Michael “Sean” Brian, age 53, was called home on Sunday August 8, 2021.
Sean was born to Frank Gardell Brian and Dian Forsyth Brian on November 25, 1967, in Ogden Utah. Sean grew up in Kaysville with his two younger sisters Brooke “Homes”, Whitney and his older brother Lon. From a young age he loved animals, saving the most love for his family dogs over the years. Growing up Sean had a love for sports and played basketball with a local team and his buddies. As a boy he was an avid Dallas Cowboys and LA Dodgers fan, he would often listen to the radio and keep score on a pen and pad and he would later attend and see the Dodgers play and win the World Series in 2020.
Sean was a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in the Nagoya Japan Mission where he fell in love with the Japanese people and their culture. During his mission he helped open a new area and became the branch president where he baptized many new members. Sean never stopped being a missionary and sharing his testimony with any who would listen.
Sean’s greatest love was his family, he adored his wife, Jill Sharee Hansen, whom he married in the Salt Lake City temple on November 16th, 1990 and they were married for a wonderful 30 years. Sean and Jill were married for four years when they had their first child, Kaitlin Hunter whom he lovingly called “Snake”. Two years later, they had their second child, Taylor Sage, whom they loved and cared for very much. Sean loved being a father, he was involved in all their activities, coaching soccer teams, going to every concert and play, and taking his children fishing every chance he could.
Sean loved fishing his whole life, often skipping school dances for a chance to fish at the local pond in Barnes park with his closest friends and his best friend Joel Davis. As soon as he could, Sean bought his first bass boat and joined a fishing club in every state he lived in. He made close friends with the people there and fished many tournaments, catching record fish in Lake Baccarac, winning tournaments and awards, sharing his love of fishing with anyone he could convince to go out on the lake with him.
Sean worked in the construction and renovation industry and owned his own painting and restoration company, Sean’s Painting. He worked with the US Military in Tobyhanna PA selling and installing security products. He also worked in Utah as a general manager for a global fasteners company. Sean always had a head for business and never turned away a challenge where he could learn something new. He strived to be someone who could do it all.
Sean was a big presence in everyone’s lives, quick witted and charismatic, the party always started when Sean walked in the room. He loved his family and friends and was generous to all, Sean was the first person to call if you needed a helping hand or someone to seek advice from. Sean was always easy to talk to and if you needed a good laugh, he was there for you. Everyone was Sean’s “little buddy”.
He is survived by his spouse Jill Brian, his daughter Kaitlin Hunter DeHaven (Dominick), his son Taylor Sage Brian, his mother Dian Brian, his older brother Lon Brian, and his younger sisters Brooke Brian Nilson and Whitney McBride. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Brian.
A private viewing will precede the funeral services. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 10:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building located at 31844 N. Gantzel Rd, San Tan Valley, 85143 with interment at the Mountain View cemetery located at 7900 E Main St. Mesa, 85207 Ceremony at 12:30 pm