Charles Brent McBride passed away in his Tooele home Friday, March 19, 2021, from causes incident to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Brent was born Aug. 15, 1941, in Tooele to Charles and Louise McBride. When Brent was six months old the family moved to Texas to start a candy business, but WWII brought them back to Utah where they settled in Ogden and where Brent was raised.
After high school Brent served a mission to the North British Mission where he fell in love with the English people. This love attracted him to his wife Jane, whom he met at Weber State College and married in June 1965. Brent served in the National Guard Special Forces as a paratrooper until Jane decided it was too dangerous jumping out of planes when you have a family.
Brent was involved in public education for 40 years serving as teacher and administrator in the Ogden, Tooele, and Nye County, Nevada, school districts. Over these years he received many advanced degrees culminating in a doctorate from BYU. After retirement, Brent and Jane served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Scotland and later to Boston, Massachusetts. Between these two missions, they also served two church service missions in Salt Lake City.
Brent had a passion for gardening and a great love of flowers, especially daylilies. He also relished traveling both out of the country and within. One of Brent’s other loves was running (three marathons) and then walking. Another love was genealogy and attending the temple to complete vital ordinances for his ancestors. Brent also loved the scriptures and enjoyed teaching a Book of Mormon class with his wife.
Brent is survived by his wife Jane; their four children Sean, Alison (Dan) Packard, Scott (Tavia), and Angela (Andy) Clegg; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister Kathee (Bob) Richardson. Brent was preceded in death by his parents.
The viewing will be held at the Tooele 11th Ward building, 180 S. Coleman St., from 9 until 10:45 a.m., with services following at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Ogden City Cemetery. Those wishing to view the service online may use the link: zoom.us/j/94301389159.