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Edward L Dutton

Jul. 7, 1934 - Aug. 25, 2018

Date of Service: Sep. 5, 2018

Edward L. Dutton
RUPERT

Edward Lorraine Dutton, age 84, of Rupert, Idaho, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 25, 2018 in Twin Falls, ID. He was born in Concordia, KS on July 7, 1934 to T. Edward and Oneta Dutton. He lived in KS and moved to Kimberly, ID in 1946 and graduated from Murtaugh High in 1953. After he accepted Christ he was on fire to share the Gospel with anyone, including going into bars handing out Salvation Tracts. He attended Youth for Christ and United Brethren church where he met the love of his life Nancy B. Martin. Without a car he would hitchhike from Murtaugh to Twin Falls to see Nancy. They were married October 23, 1953. Together they raised five children.

In his youth he worked various farm jobs. He then worked at Milner Dam, Feeder’s Grain Supply, North Side Coal, and A&B Irrigation Dist. where he retired after 33 years. He always loved farming especially raising various varieties of seed potatoes. He was featured in National Geographic in May of 1992. Where jokingly, he would mention he was clothed! His greatest legacy was serving his Lord by raising his children, grandchildren/great grandchildren in a strong Christian environment. He enjoyed hunting, and fishing, playing checkers, and spending precious time with his family.

He is survived by his children: Cathy Holston, Debbie Bedell, Linda Alves, David (Donna) Dutton, & Melody (Tim) Young; grandchildren, Heather & Matt Holston, Kristen, Ryan (Katherine), & Tyler Bedell, Alvin (Blanca), Austin (Jana), Arlan, Aspen, Lygia “Lulu” Alves, Mandi Dutton, Shawna (Quentin) Jackson, Shaylyn, Matthew, & Jonathan Young. He was blessed with 12 great grandchildren; his brothers, John (Molly) Dutton, Tom Dutton. He was proceeded in death by his wife Nancy, parents Edward and Oneta Dutton, brother Bill Dutton, sister-in-laws, Virginia and Pat Dutton, son-in-law Curt Bedell, grandsons, Aldon and Adrian Alves.

He was an avid member of the Gideon’s. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Gideon’s PO Box 871 Twin Falls, ID 83303 in memory of Ed Dutton. A special thankyou to the doctors, nurses and staff that took such special care of our Dad.

Please join us in the celebration of the homecoming of Edward Dutton at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Grace Community Church, 100 North Meridian Road, Rupert, ID with Pastor Dan Hendricks officiating. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Rupert cemetery. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

Condolences for Edward L Dutton

From Marlene and Jerry Page:
Just saw this. So sorry to hear about Eddies passing. We have such good memories of Eddie and Nancy. They were both such good people. Eddie was such a happy person.
From Linda Bloodgood:
We enjoyed going to church, etc. together when I was young. But I loved reconnecting with Debbie, Ed and more of the family in recent years. There’s celebrating in heaven! ??
From Kari Taylor:
Dear Linda and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad/grandfather. My condolences wing their way to all of you. I pray for God's peace to comfort you and strengthen you at this time and through the coming years. He was a great man here, and he's an even greater man in Heaven where he is mingling with some mighty special angels! Please know of my love. He raised a most remarkable family~
From Jen latta:
He was such an incredibly sweet man he will be missed
From Autum (Gill) Clark:
I am so sorry to hear about your loss! Eddie and Nancy were such a big part of my growing up years and Gentle Shepherd Alliance in Heyburn. They were such beautiful people! So happy to know that I will see them both again and that they are together once more.
From Autum (Gill) Clark:
I am so sorry to hear about your loss! Eddie and Nancy were such a big part of my growing up years and Gentle Shepherd Alliance in Heyburn. They were such beautiful people! So happy to know that I will see them both again and that they are together once more.
From Joe Sanders:
Ed is a very dear brother in the Lord and Elder in Christ. He attended a Bible study we had at our home going through the book of Ephesians for over 2.5 years. My wife and I enjoyed sharing our lives with Ed and he us. We also for awhile attended the same church, Grace Church of Rupert together. We went to Ed's house quite often and talked often about the Lord and how good God is!
From Leon sharon garner Bartholomew:
Leon and I are so sorry for your loss ,but know he is very happy with Nancy again...
From Lisa Hayes:
I loved hearing him read from the Bible. He always had so much good in his heart. Love the whole family. Ed will be greatly missed.
From Lisa Hayes:
I loved hearing him read from the Bible. He always had so much good in his heart. Love the whole family. Ed will be greatly missed.
From Pamela Mahler:
I have lots of great memories of Ed and Nancy Dutton. To many to share in a short time. My Dad was their Pastor for several years so we had lots of fun things that we did as families. I am sure that Ed is with his Heavenly Father and I'm sure that both of my parents was there to welcome him in to his forever home. He will be missed by his family.
From Marion Weickum:
Cathy and family, I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing your parents. Your dad's blessing has come and is loved. I will be unable to attend his service.
From Dale Jafek:
My prayers go out to the family, I worked with Ed at A&B. Fine person!
From Layne Rutschke :
Your dad was a great man. I always enjoyed dealing with him when he would come into our store. So sorry for your loss, but he is home with the Savior and his beloved wife.
From JUDY MAESTAS:
Dave and Donna and family our prayers are with u and your family He was a special person loved his smile
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