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Brent Allred
1955 - 2004






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Brent, my Lord, is it really going to be 10 years this April? Still miss you my friend.

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With tremendous fondness and love to a man I GREATLY LOVED. What a beautiful soul you are and were. I cannot say how MUCH I LOVED YOU, AND LOVE YOU, AND WILL MISS YOU. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY DEAR BELOVED BRENT. I am looking forward to the day we can have our great talks as we did so often. Your brilliance, kindness, loving heart was one of the many things I LOVED ABOUT YOU. Kristen your father was a wonderful Human Being, he loved you Dearly. WITH LOVE ALWAYS, LAURA

Added: June 6, 2010
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Funny, i got on this website tonite to look for old friends and had forgotten that a dear one died a few years ago. my memories of brent of mostly from high school because i moved away when i was 17. i never remember a mean bone in the mans body. he was one of those guys who didn't grab the spotlight but was always there to make it happen. i wish i could have kept in touch with brent and scott and jeff, but we went different ways. Brent, you still live in the hearts of your friends and i'm sure with your Kristen.

Added: April 16, 2007
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I'll always remember sitting with Brent, Jeff Loos and Kim Daniel in Mr. Gatti's art class Junior year. Brent made us laugh every single day. Thanks for the memories Brent. This world is better with your having been in it.

Added: August 23, 2005
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My Brother-in-law, Brent: I will always be thankful for the support you gave to James and I when we were all so young. You inspired me, you trusted me, and most importantly you loved and truly cared. I believe in my heart and soul that my baby was “up there” with open arms and a big hug welcoming you. THANK YOU for being there for us when we needed you. Kristen, Keep your chin up and know how much you are loved and needed in this world! Also know that your dad was a very successful man! SUCCESS To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreiciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Congratulations Brent on all of your Success! All my Love,Judy

Added: May 22, 2004
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Thank you for the giving me a glimpse into the kid, young man, and finally adult (though he would hate to be referred to that way)that my dad was. My memories of Dad are entirely wonderful - Bubble Gum ice cream cones at Baskin Robbins, late nights watching "Elvira" movies, and game after game of Candy Land. Later in life we shared our theories on love, religion (he got me to beleive that "Jesus was an alien", and politics ("Play the game, but don't conform", his philosophy of life). Most recently, Dad and I took a road trip to a tiny little Gulf town in Florida and spent the weekend drinking beers on the beach and of course, reading. I have been blessed with my father's curiosity of life - a true gift for those who appreciate it. I admire him not for the things he did in life, but for the beautiful person he was; intelligent beyond higher education and skeptical of that which did not make logical sense, but not afraid to challenge the norm; sensitive in every sense of the word, to the feelings of others and his own; most importantly, loyal to those he loved, he loved them unconditionally. I will miss my Daddy more than words could ever describe, but I believe that he is truly a part of my being now, with me everywhere that I am. I know he loved you all (especially you Scott and Jeff, I've heard a lot about you), and he would beg of us to laugh in remembrance, not cry in grief. I am so happy for all of you that you were graced with my dad in your lives - he's one in a million!

Added: May 5, 2004
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We were just kids, in fact I remember Brent much older than I... but thinking back, he was only 4 years my senior. How age tightens up as we mature, yet my memories of Brent are only those that bring a smile to my face and a giggle in my heart. Perhaps one story I get the biggest laugh out of, was at Brents wedding to LeeAnn, the Minister, a sweet, dantiey, old, hard-of-hearing Lady that was preforming the ceremony kept calling him Brent ATWOOD, after endless corrections, Brent resigned to the fact that his marriage was going to be sealed with a new name. Through the years, I continued to call Brent "Mr. Atwood" (he always smiled over it) As years pasted, Brent remained the low-key kick-back'ed guy that seemed to always have something interesting to say. He was quiet, but seemed to listen to every word spoken, absorbing the moment. Brent will not be forgotten, as my memories will never fade of his smile, and of the many happy times we shared. Kristen, always know that your daddy loves you, and will be your angel as you walk through life. Just remember your daddy's way... embrace life with a smile and charish each laugh. I know he did! God Bless you Brent... you are missed!

