Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.
Obituary: Joseph Mark Reeder
March 24, 1953 – October 29, 2017
JEROME — Joseph Mark Reeder, 64, of Jerome passed away October 29, 2017 at home, where he wanted to be, with his wife and family by his side. Joe was born March 24, 1953 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Paul and Elaine Reeder.
Joe married Rebecca Anne Booth December 12, 1980 in Rockford, Michigan and they shared a life raising their family and enjoying the many friends they made over the years. Joe was a dry wall installer by trade but his true passion was collecting and restoring classic cars. He loved to buy, fix and sell any car but kept a few treasures for himself.
Joe loved God and was very strong in his faith. He set the example for his family by always helping others and being a kind and honest man. He is also well loved by his many friends who fondly call him ‘Easy Joe’.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; and his granddaughter, Carrie Parker. He is survived by his wife, Becky; his children, Lois, Charlotte, Jordan, and Ezechiel; and his brother, David.
At Joe’s request no formal services will be held.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Joe’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com
Obituary: Elton Clark Ellerman
June 6, 1922 – November 1, 2017
PAUL — Elton Clark Ellerman, 95, of Paul, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Autumn Haven Assisted Living in Rupert.
Clark was born June 6, 1922, in Trenton, Utah, the son of Henry Albert & Amelia Emma Clark Ellerman. After completion of high school and military service in the United States Marine Corps, Clark married Ruth Shelton in the Logan Utah LDS Temple, January 18, 1952.
After drawing a Veteran’s Homestead, Clark and Ruth settled on their farm north of Paul where they resided many years. They liked to travel and see new places, including Hawaii, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Canada and most of the United States. They also loved camping in the mountains and spending time with their families.
Clark was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having served in the Elders quorum and High Priest group; as well as Ward clerk and Sunday School presidency member. Clark also enjoyed playing and coaching basketball. In his retirement years, he was an avid gardener, which benefited not only himself, but many friends and neighbors also.
He is survived by his brother, Sidney Ellerman of Trenton, Utah; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Clark was preceded in death by his dear wife of 57 years, Ruth; his parents; sister, Geneva Stelly; and brothers, Boyd Ellerman and Ronald Ellerman.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Paul Stake Center, with Bishop Dean Stevenson officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial with military rites provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Organization will take place at the Paul Cemetery following the service.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of the Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
Obituary: Earl Grant Dayley
December 6, 1952 – October 31, 2017
Earl Grant Dayley passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He courageously fought a glioblastoma (brain cancer) for the last six months of his mortal life. Earl was born to Kendall and Blanche Peck Dayley on December 6, 1952 in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was the sixth of seven children, having three brothers and three sisters. He attended Southwest and Dworshak Elementary, Burley Junior High, and Burley High Schools. Earl was born with an innate ability to construct anything he set his mind to. If you had something that needed fixing he was your man. He was a happy child and easy to locate as he was always whistling. He loved to eat directly out of the family garden and acquired a taste for sweet onion and peanut butter sandwiches. In high school Earl was a pole vaulter, state champion wrestler, and captain of the football team, he was a member of Boys State, and student body vice president. After high school he went to work for Boise Cascade and soon thereafter married his high school sweetheart, the beautiful Debra Lynn Christian on January 21, 1972. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 9, 1991.
Earl and Debbie had three sons, Jacob ‘Jed’, Justin, and Jon. They moved to Pocatello and raised their boys there. Soon after their move he started Dayley Concrete Construction, a very successful commercial and residential concrete construction business. Earl was an extremely hard worker and taught his boys to be the same, which has been a great advantage to them. Earl was a loving grandfather and enjoyed spending time with each of his grandchildren. Earl was intelligent and witty, even in his last days the clever remarks kept everyone smiling.
As a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Earl served in several callings, including Scout Master and Young Men’s President. He and Debbie’s love for the youth was felt by those they served and several of those young men and women became part of the family along the way. Earl also served as Bishop and his tireless service had a far reaching effect, blessing all those in the ward. Earl was a great proponent of Scouting and helped several young men earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Earl had a passion for the history of the exploration and opening of the western frontier. He had a great love and respect for the family that came before him and was thrilled when he acquired his ancestral home in Oakley, Idaho. He spent hours improving the grounds and home. He loved the Oakley Valley and the people there. Earl was a master gardener; gardening was therapy to Earl, which was evidenced by the gardens he grew in both Pocatello and Oakley. It was a joy for him to share the harvest with his family, friends, and neighbors. His tomatoes, corn, and potatoes were especially well known and will be missed by all those that have ever tasted them.
Earl is preceded in death by his parents, Kendall and Blanche Dayley, his brother, Marlin Dayley, and his father-in-law, John Christian. He is survived by his wife, Debra Dayley, his children, Jacob (Annique), Justin (Jerilyn), and Jon (Tara)all of Pocatello, and Nikkie Schwemmer of Idaho Falls, his grandchildren, Joe, Quinn, Christian, Kelan, Brooklyn, Reece, Milee, Connor, Zakary, and Abby, his mother-in-law, Sally (Don) Danner of Albion, and his siblings, Newell (Diane) Dayley of Provo, Utah, Lorna (George) Dufur of Boise, Ruth (Kent) Brower of Boise, Kathleen (Wayne) Bevans of Cardston, Alberta, Canada, and James (Carol) Dayley of Placerville, California.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wilks Funeral Home in Chubbuck, Idaho. A viewing will be Monday, November 6, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm at Wilks Funeral Home, 221 W Chubbuck Road. Services will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11:00am at the Pocatello 9th Ward LDS Church, 4010 Hawthorne Road in Pocatello with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 prior to the service. There will be a graveside service at the Basin Cemetery in Oakley, Idaho starting approximately between 2:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Encompass Home Health and Hospice for their competent and compassionate care through his end of life journey. Condolences may be sent to the family online at wilksfuneralhome.com.
Obituary: Tawsha Evelynne Mashak
April 10, 1979 – October 31, 2017
In loving remembrance of our dear Tawsha Evelynne Mashak. She was 38 years old when she passed at St Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, Twin Falls, early Tuesday morning, October 31, 2017 due to a blood clot to her heart.
Tawsha was born on April 10th, 1979 in Lebanon, Oregon, to Ronald Lee and Jeannine Lee.
She married the love of her life, Leland Paul Mashak. Together their love encouraged everyone around them. Their pride and joy is their daughter, Alaina Ruth Mashak.
Tawsha also belonged to the La Courts Oreilles Chippewa tribe and loved to research her ancestry.
Tawsha is survived by her husband, Leland Mashak and their daughter Alaina Ruth Mashak; her mother, Jeannine Lee; siblings, Mike and Rebecca Sharp, Eric and Pam Lee, and Joe and Terra Jennings; her nephews and niece, Dylan, Taylor, and Mayleene Jennings.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Lee.
We want to express our deepest thanks to the doctors and nurses who worked with Tawsha at St. Luke’s Hospital, and Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center and Cremation Services of Idaho, 502 2nd Avenue North, Twin Falls, Idaho, and all of our family and friends that support us in prayers and hugs.
