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Fred William Elkington, 91, of Idaho Falls passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Orem, Utah.
He was born Jan. 28, 1922 in Tooele, Utah, to William Henry Elkington and Elize McClaws Elkington. He grew up in Idaho Falls and attended Idaho Falls High School.
Fred joined the Army and served during World War II. He was a cattle and sheep rancher, working with his father and sons around the area. He worked as a security officer at Idaho First National Bank, as a heavy equipment operator for Bonneville County, and worked in his later years as a delivery driver for the Rose Shop.
On Oct. 11, 1944, Fred married Helen Koy Frongner in the Salt Lake City LDS temple. They had four children together, Randy, Blair, Susan and Shauna. Helen passed away Aug. 24, 1977 in Idaho Falls. On Nov. 24, 1979, Fred married Helen Joyce Thomas in Idaho Falls. Fred became a father to Joyceâ€™s five children, Scott, Kathryn, Dennis, Deborah and Janice.
He was a member of the Lions Club in Idaho Falls. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a temple worker for 19 years. In his youth, he served an LDS mission to the Texas/Louisiana area.
Fred enjoyed hunting and fishing, ammunition reloading, and butchering his own meat and wild game.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Idaho Falls;
son, Randy (Pam) Elkington of Mapleton, Utah;
son, Blair (Marion) Elkington of Osgood;
daughter, Susan (Tim) Serr of Blackfoot;
daughter, Shauna (Dalenor) Halls of Gilbert, Ariz.;
son, Scott (Carol ) Hill of Orem, Utah;
daughter, Kathryn Shirts of Idaho Falls;
son, Dennis (Rebecca) Hill of Richland, Wash.;
daughter, Deborah Hill of Orem, Utah;
daughter, Janice Hill of Orem, Utah;
28 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Frongner Elkington; brothers, Dean and Reed Elkington, and four sisters, Laverne Harker, Hazel Brucks, Joann Pickett and Alice Elkington.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Summerfield LDS Ward, 3721 Shadow Mountain Trail Road, with Bishop Robert Meeks officiating.Â The family will visit with friends from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church .
Burial will be in Ammon Cemetery.Â Military rites will be performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Team and Idaho Honor Guard.
Online condolences maybe sent to www.woodfuneralhome.com