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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December 16, 1941 – July 27, 2018
Lawrence (Larry) Elliott Elford passed away Friday, July 27, at the age of 76 due to a massive stroke. His life will be celebrated with a Mass at 11 a.m., Aug. 6 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Buhl. There will be a law enforcement/fire procession followed by military recognition at the interment at the West End Cemetery in Buhl, Idaho. Knights of Columbus members will also be paying respect and honor by having the Color Corp present and a Chalice presentation ceremony at the funeral Mass.
Born Dec. 16, 1941 to Harold and Mary Elford of Elmira, N.Y., his childhood was spent moving from one address to another (48 in 12 years of school) as his father was career U.S. Air Force. He lived everywhere from Miami to Texas to Alaska and even spent 3 months at Mt. Home A. F. B., the location of one of the first Strategic Air Command Centers.
Larry attended college till the money ran out and then was drafted into the United States Army serving for four years. After serving his country, he later graduated from The Ranger School at Wanakena, New York, now known as The State University of New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) The Ranger School. This was the beginning of his long career with the U.S. Forrest Service that included work detail spent in California., Georgia, and Colorado.
He spent time working with his brother, Hal, as a sign painter and went on to seasonal firefighting for United States Forest Service. During the off-season, he worked as a ranch hand on Jack Haley’s (known as the Tin Man in Wizard Of Oz) ranch at Lake Pillsbury, California.
He met the love of his life, Connie Karel, in Ukiah, California in April of 1970. Their first date was opening day of fishing season, and you could say Larry just landed the best catch of his life. They were married November 7, 1970. Together they raised four daughters. His F.S. career started with suppression and prevention—he was always Smokey Bear’s promoter and friend. He taught Fire Prevention in the local schools even going so far as being the guy in the Bear suit. It was only natural for his girls to become Smokey Bear fans as well. The family lived in government housing in the beautiful national forests.
He was the liaison officer between County Law Enforcement and the F.S. working with the C.A.M.P. (Campaign Against Marijuana Production). He spent 2.5 years teaching at The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, (FLETC) at Glynco, Ga., before taking on his last USFS detail, based in Palisades, Colo.
He and Connie returned to Idaho after retirement in 1998, residing first in Hagerman, before moving to the Karel Family Home Place, built by Frank and Emma Karel and remodeled by Larry.
He was an honorary member of Knights of Columbus, serving in various capacities, including Grand Knight and most recently as financial officer of the Buhl Chapter. His involvement began in Ukiah, Calif., and followed him to St. Rita’s in Sierra Madre; Sacred Heart, Susanville; St. Thomas Moore, The Crusader, Oroville, all in Calif.; and to St. Catherine’s in Hagerman and Immaculate Conception in Buhl, both in Idaho. He was responsible for bringing The Silver Rose to Idaho in 2017, and each Friday at 3 a.m. attended Adoration of the Holy Eucharist.
He loved to camp, fish and visit with friends. He also volunteered as an AARP tax preparer, helping the area’s senior population.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Reeves, brothers and sisters-in-law Hal and Betty and Ed and Anne; niece, Veronica, and nephews Joe and Kenneth Elford.
Larry is survived by his wife, Connie; daughters and sons-in-law, Karel of Dayton, Nv.; Karey and Todd Reali of Pullman, Washington; Kathleen and Paul Madalena of Buhl,Id.; and Barbara and Darrell Moore of Boise. Grandchildren, Emily, Taylor, Bryana, Marshall, Emma, Caleb, Adam, Harold and David; and a great-granddaughter, Scarlet, born in NV at the very hour Larry suffered his stroke. Also numerous sisters- and -brothers-in law, nieces and nephews. Larry loved being a part of the Karel family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to one of the following organizations: Salt & Light Radio, www.saltandlightradio.com , 1050 N. Clover Dr., Boise, Idaho 83703; Stanton Health, www.stantonhealthcare.org, 3684 N. Harbor Dr., Boise, Idaho 83703; or Buhl Quick Response Unit, 201 Broadway Ave., Buhl, Idaho 83316.
Gale Robert Ward passed away July 27, 2018 surrounded by his children in Pocatello, Idaho.
Gale was born in Conner Creek, Idaho on March 31, 1931 to George Osmer Ward and Florence Lillian Winder Ward. Gale was the fifth of six children born to George and Florence.
In Gale’s youth, he enjoyed the outdoors and working with his hands. We all loved it when grandpa would tell stories of how he’d look for treasure, pedaled to a dance on a bicycle, and learned to rebuild a flathead V8. Gale was always mechanically minded and enjoyed working on his projects; he seemed to always have the answer on how to fix whatever was wrong with the mechanics.
After high school, Gale married Lucille Jensen. They were sealed in the Logan Temple on September 15th, 1950. Shortly after that, they started their family. The first to join their family was Michael J. Ward. Ronald K. was born shortly after that and then came Robert Brent Ward. Kathleen was the caboose and completed the Ward family.
Gale worked for the Idaho Fish & Game Department and then the Idaho State Highway Department, giving many years of service to the citizens of Idaho. Gale continued to use his mechanical skills for the state as well as at home. He loved working on his old cars, restoring them and taking them to car shows, and driving them in parades. We all knew that if grandpa didn’t have a part, he’d make it. He was very talented and resourceful like that. He built the spindles on his 1921 runabout Model T using a lathe that he built out of an electric motor and a 4- speed gearbox. He designed and built a fully electric car from a 1979 Ford Courier pickup using some 6 volt batteries, a solar panel, a 48 volt electric motor and other electrical parts. Grandpa loved building and driving his projects. He had a goal to leave projects to his kids, which he fulfilled.
Gale and Lucille divorced in 1981. Gale married Edna Faye Judd in 2002 and they stayed together until health wouldn’t allow them to be together.
Gale is survived by his 4 children, Michael, Ron (Malinda), Brent, Kathleen and four grandchildren, Shane, Heidi (Hill), Benjamin, and Jeremy. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Gale was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, George Osmer II (Sue Carol), Dennis (Mary Ann), Eloise (Bob Nelson Moon), Onadell (Richard Lyons), and Isabel (Fred Ingelbrett).
A small graveside ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 followed by a luncheon at the Elba LDS church.
The family would like to thank all those who helped watch over and care for Gale in his last months, including Faye’s daughter, Peggy Moore, and his stalwart home teacher, Bill Louthmiller. Gale will be missed.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the Elba Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Marjorie Ann “Marj” Ida (Deckert) Kramer, 87, returned to her heavenly home on July 29, 2018.
Marjorie Ann was the firstborn child of the late Lewis and Ida (Whitwer) Deckert, a farmer and an educator respectively, in Tilden, Nebraska on July 16, 1931. While studying nursing at the Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, she went on a blind date, where she met a tall, handsome Air Force recruit, named Werner “Hank” Kramer. They were married on June 9, 1953. One year later, to the day, their first son, Mark was born. Two years after that, again on June 9, their second son, Monte was born. Three more children followed, a son, Lynn; and, daughters Holly and Tiara. While her husband pursued medical school, she fulfilled her natural calling as a caretaker by successfully graduating as a registered nurse in 1954. The growing family lived in several cities as Hank completed his Air-Force duties. The couple finally settled in Twin Falls, Idaho, where they made their permanent home and raised five children. Together they grew a successful medical practice as a physician and nurse team. She enjoyed teaching certified nursing assistant students at the College of Southern Idaho. She also worked in local nursing homes for many years. As empty nesters, they eventually moved to the outskirts of the city, in favor of a historic farmhouse in rural Twin Falls. As husband and wife, they managed a large farm beyond retirement from their medical practice, growing beans, hay, corn, and alfalfa. She enjoyed being a hands-on mother, volunteering as a cub-scout den mother and overseeing 4-H projects with her children. She and Hank often took their children on family camping, hunting, and fishing trips to see the natural beauty of every state between Idaho and Nebraska. She adored the beauty and tranquility of nature. She was always an avid animal lover, sheltering homeless cats and kittens from bad weather. She had a green thumb and was a talented cook. She also loved to sew and play her piano. She was a devoted parishioner of the Peace Lutheran Church in Filer, Idaho.
Marjorie Ann was incredibly loving, kind, patient, soft-spoken, and had a radiant smile. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator.Marjorie Ann is survived by her sons Mark (Halina), Monte (Dawna), and Lynn (Tracey); her daughter Holly (Alek); her grandchildren Justin (Megan), Kristinae, Peter, Ara, Grant, Alexa, Sean, Geneva (Abraham), Kyle, and Danielle; her great-grandchildren John, Charlotte, and Abby; and her sisters, Shirley Warneke and Sandra Erickson. She is preceded in death by her husband, “Hank” Kramer; and her daughter Tiara Kramer.
On July 31, 2018 at 4:00 our world suddenly stopped spinning. We lost our beautiful, strong, amazing Mother, grandma, mother-in-law, sister, aunt great grandma, great great grandma, and friend Alice Ruth (Olson) Briggs and our world will never be the same.
Alice was born on March 11,1931 in Harlowtown, Montana to Roland and Arntine (Reitaasmo) Olson,the “turd” (3rd) of 9 children, as her mother would say.
As a child her family traveled often, as her father often relocated for work. It was during this time that she met the love of her life, Benjamin Lee Briggs, whose family also traveled for work and then both families began to travel together.
On April 18, 1947 she married Benny and they went on to spend the next 54 years together. They raised their 3 beautiful daughters, Sherry Christine, Shannon Benita, and Ivy Lynn.
Alice worked at Sears for 12 years, Grovers for 17 years, and after she “retired, she began Alice’s Daycare, where she grew to love many children, who became family.
She enjoyed camping, fishing, puzzles, reading, pinochle, family reunions, time spent with loved ones, and Tuesday night dinners. Her siblings were so very dear to her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her daughters, Sherry Fulkerson,and Shannon Wasko, her brothers Pete, Harold, and Raymond and her great granddaughter Kendall Cooper.
She is survived by her daughter, Ivy Sherburne, son-in-law Tony Wasko, Grandchildren Aimi, Emily, Betsey, Ashby (Cara), Drew, Tessica, and Sam. 12 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, her siblings, Jenny Owens, Susie Bradshaw, Jim (Linda) Olson, Rosie Hawkins, and John (Maxine) Olson, and her cat Goldie.
Viewing will be at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home Sunday, August 5th 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Services will be Monday August 6th at 11:00 am Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home. Those wishing to share memories and condolences may do so on memorial webpage at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com
Marguerite Potter, age 92, formerly of Wendell died Tuesday July 31st, at Morningstar Reflections of Idaho Falls due to natural causes.
Marguerite was the third child of Daniel E. and Adele Kirtland.
She was born in 1926 in La Jara, Colorado. Marguerite married C. L. “Von” Potter in 1945. They had only one child, Michael Potter. They have three grandchildren, Michael Von Potter, Challis Potter and Matthew Eric Potter (now deceased). Their great grandchildren include Kooper Jensen, Kasey Jensen, their sister Isabella, also Kyle, Lila and Luke Potter.
Marguerite was always friendly and adventuresome. She went on the Idaho Centennial Wagon Train with her husband Von. You could always find them together, they were constant companions.
Along with her husband Von, they ran cattle out on the Hagerman Desert and then ranched in the Wood River area. Marguerite and Von were members of the Draft Horse Association. They were also members of the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club.
A viewing will be held Monday evening, August 6, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Demaray Funeral Service _ Gooding Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Demaray Funeral Service—Gooding Chapel. Burial will follow in Hagerman Cemetery, Hagerman, Idaho.
Tom Hughes passed away on July 29th, 2018, surrounded by his family, in Pocatello, Idaho.
Tom was born on June 30th, 1940 in Saratoga, Arkansas to Doris Gathright Hughes and Leon Hughes. He attended elementary school in Okay, Arkansas and graduated from high school in Saratoga. He spent his childhood hunting and fishing in the lakes and rivers around Saratoga. Tom played baseball in high school and was well known for his elusive knuckle ball and sharp curveball. With the help of his impressive pitching repertoire, he went on to play baseball at Texarkana Junior College. In later years he passed down his baseball knowledge to his grandsons and was heard advising them to “occasionally throw the fastball right under the hitter’s chin to let them know you’re there”.
When Tom was in high school, his brother Travis traded a bicycle and a .22 rifle for an old guitar. Tom picked up the guitar and taught himself how to play. This was the beginning of a lifelong love of country music. He and his friends formed a band and entertained southern Idaho for over 30 years. He eventually shared his passion with his children and grandchildren, teaching his grandsons how to play the guitar. The jam sessions they shared were legendary. For the past 26 years it has been an annual tradition for Tom, his friends, and grandsons to have big campingam sessions in Rupert, Hammett, and Ashton, Idaho. He looked forward to these gatherings all year long and the memories they made will last forever.
He joined the Navy in 1959 and was stationed in San Diego, California where he was a computer operator. He married Margaret Webster in San Diego in 1962. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, they moved to Shreveport, Louisiana where they started their family. Donna was born in 1965 and Dan followed in 1969. They moved to Rupert, Idaho in 1976.
He married Marcia Benson in 1983 and his family grew to include her two children, Kristy and Richard. They moved to Pocatello, Idaho where he worked for the State of Idaho as the regional child support enforcement manager. He retired from the state of Idaho in 2002.
Tom leaves behind his wife, Marcia, his children Donna Krapf (Joel Bate) of
Twin Falls, Idaho; Kristy Bruderer of Pocatello; and Richard (Kymber) Benson of Pocatello. He is also survived by his grandchildren Chase, Anthony, Nate, Keaton, Sam, Dylan, Taylor, Sierra, & Trinadee, and four great grandchildren (and one on the way). He is also survived by his brother Travis (Mary-deceased) of Nashville, Arkansas, and his niece Belinda (Bill) Lowe of Las Vegas, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law Steve Krapf, and his beloved son, Dan.
Per his wishes, there will be no formal service. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Tom requested that his friends who partake of adult beverages please toast him the next time they have one. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Pocatello Animal Shelter or the Pocatello Fire Station.
Shirley Griffiths passed away peacefully in her home in Hazelton, ID on July 31st at the age of 86. She was born to the late Margaret Mae Smith and Robert Irving McClain on November 9th, 1931 in Twin Falls, ID. As a child, Shirley attended Russell Lane Elementary School in Eden, ID. She went to Hazelton High School where she was active in basketball, baseball, and track. She met her high school sweet heart and the love her of her life, Harold Griffiths, in the 9th grade.
Harold and Shirley were married on September 23rd, 1949 in Boise, ID. Shirley was a very loving mother to their three children, Connie, Cheryl, and Gerald. Shirley was a staple in Hazelton’s history throughout the years as many locals will remember her as a waitress, working in the drugstore, manager of the video store, and cashier at the local hardware store and grocery store.
Shirley was always on the go and loved being active. She enjoyed going out to lunch with her many friends and was a member of several bowling leagues until the last months of her life. She took pride in her lifelong lucky streak with scratch tickets, blackjack, and bingo. Shirley was an avid sports fan and devoted to Valley athletics, as well as many pro sports teams she could always be caught watching. She adored her many grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved attending their school and sporting events.
Shirley was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold, her parents, and seven siblings. She was survived by her children Connie Martin (Randee) of Paul, Cheryl Okelberry (Mark) of Hazelton, and Gerald Griffiths & Melody Lewis of Hazelton. Her 11 grandchildren and 23 Great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Robert “Bob” McClain and sisters Janet Macklin and Treva Williams.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday August 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Rosenau Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow starting at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Hazelton Cemetery. The family requests those who wish may contribute in Shirley’s honor to the Eden Senior Citizen Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.
Koby J Clark of Bozeman MT and Kuna ID passed away on May 21st, 2018. He was born on October 20, 1996 in Burley Idaho to his parents James and Krista (Sorensen) Clark.
Koby lived in Burley with his parents and younger brother Kolin until 2004 when they moved to Kuna Idaho. He was a 2015 graduate of Kuna High School. Koby married his wife McKenna (Douthit) Clark on August 25, 2017.
Koby’s passion for hunting, fishing, trapping and the great outdoors was evident to all who knew him. Koby loved to share his hunting stories and adventures with everyone. If Koby wasn’t working you could find him out doing what he loved. He knew McKenna was the girl for him when he found out she also enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by his wife McKenna (Douthit) Clark of Bozeman Montana, his parents James and Krista Clark, Kuna, his brother Kolin Clark, Kuna, Koby also leaves his maternal grandparents Sheldon and Elaine (Garrard) Sorensen, Burley, his maternal great-grandma Wilma Sorensen of Swan Lake Id., He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.
Koby is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather George Richard Clark, maternal great grandparents Melvin and Ruth Garrard, maternal great grandpa Douglas Sorensen, and cousin Christian Sean Watkins.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 11 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Crooked 8, 1882 E. King Rd. Kuna Id.
BURLEY – Donna Jean Sager, an 86-year-old resident of Burley, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at her home.
Donna was the third daughter born to Claude and Tina Bohon Chugg of Acequia, Idaho. She spent her youth growing up on the family farm with her five siblings, Jack, Alene, Naomi, Dan, and Fred. She attended the Acequia School and graduated from Rupert High School in 1949.
She met Merle Sager, who became the love of her life, on the Burley waterfront where he took her and her sister, Naomi, for a boat ride; promptly soaking them both. Merle and Donna were married March 19, 1954, at the Burley First Christian Church and they made their home in Burley. They were married 64 years and raised two children, Sondra Klink (John) of Burley, and Frank Sager (Linda) of Kingston, Washington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Tina Chugg; along with her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Merle; their two children, Sondra and Frank; granddaughters, Rosa and Ellen; step-grandson, Jeffrey Seaman (Naomi) of Monroe, Washington; and three step-great-grandchildren, Kyle, Luke and Tayla Seaman.
Donna had a great love of the outdoors, going on many adventures with her family. In her younger days, it was fishing on the Snake River with her family, camping, and riding trail bikes in the south hills and Sawtooth mountains. Later, there were many fishing trips to Vancouver Island, Canada, with Merle and granddaughter, Rosa. Additionally, there were many trips with Merle and Rosa, visiting places of history throughout the United States; travels to Alaska by RV; and a final trip to Napa Valley Wine Country – the highlight of which was dinner on the wine train with Merle, Frank and Linda. Of note, her nephew, John Orvik, was amazed how she had a way of showing up the boys with being a better shot in hunting; she always came home with her limit on sage grouse or pheasants.
Donna was a loving mother. She kept her son, Frank, alive through all his allergies, was there to clean cuts and scrapes, and comfort us when we were sad; she truly helped us when needed. She was compassionate, respectful, loving and concerned about the health and well-being of family and friends. She honored her deceased family by placing flowers on local graves every Memorial Day. Her hands were always busy and ready to help. Donna appreciated garden-to-table vegetables and flower gardens for beauty. She was a prayer warrior, calling local people to set up prayer vigils for others in need. She was generous and loved sharing experiences with others – such as travel tours. She was a faithful and joyful Sister-in-Christ and in women’s bible studies. She was inclusive with handwritten letters to her step-great-grandchildren in cursive (longhand) – and they loved it.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She kept in touch with her high school friends the “49ers.” and was a member of the Model-A car club. Later in life, she had health issues, but made the decision not to be plugged into a machine; she instead, decided to enjoy each day to the fullest – which she did. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Sondra picked up her mom and dad and took them to the Minidoka County Fair with granddaughters, Rosa and Ellen. She enjoyed the flower and gardening exhibits and seeing the photos, drawings, and floral arrangements her granddaughters had entered. She was so pleased to see the rosette on the Mr. Lincoln entry. They spent the day enjoying all there was to see; eating hamburgers with Sondra, Merle and her granddaughters, and checking out the awards Rosa and Ellen had earned. That evening, while enjoying TV with Merle, she got up to check on the corn she was cooking. She told Merle she was blacking out; he caught her as she was falling, and held her as the aneurysm burst, sending her home to be with the Lord.
