May 4, 1924 -- May 10, 2013 Lynn Orme Dalling, 89, of Boise, and formerly of Burley, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at Bonaventure Assisted Living Community in Boise surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 4, 1924, the fifth child of William Ricks and Sarah Ethel Orme Dalling. Lynn was born and raised in Sugar City, Idaho, where he lived on a dairy farm and learned how to work hard.
Lynn was drafted into the United States Army in 1943, and fought on the front lines during World War II. After returning home from the war, Lynn married his high school sweetheart, Revola Haws, on June 19, 1946, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. In June, they would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. Lynn and Revola raised their children in Burley, Idaho.
Lynn worked for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A & P Stores) buying and selling potatoes throughout the western United States. He was promoted to manager and oversaw the produce division in six western states. Lynn was named twice in the Who's Who in American Businesses. After Lynn retired, he worked for Sun Valley Potatoes for several years.
He was active in community affairs as a member of the Kiwanis Club, Republican Precinct Chairman, and served on many other local community committees. Lynn was an active member of the Burley American Legion and very proud to be a veteran. He was a great gardener and enjoyed keeping a beautiful yard.
Lynn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many callings. Some of his favorites were teaching the youth, being a faithful home teacher, serving as stake mission president, bishop of the Burley 5th Ward, high councilor, stake executive secretary and serving in the temple. After retirement, Lynn and his wife served for 18 months in the Canada Halifax Mission.
Lynn is survived by his wife, Revola Dalling; three children, Susan Lynn (Doyle) Price of Rupert, Idaho, William R. "Bill" (Laurie) Dalling of Boise and Lynette (David) Lowry of South Weber, Utah; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John L. (Artell) Dalling of Idaho Falls and Glenn (Dorothy) Dalling of Sugar City; and one sister, Elva Rose of Idaho Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, two brothers and an infant baby daughter.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at the Burley LDS 3rd and 7th Ward Church, 2200 Oakley Ave. in Burley, with Bishop David Hansen officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery with military rites provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Organization. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, and from 10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Friday at the church.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to Hearts for Hospice (especially Rachel and Sheila) for the outstanding care given to Lynn.
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend will be greatly missed.