Burl Lane Summers, 63, of Idaho Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at the home of his daughter in Blackfoot.
He was born June 29, 1949, in Rigby to Dwayne Summers and Nola Madsen Summers. He graduated from Ririe High School and continued his education at the ISU Vocational School.
He then joined the Army and served for two years in the 3/506 101st Airborne in Vietnam. After the Army, he married Ruth Poore on July 9, 1971, in Ririe. They were married for 37 years and he loved her dearly. They had one daughter, Stephanie.
Burl went on to ISU, then Utah State and back to ISU, where he graduated with his civil engineering degree.
He retired from working at the INL site. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and a member of the VFW.
Burl enjoyed panning for gold, poker, horses, camping, cooking, woodworking, hunting and fishing, and traveling. He was an avid reader and a great baseball fan.
He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Derek) Lane of Blackfoot; sister, Delaine (Rick) Jones of Wickenburg, Ariz.; brother, Shayne Summers of Coltman, Idaho; and grandson, Logan Burl Lane of Blackfoot.
He was preceded in death by his darling wife, Ruth; parents, Dwayne and Nola Summers; and a brother, Arlo Summers.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in Ririe-Shelton Cemetery, with his brother Shayne Summers officiating. Veterans rites will be performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Team. The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 16, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road.