Brian Keith Killingbeck
July 20, 1955 ~ February 7, 2022
Brian Keith Killingbeck was born in Michigan City, Indiana on the 20th of July 1955 to Robert Budd Killingbeck and Alice Essie Clarke. He passed from this life on the 7th of February 2022 due to complications from Covid pneumonia at Davis Hospital in Layton, Utah.
He graduated from LaPorte High School and attended Purdue University for a year. He loved animals and birds and had various dogs, chickens, and cats. Everywhere we travelled, he could spot hawks in the tops of the trees and stopped to enjoy the beauty of this world. He had various jobs growing up, and when he found his life’s work, he always went the extra mile to create beauty by adding plants for the birds and butterflies and other insects. He received praise for his beautiful gardens around the buildings he cared for.
After joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the age of thirteen, he became devoted to doing family history work to connect himself to his ancestors. In 1981, he married the love of his life, Analynne Moyes, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married forty years and together raised their family. His life was spent in service and devotion to his Savior, Jesus Christ.
He loved his family and looked forward to packing up the fifteen-passenger van with his wife and children to take annual “fall color trips” to enjoy the vibrancy of the changing leaves wherever they lived.
He was a master gardener and grew plants and flowers to beautify his renowned gardens and always shared his abundance of produce throughout the neighborhood. Utilizing his green thumbs, his garden was constantly refined, filled with color and peace. He loved creating and implementing landscape designs for others and guiding them throughout the process.
Emergency preparedness was his passion and found ways to share information to help others develop their own preparedness plans. Ever the avid scouter, Brian nurtured a love of the outdoors and camaraderie among local youth groups.
When he became a grandpa, he spent his time with them playing cornhole, fixing bikes, attending their various events, playing card games, gardening, joking and teasing, buying unique books and toys from thrift stores, sharing his “secret” stash of treats, and hiding Easter eggs. During the last decade of his life, Brian became a weekly bowler with his son, Robert. Thursday mornings consistently began with lunch and bowling at the local lanes. Becoming a “regular” allowed him to develop cherished relationships with both workers and fellow bowlers alike.
He is survived by his wife, Analynne Moyes Killingbeck, and their six children: Robert, Jenelle (Chris Parker), Kristy (Quinn Bate), Marci (Christopher Robison), Brian (Stefanie Wilkins), and William. Brian is also survived by his twelve grandchildren and four siblings: Raymond, David, Barry, and Kathy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Budd and Alice, a brother, Kevin, and his stillborn son, John.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 S. 2000 W. Syracuse. Friends may visit family Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Friends and family are welcome to attend any of the scheduled services. Interment, Syracuse City Cemetery.
THANK YOU to Davis Hospital, Doctors and Staff for all their selfless hours of service to Brian. Their service was deeply appreciated.
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