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Information for Bert R. Bacon
20 April, 1915 - 15 December, 1994
From the Idaho Press - Tribune,
18 December 1994
Contributed by Delilah Barnard

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A curious note in that there is a death notice
for a Benjamin J. Baker, same date
of death, same funeral home.  No
connection has been made as of this posting.

 Ben Baker

      Funeral services for Mr. Bert R. Bacon, 79, of Caldwell, who died Thursday, December 15, 1994, at a Boise hospital, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 1994, at the Caldwell Fifth Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 519 S. 12th Ave., Caldwell.  Bishop Al Heck will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Bert R. Bacon was born on April 20, 1915, in Cedarview, Utah to Emma Etta and Chancy Bacon, one of 12 brothers and sisters.  He was raised and educated in Cedarview and graduated from Roosevelt, UT High School.  He married Ila Rhae Mecham on November 25, 1936, in Jensen, UT.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan, UT LDS Temple in 1938.  They lived in several different areas where he was a farmer for many years and also worked on construction and helped build the Deer Creek Dam in Utah.  In 1949 they bought a farm in Kuna, Idaho, working in the Pacific Fruit Express shops in Nampa and also worked in the Amalgamated Sugar Factory where he retired as a sugar boiler in 1978.
     He was an active member of the LDS church, where he held many positions including finance clerk, home teacher and many other church callings.  He liked to raise cattle on his farm and grow a big garden with lots of flowers.  Bert was also an avid fisherman who spent many days fishing with his wife.
     He is survived by:  His wife, Ila of Caldwell; three daughters and sons in law, Berta and Bill Doramus of Caldwell, Kaye and Robert Svedin of Melba, and Carma and Gene Wilson of Mesa, AZ; two sons and daughters in law, Kent and Kaye Bacon of Caldwell and Ronald and Lenora Bacon of Meridian; four sisters, Pearl Bacon, Dora Dean Lewis, Eva Houserman and Viola Powell, all of Salt Lake City, UT; a brother, Melvin J. Bacon of Tempe, AZ; 26 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
     He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, two grandchildren and one great grandson.
     Friends may call at the Alsip funeral Chapel today and Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

     Memorials may be made to the Home Dialysis Unit in care of St. Alphonsus RNC, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho, 83706, or flowers may be sent.