On August 28 the Brangham’s, D. Stanley (Stan) and Connie Jean, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary; a civil marriage that was, late solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. In their honor, an early, surprise, and all expense paid week trip to Oahu, Hawaii was planned by and announced by their children Linda and Jay (husband) Lusk of Chubbuck, Idaho, Marla and David (husband) Barney of Sandy, Oregon, and Lisa and Tim (fiance) Hancock of Fort Hall, Idaho who all accompanied them. Their only son Karl is deceased.
While it was the first trip for Connie, back in 1955 Stan was stationed at the Kaneohe Marine Base, and the trip was an opportunity to revisit it. He presented the Base Curator/Historian with the 63 year old Honolulu Newspaper that announced the arrival of the 4th Marine Regiment from Nara, Japan that was to house the brand new Base along with some pictures of their first Drum and Bugle Corps.
The ensuing years since their marriage has seen them living in Fort Hall, Idaho, Pocatello, Idaho, San Diego, California, Salt Lake City, Utah, Conda, Idaho, Tyhee, Idaho, and back to Fort Hall.
Their work history: Connie has been employed with Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph, Idaho Stat University, and retiring from Farmers Insurance Group. Stan has been employed with Union Pacific Railroad, Superior Inlay Dental Lab, General Electric, and retiring from J.R. Simplot Company; too, three seasons with the Forest Service Wildfire Division after retirement.
Their hobbies: Connie loves quilting, sewing, cooking (especially new recipes), and of course cuddling and spoiling grandkids and great-grandkids. Stan likes reading American Indian and Military History, gardening, supporting, as a member, the Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard, and watching Gun Smoke.
Stan and Connie are the proud grandparents of 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The Hawaii trip was the dream of a lifetime and many, many thanks of love and gratitude is extended to our children and their spouses.