PRICE, UTAH-Our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Dean Lewis Brockbank died peacefully on Nov. 21, 2008 surrounded by his family. Dean was born Oct. 21, 1925 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Joseph Archibald and Fern Lewis Brockbank. He married Lois Elaine Larsen, June 26, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were a loving, devoted couple who were best friends for more than 52 years.
Dean was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully in many callings including the first bishop of the Spanish Fork 13th Ward. After moving to Price in 1968, he was called as the first bishop of the newly organized College of Eastern Utah Student Ward in Price. Dean also loved to serve with his sweetheart by his side. Together they served faithfully in the temple and as stake missionaries. Dean served in various capacities within the Boy Scouts of America for many years. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, served several times as scout master, and was the chairman of the Carbon District, Utah National Parks Council. After many years of service, he was the recipient of the distinguished Silver Beaver award.
Dean served as an Air Cadet in the Navy during World War II and one of his greatest loves was flying. He was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying for more than 55 years. Dean loved boating and camping with his family. Some of his favorite places were Huntington Canyon, Bear Lake, and Lake Powell. It was on these outings that he taught his children many lessons of life and love.
Dean was preceded in death by his sweetheart of 52 years, Lois Elaine; brothers, Mark, Starr, Carl; and sisters, Jean (Mouritsen), and Lucille (Rupert). Dean was survived by four sons and two daughters. James L. of Des Moines, Iowa; Dr. Keven D. (Margaret), of West Jordan, Utah; Mary Ellen (Boyd) Nielson, of Huntington, Utah; Brian L., of Price, Utah; Dr. Neal R. (Pamela) of Ulysses, Kan.; Joan (Mavin) Jones, of Monroe, Utah; 29 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother, Bruce of Holliday, Utah.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Price North Stake Center, 449 North 100 East in Price. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, 680 East 100 South, Price, and one hour prior to the service at the Stake Center. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery under the care of Fausett Mortuary.