Beverly Joan Mills of Twin Falls passed peacefully from this life on December 26th at the age of 91.
Bev was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Frank Koyl and Muriel Pettibone Koyl. Her mother married William (Bill) Jaenichen Jr. in 1932, and Bill adopted Bev. He was a banker and Muriel was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Detroit. Summers were spent at the family cottage on Woodhull Lake where she enjoyed canoeing and swimming.
Bev attended Olivet College in Michigan where she studied and excelled at modern dance and drama. Despite a deep love of acting, she chose not to pursue it out of concerns her parents would disapprove. Bev was briefly married to Howell Eurich, her high school sweetheart.
In 1954 she moved to Florida to escape cold winters. She worked as a bookkeeper and secretary, spent time sailing and fishing, and traveled to Cuba. In 1971 Bev left Florida in order to study computer programing at the University of Northern Arizona. She later moved to Idaho to be near her sister Cora Lee and to explore the beauty of the state. Bev became a Christian in 1981 and was baptized in icy Lake Cascade.
Bev returned to Florida in 1988 and reconnected with long-time friend Perry DeLaney. Perry was diagnosed with an advanced cancer and Beverly accompanied him during treatment. They eventually married and she cared for him until his death.
Back in Idaho in 1993, she heard about mission work being done in Russia and felt called to go. She spent a year in Moscow and recounted it as one of the most satisfying and enriching experiences of her life.
In 1996 she met Paul Mills, who became her best friend. They were married the following year. In retirement Bev helped found Jubilee House, a treatment program and home for women with substance abuse issues.
She loved to crochet, do crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and she could be a real hoot. She loved animals her whole life.
Beverly was preceded in death by her sister, Cora Lee Detweiler, and brother-in-law, George Detweiler. She is survived by her husband, Paul Mills, nieces Lisa (Mike) Detweiler Barker and Erin (William) O’Neill, great nieces and nephews George Barker, Anna Catherine Barker, Eben O’Neill, and Cora Lee O’Neill, stepsons Richard (Cynthia) Mills and Don (Sherry) Mills, step-grandson Joshua Mills, step-granddaughter Stephanie (Steve) Bell, step-great grandson Xander Bell, and numerous other relatives.
A celebration of Beverly’s life will held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 3rd at Eastside Baptist Church 204 Eastland Dr. N. in Twin Falls with viewing Thursday, January 2nd from 6-8 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel 2466 Addison Ave E. in Twin Falls and from10-11 am at the church prior to the funeral. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Idaho Home Health and Hospice via Reynolds Funeral Chapel.
Norman Kyle Skinner, age 86, of Twin Falls, passed away at home on December 27, 2019 surrounded by his loving children and grandchildren. Faced with the challenge of a recent diagnosis of acute leukemia (AML), he chose to continue living life as normal and to its fullest.
Norman loved to share that he was born in Amsterdam, then after a moment with a sly smile he would say, ‘Amsterdam, Idaho’ which is located 23 miles south of Twin Falls. Norman was five when his mother Earla Mae (Remple) died, and his father, Howard Laroy, passed just prior to his sixteenth birthday. He never knew his three sisters who all died as children prior to his birth. As a teenage orphan, he completed high school while on his own living in room 7 at the Filer Hotel. He supported himself by working at the local grocery store and movie theater.
Norman lived his entire life in the Magic Valley region with one exception. At age nineteen, he married, Donna May Pracht of Berwyn, Nebraska, on December 1952, and spent a year there before returning to Idaho with his bride. While working various jobs, he sought a more stable career and completed an architectural correspondence course, which provided him a job as an architect with Volco Building Supply in Jerome. Inspired by his new career, he and Donna together designed and built a home by themselves in Jerome.
As a reward to Donna for all the nails she had driven, and caring for their young children as they built their home, Norman promised her a new sewing machine. That new sewing machine spawned a change in careers that neither anticipated, nor did they expect it to be such a rewarding family accomplishment. Skinner’s Sewing Shoppe of Twin Falls, grew steadily over 40 years to become the largest independent sewing machine and fabric store in Idaho.
Norman’s personal time was devoted to family outdoor recreation, travel and community service. Snow skiing, hunting and fishing were all favored family events. His travels covered nearly three fourths of the world, including China, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Marshall Islands, Peru and others. He recently re-visited Germany and Switzerland this August. Community was no less important. He volunteered at the Twin Falls Visitor Center, where he loved telling of the history and scenery that defines the magic in Magic Valley. He was very active in the Lion’s Club, which focuses on sight and hearing health. He also served on the Twin Falls Planning and Zoning Committee.
A very full life for an orphan boy from Amsterdam.
Norman is preceded in death by his loving wife Donna May Skinner. He is survived by their four children: Carol and husband Rick Day of Boise, ID; Harvey Skinner of Cupertino, CA; Kevin Skinner of Idaho Falls, ID; and Dave Skinner of Boise, ID. Also survived by his grandchildren; Jennifer Day, Nicholas Day, Eric Kasten, Sarah Skinner and three great grandchildren.
Viewing will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rosenau Funeral Home, 2826 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls, Idaho.
Please join us for funeral services on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Valley Christian Church, 1708 Heyburn Ave. E., Twin Falls, Idaho. Interment will immediately follow at Twin Falls Cemetery.