Ellen saw a bright light as her grandmother went to be with the Lord. Donna may be gone, but she is not forgotten.
A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the United Methodist Church, 450 E. 27th St., in Burley, with the Rev. Kenneth L. Haftorson officiating.
Arrangements are in the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
Edward John Wegrzyniak passed away peacefully while at his home in Shoshone, ID on July 25, 2018 at the age of 67.
Edward is survived by his wife Lauri Wegrzyniak, children Jason Wegrzyniak, Alex Wegrzyniak, Kelly Smith, Jamie Bernal, Victoria Hurst, Adam Wegrzyniak, and Kallie Hurst, , sister Donna Golish of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, brother John of Windber, Pennsylvania, sister Monica Wegrzyniak of Shoshone, Idaho, brother Stan Wegrzyniak of Mountain Home, Idaho, and brother Dan Wegrzyniak of Virginia Beach, Virginia, along with 7 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Grace Wegrzyniak of Windber, Pennsylvania.
Edward was born May 6, 1951 in Windber, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Forest Hills High School in Sidman, Pennsylvania, then left for Okinawa, Japan with the U.S. Air Force where he served from 1969-1971. Ed then moved to Mountain Home, ID where he worked as a carpenter and began his family. In 1977 Ed began the career he loved for 34 years, working for the State of Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, starting at Bruneau Sand Dunes and completing his service at Three Island Crossing State Park. Ed was passionate about his job and the people he worked with there. He was always working to ‘make happy campers’, and ‘keep the desert green’. Ed had a gift for making people comfortable with conversation and for listening intently to people’s life stories, gaining him life-long friendships.
Ed’s priority was always his family. He loved teaching his children, and later grandchildren, about the outdoors and preparing them for all life has to offer. With his marriage in 2001 to Lauri Wegrzyniak he blended his 7 children into the large family he always wanted. His children remember him as a loving, selfless teacher of life’s lessons.
Ed was an accomplished craftsman. He built and remodeled many homes in the area and was adept at fixing everything. He was a kind and humble man who was passionate about the outdoors; hunting, fishing, hiking, and just being outside. We are all better people for having known and loved Ed, he will continue to impact the lives of those who knew him.
A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at Three Island Crossing State Park in Glenns Ferry, ID on August 25th at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ed’s life. Donations can be sent to St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute at 725 Poleline Rd. W., Twin Falls, ID 83301. The family would like to thank the very caring individuals at St. Luke’s Hospital, Mountain States Tumor Institute, Huntsman Cancer Center, and the University of Utah Rehabilitation, and Neurology who so diligently cared for Ed.
KIMBERLY - Gary Dean Woodruff, 72, of Kimberly passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 unexpectedly from a heart attack in Twin Falls.
Gary was born March 13, 1946 in Twin Falls, Idaho the son of Asa “Dutch” and Esther Woodruff. He grew up in Buhl where he attended schools, graduating from Buhl High School. He had a long successful career with the telephone company, which allowed him to travel across the country.
He loved the great outdoors, where he enjoyed all the wildlife and spending time with his family and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Woodruff; his sons, Ed, Scott and Dustin (Kris) Woodruff; and daughter, Tammy Davis. He is also survived by his five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and one sister, Barbara Jensen.
Gary will be forever missed by his family and friends because he was the most selfless and loving man who would do anything for anybody and never met a challenge he couldn't fix.
A celebration will be held in his honor at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls.
Fred Bihlmaier, 74, passed away peacefully at his home on August 2, 2018 in Provo, Utah in the company of his wife Nancy.
Born June 21, 1944 in the Bronx, New York to Fred and Emma (Klotz) Bihlmaier, Fred joined his older siblings Gerda and Richard. At age 8 the family moved to Loma Linda, California, and later to Redlands, California. He graduated from Redlands High School in 1962 where he excelled as a catcher on the Varsity baseball team for 3 years. After graduation he attended San Bernardino Valley College, where he was active in the Alpha Sigma Kappa fraternity.
Fred began his long and successful career in retail sales as a box boy at Stater Bros. Market, and quickly moved to managing the store. After moving to Utah, he took a job with Frito Lay where he continued his career, retiring as a district sales manager after 25 years.
He met his eternal sweetheart, Nancy Joyce Pettingill, in California in the summer of 1969 while she was home from BYU. They were married on June 13, 1970 in Redlands, California. Their marriage was sealed a year later in the Los Angeles LDS Temple.
Fred and Nancy were blessed with two children, Bryan Fred Bihlmaier and Shauna Lynn (Bihlmaier) Howell. They moved to Provo, Utah in 1977 where they have lived ever since.
He was preceded in death by both parents and by his brother Richard. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy; his son Bryan (Penny); his daughter Shauna (Sterling) Howell; his sister Gerda Fisher of Bend, Oregon; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Edgemont South Stake Center, 2950 N 350 E (Canyon Road), Provo, Utah. Friends may visit with the family at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 E. Center Str., Sunday, August 5, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church Monday, from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. He will be interred at Eastlawn Memorial Hills, 4800 N 650 E, Provo, Utah. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
Derald Boyd Glenn, age 81, resident of Spanish Fork, Utah, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, due to Lewy body dementia. Derald was born on October 21, 1936, in Kimberly, Idaho, to Jerald Wesley and Velma (Tyler) Glenn. He was born in the home where he spent his childhood and later raised his family. Derald started driving tractor at around nine years old and cars at 12 – something he loved his entire life. He began singing bass in a men’s choir with his dad at age 12 and started playing the oboe in seventh grade. This began his life-long love of music.
In high school, Derald was very involved in the Future Farmers of America and was the first person in Kimberly to receive the State Farmer Award. He attended the national FFA convention for two years and played in the national FFA band. After graduating from high school in 1954, Derald attended the University of Idaho on an agricultural scholarship where he majored in agriculture and then music education. He sang with the U of I Vandaleers and played oboe in the University Band and University Orchestra.
Derald met Lois Taylor during their freshman year of college, and they were married on June 15, 1955, in the Idaho Falls temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lois told Derald that she’d always wanted to have twelve children, and he said, “Why not?” They went on to have ten children over the next 23 years.
Derald decided teaching was not for him, so they moved to Seattle where he worked for Boeing for two years. In 1958, they moved back to Kimberly where Derald farmed with his dad. He farmed until he retired in 1998, and his son, Kevin, farmed with him. Derald was well-known in the Magic Valley as an exceptional farmer.
Derald played the oboe with the Magic Valley Symphony and sang with the Magic Valley Chorale for many years. He served on the Kimberly school board and was very involved in the building of the new high school. He was in the Lion’s Club and served on the planning and zoning board in Kimberly. He was active in the Wheat Growers Association and the Contract Bean Growers Association. After retirement, Derald loved volunteering at his grandchildren’s elementary schools and at the hospital in Twin Falls and Brigham City. Derald and Lois moved to Brigham City, Utah, in 2005, to be closer to family.
Derald was an active, faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints his entire life. He served in various music callings over the years. He also served on the high council for several years and supervised the stake church farm as part of that calling. Derald and Lois served an LDS mission in Tampa, Florida.
Derald loved to travel and be in nature. He also loved to dance, and he was a fierce racquetball player. He was known for singing at funerals, daddy-daughter parties, and his children’s weddings. He leaves his love and legacy of music, humor, and hard work with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Derald was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Lois Taylor Glenn; his siblings: Moena (Van) Stonehocker, Patricia Miller, and Don (Marie) Glenn; his children: Debra (Tony) Braswell, Kevin (Gaylene) Glenn, Cherise (Michael) Dodson, Loriann (Heath) Johnson, Janeil (Jim) Stewart, Maria (Darren) Bauer, Melanie (Kyle) Jensen, Nesha (Tyler) Woodhouse, Karen Glenn, and Jason (Kierstin) Glenn; 49 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and extended family. Derald was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will include a viewing on Friday, August 10, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., a second viewing on Saturday, August 11, from 9:30-10:45 a.m., and the funeral on Saturday, August 11, at 11:00 a.m. All three services will be held at the LDS church building in Kimberly located at 222 Birch Street South. Graveside services will be at the Twin Falls Cemetery on Saturday, August 11, at 1:30 p.m.
Joshua Stewart Byers, 24, passed away August 2nd, 2018. Josh was born on March 5th, 1994 in Burley, Idaho to Terry Wayne Byers and Amy Marie Luna. Josh enjoyed playing sports, tormenting his brother, and animals. He moved to Hagerman, Idaho with his family in 2003, where he attended high school and met his best friend Tobi (Wickham) Smith. He graduated as a proud member of the Class of 2012, and welcomed his first child Macie Rae Byers the same year. People would often hear him coming blocks before he came into view, and quickly fell in love with his infectious smile. His family expanded in February 2018 with the birth of his son, Nixon Wayne Byers. Josh was a loving father, son, brother and friend. His two children were the center of his world.
Josh is survived by his grandparents, Penny and Fred Hodges, Stan and Anna Byers, and Bill and Joanne Schaeffer; mother, Amy Luna; dad, Mike Luna; brother and sister-in-law, Tyler and Breckannii Byers; children, Macie and Nixon Byers; the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Darrow H. Ankrum; and father, Terry Wayne Byers.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hagerman, Idaho, 270 E Salmon Street. The family asks to please wear your favorite jersey or sports memorabilia in honor of Josh’s love for sports. In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been established at D.L. Evans Bank to support his children.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Eugene Moore, survived by his sister Yvonne Moore, daughter and son-in-law Angela and Rick Bouchier, sons, David, Donovan and Derrick Moore, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends.
David, described by his best friend Jason Knapp as a professor of life, was an honest and true loving brother, father, grandfather, honored uncle and friend, he was protective and loyal viewed as courageous and strong willed.
David was loved by all who crossed his path, a true soldier and the rock of his family. His one ‘true love’ fishing is what will be remembered most by all, and of course his favorite statement ‘I’ll decide’.
David showed his strength during his fight with cancer proving that in the end he ‘WILL DECIDE’.
Passing peacefully in his home with his family, he left us thinking that if we could only have half the strength in life that he displayed in death, we could accomplish anything.
He inspired by just being himself.
Following David’s wishes, his family will be having a private ceremony, anyone wishing to show support can do so by donating to the American Cancer Society in his honor.
Nancy Lou Livingston was tragically taken from us on August 4, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Nancy was born June 21, 1942, the daughter of Wave Otis Meller and Wilma Herma Hoplinger, in Archibald Ohio. Nancy met the love of her life Robert D. Livingston and they were married on September 2, 1958. After a short time they moved out west and settled in Kimberly, Idaho. Nancy was raised in a big family she truly loved. And that shaped the rest of her life. Nancy got a job at Lincoln Elementary School as a resource teacher where she could help children succeed and help them shape their lives for the better.
At home our house was never empty as myself and my brothers watched our extended family grow. My mothers work through the Foster parents program, meant we always had a new brother or sister. Mom always made sure that every child had a roof over their head and food in their bellies. I don’t exaggerate when I say hundreds of kids passed’ through our home. Many of them she adopted and are still a part of our family today. Even after losing her husband Robert in 2001 she finished the adoption of 2 boys and took in 2 girls a few years later.
Nancy went to yard sales, swap meets and thrift stores. She was always on the lookout for clothes, furniture, house wares and toys for the kids of the kids she raised. If one of them needed a car she would help find it. If we needed a house she would find that too and co-sign or buy it to help us start families of our own.
Nancy’s work on this planet can’t be measured in gold or material things. The magnitude of her work is without measure. Her work is in the hearts of all of us children whose lives she touched. Her generosity was unequalled and her love unconditional. She saw the good in every child and she wanted to save them all. Those of us lucky enough to have shared in Nancy’s life are better people because of it. Thank you for being a part of our lives.
A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Avenue East in Twin Falls. A viewing for family and friends will take place from 11:00am until 1:00 pm at Reynolds Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of White Mortuary of Twin Falls.
Hubert F. Bluteau, 91, of Filer, Idaho passed away Saturday evening, August 4, 2018 at Grace Assisted Living Center in Twin Falls.
Hubert was born in Malone, New York to Joseph and Alameda (Primreau) Bluteau. He was born 7 out of 9 children with 3 brothers and 5 sisters. He moved to Springfield Massachusetts at the age of 12, and at 16 began working for Smith and Wesson’s Springfield Massachusetts armory. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the US Navy, as a Gunners Mate assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 38, USS LST 815, and USS PCC 1244. After his military service he worked at the Indian Motorcycle Company in Springfield Mass. He moved to San Diego California and met his first wife Agnes Fortini. They married in 1948 and had 2 children, daughter Carol and son Lawrence. While in California he worked for Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp., Bowie Pies, and San Diego Pipe and Supply Co., which he retired in 1987 after 28 years.
He was by his first wife’s side as she battled cancer, and lost her in 1987. He moved to Twin Falls, Idaho to be with his daughter and grandchildren in 1989. He enjoyed bowling, and thanks to bowling met his 2nd wife Ima Mae McCandless. They were married in 1997, and remained together until his passing. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed friendship with his golfing buddies Jim, Lloyd, Leroy, Wendell, Harold and Art. They not only enjoyed golfing, but also solved the countries problems.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, his first wife Agnes, his son Lawrence, and stepson John McCandless.
His survivors include his wife Ima Mae Bluteau, daughter Carol Gleason, grandson Aaron (Amy) Gleason, granddaughter Angela (James) Mace, and great-granddaughters Ashlynn and Zofia Gleason. Stepfamily includes Jay (Jan) McCandless, Kathy (Dick) Storro, and daughter in-law Andrea McCandless, 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Hubert’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Filer Baptist Church, 254 Hwy 30 in Filer, Idaho with Pastor Andy Paz officiating. Burial will follow at West End Cometary in Buhl. Military honors by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and the Magic Valley Honor Guard.
Contributions may be given in Hubert’s name to the Filer Baptist Church, 254 Hwy 30, Filer, Idaho 83328
Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
RUPERT — Randy Lynn Wageman, a 63-year-old resident of Rupert, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at his home.
Randy was born October 3, 1954, in Burley, Idaho, to Alvin Wageman and Lola Mallory Wageman. Randy was a graduate of Burley High School; he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, and he was a big sports fan who loved the Green Bay Packers and knew his sports trivia well!
Randy is survived by his two children whom he loved very much, Alicia (Allen) Washington, and Shawn Wageman; as well as his brothers, Gayle (Cindi) Wageman of Roy, Utah, Bob (Linda) Wageman of Twin Falls, and Virgil Wageman of Rupert. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Lola; and his step-father, John Jones.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Bob and Linda, Gayle and Cindi and Virgil and Debbie for taking care of Randy the past several years.
A memorial service to remember Randy will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.
Jerry H. Fredrickson, 82, passed away on August 4, at his home in the arms of his loving wife of 62 years, Nelda, surrounded by his family.
Jerry was born on February 17, 1936 to John and Sabina Bell (Thorne) Fredrickson. He was greeted by 2 brothers and 4 sisters and later they greeted another brother and sister. He was raised in Declo, ID until age 6, when his father’s job with the USBR moved the family to the Minidoka Dam. Jerry attended school in Acequia until the high school students were transferred from Acequia to Rupert High, at which time the curly headed kid nicknamed “Pete” became one of the “Dam” kids of Rupert High and graduated in 1954.
Jerry’s youth was spent fishing, hunting, and ice skating, and arrowhead hunting around Lake Walcott. Helping his mother and tormenting his sisters. He spent his summers working with his father learning about heavy equipment, especially how to operate a dragline. Two weeks before graduating from high school, Jerry was offered a job with the Bureau of Reclamation on the North side project. Later, he transferred with the USBR to river erosion control covering the Snake River area from Jackson Lake Dam to Milner Dam.
In high school, Jerry’s eye was caught by Nelda Povey, and after a wonderful courtship, Jerry and Nelda were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on October 10, 1956. This union was blessed with a daughter LaDawn, a son Jerry Devon, two more daughters, Lynette and Lanita and a son, Terry Duane. Later, Jerry and Nelda were able to adopt and invite Charles John to join the family. Over the years the Jerry Fredrickson family has grown to include 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Jerry loved and was very proud of each member of his family.
Jerry loved to be outdoors. He grew a beautiful garden every year, but he did not enjoy the squirrels that liked to nibble on his garden. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and all the wildlife and adventures that came with that.
Jerry was always creative, from his beautiful handmade wooden furniture and items that he made in his wood shop to later in life creating his own patterns for latch hook rugs and pillows. He especially enjoyed crafting with his wife, cutting aluminum cans for her aluminum can decorative chairs to tearing the fabric for her crocheted rag rugs, or polishing pop can tops for her pop top purses.
Jerry was active in the LDS Church serving in many capacities including first counselor in the bishopric and serving a 3 year mission at the employment office.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, John, Lynn, and Kenneth, one sister, Adelia, his two sons, Jerry Devon, and Charles John, his grandchildren Michael Jones, Laura Ashley Fredrickson.
Jerry is survived by his wife, his daughters, LaDawn (Kenneth) Rock, Lynette (Arthur) Hoksbergen, Lanita (Shawn) Brixey and his son, Terry Duane (Erica) Fredrickson, daughter-in-law Candy Fredrickson, plus 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. His four sisters, Carol Trott, Lelia Hansen, Beth Chugg and Teresa Brandebourg bid him a fond farewell.
A viewing will be held at Hansen’s Mortuary in Rupert on Friday August 10th from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on August 11th at 11 am at the LDS Second Ward Church at 100 W 26 S in Rupert. A viewing will be held at 10 am at the church preceding the funeral services. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary in Rupert.
Duane Amen, longtime Paul resident, fell asleep in death, surrounded by his family, early Sunday, August 5, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Twin Falls, from complications of pneumonia. Duane was born in Burley, Idaho to Richard and Dorothy Amen on January 10, 1953. He grew up and went to school in Acequia. The family moved to Paul in 1965 and Duane graduated from Minico High School in 1971. Duane married Vivian, his high school sweetheart and they had their son Matthew. The later divorced. He married Mary Louise in 1980 and they had a son Ricky and a daughter Ashley.
Duane was determined and a hard worker. He worked for J.R. Simplot for 30 years until they closed their doors and he retired. He also farmed with his dad and worked in the potato harvest for many years, using some of his vacation time to do this.
In Duane’s younger years, he loved motorcycle trips with his friends. Most of all, he loved camping and road trips with his family which he did every year. In his retirement years he loved going on cruises with his wife and traveling companions, his sister Judy and her husband Frankie.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, his son Ricky and a brother Rodney. He is survived by his wife Mary Louise, daughter Ashley and son Matthew. He is also survived by a sister Judy and brother Tom; grandchildren Hallie, Colby, Lilly, Mia and Drew as well as many other relatives and friends.
We look forward to the time when Jehovah God will fulfill his promise, “And he will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore.” Revelation 21:4. Until then the “God of all comfort will help us endure.” II Corinthians 1:3.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Hansen Mortuary in Rupert. A view will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday August 10, 2018, also at Hansen Mortuary. A viewing will also take place for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Paul Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Barbara Claire Birrell Webb, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, teacher and friend, died peacefully of heart failure on August 5, 2018 in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Barbara was born in Salt Lake City and enjoyed a happy childhood with her parents, Don and Merva, and her younger siblings, Marilyn and Richard. She adored children even when she was a child herself.
