Ron E. Hiddleston
Ronal "Ron" E. Hiddleston, age 74, of Mtn Home, passed away on November 14, 2013, at his home. A viewing will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel and burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Mtn Home.
Ron was born in Bristow, Oklahoma on March 21, 1939, to C L "Doc" & Iona Hiddleston. 1n 1947, Ron and his mother Iona moved to Murtaugh, Idaho where they joined Doc who had taken a job with Denton Drilling. Later that year Doc started his own company and moved it to Rupert in 1953.
Ron graduated in 1957 from Minico High School and went on to Utah State University on a football scholarship. After his first year, he transferred to Idaho State University. He married Marvelene Hammond, his high school sweetheart, in 1959 and together they had three sons; Mike, Mark and Matthew.
In 1961 he bought a cable tool rig and a work truck to become a partner with his father in Hiddleston & Son, Inc.
He loved his work and was active in promoting the ground water industry. He served two separate terms as president of the Idaho Ground Water Association and was later honored with a lifetime membership. He also served on the board of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and later was elected president of the Association. In 1999 the NGWA presented Ron with the prestigious Oliver Award for his outstanding contributions to the ground water industry.
Ron was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rites, the York Rites and a Shriner. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge 2276. Outside of work, Ron loved to fly and was a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). He had a passion for sporting clays and was a member of the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA). He worked his way up to the Masters Class in the NSCA national tournaments.
He will always be remembered as a caring and generous husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will also be remembered for being passionate about everything he did and for living life his way.
He is survived by his wife Marvelene, his son Mark, his wife Marnie and their four children, Brooke, Evan, Elisha ,and Isaac. His son Matthew, his partner Becky and their son Shane and his daughter Michelle. He was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest son, Mike.
Memorials can be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute, Health Foundation, 190 E. Bannock, Boise, ID 83712, or the Christian & Baptist Church, 265 No. 4th East, Mtn Home, ID 83647.
Published in Idaho Statesman from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2013
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