Floyd Lawrence Wells


Floyd Lawrence Wells died July 8, in Pocatello, Idaho at the age of 91. He was born January 14, 1925 in Woodruff, Idaho to Lawrence Ray Wells and Annie Bell. Floyd grew up in Woodruff, Idaho. He was the 6th of 7 children. He graduated from Malad High School in 1942. Floyd went to college at Utah State. He worked different jobs from Logan to Salt Lake City before moving back to Woodruff to run the family ranch/farm that the Wells family homesteaded. He was married to Betty Maisak and together they had three children; Nancy Lindgren of Arizona, Ron (Linda) Wells of Utah, Carla (Paul) Boudrero of Utah. Later he married Marlene Hoopes and they had two children together, Marlena Wells of Utah and Larry F. (Luan) Wells of Idaho. Floyd was also married to Joy Wickham and Josphine Tropea. In 1969, Floyd bought a beer distributing business “Lucky Lager.” He ran this business in Malad City until 1976. He moved to Pocatello, Idaho in 1977 and went to work for B&E. He did quality work as a welder for this company. In the early 1980’s, Floyd moved to Hailey, Idaho where he went to work for Valley Paving driving a dump truck until he retired in 2000. He received several safety awards for his excellent driving record. After retiring and moving back to Pocatello, Idaho, he volunteered at the Pocatello Police Station. Floyd’s interests throughout his life were, raising and racing horses in competition. He was an excellent pool player and played in many pool tournaments. Floyd was a big fan of country music; he loved listening to it as well as dancing. He was a proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Floyd was preceded in death by his parent and all of his siblings. He was buried on July 12, in the Malad, Idaho Cemetery. Graveside services will be held today, July 12 at 11 am an the Malad City Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the Horsley Funeral Home 132 W. 300 N. from 10-10:45 am prior to the service.

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