Jim Brinton

Profile Updated: January 11, 2015
Jim Brinton
Jim Brinton


Jim Brinton


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Vineyard, UT USA
Spouse/Partner Barbara Bradford (Class of 67)
Occupation Retired physician
Children Mathew (born 8/72) married Carrie Loveless & have 4 children
Melissa (born 8/72) married Jerry Pennock More…& have 6 children
Emily (born 12/73) married Colin Thompson & have 4 children
Laura (born 6/76) married Brandon Harding & have 4 children
Jamie (born 9/78) married Tyler Okey & have 4 children
Ryan (born 8/80) married Chan Eschrich & have 3 children
Rachel (born 8/82) married Steve McMurtrey & have 2 children

After East High I served an LDS mission to Germany and studied 8 years at the U of U. I did an internship/residency in Michigan and returned to Provo where I practiced OB/GYN.
However, I am "wont" to swim in deep water.
I definitely have created more than a lifetime of problems and am now paying for some past mistakes. Life has had its ups and downs but it has been worth it because of my awesome supporting and forgiving wife of 43 years and my family which means everything to me. Ask me and I'll be happy to give any of you the latest details.
We all have a story to tell and I honestly look forward to hearing from you.

School Story

WOW!!! East High School was exciting and carefree. I look back and realize how blessed we were to have had such committed teachers, loving friends and meaningful experiences as teen-agers. We were starting out together in relative innocence with a world of wars and race riots just beyond our view.
The novelty of an earthquake, an invasion of Beatles, the tragedy of an assassinated President and the excitement of State championships all shaped our lives. Those few years at THE EAST HIGH SCHOOL gave each of us a foundation in life for which we should all be truly grateful. Thanks for the memories.

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Jan 04, 2020 at 9:57 PM
May 25, 2019 at 4:42 PM

Hello Jim, I would like to discuss the proposed reunion next year, my email is smithst123@gmail.com then we can exchange mobile phone numbers? I spent some time with Carol this afternoon, we discussed some possibilities. Steve

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May 21, 2019 at 12:39 AM

Posted on: May 19, 2019 at 9:07 PM

Yes. I for one would be interested in a 55 year celebration. Let me know what I can do to support the team approach in organizing this event.

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Jan 22, 2018 at 9:23 AM

Happy Birthday Jim!
I think of you and Barb often. May you do something that you want today.

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Feb 08, 2017 at 7:55 AM

Posted on: Feb 04, 2017 at 9:34 AM

All this protesting and rioting by the Democrats makes me very sad. I don't remember the Dem's being this upset since the Republicans elected Lincoln and freed the slaves.

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May 04, 2016 at 7:20 AM

Posted on: May 01, 2016 at 2:47 PM

Wilford, your mother is the angel who raised a most awesome family and made you the great man you have become. She and her parents, the Shirtliffs, were examples of Christ like love and hospitality to all of us in the Monument Park area. Your father had already passed away a couple of years before I moved in but I remember vividly my admiration for your mother as she raised her family with tremendous intellectual and spiritual talents. My condolences to you, Wilford, because parting brings deep sorrow. However, no one had a better role model for a mother and her legacy could not be more admirable. Congratulations to your family as your matriarch now graduates on to exaltation.

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Posted on: Jan 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Happy Birthday Jim, hope you have a wonderful day. Sure enjoyed seeing you at the reunion.

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Jul 20, 2015 at 3:07 PM

Posted on: Jun 11, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Well, it's obvious that Carrie wasn't. (loveless). Good to see you alive and kicking...and with a smile on your face. I'm looking forward to seeing you in August. Michael

Jun 08, 2015 at 9:15 PM

Jim, I'm so happy you've weathered your trials with your typical buoyancy. It's good to hear you're alive, kicking, and appreciating all the good in your life. Michael

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May 14, 2015 at 10:22 PM

Posted on: May 14, 2015 at 9:53 PM

That was quick. Great to have you on the website. Those were very laid-back years that we will all remember as being almost surreal. That was quick. Great to have you on the website. Those were very laid-back years that we will all remember as being almost surreal Clayton Junior High "field day" where we spend all day long collecting glass out of the topsoil. Somehow it was no big deal. We had no idea all the turmoil going on in the world. JFK, MLK, Beatle invasion, Vietnam War… All just around the corner. But ignorance is bliss. Those days were carefree and definitely laid a great foundation as you state so well. Get us some pictures and keep us in touch.

