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Weldon George Coles


1938 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Weldon George Coles Obituary
Weldon George Coles, 77, of Riverside, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at his home. 
Weldon was born October 25, 1938 in Ririe, Idaho to Lester Hans Coles and Beatrice Hill Coles. 
Weldon spent a bit of his youth in Ririe, but made Blackfoot his home. He attended school in Wapello, and attended Blackfoot High School. 
He married Cleo Dawn Hardcastle, and to this union three children were born; Kimi, Kevin and Kari. They were later divorced. He then married Linda Hook and to this union was born; Torey, Todd and Shane. They were later divorced. On October 25, 1995 he married Dora "Penny" Haggard in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Weldon worked as a potato inspector and retired after 27 years of service. He had also worked as a farmer and truck driver. 
In his free time he enjoyed fishing, doing yard work and watching the horse races. 
Weldon is survived by his wife Penny of Riverside, ID; sons, Kevin (Pam) Coles of Moreland, ID, Todd (Angela) Coles of Pocatello, Idaho, Shane (Laura) Coles of Blackfoot, ID; daughters, Kimi (Bill) Schultz of Wapello, ID, Kari Coles of Moreland, ID. Tory (Doug) Simmons of Blackfoot, ID; step daughters, Stacey (Mark) Homan of Albion, ID, Rhonda (Darrell) Elliot of Bend, step son, Kevin (Martha) Ritchie of Blackfoot, brothers, Doyle and Jerry Coles, both of Blackfoot; sisters, Thelma Whitten and Colleen Coles, both of Blackfoot, and sister in law, Alice Coles of Blackfoot; 32 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Beatrice Coles and one brother Melvin Coles.
No formal funeral services are planned at this time. 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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