Raymond Theodore Brun, 65, of Pine, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at a Boise hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the South Fork Boise River Senior Center, located in Pine on Sunday, Jan. 31. Cremation is under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Ray was born on Aug. 18, 1944, in Halstead, England, the son of William and Hazel Brun.
Ray graduated from Mountain Home High School and later went on to join the U.S. Navy where he spent the majority of that time on the USS Argonaut submarine. After serving in the Navy he went on to receive a BA in Criminal Justice Administration in 1972.
Ray moved to Featherville and purchased the Featherville Store, later selling it and purchasing the Featherville Saloon and then building the Feather River Motel.
He sold the businesses in 1997 and began enjoying the life of retirement.
He enjoyed reading, trapping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his loyal and loving companion, his golden retriever, Luke.
Ray also enjoyed gardening and had a true love for trees. Most summer evenings Ray could be found sitting on his front porch with a good book, enjoying nature and all the things it had to offer with Luke at his feet.
Ray is survived by his mother, Hazel Brun of El Cerrito, Calif., his four daughters, Jennifer Shindele and her husband, Tom, of Meridian, Kaylene L. Brun of Meridian, Victoria M. Brun and her fiance', Jake, of Kuna, Julie R. Brun of Mountain Home, and three grandchildren, Logan, Kolter and Brynn.
Ray was preceded in death by his father ,William.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Mountain View Community Church, South Fork Boise River Senior Center, 350 N. Pine-Featherville Rd., Pine, ID 83647, or the Pine-Featherville QRU, c/o Allen Kiester, 16 Trish Dr., Pine, ID 83647.