ERIC WHITMER LAPRADE
Eric Whitmer LaPrade, 51, of Eagle, Idaho, died Dec. 27, 2006.
He was born Dec. 30, 1954 to A.T. and Rachel LaPrade in Phoenix. He grew up in Scottsdale, Ariz. and San Diego, where he attended Cate Boarding School.
He received an agricultural degree from the University of Idaho. After that, his work included ranching in Durango, Colo., gold mining at Big Bug Creek, Ariz., diamond mining in Sierra Leone, Africa and real estate sales in Arizona and Newport. He also worked as a record producer, which is how he met songwriter Shannon Wofford. He proposed to her in a gale storm, and they married on March 14, 1994.
The couple later moved to Boise with their daughters, Justice and Amanda. A third daughter, Destiny, was born in Boise. He loved his girls, all four of them.
He bought and developed real estate in the Boise/Eagle area. He enjoyed flying model airplanes, playing guitar, buying jewelry for his girls, and riding motorcycles. He made his last motorcycle trip in August 2006.
He was preceded in death by his parents, A.T. and Rachel LaPrade.
He is survived by his wife, Shannon LaPrade of Eagle, Idaho; daughters, Justice, Amanda and Destiny all of Eagle, and brother Pete LaPrade of Scottsdale, Ariz.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, 5400 W Fairview Ave. in Boise.
The News Times, Newport, Oregon October 1, 2008