Standard Burial header graphic -  Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho


Max Pincock Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
Max D Pincock

   Max D Pincock, 85, passed away at his home in the Mud Lake Terreton area from natural causes Nov. 21, 2015

He was born July 27, 1930 , in Sugar City, ID, the fourth child of Douglas and Reah Pincock. He joined his older sister Lorna and brothers Vern and George. A younger sister Geraldine and younger brother Blair followed. He grew up in Sugar City and attended all 12 years of school and graduated there. He attended 1 year at Ricks College now called BYU Idaho.

He married Betty Strange Feb. 25, 1949 at her parents home in St. Anthony. The marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple a year later. Together they raised 3 children, Bruce, Sandy and Mike. One daughter was also born to them but stillborn.

They lived in Sugar City and then Farmington, UT. where he was employed at Hill Air Force base as a civilian airplane mechanic. They moved back to Sugar City and then to Mud Lake in l960 where they bought a farm and have resided there ever since.

He was intrigued by trains, airplanes, automobiles and other machines wanting to know how and why they would go. He was always building, repairing engines of all kinds to make life easier. He loved farming and working along side his family. He worked as a mechanic for John Deere, Simmons Equipment and Snake River Equipment as well as running the farm and operating a dairy with the help of his family He also started the mechanic program at West Jefferson High School and taught there for 2 years.

He and Betty traveled south for the winter months for 30 years, meeting many new friends and exploring the countryside with many of their Friends and Family.

He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving as Elder Quorum Secretary and Financial clerk for the Church farm for 35 years.

He is proceeded in death by his beloved wife Betty in 2010, his daughter, 2 grandsons, two sisters, one brother and his parents. He is survived by his children Bruce (Jackie) Pincock, Haughton LA. Sandy Ward, Terreton, ID.; and Mike (Wanda) Pincock, Terreton, ID.; Two Brothers, George Pincock, Rigby, ID.; Vern Pincock, Meridian, ID.; Sister-in-Law Noreen Pincock, Sugar City, ID.; Brother-in-Law Robert (Susanne) Strange, Newdale, ID. and Gary (Bonnie) Strange, Rexburg, ID.; 21 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren. Many thanks to the nurses of Hands of Hope for their loving care of Max and his family.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Terreton LDS Stake Center with Bishop Dallin Ivie, officiating. Friends may call at the Stake Center Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 just prior to the services. Burial will be in the West Jefferson Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to


Back to Obituaries

  (208) 624-7177 Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho E-mail the Bidwell Funeral Home