Memorial gallery: October – Times-News

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Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.
Tenna Kristine Nielsen, age 8, of Meridian, ID gained her Angel wings on October 18, 2017 at St. Luke’s Children’s Medical Center in Boise, Idaho surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 21, 2009 to parents Kyle Mark and Kimberly Jane Nielsen at St. Luke’s Regional Hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Tenna knew no stranger, and hugs were mandatory. In her short life, she was loved by everyone she met. She was a blessing to her entire family.
She is survived by her father and mother Kyle and Kim Nielsen of Meridian; four devoted loving sisters: Dannika Nielsen of Meridian, Salise (Mykal) Stark of Tooele, UT, Ataya Nielsen of Meridian and Kinley Nielsen of Meridian; niece Etney Stark; her grandparents Dennis and Luann Nielsen of Idaho Falls, ID, Jerry and Renee Wells of Oakley, ID; and many, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28 at the Meridian 1st Ward LDS Chapel, 1615 2nd St. W. in Meridian. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N Midland Blvd, Nampa (208-467-7300) and again at the church from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, prior to the services. Condolences may be expressed at zeyerfuneralchapel.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Luke’s Children’s hospital or the Ronald McDonald House.
GOODING — Bob W. Gill, 80, a resident of Gooding, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Twin Falls Care Center in Twin Falls.
Bob was born at the “rock house” in Fairfield, Idaho on October 11, 1937. Bob was the eldest of two sons of Glenn W. And Edna I. Gill. Growing up and attending school on the Camas Prairie, dad developed his love of being a cowboy and riding bucking horses. Bob had success at bronc riding at several of the local rodeos across Southern Idaho. Bucking horses had to take a backseat when he met the love of his life, Georgia Salisbury, whom he married at the church in King Hill, Idaho on June 3, 1956.
Bob and “George” had three boys, Don, Ron and Jon, and worked at various ranches and tried their hand at having a dairy farm in Gooding for a few years, until Bob got a job running the Bar Five Ranch on Clover Creek in Bliss for Art and Jack Linkletter. This was at a time when all the boys were old enough to join in on all the work on the ranch. Summers were spent first at Charley Camp then on to Hunter Creek as the cows were moved to summer pasture. A novel could be written on the stories that could be told about Bob and his boys and their cowboy adventures. Days off were either spent at a team roping or on a family trip in the ranch’s ol’ green Ford, and I swear Dad’s motto was “don’t turn back until you’re stuck, broke down, or both”.
After the boys graduated and moved on, Bob and Georgia moved to the Stanley Basin where he worked for the Forest Service until his retirement, when they moved back to Gooding.
Bob had many loves including fly-fishing, flying, his dog Sam, and until his arms couldn’t take it anymore, being a self-taught silversmith.
Dad loved his wife, grandkids and family, his dog Sam, and pizza night. Even though he faced many adversities in life including the loss of his sight, Georgia, and his own health, he never complained.
We’re going to miss you Dad.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
Vern Shaw Clarkson passed away peacefully October 28, 2017. Vern was born in Wendell, Idaho on February 20, 1936 to Ernest Vevers Clarkson and Alice LaRaine Shaw Clarkson. He grew up in Jerome and graduated from Jerome High School in 1954. On May 2, 1952 he married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Lou Paskett. Later that year they were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on November 21, 1952.
Following his attendance at BYU in Provo, Utah, he lived in Logan, Utah and worked at Thiokol on the Minuteman Missile as a chemist. He moved back to Jerome, Idaho in 1968 and worked long term as a chemist at the Amalgamated Sugar factory. He farmed the family farm 25 years until 1992 when he moved to Wilmar, Minnesota to be the chief chemist at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Factory. When he retired, he returned to Kimberly, Idaho in 2000 where he spent his final years.
Vern was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many different positions including Branch President and Bishopric, High Council. He also served as the prison chaplain while he lived in Minnesota.
Vern and Sharon had eight children. They spent many happy summer days at Alturas Lake. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying water skiing, camping, hunting and fishing with his family.
He was preceded in death by his sister; both of his parents; his wife; one son; one son-in-law; and one granddaughter.
Vern is survived by seven of his children, Dirk and Becky Clarkson; Shari Kim Hulen; Joel and Christine Clarkson; Patrick Clarkson; Wendy and Andy Byrd; Matthew and Tamara Clarkson; and Christopher and Jennifer Clarkson; as well as 25 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank to the staff of Ashley Manor and Encompass Home Health and Hospice for the care they provided to Vern. We appreciate their concern and kindness.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 100 S 50 E, Jerome, with viewing beginning at 10:00 am. Graveside service will conclude at Jerome Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Vern’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
William Winfred Hyde, 73 of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away at home, October 22nd 2017. Mr. Hyde was born January 19th 1944, in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was raised in the Twin Falls and Jerome area. In 1963, he married his sweetheart, Betty Thompson; they had two children, Becky and Gerry. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1967; he went on to take training at Fort Pendleton, Washington and later transferred to Fort Rucker, Alabama for training in air traffic control. He was transferred to Vietnam where he served as an air traffic controller. He was discharged from the Army in 1970, he then returned to his home state of Idaho briefly before moving to Oklahoma City for more training in air traffic control. He went on to serve two and a half years as an air traffic controller in Midland, Texas. In 1975 he took up a position as an air traffic controller in Idaho Falls, Idaho where he worked until his retirement in 1979. On January 30th 1990, he was granted a patent for an electrostatic energy field power generating system. William was intrigued by anything scientific, cars and the universe. He spent his whole life after he retired from the FAA trying to invent things to help make our country better. He was a member of the SAE, Society of Automotive Engineers, INC., for 25 years. He was always building and taking things apart. In the early eighties, he brought his model A home to start rebuilding it. He worked on it for a very long time and he loved it. He finally finished the model A and sold it in the nineties. It was very hard for William to part with because he loved that car and giving rides to his kids in the rumble seat. He bought another car, a 1933 Willy’s in 2006. He never got far with it due to his illness.
William liked to play baseball or most any sport with his kids and their friends in his backyard. None of the other parents would play, but he always would. William loved his pets very much. They were part of the family and he would always treat them as such. His pets were adopted, as his kids moved forward with their lives and were unable to take them along. Having the pets with us has been a blessing.
William was preceded in death by his son, Gerry Scot Hyde, parents, Cecil and Nona Hyde and brothers, Robert and Johnny Hyde.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty, his daughter Becky (John) Bate, four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, brothers, Raymond (Donna) Hyde, Gary (Mary) Hyde, Jimmy (Teresa) Hyde and sisters Gloria (Kit) John, Carol (Monte) Shobe, Helen Pohlman and Trish (James) Jones, all of whom he loved with all his heart. He was well loved and will be dearly missed.
A visitation will be held, Friday, November 3rd 2017 at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm and one hour prior to services on Saturday. A Funeral Service will be held in Bill’s honor Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11 am at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls, ID.
Online condolences can be left at www.buckmillerhann.com
Elvire Esther Baker Phillips 94, of Rupert, ID passed away October 23, 2017 in Burley, Idaho at Park View Care Center of natural causes.
Esther was born August 31, 1923 in Ogden, UT. She was lovingly raised by her parents Henry and Augusta Baker in Rupert, ID. She was welcomed into the family by two older brothers Wallace and Morris Baker. She attended Pioneer School and graduated from Rupert High School.
On November 27, 1944, she married her sweetheart Floyd Phillips in the Salt Lake City Temple in Salt Lake City, UT. They made their home in the Rupert area. To this union were born six children: Connie (Dale) Petersen of Twin Falls, ID, Ronn Phillips (Nancy) of San Marcos, TX, Rilda Lindsey of Shelley, ID, Renae (Kevin) Thornton of Chandler, AZ, David Phillips (Lorna) of Paul, ID and Boyd Phillips (Jean) of Rupert, ID.
Esther was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as Stake Primary President for many years and many other positions. She served a mission with her husband to the Little Rock Arkansas Mission. They also served a mission in the LDS Employment Center in Burley, ID.
She loved to garden and had beautiful house plants. She loved to read and spending time with her grandchildren. As a result of her husband’s business, they traveled to many island resorts.
She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a friend to many.
Esther is survived by her six children, 32 living grandchildren and 77 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, two grandsons, Mathew Petersen and Mark Petersen, two great grandsons, Phillip Rich, Jayden Petersen and two sons-in-laws, Alan Petersen and Ray Lindsey.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday October 30, 2017 at the Rupert 7th Ward, Rupert Stake Center, 324 East 18th St. Rupert, ID with Bishop Boyd Phillips officiating. Gathering for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Mortuary. Services will conclude with burial in the Rupert Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
A Special thanks to the Park View Care Center for the loving care that was given to our Mother and Grandmother in her final years.
‘Gramma Rainy’
The strength of a Mother’s Prayer exceeds all.” Mom passed away quietly October 21, 2017 in Burley, Idaho. She was welcomed into this world on November 23, 1931 by her parents Mansel G. and Lois Wolverton. Grandpa brought her into this world in the middle of a blizzard in Arnold, Nebraska. She grew up in South California with her brother Gerald and sister Bernadine. She married the love of her life Clifford Atherly Jr. December 14, 1951. She became a mother on October 22, 1952 when she gave birth to her only child Brenda Sue Atherly Allen. Her life centered around her family and church.
Lorraine worked as a crossing guard, security guard and as a CNA. She always saw the beauty in life whether it was a blooming rose or a homeless child. She lived life for other people, often times neglecting herself. Her love for God was evident in every aspect of her life. In the last year of her life she recommitted herself to God and was baptized along with her daughter Brenda Allen, dedicating her family to the Lord.
Lorraine is survived by her daughter Brenda Sue (Atherly) Allen, 3 grandchildren, Erik Monson, Brett Monson, Melynda Polunas and 6 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 siblings, and husband Clifford.
We wish to thank the staff at Mini-Cassia Care Center for the loving care given to Mom. She loved you all.
Viewing for Family and friends will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Valley View Memorial Park West Valley City, UT with graveside committal to follow. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
BURLEY — Betty Jean Scott Lyons, 84, returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.
Betty was born to George Curtis Scott Sr., and Avo Ledbetter Scott on Dec. 31, 1932, in the family home in Peytonsburg, Kentucky, located on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. She was the fourth of seven children. After graduating high school, Betty attended two years of college studying business. She traveled to Idaho to visit her sister in 1956. She found a job in Idaho and it was here she met her tall, dark, and handsome love, Earl Dean Lyons. They were married Jan. 27, 1957. She was mother to six children who loved her dearly. She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sept. 13, 1960, and she and Earl were sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on Nov. 18, 1967. Betty served in every auxiliary organization of the Church and was know for her dedication, hard work, and testimony. She was fiercely dedicated to home and family which came from her love of her Savior, Jesus Christ and His Gospel.
Betty is survived by her children, Toni Lee, Sandra (Dave) Ward, Thomas (Connie) Lyons, Gregg (Erin) Lyons, Rebecca (Bruce) Pincock, and Teresa (Wilford) Birth; one brother, Jack (EvaNell) Scott; two sisters, Ruth Crawford and Mary Etta (Donald) Sherrell; and her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Ollie Houghtaling and Joyce Witham; one brother, George C. Scott Jr.; and a grandson, Quinton Fry.
A visitation for friends and family will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley. A private family burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to Parke View Rehabilitation and Care Center and Cassia Regional Hospital for the love and compassionate care shown to our dear mother.
BOISE — Norva Kaye McIntyre (Jensen), a resident of Meridian Idaho, passed away to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise.
Born June 6, 1943 in Rupert, ID., to Harvey and Bertha (Bert) Jensen of Paul, ID.
Norva spent time in Fort Campbell Kentucky and Corpus Christi, Texas while her husband served in the military. She spent her younger years in the Burley/Rupert area, and finally landed in Meridian, ID to live near her daughters and grandkids.
Norva loved spending time with her family and especially her grandkids, she enjoyed going to movies, playing games, and attending special events with her Red Hat friends, and was a master at the game of Pinochle. She became friends with Linda Smith when Linda moved to the Boise area soon after the death of her husband. Linda and her family (Scott and Becky Smith and their kids) soon became family friends and developed a tradition of Boise State Bronco Football tailgating and watching the games on her 80” TV.
She is survived by her two daughters, Kelly Huit and Kim Davis (and their husbands Calvin Huit and Ed Davis) of Meridian Idaho; four grandchildren, Lindsay Roberts, Stacey Davis, Curtis Roberts, and Peter Davis all of which brought great joy to her life. Additionally, she is survived by her sister, Nilace Knopp (and her husband Howard Knopp), and their sons Mike, Steve, Randy and their families.
Family members invite you to join them on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:00PM in the afternoon for the memorial service at Summers Funeral Home, Meridian Chapel, 3629 E Ustick Road with the internment immediately following at Star Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life, in honor of Norva Kaye, will be held at Louie’s Pizza 2500 E Fairview Avenue in Meridian Idaho from 6:00PM until 8:00PM that evening.
JEROME — Jacquelynne Gayle Barnes was born November 7, 1927 in Ft. Morgan, Colorado to Paul ‘Lefty’ and Bonita Beckman. She passed away of natural causes at the University of Utah on October 15, 2017.
She spent her early years in California before moving to Jerome, ID with her parents. After graduating from Jerome High School in 1945, she married her high school sweet heart, Hersel E. Barnes. They had seven children during their marriage, divorcing years later. She was Queen for a Day in 1957 winning a tractor and the help of a farm hand for a year.
She attended Business College in Twin Falls, Idaho, graduating at the top of her class. She then went to work for Selective Service System in Jerome from 1965 to 1973. Jackie then worked in Twin Falls for USDA, Forest Service, Sawtooth National Forest retiring in 1994.
Jackie had many talents including sewing, knitting, crocheting, square dancing, fishing, and cooking for her ever growing family. She was known for her delicious homemade pies and canning. She was very generous and tried to help anyone she could. She enjoyed traveling and made two trips to Hawaii with different family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Randy; and grandson, Michael Jr.
Jackie is survived by her children, Dennis (Diana) of Tucson, AZ; Mick of Jerome; Kathy (Richard) Anthony of Carlin, NV; Rick of Hagerman; Mitch (Diana) of Jerome; and Tim (Carrie) of Jerome; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren plus two on the way.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Farnsworth Mortuary, Jerome. Graveside services will conclude at Jerome Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Jackie’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Janice, as she preferred to be called, was born in Buhl, Idaho to Stanley and Edith (Crossland) Webber on April 26, 1927. She passed on October 6, 2017.
She lived in the Magic Valley area most of her years, then retired in Garden City, Idaho.
She enjoyed volunteering as a foster grandparent with the Boise School District from 2008 through 2014.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Virgil, oldest daughter Rena Miller Sams Mitchell and one son, Stanley Osborn.
She is survived by daughters, Laura Miller Sullivan and Shauna Osborn Schaeffer and one son, Brian Osborn.
A memorial is being held Saturday, October 28th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 5960 Gary Lane, Boise, Idaho at 1p.m.
Doris was the daughter of Ira E and Rachel M Duzan Foster the third of three children. She was born February 23, 1931 in Hansen, Twin Falls County, ID the third of three children.
In 1942 the family moved to Jerome, ID. Doris graduated from Jerome High School in 1949 and from Idaho State University in 1953. After graduation she attended the United Airlines Stewardess Training Program in Cheyenne, WY and was stationed in New York City, NY. Later she was transferred to Denver, CO where she met her first husband, Robert Hall. They were married in the Twin Falls United Methodist Church in January, 1955. Three children were born of this marriage. In 1962 they built a home on South Table Mountain in Golden, CO where she lived the rest of her life.
She married Fred Steputis in 1975 and they acquired a blended family of seven children, beginning a forty two year journey filled with family, friends and travel. They loved their motor home trips, after Fred retired, going from Fairbanks, Alaska to the Panama Canal, and everywhere in between. Their travels took them to 48 states and 45 countries.
In recent years Doris and Fred spent their time between Golden and Mesa, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and wife, Grant and Anne Foster of Quincy, WA, her brother-in-law, Douglas Burks Sr. of Twin Falls, ID.
She is survived by her husband Fred, a sister Margaret Burks of Twin Falls, ID, her children, Sue (Job) Hall of Reno, NV, Debbie (Ernie) Jenkins of Steamboat Springs, David (Karen) Hall of Bayfield, Mark Steputis of Longmont, David Steputis of Golden, Cindy (Holly) Steputis-Wright of Parker and Scott (Ann) Steputis of Arvada, all in Colorado. Eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
A memorial gathering will be held in the spring when her ashes will be spread on South Table Mountain that she looked at every day and loved for fifty four years.
TWIN FALLS—Emory Bruce Major, 68, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017, at his home in Twin Falls due to heart failure. Bruce was born May 29, 1949 in Twin Falls, son of Leslie “Pat” and Nancy Major. Bruce was raised on the family farm in Castleford with his three brothers and one sister. He had many memories of hunting and fishing with his dad and brothers. Bruce attended Castleford schools until their family sold the farm and moved to Buhl, where he graduated high school in 1967.
Through an arranged date by their best friends, Bruce and Teresa (Ruffing) became high school sweethearts. They were married on June 12, 1971 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Buhl, ID.
Bruce served in the U.S. Navy within the Seabees construction battalion, earning the meritorious service medal for his work during Hurricane Camille in 1969. Bruce was an avid outdoorsman and made lifetime friendships through his passion for hunting and trap shooting. His stories and laughter brought joy to everyone around him. Bruce was a member of St. Edward’s Church and the Knights of Columbus, proudly serving as Grand Knight in 1981.
Bruce worked as shop foreman for Wagner Transportation in Twin Falls for 45 years. He loved his work, valued his customers and crew, and developed a special bond with his boss Roger Wagner.
Bruce is survived by his wife Teresa and his three children, Angela (Bryan) Bowman of Meridian ID, Leslie (Brian) Campbell of Pinetop AZ, and Matthew (Lisa) Major of Twin Falls ID. Bruce always had a twinkle in his eye when he talked about his kids and four grandkids: Chandler & Chloe Bowman, and Natalie & Nate Campbell. Also surviving are his brothers Chuck (Diane) Major, Stan (Karen) Major, Ken “Squeak” Major, and sister Janet (Craig) Fairchild-Hamilton. He will also be missed by Teresa’s six siblings and their families. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents Pat and Nancy Major, sisters-in-law Brenda Major and Betty Major, brother-in-law Tony Fairchild, and nephews Bob Major and Adam Fairchild.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 26 at 11 a.m. at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Bruce’s name to Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association, PO Box 1404, Meridian ID 83680, an organization that supports his nephew Justin.
Those who wish may share memories and condolences on his memorial page at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls.
Gary Olson passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on July 31, 1942 to Ella Wonenberg and Merlyne Olson in McGill, NV. At a young age his family moved to Buhl, ID. He graduated from Buhl High School in 1960. He then went to serve in the Idaho National Guard for four years. He worked for Sears doing service, repairs and deliveries he later worked for Clements Oil. Gary started Olson Oil Company in 1974 and also owned Trouts Saloon in Buhl until 2012.
Gary’s life long love of riding and racing motorcycles started in his early twenties. He was an accomplished rider with many awards. His passion for riding motorcycles and four wheelers continued through his life.
Music was a significant part of his life. He enjoyed playing the guitar and fiddle, leading him to form the band Bermuda Cowboys, in the nineties.
One of his passions was photography. He loved capturing wildlife and landscapes, especially in the Jarbidge area. Gary had a fondness for the spring flowers that bloomed in Jarbidge, it was one of his favorite places to go. You could say Jarbidge was a second home to Gary.
A great moment in his life was when he met his best friend and wife, Peggy. Together they shared many adventures and left no trail untraveled.
He is survived by his wife Peggy, his sons Torr and Casey, brothers Denny and Steve Cramer, and many nephews and nieces. He is proceeded in death by his parents Merlyne Olson, Ella and Red Cramer and brother Dale Olson.
There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Mimi’s Flowers & Saddlehorn Event Center, 289 Clear Lakes Rd., Buhl, ID 83316.
TWIN FALLS—Barbara Mary Hathaway passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her home in Twin Falls following an apparent heart failure.
Barbara was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 1, 1980, and enjoyed talking with others about the wonderful truths she had learned from the Bible. One of the wonderful truths she shared with others and now looks forward to herself is Jesus’ own words at John 5:28-29 about the hopes of a resurrection.
Barbara Hathaway’s surviving family includes her mother, Mary Magee; brother, Joe Yocum; son, Sean Hathaway; and husband, William Hathaway. She was a wonderful woman, a loving wife and mother, and will be missed greatly by her family, friends and hundreds of spiritual family members in Southern Idaho.
A viewing for family and friends will take place from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel 2466 Addison Ave East, Twin Falls, ID. Cremation will follow under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
BUHL—Treva Ann Hansen Brown, 83, of Buhl, passed through the veil on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at home with family.
Treva was born on October 23, 1933 near Aberdeen, South Dakota, to Jack and Elfrieda (Barthle)Huffman. Treva was the fourth of seven children. Her family traveled from South Dakota to Colorado and later to Nevada and California.
In 1954, while living in California, Treva met a dashing young Army soldier at a community dance. She married John Christian Hansen in April 1954. After leaving the military, the young family moved to Idaho, eventually purchasing a home in Twin Falls to be near John’s parents. Their union produced three children and lasted 32 years, but their friendship endured until John’s passing in 1990.
Treva was employed with the Twin Falls School District for over 25 years, first as a dishwasher, and later as a baker/cook, retiring in 1995.
In 1997, Treva met the second love of her life, Wilbur Brown, of Rupert, Idaho. Their mutual passion for dancing was at the nucleus of their 18 years together. They danced nearly every weekend until Will passed through the veil in October, 2015. Treva then moved to Buhl to live with her eldest daughter.
Treva’s interests included family, camping, fishing, gardening, sewing and reading. She was an especially avid reader in her later years and looked forward to her visits to the public library.
Treva is survived by her sister, Fern (Gordon) Stewart of Michigan; brothers, Charles (Maryerlene) Huffman of California, Ken (Sylvia) Goodwin of Washington; daughter, Barbara (David) Bremers of Buhl, daughter, Beverly (Steve) Gordon of Kimberly; son, Larry (Karen Wasko) Hansen of Twin Falls; step-son, Vance (Elisa) Brown of Virginia; grandchildren, Dustin Gudenau of Twin Falls, Stacie (Brian) Darrow of Castleford, Devin (Arianne) Gudenau of Twin Falls, Lanie (Kenton) Beckstead of Lewiston, Joshua (Amanda) Weaver of Buhl, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both her husbands, her two eldest brothers, Jack (Betty) Huffman and Orville “Buster” (Iva) Huffman; a younger brother, Henry Huffman; and her great-grandson, Jake Kaes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buhl Public Library, 215 Broadway Ave N, Buhl, ID 83316.
As per her request, Treva’s ashes will be interred with her second husband, Will, in Priest River, Idaho, in the spring of 2018 with a private graveside service.
Cremation is under the direction of Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho, Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared atwww.serenityfuneralchapel.com.
TWIN FALLS — James “Jim” R. Chapin, 76. passed away in the presence of his family October 19, 2017, at his home in Twin Falls after a long battle with cancer.
James was born Sept. 26, 1941, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the son of Arthur and Annamari Kauffman Chapin. James graduated from Twin Falls Senior High in 1959. He served four years with the United States Air Force before returning to marry the love of his life, Judy Holloway, on June 5, 1966. James worked 31 years for the United States Postal Service. He resided in Twin Falls his entire life.
James enjoyed spending time in the mountains camping. In his younger years he loved hunting and fishing. He was a boy scout leader and baseball coach so he could be involved in the lives of his children and others. He also enjoyed woodworking and crafted many clocks and banks out of post office doors. James and his wife enjoyed many craft shows sharing their crafts and meeting people from all over the country. He always said he only liked two kinds of pie, hot and cold. James enjoyed having coffee with his friends and never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Martin Leroy Chapin.
James is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughter, Melinda (Kevin) Klimes, his son, Scott (Denise) and grandchildren, Danielle Chapin, Paul Klimes, Annamari Klimes, Clinton Chapin, and Trudy Chapin. He is survived by his sisters, Pauline Eldredge, Ann (Sam) Middleton, and Peg (Bob) Mixdorf and by his brothers, Harry (Marge) Chapin, Charles “Chuck” (Jackie) Chapin and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home 2551 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Friday, October 27, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church 209 5th Ave North, Twin Falls, Idaho. Graveside services following. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute Twin Falls 725 Poleline Road West, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301.
Maria Luisa Hernandez was born on January 10, 1953 to Francisco and Cliseria Padron in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. She moved to the United States when she was 22. Maria was a member of the Apostolic Church of the Faith of Christ Jesus.
She married George Hernandez on March 26, 1977. They had four daughters, Teresa (Hector) Chia, Rachel (Joe) Rebollozo, Esther (Rob) Pivaral, and Gena (Dennis) Ruiz. She had 9 grandchildren.
Maria worked at Ore-Ida/McCains for 40 years.
Maria was surrounded by those she loved, when she was called to rest with her Savior on Thursday, October 19th. She was preceded in death by her parents and father and mother in law.
She will be greatly missed by all of those who were surrounded by her love.
Her life will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 24th from 6-8 pm and burial services on Wednesday, October 25th at 11 am at the Apostolic Church of the faith in Christ Jesus. Pastor Marco Sasueta officiating. 312 W 9th St, Burley. Services are under the direction of Rosenau funeral Home. Friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
KIMBERLY — Joseph E. Jones, 66 of Kimberly, died peacefully at his home October 18, 2017 due to heart failure. Joseph was born on December 13, 1950 to Kenneth and Anna Marie Jones joining one sister Edith and followed by two more sisters, Terry and Vanita and three brothers Samuel, Michael and Patrick.
Joseph attended grade schools in Gooding, Jerome, Bliss, Hansen and finally settled in Murtaugh after the family bought a small farm. Joseph graduated from Murtaugh High School in 1970.
In September 1970 Joseph married Peggy Starry of Twin Falls. In April 1971 he joined the Marines and began his military service moving Peggy to North Carolina. In November 1972 Mary Anna joined the family and in 1976 her sister Tammie Jo completed the family. After serving his country Joe was given an Honorable discharge from active service in December 1976 and he then moved the family back to Idaho.
In 1988 Joe and Peggy divorced and in 1999 Joe married Lori Bolland. They divorced in 2008. In 2013 Joe met his soulmate Shelley Niendorf. Together they made their home in Kimberly.
Joseph was employed as a farmer, truck driver and a general laborer throughout his years after serving his country. He began his career with Idaho Sand and Gravel as a transport driver in 1999 changing to bulk cement drivers until his death. This was a career that Joe dearly loved and he enjoyed the people he worked with.
Joseph was a very active man with many interests. They included woodworking, playing pool, 4-wheeling, camping, throwing horse shoes and playing music. There was not anything Joe would not try and excelled in all he did. Joe made you laugh and always said that if you were laughing he was doing his job. His most undeniable trait was his generosity. He had to be helping someone always and very rarely ask for help himself. If he did ask you, you helped because it was a privilege to do so.
Joe is survived by his daughters: Mary (Darrell) Fisk, Tammie (Mike) Funke. His siblings: Edith, Terry (Loren) Ive, Vanita, Sam (Joyce), Michael, Pat (Kathy) Jones. His grandchildren Draven, Caleb, Cassie, Ashley, Timberlee, Shade, Colton, and Dawson. His great grandchildren Akeylah and Paxton. His soulmate Shelley Niendorf and best friend Rocky Olander.
Funeral service Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park” with a viewing Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at 10 a.m.
Condolences may be left at www.whitemortuary.com
BURLEY — Jerry Earl Hitt, 77, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at his home in Burley.
Jerry was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Burley, Idaho, to John Charles and Fern Lloyd Hitt. He graduated from Burley High School. He married Dixie Moseley and together, they raised two children, Justin and Rebecca. They later divorced. During his lifetime he worked and owned his own logging company in Cascade, Idaho.
He is survived by his two children Justin Earl Hitt (Shelly) of Nampa, and Rebecca Mapes (Greg) of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; five grandsons; and his siblings, Tom (Marie) Hitt of Malta, Dennis “Butch” (Janice) Hitt of Klammath Falls, Ore., and Helen Buttars of Burley.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Jack Hitt, Kenneth Hitt, Pud Hitt, Ed Hitt, Fern Lavina Adams, Molly Steed, and Swede Corsi.
Jerry requested no memorial service be held.
Cremation has been placed in the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
Solemnly, and with deep sorrow family members and friends mourn the death of Kenneth I. Scheibe, who died late Thursday, October 26, 2017, at his home of a short illness.
Ken, 69, was born May 4, 1948, the son of (the late) Irvin Scheibe and Recella (Lohse) Rolfe in Brookings, South Dakota.
He married Connie (Sheppard) Scheibe in 1970 and became the loving father of Tim (Gina) Scheibe, Christina (Ryan) Boisvert, William (Beverly) Scheibe, Seth Scheibe and Ruth (Rantz) Hanchey.
Other loves in his life included his sister, Kay (Bob) Young, half brothers and sisters, grandchildren Lindsay, Logan, Gracie and Chase, Meghan and Carly, Ryder and Oakley and his four-legged friend, ‘Chico’
In service to his country, he entered the U.S. Army in 1967 and was honorably discharged in 1971. As part of that service, he received the Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Award, Vietnam Service Medal, two OS Bars—Airborne Division, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal as well as the Sharp Shooter M-14 Medal.
In the true nature of God, he cherished camping trips to Pettit Lake, hunting at Swan Valley, golfing with friends and family, racquetball, baseball and spending time with his kids and grandkids.
Where character is concerned, the life he lived was his testimony. He was ‘respected, looked up to and loved.’
