|Birth: ||May 24, 1909|
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 2000|
Salt Lake County
Elder Bernard P. Brockbank, age 91, quietly passed from this life at his home in Holladay, Utah, Oct. 11, 2000.
He was born May 24, 1909 in Holladay, Utah, the fourth child of eight children born to Taylor Park Brockbank and Sarah Henrietta LeCheminant.
He was married to Nada Rich November 1, 1935 in the Salt Lake Temple, and they were blessed with five sons and one daughter:
Loren Rich Brockbank
Bernard Park Brockbank Jr.
Bruce Rich Brockbank
Von Rich Brockbank
Roger Rich Brockbank
He married Frances Morgan in the Salt Lake Temple, April 20, 1968, and she had four children which he adopted:
Linda Jo Brockbank
Patsy Ann Brockbank
Roderick Wayne Brockbank
Michael Edward Brockbank
He graduated from Granite High School and attended Utah State University, George Washington University and the University of Utah.
He entered the real estate profession and worked as a broker, builder and developer, building over 700 homes in the Salt Lake Valley. He was an officer of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, Utah Home Builders, Holladay Lion's Club and Sons of Utah Pioneers.
He served as President of the Granite School District Board of Education and on the Board of Regents for Southern Utah University.
At the age of 18, Elder Brockbank served an LDS mission in the British Isles. He served as Chairman of the Jordan Valley Welfare Region, Counselor to two Bishops, Bishop, High Counselor and Stake President of the Holladay Stake. In 1960,
President McKay called him to open and preside over the North British Mission. Within the first two years under his leadership, the tremendous growth of the North British Mission produced the need for two additional missions, the Scottish-Irish Mission over which he presided which soon became the Scottish Mission and Irish Mission.
In 1962, while serving as president of the Scottish Mission, President David O. McKay called him to be an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. As a General Authority, Elder Brockbank served as Managing Director of the Mormon Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, at the Hemisphere in San Antonio, Texas, at "Man and His World" in Montreal, Canada, and at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan.
For seven years Elder Brockbank served as the first president of the newly organized International Mission which included all areas of the world without a full-time mission. Elder Brockbank returned to the British Isles as Area Administrator over Great Britain and South Africa. At the time of his passing, he was an Emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Brockbank was preceded in death by first wife, Nada Rich Brockbank, sons Loren Rich Brockbank and Roderick R. Brockbank.
Survivors include his widow, Frances Morgan Brockbank; sons Bernard Park Jr. (Arlene) Sandy, Utah; Bruce (Jeanne) Provo, Utah; Von (Vickie) Lehi, Utah; Roger (Leda) Salt Lake City; and Michael San Antonio, Texas; daughters Diane (Garth Sweeten) Logan, Utah; Dr. Linda Brockbank, Chadron, Nebraska; Patricia Ann Brockbank Arlington, Virginia; and daughter-in-law Rosalind (Jim Mayfield); 38 grandchildren and 86 great- grandchildren.
Deseret News, October 14, 2000, Page A6
Taylor Park Brockbank (1879 - 1958)
Sarah Henrietta LeCheminant Brockbank (1880 - 1966)
Nada Rich Brockbank (1913 - 1967)
Frances Amelia Morgan Brockbank (1921 - 2012)*
Loren Rich Brockbank (1936 - 1978)*
Bernard Park Brockbank (1938 - 2000)*
Roger Rich Brockbank (1948 - 2011)*
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Plot: Mountain View 132_3_W
Created by: Bonnie Huish
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
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