Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Sheila Brumett



Idaho Press-Tribune

March 24, 2001

            Crawford Mitchell Brumett

            Crawford Mitchell Brumett, 76, of Caldwell, passed away March 21, 2001 at a Boise hospital. Memorial graveside services with military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2001 at the Marsing-Homedale Cemetery. Pastor Chuck Ryan of Homedale will officiate. Services are under direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

            Crawford was born Jan. 29, 1925 to Della and Thomas Brumett in New River, Tenn. He grew up during the hard times and learned to hunt and fish to help feed his family. He helped his folks take care of his brothers and sister. Crawford served in the U.S. Army from June 1943 until his final discharge in December, 1945. He was seriously wounded in action during WWII. He earned several medals for his military service including the purple heart and bronze service star. He served his country proudly.

            In August, 1945, he married Geneva Hill, also of Tennessee. They came to Idaho in 1946 and spent over 25 years in the Wilder-Homedale area. Together they raised three children. Crawford enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family. On the home place he built with his family in Homedale, cows and pigs were raised and a large garden maintained. He put a lot of work into refurbishing older homes he bought and later sold. His wife Geneva went to be with the Lord in February 1985. Crawford was devastated by her loss but was thankful for the many years and the love they shared together. Geneva was in his heart through all of his life.

            Crawford worked for the J.R. Simplot Company for 35 years, retiring from there in 1986. He gave the home place to his two sons and they, in turn, sold it to his grandson. He was proud of the work his grandson did on the home place to enlarge it with a second story.

            Crawford met Kathleen Stewart of Caldwell in 1988 and they married in April 1993. They made their home on Canyon Hill in Caldwell and enjoyed many happy times there with family and friends. Together they enjoyed fishing trips to the mountains and traveling to California, Washington and Northern Idaho to visit family and friends.

            Crawford was a good-hearted, thoughtful, humorous, generous and wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.

            Among his family and friends are many who truly loved and respected him and will greatly miss him. They can treasure in their hearts the time they had with him.

            Crawford is survived by his wife, Kathleen; sister Oralee Hughett and brother Kenneth Brumett, both of Tennessee; daughter Sheila Cook; sons, Clayton and his wife, Leila Brumett, and Clifford Brumett; grandchildren, Crawford Cook and his wife, Brenda, Shannon Harlow and her husband Carson, Tyrie Cook, Manuel Cook, Gregory and Jason Brumett; and great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Amanda Cook, Geneva, Cynthia, ? and Sheila Lorain Harlow, Christian Mitchell Strout and Tabitha and Jonathon Pennington.

            Crawford was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Clifton Brumett and his first wife, Geneva.

            He was always proud of the accomplishments of his family and cared deeply for each of them. His prayer for his family and friends is not to mourn him but happily remember him and keep him in their hearts. In doing this, we all honor him.

            "Miss Me But Let Me Go"

            When I come to the end of the road,

            And the sun has set for me,

            I want no rites in a gloom filled room.

            Why cry for a soul set free.

            Miss me a little, but not too long,

            And not with your head bowed low.

            Remember the love we once shared.

            Miss me but let me go.

            For this is the journey that we all must take,

            And each must go alone!

            It's all a part of the Master's plan,

            A step on the road home.

            When you are lonely and sick of heart,

            Go to the friends we know,

            And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds,

            Miss me but let me go!


Owyhee Avalanche

February 20, 1985

            Geneva Brumett

            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. last Friday in Homedale for Geneva Brumett, 56, who died Feb. 11 in a Caldwell hospital. Leonard Hanold of the Church of Christ of Nampa officiated.

            Musical selections were "The Old Rugged Cross", "The Lord is My Shepherd" and "God Be With Your 'Till We Meet Again."

            Interment followed in the Homedale-Marsing cemetery. Casket bearers were Clifford Brumett, Clayton Brumett, Larry Maybon, Harold Baxter, Richard Miller, Jesus Paz and Manuel Zamora.

            She was born on April 12, 1928, at Glomar. Ky. She married Crawford Brumett on Aug. 18, 1945 at New River, Tenn. They moved to the Wilder area in 1946 and moved southwest of Homedale in 1951 where they have since resided.

            She is survived by her husband of Homedale; two sons, Clayton of Nampa and Clifford of Homedale; a daughter, Sheila Cook of Notus; her father of Kentucky and a half-sister, Juanita Johnson of Windot, Mich.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            She is preceded in death by her mother.