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Obituary for Russell Brent “Bo” Bothwell

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Russell Brent “Bo” Bothwell

May 23, 1940 - October 10, 2016

Brent passed away October 10, 2016 surrounded by family due to complications from Clostridium difficile (C-Diff) at Ogden Regional Hospital. Special thanks to Ogden Regional ICU staff and Envision Home Health for their continued support.


Brent was born May 23, 1940 to Wesley Raymond Bothwell and Catherine Rhea Bowden in Ogden, Utah.  On April 8, 1964 he married Carolyn Ruth Peterson, surprisingly, after 52 years of marriage they only disagreed about once or twice a day.  This is particularly poignant given his propensity for arguing and the fact that he was known to change positions in a disagreement, simply so the argument could continue.


Brent is survived by his wife Carolyn, two children; Pamela (Dennis) Bergendorf, and Christopher (Wenona) Bothwell, and Brother Jack (Maye) Bothwell.  Brent has five grandchildren; Amber, Elias, Ava, Iain, and Autumn.


Brent resided in the Ogden area for his entire life.  After an enlistment in the Army, he worked at Hill Air Force Base for 27 years.  During his time at Hill he held many different positions until retiring in 1993.  After retiring, Brent hanging around the house proved too much for Carolyn so she sent him to the Timbermine Restaurant where he worked part-time for another 15 years, fully retiring in 2009.  Brent was an avid golfer, and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working, traveling and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.


A Memorial Service will be held in his honor at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. Monday, October 17th at 11:00 A.M. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations be made in Brent’s name to the C-Diff Foundation at:


Interment will be at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: May 23, 1940
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Sherrie (Endow) Johnson posted on 10/16/16

Carolyn and Family, I'm so very sorry to hear that Brent has passed. I have memories of the family gatherings at Jack and Maye's. Brent's great smile along with his teasing all the kids, and yes the cuteness of his bantering with you Carolyn. The obituary was awesome and certainly told his story well!! Love and prayers to your family and may the wonderful fond memories help during this difficult time.


Cindy Richardson posted on 10/16/16

So sorry to hear of Brent's death. Glad that you were able to enjoy your friendships and exercise together at the pool. Praying for comfort for you and your family.


Sherrie Bockas posted on 10/15/16

Pam and family, I am so sorry to hear that your Dad has passed. I hope the memories that you have of him will carry you through the roughest of times. My thought and prayers are with you. Your Dad sounded like he was a real character. That is good, because you will have fun and funny memories forever. Love you, Sherrie


Bengt "Ben Jonsson posted on 10/15/16

Carolyn, I was so sorry to hear about Brent's passing. He put up a valiant fight and i know that he appreciated your many hours of endurance. I will miss his conversations and exercises in 'the pool'. My sincere sympathy, 'Ben' Bengt Jonsson.


Cheryl Butler Russell posted on 10/14/16

I'm so sorry to hear about Brent. I send my love to you Carolyn, Pam and Chris. Your dad was quite the character. I treasure the fun memories I have of him. I will be attending my sister in laws memorial service that is being held at the same time as Brent's. I will be there in spirit. Hugs


Leroy Atencio posted on 10/14/16

Carolyn, condolence for the passing of Brent. Brent was a good friend and have many good memories of him while attending Ogden High. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.


Stephanie Johnson posted on 10/14/16

I'm sadden at the loss of Brent. Carolyn my heart hurts for you. What a wonderful person he was. Carolyn i know he was so greatful for all the tender love and care you have given him these last few difficult months. I only wish there were words strong enough to take the pain of Brent's loss away. My his memories give you some comfort in the coming days. I wish I were there with you at this moment so I could hug you. My deepest sympathy.