Taylor Brent Stephens
March 26, 1952 ~ December 4, 2021
My hero and eternal companion Brent Stephens passed away December 4, 2021 after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Like everything he did he fought it with amazing determination, courage and gratitude.
He was born March 26, 1952 to Taylor Beesley and Lois Olsen Stephens. He grew up in a very loving home with his three siblings in South Ogden where he graduated from Bonneville High School. From a very young age Brent was a hard worker. He grew up working for his father in his mechanic shop, Stephens Garage. He was always grateful for the lessons he learned there before making his own way.
We were married February 23, 1995 and later sealed for time and all eternity in the Ogden LDS Temple.
He served as an Ogden City Firefighter for 13 years. He loved his time there where he made many lifelong friends. While being a member of the fire department he operated his own business Brent Stephens Autobody on his days off. He was a gifted master of his trade. He was particularly known for his custom paint jobs that garnered top awards in prestigious competitions. He had a passion for Corvettes. Over the years he owned many of them of every vintage. He owned both new and others that were rebuilt and restored by him. Brent eventually took his business to fulltime where he was able to employ and teach many over the past thirty plus years. He was respected as a man of integrity. He gave of his time and talents selflessly. He was a man who gave generously, often quietly and many times anonymously.
He was by my side to love and raise my children and two special grandchildren as his own. Brent and I were also blessed with children from his previous marriages to Cheryl Green Rose (Tavin and Lorie) and Alison Draper (Gentri).
Brent is survived by his wife, Kimberly Jibson Stephens his adoring wife and eternal companion. He is also survived by his children, Tavin Brent Stephens Rose (Jenny), Lorie Stephens Chatlin (Mark), Gentri Osgood (James), Jessica Wright Welch (Jason), Lacey Wright, Gage Wright and Delaney Wright; his grandchildren, Kenley and Lane Rose, Cora, Bleu and Beau Chatlin, Saige Osgood, Taylor Grace (who he loved sharing his name with) Macyn and Sadacy Welch; his first great-grandchild, Reid Chatlin (Mother Cora); his mother, Lois Stephens and siblings, Connie (Gordon) England, Shanna (Bill) Blakeley and Val (Trisha) Stephens; Kimberly’s parents, Eileen and James Buchanan and Kimberly’s brothers, Brian (Val) Jibson and Layne (Dawn) Jibson; aunt, Zola Tucker and uncle, Larry Olsen; and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his father, Taylor B. Stephens and a nephew, Kurt Larson.