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Lynn S Shaffer
“Oh, Hell.” Lynn S. Shaffer passed away on July 16, 2021, on the land that his great grandfather homesteaded, at the age of 78, due to congestive heart failure. He was born on January 19, 1943 to Dean N. and Delma Shaffer. He was the second child of six. He graduated from Preston High School in 1961. He attended L.D.S. business college where he met his future wife Kathleen (Kathie) Anderson. They were married on August 1, 1969, in the Logan LDS temple. To this union four children were born: Chad, Nikkol, Jarren, and Cody.
Lynn was raised south of Preston on the family farm. After graduation, he joined the National Guard. He retired from Thiokol in 2002 after 33 years of service. He would travel three hours to and from work every day. He was offered a piece of land just over the hill from Thiokol from his father-in-law, but he refused to live anywhere but Idaho.
He loved sports. He was unable to play most sports because of a childhood head injury when he was seven. But when given the opportunity, he was a great first baseman in softball. He wouldn’t miss any of his children’s games, even during the middle of a heart attack.
Lynn’s greatest hobby was fishing and hunting. He knew the ins and outs of all the surrounding mountains and had stories to tell about each of them. He especially loved to show pictures of his trips to Alaska, which were a highlight in his life.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as Stake Athletics Chairman, Sunday School Presidency, High Priest Group, and teacher.
Lynn was preceded in death by a son, Chad; brother, Larry; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, children, four siblings, and 10 grandchildren; Kennedy (Fred), Caimbrey (Jordan), Camden, Kahsia, Rylie, Treyson, Hadley, Rhetton, Ashlyn and Cameron.
We would like to thank all the friends and family that have taken time to call or visit with our dad. We know he appreciated getting to talk to you all. He has asked us to say a special thanks to his ‘self proclaimed’ cousin Lynette Takane. We as a family would like to personally thank hospice for their endless hours of care and kindness.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East Preston, Idaho 83263. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Preston cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to The Church Humanitarian Aid Fund.
I was sad to hear of Lynn's passing. I knew him quite well as a child. I remember him as being a very friendly guy who was fun to be around. I know you will miss him very much, and pray that you will find comfort and peace.
CeDell Ripley Jul 23 2021 1:57 PM
Dear Shaffer Family,
Sorry for our loss of such a great. friend , someone who never afraid to speak his mind, you know where you stood and what to do to go forward.
After Duane passed, Lynn asked what we was going going to do with a fish finder of dads, I told him that if he could put it to use he was welcome to it.
Lynn pick me up and took me over to dads to go to gun show in Logan, I never been to one, they was going to make sure I made it to one before dad passing. Thank you Lynn for the kindness of your heart and time spend with our family. And apricots from the Weston homestead tree.
May peace be with your family Kathy and Love
Alex Golightly Jul 22 2021 2:06 PM
Dear Shaffer family,
I worked with Lynn at ATK in I5. He was a good friend. I enjoyed his stories…and he had many. He was always looking for better ways to do his work. He was a good man. I send my condolences at his passing. May God bless you all with the peace that can only come from Him.
Rick Tanner Jul 21 2021 10:09 PM
So sorry for your loss .. Sending love & hugs to you & the kids.
Susan Hansen Jul 21 2021 3:32 PM
Dear Kathy and family,
I was so sorry hear about Lynn's passing. He was such a great man and always made me laugh when he came into the dental office to have his teeth cleaned! May you feel the spirit of the Comforter in the days ahead.
Stephanie (Fackrell) Hill Jul 20 2021 5:41 PM
Sending you all lots of hugs. So sorry for your loss.
Richard and Sue Reeder Jul 19 2021 2:40 PM
Lynn was a good man. We had a lot of fun times working and playing cards together at Thiokol. He liked to go to Wendover; he would pick me up at 5 o'clock in morning out in Stone ID and we would go have a fun day. I will miss talking to him on the phone. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Roy Neal Jul 18 2021 5:46 PM
Very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts.
Sherly Paules Jul 18 2021 12:14 PM
My sincerest condolences to you and your family. May God watch over you all during this time of grief and sorrow.
Death Is Nothing At All
By Henry Scott-Holland
Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
Rebecca Palmer Jul 18 2021 1:43 AM
Matt Smith lit a candle for Lynn S Shaffer
Matt Smith Jul 18 2021 12:25 AM