In Memory

Jesse Brimhall

Jesse Brimhall

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05/19/10 10:16 PM #1    

Danyel (Dan) Clark

Jesse D "Duke" Brimhall II, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on April 6, 2007 at the age of 63. A valley native, Duke was a teacher, sculptor, car enthusiast, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Duke is survived by sister Paula, wife Merrellene, daughters Tami (Bob Ray) and Shelby, son Jesse, and grandson Anthony. A social man who had a friend anywhere he went, Duke will be remembered by the lives he touched, the company he kept, and family he loved. Private services were held by the family. Donations can be made to Hopsice of the Valley, or the National Cancer Society in his name. Published in The Arizona Republic on 4/11/2007.

10/14/11 05:48 PM #2    

Ralph Bell

I knew and admired Jesse.  I didn't call him Duke although some did.  During High School we took Art classes under Mr Voss and enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of these classes and the after school Art Club.  Some nights we incorporated "drag racing" after the meetings. 

Jesse was quite a smoker as were many of my friends.  But unlike many others, Jesse was smoking in front of and with his mom.  She was very likable and was a friend to Jesse's many teen friends.  We worked on some art work and on cars too.  We remember the pickup where Jesse put the bed in front and the cab in back.

Jesse was an American original. In some ways I envied his free spirit.  We loved to imitate the  MAD Magazine character "Alfred E. Newman" but never quite succeeded in real life.

Jesse, you made our lives a little bit more HAPPY...

Thank you for that.


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