Dad, RIP


My father passed away last week at 89 years of age. He was active almost right up to the end. He had a long full life and touched a lot of lives. I will never forget that twinkle in his eye.

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He was preceded by Mother who passed away thirteen years ago. They made quite a team.


Dad always had a great sense of humor, especially with his grandkids.


He and Mom did a great job raising their three kids.



He is buried next to Mom near Mom’s birthplace in Dubois, Idaho.

His passing, funeral, and burial are of course sad affairs but it gave us a chance as a family to gather together, and get reacquainted. And that is satisfying. Here is his obituary.


“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”   Matthew 7:7

10 thoughts on “Dad, RIP

  1. Beth Edwards

    so sorry to hear of your loss. i know you will recall on those precious memories for many years to come. i agree with you on that funerals are such a sad time …but we are thankful to have the time to be with friends and family. you do have so many great qualities of your father i am sure of that. take care. ( ;

  2. Driller's Place

    I am so sorry for your loss. Fortunate is the son who has a great example to follow and you certainly had that. May the peace of God be with you and your family in the coming days. You and your family will be in my prayers this day.

  3. Alana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Another member of the Greatest Generation gone. He was the same age as my mother in law is now. I wish your family peace. May your many memories of your Dad help sustain you in the days ahead.

  4. Jeanna

    I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your father, may he rest in peace. He looks as if he had a fine sense of humor. I lost my dad a few years ago at age 88 and think of him often.

  5. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    I’m so sorry Alan. And sorry that I got so far behind in reading that I am just now letting you know. He was obviously a fine gentleman and contributed so much to the community (as your subsequent post details) as well as to his fine family.

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