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403 North Main Street
Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: 208-788-2244
Fax: 208-788-4792
Milton Fife

Milton Dean Fife

Wednesday, April 3rd, 1929 - Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Milton Dean Fife, age 89, of Gannett, Idaho passed away March 9, 2019 at the Silver Creek Assisted Living facility in Hailey. He was born in Idaho Falls, ID April 3, 1929 to Seth LaVern and Myrle Chittenden Fife. The family lived in Bingham County, UT, Silverton, CO and Pocatello, ID then Hailey, ID.

When the family moved to Independence, MO in 1945, Milton returned to Hailey at the age of 15. He drove a bakery truck, and worked in a butcher shop then worked at the Triumph Mine until it closed in 1959. Milton was known for his red hair and his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

He married Arlene Worthington in July of 1947. The two built their home on 4th Ave. in Hailey and had three children. When the Triumph Mine closed, Milton worked as City Marshall in Arco, at the White Knob Mine in Mackey, ID and then with the Morrison -Knudsen (MK) Construction Company frequently moving during the next seven years. The family returned to Idaho in 1966 where Milton worked at the Silver Star Queen mine in Bellevue and then as Mine Safety Inspector with the State of Idaho Bureau of Mines. He built the Z-4 Car Wash in Hailey, and his own business Specialty Contracting.

Milton and Arlene built their Hay Spur Haven log home near the Hay Spur Fish Hatchery in 1981. He was involved with the Bellevue museum, the Blaine County Historical Society, and supported The Idaho Old Time Fiddlers.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents, Myrle and Seth Fife, wife Arlene Worthington, brother Donald Fife and one niece and nephew. He is survived by his three children Catherine Worley (Anchorage, AK), Richard Fife (Gannett, ID), Ila Kaiser (Casper, WY), five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, his brothers Ernest Fife (Independence, MO), Dewayne Fife (Holden, MO), sisters Betty Monroe and Kay Lea (Independence, MO) and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Calvary Bible Church in Hailey. Interment will be at the Hailey Cemetery at about 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests friends make donations to Blaine County Historical Society or Fiddlers of Idaho State Championship contest.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Wood River Chapel
    Address
    403 N. Main Street
    HAILEY, ID 83333
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Calvary Bible Church
    Address
    102 Coyote Bluff Drive
    hailey, ID 83333
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    Officiant
    Rev. Ron Brown
  • Interment

    Location
    Hailey Cemetery
    Address
    541 E. Fox Acres Road
    HAILEY, ID 83333
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  • Reception

    Location
    Calvary Bible Church
    Address
    102 Coyote Bluff Drive
    hailey, ID 83333
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    Please join the family immediately following the service for a time of fellowship and refreshments.

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Dennis Wright

Posted at 05:44pm
I knew of Milton many years before I actually met him. My Father worked both the Triumph and Silver Star Queen mines where Milt also worked and there was always a story to listen to about various men. Milt had a reputation of someone who carried his own weight and always did more than his fair share. He was honest and dependable and the underground miners couldn't ask for a better partner to share the shift with.
I met him after he retired and we did some work with the Bellevue Museum. Milt made most of the meetings and usually added to the ideas that were being discussed. When it came time to do the physical work, he was there. The mining display in front of the Bellevue Museum building was his idea and I believe he contributed everything to build it. The old mine car sitting at the station, ready to head down the winze was his idea and he built the model by himself.
Yes, Milton was another of those depression kids who made good simply by living those worthwhile values that parents used to teach their children. It was a pleasure to have known him and I've no doubt the world is a bit better off because he spent as many years as he did trying to make it better. My condolences to his Family.
Dennis Wright
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nan riley

Posted at 11:04am
Dance with her once, dance with her forever. I'll miss seein' you around Milt
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Patty and Monte Brothwell

Posted at 08:53pm
Condolences to the Fife family. So many memories. Our prayers are with his family. We won't be able to make his service but we are sending our thoughts and prayers.
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Dee and Gail High

Posted at 05:50pm
Our condolences for the family It is sad for his family to lose Milton Fife. When we think salt of the earth, we think of Milton. A man who seemed to know the harsh realities of the life he cherished and lived well despite any hardships. We bet he never backed down from hard work. A man of integrity and wit. We were honored to know him. We will miss knowing he is still around doing what’s needs doing. Our love to all who will miss him. Dee and Gail High (Alaska)
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Gail High

Posted at 05:47pm
Sad for his family to lose Milton Fife. When we think salt of the earth, we think of Milton. A man who seemed to know the harsh realities of the life he cherished and lived well despite any hardships. We bet he never backed down from hard work. A man of integrity and wit. We were honored to know him. We will miss knowing he is still around doing what’s needs doing. Our love to all who will miss him. Dee and Gail High (Alaska)
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