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Oren C. Furniss

   Oren Clinton Furniss 92, a life long resident of the Bates area near Driggs, passed away March 11, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Furniss was born May 6, 1918 at Bates, Idaho the son of George Clarence and Sara Ann Nelson Furniss. Oren grew up in the Bates area where he attended school.

He married Eva Margaret Ard on Nov. 1, 1940 at Driggs, Id.; the marriage was solemnized in 1950 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They lived their entire married life in the Bates area where Oren farmed and ranched.

He was an active member of the LDS Church serving as Bishop of the Bates Ward for several years. He and his wife also served as Idaho Falls Temple workers for several years. They also served a mission to Glasgow Scotland 1979 - 1980.

Oren is survived by his wife of 70 years Eva of Bates, ID.; children - Paulene Fae (John) Sadovich, St. George, UT.; Shirlene Rae (Lauren) Williams, Idaho Falls, ID.; Linda Ann (David) Jensen, Sugar City, ID.; Michael jOren (Terri) Furniss, Driggs, ID.; Eva RaNae (Rex) Miller, Filer, ID.; Rhonda Kay (Ron) Weaver, St. Anthony. Siblings- Mary Ellen Struttman, Oregon, and Ted (Dorothy) Furniss, Grant, ID.; 29 Grandchildren 63 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great Great Grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 2 sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Driggs LDS Church with Bp. Roy Moulton, officiating. Friends may call at the Church Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and also at the church Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 just prior to the time of services. Burial will be in the Bates Cemetery under the direction of the Bidwell Funeral Home.


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