Blair D Pincock passed away at home on May 18, 2014. Blair was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Rexburg, Idaho, the youngest of six children born to Douglas Pincock and Reah Dalling. He was raised in Sugar City but spent his senior year in Pocatello where he graduated from Pocatello High School. He attended Ricks College for three years and served a 2-1/2-year mission in Central America. Following his mission, he married Noreen Furness in the Idaho Falls Temple on May 29, 1959. They are the parents of three daughters.
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Blair completed his degree at USU in Logan, Utah and began his teaching career in Grace, Idaho. He taught for five years at Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls and completed his masters degree, also at USU. He taught at Ricks College for 32 years where he was always happy to go to work. He taught in the winter, built houses in the summer and drew house plans, apartment plans and Maverik plans.
He received the distinguished teaching award on Aug. 28, 1985, at Ricks College. Blair treasured his experiences with his colleagues, his friends and his students. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served faithfully and unwearingly in many callings. In his early years, he was a Scout master and varsity Scout leader. He served many years in college wards and stakes.
Blair and Noreen served eight years together, serving missions where he was president of the Argentina Resistencia Mission, president of the Buenos Aries Argentina Missionary Training Center and Guayaquil Ecuador Temple president.
Blair and Noreen were honored to be the recipients of the Distinguished Emeritus Services Award from Ricks College in November of 2006.
Blair loved to fish, hike and go camping. He liked to build things and was a fierce racquetball competitor. He enjoyed golf and anything sporty. Blair always wanted to live his life so when he met his maker he would be able to hear, "Well done thou good and faithful servant."
He is survived by his wife, Noreen; daughters, RuthLee (Gabriel) Hernandez, Leslie (David) Bird and Judy (Mark) Oliphant, 12 grandchildren, 4-1/2 great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Vern, George and Max. His sister, Lorna, proceeded him in death by a few hours.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Sugar City Stake Center. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Flamm Funeral Home and again from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Condolences may be sent online to www.flammfh.com.
Thank you to everyone who has had a hand in helping Blair and Noreen throughout the years in whatever capacity.
Flamm Funeral Home - Rexburg
61 North 1st East
Rexburg, ID 83440
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on May 22, 2014