|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1932|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 2001|
Ted Bjornn, son, brother, father, grandfather, husband, mentor and scientist, of Moscow ID, passed away 3 Nov. 2001 at LDS hospital after a courageous battle with a peritoneal infection.
Born 31 Oct. 1932 to Clarence R. and Evelyn Bjornn of Bounti-ful, Ted was a Fisheries Professor at the Univ-ersity of Idaho and employed by the US Geological Service. Ted was known throughout North America as an expert in Pacific northwestern salmon, steelhead and trout. He was honored by several professional awards including the University of Idaho, Alumni Hall of Fame this year. Ted served on numerous panels and management teams for Columbia and Snake River salmon and steelhead.
He graduated from Granite High School, Utah State University (BS), University of Idaho (MS) and University of Utah (PhD). He authored dozens of scientific publications on fisheries, including studies pioneering catch and release fishing regulations for trout streams. His career included service in the US Army, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Geological Survey. He was a member of the American Fisheries Society since 1953.
Ted married Kathleen Rich 28 Dec. 1953, and they had five children: Kent R. Bjornn (Valerie) of Phoenix, AZ, Elaine B. Noble (Victor) of Vale, OR, Eileen B. Wendling (Scott) of Kalispell, MT, Colleen B. Killpack (Mike) of Brigham City and Brent T. Bjornn (Michelle) of Kimberly, ID. He leaves 25 grandchildren of various ages from one to 22 years.
Ted married Christine M. Moffitt, a Research Professor at the University of Idaho on 18 Nov. 1983. They enjoyed sharing their careers in fisheries research and education, gardening, and traveling. In addition to his widow and children,
Ted is survived by his parents, sister Joyce C. Tolman (Bountiful), and brothers Steven R. (Rexburg, ID) and Gary L.(Hamilton, New Zealand Temple Visitors Center). In December 1992, Ted received a heart transplant at LDS hospital.
Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thurs. with a funeral following at 11 a.m. at the Bountiful 16th Ward, 720 E. 500 No. The Ward will provide a lunch, and the burial will follow at the Salem City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Ted's name to LDS Hospital or to a charity of their choice. Services by Lakeview Mortuary,Bountiful, Utah.
Salem City Cemetery
Plot: Block 85, Lot 4, Plot 6
Created by: Connor
Record added: Sep 11, 2009
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Added: Nov. 18, 2011