L. Brent Durtschi, 63, passed away Friday, September 18, 1998 of a heart attack in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born March 11, 1935 in Salt Lake City to Alfred and Mary S. Spanton Durtschi. Married Carole E. Mathewson November 2, 1953 in Salt Lake City. He was a very loving and compassionate man who was wise and caring about his family and friends. Brent was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was the family catalyst. He loved family BBQ's and was a great cook. Brent also enjoyed crossword puzzles, golfing, fishing and being in the outdoors. He loved to tease everyone. He retired after 30 years of service at Kennecott Smelter.Survived by his wife; daughter, Carole Lynne Durtschi; sons, Larry Brent (wife, Roxane), Major Michael Scott (wife, Doi); eight grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; brothers, Kenneth Alfred and Richard Lynn; sister, Ilean (husband, Poll) Oakey; five sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents and sister, Ruth.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, September 23, 1998 in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive where friends may call on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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