Forrest Leroy "Roy" Stauffer

July 1, 1944July 3, 2018

F. Leroy "Roy" Stauffer

Roy died from injuries in an automobile accident on July 3rd, 2018. He was born July 1st, 1944 in Geneva, Nebraska to Forrest Earl Stauffer and Millie A. Stauffer. He came to Idaho in 1949 with his family. He went to school in Shelley, York, and Rigby, Idaho. He worked with his dad on the farm and also Bonneville County and Wiemer Heating for 40 years.

He married Karen Ferguson in 1963 and 2 daughters were born to this union. They later were divorced. He is survived by his daughters, Julie Stauffer and Lori Harada (Norman); Grandson, Greg "Bud" Harada; Granddaughter, Nancy "Bubbles" Bowcutt (Brian); Great Grandson, Cooper Harada; Great Granddaughter, Morgan Bowcutt; his sister, Darlene Henderson (Dick); Nephew, Terry Rosen and Niece, Vickie Rosen. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 2 pm. A visitation will be at noon, prior to funeral services. Interment will follow funeral services at Fielding Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home - 825 East 17th Street Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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Forrest Leroy "Roy" Stauffer

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Norman Harada

July 9, 2018

Roy, my father-in-law, accepted me into the family 34 years ago. He granted me the fatherly permission to take his daughter from under his wings and carefully take her under my wings. Roy's inherent trust in me to take his little Dove from the nest and explore the world will never be forgotten. I will always take care of your little Dove. His vast talents and tenacious drive to live a free spirited life will forever remain with us all. Till we meet again, Rest in Peace my friend.

Allan Garrington

July 9, 2018

I met Roy when I was 22. We worked together and he was foreman and my supervisor for the better part of fifteen years.. We quickly became great friends. He became a father figure to me, and I affectionately referred to him as my dad. On a few occasions he told me he was proud to call me "a son". My kids knew him as "Grandpa Roy". Roy taught me so much about being a man, and the kind of man I wanted to be. He truly was one of my dearest friends and role model. I could write for hours of the times we spent together and what he meant to me. Roy, you are dearly missed. I love ya pop.

Shane Persons

July 8, 2018

It's with a heavy heart that my buddy of 35 years is gone and I didn't get to see him one last time and it hurts I met Roy when I was 15 years old and we took care of Sandy downs Race track for 2 years toghether in the summer months and them memory's are burned into my brain forever! Roy was a freind to Everyone no matter what! I will miss you dearly my ole Freind! R.I.P Forever!

Betsy Nickels

July 7, 2018

Roy's family... missing him will get easier every day, because even though it is one day further from the last time you saw him, it is one day closer to the next time you will.