Sidney Brooks Ralph, 94, of Idaho Falls, passed away April 30, 2012, at The Gables Assisted Living Center in Ammon, Idaho. He was under the care of his family and Creekside Hospice.
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Sid was born Nov. 13, 1917, in Hyrum, Utah, to Charles Henry Stephen Ralph and Tressie Scarborough Ralph. He grew up in Hyrum and graduated from North Cache High School. He also graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in forestry.
During World War II he served his country as a captain in the U. S. Army. Prior to his service in the military he worked as a county extension agent in Cache County, Utah.
In Feb. 19, 1948, he married Emma Quayle in Butte, Mont. Emma passed away Dec. 5, 1968.
In October 1971, he married Beth Parrish in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Beth passed away June 11, 2007. Sid was a general contractor in construction. Sid and an associate built and operated the restaurant that became Jack's Chicken-Inn and later LeBaron's.
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he loved and served in Scouting. Sid loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and motorcycling. He loved to spend time at their cabin in Island Park and enjoyed following the stock market.
Sidney is survived by his daughter Vicki Kay (Lloyd) Dresbach of Provo, Utah; daughter Bonnie Brooke (Joe, deceased) Corbett of Millville, Utah; daughter, Robyn Joye Averill of Yakima, Wash.; son Graig (Tamera, deceased) Ralph of Idaho Falls, Idaho; daughter, Cindy (Doug, deceased) Mitchell of Ammon, Idaho; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Emma; wife Beth; infant son, Randy Brooks Ralph; and brothers Stanley Ralph and Dennis Ralph.
Special thanks for the wonderful care given by Cloud Nine, Creekside Hospice & Home Health Care and the staff at The Gables.
We love you, Dad - you will be forever in our hearts.
Graveside funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Logan City Cemetery in Logan, Utah. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 North Ridge Ave.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from May 3 to May 17, 2012