John Franklin Allen passed away December 23, 2019, he was born on March 12, 1935 to Harmon and Lucille Allen. The family resided on the original family homestead in the Unity area of Burley. John was the youngest of 5 brothers and he had two younger sisters. At the age of 17, with the blessing of his brother Glen, he joined the Army and he later served in the Korean War. It was at this time that John started to rodeo, riding bulls as well as becoming a bull fighter.
In 1962, John married Barbara Isabell and they had two daughters, Sylvia and Robyn. They later divorced in 1965. In 1969, John married JoAnn Taylor and they had three children, Teresa, and twins, Todd and Toby. The family lived by the family homestead in Burley where John worked in agricultural sales for many years. After divorcing JoAnn in 1985, John met the love of his life, Jan Puckett, in Delaware where he was working, and they later married. John and Jan moved to Dalton, Georgia where they lived for many years. During this time, he owned a landscaping company and he worked in security at the local event center and the local college. After John retired, they moved to Twin Falls to be closer to the family. John enjoyed traveling, fishing and watching the grandkids at their sporting events.
John is preceded in death by his father, Harmon Franklin Allen and his mother Lucille Allen, his brothers Harmon Allen, Reed Allen and Joe Allen, as well as a sister-in-law, Louise Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Jan Allen, daughters Sylvia (Rick) Olsen, Teresa (Chris) Daily, sons Todd (Jodi) Allen, Toby Allen, Eric (Jinx) Smiley, step-children Leigh Ann (Leo) Hildebrand, Jay (Tania) Hildebrand, brother Glen Allen, sisters Sharon (Grant) Starley, Diane (Nick) Martinez, sister’s-in-law Mary Allen, Rita Allen and Joan Allen, along with numerous nieces, nephews, grandkids and great-grandkids.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. January,4, 2020 at Rosenau Funeral Home. Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.
Lee H. Howell, 84, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Lee was born on September 7, 1935 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Harold and Wilamina Jorgensen Howell. Lee’s mother died when he was three years old and his father married Eloise (Ann) Nelson who loved Lee and his brother Fred as her own. Lee was raised in California and graduated from Venice High School in 1953. He served in the Navy Reserves from 1953-1961. While working at Northrup, he met Mary Bloye whom her married in 1958. They had four children, Kim, Betsy, Carolyn and Donald. They later divorced.
Throughout his life, Lee had several interesting and innovative careers that he greatly enjoyed. Many years were spent in the Aerospace industry at Northrup and TRW as an engineer where he participated in projects including the Gemini, Apollo 11 & 13.
After moving to Idaho in the early 70’s, he met an amazing lady and the love of his life, Donna Lee Brown and they were married in January 1980. Life took them on many adventures from traveling in the US & Europe, to co-owning a log mill, Tri-Log Inc, and eventually relocating to California. She preceded him in death in 1996.
Throughout his life, Lee enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing cards, woodworking, cooking, and especially playing with his grandkids which brought him great happiness. After retirement, Lee married Bev Deiner and they later divorced. Lee lived in Nevada & Arizona, but spent the last years enjoying the simple life on the farm west of Filer. Lee always had a story to tell and his family will cherish these memories for generations to come. He will be sorely missed.
Lee is survived by his children, Kim Bean (Jim Shry) of Filer, Betsy Howell of California, Carolyn Winfrey of Colorado, and Donald (Susan) Howell of Colorado. He is also survived by 5 stepchildren, Mike (Paula) Brown, Steve (Pam) Brown, Scott (Lynn) Brown, Ellen Bacot, and Teresa (Randy) Moody, 28 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by brother, Fred (Maryann) Howell of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Donna, and a stepson & grandson, Jerry & Daniel Brown.
A celebration of his life will be held at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Carmel M. Macias, a 44-year-old Burley resident, died Sunday, December 29, 2019, at her home. The funeral is pending and will be announced by Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.
Cleo Melvin Crisp, 85, of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho passed away December 24, 2019 at the Renaissance Assisted Living Residence. Mel was born on March 25, 1934 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Ezra and Lucy (Wade) Crisp. No services are planned per his request. Yates Funeral Home is entrusted with final arrangements. Please visit Mel’s online memorial and sign his guestbook at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com
Alice J. Twilligear, 86, of Jerome passed away December 29, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are pending under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary, Jerome.
Ralph Bush, 99, of Jerome passed away December 29, 2019 at a local care facility. Arrangements are pending under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary, Jerome.
James Raymond Olsen, 32, of Shoshone passed away December 26, 2019 at his home. Services are pending under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary, Jerome.
Betty Jean Shriver, 76, of Twin Falls, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at her residence. Services are pending under the care of Farmer Funeral Chapel, Buhl.
TWIN FALLS—Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, December 31, at Rosenau Funeral Home.
Jordie Dean Byington
LEWISTON — A memorial service will be 5:00 p.m. on January 4th at Magic Valley Evangelical Free Church 821 E Ave H, Jerome, ID with a meal following.
Eulogia Brito Talamantes
TWIN FALLS—The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 2nd at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 131 Grandview Dr, Twin Falls, Idaho with Pastor Lankford officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
George McLaughlin Jr
GOODING—A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Christian Life Fellowship—Assembly of God Church at 204 Montana Street in Gooding. A viewing will be held at Demaray Funeral Service—Gooding Chapel on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
BOISE—A celebration of Karla’s life will be held at Bella Vida Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at 10:30 am. A private family inurnment will be held in Buhl, Idaho.
