Kay Campbell Alder


Malad, Idaho…Kay Campbell Alder, 91, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Kay was born July 8, 1924, on the family farm in Ridgedale (Pocatello Valley), Idaho. He was the youngest son of Leon Conrad and Vesta Campbell Alder. He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Sarah Ann “Aniece” Parkinson in the Logan LDS Temple on September 8, 1943. They were married 67 years when Aniece passed away on May 17, 2011. Kay was raised in Providence, Utah and spent first through eighth grades at Providence Elementary School. He graduated from South Cache High School in 1942 where he was active in student government, athletics and activities. Kay was summoned to serve in the U. S. Military during WWII and started his service in the Navy on May 13, 1944. He was assigned to the Attack Transport USS Newberry. In mid-February the destination for the Newberry was Iwo Jima, Japan. From the Newberry, Kay observed the raising of the U. S. flag on Mt. Suribachi on February 23, 1945. The Newberry also dropped troops off and picked up casualties for the Okinawa invasion in April. He was honored to be a U. S. Navy veteran all of his life. Upon completion of his service in the military, Kay and Aniece lived in Providence where he farmed with his father and brothers (L. C. Alder & Sons). Kay and Aniece moved to Malad in 1949. Kay was a hard worker and he loved Pocatello Valley where his father homesteaded and where he was born. He was proud that the farm still remains in the family today (Kay C. Alder & Son). Kay was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served willingly in numerous callings throughout his life. He especially enjoyed being a home teacher. Kay was also involved in the community, serving on the Oneida County Draft Board, Oneida County School Board and the Oneida County Soil Conservation Board. He is survived by his children: Lynda Holbrook (Rick) of Salt Lake City, UT; Mark Alder (Irene) of Malad; Janice Vaughan (Sheldon) of Malad and Keren Williams (Tim) of Smithfield, UT. 14 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. A brother, Conrad C. Alder of Malad. He was preceded in death by his wife, Aniece; son, Leon Brent; great grandson, Cooper; brothers, Lynn, Seth, Joseph and sister, Roma Nilsen. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 25 at 12 noon in the Malad LDS 4th Ward Chapel, 20 S. 100 W. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Monday morning from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the service, burial to follow at the Malad City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund, the Oneida Education Foundation or charity of choice.

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