Before his employment for the Shilo Inn, Ken spent many years as the founder, owner and operator of Rock Creek Power-Vac.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Rock Creek Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at 3148 N. 3800 E. in Hansen, Idaho. A reception will follow at Shilo Inn, 1586 Blue Lakes Blvd. North at 3 p.m. Services are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho, Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared at www.serenityfuneralchapel.com.
Ginger died peacefully in Utah Oct 9th 2017. She grew up in Wendell and lived in Twin Falls most of her life where she had many friends whom she deeply cared for.
She is survived by a son and five granddaughters and 13 great grandchildren. We thank our mom for all the love she gave us. Thanks mom!!
Richard “Dick” Gardner Irwin, age 88 of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, Oct. 28, 2017.
Richard was born February 14, 1929 to the late Idaho State Senator Carl and Mina Irwin in Kimberly, Idaho. The youngest of two boys, Richard graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1947 where he won a state debate championship. He went on to attend the University of Colorado, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1951.
It was at the University of Colorado where Richard met the love of his life JoAnn Mugge and married her on December 29th of 1951. Immediately following college, Richard and JoAnn returned to Kimberly where Richard farmed for 30 years on the homestead where he was raised. He was joined for many of those years by his brother Larry. In the early 70s, Richard began to sell real estate part time while he farmed. By the end of the decade, he had parked the tractor one last time and switched to selling houses full time, eventually opening Irwin Realty. He was a Realtor or Broker for more than 40 years.
Richard loved to fish, bowl, ski and golf and was active in Magic Valley Fly Fishers. He was an American Bowling Congress certified bowling instructor for many years, a member of the Idaho Bean Growers Association, member of the Snake River Elks Lodge, volunteer with Boy Scouts of America, a member of Blue Lakes Country Club and a member of the College of Southern Idaho Booster Club, where he was named Booster of the Year in 2016. A past president of the Twin Falls Rotary Club in 1971-72, Richard was active in the local organization for almost 54 years. And last but not least, he was a frequent dinner rewards member at Denny’s!
Richard is survived by his wife, JoAnn; two sons, John (Nicole) Irwin of Boise and Bob (Wilma) Irwin of Twin Falls; one daughter Karen (Nick) Baumert of Twin Falls; six grandchildren Steven (Sarita) Irwin, Chris Irwin, Adam Irwin, Karli (Kirt) Coumerilh, Katelynn Baumert and Kylie Baumert; and eight great grandchildren. Richard is preceded in death by his parents Carl and Mina; brother Larry and wife Barbara; and son Steven.
Funeral services for Dick will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church at 209 5th Ave. N in Twin Falls, Idaho, with Pastor Phil Price officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dick Irwin Memorial Endowment at the CSI Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1238, Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238. The Irwin Family would like to thank St. Luke’s doctors, nurses and staff for their exceptional care.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel of Twin Falls. Condolences may be left at www.reynoldschapel.com.
Matthew Troy Exon passed away on September 19, 2017 at his home in Twin Falls, Idaho, from complications of an extended illness. Matt was born on March 25, 1964 in Boise, Idaho. He graduated from Crescent Valley High School, Corvallis, Oregon, and attended college at the University of Idaho and Oregon State University.
Matt was employed at a robotics company in Corvallis, Oregon, before moving to Idaho to open his own printing/screening business. Throughout the years he worked in health training, marketing security systems and jewelry sales. For the past 15 years he had been an independent insurance agent.
Matt enjoyed many sports. In high school he was a star running back in football and he lettered in baseball and basketball. He enjoyed coaching little league football and participating in the men’s baseball league. He enjoyed golfing, ATV riding and snowmobiling. He loved the outdoors and spent many summers on his grandparents’ ranch in Bliss, Idaho, helping with brandings and moving cattle.
Matt had a flair for cooking and frequently watched the food channel on TV getting new ideas for a delicious dish. At family gatherings you always found him helping out in the kitchen. Matt is best known and loved for his fabulous humor. He was always cracking a joke about something and continuously causing everyone around him to laugh. A true comedian he was.
Matt is survived by his mother, Shirley Tschannen of Twin Falls, ID and father, Jerry Exon of Moscow ID, son Brandon Merino (Chelsea) of Eugene, OR, sister Terri Exon Huxhold (Scott) of Bliss, ID, his beloved niece Brandie Riggs of Boise, ID, and his Uncle Jim Exon (Kathy) of Richfield, ID, and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Richard and Gin Tschannen, his paternal grandparents Jim Exon and Marie Wilkins (Al), and many loving aunts and uncles.
Matt’s ashes will become part of his favorite fields and valleys. At his request there will be no formal services. We love you dearly Matt and pray you are in a happy and comfortable place.
Margaret G. ‘Margie’ Noh, 71, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at her home in Buhl due to complications from Parkinsons disease. Her son Ernie was by her side.
Margie was born August 22, 1946, to Elvin and Lois Noh. She grew up in Buhl and graduated from Buhl High in 1964. After high school she went on to attend the University of Idaho. While raising her sons, Margie worked in accounting for the State of Utah until her retirement when she returned to Buhl to care for her mother. Margie was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Buhl.
Margie is survived by her sons, Ernest Von Weller of West Valley City, Utah and his son Payton Von Weller and Jason Von Weller and his family of Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is also survived by cousins, Jim (Martha) Piper, Jerome; Janet Cottle, Twin Falls; Judy (Dee) Lambert, Twin Falls; Sharon (Craig) Carlson, The Villages, Florida; David (Jackie) The Villages, Florida and Kevin (Sandy), Lincoln, Nebraska. Margie is also survived by her beloved dogs, cats and a goat named Randy, which were a very major and important part of her life. She will be missed by her family, friends and animals.
A special thank you to Hospice Visions for their care and support during the final weeks of her life. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at the Buhl First Presbyterian Church (516 Main St.). A viewing will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at Rosenau Funeral Home, 2826 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls with a memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Rosenau chapel. For more information, please visit www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
With the passing of Brien Godfrey on October 27, 2017, our family, friends and community have suffered a great loss. Brien was a devoted husband, father and true friend to many. Brien Godfrey was born to Dale & Ranee Godfrey on April 7, 1959 in Spokane, WA. He was older by 7 minutes to his twin sister, Brenda, and later came sister, Kelly and brother, Kim. As a teenager, he was a proud Boy Scout and obtained the rank of Eagle in 1974.
Brien graduated from Central Valley High School in 1977. He attended Spokane Falls Community College prior to moving to Havre, MT where he found his love of flying. Taking hours of lessons, he received his pilot’s license December 1978. Brien moved back home where he was employed by Spokane Ambulance. He went back to school at Spokane Community College, meeting the love of his life, Judi Greenwalt. They married on September 4, 1980 and had their son, Steve in February 1981. They lived in Quincy working on the family farm and in the offseason, Brien took up banking. Eventually moving to Twin Falls, Idaho in 1990, Brien became very active in his community. He was a Chamber member where he was nominated as “Person of the Year’ in 1993 and named “Volunteer of the Year” in 1996. However, one of Brien’s proudest moments was when his son, Steve, earned his rank of Eagle Scout in 1997.
Brien moved his family to Moses Lake in 1998, working with Washington Trust Bank for the past 16 years. Brien had many passions in addition to flying. He was an avid water skier and loved their ‘79 Glastron Carlson boat. The family spent hours cruising the waters where their son, Steve, also gained a passion for boating. Since moving to Moses Lake, Brien and Judi took up golfing. Starting as just an interest, golfing soon consumed much of their free time. Traveling to different states and Mexico, their clubs were always in-tow. They became members of Moses Lake Golf Club which improved their game but more importantly, created a large network of friends. In 2009, the family grew with the addition of their daughter-in-law, Sheri Zimmerman. Steve and Sheri gave Brien the title of “The Grand Poo-Pa” when his first granddaughter, Ella arrived in April 2012 and their second granddaughter, Nora in February 2015. You could see in Brien’s eyes and hear in his words how much he loved his girls. Brien was an active guy but he and Judi also found relaxation on their back patio, Dutch oven cooking and watching the wildlife.
He is survived by his wife, Judi; son Steve (Sheri); and two granddaughters Ella and Nora. His mother Ranee preceded him in death. Service at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 3rd at Pillar Rock, 1373 Rd. F.2, Moses Lake with celebration of life to follow. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your favorite charity in Brien’s name.
After a long battle with COPD Dawnna passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was a long time resident of Ketchum and Sun Valley. After graduating from Wood River High School, she worked at Sun Valleyand was also a member of the Ketchum Synchronized Swim Team. She continued her education at BSU in Boise, where she became an x-ray technician and also a medical transpcriptionist. After retirement she moved into Sunset Manor in Kimberly where she lived until transferred to Oak Creek Nursing Home in 2016. She was preceded in death by her mother, father and 2 brothers. She is survived by 2 sisters, June (Joe) Mallea and Nadine (Fred Jay) Singleton. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.
Darlene Wildman was born September 20, 1939 in Jerome, Idaho, to Donald Haberman and Gertrude Timm. She was the oldest of three daughters, followed by Juanita and Sharon. At eight years old her family divorced, and she was so blessed to be adopted by her grandparents, Tony and Jessie Haberman, who were also raising their nephew, Keith Kersey, giving her a big brother.
She was a graduate of Jerome High school, class of 1957, and still has many friends from those happy days. After graduation she moved to Southern California where she worked for Pacific Tel & Tel and married Dewain Hatridge. They were blessed with a son, Rick Hatridge.
In 1976 she returned to Idaho and married Don Wildman, who had three teenagers, Dawne, Andy, and Kim. They enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, and water and snow skiing. They also had a real joy of helping Rick raise his little girl, Karisha.
Don passed away June 5, 2016. She is survived by son Rick Hatridge, daughter Dawne Ward (Curt), son Andy Wildman, daughter Kimberly Lutz (Mike), sisters Juanita Starke and Sharon Sharp (Warren), brother Keith Kersey (Anne), aunt Larae Haberman, and sister-in-law Rozella Wildman. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Lyndi Ward, Christopher Ward (Hallie), Whitnee Ward, Bryant Ward, Shaun Wildman, Tyler Wildman (Anna) Zach Wildman, Karisha Hatridge, and Tanzen Hatridge.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday November 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Twin Falls with interment to follow at the Jerome Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.
Eugene Stinnett, 86, of Twin Falls peacefully passed from this life on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his home with his loving wife and other loved ones around him. Eugene was born July 3, 1931 in Hazelton, Idaho to Paul and Lola Mae Brown Stinnett. His family was joined by his sisters; LaRae and Sandy. Eugene graduated from Hazelton Rural High School in 1950 where he lettered in basketball, baseball, football, and track all four years of high school. He started driving truck for Harding Truck, right out of high school. This was the beginning of his lifelong career of driving truck for Bekins, PIE and CF. He was very proud of the 4 million miles that he drove in his lifetime. Eugene also spent 3 years in the National Guard, from 1950-1953. In 1953 Eugene married Leanna B. Anderson. They were blessed with 5 children; Dan, Jerry, Kent, Brent, and Brenda. The family moved several times, living in; Utah, California, Idaho and Washington. Eugene loved to fish, and he enjoyed teaching his children to fish when he was home. When Leanna became ill Eugene loving cared for her. After Leanna passed in 1997 Eugene moved back to Twin Falls. In 1999 Eugene met and married Robin Pickett. They spent many happy times fishing, camping with their Good Sam’s Club friends, traveling to family and friends homes, playing cards, their weekly Bible study group, family get-togethers, and many busy times. Eugene is survived by his wife, Robin, his children; Dan (Annie) Stinnett, Jerry(Debbie) Stinnett , Steven Kent Stinnett, and Brenda (Massoud) Ghadiani. Also; David (Mary Ann) Sweet, Becky (Gary) Hurt, Kandi(Rod) Rutledge, and Melody (Kelly) Breshear, his sisters; LaRae Wilcox and Sandy Martin, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his wife Leanna, a son Brent, a grandson Levi, and granddaughters Kari and Amy, and his brothers-in-law; Russ Wilcox and Arden Martin. Funeral services for Eugene will be Friday, November 3 at 12 PM at Rosenau Funeral Home, 2826 Addison Ave. E., Twin Falls. The viewing will be at 11 AM, prior to the service. Burial will be at 2:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.
TWIN FALLS—Shirley Ann Sheets, age 77, of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away at home with her loving husband by her side on October 28, 2017, of natural causes.
Shirley was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on July 11, 1940 to Kirby and Mildred Newman. Shirley attended Twin Falls High School.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Rd. in Twin Falls. those who wish may share memories on her memorial page at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com
JEROME — Daniel Morgan Webster, of Jerome, Idaho, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 22, 2017 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley hospital. Dan was born January 17, 1947, in Rexburg, Idaho to Lewis M Webster and Velma Webster.
Dan graduated from Madison High School in 1965, where he loved playing basketball, football and baseball. He served in the Army National Guard in the 116th Engineer Battalion. His unit was deployed to Vietnam in 1968. Dan attended college for a short time before pursuing his career in the car sales industry.
Dan married Leah Bassett on June 5, 1970, they were later divorced. He married Cheri Galbraith, on January 23, 1974. They lived in Boise and Twin Falls until 1995 when they moved into their current home on the Jerome golf course. This home was special to Dan and Cheri as it was a place where they could both enjoy their love of golf. Dan’s life changed dramatically in 1999 when he had complications from back surgery and became confined to a wheel chair. He did not ever let that beat him and continued to be part of the things he loved most in life, which were his family and loving wife. He was exceptional at supporting his children and grandchildren in dance, sports, school activities and life in general. He especially enjoyed playing cards and giving Cheri tips to improve her golf game.
Dan is survived by his wife, Cheri, children, Jennifer Webster. Ken (Lucille) Webster, Wendi (Brett) Forrey, Burkley Willmore, and Tom Webster; fourteen grandchildren, 2 great grandson’s and three siblings, Brent (Nancy) Webster, Jill (Willis) Stone and Jacki (Jim) Visotski. He is preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, and a niece.
Funeral services for Dan will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Jerome 3rd Ward LDS Church, 825 East Ave. B in Jerome, Idaho. Burial will follow at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. in Boise. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls as well as on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the church prior to services.
Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
Carmen Arlene (Vazquez) Kevan died at age 91 at Canyons Retirement Community Memory Care Unit on October 24, 2017. Carmen had been battling Alzheimer’s disease for nearly 20 years. She was born on September 26, 1926 to J.P. (Tony) Vazquez and Lola Margaret Vazquez. She was the youngest of their three girls. Her family lived both in Twin Falls and on a farm south of Twin Falls. She attended school in Twin Falls graduating from high school in 1944. Her senior year of high school she took a business occupations course in which she worked after school at the Twin Falls Bank and Trust. She went on to work at that bank for 31 of the next 32 years.
Carmen married Richard C. Kevan in 1946 and together they raised three boys, Mark, Andy, and Tony. When the last of their sons completed college she left banking to be a full time farm wife. She continued in that role until her health limited her involvement. In 1984 she was injured in a farm accident that resulted in her losing her right leg. Her independent spirit would not allow her to slow down. She learned how to bowl right handed instead of left handed and continued to bowl on the Western Music bowling team, one of her passions. In 1955 she served as the Idaho State president of the Women’s International Bowling Congress, just one year of over 50 years of bowling. She and Richard were avid golfers and all their children and grand-children enjoyed going out to “Muni” when they came to visit. Her banking background insured she taught her sons how to properly keep their golf scores. She and Richard were members of several bridge clubs simultaneously and they enjoyed hosting bridge parties in their home. Richard and Carmen’s home was open to all, and they enjoyed the company of a variety of people. She and Richard enjoyed traveling as much as 68 years of Salmon tract farming would allow. She and Richard were long-time members of Twin Falls Methodist church.
Carmen was preceded in death by her husband Richard in July 2014, her parents, one granddaughter, two sisters and their husbands as well as six Kevan brothers-in-law, and five sisters-in-law. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Mark (Barbara Howard) Kevan, Tony (Candy Del Valle) Kevan, and Andy Kevan, eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and two sisters-in-law, Barbara Kevan, and Ester Kevan.
A memorial service honoring Carmen’s life will be held November 6, 2017 at Rosenau Funeral Home, Twin Falls at 2 PM. We suggest any memorial contributions be made in her name to your choice of Alzheimer’s organization or support groups. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.
Lin Shaff was the father of four children and had many grandchildren. He had one great granddaughter.
He was raised in Filer Idaho with 3 brothers and 1 sister and was preceded in death by all. He has joined them and his parents in heaven.
He loved to make jokes, cook and the outdoors. He was hard working all his life and he was dearly loved.
Lin will be missed until we all meet him again in heaven.
Lin’s services were held in Kentucky with his children. Please come and join his niece Angella (Shane) Ruffing and nephew Ronald ( Monica) Shaff and as we lay him to Rest with his family Saturday, November 4th at 11 a.m. at the Filer Cemetery.
On Monday, October 23, 2017, Jerry was called to ride broncs in Heaven.
Jerry was born in Gooding, Idaho on October 16, 1966. He moved with family to Dubois, Idaho where he graduated from high school in 1985.
Jerry began riding saddle broncs at a young age, winning many awards. In 1991, he won the championship title in the IMPRA. He started working for the Twin Falls Livestock Commission Co. around 1986, continued to rodeo, attended CSI, and for 5 years of that time, partnered with Harold Stagg shoeing horses.
In 1988, Jerry was blessed with his only child, the absolute joy of his life, Justin. Jerry met Paula, his forever love, in 1991 and they married in 1993. Together, they raised Justin and Paula’s daughter Jessica, and shared their love of rodeo. In 1999, Jerry went back to the sale yard, working full-time with his Billington family. Jerry, Paula, and Justin continued to raise cattle and a line of horses that they were very proud of.
He will be missed deeply by his friends and family. Spur one for us Jerry!
A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Twin Falls Livestock Commission Co., 630 Commercial Ave, Twin Falls, Idaho. Services are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho, Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared at www.serenityfuneralchapel.com.
TWIN FALLS — Donna Marie Baird of Twin Falls passed peacefully at home with her daughters by her side on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughters Teena Thompson and Nikki Miller, her grandsons Douglas A. Thompson, Charles J. Miller IV and Kyle A. Miller and her great grandchildren Andrew Thompson, Chase Seaman, Hannah Seaman and Kileesi Thompson. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Stephen and Michael Baird, her husband Andrew J. Baird and her granddaughter Andrea Seaman.
Donna and Andy married in 1945 and lived and raised their family in Twin Falls, Idaho until Andy’s passing in 1997. Donna had many talents as a homemaker. She was an awesome seamstress, wonderful cook and baker. Donna’s interests outside the home included camping, hunting, fishing, water skiing, crafting and square dancing. Her ultimate love was her outings on horseback with family and friends. Donna was a member of the ‘Thursday Sage Riders’ where she made dear friends with whom she enjoyed riding mountain and desert trails, weekend campouts and exploring the beautiful landscapes Idaho has to offer. One of her proudest accomplishments was graduating from the first nursing classes offered at the College of Southern Idaho, achieving her LPN license.
Donna experienced many trials and tribulations throughout her lifetime but persevered due to her resilience, strong nature and no nonsense approach to life. We are all stronger children and grandchildren because of her influence and the example she set for us throughout our lives.
Arrangements are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel of Twin Falls. A celebration of Donna’s life will take place at a later date.
Willard C. Weigt “Willie” passed away October 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Menno, South Dakota to Leonard and Barbara Mueller Weigt on August 19, 1925. He went to school in Menno, South Dakota and graduated from Menno High School in 1943. In 1946 he moved to Jerome, Idaho.
Willard married Dorthia Kober on June 22, 1947 in Jerome, Idaho. He worked at Volco Builders in 1946, Carters Cleaners in 1947, Idaho Department Store in 1949-1952, Growers Warehouse in 1952-1956, at which time became known as Morgan Lindsey where he worked for them until 1982. After leaving Morgan Lindsey in 1982, he went to work for Reed Grain Co. in Gooding, Idaho until his retirement in 1990.
Willard was a veteran of WWII and served in the US Army from December 1943- April 1946 and US Army National Guard from 1947-1955.
He served on the Board of Directors of the Idaho Feed and Grain for 8 years then served as President for one year. He volunteered for 10 years for the Twin Falls Citizens on Patrol. Willard loved playing golf with friends and family. Willard enjoyed volunteering his time to help Ed and Sharon Peterson establish the 93 Golf Ranch and continued until 2013.
Willard was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Barbara Weigt; his brothers, Edgar, Raymond, Ivan, and Clarence; his beloved wife, Dorthia; his granddaughter, Kristi; and his grandson, Kevin.
He is survived by his children, Joy (Art) Cristler; Daryl (Erma) Weigt; Lynn (Bobbi) Weigt; and Mark (Nancy) Weigt; his brothers, Alton (June) Weigt; Denny (Sandy) Weigt; and Harlan (Kasey) Weigt; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff at Hospice Visions.
A viewing will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday, October 30, 2017 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1303 N Davis St, Jerome, with additional viewing beginning at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donation be made in his name to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1301 N Davis St, Jerome, Idaho 83338.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Willard’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
TWIN FALLS — Mae Currie Knefel, 94, of Twin Falls passed away early Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017 at her home in Twin Falls.
Mae was born May 25, 1923 in Buhl, Idaho the daughter of Frank and Flora Kusy. She was raised and educated in Buhl and Filer along with her brother Robert. On June 16, 1947, Mae married the love of her life, Albert Joseph Knefel at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Twin Falls. Together they raised 9 children, Paul, Patty, Mary, Marlene, Kenneth, Julie, Philip, John and Sharon. They celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Mom, alongside dad, worked hard on their farm southwest of Twin Falls for the first half of their married life. All 9 children helped and learned the farm life. Both Bert and Mae retired from farming and Mae went to work at Idaho Frozen Foods for many years.
Mae was a member of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church for over 70 years. She absolutely loved to play Pinochle with her friends in St. Edward’s card groups. Mae was a very hard worker and a very humble person; she lived a simple life, but a very happy one. She was a loving wife to Bert and a wonderful, selfless mother, she was always there for all of us kids. One of the highlights of her life was going to Graceland and the Grand Ole Opry for her 80th birthday.
Mae is survived by 7 of her children; Paul Knefel; Patty Knefel; Marlene (Dan) Keidel; Kenneth (Laura) Knefel; Philip Knefel; John Knefel; and Sharon Knefel Jensen. She is also survived by her 18 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Flora Kusy; brother, Robert Kusy; husband, Albert “Bert” Knefel; two daughters, Mary Knefel Tverdy and Julie Knefel McGowan.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped provide care to our mom – to Alma, Dawn, Georgean, Michelle, Robin, Chaplain Jeff, and all the care providers from St. Luke’s; to Margaret, Lisa, Chaz, Elaina, Charyl, and all the care providers from A Caring Hand; to the staff of Filer Senior Haven; to Josie; to Christine from St. Edward’s for bringing communion to our mom when she was no longer able to attend church herself.
Funeral Mass for Mae will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017 at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 161 6th Ave. East, Twin Falls with Fr. Mike St. Marie celebrating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls. Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
TWIN FALLS — Chester Harry Allen, 89, of Twin Falls passed away Monday evening, October 23, 2017 at the Twin Falls Care Center in Twin Falls.
Chester was born June 24, 1928 in Denver, Colorado the son of Harry William Allen and Bessie Anna Fresell Allen. Chester entered into the U.S. Army where he served his country proudly 20 years. His rank was First Class Staff Sergeant.
Chester was a mechanic and handyman for the Magic Valley Hospital for over 47 years. On the side, he was a registered locksmith for 29 years here in the Magic Valley.
Chester was never married and had no children.
Graveside services for Chester will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park, 2296 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls with Deacon Jim Herrett officiating. Military honors by the Magic Valley Honor Guard and Idaho Army Honor Guard. Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Bonnie passed away with dignity and grace on September 23, 2017 after an unfortunate injury that led to Hospice of The Valley caring for her in the final days.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, of 50 plus years, Adrian. Bonnie went on to live an active life with her life partner for over 15 years, Bert Rossman. They lived in Sun City, AZ where they lived and toured together. Life was a song to be sung and she used every minute of it to sing the joys of life and love. She was the life of the party and knew NO strangers.
She leaves behind her son Randy and Bunny Smith of Desert Hills, AZ, her daughter Luann Smith of Cascade, ID, and her brother Jerry Doggett of Twin Falls, Idaho. 7 grandchildren; Mary Ann Smith, Mary Lou Coppenger , Shannon Smith, Angella Tiffany, Phil Rowland, Rachel Wright and Dillon Wright. 8 Great Grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Bonnie loved her family deeply and will be missed by all.
Please join the family in a celebration of her life on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11:00 AM at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls Idaho. She will have her interment at Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls.
Hospice of the Valley has played a great role in Bonnie’s care for preparing for her graceful departure. In lieu of flowers a donation in her name to:
Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Az. 85014
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
JEROME — Lloyd Wiersema of Jerome, Idaho went to be with his Heavenly Father on October 19, 2017, surrounded by his family. Lloyd was born on December 17, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Harm and Pearle (Van Der Maarel) Wiersema.
Lloyd worked for his father on the family dairy in Chino, California, honing his skills as a gifted dairyman. In 1970 he left Chino for Jerome, Idaho to start his own dairy business. Lloyd’s sense of humor was legendary. He always had a way to make a person smile and had a personality matched only in size by his heart.
Lloyd is survived by his brother, Harry; sisters, Clarene and Pearle; along with his children, Kurt, John, Suzanne, Becky, Sonny, Rachel and Andrew; and numerous grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Ruby. Lloyd leaves behind memories that will be cherished for a lifetime by those who had the privilege to know him.
Funeral services for Lloyd will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln, Jerome. Graveside services will conclude at Jerome Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Lloyd’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
JEROME — Lucile Garner Thomason, 91, of Jerome, Idaho made her debut on May 21, 1926 in Rupert, Idaho. Her parents were Ray and Clara Beazer Garner who farmed near Rupert. Lucile grew up on the farm and graduated from Rupert High School in 1945.
Lucile spent some time working as a telephone operator before going on a mission to the North Central States Mission for the LDS Church. Sometime around 1950-51, some friends introduced her to a young fella named Rex Thomason by mail. He was in Montana, also on a mission, and they corresponded by mail regularly. They finally met in the spring of 1951 and got married in May of that same year in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Lucile was an active and valiant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had several different positions while raising three kids and helping on the farm Southeast of Jerome. In the early 60’s she worked at the Ore-Ida plant in Burley for a few seasons. In the 70’s she worked at the Tupperware plant in Jerome for several years.
Lucile’s main interests were in the church and her family. She also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and reading.
Lucile was the youngest of six children, all of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rex; her son, Rex Allen; and her daughter, Ellen Kaye.
She is survived by her son, David (Jill); four granddaughters, Natalee, Marin, Audree, and Kaitlin; and extended family and friends.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Creekside Care Center and Hospice, as well as her church support folk.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln, Jerome, with a viewing beginning at Noon. Graveside services will conclude at Jerome Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to Primary Children’s Hospital.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Lucile’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
On September 30, 2017 Richard “Chip” Carlson passed away giving his beloved family and friends the opportunity to begin the cherished journey of celebrating his amazing life. Chip passed away, just as he wished, at his home surrounded by family and friends after an extended, hard fought battle with cancer like the soldier he was.
From 1965 to 1967 Chip served as a proud soldier in the 11th Armored Cavalry in the Vietnam War. Even though he was a man of few words he would always share his war experiences to those who would listen. We believe he was thankful he was allowed to fight for his country and he defended and supported all veterans until he could fight no more! To his Army buddies we know he would like to say “farewell till we meet again”.
Chip was born on May 6, 1945 in Wendell, Idaho to Harold and Mary (Brennan) Carlson. He grew up and attended school in Jerome, Idaho. After graduation he attended the University of Idaho for a period time until he was drafted in the Army.
After his discharge he went to work for Newton and Schaffer Engineering in Twin Falls and discovered his vocation in life. He worked an apprenticeship where he studied and received his certificate as a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor. He later went on to get his surveyors license in the States of Montana, Nevada and California. Chip loved his work and devoted himself to all he did. Some say he was “one of the best!”
Shortly after his discharge Chip met his life partner, Terry Hanel. The couple married on August 17, 1968 and recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary before passing. From their union was born his only child Trina (Mike) Dreher and from that union was born the “apple of his eye,” his granddaughter Allynn Dreher. He truly was the best husband, dad and Papa anyone could imagine. All who knew him recognized him as a good, kind, quiet soul who worked hard and loved his family and friends.
Chip loved to golf and to go fly fishing in his younger years and always tied his own flies—a hobby he learned from his own father. He loved the mountains and, when Trina was young, loved camping and fishing. Chip’s favorite places to enjoy the beauty of nature were Trail Creek and Copper Basin.
Chip is survived by his loving wife Terry, his daughter Trina (Mike) Dreher, granddaughter Allynn Grace Dreher, his brother Milt (Gay) Carlson and nieces and nephews: Liz Price, Chris Carlson, Becky Hanel and Shawna (Brian Mahrt) Hanel and their extended families. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother and his precious niece Mary Carlson.
A service was held in his honor at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise, Idaho Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Chips name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.
Please visit Chip’s memorial webpage online at www.bowmanfuneral.com.
Joan Russell, age 85, of Boise, Idaho, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on October 21, 2017. Joan was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on December 7, 1931 to ReEtta and Merle Zacharias. She lived in Idaho Falls, Gooding, Buhl, Salt Lake and Hansen where she lived with her Aunt Magritte and Uncle Von Nebeker.
