Kip Koegler Labrum, “Laughing
Boy,” 19, of Nampa, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1995, near Nampa.
Services will be conducted at
Saturday, Aug. 12, in the Fifth-Seventh Wards Chapel, Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3015 Sunny Ridge Road,
Nampa, with Bishop Monte Schlerf, presiding. Burial will
follow in the Melba
Cemetery under the
direction of Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Kip was born Sept. 5, 1975, in Boise, a son of Duane L.
and Laura Lee Koegler Labrum. Kip graduated from Nampa
High School in the
spring of 1994. There is a short list of things Kip disliked
– fruit, needles, going to the dentist, pain and confinement.
The list of things he loved is longer than any of us can
recall. If anything was rumored to be fun, he would try it.
Kip scuba dived; he snow, jet and water-skied. He dove off
bridges and cliffs. Kip played pool and video games with his
friends. He hunted, rode snow-mobiles and motorcycles with
anyone who would go. He was not a watcher, but a doer.
Reading was the only thing he wanted to do alone. He loved
the books Sphere and Ender’s Game.
His job was almost like play to him and the people he
worked with never stopped laughing. Kip loved to stay out
late, to sleep in later, and to take long naps. Jack in the
Box was his usual breakfast. He got along wonderfully with
everyone, especially babies and small children. Kip was one
of those people who could pick you up both physically and in
spirit. He added to everyone he knew. He was a gift.
Kip is survived by his parents, Duane and Laura Labrum of
Nampa; a brother, Jace Duane Labrum and two sisters, Teela
Labrum and Sarina Labrum, all of the home; his grandparents,
Dean and Helen Labrum of Pocatello and Steve and Emma Lou
Koegler of John Day, Ore,; and several aunts, uncles, and