Theodore (aka Ted, TC) was born in Caldwell, Idaho to Theodore Chilton Bryant and Opal Sheaffer Bryant on May 30th, 1934. Ted spent sixteen years growing up on the family farm with his sister, Winnie, and brother, Bill in Caldwell. After moving to King Hill, Idaho with his mother and brother, Bill, Ted met Connie Morgan, his future wife. On his seventeenth birthday, he joined the navy with his two friends.
After boot camp, TC, as he was known then, went to Florida and qualified as a Combat Aircrewman and Aviation Ordnanceman.TC was a crew member on various Neptune planes and was stationed in Washington, California, Hawaii, Guam, and Japan. He very much enjoyed his time in the navy and was very grateful to be in a plane and not on a ship. He spent five years in the navy so that his discharge would coincide with Connie's college graduation.
Ted and Connie were married on June 9th, 1956. Then they moved to Platte City, Missouri while Ted attended the Central Technical Institute in Kansas City, Missouri for two years. After graduation, he was hired by Sandia Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ted worked for Sandia Labs for 34 years. He was involved with the Neutron Generator Group for 29 years, then moved to the Solarfrhermal Energy Division for 5 years. Ted made many life-long friends working at Sandia.
Ted and Connie had two children, Trish Smith (Doug) and Bev Donahoo (Mike) and two grandchildren, Will Donahoo (Starr) and Theresa Donahoo (deceased). The Bryants, the Stephensons, and the Zimmermans had many adventures rafting, camping, exploring, backpacking, and touring Mexico, the west coast, Canada. Alaska, and Hawaii. Ted and Connie went to Germany, England, the Panama Canal, and China. They toured most of the states and enjoyed travelling with the Roadrunner RV group, the Moyers, and the Ryersons. Ted and Connie were married for 62 years. Connie passed away in 2017.
Ted never gave up his love for flight. He had an ultralight plane, the Phantom. He enjoyed flying it around New Mexico. He was also a volunteer for the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation, the Roadrunner food bank, and was a New Mexico Site Steward and Santa Fe National Forest Archeological Site Steward with Wally Newman. He was a lifelong photographer.
Ted will be sorely missed for his wicked sense of humor and love of the outdoors.