Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved Ones

2013 Businessperson of the Year
Brent M. Gillies

Brent Gillies has lived and worked in Brigham City since 1994.  He is the owner of Gillies Funeral Chapel which he purchased from Verl Peterson in 2001.  Brent graduated from Cypress College with a degree in Mortuary Science.  He is a member of the Utah Funeral Directors’ Association and the National Funeral Directors’ Association.  He is also a member of the Cremation Association of North America. Brent’s business offers a grief group to community citizens to help them through the grieving process.  This is at no cost for the attendees.

Brent is always giving of his time, talents, and resources throughout the community.  He has served on the Chamber Board of Directors for more than six years, including three years on the Executive Board.  He has served as President of the Board, and as the President he served the Chamber over 70 hours during the Peach Days event week.

Brent also volunteers his time and has been a past board member for the Box Elder Community Pantry.  He has served on the board for the American Cancer Society’s Box Elder Relay for Life.  He has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America, and in local schools.  Brent is a member of the local Rotary Club. He is also an active member of his church and has served in a variety of callings.

Brent sponsors many community events such as:  Peach Days, Peach Queen Pageant, Band during the Peach Days Parade, Boys and Girls Club, Summer Movie in the Park, Breakfast with Santa, the Rotary Club, Women’s Golf Association, Brigham City Senior Center lunches, and more.

Brent has received the Governor’s Silver Bowl of Volunteerism Award for Brigham City and the Jim Davis Service Award from Brigham City.

Brent is married to Lori and they have five children:  Elliott (McKell), Drew, Ryan, Megan, and Lena.

Monica Holdaway
Executive Director
Brigham City Area Chamber of Commerce
6 North Main Street
Brigham City, UT  84302