10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Jean Sofus Twitchell March 6, 1933 - October 9, 2022

Jean S. Twitchell

Jean S. Twitchell entered through the Gates of Heaven on October 9, 2022, while at the Veterans Community Living Center in Boise Idaho surrounded by the love of his family.

Jean was born March 6,1933 in Elba, Idaho to Earsul and Esther (Beam) Twitchell. He was the sixth son of eight sons.

After high school graduation, he joined the US Air Force where he served in Korea. He came home and married Ethel Staley of Mud Lake, Idaho.   Together they had four daughters.

Jean always said he was a ‘Jack of all Trades and a Master of None’. His heart was in farming.   He farmed in Roberts and Monteview, Idaho. His talents really showed when he moved to Ukiah, Oregon to work for the US Forest Service as a  surveyor. He worked as a real estate agent in the Idaho Falls area and later buying and selling properties in the Idaho Falls and Burley area. He drove CART and school buses for Idaho Falls School District; he especially loved driving for the students with disabilities. He was also an Evangelist and loved travelling and preaching the Word of God.

Jean loved fishing, boating, hunting and camping. So much so after retirement he became a full-time RV’er for 16 years. Traveling to Arizona every winter to enjoy the sun and the friends he had made there.

He is survived by his daughters, Aronlee (Gordon) Gould of St. Anthony ID, Debera (Andy) Anderson of Boise, ID, Elizabeth Aguilar of Boise, ID, and Emily Twitchell of Salem, OR, 11 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. 2 brothers Orvin Twitchell formerly of Monteview, ID, and Ellis(Kathy) Twitchell of Newport OR, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother;  his brothers: Charles (Anita) Twitchell, Francis Twitchell, Leo (MaryLou) Twitchell, Neal Twitchell and George Twitchell. Also, his granddaughter Melissa Ann Bruun.

Military Interment will be held at the VA State Cemetery in Boise Idaho on November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

The family would like to thank, Garnet Place Retirement and Assisted Living in Garden City ID, The Veterans Hospital along with the Community Living Center and Bowman Funeral Home in Garden City,  for all their helpfulness, kindness and care they provided him and the family in our time of sorrow.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

Military Interment will be held at the VA State Cemetery in Boise Idaho on November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am


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    Barbara Bruton says

    Although we missed the date of Jean’s passing, we’d like to express our deepest condolences. Our family band used to play worship music at the nursing home in Boise where he resided at the time. He made a deep impression on us and we will never forget him!

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