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Duane Pickett

December 18, 1941 — February 9, 2022

Duane Pickett, 80, passed away on February 9, 2022, in Yuma, Arizona.  He was born December 18, 1941 in Vancouver, WA to Wayne Pickett and Eleanor Barcroft Pickett. Duane married Joanne Betts on November 30, 1974 in Anaheim, California.

Duane loved Joanne very much and spending time with his forever bride. Family time was special to him and he especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.   Duane was an expert fix-it man.  Anything broken and needed fixing Duane was there to help. And it was not just things Duane could fix.  He also gave great advice and helped many people navigate their mental and relational problems.  Countless people have reached out to thank Joanne for Duane's readiness and ability to help and serve in their time of need.

Duane is survived by his wife Joanne, his children: Shonda (Rob) Suits, Rebecca (Brian) Thomas, Shannon Pickett, Sarah Pickett (Richard Garcia), Karen (Scott) Grow, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Duane is preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister.

The service for Duane Pickett will be held on Friday, at 11:00 AM at Hillcrest 3rd Ward, 1120 North 150 West, American Fork. A viewing will be held Friday, at 9:45 AM at the church prior to the services. The internment will be at Friday, at 2:00 PM at Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, 17111 1700 West, Bluffdale.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

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Friday, February 25, 2022

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