Salt Lake Retired Firefighters Association


In Memory . . .

James E. Brisbay

Captain James Edward Brisbay took his last shift on Sunday, August 19, 2012. James, Captain, Doc, or Little Jimmy as he was fondly known, had a pretty full and amazing life.
James was born either the 18th or 19th of September, 1946 in Coolidge, Arizona. He served his country proudly, as a Navy Corpsman, in the Vietnam War. He graduated from Marshal University with a bachelors degree in History and Chemistry. Service to his country continued as an army reservist, police officer, paramedic and firefighter. He retired from Unified Fire Department in December of 2011 from a job he had loved and worked tirelessly at for 35 years.
Jim enjoyed being a grandfather, he was proud of his garden and lawn, he was a vegan. He loved photography. But most of all he unconditionally loved his family.
Survived by wife, Nancy Catmull Brisbay; children: Benjamin (Alesha) Brisbay, Carly (Scott) Thornton, Natalie (Tom) Brisbay/Santoro, Chelsea Brisbay; mother, Sally Gertrude Wilkinson; 4 grandchildren; daughter, Jennifer (Steve) Murray.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1900 East. Arrangements under the direction of McDougal Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity .
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on August 22, 2012



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