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Dewey Brittain

September 25, 1923 — October 13, 2013

Dewey Edward Brittain was born September 25, 1923 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. His parents were farmers and lived in Oklahoma and Texas. Dewey joined the Marine Corp at age 17 and retired a Gunnery Sergeant after 20 years. He served in WWII, and Korea and was in prison camp in Korea for 33 months. He received several metals, including the Purple Heart. (please look at Dad's medals so we can list all of them). Dewey then worked as a driver for Langendorf Bakery in Bell, CA for 15 years before retiring to Tetonia in 1980. He married Glora Jean Anderson in March of 1944. They were married 66 years before Glora Jean went to be with the Lord. Dewey and "Gene" were blessed with two children, a daughter, Ruthann and a son, Michael. They have three grandchildren, Steven, Melissa and Tyler and one great granddaughter, Marley. Dewey loved to be outside. He was always finding something to do for a few hours each day. His other love was reading Western stories. His favorite author was Louis Lamour and he read every one of his books several times. If he couldn't read westerns, then he loved watching western movies. His favorites were John Wayne movies. The Lord called Dewey home, Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the age of 90. He passed away peacefully in his sleep of natural causes. He was surrounded by his family. Dewey is survived by his children, Ruthann (Bill) McGeorge, grandchildren Steven McGeorge & Melissa (Daniel) James; Michael (Carol) Brittain, granddaughter Tyler Brittain, great granddaughter Marley Brittain. Please change or add anything. Make changes here or give me

Graveside service will be on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Cache-Clawson Cemetery in Tetonia at 1:30 pm.


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