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Calvin Capson


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Calvin Capson Obituary
Calvin Grant Capson passed from this earth on Monday, June 5, 2017 at his home in Columbia City, Ore. after a battle with heart disease. His loving wife Judy was by his side.
Calvin was the fourth of 10 children born to Delbert Carl and Lucille Grantham Capson. He was born in Ely, Nev. on Aug. 14, 1942. The family moved to Moreland, Idaho in 1948. Calvin attended Moreland and Riverside schools, graduating from Snake River High School in 1960. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Calvin married Sharon Brown and they had three daughters, Connie, Shari and Julie. They later divorced, and he married Irma Jewel Mizer (Judy). Judy brought three children to the union, Joline, Janet and Robert.
Calvin was always a hard worker and was employed by local farmers all through high school. Calvin made a career working for Albertsons as a Regional Produce Manager. He travelled and lived throughout the western United States, eventually choosing to retire in Columbia City, Ore.
Calvin loved the mountains and spoke often of his hunting trips with his dad and brothers. The Annual Capson Reunion in Sawmill Canyon was a favorite time for Calvin.
He would drive from Oregon to spend time riding 4-wheelers, telling tales, playing games, and enjoying family. Calvin was an avid reader and remembered everything he read. He would always enlighten friends and family with stories from the latest books he had read.
He read mostly history, and was especially intrigued by the World Wars. Calvin and Judy travelled to Idaho for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays often, and a highlight of every visit was the wonderful salmon he would bring for everyone to enjoy.
Calvin was a pilot and enjoyed flying, but his true love was fishing. On his boat, the Sea Jewell, Calvin spent many hours catching salmon on the Columbia River, and even more hours telling the tales of the catch.
He had many friends with whom he fished daily, and he always had a fishing trip planned for family and friends who came to visit.
A nephew, Jared Walton, was his "first mate" and the first allowed to help drive his boat.
Calvin and Judy were very active in the Senior Citizens Center and Calvin enjoyed time he spent at the Moose Lodge.
Calvin is survived by his wife Judy, his daughters: Connie Brown of Wisconsin, Sheri (Don) Sharp of Tennessee, and Julie Zettas of Oregon, stepchildren: Joline (Rod) Walgamott of Utah, Janet Gull, and Robert Jones of Idaho; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren with number 15 arriving at the end of June. Siblings Darlene (Neale) Penfold, Eureka California, Othea Toland, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Carl (Patti) Capson, Linda Seward, Sandra (Richard) Rider, Ray (Tonna) Capson, Gary (LeAnn) Capson and Carey Faye (Kim) Walton all of Blackfoot.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Lucille Capson, a sister Geraldine Ann Capson, and a grandson Brett Sharp.
The family would like to thank Hospice for the loving support and care they provided to Calvin.
A memorial service will be held in St. Helens, Ore. on June 24.
Published in The Morning News on June 13, 2017
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