Conrad Campbell Alder


U.S. VeteranConrad Campbell Alder, 95, passed away at home on Sunday, June 24,2018.

Con was born at his grandmother’s house on July 10, 1922, the son of Leon and Vesta Alder.

He grew up in Cache Valley and Pocatello Valley, attending school in Cache Valley. After graduation from high school, Con attended Utah State Agricultural College, where he met Roma Gene. They were married January 28, 1943 in the Logan LDS Temple. Shortly afterward he left to begin his service in the Air Force. Con served in World War II as a pilot of B 24’s. He was proud to have served his country.

Upon returning home Con finished his schooling and graduated from Utah State Agricultural College. He and Roma Gene moved to Malad to work on the family farm and begin their family. Con worked with his father and brothers, Lynn, Seth and Kay in dry farming, raising both cattle and sheep and also farming irrigated land in Malad, Pocatello Valley, Cache Valley and Portage Canyon. Working with the land and animals, along with his brothers, brought him great joy and satisfaction. He and Roma Gene both were active in many church and civic affairs, including his serving as County Commissioner for 16 years, a member of the City Council and the Hospital Board, American Legion and numerous other organizations. In 2013 Con was inducted into the Oneida County Hall of Fame. He was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served as a Bishop for eight years as well as serving in many other capacities.

He will be remembered for his “Oh Baby Hugs” and as a man full of the unconditional love he shared with all. He was one of God’s kindest souls.

He is survived by Marsha Jones(Terry) of Malad, Con T. Alder(Jean) of Farmington UT, Alyce Lewis(Bill) of Malad and Scott Alder(Wendi) of Malad; sixteen grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roma Gene; brothers, Lynn, Seth, Kay, Joseph and sister, Roma Nilsen.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Malad LDS 6th Ward Chapel, 400 N 200 W.  Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the LDS Humanitarian Fund or charity of your choice.

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