Brian Keith Church

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend Dr. Brian Keith Church, DPM, died February 22, 2023 near Lewistown, Montana.  Born October 7, 1974 to Keith and Claudia Church in St George, Utah, he was 48 years old at his death.  Brian was sealed to his wife, Robyn Mischeala Hoyt on June 22, 1996 in the St George Utah Temple.
Brian attended school in Kanab, Utah and graduated from Kanab High School.  He then attended and graduated from Dixie State College, St George Ut,  University of Utah, Salt Lake City,  and the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.  He completed a three year residency in podiatric medicine, in St Louis and Farmington, Missouri before moving to Montana to practice. He first worked in Great Falls and then in Lewistown with the Central Montana Medical Center, where he was working at the time of his death. Brian loved caring for his patients, easing their pain and talking and laughing with them.
Brian was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  At age 19, he served a 2 year mission in Montana. Since then he has served as a Primary teacher,  a councilor in the Young Men's Presidency, as Elder's Quorum  President and for many years, Scout Master, a position in which he could share his love of the out-of-doors with the young men of his ward.  He loved gardening, hunting, hiking, his little piece of Montana and chickens.  Above all he loved his family.  On the night before his death, he spoke of his family.   He felt he had completed all he needed to do in this life, now that he had sent both sons on missions and seen both daughters sealed in the temple.  He wrote, " I love my family and always want the best for them.  I hope they remember the simple covenants that they made to the Lord and always receive the promised blessings that follow.  I know that if they do that, our family will stay strong forever, and I can't think of anything else that would make me more happy."
Survivors include his wife, Robyn; children, Daisy (Taylor) Mather, Westten Church, Dalice (Aniel) Martinez and Wyatt Church;  Grandchildren, Anthony, Mischeala and baby Mather due in September, Bella Martinez and baby Martinez also due in September; Parents,  Keith and Claudia Church; Parents-in-law, Gaylan and JoLynn Hoyt;  Brothers and Sisters, Jacob (Anna) Church,  Christi (Robby) Barrick,  Daniel (Mica) Church,  Jeremiah (Dano) Church, Joseph (Lea) Church; Brothers and sisters-in-law, Chris (Ria) Hoyt, Cindy (Ralf) Dietrich, Maelee (Brad) Martinez,  Joshua (April) Hoyt,  Britney (Kent) Hutchings; Great Grandmother Darlos Peterson; and  numerous aunts, uncles, nieces,  nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March4, 2023 at 1 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel on 900 Casino Creek Dr, Lewistown, Montana.  Friends may visit Friday, March 3, 2023 from 4 to 6  pm at the Cloyd Funeral Home 209 3rd Ave. North, Lewistown, Montana.
On Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 1 pm, Brian will be interred at the Kanab City Cemetery Kanab, Utah.  A grave side service will be held. Interment is under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary.


  1. Marshal Orchard February 27, 2023 at 4:29 am - Reply

    Forever will be missed by everyone who knew him. Until we meet again on the other side! Thoughts n Prayers to the family and friends.

    • Ilene Hacker March 1, 2023 at 5:23 am - Reply

      Claudia and family, my heart breaks for you. Sending my love and prayers.

  2. Lisa Ash February 27, 2023 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Praying for Dr. Church’s family. May your love for him and your memories give you strength and peace during this very difficult time.

  3. Marilyn Anderson February 27, 2023 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    I just heard today about Dr. Church’s passing. Condolences to his family, friends, co-workers. Wonderful man.

  4. Linda Millett February 28, 2023 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Brian was an awesome man, and lived a life he loved. He will be greatly missed by many!

  5. Terri March 1, 2023 at 2:02 am - Reply

    So So sorry. May god be with the family!

  6. Cherish Button Nielsen March 2, 2023 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Dear Church Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts have been with your family since I heard about this on Saturday.

  7. Claire Brown March 3, 2023 at 3:19 am - Reply

    My condolences to Robyn Mischeala Hoyt and her family. I can’t imagine the pain they are going through.

  8. Keith and Claudia Church January 22, 2024 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    We miss our son Brian. You left a hole in our heart that will never be filled until we see you again on the other side. Thank you for all the doctor advice you gave us. You are a wonderful example to all of us. You raised a beautiful sweet family of your own. Even though you lived 12+ hours away you always supported family stuff, which meant so much to us. Your dad misses you so much on the family hunts. It was one of his favorite times with you. We will always cherish the 48 years on earth with you.
    Mom and Dad

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