December 3, 1925 – January 6, 2018
Ila May (Maidy) Bruner, born December 3rd, 1925 in Firth, Idaho, to Warren and Edna Hunt, passed away on Saturday January 6th, her daughter Lisa was by her side.
She was the 11th of 12 children to the Hunt family. They left Firth and moved to Pocatello in 1940, where Ila went to Pocatello High School but wasn’t able to graduate at that time. In 1942 she moved to San Francisco where she worked in the ship yards, proudly making sandwiches for our U.S. soldiers.
Later she moved to Shoshone, Idaho, where she met and married Kenneth Corwin. To this union they were blessed with Kathy in 1948. Kenneth passed away in 1950 from a heart condition. Ila met Wayne Bruner and they married in 1951. During their marriage they were blessed with 3 children, Jay, Mark and Lisa. From 1954 to 1980 they lived in Pocatello then Elko until they settled in Twin Falls, where Wayne passed away in 1987.
Ila lived her remaining years playing Pinochle, metal detecting, fishing, cooking, playing the lottery, enjoying her nightly high ball, doing puzzles, watching her birds and loving up on her family and animals. In 2001, Ila proudly earned her GED and she was excited to be the oldest recipient of a GED from CSI at the age of 80.
She is proceeded in death, by her parents, 10 siblings, both husbands and a great grandson. She is survived by a brother, 4 children, 9 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, who knew her as “Grandma Grape”.
A celebration of life will be held at Faith Assembly of God, 178 Filer Ave W in Twin Falls, Idaho on Saturday January 13th at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, Ila would love for you to donate to a local animal charity in her memory. Her family would like to thank the many loving caregivers she had at Woodstone and St. Luke’s Hospital.