Leon Reese Brinkerhoff rode into “new country on a fine horse” when he passed away September 12th, 2021 at his home in Glendale, Utah surrounded by his family. Leon was 67 years old.
He was born January 18th, 1954, the youngest of eight children born to Charles Wilber and Kathleen Reese Brinkerhoff. He graduated from Valley High School. On April 23rd, 1977 he married Sally Esplin, together they raised 5 daughters.
Leon worked for Arizona Fuels before proceeding on to law enforcement for the Town of Orderville and then for the Kane County Sheriffs Office. After 32 years in law enforcement he retired. His true passion was ranching. He loved horses, cattle, good boots and a nice hat. Leon loved a good visit, he made many friends and impacted many lives throughout his life.
Leon’s grandkids were one of his joys, The grandkids were always welcomed, fed and loved at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.
He is survived by his wife Sally, his daughters Joeie (Haze) Harris, Amanda (Raymond) Brinkerhoff, Kristy (Lance) Brinkerhoff, Cie Jae Brinkerhoff, Brandy (Marvin) Hoyt,and 11 grandchildren. His brother Charles (Darlene) Brinkerhoff, sisters Marilyn (Issac) Johnson, Elaine (George Lamb, deceased) (Lee) Sorensen, Ellen (Dee) Sorensen and LaPriel (Lyle) Clark. Leon was proceeded in death by his parents Charles Wilber and Kathleen Reese Brinkerhoff, his brother James and sister Norma.
A viewing will be held on Friday, September 17th, 2021 from 6 to 7 pm at the Glendale LDS Church and on Saturday from 10 to 11 am. A Graveside service will be held at 12 “high noon” on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 in the Glendale Cemetery.