Howard Everett Curzon, 92, died in Boise, Idaho on June 16, 2021.
Everett was born on November 14, 1928 in Onyx, Idaho, to Robert Howard and Eva Lucille (Lish) Curzon. He was the second of eight children. He attended schools in Onyx and Inkom and graduated from Inkom High School in 1946.
On June 22, 1947, he married his high school girlfriend, Joyce Chandler, in Pocatello. The two built their first house on Rapid Creek in Inkom. They lived there for 11 years and then moved to Pocatello. In 1958 they were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. Together they raised their two children Cheryl and Michael and were married for 21 years until she died in 1968. Everett met and married Mary Munger in 1969, adding two stepdaughters, Peggy and Jody, to the family. They celebrated 51 years of marriage.
Over the years, Everett held a variety of jobs including farming, driving milk trucks, and retiring as plant manager in 1992 after 45 years with Ashgrove Cement Company (originally Idaho Portland Cement Company). He started working in the cement works as a mill worker in 1947. His career in the cement plant included positions such as deputy chief chemist, plant engineer, office manager and plant manager. In retirement, he used his engineering, woodworking and general construction skills to do handicrafts in the Pocatello area. He really enjoyed this time of his retirement.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Everett loved being busy and enjoyed making things with his hands, working wood, making jewelry, and being outdoors: hunting, fishing, skiing, and family camping. He did honorary work and served on the boards of various credit unions and banks (President of the Idaho Central Credit Union from 1964-1979), on the board of directors and as Pocatello chief of the Pocatello Chamber of Commerce (President from 1977-1981). , the Red Cross and the Pocatello Rotary Club.
He is survived by his daughter Cheryl (Albert) Karnowski of Boise; Son, Michael Curzon of West Valley City; Stepdaughter Jody (Dennis) Tanner of Flagstaff; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David and Leland; and a sister, Sylvia Hess.
His parents preceded him in death; Mrs. Joyce; Mrs Maria; Stepdaughter Peggy Pratt; and three sisters, Madeline Whitaker, Erma Herzinger, and Ruby Leffler.
A viewing will take place on Friday, June 25, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel, 2005 S. 4th Avenue Pocatello, ID. The funeral will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Gibson Jack Ward Chapel of Latter-day Saints Church of Jesus Christ, 8200 W. Portneuf Road, Pocatello, with a one-hour demonstration. The burial takes place in the Inkom cemetery.
Instead of flowers, in memory of Howard Everett Curzon, donations can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.wilkscolonialchapel.com
Published by the Idaho State Journal on June 23, 2021.