Karla Ernestine Meier, 60, was born March 24, 1959 to the most wonderful parents, Leo and Rose Meier and left this world to spend Christmas with Jesus, December 24, 2019. Karla attended Clover Trinity Lutheran School, Buhl High School, and Boise State University.
She coached varsity volleyball and JV basketball at Capital High School and worked for the City of Boise for 40 years. Karla was humble and was adamant that there would be no bragging about her life accomplishments (of which there were many). She was a caring, giving spirit who touched countless lives. She loved to share her sense of humor and ornery ways with anyone just to make them smile. If you know Karla (that's Karla with a K!), you know she was on the competitive side. She worked hard, and played hard, and did not like to lose – even those nickel bets! This last competition was brutal, the battle with cancer. Karla fought hard and although it seems cancer seems to have won, Karla gets a high-five at the end! She is cancer-free and is with the Lord and Savior that gave her endless strength and determination throughout this battle. Karla's fight was courageous and relentless, she fought with grace and dignity, and she remained ever so faithful. She was an inspiration to all of us while an amazing life was cut way too short.
Karla was preceded in death by her Dad, Leo Meier, a brother, Myron (Hoss) Meier, brother-in-law, Rick Kruse, grandparents, and many aunts and uncles. She leaves behind her dear Mom, Rose Meier, sister, Junia Kruse, brother, Arlyn Meier, life-time family friend Mary Vogt, nephew, Jason Kruse, niece, Melissa (Kirk) Thayer and three great-nephews.
Karla was endearing to so many individuals and was blessed with the amazing, limitless support of friends who took this journey with her. A special, heartfelt thank you to these friends and family who were so generous and gracious during this challenging time.
A thought from Karla: “Every day is a gift. It is up to you how you unwrap it.”Karla and her family wish to thank all of the doctors, nurses, and medical staff at St. Luke's Hospital Boise, St. Luke's Cancer Institute (MSTI), and St. Luke's Hospice for their care and support. They are like her second family.
In lieu of flowers, please send your donations in memory of Karla to St. Luke's Cancer Institute (MSTI), St. Luke's Hospice or to Clover Christian School (3552 N 1825 E, Buhl, ID 83316).
Funeral arrangements are being made with Bella Vida Funeral Home. A celebration of Karla's life will be held at Bella Vida Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at 10:30 am. A private family inurnment will be held in Buhl, Idaho.
LEWISTON — An additional memorial service will be 5:00 p.m. on January 4 at Magic Valley Evangelical Free Church 821 E Ave H, Jerome, Idaho, with a meal following.
Bette Lee Clark
JEROME - A Celebration of her Life will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel. Condolences can be left at demaraysjerome.com
TWIN FALLS - Services will be held on December 30th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ageless Senior Center in Kimberly, where she loved to play cards and have lunch with her friends. Friends and family are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
MALTA - Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Malta Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building in Malta, Idaho. Viewing for family and friends will be held one hour prior to services and will conclude with burial at the Sublett Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Eulogia Brito Talamantes
TWIN FALLS - The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on January 2nd at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 131 Grandview Dr, Twin Falls, Idaho with Pastor Lankford officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Barbara Brown Bernauer, 91, of Twin Falls, Idaho died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in Twin Falls, Idaho.
She was born April 27, 1928 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Clinton and Bertha Brown. She attended the Pittsfield School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Lesley College. On September 1, 1951 she married Champney Bowen Bernauer of Townsend, Massachusetts. They moved to Morrisville, PA where they raised two sons. Barbara taught at St. Mary’s Hall in Burlington, New Jersey for 25 years. After her husband’s death she moved to Idaho to be near her sons. The past 23 years she has been a full-time volunteer, Grandma at IB Perrine Elementary School.
She is survived by her sons, Stephen of Ketchum, Idaho, Craig of Hailey, Idaho; and grandchildren Kyra and Colten.
Graveside Services will be held in Hailey, Idaho at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of White Mortuary of Twin Falls, condolences can be left at www.whitemortuary.com.
George E. McLaughlin Jr., 75, a resident of Gooding, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls.
George was born on March 31, 1944 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of George E. McLaughlin, Sr. and Betty Adkins McLaughlin.
He is survived by: his wife – Linda McLaughlin; his daughter – Lana Gnesa and family, and son – Gene McLaughlin and family.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Christian Life Fellowship—Assembly of God Church at 204 Montana Street in Gooding. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding.
A viewing will be held at Demaray Funeral Service—Gooding Chapel on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service—Gooding Chapel.
Carl Elwood Jackson was born at the family home north east of Jerome. He was the sixth of seven children born to Willard Smith Jackson and Hazel Virginia Fife Jackson.
He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Jerome. In 1951, he enlisted in the US Navy. He was a radioman, served on the USS DE Edmonds 406 and was honorably discharged in 1954. He moved to California and was employed by Collins Radio Company in Burbank and later in Richardson, Texas. In addition, he also worked for Litton Industries and Amphenol Borg. While working for Collins Radio, he met and married Nancy Jane Wall. After the birth of their two sons they returned to Jerome in 1965 where he farmed until his retirement.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings; and his youngest grandson, Lance Corporal Neil Carl Jackson in 2016.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; one sister and one brother; sons, Carl (Christine) Jackson and their daughter, Justine, and her daughter, Nora; and Mark (Anne) Jackson and their sons, Ryan (Keni), and their daughters, MaKena, Paislee, and Hadlee; and Daniel (Sara) and their sons, Bentley and Talan.
