Charles Lewis Humphreys (Lew) of Kimberly, Idaho passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022 after several months of declining health. Lew died peacefully in his sleep with his beloved wife Teresa and daughters by his side. Lew was born in Marysville, Idaho on October 4, 1933 to Charles and Mary Humphreys. He was the third of five children.
From a young age, Lew had a strong work ethic. He held a variety of odd jobs to help support his parents and sisters. He was a man strongly influenced by the women in his life. He was very close to and dearly loved his mother. He spoke of her often and lovingly throughout his life. He deeply loved his sisters and their families. He cherished the times he spent with them and the strong relationships they shared.
He married Derlene Huntley in 1951. He was 18 years old and she was 17 years old.
Despite their young ages, they shared a strong and loving marriage of 48 years. They had 4 children Chuck, Debbie, Cindy, and Melanie. Lew and Derlene were excellent parents who worked hard and provided a loving home.
Lew worked 40 years for Youngs Dairy. He began part time loading trucks at night and working days farming. He was eventually promoted to delivery driver in Twin Falls. Later he was promoted to terminal manager in Rupert and then later in Burley. His hard work was recognized and rewarded with his appointment as sales manager for the entire company back in Twin Falls. He was the recipient of many awards and honors not only by Youngs Dairy but the national trade associations as well. After his retirement from the dairy, Lew and Derlene started their own business. He sold meat snacks and candies to local retail and convenience stores throughout southern Idaho. He was very successful and truly enjoyed owning his own business, L & D Distributing. Lew sold the business and finally retired in 1995. He and Derlene enjoyed spending winters in Yuma, Arizona until Derlene’s death in 1999.
He later met and married Teresa Tomchak in 2002. They enjoyed 20 years together traveling, dancing, singing karaoke, four wheeling, and spending time with friends and family. His family will always be grateful to Teresa for all she did for him. In addition, to Teresa the marriage brought him another daughter, Christy plus all of Teresa's extended family.
Throughout Lew’s life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, four wheeling, singing karaoke, attending family reunions, and especially his annual fishing trip with his buddies to Clark Canyon. Lew loved animals especially dogs. He will be buried with his two favorite Rowdy and Benny.
Lew was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Derlene and sisters Merle Jean VanZante, Maxine Nussgen, Irene Molitor, and DeAnna Fowler. He is survived by his wife Teresa, sister Hazel Marie Rangitsch, children Chuck (Jackie) Humphreys, Debbie (Bill) Sorenson, Cindy (Carl) Wilson, Melanie (Wes) Fletcher and stepdaughter Christy (Troy) Hutson. Beloved Grandchildren Chris, Cahlen, John Humphreys; Jeremy Hacking, Jared Brower, Cara Garcia, Kyler Wilson, Nicholas Fletcher, Sarah Juarez, and Austin Lortie. He is also survived by 17 beloved Great-grandchildren.
Services will be at Rosenau Funeral Home, 2826 Addison Ave E., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301 on February 28, 2022. Visitation will be from 1PM to 2 PM, funeral will begin at 2PM. All are invited to attend.
The family would like to thank Hospice Visions, Inc. for the care and support they gave to Lew and Teresa. The family welcomes donations to Hospice Visions, Inc. as an expression of sympathy.