CORVALLIS — Eldon Francis Wolfe went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 25, 2019. He was surrounded by his family as he lost the battle with lung cancer and joyously went home to be with Jesus. Eldon wanted everyone to know the love of Jesus and shared his faith with everyone he knew. Eldon also wanted to be a testimony of what the effects of smoking can do and the anguish that came when he realized, too late after quitting smoking, that the cancer was already invading his body.
Eldon was born on Oct. 3, 1947, to Clarence and Albena Wolfe in Sheridan, Wyoming. He joined his sister, Sherry Wolfe. Eldon spent his childhood years in Newcastle, Wyoming, and graduated from Newcastle High School on May 26, 1965. He then joined the Army National Guard where he was honored as outstanding in his training class and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He is survived by his wife, Lila Wolfe, of the family home in Corvallis; his sister, Sherry Wolfe-Reisch; three daughters: Darcie Wolfe of Hamilton, Angel Reed (Jason) of Granbury, Texas; Dr. Athena Kennedy of West Lafayette, Indiana; and five grandchildren: Sean Williams, Hannah Williams, Zane Reed, Xander Reed and Jillian Wolfe; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Albena Wolfe; and his first wife Ellen Kelly. A memorial service for Eldon will be held at the Cornerstone Bible Church, 280 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, Montana on June 1, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.
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