Lavon J Koyle
Heyburn, Idaho – Lavon J Koyle, age 82, of Heyburn, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert from complications following a stroke.
He was born on May 16, 1930, in Burley (Willow Creek), Idaho, the son of Ross Fielding and Emma Fay (Jolley) Koyle. He received his education in Burley and graduated from Burley High School. He served during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army and always felt honored to have served his country. He married his eternal companion, Arlene Blacker, on Jan. 27, 1954, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
He was a dairy farmer for most of his adult life and had also worked at Peterson’s Feed & Supply for 16 years. He was an expert gardener and always raised beautiful flowers and vegetables. He also enjoyed working puzzles. However, most important to Lavon were his wife, children and grandchildren.
He was an active member of the LDS Church and had served in the Sunday School, Young Men and, with his wife, Arlene, served a four-year mission in the Boise Idaho Temple.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Arlene B. Koyle of Heyburn; his children, Gordon B (Sandra) Koyle of Heyburn, Arla Fay (Amber) Davidson of Salt Lake City, Utah, Kendall Leroy (Laura) Koyle of Heyburn, Curtis Von (Marcia) Koyle of Fillmore, Utah, and Rex Fielding (Jilli) Koyle and Thane Dee (Monica) Koyle all of Burley; 42 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Esther Galbraith of Burley, Milton (Janice) Koyle of Pocatello, Melba Jean (Elden) Lind of Declo, Orland (Jessie) Koyle of Murtaugh, Rulon (Karen) Koyle of Almo, Karen (Paul) Searle of Burley, and Ranaye (Marvin) Winfrey of Kearns, Utah.
Lavon was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Lavon J Koyle Jr.; four brothers, Lester Koyle, John Koyle, George Koyle, and Paul Koyle; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Heyburn LDS 1st and 2nd Ward Church, 530 Villa Dr., with Bishop Paul Douglass officiating. Military rites will be provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Organization. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from noon until 12:45 p.m. Friday at the church.