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Lynn Tillotson

Died: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 02, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jan. 03, 2019
Location: LDS Church, Corner of Cedar and Poole

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 03, 2019
Location: LDS Church, Corner of Cedar and Poole

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Lynn E Tillotson, 95, passed away peacefully at his home on December 27, 2018 surrounded by family. Lynn was born April 4, 1923 in Virginia, Idaho on his parent’s ranch. He was the fourth of five children born to Ada and Edwin Tillotson.

 After graduation from Downey High School he enlisted in the Army. He served four years during WWll receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his services. While on furlough he married his high school sweetheart, May Jensen, on March 23, 1945 in Arimo, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple on February 15, 1952. They spent 73 years together. They moved to Pocatello where he built their first house on Griffith Road.

He worked for the Physical Plant at ISU for thirty-five years. He has been retired for 34 years. Lynn was active in the LDS church all his life, holding many positions.

In 1973, Lynn and May built a cabin at Palisades Reservoir. They spent many wonderful summers there with family and friends. Whether it was his home in town or the cabin property, he always kept his yard immaculate.  Lynn was a hunter and fisherman and loved the great outdoors. He instilled this love to his son and daughters.

Lynn is survived by his son, Douglas (Robin) Tillotson, Star Valley, Wyoming, son-in-law, Kirk Jensen, McCammon; daughters, Sherry (Scott) Gladson, Sheila (Jerry) Brower and Stacey Rumsey, all of Pocatello; twelve grandchildren, and twenty five great-grandchildren.

Lynn was preceded in death by his wife, May; his parents; two brothers, Glen and Willis Tillotson; two sisters, Dorothy Black and Thelma Lish; and two daughters, Sandra Jensen and Shawna Tillotson.

Lynn was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. We love you Dad and grandpa, and will always cherish our memories of you.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11 am at the LDS chapel, 550 W. Cedar St. Pocatello, ID 83201- Corner of Poole and Cedar St., with a viewing for one hour prior.

Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID.



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Sharon Swenson
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
I hold many happy memories of your Dad and Mom and am thinking of the wonderful reunion they are having with your sisters! Prayers for peace and comfort to you all during this time.

Sheila Brower (Tillotson)
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
I miss you Dad! It is comforting to know you are reunited with Mom. What a celebration it must be with all your family and friends who have gone before.

kirk jensen
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family. I will miss all the love and friendship you and may shared with me. journey well. love kirk

Fred N
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
To the Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Losing my parent has been difficult for me.
However, I found this scripture helpful. It is what Jesus said at John5:28,29: “28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life;”
Hopefully thinking about what these verses state can help your family during this time as it has for me.

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