|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1923|
|Death: ||May 24, 2001|
Times-News, The (Twin Falls, ID) - May 27, 2001
Deceased Name: Earl Blacker Earl Blacker 77, Burley, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, in Pocatello, Idaho, after fighting a long illness.
He was born July 17, 1923, in Rupert, the son of Thomas Blacker and Hettie May Wilkes.
Earl was the tenth child of twelve children. He was born twenty minutes before his twin brother Verl. Earl resided in Rupert all his life, attending schools in Rupert. He graduated from Rupert High School in 1941.
He married MarJean Hunsaker on April 26, 1945.
During their marriage, he served in World War II, being stationed in the South Pacific. Earl farmed and milked cows until he retired.
He married Ruby Hunsaker Johnston on November 2, 1974.
He worked in the Boise Temple for two years and the Genealogy Library in Burley, Idaho, for 3 1/2 years. Earl worked hard all his life. He loved his family and will be missed very much.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby of Burley; his six children, Thomas Earl and Sandra Blacker of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Kenneth H. and Janet Blacker of Rupert, Idaho, Jeannine and Kelly Peterson of Payson, Utah, Douglas Blaine Blacker of Heyburn, Idaho, Melanie and Richard Park of Los Lunas, New Mexico, and Gregory Kent and Jolene Blacker; three stepchildren, Rachel and Robert Garside, Dr. Gregory and Mary Johnston, and Judy McFarland, all of Ogden, Utah; his sisters, Merintha Garner of Rupert, Idaho, and Marie Green of Burley, Idaho; brothers, Fred Blacker of Willard, Utah, and George Blacker of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
He has 70 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and many grand and great step children. He was preceded in death by his first wife, MarJean; a grandson, Richard; his parents; six brothers and one sister and many other relatives.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at the Rupert 4th Ward, 26 South 100 West, Rupert, Idaho, with Richard Fenton Bishop's Counselor officiating. Burial will follow at the Rupert Cemetery, with military graveside rites by our local veterans. Friends may call at Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel on Monday from 6-8 in the evening and one hour before the service on Tuesday. Services are under the direction of Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel.
Times-News, The (Twin Falls, ID) Date: May 27, 2001 Page: B02 Record Number: 0EC50F2485855696 Copyright (c) 2001 The Times-News
Thomas Blacker (1880 - 1957)
Hettie May Wilkes Blacker (1883 - 1947)
Colleen Marjean Hunsaker Blacker (1925 - 1974)
Ruby Johnston Hunsaker Blacker (1916 - 2003)*
Thomas Leroy Blacker (1904 - 1983)*
John Theodore Blacker (1906 - 1908)*
William Fred Blacker (1910 - 2001)*
Hyrum W Blacker (1914 - 1948)*
Afton Mabel Blacker Hatch (1916 - 1996)*
George Blacker (1919 - 2004)*
Merintha May Blacker Garner (1920 - 2009)*
Earl Blacker (1923 - 2001)
Verl Blacker (1923 - 2000)*
Marie Blacker Green (1925 - 2008)*
Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery
Created by: Chad Kendell
Record added: May 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37448880