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Merl Bloxham’s 92nd

The Herald Journal - 1/20/2018

Merl H. Bloxham celebrated his 92nd birthday on Jan. 15.

He is the son of Thomas and Elsie Henderson Bloxham. He was born in Downey, Idaho, the second youngest of 12 children. He has one surviving brother, Von G (Swede) Bloxham.

Merl has accomplished a lot in his life, so far. He is a World War II Army veteran, has been self employed as a carpenter/electrician, managed a farm implement business, owned a Texaco service station and retired as postmaster from the U.S. Postal Service.

He has also served as mayor, city councilman, planning and zoning and district magistrate’s commissioners, and volunteer fireman, as well as officers in civic clubs including Lions and American Legion.

Merl is an active member in the LDS Church and has served in leadership and clerical positions in multiple wards and stakes and as Logan Temple officiator.

His children include: Karen Hebdon, West Point; Linda Anderson, Logan; Lee (Peggy) Bloxham, Foreman, Arkansas; Kevin (Debbie) Bloxham, Pocatello, Idaho; Paula (Don) Knighton, Syracuse; Tim Bloxham, Pocatello, Idaho; and an extended family embracing Athel’s children. He also has many, many grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren.


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