Lynn Elmer Briggs, 75, of Rexburg, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at The Gardens of Rigby care facility.
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He was born Dec. 25, 1937, in Rexburg, to Eric Elmer Briggs and Clea May Weekes Briggs.
He was raised and attended schools in Archer, graduating from Madison High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January of 1960. He served in Scotland as a Machinist Mate and was honorably discharged in 1964.
On Sept. 8, 1964, he married Norma Lee Snodgrass in Boise; their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple April 8, 1977.
Lynn worked for several farmers in the Archer area in his early years, for the Potato Growers when he returned from serving in the Navy, and for the state Highway Department for 31 years, retiring in 1997.
Lynn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, huckleberry picking, and cutting firewood.
He is survived by his daughters, Cathy Briggs, and Susan Miller; son, James Briggs, all of Rexburg; sisters, Elaine (Lee) Yokom, of Colorado, Barbara (George) Hardy, of Idaho Falls; Madeline (Ed) Colburn, of West Jordan, Utah; brothers, Lee (Julie) Briggs, of Idaho Falls; Larry (Sonia) Briggs, of Rexburg, and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a sister, Loretta.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Sutton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Friday at the Archer LDS Church. Services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.
Eckersell Funeral Home
101 West Main St.
Rigby, ID 83442
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on Sept. 11, 2013