Sean Zacharey Thayne
1986 - 2017
Sean Thayne, born 8/25/1986 at Fairchild AFB, WA, gave his life trying to rescue a mother and child in the Provo River on May 29, 2017. A loving, brave and selfless man, Sean had a keen mind. At 6'3", he looked over and looked out for his loved ones. Truly a student of the world, he loved to learn and share his knowledge and advice with his family and friends, travel, meet new people and was a gentle but persistent teacher who cared deeply for his family. He believed that every person's life was a gift, and that nothing is ever impossible. Because he respected women greatly, Sean was a protector of his wife, mother, sister and sisters in law. He loved spending time with his father and pulled his brothers into all of his explorations and adventures. He was a self-taught computer programmer, carpenter, and mechanic with a hunger for history and politics.
He is survived by his wife Xin Li (Poppy) Thayne who he referred to as his walking diamond, his parents Troy and Pauline Thayne, sister Chelcie (James) Gentry, brothers Stephan (Alyssa) Thayne, Kameron (Holly) Thayne and Darien (Rachel) Thayne, father in law Jinbo Li, mother in law Jinju Cheng, sister in law Yang Li, cousin Ming Chen, grandparents Paul & Nadine Lovell, Patricia Sorrells, and Gladys Thayne. He is preceded in death by grandfathers David B. Thayne and Robert Haycock.
A viewing will be held at Broomhead Funeral Home 12600 S 2200 W Riverton UT on Friday June 2, 6-8 pm and Sat 9-10:45. Services start at 11:00 am at Broomhead Funeral Home. www.broomheadfuneralhome.com