Obituary of Alvin E. Poole
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MENAN - Alvin Edward Poole, 82, of Boise, Idaho, a former resident of Menan, died March 31, 2000, at his home.
He was born Nov. 3, 1917, in Reichle, Mont., to John Tanner Poole and Louisa Jane Lewis Poole. He attended schools in Richland, Utah, Dillon, Mont., and Menan. He also attended Midway High School.
On Nov. 26, 1940, he married Edna Mae Nelson in Lorenzo, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on March 27, 1944.
He moved to San Diego to work in the shipyards, then to Salt Lake City where he worked at the Remington Arms plant. Three years later he moved to the Pahsimeroi Valley where he ranched for three years. In 1950 they moved to Menan, where he farmed. His wife later died. On Jan. 3, 1987, he married Betty Ulrich in Boise. In 1992, he retired from farming, and they moved to Boise.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served wherever he was called.
He enjoyed going to Arizona, traveling, golf, and his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ulrich Poole of Boise; two daughters, Kay Hunting (Bill) of Rigby, Idaho, and Debbie Ball (Gary) of Boise; five sons, Brent Poole (Carol) of Menan, Doug Ulrich (Yvonne), Dave Ulrich (Kathy), Dennis Ulrich and Donald Ulrich, all of Mesa, Ariz.; three sisters, Neva Jenkins (Ferrin) of Pasco, Wash., Marjorie Drake of Sacramento, Calif., and Maurine Beck (Clyde) of Menan; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; three brothers; two sisters; five children; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Lewisville LDS Chapel with Bishop John R. Poole of the Menan 1st Ward officiating. The family will meet with friends Monday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Eckersell Funeral Home in Rigby, and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Little Butte Cemetery in Annis.
Post Register (Idaho Falls, ID) - Monday, April 3, 2000 Page A10