She attended Hansen High School until Uncle Von introduced Joan to the farmer boy and love of her life, Tommy. Tom and Joan married February 9th 1949 and they continued to farm with her father-in-law Otis Russell. In 1951 they rented a farm South of Hansen and farmed there for 21 years. Diana, Terry, Connie and Dave were born and raised on the farm South of Hansen until they grew up and graduated from Hansen High School. Tommy and Joan then moved to Kimberly rural area and farmed between 1971-1992 then retired from farming and moved to the city of Kimberly where they enjoyed Snowbirding to Quartzite and Parker Arizona in the winter. They loved the Snowbird lifestyle, meeting new people that they still call friends today. Joan loved crafts, knitting and crocheting so much she owned her own knitting shop.
She is survived by her devoted husband Tommy, daughters Diana of Twin Falls, ID, Terry of Boise, ID, Connie (Jim) of Boise, ID, son, David of Boise, ID and sister Lindy of Boise, ID. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Andy, Lacey, Brianna, Cory, Brady and 2 great grandchildren Ethan, Mason and one on the way.
A funeral service will be held at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho on October 31st at 1:00 PM. Those who wish may share memories and condolences on her memorial page at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls.
Ruby Joyce Tanner Carnahan passed away in Murray, Utah, on October 23, 2017, due to complications from a stroke.
She was born to William John Tanner and Ruby Jensen Tanner on March 8, 1935, in Weston, Idaho. She lived and grew up in Weston, attending a one room School House, and graduating from West Side High School in Dayton, Idaho. Her growing up years were full of hard work, fun, and laughter. She worked on her father’s farm: mowing hay, thinning and hoeing beets, picking potatoes, driving truck and tractor, milking cows, while her brothers were on their Church Missions.
Joyce attended Utah State University for four years and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics, with a minor in Secretarial Science. She became the Madison County Extension Home Agent for two years. She, then, served a Church Mission for the LDS Church to the California Mission for one and a half years.
After returning home, Joyce was hired by Oneida County, to be their Extension Home Agent and moved to Malad, Idaho. This is where she met her sweetheart, Carlos Blaine Carnahan. Joyce and Carlos were married on April 14, 1961, in the Logan LDS Temple, Logan, Utah. In 1963, they purchased land and built a home in Heyburn, Idaho on the Snake River, where they have resided for the past 54 years.
Joyce and Carlos have raised eight children to be good up-standing members of their communities. Joyce has been a substitute teacher for both Minidoka and Cassia County. She has taken many a young individual and treated them as her own children. She has been a faithful Member of the LDS Church and served in many responsibilities. Joyce was a huge advocate for the Family History Program within the Church. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading, singing, playing the piano, painting, typing, taking shorthand, computers, fishing, camping, skiing, and swimming.
Joyce is survived by her spouse of 56 years: Carlos Blaine Carnahan, (Heyburn, Idaho); her children: Paul Carlos Carnahan, (Vancouver, Washington), Kyle Jay Carnahan, (Clinton, Utah), Brenda Carnahan Smith, (Hillsboro, Oregon), Lynn Kelly Carnahan, (Meridian, Idaho), Kathleen Carnahan Crumpton, (Madera, California), Annette Carnahan Buist, (Mendon, Utah), RoseMarie Carnahan Bedke, (Price, Utah), and Crystal Carnahan Bird, (Paradise, Utah); 43 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 1 on the way. One sibling Carol Tanner Allen, (Happy Valley, Oregon).
She is preceded in death by: William John Tanner, (Father), Ruby Jensen Tanner, (Mother), Melvin J. Tanner, William Reed Tanner, Doyle Boyd Tanner, (brothers), Madeline Rose Buist, (granddaughter).
On Saturday, October 28, 2017, there will be a viewing from 9:30-11:00 a.m., Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel at 530 Villa Street, Heyburn, Idaho 83336. A Graveside Service will take place after the Memorial at Pleasant View Cemetery, Burley, Idaho. Services are under the direction of Morrison Payne Funeral Home, 321 East Main Street in Burley.
John Andrew Falk, the bridge builder, has moved on, but his structures and legacy remain firmly in place. John Andrew “Jack” Falk, 88, passed peacefully Tuesday October 24. John was an obedient son, a loyal friend, and a loving father. He was also a master gardener, entrepreneur, steel fabricator, mentor, and a proud grandfather. A dedicated provider, he taught his children the value of hard work and much more.
John was born in Eden, Idaho in the family farmhouse to Emil Sigurd and Florence J. McCaslin Falk on August 1, 1929. A pioneer family in the area, their home would not have indoor plumbing until seven years later, and “Jackie” was accustomed to working in the fields and herding cattle long before he was old enough to attend school. He delighted his children with stories of swimming in the coulees, exploring clay caves, and climbing trees to search owl nests. One of the highlights of his life was when his dad finally relented and allowed him to play football for Eden High School his senior year. John was tough as nails his entire life, epitomized by his play as a fullback who relished every carry and throwing every block on the dirt playing field for his young coach, Terrel “T” Bell, who would go on to become the Secretary of Education in the Ronald Reagan administration. Dad loved football throughout his life and would often travel many miles to watch his children and grandchildren play. Following the Wazoo Cougs and his grandson was his most recent favorite passion. Go Cougs!
He attended New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology, Idaho State University, and served in the US Army Corp of Engineers during the Korean War. John lived and worked in southern California before marrying Evelyn Louise Hargrove in La Feria, Texas in 1955. Together they raised 6 children before divorcing many years later. John worked at several jobs initially to support his young family before discovering his gift as a steel fabricator. His talent and hard work led him to a career managing several large structural steel companies in Pocatello, Denver, and Salt Lake City. He also started and owned Idaho Bridge and Iron, and although the business ultimately failed his reputation as a master bridge and structural steel builder continued to grow. Many of his bridges and structures in southeast Idaho and western Colorado will still be around many years from now.
John’s greatest legacy is his family, and his children will always remember the summer treks to Redfish Lake, British Columbia, Glacier Park, southern California, and much more. He played the piano, built homes, sheds, fences and rabbit pens, loved his card and board games with the family, made great ice cream, and sacrificed much throughout his life for his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Pocatello and ran for political office as a state representative. Later in his life, Grandpa Jack’s birthday and Christmas cards were often accompanied by a generous cash donation that both shocked and delighted his grandkids. He continued to work hard his entire life, caring for his mother until her death and taking on small steel fab jobs for Mountain Home Air Force base as a self-employed contractor well into his eighties.
John is survived by his children John Falk, Eric (Stacie Rasmussen) Falk, Jennifer (Mark Matheson) Falk, Michael Falk, Sam (Isabel Cervantes) Falk, Jeanne (Jason Hone) Falk, and sister Jo Ryan. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Lea Hedden.
Friends and family are invited to attend a brief funeral celebration of Jack’s life and legacy Monday, October 30 in Burley, Idaho at 1:00 pm. Services will be held at the Presbyterian Church on 2100 Burton Avenue in Burley, followed by internment at the Burley cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home, Idaho.
The family would like to thank the staff at the William E Christoffersen Salt Lake City Veterans Home for their loving care. In lieu of gifts and flowers, please consider a gift to a worthy charity.
Wesley Hebe Dobbs, 90, of Twin Falls passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Wes was born on May 14, 1927 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Jeanette and Heber Dobbs. When he was young, his parents divorced. Growing up during the Great Depression was difficult. His mother and he were very close and she loved him deeply and worked very hard, but making a living as a single parent during that time was challenging. For a period of time, Wes lived in an orphanage. He attended school in Twin Falls and Jerome before moving to San Francisco, California with his mother and beloved stepfather, Claude F. Wiley. He graduated from Mission High School in San Francisco, California in 1945.
Wes admired and loved his stepfather dearly. Claude Wiley, a veteran of WWI and WWII, also served as a policeman, TFPD Chief of Detectives and the Twin Falls County Coroner. Following graduation, Wes was enlisted into the U.S. Army. He was stationed in the Far East Theatre-Japan. While in the army, Wesley learned and practiced unarmed defense. In Japan, he observed and became intrigued with judo and sumo.
After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1947, young Wesley followed in his stepfather’s footsteps and went to work for the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office. This began an illustrious career in law enforcement. During the years of 1947-1965, Dobbs also served in the Twin Falls Police Department as the Assistant Chief of Police, the San Jose Police Department and the Idaho State Police Department. Before his death, he was the last remaining Twin Falls City Policeman who served during the 1940’s. While in San Jose, Wes earned his Bachelor of Arts in Police Science from San Jose State College in 1951.
In 1947 upon entering San Jose State College, Wes enrolled in the judo course under Sensei Yoshiro Uchida. He instantly took to the sport and began training at night at the San Jose Buddhist Temple. He was a member of the San Jose State College team that won and retired the California Championship trophies. He received his black belt at the Northern California Championships in Stockton, California in 1950 when he was named outstanding judoka. In a very rare move, the tournament officials stopped the tournament and presented Wes with his black belt “batsugan,” Japanese for “on the spot.” The presentation was made by Sensei Hank Ogawa. In 1951, the first PAAU Championships were held at the University of California. Dobbs won the heavyweight championship while weighing only 185 pounds. His career as a judo competitor was a lengthy and successful one. He competed in his final match at the age of 44 against Sheldon Yamasaki. This championship match went into double overtime with Wes emerging as the grand champion!
In 1950, he was commissioned in the United States Army Reserve and recalled in 1951 to active duty in the U.S. Army (Military Police Corps) during the Korean War. While on active duty, Wes commanded the Military Police Unit assigned to protect President Dwight D. Eisenhower during his inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C. in 1953. Following his second honorable discharge, Wes remained in the USAR (Heavy Infantry, Military Police, and Combat Support Company Commander) and in the Idaho Army National Guard 116th Armored Cavalry Regiment where he retired in 1981 with over 31 years of service and the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
While walking a beat as a policeman on Main Street in Twin Falls, Wes met the “most beautiful woman” he ever saw working at the Roper’s clothing store. On September 27th, 1957, Wes married the love of his life, Janet Marie Moore. This year, Wes and Janet celebrated 60 years of marriage together. Wes and Janet raised three sons; Wiley J. Dobbs (Christina) of Twin Falls, Gregory L. Dobbs of Prescott, Arizona, and Brian W. Dobbs (Kathy) of Twin Falls. “Papa and Nana” are the proud grandparents of Dylan, Aaron, Austin, Marcus and McKenna. The brothers and grandchildren all agree that they could not have asked for better parents or grandparents.
Together, Wes and Janet had an exciting life. For the Dobbs clan, judo became a family affair. The Dobbs’ boys traveled to and participated in hundreds of judo tournaments in the Intermountain area and across the country. Janet was their fiercest supporter. Janet and Wes enjoyed many trips together across the United States and to Asia and with friends, Bob and Pat Richards, to Europe. For well over a decade, Wes and Janet were “snow birds” and during the winter months they lived in Casa Grande, Arizona where they golfed and enjoyed the company of many friends. Always wanting to help others, Wes served as a substitute teacher for the local school district well into his 80’s. Most of all, Wes and Janet loved their home on Crestwood Drive where they lived for 58 years. Janet moved around a lot as a youngster and she made Wes promise to get her a “white house with a picket fence” and never move her again. Dad was especially proud that he kept that promise.
In 1955, with the support of Twin Falls Recreation Department, Wes and lifelong friend Guy Matsuoka started a judo program in the Twin Falls High School gym that was attended by local junior and senior high school students and some interested police officers. The club expanded quickly and moved to a classroom in the basement of Lincoln Elementary School in Twin Falls, and then to the local YMCA and ultimately to its present location at the College of Southern Idaho. Over the years under Matsuoka and Dobbs’ tutelage, several players from the Twin Falls-CSI Judo Club participated competitively at the national level. As instructors and advisors of judo, Dobbs Sensei and Matsuoka Sensei always refused to accept any pay.
In 1965, Wes was hired by President James “Doc” Taylor to be among the first faculty members of the newly created College of Southern Idaho. He wrote and began teaching the Law Enforcement Program at the CSI. This was the first college law enforcement program in the State of Idaho. It quickly became one of the most respected programs in the nation. A life-long learner who strived for continual improvement in his personal and professional life, Wes earned his M.Ed. from the University of Idaho in 1982. One of the highlights of his career occurred in 1988 when he presented his son, Brian, with the Claude F. Wiley Award for being the outstanding law enforcement cadet in the CSI program. In 1990, his law enforcement program was chosen “Idaho Secondary Education Program of the Year” by the Idaho Vocational Association and the American Vocational Association. In 1997, after attaining the position of Full Professor and Program Manager of Law Enforcement at the College of Southern Idaho, Wes retired. A grand retirement celebration marked his 50 years of service in the area of law enforcement. During this celebration, he was recognized by Idaho Governor Phil Batt and by hundreds of appreciative law enforcement and judo students he helped through the years. In 2015, Wes, Janet and their sons established the Dobbs Family Wrestling Endowment with the Twin Falls Education Foundation. In recognition of their enduring contribution to youth in Twin Falls through the years, the Foundation presented the 2017 Partner in Education Award to Wes and Janet and their family at the Red Apple Gala last April.
Wes is survived by his beautiful, loving wife, his sons, grandchildren, brothers-in-law Bob (Peggy) and Tom (Joyce) Moore, Aunt Marietta James, nephews, nieces, and countless former police cadets, soldiers, and judo students whose lives were greatly and positively impacted by this very special man. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, stepfather, stepbrother Warren Wiley, and in-laws Jess and Midge Moore.
A celebration will be held for “Big Wes” at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts Auditorium. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park with Military honors by the Idaho Army Honor Guard and Magic Valley Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, Wes and his family would like to encourage friends and family members to donate to the Twin Falls Education Foundation Dobbs Family Wrestling Endowment or the College of Southern Idaho Foundation. Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”
~ Tecumseh
Jerri Jean Snow, 60, of Kimberly, passed away peacefully at home with loved ones by her side Thursday, October 19, 2017 after a 3 year battle with cancer.
Jerri was born April 29, 1957 in Aberdeen, Washington to Jim and Jean Snow. The family moved to Twin Falls when Jerri was 3 years old. She went to Twin Falls High and spent many years going to the MVRS where she made many lifelong friends. She enjoyed being with her family fishing, camping and taking many family trips. She also enjoyed going to yard sales and collecting Dale Earnhart Racing memorabilia. She always looked forward to the nieces and nephews coming over and playing video games and making crafts with them. Christmas time was one of Jerri’s favorite times of the year and she loved helping put up all of her decorations and looking at Christmas lights.
Jerri is survived by her brothers, Tim (Connie) Snow and Dale (Jennifer) Snow of Twin Falls; sisters Cindy Ragains of Kimberly and her twin sister Terri (Mike) Metts of Heyburn, Idaho, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jerri was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Jean Snow, grandparents Coy Draper, Sadie and Sivel Stevenson and Virgil and Marcella Snow. Also preceding her was a nephew Coy Ragains, brother Michael Snow and her aunt Bonnie Frazier.
Jerri’s life will be celebrated at a funeral service at 11:00 AM Friday, October 27, 2017 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Condolences may be left at www.reynoldschapel.com.
Gary Arnold Duncan was born July 10, 1942, in Twin Falls, Idaho, and died peacefully October 13, 2017, at his home in Swan Valley, Idaho.
Gary was raised in the Twin Fallserome area, where he spent much of his time hunting pheasants, rabbits, ducks and big game with his best friend Lonnie Ambrose and his brother, Grant. Memories of those times were cherished and talked about his whole life. He Graduated from Jerome High School and attended ISU in Pocatello.
In 1963, he married Patty Vinyard. They had two children, Destry and Lisa, and were later divorced.
In 1967, he moved to the Hailey-Ketchum area, where he met the love of his life, and his best friend, Janice Hunt. They were married on March 12, 1981, adding her two children, Alan Simpson and Rebecca Simpson to his family. His love for his family was deep and his four children were a source of great pride.
Gary worked as an electrician for many years, until he opened his own shop, “Gary’s Automotive” which he operated until 2000. He was respected as an honest and hard-working man who mastered his crafts. In 2003, he and Janice opened the Rendezvous at the South Fork, a fly shop, RV Park and cabin rental business in Swan Valley, Idaho. He made many friends of the local people and of the guests and customers he met.
Gary was an avid outdoorsman. Many an hour was spent hunting and fishing, sometimes with others and sometimes alone, along the mountain tops and river banks were where he felt most alive and closest to God. He was very generous with his knowledge and talents, sharing his love of the outdoors with friends and family. Perhaps more than anything he especially loved sharing outings with young people, getting them started in the sports he loved.
Gary loved his pets dearly. He felt his spoiled dogs were part of his family and he treated them so. Many smiled as they watched this big, strong outdoorsman coddle his little Yorkies.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Finnigsmeier, his adoptive father, Charles Ray Duncan, and his mother, Audine Duncan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janice; his daughters, Lisa (Joe) Inman and Rebecca Simpson; sons, Destry (Becky) Duncan and Alan (Amber) Simpson; sisters, Karole Austin and Sherry Pappert; brothers, Grant Duncan and Kim Duncan; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved with all his heart. He was well-loved and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Chapel in the Valley, in Swan Valley, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gary’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children at 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607, The Independence Fund at 9013 Perimeter Wood Dr. Suite E, Charlotte, NC 28216 or your local animal shelter.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
Eleanor “Elly” White, 84, of Jerome died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at a Twin Falls hospital.
Elly was born July 19, 1933 in Jerome and later attended school in Jerome. After high school she worked as a waitress. She was married to Leon Weigle and they later divorced. She then worked for Marshal in the Bean House doing whatever was needed. She then moved to Oregon and worked as a cook which she really enjoyed. She later returned to Idaho to retire.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 South Lincoln Ave., Jerome, Idaho 83338.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Elly’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
PAUL — Lucille May Webster, 91, of Paul, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Twin Falls Center.
Lucille was born May 19, 1926, in Leavenworth, Kansas, the first child born to Louie F. and Josephine Klemp Shafer. She attended Coffin Grade School and graduated from Leavenworth Senior High School in 1943. Following her high school graduation, Lucille worked for the next year at a World War II production factory, then attended Park College in Missouri until 1946. During these years she attended the Kickapoo Methodist Church.
As a result of the teachers’ shortage that followed World War II, Lucille became a teacher at Kickapoo Elementary. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1949. After receipt of her college degree, she became employed as a home economist on the staff of Kansas State University. She maintained a full schedule and was involved in many extra-curricular activities, such as 4-H, Sunday school teacher and chaperone for teens at the Presbyterian Church, and a Saturday morning educational radio program in Wichita.
In June of 1958, she resigned her appointment and moved to Paul, Idaho. She married Robert Webster on June 27, 1958, in a wedding ceremony at Jerome Presbyterian Church. Robert was also from Kansas (Howard, Kansas). Lucille and Robert transferred their membership to the Paul United Methodist Church and were active in their church and community, including 4-H leadership, Homesteaders Association, and county fair judging. They lived together on the homestead Northwest of Paul that Robert had drawn in 1957, where they raised their children, Tracy and Bart.
Lucille took pleasure working on the farm, was an avid gardener and baker, and enjoyed sewing, knitting, and reading. Robert and Lucille looked forward to the annual trips to Kansas so the children could become acquainted with their relatives. Additionally, they enjoyed traveling to our nation’s national parks, attending Army Air Corps reunions, and also visited Australia, New Zealand, and Central America, among other destinations. After more than 48 years of marriage, she parted with her dear Robert, who passed away Feb. 4, 2007.
Lucille is survived by her daughter, Tracy Webster-Babcock and her husband, William Babcock of Moultonborough, New Hampshire; and their children, Stuart Babcock of Boston, Mass., and Ashley Babcock of Portland, Maine; Lucille’s son, Bart J. Webster and his wife, Laurie; and their children, Dillon J. Webster of Paul, and Tedi K. Webster, wife of Misty Maxwell, of Filer; and one brother, George L. Shafer of Kansas.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Paul United Methodist Church, 127 W. Clark St., with the Rev. David Madden officiating. Burial will follow at Paul Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, preceding the funeral service at the church.
The family suggests that memorials be directed to Paul United Methodist Church and/or the Alzheimer’s Association.
FILER — Margaret Ann “Peggy” Cristobal, 82, left her earthly journey to explore the trails in Heaven September 22, 2017. She was born in Twin Falls, the first born of Elmer Roger and Beckie Marjorie Wallace Parrott. She was joined later by siblings Richard M. Parrott and Betty Jean Parrott. Mom grew up near Berger on the farmland homesteaded by both her father and grandfather, Orville R. Parrott. She was a member of the “can do” generation, raised with few funds and amenities but rich with family and experiences. She treasured the family gatherings with aunts, uncles, and cousins galore.
Mom attended elementary school in Berger. She graduated from Filer High School in 1953 being active in marching band and trap shooting. She attended classes at Boise Junior College and trained at St. Luke’s Hospital to become a Radiology Technologist. After passing her boards, she worked for Dr. Soli in Jerome and met Richard E. “Dick” Cristobal. They wed January 4, 1958 and the following year daughter Teresa was born. When Anita was born, they moved back to the family farm where son David joined the crew. Mom raised a large garden, chickens, beautiful flowers and yard. She canned everything she could, sewed, and kept a very clean home despite being an old farmhouse. She also helped with the cattle and farm too. She loved the outdoors-fishing, camping, deer and pheasant hunting. In 1977 we left the farm and bought a home in Filer where she has since resided. She and Dick divorced in 1982.
When David began school she went back to work part-time as an X-Ray Tech at the Twin Falls Clinic & Hospital. During her long career she worked for Dr. Jestadt, Magic Valley Regional, St. Benedicts, Physicians Center/Quick Care, and St. Luke’s where she retired in 2011 at age 75. She had the oldest active ARRT number in Idaho and experienced the industry from film developed in chemical baths to the digital images of today. She was the first person in southern Idaho to pass the Mammography certification “just to see if she could”.
Mom was active as a 4-H club leader helping to develop projects like leather working, snowmobile and motorcycle safety. She was a member of the Hollister Elementary PTO, proud of fund-raising efforts for new playground equipment and a gymnasium. She was a charter member of the Idaho Chapter of the Oregon-California Trail Association and was very active in the group. She attended conventions and traveled miles of the trails with good friend Afton.
She had served on Filer Planning & Zoning and recently the Filer Library Board, attended city council meetings, and was a member of the Filer High Alumni Association helping with several of their reunion memory books.
Mom had a huge passion for history! You could find her reading, researching, visiting people and places to learn all she could about local history. She loved to share and preserve it for future generations. She was a frequent visitor to the Twin Falls Public Library Idaho Room, Twin Falls County Museum, member of Idaho State Historical Society, and buyer of local history books and magazines. Mom’s babies were the books she compiled and published for the Filer Centennial and the Hollister School 100 Year celebration. She was just finishing a book about Rogerson but would find just one more “gem”.
Mom was proud of her heritage, her children and grandkids. She loved unconditionally and was kind, caring, and generous to a fault. She will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. Until we meet again, Mom, we love you!
Peggy is predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Beckie Parrott, sister, Betty Parrott, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is survived by children Teresa Jensen (sons Gene & Stacey and families); Anita Nowak (Ashlee Burrows & Isaac and spouses); David Cristobal (wife Janet, kids Nick & Marcy and families); six great-grandchildren; brother Dick Parrott and his children Eric (Bobbi) Parrott, Jill (Gary) Moon, Anna (Shawn) Hawker and their families; extended family Norma Parrott, Larry Jensen, Bert Nowak, several cousins, and many dear friends.
Special thanks to the Filer QRU members and to the kind staff of St. Luke’s Magic Valley who took care of Mom and all of us that night.
A celebration of Peggy Cristobal’s life will be held Friday, October 20, 2017, at 11:00 AM at White Mortuary, 136 4th Ave. E., Twin Falls, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Peggy’s honor to Filer Quick Response Unit, Rogerson School Restoration Project care of Anita Young at Rogerson Service, or the Twin Falls County Historical Museum.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.
Mary Sue Langdon (95) resident of St. Maries, ID and former resident of Twin Falls, ID passed away on October 5, 2017 in St. Maries. She was born to Winfield and Myrtle Secord on April 3, 1922 in Hansford, TX. At the age of 7, Mary Sue moved with her family to Twin Falls, ID. She graduated from Twin Falls High School with the class of 1941.
Mary Sue went to work for Young’s Dairy which happened to be across the street from L.L. Langdon’s Scrap Iron and Pelt. She met Archibald Langdon and the couple married on September 8, 1942. A job opened up in Pocatello, ID building a water tank, so the couple moved there temporarily. They then moved to Portland, OR to build ships in the shipyards. Mary Sue’s work ethic was the definition of “Rosie the Riveter”. In 1945 the family returned to Twin Falls where they raised their family. For 3 years, the couple ran a trucking business together. Mary Sue drove truck and was the bookkeeper for the business.
After the couple closed their trucking company, Mary Sue started working for CC Anderson (Bon Marche’), and then went to work for Sears as Catalog Manager, Ready To Wear, Yardage, and Lingerie. In 1972 she retired from Sears after working 20 years for the company. Mary Sue and her husband grew up in the Depression Era; therefore it was their biggest goal to work hard and put all 3 of their children through college. Once she retired she enjoyed golfing, riding horses, gardening, snow skiing, swimming, and watching sports on TV. She loved the NFL and was a Denver Bronco’s fan. You would also see her watching college ball rooting on Boise State. Mary Sue was also involved with the Masonic Lodge and Daughters of the Nile belonging to Iris Temple #40. She and Archibald enjoyed traveling with the Shriners. It is fair to say that Mary Sue has traveled almost the whole world. She has visited Egypt, Greece, China, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, and accompanied her daughter and son in-law to the Western European countries. On one of her adventures, she rode a camel, and was surprised you didn’t pay to get on the camel, but you couldn’t get off of the camel unless you paid. She loved adventures, her family, and family gatherings. Growing up in the Depression was difficult and she would not talk about those times; however she lived in the present and was very optimistic about her life and everyone in it. Because of the way she grew up, she would pitch out old items and replace them with new. She loved her successes and the fact she was able to do so. At the age of 80, she was lucky enough to re-kindle a friendship with her high school friend Roy Hubert Russell. They spent a few years as companions and enjoyed each other’s company.
Mary Sue’s mind always stayed sharp, and she loved energetic debates on politics. If there was one thing she taught her children, it was to work hard. When you work hard you can achieve anything as long as you don’t give up. She will be missed very much by her family. She is survived by her daughter Lana (Richard) Schumacker of St. Maries, ID; sons Robert (Melinda) Langdon of Denver, CO and David (Connie) Langdon of Eagle, ID; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews including one special niece Sandra Sue Fitzpatrick. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Archibald Langdon; her brother Winfield Scott Secord Jr; sisters Ollie Fern Eckman and Mary Secord.
A graveside service is planned for November 3, 2017 at a time to be determined at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Twin Falls, ID. Please visit her online memorial at www.hodgefuneralhome.com
Thelda Mae Todd (Tookie), Joined her parents and siblings on October 3, 2017 when she passed away at Desert Rose Assisted Living. She will be missed.
She was born in Twin Falls on October 17, 1939 to Luke and Lillis Francis. She was the last of ten children and attended school in Twin Falls. Thelda graduated from Twin Falls High School. She later attended classes at CSI.
Thelda married Jack Hettenbach in 1958. Together they had three children: Shelli Stewart (Mike Velly), Jack Hettenbach (Mike Spiers) and Rick (Kim) Hettenbach. They later divorced and she married Ray Todd. They were married for seven years.
Thelda retired from Lamb Weston when she discovered she had macular degeneration in her eyes. She then worked part time at the Twin Falls School Dist. In the cafeteria.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luke and Lillis Francis, her brothers, Ted, Pat, Merle, Bobby and Rex. Her sisters, Gloria, Ione, Vali and Dixie.
She was a proud woman and worked very hard to buy her own home and raise her children by herself. She enjoyed going out to eat. It was her favorite thing to do. Although she had vision problems, she loved to crochet. She produced some very beautiful items with her limited sight and donated them to various charities.
Thelda was a loving daughter to her parents and cared for them until the end. She was very proud of her children and her grandchildren, Matt, Jed, Dylan (Stewart), Dakota and Alisha Hettenbach. And her great grandchildren, Jeremiah Holt and Hunter Stewart. We will miss her very much.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park.
On September 30, 2017 Richard “Chip” Carlson passed away giving his beloved family and friends the opportunity to begin the cherished journey of celebrating his amazing life. Chip passed away, just as he wished, at his home surrounded by family and friends after an extended, hard fought battle with cancer like the soldier he was.
From 1965 to 1967 Chip served as a proud soldier in the 11th Armored Cavalry in the Vietnam War. Even though he was a man of few words he would always share his war experiences to those who would listen. We believe he was thankful he was allowed to fight for his country and he defended and supported all veterans until he could fight no more! To his Army buddies we know he would like to say “farewell till we meet again”.
Chip was born on May 6, 1945 in Wendell, Idaho to Harold and Mary (Brennan) Carlson. He grew up and attended school in Jerome, Idaho. After graduation he attended the University of Idaho for a period time until he was drafted in the Army.
After his discharge he went to work for Newton and Schaffer Engineering in Twin Falls and discovered his vocation in life. He worked an apprenticeship where he studied and received his certificate as a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor. He later went on to get his surveyors license in the States of Montana, Nevada and California. Chip loved his work and devoted himself to all he did. Some say he was “one of the best!”
Shortly after his discharge Chip met his life partner, Terry Hanel. The couple married on August 17, 1968 and recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary before passing. From their union was born his only child Trina (Mike) Dreher and from that union was born the “apple of his eye,” his granddaughter Allynn Dreher. He truly was the best husband, dad and Papa anyone could imagine. All who knew him recognized him as a good, kind, quiet soul who worked hard and loved his family and friends.
Chip loved to golf and to go fly fishing in his younger years and always tied his own flies—a hobby he learned from his own father. He loved the mountains and, when Trina was young, loved camping and fishing. Chip’s favorite places to enjoy the beauty of nature were Trail Creek and Copper Basin.