In keeping with Carl’s wishes, no formal services are to be held. A family graveside service with military honors will be held at Jerome Cemetery at a later date.
Sandy passed away quietly in the early morning of Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on January 27, 1958 at Mountain Home Air Force Base. Sandy would eventually live in Madrid, Spain, Ishbiming, Michigan, Memphis, Tennessee, Jerome, Idaho, Grenada, Mississippi, Declo, Idaho, Eagle, Idaho, and finally Gig Harbor in the Seattle Washington area, where she lived with her husband Phil and enjoyed the waterfront and watching eagles.
Growing up and attending school primarily in Jerome, Sandy was shy and quiet but strong and fast. She participated in sports running track and Cross Country. She also helped out with the family restaurant, Woods Cafe’ and lounge when needed. Usually in the kitchen. The cafe’ was a popular hangout in its’ time.
Beautiful and graceful as a woman, she had a kind heart, especially for those who suffered or were under-privileged.
Sandy liked to imagine and create. She expressed herself primarily through writing but also liked making jewelry and beautiful spaces in her home. She had a great sense of humor, often able to laugh in spite of circumstances.
Sandy especially loved her husband and children, kept a home for them and made them tow the line.
We are certain that Sandy is free now, transformed and enjoying a new existence, like a bird singing in the clear blue sky.
Sandy is survived by her loving husband Phil, two sons, Jared and Kellen, grandson Logan, and four brothers, Jeff, Lynn, Kevin and Greg.
Beverly Joan Mills, 91 of Twin Falls, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 at her home. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Preston Flanary at Reynolds Funeral Chapel in Twin Falls.
Leroy Harold Howell, 84, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. He was born Sept. 9, 1935 to Harold Louis Howell and Wilhelmina Howell. Family will be having a small gathering. Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at Rosenau Funeral Home.
Norman Skinner, 86, of Twin Falls, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Rosenau Funeral Home.
TWIN FALLS—Visitation will be today from 3 to 5 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel with a Funeral service to follow starting at 5 p.m.
Bette Lee Clark
JEROME—A Celebration of her Life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel. Condolences can be left at demaraysjerome.com
TWIN FALLS—Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ageless Senior Center in Kimberly, where she loved to play cards and have lunch with her friends. Friends and family are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
MALTA—Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at the Malta Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building in Malta, Idaho. Viewing for family and friends will be held one hour prior to services and will conclude with burial at the Sublett Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Eulogia Brito Talamantes
TWIN FALLS—The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2019 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 131 Grandview Dr, Twin Falls, Idaho with Pastor Lankford officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
On Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, Eulogia Brito Talamantes, passed away at the age of 96. She was surrounded by family members as they shared her last moments.
Mrs. Talamantes was born on March 11, 1923, in Fabens, Texas, to Isidra Ferralez and Elizandro Brito. She married Ramon Talamantes on December 19, 1942; and together, they raised their children in Arizona and Idaho. She was a homemaker and a devoted Seventh-day Adventist who enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. She watched Christian programs and loved watching her grandchildren. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include four sons, Michael (Dorothy) of Honduras, Elias, Esiquiel (LaRae) and Ramon Jr, of Twin Falls, Idaho; three daughters, Ester (John) Bohr of Washington, Maria Schirmer of Oregon, and Erma (Daryl) Weigt of Twin Falls, Idaho; one brother Alex Brito of Idaho; one sister, Modesta Ferralez of New Mexico. She is also survived by her 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ramon Talamantes Sr, and two brothers, Joe Brito and Lucio Brito; one sister, Luisa Talamantes of Arizona.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2019 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 131 Grandview Dr, Twin Falls, Idaho with Pastor Lankford officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Bette Lee Clark, 89, a resident of Jerome, passed away on Dec. 23, 2019 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley. Bette was born on Feb. 7, 1930 in Twin Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Lena and Fred Nelson. She attended grade school at Pleasant Plains and graduated from Jerome High School in 1948. She went on to school and later graduated from Bannock School of Nursing in 1951 as a Registered Nurse.
She married Raymond G. Clark on June 15, 1952 in Jerome where they lived on a farm. She worked in numerous medical facilities throughout the valley and with the Red Cross.
Gardening was her passion. She and Raymond were both active and involved with the Jerome Methodist Church. While raising their children, both Bette and Ray were on Soldier Mountain Ski Patrol.
She is survived by her brothers Jack and Theron Nelson; a sister Norma Stone; three sons, Creg (Debbie) of Twin Falls, Kurt of Jerome, and Chris (Sandy) of Sandy, Utah; two daughters Brenda Harney of Twin Falls and Becky (Jim) Henson of Bend, Oregon; eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, and her parents.
A Celebration of her Life will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel. Condolences can be left at demaraysjerome.com
RUPERT—A memorial service will also be held today from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at The Wilson Theatre in Rupert. Burial will take place at the Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery 450 N. Meridian, Rupert, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, please donate to “Building Youth Around the World”, Buildyouth.org
Edward BortzTWIN FALLS—Funeral Services will be held today at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls.
Jordie Dean ByingtonLEWISTON: A Memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Calvary Chapel; 1015 Burrell Ave. Lewiston, ID. By Pastor Rick Kopp; Lunch following. An additional Memorial service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Magic Valley Evangelical Free Church 821 E Ave H, Jerome ,ID with a meal following.
