Robert Lee Wilding


Downey….Robert Lee Wilding, 73, of Cambridge, husband of Louise Price Wilding, passed away on October 4, 2012 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born July 24, 1939 in Pocatello, Idaho a son of Leland Floyd and Muriel Nelson Wilding. Robert was raised and educated in Downey and was a graduate of Marsh Valley High School, class of 1957. He then attended Utah State University, where he played football. From 1959-1961, Robert served an LDS Mission to the Western State Mission (Montana). Following his mission, he attended B.Y.U. and also played football there. He met and married Louise Price on April 11, 1963 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They resided in Utah for three years before moving to Cambridge, Idaho, where they made their home and have since lived. Robert worked for the El Paso Gas Co. in Soda Springs and in 1968, purchased the Fred Hadley farm and began farming and operating a dairy, with his father Floyd. Through the years he also worked at the Downey Grain Growers, Cal- Ranch, Flags West and had driven school bus for the Marsh Valley School District. He enjoyed hunting and had gone to the Selway many times as well as an Elk trip to Canada. He had a good eye and appreciated a well bred horse. He and his father had taken teams to the National Cutter Horse Races in Pocatello. Cow Cutting was his passion and he had campaigned his horses in Utah and Idaho. He served as chairman of the South Bannock County Fair for three years and he with his wife, Louise, had helped organize, and keep active the American Quarter Horse Show there. Robert was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had served in Mutual, Sunday School, and as High Priest Group Leader. He coached little league football and baseball and for many years had helped with the Marsh Valley High School Rodeo Team. Robert is survived by his wife, Louise of Cambridge; children; Shawna (Richard) Engen of Pocatello; Steven R. (Karen) Wilding of Layton, Utah; Brad L. (Brandi) Wilding of West Jordan, Utah; Todd F. (Jennie) Wilding of Downey; DeAnna (Wade) Jensen of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; Janet (Lance) Hansen of McCammon, Idaho; 1 brother; Dean Wilding of Pocatello, Idaho; 3 sisters; Moonyeen Coffee of Blackfoot, Idaho; Brenda and Jerry of Emmett, Idaho; Cindy (Johnny) Olson of Pocatello. 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son; Jeffrey Scott Wilding. Funeral services will be held on monday October 8, 2012 at 12 noon in the Downey LDS 1st Ward Chapel, Bishop Rex Nielsen, officiating. Friends may visit with the family this evening (Sunday) from 6-8 pm at the Downey church and on monday at the church prior to services from 10:30-11:30 am. Burial will follow in the Cambridge Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral Home. “We will miss you Dad, “Happy Trails”.

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