The family requests donations be made to the Go Fund Me account set up for Tawsha at: https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-costs-for-tawsha.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Twin Falls Reformed Church, 1631 Grandview Dr. N., Twin Falls. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. Cremation is under the direction of Serenity Funeral Chapel life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho, Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared at www.serenityfuneralchapel.com
Obituary: Betty Faye Mayo
March 18, 1925 – November 1, 2017
Betty Faye Mayo of Filer passed away November 1st, 2017 at Twin Falls St. Luke’s hospital, with family by her side.
Betty was born in Burlingame, Kansas on March 18, 1925. She was the fifth of 13 children born to Roy and Nellie Bickford.
Betty’s family moved to Soldier, Kansas prior to her starting the first grade and graduated from Soldier High School in 1942. While in high school, she took numerous classes in education and started teaching at a country school upon graduation. Betty taught school for three years. In December 1942, while Betty was teaching in a small country school near Soldier, Kansas, she needed a Santa Clause for a Christmas program. LeRoy Mayo was volunteered by his cousin and they were married shortly thereafter on February 20, 1943 and were married for 68 years.
Betty and LeRoy moved to Idaho’s Salmon Tract in early summer of 1945. While there, Betty was approached by Hollister school board officials to teach at Hollister. She accepted and taught school for two years, during which time they moved to Hollister. Betty then accepted a position in the School lunch program and also started driving school bus. In April 1972, Betty and LeRoy moved to Filer, when Betty was promoted to Manager of the Filer Lunch program. She continued to drive bus hauling school children as well as the bus for school activities.
After one year in Filer, Betty discontinued her school bus driving and retired from the Filer Lunch program in 1987 after 15 years.
After retiring, Betty and LeRoy traveled extensively in their motor home—camping, fishing and riding their motorcycles, and participated in bus tours sponsored by local travel companies.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband LeRoy; her five sisters – Opal, Doris, Arlene, Barbara and Janice Sue; her five brothers LeRoy, Clifford, Wendell, Darrell and Leland. She is survived by her two brothers Kenneth and Leo; numerous sister/brother-in laws; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017 at White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park” 136 4th Ave E., Twin Falls, ID with a viewing one hour prior at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Twin Falls.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society or an organization of your choosing.
To share a memory of Betty or to offer condolences to Betty’s family please visit www.whitemortuary.com.
Obituary: Hallie Heiner
December 12, 1934 – November 4, 2017
PAUL — Hallie Kenneth Heiner, an 82-year-old resident of Paul, Idaho, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at his home from complications of congestive heart failure.
Hallie was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Heyburn, Idaho, to Elmer Stevens and Leah (Moon) Heiner. He grew up in Heyburn and graduated 12th grade from Heyburn High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Louise May, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on July 8, 1953. Together, they moved to Provo, Utah, where Hallie graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree. A few years later, he moved his wife and three children to New Mexico, where he received his master’s degree. After graduation, they moved to Paul, where Hallie taught chemistry until his retirement from Minico High School in 1995.
He was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in various capacities including as a stake missionary, bishop, in the Young Mens, Scouting, as a member of the stake high council, and other various ward and stake callings. He served church missions to the Bishop’s Storehouse, the Employment Center, and the Boise and Twin Falls Temples.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his children, Dennis (Linda) Heiner, Dyann (Steve) Blood, Nancy (Curtis) Johansen, Kristen (Eric) Dibb and Serina (the late Robert) Vodraska; 17 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Stevens (Aurilla) Heiner; and a sister, Sharon Alexander.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Kenneth Irwin Heiner; one grandson, Kenneth Icean Pollard; a son-in-law, Robert Vodraska; one daughter-in-law, Ann Clark Heiner; and five siblings, LaRue Cheney, Elwood Heiner, (twins) Barbara and Beverly Heiner, and Thane Heiner.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Emerson 1st Ward, 127 S. 950 W., of Paul, with Bishop Rick May officiating. Burial will be in Rupert Cemetery.
A visitation will be held at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where family and friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, and at the church on Thursday, from 10 until 10:45 a.m. preceding the funeral service.
The family expresses their thanks to the doctors and nurses of Cassia Memorial Hospital, Intermountain Homecare and Hospice and Rasmussen Funeral Home for their professional and sincere care.
Obituary: James Partridge
August 6, 1926 – October 27, 2017
TWIN FALLS — James S. Partridge, 91, passed away October 27th at his home in Twin Falls, Idaho. Jim was born August 6th, 1926 in Hartford, Connecticut to Frank and Evelyn Partridge. He moved with his parents to Palm Springs, California at an early age. It was in Palm Springs that he met Mildred Krug, and they were married November 18, 1949. Together they had two sons while living in Palm Springs, and later moved to Idaho in 1955 where their daughter was born.
When their children were still small Jim and Millie began to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. They were both baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses on September 25, 1955. Despite having served in the Navy, he was eager to learn about the Bible’s promise for a time when war would be no more. Isaiah 2:4. He spent the majority of his adult life as a volunteer sharing the good news he had learned and teaching others about the Bible. This work was so important to him that In 1969 he moved his family to Quito, Ecuador for nearly 3 years and at the age of 80 he dedicated 70 hours a month in this volunteer ministry, and continued to do so for two years. He was still teaching the Bible’s message just 2 weeks before his death at 91.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife Millie Partridge, a sister, Edwina Wolther and his daughter, Susan Bennett.
He is survived by his two sons, David (Cheryl) Partridge and, Stephen (Brenda) Partridge, a niece Barbara Wolther, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.
A memorial service for Jim will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2628 Whispering Pine Dr. in Twin Falls, on November 18 at 4 P.M.
Arrangements under the care of Parkes Funeral Home.
Obituary: Donna Casias
September 4, 1933 – November 3, 2017
Donna Casias, our beautiful mother, went to live with our Lord and Savior on November 3, 2017. Donna was born in Weiser, Idaho on September 4, 1933 to Raymond & Daisy Widner. She grew up in Midvale, Idaho. Donna married Ed Wiggins in 1951. They had two sons Michael and John. Ed later passed away in an accident.
Donna married Dale Loveland in 1957 making their home in Rupert. They had a daughter Jana. Dale and Donna were later divorced.
Donna married Max Casias in 1991. Max passed away in 1995. The Lord was very evident in Donna’s life being a lifetime member of the Church of Christ.
Donna enjoyed being with her family and friends and church family.
Donna is survived by her children: Michael Wiggins of Heyburn: John (Laverne) Wiggins of Rupert and Jana Walters of Rupert; 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren with two on the way: 1 great great granddaughter. Donna was very close to her loving sister Joyce (Don) Urry of Salt Lake City, Utah along with her nieces and nephews. Donna will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please send Memorials to the Central Church of Christ P. O. Box 472 Rupert, Idaho 83350.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Hansen Mortuary, 710 6th Street in Rupert. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Rupert Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Obituary: Bernt Ake Kjall
Bernt Ake Ingemar Kjall, age 65, of Parma, Idaho, passed away from lung cancer Wednesday, October 25, 2017, in Boise, Idaho.
He is survived by his wife, Ginger; daughter, Sharla (Hank) O’Krakel of Nampa; son, Erik Kjall of Salem, Ore.; two brothers, Ulf (Elisabeth) Kjall of Sweden, Bengt (Kaisa) Kjall of Sweden; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Marvin Nish (Jake) Ward; and great-grandson, Tyson Zackary Jones.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Valley Vu Cemetery in Malta, Idaho. Military honors will be performed by the Mini-Cassia Veterans. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley.
