Lyman Jeffery Ipsen Obituary
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Lyman Jeffery Ipsen, 46, of Pingree, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2008, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on December 20, 2007. Jeff was born on January 27, 1961, in Malad, Idaho, to Parry and Velma Roderick Ipsen. He was raised and educated in Malad, and graduated from Malad High School. He went on to attend Ricks College for a time.
On October 22, 1988, Jeff married Melanie Reed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Together they had three children, a son and two daughters. Jeff was a member of the LDS Church. He served a mission to the Catonia, Italy mission. He had served in various church callings and was currently serving as an instructor in the elder's quorum.
Jeff was a computer specialist and had worked the last nine years in Idaho Falls for Scientech. Prior to his employment with Scientech he worked for eight years with the Department of Energy, and also worked several years for Valley Office Systems. He enjoyed cooking, photography, golfing, reading, and always liked to learn and further his knowledge. He also was a great handyman and liked to work on repair projects.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Melanie, of Pingree; a son, William (Shannon) Ipsen of Blackfoot; two daughters, Stephanie (Doug) Crowther of Malad, Idaho, and Jessica Ipsen of Pingree; his mother, Velma, of Malad; two brothers, Mark (Cydney) Ipsen of Malad, and Bruce Ipsen of Nampa; six sisters, Mary Lynn (Richard) Spahr of Malad, Janice (Mike ) Hughes of Big Piney, Wyoming, Brenda (Brent) Coombs of Caldwell, Idaho, Karen (Kent) Hilton of Sandy, Utah, Susan (Mark) Coombs of Caldwell, Idaho, and Kathryn (Glen) Collett of Sandy, Utah; one grandson, Anthony Ipsen; and 75 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Parry, an infant brother, Parry Keith, and a sister, Anita Garner.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2008, at the Pingree LDS Church, with Bishop Stacy Jackson of the Pingree Second Ward conducting. The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening, Jan. 9 ,from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., and again prior to the service from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church Thursday. Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian or Mission Fund.