Bryan McKay Moorefield

February 1, 1983February 13, 2018

Bryan McKay Moorefield, born February 1, 1983, in Orem, Utah, returned to his heavenly home February 13, 2018, in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he’d lived for a number of years.

Born to John Robert Moorefield and Colleen Peppers, who survive him. His three older brothers, Robert, Ryan, and Sean, and his younger sister, Erica Woods also mourn the loss, along with their families, including Bryan’s nine nieces and nephews.

Bryan left this mortal life when hit by a pick up truck and trailer, crossing in a marked crosswalk, at the intersection of Ala Moana and Piikoi, at 1:00AM. He died thirty-three minutes later, at 1:33 at the Queen’s Medical Center, never regaining conscientiousness.

In heaven, Bryan must be gathered around by his paternal grandparents, Robert Sutton Moorefield and Wanda McMurray, and his maternal grandparents, Clint Mobley Peppers, Jr. and Shirley Virgin. His Great-Grandmothers, Hattie Sutton and Gertha Irene Likes, known to him as “Grandma Bishop” are with him, too. There, he’s learning, surrounded by love.

Despite the hurt, we celebrate Bryan McKay’s life. If we could pick one characteristic to describe him, it would be his “spunk” – his courageous and fun spirit.

Once when about four, Bryan stood gazing far away out the window. Turning, he confided, “ When I get older and go places, I won’t know where to go, how to get there, or how to get home.” How far from the concerns of that little boy Bryan grew to be.

On his Facebook page, he called himself a “Nomad”, and so he was, hitch hiking to Florida, Utah, Alaska, and traveling to and living for years in Hawaii, with no address, just the bare basics, working here and there. Sending much of his time in bookstores and libraries, he was always eager to learn.

Born and raised in a Mormon family, he was nonetheless a free spirit, taking on the world without fear, traveling to see the beauties of nature that he loved. Befriending people from all walks of life, Hawaii’s vacationers, shop people, just people met on the street, and the homeless round about him considered him a valued friend, drawn to him by his engaging smile and friendly ways. A “trusted friend” to many, he even put himself between the vulnerable and harms way.

Known as “McKay” by many, he was an ardent conservative, when it came to politics, never shy expressing his opinion. He loved history and our beloved America, always her defender. As a young man, he studied Okinawin Shuri-Ryu Karate, alongside his brothers and earned his Eagle Scout Award, following their lead. Bryan loved his family and we love him. God bless and keep you, as He will.

A celebration and ceremony will be held Saturday March 17, 2018 at 2pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 32584 North Gary Road San Tan Valley, Arizona. Interment will follow at Valley of the Sun Memorial Park 10940 East Chandler Heights Road Chandler, Arizona.

Arrangements entrusted to A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary 710 West Bethany Home Road Phoenix, Arizona.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bryan McKay Moorefield

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Camden Moorefield

April 12, 2018

Hi I'm one of Uncle Brian's nephews the last memory I had with him was when I was a baby when I was in my early months so I just drank my baby formula and then he picked me up and started lifting me up and down and because I just ate I threw up and it all landed in his mouth also he swallowed it I just wish I could see him again he is waiting up there for us take care of him Heavenly Father ^_^