Desiree Lynn Pikyavit

Pikyavit, DesireeJune 15, 1984 – January 20, 2016

Desiree Lynn Pikyavit, 31, passed away Jan. 20, 2016, on the Shivwits Reservation. She was born June 15, 1984, in St. George, Utah, to Melvin Jackson and Verdie Marble.

Desiree grew up in Dixie. She graduated from Millcreek High School. She loved the outdoors, especially camping, fishing and hiking. She also enjoyed cooking, drawing and sports.

Desiree loved decorating for the holidays. She enjoyed movies and music of all kinds. She loved braiding and doing people’s hair. Desiree was very caring, a great listener and had a big heart.

She loved her children and her family and loved planning activities and spending time with them. She also enjoyed hanging out with friends, laughing and having a good time.

She is survived by her mother, Verdie Marble; her father, Melvin Jackson; four children, Devyn Marble, Jordan Zahney, Katelynn Zahney and Krystin Zahney; brothers and sisters, Makyla, Chassis, Lacey, Richard, Shikaya, Preston, McKaylon, Aries, Skyler and Tyler; grandmother, Mildred Pikyavit; grandparents, Annie and Kee Jackson; and grandmother, LaVern Posey.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Dorothy Marble; grandfather, McKay Pikyavit; great-grandfather, James Marble; great-grandmother, Bertha Cummeral; and step-father, Monte Samson.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m., at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah.
  • There will be a viewing prior to services at noon in the Chapel.
  • Tuesday evening, there will be a Sing at the Shivwits Tribal Community Building, starting at 7 p.m.
  • There will be a burial Wednesday morning, 8 a.m., in the Shivwits Cemetery.

Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Desiree’s guestbook online.


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