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Obituary: Stephen Call Later

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Stephen Call Later, 91, much loved husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away in Sandy, Utah on January 26, 2002.

Steve was born October 13, 1910 to Lewis Samuel and Chloe Camelia Call Later in the family home in Rigby, Idaho. He graduated from Rigby High School where he played trombone in the school band and was a 130lb tackle on Rigby High's first football team. He began his career as a grocer as a teenager working at Broulim's Grocery Store in Rigby, later transferring to Pocatello. One of his duties was delivering groceries to various businesses in town and it was while doing this that he met Lillian Quinn, who worked behind the soda fountain at a local drugstore. On May 31, 1930 they walked across the street to the courthouse in Pocatello and were married on their lunch hour.

Steve began working for Safeway in 1931 where he served in management positions until 1951 when he purchased his own store, Later's Market, in St. Anthony, Idaho. Steve was very involved in community affairs in St. Anthony, serving as city councilman, president of both the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce as well as being one of the founders of the famous Fishermen's Breakfast, held every year at the beginning of fishing season.

Steve was an avid outdoors man who loved to fish, hunt, and golf and who, with his father, built a family summer home in Island Park, Idaho. He always had a beautiful garden at every home where he lived and even planted petunias at the cabin that the gophers thoroughly enjoyed. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a man of great integrity who loved and cared for his family in all he did. He will be greatly missed and always loved and remembered.

He is survived by his sweetheart of 72 years, Lillian; son Monte and Beverly Later, St. Anthony, Idaho; son-in-law Charles Mortensen, Concord, California; daughter LeAnn and Mike Mason, Sandy, Utah, with whom he and Lillian have lived for several years; sisters Leith Statham, West Valley City, Utah; and Bonnie Mobley, Orange, California; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Mortensen.

The family expresses appreciation to the staff of Crosslands Healthcare Center, especially Gladys, Nancy, Amanda, and Emily, who cared for him so tenderly and compassionately until the very end.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel, 1950 E. 10600 S. Sandy, where a viewing will be held one hour prior to the services. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens.