Robert Dale Angus

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Robert Dale Angus
October 2, 1930 - April 30, 2014
Bancroft - Robert "Dale" Angus was born in American Falls, Idaho, to Stephen Robert and Afton (Parker) Angus. Dale was raised in Orland, CA on a dairy farm operated by his father and uncles. He attended University of California at Davis where graduated with both a Bachelor's of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
Following graduation, he moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, for the large animal residency program. In 1957, he moved to Pocatello, Idaho, for the USDA as an area veterinarian. While in Pocatello, he met and married June Wheeler, whom he met at a LDS Institute dance. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on May 10, 1961. The couple then moved to Boise where Dale was the area epidemiologist for the USDA. Their first son, Stephen Wade, was born while they were in Boise.
A short time later they moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota for Dale to pursue his Master's of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. It was in Minneapolis that their daughter, Jyll, joined the family. A couple of years later, they moved to Ames, Iowa where Dale was employed at the USDA National Animal Disease Center.
It was in Ames that they spent the next 23 years and were blessed with three additional sons, Scot Alan, Ryan Dee, and Jeff Davis. Dale and June raised their family in Ames and he served in many leadership positions in Ames Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Upon Dale's retirement, they moved to Bancroft, Idaho where they currently reside.
Survivors include his wife, Vivien June (Wheeler) Angus of Bancroft, Idaho; son, Stephen Wade (Heidi) Angus of Scarsdale, New York; daughter Jyll (Gary) Kern of Soda Springs, Idaho; son, Jeff Davis (Ola) Angus of Kuwait City, Kuwait and daughter-in-law Dawn Angus of Ankeny, Iowa. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren; Alexandra, Jake, Justin, Haley, Brandon, Reagan, Colton, Zack, Luke, Bodie, and Janna. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sons, Scot Alan Angus and Ryan Dee Angus.
Funeral services will be Monday, May 5th, 2014, at 12:00 noon at the Bancroft LDS Church in Bancroft, Idaho. The family will visit with friends on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Sims Funeral Home in Soda Springs and also on Monday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Church prior to services. Interment will be at Ames Municipal Cemetery in Ames, Iowa.
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Published in Idaho State Journal on May 3, 2014
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