Howard J. Brierley passed away January 7, 2016.\n\nHe was born on May 27, 1934 in Heber, Utah to James W. and Christy Clegg Brierley. He married Connie Peterson Brierley on September 6, 1956 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He is survived by his wife, Connie, 3 children, Vickie (Lee) Jenson, Bruce (Mary) Brierley and Lynette (Buck) Robinson, 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Bertha (Clark) Woodbury and Norita (Sharron) Winterton, and numerous nieces and nephews.\n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Earl, Wayne, Grant Brierley and sisters, Thelma Murdock and Helen Brierley. Howard Brierley, Born May 27th, 1934 died Jan7, 2016.\n\n"Hubba Hubba" Harmonica Howard...\n\nA son of a coal miner family in the famous Park City and surrounding area Dad's beloved Heber Valley was his heaven on earth. His farmland ranch style beginnings made him appreciate the simple things in life. He learned to play harmonica riding on a horse sheepherding near strawberry reservoir, milking cows and hauling hay and sleeping with a head on a saddle under the stars as a young boy made him a true cowboy.\n\nHe was known as a gentle man that loved to work, talented musician, songwriter, storyteller, comedian, world class skater, dancer, a Korean war veteran, propane plant manager, the man you would want to be your neighbor, scout leader or meet at the grocery store just to get that smile for the day.\n\nBig-hearted Howard, always positive! He typically said, "I'm doing great, I am a lucky man, I love my family!" He was a wonderful husband, a loving dad and a genuine funny grandpa. A one in a million guy that could strum the guitar, play the harmonica and sing his kids to sleep with self-written songs.\n\nHis warm energy and loving attitude made him a magnet to all those who pass his way. One of his strongest gifts was his ability to make people in his life, new or old, feel comfortable and safe in his presence.\n\nA man with mountains of love to share lost his independence and pieces of his memory.\n\nAs a family, we are deeply grateful for the support of the wonderful people that cared for dad and all of us. Too many to mention but Heart felt Thank You!!!\n\nFuneral services will be held Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:00-10:45 am prior to services. Interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.\n\nIt is estimated that over 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's (Ironically, that number is just the actual patient), everyone that loved dad or worked with dad suffered some too.\n\nDAD's courageous dance with Alzheimer's has touched many lives. Dad was always good at winging it and had uncommon social savvy. He joked, sang and played with a smile on his face and song in his heart to the very end. It would be appropriate to honor Dad by making a small donation to "Alzheimer's Association"