May 13, 2009


Lariann Evans Bredthauer 1982 ~ 2009 KAYSVILLE - Our "miracle" Lariann Evans Bredthauer, 26, valiantly fought a brain tumor, giving us almost three more years of happiness, passed away May 9, 2009 in Salt Lake City. Born in Bountiful, Utah, December 7, 1982 to Jerry L. and Lorraine Evans. Married Scott Nelson Bredthauer, May 16, 2003 in the Salt Lake Temple. A devoted and faithful member of the LDS church. Her testimony and love of the Savior was always evident in her daily life. Sunshine describes her positive attitude, humor and fun loving personality. A truly virtuous woman. Graduated from Davis High school and received an Associate Degree from Weber State University. She loved being part of the color guard in both high school and the university marching bands. Giving birth to her "miracle" daughter, Lucy, while receiving radiation treatments was a sign of her great strength and courage. A talented wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She loved being Lucy's mom, Scott's companion, family, family activities, watching sports-especially football and baseball, the outdoors, crocheting, cooking, good movies, music and cultural events. Lariann is survived by: her husband, Scott, her daughter, Lucy, her parents, Jerry and Lorraine Evans, her grandmothers, Barbara Nelson and Marian W. Page, her siblings, Scot (Heidi) Evans, Kristin (Scott) Christensen, Jared (Julaine) Evans, John (Elizabeth) Evans, Rachel (Devin) Razee, her in-laws, Paul and Debra Bredthauer, her brothers-in-law, Tyler (Brooke) Bredthauer, Greg (Stacey) Bredthauer, sister-in-law, Alison Bredthauer and many beloved extended family members and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, 1l:00 a.m. at the Kaysville Tabernacle 198 West Center St. Viewings will be held Friday, May 15, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Mortuary 1941 North Main, Farmington (across from Cherry Hill); and 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the Tabernacle. Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery. Our sincere thanks to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Jensen, Dr. Duhan and Lariann's entire team as well as the staff of the Neurological Critical Care unit of the U of U. A fund has been setup for the family at Zion's Bank. FAMILIES CAN BE TOGETHER FOREVER Online guest book at


Jessica said...

How can anyone even put in words how they feel for you and lucy right now?? I've been thinking about you guys all week. I was never lucky enough to have met Lari, but from talking to you I knew she was awesome. Coming from someone who has lost a lot over the short years i've been alive, please remember that 1- its ok to ask for help 2- you will hear people say sorry all the time, just let them 3- try your very very best to remember everything because the older we get the harder it is and don't ever be afraid to ask for other people's memories too and 4- it is ok to cry and always will be.

You have always been a great friend and at this time I am at a loss. I know you guys probably prepared for this day, but it isn't always easy, even though she isn't in pain anymore. You are such a strong person and she saw that in you. It's not the end remember. :)

Woa, sorry that was long. But you have my support always and if you need a pie, a babysitter, anything just call!!

Brooke Bredthauer said...

This is the most incredible obituary I've ever read, it describes her perfectly and I LOVE this picture of her. I know it wasn't easy to write, but you did a WONDERFUL job and she is very proud of everything you are doing for her right now. We love you.

Scarlet said...

I'm pretty sure that Lari chose to go to pie heaven just for you :)

Sam said...

I think the worst part is when everyone asks how you're doing as though you even know how to answer that one politely right now. I still haven't come up with a good answer. So, if you do, let me know, but you should know that people will ask, a lot.

You can call or send an e-mail anytime if you want to talk. If you're like me, you'll deal with most things alone, but you do have lots of friends and family to lean on for support.

I wish I could be there.

Justin and Lori said...

This is Justin and Lori Mecham. We've looked at your blog via the Welch cousins a few times. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family! You've been in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be.
The Mechams

Amy N. said...

I agree with Brooke, it is beautiful! You did a wonderful job describing her.

We love you guys too!

Lindsay said...

I agree with the other comments, the obit was perfect. Lari looks so happy and beautiful in the picture. I also agree with Liz about pie heaven.

The Bentley Family and Aussiemuminthekitchen said...

I'm so sorry Scott. I really am at a loss as to what to say. I only wish that I could provide words that would give you comfort but I know that nothing I can say will take your pain away. Please just know that we are thinking of you and praying for you and your sweet Lucy. We are here for you should you ever need us and we would be honored to help with Lucy, yard work, meals anything you can think of. Much love. The Bentley's.

Nina Serene said...

I am not sure you know who I am, but I did colorguard with Lariann, and I was in the first ward before it split. I just want you to know that you and Lucy have been in my thoughts and prayers. I have seen so many blog entries about your amazing wife and I am sure the heavens are flooded with prayers in your behalf. I cant imagine how hard this trial must be for you, but the savior does. Good luck.