A Tribute Published In The Pages of The Buhl Herald
July 19, 1979
W. D. 'Bill' Fife
W. D. Fife, 82 Jerome, Died Monday night at St. Benedict's hospital of a sudden illness.
He was born July 14, 1897, at Riverdale, Utah. He attended schools there and lived also in Trenton and Preston. During World War I he served with the balloon corps of the Army air corps. He married Myrella Ann Cole January 30, 1924. in Logan LDS Temple. They lived in Preston until 1938, then moved to Filer. He served as bishop of the Filer LDS ward and helped in the construction of the first church building there. He also served on the Filer school board for several years. They moved to Jerome in 1947 and farmed until moving into town in 1953. Mrs. Fife died in 1971 and he married Leda Archibald March 4, 1972 in Jerome. He was employed as a ditchrider for the North Side Canal Co. for nine years. He was active in the LDS church and had held several offices. He was a member of Barracks 1192 Veterans of World War I.
Survivors include his wife of Jerome, three daughters. Mrs. Emil (Myrna) Tvrdy, Buhl; Mrs Glade (Ollie Jean) Johnson, Pocatello; and Mrs. Garn (Sharon) Johnson, Clearfield, Utah. three sons, Clare Fife, Jerome; Dale Fife, Burley; and Dean Fife, Hazelton; four step-daughters, Cleo Hepworth, Burley; Erma Pearson, Nampa; Reah Fay Brown, Boise; and Wilma Phillips, Gooding; a step son. Donald Archibald, Nampa; two brothers, Glen Fife, Filer; Douglas Fife, Brigham City, Utah; three sisters, Gladys Jensen, Preston; Jean stockdale, Franklin; and Marth Dalley of the Philippine Islands, 50 grand-children and 37 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Jerome First Ward LDS chapel on East Avenue B by Bishop LaVar Buttars. Burial will be in the Jerome cemetery. Friends may call at the Hove Funeral chapel until 1:30 p.m. today.