Darin Alan Park, 49, of Kimberly and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the University of Utah Hospital, following a valiant battle with Antiphospholipid Syndrome.
He was born on Nov. 23, 1964 in Blackfoot.Â He was the third son born to Wayne L. and Sarah Arlene Hansen Park.Â He has lived in Idaho his entire life, spending his youth in Moreland and Thomas.Â He attended the Snake River School District, and graduated from Snake River High School in 1983.Â Following graduation he attended ISU and one semester at the University of Idaho, then completed his education at Idaho State University, graduating with high honors.
Darin was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Â He served a mission to the Recife, Brazil Mission.
Darin married Rebecca Polatis; they were later divorced.
The day after Darin graduated from college, he began his career in business with the Social Security Administration through the Young Scholars Program, and continued working there until the time of his death. During his career he worked in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Salt Lake City, Utah and was currently the manager of the Twin Falls office. He was a hard worker and always took pride in a job well done.Â
Darin loved traveling to Hawaii and Lake Powell. He was an avid jet-skier, hiker, scuba diver, and enjoyed water sports. He also took pride in taking care of his yard and home.Â
The love of his life was his son, Austin; the times spent with him were always the best. He also loved his stepson, Beau Gibson, and was proud to be a grandfather to Beauâ€™s son Trey. Beau is currently serving as a Marine in Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.
Darin is survived by his son, Austin Alan Park; his stepson, Beau Gibson and his son Trey Gibson; his parents, Wayne and Arlene Park, all of Blackfoot; his brothers Steve Wayne Park of Blackfoot and Richard L. (Melanie) Park of Los Lunas, New Mexico; 10 nieces and nephews and 10 great- nieces and nephews all of whom loved him very much.Â
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at the Blackfoot West LDS Stake Center, with Bishop Randy Lee conducting. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p. m. Thursday, Feb. 6. 2014 at Hawker Funeral Home and again for one hour prior to services at the church.Â Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
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