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Douglas Skaggs Brinton

Douglas Skaggs Brinton was born on October 18th, 1958 in Mesa, Arizona to Van Buren Brinton, Jr. and Ruth Freestone Brinton. He was the sixth of seven children. After graduating from Westwood High School in Mesa, Doug served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Guadalajara, Mexico. Following his mission, Doug graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in International Finance and later received his MBA from the University of Indiana.

Doug’s business adventures took him and his family around the country, from Mexico, to Oklahoma, Indiana, and Illinois, before settling back home in Arizona.

While Doug enjoyed traveling, reading, and sports, his passion was always spending time with friends and family. Everyone always knew when Doug entered a room. His enthusiasm for life was infectious. Doug had 8 children. Taylor, Corey, Emily, Ashton, Dallas, Connor, Brayden, and Ethan. From basketball, to football, baseball, wrestling, track, and theater, you could say he had a full time job supporting and showing pride in each of his children’s activities. Everyone also knew when Doug was in the stands. He wasn’t afraid to let everyone know who he was there to support!

Doug was also a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He loved his Savior, Jesus Christ. He had a passion for reading and studying the words of latter day prophets and apostles. He loved sharing the gospel with others, attending the temple, and performing his church callings with joy.

Doug was preceded in death by his father, Van Buren Brinton Jr. and his mother, Ruth Freestone Brinton. Doug leaves behind his wife, Gisela Quintero; his children, Taylor (Lynelle) Brinton, Corey (Chelsea) Brinton, Emily (Brian) Fukumoto, Ashton Brinton, Dallas Brinton, Connor Brinton, Brayden Brinton, Ethan Brinton; and his 10 grandchildren.

Doug is also survived by his 6 siblings. Charles Brinton, Mark Brinton, Kathy (Steve) Kittleson, David (Kathy) Brinton, Steve (Joyce) Brinton, and Florence (Hyrum) Hatch.

A viewing will be held Friday, April 29th, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 at the LDS Chapel at 1249 S. 48th St, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral Services will be held on April 30th, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. also at 1249 S. 48th St, Mesa, Arizona.

Interment Monday at City of Mesa Cemetery.

10 Comments

  • Susie Watson Posted April 27, 2022 12:48 PM

    Doug was such a sweet and encouraging friend. It was a blessing to call Jim friend. He will be deeply missed!!!

  • Claudia Gathercole (your Iowa patient) Posted April 27, 2022 12:59 PM

    Corey, I am so sorry to read about th death of your Atherton. My prayers of strength and love to you and your family. Hold on tight to the memories.

  • Kay Daugaard Posted April 27, 2022 1:38 PM

    Corey, Chelsea & family – I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Vinny Lemorrocco Posted April 27, 2022 1:57 PM

    Doug was an amazing man and Father to his kids. Growing up as a child with Taylor as my friend, Doug was a cool guy. Always teaching us the in and outs in sports. He was around at our tee ball games and Wham Basketball games always teaching. World lost a really great guy.!

  • Cristina Lopez Posted April 28, 2022 12:20 AM

    My sincere condolences to the entire family. Doug was a missionary in Mexico where my husband Jeff met him. He always referred to him as an enthusiastic, loving, spiritual person, and a great example of many good things to him. Now they are together to continue their friendship. He will be missed.

  • Kari & Kevin Peiers Posted April 28, 2022 9:53 AM

    My heart aches for all of the Brinton family!! Doug was such a bright light in this world!! Our love & prayers to all of your family!!

  • GISELA QUINTERO FLORES Posted April 28, 2022 7:20 PM

    El es y será el gran amor de mi vida! El mejor amigo,mejor esposo,mejor padre, el iluminó mi vida , el mejor ser humano que he conocido, aprendí mucho de él! Me quedo con su sonrisa inigualable,su positivismo ante cualquier adversidad. Lo amare por siempre!

  • Rick Lehtinen Posted April 28, 2022 9:03 PM

    Condolences to you Brinton’s. Gone beyond, a Brother.and Uncle. May Peace surround you all these days and always. Cheers, Rick

  • Mark F. Brinton Posted April 28, 2022 10:51 PM

    I am going to miss my brother, Douglas. He loved helping all of his five sons excell not only in sports, but thrilled to hear the singing talent of his oldest son Ashton, who can be mistaken for Frank Sinatra.

  • Marsha Roberts Posted April 29, 2022 6:23 AM

    My Condolences to all of Doug’s family. He was a bright light whenever he entered a room.

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