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Howard Roy Bringhurst

June 8, 1938 — June 28, 2024


Howard Roy Bringhurst

Howard Roy Bringhurst 86 passed away Friday, June 28, 2024, in Hurricane, Utah. He was welcomed with open arms by his mother, father, and all his siblings. What a reunion it had to have been. Howard was born in Toquerville, Utah on June 8, 1938, to Leland Howard and Hazel Eager Bringhurst.

He graduated from Hurricane High School class of 1956. Although life and job opportunities took him away from Southern Utah, he always made his way back home. He loved to share stories about the people he had met and the impact they had on his life. He was a good friend to many. Some of his most significant jobs were with Graff's Mercantile, The Nevada Test Site, and working on the road crew for (UDOT) Utah Department of Transportation, but his claim to fame came from his extraordinary skills as a body and fender man. He was sought after, and his work was valued in several Bodyshop in both Southern Utah and Nevada. He was a hardworking, honest man.

He loved spending time in the mountains and hills of Southern Utah with family and friends camping, hunting, fishing, and looking for arrowheads. His hobbies included rebuilding vehicles, playing pool, and growing big, amazing gardens with delicious tomatoes that he loved to share.

He married and later divorced Sharon Adair. On December 6, 1968, he married the love of his life Anita (Humphries)Bringhurst they have been married for 56 years. They have 3 children.

He is survived by his wife Anita, and his children Rick Sheffer, Kathleen Sheffer (Pat) Brown, and Haven Bringhurst (Rick) Wright. 14 Grandchildren and 36 Great-grandchildren. Brother-in-laws Buck (Dawn) Humphries, Bud (Sadie) Humphries, Glenwood (Diana) Humphries, Craig (Ethelyn) Humphries Jimmy (Pam) Humphries Sister-in-laws Marian (Glen) Starr, Aunts Gail Humphries, Elva Roberts, Lajuana (Ken) Parker and Janice (Joe) Peacock. Countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Leland and Hazel Bringhurst his in-laws Aften and Clara Humphries his siblings and their spouses Alice May Bringhurst, Mona (Clark) Olds, Leland Edgar Bringhurst, Dola (Bud) Dalton, Norene (Lyman) Gubler, LaRue (Emery) Branham, LaRee Bringhurst, Roxie (Richard) Beaumont, George (Clair) Bringhurst, and Alvin Leon Bringhurst Brother-in-laws Roy Aften Humphries, Roger Humphries, Randy Humphries, and Ray Roberts and 2 precious Great Grandsons.

A graveside service will be held Friday, July 5, 2024, at 10:00 am at the Hurricane City Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 452 N 2600 W Hurricane, Utah.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.

Family and friends are invited to sign Howard’s online guest book at

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