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Henry J. McCracken

February 18, 1955 — March 13, 2023


Henry James McCracken, 68 of Tetonia, Idaho.  Passed away unexpectedly March 13, 2023

He was born February 18th, 1955 to Henry and Ursula Ure McCracken in Driggs, Idaho

Henry, the most loving, devoted Husband, Father, Papa, Brother, and Uncle is survived by his wife Joni Robinson McCracken, Sons, Heath McCracken, Daniel Harris (McCracken), Graham McCracken (Sarah) and Dylan McCracken.  And Grandbabies, Casey Harris, Aveya McCracken, Jamison Harris, Owin McCracken. Sisters, Patricia (Glade Burnside) Carol (Tony Poulos) Sandy (Curt Stoker) Brother Alan Beesley (Karen) and many nieces and nephews. 

Henry spent his early years working beside his father, building fences, working in the spuds, Farming, and doing odd jobs around the valley.

Upon graduation from Teton High School, Henry joined the National Guard.  During this service he was called to help after the Teton Dam disaster.  He served for 2 years.

Henry married Donati Guill, in 1976 and Heath James McCracken was born to this union in 1978, Henry moved his family to Granger Wyoming, where he took a job in the highway department. They later Divorced and Henry moved back to Idaho.  He returned to Farming and to SteveCo Farms.

Henry spent more than 20 years on the SteveCo Farm.  

In 1983 he met Joni Robinson, they fell deeply in love almost immediately. They married in 1985.  

Joni brought two sons to the family Adam Ruben Harris and Daniel John Harris, and soon they were blessed with another son Graham Henry McCracken and then Heath James McCracken came to live with the rest of the boys, 3 years later they were blessed again with Dylan Francis McCracken, and they became a family of 5 boys. 

Henry then moved his family to the old Homestead, outside of Tetonia.  Henry then went to work for the city of Driggs for the next 20 years, where he retired from. 

Henry had the personality to make friends no matter the situation, and his laugh was infectious to everyone around him. A man of many stories, some factual and others not so factual, it was said that Papa knew everything and if he didn’t, he could make things up real fast.

As a man of true integrity, Henry would never budge under any circumstances, regardless of if anyone had any idea what his words meant. A man with a simple taste, he focused on providing his children with the best life possible without worrying about himself. 

Henry was a truly great man whose impact will be forever felt by his family and friends, that love him dearly. He was a selfless man whose passing left an unfillable gap in the hearts of his loved ones. His ability to sacrifice, provide, support, forgive, and love will be forever engrained in all he knew

Henry is preceded in death by His Father Henry, Mother Ursula, Stepson Adam Harris, Grandsons Jaden Jeffery Harris, and Kaden Henry Harris, Brothers Norvell Beesley (Faye) and Garald Beesley, Sisters, Sharron Williams, (Francis Williams) Myrna Anderson (Rolly Anderson)

There will be a celebration of life in early June

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