~ June 3, 2020
Brent W. Hildebrand ’80-B passed away June 3, 2020, at his home in Loma Linda after a brave two-year battle with renal cancer.
Dr. Hildebrand attended Wisconsin Academy and Andrews University. He then graduated from Walla Walla College with a degree in electrical engineering, followed by joining the 1980-B class at LLUSM, where he roomed with his cousin Steven W. Hildebrand ’80-A, followed by a residency in anesthesiology.
Dr. Hildebrand’s professional career included 12 years working for LLU at Riverside County Hospital, where he enjoyed teaching residents and students. He then joined Beaver Medical Group, primarily at Redlands Community Hospital, as well as a short term of mission service at Guam SDA Clinic. When his illness forced retirement, he was honored by colleagues, administrators, and the OR staff, including a member of the house cleaning team speaking for all who shared the OR with him, who thanked him for his profound interest in their lives, his frequent encouragement, and just for remembering their names.
Dr. Hildebrand was renowned for his ability to gather and integrate research and information on any topic which caught his interest. His area of greatest interest was matters of spiritual importance, starting with a lesson that God can be trusted, first presented in medical school by Dr. Graham Maxwell, followed by extensive Bible study, developing and expanding the concepts of the nature of God and of good and evil. Dr. Hildebrand’s greatest desire was that God would be able to say as He did of Job, “He has said of me that which is right.” And on facing the reality of incurable disease, he simply said, “I know whom I have believed.”
Dr. Hildebrand is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jeanne; sons, Kurt and Mark; mother, Dorothy; brother, Brad; and sister, Kathy.
(Source: Family of Dr. Hildebrand)