Whether she looked after her siblings or children from the neighborhood, she kept them so joyfully busy that they barely noticed their parents were missing.
As a teen, Barbara was a star of the Debate Club. She was fortunate in friends and never lacked for social opportunities. She claimed it was “an innocent time”. But at home, life was not so easy. Don’s health deteriorated and Merva went to work outside the home at a reduced income. “My mother taught me the value of determined cheerfulness,” Barbara told us. “It was her attitude that got us to college.”
The University of Utah was a magical place for Barbara. She earned her degree in Political Science and enjoyed new friends and mentors. Then, she met the man she would love for the rest of her life, Lloyd Webb. They married in 1954, after a whirlwind romance, and created another loving family with children, Kevan, Curtis, Carolea and Barry. It’s hardly surprising that she made magnificent wife and mother.
As the children grew, Barbara got restless for a professional life. She went back to school and worked in a private kindergarten as she continued to look after her family. As soon as she qualified for Idaho teacher standards, she was snatched up by Twin Falls School District and embarked upon a long career. She was much beloved as a teacher, as proven by the hugs she received from current and past students alike.
Barbara and Lloyd traveled all over the world, with favorite visits to Ireland, China, Italy and Easter Island. They delighted in their children and grandchildren and each other. It was only when Lloyd got sick that their charmed life lost some of its luster. Barbara was devastated when he died in 2009, but she climbed back into a cheerful state, feeling grateful to have had so much good fortune.
At the end of her life, she especially appreciated her long-time friends, Maurine and Bill Jacobsen, and the good-hearted people who helped her. Without the kindness of her hair stylists, housekeepers, church friends, home repair specialists, her son, Curtis, and her granddaughter, Katherine, she would not have been able to live in her beautiful house until her last day.
Funeral services for Barbara will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the 5th Ward LDS Church, 421 Maurice St. North, Twin Falls with Bishop Jon Conder conducting. A private family burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. at the LDS Church.
Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, William (Bill) Gerald Coffey, loving husband and father of ten children, passed away at the age of 97. Bill was born on January 30,1921 in Colman County, Texas to Ed and Leora Coffey. Early on in his life he joined the US Army Air Corps (US Air Force) and became a pilot serving in WWII. As first lieutenant, Bill piloted over the Himalayan Mountains or “The Hump” as they called it, making the extremely treacherous roundtrip journey 91 times to carry supplies to the Chinese. Later, Bill would go on to run a well drilling business in New Mexico, and a tool company in Idaho among many other endeavors that included farming, mining and drilling. In January of 1962, Bill married Violet, his wife of 56 years. Between the two of them, they would go on to raise 10 children, and become the grandparents of countless grandchildren and great grandchildren. Always in cowboy boots, he was beloved by all with his infectious smile and gregarious personality. Bill had a passion for flying and family as well as a knack for innovation and entrepreneurship in his long life. He loved to learn, and he always stayed up on current events. You could always catch him singing old country songs and telling stories about all the places he’d been and people he’d had the opportunity to meet in his life. As an avid family man, he loved spending time with the kids and taking them water skiing at Lake Powell. Bill was truly unique and undoubtedly impacted many lives, he will be deeply missed.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father, his little brother Ed, and his eldest son William. He is survived by his wife Violet and nine of his children, Edd, Floyd, Terry, Pamela, Helen, Kathy, Darlinda, Evelyn and Kimberly.
A memorial service will be held in Bill’s honor on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Richfield, Idaho LDS Church, 11 o’clock a.m.
Rollie Eugene Close, born August 20, 1934, in Alpena Pass, Arkansas, passed away August 1, 2018 at Oak Creek Rehab in Kimberly, Idaho.
Rollie met Marian in Idaho, he moved to Nebraska where he waited for her to finish high school, and they married there in 1959. They moved to Kansas City, where he laid hardwood floors for a time. After their first child was born, they moved to Murtaugh. Here he worked at the Magic Valley Bean and Grain Warehouse, among many other places, until he and Marian started their own custom hay stacking business. He also worked with the Twin Falls County Sherriff’s office as the Deputy of Murtaugh while they lovingly raised their growing family and built their home. His home was always open to those in need. Friends and family always felt like his home was theirs.
He leaves behind his wife, Marian Mae Close; children, Betty Carlson, Joyce Williams (Clayne), Rhonda Spencer, Rollie Close Jr. (Brenda), Susan Davis (Mickey), Robert Gregg (Suzanne), Leisa Drain (Mark), Valerie Close (Kevan), Edwin Close (Jamie), Brynn Close (Bill), and Sheri Close; 42 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his three sisters, four brothers, five sons-in-law, and one grandchild.
A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 131 Syringa Ave, Kimberly, ID, where he was a member. Cremation is under the direction of Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center and Cremation Services of Idaho, Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared at www.serenityfuneralchapel.com.
Robert M. Lopez of Jerome, ID passed away on August 5, 2018 after a long battle with a rare autoimmune blood disorder. He is survived by his wife Ann, (née Bones). They met and started dating in 1989, moved to Idaho in 1997 and were married in Twin Falls, Idaho, September 24, 1999.
Robert was born in Baldwin Park, CA on August 18, 1959. He was the youngest of five children of Ernest and Margaret Lopez. Robert graduated from La Puente (CA) High School and attended Cal Poly Pomona University.
Robert most recently worked for Red’s Trading Post for nearly a decade. He previously worked for Barnes & Noble both in Twin Falls and in Southern California.
Robert had a profound love of the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking, and camping, and was an avid gardener. He loved basketball and was a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan. He enjoyed pick-up games with his brothers and nephews on the half-court in the backyard of his parents’ house. He loved astronomy, and sci-fi books, movies and TV shows. Robert was well-liked by all who met him. He had an infectious laugh, and a quirky sense of humor, and will be missed by many.
In addition to his wife Ann, Robert is survived by brothers, Ernie (Linda) and Chuck (Mara); sister, Lydia Stoddard (Steve); nephews, Jared (LeAnn), Jeremy (Leticia), and Jonathan (Jessica); nieces, Jennifer Van Soest (Anne), and Anathea Lolen (Monte). He is also survived by two great-nephews, four great-nieces, and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest; his mother, Margaret; and his brother, Louie.
Our family wants to thank, with heartfelt appreciation Terry and the crew at Reds and all the kind and compassionate care given at St. Luke’s Mountain State Tumors institute.
A Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held at 6:30 pm, Monday, August 13, 2018 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 South Lincoln Avenue, Jerome ID, 83338.
Patricia June Hainline, 85, a resident of Bliss, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Bennett Hills Care Center in Gooding.
Patricia June Scheer, was born March 13, 1933 in Fairbury, Nebraska, the daughter of Bernard and Myrtle Scheer. She was raised and educated in Jerome, Idaho. She married Fred Hainline on June 14, 1954, in Jerome, Idaho, at the Catholic Church, of which she was a member.
She is survived by: two sons, Steven (Yvonne) Hainline of Hagerman, Idaho and Jay (Mary) Hainline, of Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Susan (Michael) Stief of Burns, Wyoming and Barbara Hutchins (and Brad) of Idaho Falls, Idaho; one sister, Betty Younger of Colorado Springs, Colorado; six grandchildren, Nick Hainline, Richard Hainline, Kendall Stief, Christopher Hainline, Kallie Neal, and Seth Hainline; and seven great-grandchildren, Maisha Jo, Hunter, Sam, Casey, Parker, Zaedyn and Zariya.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and her husband, Fred.
A memorial celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. A private family inurnment will take place at the Jerome Cemetery.
Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service—Gooding.
Juanita Guerra Medellin, 86, of Burley, passed away on February 14, 2018. She was born January 27, 1932, in Pharr, Texas, the daughter to Tomas Guerra and Jesusa Guerra.
Juanita worked at Ore-Ida foods for 30 plus years. After retiring, she worked at Wal-Mart. Juanita, was an active member of the Little Flower Church in Burley. She also volunteered at a center for troubled children. She received her GED in 1974.
Juanita was married to Salvador Rameriz Medellin (he passed on September 4, 2017) for 68 years. Together they had four children, Vivian Lee Medellin Puga (Tino), Guadalupe ‘Lupe’ Medellin, Velma Medellin Hall and Jesse Medellin; eight grandchildren, Christine Puga Loop (Tom), Tracy Puga Graham (DG), Elizabeth Puga Matula (Rick), Steven Puga (Leanne), Shane Butler (Tonya), Nikki Butler-Bundy, Ronald ‘RJ’ Butler and Maryann Medellin; and 11 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Angelita Bautista and Tomasa Chapa.Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, sons, sisters, brothers and parents.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m on Friday, August 17th at St. Thérèse The Little Flower Catholic Church, located at 1601 Oakley Ave., Burley, Idaho.
HEYBURN — Donald Ralph “Don” Hill entered this world March 9, 1930, in Burley, Idaho, the second of four children born to Walter R. and Gladys (Gierisch) Hill. He passed away August 7, 2018, at Cassia Regional Hospital.
Don was raised and educated in Malta and graduated from Raft River High School. He married JoAnn Smith on June 1, 1950. Together, they had four children, Vickie, Debra, Donald Jr., and Kay. Following 28 years of marriage, JoAnn passed away. In January 1979, he married Marie Purcell Keller. To this union brought four additional children, Nyle, Dale, Mitzi and Kevin. For the past nearly 40 years together, they have combined two families into one.
Don’s working-life profession was that of a lineman, starting at Raft River Electric in Malta, and retiring after 15 years of service for the City of Burley.
He was an active and devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed his service as bishop and temple worker—a love he and Marie will forever cherish and never forget. Don’s free time was spent with family and friends four-wheeling, snowmobiling and horseback riding. His most precious time spent was that of reading the scriptures. For all who were blessed to know Don, one immediately realized that his great-big smile and sincere hug created lifelong friends. He was truly a neighbor to all.
Don is survived by his wife, Marie Hill; sons, Donald Jr. (Ellen) Hill, Kay (Shellie) Hill, Nyle (Melanie) Keller, Dale (Trisha) Keller, and Kevin (Kaylean) Keller; daughters, Vickie (Mike) Rigby, Debra (Paul) Jordan and Mitzi (Rick) Ramsey; 30 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeaneen (Ray) Coombs and Annette (Mike) Corey; and a brother, Jack (Melva) Hill. In addition to his first wife, JoAnn, he was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, William Kay Hill.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 11, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Heyburn Ward, 300 S. 500 W., of Heyburn. Burial will be in Valley Vu Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, August 10, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from noon until 12:45 p.m. preceding the service at the church.
RICHFIELD — Winnie Rae (Dayley) West, 80, returned to her heavenly home Monday August 6, 2018. She passed away at home in the arms of her loving husband.
Winnie was born October 27, 1937 in Oakley, ID to Clifford Carlos and Neola Rose “Dutchie” (Craner) Dayley. Winnie was “the middle child” and never let her siblings forget it! The family moved from Oakley to Richfield in 1947, where she graduated from Richfield High School in 1956.
Winnie married Jessie West on July 16, 1959 in Reno, NV and they were sealed at the L.D.S. Temple in Dallas, TX in 1987. After a few short years in Alpine, TX Winnie and her husband returned to Richfield on Outlaw Day in June 1989.
In her earlier years, Winnie worked as a freight agent for United Airlines. She was always generous in sharing her flight benefits with family members and took her Mom and Dad to Hawaii. She served in many capacities within the L.D.S. Church throughout the years. She will be remembered for being a dedicated fan of the Richfield Tigers, seldom missing a sporting event. Two days prior to her passing, she was honored as one of the recipients of the 1st Annual Tiger Drive Award and previously inducted into the Richfield High School Hall of Fame in 2011.
Winnie is survived by: her husband, Jessie; daughter, Teri Lyn (Larry) Turnage, Richfield, ID; daughter, Tami Lee (Ric Dreiling) West, Florence, OR; son, Jesse Reid (Annie Whitesell) West, Richfield, ID; son, Sean Michael (Terri Blackham) West, Richfield, ID; sister, Jacquie Lou (Richard) Luff, Kimberly, ID; and brother, Devon Carlos “Toby” (Lori Pridmore) Dayley, missionaries in the Washington-Tacoma Mission. Her lasting influence lives on in the hearts of 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren (and counting).
Winnie was preceded in death by her parents and an infant grandson.
Memorial contributions can be made to Richfield High School Athletics
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday August 16, 2018 at the Richfield L.D.S. Church. Interment will follow at the Oakley Cemetery at 3:30 PM.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel.
Longtime Twin Falls resident Wesley Ralph Startin passed away August 6, 2018, in Boise after an extended illness. He had just celebrated his 76th birthday with his family the day before.
Wes was born August 5, 1942, in Ogden, Utah, the second child of Elmer and Katherine (Neiwert) Startin. As a young boy he moved with his family to Burley. where he attended local schools. He graduated from Burley High School in 1960. An accomplished guitarist, during much of the 1960s Wes toured with bands throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Shortly after graduating from Idaho State University in 1966, Wes married Diana Thomas in Rupert and moved to Twin Falls the following year. Wes spent his early professional career in the banking and sales industries, and also served in the Idaho Army National Guard. In 1975, Wes became the agent and managing partner for Kevan-Startin Insurance in Kimberly, a position he held until the business closed 11 years later. After a few years as an independent insurance agent, Wes joined Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance’s Twin Falls office in 1990 and worked there until his 2015 retirement.
An avid golfer most of his adult life, Wes was a fixture at Twin Falls Municipal Golf Course for decades. Weather permitting – and sometimes not – he played several times a week and frequently competed in tournaments both locally and regionally. A true student of the game, during his downtime Wes was often content to watch golf on TV. Especially during his later years, the Golf Channel was rarely off in his home.
Wes is survived by his wife of 52 years, Diana Startin of Meridian; his brother, Duane (Liz) Startin of Broadway, Va.; his children, W. Lane Startin of Boise and Randee (Chancey) Startin-Hall of Portland, Ore.; as well as his three granddaughters, Evelyn Ruth Startin, Parker Katherine Hall and Michael Renee Hall.
Wes will be remembered for his professionalism, his generosity, his sharp wit and his sense of humor. Wes probably didn’t invent the “dad joke,” but he certainly perfected it.
Per Wes’ request, there will be no services. However, his family encourages those who knew him to remember him as they see fit.
Rynold “Rynnie” Baumgartner, 79, passed away on the morning of August 7, 2018 at his home.
He was born Jan. 12, 1939 to Pete and Mollie (Scheidt) Baumgartner in Brush, Colorado.
He spent his younger years in Fort Morgan, Colorado with his two brothers Albert and Paul ‘Richard’ Baumgartner also his two sisters Elzine (Covey) and Betty Jane (Fontenot) Baumgartner.
When Rynnie was 13 his family moved to Idaho. There he held jobs with local spud cellars and worked construction with his father. Then he met the love of his life Marianne (Millard) Baumgartner. They married May 25, 1957 in Acequia, ID. Rynnie and Marianne started their family in 1958. To this union were born: Ronald J. Baumgartner, Marilyn (Glaesemann) Baumgartner, Donald P. Baumgartner, Rodney R. Baumgartner, Robert H. Baumgartner, and Annette (Tyson Hirsch) Baumgartner.
He supported his growing family by becoming an electrician at Ore-Ida Foods. After attaining a contractor’s license he started Baumgartner Electric. Later he retired from Cassia Regional Medical Center.
Rynnie loved fishing, bowling, hunting, camping, motorcycling, but of them all, he loved his family the most.
In addition to raising his children Rynnie helped raise 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Albert; and sister Betty.
The world dimmed with his passing and he will be deeply missed. Goodbye for now.
A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, with a viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Husband, father, an Artist, a farmer, a friend, & a brother
Roger Wonenberg was born April 11, 1932 in Twin Falls, Idaho to David and Emma Wonenberg of Filer, Idaho. He attended all eight grades in a little country school Maroa, north of Filer, Idaho and Gem State Academy in Caldwell, Idaho.
On September 13, 1951 he married Evelyn Darrah in Twin Falls, Idaho. Together they had a daughter, Vicki Lynn and a son, Rocky Dean. Roger began farming on year south of Kimberly, Idaho and then north of Filer for several years.
Roger had several hobbies he did in (his) spare time. One was was customizing cars. Two cars that he completed were featured in Red and Custom magazine. Later in life he also did wood carving and welding sculptures.
Evelyn and Roger divorced in 1957. On Feb. 24, 1958, Roger was drafted into the Army, He did basic training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. After basic, he was sent to Medical Det. U. S. Army Hospital Third U. X. Army at Redstone Arsonal in Huntsville, Alabama where he drove ambulance the rest of his tour.
On August 20, 1961 Roger married Mary Irene Schelhorn from Caldwell, Idaho in an outdoor wedding. Roger went back to farming and farmed north of Filer from 1960 until 1966. They moved northeast of Buhl, Idaho where they bought a couple of farms plus several others rented. There they raised cattle and farmed til retiring in 1991.
After retiring Roger and Mary bought a travel trailer or two and pulled them down to Quartzsite, AZ several winters and went camping up in the mountains in the summer a few times too.
Roger and Mary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on the 20th of August 2011 with a week spent enjoying the Oregon coast with their kids and grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Vicki Buckland, Rocky Dean, Kenton David, Keven Brady, and Michal James Wonenberg; 8 grandchildren, Jason, Heather, Kessa, Kyler, Brady, Zoey, Emma, and Greer; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brother, George (Becky) Wonenberg and sister, Patricia Blake.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Twin Falls Seventh-Day Adventist church (131 Grandview Drive). Arrangements are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel of Buhl, Idaho.
Melba Mae “Marguerite Irene” Bauman Jackson passed away in Boise, Idaho, on August 1, 2018, surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her husband of 72 years, George Calvin “Kelly” Jackson; children, Kelly Leroy Jackson (Carol), Kristie Rue (John), Gregory Jackson, and Aaron Scott Jackson; grandchildren, Chad Rue (Jennifer), Kelli Boren (Ted), Jeremy Rue (Jill), Kelly “KJ” Jackson (Molly), Tanya Smith (Darrell), Erin Jackson, Jennifer Boisvert (Chris), Scott Jackson, and Ellie Jackson; and 19 great grandchildren.
Melba was born in Dupree, South Dakota, January 15, 1928 to Ora Reath Bauman and Eva Mae Jones Bauman. Melba’s brother, Frank Clinton, had been born in 1908; her parents then waited 20 years for Melba, their beautiful baby girl. Just 21 months later, Roy Wiett joined the family. Melba and Roy were best friends and enjoyed the games children play. Melba’s memories of those years in South Dakota were of a happy, seemingly idyllic childhood (think “Little House on the Prairie”).
Melba’s Grandma and Grandpa Jones lived near Melba’s family, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She attended a one-room schoolhouse, staying with her teacher during the week. Her father transported her in their wagon, delivering her on Sunday evening (after the weekly bath) and back home for the weekend. Melba would sometimes invite her teacher to spend the weekend with the family, surprising her mother with a weekend guest.
The Bauman family lived near a Sioux Indian reservation. Members of the tribe would sometimes come to Melba’s family for food, and they shared all they could. The Indians responded in kind when Melba was returning home late one afternoon, having run an errand for her mother. Her pony was slow, and dusk was approaching. The Indians were concerned that she arrive home before dark, so they fashioned her a quirt and sent her on her way.
