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Brette Cornelia Parker

August 15, 1973 — December 22, 2021

Brette Cornelia Parker

Brette Cornelia Parker passed onward on December 22, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, after several weeks of hospitalization.

Born in Berkeley, California, on August 15, 1973, Brette grew up in Alameda, California and graduated from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland. She studied at the University of Oregon, where she became a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in Art History at Cal State University, Hayward.

Brette lived a life of vibrant creativity, graced with her trademark wit, spontaneity, loving kindness, and personal warmth. For many years, she applied her artistic talents to interior design, working for Ethan Allen and several other leading design firms in the Salt Lake City and Park City areas.

Brette called herself a “passionate foodie,” and she was an accomplished, inventive cook. In 2016, she pursued her interest in food and nutrition by earning certification as a Nutritional Therapist. She conducted nutritional therapy courses for employee groups at local businesses and provided nutritional coaching for private clients. In keeping with her enthusiasm for organic, natural foods, Brette was committed to actively supporting the local farmers’ markets, and she cultivated working affiliations and friendships with many family farmers.

Brette loved hiking and experiencing the beauty and spiritual inspiration of nature, and she cherished animal companions, especially cats, dogs, and horses. She had an adventurous spirit and was a travel enthusiast, who delighted in engaging with the people and the culture of new destinations.

Brette was preceded in passing by her mother, Pattianne Nagle Parker, and is survived by her father Marty Parker and stepmother Liz Parker of Loomis, California; by close friends in Utah, especially Julie Clements and Wendee Eldredge, and by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, mostly in California, Nevada, and Texas.

A private remembrance will be held at a future date. Brette received loving attention and superb care from the staff at Intermountain Medical Center. If you are so moved, donations can be made in memory of Brette to the Intermountain Foundation online at, by telephone at 801-442-3443, or by postal mail to Intermountain Foundation, Dept. 2672210, PO Box 26722, Salt Lake City, Utah 84126.

We are confident that Brette is now free to continue joyfully on her spiritual journey. Godspeed, Dear Brette!

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