Milton H. Brinton
September 16, 1949 ~ February 24, 2014
Milton H. Brinton, longtime Wenatchee, WA resident, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2014, in Houston, TX. Milton was preceded in death by his son, Hyrum; and is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara; and daughters, Alyson (Kim), Christine (Andrew), Mary Ann (Alan), Julie (Doug), Amy (Chris) and Suzanne (Mike). Milt had 20 grandchildren.
Milton was born in Chicago, IL, to Milton Howe and Leah Ritchie Brinton. He was the oldest of six children. Milton was raised in the Bay Area of California and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil. After his mission, Milton met and married Barbara Haslam in the Oakland LDS temple on August 12, 1972.
Milt loved the challenge and complexities of being a surgeon. He took a personal interest in his patients and often made house calls. Milt loved adventure and was an enthusiastic outdoorsman. He loved skiing on any surface, even slalom skiing in the canal behind his cousin’s truck as a boy. After long hours at the hospital, he often spent his evenings white-water rafting on the Wenatchee River or water skiing on the Columbia with his family.
Milton had a tender devotion to Barbara that served as a foundation upon which they built a strong family. Despite a busy schedule, he always made it home for family dinner and included his children in all his adventures. He organized and hosted ambitious annual family reunions for his extended families.
Milton was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He spent untold hours serving as a scout leader, teacher, youth leader and administrator. Milt’s favorite assignment was serving as a missionary with Barbara in Brazil for five years. His greatest joy was found with his family and serving in the church. His faith helped him face his passing with courage and peace.