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Subject: [IDBEARLA] Briant Earl Stringham (1922-2002) obit
Date: 29 Aug 2002 10:41:16 -0600

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The Herald Journal, 08/29/02

GARDEN CITY, Utah — Briant Earl Stringham, 80, returned to his heavenly home Monday evening, Aug. 26, 2002, at the Bannock Regional Hospital surrounded by members of his loving family. He was born March 25, 1922, in Woods Cross, Utah, the eldest child of Briant S. and Hazel Sessions Stringham. He was raised in Bountiful until 15 years of age when the family moved to Clearfield, Utah. He attended schools in Davis County and served a two year mission to Northern California. After his mission he joined the U.S. Army.

On March 2, 1945, he married Dorothy Mae Watterson, in the Logan LDS Temple, who loved and supported him his whole life. They lived in various places in the country during his time in the service. He continued serving in the Army Reserves from which he retired after 33 years.

He was a building contractor, by trade, in Davis County. All five of his children were born while they resided in Clearfield. They later moved to Garden City where they have lived for the past 35 years.

He was active in the LDS Church serving in various callings. He and Dorothy served an LDS mission to Tallahassee, Fla., and on their return served as officiators in the Logan Temple for eight years. He loved his country, church and family and was a friend to all and loved by all who knew him.

Earl is survived by his loving wife Dorothy; sons, Paul (Barbara), Kemmerer, Wyo., David (Julie), Garden City; daughter, Julie (Kenneth) Stucki, Pocatello; 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, all of whom he was very proud. Also surviving are one brother, Calvin (Francis), Clearfield; sisters, Jane (George) Pate, Mountain Green, Utah, Carma (Joe) Newman, Mount Pleasant, Utah, and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gaylen and John who passed away on July 28, 2002.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at noon in the Bear Lake Ward in Garden City. Friends may call at Matthews Mortuary in Montpelier on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 and on Friday at the church from 10:30 until 11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Garden City Cemetery.

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