JORDAN — Harold Eden Brusett passed away Monday morning, Nov. 5, 2018 in Jordan. He was born in the dining room at the family homestead in Brusett on May 18, 1929. He was the second of five children born to Ed and Helen (Weaver) Brusett.

Harold enjoyed horseback riding and had pets of all kinds. He once roped a coyote he wanted to tame. Another time Harold got a few bum lambs from the neighbors. He kept them out of sight of his cattleman dad who did not want any sheep on the place. He and his brothers had to rope a range cow several times a day to feed them.

Harold and Mareta were married June 1, 1952, at her home in Texas. They left that very afternoon for Brusett. They had four children. A son, Corwen, who died at birth, followed by Tara, Randy and Bonnie. Harold was an active father. He did Jack LaLanne exercises with his kids before taking them to school in the morning—never late. They often went down to Devil’s Creek in the summer. They could stay as long as someone was waterskiing behind the red and white speedboat.

Harold became “Papa” when granddaughter Brittani was born. Next came Tierani, Cortani, Kyra, Laif, Jennifer and J.E. Papa saved part of his lunch every day just in case the kids stopped by the field. He enjoyed watching them play basketball, volleyball, show 4H projects, and rodeo. Harold himself played basketball and volleyball well into his 60s and seldom missed a high school game at the gym even after his own grandchildren graduated.

“Deal the cards!” Papa called out with a big smile whenever grandkids came in the door.

He liked pinochle, farming, ping pong, farming, skiing, farming, golf, farming, and coffee at the Cenex.

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He loved well and was well-loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Helen Brusett, a son, Corwen, a sister, Alma Greenway, and a brother, Dale Brusett.

He is survived by his wife, Mareta, children Tara Eddy (Dan), Randy Brusett (Sharon), Bonnie Cooley, grandchildren Brittani Tooke (Robert), Tierani Brusett, Cortani Martin (D.J.), Kyra Pinango (Henry), Laif Eddy, Jennifer Ericson (Bobby), J.E. Cooley (Presley), great-grandchildren Taelynn Ericson, Bellani Martin, Baine Martin, Roan Tooke, Tiago Pinango, Remi Tooke, and Vivian Pinango.

No funeral service will be held. You are invited to join family at Fairview Hall in Brusett on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2-4 p.m., to celebrate his life. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to GCDHS Athletics, P.O. Box 409, Jordan, MT 59337, Garfield County Museum, or the charity of one's choice.

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