September 16, 1916 - October 24, 2012
Enos Jeffs, 96, of Caldwell, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at a Nampa care facility. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:00 AM at the LDS Chapel, 3007 Sunnyridge Road, Nampa, Idaho with viewing one hour prior to service. His final resting place will be alongside his wife at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell. Services are under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Enos was born September 10, 1916 to John Jeffs and Polly Paskett and was the 8th child out of ten children. He was born in Hazel, Idaho and grew up in the Oakley and Burley areas in the Cassia and Minidoka counties where his father farmed. Although Enos farmed with his family, auto mechanics was his favorite hobby and natural talent. He would often be found disassembling the family's Model-T Ford and reassembling it. He graduated from Burley High School in 1936. He met Lucille Marion Ward of Salem, Idaho in the spring of 1940. They corresponded with each other and dated for several months before getting married in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on December 20, 1940. They then moved to Caldwell in 1941, building a home on Canyon Hill in Caldwell and residing there for over 60 years.
On October 14, 1941, Enos was offered a job at the J.R. Simplot Company by Jack Simplot himself. (They knew one another when growing up, having lived only 6 miles from each other.) Enos loved his job at Simplot's. His worked ranged from semi driver to product warehouse foreman to supervising the mechanical work for the fleet of company vehicles. He was also responsible for the maintenance of semi's, potato cellar equipment, and corn harvesting equipment. His job took him throughout southern Idaho, northern Nevada, northern California, Oregon, and Washington. In February 1943, Enos served as a plant guard for the J.R. Simplot Company as a member of the U.S. Army Auxiliary Police during WWII
. He was given an honorable release and certificate of Meritorious Conduct in January 1946. Enos retired from Simplot's after 40 years of service on December 31, 1981.
Enos was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young man he sang in the Ward Choir and served in several callings and assignments including Scout Committee Member in 1969 and as a temple worker for the Boise, Idaho Temple for 5 years after it was first completed in 1985.
Enos loved to fish and hunt. His favorite place to fish was Henry's Lake in Eastern Idaho. Rare was the year that he did not spend at least two weeks on an annual fishing trip, camping at the Staley Springs Lodge area in his camper or renting a cabin. Enos loved to tell about his deer hunting experiences when he went with friends and family. His favorite was the year he got a twofer with one bullet. (One deer was standing behind the other.)
Enos is survived by his sister, Otella Steiner of Burley, Idaho, sons; John (Edith) Jeffs of Caldwell, Dana (Jeralyn) Jeffs of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Galen (April) of Huber Heights, Ohio, and daughters; Renita (Jack) Beckman of Aurora, Colorado, and Diana (Larry) Jensen of Caldwell. He has 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, eight of his nine siblings and his parents.
The family wishes to express a very heartfelt "thank you" to the wonderful staff of Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Holly in Nampa for their kind and loving care and service to our father for the past 4 years while in their facility.
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