George Earl Brunt, 93, of Idaho Falls left this mortal world Friday, August 11, 2000, surrounded by his loving family.
Earl began his life's journey June 17, 1907. Born in Idaho Falls, ID the third of six children to George and Clara Rasicot Brunt. He grew up in Idaho Falls. He and his family spent many winters in Southern California. He attended Rick's College before serving a three year LDS Mission in France. Upon his return he attended Brigham Young University where he met the beautiful Thelma Boyack, of Spanish Fork, whom he later married Oct 21, 1931 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 1996. Thelma passed away May 20, 1997.
Earl's business ventures in Idaho Falls included partnership in a State Farm Insurance Agency, owner/manager of the Auto Parts Company, co-founder Brunt Real Estate and Development, Chairman/President of Byron Oil Co., and co-owner developer of a large dry/irrigated wheat and potato farm west of Idaho Falls. After Earl's retirement, Earl and Thelma spent the winters in southern California near their family members and spent summers in their cabin at Macks Inn in Idaho.
Earl's happiest moments were spending time at his cabin and he left this legacy for his children and grandchildren. After Thelma's passing, Earl lived with his daughter Annette, in St. George, UT and spent time in the homes of his other children.
He is survived by four of his five children: Annette (Les) Taylor, St. George, Linda (Richard) James, Santa Barbara, Gigi (Tom) Davis, Pleasant Grove, George (Leslie) Brunt, Dallas; 27 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and sister, Zona Strong, Redding, CA. He was preceded in death by his sweetheart, Thelma; and daughter, Carol.
Earl served his entire life as an advocate for Jesus Christ as a member of the LDS faith, and he lived and exemplified a constant Christ-like life. His main concern has always been for his family and others.
Friends and family may call 6-8 p.m. Mon. Aug 14, at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 300 E, Pleasant Grove. Services will be 2 p.m. Fri. Aug 18, in the Idaho Falls East View LDS First Ward Chapel, 2349 Virlow Street, (one block North of First Street on Hitt Road), Idaho Falls, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment, Rose Hills Cemetery.
"We love you, Dad, and someday we will all be together again!"