Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tribute to a sweet friend- Lariann Bredthauer 1982-2009

On Saturday at 5:30 pm a dear friend of both Brad and I passed away. Lariann (26) will be greatly missed. Lariann was too young to die and she leaves behind her husband Scott and her cute baby girl Lucy (2). Her battle with brain cancer was a courageous one and she wasn't afraid. Lariann was quoted as saying "I know where I am going. I know that I will see my husband and my daughter again. I have faith." I am so grateful for the knowledge I have that families can be together forever. Lariann was funny. She was always cracking jokes and poking fun. Brad and I went to visit her in the hospital after she had her first brain tumor removed. Though she was just about 20 weeks pregnant and had just had major brain surgery she was still smiling, cracking jokes and teasing her husband. We were next door neighbors when we lived in our apartment, team taught the Sunbeam primary class together (those poor kids) and always had fun teasing and laughing at each other. Lariann had the most amazing blue eyes you have ever seen and an equally bright smile. She was a tiny person with a big heart. Love you and miss you Lariann. We will take care of Scott and Lucy till you can be with them again!

Lariann Evans Bredthauer

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


Cafe Johnsonia said...

I'm sorry for her family and for you. 26 is too young.

Melanie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. It sounds as if she was a miracle to her and her family. Thanks for sharing something that must be very hard.

ScottBoomer said...

Thanks for that.