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Lynn Kearsley

April 17, 1917 — October 21, 2011

Lynn Stevens Kearsley Lynn Stevens Kearsley, 94, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died October 21, 2011, in his home at Fairwinds Retirement Community.

He was born April 19, 1917, in Victor, Idaho, the eighth child of Edwin Nephi and Lula Stevens Kearsley.

He graduated from Victor High School in 1935. He married Ruth Heward on September 27, 1938, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II stationed at Pearl Harbor. He had been a member of the American Legion of many years, serving at all levels. In 1989, he was appointed National Chaplain.

He was the postmaster in Victor, Idaho, for 45 years before retiring in 1983. He and Ruth owned Lynn's Market which they operated until 1971. He was active in scouting and in 1983 was awarded the Silver Beaver. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callingsa�"as Bishop for 13 years and as a member of the Teton Stake Presidency for another 13 years. He and Ruth served in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission in 1993 for 18 months. Lynn is survived by his five children: Steven (Norma Jean) Kearsley of Philomath, Ore., Elaine (Ernest) Jensen of Idaho Falls, Idaho, LaDene (Boyd) Wiese of Ucon, Idaho, David (Kenna) Kearsley of Victor, Idaho, and Kim (Toni) Kearsley of Delta, Utah; 19 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. Lynn was preceded in death by his wife Ruth, his parents, and siblings. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Victor LDS Church with Bishop David Kearsley officiating. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Victor Cemetery with military rites by the Driggs Post #95 of the American Legion. In lieu of flowers a donation in Lynn's memory to the Teton Valley Museum.

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