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Donald Eugene Kuykendall


1936 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Donald Eugene Kuykendall Obituary
Donald Eugene Kuykendall, 78, of Pingree, Idaho passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015  at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 6, 1936 in Terre Haute, Indiana the son of William Thomas and Helen Emiline Gorell Kuykendall.  He spent his youth in Terre Haute.  He raced Triumph and Victory motorcycles.  He also had his pilots license and enjoyed flying.
On May 10, 1985, Donald married Jan Staley in Groveland, Idaho.
Donald had owned and operated two restaurants in Colorado.  He also enjoyed being an Amway Distributor.  He also had worked for Western Electric for various government and communication projects. His final job was working at Basic American Foods in Blackfoot.   In his free time he enjoyed reloading ammunition, airplanes, camping, the outdoors and trail riding on his motorcycle.
He was a member of the N.R.A. and was a volunteer firefighter and E.M.T.
He believed in God and had a testimony of the Savior.
He is survived by his wife, Jan of Pingree;  son, Donald Eugene "Butch" Kuykendall of Seattle, WA; and three grandsons and three great granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Michelle Kuykendall.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot.   The family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services.  Interment will follow at the Groveland Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Jan. 8, 2015
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