Samuel Gill Wadsworth, 75, left this earthly life on January 13, 2018 in Pocatello Idaho. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on September 17, 1942, to Sidney Vick Wadsworth and Martha Gill Yeargan. He grew up in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Lubbock, Texas, and graduated from North Dallas High School in 1961.
He became a member of the Church Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was 13 years old in Lubbock, Texas, and served an LDS mission to Northern California (1962-1964). He attended Ricks College where he met Bernice Frei whom he married on June 6, 1964, in the Idaho Falls Temple in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
He attended Idaho State University and the University of Idaho where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education (1974) and a Master of education degree in Vocational Education (1977). He was certified Secondary Teacher and a certified Vocational Administrator. He was a Teacher/Coordinator of a Distributive Education Program at Lewiston High School, Lewiston, Idaho, for a year and a Teacher/Coordinator of a Multi-Occupations Program in Buhl, Idaho, for five years. In 1980, he began post graduate work at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Idaho State University in Pocatello.
While he managed the Deleta Skating Rink in Pocatello from 1983 to 1995 he also was a part-time ASVAB Test Administrator for the U. S. Office of Personnel. In 1995, he became the Training Specialist with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Personnel Office. He retired from the Tribes after 15 years of service. He always considered working for the Tribes as the best job he ever had because of the wonderful people he worked with.
As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served in various callings over the years which includes Stake Missionary and as one of Presidents of the Twin Falls West Stake Seventies Quorum and `the Stillwater Stake Mission Leader. He also served as a Cub Master, Assistant Scout Master and on Scout Committees. He was a Sunday School Teacher, Ward Clerk, Ward Executive Secretary, Bishop’s Councilor, High Councilor, Stake Clerk and the Pocatello Central Stake Indexing Coordinator with his wife, Bernice. He considered indexing his retirement Job. Teaching the Gospel Doctrine Class, he said was his favorite calling.
He is survived by his sweetheart of 54 Years, and his five sons and two daughters and their beloved spouses, thirty-two grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren:
Jennifer and John Bell and their children Isaiah and Sharon; Samuel Allen and Kristine Merrill Wadsworth and their children: Dustin and Hope Hansen and their children: Macie, Noah, Jude, Kaitlyn and Amelia Jean. Skyler and Miranda Hansen and their children: Sydney and Zane. Samuel L. and MaRhea Wadsworth and their boys: Samuel Montague and Gibson Chad. Ethan and Alexis Wadsworth. McKay. and Kara.
James Elliott and Jessica Bell Wadsworth and their children: Mark and Jessica Anne Wadsworth and their daughter, Leila. EmmaLynn and Dylan Ware and their daughter SaraLynn. Sidney. and Abigail.
Holly and Taren J. Bowen and their children: Aleisha and Ryan Froude. Benjamin, Megan, Kennan (deceased) and Melody.
Thomas Gill and Heidi Muhlestein Wadsworth and their Children: Mason, Lauren, Kimball, Maren, Miles, and Evelyn.
Matthew J and Heather Muhlestein Wadsworth and their children: Katelyn, Cole, Jace, Jenna, and Mazie.
Andrew Warner and Cari Child Wadsworth (deceased) and their children: Kaylee, Isaac, Emry, and Easton.
Also surviving are his brother Thomas Vick and wife Robin Wadsworth and sister, Victoria Cook. He was Uncle Sam to forty-seven nieces and nephews and a large number of great nieces and nephews.
He is also preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Wadsworth; a brother-in-law, Terry Cook. Viewing for Sam is January 19th 2018 at Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.Funeral Services are January 20th 2018 at 11:00 at the LDS Pocatello Central Stake, 225 Oakwood Center Pocatello, ID 83204, with a viewing one hour before.
Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com