Bryce Kay Tracy
Malta, Idaho – Bryce Kay Tracy, age 79, of Malta, was born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Yost, Utah, the youngest child of Jesse and Luella Coleman Tracy. Bryce passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at his home in Malta.
Bryce was born at home at the “Upper Place” in Johnson Creek. He attended grade school in Yost and high school in Malta where he was involved in school sports. He especially enjoyed track, baseball and basketball. He also enjoyed singing and often had the leading musical role. He graduated from Malta High School in 1951. Bryce was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953 and served during the Korean Conflict.
He married Sharon Kay Perry on Sept. 18, 1959, in Albion, Idaho, and they recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. To this union were born four children.
Bryce was a hard worker and had a variety of jobs. He worked in home construction, farming, ranching, and seeding for the B.L.M. He worked for the Raft River Highway District and later returned full-time to what he loved best – working the farm and ranch in Yost and Malta.
Bryce served with his wife as 4-H leaders and later as 4-H lamb superintendents from 1977 until 1986. He was also a member of the Cattlemen’s Association.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, training horses, telling stories, joking around, auctions, coin collecting and antiques.
Bryce leaves behind his beloved wife, Sharon Tracy of Malta; his children, June Kay (Dennis) James of Elba, Perry Lon (Christi) Tracy of Hyde Park, Utah, Bryce Eugene (Tawnya) Tracy of Declo, and Shelia Rae (JR) Schenk of Richmond, Utah; 14 grandchildren; and seven (soon to be nine) great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, LaVere Tracy; one sister, Rhea Evans; three grandsons, Ethan D. James, Joseph Bryce James, and Ian James; and a great-granddaughter, Benelli Kay Hulme.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Malta LDS Church with Bishop Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Valley Vu Cemetery with military rites provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Organization.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church.