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Vearle Frandsen

July 11, 1940 — July 18, 2016

Vearle Kay Frandsen passed away July 18


2016 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Basalt Idaho on July 11, 1940 to Lloyd and Lummie Frandsen.  He grew up in Basalt; attended schools in Basalt, Goshen and Firth then college at Ricks, BYU, and U of U.  He was an Amoco Oil distributer and an entrepreneur at heart.  He loved and appreciated serving his two-year LDS mission to Leeds England!  Then he married Dixee Waite in the Idaho Falls temple in June 1962.  They had two children, Gaye Frandsen and Todd Kay Frandsen.  They spent 23 year raising their family in the Jameston area.

In 1996 he married Diane Crofts and became a father and grandfather to a second family for a grand total of 7 children plus spouses, 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren who loved him so much!   Including spouses, he fulfilled his dream of have 13 children.  He and Diane lived in Goshen until his passing.

He loved being a member of the LDS Church, and was excited about sharing his testimony of the Gospel to everyone including a wrong number he sent a Book of Mormon to.  He served in the church in the Elder’s Quorum presidency, as a Sunday School teacher, Scout leader, High Priest secretary and in many other callings.  He especially enjoyed teaching the youth because they kept him young.

He always said the best moments in his life were on top of a horse, either herding cattle, being in the Shelley Riding Russets Posse, hunting or just up in the hills.  We can imagine him riding his favorite horse Buckles in the pastures of Heaven.

He is greatly loved by his family and they are grateful for his example, his support of any sort of sporting event they were involved in and his unconditional kindness and friendship.  He leaves a rich legacy of love and testimony.  We will continue to ask each other “The Gospel is still true?” in his honor.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Rulon Frandsen, a brother-in-law Joel Hill, a grandson Chris Keck and one nephew.

He is survived by a daughter Gaye Frandsen - Eagle Mountain, UT, and a son Todd (Dorthy) Frandsen - Livingston MT.  Also, brothers LaMar (Sharon) Frandsen - Draper UT, Kent (Pat) Frandsen – Providence UT, Ron (Gae) Frandsen – Brigham City, UT, a sister Karen Hill Pocatello, and sister-in-law Noreen Frandsen.  And his second family, sons Dave (ZoAnn) Keck – Idaho Falls, Dan (Kari) Keck – Idaho Falls, Bruce (Trina) Keck – Menan, Brent (Mary Lynn) Keck, a daughter Michelle (Derrel) LeBaron, 22 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Presto Ward Chapel (792 N 1090 E). The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 till 7:30 P.M. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley and Friday morning from 10:00 till 10:40 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Basalt Cemetery.

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