DOWNEY- William “Duke” and Dalma Barkdull Fuhriman, both 72, Downey, died Saturday, January 6, 1996, at their home of an apparent homicide.
Duke was born April 19, 1923, in Logan, Utah, a son of Arnold and Rachel Partington Fuhriman. He grew up and was educated in Pocatello Valley, near Malad, was a graduate of Logan, Utah High School, and attended LDS Business College and Utah State University. He joined the Navy during World War II, and served on the USS California for 3 years.
After the war, he married Dalma Barkdull in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple on July 17, 1946. They farmed in Pocatello Valley, Rupert and since 1950 farmed and ranched in Downey. He was a member of the Downey Lions Club and was active in the LDS Church, where he served as bishop in the Downey LDS Second Ward.
Dalma Barkdull Fuhriman was born December 19, 1923, in Delta, Utah, a daughter of Philip Henry and Evelyn Woodbury Barkdull. She grew up and was educated in Logan, Utah. She married William “Duke” Fuhriman July 17, 1946.
She was active in the LDS Church, where she had served in various capacities. She was a longtime member of the Downey Madrigal Choir and Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Together, they had served an LDS Mission to Billings, Montana, and currently were Logan, Utah LDS Temple officiators.
They are survived by two sons and their wives, Crae and Susan Fuhriman, Rick and Jessie Fuhriman, all of Downey; two daughters and husbands, Maggie Fuhriman and husband, John Fisher, of Lewiston, Idaho, Cami and Dr. Mark Jenson of Green Bay, Wis,; eight grandchildren; Dalma also is survived by a brother, Louis Barkdull, of Odgen, Utah; Duke is survived by one sister, Mrs. Reid (Neva) Misener of Logan, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 10, at noon in the Arimo, Idaho LDS Stake Chapel, Bishop Randy Buxton of the Virginia LDS Ward officiating. Friends may call at the LDS stake chapel tonight from 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. To 11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Marsh Center Cemetery. Arrangements are by Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral Home, Arimo.