Our beloved father, grandfather, and brother, Bryant K. Gile, 74, passed away on September 2, 2023 after a brief illness. Bryant was born and raised in Richmond, Vermont, the son of Homer and Virginia (Phelps) Gile. He married Judith Wagner on November 5, 1974 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Bryant joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 22 and was a devoted member for the remainder of his life. He held a strong belief in the doctrine of eternal families and is now reunited with his beloved wife, Judy, who preceded him in death on November 13, 2005. Bryant served in many volunteer roles in the Church including at the ward (congregational) and stake (regional) level. Bryant had many fond memories of serving with Church members throughout the state of Vermont.
Bryant graduated from Richmond High School in 1967 and from the University of Vermont in 1971. In 1973, he became a rural letter carrier with the United States Post Office. Bryant spent the majority of his 33-year career delivering mail to the residents of Richmond and the surrounding area. Bryant developed many friendships with individuals and families on his mail route. Bryant retired from the USPS in 2006 and moved to Utah to be closer to his daughters and grandchildren. In Layton, Utah Bryant worked as a delivery driver for Jimmy’s Flower Shop. He spent his final years in assisted living close to his daughters at Legacy House of Logan, Utah.
Service to his community was a hallmark of Bryant’s life. In addition to delivering mail to the residents of Richmond, Bryant spent years as the custodian for the town offices, library, and other local businesses. He was a founding member of the Atari Club and as such his family were one of the first in town to have a personal computer. Professionally, Bryant served with many committees for the USPS. In the 1990s the Gile family began hosting children from New York City for several weeks each summer through the Fresh Air Fund. Bryant eventually volunteered as a Fresh Air Fund Friendly Town Coordinator for several years.
Bryant is survived by his four daughters: Norma Jean (Nathan) Nitz, Lorelei (Scot) Ferre, Martha Muster, and Loretta (Ben) Rippon, and his eight grandchildren: Lydia, Annabelle, Charlotte, David, Guinevere, Piper, Sofia, and Michael. Bryant was proud of everything his daughters and grandchildren have accomplished. Bryant is also survived by his brothers Dennis (Sherry) Gile, Bradley (Barbara) Gile, and sister-in-law Donna Gile; nieces and nephews: Veronica (Kenny) Paquette, Melinda (Doug) Johnston, Carl (Theresa) Gile, Neil (Suzy) Gile; and many grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins. Bryant was preceded in death by his wife Judy Gile, parents Homer and Virginia Gile, and his brother Larry Gile.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. at the Richmond Congregational Church, 20 Church Street, Richmond, Vermont. Calling hours Tuesday, September 12, 2023 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Richmond Congregational Church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Fresh Air Fund https://freshair.org/donate/
Arrangements under the direction of Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.