Hyrum "Hy" Forrest Baxter, 82, of Rigby, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at his home.
He was born Feb. 6, 1931, in St. Anthony to William Wallace Baxter and Effi Durney Baxter. He was raised and attended schools in St. Anthony, graduating from St. Anthony High School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
On Oct. 22, 1955, he married Erma JoAnn Lee in Rigby.
He worked as a welder at the INEL for 30 years and at Don's Lounge as a bartender for 20 years. He was a member of the VFW in Rigby and a member of the LDS church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and was an avid pool player.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Baxter of Rigby; daughters, Teresa Flug of Joshua Tree, Calif., and Shelly (Robert) Boyce of Dutch Harbor, Alaska; son, Stephen L. Baxter of Idaho Falls; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Karen Ball; one grandson; one sister; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rigby Pioneer Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.