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Calvin Hurley

1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Calvin Hurley Obituary

Calvin C Hurley, 90, of Idaho Falls, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home from natural causes. He was under the care of his loving family.

Calvin was born June 3, 1923, in Ohiowa, Neb., to Miles VanHorn Hurley and Mary Louise Rose Hurley.

When he was 16 years old, the family moved to Idaho Falls, where he learned the value of hard work as a young man on the family farm. He graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1941.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served our country during World War II. He was always proud to have served his country.

On Sept. 27, 1947, he married Pauline Eleanore Nield in Ririe, Idaho. They farmed in the Ririe area before moving their young family to Idaho Falls, where he rented a piece of farm ground that is now the home of Sage Lakes Golf Course. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on March 13, 1965. They purchased a piece of the farm land and built their family home on East River Road.

Calvin began a new career at the site as a custodian, security guard and then as a nuclear engineer technician for Argonne National Laboratories until his retirement in 1985.

Pauline passed away Dec. 2, 1995. Calvin married Alice Harris of Ririe in 1997 and she passed away in 1998. Dad later married Leah Radford on Oct. 30, 1999. Calvin and Leah enjoyed 14 wonderful years together. They loved their snowbird trips to both St. George and Arizona. They both loved to dance and could be found out dancing almost every weekend of the year.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in the Young Men and Sunday School presidencies, as a stake missionary, as ward clerk and worked in Spanish extraction. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening, camping and dancing. He loved BYU sports.

His greatest love, however, was his family. He spent countless hours supporting his sons and daughter in their sports, school activities, college education and church service. He was a devoted husband and father.

Calvin is survived by his wife, Leah Hurley of Idaho Falls; sons, Neil (Vickie) Hurley of Rigby, Randy (Cris) Hurley of Ammon and Miles (Peggy) Hurley of Idaho Falls; daughter, Eloise Hurley of Houston; brother, Robert (Dorothy) Hurley of Rigby; brother-in-law, Max (Barbara) Nield of Dillon, Mont.; 10 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pauline; his second wife, Alice; granddaughter, Tiffany Ann Hurley; three brothers, Melvin Hurley, Jack Hurley and Harold Hurley.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Idaho Falls LDS North Stake Center, 955 Memorial Drive, with Bishop Greg Baczuk of the Idaho Falls 19th Ward officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., and from noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Ririe-Shelton Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Memorial Team and Idaho Honor Guard.

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

Published in Post Register on Apr. 9, 2014
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