George Charles Brent: 1934 - 2019

Aug 20, 2019

George Charles Brent, age 85, was born on February 7, 1934, in Helena, Montana, later moving to Portland, Oregon, as a child. There, he attended Grant High School and participated in the "49ers Hot Rod Club," various sports, and worked part-time at an automotive parts store.

Upon graduating from high school, George joined the Marine Corps. After leaving the Marine Corps, he accepted a sales position with General Mills, eventually being promoted to District Sales Manager. During this time, George moved to Edmonds, Washington, with his family, and set down roots, where he would stay for the next 55 years.

George enjoyed long-distance bicycling, completing the STP (Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic) multiple times, and spreading this passion to many members of his family, including children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling abroad, as well as taking his family on annual trips to Cannon Beach in the summer.

George had a passion for helping underserved communities, specifically homeless youth, and through longtime membership with the Edmonds Rotary Club was able to advocate for, and provide assistance to, these groups. While serving as Edmonds Rotary District Governor in 1994 and 1995, he successfully launched several programs that are still in existence today, aimed at providing services to homeless youth and other populations in need.

When at home, George could often be found cooking, maintaining his ongoing game of solitaire, or listening to jazz, Latin jazz, or classical music. George was a loving husband, incredible father, and amazing grandfather. He and his wife Darline were married for 64 years and had 4 children: Kim, Mark, Sue Anne, and Jason.

George is survived by his brother Van, his wife Darline, 3 of their children, Mark, Sue Anne, and Jason, and their 5 grandchildren Alex, Lolly, Marissa, Daniel, and Isabelle. George was preceded in death by his daughter Kim, and his family takes comfort knowing that they're together again, probably having a friendly argument about their political differences.

A service will be held at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 5th Ave S, Edmonds, WA, on Sunday, August 25, at 11 a.m. Share memories at www.beckstributecenter.com.

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