Wendell Draper Camp


Wendell Camp
HAMER, Idaho — Wendell Draper Camp, 91, of Hamer died May 30, 2001, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls of a stroke.

He was born April 15, 1910, in Pleasantview, Idaho, to Williams Peter Camp, Jr. and Esther Violet Draper Camp. He grew up in Pleasantview and attended high school in Malad where he graduated in 1928.

On October 5, 1936, he married Chloe Blanche Benson in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She passed away April 10, 1985. He later married Virginia Hughes Frisby.

He lived in Pleasantview and Malad until 1955. He then lived in Sugar City until 1961 before moving to Idaho Falls. Since 1982 he has resided in Hamer. He spent several winters in St. George, Utah. During his lifetime he was a farmer, salesman, truck driver, school and commercial bus driver, church farm operator, and a custodian.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission to the Eastern States in 1933-34, and with his wife, Blanche, in the Massachusetts Boston Mission from 1977-78. He was a counselor in the Pleasantview Ward Bishopric. He was an Eagle Scout and lifetime Scouter, serving several different times as a Scout leader. In 1954 He received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He was active in politics. He joined the Hamer Lions Club in 1993 at the age of 83. He served as President, Lion Tamer, Zone Chairman and in 1996 and 1997 he received the “Appreciation for Service and Dedication Award.” He was “Citizen of the Year” in 2000, received the “Extra Mile Award” in 2001, and was recently nominated as Zone F Regional Chairman.

He enjoyed singing, drama, games, dancing, hunting, camping, and fishing. He was a faithful patriarch and hero to his family; he was loving, kind and a friend to all.

Survivors include: son Wendell D. Camp, daughter Lois Marilyn Camp.

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