PRESTON - Marion Hubbard Cleghorn Jr., 79, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed into eternal rest Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, Idaho. He was born Oct. 5, 1933, the second of two children in Commerce, Ga., to Marion H. Cleghorn and Ollie Laura Powell.
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Marion graduated from North Georgia Military College and entered the U.S. Army after graduation. He served in Alaska, then returned to Georgia where he was employed by the Employment Security Commission in Atlanta. While employed there, he attended Georgia State University in the Counseling and Humanities program.
Marion loved and appreciated his family. He loved being included in their activities. Family was his first love, followed by his love of books, music, animals and sports. He was an avid fan of football and baseball.
Marion, while feisty and confrontational, was also the gentlest, kindest man. He especially loved cats and dogs. He loved Idaho, Preston, and especially the neighborhood and home he lived in. He often remarked upon the kindness and generosity of his neighbors.
He is survived by his wife Loretta of Preston; daughter Benita (Gary) Roberts of Smithfield; three grandchildren, Whitney Matson of Logan and Thomas Roberts and Sam Roberts of Smithfield; and nephews Michael Gee of Pedergras, Ga., and Richard Gee of Blairsville, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Celie.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East in Preston, Idaho.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Dec. 4 to Dec. 6, 2012