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Lee Bringhurst

April 18, 1940 April 16, 2019
Lee Bringhurst
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Obituary for Lee Bringhurst

Lee Bringhurst (78) passed away of a sudden illness on April 16, 2019 at the Idaho
Veterans Home in Pocatello. Lee was born on April 18, 1940 to Ruth (Christensen)
and Gilbert Bringhurst of Tyhee, Idaho. He was the fifth child of ten children. The
family farm is where Lee learned that hard work was important to succeed in life.
Lee attended Tyhee Elementary, Hawthorne Junior High and Pocatello High
School. In 1958, he graduated from Pocatello High School and then enrolled in
Idaho State University. He graduated in 1963 with his Bachelors in Science. After
enlisting in the Army in 1963, he was stationed in Germany for three years. At the
end of his tour, he was at the rank of Captain. In 1966, Lee returned to Idaho and
continued his education. He graduated from Idaho State University in 1968 with
his Masters in Education and moved to Laramie, Wyoming where he received his
Doctorate in Education from the University of Wyoming in 1972. For a change of
pace, Lee moved to Boise, Idaho to work in a private practice as a Child
Psychologist. In the late seventies, Lee moved back to Pocatello to be near family
and friends. Lee always enjoyed people, so he put his fun loving personality to
good use by working at several taverns in town such as The Office, Odyssey, The
Elks and the Bourbon Barrel. In 1985, Lee went to work for the Idaho State Liquor
Store. He worked there until his retirement in 2011. Lee enjoyed going to Mackay,
Idaho to the annual Buffalo Stampede at the Sanford’s place, summers floating the
Salmon river, and the ISU Homecoming where he could see many of his fellow Phi
Sigma Kappa brothers. Lee is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, two
brothers: Larry and Gene, two nieces: Wendy and Cindy, sister-in-laws: Grace, Pat
and Nancy, and a brother-in-law: Wayne. He is survived by brothers: Monte, Jon
and Mike Bringhurst, sisters: Joanne (Edward) Madsen, Marie Sabey, Sue (Randy)
Christensen, Lynn (David) Dye and many nieces and nephew. Please join family
and friends for A Celebration of Life for Lee Bringhurst on June 1, 2019 at the
Masonic Temple, 535 North Arthur Ave. Pocatello, Idaho at 1 pm. As per his
wishes he was cremated. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Idaho Food
Bank. I would like to thank the staff at the Idaho Veterans Home and Heritage
Hospice Care for the wonderful care they gave Uncle Lee while he was ill. Also, to
his many friends, Thank You for making his life so full. Please share memories, photographs and condolences on Lee's tribute wall.


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1:00 PM 6/1/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 6/1/2019 2:00:00 PM
Masonic Lodge

535 North Arthur Ave
Pocatello, Idaho 83204

Masonic Lodge
535 North Arthur Ave Pocatello 83204 Idaho
United States
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