Rodney A. Wells, Lewiston
Our loving father, husband, uncle, brother, grandfather, father-in-law, brother-in-law and friend, Rodney Allen Wells, at the young age of 59, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston due to a brain hemorrhage.
He was born Oct. 18, 1952, in Brigham City, Utah, to Glade Cutler Wells and Nellie Priscilla Gilson Johnson and step-father Hjalmar Johnson.
He is survived by four sisters; five brothers. He is also survived by six stepbrothers and one stepsister.
Rod married July 4, 1973, at Kamiah.
He attended grade school in Willard, Utah. He attended Timberline High School and graduated from Box Elder High School-Brigham, Utah.
Rod was employed by Quigley Logging, R.F. Coon Logging, Finke Logging, Hjalmar Johnson Lumber Mill and District 171 Timberline High School in Weippe.
He lived in northern Utah as a child. During his adult life Rod and his wife lived at Weippe, Pierce and Lewiston.
Rod enjoyed designing and making wooden toys, fishing, hunting, riding his four-wheeler, camping and communicating with his Facebook friends. It made his day when he spent time with his grandchildren.
His achievements included four beautiful daughters and eight grandchildren. For all the medical problems and trauma that had occurred in Rod's life, he was always smiling and cracking jokes. He prided himself with the title of Annual Rhubarb Festival Stalk Toss Judge.
He is also survived by his wife; four daughters; eight grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, local and Facebook friends in addition to his pets Tonka, Pandora and Gizmo.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of New Hope 1421 Powers Ave., Lewiston. A covered-dish lunch will be in the Fellowship Hall following the service.
Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A "Wells Memorial Fund" has been established at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
Lewiston Tribune, March 6, 2012, p. 5C
A potluck lunch for Rodney Wells will follow the funeral services, which begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of New Hope, 1421 Powers Ave., Lewiston.
Lewiston Tribune, March 7, 2012, p. 5C
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock
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