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1928 - 2013
Earl Eugene Paige, 85, of Meridian, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at home of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Boise ID. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Burial with military honors will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
Earl was born January 1, 1928, in Pocatello, Idaho, the son of Howard Paige and Lillian Bier Paige. He grew up in Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High School, military technical schools and Idaho State University in Engineering. Earl served in the Marine Corps during WWII. On September 18, 1955, Earl married Rhea Hansen at Central Christian Church in Pocatello, ID. They resided in various places in Idaho including Pocatello, Salmon, Hailey, Boise and Meridian.
Earl worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and served in management with Idaho Power Company. He enjoyed golf, bowling, swimming, skiing, hunting, fishing, guitar, piano and good conversation. He also was very involved in church activities, especially choir.
Earl was a member of University Christian Church and Rotary International.
Survivors include his wife, Rhea Paige, Meridian; children, Greg Paige (Karla), Salt Lake City, UT and Alison Bear (David), Boise, ID; grandchildren, Ryan Bear, Zach Paige and Jordan Bear; and his sister, Dorothy Scherbal.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Louise Hatch, Delores Freckleton, Norma Bauer, and Harold Paige.
Memorials may be made to the University Christian Church - 1801 University Dr., Boise, ID 83706
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
5400 Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID 83706
Published in Idaho State Journal on July 6, 2013