Pat B. Brian 1938 ~ 2010 Judge Pat B. Brian died peacefully at his summer home in Grover, UT on June 28, 2010 of pancreatic cancer. His wife and children were at his side at the time of his death. Pat was born March 17, 1938 to Arthur and Wilma Brian. He grew up on a ranch in Loa, Utah and was the fifth of nine children. He married Sherry Hale in the Salt Lake Temple on June 28, 1962. Pat graduated from Brigham Young University in 1962 and then earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1965. Soon afterwards he began his legal career with the District Attorney's Office in Orange County, California. He was a federal prosecutor in Anchorage, Alaska. He was an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and Brigham Young Law School for a combined 24 years. He lectured extensively in Mongolia, China, and Ukraine on the American Rule of Law. He also had the unique privilege of serving as a visiting professor at the prestigious Fudan University Law School in Shanghai, China. Pat was inducted as a lifetime member of the Shanghai Arbitration Commission. Judge Brian served for 23 years as a district court judge in Salt Lake City, Tooele and Summit Counties. He loved the law. Church service was paramount in Pat's life. He served as a bishop, stake president, mission president, regional representative, director of the Kirtland Ohio Historic Sites, and as a temple worker. Pat's lifetime hobby was traveling the world with his wife. His travels through mortality are now over. One door closes and another door opens. Pat is survived by his wife Sherry, his six children and 21 grandchildren. Their children are Darin Brian Nielson (Peter), Derik Brian (April), Kurt Brian (Marnie), Brett Brian (Christy), Kam Brian (Katherine) and Brandi Brian Terry (Jacob). He is also survived by four of his siblings -- Bill, Dick, Linda and Camiel. A closed casket viewing will be held on Thursday evening, July 1st, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary on 10600 S. and 1950 E. in Sandy, UT. The funeral will be held on Fri. morning, July 2, at 10 a.m. at the LDS chapel on Mike Weir Dr. (adjacent to the Draper Temple) in Draper, UT, preceded by a viewing from 9 -10 a.m. Visit www.memoriesofpat.blogspot.com for more on Pat's life.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from June 30 to July 1, 2010