Chip is survived by his loving wife Terry, his daughter Trina (Mike) Dreher, granddaughter Allynn Grace Dreher, his brother Milt (Gay) Carlson and nieces and nephews: Liz Price, Chris Carlson, Becky Hanel and Shawna (Brian Mahrt) Hanel and their extended families. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother and his precious niece Mary Carlson.
There will be a service in his honor at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm (please arrive 15 minutes early).
Please join us and crack open a beer or have a glass of wine or soda to salute this wonderful man on Saturday, October 14, 2017 between 3:00 to whenever they kick us out at Canyon Crest Restaurant in Twin Falls.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Chip’s name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.
Please visit Chip’s memorial webpage online at www.bowmanfuneral.com.
Bernice LaRee Nelson Ashcraft passed away at home on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the age of 97. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 23, at the LDS Church building located at 607 W. Locust Lane in Nampa, Idaho. A viewing will be held at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Zeyer Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 208-467-7300
Bernice was born August 21, 1920, at Chapin, Idaho to Kenneth Nelson and Letha Cover Nelson. She resided in the Nampa and Rupert areas. Bernice married Rex Ashcraft on August 6, 1938. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Besides being a homemaker she worked at the Minidoka County Hospital and retired in 1983.
Bernice and Rex served an LDS mission for the church in 1990 in South Dakota and also served together in the Boise LDS Temple.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers; and two great-grandsons; and a daughter-in-law, Jeanne Ashcraft. Survivors include her children: Letha (Ron) Fuller, Ken (Sandra) Ashcraft, Ron Ashcraft, Dianne (Marty) Riches, Becky (Torsten) Kunkel, and Tauna (Dave) Landrum; 40 grandchildren, 136 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren.
WENDELL — Abb Bladge Richie, 91, a resident of Wendell, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his home in Wendell.
Abb was born on November 2, 1925 in Bryan, Texas, the son of Lloyd and Frances Pomana Richie. He had a sister, Rosemary who was born and died before his birth and a brother, Robert who was nine years younger than him. He was raised by his grandfather for much of his youth in the country, riding horses at a young age and hunting for wildlife in the woods of Texas. He spent his teenage years living in Dallas with his mother and her family after the death of his father when he was nine.
At the tender age of 17 he signed up for the Marines and there he grew from boy to a man. After his military service and a time spent in Phoenix as a sheriff deputy he returned to Dallas.
A.B. Met and married Theona Gray in 1959 and they had two children: Frances and Lloyd. They moved to McGill, Nevada in 1960. A.B. was a father and friend to his children. They spent many hours fishing, motorcycle riding, snowmobiling and exploring Nevada. After 43 years in McGill, A.B. and Theona moved to Wendell. For their 46th Anniversary A.B. and Theona were sealed in the Boise Temple for time and eternity and have celebrated a total of 58 years of marriage.
He watched his children grow up and marry. Fran married Ricky Cowen and Lloyd married Deena. He has enjoyed three grandchildren: Heather, Kamron “KJ” and Kody; and great-grandchildren: Raiden, Layne, Giddeon, Brendon, Symmie and Autumn; they also claim, Shaun, Dawson and Tristan; and recently added to the family are stepchildren: Nic, Adam and Mathew.
A son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, a Marine and cowboy, you will always be remembered.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Wendell L.D.S. Church. A viewing will be held at the church on Tuesday from 1:00 until 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at the Wendell Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Wendell Chapel.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com
Ruby Jean (Slatter) Hutchison, 86, passed away suddenly and peacefully from a stroke at Minidoka Memorial Hospital October 17, 2017 with family by her side.
Ruby made her debut February 15, 1931 the second of six children born to Rolland E. Slatter and Lucille Estes Gentry. She was born at her Grandparents home on Highway 93, just below the lowline canal. She attended many different country elementary schools including Elmwood, Union School, Canyonside and Appleton. She graduated from Jerome High School in 1949, the last class to hold graduation at the Jerome Theater.
She worked at Frederickson’s Ice Cream Shop, Princess Vogue Dress Shop, Sears, Farmed, JR Simplot Company and retired in 1999 from McCain (Ore-Ida) after 31½ years in Quality Control.
She married Stanley Wayne Hutchison, August 20, 1950 at her mom’s house in Jerome, Idaho. They had 3 children. Arlene Marie Hall (James) Palmdale, CA, Russell Wayne Hutchison (Lisa) Burley, ID, Myrna Jean Ruhter (Jeff) Twin Falls, ID.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, her 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and sister.
Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday October 23rd at the Paul United Methodist Church, 127 West Clark Street, Paul, Idaho 83347. Burial will be at the Veteran cemetery in Boise at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Hwy 24 in Rupert.
TWIN FALLS — Maxine R. Carter Machamer, age 85, of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away suddenly on October 15, 2017.
Maxine was born on May 28, 1932 to Harvey R. Carter and Nellie Jefferies Carter at Filer, Idaho.
She attended schools in Filer, graduating from Filer High School in 1950, as salutatorian. She also attended Twin Falls Business College.
Maxine met the love of her life and married Richard N. (Dick) Machamer on April 16, 1952. They had two children together: daughter, Sheryal Lynn Balding (David) currently of Shelton, Washington; and son, Douglas Lance Machamer (Barbara), currently of Overland Park, Kansas. She was blessed with four grandchildren: Kevin Balding, Justin Machamer, Ryan Machamer and Meagan Machamer.
Maxine was dedicated to jobs she held. She worked for Bennett’s Twin Falls Glass & Paint and The Glassman as office manager and she served several years on the Twin Falls Election Board. She also served as an elected officer in many organizations to which she belonged.
She was a member of Twin Falls United Methodist Church; Twin Falls Chapter #29, Order of the Eastern Star for 62 years. She served three terms as Worthy Matron for the local Eastern Star Chapter (1964, 1994, 2004-05.) and Secretary of the Chapter for several years. She served as Grand Marshal for the State of Idaho OES in 1974 and as Worthy Grand Matron of Grand Chapter of Idaho in 1981-82. She was appointed General Grand Chapter Committee Member, 1985-88, and Special Friend, 1994-97, Angel in Disguise for Most Worthy Grand Matron, 2000-2003. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile, Iris Temple #40, Zenobia Club #2; PEO Chapter BP; Past President of Twentieth Century Club.
She and Dick enjoyed camping and their membership in the Twin Falls Good Sam Bluebirds. She volunteered at the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center for the last several years and earlier years spent much time with Campfire Girls and Job’s Daughters. Her notable hobbies were sewing and collecting anything with a butterfly on it. Friends often called her house “Maxine’s Butterfly House.”
She and Dick enjoyed their many travels over the years including much of Europe, Mexico, Canada, and Hawaii. Maxine especially enjoyed cruises with their friends. For their 50th Anniversary, she & Dick traveled to Spain and Portugal. Maxine was a football and baseball fan, particularly to the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners. She rarely missed watching a Mariners game and knew the names of every player that has played for the team. A favorite memory was getting to attend games in person.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Nellie Carter; four brothers, Raymond, Conrad, Earl, and Robert; and three sisters, Lucille, Berniece, and LaPrell. She is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren, and one brother, Eldon Carter, as well as many nieces and nephews on her and Dick’s side of the family and sister-in-law (Dick’s sister), Karen and husband Jon Riggs.
Friends may call on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 4—8 P.M. at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Rd, in Twin Falls. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 23, 3017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Twin Falls United Methodist Church, 360 Shoshone St. East. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
Those who wish may share memories and condolences on her memorial page at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Daughters of the Nile Endowment Fund or the Order of Eastern Star Grand Chapter Scholarship Fund.
MAYSVILLE, KY — Gale Lin Shaff of Maysville, KY passed away October 16, 2017 at the age of 62. He was born in Twin Falls, ID. He is the son of the late Fred Shaff and Peggy Long Shaff.
He was born March 24, 1955 in Twin Falls Idaho to the late Fred Shaff and Peggy Long Shaff. He was a retired heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his daughter Shawna Lippert Shaff of Augusta, KY; two sons Fredrick Dwain Shaff of Maysville, KY and Jonathon Blake Shaff of Germantown, KY, 15 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and his companion and lifelong friend Jackie Lou Alley.
Gale’s funeral service will be 4 pm Sunday October 22, 2017 at Brell & Son Funeral Home, 620 E Second Street, Maysville, KY.
Visitation will be from 2 until 4 pm at the funeral home on Sunday.
Condolences at www.brellandson.com
Thomas C. McClain (“Tom”)
Thomas McClain of Salt Lake City, Utah passed away peacefully on October 14, 2017. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Laurel McClain; his children Kristen, April and Alex; his grandchildren Summer Delaney, Brooke Delaney, Lily Delaney, Grace Delaney and Alexander McClain; and his extended loved ones of the Hugie and Thorpe families with whom Tom spent some of the happiest times of his later life in Salt Lake City.
Tom was born in Castleford, Idaho, a farming community in Southern Idaho, on July 14, 1935 to parents Chester Walter McClain and Rose Evelyn (Swanson) McClain. Tom was a 1953 graduate of Castleford High School and was active in student government and sports. During summers as a high school student, Tom would assist his father on the family farm and would spend wonderful times with his father on fishing trips in Idaho.
He attended the University of Idaho, and then transferred to Utah State University in Logan, Utah where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1960. At Utah State, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves. In college, he met and married Laurel Kay Hugie (a native of Logan) in 1959.
Following their marriage, Tom worked as a mechanical engineer at Morton Thiokol. The couple subsequently moved to Cupertino, California where he worked at Lockheed Martin in the early 1960s, testing Polaris rocket missiles for our country’s space program. Their first daughter, Kristen Kay McClain, accompanied them to California. In late 1963, the couple returned to Idaho, and Tom began working in agriculture with his father Chester to expand the McClain family farm where they grew the famous Idaho russet potato. Over the next 30 years, the family expanded their farming business and diversified with other partners to operate a dry bean storage facility and an onion processing plant. During the 1970s, he was selected to be a member of the Idaho Potato Commission and served as President of the Potato Growers of Idaho. He deeply enjoyed meeting other farmers from across the country and negotiating for the association. Tom loved his life in Idaho, and spent much time at the R&R Café in Buhl, Idaho, was a member of Blue Lakes Country Club and especially enjoyed spending time with his family at their residence in Sun Valley with their cherished friends. In Sun Valley, he was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and he loved eating at his favorite restaurant Michel’s Christiana.
After his retirement from farming, Tom relocated to live with his wife in Salt Lake City whereby, Tom worked as a real estate agent with Prudential Real Estate. In his retiring years, he also loved spending time with his three children Kristen, April and Alex and with his five grandchildren. Tom’s greatest ability was engaging people and to speak with anyone about anything, and he just made a room brighter when he entered it.
In his immediate family, Thomas is survived by his wife Laurel and three children Kristen, April and Alex and five grandchildren. April McClain-Delaney lives in Potomac, Maryland with her husband Congressman John Delaney; they have four daughters Summer, Brooke, Lily and Grace. Alex McClain lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife Kathleen and son Alexander.
There will be a private family viewing and service on October 19th at Allen Hall Mortuary in Logan, Utah, and interment will be in the Logan Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family by sending them to carey@delaneyoffice.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to University of Utah, Department of Dermatology, c/o the Auto-Immune Skin Disease Program, 30 North, 1900 East, Room 4A330, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132.
Jamie Lyn Lloyd
Jamie Lyn Lloyd, age 42, of Twin Falls, Idaho passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She passed holding her sisters’ hands and surrounded by love from family and friends both near and far.
Jamie was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on November 4, 1974 to the great delight of her father Von W. Lloyd (Dena) and Leann Watkins (Tony). She attended school in Twin Falls and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1993. She was the beloved wife of Bryan Milburn and the adoring mother of twin daughters Kailee and Kameron Milburn, age 17. Jamie worked as the agency operator of the Avis Budget Group at the Twin Falls Regional Airport but her greatest joy was her role as a mother to Kailee and Kameron.
Jamie is survived by her husband and her two daughters, her parents, two loving sisters Kellie Lloyd Bailey (Glen) and Bridgett Turner Clark (Richard), a wonderful extended family including step sisters and brothers Lisa Pearson (John), Robert Watkins (Victoria), Meagan Meacham (Nick), Ty Lloyd (Lora) and mother-in-law Sue Neuenschwander (David) and brother-in-law Mike Milburn. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews who always loved to see their Aunt Jamie.
Jamie was kind to everyone she met. She was the most thoughtful and incredibly loving and loyal person to those near to her. She gave more of herself than she ever took. The world has lost a bright soul.
A celebration of Jamie’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East in Twin Falls, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jamie Lloyd Memorial Fund set up for her two girls at Farmers National Bank. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff or dropped off at any Farmers National Bank.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
Monte May Barney
Monte May Barney lost her short but courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, October 12, 2017, with her family and friends at her side in Corona, California.
Monte was born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, December 20, 1946, to James J. and Barbara Egbert May. The Mays lived there a short while, then moved on to Moscow, Idaho, while her father attended undergraduate college and then law school. From there they then moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, where her dad went to work at his father’s law firm. Two younger brothers, J. Dee and Shawno, came to the May family and Monte dearly loved them both.
Monte danced and performed her way through Twin Falls Junior and High School, graduating in 1965, then attended Brigham Young University until she met and married her first husband, Jack Garvin. They had one son, Trevar, born in 1970.
Monte then moved to Boise where, with a good friend, she established a successful health and fitness program for business women. She would have continued had not a just-out-of-the-Navy sailor stumbled his way into her life. L. Michael Barney, an old friend from junior high school, found her and they were later married in December 1979. An interesting connection between them was the fact that they both shared the same birth date, December 20, 1946. From this marriage came daughter Jessica Deah Barney (Caravella) and Garet Benjamin Barney (deceased). Monte and Michael lived in Boise while he finished college, worked in Pendleton, Oregon for a year, then moved back to Twin Falls for a short time where she was the Twin Falls downtown mall manager, prior to the existence of the Magic Valley mall.
Following Michael’s graduation from Navy Officer Candidate School, they moved to San Diego, Ca where he was assigned a ship. He left the Navy after four years and they continued on in San Diego.
Monte worked in the Public Relations department of Sea World from 1985 to 1990, which she dearly enjoyed. She then established a very successful career at the University of California, Irvine, for the next 16 years and retired, to return home again to Twin Falls in 2007. In her final months the Barneys moved to Corona, California to be near her daughter. But her greatest joy and achievements in her life were being with her grandchildren.
Throughout her life, Monte was a leader in her church, having held most all positions of leadership in the Young Womens’ organizations in her community. Her crowning achievement was when she was asked to direct a regional dance festival in Twin Falls, which involved LDS wards from Sun Valley to Hollister and included over 1,500 young men and women. It was a complete success from beginning to end. Her leadership skills and positive approach to everything in her life were at once infectious and inspirational to everyone she met. From professional colleagues in institutes of higher learning to church leaders to next-door neighbors, most all called her a dear friend.
Monte is survived by her husband, L. Michael Barney, son Trevar Garvin, daughter Jessica Deah Caravella (Sal), younger brothers J. Dee May (Janet) and Dr. Shawno E. May (Carol), daughter-in-law Mindy L. Barney, and ten grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her youngest son Garet in March, 2017, followed by her father in May and then mother in June of 2017. This has been a difficult year for the Barney family. But we take great comfort in knowing that Monte now celebrates a grand reunion with her precious loved ones in heaven, free from earthly concerns at last. Through this experience we watched our family pull together and love and support each other in ways we would never have imagined. Monte told us frequently in the last few months, “I’m a lucky girl.”
Our special thanks and eternal gratitude go to the tender and loving care provided for our Monte by Cayla Flynn; Don, or as Monte called him, “Don Juan” Rider; Alyssa Palmer and all the staff at Hospice Visions. We love you all and all of our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.
Funeral services for Monte will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Twin Falls West Stake Center, 667 Harrison Street in Twin Falls with Bishop Justin Heider conducting. Burial will follow at the Twin Falls Cemetery. A gathering of friends and family will take place on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the LDS church. Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions in Monte’s name be made to Hospice Visions of Twin Falls, www.hospicevisions.org.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
Donald Vincent Nutsch
TWIN FALLS—Donald Vincent Nutsch of Twin Falls, formerly of Jerome, peacefully passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 in the afternoon, surrounded by his wife and children at Grace Assisted Living. Donald was born in Morrowville, Kansas. He and his twin brother, Dennis, were the third and fourth of five children born to Carl and Mary Nutsch.
The family moved to Idaho from Kansas in March of 1939 where they bought a small farm in Jerome. Donald and Dennis joined the Army together when they turned 18 and served for 20 months in Korea.
In June of 1960, he met Margaret Mary Nehl, formerly of Oregon, and immediately knew she was ‘the one’. They married May 27, 1961 and settled on the small farm south of Jerome, where they raised their three children and lived for 55 years.
Donald was known as the gentlest man anyone knew. He loved his wife, kids, grandkids and all his many relatives as much as any human can love. He raised cattle, a variety of crops, and engaged in any activities that the kids came up with such as tree houses, forts, or ice skating on the ponds. He and Marge were active members of St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, he was president of the Holy Name Society, he was a volunteer for the rural fire department for 35 years, and he worked at Amalgamated Sugar Company in Twin Falls for many years. He was on a bowling team, loved fishing and picnics, was an assistant scout leader, and he loved to watch his kids and grandkids with their activities throughout the years.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Edwin, Dennis, and Eugene. He is survived by his wife, Marge; his children, Bob (Kim) Nutsch, Dan Nutsch, and Christina (Kenny) Alexander; four grandchildren, Elizabeth and Matthew Nutsch and Morgan and Madison Alexander; and his only sister, Mildred Chojnacky.
He will be missed by all who knew him with his genuine interest in sharing stories, eating cherry pie and any opportunity to sit and talk for hours. He never missed a chance to chat with strangers and he loved the simple things in life such as prayer, potlucks, ‘photo ops’, the smell of crops and a fresh rain, spending hours in his large garden, or watching crops getting watered with the pivot system and enjoying the many animals he had on the farm. He loved any opportunity to travel to the Idaho mountains for camping, fishing or woodcutting. He and Marge were fortunate to be able to travel overseas and to places throughout the US when their son, Dan, was employed at United Airlines. His worn work gloves were proof that he was gifted at building, designing and repairing anything in the house or on the farm. He was easy to please and never complained, even when life was less than smooth.
A Rosary and Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 pm, Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome, with a viewing beginning at 6:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Monday, October 23, 2017 at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Mike St. Marie. Graveside services will conclude at Jerome Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the incredible, loving care that the staff at Grace Assisted Living and Hospice Visions provided to Donald. They endlessly demonstrated professional, compassionate and genuine family-oriented care.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Donald’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Andrea Lynn Hart Chesnut
BURLEY – Andrea Lynn Hart Chesnut, 47, of Burley, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
Andrea was born to Susan Garner Hart and Ben Butterfield on June 26, 1970. She was adopted early in her childhood by Anthony Wayne Hart. Andrea was known for her contagious and outgoing personality, which made her well liked throughout her life. She graduated from Burley High School where she was a cheerleader and homecoming queen. She had always been a very caring person, wanting to help others in any way she could, which carried over into her choice to obtain a nursing degree. She graduated from Salt Lake Community College but ultimately became a stay-at-home mom to take care of her children. Her caring and generous personality never faded but rather shined through even on her toughest days.
Andrea found joy in her children and new grandchild, Ryker. She also enjoyed gardening and getting out in the summertime sun. Her dogs also gave her comfort in her hardest times.
Andrea was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her partner, Ken Craig of Burley; her son, Christian Winmill of Burley; her daughters, Nicole Chesnut of Pocatello, and Cassandra Chesnut of Burley; her sister, Lisa (Chad) Hart of Las Vegas, Nev.; her brother, Alan (Caprece) Hart of Diamond Bar, Calif.; and her grandchild, Ryker Winmill of Burley.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at First Baptist Church, 2262 Hiland Ave., in Burley.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations be made to help with funeral costs in care of Rasmussen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 878, Burley, ID 83318;https://www.gofundme.com/andrea-harts-memorial-fund; or to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Andrea will always be remembered for her courage during difficult times, and even though she took her own life after many years of struggling with depression and fibromyalgia, we know she is now at rest without pain.
Arrangements are under the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
Selma Eileen Leininger Sullivan
JEROME—Selma Eileen Leininger Sullivan, 89, of Jerome passed away Monday, October 16, 2017, at Ashley Manor with her son by her side.
She was born to Lloyd and Mabel (Shaver) Leininger on January 15, 1928, in Jetmore, Kansas. Selma graduated from Sheldon High School in Sheldon, Missouri in 1945 and attended Springfield Teacher’s College in Springfield, Missouri, where she obtained her Missouri teaching certificate.
Selma married James “Howard” Sullivan on July 20, 1948, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. In 1952, after teaching some years in Missouri, she and her youngest brother, Wayne, made the move to Jerome, Idaho, in May following Howard who had previously moved in February. They rented different farms until they moved to the farm they purchased in 1960. She resided there until entering Ashley Manor two and a half years ago. Selma and Howard ran a small dairy and farmed while they both attended night class through Idaho State University held at Kimberly High School. During the summer, they attended classes on campus of Idaho State University where they each obtained their bachelor’s degree in education.
Selma started her teaching career in Idaho at Appleton Country School southwest of Jerome. She then moved to Twin Falls School District where she taught at Harrison Elementary School for 27 years before retiring in 1990. She spent her retirement years researching genealogy on the Leininger family. Her research culminated in a 597 page book that she wrote on the genealogy of the Leininger family. This book is copyrighted with the Library of Congress. She also enjoyed being a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Selma is survived by her son, Barry (Carolyn) Sullivan; two granddaughters, Melissa (Todd) Rice and Sara (Steve) Otto; and two great grandsons, Hesston Otto and Stetson Rice, of Jerome; all of whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by two brothers, LaVerne (Helen) Leininger of Sheldon, MO; and Wayne Leininger of Jerome.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Sullivan, in 1981; parents, Lloyd and Mabel Leininger; brother, Lloyd Harold Leininger; sister, Arlene Nelson; brother-in-law, Wayne Nelson; and sister-in-law, Lola Leininger.
Viewing will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, October 20, 2017, at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 South Lincoln Avenue, Jerome. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Farnsworth Mortuary. Graveside service will conclude at Jerome Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Selma’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Jordan Dean Tyler Jones
Jordan Dean Tyler Jones, 17, passed away Sunday morning October 15, 2017. Jordan was a very special young man who inspired others to be positive in spite of their circumstances. Even in his fragile physical condition, being in his presence made people feel safe and accepted. He loved unconditionally, and taught others to do the same just by being with him. His quirky sense of humor made everyone laugh and feel free to be themselves around him. As a result, people naturally gravitated to Jordan and fell in love with him and his personality. He loved anime, cats, video games, comedy movies and his family. Muscular Dystrophy took him from us too soon, however he lives on in our hearts, through the inspiration he has given others and we will be reunited soon. We love you Jordan! You will be missed beyond measure!!!
Love, Janice and Jeff Corriher (Nonnie and Poppie)
A memorial to celebrate Jordan’s life will be held at the River Church 4002 N 3300 E, Twin Falls, Friday October 20 at 7 p.m. for all who would like to attend. In lieu of flowers please make donations at DL Evans Bank to the Jordan Jones memorial fund in care of Janice and Jeff Corriher
Dorothy J. Bergey
Dorothy J. Bergey of Jerome passed away October 16, 2017. She was born March 2, 1932 in Taulbee, Kentucky to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel and Ida Belle (Taulbee) Fugate. Her father died in 1937 and the family moved to Chicago.
Dorothy married Warren Bergey on February 13, 1954. Warren was in the Air Force so Dorothy followed him, spending three years in Japan. Their daughter, Beverley Ann, was born in Tokyo, Japan and their son, Wayne, was born at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Dorothy held many jobs over the years but being a homemaker, a devoted wife, and loving mother, was her proudest accomplishment.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings: Chester, Lesley, Wesley, Robert Kelly, Ollie, Estill, Arthur, Sophia, Samuel, and Sheldon.
She is survived by her husband, Warren Bergey of Jerome; her children, Beverley Gregg of Jerome and Wayne (Pam) of Colfax, Washington; one brother, Keenis; six grandchildren: April (Brandon); Josh (Bryann); Holly (John); Krysta (Troy); Ashley (J.P.); and Hailey (Justin); 16 great grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Rusty.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome, with a viewing beginning at 1:00 pm. Dorothy will be laid to rest at 2:00 pm, Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Dorothy’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Audrey Pauline Faddis
Audrey Pauline Overturf Short Faddis was born on May 3, 1917 in Edgar, NE to Frank and Jenetta Hawkins Overturf. Five brothers followed in the next 17 years.
She passed at her home in Kuna on October 14, 2017.
She spent her childhood at various places in Nebraska and Iowa. In the summer of 1935, while living in Colon, NE, she met a young Wyoming man who was traveling through the area picking corn. She and Emmett Short were married December 21 that winter. They moved to Arvada, WY the next spring, where Emmett worked for several farmers/ranchers. In 1937, they got a government loan and bought their own farm. They also welcomed son James Edgar that summer. Dry land farming was not a way to get rich. Times were hard, but Saturday night dances and Wednesday night pinochle made it tolerable.
On New Year’s Eve in 1940, Emmett and his brother-in-law, Lowell, were loading a hay rack onto a sled so that they could feed cattle when Emmett experienced a cerebral hemorrhage and passed away. In March of 1941, the government sold all that Audrey owned to pay part of their loan.
In April, Audry married Gene Faddis. Gene worked for several farmers/ranchers, including his stepdad, before he began working for the railroad as a section hand. They helped maintain about 15 miles of track. Between 1942 and 1947, they welcomed sons Leo, Robert and Larry, and daughter Joy. During this time, home was two railroad cars attached end to end.
In 1952, the family moved to Richfield, ID. While there, Audrey was a school cook and worked at several businesses in town.
In 1969, Audrey and Gene bought a home in Boise. Audrey lived there and worked as a cook at St. Al’s. She also cooked at M-K for a while.
Gene still spent part of his time in Richfield, near where he was born, farming the place that his aunt and uncle had owned. Gene died in 1975. In 1979, Audrey bought a home in Kuna and moved next to son Robert and his family. She has lived there since.
She is survived by son Jim Short (Nena) of Boise, son Leo Faddis of Kuna, daughter-in-law Elaine Faddis of Prairie, daughter Joy Appell (Pete) of Richfield, plus 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, brother Gene Overturf (Donna) of Columbus, NE, and many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, 2 husbands, and sons Larry and Robert.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.
Services will be held at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N. Latah St., Boise, at 11 AM, Saturday, October 21. Internment will follow at the Richfield Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.
Terry Cook
On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Terry went to sleep and woke up in the beauty of heaven after a short battle with liver failure. On November 2, Terry would have been 63 years old and has lived and worked in the Buhl area all of his life. As many know and have experienced Terry’s life work was a brick mason who many considered one of the best in the business. He started this work at the age of 14, carrying “hod” for Bill Miller on weekends and summer vacations during his school years. After a short time Bill taught him the craft and eventually turned the business over to him. Terry often said he wished he had a nickel for every brick Bill made him remove and redo, so it would be perfect. Countless people still today (his sister being one of them) are enjoying items of his talent in and outside of their homes and businesses. Terry also spent a great deal of his spare time in the outdoors hunting and fishing all over the country. In fact, I don’t think there was a goose, elk or deer that he met that he didn’t like. He loved to share this passion with all his friends and family often making the trips a “family affair”. Terry loved sharing whatever it was his talents as a brick mason, his time, the food he enjoyed cooking or whatever he thought might make your day a little better.
Terry is survived by his sister Kathy Ewing and her husband Steve of Buhl, his daughters Tera Cook of Jerome, Shelbie Conner of Buhl; grandchildren Evan Zamora, Blaze and Saige Conner. Also surviving Terry is his good friend Louis Zamora who was such a blessing during Terry’s last days, and many cousins in Idaho and Missouri. Terry was preceded in death by his mother, Bette and father Melvin Cook.
Services are scheduled for Friday October 20, 2017 at 11:00 am at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1231 Washington St. N, Twin Falls. Since Terry so enjoyed being involved in the Buhl Moose the last several years, the family suggests any contributions be made to them in Terry’s name at Buhl Order of the Moose, PO Box 305, Buhl, ID 83316. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.
Delana Marie Wilson, 53, a resident of Corral, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at her home in Corral. No services will be held at this time. A memorial celebration of Delana’s life will be held this next spring of 2018. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Bob Gill, 80, a resident of Gooding, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Twin Falls Care Center in Twin Falls. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Mary V Janssen born October 20, 1920 to William Oliver Miller and Anna Miller in Riverton, Nebraska. Mary had 9 brothers and 2 sisters that have passed away before her. She married John H Janssen July 14, 1939. They were married 60 years and 2 months. John passed away September 14, 1997.
She leaves behind 3 children; Myra James and family, Louis Janssen and family and Sharon Slagel and family. Also many grandchildren, great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. She loved them all.
She was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren, one at birth, one in an accident and one lived 20 days.
John and Mary spent many years working very hard to make their living. Both were very good parents. John was the love of her life. He was always beside her and she was by his side if it be fishing or working.
At her request there will be no funeral service.
The family would like to thank Hospice Visions for all the loving care. Mom loved each one that came to see her and care for her. A Big Thank You.
Lavena Matilda (Twitchell) Perme was called home to her Father in Heaven Sunday, October 8, 2017 after a three-year battle with cancer. At this time, her family would like to thank the staff at Syringa Place in Twin Falls, her neighbors on 1st Street, her ward members, her grandchildren Trevor and Ona Perme, and her sister Iletta Gifford. Each of the aforementioned people played a significant role in caring for Lavena as she was able to do so less and less in her final days.
