Larry Grant Bryngelson
Larry Grant Bryngelson, 79, of Boise, Idaho, passed away on September 17, 2023. He was born on July 29, 1944, in Glendale, California. Larry lived his life with unwavering love, a delightful sense of humor, and a heart filled with music and joy.
Larry is survived by Gloria, his cherished wife of nearly 5 decades, in addition to two children, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild. His family was the center of his world.
A lifelong learner, Larry pursued his education with dedication and passion. Following his honorable service in the military, he spent 18 years attending night school, eventually earning undergraduate degrees in zoology and criminal justice. His thirst for knowledge led him to achieve a graduate degree in law and a Juris Doctorate.
Larry proudly served as a navy corpsman in the Fleet Marine Force from 1964 to 1968, undertaking three tours of duty as a Medic in Vietnam. For his extraordinary bravery and selflessness, Larry received numerous commendations, including a Combat Operations Medal, a Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. Unfortunately, Larry was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, and it was complications from his exposure that contributed to his death.
Following his military service, Larry settled in San Diego where in made significant contributions in various roles. From being a police officer and criminal investigator, to serving as the Vice President of a Fortune 500 company, an attorney, and a Judge Pro Tem, Larry’s determination and dedication were evident in every endeavor.
In 2003, Larry and Gloria retired to Boise, Idaho, where he continued to make meaningful impact on the lives of others. He became a passionate advocate for disabled veterans and children in the foster care system, making a positive difference in the community.
Larry possessed an adventurous spirit and a love for exploring the world. Together with Gloria, he embarked on countless travels to immerse in different cultures and cuisines. Cooking classes became a cherished part of their journeys. In his leisure time, Larry found pleasure in woodworking and reading non-fiction, He also indulged in his passion for writing. Music held a special place in his heart, and he delighted in singing alongside friends and their garage bands and collecting an extensive library of all genres of music.
Private services to honor Larry’s memory will be held at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Eagle, Idaho. While there will be no public memorial, a traditional Celebration of Life will be arranged for family and friends at a later date.
The family chooses to thank everyone at the Boise Veterans Administration for the compassionate care they have provided to Larry. We also want to thank Bowman Funeral Parlor in Garden City, Idaho for assisting the family during this difficult time.
In remembrance of Larry’s life and the impact he has made, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located at 501 St Jude Pl, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, www.stjude.org. Donations made should reference Memorial ID #23623455.
Larry Grant Bryngelson will forever hold a special place in the hearts of his loved ones and all those who were fortunate enough to know him or be touched by his caring and dedication.
To watch the committal service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/872966963?share=copy
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.