Lynn B. Pettingill
January 31, 1931 - November 13, 2021
Lynn B. Pettingill, 90, of Twin Falls, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born January 31, 1931, in Elba, Idaho to Inez Caroline Parish and John Basil Pettingill. He was raised in Elba where he spent countless happy hours fishing the creeks and hunting all over the mountains with his beloved dog Pooch. In high school, he lettered in all four sports and although he played forward on the basketball team, he always did the jump ball because no one could outjump him and few could outrun him. Lynn loved growing up in Elba and he recounted numerous tales of his adventures as a youth to his children. In 1949 he graduated from Albion High School.
Lynn served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 where he was trained as a tank radio operator and he played 3rd baseman for the Fort Hood Baseball Team. Starting in 1954 he spent two years working in Alaska, first in the fish cannery and then on the oil rigs.
Lynn used his GI Bill to attend the LDS Business College where he met his sweetheart Elaine Stockdale. They were married in the Logan Temple in 1956 and together they had five children. His family brought him the greatest joy and he was a very involved father attending countless ballgames, dance recitals, and other events his children participated in.
Within a year of marriage, the couple moved to Twin Falls, Idaho where Lynn acquired a sewing machine dealership. Later, he worked for Miracle Water of Idaho (now Kinetico) and eventually purchased the business in 1983 where he worked until retirement.
Lynn was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life where he served in the Sunday School Presidency, the Bishopric, and on the High Council. He and Elaine had the opportunity to serve together in the Boise, Idaho temple for seven years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Elaine, daughter Alene, and siblings Dick Pettingill, Amy Loveland, and Donna Ward.
He is survived by his children Kerry (Julie) Pettingill, Wade (Vernae) Pettingill of Twin Falls, Karen (Kelly) Gleave of Mesa, Arizona, and Sally (Garth) Liechty of Kimberly, Idaho as well as 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren
Funeral services are under the direction of Lance Cox and the staff at Farnsworth Mortuary and will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Elba, Idaho, with a viewing an hour prior. Burial will follow at Franklin, Idaho Cemetery. The zoom option for the service can be viewed at the link below. https:/zoom.us5462950345?pwd=SzFBTjR1UDhtVTh2Ui80NTYrbFlmZz09