Vincent Galen Ransom, 81, of Ririe, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born Dec. 19, 1930, in Lohrville, Iowa, to Harold Ransom and Violette Blanche Stout Ransom. He attended schools in Rupert and then joined the U.S. Navy; he served in San Diego, Hawaii and Japan during the Korean Conflict.
On Jan. 16, 1956, he married Lida Ann Poore in Elko, Nev.; their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in February 1979. He worked as a maintenance mechanic at the INL and various potato processing plants.
Vincent is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities, including Sunday School president, Cub Scout leader and 13 years in the High Priest group leadership; he enjoyed cooking for ward activities and was the ward dance director; he also served as an officiator in the LDS Temple for six years. He enjoyed his grandchildren, snowmobiling, waterskiing, flying, dancing and tinkering with old cars.
He is survived by his wife, Lida Ann Ransom of Ririe; daughter, Gaylene (James) Ker of St. Anthony; brother, Donald Ransom of Twin Falls; stepbrother, Jack (Margarita) Cullimore of Astoria, Wash.; granddaughter, Sasha Clayton (Christopher) Worrell of Lyman; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ramona.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Ririe Stake Center, with Bishop Alan Young conducting. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Ririe-Shelton Cemetery under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.
The family will appreciate contributions to the Idaho Falls Humane Society.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.