Reuben Lorwell Dutt died peacefully at Serenity Transitional Care on August 3, 2022.
Reuben Lorwell Dutt was born to Arthur F. and Christina Dutt in Filer, Idaho on September 9, 1938. He attended school in Filer until his later high school years. He transferred to Gem State Academy Seventh-day Adventist Church school in Caldwell, Idaho. He graduated from there in 1959. He was a Polio survivor. He got sick with Polio two weeks before his thirteenth birthday and the Polio left a lifelong impact on his physical abilities. He had many stories about rehabbing at the Elks Hospital in Boise. One of his favorite stories was “borrowing” Rook playing cards from the “old men”. He would then place the cards in his roommate Jim’s wheelchair spokes and race around the hallways creating quite a ruckus. The nurses would chase them down and take away the cards. Both boys would be sent to their room in fits of laughter.
After graduating, he started a job with the Swift Cheese plant in 1962. He worked for Swifts and succeeding companies for over thirty years. He retired from Swifts and started farming for Woody Pierce in Filer.
Along with his full time job, Reuben spent countless hours mowing Swifts lawn, the Filer and Twin Falls Seventh-day Adventist Church lawns, and his parents lawn. He had a large garden at his parents home in Filer and a smaller garden at his home in Twin Falls to keep him from getting bored. Reuben had a few great loves in his life. He loved the Lord. He would wake up every day and read his Bible. He was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He loved his family and to help others. He was always will to do yard work, paint, clean, or run errands for anyone that asked. He really enjoyed game nights with his family and friends and was seriously competitive about his favorite game of Yahtzee. Last, he loved sports. He enjoyed attending any live sporting event. He avidly followed Twin Falls and Filer High School and the College of Southern Idaho sports teams. Of all sports, his favorite was baseball. He would watch live baseball and softball games anywhere he could find them around the Magic Valley. If no live games were available, he could be found watching his favorite Yankees playing on TV or radio. One of his fondest memories was attending a Yankees game against the Mariners in Seattle. Reuben really only had one thing that bothered him and that was being stuck indoors. He would work outside for hours and never complain. As he got older, he could be found walking the mile road on South Stevens two or three times a day regardless of the weather. Reuben’s smile and generosity will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur, his mother, Christina and siblings, Eugene, Irene, Alvina, Donald Lee, and Clinton. He is survived by his brother Roger (Sherry) Dutt, his sister Iva Nickerson, his nephew Darren (Peggy) Nickerson, his niece Shawnene Nickerson and several great nieces and nephews.