Ivan Bullock, whose family has deep roots in McCammon, recently donated $500 to our non-profit community organization MAC | McCammon Action Council. With his donation, he included a beautiful letter wherein he paid tribute to family and friends who have passed:
McCammon Action Council
Dear Council Members:
I am making a $500 donation to support community events and projects carried out by this body. These funds are donated in memory of McCammon area residents who have passed away and made significant contributions of time, service, and support of our community in so many ways.
H. Reed & Jeanine Cammack – Reed served for 25 years on the Marsh Valley School board as member and President. He and his wife Jeanine were lifelong residents, both growing up here attending McCammon Elementary and High School. Reed worked with his father Henry on the family farm located west and north of town and took over operation of the farm after his father passed away. Reed was an insurance agent for Farm Bureau and made lifelong friends while serving as their agent. Reed and Jeanine were active members of the McCammon LDS ward serving in many capacities over many years.
Lynn & Sharon Crump – Lynn and Sharon were both raised in McCammon and attended McCammon Elementary and North Marsh High School. Lynn worked with his father-in-law, Otto Jenkins, operating Jenkins Tractor Service in the buildings where the Little Rock Café and D& D Repair are located. They served the Marsh Valley and McCammon area for many years selling and servicing Massy Ferguson, Alice Chalmers, New Holland farm equipment and auto-truck repairs. They eventually closed the business shortly after Ott retired. They moved to the Pocatello area when Lynn went to teach at Idaho State University Diesel Mechanics Program.
Gary K. (Sam) and Anita Brown were both raised in McCammon, attended local schools and were lifelong members of our community. Gary taught 7th and 8th grades for several years in McCammon and then was the principal of Mountain View Elementary School for 25 years. They both were active in our community and in the LDS church.
Lynn and Una Bullock were lifelong residents of McCammon. Both attended local schools and supported the McCammon community. Lynn and his nine brothers were raised on the family farm west of McCammon. Lynn eventually took over the farm after his father, Willard, passed away. Lynn also worked at Jenkins Tractor Service for many hears as a mechanic. Lynn was a strong supporter of the McCammon rodeo serving as a volunteer, furnishing roping calves and hay, and riding as a pick-up man for the saddle and bareback horse events. He served as president of the rodeo committee for about 10 of his 30 plus years on the committee. Una worked at the elementary school as a teacher’s aide for several years, operated the Cloverleaf Café until is was bought out by Flying J and worked as an assistant manager for Flying J restaurant for almost 20 years.
Beverly Bullock – Bev was an implant to McCammon having grown up on a farm in Rockford, Idaho. She attended Rockford Elementary and graduated from Snake River High School. She graduated form Brigham Young University with a BS degree in Education. Bev was teaching at Greenacres Elementary when she caught my eye (or I caught hers). We moved to McCammon when I bought the Cloverleaf Café and Texaco where Flying J Truckstop is now located. Bev ran the café for about 5 years, then wanted to go back to teaching. Her divine calling for sure. Bev taught at the Mountain View Elementary School for 29 years. She also taught GED night classes in McCammon for Idaho State University Continuing Education and helped many people get their GED diploma. After her retirement, Bev continued to substitute for teachers in the school district, enjoying subbing at the high school where she reconnected with many of her grade school students.
Bev was a two-time cancer survivor, inspiring many of us in the community with her determination and perseverance during her final battle with this terrible disease.
There are many more residents who are deserving of being recognized for their contributions to our community. I hope to continue to recognize more individuals in the future.
Thank you for all of your efforts in making McCammon, Idaho a great place to live in and be from!