On Sept.13, 2017, after battling a rare form of cancer, Tanya Lynn McKinnon Bartlett passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and in the arms of her beloved husband, Matthew Bartlett.
Tanya was born on Sept. 18, 1974, in Logan, Utah, to Ross and Debra (Dickerson) McKinnon of Randolph, Utah. Tanya married her eternal companion, Matthew Bartlett, in the Salt Lake Temple on June 8, 2002. The couple welcomed their son, Bridger, into their home on July 21, 2012.
Tanya’s vibrant spirit and keen intellect allowed her to achieve anything she put her mind to. In 1993, Tanya graduated as valedictorian from Rich High School.
While attending Utah State University in 1995, Tanya was crowned Miss Rodeo Utah and later won the 1996 Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. She spent the next year traveling the country representing the sport of rodeo.
She graduated Cum Laude from Utah State University in 1998 with a degree in bio-veterinary medicine.
In 2002, Tanya received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. She returned home to practice veterinary medicine, and in 2005 she opened her own practice, Equine Edge. Despite everything else she had achieved, Tanya frequently expressed her opinion that all of her other accomplishments were dwarfed by the honor of being Bridger’s “momma.”
Tanya is survived by her husband, Matthew; her son, Bridger; her parents, Ross and Debra (Dickerson) McKinnon; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles with whom she was close.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. at the LDS Stake Center, 4270 Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Mountain Green, Utah.
Friends may meet with family Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 5-8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 North Fairfield Rd., and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the church.
Interment, Mountain Green Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com.