BRIGHAM CITY, UT — Dennie Joe Brandon, 83 of East Carbon, Utah passed away on April 4, 2020, at Maple Springs Living Community in Brigham City. He was born in Covington, Oklahoma on August 12, 1936, and resided near family in Green River, WY for the past three years.
He was recently preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life, Evelyn. Dennie says it was, no doubt, love at first sight. They married young, worked with numerous foster children and shared a compassion for helping people in need. Dennie and Evelyn loved animals, their pets, but especially loved their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Dennie’s youth was full of adventure – oh the stories. He volunteered and served our country honorably during the Korean War. At work, he was a highly-respected leader and coal miner.
Dennie enjoyed being with his family at their property in Joe’s Valley. He loved rides in the old Scout, motorcycles, four-wheelers, outings in the cedars and picnics. The kids and Evelyn wondered how he would ever get them back home while Dennie secretly hoped to break down or get stuck so he could growl and “FIX IT.”
He is survived by one daughter, Lori Vendetti and husband Joe, of Green River, WY; two sons, Alan Brandon and partner Duane, of Seattle WA; Chad Brandon and wife Tiffany, of Midlothian, TX; one of 11 siblings, Raymond Brandon and wife Helen, of Grand Junction, CO; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private family services are to be conducted this summer where Dennie will be laid to rest with Evelyn.