Brian Richard Trost

April 1, 1976 ~ May 5, 2022 (age 46)

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Brian Richard Trost (April 1, 1976 – May 4, 2022)  was born in Ontario, Oregon to Rick and Patty Trost. He grew up and attended school in Unity graduating in 1994.

In 1998, he married Shelly Cornford, and together they had Taylor and Brytney. They lived in Unity for a while and later moved to John Day where he worked for the mill. During his time in John Day, he attended Northwest Lineman School in Idaho.

Brian moved back to Unity and began working with his dad in construction. In 2008, he married Brandy Carter. He gained a daughter, Chloe, and together they had a son, Lane. He and Brandy moved to Redmond where he continued to work in construction.

In 2020, Brian moved to Unity to work with his dad. Brian was a hard worker and a perfectionist. Besides building new houses, he made pole furniture and railings for decks.

Brian loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed anything outdoors. He was usually the first one to find the morels that popped up in the spring. He was a good cook and liked to use his Traeger to smoke the game he hunted, including a rattlesnake one time. He enjoyed taking family trips to the Oregon coast and going deep-sea fishing.

Brian loved animals and they loved him. His dog and cat, Bella and Muzzy were constant companions and followed him everywhere. Rocky the dog and Brian are now together to keep each other company.

He is survived by his parents Rick and Patty Trost; friend Brandy Trost; grandmother Doris Jenson; children Taylor Trost (Kenya), Brytney Trost (Jeffrey Berkebile), Chloe Loranger, and Lane Trost; siblings Andy Vogt, Nathan Vogt, Tara Martinez (Art).  He is also survived by his nephews Austin, Connor, and Braden Martinez, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Brian loved his grandbabies, Remington and Stevie Mae Trost, and Mia and Ridley Berkebile. He will be terribly missed by his family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Unity, Oregon.

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