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Darrel Boyd Cherry, 85, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, idaho.
Boyd was born Aug. 21, 1931 in Pocatello to John James Cherry and Mary Eleanor Worley Cherry. 
Boyd attended high school in Moreland and his senior year in Blackfoot. After high school he worked for his father's meat packing business for a year before enlisting in the Army. He served in the Korean War being stationed in Japan before being honorably discharged in February 1953. After his service for our country, Boyd attended Idaho State University earning a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. 
In December of 1953 Boyd married Darlene Call in Pocatello, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
He worked as a civil engineer for the United States Department of Agriculture. 
He was an active member of the LDS Church and served as Branch President, and worked with the young men. He and his wife served two missions together. The first to Birmingham, Alabama, and the other in the Salt Lake City Family History Center. 
Boyd was a very skilled woodworker. In his free time he enjoyed building and remolding houses and furniture, fishing and working outdoors. 
He is survived by his wife, Darlene; sons, Robert (Linda) Cherry of Oroville, Calif., Jeffery (Deeanna) Cherry of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Gregory Cherry; daughters, Mary Diane (Rich) Dodds, of Blackfoot, Patricia Karen of Blackfoot; stepbrother, Clinton (Carol) Harris of Wyoming; 13 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary; stepmother, Georgia; brother, John James Cherry; stepbrother Jim Harris, and stepsister Carol.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Riverside LDS Church, 7 North 700 West, Blackfoot.  The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow at the Ammon Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 27, 2016
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