BRENT DARWIN HAYES
June 13, 1944 – May 5, 2023
Brent Darwin Hayes passed away peacefully at his home in Centerville on May 5th, after a long and courageous battle with prostate and bone cancer. Our hearts are broken, and we will miss him dearly.
Brent was born June 13, 1944 in Ogden, Utah to his dear and loving parents, Darwin and Beth Hayes. He was the eldest of four children.
He was proceeded in death by both his parents, his brother Terry, and his four-legged best friend Finch. He is survived by his wife Laurie; his sisters, Darlyne Lawson and Pam Hayes; his sons, Travis and York; his grandchildren: TJ Hayes, Elizabeth Cobb, Tyson Hayes, Katy Hayes, Karter Hayes, and Austen Radmall. Brent is also survived by 10 great-grand kids: Cannon, Izaiah, Jaxon, Zaimion, Ricco, Randi, Kaiser, Bailey, Chloe, and Mac.
Brent started working at age 16 for the family business, Hayes Masonry, which his grandfather started and was passed down to his father and then to him. He married Kathryn Denos in 1958, they had two sons, Travis and York--whom he loved very much. Brent and Kathy divorced in 1983, and he married Laurie Smith in 1994 after a 10-year courtship.
When Brent was younger, he loved to play pool and work on old cars and trucks. Later he and Laurie had a cabin in the hills where they would throw parties for family and friends. They would go boating, water-skiing, fishing, riding motorcycles and four-wheelers, and playing horseshoes late into the night.
Brent took up golfing later in life and loved playing with his father, friends, and children every chance he got. He also took up bowling for a second time in his later years. For the past few years, he loved restoring his 1983 Ford pickup.
Brent loved his pets and had many during his life including fish, rabbits, various cats, dozens of chickens that roamed free in his back yard, and his best buddy Finch, who adopted Brent and Laurie years back and was like one of their children.
Brent was a fun-loving and happy-go-lucky guy who always had a positive attitude and nothing but good to say about everyone.
“To have and to hold, till death do us part. I love you, and I will miss you with all my heart. Your wife and best friend”. --Laurie
“Thank you for being a good father and always working so hard to provide for us and give us a great life. We love you, Dad. Rest in peace.” – Your boys, Travis and York