Kenneth P. Goller, 88, of Twin Falls, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27,
2008, at his home in Twin Falls.
He was born July 24, 1920, in Kimberly, to Walter Ellis Goller and
Myrtle Ignor. He grew up in Hansen and graduated from Hansen High School
in 1938. He married Sally Moore in 1940. They had three girls, Lynn,
Linda and Patty.
Ken enlisted in the service on March 13, 1943, and served in World War
II in the 508 Parachute Infantry and was discharged on Jan. 1, 1946. Ken
then moved to California and lived there for the next 47 years. He owned
a barber shop and was a barber for most of that time.
He married Lucille Joan Murley on Jan. 20, 1972, and then on Dec. 15,
1987, they retired and moved to Twin Falls.
Ken became a lifetime member of the Lions Club on Nov. 8, 1976. He was
also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He loved the race horses, ocean fishing and, later in life, golf was his
game and he assembled and refinished golf clubs as a hobby.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; his three daughters; three
stepchildren; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren and four sisters. He was preceded in death by first
wife, Sally; his parents; two brothers and two sisters.
Ken will be greatly missed by his many friends and neighbors. Ken, you
are loved by all.
A graveside service will
be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Rock Creek Cemetery in
Hansen. For anyone who would like to proceed to the cemetery with the
family, they will be leaving at 9:30 a.m. from Parke's Magic Valley
Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls. Condolences may be sent
to the family at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com.
(The Times-News, Twin Falls, ID, 7 Sep 2008 -
courtesy of Tedd Cocker)
(courtesy of Christine M. Storey)
Grave marker for Kenneth P.
Goller in Magic Valley Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Hansen (Twin Falls
Kenneth enlisted in the
Army on March 6, 1943 and joined the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment
while it was in advanced training exercises at Camp Mackall, NC. He was
assigned to Company G