Obituary of Verl Humpherys
Hyrum Verl Humpherys, age 83, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022 after a long illness. On December 5, 2022, a viewing will be held at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and a graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. at Mountain View Cemetery, in Mountain Home.
Verl was born on January 19, 1939 in Boise, Idaho to parents Rich Gardner Humpherys and Evaline (Liggett) Humpherys. He attended schools at Horseshoe Bend and Emmett. He graduated from Rick’s College in Rexburg, followed by the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1965. During college he married Charlene Smith and they moved to Mountain Home, Idaho with their three children.
After graduation, he worked for Bay Funeral Home in Mountain Home and then with Charlene bought and opened Humpherys Funeral Home in 1972, followed by Humpherys Monuments in 1975. While he lived in Mountain Home, he served several terms as Elmore County Coroner and was president of the Mountain Home Jaycees.
After divorcing and remarrying he and his wife Nellie had a daughter, Jannella. Verl continued his career in the funeral business in various locations in Idaho. He retired in 2014 from Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise, Idaho and returned to Mountain Home in his retirement years.
Verl is survived by sons Jeff (Connie) Humpherys and Greg (Stacie) Humpherys, daughter Jannella Humpherys, his sister Janet Ward, brothers David and Tim Humpherys, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Rich, his mother Evaline, his brother Rich, his son David, and grandson Steven.
The family would like to thank St. Luke’s Elmore County Long Term Care for their compassionate care of Verl in his last years.