Calvin A Brady

1931 ~ 2022

Our beloved father, grandpa, uncle, and friend, Calvin A Brady, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 8, 2022. He was born July 11, 1931, to Hyrum and Harriett Brady in Murray, Utah, and married his high school sweetheart, Blanche Newbold on October 6, 1950, in the Salt Lake City Temple. They created a wonderful life together which included five children, 17 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

He grew up in Union, Utah on the same street as his aunts, uncles, and cousins, known as ‘Brady Row.’ His many cousins were his best friends. Cal was the twelfth of fourteen children. He and his twin sister, Carol, were the last of 3 sets of twins, all boy-girl pairs. Growing up on a farm, Cal learned the value of hard work, making sure all his before and after school chores were done, and learned the concrete finishing trade from his father.

His life revolved around family. When there wasn’t a local baseball league for his oldest son, he created and organized the Western Boys Baseball Association League in Union. Cal took his family on many vacations and always attended the frequent Brady family reunions that built strong, loving relationships with extended family. Cal and Blanche also enjoyed traveling together and had the opportunity to visit many places around the world.

Calvin attended Union Elementary, Union Junior High, and Jordan High School, graduating in the spring of 1949. He later served as a board member of the Jordan High School 100-Year Celebration. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1961 with a degree in mathematics. He taught math for 16 years at Granite High School and began teaching at Butler Junior High when that school was built. In 1974, he took a sabbatical leave to attend Brigham Young University where he received his Master of Education degree then returned to Butler Junior High where he was a school guidance counselor until retirement.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many ward positions in the Elders Quorum, High Priest Quorum, and Young Men's organization. From October 2003 to April 2005, he and Blanche served in the Missouri Adam-ondi-Ahman mission. While serving, Calvin worked to maintain the extensive property and Blanche did genealogical indexing. They loved their mission service making many lasting friendships and memories. They also enjoyed sharing their love of the area and its significance when family members visited them there. He was also an active member of The Sons of the Utah Pioneers for several years.

Cal was an accomplished homebuilder for over 41 years and the owner of Braco Construction. He was a charter member of the Union Community Council, Trustee and Chairman of the Salt Lake City Suburban Sanitary District No. 2, and a Trustee for the Bigwood Idaho Real Estate Company. He also served on the Cahoon-Maxfield Irrigation Board of Directors.

Cal is survived by his five children: Gordon (Loralee) Brady, Debra (Rick) Crooks, Scott (Linda) Brady, Kirk (Melissa) Brady, and Tara (Darren) Steele. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, followed by a graveside service at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South).

The family expresses their love and gratitude to Char Stephens and the staff of Encompass Hospice and to Legacy House of South Jordan for taking such good care of Cal.


It is always hard when a loved one passes through to the other side of the veil. I am sorry for your loss and wish only the best for you and your family.

- Sandy Durrant

Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We are thinking of you at this time. Love Mike and Nadine Durfee

- Mike and Nadine Durfee

My deep condolences at the passing of uncle Cal. As he passed through the veil I am sure there was such a great reunion of family to meet him. Although I was somewhat distant to him ( I am Ralph J’s grandson) he always treated me with love and kindness. So blessed are you his family to have had so much time with him. God bless

- Bart Brady Brimhall