Golden Kartchner Brimhall was taken home to heaven, without the benefit of wild horses, on Christmas Day, 2017. He was surrounded by loved ones and wrapped in the arms of his loving wife of 19 years.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Jan. 4, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 441 W. Perkinsville Road in Chino Valley. Viewing will be held one hour prior.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, in St. David Cemetery in St. David.
Golden was born on April 18, 1972, to Jerry and Ruth Brimhall of Bagdad, Ariz. He was a true “one of a kind” and is loved and will be missed by many, many people. He touched the lives and hearts of all who knew him. To many, he was hero and a legend. Golden was a real prankster, and well known for his great sense of humor. He loved to laugh and loved to spoil any child around, usually to their parents’ dismay.
A man of action, Golden was always filling a need when no one was looking. Golden was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for whom he served a mission in England. He was a true servant of the Lord and never wavered in his beliefs. Golden’s first love was being a husband and father; he loved his family with all his heart. He was a wonderful provider, community leader, and loyal friend.
Golden grew up cowboying on his family’s ranch down in Burro Creek Canyon, and was proud to be a cattle owner and ranch manager. He loved everything about cowboying. He cherished his time there with his children and extended family. His influence at the ranch will be felt for many generations to come.
Golden is survived by the love of his life, Bek (Rebecca Lawyer Brimhall) and their children, Canyon and Aisley. Along with his parents, he is also survived by his sisters Sharon (Tom) Greenwood, Eileen (Jason) Zibart, Yvonne (Derek) Merrill, Leah (Larry) Owens and Bridgette (Daniel) Barnett; brothers, James (Wendy), Jonathan (Tessa) and Ammon (Christina) Brimhall; and 33 nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his toddler son, Logan, and his grandparents Opal and Lee Brimhall, and Lois and James Kartchner.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow handled the arrangements.