Dear Family, friends, one and all,
Today I took my last breath of life here in Saint “Scorch,” Utah, in the early morning of Saturday, May 21, 2016. The cause of my passing is incidental to my age and modern life stress. I was born Dec. 19, 1944, to wonderful parents, Byron Andrus Brockbank and Luella Mae Nettles Brockbank in Coeur d ‘Alene, Idaho. I am the youngest of three children. My brother is Vaughn Brockbank, and my sister is Eleanor Hurst.
After my birth, we moved to Orlando, Florida, where I enjoyed a terrific and fun childhood and youth. I graduated from Oakridge High School in 1963. Soon thereafter, I moved west to Utah and California for college and employment on the West Coast. I graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 1968. I enjoyed the pursuit of happiness and hard knocks with my first wife, Sandra McCurdy of Orlando, from 1965 to 1970. Then we divorced.
I returned to school and graduated from Utah Technical College in 1976. I began the happiest work years of my life as a plant electrician for FMC Corporation in Green River, Wyoming. It was a wonderful job with great coworkers. I married Deborah Y Thayne on April 8, 1977, in Evanston, Wyoming.
I am succeeded by three wonderful children from that marriage: Cristalle Joy Carey and husband, Aaron, of St. George, Utah; Brandon Joel Brockbank and wife, Timaree, of Salt Lake City; and daughter Candace Caryn Toman of St. George, Utah.
I am also succeeded by six awesome grandchildren: Celina Yvonne Brockbank, Aaron Carey Jr, Felicity Anne Brockbank, Ashlynn Olivia Brockbank, Brooklyn Skjai Toman and Boston Paige Toman.
I most enjoyed spending time with my wonderful family and friends. I also loved spending time in outdoor activities, hiking the Rocky Mountains and traveling. Riding motorcycles was my summer passion. I’ve had a great life, so do not grieve for me. Instead, maybe plant a tree, make a wish or most of all, spend time with your loved ones.
Alan’s family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at The Retreat at Sunbrook, Zion’s Way Hospice, Janice Johnson, and Spilsbury Mortuary for the wonderful care provided for our dad.
- No memorial services planned as per Alan’s request.
- Interment will be in the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, Holladay, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-635-2212. Family and friends are invited to sign Alan Brockbank’s guestbook online.
For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.