Jacks, Bruce Corbit – Obituary

Bruce Jacks 83, died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 at Syringa General Hospital in Grangeville, Idaho, surrounded by his family.

A Funeral Service was held Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church. Gordon Bond of the Richland Christian Church officiated the service. Interment at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends joined the family for a reception that was held following the interment at the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.

Bruce Corbit Jacks was born to Walter and Lena Jacks on May 22, 1924 on the family ranch at Willow Creek near Paddock Lake in Idaho. He spent a lot of his younger years at his Granddad’s ranch. He rode his horse to school, which was a one-room schoolhouse near Midvale where he graduated from the 8th grade.

He was drafted into the Army Air Corp in 1943. He served three years in the radar and the motor pool, serving in Japan, New Guinea and the Philippines. While in New Guinea, Bruce, a down home country boy was introduced to international cuisine. He was given a meal and he showed himself to a nice place to dine under a coconut palm. While eating his meal all of a sudden Plop! Plop! Looking down in his plate, wonderfully crunchy long white worms were added to his meal! This dish became known as pick and flick, a wonderful delicacy! After that experience, Bruce became strictly a steak and potatoes guy!

Bruce was honorably discharged in 1946. He returned home where he met and married his true love Edith Dunn. They were married in Payette, Idaho on Aug. 18, 1947. They were blessed with five beautiful daughters and they had extra love to share with several foster children also.

Bruce had many, many jobs while living all over the Northwest. But the job that he loved the most was driving logging trucks. Even in his later years, he would still dream of driving. Though he was never monetarily wealthy, he was a rich man in many ways. Through he was a hardworking man; he found a little time for some hobbies, which included hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Bruce leaves behind five daughters Linda Kent of Kamiah, Idaho, Ida and husband Ron Jordan of Emmett, Idaho, Donna Seyer and husband David of Grangeville, Idaho, Janet Jacks of Burns Junction, Ore., Rosilyn Jacks of Burns Junction, Ore., seven grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; sister Susie and her husband Bill Stephens of Lewiston, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Edith, his parents Walter and Lena, step father Frank Hinton and older brother Walter Jr.
“We Love You Daddy!”

Those who wish to make a memorial contribution in memory of Bruce may do so to the Halfway/Oxbow Ambulance fund or the Syringa General Hospital Auxiliary in Grangeville, Idaho through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, November 15, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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