Clydine Fonnesbeck

Clydine was born in Burley, Idaho 11-15-1942 to Clyde (Tad) Bell and Maxine Lee-Hunter. She graduated from Oakley High School in 1961. The following December she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life John Fonnesbeck. Dad always said the reason he took her out on a date was because he liked her horse.


Clydine and John spent 56 years together moving different places to work. They finally settled in Oakley, where they were blessed with a son Jon Dean . Two years later after moving to Heyburn, They  were blessed with a daughter, Suzette.


Clydine was always known for her hard work ethics and being strong willed. She was also known to be a very beautiful, classy lady. She always looked perfect.


Clydine worked for Skaggs until she quit to help John run their insurance business. Together for over 25 yrs they worked side by side.

That is proof of true love!



When they retired in 2011  they enjoyed traveling to Arizona for the winters.


Clydine was very proud of her four grandchildren, Brant (Chelsey) Ball, Johnathan (Brooke) Aguero, Ashley (Jerick) Staker, Charly Sue (Bryan) Ball-Anderson. They spent many days fishing, camping and tumbling on the grass.


She is  survived by a son, JD (Michaele) Fonnesbeck. A daughter, Suzette (Bryan) Ball and four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Brothers: Mike Hunter, Terry Hunter, Gilbert Hunter and Merkle Hunter ( deceased)


The family would like to Thank Dr. Owens, Minidoka ER staff and their EMT’s.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Rupert’s senior center Meals on Wheels.


There will be a celebration of Clydine’s lives at Morey’s Steakhouse in Burley , on Saturday, February 27th from 12-3. Friends and family are welcome to come share stories and memories.  Cremation services are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Hwy 24 in Rupert.

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