Obituary: Bobby Lynn Sullinger
December 5, 1965 – September 10, 2017
Bobby Lynn Sullinger, 51, passed away September 10, 2017 at a Phoenix, AZ hospital in presence of family and friends from pneumonia complications.
God knew that you were suffering, that the hills were hard to climb. So He gently closed your eyelids and whispered, ‘Peace be thine.’ In tears I watched you sinking; I watched you fade away. My heart was nearly broken; you fought so hard to stay. It broke my heart to see you go, but you did not go alone. For a part of me went with you, the day God called you home.
Bobby was born December 5, 1965 in Twin Falls, ID; One of three sons and a daughter of Clete L. and Ruth Ann Sullinger. Bobby was raised with siblings in the Clover/Filer area later family moved to Delta, Missouri; and then finally returning to Gooding, Idaho. Bobby graduated from Gooding High School in 1984; he then moved to Boise, Idaho where he attended college.
Bobby is preceded in death by his mom and his beloved dogs, Skippy and Henry.
Bobby leaves behind his long time best friend, Joe Cooper; a dad, Clete Sullinger; a sister, Sandy (Gary) Crosby; his brothers, Scott Sullinger and Myke (Pauline) Sullinger; nephews, David Sullinger, Jared (Melissa) Sullinger, Tucker (Michaela) Sullinger, Jake Sullinger, Zachery Sullinger; nieces; Jamie (Fred) Bailey, Jenny Hollon, Molly (Ian) Love, Shay Sullinger, Deliah Sullinger; numerous great nephews and nieces; a huge extended family in Missouri; and his beloved dog, Romeo.
Bobby was a computer whiz kid. Bobby worked for major corporations and state departments designing Web pages and creating specialized computer programs which are patented. Bobby sold his Boise home to start a new adventure closer to the Oregon Coast, where he purchased an historical house in Salem, Oregon. Bobby with the help from Joe did an awesome job restoring and remodeling this home to its former glory. Bobby loved going to flea markets finding old treasures to go with his house furnishings.
Besides being gifted with computers, Bobby had a green thumb. Bobby’s sun room was always full of beautiful plants. Bobby also did great wood working projects, such as: building his own dresser, armoire, lawn chairs, and more.
Bobby has been traveling/exploring the states the last several years looking for new place to settle.
Bobby always had a big smile, comical laugh, and a huge heart. Bobby would pay it forward, repairing children’s computers for free, supplying soil for children’s’ science projects for free, listening/helping nieces and nephews with any problems they we’re having, and rescuing little dogs.
Bobby’s leaving us so soon has left an open wound, but we know Bobby is with mom in a new heavenly home. The world is a little bit dimmer with his passing.
Bobby requested to be cremated and his ashes resting beside his moms’ at his sister’s home. He also wanted his beloved dog, Romeo, to spend his remaining dog years there too, where he’ll be loved and cherished. A Celebration of Bobby’s life is being planned for next year.
Obituary: Carolyn J. Stafford Davis
Carolyn J. Stafford Davis, 82, of Boise, joined her Heavenly Father on November 2, 2017. She was born and raised in Marenisco, Michigan. After graduating with a teaching degree, she moved out west living in California before settling down in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, with her husband Cleo Stafford, to raise a family and live her dream of teaching.
Carolyn was a strong, determined woman who did not shy away from adversity. Stricken with polio as a child, she defied medical doctors by walking again. She never slowed down and devoted her life to helping others.
She married Cleo Stafford in 1962 and together they had three children. She was extremely proud of all her children and delighted in their achievements. She loved her children and her grandchildren. She loved her life’s work of teaching. She took an active role in her students’ education and delighted in watching them become adults. After teaching for more than 40 years, she continued to volunteer at Glenns Ferry Elementary School.
She married Dave Davis in 2006 and found happiness again. Their happiness and laughter were contagious to all who knew them.
Carolyn joins those that preceded her in death, including her parents, Ray and Mildred Brightsman, her sister, Dora Lee Brightsman, her brother Frank Brightsman; her husband Cleo Stafford, and her second husband Dave Davis. She is survived by her daughters Karol Stafford and Wendy Williams, her son Kevin Stafford, and her grandchildren Austin Lamberson, Alex Williams and Amaya Williams.
Services will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Glenns Ferry United Methodist Church with a viewing at 10 a.m., funeral service at 11 a.m., and burial will follow at Glenn Rest Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.
Memorials may be made to the Three Island Senior Center, 492 E Cleveland Ave, Glenns Ferry, Id 83623
Obituary: Dean Hilde
June 29, 1961—November 3, 2017
Dean Hilde, amazing son, brother, husband and father, left this earth far too soon on Friday November 3, 2017 in a plane crash on his ranch in the Owyhee Mountains. Dean was born in Minneapolis, MN on June 29, 1961 to Gary Hilde and Pat Hilde.
From the time he was born, Dean was on the move. He pursued his passions in life to the fullest. After graduating from Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, Wyoming he married his high school sweetheart Christy Cook. Dean and Christy began to pursue his great love for anything outdoors. Apparently she agreed to follow him anywhere as they left for a short stop in Colorado and then on to the great frontiers in Alaska. There Dean would learn to fly backcountry airplanes, gain a master guide license to hunt big game, and the two of them started several successful businesses as well. Included in all of that they had two wonderful children, Chelsea now 19 and Cameron 16. Dean was a very dedicated family man who loved his family deeply.
After 20 years in Alaska, in 2008 Dean reluctantly agreed to move to Boise, Idaho a somewhat warmer and drier climate. Shortly after arriving in Idaho Dean discovered one of the most remote places in the lower 48, the Owyhee Mountains. There he found a ranch he loved complete with backcountry airstrip, trophy big game, fishing and genuine peace and quiet. Many of us enjoyed spending time with him there.
When he wasn’t flying airplanes, hunting or spending time with his family he worked with Western States Asphalt where he made many great friends and colleagues throughout the Northwest.
Dean is survived by his parents, Gary Hilde and Pat Hilde Toy, his wife Christy and his children Chelsea and Cameron, his siblings, Todd Hilde, Steve Hilde and Kristie Hilde Tueller along with his uncles, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dean was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He had a special light that touched everyone around him. He had an incredible sense of humor and never knew a bad day. He lived his life with passion and he left us doing what he loved most. Please join us in honor of Dean’s life on Thursday November 9th at the Water’s Edge Event Center, 287 East Shore Drive Eagle, Idaho. Service will begin at 2pm followed by a celebration of life to include food, drinks and a time to share your favorite story about Dean or adventure with him.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes you to make a donation to the “Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation” or the “Safari Club International”.
Obituary: Betty E. Bishop
June 9, 1932—November 3, 2017
Betty E Bishop, a longtime resident of Bliss, Idaho, passed away in her sleep in her home on Friday, November 3, 2017.
Mom was born in Acequia, Idaho, the only daughter of Dick and Stella Reed. She met Samuel Bishop Jr. in the summer of 1948. They were married March 12th, 1949 in Gooding and began their life together. They built a two-room house on an acreage in Bliss and moved into it in the fall of 1950. Mom and Dad lived together in that home until he passed away on May 22nd, 2011.
