Eric Lee Brinkerhoff, age 70, passed away on December 11, 2020 at his home in Glendale, Utah with his family at his side. He was born May 8, 1950 in Panguitch, Utah to Leah Levanger and Mark Jones Brinkerhoff. Eric married his eternal sweetheart, Colene Crofts on June 23, 1973 in the St. George Temple. They were inseparable for 47 years.
Eric graduated from Valley High School in Orderville. He attended Dixie College and then went on an LDS mission to the Northern States Mission which included helping start the restoration of Nauvoo. After his mission he attended Salt Lake Technical College. He returned back to Glendale to work on the Kaibab as a skidder. He moved his young family to Elsinore, Utah to attend Sevier Valley Tech in Richfield for a year then returned back home to Glendale. He was then employed by South Central Communications for 26 years and helped everyone with phone and internet troubles. Eric formed many lasting relationships through his work.
Eric and Colene were called on 3 LDS service missions: 1) Cascade Park in the Everett Washington Mission 2) Camp Ho-Nok in Soda Springs, Idaho. 3) Bishop’s Storehouse in Cedar City, Utah. They were also called to be ordinance workers in the St. George Temple. Eric served in 4 bishoprics and was scoutmaster many times. He faithfully served in several callings.
In Glendale, he was known to walk through town stopping to visit or help anyone and everyone. He served on the town board and was Mayor of Glendale. He was constantly calling, texting, and streaming his grandkids and their activities. Eric loved each and every one of his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include wife Colene Brinkerhoff of Glendale; children Tanya (Ricky) Rose of Milford, Marcus (Patty) Brinkerhoff of Cedar City, Marilyn (Mark) Stewart of Richfield, Laura (Jason) Sherwood of Kanab, Raymond (Amanda) Brinkerhoff of Glendale, and Natalie Church of Kanab; siblings Kurt (Ina Mae) Brinkerhoff of Kanab, Dale (Suzanne) Brinkerhoff of Cedar City, Christine Tait of Tropic, and Annette Cornia of Riverton, Utah; and eighteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A viewing will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM Sunday evening, December 20, 2020 at the Glendale Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A graveside service will follow the next day, Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the Glendale Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary of Kanab.
The graveside may be viewed at the following link: https://vimeo.com/event/363680 .