George & Clara Brunt  2010 Reunion
     OUR STORIES:  Alfred William (Bill)


Written by Eileen Brunt -

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 Shirleen.

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


Note:  Taken from "History of George Brunt and Elizabeth Susan Burnett Brunt Family 1978.  If anyone had the history in word format or wish make corrections or add to, please email it to me to put online.  - We would like to add another histories of stories from your family.