Brent T Orchard
03/27/2021

Brent T Orchard passed away on March 27, 2021, due to natural causes after a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born October 8, 1938, in Brigham City, Utah, to Douglas G. and Eva Bernice Tucker. On May 31, 1961, he married Susan Allen in Logan, Utah. They were the parents of three sons:  Allen Brent (Wyone); Paul D (Melissa); and Christopher Ryan (A’mee) all of St. George, Utah. Brent and Susan were later divorced.

Brent graduated from Box Elder High School in 1957. He managed the Peach City Drive-in restaurant in Brigham City for a short time, but Brent’s passion was the game of golf. In 1965 he helped open Dixie Red Hills Golf Course in St. George, Utah, as Gene Schneiter’s assistant. Brent took the head Golf Professional position at Painted Hills Golf Course in Cedar City, Utah, in 1967 and stayed until 1976. He returned to St. George as the head Golf Professional at Dixie Red Hills Golf Course until he retired in 2003.

He respected the game of golf and enjoyed watching the happiness it brought others both young and old. Brent was instrumental in growing the game in Southern Utah especially the junior golf program. Brent was a hard worker. He spent his days behind the counter at the golf course serving the golfing public while developing lasting relationships. He loved spending time at work with his sons teaching them valuable life lessons and the importance of responsibility.

Besides golf, Brent enjoyed watching sports on television and fishing with his buddies. He was a humble, patient, and chivalrous man who devoted his time thinking of others and was willing to help in any way he could. Brent was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had a testimony of his Savior, Jesus Christ, and His atoning power.

Brent is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Keith and Douglas, and his sister, Denice Witt.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 6:30 pm with a viewing at 5:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery on Monday, April 5, 2021, at 12:00 pm. Our family would like to give thanks to The Wentworth at the Meadows and Integrated Senior Care for their service and love shown to Brent these last few years.

Family and friends are invited to view the funeral service online. Please click on the link below: http://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/51209

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Brent’s online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com

 

 

Services

Visitation

5:00 – 6:00 pm
04/01/2021

Second Visitation

Services

6:30 pm
04/01/2021

Address

Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT

Cemetery

12:00 noon
04/05/2021
Brigham City Cemetery
300 E 300 S, Brigham City, UT 84302

Guest Book

18 Responses

  1. While it has been almost forty years in the rear view mirror, I will never forget that Mr. Orchard made me feel like I had won the US Open when I came out on top of my age group at his annual summer state junior tournament that a few of us from Richfield traveled to St. George to enjoy. Local golfers and the thousands of visitors to Dixie Red Hills over the years were the fortunate recipients of Brent’s love of the game of golf, golfers, and St. George’s original gem of a golf course, Dixie Red Hills. His legacy is a glorious, living one through his three wonderful sons and grandchildren. Thank you Brent. May you Rest In Peace!

  2. Rest in peace uncle Brent. My thoughts are with your boys and their families at this time. The orchard family is now all together again what a sweet reunion.

  3. Brent Orchard and Gene were the ones who gave me the opportunities to learn the game of golf and work for them at Red Hills. Brent worked with me and i had golf success because of his wonderful willingness to teach me not only the golf swing but his example of what it means to work hard at everything you do. God speed Brent! Kim Heppler

  4. So sorry to hear of Brent’s death. I remember more of our childhood together. We were cousins. My mon and Brent’s dad we’re brother and sister. Guess Uncle Doug’s family will be all be together now. My thoughts and prayers to Brent’s family and loved ones. Annette Peterson

  5. Allen, Wyone and family, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your father, father-in-law and grandfather. We miss all of you and we so enjoyed the association we had with your family when we lived in the ward. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you lay a great man to rest, he had to be an exceptional man as he raised a great son and I’m sure all of you will miss him.
    Bill and Maxiene Vandenberghe

