Cloyd W. Lee

Cloyd W. Lee, 88, of Idaho Falls, died Monday, November 25, 2013, in Idaho Falls.

He was born July 14, 1925, in Grant to John Wilburn Lee and Mabel E. Christensen Lee. He was raised in Grant, attended schools in Lewisville and graduated from Midway High School.

He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Peleliu and Okinawa campaigns during WWII and received a Purple Heart in each campaign. He earned the rank of corporal and was honorably discharged March 12, 1946.

On March 5, 1948, he married Shirley Kinghorn in Rigby; they were blessed with four children. Cloyd farmed and ranched in Idaho Falls, Grant and the Kilgore areas.

Cloyd is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a member of the Clark County Cattlemen's Association, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Posse, American Hereford Association, American Red Angus Association, American Quarter Horse Association and was a lifetime member of Jefferson County VFW Post 1004. He enjoyed fishing, working with his family and horseback riding.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley K. Lee of Idaho Falls; daughters, Sheryl (Darold) Bingham of Blackfoot, Diane (Stephen) Beller of Salmon and Gina (Kevin) Ellsworth of Hyde Park, Utah; son, Nolan Cloyd (Julie) Lee of Idaho Falls; sister, Naida Christensen of Nampa; brother, Max K. Lee of Idaho Falls; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Nolan Lee.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation to Good Samaritan Care Center in Idaho Falls and to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 30, at the River Road LDS Chapel, Sage Creek Ward. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Grant Central Cemetery with military rites by the Jefferson County VFW Post 1004 and the Idaho Honor Guard.

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Published in Post Register on Nov. 27, 2013