Memorial service is set for Hemingway
By TRAVIS PURSER
Express Staff Writer
Friends and family of Jack Hemingway plan
to hold a public memorial service for the deceased outdoorsman at the end
of the month at the Sun Valley Lodge.
Hemingway, 77, first son of author Ernest
Hemingway, died Dec. 2 in a New York hospital due to complications
following heart surgery there.
On Saturday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. about 1,000
people are expected to gather to pay their respects and to hear eulogies
from Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, actor Adam West, sportscaster Tim Ryan and
retired Idaho Nature Conservancy director Guy Bonnivier.
Hemingway’s widow, Angela, also is
scheduled to give a short speech. His brother Patrick and daughter Mariel
may also speak.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the
Nature Conservancy and the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation plan to
create either a physical memorial for Hemingway or a habitat restoration
endowment in his name. They hope to announce details of the project at the
Hemingway’s family already held services
in New York on Dec. 9. The family plans to hold a private reception
immediately after the public service here.
Writer and IDFG television producer Sue
Nass, who has been helping organize the Dec. 30 event, said Hemingway’s
body will be cremated and his ashes will be divided and spread at the
Silver Creek Preserve, buried near his father’s grave north of Ketchum
and kept by his widow, Angela, and daughter, Mariel.