Lavena was born on October 20th, 1924 in Cannonville, Utah. She was one of ten children. In 1939 she moved to Jerome, Idaho, and had remained a member of the community since.
In 1942 Lavena married Clifford Lowe; they were later divorced, but together they had two children: Bonnie and Dale. In 1953 she married Frank Perme, and welcomed his two sons (Frank and Randy) as her own. Together Frank and Lavena had two children: Layne and Lisa.
Frank and Lavena spent 53 wonderful years together. They loved to travel, and spent many years as a part of the Good Sam’s club. They traveled all over the country fishing and camping in their fifth wheel, and made many friends throughout the years.
After Frank passed away in 2006, Lavena traveled to Hawaii and New York with her best friend and younger sister Iletta. Lavena and Iletta shared so many memories throughout their lifetime, and were often mistaken for twins.
Lavena loved her family very much. She loved to garden, cook and bake (and feed people), do crossword puzzles, all kinds of crafts and sewing, and laugh (she had a wonderful laugh.) She was always beautifully put together, never missing her weekly hair appointment, and her nails always manicured.
Mom/Grandma we love you a bushel and a peck, and we sure will miss you! Thank you for making our lives a better and brighter place.
Lavena was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Frank, her children Dale (Kathy) Perme, and Bonnie (George) Jenkins, four brothers, and four sisters. Lavena is survived by her son Layne (Bonnie) Perme of Meridian, daughter Lisa (Greg) Greer of Twin Falls, sister Iletta (Kenneth) Gifford of Jerome, stepson Frank Harvey Perme of Phoenix, Arizona, stepson Randy (Jorja) Perme of Austin, Texas, and numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought her great joy.
A viewing will be held from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, Friday, October 13, 2017 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 South Lincoln Ave, Jerome. A Graveside service will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Jerome Cemetery, 901 West Ave I, Jerome.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Lavena’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Together Again! Maynard V. Balling, age 85, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Joseph hospital after a brief Illness.
Maynard was born February 1, 1932 on a farm in Herron Lake, Minnesota to the late Louis and Lucille (Radall) Balling. Maynard was a person who could do anything and he was an electrician by trade. He worked for Copperweld Steel for 11 years and Packard Electric for 19 years, before retiring in 1991. He was also a proud member of IUE-CWA local 717.
Maynard was a US Air Force Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the DAV Chapter 11 and the West Farmington VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting Trap and Skeet, and doing handyman work for family and friends. He relished shooting at the Conservation Club with the Copperweld League as well.
Besides his parents, Maynard is preceded in death by his son, Senior Airman Mark, who was killed in an aircraft accident in Turkey while serving in the Air Force during the Cold War. He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty and Donna, and three brothers, Bernard, his identical twin, Curt and Richard Balling.
Maynard is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen (Guzek) Balling. The couple were married October 3, 1953. Maynard is also survived by his children, Marie Ann (Mark) Voye of Denton, Texas, Joanne Louise (David), Hazel of Cortland and John Steven (Chrysti) Balling of Kimberly, Idaho. Maynard has seven grandchildren. Mallory of Texas, Kevin, Keith and Allison of Ohio, and Samantha, Steven, and Nicole of Idaho. He also has four great-grandchildren, Ryker, Corbin, Harper and Ava Marie of Idaho. Maynard also leaves his brothers, Jerry, Mark ad Carroll and a sister Colleen.
There will be no calling hours at Maynard’s request. Maynard will be laid to rest next to his son at All Souls cemetery with Military Honors.
Cecil Ray Taylor, 85, died peacefully at home in Knights Landing, California, surrounded by his loving family. Cecil was born in Stroud, Oklahoma to Lonnie and Ella Taylor and later their family moved to Knight’s Landing California where Cecil joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950.
Cecil met and married the love of his life Verna White on July 29, 1955 and continued to serve in the US Air Force until 1971 earning the rank of Staff Sergeant; his military service included three tours of duty in Vietnam. Cecil then went on to work in the dry wall business for residential and commercial construction in northern California.
Cecil and Verna moved to Filer, Idaho in 1994, where they enjoyed their retirement until Verna’s passing on November 23, 2005. Following his wife’s death, Cecil lived several years near his daughter, Verna, in Hermiston, Oregon, then returning to Knight’s Landing California to his son, Lonnie’s house. Cecil loved fishing, being a personal “Tinkerer” around Lonnie and Vicki’s house; he would often rest in his recliner with his cat, Runt, sleeping on his chest and a huge smile on his face.
Cecil is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and his lovely wife Verna. Cecil is survived by his sister Ella Spinelli, brother Glen Taylor, sister Barbara Waltman, and five children: Verna of Hermiston Oregon, Cecil Ray Jr. (wife Barbara) of Sacramento, Lonnie (wife Vicki) of Knight’s Landing California, Charles, (AKA Chuck) of Twin Falls Idaho, and Rebecca of Hermiston Oregon; 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter.
Service will be at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, California on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 10:30 am.
Marjorie Parmley was called home to heaven October 13, 2017 at the age of 95.
Marjorie (Marge) M. (Owensby) Parmley, was born October 28, 1921, in Shamrock, Oklahoma, to James L. Owensby and Blanche I. Owensby. Marge outlived her 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
In 1931 her family moved to Paonia, Colorado, where they raised fruit and livestock. They moved to another house where they raised hay, grain, sugar beets and beans for sale and to use for food, helping them survive the Depression. During her senior year of high school she worked in a boarding house waiting tables and helped with the cooking and cleaning. Marge graduated from Paonia High School in 1939.
Marge asked Jesus Christ to be her Lord and Savior when she was 17 years old and her faith in Christ sustained her through many painful trials, both physical and emotional. For years she was a member of Potter Valley Bible Church where she taught and shared her faith. She was currently a member of Kimberly Christian Church.
Her life spanned from the early 20th century, where she lived without many comforts such as electricity and plumbing in their home, using coal for heat. She traveled by walking, horseback and Model A Ford.
Marge married Francis E. Parmley June 16, 1941. They lived in Colorado and California where they worked on cattle ranches for many years, then retired and moved to Idaho. Four children were born to them, two daughters and two sons. She was an exceptional mother, homemaker and her children are blessed.
After moving to Idaho, Marge worked for American Micro Systems for ten years. She spent several years tutoring prospective citizens in reading and other skills. She also worked and traveled with Wycliff Bible Translators for a short time. She was a very intelligent, and loving woman.
She was an accomplished seamstress and enthusiastic square dancer. She enjoyed painting scenes she was familiar with and places from her memory until her eye sight failed. Even though blind she was able to stay in her home and take care of herself due to her strong, courageous and thankful spirit.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters, husband, son-in-law Cecil Hopwood, grandson Daniel Southworth and granddaughter-in-law Stephanie Southworth.
Marge is survived by her 4 children: daughter; Joyce Hopwood of Kimberly, Idaho, son; Andy Parmley of Alamo, Texas, daughter; Jeanne Tipler and husband Edward, of the Mojave Desert, California, son; Don Parmley and wife Dede of Clearlake, California. Also 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 3 great, great grandchildren, as well as other relatives and friends whom she loved and shared many special times with. While treasuring fond memories, family members and friends will greatly miss this dear lady.
In lieu of flowers the family asks you make donations to either The Carol and Rodney Hopwood Benefit or Kimberly Christian Church. Donations for The Carol and Rodney Hopwood Benefit send in C/O Lauren Peters, 3621 Mount Olympus Way, Twin Falls, ID. 83301. Donations for Kimberly Christian Church, P.O. Box 98, Kimberly ID, 83341.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Chapel (130 9th Ave. N.) Buhl, Idaho. A time for viewing will be 10-11 a.m. prior to the funeral. Interment will follow the services at Buhl’s West End Cemetery.
Shirley Nadine Cardwell of Twin Falls passed away early Friday morning October 13, 2017, from natural causes.
Shirley was born July 18, 1926, in Rigby, Idaho, the second child of Charles Edward Ford and Jane ElReita Kinghorn Ford.
She married Robert Leazer, and together they had two children, Robert and Janet. After they divorced she married Darrell LaMarr Cardwell, who was her lifelong companion and cherished husband. They had four more children, Sheri, Diane, Sheila, and Elaine and raised all six of them in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Shirley was foremost a mother and homemaker, although she did work outside the home for several years as a waitress. Her favorite activities always included being with her husband and family. They camped and fished, played cards and visited with family, taxied kids and watched years of baseball games. With Darrell she joined a bowling league, where she served as a very dedicated secretary for years. In her quiet time, she crocheted beautiful doilies, a tablecloth, a bedspread, and numerous afghans. She also worked her way through countless crosswords and solved mind-bending logic puzzles. She was bright and pleasant and known for her ready smile.
Shirley is survived by her five daughters, Jan Leazer, Sheri Hill, Diane Davenport, Sheila (Mike) McClure, and Elaine Kollecker; her brothers Don and Ray (Sandy) Ford; her sisters Reita Rambo, Deoine (Robert) Moore, and Linda (Bill) Lyda; and her sister-in-law Dolores Brehm; and an impressive posterity of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Darrell Cardwell, her son Robert Leazer, her parents Charles and ElReita Ford, two brothers Nolan and Leon Ford, two sisters Raeola Cooke and Mary Ellen Rasmussen, and four great grandchildren.
The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, at 10 a.m. at the LDS Chapel at 824 Caswell Ave. W in Twin Falls, Idaho. Friends may visit with the family at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.
Services are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.
Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
BURLEY – Sandra (Sandy) Jane Madden, 62, passed away on October 13, 2017. She was born June 18, 1955, in Fairview, Oklahoma to loving father, Johnny D. Tanner; mother, Dolly B. Blair; and older brother, Barry Tanner.
The family moved to the Mini-Cassia area when she was just 2 years old. She graduated from Minico High School in 1973 , where she met her high school sweetheart, Jim Madden, whom she married just shortly after graduation on June 15, 1973.
Sandy started her banking career at US Bank as a drive-up teller and throughout her 40 years of service, she worked her way up to Vice President District Manager for Central Idaho District. All accomplished while being a wonderful mother to two children, Jaime Madden Thompson, and Brandon Madden. She loved spending her free time traveling and laughing with her two grandchildren, Morgan Thompson and Sabrina Thompson.
Sandy has now joined her father, Johnny D. Tanner; step-father, Gordon Blair; grandparents on both sides of the family; niece, Stacey Tanner; and brother-in-law, Cloyide Marion. She leaves behind her husband, Jim Madden; mother Dolly Blair; children, Jaime Madden Thompson, and Brandon Madden; her granddaughters, Morgan and Sabrina Thompson; as well as her brother, Barry Tanner, his wife Linda Tanner and their children.
In accordance with Sandy’s wishes, no formal services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home, Burley.
Ella Kristine McCauley passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017 surrounded by her daughters. Ella was born February 18, 1928 in Oslo, Norway to Matts and Else Jansen. As her father was a ship’s carpenter, Else moved her daughter to her hometown of Haugesund, Norway. Matts was out to sea when WW II broke out and his ship supported the allies as ordered by Norway’s King.
Else and Ella moved to Else’s brother’s farm during the war as the Germans occupied the town’s homes and buildings. Times were difficult during the war with food and clothing shortages, curfews, and constant oversight by the German occupiers. After the war Matts and Else divorced. In 1952, Else and Ella immigrated to the United States and Else married Arne Rommetvedt. They settled in Twin Falls where Arne managed the Twin Falls Feed and Ice Plant until it was sold.
In 1954, Ella married Willis Carlton Smith and they had two daughters, Carla Kristine and JoAnne Elizabeth. Carl died in a car accident in 1959 and Ella raised her girls alone until she married William (Bill) McCauley in 1980. Bill passed away in 1999.
Ella worked a number of years at the Idaho Department Store and, after she retired, was an active volunteer at the Twin Falls Visitor Center. Ella was an active and longtime member in Our Savior Lutheran Church where she enjoyed Women’s Bible studies and actively participated in the quilting circle that sent quilts to hospitals and people in need worldwide. She loved entertaining family and friends in her home. In earlier years she loved to sew and complete needlecraft projects. Ella loved to travel to Norway, places all over the U.S., and the Caribbean.
Ella is survived by her daughters, Carla Baer of Virginia and JoAnne Tietjens of Twin Falls; a step-sister Betty Zagel, cousin Gudrun Ziegler of Big Bear, California, several cousins and their families in Norway, and many nieces and nephews in the U.S.
A celebration of Ella’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at White Mortuary, 136 4th Ave. East, Twin Falls with Fr. Fred Elwood of Our Savior Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at White Mortuary.
Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.
RUPERT — Richard Schmidt, age 54, of Rupert, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls.
Richard was born March 28, 1963, in Corcoran, California, to Alfred and Augusta Schmidt. His family then moved to Seattle, Washington, and finally to Rupert, Idaho, where he lived the remainder of his life.
Richard attended schools in Minidoka county and graduated from Minico High School, the class of 1981. He worked for Lamb Weston in Twin Falls and the J.R. Simplot Company in Heyburn; in his later years he worked on the family farm in Rupert.
Richard was an avid model train collector and was always looking for more to add to his collection. He also enjoyed fishing; some of his favorite spots were Fish Creek and Little Wood Reservoir.
Richard was a quiet, uncomplicated person who showed great courage and bravery in his battle with cancer. He will be deeply missed.
Richard is survived by his three remaining siblings, Alfred Jr. (Anne) Schmidt of Sammamish, Wash., Hermann (Bonnie) Schmidt of Rupert, and Ann (Ron) Beedle of Heyburn; as well as three nephews, Derek (Sheri) Schmidt of Seattle, Wash., Michael (Gail) Schmidt of Seattle, Wash., and Nicholas Schmidt of Rupert. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Richard’s life will be celebrated with a graveside service at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 19, at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley, where his cremated remains will be laid to rest near his parents. All friends and family are welcome to attend.
BURLEY — Our loving father, brother, son, uncle, and friend, Merrill Ray Egan, lost his battle with liver failure on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. He passed away at Highland Estates surrounded by his loved ones.
Merrill was born May 5, 1961, to Merrill Keith Egan and Lois Robinson Egan; joining three older sisters who loved him dearly. Growing up with three older sisters was a challenge for him. However, he prevailed and learned to love all the things that little boys love doing such as riding bikes, motorcycles, 3-wheelers, skiing, hunting, and fishing with his father, grandfather and friends.
Merrill attended school in Burley and graduated from Burley High School in 1979. Merrill was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a hard worker and had many jobs such as working on his sister, Connie’s farm and eventually moved to Longview, Wash., and started his career with Suburban Propane. He worked for Suburban for several years in Longview and in Bremerton, Wash. He married Regina (Gina) Huffman on May 29, 1993, in Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho. They moved to Hayden, Idaho, where he started his own business called the Gas Connection. They later divorced but he continued to have a special relationship with his two step-daughters.
He later moved to Sequim, Wash., where he became part owner in Pioneer Propane which continued until ill health brought him home to Burley.
He was connected with his daughter in November 2012—a relationship that he cherished along with his grandchildren.
Merrill made friends wherever he lived and traveled. His smile and laugh was infectious, and oh, how he loved an adventure.
He is survived by his daughter, Tabatha Zollinger Walsh (Michael); two step-daughters, Brianna Califf (Mike) and Kyndal McCoy (Chuck); his father, Merrill Keith Egan; sisters, Marilyn Norris (Graham), Constance Meade and Nina Black (Ken); five grandchildren, Addisyn Hall, Ryeker Hall, Keylei Davidson, Paizlei Ply and Preslyn Ply; and four step-grandchildren, Kynslie McCoy, Kolson McCoy, Emory Califf and Nolan Califf. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Robinson Egan.
Merrill’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.
All of his friends and family are welcome to attend the celebration and burial.
EDEN — Allen Eugene Peterson, 54, of Eden, Idaho passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at Lyman, Wyoming.
Allen was born May 24, 1963 in Burley, Idaho the son of Arnold Eric Peterson and Sherryl Virginia Condie Peterson.
Allen married Ronlee Welliever and had one daughter, Jacqueline Peterson. They were later divorced. He then married Silvia Jan Foulk Stone.
At the time of his passing, Allen worked for Standlee Hay as a mechanic. He loved hunting, fishing, going to the mountains and being a prankster.
Allen is survived by his parents, Arnold and Sherryl Peterson; his daughter, Jacqueline Peterson; his three sisters, Shanna (Allen) Anderson; Carol (Greg) Lemmon; and Ada Beall; his two brothers, Garth (Misty Lyn) Peterson and Tracy (Alissa) Peterson; and two grandchildren, Emma and Alexzander. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jay Peterson.
Funeral services for Allen and Silvia will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Hazelton LDS Church, 531 Middleton Ave. in Hazelton with Bishop Ray Moon conducting. Burial will follow at the Hazelton Cemetery. A gathering for family and friends will take place on Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the LDS church. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.
EDEN — Silvia Jan Foulk Stone Peterson, 58, of Eden, Idaho passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at Lyman, Wyoming.
Silvia was born May 19, 1959 in San Jose, California the third child of Kenneth Doyle Foulk and Lulu May Larson Foulk.
Silvia married Robert Stone and together they had four children, Jeremy, Christopher, Andrew and Jamie. They were later divorced. She then married Allen Eugene Peterson and made her home in Eden.
At the time of her passing, Silvia worked at Travelers Oasis. She loved reading, going to church and spending quality time with her grandkids. She was a sweet soul.
Silvia is survived by her two sons, Jeremy (Andrea) Stone; and Andrew Stone; her daughter, Jamie Stone; her brother, Steven Foulk and her sister in law, Joann Foulk. Also surviving is her two grandchildren, Emma and Alexzander. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Doyle Foulk and Lulu May Foulk; one brother, Stuart Foulk; and one son, Christopher Stone.
Funeral services for Silvia and Allen will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Hazelton LDS Church, 531 Middleton Ave. in Hazelton with Bishop Ray Moon conducting. Burial will follow at the Hazelton Cemetery. A gathering for family and friends will take place on Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the LDS church. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.
Charles “Chuck” LeRay Stein, passed away October 6, 2017 due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
Chuck was born June 6, 1949 in Tacoma, Washington to Gerald (Jerry) and Elzora Stein.
He loved to go hunting and fishing with his son-in-law. He loved to read novels. Also he liked playing with his grandchildren especially water fights. He usually lost! He enjoyed going to air shows and museums with his best friend Sherm.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years Beth, his daughter and son-in-law Alicia and Jason Hammond of Payette, his grandchildren Hunter and Mary Jane, also many friends and acquaintances.
He is preceded in death by his parents Gerald (Jerry) and Elzora Stein, and a brother Paul.
Celebration of life will be held at the Moose Lodge, 835 Falls Ave., Twin Falls on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with a luncheon to follow.
His wife would like to thank Elma & Fred Mattice, Jason & Alicia Hammond, Mike Hogan, Sherman & Ruth Hansen and the Moose Lodge.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Homes, Twin Falls: www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com
Eldo Turner Nield was born March 4, 1940 to parents Ortho Nield and Delia Turner Nield. One of four children, a brother and two sisters. Born in Afton, Wyoming, then the family moved to Montpelier, Idaho where he grew up. He lived most of his life in Buhl, Idaho.
He is survived by Sisters Mary Jensen of Providence Utah and Carolyn Spatig of Smithfield Utah, three children from his first marriage and five children from his second marriage, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He worked as a Dairymen/Farmer hired hand, then later in life he became a welder for Halverson Construction. Many times we drove by the Kaysville, Utah LDS grain mill and he would always say, “I welded on top of those grain silos”. Later in his life he served a LDS Service Mission at a Walnut Plantation in California. About five years before his death he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. He underwent two years of Radiation therapy in Utah and finished with a clean bill health. He found great joy in a team of draft horses and loved to show them off by pulling an old wagon in Parades.
A graveside service will be held Monday, October 16, 2017 at the 11 a.m. at the Buhl, Idaho Cemetery.
Gene M. Brown, Concord, Massachusetts, passed away August 4, 2017 after a brief illness.
He was born in Pioneer, Missouri on January 21, 1926 and raised in nearby Cassville, Missouri until 1935 when the family moved to Castleford, ID. Gene graduated from Castleford High School and then attended the College of Idaho in Caldwell for 1 year before joining the Army Air Corp.
He used the GI bill to attend Colorado A&M to finish his undergraduate degree in chemistry (1949) and was encouraged by a biochemistry professor there to attend graduate school, ultimately receiving his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1953 under the supervision of Esmond Snell. While working in Texas with Snell, he met Shirley Lewis from St. Louis, MO, a faculty member there who taught music theory. They were married June 14, 1954.
Gene was offered a faculty position in the biology department at MIT and began as an instructor in 1954 and later advanced through the ranks to full professor. He taught at MIT for 60 years during which time he served as head of the department for 8 years and Dean of Science for 6 years.
He is survived by 2 sons; James L. Brown of Huston , Texas, Lindsay (Cathy) Brown of Concord, MA and a daughter Holly (Carr) Everbach of Wallingford, PA, as well as 4 grandchildren, Ian, Sophie and Helen Everbach and Lauren Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley and a brother James.
A memorial service was held September 9 at the First Parish Church in Concord, MA.
RUPERT — Marilyn Heward, 71, of Rupert passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Marilyn was born November 13, 1945 in Burley to Marion and Iona Goold of View, Idaho.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Haldon Heward and their children Kevin (Lydia) Heward; Brenda (Jamie) Johnson; Kurtis (Tammie) Heward; Kamille (Brian) Mabee and her 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Viewing for family and friends will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at Hansen Mortuary. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the View Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary. On line condolences may be left at hansen-mortuary.com
CORRAL — Alvin Lee Harness, 93, formerly of Corral, passed away October 11, 2017 peacefully in his sleep in Mountain Home, Idaho.
He was born September 16, 1924 to Edward M. and Mary Harness. He graduated from Camas County High School in 1942 and from the University of Idaho in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He worked for US Steel, American Bridge Division until he retired in 1978, and came back to the Camas Prairie to farm his father’s ranch.
He married Fredia Irene Johnson in June of 1964 and they were married until her death in June of 2005. They had two children, Lori (Harness) Bott of Mountain Home and Edward Dale Harness of Jerome. He was a wonderful husband and father, and friend to many.
He loved watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers. He loved eating chocolate, and Schwann’s Ice Cream, and of course cherry pie. He loved animals, especially his dogs that he had through the years often saying, “A guy just needs a dog”. And, he LOVED the Camas Prairie and all his neighbors there.
He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Harness) Bott and son in law, Jim Bott; granddaughters, Jessica (Bott) Bachowski, Kaity Harness, McKenzie Dowton; and grandson, Dylan Dowton.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, Edward and Mary Harness; stepmother, Theora Harness; sisters, Genevieve Kirby and Edwina Batzel; wife, Fredia Irene Harness; and son, Edward Dale Harness.
A funeral service will be held at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM. Interment to follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding.
In lieu of flowers, he would love for you to make a donation at your local animal shelter or ASPCA. He was a big contributor to organizations that cared for animals in need.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
Carol Conner was welcomed into heaven October 4, 2017. She was operated on for a ruptured aorta, but pneumonia & lung issues weakened her at the end. For a believer in Jesus Christ, there really is no death, but a transition from a temporary life here on earth to an eternal life with the Lord. Those of us left behind will miss her greatly, because she was an awesome wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and servant. Carol was born in Castleford in 1932 to John & Josephine Blick, with the addition of a younger sister Shirley three years later. She loved school and was a cheerleader, involved in all kinds of school leadership & clubs, drama, music, and community service. That is where she met our dad, Gale, her heart-throb throughout life! They built a home southwest of town and raised three daughters, Kathleen (Graumann), Susan (Pforsich), and Tamara (Werenka). Carol loved the role of farmer’s wife and mother! She loved cooking, gardening, flowers, canning, the cattle, riding horses, participation in we girls’ school activities, & work at her church. She was a member of several community boards, flower club, bridge & pinochle clubs. She emphasized the importance of thankfulness, honoring our elders, and completing a job well. We three girls value that training in our homes and families to this day! She loved creating memories for her family. We always had a house filled with music! She loved family and leaves a rich legacy. She leaves behind 3 daughters & spouses, 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a myriad of extended family and friends. She was an amazing women & we celebrate a life well lived!
Troy Burril, 45, of Star, Idaho, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 due to complications from heart surgery and other health-related issues. Troy was born in Boise, Idaho, on October 16, 1971. He attended schools in Emmett and Las Vegas and was active in football, track and other sports. He also went to BSU for a short time. On April 26, 2003, Troy married Jennifer France of Gooding, Idaho, at the Cathedral of the Rockies Methodist Church in Boise. Molly blessed their lives on February 21, 2004, and has, and always will be, her Daddy’s little girl. They lived in Emmett and later moved to Star, where they built their present home. Troy was a great cook. His stuffed mushrooms were amazing and he loved making pepperoni sticks in his smoker. His Christmas prime rib was legendary. Troy loved going to Uncle John and Aunt Dot’s house for his dose of Aunt Dot’s Southern cooking. Troy was also a big fan of Sushi and he and Jenny shared Sushi the night before he went in for his surgery.
Troy loved his “Garage” and could be found sitting out there with all of his buddies from “The Hood.” He so loved all of you. Troy didn’t say a lot and was content just listening and laughing and chiming in every now and then, usually with a joke or smart remark. He always made time for his friends and family.
Troy loved the construction business and worked with his father and brother building houses up until 6 years ago, when his heart condition and stroke prevented him from continuing. Troy couldn’t work full time but still helped advise his friends and family on construction and building projects. He recently helped Molly make a sign for her “Wild Hogs” 4-H group.
Troy is survived by his wife Jennifer and daughter Molly; parents, Carleen and Ron Burril of Garden Valley; brother Clint Burril of Boise; Uncle John (Dot) Kinney of Kuna; and many other relatives, cousins, nephews and nieces. Troy was preceded in death by his loving maternal grandparents, Carl and Ethel Kinney, and his uncle Kenneth Kinney.
We would like to express a special thank you to our friend Kristin Richter for being our rock and support over the last few weeks. Kristin and many of our close friends have helped our family so much through the tough times over the past couple of years. We also want to thank the doctors, especially the nursing staff at St. Alphonsus Hospital CVICU, CICU, ICU and Heart Care in Boise. Thanks also to the Rusty Dodge family of Star, for their kindness and help over the years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Cloverdale Funeral Home, Boise, on Saturday October 14th at 10:00 a.m. Following the service, a reception will be held at The Firehouse Pub & Grill, 1767 West Franklin Road, Meridian, from 11:30 to 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Molly Burril College Fund, c/o US Bank, Account 253353230191. The family also wants to thank Quilts of Comfort and Fleece Huggers for the quilt and blanket that were given to Molly and Jenny. All you crafters, please keep them in mind for donations and help. We love you and miss you TB!!!
Clara Elizabeth (Beth) Parker, 97, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Overland Court Senior Living in Boise, surrounded by her family.
Beth was born May 15, 1920 in Russellville, Tennessee to Richard and Parolee Edens Seal. Her family lived in Tennessee and Spartanburg, SC until she was 5 when they moved to Rupert, Idaho.
She attended school in Acequia and Rupert, graduating from Rupert High School in 1938. She became engaged to Delbert Hooper Parker in April before graduating and they married the following October, making their home in Acequia. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.
They purchased a small farm shortly after they married and spent 23 years there. In 1962, they built a new home in Rupert and moved the family to town, where they lived together until Del’s passing in 1997. Beth lived in their home until she was 94 at which time she moved to Brookdale Assisted Living in Boise and eventually Overland Court, where she lived at the time of her passing.
Beth joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1947 and served in many capacities throughout her life. From primary counselor, teacher, librarian, counselor in the Relief Society presidency under two presidents and as Relief Society president at the young age of 74, Beth served valiantly in whatever she was asked to do. She could often be found taking a meal to a family in need, visiting the sick or elderly, or helping a neighbor or family member. She never knew a stranger and could strike up a conversation with just about anyone and had a genuine love for her fellow man.
She never worked outside the home, except occasionally during harvest and one season at Simplot’s plant in Heyburn. She volunteered as a Pink Lady for many years and with other various organizations. She worked hardest at raising her 9 children. When the kids were younger she sewed many of their clothes and in later years always seemed to be sewing or crocheting something to be donated for a good cause. Del and Beth always grew a garden and she canned and preserved much of what was grown.
She was happiest when surrounded by her family. Many happy memories were of times spent together at holidays, family reunions, and on camping or other trips.
Beth is survived by her children: Karen Walker Bellevue, WA, Maretta Parker Bountiful, UT, Steven Parker (Gayleen) Ririe, ID, Dennis Parker, Rupert, Laura Carlisle (Kay) Boise, ID, Allan Parker (Maree) Rock Springs, WY, Janet Greenwell (Jim) Park City, UT and Gina Waddell (Charles) Meridian, ID, 25 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren with one more on the way.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her siblings Tyler, Ralph, Zelma, Bill, Thale, Hubert Seal and Livy Seal Eppers, her infant daughter Elizabeth Ann and son, Douglas Wayne.
The family would like to thank the staff at Overland Court (Transitions) and Horizon Home Hospice for their love and care during the final months of her life. A special thanks to her niece, Darlene Frankenburg for the almost daily visits as well as the many family, friends and neighbors that visited, sent letters and cards or reached out to her in some way.
Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Friday, October 13th, from 6:00-8:00pm at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, October 14th, at 11:00am at the Rupert LDS 5th Ward, 324 E 18th Street with Bishop Kyle Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at the Rupert Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Syrel (S.A.) Galliher passed away October 1, 2017 after complications from a massive heart attack.
