Brian Scott Hayes, 45, of Grantsville, Utah, passed away July 20, 2022. Brian, the firstborn son of Jeff and Jill Hayes, was born December 20, 1976, in Morrison, Illinois.
Brian grew up in Southern California, where he graduated from Orange Glen High School in 1995. While attending Orange Glen, he was on the honor roll and excelled in sports. He competed in football, wrestling, and track and field. While attending high school, he met his future wife, Lisa Mitchell.
After high school, Brain had the privilege of serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Munich, Germany (1996-1998). He gained a great love for
German culture and the people. He brought home a collection of beer steins that have always
been proudly displayed in his home. Brian had a deep love for the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was
a man of Christ like love, integrity and service to others. He was known as a man that would
drop whatever he was doing to help someone in need.
After his mission in 1998, Brian returned home. He married Lisa Mitchell of Valley Center, California, in the San Diego, California LDS Temple, where they were sealed for time and all eternity. Brian and Lisa started their family, and Brian began building his professional life.
He worked for an array of companies where he was able to attain skills that would later help him besuccessful in his career. Brian sold vacuums, managed a fumigation company, sold frozen food, sold pools, and built his own accounting business which led to other accounting jobs. Brian obtained higher education at Colorado Technical University, earning a Master’s Degree in Finance. His final career began as a consultant for NowCFO. He started at the bottom, but in just a few years, became a partner which then culminated as the CFO at NowCFO. He loved his job and all the things he got to do and the people he was able to interact with everyday. His job made it so he could help people, and that was his passion.
Brian was also known for his great sense of humor and quick wit; he always knew how to make people laugh and feel better. Brian loved to grill and smoke various meats. He made his own bacon and tri-tip that melted in your mouth. Brian called himself a purist when it came to the smokers and grills he used. He would only use ones that took charcoal and logs. People came from miles around just to get a taste of his barbecue.
He cherished his family and wanted the best for them. He loved the outdoors and always felt most at peace in the mountains. Quite often he would just go for a drive just so he could see the best of God’s creation. He passed his love of the outdoors onto his children and they were often asking to join him on his drives and he would take them camping for their birthdays. His favorite was the Uinta mountain range by Mirror Lake, but he also loved Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, the Tetons, and all the national parks.
Brian was loved by everyone. He was very popular everywhere he went. People had a tendency to gravitate towards him. He had a countenance that was attractive to everybody, which set him apart from all others. Making friends for him was as easy as it is for a fish to swim. He was a pillar of strength for those who knew him and they knew they could count on him for anything and he would be there.
He exemplified Christ-like behavior which inspired others to be better. He enriched the lives of his family and friends who would do anything for him as well. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Brian is survived by his wife Lisa, his three sons, Ethan (Jenna), Eli, Jacob, and two daughters, Katie and Emily, and Granddaughter Alanah Hayes. Brian is also survived by his parents Jeff and Jill, his siblings Michael, Becky Guithues, Dan, Jeff, and Jonathan.
Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel located at 410 Shelley Ln Grantsville, UT 84029
Monday 6-8 p.m. for visitation Tuesday 9:30-10:30 visitation followed by the Celebration of Life at 11:00
Virtual service will be held on Grantsville.live click on Willow Creek Ward.
Those who wish to Donate can do so to the Brian Hayes Memorial through America First Credit Union or Venmo @Lisa-Hayes-168