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Ivan Archibald


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Ivan Archibald Obituary
Ivan Archibald, 85, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 in West Jordan, Utah. 
Ivan was born Dec. 2, 1930 in Pocatello, Idaho to Willard and Edith Margaret Hill Archibald. He attended schools in Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1948. He was also a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ivan married Barbara Ann Knudsen on June 10, 1950. Their marriage was later solemnized in 1953 in the Idaho Falls Temple. This union was blessed with seven children.
Ivan worked very hard to provide for his family. He worked at Kraft Foods and Westvaco (FMC) in Pocatello. He served in the Idaho National Guard. He later moved his family to Blackfoot where he worked at Phillips Petroleum and many years at American Potato. He furthered his education at ISU technical college in drafting. American Potato sent him and his family to Stevens Point, Wisconsin where as plant engineer he oversaw the building of a new potato processing plant.  
He returned to the West, living in Green River and then Lander, Wyoming. He worked at Allied Chemical and later the City of Lander. He bought a motel in Lander which he and Barbara ran for several years. They moved back to Pocatello to retire. Barbara died in 2005. 
Ivan married Sylvia Chapman Althouse on Sept. 5 2006. They lived in Blackfoot and the Salt Lake Valley area.
Ivan loved to hunt, fish and camp with his family in all four seasons. He was a man of many talents which he passed on to his children.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; parents, Willard and Edith; and two sisters, Thelma Mae Godfrey and Wilda Ann Armstrong.
He is survived by one sister, Margaret Millward; and numerous nieces and nephews. From his marriage with Barbara he is survived by two daughters and five sons, Cherie (Roy) Ash, Gloria (Scott) Kirwan, Robert (Carrie) Archibald, Stephen (Jackie) Archibald, Michael (Deb) Archibald, Phillip (Cheron) Archibald and Trent (Lilia) Archibald. From his marriage with Sylvia: one stepdaughter, Melanie (Steve) Zumwalt and five stepsons, Aaron Althouse, Scott (JoAnn) Smith, Dennis ( Janice) Smith, Kerry ( Diane) Smith and Robin Smith. Between both marriages he is survived by 51 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held Monday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alameda Stake Center, 930 E. Alameda Road, Pocatello. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and from 9:45-10:45p.m. prior to services at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family online at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 13, 2016
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