Rhett J. Millecam, 60 years old, passed away at home in Salt Lake City, Utah of pulmonary hypertension. He is survived by his mother Bonnie Jenkins Millecam, his step-mother Connie Millecam, his step-brother Gregory Baxendale (Elizabeth), his brother-in-law Wayne Merkley, sister-in-law Vicki McKinney and nieces and nephew Melissa Merkley Goyette (Michael), Courtney McKinney Watt (John), and Brett Millecam (Elizabeth) and many beloved family members. He was predeceased by his father Don L. Millecam, brother Randy Millecam and sister Robyn Millecam Merkley.
Rhett was born in Vernal, Utah and attended schools there as well as Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant and the University of Utah. He grew up surrounded by parents who owned restaurants. He pursued that lifelong career as a chef working in Vernal, Deer Valley, and Salt Lake City. Rhett loved cooking with his father at many family get togethers. He enjoyed the outdoors, skiing, fishing and was an avid Utes and Jazz fan. Rhett was also a lifelong Jimmy Buffet fan. He was enamored with the Parrot Head community and all that revolved around the tropical lifestyle.
He will be remembered for his fun, witty personality. He had a kind caring soul, was energetic and passionate about his work. The family wishes to thank the doctors at the University of Utah and Martindale Clinic who cared for him during the past years.
We had some great times is high school! You were kind, funny, easygoing and always smiling!
Love you buddy.
Good by my brother❤ We were born on the same day. And were bonded for life.
I met Rhett through the Utah Parrotheads. about 20 years ago on a plane to Las Vegas. Rhett and I and many of Rhett’s Phead friends shared many adventures together and not all Jimmy buffett related if you can believe that. we traveled to Jimmy Buffet concerts near and far, Meeting of the Minds in Key West, Phins to the West in Laughlin, Nevada and several other crazy and fun filled pirate adventures. He was a true friend. Rhett cared about people and was always there to help and the first to sign up for charity drives, highway clean up’s raising money for the homeless pediatric clinic and many more.
Rhett - “It's these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes Nothing remains quite the same
Through all of the islands and all of the highlands If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane”.
Rhett when you get to that salty piece of land, pet Manatee for me. (Rhett’s dog)
Rhett my friend you will be missed.