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Fenton, Virgil
Jun. 23, 1927 - Apr. 20, 2014

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Dec. 27, 1932 - Apr. 11, 2014

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Feb. 6, 1955 - Apr. 11, 2014

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Sep. 8, 1939 - Apr. 10, 2014

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May. 25, 1934 - Apr. 1, 2014

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Jan. 27, 1944 - Mar. 31, 2014

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Oct. 19, 1917 - Mar. 24, 2014

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Oct. 4, 1959 - Mar. 7, 2014

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Nov. 23, 1926 - Mar. 5, 2014

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Sep. 17, 1949 - Feb. 23, 2014

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Virgil Fenton
Jun. 23, 1927 - Apr. 20, 2014
Date of Funeral: Apr. 24, 2014

Virgil Mortimer Fenton was born June 23, 1927 in Rupert, Idaho, to Joseph LeRoy and Ruth Hazel (Miller) Fenton and passed away on April 20, 2014 at home in Rupert surrounded by his loving family. He attended Rupert schools graduating from Rupert High School in 1946. He joined the Marines and served in the Korean Conflict, after which he attended the University of Southern California earning a BS degree in Mathematics. He later earned his Masters degree at UMass Lowell.

In 1950, he married Peggy Dawley and three beautiful daughters were born into this union: Donna Delores “DeeDee,” Virginia Jean “Ginger,” and Bonnie Grace. Virgil lived with Peggy in California and Idaho. They were later divorced. In 1970, he married Bonnie Whittier and they raised their adorable little son, Joseph Paul “Joey.” Virgil lived with Bonnie in Massachusetts and Idaho. He taught all grade levels of school in Idaho, California and Massachusetts, but taught mainly high school math. After retiring from teaching he returned to farming.

Virgil has been active in the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and Shriners and was an advisor to the youth groups associated with Masonic organizations. He has enjoyed his membership and the many friendships made at the Minidoka County Senior Center. He was active in the Mini-Cassia Retired Educators Association. He was also a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church

Virgil is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie of Rupert; his three daughters Donna (Daniel) Burton of Sacramento, CA, Ginger (Harrison) Cole of Columbus, PA, and Bonnie (Jack) McCann of Roseville, CA; his son, Joe (Jenn Hoyle) Fenton of Rupert; eight grandchildren Jeff (Lorie) Burton, Matt (Marlana) Burton, Keith and Alison McCann, Nycole Stirm, Samantha Haggerty, and Christian and Virgil Wyatt Fenton; and two great-grandchildren Nolan and Audrey Burton. He also leaves behind two sisters Ila Mayes Rose and Lorie (Doug) Bolander both of Boise, three brothers James (Dona Rose) Fenton of Burley, Richard (Virginia) Fenton of Sandy, UT, and Gary (Myrna) Fenton of North Ogden, UT and a sister-in-law Patty Fenton of Heyburn as well as many, many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Dale and Ron Fenton, two sisters and their husbands Jo and Keith MacKenzie, Donna and Glenn Walker, two brothers-in-law Earl Mayes and Earl Rose, one sister-in-law Thelma Fenton, two nephews Greg Fenton and Tom MacKenzie and one niece Ruth Fox.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday April 24, 2014 at Hansen Mortuary 710 6th Street Rupert. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday April 23, 2014 at Hansen Mortuary and one hour prior to services at the mortuary. Services will conclude with Eastern Star and Masonic funeral rites. Burial will follow the service at the Rupert Cemetery with Military honors. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Minidoka County Senior Center, 702 11th Street, Rupert, ID 83350 or Idaho Grand Chapter Scholarship Fund c/o Judith Walsborn, 2636 Sparrow Loop, Post Falls, ID 83835.