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Edwin Poulter


1924 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Edwin Poulter Obituary

Edwin Frank 'Ed' Poulter, 93, of Idaho Falls, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, at his home.

Ed was born July 13, 1924, in Idaho Falls to Orla Frank and Ruth Nunn Poulter. He grew up in the Idaho Falls and Burley area and served in the United States Army.

On Jan. 4, 1945, he married Marjorie Long in Idaho Falls. Marjorie passed away in April 2014. Together they had six children, five boys and one girl. After growing up in the Burley and Idaho Falls areas, he settled in the Idaho Falls area. In the late 1950s, Ed and Marjorie purchased a farm near Menan to raise the family in a more rural environment, returning to Idaho Falls after their children had grown.

His working life was spent in public service. He began work with the Idaho Falls Fire Department and then moved to the Idaho Falls Police Department where he worked for six years attaining the rank of desk sergeant. He then began work at the INL, initially working for security and later with the fire department until his retirement, achieving the rank of captain. After his retirement, his time was spent traveling, mostly to visit family and friends.

He had many interests, including golf, fishing and baseball. He earned his private pilots license. He built and flew his own ultralight aircraft. He is survived by his children: Jim Poulter, of Moore, Idaho; Brent (Jenni) Poulter, of Plano, Idaho; Craig Poulter, of Cottonwood, Arizona; Cindy (Tom) Jicha, of Idaho Falls; and Jon Poulter of Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Poulter; his parents; two brothers; two sisters; and one son, Brad Poulter.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a in Ed's name.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St., Idaho Falls. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.coltrinmortuary.com.

Published in Post Register from June 14 to June 15, 2018
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