On the morning of Wednesday August 24th 2022 at approximately 5:30 AM, Allen Brent Torgensen met his next journey. He was born on January 2nd, 1947 in Monroe, Utah. His parents were Donna Vee Anderson and Morris Leeaun Torgensen. He had 3 siblings, Dahl Torgensen (Janet), Kathy Taylor (Kevin), and Kirk Torgensen (Linda). He grew up loving sports and guns. He married a loving woman Debra Peterson. 4 children, John Allen, Tiffani K Al-Daraji, James Morris, and Douglas Ehrmel. They had only two grandchildren, Yasmin Aliya Al-Daraji and Jeremy James Al-Daraji.
In Brent’s younger years, he had lived the farm life, milking cows and hauled hay for work. Soon after graduating high school, he departed on his LDS mission in 1966 to Virginia and the Carolinas. After serving his mission in 1968, he continued his education and earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Southern Utah State. He lived his life teaching others and learning. He worked about 45 years in the field of chemistry. After retiring, he was productive in church. He always took on callings and tasks. Always gave service to those in need. He was always so social and very welcoming. He loved watching football and basketball. He loved playing golf and he loved his cats. He was always the first to volunteer and to help anyone in need, he never had a negative outlook on life, and lived every moment to the fullest. He will be missed, now he can be with his parents, and beloved cat named. LeStat. May he rest peacefully
- As per Brent's wishes years ago, there will be no funeral services.
I worked with Brent at Nelson Labs for years and years. He was such a character. We still laugh about the emails he would send if someone took his diet coke from the company fridge, hoping the thief would "rot in hell'. He was also known around the lab for loving Lady Gaga and Depeche Mode. His phone ring was "poker face' and you'd hear it in the hallways around Chemistry. He was known to have a lot of bluster... he'd come down mad about something, but would always listen and end up okay with whatever change was happening. He was so kind, a great teacher, and a good friend.
I am so heart broken, Brent was one of the finest human beings that I had the privilege to know. The memories of hanging out at the house watching movies and eating German pancakes will never be forgotten. Brent was the person that young men should aspire to be. I could stop by the house anytime and was always welcome. Brent was the person that as a teenager I could tell anything to and he would not judge but give his wisdom and ways to deal with what teenagers go through.
You will be greatly missed Brent.
Lots of good memories of Brent when I was a child.