Former Bend, Oregon resident, Brent Gaylen Laws, 59, died Thursday, November 4, at his home in Huntsville, Utah. He was born and raised in Ogden. He left home directly after graduating from high school moving to Sun Valley, Idaho where he wrangled horses and learned the construction skills he used throughout the rest of his life.
Brent's love of the outdoors led him to pursue a degree in forestry, graduating with his B.S. from Utah State University in 1978. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Wyoming, California and Idaho and received his advanced certification in Silviculture. Brent then went on to a 20-year career in conservation with Ducks Unlimited as Sr. Regional Director for Oregon.
In 1974, Brent married Linda Boam (also of Ogden) and their love affair continues to this day. They have two wonderful children, Carly Cascade and Cody Jess.
A skier, Brent loved nothing more than a good powder day. He also could be found casting a fly or hunting pheasants when he wasn't pursuing his other interest, renovating old houses.
Brent was preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Melba Laws.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Boam); daughter Carly Laws and husband, Jason Barwikowski; son, Cody Laws and wife Alicia (Chiodo); and new grandson, Bridger Laws. He is also survived by his brother, Lloyd Laws and wife, Connie. Brent also has two sisters, Diana Jones and Cheryl Archibald.
Interment in the Ogden City Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Larkin and Sons Mortuary. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to the family at viewobit.com/larkinmortuary