The Dust Bowl years arrived, and the family decided to move West. The extended family caravanned by day, camped by night, and eventually arrived in the Magic Valley, where Ora and Eva decided to remain. They set up a tent near the Snake River Canyon and called it home. They lived in their tent for a year, then they moved to an apartment, and finally into a small home. Other family members went on to settle in California and Washington.
Melba was an excellent student with a photographic memory. It was expected that she and Roy would be academically behind the students in the Magic Valley, but Melba soon proved them wrong and was advanced to the next grade level. She loved history and music, learning to play the piano. She was also an excellent athlete and especially loved basketball and track.
Melba graduated from high school a year ahead of her class, then went to Albion College to study voice. Her vocal coach said that Melba had the best untrained voice he had ever heard. However, Melba’s mother Eva suffered a stroke that same autumn and was bedridden. Melba left school and cared for her mother until she passed away.
Melba began dating Kelly Jackson and they were married May 1, 1946. Later they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with four children.
Melba and Kelly worked as a strong team throughout their 72 years of marriage, supporting one another in their various endeavors. Along the way they made many sacrifices for their family. Melba was a wonderfully devoted mom. She cheered louder than most fans, praised every accomplishment and loved unconditionally. She attended sporting events of every kind, recitals, speeches and fairs. Melba was a talented seamstress and excellent cook. Thanksgiving at Grandma and Grandpa Jackson’s home was legendary. Melba’s family looked forward to her pumpkin pie all year!
Children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren filled Melba with joy! She loved their visits. She was delighted as they developed and shared their many talents with her.
Melba was an inspiration; so courageous, so generous, so accepting. She saw the best in each of us. We tried harder, reached higher in an effort to be the people she believed us to be.
While raising their children, Melba took courses in business and accounting to improve herself and satisfy her desire to make a contribution. She could take shorthand like a whiz, was a lightning fast typist, and mastered the nuances of advanced accounting concepts.
Melba began applying these new skills by working in the Jerome County Clerk’s office as Deputy Auditor. After leaving the Clerk’s office, she worked as an accountant for several local businesses before joining Tom Mahan’s CPA firm as a senior accountant. After Mr. Mahan retired, Melba continued to work as a public accountant with a host of large and small business clients. She was recognized for the quality of her work and her absolute loyalty to her clients. If a client was struggling, Melba paid their other bills but took nothing for herself.
Melba also served as Secretary to the Jerome Highway District, retiring in 2002. It should be noted that both Melba and Kelly received plaques for 35 years of service. Kelly supported her 100%, never missing a meeting that she attended.
In 1982, Melba undertook the office management and accounting for her son’s new company, Scott Jackson Trucking. Although already loaded with other work, she devoted herself to helping the business succeed as only a mother could, often working seven days a week. As the company grew, Melba reduced her other work to concentrate on the trucking business. The company’s clients grew to love and respect this unbelievably accomplished businesswoman. Whatever success the company has had is due to her efforts.
During these years, she joined a bowling league, which became a favorite avenue of release and source of camaraderie. Her team bowled locally and competed in tournaments as far away as Las Vegas. As in everything else, she excelled in her sport, and yes, she was known to bowl a 200-point game!
Melba loved the beauty found in nature. Working outdoors in the garden rejuvenated her. She delighted in the blossoms, the colors, and the harvest.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Melba served in many musical callings, conducting music for the Primary children as well as for ward and stake choirs. Her vocal solos graced many weddings and funerals.
Melba and Kelly left their Jerome home in 2010 and took up residence with their daughter, Kristie, and her husband, John. A special bond between mother and daughter grew even stronger. Together they did the things Melba most loved to do as long as Melba was able. Melba’s son, Greg, who lived close by provided much loving support as well. When it was necessary to seek professional care, Melba’s family turned to Morning Star Memory Care.
As Melba’s family, we want to extend a special thanks to the staff at Morning Star Memory Care for their devoted care for our beloved mother the past six months. You fell in love with her angelic demeanor. You treated our mother as you would your own and adopted us into the Morning Star family as we took this final journey together.
We love you, Mother.
Private family services were held Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association may be made in Melba’s name at: act.alz.org/donate.
On Thursday, August 9, 2018, Lonnie Keith Wright, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away at the age of 64.
Lonnie will forever be remembered by his high school sweetheart and wife of 40 years, Justine, his children Dennis (Kalen) and Kini, and by his grandchildren Adyson, Aidon, and Asher. He was brother to Jean Cowden, Ron (Tracy) Wright, Don Wright, Linda (Lee) Jackson, and Barbara (Denny) Easterday. Lonnie will also be remembered by his numerous nieces and nephews and all extended family and dear friends.
Born in Twin Falls, ID on May 8, 1954 to Dennis and Bonnie Wright, Lonnie was a resident of Castleford for a short period then moved to Buhl where he lived out the rest of his life.
Lonnie worked as a farmer for more than 40 years and had driven truck since he was 14 years old. He always looked forward to the October beet haul with some of his closest friends. He raised the best horse hay around. He enjoyed his Sunday football and swinging on his tree bench outside while playing with his dogs. No dog was too big to be a lap dog. There was never a harder working man than Lonnie. His kind smile and calm demeanor will be remembered forever. He was a simple man, loved by all that knew him.
A celebration of Lonnie’s life will be held at the First Christian Church in Buhl, ID on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 11 a.m., followed by a graveside at West End Cemetery. Immediately following the services will be a luncheon at the home of Dennis and Kalen Wright, 1850 E 4100 N, Buhl. In Addition, a viewing will be held at Farmer Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 5-7 pm.
Dave Munroe passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in his home in Meridian, Idaho after a valiant 18-month fight against cancer.
Dave was born on September 25, 1938 to Matilda La Iacona and David A. Munroe Sr. As a child, Dave grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from high school in 1957. He was a hardworking young man, a sensational athlete, and possessed a strong work ethic. Dave came to Idaho in 1957 on a football scholarship to Idaho State University where he fell in love with the beauty of Idaho. After graduating from ISU, Dave began work at Garrett Freight Lines and on August 6, 1961 married Joyce Spradling. Dave and Joyce lived in Buhl, Idaho and had two sons: Mark Munroe and Jason Munroe. Dave worked in his father’s-in-law Chevrolet dealership, and later started his own used car dealership which evolved into Dave Munroe Chevrolet. Dave and Joyce later divorced and on May 26, 1985 Dave married Gaylene Novak and later adopted Gaylene’s son, Jeremy. Dave sold the dealership in 1997 and moved to Boise in 1999 to become the Administrator of the Idaho Department of Building & Safety.
Dave enjoyed volunteering and was involved with many activities on the local and state level. He was Chairman of the Twin Falls County Republican Party, Buhl City Councilman, Buhl School Board Chairman, Vice Chairman of the Magic Valley Regional Medical Center Board, Vice Chairman of the State of Idaho Board of Corrections, Chairman of the Idaho Chapter of the American Cancer Society board, and was active at Clover Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Buhl. Dave’s love of sports also continued throughout his life as a coach, referee, and umpire for many sporting events in the Magic Valley area. Dave’s family was most important to him and he never missed one of his sons’ many baseball, basketball, and football games. Dave loved to cook, attend his grandchildren’s’ many sporting events, and spend time with his family. Above all else, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Dave’s memory lives on through his wife, Gaylene Munroe, his children Mark (Heidi), Jason (Gretchen), Jeremy, his Belgian “daughter”, Ann (Dan Neef), and Mark McQue, whom he welcomed into the family as a son. He is also survived by his siblings Lisa Genovese-Wiley (William) and Jimmy Genovese (Kim), his grandchildren, Jordan, Chloe, Skyler, Tommy, and Cooper Munroe, as well as many dear nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Matilda La Iacona Genovese and brothers Larry Munroe and Don Munroe.
The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful care he received during his illness from Dr. Dan Zuckerman and his nurse, Chrissy, and all the other health care providers and volunteers at MSTI in Boise. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in in honor of Dave to St. Luke’s MSTI or Clover Trinity Lutheran Church and School.
A celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Clover Trinity Lutheran Church located at 3552 N. 1825 E., Buhl, Idaho under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home. He will always be loved and will be forever greatly missed.
Elizabeth Rhoda Ann “Betty” Lincke was born in Philadelphia, PA to parents William Lincke and Gertrude Crowe. She was the middle of 5 children, Bill, Marie, Trudi and George. Some of her fondest childhood memories were of summers spent at the shore with her family in Wildwood, NJ.
Betty met the love of her life, Palmer Baxter, through a mutual friend who was in the service with Palmer. They were married on June 26,1944, in Philadelphia. In June of 1945 while Palmer was stationed in Gainesville,TX, Betty gave birth to their son, Bill, back in Philadelphia. Palmer and Betty eventually settled in Lamesa, TX, to live and work on the family’s cotton farm. Even though Palmer took the girl out of Philly, he couldn’t take Philly out of the girl. Betty kept her hometown close to heart and you could hear it in her Philly accent up until the very end.
It was in Texas that their second and third children, Barbara and Betsy, were born. In 1956 they moved to Rupert, ID to take on a homestead, and a few years later their fourth child, Lorraine, was born. In 1989 Palmer and Betty moved to Meridian, ID, to be closer to their daughters and grandkids.
Betty had a way of making everyone she talked to feel special. Endearingly referred to as ‘Nanny’ by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and even their neighborhood friends, Betty loved watching over them and cherished every minute.
Betty, Boop, Nanny, Mom was truly special and loved by all she came in contact with. Betty was preceded in death by her sisters and oldest brother, her husband and her son. Betty is survived by her younger brother, George (Nancy) Lincke; daughters Barbara (Roy Dean) Holloway; Betsy (Stan) Koehler; Lorraine (Lewis) Whitesides; her 8 grandchildren, Bill Koehler, Heather (Holloway) Rommens, Jeff Koehler, Emily Whitesides, Amy (Holloway) Bourgoin, Greg Koehler, Elyse Whitesides and Erin Whitesides. Six great-grandchildren and one on the way; several loving nieces and nephews.
Betty’s life will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 14 at 10 a.m. with a funeral Mass at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Boise. We would like to thank all of the wonderful staff at MorningStar Assisted Living and the supportive and caring staff of Keystone Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 800-822-6344.
Anna Beth Oldham Jones, 87, of Jerome, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018, in her home with loved ones nearby.
Beth was born September 20, 1930, to Ruth Lucille Madsen and Verlin H. Oldham of Mount Pleasant, Utah. She grew up in Mount Pleasant, Utah until 1945 when the family moved to Jerome, Idaho. There she met her eternal companion of 64 years. She married Melvin Dean Jones April 13, 1949. They made their family in Jerome and raised five children.
She was active in the LDS church and spent many of her years in Primary. Beth had many talents including quilting, tatting, and crocheting. She loved gardening, reading a good book and being with family.
Beth is survived by her children, Carl (Ramona) Jones of Jerome; Paul Jones of Jerome; Vickie Lynne (Wesley) Dryden of Preston, Idaho; and Susan Nutsch of Jerome; son-in-law, Phillip Lee Wolfe of Burley, Idaho; one brother, Jerold (Mary Ann) Oldham of Rexburg, Idaho; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Dean Jones; parents; daughter, Terry Ann Wolfe; son-in-law, Roger Nutsch; one sister, Phyllis Sperry; one brother, Robert Oldham; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; one great granddaughter; and one great-great grandson.
A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 11:00 am, at the Jerome LDS Second Ward Chapel, 50 E 100 S, Jerome, with Bishop Jeff Stoker officiating. A viewing will be held one hour prior to service. Grave dedication will follow at the Jerome Cemetery.
LaDonna M. Wilkins, 90, of Bliss, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 in Hagerman, joining her loved ones and friends who passed on before.
LaDonna was born on April 28, 1928 in Twin Falls, Idaho. She attended Pomona College in California. LaDonna married the love of her life, Charles “Dutch” Wilkins on November 26, 1948 at the Church of the Brethren in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was active in the Church of the Brethren in Twin Falls; and in the early 60’s when the family moved to the community that became “home” she was active in the Bliss Community Church.
LaDonna worked from 1972 through 2000 in the Bliss School System cooking, helping in the office and being a class advocate, helping many students.
As a homemaker she nurtured nine children with love and compassion, instilled a love for gardening, canning, cooking, a good work ethic, and Sunday family excursions to find desert and mountain treasures. Her love of family was extended to many cousins, our classmates and friends—everyone who was part of our childhood was considered “her” kids and her love for all was endless.
She is survived by eight of nine children: Kathy Wilkins of Twin Falls; Charles (Linda) Wilkins, Mayleen (Rex) Harding of Jerome; Kristeen (Steve) Quigley, Charleen (Mike) Thompson, Mona Allen of Bliss; Lesleen (Bernie Pointes) Kober of Pine; Larry (Kim)Wilkins of Green River, WY; 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death: by her husband, Charles (Dutch) Wilkins; son, Louis A. Wilkins; father and mother, Lawrence A. Murphy and Ruth Hesp Davis; two brothers; one sister; and two great granddaughters.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Bliss Community Church. A viewing will be held from 10:30 am until service time at the church. Services will conclude at the church with a private family burial to take place at the Hagerman Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Tiffani Amber Streling, 21, of Burley passed away on May 2016—November 2016 in Jerome County.
Tiffani was born on April 7th 1994 in Cassia Hospital to William Streling and Melissa Belt. Tiffani was raised and educated in Burley, graduating from Burley High School in 2013.
Tiffani and Jordan Defillips were together for years and together they had a daughter, Saphire. Tiffani worked at Best Western as a housekeeper. She enjoyed crafts, baking, talking on the phone, and hanging out with friends and family.
Tiffani is survived by William (Stephanie) Streling, Melissa (Don) Belt, Braxton, Rylee, Kayden, Mariah, Christina, Levi, Jasmine (Brian), Kristina (Dan), Chelsea. Rhonda Robnett (Wayne Hayhurst), Terri (Mike) Albert and Richard Hodgson
She was preceded in death by Saphire, Grandma Velda, Grandma McCammon, Grandma Jean, Grandma Grandsberry, Grandma Hayhurst.
Tiffani’s family will remember every time she walked into the room the huge smile on her face, for making everyone laugh and having a good time. She always took care of her sisters and brothers no matter what the situation was. She was always on her phone and never went anywhere without a charger.
A gathering is scheduled to celebrate Tiffani’s life at the Cal Ranch boat docks on Aug 18, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. A potluck will be held, if you would like to bring a salad or a dessert dish we would love to feed you while we share memories of Tiffani. We will have boats there, so bring your swimming suits. Please come as we enjoy our time remembering Tiff like she always wanted us too.
Mrs. Shannadee Ruth “Shanna” Cole, age 57, of Prospect, Kentucky returned to our Heavenly Father on August 4, 2018. Mrs. Shannadee Cole was born in Burley, Idaho to late Duane and Ruth Cole on June 20, 1961.
She attended the University of Utah where she graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She met and married her eternal partner, Michael Browder Sr., and they were sealed in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple. Shannadee retired from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after a very successful career as an Electrical/Electronic Engineer responsible for Spectrum Engineering – Frequency Management in the Southeast Regional office located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Throughout Mrs. Shannadee Cole’s life, she was a Prayer Warrior. If she was told of someone’s need for prayer, she relentlessly included them in her prayers. This in the end truly gave her purpose and brought many blessings to her life as well as to many others.
She was a generous and thoughtful individual who loved her family and was always ready for a game of cards. Her daughter remembers her as a kind and loving mother who encouraged her to always pursue her dreams and goals; to never let someone tell you what you can and cannot do, because this is how she lived her life. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother to the very end and will be dearly missed by her loved ones. We celebrate the fact that she is at peace with our Father in Heaven.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the LDS Church family and the medical professionals for their loving care and support in her final days.
Mrs. Shannadee Cole is preceded by her father and mother, Duane and Ruth Cole; brother Daniel Cole; step granddaughter, Gabriella Waller; nephew, William Cole.
She leaves to honor and celebrate her life her eternal partner, Michael Browder, Sr.; daughter, Naticia Browder-Nelson (Peter); Step-Son, Michael Browder Jr. (Sierra); Step-Daughter, Lauren Browder-Underwood; Grandchildren, Delesia, Juamar, Janyah, DeAvion, Brianna, Weslyn, Michael III; numerous nieces and nephews; and a legion of other family, friends, and colleagues.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—View 2nd Ward, 490 E. 550 S., of Burley, with Bishop Michael Searle officiating. Burial will be in View Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.
BOISE — Reannon Lively Asher, the seven-month-old daughter of Blake Jay Asher and Jeanine Lauretta Kelsey, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
If eyes could speak, we all would have heard a thousand words over from our beautiful angel Reannon Lively. Her presence on Earth was a blessed gift from God and she touched the lives of everyone around her. Lively’s bright blue and beautiful eyes shined with a radiance that was both mesmerizing and pure.
Our angel returned to her heavenly home, but not before filling our hearts and souls full of love and great happiness. Lively’s strength was larger than her body, so much that it could not be contained within her. The positive energy and joy that she embodied could be felt by the souls of others. Her laughter and smiles, her cries and mumbles, wiggles and wobbles will be with us and dear to our hearts forever. The memories that we hold of baby Reannon Lively were far too short but deep in meaning and purpose. Every moment that we had with Lively will be cherished and will last a lifetime through friends and family members.
We will honor Lively by remembering her beautiful smile, contagious laughter and her eyes that were so blue by continuing on in the path of light while deflecting away any darkness. Lively was a true gift from God that brought us peace and calmness and now she is a gift to the angels and we will never forget our sweet and beautiful baby girl.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where family and friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at the Basin Cemetery in Oakley.
Marie N. Adams died peacefully in her sleep when her Heavenly Father called her home. She is now with her husband, sister, and mother and father in heaven.
A vigil service will be Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Cathedral. A funeral liturgy will be Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon also at St. Ann’s. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Marie was born October 19, 1934 to Santi and Emelia (Fernandez) Garmendia. When she started elementary school she was sent home because she only spoke in Basque and had to learn English. She graduated from Shoshone High School in Shoshone, Idaho in 1952. She then went to nursing school in Boise and graduated in 1954. She joined the Navy as a nurse. She worked at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City where she met her future husband, Elton. The family then moved to Tucson, back to Salt Lake City, and then Missoula for six years before settling in Great Falls.
Her greatest joy was being a mom and grandma. She played golf, volunteered at the St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen, was a member of the PEO, and loved to cook. She was a lifelong member of St. Ann’s Parish.
Marie is survived her sons Kevin Joe Adams of Boise and Ryan Scott Adams of Dallas; grandchildren Asa and Bailey Adams of Boise; great-grandchild Kalani Adams of Boise; nephew Chris (Lorraine) Simonson and their children Jessie and Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton, parents and sister Carmen Simonson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie’s name to the Basque Museum in Boise, Idaho.
Jerry Lee Jones “Joe” was born in Wendell, Idaho on June 1, 1949 and died July 29, 2018 after a long illness at the Idaho Veterans Hospital in Boise. He had a long and joyful life and will be missed by all.
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Three Island Senior Center located at 492 E. Cleveland in Glenns Ferry.