Mom considered being a wife and a mother to be the highest calling in her life. She set the standards for being clean and neat, and for orderly conduct. Mom was also known for her sense of humor and helped people she met feel at ease.
Mom came to know her Savior in her 40s. Her faith in the Lord gave her such great hope and confidence of life beyond death that she was looking forward to laying her tired body down and being with her loved ones again.
Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her oldest son (David Bishop), a granddaughter (Heather Hobdey), and her oldest brother (Jim Reed). Left behind are her two younger brothers, Bill Reed of Oregon and Bob Reed of Canada. Her living children are her son, S H Bishop of Bliss (Cheryl Bishop) of Bliss, Idaho, and her daughters, April Pohl (David) of Farmington, New Mexico, and Nell Thompson of Glenns Ferry, Idaho. She also left 9 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She also preceded her two younger brothers, Bill Reed of Oregon and Bob Reed of Canada.
The family would like to thank Mom’s best friend for the past several years, Cindy Simms, and to Teresa Miller and staff at Idaho Home Health and Hospice. Cindy and Teresa made it possible for Mom to come to the end of her life the same way she lived it; quietly, joyfully, and in her own home.
Memorial services will be conducted by Pastor Larry Walton at the Bliss Community Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Bliss Community Church to provide food to feed the hungry.
Obituary: Zachary Arteaga
January 23, 2006—November 2, 2017
Zachary Arteaga, 11, of Rupert, Idaho passed away Thursday November 2, 2017 at his home. Zachary born January 23, 2006 in Burley, Idaho to his parents Rafael and Maribel Arteaga. He is survived by his parents Rafael and Maribel Arteaga, grandparents Luis and Begona Urriolabeitia, Florencio and Teresa Arteaga. He is preceded in death by his sister Nikki Michelle Arteaga. He loved watching Mickey Mouse, and was a member of the St. Nicholas Catholic Church.
The family would like to give thanks to the Minidoka Memorial Hospice and to Doctor Swenson.
Rosary will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday November 8 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Rupert, and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 9 at St. Nicholas Church and will conclude with burial at the Rupert cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary Rupert.
Obituary: Miriam 'Mimi' Eleanor Watson
April 3, 1942 – November 2, 2017
TWIN FALLS — Miriam Eleanor “Mimi” Watson, 75, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2017, of complications from Multiple Sclerosis in the loving arms of her husband. Miriam was born in Denver, Colorado, on April 3, 1942, to William Fielding Macknight and Edith Madeline Smith.
Miriam was an avid horse and sheep women and carried on the traditions of her Scotch-Irish, New England, and Dutch ancestors. She was a homemaker, matriarch, and for years ran a small farm on the Rock Creek Canyon. Miriam was a devout Presbyterian and had a lovely, friendly, nature.
She grew up riding her horse throughout Jerome, Idaho, and with the Heiss family at the Sun Valley ranch, all around Mt Baldy, and over Galena Summit, and around the Clark Miller Guest Ranch. She was in the Girl’s Jerome Riding Club and performed at the Snake River Stampede. Later on, she went on rides with the Thursday Lady Sage Riders, CSI horse classes, cattle drives in the South Hills, and sometimes just her dog in the desert.
Miriam graduated from Jerome High School in 1960. She attended the University of Idaho and worked as a proof reader for the Moscow newspaper. She married Ronald William Watson on September 10, 1962 in Elko, Nevada. Mimi made many sacrifices and helped put her husband and children through college. For a brief time, she was PE Aide for the Harrison Elementary School and always tried to influence the children in a positive way.
Miriam supported her husband by attending several Idaho State High School playoffs, and always praised all the basketball and baseball players at the Twin Falls High School. She attended many garden seed sales trips and conventions, when he became a garden seed broker. Her love for politics found her assisting at the voting booth, and Women’s Republican Conventions.
Mimi was gentle with all creatures great and small. This made her become a 4-H leader working with kids and animals in the Rock Creek Rock Chuck 4-H club and the Builders Club for 10 years. She showed sheep, dogs, and horses and encouraged her kids to follow. She attended the National 4-H Leader Conference and when she returned, taught the rules of parliamentary procedure. She raised a guide dog puppy, which, just by chance was returned to her for a therapy dog. Miriam was always working in her barn, the Saturday livestock sale, hauling birds of prey, or reading books to children at Barnes and Noble in her wheelchair.
Mimi had so much love for her family, when diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at a middle age, she became Amazing Grace (a song she truly loved). She didn’t let it slow her down, travelling to Scotland, and on vacations in McCall while we pushed her wheelchair on the sandy beach. In the mornings, Miriam would go for coffee with her Addison West Restaurant group or friends. She was a pleasure to watch her favorite movies with, the Quiet Man and the African Queen.
She was most brave in her later years, when her disease tested her every day and she would bounce back. For a tomboy girl that had short hair most of her life, she loved brushing her long hair later. Mimi was most happy when brushing a dog, carding a sheep, or combing a horse. Her tulips that she planted when she was able, still blossom every year.
Mimi is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ronald Watson, her children; Randall Watson, Eric Watson, Sydney (Tony) Pfau, and two grandchildren; Mariah Babich and Spenser Pfau.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church, Twin Falls, Idaho, by Pastor Phil Price and under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Miriam’s name to People for Pets, Twin Falls, Idaho. Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Obituary: Bud D. Taylor
April 5, 1928 – November 3, 2017
TWIN FALLS — Bud D. Taylor, 89 of Twin Falls, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017.
He was born April 5, 1928 in Virginia, Idaho. He was the son of David R. and Elizabeth Crump Taylor. He attended school in Arimo, Idaho.
Bud married Bonnie Jean Hewlett on August 29, 1948. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple.
Bud was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
His interests were his family, his beautiful yard, growing flowers, gardening and building things out in his shop. He built five homes and each was wonderfully built with great care. He loved to travel and go camping at Redfish Lake with his family. He loved farming since the age of 12 years old and retired from Amalgamated Sugar Co. after 40 years as an assistant superintendent.
Bud was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and attended the Twin Falls 2nd Ward. He loved his ward family and had many close friends.
He is survived by Steve (Kathy) Taylor and Tim Taylor from Boise, Idaho. Mark (Suzie) Taylor from Twin Falls, Shelle (Keith) Farnsworth, and Debbie (Michael) Cook of Filer, Idaho. He has 18 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren, and one sister LaNelle Wentworth of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
He is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife Bonnie, three sisters and one brother.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Twin Falls LDS South Stake Center, 541 Orchard Dr. with viewing one hour prior to the service from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Bishop Michael Christensen will be conducting. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left at www.whitemortuary.com
Obituary: Jess L Wilson
November 3, 1944 – November 1, 2017
Jess LaChonus Wilson, 72, passed away suddenly of natural causes, on November 1, 2017 in Springfield, Oregon. Jess was born on November 3, 1944, in Wendell, Idaho to Woodrow and Myrtle Wilson. He grew up on the family farm south of Jerome, Idaho with his siblings Dorsie (Probasco), Bonnie (Kersey), Wallace and Mary Jo (Durfee). Jess married Cheryl Eastep on June 16, 1961 in Jerome. Together they had 3 children: Michael (Paige) of Pittsgrove, New Jersey; Monte (Diane) of Boise, Idaho; and Nicole (Jack) Hiler of Boise, Idaho. Besides raising his family, working a variety of jobs, and running a small farm, Jess was very active in coaching baseball and supporting several youth activities.
