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Victor LaMar Forgeon

Aug. 23, 1932 - Jan. 2, 2018

Date of Service: Jan. 12, 2018

Victor LaMar Forgeon

RUPERT – Victor LaMar Forgeon, 85, of Rupert, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center after a sudden heart attack.

Vic was born August 23, 1932, in Soda Springs, Idaho, to the late Ralph Kent Forgeon Sr. and Anna Rosella Olenslager Lee Forgeon. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Lou Martin Forgeon; his siblings, Aland Forgeon (brother), LaRue Forgeon (sister), Jack Forgeon (brother), Phyllis Lee Hatch (sister), Helen Lee Zilner (sister), and Isaac Lee (brother); and his partner and friend, Marilyn Krenzer Way. He is survived by his son, Victor LaMar (Marlene) Forgeon Jr.; grandchildren, Jason LaMar (Kathleen) Forgeon and Hailey (Laren) Barfuss; his great- grandchildren, Aspen Forgeon and Karcher Barfuss; his brother, Ralph (Pat) Forgeon; his beloved nieces and nephews; and his caring companion and friend, Twig Schutte.

Vic’s life started in Soda Springs with his family on a sheep farm. His family moved to the Mini-Cassia area where he spent his formative years, graduated from Rupert high school and was married to his wife, Mary. Vic and Mary started their life together in Rupert on the farm that he has always called home. Throughout his life he enjoyed traveling and spending time in other properties, but Rupert was always his home and he was always eager to come back. He was passionate about farming and was the epitome of never working a day in his life because he was so in love with what he did. To the day he left this earth, he continued to work on the farm and take care of the cows that he loved.

He and Mary were blessed with a son, LaMar, and spent their years working together to establish the farm and dairy. Vic was a loving father and had a strong desire to teach his son how to work, but also how to enjoy life to the fullest. His passion was passed down to his son who has embodied the work ethic and vigor for life that he exemplified every day. He always had a project to work on, and a plan for future endeavors. He found joy in seeing his plans come to fruition and seeing progress in his work. In addition to his career as a farmer, he also served on the board of directors for East End Electric since 1968. Throughout his years of working with East End, he developed many strong friendships and a devotion to the company.

Always the athlete, Vic loved basketball. Whether he was playing or watching, he found great enjoyment in a good game. Having played on school teams growing up, he knew the hard work that went into the games he watched and saw value in the team work and comradery that is built through sports. He also loved spending time with other people, rodeos, fishing, being outdoors, animals, cowboy poetry, country music, and a good western movie.

Vic left a mark on every person he knew and every place he went. He loved fiercely. Those that were a part of his life in any way knew that he cared deeply. Ever the cowboy, his demonstrations of his care varied vastly, but he made sure that each person knew, and did everything he could to care for those in his stewardship. His life will be remembered as an example to his son and grandchildren and his love and presence will echo throughout the family forever.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Rupert 3rd Ward, located at 526 South F Street, with Bishop Thomas R. Haynes conducting. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 1 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.