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Theodore Tubbs

d. August 24, 1932

Ted was born August 24, 1932 as the third son of Alexander Joseph and Maud Bennett Tubbs inPocatelloIdaho. He passed away April 15, 2013 in ChubbuckIdahoas a result of complications of a sudden stroke earlier in the day. Ted grew up and attended schools inPocatello. He liked to be involved in the activities available in school especially sports and music. He left school part way through his senior year atPocatelloHigh Schoolto enter the Navy. He was first stationed inHawaiiand then for a two year tour of duty on the aircraft carrier USS Essex as a boiler man. Part of this tour included deployment off the coast ofKoreaduring the Korean War. After his discharge from the Navy he returned toPocatellowhere he met and fell in love with Sue Ann Sanders. They were married in her parents' home the day after she graduated from high school by Ted's father who was also his bishop. They were later sealed in the LDS Idaho FallsTemple. First living inPocatellowhere Ted worked for UPRR and Garrett's Freight Lines as well as some other small businesses. They moved toBoisewhere Ted worked for several years for Stinker stations. He then worked for a large egg farm outside ofMeridian. In 1970 Ted was offered a position with a company in Palmer Alaska making housing units for the construction of the Alaska Pipeline. He subsequently went to work for the Alaska Department of Corrections working his way up from corrections officer to head compliance officer for the state ofAlaska. After his retirement from the state he managed a private half-way house for several years. Together Ted and Sue raised four boys. Ted's love of sports was evident as he supported his boys in their various sport activities. He was also active in the community sport programs in many capacities but most notably as a coach and a mentor. Ted was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in many positions including Elder's quorum president, stake missionary, high councilman, Bishop and Stake executive secretary. Ted was preceded on death by his parents, his older brothers, Deloi and Robert, and his youngest son, Vince. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue Ann, His sons Alex (Lynnette), Sid (Tina), and Greg (Sherry). He has 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. His is greatly loved and we will all miss him dearly. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the LDS Pocatello North Stake Center on Whitaker Rd. A visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave, and also one hour prior to the funeral services at the church. Burial will follow service at Mountain View Cemeterywith Military Honors by the Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard.

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