Bradley Roy Jahn, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on August 27th, 2022 at the age of 72 after a long-fought battle with illness. Brad was surrounded by his loving family during his final days and passed away at home.
Born August 4th, 1950 in Idaho Falls Idaho, Brad was the epitome of a native Idahoan. Even as a young boy he loved the land, the outdoors and nature. Brad was also a gifted student, hard worker (on the family farm every day) and most importantly a friend to many. He was an all-star little league pitcher and a state champion bowler. Brad was also a gifted speaker from a young age, and participated in debate.
During his time as a student at Skyline High School, he met and fell in love with his beautiful wife Juliana. He told his family many times that the first time he saw Julie he knew they would be married. And so it was upon graduating with honors, Brad and Julie went from high school sweethearts to husband and wife. They were wed September 7th, 1968 in Idaho Falls at the Presbyterian Church, Julie wearing a beautiful gown she had sewn herself (much to her future daughters amazement). This would be the beginning of a nearly 54 year long marriage that created a legacy of amazing memories and traditions.
Soon after the wedding (only two days to be exact) they would leave Idaho Falls to both attend Idaho State University in Pocatello Idaho. Brad would go on to receive a Bachelors Degrees in Science, Geology, and Education, an MBA in Educational Leadership, and a PHD abd in Adult Learning. To say Brad was a well-educated and intellectual man would be an understatement. He truly loved to learn and help others do the same. Later in life his youngest daughter would eventually refuse to play against him in Jeopardy, knowing well she stood no chance.
As a young adult, Brad would return to his roots and become a 4 generational Idaho potato farmer. Along with Julie he owned and managed farm land and successfully grew crops for many years. Later in life Brad would work for the University of Idaho helping farmers receive grant money to attend college. During their marriage Brad and Julie would also welcome two beautiful daughters, Jessa and Anna. He was a devoted and loving father who would do anything for his children, including responding to late night calls about keys locked in cars, and gas tanks run dry. He was patient and kind, and took care with his children.
The family enjoyed many years of travel, adventure, learning about rocks (perhaps more than his children wanted) and wonderful holidays together. Brad adored his wife and daughters, and that same adoration was imparted on his three grandchildren, Ethan, Holdyn and Josie. Brad loved being Grandpa perhaps most of all.
Before his passing, Brad enjoyed a well-earned retirement full of travel, family gatherings, and attending church events. Brad was an active member of the Catholic Church, where he led bible studies and served as a parish council president. Brad loved Jesus and was never wavering in his faith. He knew the bible front to back and could often recite passages from memory.
Brad is survived by his wife Juliana Jahn (Cloud) of Boise, daughters Jessa Jahn of Boise and Anna Farrell (Jahn) of Boise, his son in law Hayden Farrell of Boise, grandson Ethan Blake, and granddaughters Holdyn and Josie Farrell. He also adored and doted over his “fur” children Sandy and Barney, and “fur” grandchildren, Mattie, Dolly, Red, Diesel, Apollo, Ginger and Taika.
The family will be holding a private funeral and graveside, followed in the near future by a celebration of life that will be open to all those who knew and loved Brad. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask for donations in Brad’s name be made to the Jayden Deluca Foundation.