Donald F. Honas
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July 7, 1939 - May 18, 2013
Donald F. Honas was born on July 7, 1939 in Pocatello, Idaho to Joseph P. Honas and Lambertine (Befort) Honas. He graduated from Pocatello High School. After graduation he joined the United States Marine Corp and served for four years. During that time he met and married the love of his life, Vicki Erends. They relocated from California back to Pocatello, Idaho.
Don continued his education at Idaho State university where he graduated with a welding degree. Don and Vicki had three children; Steve, Keith, and Craig. He worked at FMC Corp and retired after thirty five years
Don loved the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, four wheeling and snow machining with his family and friends. He was a member of Pocatello Trail machine Association. He was also an active member of the Elks Lodge. Don was a hard worker. He lived life to the fullest and always maintained an active lifestyle.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Tina Honas; wife, Vicki Honas; sons Craig and Keith Honas. He is survived by his son, Steve (Judy) Honas; grandchildren Josh Honas, Christa Honas Knutson (Chris), Bobby McCreery, Matt Honas (Nikki), Jordan Honas, Lilly Evans, Jesse Leigh (Jenifer), Michael Leigh (Amber) and five great grandchildren, Garret, Naloni, Tayson, Isabella and Cameron.
A Rosary Service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. with a viewing to follow at Downard Funeral Home, 241 North Garfield Ave., Pocatello. The Mass of a Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M. on Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Community, St. Anthony's Chapel on 7th Ave.
"The month of May comes with sad regret. It brings a day we'll never forget. A memory, a tear, a thought sincere of wonderful days, when you were here. A million times we've needed you, a million times we've cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly. In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a memory no one else could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God took you home."
-Your Loving Family
Downard Funeral Home
241 N Garfield Ave Pocatello, ID 83204
Published in Idaho State Journal from May 21 to May 22, 2013