John Allen Flyg

John Allen Flyg

John Allen Flyg, 75, of Payette, Idaho, passed away on August 28, 2012, from complications associated with Alzheimer’s disease. John was born June 30, 1937, in Burley, Idaho, to Carl and Lettie Flyg and was raised in Delano, California. He graduated from Fresno State University, where he majored in zoology and played nickelback for the Fresno State football team on a scholarship. That being said, after moving to Payette, he became an avid BSU fan and rooted for the Broncos over his alma mater.

After college, in the early ’60s, John moved to American Falls, Idaho, with his first wife Sandra and their children. John and Sandra divorced in 1975. While in American Falls, John began an extended career in the food processing and warehousing industries. In 1978 he transfered to Hermiston, Oregon, and later in 1991 he was hired as the plant manager of Americold in Ontario, Oregon.

In 1983 John married Vickie, his wife of 28 years. He lived a very full life and together they enjoyed all aspects of the great outdoors, including hunting, fishing, golfing and camping with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Vickie, John is survived by his sister, Carla Claudino (Jack), his children, Bob Flyg of Pocatello, Idaho, Neal Flyg (Kristi) of Hermiston, Oregon, Jack Flyg (Rita) of Quincy, Washington, Carla Lindhartsen (John) of Silver City, New Mexico, and stepchildren whom he thought of as his own, Deanna Grimes (Stuart) of Fruitland, Idaho, and Scott Pierce (Sarah) of Fruitland, Idaho. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and many close friendships developed over a lifetime. John is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lettie Flyg, and sister Shirley Wagner.

Funeral services will be held on August 31, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Christian Life Fellowship, 366 S.E. Fifth Street, Ontario, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Idaho Inc. ( or Christian Life Fellowship Youth camp scholarships.

“The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ ” — Exodus 33:14.

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