Family confirms Simplot's hat is missing after service

STATESMAN STAFF June 4, 2008 

The Sunday afternoon memorial service at Qwest Arena paid tribute to J.R. Simplot and started its own mini-mystery - the disappearance of the spud magnate's signature hat.

The hat was included in a memorial arrangement at the service. After the service, it disappeared.

A Simplot family spokesperson confirmed Tuesday morning that the hat still was missing.

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