  6. Allen, Wyone and family, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your father, father-in-law and grandfather. We miss all of you and we so enjoyed the association we had with your family when we lived in the ward. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you lay a great man to rest. He had to be an exceptional man as he raised a great son who has a wonderful family.
    Bill and Maxiene Vandenberghe

  7. Brent always made us feel like family whenever we came south to see our uncle Gene’s family, he introduced us to his sons and other lifelong friends like Robert and Reed McArthur. Brent’s smile and encouragement made Red Hills a great place for kids to gather, a tradition that Allen continues. Our family wishes your family Heaven’s blessings at your fathers passing.
    Brett and Sue Schneiter

  8. Sending much love, peace, and comfort to this wonderful man’s family. He was truly a great man. I admired his patience while giving me golf lessons years ago. From those times I can only imagine the love and patience he shared and showed to his family. I also have witnessed that his positive and patient ways have been handed down to his children. Greatest legacy to leave with those he loved.

  9. Brent was always especially nice to me. He got me a golf scholarship to play for SUU when he was the coach years ago. He always treated me like a friend , along with all the Orchard Family. I know the Orchard boys all enjoyed their dad and spent a lot of time with him. My Mother would always comment how he loved helping the women on ladies day at the golf course. I know it was expected but it always leaves a real big void losing your dad. Just know all of us golfers are thinking of your family this day. Sorry for your loss.

  10. When I joined the Orchard family in 1958 I learned to love the Orchard family. Brent was always so kind and good to us. Doug and I loved to go play golf in Cedar City and St. George.. He was there when Doug passed away and always there for me and my family. I will miss him till we meet again. He taught his boys good values. My love and prayers are with you at this time.. See you in Brigham City.

  11. When I joined the Orchard family in 1958 I learned to love the Orchard family. Brent was always so kind and good to us. Doug and I loved to go play golf in Cedar City and St. George.. He was there when Doug passed away and always there for me and my family. I will miss him till we meet again. He taught his boys good values. My love and prayers are with you at this time.. See you in Brigham City.

  12. I became a member of the Orchard Family in 1958 when I married Douglas Orchard. Brent has always been so kind and good to me and my family. We visited them many times in Cedar City and St. George. He taught me a lot about Golf. I will miss him. He taught his boys the value of work. You will miss him. They are all together as a family now. Ican

    I learned to love the Orchard Family when I married Doug. Orchard. Brent was always kind agood to me. He taught me alot about golf. IDou and I played in Cedar City and Red Hills in St. George. Brent and Family was there when Doug passed away. I will miss him He taught his sons the value of work. May you find peace in his passing. See you in Brigham City

  13. Beautiful service for your Father. . I was so glad I could watch it on line. Wish I could have been there.

  14. I only have good memories of Uncle Brent. He always had a smile on his face and was so kind. I’m thankful that Lori, my mom and I were able to visit him a few years ago when we were in St. George. I can only imagine the happy reunion he is having with his parents and siblings. I watched the services and thought they were a wonderful tribute to Brent. My deepest condolences to all of your family. I hope the memories of your father and grandfather will bring you comfort and peace.

  15. Bob and I visited Brent in his home in Shadow Creek several times and really enjoyed our time with him. We also visited with him at the Meadows when he was there and liked to listen to his stories. He loved the game of golf as we do. When he was at Dixie Red Hills he was really friendly and treated everyone like his best friend. We are so sorry for your loss but know he is in a good place with family that has gone on before.

  16. Dear Allen and the Orchard Family, So sorry to hear of Brent’s passing. Brent was always friendly and accomodating to me and my family in addition to being a fellow member of the PGA of America. I always enjoyed my association with Brent and I know he will be greatly missed. Brent was a big part of southern Utah history and will always be remembered.

  17. Dear Orchard family. You all were blessed to have Brent. He was always my hero! He taught me how to get out of sand traps!! He treated me like I was his good friend! I bought all of my clubs fromBrent throughout my life. He was the king of Pros and made your day better after seeing him. What a wonderful man. God bless Brent.

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