Charles Wayne Humpherys passed away Monday, 10 July 2017 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Wayne was born 29 November 1930 in Bennington, Idaho. He was the third child of David C. Humpherys and Murita Ellen Keetch.
Wayne attended schools in Dingle and Montpelier. He worked for his Grandfather Keetch as a young man ranching and farming.
Wayne was drafted into the military in May 1951 where he served as a military policeman in the Korean War.
After returning home from the war, he met and married his eternal companion Larna Lewis. They were married in the Logan LDS Temple on 22 November 1954. They have been married for 62 ½ years.
Wayne worked for different phosphate companies throughout his life as a mechanic welder, retiring from Rhone-Poulenc in 1993.
Wayne was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served in many church callings throughout his life.
Wayne and Larna have three children: Allan (Kelly) Humpherys of Eskridge, Kansas; LaNae (Troy) Sterr of Providence, Utah; and Karen Briand, Montpelier, Idaho; eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Wayne’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. He loved to reminisce about his childhood and spent many hours telling his children and grandchildren stories of his younger years. Summers were spent camping with his family. His second love was horses. In his younger days he rode bare back horses at rodeos and also spent many a summer braking horses for others.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Larna, his three children; his grandchildren; 8 of his great-grandchildren; a sister Barbara Higley, a sister, Ruth Hoffman, a sister, Pat (Sam) Rallison, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Eldon & LaVern Lewis; a sister, Donna May; a sister Flora Widmer (her husband Wilford); a brother, Ray Humpherys; a brother-in-law, C.R. Hoffman, a brother-in-law, Darwin Higley; and a great granddaughter Kabrie.
The family would like to thank the staff of Access Home Health & Hospice for their kind attentive care.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 14 July 2017 at 12:00 noon at the LDS Chapel in Paris, Idaho. A viewing will precede the memorial service beginning at 10:00 a.m. the day of the service. Burial will take place at the Paris City Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Schwab-Matthews Mortuary.