On Sunday June 7th, David Nelson Brinton passed away at Eastern Idaho Regional
Medical Center after a struggle with pneumonia and liver disease. He was 70 years old.
David was a longtime resident of Jackson and owner of Porcupine Greenhouse and
Nursery. He was proud of having planted many of the trees that still grow throughout the
community. He came to the valley in the early 1970s from Pennsylvania, after serving in
the army in Vietnam and returning as a decorated war veteran. He started Porcupine
Greenhouse in 1974 with his wife Ann (neé Walton). He was a member of the Jackson
Hole Polo Club for many years, and was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He married
Maureen (neé Holmes) of Tulsa, OK in 1998. They have continued to run the
greenhouse, plant trees, travel, and enjoy the outdoors in Jackson and St. George.
He is survived by his sister Virginia Brinton (of Cambridgeshire, UK); his elder daughter
Laura Thompson (a veterinarian in Fort Collins, CO); his younger daughter Aspen
Brinton (a professor in Boston, MA); his granddaughter Sydney Thompson (Fort Collins,
CO); and his wife Maureen and her children: Michelle (Kevin) Wamego, Nicole
(Marshall) Brooks, Tolise (Len) Sexton, and Billy LaFortune.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that donations be made in David’s name
to Teton Science School. A memorial service is planned for July 8th at 5:30pm at
Porcupine Greenhouse (8025 S.Porcupine Creek Road). If you would like to contribute
hors d’oeuvres or drinks, please contact Aspen Brinton at firstname.lastname@example.org