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Tex Owen Bloxham

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Tex Owen Bloxham, 75, of Rigby, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

He was born April 8, 1937, in Idaho Falls to Darwin Owen Bloxham and Helen Rounds Bloxham. He was raised in Rigby, graduating from Rigby High School. He continued his education at Ricks College.

On June 22, 1956, he married Alice Rae Cramer in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

He lived in Rigby throughout the majority of his life. Briefly, he worked for RCA and for Rocketdyne in California. He also worked as an instrumentation specialist in the nuclear field at the INL.

Tex was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a Scoutmaster, High Priest group assistant, as a High Counselor, and PFR for the Rigby Stake. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and four-wheeling. He found joy in serving others and taught this value to his family.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Bloxham of Rigby; sons, Russell (Peggy) Bloxham of Rigby, Forrest (Myrrie) Bloxham of Thatcher, Utah, Karl (Brenda) Bloxham of Roy, Utah, Doug (Christy) Bloxham of Rigby and Paul (Rachel) Bloxham of Eagle Mountain, Utah; brother, Edwin (Barbara) Bloxham of Rigby; 24 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Darwin Owen Bloxham; wife, Alice Rae Cramer Bloxham; and brother, Von Bloxham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Rigby, Idaho, South Stake Center, 106 N. 3800 East in Rigby. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Ucon Cemetery under the direction of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.

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

Published in Post Register on Feb. 6, 2013
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