Cleone C. Jolley, 74, passed away Nov. 26, 2016 at the home he loved and built with his boys, father-in-law Clark Bell and a few friends. |
His journey began Sept. 3, 1942 at the Eaton Maternity home in Shelley to Dwayne and Lila Callister Jolley. Growing up in Kimball as the fifth of 10 children. Joyce (Wayne) Killpack, Merlyn (Marilyn), Darwyn (Deana), Boyd (Verla), Dion (Kathryn), Alan (Judy), Anna (Terry) Staples, Marla (Sterling) Nelson, Bryce (Laurie).
He was raised on a farm, and did milking by hand, bucking hay bales, tending livestock, all the usual work that goes with a farm before new machinery. He attended schools in Kimball, Basalt, Goshen and graduated from Firth High School. Then onto Ricks College (where he won the college swimming meet) then to Idaho State University. ?Cleone married Myrna Bell on Oct. 17, 1962 and had three sons: Clark, Scott (Wendy), and Blaine (Tonya), 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren with three on the way. ?He never lived out of Bingham County except for when he attended college. He worked his way through college by stacking lumber at Boise Cascade and shoveling potatoes at Croft and Hone. Along his journey, he loved to play football, basketball, play cards, played drums in band and loved to hunt and fish. He worked his way through college by saving and working (no handouts).?His first full time job was at Kraft foods in Blackfoot, followed by Anderson Lumber then back to ISU working the night shift at AEC and school during the day. He then worked for Merlyn at Jolley Building Supply in Shelley. He joined the Shelley Fire Department where he was Chief for many years, and made lifelong friends. He then spent 12 years as a Bingham County Commissioner where he earned many awards and made many friends. ?He spent years in the Scouting program as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a true testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served twice as Elders Quorum President, High Councilman, Presto Ward Bishop, Primary teacher, and twice as Young Men's President.?In 1971, he bought a 40-acre farm in Goshen for his hobby, where he raised wheat, hay and livestock.?He was a football player, basketball player, a Selway goer with his brothers and family, a furious pinochle card player with Betty and Darlo on Friday nights. He also read every Louis LaMour book and loved attending the Temple.?All his plans for retirement never happened because shortly after he was diagnosed with ALS with which he suffered greatly, Along his journey, he was happy and at each stop he made long lasting friends. He was very kind and always did his best.?He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and all of his siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents.?Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Firth Stake Center, 823 N 675 E in Basalt. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W Oak in Shelley and Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:40 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Goshen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Nov. 30, 2016