October 17, 1926 – August 4, 2018
Hubert F. Bluteau, 91, of Filer, Idaho passed away Saturday evening, August 4, 2018 at Grace Assisted Living Center in Twin Falls surrounded by his loving family. Hubert was born in Malone, New York to Joseph and Alameda (Primreau) Bluteau. He was born 7 out of 9 children with 3 brothers and 5 sisters. He moved to Springfield Massachusetts at the age of 12, and at 16 began working for Smith and Wesson’s Springfield Massachusetts armory. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the US Navy, as a Gunners Mate assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 38, USS LST 815, and USS PCC 1244. After his military service he worked at the Indian Motorcycle Company in Springfield Mass. He moved to San Diego California and met his first wife Agnes Fortini. They married in 1948 and had 2 children, daughter Carol and son Lawrence. While in California he worked for Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp., Bowie Pies, and San Diego Pipe and Supply Co., which he retired in 1987 after 28 years. He was by his first wife’s side as she battled cancer, and lost her in 1987. He moved to Twin Falls, Idaho to be with his daughter and grandchildren in 1989. He enjoyed bowling, and thanks to bowling met his 2nd wife Ima Mae McCandless. They were married in 1997, and remained together until his passing. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed friendship with his golfing buddies Jim, Lloyd, Leroy, Wendell, Harold and Art. They not only enjoyed golfing, but also solved the countries problems. He was a member of the Filer Baptist Church and part of the church choir and served as he liked to sing and play his organ which he took up after he moved to Idaho. He served on the church board as a Deacon. He loved going to church and rarely missed a Sunday. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, his first wife Agnes, his son Lawrence, and stepson John McCandless. His survivors include his wife Ima Mae Bluteau, daughter Carol Gleason, grandson Aaron (Amy) Gleason, granddaughter Angela (James) Mace, and great-granddaughters Ashlynn and Zofia Gleason. Stepfamily includes Jay (Jan) McCandless, Kathy (Dick) Storro, and daughter in-law Andrea McCandless, 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Hubert’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Filer Baptist Church, in Filer, Idaho with Pastor Andy Paz officiating. Burial will follow at West End Cemetary in Buhl. Military honors by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and the Magic Valley Honor Guard. Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
- Joseph Bluteau, Father
- Alameda Bluteau, Mother
- Agnes Fortini, Wife
- Ima Mae Bluteau, Wife
- Carol Gleason, Daughter
- Lawrence Bluteau, Son
- Jay McCandless, Step Son
- Kathy Storro, Step Daughter
- John McCandless, Step Son
Hubert is also survived by 2 Grandchildren & 2 Great Grandchildren, 18 step grandchildren & 21 step great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers & 3 sisters.
- Celebration of Hubert's Life Friday, August 10, 2018
Marie LeClair Sharp
August 10, 2018
The LeClair would like to send our sympathies to Hubert's family. He was such a kick. Dad, Lloyd, enjoyed golfing and chatting with Hubert!! Mike LeClair enjoy shooting the bull with him also. He was such a fun person to be around. He will truly be missed.
Ray and Shirley Harris
August 7, 2018
We met Hubert and Ima Mae when we had our tour business (Harris Tours) . Hubert was always a kind, friendly and helpful person to have along, and was a favorite of other passengers as well as us. We appreciate the times we shared, and are sorry that we will not be able to attend his memorial service, as we are out of town and will not return in time. Thanks for the good memories!
Ray & Shirley Harris