Donald Ude

Donald L. Ude

October 28, 2020
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Donald L. Ude passed away Wednesday October 28, 2020, at his home in Buhl Idaho.
Don was born May 5, 1942 in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Leslie C. Ude and Ruth E. Reinke Ude. He attended Immanual Lutheran School and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1961.
Don married Marjery Ann Sharp on March 7, 1978 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Marge passed away on July 26, 2007. Don worked in a few trades before finding his niche with Mountain Bell (Quest, Century Link). He worked construction with the phone company, retiring in 2002, after 32 years.
Upon retirement, Don and Marge summered In Newport Oregon and wintered in Laughlin Nevada in their RV. They met many special people on these adventures.
He is survived by his siblings, Sharon (Larry) Koldewey of Twin Falls, ID, Rev. Stephen (Lanette) Ude of Ogden, Iowa, Christine (Bruce) Miller of Bellevue, Nebraska, Irene (Roy) Leidich of Clinton TWP, Michigan, and several nieces & nephews. His parents preceded him in death.

Don married Nelda Sligar Dean on September 20, 2010 and inherited 21 family members. Many wonderful memories were made! Family; Rita (Jon) Seeley of Filer, ID, Suzi (Shawn) McGinnis of Shoshone, ID, Jason (Rebecca) Dean of Twin Falls, ID, Wendy (Jeremy) Simmons of Twin Falls, ID, Lisa (Jason) Wagner of Filer, ID. Grandchildren; Skye Thornquest, Rebecca (Logan) Rourk, Summer Dean, Jessica Holloway, Sam Bailes, Eric Bailes, Guy Bailes, Olivia Seeley, Ryan Seeley, Jordan Seeley, Anthony Wagner, and Logan Dean.
Services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at White-Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. E, Twin Falls. You may view a live stream of the funeral by visiting Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 2296 Kimberly Rd. Condolences can be left at
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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 11:00am
    White-Reynolds Funeral Chapel
    2466 Addison Ave E.
    Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Roger Sedlmayr
  • Interment

    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 |
    Thursday, November 5th, 2020
    Sunset Memorial Park
    2296 Kimberly Road
    Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Michael John Taylor

Posted at 03:52pm
Don Ude, my good friend, all of us will miss you very much, you were the best of us. I will never forget our time together as friends, co-workers and even at odds in life. My earliest memories were a little dark, as all youngsters grow and mature, but we never completely lost touch. There were fishing days in Stanley, on the Salmon and all the lakes and rivers from North Fork to Salmon Dam, boating at Shoshone Falls, sliding on the ice where you did the nose dive on your chin. I remember the old red panel truck that you turned the steering gear around and to turn a corner, it had to turn the opposite direction you wanted to go, I never figured that out and nearly killed us a couple times. Working for Smith Roofing with my father Gene Malberg, he and Don Frazier were your greatest fans as an employee. Always the gentleman and to many memories to mention, except one where we went Sage Grouse hunting by Salmon Dam, after the hunt and on our way home we stopped at a check station where the car ahead of us, from Utah, was being checked. The hunter had his trunk up and the warden was checking his limit. There were six magpies, side by side and the warden was asking how he shot the "birds", which he replied, "they were just sitting on the fence posts", where you said, when he gets back to Utah, "he's going to have a great story about how easy it is to get your limit of Grouse in Idaho, they just sit on the fence posts"....
Don, Rest In Peace and know you were a true and loved friend. I hope to meet again in that final resting place, I know there is a place in the sun for all of us...

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