MALAD – Lorenzo “Ren” Dives, 83, of Malad, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2001, in the Idaho veteran’s home in Pocatello.
He was born January 17, 1918. In Malad, a son of Thomas and Ruth Jones Dives. He married Loraine Blaisdell June 15, 1938 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. For many years Ren worked on the family ranch and also managed the Dives Furniture Store. He served in the Air Force during WWII and was a member of the Malad Lions Club and American Legion. Ren was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in various church callings. He enjoyed singing and playing his guitar and was a member of the Malad Community Choir.
He is survived by his wife, Lorriane, Malad; 5 children: Colleen (Allen) Graves, Castle Rock, Colorado; Linda (Brent) Call, Aliso Viejo, California; Larry (Cindy) Dives, Malad; Nancy (David) Decker, Oak Hill, Virginia; Michael Dives, South Ogden, Utah; 30 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Margie Pierce, Aberdeen, Idaho; Iva Lou (Phil) Young, Blackfoot, Idaho; Verlene (Jack) Williams, Malad.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Alicia Bingham, one brother, Tommy Dives, and a daughter, Connie Budge.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 25, 2001, in the Malad LDS Stake Chapel. Burial was in the Malad City Cemetery.
In Loving Memory of
LORENZO “REN” DIVES
Born January 17, 1918 – Malad, Idaho Passed Away April 21, 2001 – Pocatello, Idaho
FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday April 25, 2001 – 1:00 p.m. Malad LDS Stake Chapel Bishop Bob Crowther, officiating
CASKET BEARERS – Grandsons
Bracken Budge Tyson Budge Jeff Call
Cache Decker David Decker Jr. Brandon Dives
Christian Dives Jerry Graves
Ron Graves Steven Graves
Malad LDS 1st Ward High Priest Group
Family Prayer Larry Dives (son)
Organist Iris Blaisdell (sister in law)
Invocation Brenda Budge (granddaughter)
Vocal “How Great Thou Art”
Robert Kent – acc. by Michael Dives (son)
Life Sketch Nancy Decker (daughter)
Vocal “In The Garden”
Colleen Graves (daughter) – acc. by Michael Dives
Speaker Bishop Michael Hess
Vocal by Granddaughters “O My Father”
Kristi Christensen & Jessica Perkins accompanied by Lorna Cornelius
Remarks Bishop Bob Crowther
Vocal by Grandchildren … “In This Very Room” accompanied by Lorna Cornelius
Benediction Jeff Call (grandson)
Compassionate service by the 1st Ward Relief Society sisters