Our dear, sweet Brandy Nicole returned to our loving Heavenly Father and family on December 30, 2021 after a courageous battle with glioblastoma. Brandy was diagnosed in April 2017. Her journey with brain cancer was truly remarkable. She fought tirelessly and, with determination, she beat many odds.
Brandy was born on April 21, 1979 to Lola Jane Ringwood and David Ray Horkan (deceased). She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Bennion Elementary, Bryant Junior High, and East High School. Brandy’s childhood was full of adventures with all her siblings and cousins. Brandy married Shannon Lemon and together they had a son, Sean Patrick Lemon. She later married Jeremy Mitchell on June 13, 2019. One year later, Bridger James Mitchell was born. Brandy was a devoted mother, who loved and adored her sons.
Brandy’s happy place was being in nature, whether she was hiking, camping, fishing, or just enjoying the beautiful mountains. Brandy had a special gift to love all those around her. She was selfless and always looking for ways to serve and help others. Brandy will be remembered for her sweet personality, one that always made you feel loved and important. You could always count on Brandy for a good smile and the best hugs. Her big brown eyes and bright smile uplifted all those around her. She brought true joy to everyone. Brandy loved life and everyone in it. Even through Brandy’s battle with cancer, you never heard her complain. You always left her side feeling uplifted and loved. Family meant everything to Brandy. She was always looking for ways to get together with her family and wanted to be sure everyone was included. Her biggest motivation to do more in her life was her family. She supported her sons, nieces and nephews in all their activities. Brandy had a way of making each of them feel valued and special. Brandy truly had a heart of gold; she gave her love freely and loved unconditionally.
Through this battle with cancer, there have been many sweet acts of service and countless kindnesses shown to Brandy and to her family. The family wishes to express deep gratitude to all those who have loved her and given so generously. The family would also like to express special appreciation to all medical personnel who helped in delivering the care she received.
Brandy is survived by her husband Jeremy James Mitchell; her children Sean Lemon and Bridger Mitchell; her parents Clyde and Jane Ringwood Latta; brothers Joshua “Zeke” Horkan, Joshua (Sarah) Latta, Aaron Latta, Andrew Latta; sisters Misty Horkan, Holly (Soni) Langi, Amy (Jake) McKinnon, Jenny (Jordan) Boyle; grandmothers Sharon Burt Ringwood and Waneta Ensign; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. Brandy was proceeded in death by her father David Horkan; brother Roman Latta; grandfathers Howard Lee Ringwood, Robert Francis Latta, and Bert Ensign; grandmother Lucile Peck Latta; and dear aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A gathering in Brandy’s honor will be held on Saturday, January 8, 11:00 AM at 1327 W 5550 S, Taylorsville, Utah.
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I am a neighbor of Brandy's in-laws, not knowing her well, but have experienced a great loss of my parents, where those who have the honor of sharing life with such remarkable people as it sounds Brandy was, makes it hard for those left behind. My deepest condolences are with the families and Brandy's husband (my neighbors' son) and her children where life will not be the same without her. My thoughts and prayers are with all during this sad time of not having Brandy with you any longer. Keep her in your thoughts, close to your hear and the found memories.
Goodbye for now my sweet friend. I will miss our chats at work, cheering on the Cougars, your wonderful smile and your hugs. You are an amazing soul, Brandy. I will always admire your fighting spirit as you took cancer on. Thank you for your friendship while we worked at the lab together. Godspeed, Brandy. Until we meet again.
Brandy was a dear friend. we worked together for many years and even after I left the company she remained a true and loyal friend. She fought this battle bravely for many years. She was one of the most kind and caring people I have ever known. I will forever be grateful to have counted her as one of my true friends