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Harold R. Furness

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Harold R. Furness, 87, of Terreton, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at his daughter's home in Firth.

He was born June 19, 1925, in Sugar City, Idaho, to Tobias Furness and Lucy Ricks Furness. He was raised and attended schools in Sugar City and graduated from Sugar City High School.

Harold served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On Dec. 15, 1949, he married Mary Ann Lenz in Ashton; their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were blessed with five daughters and one son.

He farmed in the Terreton area throughout his life and was an owner, along with his brother, Rex, in Furness Brothers Feed Company in Terreton.

Harold was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he served in many church callings, but he most enjoyed his many years as a stake missionary. He was well-read in the gospel. He also enjoyed studying history and government.

Harold was a sports enthusiast; he was active in high school sports during his younger years, enjoyed fishing, skiing and golf and was an avid BYU fan. He also appreciated the beauty around him and enjoyed going for rides through the country.

He is survived by his daughters, Mauna (Craig) Young of South Jordan, Utah, Luanne (Daniel) Hale of Blackfoot, Cloeen (Kevin) Downs of Firth, Amy Furness of Salt Lake City and Laura (Blair) Mickelson of Melba; son, Dallas (Tamara) Furness of Terreton; sister, Joyce Luke of Sugar City; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Furness; parents; brothers, Jay Furness and Rex Furness; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Terreton LDS Stake Center. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday prior to services at the stake center. Burial will be in West Jefferson Cemetery under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.

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

Published in Post Register on May 5, 2013
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