Brent Richard Lyman was born February 11, 1952 in Payson, Utah to Grant M. and Elizabeth Myers Lyman. He joined siblings Alfred G. (Fred), Sandy, Utah, Kenvin M. (deceased), Jennie Ruth (Ron Alvey), Santaquin, Utah, Jay H., Port Townsend, Washington, and later little brother Ross M. (Amy), Genola, was added to the family.
Brent grew up on the family farm in Spring Lake where he did his share of milking cows, hauling hay and other chores. He learned the value of hard work and carried that with him throughout his life.
He graduated from Payson High School in 1970 where he was active in rodeo and FFA. He attended Snow College and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He married Susan Christensen of Goshen on December 21, 1974. They moved to the family farm in Spring Lake in 1977 where they raised four sons; Kelly B. (Stacey and children Brandon Douglas, Hannah Douglas, Brook Lyman), Goshen and Spring Lake, Kristoffer J., Payson, Kade M. Seattle, Washington, Kam J., Payson.
Brent worked for Eaton-Kenway, Geneva Steel and Boilermakers Local 182. On his final job as a boilermaker he worked on the world’s largest solar thermal facility in Ivanpah Valley, southwest of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert.
Brent was blessed with a large extended family and enjoyed going to family reunions. He was always willing to babysit his nieces and nephews when he was growing up. He made life-long friends and will be missed by many including his shop buddies Ernie Gonzales and Joe Bailey.
He enjoyed rodeo, skydiving, hunting and riding his Harley. When he retired in 2014 he was finally able to be a full-time “farmer”. He spent endless hours with his sons building fences, gates, sprinkling systems and barns. His father, Grant, would have been proud of the alfalfa crop they grew every year.
Brent died at home on December 20, 2019. He is survived by his wife, four sons, 3 grandchildren, 4 of his 5 siblings and their spouses and children, brother-in-law Jerel Christensen, and many life-long friends.
Services will be held Friday, December 27, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Spring Lake LDS chapel, 12625 So. Spring Lake Road. Viewings will be Thursday, December 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Brown Family Mortuary, 66 South 300 East, Santaquin, and Friday at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to services. Interment will be in the Goshen Cemetery.
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