Frank Pikavit, 70, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Fillmore Hospital in Fillmore, Utah. He was born August 23, 1947 in Fillmore, UT to Joseph and Emily Sobquin Pikyavit. He married Linda Kanosh, and had five children together but was later divorced.
He was raised in Kanosh, Utah most of his life. He went to school in Kanosh then later in Fillmore, where he finished his schooling and graduated from high school. He worked at the Mushroom Farm in Fillmore, Utah for 30+ years. After he retired from the mushroom farm he returned to work part-time. Working was all he did. He really could not stand doing nothing. He also like to hunt and fish. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids, teaching them to hunt and fish, how to gut deer, how to scrape and tan deer hides.
He is survived by three sons: Sheldon Pikyavit of Kanosh, UT; Daniel Pikyavit of Cedar City, UT; Joseph Pikyavit of Kanosh, UT; one daughter: Alexis Pikyavit of Washington, UT; grandchildren: Kayvana Gibson and Walkar Pikyavit. Sisters Vida Pikyavit of Shivwits Indian Reservation, UT; and Floraine Pikyavit of Washington, UT; one brother: Phil Pikyavit (Jeanie) of Kanosh, UT. He is preceded in death by his parents; parents Emily (Sobquin) and Joseph Pikyavit; three brothers Mckay, Earl and Ralph Pikyavit; three sisters: Louise Bushhead, Shirley James, and Madelan Redfoot; his son Waylon Pikyavit.
A Traditional half-night sing will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2017 starting at 5:00 pm. A funeral will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Kanosh Ward Chapel. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. A Traditional Full night sing will be held Wednesday evening. Interment will be at sunrise Thursday morning under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home at the Kanosh Paiute Indian Cemetery.