Monday, February 2, 2009

In memory of Grandpa W



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 Arlington, Washington. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, January 31, 2009, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cambridge, Idaho.
Don was born November 28, 1928 in Juanita, Nebraska 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 Nebraska and South Dakota. The family moved to Council when he was a young teenager.
Don married Virginia Morris on May 30, 1948 in Council, Idaho. The marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 5, 1972.
They lived in Council, Idaho before moving to work in the Kamiah sawmill. The family moved to Olympia, Washington in 1957. After raising their family in Washington, Don and Virginia moved to Ketchikan, Alaska in 1979. Don worked in many different sawmills throughout the northwest. They made their home in Mesa, Idaho from 1998 until 2003 when they moved back to Washington.
Don was an avid hunter and fisherman. He hunted deer and elk in Idaho, Washington and Oregon and moose in Canada. 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 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.


13 comments:

Barbaloot said...

The pictures didn't show up for me....
It's never fun to lose a loved one, but I'm glad you have pictures and memories.

binks said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one, but knowing you will see them again one day and that they are in a better place should help.
((hugs))

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, how wonderful he got to see you son. Your pictures did not show up for me either. hugs

Kristina P. said...

The pictures aren't working for me either.

And I'm so sorry for your loss! I completely understand. My grandfather's funeral was on Saturday. I was more emotional than I thought I wuld be. It was a really nice service.

whoopsadasie said...

I am soo sorry for you loss. I know that you will be with him again someday!

The pictures didn't show up for me either.

rachel griffith said...

your pics are loading honey.
sorry.
:O(

SO sorry for your loss.
great memorial written.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw,what a great man. He led a good life - simple and filled with family. Congrats to him on graduating from this life to the next. I know the family will miss him though.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

What a handsome man! :)I love it when you post your family pictures!

Nicci said...

I am so sorry for your loss. The tribute to him was very lovely.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jenny said...

So sorry for your loss. I know this must be a difficult time for you.

chellekay said...

sorry for your loss

Purple and Paisley said...

i'm a bit behind on my blog reading...i am so sorry for your loss...