Our loving husband, father and friend, Lafe Junior Jepsen, 91, returned to his loving Heavenly Father and family peacefully on Jan. 9, 2021. He was born in Mink Creek, Idaho, to Thomas and Anna Christina Christensen Jepsen on June 17, 1929. He grew up on the family farm in Mink Creek where he learned mechanic skills from his father until he was 15 years old. He then took over the trade and responsibilities after his father passed away.
While driving school bus, he met and married his eternal companion, Rayma Long, on Oct. 25, 1948, in the Logan Utah Temple. Together they raised six children, Beverly (Greg) Karren of Lewiston, Utah; Lynn Lafe (Kathy) Jepsen of Preston, Idaho; Wayne Long (Marie) Jepsen of Brentwood, California; Denis Rufus (Raelene) Jepsen of Franklin, Idaho; Boyd Thomas (Karen) Jepsen of Smithfield, Utah; and Alison Jepsen of Preston, Idaho. They have 31 grandchildren, 91 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
He was always interested in fishing, hunting and his family. His love for the Lord was shown in his service to his fellowmen. He served as President of the Seventies, as a bishopric counselor and as ward financial clerk. He owned and operated Jepsen Auto Repair in Preston for many years. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, by a daughter, Beverly Jepsen Karren; by a son, Boyd Thomas Jepsen; and by 13 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, Preston, Idaho. The services will be live streamed and may be watched Friday at 11 a.m. (MST) by clicking on the link in his obituary at webbmortuary.com. A viewing will be held Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Mapleton, Idaho Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the General Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com