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Carl Ricks Stone

Carl Ricks Stone

Carl Ricks Stone, 68, of Boise passed away at home on August 8, 2016. He was born on December 14, 1947 in Burley, Idaho, to Samuel Mark and Thelma Stone. The family relocated to Pocatello in 1948. In 1967, Carl joined the Army and attended basic training at Fort Lewis, Washington. After basic training Carl was sent to Vietnam, where he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) and was awarded a Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge. He completed his military obligation in 1969 and returned to Pocatello, where he married his high school sweetheart, LaRae Elledge, on April 12, 1969.

Carl studied Diesel Mechanics at Boise State, and had a successful 13-year career at Union Pacific Railroad in Pocatello. He later moved his family to Boise to take a position at Baird’s Dry Cleaners. After leaving Baird’s, Carl bought and operated his own business, Automated Blind Cleaners. After selling his business he work at the Idaho State Capitol Building as a Security Guard.
Carl loved the outdoors. His hobbies included motorcycle riding, exploring the Arizona terrain in his ATV, rock hounding, and most notably keeping an immaculate yard.

Carl is survived by his wife, LaRae Stone; sons Jeff (Dale), Chad (Maria) and Steven (Janell) Stone; daughter Nichole (Robert) Benson; and grandchildren Cody, Taylor, Jasmine, Emily, Brianna, CJ, Ethan, Brody, Isabel, Lauren, Kayden, Isabelle, Jase and Athena; siblings Donna Carlsen, Maureen Williams, Shanna Mitchell (Cotton), Ray Stone (Alice) and Kent Stone (Juanita).
He was proceeded in death by parents Samuel Mark and Thelma Stone; brother Keith Stone and Boyd Mark Stone; sister LaVon Wells.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 2:00 at Bella Vida, 9661 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID followed by a gathering at the Meridian VFW. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carl’s memory to Veterans Resource Network, Inc., 1752 Canova Dr. Boise, ID 83706.


  • Nichole Posted August 13, 2016 3:17 am

    I miss you so much dad, I wish you were still here. I love you!

  • Myran Julie Jarmon of Midland City, Al Posted August 13, 2016 8:22 am

    I know the Ricks family has saddened hearts because of losing Carl in death. So I wanted to share this beautiful scripture where our heavenly father, Jehovah, (Psalms 83:18), promises us that he is going to do away with man’s greatest enemy, death. Rev. 21: 4; “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. ” God’s kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. It is my prayer this scripture will give you comfort in your grief.

  • Mrs. Lillie Posted August 14, 2016 1:05 am

    I’m sorry for the loss of your dear loved one, Carl, and may you find comfort in the God of all comfort, Jehovah, thru his word, in Psalms 34:18: Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit. God’s word also says in Isaiah 25;8: He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces…For Jehovah himself has spoken it. (Psalms 83:18; Titus 1:2) Isaiah 33:25; Revelation 21:3-5; / John 5:28,29; John 11:25,26. This is what God’s Kingdom, under Jesus Christ rulership, will accomplish in the very near future, for all those who love righteousness. The true God promises in his word, in Psalms 37:11,29:..The meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace 29: The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it. Ecclesiastes 1:4; Job 33:25; Isaiah 35:5,6; Isaiah 65:21,22. (New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures)

  • LaRae Stone Posted August 14, 2016 11:32 pm

    Thank you Del for the wonderful service and your shoulder to lean and cry on. I don’t know what I would have done without you. Also a special thanks to Tammie and the girls.

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