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Obituary: Ferry Curtis Hadlock

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13 2002 3:00 p.m. MST

Ferry Curtis Hadlock died peacefully after a very brief illness on

November 9, 2002 in Boise, Idaho.

He was born December 28, 1920 in Vernal, Utah to Ferry LeRoy Hadlock and Jennie Steele. He graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, attended the University of Utah and served a mission in the Central States Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

On August 10, 1942, he married Pearl Ellen Rider in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had five children. Ferry served in the Army during World War II as a pilot and navigator.

He was a life-long employee of First Security Bank of Idaho and was branch manager in Shoshone and Rigby. He was active in community affairs serving as Rotary president in Shoshone.

He was a

member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many positions including bishop's counselor and member of stake high councils. His many hobbies have included sports of any kind, creating jewelry from fire opal he mined himself, biking, crocheting, painting pictures, composing music and supporting all high school athletics. He designed and built six homes in southeastern Idaho, and drafted hundreds of house plans for others.

As the golden years arrived, Ferry and Pearl served a second mission in North Carolina.

Ferry loved road trips and took Pearl on several throughout the United States from Maine to Alaska. He loved to watch his grandchildren participate in athletic and talent events.

Four of his children survive him, John C. and Mary Hadlock of Salt Lake City; Brent L. and Christena Hadlock of Provo; Layne R. and Connie Hadlock of Caldwell, Idaho; Julie H. and Jack Volpato of Carlsbad, New Mexico. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and brothers and sisters Milo (Jackie) Hadlock, LaRue (Douglas) Woodbury, Esther Adams, and Anthony (Tet) Hadlock. He is preceded in death by his wife Pearl, eldest son Ferry Rider Hadlock, and sisters Hattie Lee and Jennie Brown

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 15, 2002, at the Caldwell 10th Ward located at 4509 S. Montana, Caldwell, Idaho The family will greet friends at the church from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to services.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Humanitarian fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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