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John Park

October 26, 1939 — June 9, 2016

John Stanley Park, 76, passed away June 9, 2016 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.  He was born Oct 26, 1939 to Lucille Moeller and Stanley John Park in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  He was adopted by Wesley Thomas McCurdy when his mother remarried when he was a young teenager.  He grew up in Shelley, Idaho and attended Shelley High School where he played football and was on the boxing team.

He joined the Marine Corp and served for three years.  He returned and married his high school sweetheart, Maxine Rogers on Dec 20, 1961 in the Idaho Falls temple.  Together, they had three sons, Lance John, Gary Daryl and Brent Waylen.  Gary lived a short 2 months.

John was a superintendent and project manager for the FMC Corporation in Pocatello for 33 years.  Maxine passed away in 1993.  He married Janet Moon in 1994, they later divorced. He retired from FMC in 2001 and moved to Victor, Idaho. There he met and married Rosalie Woolstenhulme on Nov. 2, 2002.  They spent 14 happy years together.  They served an LDS service mission together in the Nebraska Omaha mission and the California Stockton mission from 2004 to 2005.

He was active in the LDS church where he served in many callings including Elders Quorum President, counselor in the Bishopric, High Councilman, Scout Master, and Branch President of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation for five years. He was always serving others especially his wife Rosalie, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as many neighbors and friends.  He had a passion for horses all of his life.  He loved living in Teton Valley where he could ride his horses, fish and hunt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Maxine Rogers, infant son Gary Daryl and two sisters, Gwen Holland and Louise Kelly.

John is survived by his wife, Rosalie Park, two sons, Lance (Monica) Park, Brent (LaReesa)Park and 6 grandchildren, Felicia Park, Tara Park, Cayden Park, Mikyla (Seth) Hansen, Nathan Park and Rebekah Park, three sisters, Helen (Vernon) Skoy, Patty (Val) Weenig, Judy (Ken) Garvin and a brother, Dennis (Anne) McCurdy. Combined with Rosalie’s grandchildren, more than 55 grandchildren call him “Grandpa John”.

Funeral services will be held June 17, 2016 at the Victor LDS church at 11:00 am.  Viewings will be held Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 and prior to services on Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:45.  Burial will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.

John Stanley Park, 76, passed away June 9, 2016 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.  He was born Oct 26, 1939 to Lucille Moeller and Stanley John Park in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  He was adopted by Wesley Thomas McCurdy when his mother remarried when he was a young teenager.  He grew up in Shelley, Idaho and attended Shelley High School where he played football and was on the boxing team.

He joined the Marine Corp and served for three years.  He returned and married his high school sweetheart, Maxine Rogers on Dec 20, 1961 in the Idaho Falls temple.  Together, they had three sons, Lance John, Gary Daryl and Brent Waylen.  Gary lived a short 2 months.

John was a superintendent and project manager for the FMC Corporation in Pocatello for 33 years.  Maxine passed away in 1993.  He married Janet Moon in 1994, they later divorced. He retired from FMC in 2001 and moved to Victor, Idaho. There he met and married Rosalie Woolstenhulme on Nov. 2, 2002.  They spent 14 happy years together.  They served an LDS service mission together in the Nebraska Omaha mission and the California Stockton mission from 2004 to 2005.

He was active in the LDS church where he served in many callings including Elders Quorum President, counselor in the Bishopric, High Councilman, Scout Master, and Branch President of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation for five years. He was always serving others especially his wife Rosalie, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as many neighbors and friends.  He had a passion for horses all of his life.  He loved living in Teton Valley where he could ride his horses, fish and hunt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Maxine Rogers, infant son Gary Daryl and two sisters, Gwen Holland and Louise Kelly.

John is survived by his wife, Rosalie Park, two sons, Lance (Monica) Park, Brent (LaReesa)Park and 6 grandchildren, Felicia Park, Tara Park, Cayden Park, Mikyla (Seth) Hansen, Nathan Park and Rebekah Park, three sisters, Helen (Vernon) Skoy, Patty (Val) Weenig, Judy (Ken) Garvin and a brother, Dennis (Anne) McCurdy. Combined with Rosalie’s grandchildren, more than 55 grandchildren call him “Grandpa John”.

Funeral services will be held June 17, 2016 at the Victor LDS church at 11:00 am.  Viewings will be held Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 and prior to services on Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:45.  Burial will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.


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