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Hampton "Jay" Brand Dec. 16, 1949 ~ Dec. 27, 2016

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Hampton "Jay" Brand Dec. 16, 1949 ~ Dec. 27, 2016

SWAN VALLEY - Hampton "Jay" Brand died unexpectedly on Dec. 27, 2016.

Jay was born on Dec. 16, 1949 to James and Iris Brand in San Juan, Utah.

Following high school graduation Jay enlisted in the army and was honorably discharged in 1977.

Jay worked in several different fields throughout his lifetime but his passion was logging and working with timber. Most recently Jay manufactured his own sawmill design, Brand X Sawmills.

Jay enjoyed visiting with his neighbors and friends. His early departure will be felt by many people in the small community that he called home for the past 20 years.

On June 18, 1973 Jay married Mary Lou Rothenbuhler in Bellingham, Wash. This marriage resulted in four children: Jayson, Dennie, Jamie and Krista.

On Oct. 9, 1999 Jay married Vicki Sellner in Condon, Montana. This marriage added two step-children, Gwen & Jonah Rosen to Jay's family, as well as two additional daughters, Becky and Hannah.

Jay is survived by: his step-mother, Betty Brand of Washington state; a brother, Lyle Brand of Wyoming; a sister, Linda Brand of Washington state; his children Jayson (Rachel) Brand of Lewistown, Mont .; Dennie Ellestad of Lewistown; Jamie (Rett) Goss of Grass Range, Mont .; Krista Brand of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Gwen Rosen of Kalispell, Mont .; Jonah Rosen of Missoula, Mont .; Becky Brand of Bozeman, Mont. and Hannah Brand of Condon, Mont .; his grandchildren Austin, Courtney, Ashley and Chelsie Brand of Lewistown; Katie Ellestad of Lewistown and Nola and Kallie Goss of Grass Range.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, James and Iris Brand.

Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be spread by his family on the land he loved.

Condolences may be left for the family at http://www.gardencityfh.com

 

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