Virgil Perry’s Last Post

Virgil Perry’s Last Post

Virgil E. Perry

September 11, 1935 ~ November 13, 2019 (age 84)


Virgil was born at home in Missouri to Rubie and Elias Perry on September 11, 1935. In 1936, the Perry family moved to Meridian, Idaho and bought a farm. The family farm is where he grew up, learned about a good day’s work and cultivated his mechanical know-how and problem-solving skills.

His knowledge, aptitude and ability to work well with his hands led him to a successful welding career. He worked on many construction and pipeline projects in the Treasure Valley and across the western U.S. including the Hanford FFTF and replacing the oil pipelines on the Pearl Harbor base.

His many interests and activities kept him busy and included driving and building race cars, boat building and enjoying time on the lake with family and friends, riding motorcycles, gardening and competition trapshooting.

Trapshooting was his passion up to just a few years prior to his death. He won several trapshooting titles through the years and was inducted into the Idaho State Trapshooting Hall of Fame an honor he was extremely proud of.

Virgil had amazing resilience and many accomplishments throughout his life, but eventually succumbed to cancer on November 13, 2019.

He married Marilyn Carr in 1954 and together they had five girls. They later divorced and he married Betty Schmidt in 1977.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Betty; five daughters, Deb, Bev (Mike), Barb (Jake), Kathy (Barry), Judy (Orv); stepchildren Dee (George), and Brian (Denise); grandchildren and great grandchildren, his sisters Joan, Darlene, and Diann. His parents, siblings David, Lila and Imogene preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Life will be held, 12:00 pm, Thursday November 21, 2019 at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City, with a visitation beginning at 11:00 am, a reception will follow service. A committal service will be held at Dry Creek Cemetery, 9600 Hill Rd., Boise. To leave the family condolences please visit

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