Kendall Brooksby

Our father and grandfather William Kendall Brooksby passed away suddenly on September 9th, 2021, at the age of 83 in Highland, Utah. He will be greatly missed by his family and leaves a legacy of love and lifetime service as an example for his posterity.
Kendall was born October 9th, 1937 in Kanab, Utah to William Oscar and Alta Johnson Brooksby. He grew up and attended high school in Fredonia, Arizona. He attended College of Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah, was a member of the US Armed Forces (Army) and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Western Australia Mission. He returned home and married his sweetheart GeorgeAnn Brinkerhoff on December 16, 1961 in the St. George Utah temple.
Kendall worked for Merritt Chapman Scott on the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, AZ, as well as starting his own boat repair business in Page. In 1966, Kendall moved his young family to Phoenix where he worked for the next 40 years for several construction companies. Upon retirement in 2006, Kendall and GeorgeAnn returned to live in Kanab, which they loved so much.
Kendall was a clever, talented, industrious worker and was an expert in many hobbies and interests. Self-taught in the arts of auto mechanics, blacksmithing, stained glass work, leatherworking, welding, masonry, knife making, scuba diving, model airplane building, various musical instruments, singing, and photography, he shared his talents often with his children and grandchildren, and spent many hours teaching others. He had a passion for learning and held a wealth of knowledge on history and geography, loved the outdoors, and loved searching and sharing genealogy and the stories of his ancestors.
As master Scouter, he spent years teaching, serving, and influencing for good hundreds of young men and youth leaders. He served in many church and district leadership positions over many years. Though not a Boy Scout in his youth, he was awarded the highest honor as a Scout leader trainer: Silver Beaver.
Kendall was preceded in death by his parents, his sweetheart GeorgeAnn Brinkerhoff Brooksby and his brother Victor. He is survived by his children Brian (Debbie), Scot (Kathy), and Jenifer (Paul) Gross, and his siblings Karen Call, Keith, Beverly Henrie, Connie Keller, Terry and Robin, and sister-in-law Rulea Taggart. He is beloved by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR KENDALL BROOKSBY HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE KANAB SOUTH CHAPEL, 604 South 100 East, Kanab. All viewings will also be at that location, Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM and Friday from 9:30-10:45 AM. THe services will start at the same time of 11:00 AM. Burial will be in the Kanab Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary. A Memorial service in Kendall’s honor will be held in Highland, Utah on Saturday, September 25th, at 7:00pm, Highland 29th ward building, 6722 W. 10400 North, Highland, UT 84003.


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