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Thomas A. Brannan: 1985-2004

Thomas A. Brannan died Dec. 19, 2004, in Mountain Home, Idaho, at the age of 19.

Thomas A. Brannan was born May 5, 1985, in Brawley, Calif., to Patrick and Karen (Cole) Brannan. His childhood was spent in North Carolina, Grand Junction, Craig, and various other places in the United States, prior to his family moving to Hayden, where he graduated from high school with the class of 2003.

During high school, Thomas was active in track and football and was a member of the Boy Scouts.

After high school, Thomas enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home. He previously had served in the United Arab Emirates as part of the Iraqi Freedom movement. Thomas was a LRS general purpose mechanic.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, snowboarding and anything to do with the outdoors.

Thomas is survived by his father and stepmother, Patrick and Glenda Brannan of Hayden; sisters Jessica Eileen Brannan of Hayden, and Laura Oatman of Colbran; grandparents Sarah Cole of Craig, and Kenneth and Carol Rhodes of Hayden; aunts Louise Irvine of Lander, Lois Waterman of Mesa, Ariz., Sherri Zoberst of Kittredge, and Roberta Mapes of Portland, Ore.; uncles Wayne and Fred Brannan of Maybell, and Wayne, Carl and Gary Cole of Craig; and numerous other relatives.

Thomas was preceded in death by his mother, Karen, and his grandparents Edna and Dale Brannan, and Kenneth Cole.

Services were Dec. 28, 2004, at Hayden High School Gymnasium, with Chaplain Robert Duplease officiating.

Selections were, “American Boy,” by Eddie Rabbitt “I Miss My Friend,” by Darryl Worley and “Mud On The Tires,” by Brad Paisley.

The military escort was Staff Sgt. Matt Mancill.

Pallbearers were Glenn Reiff, Ray Fiscus, Evan Sundberg, Ty Zabel, Garold Gilbert and Chris Bray.

Honorary pallbearers were Dale Brannan, Rob McDonell, Kenneth Rhodes, Chris Hainault, Billy Rhodes, Joe Pierce and “His Squadron and All Thomas’ Many Friends.”

Military honors were given by the U. S. Air Force Color Guard.

Services were concluded outside of the school.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hayden High School in memory of Thomas for use in Outfitters Class and on the Oregon Trail Project. Donations may be sent in care of Grant Mortuary.