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4 June, 1935 - 30 October, 1982

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

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John E. Grove

    John E. Grove, 47, Troy, Idaho, the White Pine School District superintendent for the past six years, died of cancer Saturday, Oct. 30, at Spokane's Deaconess Hospital.
    The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow, with two of his friend educators, Thomas Truka of Davenport, Wash., and Jerry Yager of Rathdrun, Idaho, officiating.
    A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery at Caldwell with the Rev. Leo Reed of the First Baptist Church of Nampa officiating.
     He was a teacher and school administrator for 25 years.  He was born June 4, 1935, at Caldwell, the son of Carl E. and Mabel Grove.  He grew up in the Franklin area northeast of Nampa and received his elementary education there.  He graduated from Nampa High School in 1953 and received a bachelor's degree in entomology at the University of Idaho in 1957.  He also attended Boise Junior College and the Idaho State University in Pocatello.  He received a master's degree in eduation (sic) at the College of Idaho at Caldwell.  He started his teaching career at Salmon in 1957 and in the ensuing years he taught at Caldwell, Cambridge and Weiser.
    He became school superintendent at Bliss in 1968 and was superintendent at Mullan for six years before assuming the White Pine post at Troy, where he has lived for the past six years.
    He, married Helen Luster Nov. 24, 1956, at Nampa.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Nampa, and had been active in numerous educational organizations, including Phi Delta Kppa (sic) fraternity, the teachers educational association and some trustee and superintendent organizations.  He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Hagerman, and Calam Temple of the Shrine at Coeur d'Alene.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, woodworking, oil painting and landscaping.
    He is survived by his wife, Helen, and a daughter, Erika Grove, both of Troy; two sons, Jeffrey and Gregory Grove, both of Moscow; his mother, Mabel Grove and a brother, Roger E. Grove, both of Yuba City, Calif.
    The family suggests memorials or contributions be sent to the Shrine Hospital for Children at Spokane, or the Boise Tumor Institute.


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