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Donald "LaVoy" Quinn

Apr. 23, 1935 - Jul. 1, 2018

Date of Service: Jul. 14, 2018

Donald “LaVoy” Quinn was born April 23, 1935 to Russell M. and Ernestine Elizabeth Quinn. He was the fifth of six children.

LaVoy attended schools in Rupert, Idaho where he grew up and graduated from Rupert High School. LaVoy enlisted in the United States Army after graduation and served until his honorable discharge in 1957. He returned home to work as a butcher with his father at Quinn’s Meat Locker in Paul, Idaho. LaVoy took care of his father after his mother’s passing in 1960. He loved caring for his father until his passing in 1982. LaVoy loved his grey poodle “Wheeler” and later “Blue” dearly. LaVoy met and married the love of his life Pauline R. Barrus in 1984. They became inseparable. With this marriage, LaVoy became an instant dad and grandpa to Pauline’s six children, Debbie (Fred) Knopp, VaLerie Vodros, DeeAnn (Don) Garner, Eugene (Ronda) Barrus, Marlene (Todd) Winmill, and William “Bill” (Kristin) Barrus. This was the roll that LaVoy cherished and accepted lovingly. He was always there for each and every one, helping out in any way possible. After LaVoy sold his business in Paul, Idaho he worked at JR Simplot in Quality Control. There he met many friends. LaVoy never knew a stranger, always a friend to everyone he met. After he left Simplot LaVoy worked for a short time at a cell center selling various products. In September 2001, LaVoy was taken to the VA in Salt Lake City, Utah where he underwent quadruple bypass surgery. Later he was diagnosed with COPD. He faced this challenge with great strength and courage as his health continued to fail. He never lost his love for his dear sweet wife and always wrote her kind loving notes expressing his love and appreciation to her for daily loving and caring for him. LaVoy loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed summer BBQ’s.

LaVoy was a beloved husband, father, uncle and grandfather.

LaVoy passed away July 1, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho surrounded by his wife of 33 years and family.

He is survived by his loving wife Pauline Quinn his brother Robert L. Quinn, several step children, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho officiated by Pastor Don Garner. Services will conclude with burial in the Rupert Cemetery with Military Honors by the Mini-Cassia Veterans. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

Condolences for Donald "LaVoy" Quinn

From Margaret Chandler:
Uncle Lavoy. You will be missed so much. My memories of you are many -from my childhood - Mark and I playing in the fish pond at the Rupert house, wading in the irrigation yard, going to the meat locker, playing with "Hooter" and just so many things. As I became an adult I would often come to Burley to visit and always enjoyed those times. You will be loving missed by your Niece - Margaret Ernestine Quinn.
From Pauline Quinn:
My darling husband you are the love of my life I miss you so much rest in peace your loving wife until we meet again Pauline
From Robert Quinn:
My “BROTHER” - my “FRIEND” - Rest In Peace - until we meet agin !
From Patricia Quinn Bradshaw :
Love you uncle! All of my happy childhood memories involve you. Thank you for being a father figure to me, and loving me unconditionally! I will cherish all the wonderful memories! Love your little izywas
From Marie Quinn Henderson:
Love you Uncle Lavoy! So many fun memories of visiting you in Burley, I'm so glad that you and dad got so close before he passed away, I know it meant a lot to him. My heart goes out to the whole family.
From Jaime Alejandro:
Oh my grandpa, u are always on my mind and in my heart and i feel you near and am so thankful for your immediate love for me and u were my world, my hero, my one and only grandpa! Im so thankful we got our time alone whula awaiting other family and very fortunate i was just around the corner. I will never forget our conversations and will forever have you in my heart! Love always, Jaimer's the smart one
From David Barrus :
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
From Stephanie Anderson:
Grandpa, as I sit here saddened with tears in my eyes, I know you're in a great place and I will see you again one day.. grandma, I love you so much, my heart aches for you, may God comfort you and give you peace at this time of loss, may peace be with you.. love Lucy
From Mike Kinder:
Rest in Peace my friend. Untill we.meet again.
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