Arrangements are under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, located at 500 No. 18th East, in Mountain Home. 208-587-0612
BURLEY — Eola D. Luke, an 82-year-old resident of Burley, passed away early Tuesday morning, August 14, 2018, in Burley, Idaho. By her side was Gordon Luke, her best friend and husband of 61 years. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Eola was born in Sugar City, Idaho, on October 6, 1935. Her parents, William Oleen and Mary Delora (Bates) Dummer welcomed her as the fourth of what would be six children. Her given name—Mary Eola—reflected her mother’s first name and that of a special aunt. Her early life was spent in Sugar City, with short stops in Moscow for her father’s university schooling. Both of her parents were school teachers, and from an early age she developed a lifelong love of reading and learning. The Dummer family moved to Burley in 1943, where Eola attended school from third grade through high school. It was in Burley where she met and later dated Gordon. After high school graduation, she attended Ricks College and the LDS Business School.
Gordon and Eola were married on December 14, 1956, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. Their early married years were spent in the Unity and Pella areas south of Burley. Along the way, Ann was born in 1958, Pamela in 1960, Glen in 1964, and Gary in 1966. In August 1969, Glen incurred a devastating brain injury during a car accident. Because of Glen’s handicap and recurrent seizures, the family moved closer to Burley a few years later. Two more children joined the family—David in 1972 and Susan in 1974. Years later, after the kids were mostly raised, a new farming endeavor took the Lukes to the Murtaugh area, where they spent more than two decades.
Eola embraced life as a farmer’s wife. She helped with animals, drove tractor, and delivered potatoes, grain and sugar beets during harvest. Beginning in 1976, she also functioned as a marvelous hostess for nearly countless visitors to the Lukes’ cabin in Island Park, Idaho. Throughout her life, Eola was devoted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she served in multiple callings in the Relief Society, Young Womens, and Sunday School programs. She also had a lifelong love for music. Eola sang and shared her musical talents in many different ways, and she continually helped her children with both the skills and confidence to perform.
Eola was an amazing wife and mother. She was extremely proud of her husband and her children and their various accomplishments. Without neglecting other family members, she gave her time, heart and soul to the care of their son, Glen. This included a two-year relocation to Piqua, Ohio, in the 1980s to allow Glen to receive treatment at a brain trauma facility. She continued to be Glen’s devoted primary caregiver as he reached his 20s and 30s and 40s. Glen passed away in 2012. Around the time of his death, Eola began to show some early signs of dementia. As this worsened, she moved to a care facility in 2016, and has resided with Gordon being next door since early 2017. The family is so grateful for the considerable help and care provided by Pomerelle Place and Auburn Crest Home Health & Hospice. Countless friends and family members also shared their love and support throughout Eola’s last few years.
Eola is survived by her husband, C. Gordon Luke of Burley; five of her children, Ann Bailey of Pocatello, Pamela Johnson (Chris) of Olympia, Washington, Gary Luke (Susan) of Boise, David Luke (Jody) of Middleton, and Susan Belliston (Matthew) of Pocatello; as well as four of her siblings, Nola Belle Holyoak (Richard) of Burley, Arthur Dummer (Georgia) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Laird Dummer (Vaudys) of Sandy, Utah, and Janet Putnam (Gil) of Idaho Falls. Eola is the proud grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her son, Glen, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Kirk Bailey; and one sister, Mavis Hanks.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Murtaugh Ward, 23709 Hwy. 30, in Murtaugh. Burial will be in Gem Memorial Gardens in Burley.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 am. Saturday, preceding the service at the church.
Earl Eugene Leonard, 66, of Nampa and formerly of the Magic Valley in Southern Idaho, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at his home.
He was born on May 18,1952 to Harold and Lola (Wickel) Leonard in Sacramento, CA. The family moved to the Minidoka Cassia area when he was young. He enjoyed life to the fullest; camping, fishing, hunting, bowling and darts. Earl married Kathy on October 30, 1976 enjoying every day that was filled with laughter and love, growing through their 42 years together.
In his younger years he worked with his dad and brothers in the drywall business then worked for Electric Motor Rewind in Rupert and Hopper Electric in Nampa.
Earl is survived by his wife Kathy; son Ron (Brandee) Bradshaw; grandsons Brandon, Easton and Jaxon; brother Bruce Leonard; and sister in law Dorothy Sparks.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
At Earl’s request, no public services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel where an online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
Dave was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on May 18th 1951 to Ivan and Dora Montgomery. He is survived by his brother Dee Montgomery, daughters Cindy Cleveland, Sally Oney, son Steve Timmons, nine beautiful grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Michael (Mike) Dean Nelson passed away peacefully at Cassia Medical Center at the age of 63. He was born in Orange, California on December 9, 1954 to Orville Dean Nelson and Sherma Nelson. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, his children Tara (Brandy) Tracy, Jennifer Nelson, Shawna Nelson, Charlie Nelson, Jacob Nelson, and Kristi (Josh) Bashline, 11 grandchildren and his soon to be born granddaughter. His mom, two sisters, and one brother. A memorial service for Mike will be held at Rosenau Funeral Home at a future date. For more on his life please visit www.rosenaufuneralhome.com.
Josephine Elnora Vitley Coates “Grandma Jo” went to be with her Heavenly Father Monday, August 13, 2018. She is with the love of her life Joe and her 2 boys. She passed away at Serenity Healthcare surrounded by her loving family.
Jo was born in Boise, Idaho to James V. and Bessie P. Garlock Vitley on September 14, 1922. She was raised in Boise. On November 26, 1938, she married Joseph E. Coates in Boise. They moved to Richfield where their 4 sons were born. They moved to Kimberly in 1946 where 2 daughters and 3 more sons were born. They then moved to Twin Falls in 1966.
She worked hard all her life including Ore-Ida and Kellwood. Her favorite job was a CSI foster Grandma where she worked in several day cares. She loved all her babies, and was known as Grandma Jo to many. She worked for over 29 years.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Jo was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joe; two sons, Marvin and Don; one granddaughter, one great granddaughter, 1 great-great grandson; her parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
She is survived by two daughters, Janice (Fred) Autry of Okanogan, WA; Karen (Sam) Ferrenberg of Hansen, ID; five sons, Larry (Linda) Coates of Beaver dam, AZ; Lee (Darlene) Coates of Meridian, ID; Wayne (Sandy) Coates of Pasco, WA; Tom (Zelta) Coates of Twin Falls, ID; and Kerry (Yvette) Coates of Hansen, ID; two daughters-in-law, Linda Coates of Caldwell, ID and Sherry Coates of Buhl, ID. She is also survived by 32 grandchildren, 84 great grandchildren and 65 great-great grandchildren.
Jo was a member of the LDS Church.
A celebration of Jo’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the 1st Ward LDS Church, 847 Eastland Drive North in Twin Falls. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Friday from 12 noon until 1:50 p.m. at the LDS Church. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
Don A Greenwell, 91, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 in Burley, Idaho.
He was born December 21, 1926 to Lee and Florence (Alvord) Greenwell in Paul, Idaho. He spent his younger years growing up on the family farm with his five older siblings: Fern, Clyde, Ross, Ralph and Velda. Don was the 6th living child, the oldest son Ambross Green passed away at birth.
At the age of 12, he became a young sheep camp tender spending time moving sheep from the desert to the hills by Carey, Idaho. This is where his grand collection of rattle snake rattles began. When he wasn’t helping on the farm he attended schools in Paul, ID. He graduated from Paul High School in 1944. Right after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He attended boot camp in San Diego, California as a hospital corpsman. He finished his time in the Navy as a medical transport driver in New York. He was discharged in 1946 where moved back to Paul, Idaho.
In that same year he showed up on a small horse and met the love of his life Maudelou Felton. They enjoyed horseback riding and dancing together. They were married on April 7, 1948. They had three wonderful children: Gary Greenwell, Greg Greenwell and Patrice Greenwell.
While working 4 jobs to support his wife and children he completed a bachelors degree in agriculture from the University of Idaho and later completed his Masters.
In February of 1956 they moved their family to Alaska before returning back to Idaho in September of that same year, he accepted a position in Valley County Idaho as their County Agent. After 13 years they returned back to Minidoka County to farm. Don enjoyed his time while managing the Clinton Ranch and the McQuain Ranch before returning back to his work as a County Agent. He accepted a job in Lovelock, Nevada as the Pershing County Agent. During his careers he received many awards for outstand work in the agricultural field. He was president of the Nevada County Agents Association in 1985. He received two national awards: The National Award of Excellence as a County Agent and another award for his involvement in 4-H. He helped set up many programs and built a lodge for the 4-H children in Valley County Idaho. He retired from being the Pershing County Agent in 1988.
In 1992 they moved from their home in Lovelock, Nevada and established their current residence in Paul, Idaho.
Don is survived by his wife Maudelou Greenwell; sons, Gary (Nancy) Greenwell and Greg (April) Greenwell and sister, Velda Coffin along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved spending time with.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, one sister, Fern; four brothers, Ambross, Clyde, Ross and Ralph; one daughter, Patrice “Trice” Workman.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at Hansen Mortuary 710 6th Street in Rupert, Idaho, with a viewing from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Hansen Mortuary. Burial will follow at the Paul Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Elizabeth Rose Bryan, of Buhl, Idaho, passed away on August 3, 2018 in Twin Falls, Idaho with her 4 children at her bedside. Beth had been independent and vibrant until the day she was admitted to the St. Luke’s Hospital, Twin Falls, Idaho on July 22, 2018 and underwent a difficult emergency surgery.
Beth was born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio to Donald and Frances McClenaghan on January 26, 1928. Beth attended Lancaster High and did some college work at the International University in Washington DC. Beth married twice and had the opportunity to travel around the United States extensively and eventually moved to Europe where she lived in the Netherlands and Germany. She enjoyed the exposure to other cultures and learning to speak other languages.
Beth had a curious and adventuresome spirit and definitely was a people person. Her favorite thing in life was the introduction to a variety of people and experiences. She was known for wearing a classy collection of exceptional hats, further supporting her individualism and character. Her greatest passion and love for words was her library of a wide variety of genres. One of her favorite past times was doing international crossword puzzles which she could finish in record time. Beth worked at a variety of responsible positions in her career which included a radio station personality in Oregon; a Salesarketing representative in the early cellular phone industry in California; Office Manager for two patent attorneys in Oregon; and a resident innkeeper at a prestigious bed and breakfast in the Santa Ynez Valley, California. After her extensive moves around the U.S. and Europe, she relocated to Ketchum, Idaho where she worked at Chateau Drug for eleven years and Ketchum Kitchens for five. Beth made friends easily wherever she lived and even strangers became friends quickly.
Beth was a courageous survivor of several cancers that she endured with grace and never a word of complaint. Her focus was always toward the future as she had an insatiable appetite for life. She always brought a great energy to any room or event she attended. She always sought out intellectually stimulating conversation.
Beth relocated to Buhl and became an integral member of the community for 13 years and was an active member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Republican Women’s Group, and the local Mentors Club. Her favorite activities were attending aqua yoga and tai chi with her friends.
Beth is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Frances; and brother James McClenaghan.
Beth is survived by her brother Malcolm; daughter, Julia Couch of Hailey, ID; son, John Bryan of Kalispell, MT; daughter Mary Beth Mueller of Palm Desert, CA; and daughter, Megan Cullen of Solvang, CA and grandchildren: Karl Mueller, Anaya Cullen, Raiza Giorgi, Daniel Mueller and Christopher Bryan; great grandchildren: Reagan Giorgi, Sloane Giorgi and Payton Von Heeder.
Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl, Idaho handled the arrangements of her passing; no funeral service is planned. An intimate memorial service was held at the Parish Hall of her church in Buhl. Private family services and interment will be in Ballard, California Spring of 2019.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to The Sun Club in Ketchum, Idaho where she received support as a cancer survivor or the American Cancer Society.
Earlene (Beeler) Ricondo, 81, of Rupert, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 surrounded by her family.
Earlene was born December 24, 1936 in Forsyth, MO to Jack and Delphia Beeler. Her family moved to Rupert shortly after. As a child she took on the role of care taker and cook while her parents ran two businesses. She excelled in school where she skipped a grade and was active in her high school choir and Spanish club.
While she was riding around the Rupert Square on her bicycle, she met the love of her life, Emil. After she initially ignored him, he followed her home and she said she had to keep him. They married on January 31,1954. Together they had two boys Rick and Mike.
Earlene enjoyed service and worked at the Rupert Hospital and for the Minidoka County School District where she retired after 33 years. She was known as the yodeling bus driver.
Early on she was active with the American Cancer Society as their chairman, she taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir. After she retired she spent time working with the Pink Ladies.
Earlene had several hobbies and she was great at them all. She was known for her cooking, gardening, painting, and poetry.
Her family was everything to her. She enjoyed camping with Mike and Tana and was involved in every aspect of her grandchildren’s lives, rarely missing a piano recital or swim meet, taking every chance she could to talk about their most recent accomplishments.
She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings; husband Emil, and son Rick.
She is survived by her son Mike (Tana) Ricondo of Rupert, her grandchildren Jennifer (Wesley) Kory of Syracuse UT, Jeremy (Marcos) Ricondo of Navarre FL, and two great grandchildren Jocelyn and Reese Kory
Her final days at home would not have been as comfortable without the loving care of her family, especially her bonus granddaughter, Kimberly Overall.
A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert on Friday August 17, as well at one hour prior to the service which will be held at Hope Community Church in Paul at 11:00 on Saturday August 18th. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
HAGERMAN — Ancie Wanda Powell Bell, 82, a resident of Hagerman, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls.
Ancie Wanda Powell was born on September 5, 1935 in Cambridge, Idaho, to Anson Elijah Powell and Ohlia Ann Plummer Powell. She lived in Cambridge until she was two years old and then moved with her family to Delhi, California for two years. The family then moved to eastern Oregon. Wanda attended 1st grade in Juntura; 2nd thru 5th grade in Baker City; and 6th thru 12th grade in Richland, Oregon – where she proudly graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1953.
After high school she worked as a telephone operator at Richland. She later was the first woman hired by Idaho Power Co. at the Brownlee Dam Construction office. This is where she met and married Verl C. Bell on January 14, 1961 in Boise. Their son, Raymond was born in Baker City in 1961.
In 1966 they moved to Pocatello where Verl enrolled at I.S.U. and Wanda went to work for Idaho Power Co. as the first woman service dispatcher in Pocatello. After Verl’s graduation they moved to Beaverton, Oregon and Wanda went to work at Pacific Power and Light.
In 1970 the family moved to Hagerman where Wanda became a stay at home mom. Their daughter, Angi was born in 1972 and completed their beautiful family. They moved to Oxbow, Oregon in 1973 and then back to Hagerman in 1976 where Wanda lived for a total or 46 years in the rock Buckeye School House on the road to Bell Rapid Boat Dock.
Wanda was an avid reader of newspapers and magazines. At times a subscriber to two newspapers and buying others off the shelf. She also loved roses, iris and anything green. She would buy anything with a seed and try to make it grow and usually was successful – She had a Green Thumb!
Wanda was often known as “Angi’s mom”, she loved pretty things and going to auctions. She loved the time they went south for the winter and enjoyed the friends there. She loved the warm weather, the flea markets and the time spent in the RV.
During her younger years she was an excellent seamstress – sewing most of her clothes; but most of all she was a great mother, wife, friend and companion, and will always be remembered for her tenacity, pride, generosity, love and pretty blue eyes!
A viewing for family and friends will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Hagerman Cemetery.
Yvonne Peterson of Buhl, Idaho, died August 9, 2018, at the age of 86. Yvonne was born in February 1932 to Arthur and Nelda Gagnon in Aberdeen, Idaho.
Yvonne married her husband William (Bill) Peterson in 1956. In 1958 Yvonne and Bill moved to California where they made their home for 36 years before moving back to Idaho. She was a homemaker and later worked in the lumber industry and as an elementary school aide. She volunteered at the Hope Chest and was strong in her faith. Yvonne and Bill enjoyed many years of motorcycle and RV travels. They also loved participating in classic car clubs and shows.
Yvonne is survived by her son Jerald Peterson, her daughter Kathy (Chuck) Peters and her sister Alverda Dennis. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and stepchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Bill, her daughter Annette Dedrick (Ron), her sister Eva Knopp (Calvin) and stepbrothers Lyle and Charles Parsons.
A graveside service will be held at the Mar Cemetery in Rupert on Friday, August 31st at 10:30 am.
HEYBURN — Mildred Jane “Millie” Whitesides, an 89-year-old resident of Heyburn, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at her home.
She was born July 28, 1929, in Ogden, Utah, to Melvin Holman Lewis and Bessie Celorah Jones. Millie was the oldest of four children, followed by Melvin, Marilyn, and Mamie Rae. Her dad was a surveyor for the Forest Service and Millie had fond memories of her mom taking them on camping trips to visit their dad as he traversed the Western United States for his job. Millie graduated from Ogden High School and continued her education at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition.
While at Utah State, one of her Chi Omega Sorority sisters from Layton, Utah, thought it would be a great idea to introduce Millie to her big brother, Rulon. The sparks ignited a friendship that blossomed into a lifetime of love. Rulon M. Whitesides and Mildred were married on December 23, 1950, in Ogden. In April 1970, their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.
After completing their degrees at Utah State in 1951, the newlyweds headed to Sacramento, California, where Millie worked at a local hospital and Rulon landed a job in the insurance business. While California was nice, gravity pulled them back to their roots in the Salt Lake valley where in the fall of 1953, their first child, Wendy, was born.
Rulon continued growing his clientele and Millie worked in the hospital. In the fall of 1956, they were blessed with their second child, Janice. They loved living in Utah, close to family and friends, but in 1957, Rulon drew a homestead in the Emerson area and their Idaho adventure began.
Rulon was used to the dust and dirt of farm life but Millie was a city girl through and through. Even though the transition to Idaho’s version of the dust bowl wasn’t her vision of paradise, Millie didn’t complain. She drove potato truck, worked on the harvester, cut seed in the spring, and still somehow managed to keep the dust inside their home under control, her girls clean, and three meals on the table.
In January 1959, their third child, Lewis, was born in Burley. Mom loved all her kids unconditionally. She treated our friends like they were her own and was quick to add an extra plate or two for unexpected guests. As we grew and started families of our own, she doted on her ten grandchildren but had plenty of love left over to make every one of her 18 great-grandchildren know how special they were to her.
Millie took great pride in her garden from which we enjoyed fresh vegetables during the summer, and canned and dried fruit from her kitchen year-round. A convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Millie loved the sisterhood of the Emerson ward and held several positions over the years. She looked forward to her visiting teaching routine and happily kept active up until a couple months of her passing.
One of her most endearing qualities was her respect for people of all faiths. Growing up in this small farming community made up of a generation of people from all faiths and walks of life, she bestowed the gift of compassion on all of us. She was truly an example of inclusion without prejudice.
In her later years, Millie enjoyed volunteering as a Pink Lady at Cassia Memorial Hospital. She loved the interaction with gift shop customers and her fellow volunteers. The feeling was mutual and anyone who spent time with Millie appreciated her warmth and friendship.
Although Millie’s heart wasn’t strong enough to sustain her in the end, it was her heart that made her so special to us all. She was always offering to help even when her physical limitations were getting the best of her. While we’ll miss her sweet smile and quick wit, we take comfort that she’s broken the physical bounds of this life and is reunited with loved ones who passed before her. We look forward to the day we’ll be reunited with our sweet Millie.
Millie is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Rulon; daughters, Wendy (Dee L.) Seamons and Janice (Jarl) Allen; son, Lewis (Lorraine) Whitesides; brother, Melvin Lewis; and sisters, Marilyn Allen and Mamie Rae Walsh.
