Elmer Theodore ‘Ted’ Conner, Jr., 80, of Caldwell, Idaho, passed away unexpectedly on June 9th
. He was surrounded by his wife and children when he returned to his Father in Heaven. Ted was born in Vilas, Colorado, on October 9, 1941, the son of Pearl and Elmer Conner II. He graduated from Vilas High School at just 16 years of age and was attending college in Lamar, Colorado when he was drafted into the US Army where he served two years in Germany. Ted was working as an underground miner in Creede, Colorado when he met Nada Lopossa and they married in 1967. They would have celebrated 55 years of marriage on July 9, 2022. Ted was a hard worker and spent many years drilling and blasting water and sewer lines throughout Alaska helping to bring sustainable water and sanitation systems to unserved homes and new townships. He was also long-haul truck driver for many years and when his youngest son, Chris, showed an interest, they started their own trucking company. For many years Ted contracted with several wood products companies providing trucks and drivers. He was working with Boise Cascade when he finally hung up his spurs. In his younger days, Ted loved to hunt duck and fish for sturgeon. Even into his later years, he enjoyed shooting with his sons and grandsons and spent many hours reading. According to his children, he knew “everything about everything”. His favorite holiday was the 4th of July because he loved shooting off fireworks with each generation of kids. In addition to his wife, Nada, and their four children, Kim DeMarcus, Cheri Starnes (Daryle), Rhett Conner (Hannah), and Christopher Conner (Honey), Ted is also survived by a sister, Patricia Conner, nephew, David Holloway, nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and several cousins. He was preceded in passing by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and James McCauley, granddaughter, Cassie O’Dell, and his devoted pup, Emma. A Celebration of Life will be held on July 16, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1500 Smith Ave. Nampa, Idaho.