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Neil Sargent


1936 - 2014 Obituary Condolences

Lloyd Neil Sargent, 77, of Iona, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his home from causes incident to Parkinson's disease and diabetes.

He was born Oct. 5, 1936, in Idaho Falls to Lloyd Roy Sargent and Lula Elaine Wilkins Sargent. Neil grew up in the area and attended Ucon Elementary and graduated from Bonneville High School. He continued his education at Ricks College, Brigham Young University, Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and Boise State University.

On Dec. 30, 1958, he married Marilyn Horman Scoresby in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Together they had eight children. They lived in Ammon for 18 years and have spent the last 36 years in Iona.

Neil loved his family, sports and fishing. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served a mission to the Southern States and served in many other capacities, including as Young Men's president, Scoutmaster, counselor in a bishopric in Ammon, high councilor and bishop of the Iona 2nd Ward.

He loved young people and was an English and P.E. teacher for 34 years. He coached wrestling, football, basketball and golf. He was a great athlete and played all four sports in high school and at Ricks College. He loved to play baseball and softball in the summers. He took extra jobs to support his missionaries.

Neil is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marilyn Sargent of Iona; sons, Lloyd Bryce (Lauralyn) Sargent of Blackfoot, Kevin Paul (Catherine) Sargent of Powell, Ohio, Alan Neil (Annette) Sargent of Idaho Falls and Travis Norman (Christa) Sargent of Stansbury, Utah; daughters, Janeal Dowalo of Nampa, Idaho, Lorraine (Courtney) Cox of Orangeville, Utah, Angela (Justin) Eller of Lincoln, Calif., and Denise (Adam) Christian of Bluffdale, Utah; brothers, Lynn W. (JoAnn) Sargent and Van Dee (LarRene) Sargent; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou (Doyle) Rindlisbaker, Fern (Lynn, deceased) Benson, Leah (Harry) Thackery and Marjorie (Newel, deceased) Sargent; brothers-in-law, Fred (Wanda) Scoresby, Harold (Jean) Scoresby and John (Marilyn) Scoresby; 32 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents; a brother, Newel; and brothers-in-law and their spouses, Charles and Sherry Scoresby, Bill and Afton Scoresby, and Lynn Benson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Iona LDS Stake Center, 7555 N. 55th East in Iona. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Iona Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Encompass Home Health and Hospice and Mountain View Wound Care for the care and compassion extended to Neil.

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

Published in Post Register on Mar. 18, 2014
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