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Obituary: Teena Marie Armstrong

February 26, 1949 – January 6, 2018

Boise resident, Teena Marie Armstrong, 68, passed away in her home on Saturday January 6, 2018 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She has returned to her Heavenly Father to use the many wonderful gifts she developed here on Earth.

Teena was born February 26, 1949 in Rupert, Idaho to Elvin C. Kenner and Luana Marie Kenner. She spent her childhood growing up in Rupert attending school there and spending many, many hours at the Rupert swimming pool. She was on the swimming and diving team and continued to enjoy both throughout her life.

The family moved to Burley where Teena eventually graduated from Burley High School (Go Bobcats!) in 1967. During her junior year, she found employment at the Ponderosa Inn. Her sister, Lu Anne, worked with her cleaning rooms to earn money to buy a car. This was very important because with that car, her life took a turn. Lu Anne and Teena would “cruise” Main Street in Burley and on the 13th of November, they found themselves stopped at a red light. A blue pickup with two boys in it pulled up and Teena said, “Don’t you know how to drive?”

Teena had just met Mark Armstrong, who she married on August 16, 1968. Teena and Mark were partners on this earth for almost 50 years and everyone who knew them would say they fit together so well. They worked on the farm, mowed lawns, and finally did some property management together. They were inseparable and accomplished whatever they set out to do.

They raised a family of three boys and one girl: David, Deelynn, Teresa, and Dan. She saw all of them happily married and was rewarded with 21 grandchildren. Teena had a complete devotion and love for her family, especially her grandchildren. Her hope was to hold the youngest one, Jayce, born in 2017 and it was a very special day when she held him in her arms.

Teena had a zest for life and strong sense of serving others. She loved cooking and more importantly, feeding people. She loved having boys and girls in her home to feed. She always made her home a place anyone could feel welcome. It was unusual for friends to be in the house more than 15 minutes without being offered something to eat. Teena may have had only four children, but there were several more that called her, “Mom”.

Teena is survived by her husband, Mark, her sisters Karla and Diane, her children, David and Victoria of Fredricksburg, VA, Dee and Sarah of Rigby, ID, Teresa and James Wray of Boise, ID, Dan and Tera of Nampa, ID and best of all 21 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Elvin and Luana Kenner, and her sisters Lu Anne Rodgers and Virginia.

We wish to thank everyone for their prayers and thoughtfulness during Teena’s last few months and since her departure from this earthly life. The funeral will be Thursday January 18, 2018 at the Boise North Stake Center on 8620 W Goddard St in Boise. The viewing will start at 9:00 am with the service to follow at 10:00 am. Internment will take place at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley, ID the same day at 3:00 pm. Condolences my be left for the family at

Obituary: Herbert William Paul

October 18, 1929 – January 8, 2018

Herbert William Paul, age 88 passed peacefully at his family home on January 8th, 2018 in Eden, Idaho in the same bedroom in which he was born. Herbert was born October 18, 1929 to Herbert F. and Ruth Leslie Paul. The Paul family has lived on the farm since 1915. Herbert farmed the land and raised cattle side by side with his Dad until his dad passed at age 85. He then took over the farm with his family carrying on the tradition.

After being introduced by his cousin Billie Kay Hendrickson (Jones) to the love of his life Jeanne 64 years ago in 1953, they were married on December 22 of that year. The wedding was held in the same family home. The couple raised three children, Michael John Paul, William David Paul and Susan Leslie Pohanka (Paul). He enjoyed a life of farming and raising his family on the farm. He was a one time recipient of the Farm Bureau Farmer of the year. Herbert instilled in his children the ethic of hard work and appreciation for the beauty and wonder of life.

He enjoyed flying his own plane and even flew into the back country, loved wood working and camping trips to the Oregon coast with his best friends Charles and Phyllis Utt. He built two grandfather clocks and beautiful custom shelves. His other hobbies include bowing, golfing and skiing. In his younger days, he was an avid motorcycle enthusiast.

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents Herbert F. Paul and Ruth Leslie Paul, brother Russell Paul, sisters Hazel Jones and June Green, brother in laws Earl and Warren Howard.

Surviving Herbert are his wife of 64 years, Jeanne Paul (Eden), sister-in-law Margie Howard of Twin Falls and sons Michael John Paul of Salmon, William David Paul (wife Sandy) of Twin Falls, daughter Susan Leslie Pohanka (husband Michael) of Jerome, grandchildren Joseph Paul (Andrea) of Twin Falls, Laura Bulzomi (Geno) of Eaton, Colorado, Lance Paul (Lonnie) of Buhl, Christopher Pohanka (Daisi) of Meridian, Megan Ewert (Steve) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Parker Paul of Twin Falls. His surviving family includes thirteen great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Herbert was an amazing husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandpa (Papa Smurf) and friend. So loving kind and caring, he was a member of Valley Presbyterian Church in Hazelton.

A special thank you to St. Luke’s staff, Home Health & Our Angel Alma with hospice, Dr. Ficklin, Dr. Rosenblum and a special thank you for the dear neighbor Jean Shawver and surrounding neighbors.

Herbert’s celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 20th at 11:00 am at Rosenau Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Valley Presbyterian Church, Hazelton, ID or Silver and Gold Senior Center, Eden, ID.

Family and friends are encouraged to share memories at

Idaho homes have high radon gas levels

Idaho homes have high radon gas levels

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has discovered, during 20 years of monitoring, that nearly 40 percent of Idaho homes tested for radon have higher-than-recommended levels of the naturally-occurring radioactive gas. This is in homes in every Idaho county.

Radon is an invisible radioactive gas formed from natural deposits of uranium and radium in Idaho soils. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States; the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon causes 21,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

The only way to know if a home has high levels of radon is to test for it. This involves placing a small measuring device in the home for several days. The kit is then mailed to a lab for processing, with results returned to the homeowner. Visit to order a radon test kit, with simple instructions, for $9.95. The cost for the test covers shipping, handling and test results.

Xavier Charter School open enrollment

is approaching

TWIN FALLS — Xavier Charter School will be accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-2019 school year from Feb. 1—March 31 for grades K—12.

More information: call 208-734-3947 or go to go to

Mormon church to announce

new leadership

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church plans to announce its new leadership on Tuesday, acting in the wake of the death of President Thomas S. Monson.

A statement issued Wednesday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the announcement will be made by President Russell M. Nelson, who is the faith’s senior apostle.

The church’s statement says Nelson will address church members via live broadcast at 9 a.m. MST from Salt Lake City on satellite feeds and the church’s social media and online channels.

Monson died Jan. 2 at age 90 after nearly a decade leading the church. Approximately 11,000 people attended a funeral Friday.