Celebrating Bryan Alan Walquist.\n\nOur thoughtful, selfless son, grandson, brother, and uncle went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly Friday, December 22 after complications due to his health. \n\nBryan was born in Anchorage, Alaska to his parents, Kent Walquist and Dawn Willsey, and he was with them as they moved around the country for Kent’s pilot work until they ultimately settled in San Diego, California. He was the oldest of their two children, and was a great brother to his younger brother Steven. \n\nBryan attended Hilltop High School and finished his last semester in NASSCO shipyard’s high school program in 2002. He went on to earn a B.S. Degree in Marine Transportation from California Maritime Academy (California State University) in 2009.\n\nHe worked on several large ships as a second mate that took him all over the world. He had stories from Singapore, Diego Garcia, Thailand, Peru, Fiji, and many others. \n\nIn 2017, he moved from San Diego up to Cedar City, Utah to live closer to his mom and brother. While there, he took up day-trading. He also became the “Wikipedia” of Bear Bull Trading where he helped hundreds of people as a moderator. \n\nBryan had a passion for music and sound, and he was an integral part of the Red Hills Southern Baptist Church worship team. He had an amazing talent for making his team sound like pros. He helped not only his own team, but other churches in Cedar City with making their audio systems sound amazing.\n\nBryan was a brilliant man who enjoyed helping people. He was unbelievably intelligent in many different areas, particularly with cars, boats, music, and sound. He enjoyed explaining his passions to anyone who asked, and he knew how to explain the most complex concepts in the simplest terms.\n\nBryan was not one to be in the spotlight. He preferred to help people behind the scenes. Several people have come forward with how much he helped them, but he never sought any attention for this help. Whether it was a friend moving, someone needing help with cars, or checking on his family’s homes when they were on vacation, he was the one we all could rely on for anything. He was an incredibly selfless, helpful person.\n\nAlong with his passions, Bryan loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor. Many have mentioned videos, memes, and reels he would send randomly, just to add a bit of humor to the moment. There are so many inside jokes that he was responsible for that were sure to make everyone smile.\n\nBryan is preceded in death by his grandpa, Jack Walquist, and his grandparents, Gladys and Denman Claypool. He is survived by his grandmother Cynthia Walquist, mother Dawn Willsey (Tom), father Kent Walquist, brother Steven Walquist (Charley) and his three nephews, stepsister Deanna Allen (Brandon), and adopted sister Sabrina Mincey. He was an incredible grandson, son, brother, and uncle, and he is so missed. \n\nA Celebration of Life has been scheduled in Cedar City for Saturday, January 13 at Red Hills Southern Baptist Church (4277 Wagon Wheel Dr E, Cedar City, UT 84721) at 4:30 pm.\n\nAn additional Celebration of Life has been scheduled in San Diego on Saturday, January 27 at Chula Vista Golf Course in the Vista Room (4475 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902) at 12:00 pm.