Brent Graham, 55, of Mauriceville passed away Aug. 9, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, at First Baptist Church of Mauriceville with visitation from 4-6 p.m.
The son of Raymond and Marga Graham, Brent was born on Dec. 24, 1953 in Moses Lake, Wash. Brent attended and graduated from PN-G High School and has been a resident of Mauriceville for 13 years. Brent was a loyal employee, he worked as a lab technician for Dupont/Lucite over 35 years. With a passion for adventure, his interests were diverse. Brent enjoyed many years of drag racing. He loved traveling – trekking and scuba diving in which he shared numerous trips to Cozumel, the Yucatan Pennisula and Costa Rica with his wife of 20 years, Lisa. Brent was also a pilot and enjoyed flying his own Piper Cherokee. Having the ability to build or repair anything, Brent stayed busy with various projects in his workshop. He had a special place in his heart for the five rescue dogs he and Lisa shared their lives with. Most importantly, Brent loved his Heavenly Father and was a member of First Baptist Church of Mauriceville.
Preceded in death by his mother, Marga Graham, maternal and paternal grandparents, Truitt Mansfield, Georgia Bradshaw, G.B. and Jewel Graham, and his mother-in-law, Betty Frederick.
Brent is survived by his wife, Lisa Frederick Graham of Mauriceville; father and step-mother, Raymond and Sue Graham of Groves; father-in-law, Pete Frederick of Mauriceville; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, a nephew and his four-legged “children:” Jackie Lou, Tora, Blankett, Polar G. Bear and Jellybean.
Honorary pallbearers are Neal Craft, Ed Frederick, Mike Gil, Russell Gil, Beau Graham, Brad Graham, Guy Graham, Rex Graham and Gordon Pyles.
Remembrances may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund at P.O. Box 56, Mauriceville, TX 77626 or to the Best Friends Animal Society at 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741 www.bestfriends.org.