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Mahlon Lee Kidd


  Mahlon Lee Kidd, 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep August 6, 2010 at his home in Boise.

Mahlon was born Oct. 29, 1922 at Marysville, Idaho the son of Henry Mike Lee Kidd and Veda Hendricks Kidd, the second of 6 children.
At age 17 he enlisted in the Navy and gallantly served in WWII in the south Pacific. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for achieving 25 bombing missions, Air Medal with 3 gold stars, combat aircrew wings, good conduct medal and 9 Asiatic Pacific Ribbons.

After the war he married the love of his life Marva Parkinson on Dec. 22, 1946 at Marysville, Idaho, the marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on August 31, 1951. They had six children, Marva Elinda (Barry) Mitchell, Dora Lee (Carl) Deguilio, Don (Beverly) Kidd, Myrl (Louise) Kidd, Henry (Laura) Kidd, and Myrna Ilene (Ken) McKnight.

They later settled on a farm in Goshen Idaho, besides farming, dad worked for INEL for many years. He also served in the Naval Reserve where he retired in 1982.

He was an active member of the LDS Church. Dad enjoyed helping his neighbors, friends and family in whatever work needed to be done. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and carpentry work. He was a talented artist. He loved traveling around the country with Mom and spending time with his family.

Survived by his wife Marva, his children, his 28 Grandchildren, and his many, many Great Grandchildren

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Marysville LDS Church. with Bishop Gary Marsden, officiating. Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home, St Anthony, Idaho Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 P.M and at the Ashton 3rd ward one hour prior to the services. . Interment will be at the Pineview Cemetery, Ashton Idaho, where military honors will be accorded.


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