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Diane Turner Killpack, 74, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in St. George, Utah.

Diane was born Oct. 14, 1938, to Orin and Cleo Spackman Turner, in Rockford, Idaho. She was the oldest of three children. She grew up in Rockford and Firth, attending school, helping on the family farm and working at Bingham Co-op.

She married her high school sweetheart, Garry Killpack, on April 18, 1958, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They traveled with the military to Georgia before moving to Utah and finally settling in Firth, Idaho, to raise their five children. Diane and Garry were always found working side-by-side on the farm, in the family business, and at home. She loved flowers and gardening and was a hard worker.

In 1979, she and her husband started Killpack Trucking and together they enjoyed the challenges of growing a business. She was proud to hold a commercial driver's license and was an accomplished truck driver.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served valiantly in many callings. After retirement, Diane and Garry served a mission for the LDS church in Long Beach, Calif. They served as temple workers in the Idaho Falls Temple. Diane enjoyed traveling and made friends wherever she went.

In 2007, her health declined and she could no longer walk. She worked long and hard, with her husband supporting her, to try and regain her mobility. She was optimistic in the face of discouragement and inspired all around her with her positive disposition. She will be remembered for her faithful testimony, her hard work ethic and her love of family.

She is survived by her husband, Garry; children, Tamera (Bryan) Jolley of Shelley, Kevin (Nancy) of Idaho Falls, Blaine (Shelley) of Firth, Blair (Hollie) of Shelley and Todd (Liz) of Firth; sister, LaNae Lomeli of Mesa, Ariz.; brother, Kim Turner of Orem, Utah; 30 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, with two on the way.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the LDS Shelley South Stake Center, 675 S. Milton Ave., with Bishop Marvin Harker officiating. A viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, at the home of Garry and Diane, 1140 North 1290 East in Shelley. The family will also receive friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday before services at the church. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Published in Post Register from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2012
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