J. Dewey Brundage | News, Sports, Jobs


October 1, 1931 — July 7, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dewey Brundage. Dewey passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, on July 7, 2022, in Orem, Utah, at the age of 90.

Dewey is survived by his 4 children and their spouses, Thomas Alan and Kami Fairbourne Brundage, Timothy Clark Brundage, Tod Dewey and Heide Hoeffgen Brundage, Katherine Lavon and David L. Johnson. He had 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Dewey was born in Alhambra, California on October 1, 1931, to Frank Lang Brundage and Georgia Evelyn Thon Brundage. He was the youngest of 4 children

Dewey graduated from El Monte High School in 1950 where he excelled in sports. After HS, he attended and played football at Pasadena City College. After his freshman year, he transferred to Brigham Young University where he continued to play football earning three college letters.

While at BYU, Dewey met his future wife of 67 years, Katherine “Kay” L. Clark. Dewey always maintained that it was love at first sight. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kay and Dewey were married and sealed for “time and eternity” in the St. George Temple on December 19, 1953.

In 1953, Dewey was drafted by the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. During the preseason, he was traded to the Pittsburg Steelers where he would finish the season and forever be a “Steeler” at heart. Dewey was drafted into the army where he served two years and played football in the Armed Forces League. He was honorably discharged from military service in 1956.

Dewey and Kay settled in Southern California where they raised their family. Dewey worked for United Parcel Service and then Barker Brothers Furniture. After 18 years, Dewey returned to college and earned a bachelor’s degree. He began his career at Mark Keppel HS in Southern California as a football coach and in 1980 moved with his family to Utah where he accepted the position of head coach at Manti High. With a final move to Orem Utah, he ended his career at Mountain View HS doing what he loved, coaching football and teaching.

Dewey’s love for family and sport ran deep in his home. Known as everyone’s “Coach”, he supported his children and grandchildren in their various sports and pursuits, and careers, ranging from military service to missionary service to sporting events, Dewey and Kay often traveled long distances to watch and support their efforts. .

Loyal BYU, Dewey and Kay fans could often be seen cheering on the football team at LaVell Edwards Stadium and the men’s and women’s volleyball teams in the Old Fieldhouse. As proud members of the Cougar Club, Kay and Dewey will always be “True Blue”.

Dewey and Kay welcomed and opened their home to everyone from family to their children’s friends, grandchildren, foster children and exchange students…all were treated like their own.

Dewey, Buck, Dad, Grandpa, Coach, Wimpy, you will be sorely missed and forever a part of all of us. It is through the love of our Heavenly Father and the Atonement of Jesus Christ that our hearts will be healed and we will be together again.

The family asks that you join them in celebrating his life on July 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located at 114 S. 400 W. Orem, Utah. The internment of J. Dewey Brundage and Katherine Lavon Brundage will take place on Monday, August 1, at 10:00 a.m., at the Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, Utah 84065.


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