|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1925|
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 2009|
Donald Fred Coburn, 85, of Driggs, Idaho, died peacefully at his home Dec. 4, 2009.
He was born Oct. 10, 1924, in Driggs to Fredrick Adrian and Mary Hulet Coburn. He graduated from Preston High School and attended Idaho State University, where he received a degree in pharmacy.
On June 5, 1946, he married Clarice Mae Carlson in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. In 1958, Don realized two lifelong dreams by returning to Teton Valley, the place of his birth, and purchasing a local drug store. Coburn Drug, with its homemade ice cream and world famous fresh lime freezes, became a popular gathering place for the community, where Don and Clarice made many lasting friendships. After retiring from retail pharmacy, Don began another career working as a hospital pharmacist. He was happily employed at Teton Valley Hospital until the age of 83.
Don was involved in civic affairs, serving on the Driggs City Council. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings, including bishop and stake president. Don and Clarice served a mission in the London LDS Temple. After returning home, they continued to serve in the Idaho Falls and Rexburg LDS temples.
Don loved his raspberry patch, a good fishing stream and Brigham Young University football, but nothing was as close to his heart as family.
Survivors include his wife, Clarice Mae; children, Kelly (Sally) Coburn of Driggs, Jeanne (Steven) Larsen of North Logan, Utah, and Richard (Carla) Coburn and Steven (Kristen) Coburn, both of Driggs; a sister, Helen Bohlin of Boise; 25 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Driggs LDS Stake Center. Visitations will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral, both at the church. Burial will be in Driggs Cemetery under the direction of Valley Mortuary in Driggs. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.valleymortuarydriggs.com.
Published in Post Register on December 8, 2009
Frederick Adrian Coburn (1880 - 1942)
Mary Hulet Coburn (1882 - 1958)
Jeanne Rae Coburn Larsen (1950 - 2015)*
Adrian Coburn (1912 - 1912)*
Cleo Coburn Simmonds (1913 - 1992)*
Marjorie Coburn (1921 - 1923)*
Donald Fred Coburn (1925 - 2009)
Created by: Ted and Kathleen (Hulet)...
Record added: Jun 30, 2013
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