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Wayne Lyle Voorheis

April 27, 1965 — May 15, 2012

Wayne Lyle Voorheis

Chubbuck - Wayne Lyle Voorheis Jr, our Lyle, passed away this May 15, 2012, around noon in his home at the age 47. He was born to loving parents Wayne Lyle Voorheis Sr and Florence Virginia Voorheis (Fears), on April 27, 1965, in Panama City, Florida; a gorgeous strawberry blond haired boy.

He lived a happy childhood with his many brothers and sisters, growing into a wonderful young man. At the age of 16, he left his home, but continued to grow as a person and individual.

He was a faithful member of the LDS church, serving his mission in North Mexico Mission, South Mexico Mission, and Veracruz Mission. Just a few months before he left Mexico, mission complete, he was assigned the Mexico City East mission. There he met missionary and loving wife, Miriam Moreno Castro, who had broken a heel on one of her shoes. After assisting her, he asked if she was okay. She insisted that she was late to an appointment and ran off.

When he returned to the United States, he knew who he was to marry. Eight months after Miriam finished her mission, she found Elder Voorheis racing to her doorstep, quickly proposing with the most incredible courage he could manage.

They were married and sealed together on January 13, 1989, in the Salt Lake City temple. A year after their marriage, they gave birth to their oldest boy, Christopher Lyle Voorheis, on March 6, 1990. He had another son close to follow named David Alexander Voorheis, born on July 12, 1993.

He then broke his back, falling out of a 32 foot tree, and found life to be filled with trials thereafter.

He fought hard to keep growing as a family, though, and had another child named Michael Orin Voorheis, born to him and his wife on October 30, 1997. Sacrificing all he had to support his family, he worked hard in computer support technology, even helping LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley with his computer. Walking and fighting, he decided to gather up his family and leave his home in Kearns, Utah.

He made his way to Pocatello, Idaho, where he started to work at Idaho Power after several months. It was there that his family began to blossom, going to school, and then later, moving to Chubbuck to take deeper root.

His beloved family and friends cherished him throughout the years, one son leaving the house after the other, his oldest bearing a daughter named Zoey May Voorheis, born on October 13, 2009. He loved his granddaughter, who grew to have the same red hair that he did when he was going through high school.

He was a very kind hearted and loving man, kind to all who he knew, and kinder to those he did not. Lyle strove to keep happiness and peace in his home, placing his wife before all things, and shielding and caring for his wife in every way that he could. Their love was true and is infinite, for his wife and for his young children. The oldest now 22, the middle now 18, and the youngest at 14, continue to love him and help protect their mother just like their father did.

Funeral services for Lyle will be held Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mountain Park Ward Chapel (4600 Victory Chubbuck, Idaho). With Bishop Thomas D. Mortimer officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday before the funeral from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. both at the Mountain Park Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the Mountainview Cemetery.

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