(August 7, 1940 ~ December 29, 2013)
David Warth has been called home, after his more than valiant, lengthy battle with cancer. David was born on Aug. 7, 1940, to John “Frank” and Ruby “Ferl” Warth, of Pocatello, ID. David was raised on South Second Avenue in Pocatello, with most of his uncles, aunts, and several cousins next door, and adjacent, to the little house that his father built with his own two hands. He loved being a part of the Boy Scouts of America, earning the rank of ‘Star’, as well as dedicating his time in participating as a Junior Scoutmaster. David also spent a total of six years in the Army National Guard, and Reserves.
He would eventually find his way, to the now disbanded, ‘Air Room’, at the Union Pacific Railroad in the mid 1960’s, where he would meet a friend of his father’s, Ray Galloway, and they became partners in that department. Ray would later introduce David to his daughter, LaVon Galloway, who he would marry in February, 1967. He would eventually hold the position of ‘Lead Man’, in the Air Room, until its demise in the mid 1980’s.
David and LaVon would bring into the world two children: Eric, in 1970, and Amy, in 1972. David and LaVon lived in American Falls, close to LaVon’s parents, where they and their children would build a lifetime of memories with their parents and grandparents.
David would retire from the Union Pacific Railroad in January 2002, with an admirable 44 years of service as a ‘Carman’.
He is preceded in death by his father, Frank, mother, Ferl, brother, Jack, and sister-in-law, Janet Galloway. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lavon Warth, son, Eric Warth (Robin), daughter, Amy Warth Neece (Justin); five grandchildren: Hunter, Aiden, Rogan, and Ava Warth, Sasha Neece, and brother-in-law, Ron Galloway.
Funeral services were conducted at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 South Fourth Ave., Pocatello, Saturday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. with a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m., and graveside service following at Falls View Cemetery in American Falls.
Condolences for the family may be made online at www.Colonial-FuneralHome.com.