DWIGHT PERCY FARNWORTH Our beloved father and grandfather, Dwight Percy Farnworth, died Friday, Feb. 08, 2008, at the Idaho State Veteran's Home in Boise. Dwight passed away on his 59th Wedding Anniversary, reuniting him with his beautiful bride, Betty, who had preceded him nine years earlier. Dwight was born the fourth child of seven on July 15, 1924 in Nampa, Idaho to Percy Q. and Nora Farnworth. He attended Franklin High School in Boise, Idaho. Dwight left High School one year early to join the U.S. Army and serve his country during World War II. Dwight was part of the 407th Infantry Regiment and served during the major European campaigns. He fought in the great "Battle of the Bulge" where he was wounded from a German artillery blast by the banks of the Rohr River. He was later awarded the distinguished "Purple Heart". Upon returning to the States, Dwight was called to serve as a missionary for his Church. He served in the Central States Mission for two years. Dwight returned home and began his higher educations studies. He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor in Agriculture and later obtained his Masters of Education from Boise State University. Dwight married the love of his life, Betty Alice Johnson, in the Logan, Utah, L.D.S. Temple on Feb. 8, 1949. At an early age, Dwight and Betty made it a priority to always serve others. This wonderful example has carried over into the lives of their children and grandchildren. Dwight loved to teach others and this great passion eventually lead him to a 23 year career as a teacher and educator with the Boise School District. Dwight taught the sixth grade at Jackson and Jefferson Elementary schools which made a major impact on many students lives. Dwight was multi-talented and had many hobbies. He had various coin, insect, butterfly, seed, and rock collections. Back in those days, there was no Discovery Channel. Dwight was the Discovery Channel! He also had a special interest in Science and Physics projects and taught his students about rockets and space exploration. Dwight had an amazing memory which enabled him to memorize and recite hundreds of poems word perfect. Dwight and Betty were master gardeners and provided fruit and vegetables to friends and family. Perhaps Dwight's greatest talent was his ability to work with wood. Dwight had a wood working shop in his garage. Every Christmas he would make hundreds of wooden toys and deliver them in boxes to all the needy families in the community. Dwight learned what the true meaning of service is all about! Dwight was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various leadership positions throughout his life. Dwight's greatest enjoyment of church service was when he was able to serve with his wife, Betty, as full time missionaries in the Long Island, New York Mission and labor as assigned temple workers in the Boise Idaho Temple. Dwight is survived by their five children, Laurie and Bruce Dunkley, Grant and Kathryn Farnworth, Ruth and Conrad Stephens, all of Boise, Karla Farnworth of Utah, and LuDawn Farnworth of Denver. Dwight was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Betty; his parents, sister, and four brothers. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Relyea Funeral Chapel located at 318 N. Latah Street. Prior to the funeral, a viewing will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. We wish to express our love and gratitude for the excellent care that was provided to our loving Father from the Nurses and Staff at the V.A. Home. Published in the Idaho Statesman on 2/10/2008.