Information for Sylvan Martin Korth

5 February, 1905 - 30 June, 1993

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Sylvan Korth

    Sylvan Martin Korth, 88, died Wednesday, June 30, 1993, at the home of his daughter in Thomas, Idaho.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1993, at the Nampa Stake Center, Smith Building, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1500 Smith Ave., Ext., Nampa.  Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    He was born February 5, 1905, in Bedford, Wyoming, the son of Fredrick Gotlieb and Rose Simmons Korth. He attended and graduated from Bear River High School. While in high school, he lettered in basketball and softball.  He also attended Weber State and Utah State universities.  He was married to Charlotte May Yancey on March 13, 1936, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple.  She preceded  him in death in September 1965.
    He was a member of the LDS Church where he had served in various callings including a full-time mission to the Eastern States Mission, seven stake missions and had served 20 years as a Temple project leader and teacher.  It was while he was on his mission he met his wife to be. 
    He lived in East Garland, Utah, until 1955, at which time he moved to Nampa, ID, where he lived until coming to stay with his daughter in 1989.  He worked as a farmer all of his life.  He loved to fish and hunt and spent much time helping others in need.  He will be remembered for his great sense of humor.
    He is survived by two sons, Grant Martin Korth of Nampa, ID, and Bruce Y. Korth of South Jordan, Utah; a daughter, Mary Rose Parson of Thomas, ID; six sisters, Ethel (Mrs. Elwood) Bingham of Emmett, ID, Bes4aie (Mrs. Lester) Davis of Cheyenne, WY, Mabel (Mrs. Mark) Dayley of Burley. ID. Clara (Mrs. Clifford Adamson) of Nampa, ID, Leone (Mrs. Jay) Clark of Hope, ID, and Phyllis (Mrs. Mat) Warr of Burley, ID; a sister-in-law, Elva Korth of Tremonton, UT; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Korth and Dora (Mrs. Ed) Isaacson; two brothers, Clarence Korth and Elvan Korth.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today and Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon. The family will greet friends at the church Tuesday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the services.


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