Ronnie Lee Conklin, 74, a resident of Shoshone, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Twin Falls.
He was born on June 10, 1947 in Jerome, Idaho, to Normond and Mildred Conklin. He graduated from Shoshone High School and attended Idaho State University. He married Carol Humphrey on April 17, 1971 in Twin Falls.
Ron served his country in the United States Navy, stationed in Antarctica from June 7, 1967 to March 8, 1971. After his military duties he worked at the Valley Co-op in Shoshone and later for the State Highway Department until 1987. From there he went to work at the Bureau of Land Management until he retired in 2009.
Ron loved the outdoors and enjoyed many camping, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling trips. Ron was proud of his family and numerous friendships. Most significant to him was his bond of 50 years with Navy buddy - Hank Hoover.
He is loved by many and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by: his wife of 50 years – Carol Conklin; his mother – Mildred Conklin; one son – Jay Conklin; one daughter – Holly (Scott) Giltner; one brother – Jerry (Sandy) Conklin; four grandchildren – Coltyn Giltner, Jordyn (Jordon) Waddell, Courtney (Dylan) Lopes and Emma Conklin; great grandson – Westyn Waddell.
He was preceded in death by his father – Normond.
The family will hold a celebration of life at a later time.
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