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Jack T Worley

Born: Fri., Apr. 19, 1935
Died: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
Location: LDS chapel on coroner of Hawthorne and Eldredge

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
Location: LDS chapel on coroner of Hawthorne and Eldredge

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Jack Thomas Worley, born April 19, 1935 to Wallace and Mary Marthine Robinson Worley, passed away peacefully in his home on February 14, 2019.  A lifetime Pocatello resident, Jack attended Pocatello High School from 1949 to 1953.  He then served in the Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri from 1954 to 1956.  While enlisted, Jack married Elaine Bybee in 1955 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Idaho Falls Temple. Together they enjoyed 60 years of marriage until Elaine's passing in 2015.


Jack was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He also enjoyed camping, hiking, photography, genealogy and scenic drives.  Most of all he enjoyed being with his family.  With 30 years of service, Jack retired from the Idaho State Tax Commission in 1997.  The following year Jack and his wife were called to serve in the Washington, D.C. South mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Jack's retirement years were filled with temple service, traveling to visit family, friends and relatives, and caring for loved ones. 


He is survived by his brother, David (Lianna) Worley; his six children, Angela (Mark) Harrild, Arlene (Ken) Moore, Reed (Elba) Worley, Diane (Ken) Austin, Darren (Sheila) Worley, and John (Amy) Worley; 33 grandchildren, and 47 great-grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, Jack was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Clide, Dean (Dorthy Lee) and Boyd (Francis) Worley; and his sister, Pearl (Karl) Friedel; and granddaughter, Heidi Moore.


Family and friends are invited to a viewing at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave, Pocatello, ID, on Wednesday, February 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pocatello West Stake Center, 3444 Hawthorne Road on Thursday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m.  with a viewing for one hour prior. Following the services, Jack will be put to rest alongside his wife at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 2864 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID.


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Terry Felsman
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
I lost one good friend. I loved Jack Worley and I had many visits with him at his home. I will miss him and our visits together. I know he is in a better place and back with his good wife but it doesn't make it any easier on the ones who love him so here. I know his body was giving out on him and it was difficult to get around, but he is having no problems now. He so loved the temple. I would be at your funeral but Sister Felsman and I are serving a mission in Fiji. God be with you until we meet gain. Elder Terry Felsman, Suva Fiji Mission. (His good family is in our prayers)

Bill and Debby Thiemann
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Dear Worley family so sorry to hear about the passing of our dear friend Jack. What a loving, kind, friendly, funny and Christ like man he is. So happy he will now be with his dear Elaine. We will miss him as we do Elaine. They are a wonderful example of a couple who adored and supported each other through life and now are together again. Wish we could be there to take part in what is sure to be a wonderful tribute to Jack. Love Bill and Debby Thiemann

kirk solomon
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Jack was such a great man. Always cheerful even when you knew he didn't feel well-always answering he was terrific. He was a great example and friend.
I know he touched many lives for the good

Donald Cole
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Dad regrets hearing about the loss of one of his dear friends. He remembers working with Jack in a variety of capacities, but mostly just as a very good person and a great friend. He, along with the rest of the family send our heartfelt condolences to the family. He will be missed and remembered with fondness.

Jon and Cathy Mottishaw
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Dear Worley family, we love your family and especially your parents. They touched our lives deeply. We loved his positive attitude. If asked how he was doing he would reply, "Great!" no matter what. Your dad will be missed, but not forgotten because he was such a good man. We know he is happy to be with his beloved Elaine again. We are sad we couldn't be there to honor him.

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