Bringhurst, Lee

May 26, 2019

Bringhurst 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.

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