Nov. 9, 1928—Dec. 23, 2016
In loving memory of Blaine B. Kirby: Blaine Kirby was born in Salt Lake City, UT, on Nov. 9 1928, to Peter and Reva Kirby. Blaine enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for four years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, stationed there for 16 months.
Shortly after Blaine’s discharge from the army he met Mildred Mills. They were married on Nov. 27 1954, in Pocatello, ID. Together they had three children: Deborah, David and Doni. The family settled in Aberdeen, ID. Blaine went to work as a volunteer firefighter for the City of Aberdeen. He worked at Chick Warner garage for a short time. He then worked for Christiansen Implement in Aberdeen and in American Falls as a mechanic. After retiring he worked at the Aberdeen landfill part time.
While living in Idaho, Blaine pursued his love for cars. He began to utilize his knowledge in auto mechanics by working full time from home. He worked on a lot of people’s vehicles and made a lot of friends along the way. After retiring, Blaine remained active well into his 80s, personally working on his own vehicles as well as family’s and friends’ vehicles. He also enjoyed camping and fishing.
Blaine and Millie enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren. They have seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Blaine was a good husband and father, an innovative builder, a patriot for his country, and one who enjoyed personal conversation that ranged from politics to deep discussions with his children and grandchildren. He had a very witty sense of humor. Blaine will be missed by all who knew him.
Blaine is survived by his wife Millie of 62 years, and his two daughters Deborah Hannah (Fountain Valley, CA) and Doni Chris (Pocatello, ID), and one sister, Janice (Verl) Hawes. He is preceded in death by his son David, twin sister Beth Ransom, brother Don Kirby, and parents Pete and Reva Kirby.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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