Idaho State Journal, 10/24/12
POCATELLO — Jerald H. Bunn, 61, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012, at a local hospital.He was born on May 3, 1951, in Layton, Utah, to Jacob and Norma Bunn. He grew up in Preston, Mink Creek, and Strawberry Canyon, located between Logan and Brigham City, Utah. Throughout his life he lived in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and Montana, finally settling in Inkom the last 17 years.
Jerald married Brenda Self on April 15, 1971. They had one daughter named Crystal Ann. Later he married Jane Hancock. They had two daughters named Honey Jane, and Toni Lynn. On June 29, 2009, he married, as he always said, his soul mate Linda Waters. Linda has two sons from a previous marriage, Clinton Steven Waters, and Troy Lynn Waters. Jerald loved them both as his own.
Jerald was a welder by trade and worked for Sundance Construction. He also was a high-rise worker, jockey, horse breaker, horse trainer, and guide. In addition he worked for the Forest Service and various dairy farms. He was considered a handy man. Anyone could give him a challenging job and he would figure it out and do it. He enjoyed helping others.
Jerald worked at the Hole-in-the-Ground for one year, where he worked entirely alone. Once a month supplies were flown in by helicopter. It is located where Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada come together. It’s surrounded by rugged cliffs and the treacherous Owyhee River Breaks at the end. His job had been to ride herd on 1,500 head of mother cows, 400 head of 2-year-olds, 90 bulls, and 200 yearlings. He broke wild mustangs. He also trained horses and gave riding lessons at the riding stables.
One task he never forgot was helping his older sister catch and descent skunks. This is how his sister Alicia paid her way through beauty school.
Jerald’s hobbies were fishing, hunting, playing pool, raising chickens, homing pigeons, and fish. He enjoyed horses, dogs, and all animals. He felt his best when he was helping others.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Inkom; daughter, Crystal West of Labarge, Wyo.; daughter, Honey Biscoff of Orem, Utah; daughter, Toni Bunn of Orem, Utah; brother, John (Carol) Bunn of Nampa, Idaho; brother, Jay (Roma) Bunn of Kuna, Idaho; brother, Joe (Judy) Bunn of Ogden, Utah; sister, Alicia Andrew of Tooele, Utah; sister, Sandi (Kenny) Godfrey of Commerce, City, Colo.; sister, Pam (Leo Hall) Coopland of Boise, Idaho; brother-in-law, Tom Fisher of Ammon, Idaho; stepson, Clint Waters of Pocatello; stepson, Troy Waters of Missoula, Mont.; one grandchild, three stepgrandchildren , two greatgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, Gerald Coopland, and sister, Nina Fisher.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. Fourth Ave. Following the service there will be a wake and luncheon at Rumors, 2227 Garret Way.
Donations are suggested to a memorial fund at Potelco Credit Union set up in the name of Linda Bunn.
Condolences may be given to the family online at www.colonial-funeralhome