He was born to Vernice “Rose” Smith and Foy R. Galliher of Malta, Id. He was raised in the Malta area and graduated from Malta High School. After graduation, he signed-up for the Army and served in California, Georgia and Germany until 1960. After serving in the military, he married Coleen Aneta Hall and had four children. They later divorced.
He worked for Raft River Electric in accounting and then later moved the family to Heppner, Oregon to work for Columbia Basin Electric. His entrepreneurial spirit kicked-in and he decided to run the Harris Drive-In in Heppner. Later he opened Western Fuel Inc. and had a gas station in Phoenix, and a cleaning business. In his later life, he worked for the Phoenix Sun. Dad was proud of the fact that he was independent, very active and working till the day of his heart attack. Some of his passions in life were: Horses (he rode in the rodeo circuit for 10 plus years), Western and Indian Art, coin collecting, and day trading in the stock market. He was active in the Phoenix Jaycee’s for years and was voted Jaycee of Year for his many contributions.
He is survived by his four children: Sheryl Pokorny of Ogden, Ut, Clayton & Kay Galliher of Mukilteo, WA, Kirk & (Tara) Johnson of Sparks, NV and Craig & (Valerie) Staker of Huntsville, Ut. His two brothers and two sisters: Earl & Edda Galliher of Burley, ID, Ralph & (Virginia) Williams of Burley, ID, Hugh Galliher of Jerome, ID, and Kerry & (Roseanna) Robinson of Bliss, ID, ten grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by both of his parents, his sister Violet, and grandparents.
Services will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Malta, LDS Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be from noon until 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place in the Malta Cemetery.
RUPERT — Donald Lee Bodey, 80, of Rupert passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Mini-Cassia Care Center.
Donald was born to Alywin and Helen Bodey in Spokane Washington, May 13, 1937. His mother Helen told stories about what a gentleman Don was as a young boy. He was well mannered, respectful, and a very hard worker. He married Sally Bodey just out of high school and from their union there was one son, Michael Dean Bodey. Shortly after getting married Don enlisted in the United States Army. He served the country that he dearly loved for 25 years. During this time, he served in many roles eventually having to retire due to his hearing which had declined significantly during his years of active duty. At the time of his retirement he was told that he had the worst hearing of any active duty soldier but never let that slow him down. In 1977 Don met the love of his life Judy, they married and raised two sons, Jean Paul and Jay Michael. Don was a proud father who was known for defending his boys adamantly. He was strict but fair. After retiring from the United States Army Don began working for the Bureau of Land Management and he would later retire from there as well.
Don was passionate about traveling and he and Judy enjoyed experiencing other cultures. They lived and traveled to various countries, they particularly loved cruise ships and Branson, Missouri. They went to Germany to spend time with their son Jay while he was deployed there. In his later years Don’s hearing continued to decline and eventually hearing aids no longer worked. Despite this Don was a great Polka dancer he would tell others, “I don’t have to hear it I can feel the beat”. He had an infectious, charming smile and quick wit! He loved animals and refused to hunt, instead he was well known for adopting the various strays that were fortunate enough to find his house!
Don was a devout, lifelong Catholic and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He believed in God, Country and Family. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother William. He is survived by his wife Judy, his children Jay (Jerilyn), Michael Dean, and stepson Jean Paul as well as 11 grandchildren.
Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at St Nicholas Catholic Church. Services will conclude with burial in the Rupert Cemetery with military rites provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Donanna Smith McKinstry passed away peacefully on Oct. 4 at St. Luke’s hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Donanna was born in Eugene, Oregon on Aug. 7, 1937 to J. Don and Ann Smith. Growing up she spent many happy hours outdoors as a teenager fishing with her father on the McKenzie River in Oregon. She graduated from Eugene High School in 1955 and continued her education at Mills College in California before moving on to the University of Arizona where she graduated with honors as a Medical Record Librarian. Donanna then returned to Mills College for advanced training in her chosen field. While working at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California she met her lifelong companion and husband Robert W. McKinstry who was living and working in the bay area. They were soon to be married in Eugene, Oregon on July 2, 1960.
After a short period in California, Donanna and her husband decided to move to Twin Falls, Idaho to raise their family. Their first son Mitch was born in 1964 and second son Tom in 1966. Donanna was the perfect stay at home mother raising her family to respect and enjoy life just as she did. After her sons were out of the house, she went back to work for a local veterinary clinic for some time but eventually found her passion and love of work at the College of Southern Idaho where she worked for 25 years in a number of different fields as a full time employee until the time of her passing.
Donanna found joy in being active in the community and has always found a way to better those around her. As a result, in her early years she was a proud member of the Twin Falls PEO chapter as secretary treasurer and a member of the Twin Falls Tennis Association. In her later years she served the community as an integral part of the CSI administrative office.
Doanna’s passions in life included skiing, tennis, white water rafting, cooking, horses, reading and puzzles. In her early years she spent many days sharing her love of life by teaching skiing, playing in tennis tournament, going to little league games and riding horses with the family into the back country. In her later years she enjoyed white water rafting the most and spent 20 plus years with her husband and rafting family on the middle fork and main salmon rivers. The river brought so much to Donanna’s life including family, friends, serenity and vast landscapes of untouched wilderness she so admired.
Donanna will be most remembered for her loving and kind nature. Her love language was food and hospitality. She blessed her family and many others with amazing meals which were the centerpiece of social gatherings around the dinner table. There was always an extra place at her table regardless of who you were, family, friend or even a stranger, there was a hug, hot meal and a drink waiting for you when you entered the house. Everyone who left her home always felt welcomed, loved and full.
Her request was to have her ashes left in the place she loved most, on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River along with her husband when that time comes.
Donanna was preceded in passing by her father Don, her mother Ann and brother Greg. She is survived by her husband Bob, sons Mitch and Tom and grandchildren Katie and Tyler McKinstry. The McKinstry family will post a notice in the paper for a Celebration of Life for this wonderful lady at later date yet to be determined.
‘’You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall to together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of heaven dance between you,’(Kahlil Gibran)
Charles R. Brown was a man of unflinching honesty and integrity. He passed away at his home on October 8, 2017 of causes related to Parkinson’s disease.
Born in Twin Falls, Idaho on August 25, 1945, his heart was always in Idaho and its majestic mountains and sparkling streams, especially the Stanley Basin and Sawtooth mountains. Although he lived in Salt Lake City for the last 43 years, he was, and always will be, an Idahoan through and through. To this day, he still cherishes the friendships of his childhood & youth. He adored all his cousins and spoke of them often over the years.
As a young man he was a firefighter, a “Hot Shot”, with the forest service during the summers between college. That experience instilled in him a healthy respect and love for the outdoors and the responsibility to be caretakers.
Charles attended Northwestern University, University of Oregon, Georgetown University, and the University of Utah law school. He was a member of both the Utah State Bar and Idaho State Bar. Throughout his legal career, Charles received accolades too numerous to list here. Those included President of the Utah State Bar & Utah State Bar’s Distinguished Lawyer of the Year. “Charles was especially proud that he spent the last 40 years battling Darth Vader and the evil empire of the IRS. He thought of himself as David with his little sling shot battling the injustice of Goliath.”
Charles lived his life to the sounds of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, particularly the final movement: Ode to Joy. He had an ardent love for music and especially opera which grew into a passion as he and his sister, Diana, shared performances together. Charles sought adventure and exhilaration by skiing, white water rafting, and riding his motorcycle. He loved the arts; especially music, film, and literature, watching movies with his grandchildren, and attending rock concerts with his daughters. Charles was so proud of his grandchildren, Graham, Amelia, and Emily. They were the light of his life and he reveled in being with them.
Charles unfailingly attended all his daughters’ school performances and school sports events. He regularly took his father and each of his daughters on personal bonding trips, just one-on-one. He called them “Just you and me kid days.” They played hard, laughed hard, and loved each other unconditionally.
Charles genuinely respected and delighted in his colleagues at the law firm. He loved going to work and felt so very comfortable there. As his law firm stated when he retired, “Mr. Brown’s sage advice, salty personality, fierce loyalty, and warm friendship will be sorely missed.” He was widely admired and loved not only for his intelligence and generosity, but also for his quirkiness and wit.
We love him forever. We will miss him always. Words are not adequate. “He was among the finest of human beings.”
Charles is survived by his wife Elke, daughters Andrea Brown-Christensen (Kent) and Sydney Jones (Kyle), three grandchildren Graham Jones, Amelia Jones and Emily Christensen, sister Diana Belka (Wayne), and brother Michael Brown (Vivian). He was predeceased by his parents, Max and Elizabeth Torgesen Brown of Twin Falls, Idaho.
We will honor Charles’ wishes to be cremated without a funeral service. Please do not send flowers. If you wish, please make a contribution to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation or the Maliheh Free Clinic of Salt Lake City.
Arrangements by Larkin Mortuary, Salt Lake City, Utah.
BLISS — Ralph Edward “Red” Gibbons, 84, a resident of Bliss, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home in Bliss.
Ralph was born on December 2, 1932 in Bliss, Idaho, the son of Lawrence and Mattie Gibbons. He was raised and educated in Bliss where he graduated from Bliss High School. He then attended Boise Junior College for a short time.
Ralph served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Ralph had been married and divorced before settling down with his companion of many years, Genevieve “Jenny” Nelson.
During his working career he worked as a journeyman electrician and was a member of the I.B.E.W.
He is survived by: his son, Tom (Jessica) Gibbons of Bliss; his daughter, Lisa Rublacava of Gooding; his brother, Mike Gibbons of Caldwell; seven grandchildren and one great grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Grant.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the Hagerman Cemetery in Hagerman. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
“There is nothing more beautiful than a working woman and a pulling mule.” R.E.G.
Blaine Louis Kunz, 91, passed away peacefully October 6, 2017 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Funeral services for Blaine will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Montpelier 4th Ward LDS Church, 485 South 7th Street, Montpelier, Idaho with Bishop Peter Crane conducting. Burial will follow at the Montpelier Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at the LDS church.
Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be given in Blaine’s name to the LDS Missionary Fund.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.
MINIDOKA — Lidia Illene Allen, 73, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Rosetta Assisted Living Facility in Burley, Idaho after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Lidia was born March 10, 1944, in Rupert, Idaho, to John Trevino and Grace Helen Bartschi. In 1961, she married Richard M. Allen and soon after bore a daughter in 1962 and son in 1965. Together, they made their first home in Rupert, and later moved to a farm East of Minidoka, known as “Mainline Ranch”. The family resided there until 1973, when they moved to a small farm near Minidoka. It was there that they resided for the remainder of Lidia and Richard’s lives, until February 2017 when Lidia was moved to Rosetta Assisted Living for additional care.
In addition to raising their two children, Lidia was a truck driver during the harvest, a field hand for her husband on the farm, and loving caregiver to every animal that resided on the farm. Lidia had a big heart and would do anything for a friend (especially a furry one) that crossed her path in need. She was a true believer of friendship; her circle of friends would frequently get together to catch up on the many things going on in their lives, celebrate special occasions, and enjoy one another’s company — all while savoring a good meal and a margarita. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say when she would run into someone that she knew, which was often.
Lidia was an avid collector; her knick-knack and antique collection is beyond description. Many are surprised upon entering her home by the diverse displays of the treasures she collected over the years. Her tastes were varied, and although to many it looked like there was no rhyme or reason to the items on display, Lidia loved each and every one of them and could tell you all about them when asked. She did not leave a wall uncovered, or a space unfilled.
Lidia also loved to read, listen to music, watch mysteries, and travel. She would frequently be found enjoying a good book, listening to Neil Diamond as she worked in the kitchen creating one of her delicious meals, or staying up to watch ‘Murder She Wrote’ after a long day. Although her love of travel was restricted to only a few trips, she was able to enjoy some of Idaho’s beauty on a family vacation to Sun Valley & quick day trips to the City of Rocks and other local sites. She also had a couple of opportunities to journey to the east coast to visit family. But, some of her most memorable trips were a cross-country road trip with family, and traveling with her brothers and sister to Spain. While in Spain, she got to see where her family roots came from and visit with relatives in the Basque region.
Lidia is survived by her daughter, Teresa Allen (JR) Trautvetter of Pasco, Washington; her son Steve (Michelle) Allen of Sammamish, Washington; and by two granddaughters, Shay Allen and Chelsea Trautvetter (Howard) Graber. She is also survived by her six brothers and sisters, Allen (Diane) Trevino, DonnaMae Trevino (Layne) Harper, Norma Trevino (Victor) Claridge, Nancy Trevino, John (Debbi) Trevino, and Richard (Tori) Trevino.
She was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband, Richard.
Lidia and her family would like to thank Dr. Ficklin, the staff at Rosetta Assisted Living, Auburn Crest Hospice, and Harrison Hope Hospice for their excellent care during the final months of her life. We would also like to thank the many family, friends and neighbors who reached out to Lidia and Richard as they dealt with the many obstacles they were faced with.
Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Wednesday evening, October 11th, from 7:00-9:00pm at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho. A graveside service will be held Thursday morning, October 12th, beginning at 11:00am at the Rupert Cemetery, with Bishop Sam Crane of the Acequia First Ward officiating.
In lieu of flowers; the family requests that donations be made in Lidia Allen’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at the below address or at Hansen’s Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho.
Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Idaho Chapter
2995 North Cole Road Suite 120
Boise, Idaho 83704
Lynn Bowen Hansen as Born January 30, 1936 to Parley and Nedra Hansen in Central, Idaho and died October 4, 2017. He attended school and worked in Pocatello where he met his wife, Gerrie in 1958. They married that year and were later blessed with three children, Timothy, JoMarie and Whitney.
Lynn was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather providing a special role model to all. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball, helping out at swim meets, routing at soccer matches, attending piano recitals and gymnastic competitions. He was noted for his “made from scratch” pancakes and “fix it” ability. Employed as maintenance mechanic at Paul Roberts Machine Shop and FMC, he was a hard worker and took pride in his efforts. After retirement Lynn and Gerrie moved to Twin Falls where they met new friends including a very special Bible study group. Placing the American flags each holiday for the Monarch Lions was a favorite activity.
He was very proud of his country and served in the Idaho Army National Guard. He had many happy times on fishing and hunting adventures and he looked forward to weekly pinochle games. Woodworking and making special gifts for his family and friends was a happy hobby. Lynn was very brave during his four years of fighting melanoma, never complaining. His sweet and gentle spirit will be missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 910 Shoshone St E. in Twin Falls. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park.”
JEROME — MaLinda J. Galow, 76, passed away peacefully at her home September 21, 2017 with her daughter and son-in-law at her side, after a short battle with lung cancer. She was born November 15, 1940 in Burley, Idaho to Earl and Geneva Martindale. She was raised in the Burley area by her father after her mother died when she was four years old.
Linda moved to Texas where she met and married Robert Pemberton on December 16, 1964. They traveled the world as he was in the US Army. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years. They settled in Phoenix, Arizona with their two daughters, Kellie and Molly. They later divorced and she moved back to Idaho in 1979 to be closer to her family.
MaLinda moved back to Burley and went to work for Ore-Ida Foods. That is where she met the love of her life, Lyle R. Galow. They were married on December 14, 1984 in Burley and made their home in Heyburn. They loved to hunt, fish and travel all over. After she retired from Ore-Ida she had her own business, M.J. Galow Tax Service, in her home for 20 years. Lyle passed away May 23, 2012 of cancer.
In June of 2015, she relocated to Jerome, Idaho to be with her daughter and son-in-law. She remained with them until her passing.
Mom loved reading the newspaper every morning, putting puzzles together, crossword puzzles, scratching lotto tickets and coloring pictures with color pencils.
Linda is survived by her kids, Kellie (Rick) Davis of Jerome; Molly (Tony) Galow of Rupert; Suzy (Maurice) Yelverton of Declo; Mike (Colleen) Galow of Arkansas; Kelly (Cindy) Galow of Missouri; and Willie Galow of Rupert; lots and lots of grandkids and great grandkids; one sister, Veral of Texas; one sister-in-law, Theresa of Hansen; her best friend, Gertie of Utah; and her sweet and loving pets, Sassy and Konk.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle; her parents; one sister, Iris; two brothers, Jay and Ray Martindale; her very close friend, Altalee Davis; and numerous other family members.
We want to thank Vision Home Health and Hospice Visions for their extraordinary care they gave to Mom. They took care of her on and off for the last 2 years. We could not have done it without them. They are all Angels. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Farnsworth Mortuary, Jerome. A potluck after the Celebration of Life will be at the Episcopal Church on A & Adams in Jerome, everyone is welcome.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on MaLinda’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Sandra Sue “Sandi” Renn went home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
Sandi was born November 2, 1953 in Dallas, OR the daughter of Herbert and Helen Renn. They only lived in Oregon a short time when her family moved to Bottineau, ND, where they lived until moving to Jerome in 1960. Sandi attended Jerome schools from elementary through high school, later obtaining her GED.
Sandi was married to Tom Shewmaker and together they had a daughter, Shawna Marie. They later divorced. Sandi married Phillip Shewmaker, they were married for a short time and then divorced. Sandi then married Dave Richey and adopted his three children, Chris, Candy, and Bobby. They were later divorced.
Sandi worked at St. Benedict’s Long Term Care for many years as a CAN. She gave loving and caring attention to many elderly and disabled people during that time. She was a ray of sunshine to them with her pretty blond hair and infectious smile. She truly loved the people she cared for, she was a true caregiver.
Sandi returned to school at CSI to become a nurse, during that time she held a full-time job at St. Benedict’s and attended classes. She was very busy with work, children, and school. Her dream of becoming a nurse was not realized as she had to quit school due to health issues. Her health continued to be a constant source of concern and finally, disabling. She tried to remain joyful through it all.
Sandi is survived by her children; two daughters, Shawna and Candy; two sons, Chris and Bobby; fifteen very special grandchildren; one sister, Sherry Thackeray; two brothers, Buzz and Jodie Renn; her significant other Lloyd Miller; four nephews, two nieces, two uncles, one aunt and her beloved dog Emiley and her cat Kizzy.
We would like to thank Angel’s Touch for their care over the years and especially to Shirell and Linda, your care for Sandi is deeply appreciated.
Sandi you are free from pain now. You were always loved and we will keep you in our hearts.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Viewing will be held one hour prior to service time at the church. Arrangements are under the care of Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel.
Clara Elizabeth (Beth) Parker, 97, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Overland Court Senior Living in Boise, surrounded by her family.
Beth was born May 15, 1920 in Russellville, Tennessee to Richard and Parolee Edens Seal. Her family lived in Tennessee and Spartanburg, SC until she was 5 when they moved to Rupert, Idaho.
She attended school in Acequia and Rupert, graduating from Rupert High School in 1938. She became engaged to Delbert Hooper Parker in April before graduating and they married the following October, making their home in Acequia. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.
They purchased a small farm shortly after they married and spent 23 years there. In 1962, they built a new home in Rupert and moved the family to town, where they lived together until Del’s passing in 1997. Beth lived in their home until she was 94 at which time she moved to Brookdale Assisted Living in Boise and eventually Overland Court, where she lived at the time of her passing.
Beth joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1947 and served in many capacities throughout her life. From primary counselor, teacher, librarian, counselor in the Relief Society presidency under two presidents and as Relief Society president at the young age of 74, Beth served valiantly in whatever she was asked to do. She could often be found taking a meal to a family in need, visiting the sick or elderly, or helping a neighbor or family member. She never knew a stranger and could strike up a conversation with just about anyone and had a genuine love for her fellow man.
She never worked outside the home, except occasionally during harvest and one season at Simplot’s plant in Heyburn. She volunteered as a Pink Lady for many years and with other various organizations. She worked hardest at raising her 9 children. When the kids were younger she sewed many of their clothes and in later years always seemed to be sewing or crocheting something to be donated for a good cause. Del and Beth always grew a garden and she canned and preserved much of what was grown.
She was happiest when surrounded by her family. Many happy memories were of times spent together at holidays, family reunions, and on camping or other trips.Beth is survived by her children: Karen Walker Bellevue, WA, Maretta Parker Bountiful, UT, Steven Parker (Gayleen) Ririe, ID, Dennis Parker Rupert, Laura Carlisle (Kay) Boise, ID, Janet Greenwell (Jim) Park City, UT and Gina Waddell (Charles) Meridian, ID, 25 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren with one more on the way.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her siblings Tyler, Ralph, Zelma, Bill, Thale, Hubert Seal and Livy Seal Eppers, her infant daughter Elizabeth Ann and son, Douglas Wayne.
The family would like to thank the staff at Overland Court (Transitions) and Horizon Home Hospice for their love and care during the final months of her life. A special thanks to her niece, Darlene Frankenburg for the almost daily visits as well as the many family, friends and neighbors that visited, sent letters and cards or reached out to her in some way.
Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Friday, October 13th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, October 14th, at 11:00am at the Rupert LDS 5th Ward, 324 E 18th Street with Bishop Kyle Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at the Rupert Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
JEROME—William “Bill” C. Smith, 88, of Jerome, died Sept. 24, 2017, at his home with his loving caregiver by his side.
Bill was born on Nov. 4, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah the son of William and Margaret Cunningham Smith. He was raised and educated in the Salt Lake City area. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and while stationed in Utah, met Carolyn Faye Tripp. They were married on July 17, 1950. Bill and Carolyn spent their early married years in Salt Lake. After his discharge from the army, they moved to Boise and were involved in the Crane Creek Country Club and the Presbyterian Church. Bill and Carolyn moved to Jerome in 1998, where they purchased a home at the Jerome Country Club and pursued their love of golf. After Carolyn’s passing, Bill met and fell in love with Gayle Poland in Palm Desert. They became best friends.
Bill was a wonderful husband and a great dad. He was an avid golfer and a good friend to many. He had a wonderful life and fulfilled his bucket list.
He is survived by his daughter Shannon Bozman of Ventura, CA and son Jeff Smith of Boise, six grandchildren and his dear friend Gayle. He was preceded in death by his wife, a son Craig, a son-in-law, his parents, and a sister.
An informal gathering will take place on October 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Jerome Country Club. The family wishes for all of Bill’s friends to come and share memories and fellowship at that time. Arrangements are under the care of Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel.
Marguerite Walton Roseberry ‘Roxy’ Sorensen passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born in Marley, Idaho, the youngest child of Tom and Jenny Roseberry on April 5, 1933. She was raised in Richfield, Idaho. Roxy married Bruce Sorensen on June 12, 1949.
Roxy is survived by her four children: Blair (Vickie) Sorensen, Blaine Sorensen, Becky (Fred) Rios, and Shelley (Lane) Asay; grandchildren: Greg Sorensen, Tawnya Sorensen, Jennifer Capps, Blake Asay, Kellli Rios, Ashlee Finatti, and Connor Asay; 11 great grandchildren; and her sister, Anita Renner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce; her parents; and her brothers, Chet, Don, Jerry, and Bud Roseberry.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, October 13, 2017 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome, Idaho. Graveside services will conclude at Richfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her name to the Richfield Senior Center.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Roxy’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Together Again! Maynard V. Balling, age 85, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Joseph hospital after a brief Illness.
Maynard was born February 1, 1932 on a farm in Herron Lake, Minnesota to the late Louis and Lucille(Radall) Balling. Maynard was a person who could do anything and he was an electrician by trade. He worked for Copperweld Steel for 11 years and Packard Electric for 19 years, before retiring in 1991. He was also a proud member of IUE-CWA local 717.
Maynard was a US Air Force Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the DAV Chapter 11 and the West Farmington VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting Trap and Skeet, and doing handyman work for family and friends. He relished shooting at the Conservation Club with the Copperweld League as well.
Besides his parents, Maynard is preceded in death by his son, Senior Airman Mark, who was killed in an aircraft accident in Turkey while serving in the Air Force during the cold war. He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty and Donna, and three brothers, Bernard — his identical twin, Curt and Richard Balling.
Maynard is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen (Guzek) Balling. The couple were married October 3, 1953. Maynard is also survived by his children, Marie Ann (Mark) Voye of Denton, Texas, Joanne Louise (David), Hazel of Cortland and John Steven (Chrysti) Balling of Kimberly, Idaho. Maynard has seven grandchildren. Mallory of Texas, Kevin, Keith and Allison of Ohio, and Samantha, Steven, and Nicole of Idaho. He also has four great-grandchildren, Ryker, Corbin, Harper and Ava Marie of Idaho. Maynard also leaves his brothers, Jerry, Mark ad Carroll and a sister Colleen.
There will be no calling hours at Maynard’s request. Maynard will be laid to rest next to his son at All Souls cemetery with Military Honors.
WENDELL — Jeni Lu (Tiller) Smith, 62, a resident of Wendell, Idaho, died early Saturday, September 16, 2017 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley after a long illness.
Jeni Lu was born on September 24, 1954 in Nampa, Idaho, the daughter of Don and Letha Tiller. She was raised and educated in Nampa, Idaho.
She married Mark L. Smith on November 12, 1976 in Nampa, ID. They spent the first 10 years of their marriage in Nampa before moving to Wendell. She worked as a bookkeeper for Consumer Markets, MX Trucking Co. And Giltner Trucking LLC. She was the “firecracker” in the family known as Aunt Ru and will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her: husband Mark; mother-in-law Wanda Smith; two brothers, Don Tiller Jr. And Ron Tiller (Sheree) of Nampa; one sister Tami Tiller Robinson of Nampa; three nieces, Jenny Hardy, Aimee Graybeal, and Sarah Tiller-Dixon; two nephews, Doug Robinson and Joe Robinson; eight great nieces and nephews; and her faithful pet Coco.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, father-in-law, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held at Ron and Sheree’s home from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 3824 Ringneck Drive in Nampa, ID 83686.
An inurnment will be at the Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa, Idaho at a later date.
Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
TWIN FALLS — Devoted wife, loving mom, and doting grandmother. World traveler, consummate customer service professional, and champion chicken-foot player. Over the 8 decades of her wonderful life, Bea had countless adventures and managed a household full of love—finally losing a hard fought battle with cancer.
Bea was born on the south side of Chicago to Stanley and Martha Nedza, and was the only Cubs fan in the family of rabid White Sox fans — finally seeing the Cubs win the World Series (although she didn’t want to watch the games for fear of jinxing them)! She was the beloved wife of the late Edward, who shared her love for travel and was her companion for 53 years before he passed in 2008. Mother of Jorry Pierce and Carleen Herring (Joe) – who were the source of many of her gray hairs, and the adoring Nani of Abigail Lee (Tim) – who was her pride and joy.
An auburn beauty, Bea spent countless summers on the shores of Lake Michigan, attended classes at St. Michael’s school, and caught the eye of the neighborhood rogue/heartthrob – Ed Pierce. She and Ed were the “IT-couple” on the block and were often seen at all the hot spots, hanging out at the soda shop or the shrimp bar on 95th Street.
Moving to the suburbs when Ed’s company migrated there for a larger footprint, Bea was always up to any challenge and thrived on making things happen for her family and friends. In order for Jorry to join the local Cub Scout troop, Bea was asked to ‘volunteer’ to be the Den Mother. When neighbors found out about her talent for organizing young folks, she was recruited to be a Girl Scout leader even though Carleen was still just a toddler.
Her myriad careers ran the gamut from retail and clerical positions to the head of housekeeping at Grand Targhee resort when she and Ed “retired” to the wilds of eastern Idaho. From working with the scientists at Argonne National Lab back in Chicago to joining the team of wonderful people (and making incredible friends) at the Times-News here in Twin Falls, Bea liked to give 120% to any job.
But her first love was travelling: countless States from coast to coast, Greece, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Alaska, and several Caribbean islands – travel was a big part of Bea’s life. Joining Ed on his exotic international work trips, driving around Spain (and blowing out a rent-a-car clutch) with then college-student Carleen, spending two weeks exploring the Greek Isle of Mykonos, and taking in her last foreign adventure on a trans-ocean cruise through the Panama Canal for her 80th birthday. Bea enjoyed seeing new places, meeting new people, and experiencing life to the fullest.
Voracious reader, math wizard, lover of classical music, cool mom, fun-loving Nani. We will miss you always.
Arrangements have been made at Parke’s Funeral Home in Twin Falls for a visitation on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
TWIN FALLS — Edward (Ed) Arthur Trappen, age 82, of Twin Falls, Idaho passed away at home peacefully on October 3, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was born on October 25, 1934 to Henry and Viola Trappen. He grew up in Jerome, Idaho, graduating from Jerome High School where he was a Yell King. Ed met Carole Joanne Wark, his future wife, at a Twin Falls High School dance. They would have been celebrating 64 years of marriage this December. They had four children, Victor Scott Trappen (Leanne) of Twin Falls, Idaho; Edward Trent Trappen (deceased) of Twin Falls, Idaho; Sheri Trappen-Kennedy of Phoenix, Arizona; and Tara Sue Ball (Jeffrey) of Boise, ID. They have 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He served 45 years as a journeyman electrician and an active member of the IBEW and mastered many other trades. When Ed made a commitment, he was all in. He was a life-time member of the Twin Falls Gun Club. He traveled the world from home as a Ham radio operator, placed first in the Idaho Chess Club Championship, and coached women’s softball for many years. He had a love of camping as a member of the Dam Fools-Magic Reservoir, and was a member of the Moose Lodge. In later years he became a member of the Twin Falls Cronies’ Coffee Club at the Depot Grill and the Ground Round.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, Twin Falls, Idaho, on October 10th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Auburn Crest Home Health and Hospice or a charity of your choice.
BURLEY — Loving Husband of Linda and daughter Kathy. Loving brother of Julie and Sonja Rael, a large group of nephews and nieces, his granddaughter Jessica and great-granddaughter Abriana. Adam loved life and lived it like he did. He will be missed by all. In keeping with Adam’s wishes, no formal services are planned. Cremation is under the direction of Morrison Payne Funeral Home in Burley.
