Beth France Cook-Nulph, 83, of Shelley, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at her home from natural causes.
She was born April 25, 1930 in Taylor, Idaho, to Stephen Maine France and Della Garner. She grew up in Shelley and graduated from Shelley High School.
On June 9, 1950, she married Doyle Cook of Shelley in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They made their home in Shelley, where they raised their two daughters and two sons.
On Dec. 29, 1953, Beth's parents were in a car-train accident. Her mother was killed instantly, but her father was thrown into the back seat and survived. Doyle was 28 years old and Beth was 23. They lovingly cared for her father and very willingly took on the responsibility of Beth's two younger brothers, Stephen R. France and Garry L. France, who at the time, were 12 and 10 respectively.
They lived in Shelley, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Boise, Richland, Wash., and Bountiful, Utah. In 1990, Doyle retired and they returned to Idaho Falls. Doyle passed away March 13, 1995.
On Nov. 1, 2003, she married Emmett R. Nulph in Idaho Falls. They have made their home in Shelley for the past 10 years.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has served in both ward and stake positions throughout her life and served as a temple officiator in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple for many years. She served a humanitarian mission in Idaho Falls with her husband, Emmett R. Nulph. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Survivors include her husband, Emmett R. Nulph of Shelley; children, MarShan (Kevin) Croft of Ammon, Kathee (Arnold R.) Augustin of Lubbock, Texas, David A.(Kally) Cook and Darren E. (Donna) Cook, all of Shelley; brothers, Stephen R. (Marsha) France and Garry L. (Bonnie) France, all of Shelley; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Cook; her parents; brother, Joseph; and sister, Lorraine.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Shelley South Stake Center, 675 S. Milton Ave., with Bishop Mark Bolander officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak St. in Shelley, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Shelley Hillcrest cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.