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Dr. A. William Brunt, Jr. was born September 18,
1938, in Idaho Falls - the son of A.W. and Amelia
Stevenson Brunt and lived at 1560 Idaho Ave, Idaho
Falls. He attended schools in Idaho Falls and
graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1956.
Attended BYU and graduated from George Washington
University Medical School in Washington, DC, June 6,
1962, as the youngest student to graduate. He
completed an internship at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake
City in 1963. Surgical residency, 1964 at LDS
Hospital. He was a general family practice
physician in Idaho Falls from 1964 to 1975.
He served as the county physician in Idaho Falls for
four years. He was a member of the Idaho Falls
Medical Society and was active in the Cancer
Society. Bill was active in the LDS Church and
was an Elder. He served as assistant ward
clerk, Cub Master in the Cub Scout program, young
married's leader and teacher of the gospel doctrine
class. He had a testimony to the truthfulness
of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He told his
family that there were times in his life when
healing and cures were affected not because of the
skill of the physician, but because of the blessings
of our Father in Heaven who blesses his children.
He had seen miraculous things happen.
He was married to Eileen Pond, August 26, 1958 in
the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with
six children. Alfred William III, Steven Pond,
Kathleen, Douglas, Calvin, Richard David, and
Bill was the oldest of seven children. He was
very self sufficient, knowledgeable, and aware of
the world around him. He loved the beauty of
nature and the out of doors. He spent many
wonderful times at the cabin at Macks Inn, fishing,
swimming, boating, water skiing, surf-boarding,
reading and relaxing. He build his own
mountain retreat at Pinehaven. When it was
complete, it burnt to the ground which only made him
more determined to build it again for his family
which he did. It will always be a very special
place for their family to remember their very
special, hard working, dedicated father. He
also built and designed his dream house at 2295
Ross, Idaho Falls, which is a monument to him.
When he was small he watched his mother cut up a
chicken and he wanted to know where the "spirit" was
located. He loved to read and was known to
read the "Reader's Digest" from cover to cover.
He had a gift of remembering what he read.
In the 5th grade he received a crystal set for
Christmas which he injoyed putting together.
He had a great interest in radio. He build
many sets and eventually had his own ham radio set.
He held one of the early licenses in Idaho Falls,
he organized the Ham Radio Club at Idaho Falls High
School. He set up the first short-wave radion
station at Scout Camp to communicate to Idaho Falls.
Bill earned and was very proud to receive an Eagle
Scout Award and Duty to God Award. His hobby
of building model airplanes while young developed
into a strong desire to learn to fly. He owned
a Cessinia 210 for four years. He took many
wonderful trips with his family and many experiences
made him glad that he was instrument-rated.
A. William Brunt, Jr, died in an accident in May
1975 on Henry's Lake, ID.