Ted B. Bingham, 51, devoted husband and father, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2014 at his home in Blackfoot, Idaho after a hard-fought war with cancer. He was happy to have his loved ones surrounding him before he passed away.
He was born February 6, 1963, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Don J. and Ida Pearl Bingham, the seventh of eight children.
He married his best friend and eternal sweetheart, Kindra, in July 1984 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple. Ted and Kindra are thrilled to be the parents of five fantastic sons, who are the great joys of their life.
Their sons are Tyrel Don (Lindsey) Bingham, Vernal, Utah, Brian R (Britini) Bingham, Blackfoot, Idaho, Logan Trey (Karissa) Bingham, Blackfoot, Idaho, Elder Dawson Ted Bingham serving an LDS mission to Busan, South Korea, and Collin Bingham, Blackfoot, Idaho. He is also survived by his siblings, Larry (Lori) Bingham of Blackfoot, Idona (Martin) Salisbury of Hyde Park, Utah and Jerry D. (Valerie) Bingham of Blackfoot, Idaho; and sister-in-law, Connie Bingham.
Ted is preceded in death by his mom and dad; four of his brothers, Darlo J. Bingham, Brent Bingham, Kelly Bingham and Dean O. Bingham; and both sets of grandparents.
Ted spent his entire life in Blackfoot, except for the time he spent on his mission and a few months he spent living in Rexburg, which is where he met his sweetheart. In addition to his schooling at Ricks College, he also enjoyed his years of Farm Business Management at ISU Technical College. Ted loved his occupation, which was farming and running a cattle feed lot. His favorite thing to do was to spend time with his wife and sons. He loved watching his sons' sporting and other activities. One of his favorite things to do was to drive around his farms in the evening watching the crops getting watered at sunset. He loved riding motorcycles, snowmobiling, snow-skiing, boating, water skiing, riding horses, feeding cattle and giving his grandsons rides in the Rhino around the farm.His family was his top priority and we all knew it. He attended all his sons' activities only missing a handful from the time his boys were tiny. He made sure, even after he was so ill, to attend his youngest son's football games watching from the end zone on a bed in the back of his Yukon.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a full-time mission to the Wisconsin Milwaukee mission. He served in many different capacities in the church. He served in the Nursery, as a Primary teacher, Sunday School teacher, Young Men's Advisor, Elders' Quorum President and most recently and probably his favorite calling, as Young Men's President. He loved working with the youth of the church and all of the fun activities they would do together.
He had a love for life and an incredible sense of humor. He had a laugh that was infectious. He was a joy to be around and made people feel like they were part of his family. He was a great listener and enjoyed visiting with anyone he came in contact with. We know he had a joyous reunion with his parents and his four brothers, who had preceded him in death. We love him and will miss his smile and laughter. He taught his children and wife many invaluable lessons. We are all better people for having known and loved him.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Blackfoot West Stake Center, 101 North 900 West. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow the services at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org .