Hiroko TominagaPAUL—Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Paul United Methodist Church at 127 West Clark Street in Paul, Idaho. Viewing will be held today at 10 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Joel Heward at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho.
Alan KlostermanPAUL—The funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where friends and family called from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and may call today from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral.
Rogelio “Roy” DoriaTWIN FALLS—Visitation will be on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 between 3 to 5 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel with a Funeral service to follow starting at 5 p.m.
Bette Lee ClarkJEROME—A Celebration of her Life will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel. Condolences can be left at demaraysjerome.com
Ola CannonTWIN FALLS—Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ageless Senior Center in Kimberly, where she loved to play cards and have lunch with her friends. Friends and family are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Thomas RigbyMALTA—Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at the Malta Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building in Malta, Idaho. Viewing for family and friends will be held one hour prior to services and will conclude with burial at the Sublett Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Karla Ernestine Meier, 60, of Boise, passed away at her home of natural causes on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Services are under the care of Bella Vida Funeral Home, Boise. 208-321-9661
Meg Russell Thomas, 58, of Rupert, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at her home in Rupert. Services are pending and will be announced by Morrison Funeral Home.
George E. McLaughlin, Jr., 75, of Gooding, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls. Funeral arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service—Gooding Chapel.
Maureen Brown, 67, of Jerome, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary, Jerome.
Barbara Bernauer, 91, of Twin Falls, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Preston Flanary at White Mortuary.
Michael Fred McRoberts, 65, former Jerome resident, died Friday, Dec. 20 at his home in Pe Ell, Washington.
Mike was born Sept. 8, 1954 in Buhl, Idaho to Fred and Betty McRoberts. Mike grew up in a farming family in Richfield, ID before moving to Jerome and starting a family with his wife, Carol, who passed in 1991. His two sons, Adam and Trenton, were Mike’s entire world. He loved to spend his free time with his boys, taking them fishing, camping and on countless adventures over the years. Mike always knew how to have a good time and made the best of every situation.
After a career in the printing industry, Mike retired to his “home in the forest” in Pe Ell, Washington with wife Roberta. Together, they enjoyed taking day trips to the beach and spending time with their children and grandson, Cameron.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta, children Adam, Trenton and Gavin, grandson Cameron, and sisters Karen and Gayle.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Betty, wife Carol, and sister Karla.
At his request, no service will be held.
Condolences may be sent to the McRoberts Family, 309 Pleasant Ave., Pe Ell, WA 98572.
A small farming town in Southern Idaho delivered to this world a brilliant man, Robert Franklin Orr. In Bob's youth, he baled hay, worked the harvest, took on great responsibility, then used this industriousness to pursue his college degree at Long Beach State University along with an accomplished career in California and eventually Utah.
So endeared, his exit from life has created a void in so many hearts, never to be replaced. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Lynda Ion Orr; and his children with Carmen Hymas Orr Jones (deceased); daughter Kelli Orr Lundgren (Tom Bolz), Gregory Robert Orr (Elyse), and Troy Jesse Orr (Alisa); also an adored 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Also survived by Lynda's family; a brother, Larry Orr, and sister, Carolyn Orr.
His integrity and quest for more out of life were unparalleled. He was a foundation, inspiring those around him to attain excellence. The farm boy became an inventor, risk taker, and builder of a successful business in the semiconductor industry, TREBOR International.
Bob could fix and improve almost anything. He proudly owned and maintained a classic truck. He actively attended grandchildren's many sport and school activities. He rarely missed a family gathering and treasured his long-time friendships.
Son of Frank Leslie Orr and Mary Ernestine Dell Orr, Bob grew up in Rupert, Idaho with siblings Larry, Carolyn, Daryl and Dallas. Bob gave back to his roots later in life by helping to revitalize the town's Historic Wilson Theatre. Bob's many other acts of kindness are too numerous to list.
Salt Lake City funeral services will be on Friday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Dr. followed by a celebration of life. A memorial service will also be held at The Wilson Theatre in Rupert, Idaho, Saturday, Dec. 28, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Burial will take place at the Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery 450 N. Meridian, Rupert, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, please donate to “Building Youth Around the World”, Buildyouth.org
Mom wrote her obituary and planned her funeral over two years ago. This is in her own words.
Ola Cannon passed away on Dec. 23, 2019 at the age of 94.
Ola was born in the Buhl area, the seventh child of Shannon and Alta Smith. She attended schools in the Northview school district and Buhl High School, graduating in 1943. She moved to Twin Falls where she met and married Arthur B. Cannon on June 1, 1947. Their union produced one son, Michael. Ola worked at the Idaho and Orpheum theaters before she went to work at the Fidelity National Bank. They merged with Idaho First National Bank on July 1, 1971. She retired on Oct. 1, 1987 after 40 years. She was very active in several organizations and community affairs. She volunteered at Festival of Trees, Community Action food distribution, Kimberly and Twin Falls Senior Citizen Centers, Red Cross Blood Drives, Magic Valley Dilettantes, Altrusa Club of Magic Valley, and a long-time member of the Ladies of Elks. She loved to play games including pinochle, Phase 10, Skip Q, Sequence, and many others. She was baptized into the First Baptist Church of Buhl in May, 1943. Aside from going to the Kimberly Senior Center a few times a week, she enjoyed working in the yard as much as she could and was proud of the flowers in the back yard and on the patio. After years of negotiations, wanting to be closer to her family, and coming to the realization that it was time to be in a safer place, she moved to Boise in October 2015 into the Valley View Independent Living Facility. Once there, she quickly became very comfortable and greatly enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and other games on a daily basis, all within a few feet from her apartment. Ola was a social person and enjoyed making new friends and looked forward to having lunch and dinner in the dining room every day. For those wanting to visit, there were very few time slots available and you were lucky to grab a few minutes.
