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Wayne Lloyd Park Obituary
Wayne Lloyd Park, 87, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the VA Hospital.
He was born June 20, 1928 to Hugh Dellwin and Leona Priscilla Brookbush Park at Osgood, Idaho. 
He attended school in Osgood and when he was about 10 years old his family moved to a 60 acre farm in Thomas, Idaho. He attended elementary school at Wilson and graduated from Thomas High School in 1946.
He was called to the Eastern Canadian Mission in September of 1948. Some of the Park family had settled in Ontario, Canada and he did meet some of them while on his mission. After returning from his mission in 1950, he enrolled at Utah State University but only attended about two weeks when he was drafted into the army during the Korean War. After his release he returned to Thomas and worked for a friend on his farm.
Arlene Hansen was the little girl next door and was 6 years younger, but when he returned in the spring of 1952 she had grown up and had just graduated from high school. They dated and were married on January 7, 1953 in the Idaho Falls Temple.
Wayne worked for an electrical sale and repair business until 1955 when he decided to go into farming full time. He farmed with his father for several years and then purchased a farm north of Moreland in 1959.  He and his family lived on the farm until 1974 when he sold the farm and built the home on Wilson Road near the Stake Center. He worked for the LDS church while the stake center was being built and then in 1976 began his career at Snake River School District as Supervisor of Maintenance and Grounds. In 1985 he was called as Bishop of Thomas Ward for five years.  He retired from the school district in 1991 and was called as a missionary with Arlene to serve in the St. George Historical Sites Mission. After returning from their mission they were called as ordinance workers in the Idaho Falls temple where they served until 2002.  After returning from their mission, Wayne began working with Intarsia wood craft and spent many hours doing that special hobby and also enjoyed taking care of his yard. In December of 2014 they sold their home and moved to Los Lunas, New Mexico. He suffered a stroke in January of 2015 and his health declined over the year.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene of 63 years; sons, Steven Wayne (LaNell) Park, and Richard L. (Melanie) Park; sisters, Afton Wilson and Patti (Carl) Capson;  brother, Hugh (Joyce) Park; fourteen grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren and two more on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Darin Alan and three sisters, Maxine, Della and Norma.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Thomas LDS Chapel. Family will greet friends and relatives from 7-9 p.m. Friday, February
12, 2016 at Hawker Funeral Home and again for one hour prior to services at the church. Condolences may be sent to: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Feb. 15, 2016
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