BURLEY – Wallace O. Briggs, 74, Burley, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, in Burley with his family by his side.
He was born March 14, 1925, in Archer, Idaho, the son of George Jr. and Martha Burns Briggs. He graduated from High School in Rexburg in 1942. He joined the Air Force adn while in the Air Force he attended one year of college at the University of Arkansas.
He married MarJean Johnson March 21, 1951, in Idaho Falls. The marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1957.
Wallace worked as a grain elevator manager for General Mills for 30 years in Malta.
He served in many leadership positions in the LDS Church including bishop, elders quorum president, ward clerk, an on the high council. He served as first counselor in MIA, and first counselor in the bishopric.
He also served as mayor of Malta.
His hobbies included leather work, fishing, hunting, and always doing things for others. He especially enjoyed being with his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife MarJean of Burley; two daughters, Shannon Wood and Kelly Slagel of Burley; four sons, Allan Briggs of Sugar City, Terry (Darlene) Briggs of Malta, Michael (Sharolyn) Briggs of Burley, and Jeff (Carolyn) Briggs of Loomis Calif.; and 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at the Malta LDS Ward Chapel with Bishop Monte B. Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Valley Vu Cemetery in Malta with military graveside rites under the direction of Almo Post #96.
Friends may call at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. Friday prior to the funeral.
Arrangements are under the direction of Payne Mortuary of Burley.