Clinton Brent Eldridge passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at White Pine County Care Center. He was 72. Brent was born in Ely, Nevada on June 5th, 1942 to Delbert and Elva Eldridge. He was the oldest of seven children. He attended grade school in Spring Valley and graduated from White Pine High School, then attended two years of college at Utah State University.
Brent met his first wife, Cozette Lynn, while attending college and they married in Grantsville on May 25, 1963. They moved back to Spring Valley to the family ranch where they raised four children. Brent dedicated the next twenty-two years ranching with his dad and brothers.
In 1981, Brent was appointed to the White Pine County Commission. He spent the majority of the next twenty-four years serving as a Commissioner.
Brent moved to Ely in 1985 and married Linda Sue Jensen in 1992. They spent the next twenty-two years together.
Brent’s lifelong passion was prospecting and mining. This was a passion that was passed down from his father and grandfather.
Brent is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Sue; father, Delbert; sister, Mary Edith; daughter, Sharon; granddaughter, Savannah; sisters-in-law, Janet Eldridge and Nancy Eldridge.
He is survived by his mother, Elva; siblings; Gordon, Robert, Dennis (Mary), Betty (Bill) Thiessen, Mike (Debbie Underwood), children; Sheila (Jose) Gonzalez, Christine Davy (Daniel Pabon), Allen (Robin) Eldridge, Alicia (Richard) Hankins, Tamena (Derek) Stewart, Jackene Jensen, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Bristlecone Convention Center in Ely, Nevada on Sunday, August 31st at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Huntsman Cancer Institute would be greatly appreciated.