Sterling Wester Brangham


Sterling Wester Brangham 4-18-1939 to 10-27-2018

We lost Stern Saturday October 27, 2018 from complications related to a logging accident on his property.  He lived by his own rules, lived life until he died, liked to work hard and play hard, no time to waste. Always a social guy, he had plenty of friends and wild adventures throughout his years.  Many were almost unbelievable unless you knew him.  He may be gone from here but he will live on in our memories. And now he gets to join Kathy; his wife.

Sterling was born on April 18, 1939 in Pocatello Idaho to William R. (Bill) Brangham  and Evva Lee Kennington Brangham.  He was the fifth child of 10 and second of 4 sons to join the family.  Sterling grew up on a ranch in Toponce, Idaho where he learned the value of hard work and honest values.  There was never a task that he couldn’t handle; although he often tried to avoid the milking!

Sterling married his sweetheart Kathy Owens in 1961, one daughter Sue blessed this union in 1963.  Sterling later learned he had a son, Alan Kay from a previous relationship.  He has six grandsons, Phoenix with daughter Sue and Wade Duncan, Justin, Jake, Nicholas, Kory and Tyler from Alan and Brenda Kay.

Sterling was preceded in death by his wife Kathy, his parents, two brothers, William Lee (Bud) and Kurt, two sisters, LaVenna Rae Long, Myrna K. Foster and one grandson Nicholas Kay.

He is survived by his Daughter Sue Brangham (Wade Duncan), Son Alan Kay (Brenda), 5 Grandsons: Phoenix Duncan (Mikayla), Justin Kay, Jake Kay (Teresa), Kory Kay (Nika), Tyler Kay (Whitney).  He is also survived by one brother Lehn Brangham (MaryLyn), four sisters Shirley Grether (Warren), NaVada Winn ,  Betty Lou Tripp (Jerry) and Barbara Griggs (Jim).  Sterling is also survived by a multitude of friends and extended family.

Sterling will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

There will be a Viewing at 1:00 P.M. and Celebration of Sterling’s Life at 2:00 P.M. November 3, 2018 at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

There will be a Viewing at 9:45 A.M., with the Funeral at 11:00 A.M.,  November 5, 2018 in McCammon, Idaho at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 403 W 16th Street.

Interment will be at the Norton Cemetery in McCammon Idaho, immediately following the Funeral.

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