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Dennis Paul Whitworth

Died: Mon., Apr. 15, 2019


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 21, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Apr. 22, 2019
Location: LDS Rapid Creek Building (Older Church)


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 22, 2019
Location: LDS Rapid Creek Building (Older Church)


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Dennis Paul Whitworth, 80, was born February 21, 1939 and passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 peacefully at his home after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Dennis was born in Inkom, Idaho to Clarence Dell Whitworth and Ona Maude Richardson. He attended the Old Inkom School and later Marsh Valley High School. He excelled in school and every sport he tried, especially football and basketball.

After graduation in 1957 from Marsh Valley High School he met the love of his life Emma May Raines in Pocatello, Idaho.  They were married on June 4, 1960 in Bell Gardens, California and were later sealed in the Logan Temple on May 11, 2006.

Dennis worked at Lockheed Aircraft while living in California. After returning to his home town of Inkom, he went to work for the Inkom Cement Plant in 1973. After working for 28 years he retired and worked with his wife building their home business, May’s Ceramics. They worked together for over 36 years and loved traveling across the country doing ceramic trade shows. Along the way they made many lifelong friends who they loved dearly.

Dennis enjoyed golf, horseshoes, sports, and most of all spending time with his family. Dennis worked hard all his life providing for his family and was loved dearly. He was an avid fan of Marsh Valley sports and rarely missed a game and loved doing the radio play by play with his dear friend Richard Stephenson. He had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, he spend a lifetime serving others and the church in many callings.

Dennis is survived by his wife Emma May Whitworth; three children and a niece, Chris Whitworth (Susan), Denise Veilleux (Rick), Ronda Whitworth, and Nickie Lish (Dale); 14 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 sister June and 3 brothers, Lin, Kent, and Alan.

He is preceded in death by his parents Dell and Ona, two sisters and a brother, Virgina, Joann, and Karl.

Services will be held Monday, April 22 at the Inkom Rapid Creek Ward LDS Chapel, 973 N. Rapid Creek, Inkom, Idaho at 11am. Family will visit friends Sunday evening 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home 2005 South 4th Avenue, Pocatello and also Monday morning from 9:30-11:00 am at the church prior to services.

In Lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to: The American Cancer Society 2676 South Vista Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705 on behalf of Dennis Whitworth. 

 

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Teresa Moore
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
May, Chris, Denise, & Ronda,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis. He is such a kind and caring person. May the Lord be with each of you to comfort you and help you find peace.

Teresa (Andrews) Moore

TerryLynn & Samantha Leissring
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
May and family
we are so very sorry for your loss, we send our deepest sympathy to you all, your in our thoughts and prayers.

Sheryl & Greg Fellman
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
In the short time we were able to spend with Dennis; it was obvious the love and caring he had for his lovely wife and family.
Love and condolences to all of you. 🙏
Sheryl & Greg Fellman

Judy and Lee Cleghorn
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
Dennis was one of a kind----a very special man and friend. He will be missed by many and we are one of many that will miss him. Thanks you, DEnnis for all the good memories you have left us!! We will always love you!

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