The family wishes to thank Harrison Hope Hospice for their tender care as Millie’s last days drew near and for the loving care of those neighbors and friends who lent a hand these past months. We especially appreciate the kind and loving care Valerie Vail extended to our family during our time of need.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Emerson 1st Ward, 127 S. 950 W., of Paul, with Bishop Richard R. May officiating. Burial will be in Paul Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, preceding the service at the church.
Mayra Zavala Avila, 27, of Shoshone died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at her childhood home in Shoshone.
Mayra was born on May 29, 1991, in Coeneo Michoacan, Mexico, the daughter of Severino y Melania Zavala.
She was raised in Shoshone on a small farm with five siblings. She fed dogs, cats, goats, calves, geese, and ducks and had a pet cow named Emily. Mayra graduated from Shoshone High school. She loved working nights at Glanbia. Mayra was adventurous and a lover of rescue dogs. She was devastated when she lost her beloved dog, Onyx.
Mayra is survived by her parents; 3 brothers Ivan, David and Severino, Jr. Zavala, 7 sisters; Claudia Salinas, Barbara Zavala, Griselda Concepcion, Rosa Maria Nava, Cristina Zavala, Melania Zavala, and Leticia Zavala.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at Demaray's Jerome Memorial Chapel. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 6:00 pm at St. Jerome Catholic Church with Vigil following at 7:00 pm. Mass will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at 10:30 am at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Burial will follow the service at the Shoshone Cemetery.
Longtime Hailey resident, Lucille Catherine Johnson, 101, died peacefully with family by her side at her daughter’s home in Nampa on August 13, 2018.
Lucille was born in Bellevue, Idaho on June 3, 1917 to Ray and Josephine Shipp. She had a happy childhood growing up with her two older brothers Dick and Elwin, and younger sisters Geraldine, Velma and Ellen. She graduated from Hailey High School in 1935 where she was active in 4-H and played point guard on the school’s first girls basketball team. Her love for basketball continued thru the years as an avid LA Lakers fan. After high school, Lucille worked as a secretary for the Forest Service and earned money doing chores and housework.
She married Albert (Al) Johnson on October 5, 1937. They were married 56 years. They had four children: Arlene, Dennis, Carol and Susan. They made their home in Hailey except for a few short stints in Vancouver, Washington during the war when Al went to work in the shipyards. They were members of the Lutheran Church which Al helped establish in the valley. Lucille worked as a postal clerk at the Hailey Post Office for over 20 years retiring in 1982.
Affectionately dubbed ‘Sis’, Lucille was a wonderful homemaker, cook and gardener. Her home was the gathering place for special events and holidays, especially the ‘4th of July’ when friends and family would unite for the festivities in Hailey and a backyard picnic.
Lucille was a kind, gentle woman; however, she spoke up for herself and her family when necessary. She could be stubborn, and you could never ‘pull the wool over her eyes’.
Through the years, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, sewing, watching basketball and game shows.
The past 12 years of Lucille’s life were spent living with her daughter Susan, son-in-law Luis and granddaughter Holly who provided her excellent care.
Lucille was more surprised than anyone that she lived so long. When asked the secret to her long life, she’d say, ‘Eating Sauerkraut’.
Lucille will be sorely missed by those she left behind. Her surviving family and friends are grateful for the many years they had with her.
She is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, all of her siblings, one granddaughter and one great-great grandson.
A graveside service for Lucille will be held at the Hailey Cemetery on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel where an online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
Kenneth Watson Eklund of Olympia, WA, passed away peacefully on August 6th 2018 after a 2-3 year struggle with ALS. Ken grew up in Twin Falls, ID. He graduated from Stanford University and from the University of Idaho Law School. From there he lived in Seattle then McCall and Boise, Idaho. He dedicated his career to energy efficiency in buildings, most recently innovative heat pump research. His work has been influential in the Pacific Northwest’s utility and energy policies; he leaves behind many published research studies and papers.
Ken lived life with passion and joy. He was an avid skier and patroller, whitewater rafter, sailor and beach naturalist, picklemaker and cook, winemaker, singer and songwriter, meditator, religious philosopher, and political commentator. He loved spending time and traveling with friends and family.
Ken was born on June 30, 1949 to Gus and Jean Eklund in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is survived by his brother Robert of Knoxville, TN; his wife Wendy and their children Nate and Alice all now in WA; his first wife Jan and their child Mira Eklund and Mira’s children Kelly and Stephen Merker, all of Denver, CO.
Memorial services: Saturday August 25th at 1 pm at Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St NW, Olympia WA 98502.
An October Boise, Idaho service is being planned. Contact St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral in Boise for details.
John P. (Jack) Lythgoe, age 92, born April 4, 1926, passed peacefully August 9, 2018. Born and raised in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, he was an outstanding high school athlete. He enlisted in the Navy during WWII, saw service in the Atlantic theater aboard the USS Ranger, and flew combat missions in the Pacific theater with Aviation Branch Composite Squadron #94 (VC-94) aboard the USS Shamrock Bay. After the war, Jack moved his family to Idaho, and became a professional magician and puppeteer. In the early 1960s, he was host of the The Merry Milkman children’s television show, first broadcast in Idaho Falls over KID TV (now KIDK TV), and later in Boise over KTVB. He then obtained a University Certification in Psychology, and became a professional hypnotist. As Talent Director for National School Assemblies, Jack booked acts for school assembly programs. He moved to the Twin Falls/Jerome area in the early 1970s, and had been a resident ever since. Jack was a founding member of the Magic Valley Magicians club in Twin Falls. Survived by three sons John R. (Kathy) of Fullerton, CA, Jay T. (Milma, nee Escarllo) of “The Dalles”, OR, and Jerry L. of Boise, ID, 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and ex-wife, Joanne M. (nee Doney). Predeceasing Jack were his daughter Jan L. (R. Scott Logan) of Mackay, ID, his three sisters Katharine E. Phillips (Charles) of Chester, PA, E. Evelyn Peters (Johnny) of Boothwyn, PA and F. Louise Luzak (Nick) of Ogden, PA, and his brother Harry M. (Jacqueline H., nee de Rocquiny du Fayel) of Rockford, IL).
Cremation was at Parkes Magic Valley Funeral Home, Twin Falls, ID. Go to .www.MagicValleyFuneralHome.com for a more detailed obituary, and to leave condolences and remembrances for the family. Contributions in his name may be made to your local American Legion Post.
On Sunday, August 12, 2018 Gayle “Darlene” Pratt (also known as Sissy, Mama, Mom, Nan & Nanny) passed away at her home, peacefully, with her family by her side.
Darlene was born in Twin Falls on February 15, 1940 as a first born child to Ruby May Slater (Tippy) & Howard Everett Kelso. She relished being doted on by her parents and often told her family how much she loved them. She was joined by her baby brother, Richard Kelso on December 16, 1942. They were much more than just siblings; they were best friends.
Darlene was raised in Twin Falls and graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1958. She met her soul mate, Jim (Rynearson) Pratt, at the A&W drive-in while car-hopping on roller skates, and it didn’t take her long to fall for that handsome man with slicked back hair and debonair personality! They were married shortly thereafter and just celebrated their 60th Anniversary on July 18th! They welcomed their first child, Danny, in March of 1959; their first daughter, Robyn, in April of 1963 and their youngest daughter, Tawni, in April of 1965.
During their early years of marriage, they moved all around the West Coast for Jim’s work, but eventually made their way back to Twin Falls in 1977. They, along with their family and what would end up being lifelong friends, would enjoy camping, trail riding, gymkhanas & rodeos, hunting, bowling, and raising 4-H animals (including horses, cows, pigs, rabbits, chickens, sheep, dogs and cats.) She could hardly turn down a stray. She often mentioned that she looked forward to being reunited in heaven with her pets.
Darlene was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a devoted christian and loved the Lord. She also enjoyed crafting, animals, gardening, gambling and canning and also loved a good game of canasta or gin, and she usually won!
After the children were raised and Jim retired from iron working, she created beautiful floral arrangements and would sell them at local craft fairs. They eventually became snowbirds and traveled south to Arizona during the winters so that they could enjoy the warmer weather. While there, they enjoyed visiting their distant family and frequenting flea markets. They definitely made a lifetime of memories together.
She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren so much, they were definitely the highlight of her day when they would stop by for a visit.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Pratt of Twin Falls, ID; her children, Dan Pratt of Spokane, WA, (Cory) Robyn Robbins of Twin Falls, ID, (Kip) Tawni Wooten of Twin Falls, ID; her grandchildren, Rochelle Pratt, Jed Cordier, Dustin Wooten, (TD) Mandi Riddle, (Bryce) Brynli Vander Stelt, and Daniel Cordier; her great grandchildren, Hayli & Brayden Wooten, Keigan & Kenydi Riddle and Burklee Jo Vander Stelt; her brother, Richard (Beth) Kelso, brother & sister-in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard & Ruby Kelso; granddaughter, Kendra Cordier; and son-in-law, Troy Davis.
Our family would like to thank all of those who cared for mom while her health declined, they made a huge difference in her and her family’s life. The compassion and care given to her during her illness was so appreciated and will never be forgotten.
A special thank you to Ana and Rosa, who were always there for mom. Whatever she wanted or needed, they made sure it happened. Mom often called them both “her girls.”
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
A celebration of Darlene’s life will be held at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral home, located at 2551 Kimberly Rd, Twin Falls, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018. In addition, family and friends may join the family for a viewing from 5—7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at Parke’s. We welcome you to come share your memories. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.
Gary Layne Frazier of Filer, Idaho passed away on July 31st at his home, at age 57 from natural causes. He was born on July 4th, 1961 in Twin Falls, Idaho, and grew up with 5 brothers. His mom used to call him her lil’ firecracker.
He spent 11 years in the Air Force and the Reserves and was very proud of his positions and his time served. He lived and worked in Great Falls, MT for a lot of his adult life. He loved technology and working jobs as a technician. He worked for Kodak in MT, where he got to travel the state enjoying the mountain scenery, which he loved. He also worked at NCR in CO for 2 years. After that he moved back to Filer, ID where he spent his remaining years.
Two hobbies he had a talent for was taking pictures and painting.
He is preceded in death by his mom, dad, stepdad, grandma, 2 brothers, an aunt, and an uncle.
He leaves behind 3 children: Lance, Adrienne, Tiffany, 6 granddaughters, 3 brothers: Casey, Tracy, Dwayne, nephews & nieces, and a special friend, named Lori.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Thursday August 23, 2018 at In His Name Fellowship Church and a burial of his ashes at the cemetery, both in Filer, ID.
He was taken too soon and will be forever loved and missed.
Our dear mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend, Emma Jean “Granny” Perkins, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Burley, Idaho, on August 13, 2018, at the age of 87.
Emma was born on April 8, 1931, in Bartlett, Kansas, to Wesley Clay and Cora Ethel (Clark) Halbert. She was the seventh of nine children. She graduated school in Murtaugh, Idaho. She married her sweetheart, Duward Monroe Perkins, on Feb. 15, 1948, in Hazelton, Idaho, and later, their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. Their first home was in Fairfield. They then moved to Burley on Overland Avenue and later bought three acres on Almo Avenue, where they lived until 2009, when Duward passed away. Emma moved to Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls and then back to Burley in 2015.
She devoted herself to family and worked hard to care for them. Her most cherished roles were those of wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. Her grandchildren were the highlight of her life. We will miss her warm homemade stew, rhubarb pie, potato soup, fools delight, apple slaw, sherbet floats and the candy jar always being full.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Emma centered her life around her love for the Savior and supported “Duke” as he served several years in the Logan Utah Temple. Her strong testimony was an example to all and will continue to be an influence for generations to come. She was involved with the mutual age girls (YWMIA) and was called to be the president over the young women in 1982. She also served in the sporting program, attended several girls’ camps, and was a devoted visiting teacher. She had a love for genealogy and spent many hours at her computer, indexing.
Emma worked several different jobs including as a phone operator in the mid-1940s. She also worked at Simplot/Ore-Ida. She loved bringing a smile to numerous people as a florist at Klinks for many years and worked at a craft store, Creative Treasures, in Burley. She also contracted to paint interiors of homes in Burley where her talents really shined.
Emma volunteered as a Pink Lady at Cassia Memorial Hospital. She received the highest award for most hours served in this position and was named president of the Pink Ladies in 1978. She loved to serve.
She was very creative and taught crafts and oil painting to others in the community. She was also a 4-H leader to the youth. Emma loved to travel, sew, go camping, make crafts, attend and organize craft fairs, watch and play sports, and, later in life, spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all.
Emma is survived by her children, Vickie (Gary) Caldwell, Duward “Bub” Perkins, and Jean (Boyd) Phillips; her brother, Norman (Estelle) Halbert; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her sweetheart, Duward M. Perkins; parents, Clay and Cora Halbert; three sisters, Ethel, Nancy, and Linda; four brothers, Clark, Jay, Bob, and Amos; and her daughter-in-law, Sandy.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 20, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Burley Stake Center, 2050 Normal Ave. in Burley, with Bishop Boyd W. Phillips officiating. Burial will be Gem Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, August 19, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 1 until 1:45 p.m. Monday, preceding the service at the church.
C. LaVar Peterson, of Wendell, left his beloved farm and sugar beet fields on August 15, 2018, to join his wife, Carol V. Peterson, in their heavenly home. LaVar was born at home February 8, 1928, outside of Tremonton, Utah. LaVar spent his childhood discovering Utah with Logan Canyon being one of his favorite places to explore. As a teenager, LaVar came to Jerome, Idaho, with is cousin Danny. It was on this trip that LaVar’s passion for farming began to grow. Eventually, LaVar’s parents, Carl and Ruby; brothers, Leonard (deceased in infancy), Dale, Don and Dean; and sisters, Arlene, Reva, and Louise all moved to Jerome. A small farm was purchased, and the Peterson farm adventure began.
On a blind date, LaVar met the love of his life and six month later, on June 14, 1948, Carol Morris became his lovely young bride. Their marriage would be a testimony of family for over 60 years. LaVar and Carol started their own farm on family property, as their family grew so did their farm. LaVar and Carol were blessed with five children, Linda Peterson, Twin Falls, Idaho; Valaune (Bill) Wineland, Green Valley, Arizona; Vickie (Gary) Blaylock, Boise, Idaho; Darlene (Barry) Brackett, Wendell, Idaho; and Curtis (Daunya) Peterson, Wendell, Idaho. It has been said, the only thing better then your own children are your grandchildren. LaVar was never happier than when he could take one of his 10 grandchildren or 11 great grandchildren on a Model-T ride or out to the sugar beet field and show them the game of Hoeing Beets!
LaVar loved the farming community of Wendell. He gave back to his community by serving on the Wendell School Board. He never turned down an opportunity to promote agriculture and education. LaVar was happy to see his passion of farming continue when his son, Curtis, chose to carry on the family farm. LaVar’s passion for sugar beets and sweet corn was hard to beat as he won many ribbons at the county fair and many summer time meals consisted of sweet corn and tomatoes.
LaVar was a man of many talents. He believed nothing good came form boredom and idle hands. In the winter months, LaVar was passionate about collecting and restoring vintage cars. Model T’s and Model A’s were his favorite. He was active in the Horseless Carriage Club and later the Vintage Car Club of Twin Falls. LaVar was also an accomplished wood worker. He built each of his children a beautiful grandfather clock. The cabinetry in his home showed his love for the art and his family.
A viewing will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday, August 20, 2018 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome. A Celebration of LaVar’s Life will be held at 11:00 am, with a viewing beginning at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Living Waters Presbyterian Church, 821 E Main Street, Wendell. Graveside service will conclude at the Wendell Cemetery.
ArLee Leishman Tegan, 99, of Twin Falls and Filer, Idaho, passed away peacefully Friday evening, August 10, 2018 at the Chardonnay Assisted Living Center in Twin Falls.
ArLee was born to William and Ethel Selley at their family’s home on February 21, 1919, in Wellsville, Utah. ArLee was one of eight sisters and brothers. She spent the first part of her life growing up in Wellsville, Utah, attending grammar school and middle school there. She attended South Cache High School in Hyrum, Utah. After high school, ArLee worked as a nanny for two children whose father had died and whose mother was a school teacher; this was her first job. ArLee married Howard Tegan from Filer, ID in 1939. She and Howard had met in Utah on Pioneer Day, July 24, 1938. They made their home on a farm in Filer, ID. The big red and white Tegan barn on this farm was soon a Filer landmark. ArLee and Howard had five children, Michael, Sandra, Jerry, Patricia and Pamela. Howard passed away in 1957 at the age of 42. ArLee, at that time age 38, continued to manage and live on their farm raising their five children, who then were ages 4 to 16. A year later, recognizing the need to supplement her family’s income, ArLee studied for and received her cosmetology license. She started a hair salon business, a career she had for 44 years, working out of her family’s home six days each week. She did this while also managing the farm and raising her children. Open to adventure and exploration, ArLee worked for and got her airplane pilot’s license when she was 65 years old; she flew until she was 82 years old. Always active and loving the outdoors, ArLee enjoyed cross country skiing on her farm. She raised fruit trees and a garden, canning each season and taking every advantage of what her land produced. She was very musical and took organ lessons, becoming quite accomplished. Many pleasurable hours were spent at family gatherings with ArLee playing songs for her family. Dancing was something that ArLee loved dearly from early childhood. At age 65 she joined a dance troop, the Top Hatters; she danced with this team of ladies until she hung up her dancing shoes at age 93. With her love of adventure, her love of people and social interaction, ArLee very much enjoyed travelling with this troop, performing at church and social events in Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and more. ArLee was a very faithful woman; she held many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from Sunday School Coordinator, Primary President, Young Women’s President, Relief Society President, and a Visiting Teacher. She worked at the LDS temple in Boise, ID for seven years and later the Twin Falls Temple from its opening until 2016. Being of an independent spirit, she lived alone for a number of years on the farm after her five children grew up and left home, continuing to work and manage the farm and operate her hair salon. There continued to be a constant stream of ladies coming to her home for hair styling and most assuredly to enjoy ArLee’s company. ArLee sold the family farm and moved to Twin Falls in 2004. Though her new property in Twin was significantly smaller than the farm she continued to have a beautiful flower garden every year, she raised many vegetables and had several fruit trees. She drove back and forth to the grocery store and to church until 2017. Her hobbies or past times also included golfing, gardening, crocheting, machine embroidering, china painting, canning, baking, candy making and, of course, with a large family, good home cooking. She was a huge sports fan, loving to watch the Utah Jazz. She followed and loved watching any good golf tournament. There were many facets of ArLee Tegan’s life that one might say defined her. Certainly she would argue that her truest passion was of course her faith, her children and her family. Others might say when speaking of her she was a lady in every sense of the word, best described as fearless, driven, spirited, honorable, loving, gentle, confident, charming, faithful, and curious. She was a pinnacle of virtue, a no-nonsense, common sense lady absolutely committed to living a purposeful life every single day of her life. She is survived by four of her children, Sandra Vickers (Husband Jim) of Twin Falls, Jerry Tegan (Wife Angie) of Hailey, Pat Powell (Husband Gil) of Stanwood, WA, and Pam Tegan of Morgan, UT; 15 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Tegan, her eldest son, Michael Howard Tegan, who passed away at the age of 54, her mother and father, William and Ethel Selley, her brothers, William “Junior”, Paul, Leland, Woodrow, Calvin, her sisters, Vivian and Betty. What is the definition of a well-lived life. What is the legacy to those left behind. Long before we’re ready, we sadly say good-bye, but there are those in a far more beautiful place who are saying, “Welcome home!”
