December 29, 2022 our world was forever changed, as our beloved husband, father, brother, and son passed away peacefully in the arms of those who loved him most.
Brett R.J. Williamsen was diagnosed in January 2022 with a rare form of Metastatic Colon Cancer, which he valiantly fought to the end.
Brett was welcomed into this world November 8, 1982 by his parents, Daniel and Mishelle Williamsen, his brother Danny and sister Shannon.
He was raised in liberty, Utah, by what seemed to be the village. He could always be found playing in someone else’s yard, but his favorite place to hang out was “up at the Hennessy’s” and would lovingly refer to them as his “fun family”. Not known for his grace, many of his exciting adventures would have him walking through the door with a broken body part or an urgent need for stitches.
In March 2010, Brett met and fell madly in love with Debbie Babor and her daughter Nicole. From that moment he knew they would be together forever. Three years later they welcomed daughter Zoe Isabell into their hearts. Together they became the 3 loves of his life. Brett’s wish, of becoming a father and husband came to fruition in July 2014 when he and Debbie married. His heart was complete from that moment on.
Brett was brilliant. An absolute creative genius who would come up with an idea or solution to a problem, and within minutes he would workup a prototype or a detailed blueprint for his final project. He was always the one you would call for your engineering and “how do I make this” questions.
He held many positions with different companies over the course of his short life. “Too many to remember” he would say, but he did remember each and every person and cherished their memories together. He had a special place in his heart for his coworkers at Fresenius and the Ogden V.A.
Brett’s infectious laugh, hilarious sarcasm, and constant smile came in second to his beautiful, caring heart. Whether it be his last dollar, the shirt off his back, the umbrella under his arm, or his skills at furniture moving, he was always right there wanting to help. Humanity has something to learn from him. And the learning goes on.
Brett is proceeded in death by his Grandparents: Jim and Bernita Williamsen, Dale and Sharon Watkins, in-laws: Enriquita and Segundino Babor.
He is survived by his wife: Debbie, Daughters: Nicole and Zoe, Father: Daniel (Teena) Williamsen, Sister: Shannon Williamsen, Niece: Ashton Groskreutz, Sister in law: Daisy Ann Babor, Brothers in law: Jay Babor and Agustin Babor.
Brett’s wish was to thank 3 special people
after he passed:
Dad: Thank you for calling and checking on me every day, and sometimes 3 and 4 times a day. Thank you for always being here for me and the girls. I love you.
Shan: You are amazing, seriously, I don’t have the words to thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. Just know I love you from the bottom of my heart.
Lance: We have been best friends for so long, I’ve lost count of the years. I just want to say Thank you… For everything… Love ya man.
The family would like to thank those who visited, called, texted, and messaged Brett. Every text made a difference, every call had an impact, and every visit paid, gave him reasons to continue his fight.
And finally to the IHC Oncology team, especially Dr. Michael Hessenauer, thank you for the loving care and support of Brett.