PRICE/RUPERT - Wesley Williard Creamer, age 81, of Rupert, Idaho, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, at his home after a valiant battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Dec. 2, 1927 in Price, the son of Clark Wesley and Nellie Dora Johnson Creamer. He received his education at Price high school.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard at the end of World War II. Upon his honorable release, he continued his education at College of Eastern Utah and an aviation mechanic school in southern California.
Wes married Joan Wullschleger on June 14, 1951, in Twin Falls, Idaho. Following their marriage, Wes worked for AT&T prior to moving to Rupert, Idaho, in 1963, where he worked for Project Mutual Telephone until his retirement in 1990.
Wes was a member of the LDS Church.
He enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved gardening and backpacking with family and friends.
Most important to him was his family. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed watching and participating in the grandchildren's activities.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Creamer of Rupert, Idaho; his children, Clark (Kay) Creamer of North Bend, Ore.; Leslie (Clint) Crane of Rupert, Idaho; and Lisa (Kelly) Hollibaugh of Kimberly, Idaho; seven grandchildren, John (Heidi) Creamer, Zachary (Ashley) Hollibaugh, Tod (Danielle) Crane, Amy (Kevin) Hyde, Trevor Hollibaugh, Courtney Crane and Tyson Crane; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Virgene Hansen of East Carbon and Kathleen (Dennis) Christensen of Holbrook, Ariz. He was preceded in death by parents and one son, David Creamer.
Funeral was Wednesday, May 13, at Rupert West LDS Stake Center, with Bishop Max Garner officiating. Burial, Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls, Idaho. Arrangements entrusted to Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley, Idaho.
The family expresses sincere appreciation to Intermountain Hospice for the tender, loving care given to Wes.