Trisha Ann Brinkerhoff
November 5, 1976 – March 17, 2022
Our beautiful mother, daughter, sister, auntie, friend and soulmate Trisha Ann Brinkerhoff gained her angel wings after a courageous battle against cancer. Her mom and Malachi are our biggest heroes for taking such good care of her through this fight. She passed at home surrounded by her loved ones and her puppies.
Trisha was born on November 5, 1976, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Debra Jensen McGill and Allen Brinkerhoff. She graduated in 1995 from Kearns High School where she pursued her love of the water on the swim team. After high school she worked at GE OEC Medical Systems where she met her best friend Tacy. She started working in the insurance industry at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and developed a love for it. In her last years she worked for Crump/Truist, where she made many friendships, as she always did everywhere she went.
Some of Trisha’s favorite times were taco Sunday at Mom’s, karaoke Fridays at the Lonestar, girl’s weekends in Park City with her bestie, her visit from her favorite Santa every year, road trips with the kids singing Coyote Ugly at the top of their lungs, and nights around the campfire at the cabin. Trish was the brightest light at every party.
She was a world traveler thanks to her sister Amanda. She has walked up the stairs to the Parthenon and made a wish in the Trevi Fountain. She snorkeled in the oceans and zip-lined through the forests of Kauai. She visited the pandas and fell asleep at the opera in Vienna. Though her battle had started, she was able to visit Paris last summer. She slept in a palace at Versailles, saw the crown jewels at the Louvre and wandered Monet’s garden at Giverney.
She had a special relationship with her sister Jennifer who was her partner in crime and confidant.
She finally met her one true love in 2017. She loves Malachi with all of her heart and we are so grateful that she spent her final years in his loving arms.
She is survived by her parents Debra and Thomas McGill, her father Allen Brinkerhoff, children Hal Isakson (Ash), Hailey Wallberg, and Austyn Wallberg, special friend and partner Malachi Littlefield, sisters Amanda Brinkerhoff, Jennifer Banks (Jered), brother Joe Webb (Doreen), step-siblings Stephanie McGill (Monica) and Mike McGill (Kathy), nieces and nephews Dylan Anderson (Sierra), Ryan Hart (Steffen), and May and Lucas Webb, grand-niece Lily Anderson, bestie Tacy Christensen, and her first grand-baby in October. She is also survived by her four-legged babies Jagger, Claire and Dora. She has way too many people that were so special to her to list, but you all know who you are! She is preceded in death by her step-mother Julie Brinkerhoff and many grandparents.
The entire family wants to thank all the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff that assisted in her care over the past couple of years with special thanks to Dr. Jonathan Whisenant, Dr. Sandeep Chowdhary, her home health nurse Tia, the chemo nurses at Utah Cancer Specialists, and the staff at Option Care Health. We would also like to thank everyone that attended and contributed to her Go Fund Me and fundraiser.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 23 at 12:00 pm at Memorial Redwood Cemetery located at 6500 S. Redwood Road. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 22 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W 2700 S, Magna, Utah.