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Kenton R. Pincock

July 8, 1922 — December 29, 2014

Kenton R. Pincock

A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and noble son of God returned to his heavenly home on December 29, 2014, at the age of 92.

Kenton R. Pincock was born July 8, 1922, in Sugar City ID to William Aaron and Irene Rohner Pincock. Kenton was raised on his family's 80-acre farm between Sugar City and Teton ID where he learned the value of hard work and developed a love for growing things.

After graduating from high school and completing a carpenter's course in Pocatello ID, he helped construct an air base in Pendleton OR, worked on the Naval Ordinance Plant in Pocatello, and repaired airplanes at Williams Field Air Base in Mesa AZ. He used his carpentry skills on many projects throughout his life.

Kenton married his first love, Shirley Hendricks, in the Mesa AZ LDS temple on Jan 20, 1943. They returned to Pocatello in l945 where he worked for the Pacific Fruit Express which was co-owned by the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads. He retired in 1987 after 42 years of service.

Kenton was always an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and particularly enjoyed serving as scoutmaster, bishop, and was executive secretary to five stake presidents in the Pocatello ID East Stake.

He loved growing his own fruits and vegetables on the family's oneA-acre garden lot and was always involved in canning and sharing the bounty harvested. He enjoyed starting his flowers and vegetables from seed and received recognition for the beautification of his yard. He taught the gospel by examplea�"he was loving, kind, humble, compassionate, and always forgiving.

His greatest joy was being involved in activities with his familya�"he especially enjoyed family vacations, camping trips, and fishing excursions. He leaves behind a legacy of wonderful memories and a lifetime of love and service to others.

Kenton is survived by his wife, Shirley; 5 children, David (Connie) Pincock, Alice (Larry) Ricks, Jane (Ron) Atkinson, Richard (Rebecca) Pincock, William (Marilyn) Pincock, 21 grandchildren, and 53 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his older sister, Verla Moss. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, LaMar and Gene.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staffs of Encompass Hospice and the Ridge Wind Assisted-Living Center for their kind and attentive care during the last few months of his life.

A celebration of Kenton's life will be held at the Pocatello Bonneville Park Ward (Caldwell Park Building) at 135 S. 7th on January 2, 2015 at 11:00 am. Viewings will be held on January 1, 2015, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Manning-Wheatley Funeral Home, 510 N 12th and at the church prior to the services from 9:30 am - 10:40 am. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Missionary or Humanitarian Funds of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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