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Lynne Telford Roper, age 80, of Preston, Idaho, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on November 29, 2023. Lynne was born on August 13, 1943, in Logan, Utah to Brigham Telford and Elva Lamont Telford.
She married Douglas B. Roper on June 12, 1964, in the Logan LDS Temple. They shared an amazing legacy, reaching the rare height of 59 years of love, laughter, and tears. Together they had five children: Strat, Sheridyn, Jason, Brandi Lynne and Cydnee. They spent their first years together in California and later moved back to Preston, Idaho to raise their family. After retirement, they enjoyed traveling together, mostly on road trips. They spent many hours driving through the U.S. and Canada. They later spent their winters in St. George, Utah.
Lynne attended Lewiston Elementary. She graduated from North Cache High School and later graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Secondary Education. She enjoyed teaching high school English and Special Education for six years, but ultimately decided she wanted to be a homemaker. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many callings and enjoyed giving of her time and service. Her favorite calling was working with the youth in the Young Women Program. She considered it an honor to serve as the “mother of the ward” when her husband was called as bishop. Her husband often referred to her as the most faithful bishop’s wife! He will be forever grateful for her unwavering support and love that she gave him.
Lynne was a dedicated wife and mother. More than anything else, she loved spending time with her family, especially her 18 grandkids and 6 great grandkids. She spent many hours rolling on the floor with the babies and was always the first to volunteer her babysitting services. As they got older, she would take them for rides in the golf cart to feed the ducks on the golf course. She loved to take her kids camping. She was a phenomenal cook, and her family always looked forward to eating her meals. She was famous for her French apple pie and her German chocolate cake.
Lynne was known for her resiliency and strength. At the age of 15, she was involved in a serious car accident that broke both of her legs and her arms. Her father would not let the doctors amputate her leg, and that was the first of many miracles that she would experience in her life. Her family was always amazed at her ability to overcome her physical obstacles.
Lynne had an incredible gift for creativity. She loved to spend her time painting ceramics and decorating. She had an uncanny ability to envision what she wanted her home to look like and make it come to life. She could walk into any room and tell a person in seconds what to do to enhance it. Her Christmas trees always looked like they had been professionally decorated. She often commented that she had missed her calling in life of being an interior designer.
Lynne is survived by her husband: Douglas B. Roper, her children: Strat Douglas Roper (Laura Bradshaw) of Preston, Idaho; Sheridyn Roper Cannon (Gary Cannon) of Riverton, Utah; Jason Thedford Roper (Robyn Hansen) of South Jordan, Utah; Brandi Lynne Roper Hendricks (Ian Hendricks) of St. George, Utah and Cydnee Roper Smith (David Smith) of Syracuse, Utah.
Lynne was preceded in death by her sisters Diane Telford, Ann Kunze and Marlene Lundahl and her brother, Richard Telford.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at the Preston 3rd/10th LDS Ward meetinghouse, 155 N. 2nd W, Preston, ID. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Webb Mortuary, 1005 S. 800 E, Preston, Idaho. There will also be a viewing prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Preston 3rd/10th LDS meetinghouse (see above for address). Interment: Preston City Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com
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