Arthur Statiley Grove, 88 of Twin Falls, formerly of Mountain Home, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at the Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls.
A service of remembrance for Arthur was held Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home in Twin Falls.
He was born September 3, 1915, in Mountain Home, to William and Bessie Crabb Grove.
On Aug. 6, 1938, he married the "love of his life," Vivien M. Sheppard. They raised one daughter, Sharon.
He served in the US Navy during World War II. In 1952 Arthur became owner of the Minidoka Lumber and Gambles store in Paul, which he operated for many years. After selling his business he worked for McCaslin's Lumber in Burley for ten years before retiring
Arthur loved life, his family said. He was a member of the Lions Club and enjoyed fishing and making hand-crafted boats. "He loved spending time with his daughter and enjoyed teaching her to sing," his family said, adding, "he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him."
He is survived by: his daughter, Sharon Allen Prindel of Eagle; a sister, Esther Yribar of Boise; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivien, in 1995, one brother, Richard W. Grove and two sisters, Ione Nielsen and Dorothy Ptacek.