Idaho State Journal, 11/07/12
GRACE — Frank H. Stoddard, 87, of Grace, passed away peacefully at his home with his family surrounding him on Monday, November 5, 2012. Frank was born in Egin, Idaho, on November 25, 1924, to Lucille Ingram and Leslie Marion Stoddard. He was the sixth of 10 children. Frank was a graduate of South Fremont High School and the Naval Radio School at the University of Wisconsin. He also attended LDS Business College and Ricks College.
He served in the United States Navy for two and a half years and was assigned to the USS Stanley DD 478 in Okinawa, Japan. He was blessed to survive an attack on his ship by eight kamikaze airplanes, two of which collided with his ship.
Frank married Donna Lloyd on January 25, 1952, in the Idaho Falls temple, and together they had two children, Debra and Curtis.
Frank spent his life in agriculture as a seed potato grower. He was inducted into the Eastern Idaho Agricultural Hall of Fame on March 21, 1997, and the Idaho Potato Hall of Fame on January 17, 2001. He was also a recipient of the Lifetime Seed Grower Achievement Award.
Frank was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a full-time missionary in the Western Canadian Mission. He was a bishop, stake president, regional representative, and sealer in the Logan Temple. He and Donna served a mission at the Nauvoo, Illinois, temple, where Frank also served as a sealer.
Frank was a loving spouse, father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. He was selfless in his service to all and will be dearly missed.
Frank is survived by his wife, Donna Lloyd, of Grace; two children, Debra (Royce) Pollock, of Panguitch, Utah, and Curtis (Jane) Stoddard, of Grace; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Frank is also survived by three brothers, Harold (Norma) Stoddard, of Rexburg, Marion (Blanch) Stoddard, of Egin, Luis Stoddard, of Egin; and two sisters, Phillis Bradshaw, of Menan, and Vae Mace, of Parker.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, November 9, 2012, at the Grace LDS Stake Center in Grace, Idaho. The family will meet with friends at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, and on Friday morning prior to the services from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.simsfh.com