Colton Kimball, Former Resident, Dies in Idaho
Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan 7 at the Mackay, Idaho LDS Ward Chapel for Colton Kimball, former Bedford resident, who died Jan 4, 1972 at his home in Mackay of an apparent heart attack. He was buried in the Mount McCaleb Cemetery.
A former trapper with the U.S. Biological Survey, he served as foreman of rodent control in the 1930's in CCC Camps for the nation's youth. In 1941 he went to work with the BLM and remained there until 1065, when he retired.
He operated the Trout Haven Trailer court, north of Mackay.
He was a life-time member of the Eagles Lodge in Idaho Falls and was active int he LDS Church.
Mr Kimball was born in Bedford, Wyo., April 16, 1897, the son of Charles C. and Clara Hinck Kimball. He attended school in Bedford, and later moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was active in professional wrestling.
He later wrestled for the light heavyweight title of the world. He wrestled in Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah as a professional.
He married Dora Nelson at Grover, Wyo., march 24, 1917. She died in February 1920.
March 4, 1922 he married Sadie Rainey at Etna, Wyo. and in 1925 they moved to Little Lost River Valley, and two years later to Arco, where he was employed as a blacksmith, until 1933.
Survivors include his widow, of Mackay; three sons, ElRay N. Kimball and George C. Kimball, both of Mackay; and Dellis R. Kimball of Idaho Falls; two daughters, Mrs Glen (Wilma) Lahey of Ogden, Utah; and Mrs Kenneth (Okla) Grover of Mesa Wash.; four brothers, Harold of Carey; Lowell and Carwin both of San Jose, Calif.; and Bud of Elko, Nev.; two sisters Mrs Leonard (Elda) Coon of Arco, Idaho and Mrs Jim (Mary) Howard of San Jose, Calif.; and 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Kimball, Colton (4 Jan 1972) Star Valley Independent