In 1976, Jess married Marsha Andreason Chaney and welcomed her two daughters Dana Getchell and Michele (Eric) Smallwood, both of Springfield, Oregon, into his family. Together they had a son Miles (Jessica) of Springfield, Oregon.
Looking for a change and the opportunity to become an avid fisherman, Jess relocated the family to Springfield, Oregon in 1988. While continuing to work in the dairy industry, he found joy in spending time with family and friends on his distinctive yellow boat. After retirement, he continued his active role in his grandchildren’s school and sporting activities, tending to his prized rose bushes and planning the next fishing trip so he could proudly place another picture to the family’s fishing wall of fame.
Jess was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Cheryl, and his brother Wallace Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, 6 children, 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and his 3 sisters.
Jess had a kind and genuine nature that made him a friend to everyone. His endless supply of gum and his ability to fascinate kids with his “talent” to blow up his muscles and talk like a duck, made him adopted grandpa to numerous kids throughout the years. We will all miss his special sense of humor and comforting presence.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on November 17th, 2017 at Snake River Elks Lodge at 93 Golf Ranch in Jerome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice.
Obituary: Robert C Logan
December 29, 1929 – November 2, 2017
As the sun prepared to lift itself over the horizon on the morning of November 2, 2017, Bob Logan began his final voyage in his home, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born Robert Chapman Logan to Helen Grace and Rupert Logan in Boise, Idaho, on December 9th, 1929. He met his future wife, Betty in the summer of 1952 they married on the 28th of March, 1953 and began a nearly 65 year adventure together.
He is survived by his wife Betty Logan, sons Scott (Jeannie) Logan of Paul, Tom (Susan) Logan of Jerome, daughters Sally (Brian) Brown of Hailey and Susan Holm of McCall.
Final respects can be paid at the Hailey LDS Chapel on Friday, November 10, 2017 beginning with visitation at 1:00 pm and a chapel service at 2:00 pm. Services are under the direction of Wood River Funeral Home..
Obituary: Ray Haken
June 5, 1954 – November 5, 2017
Ray Haken, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on November 5th, 2017. Ray was born in Nampa, ID on June 5th, 1954 but spent his life in Twin Falls.
Ray was a loving, hardworking man that just loved life. He was a wholesale car salesman for over 30 years and that was his passion. He loved fishing, working on cars and above all his family. Ray was always telling jokes and making people laugh. Everywhere he went he lit up the room with his warm smile and contagious laugh. Ray truly made an impact on everyone he encountered.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Ruth Haken, his three children Ray Haken Jr, Robert Haken, and Katie (Jaime) Delgado, four sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, and the light of his life his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother, one sister and a nephew.
A celebration of Ray’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls with Pastor Paul Springer officiating. A family burial will take place at the Twin Falls Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
Obituary: Rande Ruhter
January 10, 1958 – November 3, 2017
TWIN FALLS — Rande Ray Ruhter, 59, of Twin Falls, ID passed away November 3, 2017 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID. On January 10, 1958, Rande was born in Twin Falls, ID to Devon Sr. and Norma Ruhter. He grew up on the family farm South of Buhl. Rande attended Clover Trinity Lutheran School and graduated from Castleford High School. He continued his education at CSI where he studied farm equipment mechanics. Rande worked in agriculture related jobs throughout his life. He was a Boiler Technician at Idaho Frozen Foods and also enjoyed his employment at the Twin Falls Livestock Commission Company where he worked not only with the animals but also talked with friends, told stories, and drank coffee with co-workers, friends, and neighbors.
Rande and his wife Linda were married 32 years, together they raised her daughters Candi Sego and Crystal Mattson as well as her son Justin Mattson. He is survived by Linda’s daughters, Candi, Crystal, and Crystal’s son Justin. His brothers Devon Jr (Luella), Melvin, and Boyd as well as his sister Grace (Jerry) Owen. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces. Rande is preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother Jon.
Rande will be remembered as a kind-hearted person who was always willing to help anyone who needed a helping hand.
A viewing for Randy will be held at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home on Thursday November 9, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and following will be a celebration of life held at the Twin Falls Livestock Commission Company on Friday November 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Obituary: Norma Charles
April 1936 – November 7, 2017
Norma Angela Charles 81, passed away on November 7, 2017 at her home in Rupert, Idaho.
She was born in Rupert on April 18, 1936 to Joseph and Angela (Steneck) Zampedri. She graduated from Rupert High School in 1954 and worked as a teller for Idaho 1st National bank. She married Walter Charles On September 12, 1959 at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church. They lived on their farm south of Rupert for the past 58 years where they raised their 5 children. Norma was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, St. Nicholas Catholic Women’s Society, The Guadalupanas, Tops, Rupert Rifle and Pistol Club and Rupert Trail Machine Club. Walt and her were founding members of the Mini-Cassia Search and Rescue as well as Hunter Safety instructors. Norma loved the outdoors and that’s where you would find her- gardening, camping, back packing, and even hunting with her family. She loved helping in the community and at church where she could infuse her energy to get things done behind the scenes. But her greatest joy was being around her family especially her grandkids. She is survived by her husband Walter; her children Teresa (Tony) Meatte of Meridian, Tim (Valentine Kennedy) Charles of Caldwell, Tom (Marie) Charles of Moscow, Trudy Charles of Meridian, and Troy (Karren) Charles of Jerome; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Alma Hammond of Rupert and Sister Tresa (Velia) Zampedri of Maryknoll, NY; 1 brother Duane (Audrey) Zampedri of Santa Clara, CA. She is preceded in death by her parents, and 4 brothers Gene, Jake, Jack and Floyd Zampedri.
In lieu of flowers the family would like any donations to be made to the St. Nicholas Catholic School.
A Funeral mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at St. Nicholas with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Obituary: Russel Lee Wilson
August 18, 1957 – October 30, 2017
Born August 18, 1957 in Twin Falls, Idaho, to James Donald Russell Wilson and Cheryl Brady Wilson.
He is survived by his mother, Cheryl (Larry) Chastagner and his stepmother Joan Wilson, each of whom held a special place in his heart. Also survived by his brothers, Hugh (Debbie) Holbrook and Steve (Sharla) Wilson and his sister Kandee (Rod) Andersen, as well as his beloved children, Amber (Jeff) Holmes and Tucker (Danyell) Wilson and grandsons Cedric and Devon.
Russ spent his childhood side by side with his brother Rick, fishing, hunting, riding horses and herding cows. Inseparable, they roped and rode in high school rodeo, served in FFA and took turns bossing and protecting their little sister. Later they delighted in a baby brother. Rick’s death in 1976 hit Russ especially hard.
Russ graduated from Hagerman High School in 1977. After graduation he met and married Debby, the mother of his children. They lived in Boardman, Oregon, and Russ worked for Simplot. Russ spoke often of his joy on being reunited with his mother and his brother Hugh.
