Merl Eells was born January 13, 1944 to Erwin and Minta Eells and entered into rest January 7, 2019. He spent most of his school years in Middleton, Idaho, where he met and married Elvonda Tuckness. He became a member of the Followers of Christ Church in 1963. Merl and Elvonda were married for 55 years. He spent most of his life working as a welder. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, and road trips to the Oregon Coast.
Merl is survived by his spouse Elvonda, his two children David and Stephanie Eells of Nampa, Teresa and Steve Jerome of Caldwell, eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, a sister Edna Milburn, and two brothers Don and Doug Eells.
Merl was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter. He was loved by all his family and will be dearly missed.