A short graveside committal service will be held on Thursday, October 21 at 11 am at the Idaho State Veteran's Cemetery, 10100 North Horseshoe Bend Road in Boise. Afterwards, friends and family are invited to join together at Eagle Christian Church on Highway 44 just east of Highway 16 in Eagle.
Ted's family moved to Florida when he was young. Ted took both his junior and senior years in high school at the same time so that he could join the Army Air Corps. In the Air Corps, he found himself in Mountain Home and Boise, Idaho in 1944. After Idaho, he was assigned to duty on the Island of Tinian in the Pacific. He was on the island of Tinian when the famed Enola Gay B-29 bomber took off for its historic atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
After his military service, Ted returned to Florida and achieved a degree in Economics from Florida State University. FSU remained an important part of his life. He married Margaret Anne Pooley and raised a family of seven in Florida. Ted would share stories of pride about his children as they grew. Fishing and hunting were two of his favorite hobbies in life. He owned his own trucking and transportation business until he left Florida.
Ted married Barbara Tharp in 1998 and they moved back to Idaho where his early military service had taken him. Ted and Barbara lived in Florida for a few years until they moved back to Eagle, Idaho. Even after retiring in Florida, Ted continued to work at an auto auction in Idaho for many years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers (Jack, Mike and Donnie) and sister (Jean), and a son (Ted Maurer Ill).
He is survived by his wife Barbara of Eagle, Idaho; his children Colleen Goff, Donna Goodson (Brit), Tom Maurer, Marilyn Reid (Jim), Bill Maurer (Jody), and Valerie Lazzara (Frank); numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and step children Arnie Tharp (Blair), Jim Tharp (Karen), and Anne Tharp; and step grandchildren.