TYSON AND JANETTE BRUMMETT FOUNDATION
Dear Friends and Family, in lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to the Tyson and Janette Brummett Foundation, a foundation Janette Brummett has established to honor Tyson's memory and his love of baseball by providing baseball gloves and equipment to local children in need.
Tyson graduated from Spanish Fork High School and continued his education and baseball career at Central Arizona College. He spent two memorable summers in Mankato, Minnesota, playing for the Moondogs in the Northwoods League. UCLA was his next stop, playing for the Bruins, where he earned PAC-10 All Conference Honors.
In 2007, Tyson was drafted as a right-handed pitcher in the 7th round by the Philadelphia Phillies. He played for 7 years in the Phillies organization, where he debuted in the major leagues in 2012. He was traded to the Blue Jays organization for a season, and played his final season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, in 2014. A highlight of his professional career was the opportunity to play for the Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League, where his success lead him to pitch in two Caribbean World Series.
Although greatly admired for his professional accomplishments, what Tyson valued most in life were his relationships. His heart was happiest when spending time with his family and friends. He always enjoyed the family reunions in Bear Lake and Moab. He had an unbreakable bond with his nieces and nephews and was adored by all children who knew him. He was often found playing with the kids, and treasured his time mentoring and sharing his love of baseball. He had a gift for making children feel special and seen. His other loves were fishing, golfing, being outdoors, skiing and, of course, flying. Following in his Dad’s footsteps, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a pilot, in 2018.
Tyson married the love of his life, his “Queen”, Janette Shockley, who he adoringly called “J”. She was his everything. There wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t open the door for his sweetheart and make her feel like, to him, she would always come first. Their life was filled with love and deep connection. Together, they relished the moments spent laughing, dancing, traveling, and adventuring with friends, whom they considered their second family.
To know Tyson was to love him, his genuine kindness, thoughtfulness, and willingness to always jump in and help. His huge heart, laughing eyes, infectious smile, and warm energy put all those around him at ease. He will be greatly missed by any who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him in this life.
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