John Ybarguen, Jr., 71, of Riverside, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home as a result of a heart attack.
John was born Aug. 25, 1942 in Gooding, Idaho to John Ybarguen Sr. and Mary Ensunsa Ybarguen. He attended grade school and high school in Gooding. He then continued his education by studying drafting at Idaho State University.
After completing his education, John began working at the INL where a certain secretary caught his eye and they became lifetime companions. He worked at the INL for nearly 40 years, with much of his time spent as a department manager. What John loved most about his job was the association with many who became lifetime friends.
On Sept. 27, 1969 John married his sweetheart Sheryl Wood in Thomas, Idaho. They have three children, Michaela, Jeff and Justin.
John was definitely a family man. His greatest joys came from supporting his family. He especially enjoyed when his entire family could be together and went to great lengths to make sure this happened frequently. He enjoyed being involved in anything his kids and grandkids were involved in.
He is survived by his wife, Sheryl of Riverside; daughter, Michaela (Dean Glen) Clark of Riverside; sons, John Jeffrey (Candice) Ybarguen of Idaho Falls, and John Justin Ybarguen of Idaho Falls; sister, Rita Ann Ybarguen-Ward of Boise, Idaho; and eight grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014 and for one hour prior to services at Hawker Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.