Ola is survived by her son Michael (Kathy) Cannon, two grandchildren Annie (Shannon) Boroff and Brian (Mandi) Cannon; six great grandchildren, Benjamin, Zachary, Zane, Joseph, Carlie, and Peter; and one brother Bus Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers (Homer, Clyde, and Ralph), and three sisters (Thelma Gates, Alma Vickers, and Agnes King).
Services will be held on Dec. 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ageless Senior Center in Kimberly, where she loved to play cards and have lunch with her friends. Friends and family are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Edward Herman Bortz, Jr. of Twin Falls, Idaho, died peacefully the morning of Dec. 24, 2019. He was born at Manchester, Oklahoma on Sept. 5, 1928, to Edward Herman Bortz, Sr. and Clara Hess Bortz. When he was a young boy, his family moved to Idaho, and he attended schools in Burley, graduating from Burley High School in 1946.
After a brief stint in the U.S. Army, Ed returned to the Magic Valley and worked a variety of jobs in the agricultural and mechanic fields. He met Violet Marie Cox in the fall of 1947, and they were married on March 8, 1948. He continued farming until his health did not allow it, and then returned to his love of mechanics; he operated a service station in South Park before joining the automotive department of Sears Roebuck in 1962. He retired from Sears after 25 years of service in 1987, and then enjoyed fishing and camping with his wife and their friends and family. He and Violet were lifelong members of the Church of Christ.
When health issues made it impossible to continue living in their home independently, Ed and Violet moved to Grace Assisted Living in the summer of 2018. The family would especially like to thank the staff of Grace and also of Visions Hospice who provided amazing care for Ed for nearly two years.
Ed is survived by his wife of 71 years, Violet Bortz, and three sisters: Vergie Brannan of Lander, WY, Ida Tedford of Del City, OK, and Birdine Schmidt of Burley, ID. He is also survived by his three sons: Ron (Sandy) Bortz of Meridian, Garry (Gini) Bortz of Fresno, CA, and Dennis (Gala) Bortz of Twin Falls. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren: Steve (Melanie) Bortz, Kevin (Emily) Bortz, Brennon (Whitney) Bortz, Ryan Bortz, Natasha (Kai) Boschma, and Andrew (Samara) Bortz. Six great-grandchildren also mourn his passing: Nicholas, Joseph, Elijah, Caleb, Aisling, and Kella. A new great-grandson is expected to make his arrival within the week.
Ed was preceded in death by one sister, Nadine Fay, his parents, Edward and Clara Bortz, and one great-grandson, Dillon.
A viewing for family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, at Parke’s Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m., also at Parke’s Funeral Home, with Clyde Short officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.
Rogelio “Roy” Doria, 23 of Twin Falls, Idaho passed away on Dec. 22, 2019 at his residence. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 29, 2019 between 3 to 5 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel with a Funeral service to follow starting at 5 p.m.
Roy was born to Rafael and Irma (Gomez) Doria on Dec. 27, 1995 in Twin Falls, ID. He graduated from Magic Valley High School in 2015 and was a cook for the Anchor. He enjoyed being in nature, hunting and watching football, especially his Dallas Cowboys. His family and friends will always remember him as kind, humble, loving and full of smiles and life.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.
Survivors include his parents, a brother, Rafael Doria Jr, a sister, Irma N. Serratos and many other family members and friends.The family would like to thank everybody for their support during this difficult time.
Severt “Swede” Swenson, Jr. passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2019. He was 79 years old.
Severt, “Butch” to his parent and siblings, was born April 30, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan. His parents were Severt and Pauline “Betty” Swenson. Swede was the oldest of four children, and was raised in Holton, Michigan. While growing up in Holton, Swede was very active in sports like football, basketball, and other extracurricular activities such as FFA. He also enjoyed working on the family farm.
After graduating high school, Swede attended Central Michigan University and was a proud member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. After receiving his degree from CMU, he pursued a career as an attorney. He attended the Law School at the University of Idaho. After passing the Idaho State BAR exam, Swede worked at the Idaho Statehouse and practiced law in Cascade, Idaho.
While attending U of I, he met Marjorie Stunz. They were married on June 26th, 1965. In January of 1968, Swede and Marge welcomed their first child, Severt “Swen” Swenson, III. By the time their second child was born, the family had moved to Gooding, Idaho. Their daughter, Maren Kristine was born in June of 1969. Swede practiced law in Gooding until he retired in 2010. Swede and Marge were great parents that supported their children’s many sports and activities. They divorced after 20 years.
Severt married Mary (Malcomson) in June of 1987. Mary brought a son, Darrell, and two daughters, Luann and Sharisa to the family. The family started to grow and The Swensons soon had 15 grandchildren, and later they had 15 Great-Grandchildren. Swede and Mary lived in Gooding until 2009 when they relocated to Twin Falls, Idaho. They were happily married until Swede’s passing.