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May 12, 2015 at 6:34 PM

We receive this tribute to Randy Cuatto from Richard DeRose, whom many of us remember from junior high school.  I have included it as written.
From:  Richard DeRose
Email:  rcderose2@aol.com

Randy and I became friends while Randy was at East and I was at Highland. We both had corvettes and I became friends with his family and his brother Rick. Randy passed away while I was in the Army. I learned of his passing while I was home on leave and was very sad to learn of the tragic accident. I oftern think of Randy and his family when I visit Salt Lake and remember Progressive School of Music. 


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May 13, 2015 at 8:52 AM

Posted on: May 12, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Haws Marble, a favorite East High seminary teacher, just sent us this information on our dear friend and classmate, Joan Knudson Connolly. Joan has been very active on our website and needs our prayers at this critical times. This has been quite a week for the Class of '65. As many of you have stated, we are at a very vulnerable time in our lives.

Subject: Here's What Happened to Joan
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015

Dear Angel Sisters, I just got off the phone with Joan's son Dave and he told me what happened to her: She and Dean and another couple were vacationing in Hawaii on Maui. On Monday of last week (May 4) they took quite a long but beautiful hike and that really exhausted Joan. I spoke to her on the phone the next day (Tuesday, May 5) about the need to change our Angel Flight Sleepover date and got some alternative dates that she could attend, and she told me about that hike and how tired she was, but she said she was going to take it easy the rest of that day and recuperate. Evidently she has been dealing with heart problems and taking medication for it. On Wednesday (May 6) she and her friend decided to go snorkeling while their husbands played golf. While snorkeling she began to have problems which escalated into a recognizably serious situation. They think it might have been a combination of fatigue from the long hike, heart problems, and possibly a panic attack as she found herself underwater and unable to breathe. Her friend immediately began dragging/carrying her to shore, calling for help. Bystanders helped get her out of the water and onto the beach and they called the paramedics, who raced her to the hospital. Because she had ingested lots of sand and salt water, her organs were filled with it and her body began shutting down even on the way to the hospital. She never flat-lined, but it was close. They knew what to do for her and got her into the ICU where they could monitor her organ function and help her body begin to rid itself of all the sand and salt water. The first night was pretty rough and scary. It has become apparent that this will not be a quick recovery for Joan, so her children are flying over there in shifts for the next two weeks or so to be with her until she is able to fly home. She is intubated and on a ventilator, so she is unable to speak, but she is conscious at times and able to communicate by nodding yes or no, writing a little, and using facial expressions. She responds to those around her; for example, when she was told of the new mission call for one of her nieces, she smiled and tears streamed down her cheeks. All of this is a VERY good sign, as they were worried about possible problems with brain function. The doctors and the family were encouraged on Friday, but the next day there were pretty severe problems with her kidneys and they had to put her on dialysis to try to get rid of all that salt water. It's too early this morning to know how she is currently doing, but Dave and his family are hopeful that she is going to be fine - it's just going to take some time. They thank all of you for your prayers on Joan's behalf, and Dave promised to update me on her situation so I can forward that information on to all of you. Oh, dear Angel Sisters, we are all getting older, and we are each dealing with more and more physical problems as our bodies age. How blessed we have been all these years to have the love and support of each other as we've lived our lives. Each of you is dear to me and I hope and pray that no matter what you are dealing with you will know how much I love and appreciate you all! We'll keep Joan - and all of you - in our prayers! Love, Mary Ann P.S. Happy Mothers Day!!

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