The family wishes to thank Idaho Home Health and Hospice as well as the caring staff at Chardonnay Assisted Living Center for the amazing care given to ArLee. Special thanks to her Hospice nurses, Teresa Miller and Steve Nelson for their love and attention.
Funeral services for ArLee were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the 19th Ward LDS Church, 723 Hankins Road N, Twin Falls with Bishop Alan Davis conducting. A gathering for friends and family took place on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. at the LDS church. A family burial took place at the Filer Cemetery. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be given in ArLee’s name to the Twin Falls Humane Society. Contributions may be given to funeral staff for processing or mailed to Twin Falls Humane Society, 420 Victory Ave., Twin Falls, ID 83301.
Ruth Verlee Runyan (Throckmorton), 78, of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away 7 Aug. 2018 at University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ruth was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on 20 Dec. 1939. As a young child her family moved to Buhl, Idaho, where she was raised. In 1959 she moved to California, where she met and married Daniel Marxmiller. This marriage yielded 1 child (Maria Reynoso). They returned to Idaho in 1960 where she worked at Blue Lakes Fish Hatchery. Later they divorced, and she married Bill Coombes in 1961, which yielded 1 child (Liz Lawler) and 2 ready-made children (Bonnie Chapman and Billy-Dean Coombes). They moved to Twin Falls, Idaho where they later divorced. Where she worked at Idaho Frozen Foods and married Dave Ghan. Several years later she divorced and moved to Burley, Id. Where she met Dee Hardin in 1975 and were together until 1993. Later she met and married Doyle Throckmorton in 1995 and were together until he passed in 2008. She has not remarried since that time.
Ruth Loved to travel, camp, hunt, fish, watch football (especially the GreenBay Packers), and most of all spend time with friends and family. She made a bucket list and checked everything off that list. With trips made with family to Niagara Falls and trips to see family with family. She went everywhere she wanted to go and then some. With her favorite event being her trip to Green Bay Stadium and watching the Packers play the Seahawks.
She is survived by Maria Reynoso (Antonio), Liz Lawler (Jim), Bonnie Chapman (Jack) Tawnya Throckmorton and one son, Billy-Dean Coombes along with 20 grand kids, 40+ great grand kids and 3 great, great grandkids and numerous extended family and friends. She is survived by her sisters Carol Runyan, Jeannie Sobotka Tilly, Pat and brothers Larry Runyan, Kenneth Runyan and Charles Runyan. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Wade and Miriam, one brother David, niece Pam and her husband Doyle.
Celebration of Life will be a Potluck held 25 Aug 2018 at EC Pavilion at Rock Creek Park in Twin Falls, ID from 11a.m. – 2:30p.m. with graveside services at 4p.m. at the Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery, in Rupert, ID all friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The family would to thank the compassionate staff at the UUH AIM-B, especially for the care given to our loved one. Contact can be made with her Grandson, Vernon Reed via Facebook he is on Ruths’ friends list.
Ray Aufderheide, 66, of Filer, ID passed away Thursday morning August 16, 2018 from mesecentric ischemia. His family was by his side.
Ray was born September 20, 1951 in Wendell, ID to Elmer and Della Dierker Aufderheide. He was baptized September, 25, 1951 and confirmed April 11, 1965. He was one of 8 brothers and sisters.
In 1962 he moved with his family to a farm in Clover. He attended elementary school at St. Johns Lutheran School and Clover Trinity Lutheran School. He graduated from Filer High School in 1969.
In 1973 Ray married Janet Hammond and they welcomed two daughters, Angela Kay and Shanna Marie. They were later divorced. In 1982 he married Ruby Kauffman Wyatt and with that marriage two daughters became four adding Ruby’s daughters, Angela Michelle and Karri Lyn.
Ray enjoyed being outdoors whether it was working or doing what he loved most—hunting, fishing and camping. Ray was not afraid to tell you what he thought, sometimes without a filter, but that was part of his charm. We all knew how much he loved us.
He is survived by his wife Ruby, daughters Angela (Clay) Volkers, Shanna (Mike) Harrison both of Jerome and Karri Ernest of Filer, 2 brothers Gary (Linda) Aufderheide and Jerry (Jeni) Aufderheide both of Twin Falls, 4 sisters Marilyn Schroeder, Boone IA, Diane (Roger) Newton, Jerome, Karen Emery of Twin Falls and Naomi (Jeff) Hopkins of Buhl. Also 5 grandsons Alek Luper, Brady and Tucker Volkers, Nolan and Brett Harrison and 1 granddaughter Savannah Jo Ernest. He also leaves behind many special nieces and nephews. He was lovingly known as ‘Aunt Ray’ by Kristen and Andrea.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Marlin, daughters Caroline Aufderheide and Angie Wyatt, granddaughter Saige Ernest and brother-in-law Lloyd Emery.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Clover Trinity Lutheran Church, 3552 N 1825 E, Buhl, ID. A luncheon will follow.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Reynolds Funeral Home, 2466 Addison Avenue East, Twin Falls.
TWIN FALLS — Kevin Chapman, age 52, passed away Tuesday evening August 7, 2018 at his residence in Twin Falls, Idaho. The cause of death was an apparent heart attack. Kevin was born in Whittier, California, to parents Patrick and Patricia Chapman on December 12, 1965. He has two older brothers, Shawn P. Chapman and Kerry R. Chapman, who both live in Eagle, Idaho.
The family moved to Buhl in the autumn of 1973. All were anxious to learn as much as possible about the community before the snow fell. Kevin and his brothers registered for school and the games began. All the brothers were explorers. He was familiar with Idaho from north to south and from east to west, all the caves, mountains, deserts, valleys, and water ways. Kevin loved Idaho history and had concerns for Idaho’s future.
Kevin did well academically and in the arts. He was in several dramas and served as Senior Class President. Kevin played baseball, football, and wrestling. He took part in ‘The Kids Wrestling’ coached by Kelly Barlett for whom Kevin had a deep respect. And, there are really not enough words to describe how Kevin felt about coach Jeff Howell. One of Kevin’s finest memories was his winning the 1983 Idaho State Wrestling Championship in his weight class, 138 lbs.
Just before graduation, his father was transferred to San Francisco and the whole family relocated. Kevin attended Mt. San Antonio College. Later, Kevin decided to get into construction and worked in the drywall business. He had time to establish a connection with old friends and married Amy McDevitt, whom he knew from high school. Kevin and Amy had two girls, Megan Christine and Alexandria Ashley. Amy had three boys, Eric, Joseph, and Steve.
In search of finding the perfect place, they landed in Cascade, Idaho. Kevin, Amy, and all the kids constructed a beautiful home for themselves. Kevin felt that this home in the mountains was the most perfect life that any man could ever have. Kevin knew it was God’s will. He felt that he was the luckiest man in the world to have such life. Kevin praised the Lord daily.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 22, at the First Christian Church, 1005 Poplar St., Buhl, Idaho.
Joan Shannon Goodwin Bauman passed away peacefully in Gooding, Idaho on Wednesday, August 15th 2018 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born August 9th 1935 in Hayward, Wisconsin to Vernon and Violet Goodwin.
She is survived by her children Larry (Marlene) Bauman, Becky (Drew) Galbraith, Debby (Dennis) Turner, Ken (Rae) Bauman, and Rick Bauman; 21 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
At the tender age of 4 years old, Joan lost her hearing due to complications from spinal meningitis. In 1945, when Joan was 10 years old she and her family moved to Ogden, Utah with a caravan of 4 to 5 families. She attended Ogden Utah School for the Deaf for one year and in the spring of 1947, her family then moved to Gooding, Idaho, where her parents operated the Riverside Dairy. Joan attended Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind in Gooding for eight years and starting her freshman year loved living in the dorms and would visit her family on the weekends. From 1955 to 1956 she attended Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. and there she met her beloved husband, Glenn, whom she married June 1, 1957 in the Salt Lake City Temple.
She worked as a cottage mother at the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind and later worked side by side with her husband at 303 Commercial Printing. Joan loved her Savior, Jesus Christ and served many callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mom was an inspiration to all of us. She loved nature, politics, gardening, canning, and crocheted many afghans for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was truly a creative and noble soul whose hands were a gift to all who had the honor and privilege of knowing her. Her legacy lives on and she will be dearly missed.
A special thanks goes to those who helped her pass peacefully.
A viewing will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening August 23, 2018 at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018 at Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Idaho.
Jim Sanberg of Moscow died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 83.
Jim was born in Wendell, Idaho August 29, 1934 to Linus W. and Madelyn Hanafin Sanberg. He was raised in Jerome, Idaho. After high school graduation, Jim attended the University of Idaho where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. While working as a “hasher” at the Delta Gamma house, he met the love of his life Bettina (Tina) Libby. They married July 21, 1956 and Moscow would be their permanent home for the next 66 years.
Upon graduation Jim went to work for KRPL radio station. In 1970 he became part owner of Ken’s Stationery where he remained until his retirement in 1993.
Jim was active in the Moscow City Council for 8 years and served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Idaho Cities; President of the Alumni Association of Phi Delta Theta; an active Moscow Jaycee and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1964; served with the Moscow unit of the National Guard for 8 years; active member of the Knights of Columbus holding positions of Grand Knight in the 3rd degree and Faithful Navigator in the 4th degree; was an avid bowler serving as Secretary and as President of the Moscow Bowling Association. He was active in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, serving as Eucharistic Minister.
Jim and Tina enjoyed traveling with Jim’s sister Madelyn and husband John Wagner from Grangeville. They touched foot in all 50 states in their journeys. After they retired, they became “SnowBirds”, spending half their year in Sun City Arizona. When they were back home in Moscow, Jim enjoyed fishing with the grandkids, watching Mariners games, and visiting with their friends at McDonalds “coffee club”. Jim and Tina chaperoned Guardian Angel – St. Boniface 6th grade Camp Winchester for the past 10 years. Jim served as the “Fishing Expert” for many first-time fishermen! His other hobbies included bowling, camping, hunting, skiing, photography, gardening, and fly tying. A favorite pastime in his later years was collecting pallets for “re-purposing”.
Survivors include his wife Tina, two daughters, Vicki Roys (Richard Doede) of Spokane, WA and Lori Becker (Mike) of Colton, grandchildren Josh Roys (Kristina), Jessica Rizzuto (Joe), Andy Becker, Christy Becker (Scott Cron), Katie Becker, Matt Becker, (Shauni Wemhoff), Rachel Becker, great grandchildren Alex and Kyla Rizzuto and Cooper Roys, sister-in-law Barbara Steffens and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his Mom, Madelyn Sanberg, Dad, Linus Sanberg, sister Madelyn Wagner, Brothers-in-law John Wagner and Robert Steffens, son Michael Sanberg, niece Mary Wagner, and nephew Jim Wagner.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St Mary’s School Foundation, P.O. Box 8485, Moscow, ID 83843 or Guardian Angel – St. Boniface School, P.O Box 48 in Colton, WA 99113.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 22nd at Short’s Funeral Chapel.
A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 23rd followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow. There will be a luncheon and time of fellowship at St. Mary’s Family Center immediately following. The graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Moscow Cemetery.
Ross Eugene James died suddenly on August 17, 2018 at his home in Twin Falls. He had been struggling with COPD for several years.
Ross was born in Soda Springs, Idaho on October 26, 1948 to Sam and Erma James. He had three older siblings, Lois Janae, Larry and Cheryl. Ross loved growing up in Soda and often talked about his childhood there.
He married Christine Roholt. Vickie, his only child was born of this union. Christine and Vicki both live in Florida. They later divorced and he married Phylene, currently living in Wyoming. They also divorced and on May 10, 1984 he married Kathy Meshishnek.
They were married 32 years and were together at the time of Ross’s death. There were no children from this marriage but enjoyed raising their dogs, Sophie, Buddy (both deceased with pride of place on the mantle) and currently Jackson.
Ross loved his dogs and taking them places, like the drive through windows at fast food restaurants! They loved going also and spending time with their “dad”. Ross also loved fishing, working in his yard and baseball. For these past several years, he and Kathy would make the trek to Arizona in March for spring training. How he loved his baseball and the Seattle Mariners, especially. It pained him when they didn’t play well! He loved to travel and visit places, especially the Oregon coast and Seattle for Mariners games.
Ross graduated from Soda Springs High School in the spring of 1967.
He served in the U.S. Army, right out of high school and spent time in Vietnam, earning the Purple Heart there, as well as many other medals.
Ross worked for several companies as an Electrical Estimator both in Twin Falls and Boise. Before his retirement he worked at the Twin Falls Post Office as a rural carrier.
Ross was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Sam and Erma and his two sisters, Lois Janae and Cheryl. His brother Larry (Patty) lives in American Fork, Utah; daughter, Vicki lives in Florida with her husband Troy and their 5 children, Jordan, Colby (Sydney), Connor, Tanner and Ally. Ross has many nieces and nephews living throughout the West. His wife, Kathy, continues to reside in Twin Falls.
At his request there will be no service, but an open house will be held in his honor at his home, 2267 Hillcrest Drive, Twin Falls on September 13, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Please stop by and pay your respects to this wonderful man.
Arrangements are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
Karen Marlene Fraley, age 76, beloved mother, wife, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, passed away at Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho on August 19, 2018 to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born second of three children to Albert (Al) C. Eason and V. Lucille Eason in Emmett, Idaho on March 15, 1942. As a young girl, she and her family moved to Boise, Idaho and settled in a home built by her father on Heights Drive. Karen attended school at Longfellow Elementary School, North Junior High School and Boise High School, graduating in 1960. She attended Boise Junior College and transferred to University of Idaho where she joined the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1963. She later earned a Master's Degree from University of Idaho in School Administration in 1966.
After college, Karen married Michael (Mike) Roderick Glenn and assumed her first teaching job in Spokane, Washington. Immediately afterward, Karen taught at Garfield Elementary in Boise and Washington Elementary in Twin Falls and then supervised student teachers for the University of Idaho. On June 1, 1974, Karen married James (Jim) Franklin Fraley with whom she spent the rest of her life. She was the District Curriculum Director for the Buhl and Jerome School District, President of the Idaho Council of the International Reading Association, and Region IV Teacher Center Facilitator for Idaho State University. Karen later simultaneously served as Title 1, Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinators for the Jerome School District. Karen was an advocate for all students and believed they should have the opportunity to graduate from high school and personally developed the Jerome Night School and Summer Kindergarten programs and the Twin Falls High School for Pregnant Teens, both of which served at-risk students in a seven-district consortium. Karen later moved to the Idaho State Department of Education where she directed the Character Education and School-to-Work initiatives. Karen ended her extensive years in education by serving as a consultant for Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) assisting state schools throughout the nation in offering rigorous and relevant content across the curricula.
Karen and Jim raised three children, son Michael (Angie) and daughters Camille and JuliAnne (Jeremy). Karen was loved by her four grandchildren, Isabella Fraley, Savannah Fraley, Jackson Bronner and Sophia Bronner.
While Karen made significant educational contributions throughout the state, she was also an active member of the Twin Falls Nazarene Church, serving as Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher and any other task the church needed. With all of Karen's numerous accomplishments, she would say that her greatest achievement was a dedicated mother raising her children and helping raise grandchildren. Karen spent many years as a room mother, in the stands of softball, baseball, and basketball games, and in the audience of plays, dance performances and music recitals. She proudly claimed a permanent spot on the beach at Pilgrim Cove in McCall from hours of watching kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews swim, paddle board and perform tricks off the docks. After retiring, Karen helped organize both Fraley and Eason family reunions and loved to spend her time at the family cabin or on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho.
Karen is survived by her husband Jim and three children, Michael (Mike), Camille and JuliAnne (Juli), brother William (Bill) Eason and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert (Bob) and parents Al and Lucille Eason.
A Celebration of Karen's Life will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Eagle Church of the Nazarene located at 1001 W. State St. Eagle, ID 83616.
In lieu of flowers and to honor the memory of Karen, the family suggests gifts to the Karen M. Fraley Memorial Education Fund at the University of Idaho. Please send gifts to:
HEYBURN — Jerry E. DeNaughel of Heyburn, passed away on August 18, 2018, in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 63. As patriarch of our family, Jerry was our strength and guidance through life’s struggles and hardships. He worked tirelessly to provide us with the many comforts that we enjoy. He would lift our spirits with his wit and sense of humor, and keep us on our toes with his constant light-hearted pranks. He was selfless, always mindful of others, and would endlessly surprise us with acts of service, thoughtful gifts, and special notes of love and support. In life, he relentlessly watched over his family, and it is our hope and prayer that he will continue to do so from the other side.
Jerry is survived by his wife Cheryl, of 41 years; his three daughters, Heather (Dustin) Gallup of Santa Rosa, CA, Jennifer (Colby) Manning of Watford City, ND, Melissa (Brandon) Wadsworth of Burley; son, Jeremy DeNaughel of Ketchum; mother, Nellie DeNaughel; two brothers, William (Bert) DeNaughel, Lynn DeNaughel; and six adoring grandchildren which were his pride and joy, Judah Gallup, River Gallup, Adaline Manning, Cayson Manning, Jeremiah Gould, and Brody Wadsworth.
Jerry declined a formal funeral so please join us for a Life Celebration gathering at Connor’s Cafe from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday August 24th.
Funeral home services have been placed in the care of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.
Long time Magic Valley resident, Gene M. Davis, 87, passed away Saturday afternoon August 18, 2018 at Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls.
Gene was born to Leslie and Bessie (Witt) Davis on January 21, 1931 in Twin Falls. The family lived in Jerome, Murtaugh, Filer, and Baker, Idaho before relocating back to Twin Falls. He graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1949. During his high school years, Gene took pride in driving truck for Wagner trucking. He later began working with his father at Leslie Davis & Son Implement. It was there that his love of farming branched out into other aspects of agriculture. He was hard working, had a huge open heart, and was a larger than life character. Gene knew everyone from the little-known to the well-known and was a friend to all.
He was active in the First Baptist Church where he met the love of his life, Gloria Doschades.
They were married October 11, 1953.
Gene is survived by his four children Shirley Moeller, Beverly (Earl) Taylor of Twin Falls, Cindy (John D.) Mead of San Diego, CA and Mark (Ani) Davis of Holly Springs, NC; his sister Bette Smith of Twin Falls and Linda Charleton of MT; his grandchildren Dustin (Jeni), Kindsey, Jordan (Annika), Spencer, Hunter, and Jaydan: special great-grandchildren Maggi, Palmer, Bridger, Kesten, Kouper, Quinn and Crosby.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife – Gloria, a brother – Kenneth and his sisters Barbara Gurski and Norma Davis. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Rd in Twin Falls. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in the Twin Falls Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bridgeview Estates (his home away from home) and Visions Hospice for their compassion, care and professionalism.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Gene’s name to the CSI Rodeo Team, P.O. Box 1238, Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238.
Gay Allyn Meuleman, 58, of Boise, died on August 11, 2018.
Allyn was born on September 17, 1959 in Burley, Idaho to Guy Allen Meuleman and Mildred Juanita Jones Meuleman. Allyn grew up on the family farm that her parents homesteaded working very hard hoeing beans and spraying Canadian thistle. She graduated from Minico High School in Rupert, Idaho in 1978. She went on to graduate as a wildlife biologist from the University of Idaho, College of Forestry in Moscow in 1984. Allyn worked for Idaho Fish and Game, Bonneville Power and Bureau of Reclamation. She enjoyed hiking and doing yardwork. She loved the out of doors was very adventurous and never afraid to try something new. She spent the summer of 1979 in a fire watch tower having to climb the tall tower at a moments notice even in the middle of the night to watch for lighting strikes
Allyn is survived by her parents, Guy and Mildred Meuleman; sister, Connie Grondahl (Ray); nephew, Ryan Grondahl (Brook); niece, Cara Sturlin (Nate); great-nephew, Gavin Grondahl and great-niece, Brooklyn Grondahl. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Allyn also had a great love for her pets, they were her children.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Boise.
