Ted M. Quigley, 83, of Castleford, passed away at his home after a long illness on December 19, 2014.
He was born in Buhl, Idaho on Oct. 27, 1931 to Frank M. and Edith B. Quigley. He attended schools in Buhl, Portland, Oregon during the war years and graduated from Castleford in 1949.
Ted married Jeanne M. Kudlac in 1951 and they both continued their educations at ISU in Pocatello. After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and attended officer training where he was commissioned as a lieutenant jg. During the Korean War he served as a nuclear weapons officer aboard the carrier USS Shangri La in the Pacific. Completing his Navy service in 1957, he moved to a small farm in Firth, Idaho and worked at the Idaho Engineering Laboratory where he also earned a masters degree in physics from ISU.
In 1962 Ted and Jeanne moved their family of three children and a small herd of cows back to Castleford where they had bought their own farm. During his first years farming, he taught algebra in Twin Falls at the newly opened CSI.
For the next 60 years, he and his wife Jeanne grew their farm to include row crops, a dairy and beef herd. In 1970, they expanded their family with another son, Ned. Ted always took great interest in his children's activities and volunteered as a scout leader, 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher or anywhere else he was needed.
In the 1980's, Ted served on the board of directors of the Twin Falls Canal Company. He was a long time member of the Methodist Church and served on several local church boards.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, brother Galen and son Ned.
He is survived by his brother Norman (Carolyn); wife, Jeanne; daughter, Patricia (John) Hurley; sons, Timothy and Thomas (Lorie); eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the Castleford Methodist Church, followed by a family graveside service. The family suggests memorials to the Castleford Methodist Church. Arrangement will be under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel of Buhl, Idaho.