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Kenneth J. Priest, 91, of Idaho Falls, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at The Gardens in Rigby Assisted Living.

He was born Jan. 16, 1921, in Taylor, Idaho, to James M. Priest and Minnie Mae Priest. He grew up and attended schools in the area, graduating from Shelley High School. He served as a Technician 5 in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Ken farmed in the Idaho Falls area. He also worked as a carpenter and was in the Carpenter's Union.

He married Rolla Leora Willems and from this union came one son and two daughters.

Survivors are son, Francis Priest of Rigby; daughters, Ruth Ann (Randy) Green and Ida Mae Hanson, both of Rigby; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, four brothers, a grandson and a son-in-law.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 15, at Taylor Cemetery with military rites performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Team and the Idaho Honor Guard.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.



Published in Post Register on Dec. 15, 2012
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