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George Wendell Hulse, 82, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 17, 1935 in Logan, Utah the son of George Vernon and Illa Annie Elwood Hulse.
He attended high school in Utah and then finished in Blackfoot.
He served in the National Guard as a staff sergeant in Blackfoot for 14 years. He did his basic training in Fort Ord, Calif.
George married Afton Lewis on Aug. 8, 1954 in Tabor, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized on Aug. 8,1967 in the Idaho Falls Temple  He farmed and broke sagebrush in Arco.
Alongside his father, he worked on the construction of Highway 26 to Arco helping to remove the lava rock to make way for the new roadway. He also worked on the railroad in Tabor with his father-in-law Adren Lewis. He worked for Spencer's Hatchery, and for Basic American Foods for 39 years.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, horses and the time spent with family.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in various callings in the ward and stake.
He is survived by his wife, Afton of Blackfoot;  children, Cal (Chris) Hulse of Rigby, Bert (Darla) Hulse of Pocatello, Gail (Jaime) Flores of Idaho Falls, Steven Hulse of Ontario, Ore., Stacey Hulse of Boise, Brenda (Del-Ray) Wood of Blackfoot, Angela Hulse of Blackfoot, Cathy (Ben) Merritt of Las Vegas; siblings, LuDean Carey, Grant (Marsha) Hulse, Ronald (Charie) Hulse, Shirley (Keith) Wadsworth, sister-in-law, RaNae Hulse, 36 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren .
He was preceded in death by his son Vern ElRay Hulse, parents, George Vernon and Illa Hulse, grandparents, George William and Mary Ellen Nelson Hulse; siblings, Sheldon Hulse, Ralph Hulse, Deanna Stroud and Don Hulse.? A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 10 at the Rose Ward LDS Church 403 N 150 W. Family will meet with friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 9 at Hawker Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com .
Published in The Morning News on July 10, 2017
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