RUPERT – Mary Ellen Woodworth, 73, of Rupert, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at her home.
She was born July 24, 1944, in Wendell, Idaho, the daughter of Bernard F. “Barney” Glodowski and Orda Muriel (Hoskins) Glodowski. She received her education in Jerome and Burley, graduating from Burley High School in 1962. Following graduation, she attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, where she graduated in 1966, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She married Gerald A. Woodworth on June 17, 1966, in Burley, Idaho, and moved to Portland, Oregon, where Gerald was completing dental school. After dental school, the couple moved with the United States Army to Columbia, South Carolina, and to Fort Greeley, Alaska (near Delta Junction). In 1972, she and Gerald moved to Rupert where she has since resided. Upon moving to Rupert, Mary Ellen became an active civic member of the community.
Mary Ellen was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Rupert, where she served in the Altar Society and the Legion of Mary. Mary Ellen was a member of the P.E.O. women’s service organization, serving as president and in many other officer capacities. Mary Ellen was also a member of several boards, including the Idaho Community Foundation and the College of Southern Idaho Foundation Board. Mary Ellen was a committed volunteer at St. Nicholas Catholic School in Rupert, where both of her children attended. She was an accomplished water color artist, and she enjoyed her pets, travel, history, gardening, cooking, antique collecting, quilting, sewing, reading and holiday decorating. Her children, grandchildren, family and friends were the focus of her life.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Gerald Woodworth of Rupert; her children, Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney (John Ney) of Pocatello, and Michael Woodworth (Jerri) of Boise; and three grandchildren, Matthew Ney (16), Sean Woodworth (15), and Megan Woodworth (12).
She was preceded in death by her parents and two infant siblings.
A prayer vigil with recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 802 F Street, in Rupert. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, also at St. Nicholas Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Henry Carmona as celebrant. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.
Friends and family may call at the church from 6:30 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the Rosary, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday, prior to the Mass.
The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Nicholas Catholic School, or the charity of choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
GOODING — Audrey Beryl Belsher, 96, a resident of Gooding, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 4, 2017 after residing eleven years in assisted living.
Audrey was born on October 21, 1920 at the home of her parents, Artie and Lillian Cogdill. She grew up on their farm in Kansas during the Depression and Dust Bowl era. She was the oldest of five children.
She married Gregory T. Belsher on January 20, 1946. They spent their married life, and raised their three children: Gretchen, Stanley and Denise at various power plants where her husband was employed by Idaho Power. In retirement they moved to Gooding where they enjoyed many years with friends and family until Greg’s death on March 8, 1982.
Audrey loved working at jobs where she could serve people and her Lord Jesus. After moving to Gooding she served as church secretary for the First Christian Church in Gooding, and as librarian at the Gooding Public Library.
Audrey will be remembered as a mother who taught by example the love for reading, an appreciation for the arts, and the importance of family and friends. She will be remembered by her many friends and family for many things, but birthday cards, and butterflies will most likely be on everyone’s list.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her daughter, Gretchen Braun; and two sisters, June Hoxmeier and Bonnie Pitner.
She is survived by: two children, Stan Belsher and Denise McMurdie; six grandchildren in birth order, Justin McMurdie, Jeremy Belsher, Angelica (Braun) Quintela, Lindy (McMurdie) Bare, Jacob Belsher and Jennifer Braun; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Lois Van Horn; and a brother, Bert Cogdill.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM at the Gooding First Christian Church with Rev. Andy Morris officiating. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding. A viewing will be held on Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
HAGERMAN — Velda June Lawrence (82) passed away peacefully in her home in Hagerman, Idaho surrounded by her loving family on September 25, 2017. Mom’s life was a blessing, her memory a treasure, she was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure. Velda was born to Rufus and Florence Hall on August 28, 1935 in Saint Anthony, ID. Velda graduated salutatorian from Oakley High School class of 1953 and then graduated from Twin Falls Business College in 1955. While attending Business College, she was dragging Main Street and met the love of her life, Dave Lawrence. They were married on April 8, 1956 in Twin Falls, Idaho and remained happily married for 52 years. They had three children: Cherie, Jerry and Cade. In 1968, she went to work for Idaho First National Bank and then joined the Forest Service for 9 years as an information specialist. In 1981, Dave and Velda purchased and operated La Casita Mexican Restaurant in Twin Falls until 1989 when she retired. Over the years, Dave and Velda spent countless hours fishing, camping, canoeing, and skiing with their children and grandchildren. Velda was a ski instructor at Soldier Mountain for over 10 years. Some of her fondest memories were of the times spent at Soldier Mountain with family and friends. In 1995, Dave and Velda followed their dream to retire and live in the Hagerman Valley on the river. Mom felt that you are a little closer to heaven when you live by the water. During this time, they made many new friends with Dinner Club, Bridge Club, and Social events. After Dave’s passing in 2008 Velda stayed involved in various activities including Mentor Club, Garden Club, Aerobics and Bridge Club. She will be greatly missed by her children, family, and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Cherie (Scott) Grybek of Tampa FL, her son, Jerry (Robyn) Lawrence of Kimberly ID, her son, Cade (Julie) Lawrence of Portland OR, her sister, Gale Shark of Las Vegas NV, her brother-in-law, Terry (Mary) Lawrence of Twin Falls ID, her seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Dave Lawrence, her parents Rufus and Florence Hall and her in-laws Jack and Mary Lawrence. The Family would like to extend they’re thanks to Dr. Lisa Burgett, Dr. Jared Manning, and Vision’s Hospice. A memorial service will be held at Rosenau funeral home in Twin Falls at 1:30 PM on October 14, 2017. In lieu of flowers the family requests that remembrances be sent to the Hagerman library PO. Box 330, Hagerman ID. 83332 or the Hagerman senior center -PO. Box 509, Hagerman, ID. 83332. To leave a condolence or read more about Velda’s life please visit www.rosenaufuneralhome.com.
HEYBURN — Jimmy Wayne Teal, age 63, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his home and in his own words, “I was a hell-raiser.”
Jimmy was born Sept. 14, 1954, to L.D. Teal and Edna Louise White Teal Cantrell. He received his education from W.M. Daylor High School in Sacramento, California.
Jimmy served in the United States Marine Corps. During his lifetime he worked as a telephone line-man, core truck driller, diesel mechanic and a garbage man.
Jimmy is survived by his mother; three children, Jimmy Dee Teal, Sarah Jane Teal Sahagun, James Thomes Shellock; and his brother, Roger Teal.
He was preceded in death by his father; and one sister, Patricia Ilene Teal Black.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11th, at the Rupert Cemetery.
Cremation has been placed in the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
TWIN FALLS — On Thursday, September 28th this earth lost one of its dearest ladies with the passing of Joyce Ruth Gifford of Twin Falls, Idaho. Her life was a life of serving others, always remembering what was special to them and then doing all within her power to help make their lives special. She died peacefully at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital surrounded by her loved ones.
Joyce was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 22, 1927 to Walter Sheldon Lewis and Evelyn Marquerite Rahn Lewis. She is survived by her brother, Walter Sheldon Lewis III, who resides in Illinois.
At the beginning on the 2nd World War she was taking a train from Denver to Minneapolis when she met her future husband William Arthur Gifford. He was being shipped out to New York with his troop and the conductor asked Joyce to share or allow soldiers to have her seat. They wrote to each other all during the war and when Bill came home they were married June 29, 1946, and she moved from the huge city of Minneapolis to a tiny town in Idaho called Montour where Bill lived. Her mother was so afraid that she would never see her again as she was certain that her daughter was moving to the Wild West!
Joyce was always active and loved roller skating and ice skating. She was the lead clarinetist in her high school band. None of which prepared her for life in the wilds of Idaho! She learned to wash clothes on a scrub board, carry water from a stream, use an outhouse, kill snakes with the butt of her husband’s rifle, and skin whatever Bill managed to bring home for them to eat.
Joyce and Bill were blessed with four children: three daughters, Billie Joy (Rich) Myers of Buckley, WA.; Linda (John) St. Clair of North Salt Lake, UT; Mae Ann Haga of Twin Falls and one “favorite” son David (Connie) Gifford of Acworth, GA: 21 grandchildren: 52 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter!
She was preceded in death by her parents and her eternal sweetheart and one grandson!
When Bill died in 1993, Joyce moved from Mountain Home to Twin Falls where she lived on her own until she passed away! For years people here in Twin Falls knew Joyce for her little red car and the awesome baked cookies she would share at a moment’s notice!
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and endured to the end knowing that life did not end with this life, but that it would go on throughout the eternities with those that she loved.
Life for those who knew Joyce will never be as sweet as it was with her in it! Just knowing that you were one of those whom she loved and prayed for made a person feel special – feel loved!
Funeral services for Joyce will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the 12th Ward LDS Church, 1134 North College Road West, Twin Falls. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home, Idaho. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Friday evening, October 6, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls as well as on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the LDS church.
Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
RUPERT – Mary Ellen Woodworth, 73, of Rupert, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at her home.
She was born July 24, 1944, in Wendell, Idaho, the daughter of Bernard F. “Barney” Glodowski and Orda Muriel (Hoskins) Glodowski. She received her education in Jerome and Burley, graduating from Burley High School in 1962. Following graduation, she attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, where she graduated in 1944, with a bachelor of arts degree in History. She married Gerald A. Woodworth on June 17, 1966, in Burley, Idaho, and moved to Portland, Oregon, where Gerald was completing dental school. After dental school, the couple moved with the United States Army to Columbia, South Carolina, and to Fort Greeley, Alaska (near Delta Junction). In 1972, she and Gerald moved to Rupert where she has since resided. Upon moving to Rupert, Mary Ellen became an active civic member of the community.
Mary Ellen was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Rupert, where she served in the Altar Society and the Legion of Mary. Mary Ellen was a member of the P.E.O. women’s service organization, serving as president and in many other officer capacities. Mary Ellen was also a member of several boards, including the Idaho Community Foundation and the College of Southern Idaho Foundation Board. Mary Ellen was a committed volunteer at St. Nicholas Catholic School in Rupert, where both of her children attended. She was an accomplished water color artist, and she enjoyed her pets, travel, history, gardening, cooking, antique collecting, quilting, sewing, reading and holiday decorating. Her children, grandchildren, family and friends were the focus of her life.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Gerald Woodworth of Rupert; her children, Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney (John Ney) of Pocatello, and Michael Woodworth (Jerri) of Boise; and three grandchildren, Matthew Ney (16), Sean Woodworth (15), and Megan Woodworth (12).
She was preceded in death by her parents and two infant siblings.
A prayer vigil with recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 802 F Street, in Rupert. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, also at St. Nicholas Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Henry Carmona as celebrant. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.
Friends and family may call at the church from 6:30 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the Rosary, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday, prior to the Mass.
The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Nicholas Catholic School, or the charity of choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
Ernie Hancock passed away at home Sunday October 1st. He was born September 18, 1947, the oldest child of Clifford Hancock and Ellen (Ott) Hancock. Ernie spent his childhood in Jerome during those idyllic small-town days when boys with imagination had all kinds of adventures, and he and his life-long friend Mike Atwood certainly did. His work ethic was an example for all and started young. At 14 years old, he worked summers moving irrigation pipe on a farm north of town. A year later, Ernie helped his dad and grandpa break ground on land they homesteaded under the Desert Land Entry Act in Bruneau, ID.
After graduating from Jerome High School he moved to Seattle to work for Boeing and found a whole new set of things to experience in the big city. Ernie was drafted into the Army and stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA but never shipped out to Viet Nam. He returned to Seattle and married Vikie Read; they had a daughter, Jill.
In 1970 Ernie was diagnosed with a late-onset form of Muscular Dystrophy and the family decided to move to Jerome. Back home in Idaho, Ernie was able to resume his love of deer, duck and pheasant hunting. He built pens and raised all kinds of game birds in the back yard of the house he purchased in 1973 and lived in for the rest of his life. He was taught taxidermy by his uncle Bob Hancock and was great at bird mounts, filling the converted garage with them. Ernie and Vikie bought property in Florence, AZ in 1985 where Ernie enjoyed warmer winters for the last 30-plus years. He and Vikie were divorced in 1993. In 1995 Ernie met Sherral Jackson and they were married in 1997. Ernie loved working with his hands and being outdoors. He and Sherral created beautiful and productive gardens at their homes in Florence, Arizona and Jerome, Idaho. Ernie also loved spending time with family and friends. He and Sherral were welcoming hosts and their house was often filled with happy guests and smiling faces. Ernie will be remembered as a loving husband, caring father, supportive and loving grandfather, a wonderful big brother, and a great friend to many.
Ernie is preceded in death by his father, Clifford Hancock and his mother, Ellen Hancock. He is survived by Sherral Hancock, his wife and partner of 20 years, his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Roberto Albanese of Houston, TX, granddaughter, Ashley Kauffman, Ashley’s husband Matt Biggers of Seattle, WA and grandson, Scotty Kauffman of Boise, ID. Ernie also leaves his brother and sister-in-law Lewie and Jan Hancock of Jerome, sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Darrell Taylor of Castleford and sister Janie Sherwood of Las Vegas, NV and many loving friends, cousins, nieces and nephews who were inspired by his courage, strength and sharp sense of humor.
Arrangements are under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary and Crematory in Jerome. Ernie will be cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date.
JEROME — Sybil “Sue” Eulila Jones Shewmaker, 94, of Jerome passed away on September 30, 2017 surrounded by her family at her home. She was loved immensely by her family and will be dearly missed.
Sue was born in Mesic, North Carolina to Alfred Pratt Jones and Lela Whealton Jones on December 1, 1922. She lived in Mesic until moving to New Bern, North Carolina after graduating high school where she worked selling shoes. While living in New Bern, she met a young Marine from Idaho named Donald W. Shewmaker who was stationed at the nearby Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point. Sue and Don were married May 20, 1945 in New Bern. After moving to Idaho they lived in Kimberly for a short while before settling in the Appleton area of Jerome in the summer of 1949. She spent the rest of her life taking care of her family on the farm in Jerome.
Sue enjoyed reading, playing cards, games, and completing crossword puzzles. She was a game show fanatic, especially enjoying Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Family Feud. She loved flowers and gardening. Sue and Don grew irises, roses, and all kinds of vegetables. She enjoyed fishing with her husband, children, and grandchildren. But she could be found most often cooking in her kitchen. There was always food on the table at midday for those working on the farm and for anyone who came by. She canned fruits and vegetables throughout her life and taught many others to do the same.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years. She is survived by four sons; Alfred (Kathleen), Tom, Jeff (Linda), and Bill, and one daughter Debbie, all of Jerome; 9 grandchildren Lanie (Chris) Bragg of Jerome, Scott (Heidi) Shewmaker of Jerome, Katy Shewmaker and Justin Peterson of Post Falls, Shawna Fultz of Jerome, Bree (Kris) Keller of Jerome, Katie Wilkinson of Tillamook, OR, Riley (Daphne) Martin of Jerome, Aaron (Afton) Martin of Jerome and Wyatt Shewmaker of Twin Falls; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Alfred Jones.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Angie Pierce, Irene Gibson, and Echo Stuhlberg who were like daughters to Sue for their lifelong love and friendship.
The family would also like to thank Dr. Jim Irwin and his office staff and Idaho Home Health and Hospice, especially Dusty and Gracie, for their care and compassion.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel (629 3rd Ave East). Burial will follow at the Jerome Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at the chapel.
Eldine (Klauser) Judd was born May 28, 1925 in Nampa, Idaho to David andKatherina (Weimer) Klauser. She went home to be with the LORD on September 20th, 2017. Eldine and her eight siblings worked hard, growing up on the farm. She met and married Jack Judd after he returned from World War II in 1945. They had two children-Sharon (Noel) Ruhter and Jack (Mary) Judd. Her hobbies were embroidery, quilt making, gardening and golfing. She loved tending to her many flowers and could be found working in her garden until the last couple months of her life. She also enjoyed entertaining in her home and was known to be an excellent cook. Her family, whom she loved to spoil with goodies, loved going to her home to visit. She is survived by her daughter Sharon (Noel) Ruhter of Jerome and her son Jack (Mary) Judd of Lincoln, NE, 6 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Judd, her parents Dave and Katherina Klauser, and 8 siblings. Eldine was baptized and a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Her graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Cemetery Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. Memorials may be sent to Peace Lutheran Open Arms Worship for Shut-Ins in Filer. For information please visit magicvalleyfuneralhome.net.
TWIN FALLS — Kay Aileen Conrad, 80, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Twin Falls on Friday, September 22, 2017. Kay was born on November 30, 1936 to Oliver and Margaret Clough in Hazleton, Idaho. She was the fourth of six children born to Oliver and Margaret. Kay attended Valley High School and graduated in 1953. Her class, the class of 1953, was the first to graduate from Valley High School.
After graduation from Valley High School Kay moved to Twin Falls where she attended the Twin Falls Business College. While attending school and working in her brother’s restaurant, the Echo, she met her future husband Jerry Conrad. Jerry and Kay were married in Elko, Nevada on October 28, 1953. Jerry served his country in the Army during the Korean War, which resulted in the couple relocating briefly to Anchorage, Alaska and then Aurora, Colorado. They returned to Twin Falls to begin their lives after Jerry’s military service. While raising their four children, Kay was a homemaker and worked part time as a checker for Shelby’s grocery store, and then as a Postal Clerk in the Twin Falls USPS contract station. Kay enjoyed camping, reading, working crossword puzzles, gardening and visiting her parents on their farm located in the “Hunt” area of Jerome County. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play a variety of sports from football, to basketball, soccer and baseball. During the past few years Kay became a Boise State Football fan and enjoyed watching the Broncos play.
Kay is survived by her four children; Debbie Wilder of Boise; Brian (Debbie) Conrad of Jerome; Blain (Lisa) Conrad of Twin Falls; Chris (Beth) Conrad of Orlando, Florida; two sisters, JoAnne (Johnny) Wolf of Hazleton, Carol (Bernard) Ellison of Twin Falls and one brother, David Clough of Boise. She is remembered by her eight grandchildren, Alison Wilder of Boise, Mary (Matt) Dorhman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Brianna Conrad of Salt Lake City, Utah, Braedon Conrad of Jerome, Jacinda Conrad of Boise, McKalee Conrad of Boise, Sayer Conrad of Twin Falls and Park Conrad of Cocoa, Florida as well as three great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Margaret and Oliver Clough, her husband Jerry Conrad, her brothers Jack Clough and Phillip Clough and her son-in-law Mark Wilder.
At Kay’s request, there will be no funeral services held. A private family memorial will be held in celebration of her life. Family requests that donations be made to the Twin Falls Senior Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, Twin Falls.
TWIN FALLS—Peggy J. “Peg” Bearden, 80, of Twin Falls, died Friday, September 29, 2017 at Rosetta Assisted Living in Twin Falls.
Peggy was born July 1, 1937 at Hartford City, Indiana to Earl C. & Cleva O. Runyon.
Peggy was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was proud of her family and proud to become “Grandma” to her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and just recently became a great-great grandma. She loved the family get-togethers. Any chance to spend time with her family was very important to her. She had the kindest heart and, as remembered by her grandson, David, the strongest women he knew. She loved all people and always welcomed friends and their children to visit her. She was amazing, generous, and kind. She instilled these values in her children and grandchildren.
Peggy is survived by her children, Diane Elaine Gause, Teri Jean Hendricks, Susan Denise Ryder, 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and brother James Runyon. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Richard Lisle Bordwell, and Stanley James “Jim” Bearden; her son, Roger Earl Bordwell; great-grandchild, Teri Marie Garrett, and a brother, Dick Runyon.
Special acknowledgments to Rosetta Assisted Living staff, Encompass Hospice staff, Serenity Funeral Chapel, and The Jehovah Witnesses.
“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others”.
Her favorite quote was, “ We Cannot Direct the Winds, but We Can Adjust Our Sails”
Cremation was under the direction of Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho, Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared at www.serenityfuneralchapel.com.
GOODING — Douglas Steve Youren, 56, a resident of Gooding, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at his home.
Doug was born on July 11, 1961 in Boise, Idaho, the son of James and Carol Youren. He was raised and educated in Garden Valley, Idaho.
Doug married Mary Kay Jones on July 20, 1991 in Garden Valley. They later moved North of Gooding where they made their home and raised their daughters.
Doug is survived by: his wife, Mary K. Youren of Gooding; his daughters, Audrey Bennett and Rachel Youren, both of Gooding; his brother, Dusty Youren of Gerlach, Nevada; and four sisters, Denine Simpson of Carey, Idaho, Dorthea Dalton of Shoshone, Idaho, Dixie Dill of Dietrich, Idaho, and Deborah Simmons of Carey, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Don Youren; and his parents, James and Carol Youren.
A celebration of Doug’s life will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Gooding County Fairgrounds.
Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
Larry M. Mayne was born September 20, 1947 and passed away September 28, 2017 at the age of 70.
He was preceded in death by his mother Theo M Mayne and his father Myron (Mike) J Mayne and two of his wives Barbara and Donna.
He is survived by his four children, Trisha D, Susan Audet, Shannon Mayne, and David Mayne, also ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers-in-law and many nephews and nieces.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, 136 4th Ave E., in Twin Falls. Condolences may be left at www.whitemortuary.com
CASTLEFORD — Virginia Wheeler, 83, of Castleford, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Virginia was born in Twin Falls on December 6, 1933, to Craig and Olive Casebeer. She attended school in Berger, Fairview and Buhl, graduating from Buhl High School in 1951. She attended Twin Falls Business College and worked for JJ Newberry’s and Barnard’s Auto in Twin Falls.
She married Jim Wheeler on June 22, 1952. She and Jim farmed together in Castleford for over 30 years, retiring in 1983. They wintered in Florence, Az., until January 2017 when ill health forced their return to Idaho.
Virginia’s entire life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to read to them and listen to them read. She was often found up to her elbows in paint or another craft, sewing or cooking project with one of her grandchildren. She referred to her first great-granddaughter, Kynzi, as “Sugar Pie” and Kynzi started calling her “The Sugar Pie Grandma.” This evolved into friends and family calling Virginia “Sugar Pie.” Sugar Pie was known for being a sweet and kind soul. Even when her health declined, she crocheted and donated thousands of hats for local children in Idaho and Arizona.
She is survived by her husband Jim Wheeler of Castleford; daughters, Janet (Terry) Haley of Wendover, Nv. and Nancy (Lee) Glaesemann of Twin Falls; four granddaughters, Jamie (Dallas) Williamson of Jerome, Carly (Travis) Hill of Boise, Nicole (Brett) Hudson of Jerome and Holly Haley of Wendover, Nv.; six great-grandchildren, Kynzi Williamson of Boise, Zeke and Gavin Williamson, Olivia and Jaxon Bezdicek and Hayden Hudson all of Jerome.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Merle (Bill) Curtis, Leila (Del) Smith and Golda (Jim) Wray.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church (400 9th Ave. N. In Buhl).
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Buhl First Baptist Church. Interment will follow the services at Buhl’s West End Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl.
HEYBURN — Rema finished her day’s work Sept. 28, 2017, at age 96, and can go on to finish her life’s work.
She was born March 1, 1921, in Ogden, Utah, to Carson Gilbert and Nellie Louisa Florence Kidd. She was in the Primary Children’s Hospital for 18 months when she was 4. The family lived in Acequia, then in Declo during the Depression. She married Delbert Samuel Oliver in 1939. They worked on the Oliver farm and rented a farm in View, Idaho. Their first child, Gary, was born Jan. 1, 1940. It was war time and Delbert got work in the shipyards near Vallejo, Calif. Daryl Sam was born Feb. 1, 1942, in Sonoma, Calif. They moved back to Idaho to farm again where the twin girls, Carol and Cheryl, were born May 8, 1947, in Twin Falls, Idaho.
A good bean crop enabled them to buy a ranch in Florence, Mont. Delbert became ill and they were forced to sell the ranch and move back to Idaho. He passed away Nov. 6, 1952, at age 37. Rema, now a widow at age 31, bought a corner grocery store on Overland Avenue in Burley with the money from the ranch. The store had a house attached which gave her a home and a business.
In September 1955, she married William Doran Combs. Her family grew with the addition of two stepchildren, Bill and Jerry. Doran built Combs Sheet Metal on the store property. In 1963, she leased out the store and they bought a house near the river in Heyburn. She lovingly tended the house in Heyburn for the next 50 years. She spent the last five years at Highland Estates Assisted Living.
She loved to cook, crochet, paint, and square dance. She traveled with Doran all over the country and made a special trip with her mother to England to meet with distant cousins. Another special trip was to Hawaii with her sisters. She loved her family.
Rema is survived by three children, Sam Oliver, Carol Lowder, and Cheryl (John) Collins; step-sons, Bill (Kay) Combs and Jerry Combs; siblings, Jay (Dorothy) Kidd, Joan (Fred) Hawker, and Gwen (Eldon) Searle; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary; husbands, Delbert and Doran; son-in-law, Dean Lowder; daughter-in-law, Donna Oliver; step-daughter-in-law, Maxine Combs; and sisters, Lydia Woodbury, Annah Kidd, Ruth Matthews, June McLean, Nila Schrenk, Merla (Fries) Stone, and Bonnie Richins.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where friends and family may call from 1 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.
HAGERMAN — Velda June Lawrence, 82, passed away peacefully in her home in Hagerman, Idaho surrounded by her loving family on September 25, 2017. Mom’s life was a blessing, her memory a treasure, she was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure. Velda was born to Rufus and Florence Hall on August 28, 1935 in Saint Anthony, ID. Velda graduated salutatorian from Oakley High School class of 1953 and then graduated from Twin Falls Business College in 1955. While attending Business College, she was dragging Main Street and met the love of her life, Dave Lawrence. They were married on April 8, 1956 in Twin Falls, Idaho and remained happily married for 52 years. They had three children: Cherie, Jerry and Cade. In 1968, she went to work for Idaho First National Bank and then joined the Forest Service for 9 years as an information specialist. In 1981, Dave and Velda purchased and operated La Casita Mexican Restaurant in Twin Falls until 1989 when she retired. Over the years, Dave and Velda spent countless hours fishing, camping, canoeing, and skiing with their children and grandchildren. Velda was a ski instructor at Soldier Mountain for over 10 years. Some of her fondest memories were of the times spent at Soldier Mountain with family and friends. In 1995, Dave and Velda followed their dream to retire and live in the Hagerman Valley on the river. Mom felt that you are a little closer to heaven when you live by the water. During this time, they made many new friends with Dinner Club, Bridge Club, and Social events. After Dave’s passing in 2008 Velda stayed involved in various activities including Mentor Club, Garden Club, Aerobics and Bridge Club. She will be greatly missed by her children, family, and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Cherie (Scott) Grybek of Tampa FL, her son, Jerry (Robyn) Lawrence of Kimberly ID, her son, Cade (Julie) Lawrence of Portland OR, her sister, Gale Shark of Las Vegas NV, her brother-in-law, Terry (Mary) Lawrence of Twin Falls ID, her seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Dave Lawrence, her parents Rufus and Florence Hall and her in-laws Jack and Mary Lawrence. The Family would like to extend they’re thanks to Dr. Lisa Burgett, Dr. Jared Manning, and Vision’s Hospice. A memorial service will be held at Rosenau funeral home in Twin Falls at 1:30 PM on October 14, 2017. In lieu of flowers the family requests that remembrances be sent to the Hagerman library PO. Box 330, Hagerman ID. 83332 or the Hagerman senior center -PO. Box 509, Hagerman, ID. 83332. To leave a condolence or read more about Velda’s life please visit www.rosenaufuneralhome.com.
BUHL — Keegan Thomas Felton, the young man with the never-give-up attitude, has passed from this earth. He was born May 7, 1994, in Twin Falls, Idaho, and died suddenly on Monday, September 25, 2017, while jogging on the indoor track at the University of Idaho Fitness Center.
Keegan entered the world under difficult circumstances. He and his mother, Brenda, had to fight for their lives following a complicated birth. Keegan was a determined soul from his first breath to his last. He faced life with an unequaled ability to overcome any obstacle placed in his path. His kind and gentle spirit has been an inspiration to his family and those who knew him best.
Keegan spent his childhood years in Buhl. He loved doing things with his family. He was always ready to participate in family boating, water skiing, four- wheeling, skiing at Sun Valley, entertaining friends, or helping cook and serve for the Vandal Pig Out. His school years were spent at Popplewell Elementary, Buhl Middle School, and Buhl High School. It was in high school that found his passion in life . . . . . . . ACTING. The Buhl Drama teacher, Mr. B (David Blaszkiewicz), became his teacher, mentor, and friend. It was through his involvement with other like-minded students and under the caring guidance of Mr. B that Keegan was able to enjoy countless hours of rehearsals, set building, and performances in theatre productions. He often memorized not only his part in a play, but also all the other cast members’ parts! The Thespians and other students interested in acting became the center of his teenage world. He was selected during his Junior year as the recipient of the Triple A award for Activities. It was an honor that Keegan cherished.
After high school graduation, Keegan applied to the University of Idaho and was selected for the Ravens Program (for students on the autism spectrum). He flourished in the new learning environment. He was proud to be taking traditional credited classes along with participating in all aspects of college life. A presentation he made to the Seagraves Charitable Foundation resulted in a gift of $100,000 to help fund the Ravens Program. This year he was chosen to begin training to be a mentor to other students in that program.
His highest aspiration was to become a famous actor. In Moscow, he was chosen for the lead role in a student written and directed movie, “The Wounded.” The movie won first place in the Keno Film Festival.
