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Lynn Deloy McLing

June 27, 1941 — June 15, 2023

Preston, Idaho

Lynn Deloy McLing

Lynn Deloy McLing, Son of Joseph Leland and Doris Ethel McLing, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 15, 2023, surrounded by his family. Lynn was born on June 27, 1941, in Rigby, Idaho at the home of his grandma and grandpa Jones with Eddy Arnold’s “Cattle Call” gently playing in the background.

Lynn came to earth with a strong will, a quick wit, and keen mind that helped him through many challenging years throughout his life.   Lynn learned to work hard and play hard on the farm with his grandparents and cousins.  Lynn attended school in Preston, Idaho, and graduated from Preston High School in 1960.  Lynn served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the East Central United States. His natural charisma and love of the Lord’s work allowed him to connect with people in a unique and special way. 

Lynn caught the eye of Sharon Taylor, a beautiful girl from Grace, Idaho with his fast car and fast talking.   Their first date was on Memorial Day in 1964, and they were soon married, on September 25, 1964, in the Logan Temple.  Lynn and Sharon welcomed six children into their home.  Lynn taught by example how to dream big and work hard and was first to tout the academic, professional, and personal accomplishments of his children.

Lynn worked hard to provide for his family and wasn’t afraid of trying new things. He always had a big idea, a deal to make, or something to sell. However, Lynn’s greatest love was truck driving.  He accrued millions of miles of safe driving under his belt. He was honored to be the first driver to pull triple trailers across the state of Washington.  After retirement, Lynn purchased and operated his own small fleet of trucks.

Lynn is survived by his wife, Sharon McLing, son Travis (Alane) McLing of Idaho Falls, ID, daughter Renee’ (Matt) Christensen, of Sugar City, ID, daughter Melissa (Corey) Waddoups of College Grove, TN, son Justin (Jami) McLing of Ammon, ID, daughter Kristen (Kyle) Pryde of Clermont, FL and daughter Terri Moser of Orem, UT, 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren with 2 more to be added soon, siblings Ray McLing, Jack (Peggy) Meyer, Janet Tobler, Susan (Jay) Barber and Reynold (Michelle) Meyer and brothers and sisters-in-law whom he dearly loves.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Myrna McLing Odell, Jeanine McLing Nelson and son-in-law Dayna Moser.

The McLing family would like to express our deepest appreciation to Dr. David Beckstead and his staff, the Franklin County Medical Center, and Franklin County Home Health for years of gentle, kind and compassionate care. We would also like to thank family, friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness and service.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm at the Preston 10th Ward Chapel, 155 N. 200 W. Preston, Idaho. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Grace, Idaho Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Primary Children’s Hospital https://give.primarychildrenshospital.org/give/395838/#!/donation/checkout?c_src=pchomepage&c_src2=pchomepage

 

 

 

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