Brent James Code
December 5, 1975 ~ May 25, 2021
Brent James Code was born on December 5, 1975 at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. He completed the family of Dale LeRoy and Sharilee Wilson Code and their two daughters, Colette, and Shawna. Brent was a natural born storyteller; in fact, he learned to talk when he was about nine months old but didn't decide he needed to walk anywhere until he was about 13 months old. He was happy to just sit in his highchair and talk to his mom All...Day...Long... One of his first words was 'girls' because Shar was often referring to Brent's older sisters as "the girls." Brent also had an uncanny ability to quote a movie from start to finish, even from a very young age. All this talking must have been quite exhausting because Brent would often fall asleep at the drop of the hat, usually at the dinner table.
While growing up in North Ogden, Brent attended Green Acres Elementary School. During that time, he played many sports including soccer, basketball, BMX, baseball, and football. He was really good at baseball, but football was his favorite. Football turned out to be a lifelong love of his, with the Denver Broncos being his favorite team. It was always fun to watch football games with him because he had a real ability to call a play before the announcers did. His play-by-play clairvoyance was a real superpower that simultaneously amazed and entertained everyone who witnessed it. He was both a passionate - and vocal - spectator on the sideline of any game he watched, never afraid to let the ref know if he disagreed with a call. While he no longer played sports himself after little league, he was the biggest fan of each team his sons or nephews played on. He also enjoyed coaching little league football.
He attended North Ogden Junior High School and graduated from Weber High School in 1994. His junior high and high school years were spent having fun and making lasting friendships. His friends remember him fondly as "one of the great ones" and "one hell of a good guy." He valued these friendships and always made time to connect with people, no matter how much time had passed since the last time they had talked. He was a great friend to many. Lasting friendships were the hallmark of these years of Brent's life.
One of Brent's proudest accomplishments was that of being a father. Brendon Sterling was born in 1997 and Ashton Dale was born in 1999. Brent has always enjoyed a good laugh so he would often joke that he named his kids Zip Code and Morse Code, even going so far as to get shirts made up for all three of them to wear that said 'Morse', 'Zip', and 'Area'. Silly dad jokes aside, Brent loved his two sons with all of his heart. Brent had a great love of music, specifically playing the guitar, writing music, and yodeling. Ashton also loves to play the guitar and write original music, both things he learned from his dad. Brent loved every dog he ever encountered, and Sterling has volunteered his time as a puppy raiser for Canine Companions, raising Cody who has gone on to become a very successful bomb detection dog in Nashville. Brent was so incredibly proud of his boys and all of their accomplishments.
Brent enjoyed many activities with his family and friends, including hunting and fishing trips, sitting around a campfire, and spending time at the family cabin. The cabin was his happy place. He enjoyed "making rounds" while he was up there, which basically meant he would ride the four-wheeler from one friend's cabin to the next, visiting as he went along. He was always checking in on people, always asking how everyone else was doing, always ready to lend a listening ear or a helping hand to anyone who needed it. The next generation of Codes are carrying on the tradition of "making rounds" at the cabin.
Brent had many customer-focused jobs throughout his life, from a 10-year career as a police officer to eventually retiring from the Internal Revenue Service. Each of those jobs had one thing in common, they showcased Brent's desire to serve and help others. He would give anything he had to anyone who needed it, which is something he learned from his dad.
Brent was caring, big-hearted, generous, fun-loving, and always ready for an adventure. He would want to be remembered as a loving father and son, a great brother and uncle, someone who lived up to his dad's legacy, and someone who other people could rely on for help when they needed it.
Brent passed away on May 25, 2021. His family takes comfort in knowing he passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. We are incredibly grateful for the caring staff at the Ogden Regional ICU who fought so hard to stop the internal bleeding he suffered after falling as a result of low blood pressure, which resulted in broken ribs that lacerated his lungs. We know the ICU staff fought with everything they had to save him. And we know that Brent fought hard to survive this injury as well.
He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by many, including the following family members: Brendon Sterling Code (son), Ashton Dale Code and Megan Eldredge (son), Sharilee Code (mother), Colette and Shawn Albretsen (sister and brother-in-law), Tyler Albretsen (nephew), Codey and Tara Albretsen (nephew), Shawna Code (sister), and Ann Wilson (Grandma Shorty). His girlfriend, Kayli Prescott, joins his family in grief and will miss him deeply and remember him fondly as well.
Brent has been reunited with his father, Dale Code, who preceded him in death. May the rivers and lakes above support the amount of fishing that will be done by two of them in heaven.
Friends may visit with family on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 North Washington Blvd.
Published in Lindquist Mortuary - North Ogden from May 29 to May 30, 2021.