Harvy Deward Hebdon, 62, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, near Jerome, Idaho, while driving truck.
He was born July 2, 1951, in Idaho Falls to Truman Deward Hebdon and Winona Larsen Hebdon. He graduated from Skyline High School, then joined the U.S. Air Force. Following his Air Force service, he joined the National Guard and helped in Rexburg during the Teton Dam flood. While in the service, he attended training school in Texas to become an airplane mechanic.
He worked as a diesel mechanic for several years, then went to school at Idaho Technical College to become an electrician after he broke his back. He was a licensed journeyman electrician until the economy faltered and he couldn't find work. At that point, he went back to ITC and took training to become a truck driver. In 2005, he went to work for Doug Andrus Trucking, where he worked until recently, when he went to US Freightways.
He was known by all of his friends and family as a jack-of-all-trades and was always willing to help anyone.
He married Aloma Cook in 1976. They divorced in 1987. He married Judy Shurtliff in Idaho Falls on April 29, 2007.
He enjoyed camping and being with his family.
Harvy is survived by his wife, Judy Hebdon of Idaho Falls; daughter, Nikki (Mike) Stanley of Idaho Falls; son, Shawn Steven (Laura) Hebdon of Idaho Falls; brother, Rhondo Benson of Idaho Falls; sisters, Linda Stoddart of Tremonton, Utah, and Gloria (Jed) Ritter of Arco, Idaho; and three granddaughters, Tyffani, Bryttani and Lillie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David Hebdon and Grant Benson; and a brother-in-law, Rex Stoddart.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., with Pastor Mark Paulsen of the Rexburg Calvary Chapel officiating. The family will visit with friends from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday prior to services. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at a date to be determined later.
Online condolences may be sent to www.woodfuneralhome.com.