Whether Keegan was living on campus or off, he always answered the phone, “Vandal Headquarters!” He was a loyal Vandal supporter and attended most athletic events. Tailgating and sitting in the Ad Club Box were two of his favorite activities. He was very relieved when the Vandals recently won their 6-plus hour game against Southern Alabama and was looking forward to Homecoming. His Facebook page reflected a young man who made an effort to stay connected with those he loved. He initiated conversations and could tell any listener the history and statistics of almost any motion picture (past and present). All of this was done with energy and enthusiasm. His response to anyone asking how he was doing was always, “I’M GOOD!” And, he would close the conversation with “GO VANDALS!” At the end of his life, he was happy with where he was, what he was doing, and the people surrounding him. He loved his family, his actor friends, his pets, and the University of Idaho. He will be buried on a hilltop that overlooks his beloved Vandal Nation.
Keegan is survived by his mother and father, Mike and Brenda Felton (Twin Falls); his brother, Cooper (Moscow), his grandparents, Mike and Judy Felton (Buhl) and Norm and Flora Walker (Boise); his Aunts and Uncles, Jeff Walker (Danielle) of Boise, Heather Medland (Kurt) (Herndon, Virginia), Donna Albaitero (Juan) (Woodland, Wa.), and cousins Andrew, Emma, Morgan, Amanda and Mateo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Buhl High School Drama Department or Camp Rainbow Gold. A private family burial was held in Moscow.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the 7th Street Gymnasium in Buhl. Arrangements are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl.
Russell James “Russ” Wilcock passed away on Monday the 18th, 2017 at 5:45PM surrounded by his wife LaRae Wilcock, daughter Pam Wilson, son Russ Wilcock, grandson Abe Thietten, and Rob Thietten. Russell J. Wilcock was born on November 20th, 1924 in Pomona California and was the son of Gerald Blain Wilcock and Alma Joan Lewis. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother Gerald Wilcock and he is survived by his wife, daughter, son, grandson, sister Alyeen Davidson and Peggy Wheeler.
Those of us that were with him prior to his passing feel so fortunate we had the opportunity to tell him how much we love him. Russ was a loving husband and father and was a friend to many people. He could effortlessly start a conversation with a total stranger, introduce himself and all his family, and by the end of the conversation the stranger was a friend and felt as though they had known Russ their entire life.
Russ was a mechanic by trade, but taught himself to how to do so many things. He would often use his knowledge and many skills to help others such as repairing cars, things around the house, sprinkler systems, and much more. He enjoyed fishing, growing a few vegetables, working on cars, going to car races, and tinkering with random pieces of stuff most would consider junk to repurpose it into something useful.
Russ loved and was very proud of his family. We love him and are proud of him too and will miss him very, very much!
Services will be at 1PM on October 6th at the Idaho State Veteran’s Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise, ID 83714.
Services will begin by rendering military funeral honors (approx. 5-10 min). Committal services are limited to 20 minutes, so after honors are rendered we will leave the remaining time open for comments but they will need to be kept short.
Volunteers will be available on the day of the service to greet guests as you enter the gates to the Veterans Cemetery and during the service if you have questions.
After the service at the Veteran’s Cemetery we will have an informal celebration of life potluck at Pam and Richard Wilson’s house on 728 E Kaibab Trail Dr., Meridian, ID 83646.
If you wish to send cards, etc. please send them to LaRae Wilcock, 1421 Darrah Dr., Meridian, ID 83646.
Isabel (Blue) Brown died peacefully at home in Hampton, VA. Born in Minot, ND, she attended six different grade schools before her family settled in Seattle, WA. A true renaissance person; with her two Bachelor’s degrees, she worked on three continents as a community health nurse, nursing school instructor, surgical practice manager, hospital nursing education coordinator, bush pilot, and president of her local nursing and art associations. Blue loved traveling. As an adult, she lived in the US, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Cameroun, and Papua New Guinea. A published artist, her paintings are treasured by friends and family. She is survived by her spouse, Leo Brown, siblings, Mary Louise Kaufer and R. George Schmidt; her children, Rebecca and Joel; their spouses; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She leaves a legacy of “love, joy, and adventure”.
Arrangements are under direction of R Hayden Smith Funeral home, 245 S Armistead Ave, Hampton VA 236669 Phone # 757-723-3191
TWIN FALLS — Thelma Swartz, age 85, of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls.
Thelma was born in Filer, Idaho, in August 1932 to Henry and Ethel Huddleston. She went to school in Filer, Idaho and later graduated high school at CSI in Twin Falls, Idaho. Thelma married Lowell G. Tracy, in 1953 they had their daughter Pamela. Together they enjoyed many years together.
Later she married George Swartz in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1968 and were together until his death in 2007. Throughout the years they enjoyed many adventures. Thelma enjoyed sewing, fishing, dancing, and time spent with family and friends. Thelma worked many jobs later retiring from SavMore Drug where Dave treated her like family. Thelma was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many and will be missed by all.
She is survived by one brother George Huddleston and daughter Pamela(Brent) Thomas, four grandchildren, Krista Bell, Sammy Stephens, Tracy Thomas, Robert Thomas and many great, great great grandchildren. Preceded in death husband George Swartz, parents, Henry and Ethel Huddleston, five siblings, Jay Huddleston, Gordon Huddleston, Bud Huddleston, Patrica Rippee, Lola Burgoyne, great-granddaughter Alexis Mogensen. You will be missed mom and I love you!
Funeral service will be held October 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Parks Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho. A family gathering after services will be held at Norms Catering Room on Main Street, Twin Falls, Idaho.
BURLEY — On Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, our beloved mother, grandmother and sister went peacefully to our Heavenly Father and her eternal companion, Archer L Mills. She died peacefully at the home she lived in with her daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Kelly Davis, in Gilbert, Ariz. She lived most of her 94 years of life in Burley, Idaho.
Effie Lyn Holt was born in Oakley, Idaho, April 11, 1923, to Ivan Willey and Ruth Parry Holt. She was the third of eight children; namely, Wilson, Roberta, Edna, Nancy, Ruth, Ivan, and Jane. She grew up and attended school in Oakley. She went to college and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. While at BYU, she enjoyed playing on the women’s basketball team. Effie married Archer L Mills, her sweetheart of 64 years, on Oct. 7, 1942, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2006.
Effie was married just 17 days before Archer joined the United States Navy. During Archer’s service she worked as a secretary. After returning from the service, they moved to Burley. Besides being a dedicated mother and homemaker, she worked on the farm and later worked in the Cassia Probate and Magistrate Courts until her retirement.
They were blessed with five children: four sons, Douglas Archer, Gordon Holt, Wayne Scott, and Lynn Allen; and one daughter, Trudy. She believed and taught her children and grandchildren to know that families are forever. Her sweet disposition and appreciation for life always brought joy and happiness. She loved and was deeply loved by her children, grandchildren, and friends.
She married Issac Lee in 2009. They enjoyed five years of love and companionship until his death in December 2013.
Effie was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully as president of the ward Relief Society and counselor in the stake Relief Society. Arch and Effie’s posterity produced 22 missionaries. Together, they served three full-time missions: California Oakland International in 1987; California Arcadia in 1989; and the Boise Idaho Temple from 1991 until 1994. Additionally, they served many years as temple workers. Effie was also a missionary by the way she lived her life; she loved to serve the Lord and set an example for her family. She was encouraging, responsible, a woman of integrity, and had an everlasting kindness and love for her family. She would do everything in the world to make her family happy. She never missed a chance to share her testimony and tell everyone that she loved Jesus Christ and the living prophet.
She was gifted in the art of sewing, cooking, singing, music, playing boards games, and Rook (which she insisted on playing by her self-created Rook rules). She loved playing golf and won several golf tournaments and once shot a hole-in-one. She also enjoyed pulling pranks.
Effie is survived by her children, Doug (Kaylene) of King Hill (presently serving a mission in California), Gordon (Janet) of Burley, Wayne (Judy) of Sandy, Utah, Lynn (Diane) of Mesa Ariz., and Trudy (Kelly) Davis of Gilbert, Ariz.; her siblings, Edna Mills, Nancy Olsen, Ruth Burton, and Ivan Holt; 30 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren (who were all special in her eyes, loving them each in her own way).
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wilson Holt; sisters, Roberta Thatcher and Jane Warren; and one great-great-grandchild, Tegan Rees.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Burley 3rd Ward, 2200 Oakley Ave., where friends and family may call from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Officiating will be Bishop Steven Gerratt. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
Clinton LaMar Hurst died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Utah Valley Hospital after a short illness. His family will miss him dearly.
LaMar was born June 19, 1936 in Declo, Idaho, to Winfield and Arvella (Thorne) Hurst. He graduated from Declo High School in 1954. He then attended Ricks College for two years. LaMar served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Central Atlantic States Mission from 1956 to 1958. Upon his return, he married JoAnn L. Phillips on September 11, 1958. They had seven children, and niece Gretchen joined their family at eight years of age. They raised their family in Burley, Idaho.
LaMar worked at Morgan and Lindsay in Declo and Garrett Freightlines in Burley before he joined the Cassia County Sheriff’s Department in 1979. He also managed the LDS Burley Stake church farm for many years, which gave him an opportunity to live his dream and do what he grew up with—farming. Upon retiring in 1998, he worked for a time at King’s Wholesale as a truck driver. LaMar and JoAnn served in the Australia Sydney South mission from 2003 to 2005. They moved to Lindon, Utah, in 2016. LaMar missed Idaho and longed to return to his beloved home state.
LaMar is survived by his wife, JoAnn; his eight children, Kim (Candi), Ray (Lorie), Kent (Darla), Carey (Darin) Perkins, Drew (Allison), Karlene (Lindsey) Altom, Vernal (Sara), and Gretchen (Darby) Newton; as well as 36 grandchildren; and 17 ½ great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Norman Hurst; and one sister, Belva Henscheid.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Declo Stake Center. Burial will follow at the Declo Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and beginning at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral at the church on Wednesday.
KIMBERLY — Jerry Richard Morton 71, of Kimberly, Idaho, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2017 due to complications of pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his wife and children.
Jerry was born on October 25, 1945 in American Fork, Utah and adopted by Bernard and Mattie Morton of Kaysville, Utah, where he was raised. Jerry attended Davis High School and graduated in 1964, then enlisted in the U.S. Army 1964-72.
Jerry met his wife of 42 years while he was driving semi-truck. Teddie Standefer was working at the Burns Brothers Husky Truck stop as a waitress. They knew each other for only 3 weeks but it was love at first sight. He loved her long legs and long hair so he swooped her off her feet in a cloud of diesel smoke. They were married on November 16, 1974. Jerry couldn’t promise her the world but he did promise she wouldn’t be bored.
Jerry had several jobs in his lifetime. After his military service, he became a jack of all trades. Jerry drove Semi Truck, worked in fiber glass & sheet metal fabrication and was a machine mechanic at a potato processing plant. Jerry LOVED being a firefighter!! Jerry started his firefighting career at Simplot Burley, where he joined the fire brigade. When he moved the family to Kimberly he joined the Kimberly/T.F.Co. Mutual Fire Dept. in 1987, were he rose to rank of Asst. Chief. He was involved in the formation for the Rock Creek Fire District. He became a state instructor for Emergency Services Training. Jerry was on the Board of Directors for the Southern Idaho Fire Academy for 21 years. He loved to watch the fresh faces learning about fire safety and the seasoned firefighters learning about the latest techniques of fire suppression.
Of all the jobs Jerry had, he loved being a family man. He was so proud of his 4 children, Richard, John, Tracy, & Robyn. Camping was the highlight of the Summer, topping it off with the “Great Hunt” with his sons and grandsons. They rarely brought one home but they had a blast in trying.
Jerry is proceeded by his parents Bernard and Mattie Morton. He is survived by his loving wife Teddie, 4 children, 7 grandchildren, 8 brothers and sisters.
Services will be held at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home on October 3rd at 2 pm. Visitation will be from 5-7 on October 2nd. A grave side service will be at Rock Creek Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, south of Hansen on Rock Creek Rd.
Helga Pesendorfer was born in Linz, Austria on July 21, 1924 to Werner Pesendorfer and Wulfhilde Veitl Pesendorfer. She attended Handelsacadamie business college in Linz.
As WWII ended, Helga worked as an interpreter for the American troops and met Rollins Anderson. She came to the United States in June 1947 and married Rollins. They were married for 9 years. She was the first war bride in Twin Falls. Her parents moved to the area in October 1951.
A few years after their divorce, she met Theodore Sturgill while working at the Land Bank. They married on October 1, 1963, and were married for 40 years until Ted passed on January 25, 2004. She called Ted the love of her life.
Together, they worked hard and played hard. They loved farming and ranching together, as well as fishing and camping. She was a lover of animals large and small, and they had many pets over the years.
She is survived by Ted’s two children, Lois Sturgill Willis and Eugene Hart Sturgill, 10 step grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.
A Jehovah’s Witness memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall on Saturday at 4:30. A viewing take place Sunday from 6-8 pm at Rosenau Funeral Home. The Funeral service will be Monday at 11 am at Rosenau Funeral Home, with a graveside service to follow at Sunset Memorial.
Family and friends are encouraged to share memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
HEYBURN — Our beloved mother, Blaza Garza Lara, passed away in her home at 3:00 pm on Monday September 25th surrounded by family.
Blaza was born December 3rd, 1930 in Guerrero, Mexico to Rafael and Gonzala Garza. While growing up, Blaza’s passions were going to school and helping to care for her brothers and sisters. Later in life, she met and married Ramon Lara. After spending the first part of their life together in Texas, they moved to Idaho and started a family. Their four children became the center point of their lives and they worked tirelessly to provide a better life for them.
Blaza loved to garden, and she was able to grow the most beautiful flowers in any kind of soil. She loved to embroider, somehow (we believe it was magic) manipulating her antique sewing machine into creating breath-taking patterns on our pillowcases. Blaza excelled in the kitchen, making each meal with love from scratch.
But Blaza’s true passion was her family. She made sacrifices time and again to make certain her children were taken care of. On those days where her children had to get up early, she was up much earlier to make sure they had a hot meal. She always ensured that her children had clean clothes to wear. She spent so much of her life loving and worrying about her children (and later her grandchildren and great-grandchildren).
Blaza was preceded in death by her husband Ramon and her brother Guadalupe Garza. She is survived by her siblings Elida Lopez, Matilde (Tilita) Cavazos, Adan Garza, Elma Salinas, and Juan Garza. She is also survived by her four children: Juanita (Randall) Teeter, Rafael (Flora) Lara, Ramon (Ruby) Lara, and Albert (Amanda) Lara, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Hwy 24 in Rupert. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening form 6:00 until 8:00 at Morrison Funeral home and one hour prior to the services on Saturday.
TWIN FALLS — Virginia Lee Undhjem, 85, of Twin Falls, Idaho passed away suddenly on Monday, September 25, 2017 at her home in Twin Falls.
Virginia was born on June 24, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah the daughter of Earl and Grace Frandsen Peterson. She grew up in Bountiful, Utah and graduated from Davis High School. She furthered her education at Idaho State University where she earned her Master’s Degree in Physical Education in 1983. Virginia taught school at O’Leary Junior High School for over 38 years. She taught History and P.E. as well as coached girls basketball and track. She was an icon of O’Leary Junior High and taught generations of students. She retired from the Twin Falls School District in 1992.
Virginia’s love was golf. She played almost every day that she could. She was a member of the Twin Falls Golf Club and Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls. She mastered the game winning several tournaments around the valley for many years including 5 time Idaho State Women’s Golf Champion including 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1988 as well as the Magic Valley Amateur 25 times.
Virginia loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a fierce competitor on the golf course and loved those whom she played with. A great teacher, neighbor and friend. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
Virginia is survived by her three children, Lance (Debra) Undhjem of Litchfield Park, Arizona; Robin (Vern) Brassey of Boise, Idaho and Eric (Kristin) Undhjem of Telluride, Colorado; as well as her sister-in-law, Joyce Peterson of Bountiful, Utah. She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Lane Undhjem, Luke Undhjem, Hope Brassey, Erin Brassey and Soren Undhjem. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Richard Peterson.
Funeral services for Virginia will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Twin Falls 5th Ward LDS Church, 421 Maurice Street North, Twin Falls with Bishop Jon Conder conducting. Burial will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday at the Bountiful Cemetery in Bountiful, Utah. A gathering for family and friends will take place on Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at White Mortuary, 136 4th Ave. East, Twin Falls.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be given in Virginia’s name to the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff or can be mailed to American Diabetes Association Idaho Affiliate, 1111 S. Orchard St., Boise, Idaho 83702.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.
GOODING — Donald LeRoy Simis died of a broken heart on September 28, 2017 following the passing of Mary Jean, his wife of 66 years.
Don was born May 21st, 1930 in Gooding, Idaho, to Anna and Sam Simis. He grew up on a farm east of town where he learned to love the wide-open spaces, the soil and the big horizons of the Magic Valley.
He graduated from Gooding High School in 1948 after serving on the Student Council. He attended Utah State University on a football scholarship where he majored in Agronomy and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and ROTC.
In 1951, Don married his high school sweetheart, Mary Jean Robertson. It was the beginning of a 66-year journey that only ended when Mary Jean passed away on 13 September of 2017.
After college graduation, Don served his country in the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Bliss Texas for the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, then on to Fairbanks, Alaska for a tour with an Air Defense Artillery Battalion.
Don and Mary Jean returned to Gooding, the town they loved, in 1956 and he went to work for the Gooding Seed Company. He started out doing fieldwork, traveling across southern Idaho, meeting farmers and getting to know the seed business. He also worked many long and dusty nights in the back of the seed company building cleaning seed.
In 1962, Don became the head of the Gooding Seed Company, which he ran for the next 33 years. In 1968, he expanded the company by going into the fertilizer business with his brother-in-law, Larry Robertson.
Don was an astute businessman, and with Larry, built the Gooding Seed Company into one of the most successful agribusinesses in southern Idaho. He was recognized by his peers who elected him President of the Pacific Seed Association in 1986.
Don committed countless hours to his community, serving on the Gooding City Council and on the College of Southern Idaho Foundation. He volunteered at the Gooding Elementary School for 11 years, helping to improve the young students’ reading and English skills. Don and Mary Jane were honored by the Governor as Idaho School Volunteers of the Year in 2011. Don was a proud member of the Gooding Rotary club for 54 years. He was active in the Gooding Methodist Church for 61 years, and was also a member of the El Korah Shrine.
Don had a passion for golf, shooting and bird hunting. He played golf avidly well into his 80s, with two holes in one to his credit. He was a member of both the Gooding and Jerome country clubs. For 15 years following his retirement, he and Mary Jean went south for the winter to enjoy the warm weather and play golf in Palm Desert with friends and family.
Perhaps his greatest passion was bird hunting. In the brisk fall air, he would tramp the fields around Gooding with his friends and beloved dogs, hunting for pheasants. On fall and winter days Don and his hunting companions would venture out to the fields before dawn or in the late afternoons and lay in wait for the ducks to fly in. Don was an excellent duck caller and called in many a flock. He was known to celebrate the end of a successful hunting day with a nip of apricot brandy to help sharpen his eyesight for the next hunting trip.
Don also loved to shoot trap and could be found on many a Tuesday evening east of town at the Gooding Trap Club near the house where he grew up. He was a member of several trap shooting organizations including the Rocky Mount Oysters, and the Shoshones.
Every year, Don planted his garden across the alley and unfailingly nurtured it to yield multiple crops of sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables he always shared with friends and neighbors.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jean, who passed away on September 13, 2017, and by his two sisters Dorothy Lutz and Minnie Krahn. He is survived by his sister, Nancy Mortensen, and his brother, Larry (Lana) Simis.
Don and Mary Jean had three children: Julie (Rod) Gramer, Rob (Teresa) Simis and Rick (Joan) Simis. They were also blessed with seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren: Bryan (Xiao) Simis; Stephanie Simis; Rose (Michael) Cole, Anna (Brett) Halverson; Molly (Jimmy) Wilkinson; Jennifer (Lukas) Gramer, Robbie Gramer, and Brad and Ryan Cloyd.
He had five great-grandchildren: James Cole, Lucy Halverson, Daniel and Mia Simis, and Ella Brooks Cloyd.
Don and Mary Jean traveled extensively around the world with their friends and family to such locations as Hong Kong, Panama, Russia, Hungary, Italy, the Holy Land and, especially Germany where they loved visiting their grandchildren who lived there.
Don had many lifelong friends in Gooding and throughout the Intermountain West. He had many great times golfing, hunting, traveling and socializing with them all. He always had a twinkle in his eye as he teased and joked with them.
Don will be remembered fondly as the patriarch of the family who was always there whenever someone needed help or advice. He will also be remembered as a devoted husband and loyal friend. Don and Mary Jean held a special place in their hearts for their grandchildren. They traveled across United States and to Europe to celebrate their births, baptisms, graduations and weddings. In return, their grandchildren loved them back, traveling across United States and from Europe to be with them even in their last days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gooding United Methodist Church, the Rotary Foundation or to Ducks Unlimited.
A celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Gooding United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery followed by a reception at the Gooding Country Club.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
FAIRFIELD — Bronwyn Rhys “Nick” Davies, 91, of Fairfield, died suddenly September 25, 2017 at his home near Fairfield, Idaho.
Nick was born September 12, 1926 in Huntington, West Virginia to Ellis Rhys Davies and Emma Lavada Black-Davies. When Nick was two, the family moved to Redlands, California where Ellis had accepted an instructor position at Redlands University. Nick spent his childhood riding horses and playing in the orange groves surrounding the family home.
He graduated from Redlands High School in 1944 and immediately joined the Navy. He was sent to radio school to learn Morse code and was assigned to an ammunition ship. In Nick’s first deployment, his ship was kamikazed in Pacific Ocean. He was blown into the water and badly burned, but was fortunate to be rescued. Most of his shipmates did not survive. Upon discharge from the Navy, he attended Redlands University, majoring in Education.
On June 4, 1948, Nick married Zada Willard. He and Zada had three children: Michael, Joanne, and Cheryl. In 1950, Nick and Zada moved to Bakersfield, California, where Nick began teaching both elementary school and physical education for junior high. He taught school for thirty-six years, in the Greenfield Union School District. He influenced thousands of children, implemented little league baseball, and a long lasting recreation program in the Bakersfield area.
Nick married Nancy Packham on July 7, 1973 in Grover City, California. Upon their retirement from teaching in 1986, Nick and Nancy moved to her hometown of Fairfield, Idaho and began a successful home-based business.
He served the Fairfield community as a probation officer for five years and an EMT for ten years. Nick enjoyed fishing and hunting, and especially traveling and eating out.
He is survived by: his wife, Nancy; his children, Michael (Ann) Davies, Joanne (Larry) Keller, and Cheryl (Jerry) Laymance; four granddaughters, Lorie Monaco, Crystal Downs, Nicole Tramel, and Paige Davies; three great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; two wonderful previous daughters-in-laws, Kathi Davies and Becky Davies; and several cousins.
A viewing will be held for Nick at Demaray Funeral Service—Gooding Chapel on Friday, September 29 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.
Nick’s nephew Charles Roy Packham passed away six hours before on September 24, 2017 in Twin Falls, Idaho.
A combined graveside service will be held for Nick and Charles on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Mountain View Cemetery north of Fairfield, Idaho. Nick’s funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your favorite charity.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
Charles Roy Packham (Charlie, Chuck, Mr P) passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept 24th 2017 after a fierce and courageous battle with melanoma cancer.
He was born to Katherine Stevens and Charles H Packham in Idaho Falls and was one of four boys, Charles was loved and cherished by many.
In his free time he enjoyed BS’ing with his closest friends, watching his LA Rams, and hunting or fishing.
Charles is survived by his three children, Kinley Packham of Twin Falls, Brandon (Courtney) Shearer of Kuna and Brook (Tristan) Ash of Kuna. Significant other Heather Rolph of Twin Falls. Father Charles (Carol) Packham two brothers Eddy and David, his three grandchildren, Alexander, Rhyalyn and Emerson several close aunts and uncles and many friends. He was precede in death by his mother, Katherine A Stevens; brother George Packham; both sets of Grandparents.
A Family & Friends Memorial Service will take place Friday September 29, 2017 from 2 p.m-5 p.m at Rosenau Funeral home Twin falls. Please come as you are—casual, as we all know that’s how Charles would have wanted it.
Catherine “Cathie” B. Pepper, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at a care facility in Pocatello, Idaho.
Catherine was born May 19, 1935, to Tom and Myrtle McClendon in Branson, Colorado.
On April 3, 1955, she married Charles E. Pepper in Raton, New Mexico. They were married for 62 years. Together they had two children, Valarie K. and Coy A. Pepper.
Cathie worked at many jobs throughout her life, but the one she was most proud of was her work as the Deputy Treasurer of Gooding County for over 25 years.
Cathie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, crafting and shopping.
Cathie is survived by: her daughter, Valarie (Paul) Petersen of Pocatello; granddaughter, Kristene R. Petersen; great-grandsons, Baylor J. and Dempsey P. Henderson of Victor, Idaho; her son, Coy (Connie) Pepper of Winnemucca, NV; granddaughter, Jamie Pepper of Winnemucca, NV; sister, Joann Banks of Seattle, WA; brother Tom McClendon of Pauldin, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.
Cathie was preceded in death by: her husband, Charles, her parents and sister, Margaret Wilder.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Quinn Meadows Nursing Home, Dr. Mills and the staff at Heritage Hospice for the loving care they gave Cathie during the last stages of her life. The family also expresses their deep gratitude and appreciation to Jill Bright for her love and care of Cathie over the past three years. Jill, you made her days brighter by loving her and being there with her.
As per Cathie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Hagerman Senior Center 140 E. Lake St. in Hagerman, Idaho. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home 211 W. Chubbuck Rd, in Chubbuck, Idaho. Condolences may be sent to the family online at wilksfuneralhome.com.
Shanna Lee Anderson Rector 57, passed away from natural causes on Sunday morning, September 24, 2017. Shanna was born April 19, 1960 to Ariel Gustav Anderson and Alberta Mae Anderson in Burley, Idaho.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Todd Anderson. Shanna is survived by her ex-husband Timothy Rector, their two sons, Justin Rector (Michelle) and Aaron Rector, and her beloved sister Jaynee McCarroll. Shanna has three rambunctious grandsons, one amazing granddaughter, many nieces and nephews and even some great-nieces and great-nephews.
Shanna and her family would like to thank Woodstone Assisted Living and their staff for their love and care. Shanna will be sorely missed by everyone who had the fortune of getting to know her. Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Rd, Twin Falls, ID 83301. To share memories or condolences please go to her memorial page at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com
Lois May Shuler Rice was born November 21, 1934 in Sheldon, Kansas to Willard & Ruth (Andrews) Shuler. She and her family moved to Murtaugh, Idaho a few years later where she grew up with her three sisters. She passed peacefully Sunday, September 24th with her daughters by her side.
She met the love of her life, Cecil Leon Rice when he and his family traveled from Missouri to Murtaugh to work in the fall spud harvest. They were married a few years later on October 23, 1947 and raised 5 children together. They were later sealed for time and all eternity on October 23, 1970 in the Logan LDS Temple.
Lois was first and foremost a Momma to her children and a wife and helpmate to her husband. She and Leon built a happy life together. She and the family spent 20 years moving around with the Air Force because being together was most important. After retiring from the Air Force, they moved to Ogden, Utah for 8 years. While living there they joined the LDS Church. In 1973 they moved to Filer, Idaho to be close to Lois’s parents and sisters.
All the neighbor kids gathered at Lois’s house and she was happiest when she was feeding people – meals, snacks or treats. She was a true caregiver. She worked outside of the home some and served as ward librarian in Filer for many years, but always put her husband and family first.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Ruth, her stepfather George Drown, her husband and sweetheart Leon, son JR, son-in-law Dennis Henson, sister Betty Crawford, and brothers-in-law Charles Crawford and Jack Jones. She is survived by her sisters, Doris Jones and Norma (Larry) Wilson, her daughters, Wanda (Rod) Payne, Sue (Marv) Pebley, Joyce (Jeff) Devey, and Vickie Henson. She has 18 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews who will all miss her loving smile, cookies, cakes and Christmas candy.
She is now back with her sweetheart of almost 70 years and is in his loving arms that she has missed so much the past 4 years. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Lois’s life will be celebrated at a funeral service at 3:00 PM Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Avenue East in Twin Falls. The burial will follow at the Filer Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Saturday from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Reynolds Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be left at reynoldschapel.com.
FILER — Diana Michelle Martin, at age 36, of Filer, Idaho, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by her family.
Diana was born on June 26, 1981, in Socorro, New Mexico. She was the youngest of 5 children and always strived to keep up with her older siblings. She attended primary and secondary schools in Greenville, Texas; Lemoore, California; Council, Idaho; Provo, Utah; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Parma, Idaho. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Diana loved to create using various mediums and was a capable do-it-yourselfer. She always had a goal to serve in the medical industry but due to health restraints it remained a dream. Diana was a fighter through all her health and life challenges, but in her wish to partake of normal life she was blessed with 2 children, Michael and Kailyn. Diana could bring joy and comfort to those she loved and accepted many acts of kindness from family, church members, and friends. The many medical personnel that helped her with comfort, communication, and relief were appreciated and needed by Diana and her family. All the aid was invaluable. Thank you.
Diana is survived by her two children, Michael Fithian and Kailyn Pitts; parents Sharon (Pritchett) Brown and John (Barbee Butts) Martin, Jr.; siblings: Alicia (Robert) Cowger, Rhoeta (Stacy) Murray, David (Melissa) Martin, Greg (Erin) Martin; 9 nephews and 5 nieces; and uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Diana was preceded in death by step-father Robert Brown, grandparents Robert and Evelyn (Small) Pritchett and John Martin and Lucille Jefferson.
Burial will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at noon at the Filer I.O.O.F Cemetery followed by services at 1:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1001 Fair Ave, Buhl, Idaho.
Friends may share memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.
Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.
Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.
Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.
Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.
Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.
Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.
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