saturday October 24th at 12:00 pm, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. Please share a memory of Brett at


My name is Chandra Stough. I am Brett’s neighbor. Brett was always so sweet and kind. I am sorry to hear of his passing. Please give me a call. I would be happy to help in any way possible. 307-231-1705 Sincerely, Chandra Stough

- Chandra Stough
To one of the greatest friends we will ever have. Brett will be missed tremendously. His life was cut short. We hope you can all find peace knowing he is in a beautiful place.

- Kurt and Heidi Armacost
So very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family and all who loved him.

- Jackie Steele
Such a loss for each of us. Always a great "cousin" and friend of our family. Sherm loved his trips with you and I hope you, Sherm and your Dad are catching the biggest and best!

- Chris Losee and the entire Losee family
The Angling Unlimited family from Sitka, AK sends our condolences to Brett's family. We had the privilege of spending many happy days on the ocean together doing what we Rest in peace Brett. We hope you are in a place where the water is always calm, and the fish are always on the bit:) Angling Unlimited Family: Tom Ohaus, Chuck McNamee and AU staff

- Angling Unlimited Inc.
We want to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family at the loss of Brett he was a great man and will truly be missed we love him and we'll miss him, May the Lord be with you and your family at this difficult time we love you. sincerely Steve and Judie Moffett

- Steven Moffett
I'm so sorry to hear of Brett's passing. Brett was one of the most compassionate, loving, and gentle-hearted souls I ever had the privilege of knowing. He was so passionate about the things he cared about and lived his life to the fullest. He showed me what it means to love unconditionally and to love the outdoors. I will forever be grateful for those gifts.

- Holly Godsey
Many good times were had fishing with Brett and his friends here in AK. As he once said to me, “it’s always an adventure!” Rest easy Brett, on your favorite stretch of water, and hook up on a fish if you want to! Ryan Refshaw

- Ryan Refshaw
Reflecting on palling around with Brett as we moved through our '20s, memories of mountains, streams and campfires, give me peace. Peace that though his life was cut short, he committed to his passions of solitude, nature, and respect and support for those around him. He believed -as John Muir penned-to "keep close to Nature’s heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." Bless his old soul in a young man's body.

- Davis Palmer