Added: May 5, 2004
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I really haven't seen Brent since high school but I do have wonderful memories of times spent with Brent and Scott. We'd drive around in Brent's HUGE car with the push button transmission and feed beer to Scott's German Shepherd, Scochi (sp?) Brent had a great sense of humor and I loved the way he phrased what he said. Scott told me Brent had recently wanted to move back to the valley and I truly wish he had been able to. It would have been fun to be able to sit down, have a beer and get reacquainted with Brent again after all these years. I shall miss you my friend, rest in peace and know that one day we'll all be reunited to create many more fun-filled memories - until then...XOXOX

Added: May 5, 2004
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I didn't hear about Brent's passing until two weeks after his death. So, I never really had a chance to go to a funeral or memorial. So, this is my own to him. There are a group of friends in everybody's life that, if you live to be 100, you'll never forget anything about them. The way they looked, the sound of their voice, their habits, likes and dislikes. This group of friends are those from our youth. Who we grew up together and went through the happiness and hardship of our young adulthood. In my time, my friends were Brent Allred, Jeff Lyle, Marty Kret, Kim Daniel, Jim Dempson, Todd Schwarz, Mike Sauble, Scott Niles, and Mike Dickerson. Steve Johnson from CHS class of 1972. Mike Lynch, Dave Fourtney, and Dave Howell from CHS 1974. And my adopted little sis Roxane Moon from CHS 1976. Brent, Jeff and I had our first jobs together at the old Lulu Belle Restaurant on Main Street and Scottsdale Road. We three were 13 years old then. Two weeks out of high school, we moved out of our parents homes and had our first apartment together on 50th Street and Thomas Road. We worked together again at Scottsdale Dodge on Osborn Road and Scottsdale. The picture above is of the three of us. Myself on the left, Jeff in center and Brent on the right. It was the night of Jeff's wedding in mid June of 1974, and I was Jeff's best man, (a little over 4 years later, I was to be Brent's best man at his wedding). Jeff married Brent's sister, Terri Allred. This was a unique evening, for it was the beginning, for of all us, of our transitions from teenagers to adults. Especially for Jeff and myself because he was the first of us to get married, and his son was born six months later. And me, two days after this picture was taken, I entered basic training in the United States Navy. But what a way for Jeff and I to start! Wearing tuxedoes, drinking cocktails, and partying! I could tell you a thousand stories about Brent Allred. And I could tell thousands more on each of the names I mentioned beforehand. And I guarantee you, they would always bring a smile to your face, and even a few laughs. That's the way it was with Brent, and all our friends for that matter. We have no bad memories of each other. My memories of Brent are always of having a good time. We all, never had a bad word to say to, or and angry thought towards one another. And that's the way it was for all of us. I spoke with him just six weeks before his passing. And my friendship with him, and all the other people I named, is one of the most cherished things in my life. As I look at Brent in the picture above, and remember all the good times, the bond of friendship, the smoking and drinking, joking and laughing, and experiencing the happiness and heartbreaks of adolescence together. I remember him as he was back then. And then, taking myself back to that time,the farthest thing from your mind on that summer evening in 1974 was knowing that, 30 years later, on a Saturday night in April of 2004, in Jacksonville Florida, Brent would go to bed, and never again wake up. I'm really going to miss you Brent. Even though over the years we really only kept in contact by phone and letters, and hadn't really seen each other all that much; the impact of your loss is just as great as if I'd just seen you yesterday, and the day before. And I'm going to miss having all those phone conversations, talking about the old days, and the present ones. This is what I mean about these special friends. The loss is just as great no matter how many miles apart, and years in between. They say, that when you yourself pass on, that all the people you ever loved and care for will be there to greet you on the other side. I just know that when the Good Lord calls on me and it's my time to go, Brent will be there with that smile and sense of humor helping the others to welcome me home. Until that time, Rest In Peace, my good friend.


Added: May 5, 2004
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