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Brent Ellis

November 29, 1939 — June 2, 2015

Brent H. Ellis passed away on June 2, 2015 in Payson, UT. Born November 29, 1939 to Stillman Owen Ellis and Irma Johnson Ellis, the third of ten children. He started his schooling in Menan, ID and went to school through the fourth grade there. His parents moved the family to Colville, WA where he started the fifth grade. In high school he lettered in football where he was co-captain, and in baseball and basketball where he was captain. He was student body president and prom king for his senior year. After school he worked with his father for a year in logging. He went to Ricks College for two years then was sent on a mission to Uruguay for three years where he helped introduce the gospel to the country playing basketball to begin with and touring the country. Upon his return, he was inducted into the Army as a stenographer at headquarters, Germany for the head General. Upon his return he finished his education at BYU where he graduated with honors.

He started work in Moses Lake, WA for a year and then went to Spokane where he met his sweetheart Enid and they were married October 31st, 1975. Children of this marriage are Wendell Dean Ellis (Molly) who preceded him in death, Brent Wiley Ellis (Karie), Michael Orwin Ellis (Julie), Michelle Cheree' Davenport (Matthew), Andrew Brent Ellis and Loralee Irma Tinney (Robert) who have all been sealed to him for time and all eternity as are Enid's two children who died earlier, Randall Roy and Lynette Renee. There are twenty-seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. The gospel was the light of his life and his family was the love of his life. He was hard working but loved doing things like fishing, camping and traveling with his family. His living siblings will miss him.

In lieu of flowers or cards the family has asked for donations to help to cover the cost of the funeral and his medical care immediately preceding his passing:

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 13th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1552 East 750 South, Spanish Fork, UT. There will be a viewing from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Utah Veterans Cemetery. To read the obituary and express condolences visit
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