Jesse H. Bryant, 72, of Nampa, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at
home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
3, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa. The Rev. Fr.
Alfred Puccinelli, S.M. of
Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount
Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
Jesse was born June 25, 1924, at Golden, Missouri, a son
of Harvey and Corabell Edmondson Bryant. He was raised and
educated at golden until he was 12 years old at which time the
family moved to the Boise
Valley. In 1942 Jesse
joined the U.S. Marines and served during World War II. He
was discharged in 1945 and returned to Nampa. Jesse and Ruth
Wakefield were married on Dec. 31, 1946, at Winnemucca,
NV. They made their
home in Nampa where Jesse began working for the Union Pacific
Railroad in 1947. In 1960 they purchased the Hanson Memorial
Monument Co. which they operated until 1980. Jesse retired
from the Railroad after 39 years, in 1986. While they were
raising their family they spent many weekends camping and
fishing. Jesse took great pleasure in spending time with his
grandchildren, they were an important part of his life. After
retirement they became Snow Birds in the winter and spent
their summers in McCall at the Lakeview Village Trailer Court
where Jesse enjoyed playing golf. He played in the McCall
Amateur golf Tournament for many years. He also enjoyed
pitching Horse Shoes at the Elks picnics with his buddies.
Jesse was a member of St. Paulís Catholic Church, a life
member of Nampa Elks Lodge, No. 1389, B.P.O.E. the Broadmore
Country Club and the Gem Sprouts, Good Sam Club.
Survivors include his wife Ruth of Nampa; three sons and
their wives, Patrick and Mary Bryant, John and Robin Bryant
and Christopher and Michell Bryant all of Nampa; three
daughters and their husbands, Ann and rod Skyles of Meridian;
Coralee Bryant and John Pinkard of Nampa; and Janice and Phil
McNabb of Boise; a brother Donald Bryant and his wife Bonnie
of Nampa; two sisters and their husband, Montella and Jack
Lopp of Caldwell; and Juanita and Wally Walderon of Salinas,
CA.; fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four sons, two daughters, two
brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to Mercy Hospice, Mercy Medical
Center or flowers may be sent.