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Mac James Brandon

Mar. 19, 1938 - Mar. 4, 2018

Date of Service: Mar. 15, 2018

BURLEY – Mac James Brandon, a 79-year-old resident of Burley, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, in the company of his two sons and other family members.

Mac was born in Roosevelt, Utah, March 19, 1938, to George Blaine and Fern Etta (Alexander) Brandon. He graduated from Valley High School, and attended one year of college prior to his two-year training at the Radio Institute of Electronics. He subsequently served in the United States Army in radar maintenance and received an honorable discharge as Tech Sergeant. He married Janice Ilene Meier, July 3, 1965, at the Methodist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He worked in diverse realms throughout his life including as an electronic technician for Boeing and EG&G, Inc.; farmed for 23 years west of Paul; was an agriculture bank loan officer / ag-field representative for D. L. Evans Bank; and credit manager for Rocky Mountain Agronomics in Burley. He was active in the community and was a former member of the Paul area Chamber of Commerce and Rupert Chamber of Commerce, served on the committee for FmHA (Farm Home Administration) of Minidoka County, and was honored as Farmer of the Year in 1978. He enjoyed his association with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Rupert. His pastimes included golf, fishing, traveling, dancing, and using his musical talents of singing and playing the guitar for family and friends.

He is survived by his son, Mac Scott Brandon of Twin Falls and his daughters, Carissa Janice Brandon and Audrey Grace Brandon; son, Todd Christopher Brandon and his wife, Jolina Brandon-Sanchez and their children, Eva Angeline Brandon-Sanchez, Kiara Ireland Brandon-Sanchez, and Jax Duncan Brandon-Sanchez of Lafayette, Oregon; and a devoted friend and companion, Jane Smith of Carlsbad, California. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, George F. Brandon; a son, Shawn Michael Brandon; and his wife, Janice Brandon.

Mac wanted to express his special thanks and love to Jane Smith for all the wonderful times shared together and all the care she gave. Thanks is not enough!!

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, with the Rev. John Ziulkowski officiating. A committal service will follow at Paul Cemetery with military rites provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Organization.