Sterling Brimley Obituary (1936 – 2022) – Bountiful, UT – What We Know!

Sterling Brimley

1936 ~ 2022

Sterling Nelson Brimley, husband, father, singer, actor, musician and tune author handed away at his residence on February 14, 2022, after a brief sickness. He was 85 years previous. Sterling was born Could 18, 1936 in Salt Lake Metropolis to Wilford Brimley and Lola (Nelson) Brimley. He grew up in Santa Monica, California along with his sisters, Janeen, Carol, Lucile and his brother, Wilford. Their residence was filled with music and love. His younger days had been spent browsing and taking part in on the seashores of Southern California, delivering newspapers up and down the Cheviot Hills, taking part in with the household canine, Sweetie Pie, and excelling at all types of sports activities. He particularly cherished tennis and would need everybody to know that he was the singles tennis champion at John Adams Junior Excessive. In 1954, he graduated from Santa Monica Excessive College, affectionately generally known as SamoHi.

Following commencement, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico. He realized to talk Spanish like certainly one of Mexico’s most interesting and retained that particular present the remainder of his life. He remained a devoted member of the Church, at all times encouraging others to be prayerful and believing. His favourite church calling was most likely as a nursery employee.

He labored his manner by BYU by flipping burgers, internet hosting a radio program and entertaining along with his singing group, The Paisley Trio. He graduated in 1963.

He later married Pam Collier. They settled in Bountiful, Utah the place they raised their three kids: Tracy, Sterling, and Mike.

As a well known normal contractor, he constructed stunning, customized houses and workplace buildings in Salt Lake; Davis, Tooele, and Summit Counties in addition to in California and Idaho.

Sterling was a wonderfully-talented character actor who carried out roles for the Hale Heart Theater, Rodgers’ Memorial Theater, the Grand Theater, the Convention Heart Theater and even the previous Promised Valley Theater. He claimed that Ruth Hale wrote the play “Sockeye and the Sissy” only for him. He carried out to rave critiques in Fiddler on the Roof, Arsenic and Outdated Lace, Guys and Dolls, Sockeye and the Sissy and The Sound of Music simply to call a couple of.

One in every of Sterling’s best loves was “his” choir, the Sterling Singers. Fashioned in 1995 with solely about 40 singers, the choir finally grew to be 320 voices robust. They carried out inspiring applications and firesides throughout the Salt Lake space. His one qualification for his singers was that they cherished the Lord. He dearly cherished Kelly DeHaan who was the musical director for the choir for a lot of great years.

In 2006, he married Joyce Cunningham after 10 years of courtship. It took them each a very long time to resolve to make the plunge once more. They’ve lived fortunately in Bountiful ever since.

Previous him in loss of life had been his mother and father, his first spouse, his son Sterling, brother Wilford, brothers-in-law Wayne Schiess and Dale Stevens. Surviving him are his spouse, daughter Tracy (Sean) Bailey, son Mike (Kathryn) and grandchildren Nathan, Keisha, Elizabeth, Jaxon, Harrison and Sydney in addition to his sisters Janeen, Carol, and Lucile (Eric).

Funeral providers might be held 11:00 am, February 22, 2022 on the Val Verda 1st Ward Chapel, 2633 S. 50 W., Bountiful, UT. Mates could go to household Monday, February 21, 2022 at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N 400 E. from 6-8 pm and Tues. Feb 22rd from 9:30-10:30 am on the Church previous to providers. Interment might be on the Bountiful Metropolis Cemetery.

Providers might be live-streamed and could also be seen by scrolling to the underside of Sterling’s obituary web page at

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