Russ loved trucks, and old country music. He was a kind hearted, fiercely loyal friend and brother and a loving father. He spent his life working on ranches and feedlots as a cowboy. His last years he worked as a loader operator.
Never dealt an easy hand, Russ had health and other challenges his entire life.
Russ suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and passed away in Seattle, Washington, October 30, 2017.
Private services will be held at the home of his mother in Boardman, Oregon. Interment will take place in Hagerman, Idaho where he will rest next to his beloved brother, Rick.
The family requests no flowers or cards. Donations can be made in Russel’s honor to the Rick Wilson Scholarship at Hagerman High School.
Obituary: Michael Leahy Paddock
June 28, 1950 – November 1, 2017
Michael was a kind and intelligent man who loved his wife, Debbie Gorrell-Paddock and daughter, Adrienne Leahy Paddock beyond measure.
Mike passed away on November 1, 2017 in Murray, Utah surrounded by his family and friends.
Mike was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on June 28, 1950 to James and Helen Paddock. He attended school in Cedar Rapids and upon graduation he moved west to attend Utah State University and to live closer to his sister Patty.
He married Debbie on May 26, 1979 and on April 8, 1984 his daughter Adrienne was born and she became his heart and soul.
Mike graduated from the College of Southern Idaho with honors in the Aquaculture Program in 1991. He retired from The Nevada Division of Wildlife as Assistant Manager of Lake Mead Fish Hatchery.
He had a wry sense of humor. Mike was known as a loyal friend and avid reader who enjoyed discussing literature and sports with others. Although Mike was a quiet man, his influence on family and friends is indelible. Debbie and Mike’s house was always open to friends and to those in need of comforting or help.
Mike often spoke of memories of riding the trains with his dad all through the United States and sailing down the Mississippi into the Gulf of Mexico.
Mike is survived by: his wife, Debbie; daughter, Adrienne of Boulder City, NV; sisters Patty Smith of SLC, UT and Peggy Carrothers and Ruth Runde, both of Cedar Rapids, IA; and sister-in-law, Jan Paddock of Chicago, IL; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two longtime friends, Steve Rivas and Doug McCaughan and his canine companion, Buddy Ann.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, James.
A celebration of life will be in late spring of 2018.
Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com
Obituary: Ross V. Jones
November 3, 1922 – November 7, 2017
BURLEY — Ross V. Jones of Burley, Idaho passed away on November 7, 2017 of natural causes and a broken heart.
Dad was born on the family farm in the Unity area on November 3, 1922 to Percy Logan Jones and Larena Guinilla Johnson Jones. He was raised during the Great Depression and learned the value and necessity of hard work which he maintained throughout his life. After graduating from high school in 1942, Mom and Dad went to a welding and sheet metal school in Weiser, ID and then traveled to Portland, OR to work in the war effort building ships for the U.S. Navy. Dad became a master welder and mom was truly ‘Rosie the Riveter’. They were married in Weiser, ID on October 30, 1942. Dad was 19 and mom was 17 and they had to come back to Idaho on the train to get parental permission for mom because of her age. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on October 30, 2017.
After the war, dad pursued his welding skills and in the early 1950’s opened Ross Mfg. Co. in Burley and produced the Ross All Job truck bed which he invented and the business grew into a major provider of farm equipment in the Intermountain area. Upon selling the business dad went into the real estate development business and built one of the most prestigious subdivisions in Cassia County on the banks of the Snake River east of Burley. During this time, every fall was a 4 or 5 week trip to Tillamook, OR for salmon fishing with mom’s sister Betsy and her husband Murray Goold, dad’s best friend since grade school.
He was a friend to all and always had a heartfelt hello and greeting for everyone he came in contact with. I must say that I have never loved or respected anyone in my life more than dad and I know there are innumerable people who would say the same thing.
Dad is survived by his wife Lorraina Rae Mabey Jones, myself, Michael V. Jones and five estranged sons and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy Logan Jones, Larena Guinilla Johnson Jones, brothers Louis L. Jones, John Jones, William (Bill) Jones and sisters Ione Jones, Doris Mae Fullmer and Larena (Myrth) Kidd.
Dad, we will all miss you so much but we know we will be with you again soon. It is a blessing that you are finally freed from the pain and suffering you have so gracefully endured.
A private family service is being held and condolences may be sent to www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Obituary: Karen Jacqueline Stonely Matthews
May 9, 1939 – November 9, 2017
Karen Jacqueline Stonely Matthews was born to Leonard Day and Tildora Huranac on May 9, 1939, and passed away November 9th, 2017.
She grew up in a single parent home and spent many summers with her Uncle Jake and Aunt Rose Schlund. She attended St. Edwards school until her mother married Kenneth Tucker when she was twelve. They lived on the Tucker farm near Filer while she attended Filer Schools. She graduated from Filer High School in 1957. She went to BYU where she met Larry Stonely. They were married in 1959 in Burley. To this union Scott and Steven were born. She was a stay at home mom until the boys went to school. Then she commuted to Idaho State University and received her degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary grades in Burley before she received her degree. The family moved to Twin Falls where she taught at Robert Stuart and finished her career after teaching second grade at Morningside Elementary for twenty-five years. She was a wonderful teacher as evidenced by the many students who considered her their favorite teacher. It was at Morningside where she met Carolyn Johnson who became her life long best friend and fellow second grade teacher. Larry died in September 1996. In July of 1988 she became reacquainted with Carrol Matthews at a high school class reunion. They began dating and were married on November 19, 1988. In 2001 Karen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s which was devastating to both of them. She remained at her home until her death being cared for by Carrol and Visions Hospice. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a caring and dedicated teacher who loved her students and teaching.
She fought a valiant and very long battle against Alzheimer’s. Her determination and courage were amazing.
The family would like to thank Visions Hospice for the loving and wonderful care she received while on Hospice for over four years. In particular thanks goes to Kathy, Kathleen, Lori, Ginger and Melissa.
She was preceded in death by Larry, her parents, Scott, step parents, and one half-sister. She is survived by her husband, brother-in-law Charles (Marilyn), sister-in-law Nora, Steven, (Soraya), her brother Tony (Becky), stepson Mike (Beth), stepdaughter Angela, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two stepbrothers, her former daughter-in-law, Jacquie, (Michael), stepbrother Steve (Nancy), one stepsister and one stepbrother and ten nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to Visions Hospice in Karen’s name. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau funeral home. The funeral will be held at Rosenau funeral home on November 17, 2017 at 2:00pm. No public viewing will be held. Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Obituary: Carol Pestotnik
January 27, 1942 – November 9, 2017
Carol Jean Pestotnik passed away on November 9, 2017 at her home with her family. She was born on January 27, 1942 in Luther, Iowa to parents V.C. and Olive “Mae” Brundage. She graduated from United Community High School in 1960 and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1964. She married her husband Tom in June of 1964. She taught 9th grade English in Alexandria, VA and was a substitute teacher in Aurora, MN. She also worked as a military entrance test administrator for several years in Redding, CA and in Twin Falls. She worked several years as a GED test administrator at CSI.
She is survived by her husband Tom and two boys Scott (Charlene) of Aliso Viejo, CA and Todd of Henderson, NV; and grandchildren Kevin, Jenna and Logan. Carol was one of seven children and is survived by 5 sisters and one brother.
