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Tyler Cord Daines

Jun 4, 2024

November 15, 1967 — May 24, 2024

Tyler Cord Daines was born on November 15, 1967, to Merlin Edgar and Geraldine Brimhall Daines.

Tyler was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend. He brought a perfect mix of chaos and peace to every situation. He was always inappropriately dressed for the occasion, frequently sporting ripped jeans for weddings and suit coats on the beach. He played pickleball in flip-flops, and swam in jorts.

He was passionate about traveling the world and helping others. He loved living abroad, learning new languages and creating culinary masterpieces from leftovers. It was rare for someone to be talking about a country he hadn’t visited.

Tyler served in the Geneva Switzerland Mission where he fell in love with travel and serving people of different faiths and cultures. He worked in Africa, Thailand, and China, leaving everyone wondering if he was secretly working for the CIA.

He dodged bullets to help refugees in Rwanda, taught American football to kids in China, and led the most interesting life of anyone we knew.

Uncle TyTy always showed up. He rarely missed a recital, game, or giant cleanup job. He loved watching The Sound of Music with his nieces, movies with subtitles (before it was cool), and being the only Cowboys fan in a 49ers family.

Tyler is remembered by everyone he met as a man who listened intently with love and adoration for whatever story you wanted to tell him. He was the very best friend to anyone he knew.

He loved scuttlebutt sessions with his three sisters over Ligori’s pizza, and equally loved to “help” his brothers on the construction site.

Tyler loved his mother and was no question her favorite child. He was an amazing advocate, caretaker, and protector and cherished her until his last day.

Our beloved TyTy was a peacemaker, friend, and man of the world. Life is significantly less interesting and funny without him here.

Tyler is predeceased by his father, Merlin Daines, who he lovingly cared for before his passing (2010). He is survived by his mother, Jeri Daines; siblings, Cindy (Rik) McDonald, Wendy Kendell, Todd (Sheila) Daines, Travis (Jolene) Daines, and Mandi (Ryan) Draayer; along with dear friend and brother-in-law, Randy Kendell and countless other friends he considered family.

He helped raise thirteen nieces and nephews by teasing them relentlessly, never calling them by their given names, and bullying their imaginary friends. They were known to him as: “Packy, CoCo, Lil’ Whitty, Randi the Girl, Stessie, Mea-Mea, BoBo, Shay Shay, Ollie, Kota, Pencie, Rubaloo and Tuffy.” Tyler is also survived by seventeen great nieces and nephews whom he adored (and teased just as much).

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the bowery behind the LDS Church, 1401 East South Weber Drive, South Weber, Utah.

Graveside services will follow on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 7 p.m. at the Uintah City Cemetery, 1500 East 6450 South, Uintah, Utah.

Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com.