Dean Alma Perry a dear husband, amazing father, and loving grandfather left this earth to return to his heavenly home on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the age of seventy-five. Dean was born May 28, 1942, in Tremonton Utah to Ellis Marion and Leola Barrus Perry. He was the fifth child of fifteen. He was raised on a Dairy farm in Bear River City, Utah where he learned to work hard and repair all things mechanical. Dean had an inventive spirit and was very creative in finding ways to repair things. He always made himself available to anyone in need. His friends and family benefited greatly as he would go out of his way to fix anything, for anyone, and anything that needed repair.
Dean began his career at NCR repairing cash registers. He then worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Co and then with Hewlett Packard repairing computers.
As a young man he was called to serve in the Guatemala City, Guatemala Mission.
Dean was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Some of his callings included, Young Men’s and Elders Quorum President, Ward and Stake Clerk and many teaching callings.
After his mission he married Peggy Lynne Dubach on March 4,1966 in the Salt Lake Temple by the apostle Elder LaGrand Richards. They were blessed with seven children two boys and five girls. They recently celebrated 51 years of marriage. He and Peggy served in the Pocatello Idaho, Billings Montana, and Everett Washington Missions.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings. He is survived by his siblings, Ann Archuleta, Gayle Perry, Ida Hale (Hunter), Claron Perry (Evelyn), Rodney Perry, Mary Jane Milham (Don), Margaret Bush (Robert), and Laurie Ruiz. He is also survived by his wife Peggy Lynne Dubach Perry and children Tania Kay Whipple (Ian) Jackson, WY, Stephanie Lynne Foreman (Arzel) Pocatello, ID, Greg Scott Perry (Jana Rae) South Jordan, UT, Terrie Rae Larsen, Idaho Falls ,ID, Spencer Dean Perry, Pocatello, ID, Leslie Elizabeth Orchard (Jeremy), Mesa, AZ, and Rinda Lee Perdue (Greg), La Verkin, UT, and 27 grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at Cornelison Funeral Home (431 North 15th Ave Pocatello, ID) on Thursday October 26, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be Friday October 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the Mink Creek Ward (8200 W Portneuf Rd, Pocatello, ID 83204) with a Visitation at 10:00 a.m.
Dean will be greatly missed. The Perry family would like to thank all those involved with the care given to Dean including, Access Hospice and Ashley Manor. We would like to thank the Mink Ward Relief and others who helped in anyway.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com