These pictures were taking last summer. (L to R) Chris, Grandpa holding Bee (blue) and Clayton (brown) and Steven
This is the article in the paper. We love you Grandpa. Thanks for all the memories!
Donald Ervin Waggoner, 80, passed away
January 26, 2009 at his home in . Services will be held at , on Arlington, Washington Saturday, January 31, 2009, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in . Cambridge, Idaho
Don was born
November 28, 1928 in to Ervin Leslie Waggoner and Mattie Edith (Fisher) Waggoner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie and Ervin, his sister Loraine (Waggoner) Jackson and his brother Ivan Waggoner. Don grew up on farms in Juanita, Nebraska and Nebraska . The family moved to Council when he was a young teenager. South Dakota
Don married Virginia Morris on
May 30, 1948 in Council, . The marriage was solemnized in the Idaho on Idaho Falls Temple August 5, 1972.
They lived in Council,
before moving to work in the Kamiah sawmill. The family moved to Idaho in 1957. After raising their family in Olympia, Washington , Don and Virginia moved to Washington in 1979. Don worked in many different sawmills throughout the northwest. They made their home in Ketchikan, Alaska from 1998 until 2003 when they moved back to Mesa, Idaho . Washington
Don was an avid hunter and fisherman. He hunted deer and elk in
, Idaho and Washington and moose in Oregon . He loved taking his boat out fishing or crabbing with his family. He loved to garden and spent many happy hours grafting fruit trees, working with his flowers and tending his honey bees. He was very proud of the eight foot tall dahlia’s he grew in Canada . Arlington
Don is survived by Virginia, his wife of 60 years, their three children and spouses, Don and Marie (Fitzgerald) Waggoner of Arlington, Washington, Judy Waggoner of Kingman, Arizona and Nancy and Jerry Wilson of Friday Harbor, Washington, a sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Jim Bossi of Arkansas City, Kansas, a sister, Berniece Morell of Riggins, Idaho, a sister-in-law, Roselinda Waggoner of Mesa, Arizona, and brother-in-law, Reid Jackson of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many, many dear friends.
God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts.