Roy Hathaway

January 25, 1942July 27, 2018

John Leroy Hathaway resident of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away surrounded by his family in his home July 27, 2018. He was 76.

He was born January 25, 1942 in Idaho Falls to Charles Hathaway and Wanda Williams. Roy grew up in Idaho Falls in the New Sweden / Osgood area. He met and married Elaine Dunn in 1962. During their marriage, Roy and Elaine lived in Goldendale, Washington where he worked in the lumber industry. Together they had two daughters. They later divorced.

Roy then met Doralee Erickson, they were married in 1970. Together they had three children. Throughout Roy's life, he enjoyed camping, fishing, drinking beer with his friends at R&R Bar and River City Saloon, and he had a passion for cars. He was also known as the Greeter at Sam's Club. The Hathaway family motto is, "There's a right way, wrong way, and a Hathaway." Roy is survived by his wife Doralee of Idaho Falls, daughters Kerrie Duran (Frank) of Phoenix, Arizona, Cindy Olsen of Seattle, Washington, Wendy Hall of Idaho Falls, Dawn Langston (Phil) of Idaho Falls, his son Brian Hathaway of Idaho Falls, his sister Joyce Wisdom of Blackfoot, Idaho, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother Dave, his sisters Linda Jan Hathaway, Jeanne Friedrich, his son-in-law Andy Olsen.

A memorial service will be held in Roy's honor at River of Life Church 525 S Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11 am. The family will meet guests one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Roy's honor to Hospice of Eastern Idaho. Arrangements made under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral home in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Online condolences can be left at


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Roy Hathaway

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Kenne Boll

August 1, 2018

R.i.P Mr. Roy Hathaway. You were a very fun, kind, funny, amazing person to be around and i always enjoyed you telling me stories of you and my dad getting in trouble causing mischief around town when y'all were younger. You will be deeply missed sir. I know my dad has a huge place for you in his heart, he always has and always will consider you an older brother to him. We hope you're fishing on the Lemhi river while relaxing in your nice Old Classic Barracudda car, while drinking a beer somehow all at the same time, its heaven... So it's magical like that. We're at ease knowing you went peacefully in your sleep!
"There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Hathaway!"
-R.i.P Kenne & Hans Boll

Nan Bailey-Wagner

July 30, 2018

Remembering that you had a good marriage and a good family life with Roy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.