Darrell Love Gallup, 93, of Boise, ID, completed his earthly journey on Saturday, October 6, 2018.
Darrell was born on March 29, 1925 in LaBelle, Idaho, the fifth child of Ellis Strong Gallup and Rosa Ellen Love Gallup. He grew up in LaBelle and graduated from Rigby High School. He then attended the University of Idaho before being drafted into the United States Army during World War II. During the War, he served as a surgical technician with the 1883rd Medical Detachment in El Paso, Texas. Following his discharge, he returned to the University of Idaho where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1948. At a University dance, he met the love of his life, Gladene Florence Brown. They were married on January 28, 1948 in Colfax, WA, and later sealed for time and eternity in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were blessed with three children, Tamara (Rob) Williams, Darrell (Carolyn), and Michael (Brenda). During their 66 years of marriage, they lived in Idaho, Maryland, Colorado, Thailand, and Indonesia, and traveled extensively throughout the world.
Initially, after graduation, Darrell taught agriculture classes at Grace, Idaho High School from 1948 to 1950. He then joined the Soil Conservation Service of the US Department of Agriculture in 1950 as a soil scientist. He retired from the Soil Conservation Service in 1980 and then worked as a consultant for the United Nations in Indonesia and Egypt. He was a lifetime member of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. In his spare time he loved to garden, hunt, and fish. He enjoyed building a cabin in Smith’s Ferry, ID, being outdoors, and snowmobiling. He was proud of his “big” king salmon caught while on vacation in Alaska. During recent years he enjoyed participating with Cub Scout day camps. He was designated as an honorary range master.
As a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he faithfully served in many capacities, blessing the lives of others with his goodness and testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He served 11 years as an ordinance worker in the Boise, Idaho Temple. His greatest joy came through spending time with family. He was meek and a true “gentle” man.
Survivors include his children and spouses; 13 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Vernon, of Spokane, WA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladene; his parents; 3 sisters, Ellen, Grace and Pearl; and a brother, Earl.
His family thanks the caring staff at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 13, 2018, in the Cole Rd. Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1111 S. Cole Rd., Boise. Viewings will be held on Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N. Latah St., Boise, as well as at 10:00 AM preceding the funeral services. Interment will be Monday, October 15, 2:00 p.m., at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.