Brent Fife

Born: Wed., Nov. 14, 1945
Died: Wed., May 30, 2018


Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Jun. 16, 2018
Location: Vert Auditorium


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On May 30, 2018 Brent Allen Fife passed away surrounded by his family after a near four year battle with cancer.  Brent was born on November 14, 1945 in Ontario, OR to Sandy and Esther Fife and is survived by his wife Fran Fife; his children Tucker Fife (Christiane) and Sarah Fife Sahl (Devin); his granddaughters Mia Fife, Layna Fife and Finley Sahl and his siblings; Darrylin Collinsworth, Dale Fife, Rod Fife and Terry Fife.  

Brent grew up in Echo and graduated from Hermiston High School in 1963.  He attended Eastern Oregon State University, BMCC and Portland State University, earning a BS in business in 1968. He was in the army from 1969 to 1971, with one year of service in Vietnam. In 1973, he became a CPA and went on to become a partner at Fife Cockburn CPAs. He retired in 2010.

Brent was passionate about the Pendleton community and gave back in many ways during his lifetime. He held positions as a Happy Canyon Director, President of the Pendleton Country Club, and member of the Umatilla Red Cross, United Way, St. Anthony Hospital Board, Peace Lutheran Church Council and Pendleton Foundation Trust.

Brent was most passionate about his family.  In 1973 he married the love of his life, Fran Reeves.  His wife, children and grandchildren were his pride and joy and he was the most loving husband, father and papa.  Brent loved the outdoors and spending time at his cabin in Meacham.  He also enjoyed spending time with his many friends and developing elaborate ways to prank them.  Brent had a keen sense of humor and the innate ability to disarm people with his jokes and one liners.  His love, warmth and humor will be the most greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at the Vert Auditorium, 480 SW Dorian Ave., on Saturday June 16th at 3:00 p.m., followed by a celebration of Brent’s life at Happy Canyon, 1114 SW Court Avenue on the Mezzanine Level (Under the Grandstands …by Seymour Butts - that’s for you Brent).

Donations can be made to the Pendleton Foundation Trust, P.O. Box 218 Pendleton, OR 97801 or Peace Lutheran Church, 210 NW 9th St. Pendleton, OR 97801.

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Pearl Stein
   Posted Mon June 04, 2018
To Fran and the Fife family, I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for comfort and to know that you are loved.
Pearl Stein

Tom Eiguren
   Posted Mon June 04, 2018
Fran. So sorry and saddened to learn of Brent's passing. He was such a fun loving guy.

Tom in Bend Oregon.

Bobbi McQuinn and Bob Lilly
   Posted Tue June 05, 2018
May your family find comfort in the many memories shared. We are thinking of you during this especially difficult time. Bob and Bobbi

Travis Garton
   Posted Tue June 05, 2018
To Fran, Sarah & Tucker
I am so sorry and saddened to hear of the lose of Brent. He was a great man in every way and I will truly miss him. My thoughts and Prayers are with you guys.

Linda Robinson
   Posted Tue June 05, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow for you and your family. Brent was a great man and respected and appreciated by many. It has been a tough journey for all of you. Be good to yourselves and take time to grieve and heal. Time does help the healing.

Gary and Gloria Larson
   Posted Tue June 05, 2018
Fran, We are saddened to hear the news of Brent's passing. We very much enjoyed you two as our neighbors. You were and are in our prayers. We always appreciated Brent's upbeat attitude; such a special person. He will be so missed. Sending our love.

JanLeonard
   Posted Tue June 05, 2018
Dear Fran and family ... Saddened to hear of Brent's passing. Wonderful man and friend that is loved by many. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Bless you my dear friend
Sincerely
Jan Leonard54

Brigit Farley
   Posted Tue June 05, 2018
Fran, I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember you both fondly as neighbors and in particular, Brent's affability and cheerfulness. He always had a smile and a kind word for me and mom and dad. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

Chris and Pat Juhl
   Posted Wed June 06, 2018
Dear Fran and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Raley and Jackie Peterson
   Posted Thu June 07, 2018
Goodbye, old friend. You will be missed.

Lori Moffit Schooler
   Posted Thu June 07, 2018
Dear Fran, Tucker, Sarah & Terry: I’m so deeply saddened to hear the news of Brent’s passing. I have so many fond memories of your entire family most of all the years that we spent sitting together at Round Up, they were the best!!!! Brent and his big ole jolly smile with a beer in hand, I will never forget that. Love you all , sorry I can’t make it for the service but in his honor I will have a beer in hand celebrating to him from up above!!! XOXO

Mike and Dorthea Flanagan
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
Fran, we were so sorry to hear of Brents passing, our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family

Jim and Elizabeth Schlenker
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Brent’s passing. We very much enjoyed spending time with both of you during our time in Pendleton and I appreciated all of the help and support he gave me during my time at St. Anthony. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kim - former Rooster employee
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
So sorry to hear of Brent's passing. I loved it when you would all come to Rooster's. He will be missed. Heaven gained an angel. Prayers for peace and comfort for his family.

