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
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
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
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