Nathan William Briggs, 36 of Malad passed away on November 7, 2009 at his shop.
Nathan was born on July 26,1973 in Malad, Idaho to Loyd and Stephanie Briggs. He lived the Malad Valley all his life, except for frequent trips to Milton- Freewater, Oregon, where he worked for a logging company for 8 months. He thoroughly loved this job and riding in the helicopter up to the mountain sites. Nathan loved the scenery and had wanted to take his children back there some day. Nathan attended schools in Malad, and graduated with the class of 1991.
On April 2, 1993 he married Violet Ann Williams in Malad, Idaho.
They are the proud parents of four daughters, Shanlynn, Danielle, Stephie and their newest arrival little Hope. Who got to spend 5 precious months with her daddy. He was also proud of his son Blake Neal, from a previous relationship. Nathan loved teaching them things, he wanted them to be independent just like he was.
Nathan loved to work, he loved keeping busy. He worked for Livingston Auction, OEA and C&R Auto, before deciding to try a hand at his own car repair shop and farming. He loved to help anyone and everyone. He would have given you the shirt off his back if you needed it.
He had a big heart and big dreams. Years ago he took flying lessons. This past year he had talked about starting the lessons again and one day owning his own plane.
His last few days were long and hard, but now he is finally at peace. Nathan we are so proud of you and all your achievements. We Love and will Miss You.
Nathan is survived by his wife, Violet Ann, daughters Shanlynn, Danielle, Stephie and Hope. His son Blake. His best friend and favorite companion Coalie, our black lab and our newest puppy Speckles. ( He hardly went anywhere without them.) His parents Loyd and Stephanie of Malad, Sisters Angie(Joe) Hawkins and Elizabeth (Bryce) Rogers both of Bountiful. A brother Seth ( Christina) Briggs of Malad. 7 Nieces and Nephews. His parents in law Keith and Carolyn Atkinson and Ken Williams, all of Malad, and many more Family and Friends. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents Howard and Dorothy Briggs and August and Bettie Meyer.
Funeral services will be held at noon on November 13 ,2009 at the Malad L.D.S. Stake Center 1100 W. 1250 N. Friends may visit at the funeral home 132 W. 300 N. on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday at the funeral home from 10:30 till 11:45 a.m. You are invited to share condolences with the Briggs Family at www.horsleyfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers a donation account has been set up at Ireland Bank in his children’s name for anyone wanting to donate.
Also a blog and e-mail address has been setup for anyone wanting to share a favorite story or memory of Nathan. This will be for his children to read and remember who there father was. Please share with them at www.memoriesofnathan.blogspot.com or Nathansmemoriesatgmail.com