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Michael Todd Pickett

05/11/1969 - 09/17/2018
Service Date: 09/28/2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 18015 East San Tan Boulevard, Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
Interment: San Tan Memorial Gardens


Michael Todd Pickett, 49, passed away surrounded by his family on September 17, 2018. Todd, as he was most commonly known, was born in Provo, UT to Mick and Willie Pickett on May 11, 1969. His younger years were spent in Idaho Falls, ID until the family moved to Mesa, AZ, where he attended high school at Mountain View High School, graduating in 1987.

At the age of nineteen Todd left to serve in Micronesia/Guam on an LDS mission. He had a great love for his mission, the people, and the culture. After serving a mission he pursued higher education at Ricks College where he met and courted his wife, Penni. They married in the Idaho Falls, ID temple and their journey together began.

After completing a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah they moved to Mesa, AZ to pursue employment. There, three daughters were added to their family, Nichole, Kristine, and Zoe. Todd’s greatest efforts, love, and attention were given to his family. His hobbies were mostly whatever his daughters were pursuing as they grew up. On any given day he would be found at a swim meet, dance recital, golf tournament, softball game, or a myriad of other pursuits the girls were into. Todd was their biggest cheerleader and assisted his daughters in every way he could for them to be successful. His relationships with his wife and daughters would most likely be what he would say are his best and most rewarding accomplishments in life.

Todd worked in finance and accounting throughout his career and completed a Master’s degree in the field of accounting. He enjoyed camping, outdoors, shooting, Dutch oven cooking, and had a dream of one day being a part of a BBQ competition circuit when he retired.

He was a very attentive, loving husband who worked hard for his family. He was very devoted and was often coming up with sweet surprises to show his love for Penni. They celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary in June of this year.

Todd served in a variety of callings as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was always willing to serve and had a way about him that people very much enjoyed. His laugh, storytelling, and caring nature were some of his most favorited qualities. Friendship was always highly valued by Todd. He appreciated and was loyal to those that cared about him and his family.

Todd is survived by his wife, Penni (Hansen); daughters, Nichole Newton, Kristine Pickett, and Zoe Pickett; son-in-law, Gregory Newton; mother, Wilhelmina C. “Willie” Pickett; and sister, Shondelle Hales (Jason Hales). Preceding him in death is his father, Michael Terry “Mick” Pickett.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, September 28, 2018, preceded by a viewing from 8:30 to 9:30am. Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 18015 E San Tan Blvd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Interment will follow at San Tan Memorial Gardens. Bunkers University Chapel in Mesa, AZ are handling funeral arrangements. www.bunkerfuneral.com


  • I am so very sorry for your loss of such a loving husband and father, may his love abide with you always. A breath away is not far to where you are, til we meet our loved ones again someday on the other side of the veil. May Heavenly Father provide you with his love and comfort at this hour.

  • Mary Joji & family

    Heartfelt Condolences ! Let God Almighty mighty fill the hearts with the peace that surpasses all human understanding and and Let His nail pierced Hands touch and heal every heart that is broken especially Penni ,children and the entire family !

  • Roger and Earlene Porter

    So sorry to lose this great cousin so young. Much love to Penni and Willy and their families.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss Penni. Hugs!

  • Suzanne Vande Putte

    Penni, my heart is so sad for you and your girls. Todd’s love for his family will comfort you during this time of grief. Although I did not know Todd, he was an outstanding husband and father and you blessed.

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