Terry Lynn Brunson, 67, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away on December 31, 2019, peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends.
Terry was a man who loved life. He pursued many activities like hunting, fishing, snow machining, and horseback riding. He was born February 22, 1952 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Clarence and Lucy Brunson. He was the eldest of nine children. He resided in Groveland, Idaho Falls, and Shelley where he graduated from Shelley High School. Terry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a successful mission in the California North Mission.
He had many siblings: Corein (Dan) Christiansen, Burdette (Tracy) Brunson, Clarice Mechling, Clarence Reed “C.R.” (Barbi) Brunson, Colleen (Dan) Goree, Celia (Thomas) Beasley, Christopher (Brandy) Brunson, and Carolyn (Ted) Neal.
In his professional life, he was an innovative and accomplished Beekeeper for over 50 years, and an owner of Cox’s Honey Farms. Personally, he was a devoted family man and loved making “fun” out of everything. He will always be remembered as a person, who at the drop of a hat would help anyone in need. Terry had many abilities and was a jack-of-all-trades. When a problem would arise, that is when he would shine the brightest. He also served in numerous church callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Scouting, Primary and as an Elders Quorum teacher.
He and Suzanne L. Belton were married and sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 27, 1975, and had eight children; Kelly (Kevin) Chappell, Melanie (Damon) Lemon, Clayton (Deborah) Brunson, Mandy (Jeff) Seiber, Caleb (Erica) Brunson, Kendall (Andrea) Brunson, Kurtis (Erin) Brunson, and Keenan (Debra) Brunson. Terry married Wanda McRae on March 21, 1998, was later sealed to Wanda, and welcomed Christopher (Ruth) Morrow, Marty Morrow, and Savanna Brunson into the family. Wanda passed away May 2, 2003. Terry and Linda were married and sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on October 30, 2003. He added another branch to the family tree by welcoming Jerry (Kim) Struhs, Michael (Erica) Kirby and Erin Kirby. With his posterity at the current time reaching 46 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in in death by his parents; former wife, Wanda and Dennis Mechling.
A viewing will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6 pm until 8 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive, Blackfoot, Idaho. A viewing will also be held prior to funeral services, 10 am - 10:30 am with funeral services starting at 11am, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Rose ward chapel, 403 North 150 West, Rose, Idaho. Burial will follow at the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.
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