Swede was not just an attorney; he was Prosecuting Attorney, Public Defender, and Cub master of the Cub Scouts, little league coach and so much more. Swede was known as an avid outdoorsman. Swede loved hunting big game in his “honey hole” on the Malcomson family ranch. He also loved teaching his grandchildren about nature and enjoyed taking them on their first “snipe” hunts.
Swede will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Mary, Son Swen (Diana), his daughter Maren (Scott) Simpson, son Darrell Heath, Daughter Luann (Joe) Martincic, and daughter Sharisa (Brad) Barnes. Through these couples there are 15 Grandchildren and 15 Great-Grandchildren.
Edward Bortz, 90, of Twin Falls, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls.
Jason Arvin Nielson, 38, of Gooding, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Cremation arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service—Gooding Chapel.
Bette Lee Clark, 89, of Jerome, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Services are under the care of Demaray’s Memorial Chapel in Jerome.
Eulogia Talamantes, 96, of Twin Falls, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Rosenau Funeral Home.
Kenneth Verl Bassett, 62, of Twin Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Services are pending under the care of Farmer Funeral Chapel, Buhl.
Treva A Weeks, 85, of Rupert, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Virgil Raymond Ralph, 66, of Rupert, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Juliana Loretta Faulds, 92, of Burley, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 at Highland Estates. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Morrison Payne Funeral Home.
William Harry “Doc” Eversole, 98, of Filer, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Funeral services are under the care of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home.
Jacqueline Lea “Jackie” Luby, 66, of Buhl, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2019. Arrangements are under the care of Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho. Condolences may be shared at www.serenityfuneralchapel.com.
TWIN FALLS—Family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Rd. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls.
Jordie Dean ByingtonLEWISTON: A Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at Calvary Chapel; 1015 Burrell Ave. Lewiston, ID. By Pastor Rick Kopp; Lunch following. An additional Memorial service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at Magic Valley Evangelical Free Church 821 E Ave H, Jerome with a meal following.
Hiroko TominagaPAUL—Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Paul United Methodist Church at 127 West Clark Street in Paul, Idaho. Viewing will be held starting at 10 a.m. prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Joel Heward at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho.
Alan KlostermanPAUL—The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where friends and family may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral.
Thomas RigbyMALTA—Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at the Malta Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building in Malta, Idaho. Viewing for family and friends will be held one hour prior to services and will conclude with burial at the Sublett Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
BURLEY – On Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, and friend, Phyllis Irene Cutler Weber Bray, departed from this earth to her heavenly home at the age of 93. She was surrounded by family members as they shared her last moments.
Phyllis was born on June 10, 1926, in Starrh’s Ferry, Idaho, to Albert James Cutler and Norma Mahala “Harwood” Cutler. She graduated from Heyburn High School in 1945. She married Leo Henry Weber on Jan. 12, 1946; and together, they raised their children in Heyburn. She later married George Trafford Bray on April 8, 1983. She worked in the banking industry for many years in Burley. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully throughout her life.
She is survived by her children, Samuel Lee (Sandra) Weber of Camas, Wash., Norma Jean (David) Pendleton of Washington, Utah, and Jeffrey Leo (Keri Jo) Weber of Dietrich; sisters, Leta Rae Jackson and Patsy Kay Fisher both of Heyburn; and brother, Albert Wendell (Linda) Cutler of Heyburn. She is also survived by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Bettie Lu Saxton, Nedra Jean Sessions, and Wilma Mae Weisen; and her husbands, Leo Henry Weber, and George Trafford Bray.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Friday at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where friends and family called from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Friday, preceding the funeral. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Heyburn.
A life well-lived by Hiroko Kusaba Tominaga came to a close peacefully at her home in Paul, Idaho on December 14, 2019. She was 97 years young. Hiroko was born May 4, 1922 in Susie, Wyoming.
Daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend – Hiroko was a woman whose life was defined by her service to family and the friends whom she held as close as family. She was quiet, sometimes shy; a private person and a hard worker; strong and determined; someone who offered the best of herself to the people she loved.
Hiroko was the third of four children born to Hanshiro and Naka (Kinoshita) Kusaba of Fukuoka, Japan. Her father was a section foreman for the Union Pacific Railroad and her mother was a mid-wife. Growing up in Wyoming, her childhood memories included spending the summer in places like Minidoka, Idaho or wherever her father was working; attending Japanese school after her regular classes; and playing clarinet in the high school marching band. In Wyoming, that included marching at rodeos while dodging cow pies. A fond memory was marching in the Pioneer Day parade in Salt Lake City.
Hiroko graduated from Cokeville High School in 1941. She was studying bookkeeping at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City when World War II broke out. Like other Nisei (2nd generation Japanese) she returned home to help her family. Because of the war, her father lost his job on the railroad; her family’s life’s savings were tied up in a Japanese bank in California; and they were asked to leave their home. To help support her family, she and her sister, Mieko, moved to Salt Lake, and worked for Eagle Laundry which was one of the few businesses hiring Japanese Americans. She later worked for Tooele Army Depot in Utah.
In Salt Lake City, she met her husband, Sam Haruo Tominaga. Sam enlisted in the army and was sent overseas to Germany. When he returned home, they were married on October 31, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They moved to Blackfoot where Hiroko learned to farm – raising chickens and pigs, growing a garden, and starting a family of four – Aileen, Larry, Lynn, and Peggy.