Carol enjoyed downhill skiing for many years and loved golfing. She was best known for her friendly smile. She also enjoyed playing bridge and doing crossword puzzles.
A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Twin Falls. The family requests that donations be made in Carol’s name to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.
Obituary: Sheila Dorius
November 26, 1951 – November 7, 2017
WENDELL — Shiela Rich Dorius, 65, a resident of Wendell, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Bennett Hills Care Center in Gooding.
Shiela was born on November 26, 1951 in Wendell, Idaho, the daughter of Thomas and Pearl Gold Rich. She was raised and educated in Wendell and attended Ricks College and Boise State University.
She married Rex Don Dorius on June 23, 1972 in the Idaho Falls L.D.S. Temple.
She was a very vibrant young woman and mother. In her younger years and before the Multiple Sclerosis prevented it, she played the piano and enjoyed doing needlework including knitting, crocheting and embroidering. She was an active member of the LDS church and enjoyed leading the congregational hymns in Sacrament Meetings. Her father passed away when she was 12 years old.
Shiela loved children and spent many years with a daycare in her home while raising her two daughters. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis as a young mother and struggled with the disease and its effects for the rest of her life.
She is survived by: her two daughters, DawnRae Wheeler (Jason) of Salt Lake City and RaeAnn Moore (Chris) of Spokane, WA; three grandchildren, Parker Wheeler, Hayden Wheeler and Bo Moore; and her brother, Charles Rich.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father and her ex-husband, Rex Don Dorius.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Wendell Cemetery. No viewing will be held at the family’s request.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Wendell Chapel.
Condolences, memories and photos can be shared with the family by following the obituary link and www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
Obituary: Twilla (Gaye) Young
June 4, 1931 – November 7, 2017
BURLEY — Gaye Young, 86, of Burley, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Parke View Rehabilitation & Care in Burley.
Gaye was born June 4, 1931, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the daughter of George and Ethel Mare Jensen Rose. She graduated from Murtaugh High School and married Ralph Young on May 27, 1949, in Murtaugh. Together, they resided in Murtaugh until 1963, when they moved to Burley where they spent the remainder of their lives.
Having a special touch with children, Gaye operated an in-home day care for almost twenty years. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church. Gaye had a kind and serving disposition and spent much of her time as a volunteer and coordinator at Cassia Regional Hospital and Parke View Care Center.
Gaye and Ralph spent their post-retirement years together doing many things. They especially loved to camp and travel with their travel trailer. She also enjoyed gardening and canning the produce they grew.
Gaye is survived by her son and his wife, Richard (Kim Errecart) Young of Burley; two grandcildren, Robert “Txotx” Young and Brooke Beach; three great-grandchildren, Tristen, Jamie and Heather; and three great-great-grandchildren, Joshua, Alex and Harper Nuova.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ralph; her parents; and her son, David Allen Young.
Gaye’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the United Methodist Church, 450 E. 27th St., in Burley, with the Rev. D. Scott Allen officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
Obituary: John Southworth
January 1, 1938 – November 2017
John Southworth was born January 1, 1938 in Oakley, Idaho. John spent his early years in Oakley until the family moved to Caldwell in 1958. He was born with a quick wit, sharp mind and irrepressible sense of humor that would serve him well throughout his life.
Following a short time at Idaho State University, as a young man, John had a number of agriculture related jobs, including driving potato trucks. While he learned many skills during that time, he also discovered that farming was not his life calling.
John had a competitive side and a strong work ethic. Those qualities led him to create an office supply business that stretched across the Pacific Northwest. The disease of addiction eventually caused John to lose his office supply empire, and those life lessons were seared into him. He used to laugh about being the only member of the Arid Club who had to get there on the bus.
After several attempts at treatment, John acquired the gift of sobriety in 1982. He often said his worst day sober was better than his best day drinking and using. Sobriety was such an important part of John’s life, he decided to dedicate the remainder of his time to helping others in need, achieve it.
He became a DUI evaluator in 1983 and a certified addiction counselor in 1984. Later he achieved counselor certifications at the national and international level. After several years of experience as a counselor, he decided to focus on helping families as an interventionist. John helped hundreds of addicts as he shared his own experience and convinced them to give treatment and sobriety a chance. His reputation spread not only across the US, but also into many other countries. John traveled millions of miles around the globe, helping those suffering from addiction find sobriety.
Not satisfied with what he could do as an individual, John founded Southworth Associates. His team runs employee and professional assistance programs as well as monitoring services and conferences. Those services have guided thousands toward recovery.
While working professionally as hard as possible, John was also a huge advocate of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step programs. He supported AA financially, encouraged anyone with a problem to participate and regularly attended throughout his nearly 35 years of sobriety. The guiding principles of AA were how John lived his everyday life.
He was also a popular and compelling speaker. He provided training for many professional organizations as well as those entering the addiction treatment field. He spoke at many recovery-focused conferences and was requested to speak in Great Britain at the House of Lords. When President George HW Bush came to Boise in 1991, John was asked to participate on a panel discussing addiction. After the formal program was over, John was the one person the President wanted to talk with privately.
John’s influence on the addiction treatment field was immense. He pushed for enhanced professionalism for interventionists and helped create a national professional organization. He also supported national organizations working on behalf of better substance use disorder treatment and was one of the best-known professionals in the field.
As busy as he was traveling the world, he was never too busy to help a friend or anyone suffering the disease of addiction. He could relate to everyone from the President to an addict who had lost everything. John survived several bouts with pneumonia and several major heart operations. As a result, he cherished every minute. He was profoundly grateful for his own recovery and used his time and remarkable talents to help others find the same gift.
Following sobriety, John was able to live life as he wished. When road-bumps arose, he dealt with them with determination and humor. He loved what he did professionally and was proud of his many accomplishments. Anyone who knew him well has many humorous stories to relate about the experience. He was a larger than life character.
John’s generosity was legendary. Not only in sharing his experience strength and hope but also in other ways. His annual weekend Christmas party became a who’s who of the treatment community from across the country.
John loved his biological family dearly, as well as his family of choice within the recovery community to whom he was a beloved mentor and friend. John’s life made a difference to thousands of people as he showed them how to live happy, joyous and free. His legacy will live on for generations.
He was preceded in death by parents, Mark and Rachel Southworth. He is survived by sisters; Mary (Keith) Carriker, Linda (Denny) Donoghue, as well as six nieces and nephews and ten great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his loving companion, Jenny Rodriguez.
A celebration of John’s life will be held Friday November 17th at 2 PM at Alden Waggoner Chapel, 5400 W. Fairview Ave. Boise, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers John requested that contributions be made in his name to the Boise AA Central Office, TVICO, 1111 S. Orchard St. Suite 180, Boise, Idaho 83705.
Obituary: Dick Hoffman
June 3, 1941 – February 16, 2017
Dick Hoffman, 75, passed away at home on February 16, 2017. He was born June 3, 1941 to parents Lewis and Pearl Hoffman in Twin Falls, Idaho. Later in life he moved to California and settled in San Bernadine in 1988 where he met and later married Teri (Long) Hoffman.
