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Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary

3401 S. Highland Drive, Millcreek, UT

OBITUARY

James Ross Bramble

May 23, 1937January 6, 2018

Death doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes . . . " On Saturday January 6, 2018 death took one of the saints, our father and grandfather "Grandpa Jim." He was 80 years old and passed away after a valiant, but ultimately losing fight with cancer.

They don't come any kinder, more selfless or purer than our dad. Jim was born during the Great Depression and raised by a hard working and strong single mother along with his four siblings.

He worked hard his whole life since his first job when he was a 12 year old boy and worked at Miller Honey company. Jim was grateful for the father like example of "old man Miller" in his formative years and often spoke of lessons he learned from him.

A patriotic man he served his country in the military for much of his life. Full time army followed by decades in the reserves. Army, Navy and Air Force. A man of strong faith he was a missionary in his mid 20s in the San Francisco Bay Area. A place he always loved.

He was the father to 10 children and somehow found the time for a strong and personal relationship with all of us. He married later in life but always wanted a big family. He taught us its never too late to do what you dream of.

In 1973 he built our family home almost entirely alone by hand. He could build or fix anything.

He was always a champion of civil rights, equality and sticking up for the little guy.

He was short in stature, only five foot seven inches tall, but very coordinated and a good athlete. He loved baseball.

He absolutely loved 57 Chevy Bel Air cars. He personally restored a couple.

He was a selfless man who gave away to others most of what he earned over a life of hard work. He served others with compassion every day of his life. He always was striving to be more like the Savior in his demeanor and actions.

His legacy is truly his family. He married Karen Newman in 1968 (later divorced) and together they had 10 children Diana (Tad) Stoker, James (Janalyn) Bramble, Julie Mills, Joanna (Tony) Bell, Laura (David) Kooyman, Jason (Mildred) Bramble, David (Katrina) Bramble, Steven Bramble, Lindsey (Connor) Clissold and Jessica (Levi) Greenwald. 33 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren with two more due this year. Also survived by his loving sister Marline.

He has been reunited in heaven with his mother Helen, father Howard, step-father Ernie, brother Ron, sister Carolyn and sister Sheril.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive. A viewing will be held on Wednesday January 10, 2018, from 6-7:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the funeral, both also at the mortuary. Internment: Elysian Gardens. Please share online condolences at www.dignitymemorial.com

We are and will forever be grateful for the lessons he taught us. We love you dad more than we know how to express and we will miss you intensely. Until we meet again.

Services

  • Viewing Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 11, 2018

Memories

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Julie Mills

January 27, 2018

My dad will always be my hero ...my best friend and role model. I miss him more than I ever expected. I love you dad and if anyone deserves to walk side by side with the savior it is you. I know you are walking with him now. I love you dad.

Mary Forakis

January 13, 2018

The song has ended but the melody plays on. Love you guys. My Condolences.
Mary Forakis

Shaun Cassady

January 10, 2018

I have been friends with Jim, his son, since I was young. I spent countless hours over at his home. Mr. Bramble always took the time to sit and talk with me when I went to his home. He was like a second father to me. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to the family. Rest well.

Denis Waitley

January 10, 2018

My prayers and heartfelt feelings to the entire Bramble family. Although I never had the privilege of meeting James, I know about his leadership, kindness and inspiring spirit through my business relationship and frienship with his son, James. God Bless.

Debi Poulsen

January 9, 2018

It was such an honor for me to care for Jim in the last months of his life and to work with his wonderful family! You will all be in my prayers at this difficult time as you are missing him. Love to you all.

Debi Poulsen RN
Brighton Hospice

Lisa Evans (Fast)

January 9, 2018

Julie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your dad as a very kind man and loving father. I remember him teaching Julie to drive in the v-bug! My deepest condolences and prayers to the family!

Joanne Gibson

January 9, 2018

Bramble Famil
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Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May James Rest In Peace.
Joanne Gibson
(Pat Peterson's daughter)

January 9, 2018

Julie I'm sorry about the loss of your dad I think of you often miss you your long time friend Jennifer (webb)

David Shaffer

January 9, 2018

Your father was an amazing man who never failed to treat me kindly and with respect. Our prayers are with your whole family. He fought a valiant fight and endured to the end and now has earned his rest. Love to you all.

Gaylon Howell

January 9, 2018

Jim has always been a dear friend to our family. I have always been so comfortable in beginning a project whether it be car repair, yardwork or home repair, for I knew that Jim was always there to be my safety net when I needed help on something I had messed up attempting to do. HE COULD FIX IT! What a blessing of service he provided for our neighborhood. WE love him and we extend our sympathy and our prayers are with his family.

Love ,
Gaylon and Barbara Howell

FROM THE FAMILY