Cloyd W. Lee, 88, of Idaho Falls, died Monday, November 25, 2013 in Idaho Falls.
He was born July 14, 1925, in Grant to John Wilburn Lee and Mabel E. Christensen Lee. He was raised in grant, attended schools in Lewisville, and graduated from Midway High School. He served with the US Marine Corps in the Peleliu and Okinawa Campaigns during WWII and received a Purple Heart in each Campaign. He earned the rank of Corporal and was honorably discharged March 12, 1946. On March 5, 1948, he married Shirley Kinghorn in Rigby; they were blessed with 4 children. Cloyd farmed and ranched in Idaho Falls, Grant, and the Kilgore areas.
Cloyd is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a member of the Clark County Cattlemen’s Association; the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Posse, American Hereford Association, American Red Angus Association, American Quarter Horse Association, and was a Life Time Member of Jefferson County V.F.W. Post 1004. He enjoyed fishing, working with his family and horseback riding.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley K. Lee, of Idaho Falls, daughters, Sheryl (Darold) Bingham, of Blackfoot, Diane (Stephen) Beller, of Salmon, Gina (Kevin) Ellsworth, of Hyde Park, Utah, son, Nolan Cloyd (Julie) Lee, of Idaho Falls, sister, Naida Christensen, of Nampa, brother, Max K. Lee, of Idaho Falls, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Nolan Lee.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the River Road LDS Chapel, Sage Creek Ward. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Friday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main Street, Rigby, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Grant Central Cemetery with Military Rites by the Jefferson County V.F.W. Post 1004 and the Idaho Honor Guard. The family expresses their sincere appreciation to Good Samaritan Care Center in Idaho Falls, and to Hands of Hope Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com