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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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.
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
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
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.