Dr. Ira Dell Rudd passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was 89.
Dell was born April 6, 1929 in Parker, ID, to George and Esther Rudd. He married Nina Andrasen in 1950 and was sealed to her in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They raised three children, Stacy, Cindy and Trina.
When his dear Nina passed away in 1996, Dell married Alice Ward. When she passed in 2010, he married Judy Kress, who survives him today. These three wonderful marriages resulted in over 100 people calling him Granpa!
Since 1960, “Doc Rudd” has been the veterinarian in the American Falls, Aberdeen, Rockland, Springfield and Arbon Valley areas, where he developed a large group of friends and clients. He served as the Bishop of the American Falls First Ward. He served his country in the Air Force, stationed in Japan. He and Alice served a mission in Melbourne, Australia. He worked in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple for 11 years.
Services were held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints American Falls Chapel at 650 Pocatello Avenue at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7. Viewings were held Friday night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m.
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