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Obituary: BILLS, BRENT G

Published: Thursday, Dec. 25 2014 9:36 a.m. MST

Dr. Brent G. Bills1951 ~ 2011Brent Glen Bills, age 60, was born to Hal D. and Bonnie Snyder Bills on January 9, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died in a tragic plane crash near Casper, Wyoming on November 18, 2011. Growing up in Salt Lake, he attended Skyline High School and the University of Utah, and then earned a dental degree with an orthodontic specialty from Washington University in St. Louis. He married Laural Sanders in the Salt Lake Temple on December 19, 1977. They made their home in Lander, Wyoming where Brent established a successful orthodontic practice. He was passionate about many things. He was an active member of the LDS Church. He loved this country and was well known for his patriotic fireworks display each July that attracted thousands of spectators. Using his professional skills, he helped many people through his humanitarian service in Honduras. He loved his family and they love and miss him. He was a positive influence in the lives of countless people.He is survived by his wife, Laural; his children, Jennifer (Noah) Guertin, Joshua (Katie), Sarah (Daniel) Richardson, Matthew (Trish), Rachel (D.J.) Schmutz, and Whitney; his foster daughter Jenny (John) Schmeltzer; his mother, Bonnie Bills; his siblings, Ken (Elia), Marjorie Hutchins, Diane (Clyde) Kenison, Shauna (Randy) George, Marie (Jeff) Hansen, Gary (Kelli), and Alan; 11 grandchildren; five foster grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his father, Hal Bills.A memorial service is being held Tuesday, November 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Lander Wyoming 1st Ward chapel.