Michael "Kim" Tangren, 68, of Idaho Falls, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at his home.
He was born Oct. 12, 1945, in Provo, Utah, and was legally adopted by Hyrum Aryel Tangren and Iretta Hall Tangren. He grew up in Provo and graduated from BY High School in 1963. Kim attended Brigham Young University, where he studied law enforcement. He was a member of the Springville, Utah, National Guard Unit.
On Sept. 5, 1972, he married Lois Sally Shepherd in the Provo Utah Temple. Besides living in Provo, they lived in Payson and Santaquinn, Utah, before moving to Idaho Falls.
Kim was a member of the Idaho Falls Police Department for 27 years before retiring in 2000.
Kim had a special interest in old cars.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle.
The family would like to thank the staff at Teton Cancer Institute, Teton Cancer radiology department and OneSource Home Health and Hospice for their tender, loving care of Kim.
Kim is survived by his wife, Lois "Sally" Tangren of Idaho Falls; sons, Derek (Sunny) Tangren of Springville, Utah, and David Tangren of Idaho Falls; grandsons, Hyrum, Noah, Eli and Isaac Tangren of Springville, Utah; a brother-in-law, Jim (Susan) Shepherd of West Valley City, Utah; six nephews; and two nieces.
Besides his parents, Kim was preceded in death by two sisters.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls, with Doug Crabtree officiating. The family will visit with friends for one hour prior to services at the mortuary. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #6, 605 N. Capitol Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.coltrinmortuary.com.