Obituary of Dick Egbert (1932 – 2021) – Ashton, ID


Richard “Dick” Karren Egbert, 89, of Ashton, died on December 11, 2021 of natural causes. He was born on April 6, 1932 in Ashton, Idaho, to Hollis Russ and Marie Karren Egbert. He grew up in Ashton and attended schools there and graduated from North Fremont High School where he played football and was on the boxing team. After high school, he attended Ricks College for a while.

Dick married his high school girlfriend, Dorothy Margaret Browning, on February 28, 1952, in the LDS Temple in Idaho Falls. Four children were born from this union, Debra, Douglas, D’Leah and Donna. They spent most of their married life in Ashton where they raised their children. Dorothy passed away on December 6, 2020.

Shortly after Dick and Dorothy’s marriage, he joined the United States Army and served honorably for several years. They were stationed in Fort Ord, Calif. And Fort Sill, OK.

In 1955, Dick began working with his father on HR Egbert Ranch. During his life, agriculture and carpentry were his main jobs. He also worked part-time for Wocelka Logging and for Kent Transfer.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions.

After retiring from farming, Dick and Dorothy spent their winters in southern Utah. They have run several different campgrounds. One of their favorite opportunities was working for Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon. Dorothy was in charge of guest scheduling and Dick was the maintenance supervisor.

Dick loved to fish and work with wood. He and two of his friends, Lorin Pence and Herb Steinmann, started a business, Custom Rustic Pine, which made log furniture.

Dick loved people and especially enjoyed time spent with his family. They were everything to him.

He is survived by his children, Debra (Craig) Kvamme of Eagle, Idaho, Douglas (Carol) Egbert of Dillon, MT, D’Leah Darnell of Copeville, Texas, Donna (Brian) Curr of Chester, Idaho; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; her sisters, Marva Rich of Rexburg and Carol (Darwin) Murri of Idaho Falls.

He is predeceased by his parents, wife Dorothy, siblings Idris Hebdon and Tom Egbert, and grandson Richard David Darnell.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 16 at Ashton 4th Ward Chapel, 1313 North 3600 East, under the direction of Bishop Eric Oberhansley. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Baxter Funeral Home in Ashton, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at church prior to services. Interment will be in Pineview Cemetery.

Condolences can be sent online to the family at

Published by Rexburg Standard Journal December 14-12, 2021.


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