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Idaho State Journal, 07/08/04
POCATELLO - Gene 'Pappy' Hess, 88, Pocatello, died Tuesday morning, July 6, 2004,
at his home. He was born on Aug. 1, 1915 at Montpelier, Idaho, to Harrison S. and Emma
Smart Hess, attending school in Montpelier, graduating from Bear Lake High School. Pappy
married Marge Jones on June 14, 1941, in Montpelier. Their marriage was later solemnized
in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a Locomotive Engineer for approximately
50 years, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Union Pacific Old
Timers Club No. 25. Pappy enjoyed riding motorcycles, soaking in the hot pools at Lava Hot
Springs, hunting, fishing, garage mechanic, welder, inventor and Square and Round Dancing.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served as a
Pappy is survived by his wife, Marge of Pocatello; their children, Leslie (Les) Hunter,
Austin, Texas; and twins, Mikki Allen, Key Largo, Fla., and Mike (Sheree) Hess, American
Falls, Idaho; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
his parents and two brothers.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 9, 2004, at 2 p.m. in the Cornelison~Henderson
Funeral Chapel, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, with Bishop Ramey Remington conducting. The
family will receive friends Thursday evening at the Cornelison~ Henderson Funeral Home
from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the services on Friday afternoon. Burial will be in
Restlawn Memorial Gardens.