403 Forbidden

Joseph Dilworth

Joseph Newman Dilworth

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Joseph Dilworth, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Joseph Dilworth

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Joseph's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Joseph's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Joseph Newman Dilworth passed away at his home in Carey, Idaho on Saturday, December 22, 2018 after a spirited battle with cancer—just days away from his 80th birthday.

He was born in Jerome, Idaho on December 28,1938 to Marold Joseph Dilworth and Viola Newman Dilworth—the eldest of ten children. He was proceeded in death by his parents, two brothers Thomas Edward (Eddie) and John Loren, and two grandchildren, Patrick Joseph Smith and Camilla Alexis Deleo. He is survived by his six children: Charlotte Rose Cline of Twin Falls, Idaho; Christina Viola Carter of Park City, Utah; Jason Joseph Dilworth (wife Janice) of Boise, Idaho; Catherine June Lunt (husband Michael) of Pleasant View, Utah; Jed Douglas Dilworth (wife Cinnamon) of Boise, Idaho; and Thomas James Dilworth (wife Heather) of Big Sandy, Montana; 22 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; his former wife Carolyn Rose Carter (Mosier); and his seven siblings, LeGrand Dilworth (wife Cheryl) of Malta, Idaho; Maria Higley (husband Lee) of Burley, Idaho; Orin Dilworth (wife Loretta) of Boise, Idaho; Reed Dilworth (wife Pam) of Jerome, Idaho; Anette Christiansen (husband Michael) of Jerome, Idaho; Milan Dilworth of South Jordon, Utah; and Lorna Walker (husband Rodney) of Rupert, Idaho.

Joe was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was a valiant servant to the Lord throughout his life. He served a two-year mission in Oklahoma as part of the Southern States Mission. He was a High Priest, served in two Bishoprics, as a Young Men’s President, temple worker, and intermittently as a scout leader for over 40 years.

Upon returning from his mission he attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho where he studied on a scholarship, wrestled, played football and was honored with an All-American Football Award as a Guard. He graduated from Ricks in 1962. He then attended BYU Provo and graduated in 1967. He taught and coached wrestling and football at the former Brigham Young High School and then Morgan High School before choosing a career in general construction, building homes—a field he worked in for the remainder of his life, finishing as a building inspector, and retiring in 2017 at age 78.

Joe is remembered as a hero to all of his brothers and sisters—a stalwart, dependable, obedient, hard-working, and self-sacrificing big brother who always honored his parents and worked hard to set a good example in his family. These character attributes defined him as a man of great integrity with a servant’s heart and an unmatched work ethic—attributes which remained with him throughout his life, influencing all of his decisions and actions, his relationships and commitments as a dedicated husband and father, his role as the patriarchal leader of the Dilworth family, and as a respected member within any work environment, organization, or community in which he served.

Joe was a lifelong advocate of Scouting and after decades of service in the organization, he received the Silver Beaver Award, a distinguished service award from the Boy Scouts of America.

He loved his family, his tractor, gardening, storytelling around the campfire, entertaining his grandchildren with his rope tricks, doing family history work, keeping his memory books, reading biographies, and wood working.

Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Carey, Idaho on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11:00 am with a viewing prior to the funeral starting at 9:30 am. The gravesite dedication will immediately follow the funeral services at the Carey Cemetery and a meal for the family will be held at the church following the gravesite dedication.

In lieu of flowers or any other donation, if you felt the impact and influence of our father’s life of service, please consider reaching out to your community or to those in need as a reflection of how his character and example was meaningful to you.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all those who have been so loving and attentive to our father over the past few years of his life. We know you spent many hours offering service and care, dropping by meals, visiting, and helping us keep an eye on him, even though he was very independent. We love and appreciate all of you.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Joseph Newman Dilworth, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Joseph

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Carey L.D.S. Church
    20494 North Main Street
    CAREY, ID 83320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    Carey L.D.S. Church
    20494 North Main Street
    CAREY, ID 83320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bishop Lane Durtschi
  • Interment

    Carey Cemetery
    Highway 93
    CAREY, ID 83320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Carey L.D.S. Church
    20494 North Main Street
    CAREY, ID 83320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Joseph here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Joseph
0 trees have been planted in memory of Joseph Newman Dilworth

Connie Adams

Posted at 02:04pm
Dear cousins and your families,
I am sad to hear of your loss. It is far too close for me, to the loss of my eldest brother, Speed (Lyle) on November 24th of this year. I know the heart breaking loss.
We send our loving prayers to all of you. May your hearts be comforted by each warm memory, each moment of shared laughter, each hug you ever shared. And may God be with you all as you dry each others tears.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each