Obituary: Brent A. Burtschell June 23, 1946 – June 18, 2016

BRENT A. BURTSCHELL June 23, 1946 – June 18, 2016

Brent A. Burtschell, age 69 a resident of White Rock, NM passed away June 18, 2016 due to a motorcycle accident. He was born June 23, 1946 in Crescent City, CA to Margaret and Bruce Burtschell.

Brent is preceded in death by his father Bruce Burtschell, mother Margaret Burtschell, wife Manuelita Burtschell and sister Blythe Unican.

He is survived by his partner of 30 years, Ginger Grant of Los Alamos, NM and her two sons and six grandchildren, Jimmy & Melissa Grant and their children, Abigail, Aubrey, Alexander and Andrew; Joey & Naomi Grant and their children, Elena and Maya all of Phoenix, AZ; Sister, Brenda Hadden and husband Staley of Silver City, NM; and two Step Daughters, Dianna Carrillo and Delia Jackson both of Albuquerque, NM and all his nieces and nephews.

Brent was retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory. After retirement, he volunteered at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter and at the Los Alamos Senior Center. He was a shy but loving generous man who was always there for those in need. He was not only loved by his own family but was a loved member of Ginger’s entire family. He loved that the grandchildren called him Grandpa Brent. He will be greatly missed by all.

Ginger would like to honor Brent’s wishes not to have a memorial service.

Because Brent loved dogs and rescued many, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Los Alamos Animal Shelter or any animal shelter in his name.