Brent Richards Payne, M.D.

1947 ~ 2021


Sept. 17, 2021
11:00 AM
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092

Brent Richards Payne, M.D., passed away at the age of 74 in Riverton, Utah on September 7, 2021. Brent was the son of Clair Payne, M.D. and Ruth Richards Payne, born July 7, 1947 in Logan, Utah.

Brent finished Medical School at University of Utah followed by a three-year Family Practice residency at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. He moved to Burley, ID in 1978 where he married Ginny on September 22nd, 1978. There he started a Family Practice and later moved to Emergency Medicine until his retirement in 2005. Not ready for full retirement, and after moving to Riverton, Utah, he worked in IHC Instacare clinics for four years, before working part-time at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Salt Lake for several years. During the 27 years in Burley, ID he cared for many patients and gained many good friends and acquaintances.

Brent found enjoyment with his family, friends and in sports. He loved living close to his kids and grandkids so he could attend and seldom miss their events, whether it was soccer, cross-country, musicals or birthdays. He also had the pleasure of helping care for his four-year-old grandson a couple of times per week to delight in his growing experiences and be “buddies” with him. Unfortunately, he passed before the coming birth of another grandson.

He enjoyed an active lifestyle of snow skiing, water skiing, boating, tennis, racquetball, biking, go-kart racing, and golf as some of his favorite activities. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, college sports, occasional live theater and old westerns on TV. He especially enjoyed his twice-a-week golf with “the guys” at Alpine Country Club.

Survived by his wife Ginny, sons Cris, Collin (Amber), Derek (Desirae) and daughter Shandra Payne. Grandchildren, Chloe, Aysha, Berkley, Sage, Aedan, Eli, Carter and Whitt (coming soon). Siblings Marianna (John) Larsen, John (Fran) Payne, and Kathy (Steve) Bylund. Former wife Cheryl Call.

A Celebration of Life Memorial and Open House will be held Friday, September 17th from 11:00 to 1:00pm at The Chateau at Le Jardin, located at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. Please dress in casual attire. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Brent asked to please donate to your favorite charity or just do a good deed for someone else.

For the health and safety of all guests, we ask you to please consider wearing a mask while at the services.


Mrs Payne and family: I am saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one. Dr. Payne was my physician from the time he opened practice in Burley until he departed to fulfill his dream in emergency medicine. I remember Dr. Payne having a kind compassionate caring nature who had an unremarkable bedside manner. May God Bless you all in this time of sorrow and may his fond memories live on in your hearts.
Nurse Barb Twin Falls, Idaho

- Barb Parker

I just found out of the passing of Brent, I am so sorry to hear this. How are you doing? I wanted to stop in Salt Lake to go to coffee but time was a factor. I did call one of the numbers I had but they did know who Brent was so that didn’t work out. You and Brent were of great help to me for many years. I would love to chat with you, so please email me so we can do that.

Warren & Sharon

- Warren J Larson

Dear Payne Family, A classmate sent me Brent’s obituary. Joe and I are very sad about his passing. He was a remarkable person. His reputation as a physician is first rate as is his character. We are so sorry Ginny and Family.

Joe and Jeanne Cannon

- Joe and Jeanne Cannon

Brent was one of the kindest and warm people I ever met. I shall never forget his..."aw, Brent" every time he mishit a golf shot. He will dearly missed by all the golf buds. Be well my friend.

- Kent Overly

Ginny, Lois and are heartbroken to hear about Brent. We both loved working with him and I particularly because he was our physician director on the ambulance for so long. You and all of the family are in our prayers. Take care of yourself. Craig

- Craig Rinehart