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Brent Sidney Eichers, 76, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was born July 12, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Arthur Sidney Eichers and Betty Irene Carlsen Eichers. He married the love of his life, Danya (Dolly) Lillian Densley on December 29, 1966 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Brent graduated from West High School in 1961 and joined the Utah National Guard. He then resumed his schooling at the University of Utah where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. He married his sweetheart, Dolly, and began a career in the pharmaceutical industry while continuing his service in the Utah National Guard, moving through the ranks to eventually become a Colonel. He proudly served in the National Guard for 35 years.
Brent loved flying and owned 3 planes over the years including his favorite, a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Even after he sold his planes, he always enjoyed reading about planes and discussing them with family and friends.
Brent also loved boats and owned several over the years. Many wonderful family vacations were spent camping and boating at Lake Powell.
Brent is survived by his wife, Dolly of St. George, UT; his daughter, Paris Collins of St. George, UT; grandsons, Ian Mikel (Alexandra) Collins of Seattle, WA, Jarred Daniel Collins of Logan, UT, and Nicholas William Collins of St. George, UT; sister, Vickie (Rick) Perkins of Salt Lake City, UT and brother, Kim Eichers of Salt Lake City, UT. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Betty; his son, Anthony Lavoe Eichers and his grandson, Zane Andrew Collins.
A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Hughes Mortuary, 1037 E. 700 S., St. George, UT 84790 followed immediately by Military Honors by the St. George Honor Guard. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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