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In Memory

Brad Summers

Bradley Kent Summers 



 Bradley Kent Summers

May 18, 1958 - June 23, 2016

Bradley Kent Summers lived 58 incredible years on this beautiful earth. He was born May 18, 1958, in Logan, Utah, the youngest son of Lowell Poiney and Eva Marie Summers. He passed away on the morning of June 23, 2016. Brad married his true love and eternal companion, Mary Ann Thomson, on June 12, 1986, in the Logan LDS Temple. They are blessed with seven children: Catherine, Bradley, Peter, Mark, Michael, Grace and Anne.

Brad's life exemplified his sincere love for people. His devotion to family and friends guided his every action. Brad always put others before himself. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. Brad was eager to share his passions and hobbies with those he loved.

Growing up in Logan, Brad had the idyllic childhood, fishing and playing in the Logan River near his home. He had boundless enthusiasm for nature and camping, which grew into a lifelong joy of adventure in the outdoors.

Brad was a dedicated and gifted student. He graduated from Logan High School in 1976. In 1982, he graduated summa cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in biology. He graduated from the University of Utah Medical School in 1986. Brad continued his education by completing a residency in dermatology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1990 and a fellowship in Mohs surgery at The Ohio State University in 1993.

After completing his education, Brad returned to Logan to raise his family. Being near his parents was important to Brad, who was a devoted and caring son. Lowell and Eva were blessed greatly by his tenderness and love. Brad practiced dermatology in Logan, Ogden, the University of Utah Medical Center and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Brad regarded his patients as family and treated them with sincere compassion.

Brad valued his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a deep love for and devotion to his Savior. Brad exemplified that love and devotion through the Christ-like life that he lived. From 1977-79, Brad faithfully served a LDS mission to Tokyo, Japan. He has also served in a variety of teaching and leadership positions, including thirteen years working closely with the young men in the Boy Scouts of America. His life demonstrated the mission and ideals of Scouting. He had a tremendous influence on the lives of many young men. Recently, Brad discovered a gift for the dramatic arts. He performed alongside his family in many community theater productions.

Brad's most cherished role is as a loving and caring husband and father. He always made his family his highest priority, sharing his love through the activities and adventures he provided. He made the dreams of his wife and children his own. Brad loved spending time in the great outdoors, including hiking, fishing, canoeing, ice skating, and teaching his children to ski at Beaver Mountain. He especially enjoyed their annual family reunion in the Tetons. Brad and his wife Mary Ann made their home a warm and loving place where all felt safe and loved. The countless memories he made with his family are his greatest gift and legacy.

Brad is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his children, Catherine Ann, Bradley Kent Jr., Peter Thomas, Mark William, Michael Richard, Grace Marie and Anne Elizabeth Ruth; his siblings, Paul (Dora May) Summers, Margaret (Samuel) Daines; and sisters-in-law, Kaye Summers and Laurie Summers (David Pisani). He was preceded in death by his father Lowell Summers, his mother, Eva Sealy Summers and his brothers Richard P. Summers and Scott L. Summers. He is also, survived by Mary Ann's parents, Ariel and Ruth Thomson; and sisters, Diana (Marc) Anderson, Julie (Bret) Peterson, Betty (Gordon) Daines, Janie (Danny) Conway; as well as many adoring nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at the Mount Logan Stake Center, 565 E. 100 South, Logan. Friends and family are invited to call Thursday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St., Logan, and Friday, July 1, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Mount Logan Stake Center. Interment will be at the Logan City Cemetery. 

Mary Ann and the children would like to thank family, friends and community for their love and support. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.allenmortuaries.net.


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Logan, UT 84321

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- See more at: Bradley Kent Summers's Obituary on Logan Herald Journal


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06/24/16 10:55 AM #4    

Scott Rice

Wow, I'm so very sorry to heat about Brad. From childhood he was always one of the good guys. Percussion section togther in high school band, premed/dent together after Logan High. While it's been many years since we talked, I feel like we would have picked up right where we left off talking about anything and everything. My heart goes out to his family, his close friends, his patients that loved him and everyone who is impacted by this tragedy. I hate that we will see more of these events over the next few decades. 


