In Loving Memory
On November 3rd, 2023, at the age of 72, Brent Barney peacefully concluded his journey, succumbing to
the challenges posed by Lewy Body Dementia. Born on November 24, 1950, to Freeland Barney and Dorothy Barney, Brent’s legacy is marked by a life of dedication and love.
In 1984, Brent earned his Master’s in CPA from the University of Utah, setting the stage for a remarkable career. His impactful leadership roles at the Utah State Tax Commission and as Chief Petty Officer (CPO) in the Navy Reserves reflect his unwavering commitment and diligent work ethic. Brent also spent 16 years working at Kennecott Copper, where his father and two sisters worked as employees.
Brent’s devotion extended beyond his professional achievements; he was a caring father, grandfather, and husband, mirroring the same dedication to his family that defined all aspects of his life.
Driven by a vision of early retirement and a zest for life, Brent tirelessly pursued his dreams. His passion for running, biking, and swimming became a defining feature of his character. A true enthusiast, Brent
completed 41 marathons, over one hundred-half marathons, and the Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico in 2013, showcasing his healthy obsession with these activities. His infectious enthusiasm drew many close to him into the world of running, trail running, biking, or swimming.
Despite the challenges posed by Lewy Body Dementia, Brent’s resilience remained undiminished. He continued pedaling his bike and ran nearly every day until the very end, a testament to his remarkable determination. His ability to push his mind and body beyond perceived limits was extraordinary,
matched only by his love for life and fondness for cracking jokes whenever possible.
Brent is survived by his beloved wife Sylvia Barney, siblings Sandra Barney (Frank Cooke), Cathy, and (Dick Marshall), Daughters Jenna Anderson (Jeremy Anderson) and Shana Sherlund (Erik Sherlund), stepchildren Alex Hinton Kuba (Kat Kuba) and Taylor Hinton (Bonnie McBroon), as well as nephews Leon Peterson, Alan Peterson, Derrick Marshall, nieces Jackie Peterson and Trina Perez. He is also survived by grandchildren Tristin Anderson, Bridger Anderson, Hunter Sherlund, Aleks Hinton, Tiger Hinton, and Ty McBroon.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Freeland and Dorothy Barney, brother Kevin Barney, sister, Karen, and stepson Cameron Hinton.
A memorial service will be held in his honor on Wednesday, the 15th, social hour at 9:30-10:45 am. The funeral service will start at 11:00 am with lunch following the service.
All services will be held at: Murray 33rd Ward House: 932 Greenoaks Drive, Murray, UT 84123.
In lieu of flowers please donate to: https://www.lbda.org/donate/ to help research and patients with Lewy Body Dementia.
Life Story Info
I will always remember what a caring person Brent was. It was a joy working for him. He made changes in the Processing Division at the Utah State Tax Commission, that helped our efficiency. I am glad he retired when he did so he could do what he loved to do. I know he loved the outdoors and his sports. He was a good Man!!!