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Jerry Broadhead

Nov. 16, 1937 - Apr. 1, 2018

HEYBURN – Our father, Jerry Broadhead, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018, at home surrounded by his family from complications of Parkinson’s disease, at the age of 80.

Jerry grew up in Salmon, Idaho, where he lived on McKim Creek. He could step out his front door and fish or hunt any time he wanted. These were the things that he loved to do. As a young man, he worked on the farm with his father. Jerry’s father died when he was only 16 years old. He helped raise his brother, Dick, and his sister, Lynne “Winki”.

Jerry spent his summers working for the forest service. While in Salmon, he met his bride, Alice Ann Ramey, who lived just down the road. They were married October 6, 1957. They moved to Burley later that year where grandpa pursued a career in the seed business, working for Western Seeds for 27 years. He then bought, along with his son, Paul Seed Company in Paul, Idaho. He ran this business until retirement. He always liked putting a pallet on the forklift and lifting the grandkids up as far as it would go just to hear them scream and laugh.

No matter the activity, Jerry loved spending time with his family. He could always be found sitting on the bleachers or in an event center in support of his children and grandchildren. He found pleasure in anything outdoors, such as hunting, fishing and boating. Working and turning wood on the lathe was also a hobby of his. Their home is filled with bowls, goblets, tops, dishes, and beautiful boxes, which he had made. The grandchildren have wooden Christmas ornaments that will be treasured forever. He taught his family how to play pinochle and didn’t mind giving everyone a good whooping every now and again. Although a man of little words, we will never forget Jerry’s legendary barbecuing, bright blue eyes and contagious smile.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Alice Broadhead; their two children, Tama (Keith) Muecke and Glen (Tammy) Broadhead; five grandchildren; soon to be nine great-grandchildren; and his sister, Lynne (Ted) Brownfield.

No funeral service will be held at his request. Cremation has taken place and a family celebration of life will be held.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.