Bret Hines C.F.S.P.
Bret began his interest in the funeral business as a young child when his grandfather passed away in the early 60’s. Incidentally, funeral services were held at Leavitt’s Mortuary (Leavitt’s Chapel of Flowers), the “neighborhood” funeral home.
He attended Ogden City Schools, graduating from Ogden High School and attending Weber State University. Bret is married to his high school sweetheart, Debbie (Hamblin). They are proud parents of two daughters, one son, and seven grandchildren.
After college, Bret and Debbie had the opportunity to purchase Wasatch Floral, a local flower shop where Bret had worked since high school. They successfully ran the shop for 16 years establishing deep ties to the Ogden community.
Bret and Debbie sold the flower shop in the late 90’s, when Bret decided to fulfill his dream of becoming a funeral director. He graduated from The San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1997, receiving the Mu Sigma Award for outstanding academic proficiency from the National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science.
While in San Francisco, Bret worked for Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English Funeral Directors. While there, he felt privileged to become educated with worldwide funeral customs. He continues his learning endeavors with his title of CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, and attends regular national seminars with Dodge Chemicals, CANA, and ICCFA organizations.
After returning to Utah, Bret was employed with Myers Mortuaries for 14 years.
Bret joined Leavitt’s Mortuary as manager in 2010. He is actively involved in serving families, updating the mortuary facilities, and designing and developing new properties in our cemetery, cremation gardens, and family estates areas.