06/24/16 05:04 PM #5    

Steve Andrews

Friend to all describes Brad well. He fit into all circles. I remember going to his house after school. His mom has MS so was confined to a wheelchair. His Dad hired a lady to cook a meal for them every day so he had something to heat up when he got home. Thanks to my occational skin cancer Brad and I connected on occation for him to cut large holes in my face. He always did a nice job and was a great doctor. We took calculus together in college and since he was extremely smart and I was competitive we both got A's together as he insisted on doing the assignments immediately after class while we could still remember the lesson. Thanks Brad. Thanks for being a great friend. 

06/24/16 06:05 PM #6    

Varsi Gunnell (Olsen)

I remember Brad as being a bit on the shy side and unassuming, and as previously stated a friend to all & that smile! A tragic loss for his friends & family.  It’s nostalgic to reflect & think of those of our class that have been taken way too soon. 40 years have passed, life has brought its ups and downs, but the memories of rubbing shoulders & sharing experiences with our classmates will always remain something special to me. 


06/25/16 05:26 AM #7    

Warren Kunz

So unbelievably sad. I just saw Brad in April and he looked great. Brad had a profound positive influence on me. I was always impressed how he took care of his mom and didn't have a lot of time for anything else. Yet he seemed to be great at whatever he did. 

Most of you may not know that he was our first drummer in our rock band Express (Sam Rothwell, Steve Thompson, et al) in high school. He was also my mom's dermatologist for decades and for other family members, too.

I always felt his presence was positive, kind and accepting. May that kind of legacy be what all of us create. That can be one way Brad will live on and on forever. 


06/25/16 01:40 PM #8    

Bryan Meacham

I don't know what to say. Others have expressed much better that I could. Brad always treated everyone in his life with love and kindness... It didn't matter who you were. I picked up on his (always smiling) smile and that is the best gift he gave and we can give to others.

I feel bad for his familyand offer my condolences to them as well as my prayers through this difficult time.



06/25/16 03:36 PM #9    

Tracine Hales (Parkinson)

The last time I saw Brad was at the Nutcracker in December.  He greeted me with a kiss on the cheek.  He talked to me for twenty minutes about going on ahead and waiting for loved ones to reunite.  He seemed to totally get it and was saying goodbye without knowing he was saying goodbye.  It was very unBrad like as we usually talked about which one of our children was doing the dumbest thing.  I ache for his sweet wife and seven children.  He will be missed in so many places where he gave of himself.  He's just going on ahead of us to make sure God is ready for the rest of us.  Goodbye good friend, there'll be an empty place where you used to be.

06/25/16 06:30 PM #10    

DeAnn Heninger (Johnson)

Nothing in this life is guaranteed. I recently ran into Brad and his sweet wife Marianne. They were both so kind and concerned about my situation.Words of encouragement and lots of hugs. I was at a very dark and hard place with my cancer when I ran in to them. We laughed. we cried. They gave me the hope that I needed for that day. I've always admired Brad and his kindness. He was a quiet, gentle giant. Marianne, thank you for sharing him. May you and you family find some peace. Love, DeAnn

06/26/16 10:12 AM #11    

Robert Parkinson

So sad.  Although I knew Brad in high school (primarily from band), we didn't become close friends until we were pre-med buddies in college.  We often studied together - I learned much more from him than he did from me.  He is the reason I got into medical school.  He was brilliant, handsome, and had a great smile and really nice hair.  I guess I should have been jealous, but he was so kind and such a dear friend.  We miss you, Brad.

06/27/16 07:53 AM #12    

Rick Robbins

It was tough to receive Matt's notice about Brad. I've been away from Logan for a long tme now, so my memories of hm are not particularly recent. Still, they are very good memories of his kindness, sense of humor and willingness to go for long, fishless, rainy periods of time in the Wind Rivers and still keep a good attitude. It always seemed to me that Brad brightened up a place just by being there. He was ceratinaly one of the better people I've had the privilege of knowing. My hope and prayers for the Lord's comfort at this very difficult time go to his family.

07/18/16 03:25 PM #13    

Jeff Keller

Brad Summers was one of the more interesting local childhood school freinds I had growing up in Logan. Had planned on reconnecting with him then poof! Shows we can not wait to reconnect here, got to do that sort of thing now. Sending heartfelt thoughts to his family and loved ones. 

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