August 23, 1925 - August 30, 2018
C. Lennis Hope, our father, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle returned home to our Heavenly Father Thursday, August 30, 2018. He was born August 23, 1925 in Hibbard, ID the oldest of 11 children to Clarence Dewey and Zella Keppner Hope. He attended elementary school in Burton/Rexburg, ID and graduated from Madison High School in Rexburg. He was drafted into the Navy and served in World War II helping save many wounded soldiers as an operating room medic. He returned home from the war and married Verla Jean Clark on March 12, 1947 in the LDS Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple. They raised six children in Darlington, ID-Lost River Valley-where Lennis worked for the certified seed potato companies, Idaho Potato Growers, Western Farmers and Carnation Potato Co. He was transferred to Moses Lake, WA in 1978 with Carnation where their two youngest children finished high school. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many ward and stake leadership positions. He and Verla served an LDS mission in the England Bristol Mission from 1991-1993 after they retired. They also enjoyed serving in the Seattle and Columbia River Temples. He was preceded in death by his parents, younger brothers Lauris Hope and wife Joyce, Darrell Hope and wife Donna, Sylverus Hope and younger sisters Rozella McHenry and husband Chuck, and Marie Huffaker. He also was preceded in death by sister-in-laws Kay Hope, JoAnn Hope, Maxine Hope, Lela McCulloch and brother-in-laws Merrill Huffaker, Alan Clark and wife Eva, and Ben Clark. He is survived by younger brothers LeRoy Hope, Elden Hope, LaVere Hope and younger sisters Laura Huffaker and Phyllis Powell with husband Leon. He is also survived by his brother-in-laws Clyde Huffaker, Jay Clark and his wife Reah, Kenneth McCulloch and sister-in-laws Paula Hope and Betty Clark. He is also survived by six children, Martha Hicks (Larry) Etna, CA; Margie Waters (Curtis) St. Johns, AZ; Blain Hope (Sarah) Jerome, ID; Melode Palmer (Brad) Moses Lake, WA; Marilyn Reed (Chad) Manila, UT; and Daniel Hope (Holly) Rigby, ID; 27 grandkids, 38 great grandkids with three on the way and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Sat. Sept. 8th viewing 2:00-2:45 pm and funeral 3:00 pm at Grape Drive LDS Church in Moses Lake, WA. A graveside service will be held at the Annis Little Butte Cemetery in Menan/Annis, ID, Mon. Sept. 10th at 11:00 am.
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