|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 2007|
Nez Perce County
Source: The Moscow-Pullman Daily News Moscow, ID Pub: 2 Jun 2007
Elmer Logan Hargett, 86, Lewiston
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Dad got to go home Tuesday, May 29, 2007, to be with our loving Father in Heaven. He was 86.
Elmer was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Pratt, Kan., to Logan and Vina Hargett. After living in Kansas the family moved to Missouri and later settled in Idaho. Growing up in Weiser, Idaho, Dad was the second oldest of seven children. He had one brother and five sisters. He graduated from Payette High School in 1940. He held many different jobs in his younger years.
He married Alma Baker in the early 1940s. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 during World War II as a Navy Seabee, spending most of his time on the island of Guam. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
After his military service he came back to Idaho and his family. He bought a truck and milk route in the Payette area, hauling milk and cream from the farms to the dairy. He sold the route in 1950. Within weeks, he was in an auto accident that would change the course of his life.
After recuperation and a new hip joint, he went to barber college in Moscow. He would be barbering for the next 48 years, retiring at age 82. His loving wife, Alma, passed away in 1961. They were married 20 years. They had one daughter together, Joann.
He remarried a short while later to Betty Waybright, adopting her two sons, Larry and Paul. Betty and Elmer also had a son, Jon, who was the apple of his eye. That marriage later ended in divorce, but they remained friends until Elmer's death.
In 1973 he married Lois Beloit and they were happily married until she passed away in 1986. He moved to southern Idaho to be closer to his daughter Joann and family. His final marriage, to Joyce Debban of Payette, Idaho, ended in divorce.
In 1996, Jon moved his dad back to Lewiston to recover from a heart attack. After this he went on to constructing and operating two barber shops, surviving major back surgery, pancreatic cancer surgery at age 82, but was unable to beat the more recent lung cancer at age 861/2.
While standing behind a barber chair all those years, he heard and told a lot of stories. He was especially fond of the ones about fishing and old cars. He also loved woodworking and building things. Whether it be a house, clock or boat, it didn't matter, as long as he was making sawdust, he was happy. He loved his family deeply and cherished the time spent with them.
Elmer made friends wherever he went. Prior to the past six weeks, he lived on his own at the Highland apartments. It was difficult for him to move to the Idaho State Veterans Home, leaving his dear friends, especially his buddy Wally Rugg and caregiver, Betty Parker.
Survivors include son, Jon and his wife Wendy of Lewiston; son, Larry Waybright of Clarkston; brother, Wayne Hargett of California, sisters, Marta Allred and Mary Kinnamon, both of Texas; nine granddaughters and one grandson, 17 great-grandchildren.
Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, Vina and Logan Hargett; two wives, Alma and Lois; his daughter, Joann; son, Paul; and three sisters, Elsie, Rowena and Ilene.
A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Emmanuel Baptist Church 2200 11th Ave., Lewiston.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.
Logan B. Hargett (1893 - 1967)
Vina Mae Andrews Hargett (1898 - 1936)
Alma A. Baker Hargett (1920 - 1961)
JoAnn Hargett Olsen (1942 - 2004)*
Elsie Lee Hargett Newsom (1919 - 1952)*
Elmer Logan Hargett (1920 - 2007)
Dewayne E Hargett (1924 - 2012)*
Rowena Jean Hargett Chamness (1928 - 1996)*
Ilene May Hargett Heggem (1932 - 2003)*
Created by: Have A Heart
Record added: Dec 23, 2012
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