1931 ~ 2013
RAFT RIVER, IDAHO -Allan Lowell Webb, 81, of Raft River, Idaho, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah, from a sudden illness.
Allan was born in Bluffdale, Utah, on Dec. 10, 1931, to Wilbert Marles and Vina Naomi (Larsen) Webb. He attended Riverton Elementary and graduated from Jordan High School in 1950. He served in the United States Air Force with the military police during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Lockland, Texas, Japan, and Spokane, Wash. On a 30-day leave, he met on a blind date the love of his life and his eternal companion, Carol Mable Brown. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Oct. 15, 1956. They were blessed with two daughters and four sons. After Carol passed away in July 2002, he met Lila Gomm Kidd and they were married on Jan. 24, 2003. She has been a wonderful wife and companion to him for these last years.
Our father was born and raised on a dairy farm in Bluffdale. He learned from a very young age to work hard. This was a trait he taught to his children by his example. In 1975, he moved his family and his dairy operation to Raft River, Idaho, to join his brother, Calvin, who had moved up two years prior. Dad loved his farm and was so proud of his sons' success with the business after his retirement.
Our father loved people and he loved the gospel. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a strong testimony and desired to share it with those he met and loved. Dad was called on his first mission on Jan. 16, 1951, to the Southern States Mission. However, after being in the mission home for a week, he had to return home because he couldn't get a release from the draft board. He later would joke that he couldn't go on a mission at that time because his companion was only nine-years-old. Finally, in 1988, Dad and Mom served in the Mormon Battalion and San Diego Temple mission in San Diego, Calif. Dad and Lila also served a mission in Tampa, Fla., in 2003. Dad loved serving his missions. He continued to be a missionary in all he did.
Allan is survived by his wife, Lila; two daughters, Cheryl (Kenny) Darrington of Raft River, and Stacy (LaMont) Turner of Boise; four sons, Kurt (Chris) Webb of Corrinne, Utah, Mark (Cathi) Webb, Scott (Becky) Webb and Todd (Laurie) Webb all of Raft River. He is also survived by a stepson and stepdaughter, Cordell (Christine) Johns of Clearfield, Utah, and Tresa (Scott) Welty of Layton, Utah; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; nine step-great- grandchildren; his sisters, Caroline (Ernie) Poulsen, Beverly (Gary) Hensley, and Tamara Mangrum; and a sister-in-law, Connie Webb.
In addition to his first wife, Carol, he was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandson, Bekm Ostler; three brothers, Wilbert, Calvin, and Reed Webb; one sister, Naomi Webb; a brother-in-law, Jack Mangrum; and a sister-in-law, Elva Webb.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Raft River LDS Church, 2551 E. 300 S., in Raft River, with Bishop Michael D. Garner officiating. Burial will be in the Raft River Cemetery with military rites provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Organization.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, Idaho, and from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.