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Garrett Allen Burnett

August 17, 1978 — May 25, 2024

Garrett Allen Burnett


Garrett Allen Burnett passed away on May 25, 2024 in Riverton, Utah after a two-year battle with ALS. He fought with courage, faith and unwavering determination every day as he brought peace and positivity to those around him. He was an inspiration to his loved ones.  

He was born to Mark and Patti Burnett in Taylorsville, Utah. He lived in the same neighborhood and ward his entire childhood. Garrett was interested in a variety of sports. He loved playing basketball outside with neighbors and with his church group. He learned golf at a young age by playing with his dad. He played golf on the High School team and his passion for the game carried into adulthood. Garrett was known for hitting long drives. He enjoyed watching his own children learn and play golf.

Garrett served an LDS two-year mission to Orlando, Florida. He says this experience was life changing.  He loved serving the members in Florida. His faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ greatly increased and transformed his testimony of the gospel. After his mission he attended Dixie College. He loved the outdoor life of Southern Utah hiking, wake boarding, and of course, golfing. He later transferred and graduated from University of Utah in Communications. This eventually led to 14 years of Sales at FedEx. Garrett took such pride in providing for his family and allowing Lora to be home with the children.

While attending a student ward Garrett met the love of his life, Lora Perry. They married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 7, 2003. They spent the next 20 years raising their beautiful family of two girls and two boys, Morgan, Macey, Greyson and Eli. Garrett loved being a father, it was his true joy. Together as a family they enjoyed traveling and adventure. They found happiness spending time together and experiencing everyday life. They raised their family in the same home in Riverton, Utah. They love all of the memories and lasting friendships they have made.

In February 2022 our lives and hearts were shattered to learn that Garrett was diagnosed with ALS. He spent the following years using all of his strength to fight for his life and love those around him especially his four young children and to create as many memories as possible. ALS continued to take everything away but Garrett maintained his smile, positivity, faith, hope, and eternal perspective. Garrett’s faith continued as he served in the Bishopric until his body was no longer able. His journey will always be an inspiration and guide for others.

Garrett will always be known for his kindness, generosity, sense of humor, strength, work ethic, and being a devoted husband and father. Garrett truly loved connecting with others. He could carry on a conversation with anyone and enjoyed being social. He smiled and joked even through his pain. Garrett lived a life of service, especially to his loved ones. He had a way of making everyone feel better about themselves.  

He is survived by his wife Lora, his children, Morgan (18), Macey (15), Greyson (12), and Eli (8), along with his mother Patti Burnett, brother Ken, sister Jill (Jeremy) Hummel and many other family members that considered him their son, brother and uncle. Preceded in death by his father, Mark Burnett.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the LDS Ward Chapel, 12173 South 4000 West, Riverton. A visitation will be held Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am prior to the services at the church. Interment to follow services at the Riverton Cemetery, 1500 West 13200 South.

In lieu of flowers Garrett has requested to please pay it forward to anyone in need.


The service will be livestreamed on the Anderson & Goff Mortuary Facebook Page at the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Funeral-Service---Cemetery/Anderson-Goff-Mortuary-293949407707203/
(The livestream video will appear when the service starts.)

Garrett Burnett - Funeral Recording.mp3

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