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Idaho State Journal, 01/15/10
GEORGETOWN - Elmer Smith Wilcox 83, our amazing husband, father, grandfather, and
great-grandfather, died Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Caribou Memorial Hospital, from
complications of Alzheimer's. Elmer was born in Georgetown, Idaho, on July 18, 1926,
to O'Neal Wilcox and LaReva Jane Smith. He was drafted during his senior year of high
school into the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Boxer aircraft carrier during World War II
from Oct. 31, 1944, until he was honorable discharged on July 18, 1946. After he returned
home he attended auto body vo-tech school in Pocatello, Idaho.
Elmer married the love of his life, Faye Passey, on June 22, 1951, in Georgetown, and
was later sealed to her and their children on March 10, 1966, in the Logan LDS Temple.
Elmer was employed at many places. He worked for Tipton's, Rich Motors, Central
Farmer, El Paso, and Rex's Sales and Service. He finally opened his own business,
Elmer's Body Shop, which he owned and operated, with Faye by his side, until his
retirement. His skills gave him a reputation for being the best at what he did. He ran his
business with honesty and fairness that kept his customers returning.
Elmer was a member of the Lions Club. He served on the Georgetown City Council and the
TV Boosters Board for several years. Elmer also faithfully served as the secretary for the
high priest group of his ward.
Elmer had a funny personality and liked to tease and make the grandkids and
great-grandkids laugh. Being around his family always put a sparkle in his eyes. He
enjoyed watching them in sports and always went to their games. He loved hunting and
fishing and being outside.
Elmer is preceded in death by his parents, sister (Gay), brother (Larry), son-in-law
(Craig Roberts), stepfather (Louis Larsen), and stepbrother (Verlain Larsen). He is
survived by his loving wife of 59 years; and three children, Suzann (Damron) Parrish of
Georgetown, Doug (Brooke) Wilcox of Georgetown, and Gaylene (Corey) Hopkins of Soda
Springs; and a stepbrother, Lowell Larsen of North Carolina. He is also survived by
eight grandkids and 10 great-grandkids, with one on the way.
Funeral services will be held at the Georgetown Chapel Monday, January 18, 2010, at 11
a.m. Friends may call prior to services from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the
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