Monte D. Call, 74, of Rigby, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at his home.
Monte was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Blackfoot, a son of Sydney Call and Vera Swensen Call.
Monte was raised and attended school and graduated from Blackfoot High School. He married Bonnie Landon on Nov. 14, 1958. They were later divorced. He married Cherlyn Kay Leavitt July 18, 1975, in Elko, Nev.
Monte worked as a core driller in California for seven years, then at Cushman Drilling and H K Construction as a truck driver until he retired in 1999.
He enjoyed playing baseball, basketball, cutting firewood, camping, bowling, playing pool and playing with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Cherlyn Call of Rigby; daughters, Tamie S. Hicks of Blackfoot; Lori Ann Call of Newport, Ore.; Marcie K. (Kevin) Hammond of Boise; Rachelle L. (Dan) Perry of Blackfoot; sons, Ferrin G. Olsen of Hayden Lake; Eddie S. (Kellie) Olsen of Idaho Falls; sister Elna Marlow of Idaho Falls; brother Ford (Carol) Call of Wapello; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Monte was preceded in death by his parents, two sons and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. and prior to the service on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Annis Little Butte Cemetery under the direction of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com .
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