On March 19, 2014, the world is a little less bright with the passing of Albert Erramouspe, age 90 of Blackfoot, Idaho. Albert was a wonderful, man, husband, father, grand-father, great grand-father and friend.
Albert was born April 9, 1923 to John and Jeanne Erramouspe in Malad, Idaho. He was the third, of three boys, brother to John Jr. and Mike. Albert graduated from Malad High School in 1941. He then attended the University of Idaho, graduating in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry.
Albert’s time in college was interrupted by his enlistment in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Albert flew 30 missions over the European Theater, and was noted for his accuracy as a Bombardier, often leading an entire fleet of B-24 Bombers on bombing runs of strategic military targets. He reached the rank of First Lieutenant and was honorably discharged in October of 1945 after receiving numerous commendations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. Albert’s two brothers also served in WWII with John Jr. being killed in action.
After completing his service and his education, Albert returned to Malad, where he met a young nurse, Betty Lou Wilde. The pair married on March 22, 1950. Upon Albert’s death the couple was just days short of their 64th wedding anniversary.
In 1959 Albert and Betty moved to Blackfoot, Idaho where they raised their two children, Debra Erramouspe of Blackfoot, Idaho and John (Diana) Erramouspe of Pocatello, Idaho. Albert also leaves behind eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; as well as his older brother Mike Erramouspe of Malad, Idaho.
Albert worked at the INEL for 30 years as a health physicist. He was an avid hunter and fisherman in his younger years, but as his family liked to joke, his real passion was working cattle on the family farm. In addition, Albert was a faithful supporter of any activity in which his family members participated, rarely missing a ball game, play or other event in which a relative was involved. Albert was always available to help anyone in need, and could always be counted on to lend a hand to those who required his help, typically without request. All those who knew Albert will miss his infectious grin, quick laugh and personable nature.
A rosary and viewing will be held at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot, Idaho on March 23, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On March 24, 2014 a viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 10:45 with a short celebration of life to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at condolenc es@hawkerfuneralhome . com.