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Joseph George Ancho


1925 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Joseph George Ancho Obituary
Joseph George Ancho, 90, of Blackfoot, passed away May 23, 2016 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, in Idaho Falls. Joseph was born Sept. 5, 1925 in Battle Mountain, Nevada to Jose Ancho and Dominga Urriolabetia. 
He graduated from Battle Mountain High School in Nevada before serving his country in the Army during World War II. On Feb. 24, 1945, he was on a mission to build a pontoon bridge across the Saar River in Germany where he was seriously injured and suffered the loss of his right leg for which he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart
After the war, he obtained a pharmacy degree from Idaho State. 
Joseph married Angelines Echevarria in Blackfoot on Aug. 13, 1950.  
In 1960 Joseph bought Ancho Drug and ran it with his wife, Angie, for 23 years. He was a member of the Catholic Church. In his free time, Joseph enjoyed: fly tying, fishing, guns, squirrels, tinkering and being Angie's fixer upper.  
Joseph was a proud member of the Blackfoot Kiwanis Club. He held the position of President of that organization. He also was a member of the Third and Fourth degree Knights of Columbus. He belonged to the Blackfoot Elks Lodge for 60 years.
He is survived by his wife, Angie; son, Michael (Candice) Ancho of Idaho Falls; and brother George (Kathy) Ancho of Battle Mountain, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Dominga: brother, Tony Ancho; and sisters, Mary Davis and Francis Williams.  
A Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Hawker Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church.  
Condolences can be sent online at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on May 31, 2016
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