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Ted Diehl

February 16, 1926 — February 20, 2018

William Theodore “Ted” Diehl, 92, a long-time resident of Jerome, passed away Tuesday February 20, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.

Born in Twin Falls, on February 16, 1926, he was the first child of William Travis and Beulah Edith (Hanes) Diehl.  Ted was the oldest of four siblings, followed by Jerry, Les and Dorothy.  All have preceded him in death.

Ted attended school in Jerome, graduating from Jerome High School in 1944.  He excelled in sports, especially football and boxing.  After graduating, he joined the Navy in the latter part of World War II where he trained for and became a Navy fighter pilot. During his time in the Navy, he also played football and became the Navy Golden Glove boxing champion. After two years of service, he left the Navy and started his Ag Engineering education at the University of Idaho. He continued his boxing and football careers at the University and graduated in 1950.

After graduation, he farmed and became a FBI agent. Ted joined the North Side Canal Company as manager in 1969. There he guided the NSCC for 44 years. He was known as being a passionate champion for Idaho water rights; and was awarded and recognized with all water awards an individual could obtain.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Beverly Jane (Eggers); his daughters, Jennifer Diehl and Marilee (Steve) Allison; his sons, Wade (Joanne) Diehl and Jerry Diehl; eight grandchildren, Dusty (Cortney) Allison, Stephanie (Dustin) Wells, Elizabeth (Jeff) Boardman, Hannah Diehl, Trevor Diehl, Jessica Diehl, Quinn Diehl, and Gharret Diehl; and four great grandchildren Britt Wells, Brazon Wells, Brynlee Allison, and Leighton Allison.

A viewing will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, March 2, 2018 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome. A Celebration of Ted's Life will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Jerome High School in the Jerry Diehl Auditorium, 104 S Tiger Dr, Jerome.

The family is requesting in lieu of flowers that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Jerome, Jerome School District Foundation - High School Athletics or University of Idaho - Vandal Athletics.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family on Ted's memorial webpage at

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Service Schedule

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Friday, March 2, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm

Jerome High School- Jerry Diehl Auditorium

104 S Tiger Dr, Jerome, ID 83338

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