Dave Webb
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
Brent was a fine guy I’m sorry he’s gone

Tod & Lorie Case
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
Fran & Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Brent will be missed.

Mildred Kasari
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
I am sorry that Brent has lost his battle with cancer. We loved having him for an accountant when we were in business. The Fife family will always be remembered as special. My father and Brent's father were friends way back in the 1940s and our children went to school together. Prayers

cecelia reynolds
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
Brent was such a good man and devoted to his family and served the community with such joy. I send my condolences to his wife, family, and so many friends. I was so sorry to hear this difficult news and I send my love to all. Fran and family, I grew up in Echo with Brent, and this news of his passing was so hard to bear. May you all find strength in the times ahead without him in your daily lives but he is with you and always will be. Love, Gail Able-Reynolds.

LaVonne Stephens
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
Fran and Family; We are saddened by the loss of Brent. He was a good man to do business with. We enjoyed his sense of humor. You are in our prayers for peace and comfort thru this time.
LaVonne and Eli Stephens

Debbie and Rick Oliver
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
Fran and family,
We were saddened to learn of Brent's passing. We are thinking and praying for you and your family at this time.

Frank and Donna Kinnaman
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Fran, Tucker and Sarah;
Your loss is felt by so many of us in the community. Brent was always quick witted and jolly who made everyone he met feel important. Our heartfelt condolences to all of you.

Mary Shaw Green
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Dear Fran and Family,

My heart breaks for you all. Brent was such a wonderful man, he could tell a good story and even a better joke.

May the many wonderful memories be comforting to you all.

Mary Shaw Green

Steve Aiken
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
May God bless and comfort you Fran, your family, and the Fife family at this tragic loss of Brent.

Martha Mitchell
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Dear Fran and family,
I am extremely saddened to hear that Brent has passed on to heaven. He was a wonderful man and I enjoyed many conversations with him in Stangier's parking lot. Know that he is loved by many. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Bless you my dear friend.
Love you,
Martha Mitchell

Larry Campbell
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Fran and family,

My sincerest condolences. Brent was a fine man and will be missed.

Larry Campbell

Tim & Charlene Wheeler
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Hello Fran & family. We are so sorry to hear of Brent’s passing. We thoroughly enjoyed travelling with you both on our Italy & Spain trip. Brent had such an easy going and fun personality. Our prayers & thoughts are with you all. Take care. 🇨🇦

Nick and Linda (Ward) Denman
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Fran and family: We are so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I will pray for your healing and I am sure Brent fought the good fight and is now at peace.

Suzanne Norris "Suzi Pell ex Hansell"
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
I remember Brent asking when you grew up would you marry him? Thank heavens you shared many happy years together. Though he's gone to heaven he will still live on in you & your family. Peace be with you in your time of sorrow~

Bob and Jill Heffner
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
Dear Fran...we are sending deepest sympathy and sincere wishes that you and your family find comfort in all those happy memories you share of Brent.
Jill and Bob Heffner

Bob & Mick Kivle
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
Dear Fran and Family,
Thinking of you at this difficult time. We'll always have special memories of Brent.

Gary and Cindy Edwards
   Posted Mon June 11, 2018
We were so sad to hear about Brent. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. It seemed like he was always smiling and friendly and that smile will be missed. Our prayers go out to Fran and all of the family. May all the good memories give you some peace.

Wendy and Ted Carlson
   Posted Tue June 12, 2018
Dearest Fran and family,
We were so saddened to hear that Brent passed away. He was always so lively, friendly and funny. He was much too young. His hope as a Christian assured him of that eternal tomorrow and the peace and love that comes with it. We like to think of the laughs he’s having with Marlys right now. We send our heartfelt sympathy to you as you suffer the loss.

Mr & Mrs John Hansell
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
Dear Fran and family of Brent Fiife:

We extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies for your loss of your loved one.
Brent was a first class and humorist friend beyond description. We were friends for years.
We miss him dearly.

Sincerely yours,
John and Tina Hansell








Steve and Sherra Spike
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
Fran, Tucker, Sarah, grand kids, Darrylin, Dale, Rod, and Terry:

Sherra and I send our condolences to you all. You are in our prayers.
May God's Peace be with you.

Steve and Sherra Spike

Kris Rickards and Michael Drouilhet and family
   Posted Sat June 16, 2018
Please know that you have our deepest sympathy as you deal with the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Brent was clearly loved by many - may your loving memories bring comfort to you all.

Trish Dohman
   Posted Sun June 17, 2018
Heaven gained a prankster, and all the angels will be giggling everyday. I met Brent while working at the Pendleton DMV, I always hoped I would call his number as he always made me laugh and guaranteed my face would be bright red after he left. I will miss him very much, and truly feel blessed he came into my life. The world needs more belly laughs! My condolences to the family. God bless.

Craig and Karla Robinson
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss.

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