Clendon Webster Merrill, 75, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 at his home.
He was born June 17, 1936 in Rockford, the son of Kenneth and Uarda Merrill.
He attended Snake River Schools where he enjoyed attending agricultural classes and was active in FFA; he was awarded the District Star Farmer his senior year. He graduated from Snake River High School before attending Ricks College.
Clendon served an LDS mission to the Samoan Islands. After his mission he attended Utah State University where he studied agriculture and business.
While working in the Jackson Lake are, he met Roseann Smith. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on December 27, 1963. Together they farmed in the Rockford area from 1965 until 2001. He took pride in the innovative changes to upgrade his dairy operation and was awarded with many production awards for his work. He served on the board of directors for the Upper Snake River Dairymanâ€™s association
Clendon was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and with their son, Kenneth, Clendon and Roseann served two missions; the first to Dulce, New Mexico and the second to Nauvoo, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Roseanne of Twin Falls; children, Scott Merrill of Pingree, Russell Merrill of Boise, Peggyanne(Darren) Nickerson of Filer, Kaylani Merrill of Pullman, Wash.; and Kenneth Merrill of Twin Falls; seven grandchildren; one brother, Leon Merrill; and three sisters, Maurine (Rex) Hamilton, DeVota Gardner and Elaine (Bill) Morehead.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at the Thomas LDS Chapel with Mark Lane, counselor, conducting and President DarVel Andersen presiding.
The family will meet with friends from 7-9 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LDS Missionary Fund.
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