Brenton Merrill Bauer
1943 - 2021
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 East Dimple Dell Road
Sandy, UT
Brenton Merrill Bauer was born July 29, 1943 in Cedar City, Utah. He passed away in his home on September 10, 2021. He was the son of Brenton A Bauer and Shirley Jane Olds Bauer. As a young boy he enjoyed many adventures in Southern Utah and Henderson, Nevada that inspired him as an adult to write many stories. He liked spending summers helping at his grandparent's farm.

He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Los Angeles California Mission 1964-1966.

He began his higher education at College of Southern Utah (CSU now SUU). Later he attended and graduated with his Bachelor's Degree at Brigham Young University. In 1983, he received his Master's degree from Utah State University.

While at CSU, he met and married his sweetheart, Nedra Ann Christensen in the Manti Temple. Married 48 years, they lived in Sandy, Utah where they raised their 2 boys, Brandon and Gary. Brenton taught school 38 years for the Granite School District. He retired after working many years at Plymouth Elementary where he loved teaching 3rd, 5th and 6th grade. He enjoyed painting with water colors, reading and writing stories, listening to music, watching British television and movies of all kinds. He loved preparing feasts for family and friends which many will tell you how much they loved and craved his cooking. He loved being a Papa to Reed and Shane. He and Nedra would read with them, watch TV and make annual trips to see the witches at Gardner Village. With family and friends, he enjoyed playing Rook and Dominoes.

He is survived by his son Gary (Marci), grandsons Reed and Shane, brother Kim (Larry), sister Carla (John) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Nedra, son Brandon J and his parents, Brenton A and Shirley.

Services will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 E Dimple Dell Road (10600 S) in Sandy. A viewing for friends and family will be held Saturday morning from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM prior to the services. Interment will be held at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery in Cottonwood Heights.

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Published by Deseret News from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2021.
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Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT
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I had the privilege of helping take care of Brenton´s skin for the last several years and he brought a lot of laughter into our visits- even though he was usually in pain that was caused by me. He was a wonderful patient and friend and brought many smiles to my face. I will miss him greatly.
Shane Farr
September 15, 2021
Brenton was such a great guy! I always enjoyed helping him when I worked on his floor. His presence is missed and being able to joke with him.
Allyson Douglass
September 15, 2021
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