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Wilford Deloy Hammon

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Wilford Deloy Hammon, 63, of Menan, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls from complications of kidney failure.

He was born Aug. 17, 1949, in Idaho Falls to Wilford Lee Hammon and Mary Elizabeth Shaw Hammon. He attended schools in Menan and Rigby, graduating from Rigby High School. He continued his education at Eastern Idaho Vo-Tech, earning an associate's degree in electronics.

On March 26, 1971, he married Roxana Joyce Hubbs in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple; they were blessed with six children. Deloy worked as a machine operator for Idahoan Foods and as a service technician for Valley Office Systems.

Deloy was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he was called to serve in the Western Canadian Mission and worked with Native Indian tribes. He also served as a high priest and a home teacher. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America as a young man and throughout his adult life and earned the Eagle Scout Award, as well as the Silver Beaver Award.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, hunting, fishing and looking for the perfect sticks to make canes from. He also enjoyed reminiscing about the past and collecting coins and stamps.

He is survived by his wife, Roxana Hammon of Menan; daughters, Colette Hammon of Lewisville and Tiffany (Eric) Larson of Rigby; sons, Kevin Deloy Hammon of Menan and Timothy John (Kaitlyn) Hammon of Rigby; sisters, Lois (Dennis) Hansen of Rexburg and Jolene (Dave) Willis of Rigby; sister-in-law, Alice Hammon of Menan; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Mitchell and Douglas Hammon; and a brother, Terry Hammon.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Menan Stake Center, 698 N. 3600 East in Menan, with Bishop Vance Nelson conducting. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Annis-Little Butte Cemetery under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.

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

Published in Post Register on Apr. 27, 2013
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