Rev. Boyd G Satterwhite, son of the late Rev. Hoyet and Pearl Satterwhite, was born November 7, 1933, the youngest of four children. Boyd grew up assisting at his father’s garage in Hansen, Idaho and farming on the Salmon Track. He attended Filer High school where he excelled at track and field. Boyd joined the Air Force and was deployed to Korea where he served as a K-Nine MP. He returned to Idaho on leave and married the love of his life, Juanita Tyler.
Juanita was born to Weldon and Nelba Tyler on May 26, 1937 in Colorado. The family moved to Idaho shortly after her birth. The Tylers settled in Hansen, where at the age of 8 Juanita began attending church under the pastoralship of H. L. Satterwhite; eventually becoming Youth Leader.
Still in the Airforce, Boyd and Juanita married in 1955 and moved to Nebraska. A few years later, they transferred to Fairbanks, Alaska where Boyd worked as a military aircraft mechanic. While in Fairbanks, they became licensed ministers. They worked well together, Boyd as the evangelical pastor and Juanita the scholarly teacher.
Boyd left the military in 1962. He and Juanita moved to Juneau, Alaska to pastor a home mission’s church and raise their family. Together they had two daughters, Christina and Jolinda, several foster children, and they considered the church family in Juneau as their own. To support their family, Juanita worked in banking, as Vice President of the National Bank of Alaska and Boyd became a hydro-electric power plant operator. As a team, their priority never faltered to place God first, help others in need, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Together they led by example with a nonjudgmental heart, the love of God in all that they did. Forty years later, Boyd and Juanita retired, and returned to Twin Falls, Idaho to continue their pastoral ministry among family. Boyd enjoyed the Word of God, fishing, trap shooting, hunting treasures with his metal detector, flying a 452 Cessna, and playing the piano and guitar.
Eight years after retiring to Idaho, Juanita passed away May 23, 2008. Boyd continued in the ministry until his death August 10, 2018, he was 84. Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Maxine Richards Homer was born March 25, 1931 in Moroni, Utah to Elmo Keetch and Laura Beatrice Richards. She passed away August 19, 2018.
When she was 3 years old, her mother passed away, then she and her sister, Bertha, were raised by her grandparents, Barry Gibbs and Edith Elnora Monsen. She attended schools in Mt. Pleasant, Utah and graduated from North Sanpete High school in 1949. Where she was President of the Triple S Club and excelled in athletics. She received an athletic scholarship to the Utah Agricultural College (USU). Prior to attending the A.C., she worked in Clearfield, Utah where she met Kenneth Homer. They were married on July 1, 1950 in Ogden, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls, Temple on November 9, 1962.
Shortly after their wedding, Ken was recalled to active duty during the Korea Conflict so Maxine went to live with Ken’s family in Montpelier, Idaho. When Ken was discharged from duty, his job with the railroad ultimately led them to Minidoka, Idaho where they have since resided. In 1971, Maxine received her LPN training. She loved being a nurse. She worked in the recovery room for over 20 years. During her career, she was appointed to the State Board of Nursing for 2 terms by Governor Cecil Andrus. She also received 1 of 2 National awards given for nursing proficiency. In 1979, Maxine became Mayor of the City of Minidoka and held that office for the next 29 years. During this time, she had the opportunity to officiate hundreds of weddings in the area. She loved the City of Minidoka and the people there.
Maxine was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ of latter Day Saints and had a great love of the gospel, serving in many positions. She especially loved the time she served in the Logan Temple with her husband Ken.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, Roy, Gene & Kay, and her husband, Ken. She is survived by her sister, Bertha Jean Edmunds, Her children, Alan (Marilyn) of North Dakota, Debra of Rupert, Marty (Angie) of Rupert, Randy (Lyn) of Georgia. And 13 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren.
Maxine had a great love of the outdoors. She and Ken spent many years volunteering at Camp Bradley where she was able to spend many hours on the lake fishing and enjoying her friendships.
Maxine served as a volunteer at Minidoka Memorial Hospital and was thrilled to be selected as 2018 Volunteer of the Year. The care provided by the Minidoka Home Health and Hospice is greatly appreciated. The family would also like to thank the nurses and aides at the hospitals long term care.
The family would also like you to join them for a viewing Thursday August 23 from 6-8 at the Morrison Funeral Home, 188 S. Hwy 24, Rupert, Idaho. The funeral will be held August 24 at 11:00 a.m. at the Acequia LDS Church, conducted by Bishop Layne Mackay. The family will greet friends and neighbors 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at the Rupert Cemetery
Daniel Christian Skeem Sr., 72, passed away peacefully in his Boise home on Tuesday August 7, 2018, surrounded by family. Dan was born April 27, 1946 in Stockton, California to Wayne and Mary Lou Skeem. He grew up in Idaho and Nevada with Wayne and Arlene Skeem who raised him as her son from age 5.
Dan possessed a love of learning, deep thinking and introspection. He enjoyed reading and had an extensive library. He studied engineering, mechanics, power systems, and agriculture. Dan devoted much of his life to finding meaning in this life and beyond. He was a talented writer of poetry and had a great sense of humor.
Dan is survived by his wife, Candie Sacayanan-Skeem; his children: Dusty (Cindy), Irene (Daniel), Jacob (Heather), Danny (Kristi), Sarah (Dave), Christal (Nathan) and Juliana (Nate); his mother Arlene Skeem; his siblings Tom (Jill) Skeem, Rob (Laurie) Atkins, Cindra (Terry) Eardley, Jill (Mckay) Lundgren, Rebecca (Konstantine) Savchin, brother-in-law Leslie Payne; his 24 grandchildren and many beloved relations and friends.
Dan was preceded in death by his father Wayne Bishop Skeem; his mother and stepfather, Mary Lou and George Atkins; his younger sister Lori (1962), younger brother Christian (2012) and older sister Susan Skeem-Payne (2015); and his first wife, Patti.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Park with a private family gathering to follow.
Betty Bruner age 80, of Boise, Idaho passed away at home July 27, 2018. Born April 26, 1938 in Twin Falls, Idaho to John L and Lola S Kiser Pope. She graduated from Hagerman high school in 1956. In 1958 she married Carlton Edward Baker they had one son Carlton Rodney Baker. They later divorced. In 1962 Betty went to work for Idaho power where she retired. In 1971 Betty married William Bruner he passed away August 16, 1992.
Betty is survived by her son C. Rodney and Maleri Baker, grandchildren Dillon J Baker, Jordan L Brown, great granddaughters Mattie and Marlee Brown. 3 step grand children Jamie and Mindy Moriarty, Hailey and Aaron Howard, Mari Holly five step great grandchildren Tanner Moriarty, Madison, Ryan Holly, Claire and Nora Howard, 2 sisters Donna, Rick Hoverson, Bonnie, Carl Reiterman and Niece Deborah Hoverson. Funeral services will be conducted by Cloverdale funeral home at 11:00 on August 25, 2018, interment will be at Canyon Hill cemetery in Caldwell due to their restrictions it will be held Monday August 27,2018. Memorials can be made to the Hagerman Alumni.
Florence Elizabeth (Loveland) Benedict, 86, passed away in her home at Alpine Manor in Twin Falls, Idaho on August 21, 2018.
Florence was born in Weiser, Idaho on March 22, 1932 to Ray Loveland of Virgil, KS and Dorothy (Ader) Loveland of Midvale, ID. Florence graduated from Midvale High School in 1950. She was married on December 27, 1956 in Midvale, Idaho to William (Bill) H. Benedict of Caldwell, ID., until his death in 2014.
Florence was a believer in Jesus Christ. The family takes comfort in knowing that she is now with her Lord and Savior, but she will be greatly missed. Florence was a strong and courageous woman who dedicated much of her life to raising her 9 children. She loved to read, and she adored her dogs and her birds. Those that knew her best remember her tenacious spirit and determination. Despite the many obstacles she faced in her life, she always worked hard and strove to make a better life for her family.
Florence is survived by her brother, Charles Loveland; her 9 children, Paul (Delena), Larry (Herminia), Annette, Edward, Robert (Carrie), Susan (Martin), Donald (Teresa), Bryan (Janelle), and Mary Beth (Rich); 19 grandchildren, Joshua, Theresa, Rachel, Breanna, Jared, Joseph, Paul, Jacob, Aarron, Haley, Justin, Craig, Michael, Ashton, Elizabeth, Riley, Ellery, Lovely, and Braeler; 7 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Liam, Alana, J Wolfe, Michael, Raedyn, and Roan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Dale Loveland, and her husband, William H. Benedict.
Private burial services will be held. Services are under the care and direction of Heidi Heil and Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho, Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared at www.serenityfuneralchapel.com
Dick Henderson Gibson, 81 years old, of Rupert, passed away August 22 at Countryside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Rupert Idaho.
He was born March 8, 1937 in Pocatello, Idaho.
Dick is survived by his Wife Karan Gibson, children Konda (Blair) Wakeley, Elko, Nevada, Janet Merzloch, Pocatello, Idaho, Blaine (Melanie) Gibson, Pocatello, Idaho, Grandchildren Sophia ( Brian) Price, Allegra (Ron) Russell, Zach Wakeley, Beau Wakeley, Colton Wakeley, Taylor Wakeley, Jordan Gibson, Joseph Gibson. He is proceeded in death by his parents Ross and Lillian Gibson.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Rupert 1th ward Chapel 806 G St Rupert. Viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018 at the mortuary and for one hour prior to the services at the church. Services will conclude with burial in the Rupert Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
PAUL — Paul George Couch, 77, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
He was born June 5, 1941, in Tremonton, Utah, to George Washington Couch and Melba Cottle Couch. Paul was the seventh child in a family of 14 children, followed by his twin sister, Patty. Growing up in Garland, Utah, he attended Garland Schools where he excelled in wrestling. During his senior year he moved to Burley, and graduated from Burley High School.
He married Ramona Beck in January 1960, and they had five children together and later divorced. He then married Karen Loveland in December 1978.
Paul’s strong work ethic started at a young age. As a young man he would spend summers coming to the Mini-Cassia area to work with his brothers hauling hay. After graduation, he enjoyed many years of ranching, farming, custom hay work, and working as an auctioneer with this brother, Keith. No matter the situation, Paul was always willing to lend a helping hand.
He enjoyed the many years he spent as a member of the Cassia County Sheriff’s Posse and the Magic Valley Cutter Racing Association. The highlight of his racing career was when the association won all four divisions in the World Wide Championship Cutter Races, with him taking 1st place in the second division. In addition to cutter racing, he also enjoyed racing his horses on the flat track circuit.
Paul loved riding horses. He especially enjoyed riding in the mountains as well as taking his horses on hunting trips in the Selway. Paul could make you laugh and add a smile to your face simply by his wonderful sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor. He loved to support his kids and grandkids in all their various activities.
Paul is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Karen; children, Daniel Paul (Amy) Couch, Rachelle “Shelly” Montoya, Nanette (Ken) Kostka, Kimberly (Kevin) Wilding, Wendy (Matt) Beedle, Wayne (Holly) Bean, Lori (Troy) Allen, Brian (Julie) Bean, and David (Holly) Bean; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as his siblings, Carol (Dave) Clark, Patty Couch, Dave (Leslie) Couch, Jayne Payne, Jerry (Nancy) Couch, Sharon Hobbs, and Keith (Sally) Couch.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Farrell Couch, Lee Couch, Sherm Couch, Lynn Couch, and Michael Couch; and one sister, Doris Bragg.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to Shawna, Mari, Kristi, Lacey and Scott, from Horizon Home Health & Hospice, for their outstanding care.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Paul Stake Center, 424 W. Ellis St., in Paul, with Bishop Chet Jeppesen officiating. Burial will be in Paul Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Monday, preceding the service at the church.
“What the mind can’t remember, the heart never forgets.”
Katherine Rae (Hammon) Sherman “Kathy” passed away on August 21, 2018, at her home surrounded by family. She had been battling congestive heart failure for the last 2 years. Kathy was born August 15, 1944 in Prairie City, Oregon to Adin S. Hammon and Verta D. (Hinckley) Rainwater.
She grew up in the Portland Oregon area. She had 3 brothers, Loren, Ricky, and Ronnie and 1 sister, April. She spent several years growing up with her foster parents LaVerne and Stephen Fustos. She learned her love for fishing as a child. She loved to play softball and run track in school.
She married Richard D. Sherman on September 1, 1963 in Oregon. They had 5 children, Rhonda, Scott, Kristy, Jeff and Steven. They moved to Twin Falls and were later divorced. She also helped raise her friend Marilyn’s daughter, Cielita who lived with her to go to high school in Twin.
Kathy found her place at the Bowladrome and worked there for over 45 years. She loved bowling and found great joy in teaching kids to bowl. She spent much time with her bowling family and went on lots of bowling tournaments. She and her friends had a lot of fun at these tournaments and she loved telling those stories. One of her favorite places was fishing on the banks of Salmon Dam. She taught her kids, grandkids and some of her great grandkids to fish and she passed that love of fishing on to them. She also loved to camp and she spent a lot of time camping with her family and friends. There were lots of family camping trips with lots of laughs and where great memories were made. Her other love was watching Seattle Mariners baseball. She followed it faithfully and could tell you about each player and their statistics. Scott, Laura & Jenni were able to take her to Seattle twice to see the Mariners play, once in June of 2012 and again in June 2013, which she loved. In 2012 she was named the Ultimate Fan of Idaho.
She loved her kids, grandkids and great grandchildren with all her heart. She was very proud of each and everyone of them.
She was preceded in death by her mother, 3 brothers, her sister and one grandson, Shane. She is survived by her 5 children, Rhonda Tillman, Scott (Laura) Sherman, Kristy (Victor) Rodriguez, Jeff (Missy) Sherman and Steven (Gabriel) Sherman, and also by Cielita (Scott) Lennon, by her 12 grandchildren, Tia Tillman, Robert Tillman, Jr., Erin Tillman, BreAnn Tillman, Matt Sherman, Jenni (Austin) Vance, Brittny (Nefi) Rackham, Heather (Isiah) Evans, Stephanie Sherman, Shandrea (Sean) Freeman, Grayson & Charlie Lennon and her 22 great grandchildren and she learned shortly before her death that she had one more great grandchild on the way and she was so excited to have a new baby coming into the family. She will also be missed by her dog Bear. Kathy was the backbone of this Sherman family and will be missed very deeply but will be remembered with love for all of the fun and happy times they had with her.
We want to thank Visions for their hospice care and previous home health services.
Kathy will be cremated and her family will spread her ashes in one of her favorite places at a later date. The family will have a celebration of life on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bowladrome, 220 Eastland Drive, Twin Falls which will include a memorial bowling tournament fundraiser. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to this fundraiser. Donations can be made out to Kristy Rodriguez and sent to 983 Madrona N. Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
Services and cremation are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Henry Perry (Enrique), 95, of Eden, went home to our Heavenly Father on Aug. 23, 2018, he walked through Heaven’s Gates and united with his loved ones. He passed away at home surrounded by his family.
Henry was born on July 24, 1923, in Guerrero, Mexico to Henry and Julia Perry.
On Nov. 23, 1950, Henry married the love of his life, Petra Rendon, in Gering, Nebraska. They were married for nearly 67 years. Together they had two children; Robert and Ellis.
Henry was a hard worker and worked as a dedicated farmer for Rellis Murphy in Hazelton for over 40 years.
Henry was a very loving, devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed keeping busy and was skilled in carpentry and enjoyed helping his son build his house in Burley. Henry loved working in his yard and planting flowers with Petra. Together they enjoyed spending quality time together and especially with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He looked forward to family get-togethers and listening to Tejano music. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Henry is survived by his son; Robert (Emily) Perry of Jerome, daughter-in-law; Marlene Perry of Burley, son; Armando Perry of Uvalde, Texas, a brother; Hines Perry of Aztec, New Mexico, and a sister; Dee Perry of Uvalde, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife Petra, his son Ellis, his parents Henry and Julia, and his sisters Dora Robles and Irene Buantello.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice Visions for their care and support of Henry and family.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, from 6 to 8 pm for family and friends at Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at 11:00 am at Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at the Hazelton Cemetery.
Dorothy Borneman passed away on Thursday, August 16. She was born in Hayward, California on July 14, 1926.
A Celebration of Life for Dorothy will be held Saturday, September 1 at noon at the Basque Center in Gooding, Idaho. The family has chosen to do a potluck lunch, so if you would like to bring a dish it would be greatly appreciated. The family also welcomes everyone to bring a story or memory of Dorothy to share during the celebration. Her smile, dimples and sparkly blue eyes will be missed.
Cynthia Ann (Campbell) Bauer, 70, died August 23, 2018 at Desert View Care Center in Buhl, Idaho with family by her side. She was born on September 23, 1947 in Cortez, Colorado to Clyde Walter Campbell and Wanda Doris Lee. Cynthia was raised by her step father Charles Melvin Allen and her mother Wanda.
Cynthia moved into the Desert View Care Center in June to be closer to family. We are grateful for her niece Linda Welch, who works for the care center and helped care for her. She enjoyed being around family especially all the little ones. Some of her favorite things were cooking and decorating for Halloween and Christmas. She worked many years at different casinos in Jackpot and Reno Nevada. She was a giving person and had a gift for everyone.
She is survived by her children, Terry (Denise Morrison) Ford, Tim (Gerda) Ford, Tammy (Rich) Lang and Tom Lindback; her grandchildren, Rainbeau, Anastasia, Victoria, Tatiana, Louisa, Eladio, Kade, Nicholas, Kyleigh, Teresa and Bryce; her great grandchildren, Gunner, Hunter, Zoey, Maximus, and Bianca; and siblings, Phyllis (Bruce) Emmell, Clydonna Thacker, Patrick (Marcene) Campbell, Michael (Cathy) Campbell, and Beverly (Chris) Tickell; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Walter Campbell, Wanda Doris Lee, and stepfather Charles Melvin Allen; her brother Fred Douglas Allen; nephews, Rodney Huber and Bryan Allen; and a niece Pamela Allen.
A memorial service will be held 4:00 pm, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Roseland Crystal Ballroom, 523 Main Street, Filer, Idaho. Burial will be at a later date.
She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Cecelia Eileen Strain Matthews, age 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at home.
She was born August 1, 1938, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Richard and Eileen (Sheridan) Strain. She grew up and attended school in Jerome, Idaho. She married Gene Matthews on June 8, 1955, in Salinas, CA. She worked in the healthcare field at local facilities throughout her career. Cecelia enjoyed spending time with her family, especially camping and fishing, and sharing a cold one. One of her greatest joys was teaching her many grandchildren the fine art of fishing. Her love for music was a large part of her life which she passed on to her children. She had a variety of interests including reading. Gene and Cecelia were very involved in the Twin Falls Gun Club for over 20 years.
She is survived by her husband, Gene; son Richard (Jeannie) Matthews of Boise, daughter Patricia (John) Kumm of Twin Falls, son Michael (Rebecca) Matthews of Twin Falls, daughter Theresa (Chris) Kalas of Filer; 20 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Eileen Strain, and Glenn Fordyce, and daughters, Loretta and Debra.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Inurnment and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.