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Wayne Jolley

Died: Mon., Apr. 15, 2013

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Willard "Wayne" Jolley, 77, of Pocatello, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013.

He was born on September 9, 1935 in Burley, Idaho, to Anne Jane Thompson and Willard Jolley. Wayne graduated from Burley High School and LDS Seminary. In high school he played basketball and football.

Wayne married his high school sweetheart, Joanne Osterhaut, on November 4, 1953, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. From the union of Joanne and Wayne, three children were born: Susan, Steven, and Jill.

He entered the United States Army on December 3, 1954, and was in Fort Ord, CA, and Fort Benning, GA. He was honorably discharged on December 10, 1956.

After the army, he began working for Mountain Bell Telephone and Telegraph in Burley. His most recent assignment was the phone man from Inkom to the Utah border. He retired with 40 years of service from US West in 1993.

Wayne was active with the Boy Scouts in Pocatello and McCammon. He was on the Board of Directors at Southpark. He was the Marsh Valley High School rodeo advisor and chairman of the McCammon Rodeo. He also served on the McCammon City Council from 1994 to 1999. Wayne was the Grand Marshall of the Marsh Valley Rodeo Parade in 1994.

He loved hunting and went every year with his hunting buddies Mel Manning and Dick Smith, Dennis Shappart and also with Jack Cochran. Wayne liked snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, and spending time at the Blackfoot Reservoir. He had a part time job after retirement at Vicker's Western Wear in the pawn shop where he enjoyed working and visiting with the customers. He liked to tinker in his shop.

Wayne was a family man and kindly loved his family more than words can express.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joanne; daughter, Susan (Pat) Nay of McCammon; daughter, Jill (Steve) Riggott of Pocatello; sister Donna (Howard) Wilkens of Paul, ID; sister-in-law, Connie Taylor, whom he considered his little sister; 8 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son Steven, sister Marjorie Morgan, brothers Frank, Dale, and Gary, and an infant brother and sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 19, 2013, at the LDS Meadowbrook Ward Chapel, 300 E Chapel St in Pocatello. A visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave, and also one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will follow services at the Norton Cemetery in McCammon, Idaho.

Military honors will be provided by the Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard.

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Rod and Darla Thompson
   Posted Tue April 16, 2013
Susan, We are so sorry. Your dad was a great guy. We so enjoyed talking to him and your mom. You have wonderful parents. We loved going into Vickers and talking to him. He was just down to earth and a nice guy. So sorry for your loss.
Rod and Darla Thompson

Jim Jacobson
   Posted Wed April 17, 2013
I met Wayne a year ago at vickers as he was helping me find a sheep skin chair cover for my aunt. He was so helpfull and kind and he reminded me of a very good friend I had at the INEL who turned out to be Wayne's brother Dale. They both shared the same kind and sincere personality s . I am very glad to have met Wayne and I offer my condolance to the family. Jim Jacobson

Janet (Bullock) Kimpton
   Posted Wed April 17, 2013
So sorry to read about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


John E. Jones
   Posted Wed April 17, 2013
Joanne, So sorry for your loss. I`m Hosea Joneses son John. I remember you from visiting at Aunt Emilys home in Declo. Is Kent still around? where`s connie at?i often wondered what happened to you people after we moved to Pocatello.Do you live there now? I`m comming there for the 50th h.s. reunion in Sept. Again, my condolances. would love to hear from any of you.

Thayne Jolley
   Posted Thu April 18, 2013
Joanne, Susan and Jill
I have such great memories of Uncle Wayne and your entire family. Your support when Dale and Lilace passed means more than words can say. Although I cannot make it to Pocatello in time for the funeral, please accept my deepest sympathy in your time of loss.

Your nephew and cousin
Thayne Jolley

Nonnie Johnston
   Posted Thu April 18, 2013
Dearest Joanne and family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Love to all. Nonnie and family

Helen Moldenhauer Champion
   Posted Tue April 23, 2013
JoAnne and families I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. May God grant you peace in these difficult days and know that Wayne has been called home to be with the angels once more. He will always be with us in our hearts and memories.

Cindy Williamson-Otto
   Posted Tue April 23, 2013
JoAnne and families, I am sincerely sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. No words can express the loss that all of you are experiencing at this time but please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. It was a honor and pleasure to have been your neighbors and had a helping hand when needed. Wayne will be missed to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
The Otto's ~ Cindy, Lonny, Christopher and Anjelica

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