Bicknell, Utah - Inez Brinkerhoff Hunt, age 87, of Bicknell, died May 29, 2012 in Loa.
Mom was born in Bicknell, October 2, 1924, the youngest child of George C. and Emma Jane Snow Brinkerhoff. She was educated in local schools until age 14 when her parents sent her to Salt Lake City where she attended Roosevelt Junior High School and later East High School, graduating with honors in 1942. While at East she began dancing with Virginia Tanner's newly formed dance troupe where she studied and performed at the McCune School through high school. Dance was her first love and she cherished her time with Ms. Tanner and the other students at the school.
While visiting home during the summer of her sophomore year she met and began dating our dad, Loyd G. Hunt. They continued dating and finally eloped and were married February 21, 1942 in Evanston, Wyoming. They were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple, July 2, 1953. Nine children were born of their union, Sandra, Candice (E. Kay Blackburn), Marsha (Stephen Jackson), George A. (Mary Milburn), Virginia (Thomas A. Jeffrey), Gilbert L. (Julie Howard), Lisa (Gary Leaming), Natalie (Marty Jensen) and R. Troy (Nicole Faust). Dad, Sandra and Marsha predeceased her. At the time of her death, Mom had 30 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Mom always placed high importance on education. All of her grandchildren of suitable age have graduated college, with several earning advanced degrees.
Mom was active in church and civic activities. She particularly enjoyed teaching the Boy Scouts which she did for over 30 years, earning the coveted Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America for her service. Mom was an avid reader who devoured books of all types. She passed on her love of reading to her children who share her passion for the written word.
Mom lived a life of service - to her family, her friends and her community. She was a pillar of strength to all who knew her and her life was an example to those she encountered and befriended.. We will miss her dearly but will fondly remember her many kindnesses and exemplary behavior.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. in the Thurber LDS Ward Chapel in Bicknell, Utah, where friends may call and greet the family from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Burial will be in the Bicknell Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.