In Memory

Kenneth Talbot

Kenneth Talbot

Kenneth Craig Talbot, 53, of Jasper Missouri, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2008 after his courageous battle with cancer.

Craig was born Feb. 16, 1955 in Idaho Falls, ID, to Kenneth S. Talbot and Djon Olsen Talbot. He was the oldest of seven children and grew up on a dairy farm in Sterling, ID. He graduated from Aberdeen High School and served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Alberta, Canada.

He attended Ricks College, Rexburg, ID, where he met and fell in love with his eternal companion, Julie Lee Jarvis. They were married Feb. 14, 1979 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. For the first 18 years of their marriage, Craig operated the dairy farm on which he was reared in Sterling. In 1996 he moved his family to Jasper, MO, where he worked as a paraprofessional at Jasper Elementary R-5 schools. Craig especially loved his family, his church service, the children at Jasper Elementary, and his co-workers.

He had a gift for writing poetry and for making those around him feel loved and accepted. Craig also enjoyed the great outdoors, including hunting and fishing. His example and love will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Craig is survived by his wife, Julie, and his seven children, Casey (Lizzy) Talbot of Columbia, MO; Katricia Talbot of Carl Junction, MO; Lora Talbot of Joplin, MO; Elizabeth (Levi) Zuber of Jasper, MO; Logan Talbot of Joplin, MO; Carrie Talbot of Pocatello, ID; and Candice Talbot of Jasper, MO; two grandchildren, Jayce Talbot and Porter Talbot. Craig is also survived by his parents, Kenneth and Djon Talbot of Springfield, and siblings, Teri (Randy) Anderson, Kelly (John) Neilson, Cindy (James) Hilton, Reed (Jill) Talbot, Sandra (David) Jensen, and Karen (Robert) Baker. 
Funeral services were held on May 29, 2008 in Carthage, MO
Interment is at Arcola Hickory Grove Cemetery, Arcola, Mo.

Modified from the Carthage Press, June 2, 2008

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07/01/14 01:47 PM #1    

Doug Dalton

It was very nice to learn of your life, accomplishments, and love you had for the Lord., your love for your external companion is also evident. I am sure your are honored by those who knew you.

Best wishes to those you love and who miss you.

Elder Doug Dalton

10/04/15 03:14 AM #2    

Lawrence (Larry) C. Williams

Elder Talbot was a fun missionary.  One story about him was they were visiting a contact in a rural area.  The contact said he needed to milk the cow and Elder Talbot volunteered to milk it for him. Elder Talbot was so big and strong that the cow complained but was milked in record time.

09/15/16 09:18 AM #3    

Cliff Brown

I loved Elder Talbot because we got to know each other at Ricks College.  Elder Talbot was our heavy weight wrestler and I wrestled 158lb for the team.

We met at a zone conference during the summer of 1975 and Elder Talbot was newly arrived to the mission.  He asked me, "Let's wrestle and see what you got."  So, we wrestled, and I had to use speed from getting crushed!  I couldn't take him down (I tried) but he couldn't take me down either.  Those watching couldn't tell that Elder Talbot and I were having a blast and ran and told the President there was a fight going on!!  After all the whoopla, Elder Talbot complemented me by say, "Elder Brown, you still have what it takes!".

Cliff Brown

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