Raymond Henscheid, born November 30, 1923 in Blackfoot, ID to Henry and Mary Seiger Henscheid, died October 28, 2016.|
Ray attended St. Bernard's grammar and Blackfoot High Schools. He farmed with his father until enlisting in the Navy in 1944. He served on several ships as a radar operator in the Atlantic and Pacific arenas during WWII. Upon his discharge in 1946 he joined First Security Bank in Boise in their management-training program.
He married Lucille Elaine Hull on September 20, 1947 in Reno, NV. They lived in Boise until 1948 when they moved to Pocatello. There he was appointed assistant manager of personnel and operations for First Security Bank and later as Vice President and manager of real estate lending.
In 1955 he was named manager of First Security Savings and Loan, and was elected Director and Executive Vice President in 1960. In 1977 he became President and Chief Executive Officer, and remained until his retirement in 1981 - concluding 35 years in the banking industry.
During his career he served as President of the Idaho League of Savings Associations, Director of the United States League of Savings Association, Pacific Northwest Conference of Savings Association, Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle and represented the 10th Federal Home Loan Bank district as a member of the Federal Savings and Loan Advisory Council, Washington D.C.
His career and community activities included President of Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, member of Pocatello Planning & Zoning, division chairman of the United Campaign for 8 years, member of Pocatello Rotary, ISU Bengal Foundation, Pocatello Chiefs, Vice President and Director of Tendoy Council, Boy Scouts of America. He was recognized for leadership in the Council, Explorer Post, Scout Troop and Cub Pack over 10 years of service to Scouting as recipient of the Silver Beaver Award.
His wife, Elaine, married 62 years, preceded him in death in 2009. Also preceding him were his parents and five of his 10 siblings - Florence, Bernard, Leoba, Christina, and Leo. Survivors include five siblings - Cecilia, Mary, Rose, Norbert, Theresa - and children Karla (Steve) Rudd and Kent (Patsy) Henscheid, Karla's children Hillary (Dustin) Lilya and Melissa (Walter) Rawitscher, Kent's children Matthew (Jeannette) Henscheid, Betsy (Jon) Hatfield, Andrew (Sarah) Henscheid, and Tyler (Bethany) Henscheid, and nine great grand children.
Ray enjoyed music, especially playing the clarinet with Elaine, his father and other family members. Woodworking, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities were also among his passions. Most of all he enjoyed his family and many friends; he'll be missed by all. The family would like to thank Valley View Senior Living in Boise for the extraordinary care they provided.
A graveside memorial will be held at Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot, ID on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Following the memorial in Blackfoot, a luncheon will be held from 12-2 p.m. at Mama Inez, 390 Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello. Karla and Kent welcome family and friends to join them in celebrating Ray's life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, 232-0542. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com
Published in The Morning News on Nov. 9, 2016