Bryce Lynn Howlett Sr

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Bryce Lynn Howlett Sr. is the fifth child born to Ernest Golden and Ada Smith Howlett on April 27th, 1935, in Murray, UT. He was raised on a chicken farm with his six brothers and sisters.

Bryce served in the Utah National Guard while still in high school as part of the 115th Ordinance Company. Then, he served the people of Colorado and Nebraska for two years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He married RaNell “Sandi” Sanders on August 18th, 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple. They had four children together: Bryce “Lynn” Jr., Garth Kenyon, Kimberly, and Corey West. In 1965, they moved to Anchorage, AK, where Bryce operated a general contracting and electrical business.

In his free time, he was an avid hunter, fisher, sailor, and pilot. If there was an adventure to be had, he was out there enjoying the world that the Lord prepared for him and his family. He taught his children to do the same. Bryce loved the Lord and loved to serve in his wards and in the temple. He did electrical work for the construction of many church buildings and worked as a temple worker for twenty-five years.

In 2014, Bryce and Sandi moved back to Springville, UT, where they enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren as they attended college. Bryce loved to read and shared his love of reading with his grandchildren. Bryce was active with his mind, his hands, his body, and his family until the day he died on August 23rd, 2023.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ernest Golden Howlett; his mother, Ada Smith Howlett; and his wife, RaNell “Sandi” Howlett. Bryce’s memory lives on with his four surviving siblings, his four children and their spouses, thirty-one grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. The Howletts were surrounded by their family and friends to celebrate Bryce Lynn Howlett’s life on Saturday, August 26th, 2023. The services are available to play here.

Friends and family may visit the online guestbook and share a memory of Bryce at There will also be a live stream link available on the mortuary web page located in the obituary.

Chris Baird
Chris Baird
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