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Kenneth Peck


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Kenneth Peck Obituary
Our dad, our hero, Kenneth Peck, died at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, from cancer.
Kenneth Earl Peck was born Oct. 18, 1926 to Moroni and Laura Ann Peck. He was born in Garland, Utah. He is the youngest of nine children.
He attended schools in Utah and Idaho. He graduated from high school in Shelley. He enjoyed playing his trumpet at both Shelley High School and Brigham Young University. During his senior year, he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He served in the Philippines. He marched in the Armistice Day Parade in San Francisco.
He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southwest Indian Mission and loved the people there.
He loved working in his garden, writing poems, and being with family. He had a way of making each grandchild feel special. His grandchildren will remember him for the wisdom, testimony and encouragement he gave them in personal letters he sent each of them. He always had a supply of ice cream to share. 
He attended BYU in Provo, Utah and graduated with his Bachelors degree. He attended Utah State and obtained his Masters Degree in Education. He taught school for 17 years and was also a mail carrier for 21 years.
He served in many leadership positions in the church.
He married Arthella June Gotch in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on March 9, 1950. They were married for six years and she died soon after having a baby boy. The baby boy, Kenneth Earl, died also. He married Evelyn Sabin on April 19, 1957 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  They were married for 57 years.
He has three living children, Donna (Ron) Wilding of Rigby, Idaho, Debra (Dan) James of Salt Lake City, Utah and Alan (Susan) Peck, Pocatello. He has 15 grandchildren; and 40 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wives, Arthella and Evelyn; son, Kenneth Earl.
Eight Brothers & Sisters; Ray, Lee, Howard, Sherman, Edith, Blanche, Elva, and June.
He will be dearly missed and has left us a wonderful legacy of faith and love.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Rose LDS Church with Bishop Bob Despain conducting.
The family will meet with friends and relatives on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. Blackfoot and again on Saturday at the church for an hour prior to services.
Interment will be in the Shelley, Idaho, Hillcrest Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family at [email protected]
Published in The Morning News on Oct. 21, 2016
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