Eventually, Sam and Hiroko purchased a farm in Paul, Idaho. She worked in the fields every day. Even when it was hard, she never complained. When Sam died suddenly in 1972, there was a family to support and a crop to harvest. She ran the farm with her son, Larry, who had just graduated from college. Working together, the family made sure Lynn and Peggy graduated from college. Later in life she enjoyed being a grandparent and great-grandparent. She loved spending time with them and was devoted to their success. Some favorite memories of the grandchildren with Hiroko include flying kites on the farm, catching tadpoles, lighting fireworks, riding the four-wheeler, playing board games, and enjoying her homemade noodles, cookies, pies, and desserts. She also loved raising a big garden, reading, sewing, cooking, crocheting, crafting, and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by son Lynn (Brenda) Tominaga, Boise; daughter Peggy (Alan) Goodman, Rupert; grandchildren Andrew (Melissa) Tominaga, Wilsonville, Oregon; Robert Goodman, Rupert; Michiko Stas, Brooklyn, New York; Scott (Maria) Goodman, Heyburn; and Anna (Alex) Nishikawa, Lynnwood, Washington; great-grandchildren Charlotte, Raymond, Caitlyn and Kyle; She was preceded in death by her husband Sam; children Aileen Tominaga Stas and Larry Tominaga; son-in-law Mike Stas; siblings Fumiko, Takaharu, Mieko and their spouses; and her parents.
The family would like to give special thanks to Judy Sperry and Valerie Vale who helped care for Hiroko in her home with love and compassion along with the amazing nurses, aides, staff, and volunteers at Intermountain Homecare and Hospice. Their loving care allowed Hiroko to remain in her home which meant the world to her.
Funeral services will be held December 28th (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m. at the Paul United Methodist Church at 127 West Clark Street in Paul, Idaho. Viewing will be held starting at10:00 a.m. prior to the funeral service on December 28th. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Joel Heward at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Paul United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 35 in Paul, Idaho 83347.
In life and death, we will remember her, remember the gifts she gave us—gifts from her hands and heart, and the example of love and selflessness that she set before us. “...her children arise and call her blessed…honor her for all that her hands have done.” (Proverbs 31:28 and 31).
UDell Seal passed away on Tues. Dec. 17, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at Highland Estates, Burley, ID. He was born March 5,1935, in Acequia to Ralph Leslie Seal and Margaret Carmen Adams. Dad was the fifth child of 13. He loved his family and spoke often of them.
On August 22, 1954 he married the love of his life Jacqueline Louise Cannon in Rupert, Idaho. To their marriage was born two boys and three girls, Jeffrey, Kathleen, Patricia, Michael, and Joyce. They lived in Northern Idaho for a while where he drove a logging truck with his older brother Mel. After moving back to Rupert he then drove truck for the J.R. Simplot Company then worked for Electric Motor Rewind, alongside his younger brother Bruce, until he retired.
After his retirement he and Jaquie kept busy working in their beautiful yard. They built a playhouse for the grandchildren and a small village out back that included a trading post & cabins and teepee, all for his family to enjoy. He always had a project going on while he was thinking of the next one.
Dad and Mom’s “Old Fashioned” love and dedication to each other was a beautiful thing to witness.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jaquie. Daughters Kathy, Pattie, and Joyce and son Mike. Twelve grandchildren, Danialle, Kelli, Casey, Kristy, John, Heidi, Kimberly, Danny, Jessie, Hailey, Grady and Jeni. And 27 great grandchildren. Brothers, Larry, Johnnie, Donald & Bruce and a sister Darlene Frankenburg. He is preceded in death by his parents and son Jeffrey; brothers, Melburn, Richard “Dick” and Jerry; sisters, Mable Glassburn, Maurine Engkraf, Hazel Adair, and Betty Jean Adams.
Services were held Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Hansen Mortuary, 710 6th Street Rupert, Idaho under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Jordie Dean Byington passed away Monday, December 16, 2019 in Lewiston, Idaho at age 32.
Jordie was born to Terri Byington and Duane Falconburg in Twin Falls, and raised in Jerome.
Jordie went to Jerome High School, class of 2006. He went on to Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore;, College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls; and Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. Jordie was currently working part time for Service Master Restore in Lewiston, Idaho and full time with the Lewiston School District as custodian. Former employment was custodian with Jerome School District, and Walmart, in Clarkston, Washington. He was a great inspiration to many with a smile and instant friendships were formed. His passion for books and his favorite was anything about the Titanic. Going on adventures to the Garnet mines, mountains, Shoshone and Palouse Falls. On his last birthday a cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene and along the way taking pictures of everything.
Jordie is survived by his brother James W (Jennifer) Whismore of Jerome. Grandmother Dolores Kindall of Ferdinand, Id Uncle Glen (Bonnie) Whismore of Kendrick, Idaho, and cousins. Jordie was preceded in death by his mother, father, and grandparents Jennie Louise Blackmon Byington.
A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Dec 28th at Calvary Chapel, 1015 Burrell Ave. Lewiston, ID. By Pastor Rick Kopp; Lunch following.
A memorial service will be 5:00 p.m. January 4th at Magic Valley Evangelical Free Church, 821 E Ave H, Jerome, ID with a meal following.