Fay Flamm, 85

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Fay E. Flamm, 85, of Bruneau, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at the Veterans Home in Boise, Idaho.

There will be a graveside inurnment at Taylor Cemetery in Alder, Montana overlooking the Ruby Valley in the spring of 2004.

Cremation is under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Fay was born Aug. 5, 1918, the fourth of seven children to Jacob Herbert and Sarah Delilah Larsen Flamm in Butte, Mont. He was fondly nicknamed "The Copper City Kid" by his father. He graduated from Huntley Project High School in Worden, Mont., in 1937. Growing up, his father and he bought and rode cavalry horses, graded local roads with a team, and worked in the sugar beet fields. During his early years he lost two brothers and his father. Fay made many sacrifices and worked every job he could, including the CCC's, to support the family, his family noted.

Fay entered the Navy during WWII where he was a Pharmacist's Mate. It was during this time that he was set up on a blind date with a girl from Roundup, Mont., who would later become his wife. Fay married Evelyn (Jim) Hanning on April 7, 1944. They had two children, Norman and Connie. Fay and Evelyn were just shy of having been married 60 years.

The family said that it has many fond memories of living in Augusta, Mont., where Fay managed a lumber yard, ran a grain elevator and had a large-scale hog operation.

Fay took the family on many camping, fishing and hunting trips and was also very involved with the American Legion and Masons.

The family moved to Seattle in 1966 via Alaska where Fay owned and operated the Flamm Dental Lab. In 1983, Fay and Evelyn retired to Bruneau to be closer to their grandchildren.

"Fay was an avid outdoorsman, a football fanatic and very good artist," his family said. "He loved music and was an excellent dancer. He also loved animals and never met one that he didn't like. His grandchildren were the 'lights' of his life."

Fay is survived by: his wife, Evelyn, of Bruneau; son Norman Ross and Becky Flamm of Sheridan, Mont.; daughter Connie Carpenter and Ron Prow of Bruneau, two grandchildren; one sister, Naomi and Arthur Ruby of Salt Lake City, and two sisters-in-law, Ernestine Neal of Sheridan, Mont., and Gwen Flamm of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, LaVere, Vaughn, Ross, Donald and Norman, and one brother-in-law, Bob Neal.