A local business man, together with his wife Teri, owned and operated Highland Big O Tire, later changing to HighlandTire & Service.
He is survived by his wife Teri, his five children; Andy (Virginia) Hoffman, Shane (Shannon) Hoffman, Shelli Hoffman, Mitch Hoffman, and Tina (Richard) Baca, his sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Obituary: Edgar 'Gail' Dayley
December 2, 1926 – October 26, 2017
Edgar “Gail” Dayley, Private First Class Marine World War II Vet, and longtime resident of Burley, Idaho died at home October 26, 2017, with a loving family supporting him, at the age of 90.
Born December 2, 1926, Gail is well known for being a cheeky witty Irish man, some of the family and his friends would say he was a real live walking and loving leprechaun, who you never knew what he might say or do next. He was known as ‘spry even at 90 and never idle’, “a good man’, “positive and upbeat’, “A truly stubborn yet loving Irishman“with a ‘heart of gold”.
He married Nancy Pauline (Paun) Morgan May 10, 1945, they lived together as husband and wife for 51 years until her death in 1996. Gail worked most his life as a meat cutter and opened many stores for Joe Albertson. Gail was multi-talented artist, he created many beautiful paintings, rock art, melted aluminum sculptures, and wrote poetry. He was loved by everyone. We have many memories of him, he made sure of that, he was....simply hilarious. We are thankful for the many years that we had to laugh and love with him. That loving man will be missed more than anyone can know.
Graveside inurnment service for Gail will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Pella Cemetery, 400 South 350 West in Burley, Idaho. Military honors by the Mini Cassia Veterans Organization and the U.S Marine Honor Guard. Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be given in Gail’s name to your local, no kill, animal shelter or donate pet food to your Sheriff’s office, who help the elderly get food for their pets if they cannot afford it.
Our best friend and an unparalleled Father, Daddy, Grandfather, Papa, brother, son, uncle, neighbor and friend. We will miss you so much. Thank you for all the love you gave to us as it filled our hearts and souls. So full of life, love and so full of the Irish Blarney.
Obituary: J. Russon Holbrook
October 29, 1915—November 9, 2017
BURLEY – J. Russon Holbrook, a 102-year-old resident of Logan, Utah, and formerly of Burley, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Logan, Utah, surrounded by his children and eternal sweetheart, June Burnett Holbrook.
J was born Oct. 29, 1915, in West Point, Utah, the son of Lamoni C. Holbrook and Myrtle Russon Holbrook. He was the last surviving member of his family.
J married June Burnett on April 23, 1943, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were blessed with six children—three sons and three daughters. After getting married, he farmed with his father in West Point, Utah, for 14 years and then moved to the Pella area in Burley, Idaho, where he purchased a farm and continued farming until he retired at the age of 67. He continued to enjoy working in his yard and was still rototilling his own garden until the age of 99.
Pa, the name he fondly became known as after the birth of his first grandchild, was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints his entire life. He was a dedicated home teacher until the age of 99. Pa faithfully exercised the priesthood he held and had the privilege of blessing the sacrament at the age of 100. Pa served four missions; the first in Buenos Aries, Argentina, at the age of 21, and then later served three missions with his sweetheart in Tonga, Jackson, Mississippi, and Vancouver, Canada.
In June 2015, he moved with his sweetheart to Logan, Utah, to reside in The Legacy House, an assisted living facility where he lived until his death.
Pa is survived by his sweetheart of 74 years, June, affectionately called Nana; and his six children, Connie (Kendell) Bingham, Roger (Connie) Holbrook, Kent (Natalie) Holbrook, Rozan Holbrook, LaRae (Scott) Livingston, and Neil Holbrook. Pa and Nana have 36 grandchildren; 97 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Pella 2nd Ward, 152 W. 400 S., of Burley, with Bishop Dee Seamons officiating. Burial will follow at Pella Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. preceding the service at the church.
The family suggests memorials be directed to the LDS Church Humanitarian Aid in care of Rasmussen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 878, Burley, ID 83318-0878.
Obituary: Irene Hays
March 18, 1929—November 10, 2017
Irene Hays, 88, of Buhl, passed away Nov. 10, 2017 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital in Twin Falls.
Irene was born in Castleford, Idaho to Swede and Cordia Hawkins on March 18, 1929. She was from a large family of eleven brothers and sisters. They moved frequently during her youth and she attended several different schools in the Magic Valley and Nampa, Idaho areas.
While he was on leave from the service, she met Emmett Hays and they were married in January of 1951. While in the military they were stationed in several different places including the East Coast, Germany and California. Upon returning to the Magic Valley, she held several various jobs including waitressing, Idaho Frozen Foods and Weaver’s Produce where she enjoyed getting together once a month with all the remaining women she worked with.
Irene was very active and loved to help people. She volunteered her time with Meals on Wheels, Headstart, and the Foster Grandparent program. She also gave regularly to the Disabled Vets and various Police Organizations.
She was greatly loved by her children, grandchildren and friends and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers and sisters.
Irene is survived by her sons, Michael (Rachelle) Fairchild, Daryl Hays, John (Karla Stewart) Hays all of Buhl; daughters, Jayne (Coke) LaCombe of Buhl and Cindy Phalan of Arkansas; sister, Jessie Watson of Buhl; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She had a special relationship with her granddaughter Brandi Hays Gagen. Brandi sure will miss her Sunday phone calls with her Grandma Renie.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl. A time for viewing will be from 1:00—2:00p.m. prior to the funeral.
Obituary: Terry Neil Wall
June 19, 1953—November 12, 2017
Terry Neil Wall passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the age of 64 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born June 19, 1953 in Downey, Idaho to Evan and Lavessa Wall. Terry met his wife Sharon Kay (Bartlett) Wall in Jerome, Idaho. They married on July 20, 1973 and have been together for 44 years. They lived in Jerome, Idaho until moving to Hailey, Idaho in 2003. They have two children; daughter, Brandie Lee (Russell) and grandchildren Damon and Austin, and son Terry Neil Jr. (Kelly) and grandchildren Keaton, Aspen, Kylee and Aubrieanna.
Terry served honorably for a short time in the Navy stationed at the Naval Amphibious Unit at Coronado Island, California. His hobbies were hunting, camping and being around his family. He worked most of his adult life as a carpenter. He was very proud of working with his children. First with his son, Terry in his construction company and then with his daughter, Brandie in her restaurant.
Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Evan Wall and Hazel Lavessa (Henson) Wall; his sisters, Marlene, Sherry and Debbie.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; their two children and six grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S. Lincoln Ave, Jerome, Idaho 83338. A funeral service will be held Friday, November 17, 2017, 11 s.m. at Farnsworth Mortuary with graveside service to follow at Jerome Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Terry’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Obituary: Joe Pretl
March 12, 1929—November 11, 2017
Joe Pretl, 88, formerly of Castleford, recently of Twin Falls, passed away peacefully the morning of November 11, 2017 at Twin Falls Care Center knowing that he was loved very much by both family and friends. He was born Joseph John Pretl on March 12, 1929 in North Loup, Nebraska to Matt Pretl and Mildred Herzinger Pretl. At the age of two years he and his family moved to Buhl. Joe attended schools in Buhl and Castleford, graduating from Castleford High School in 1947.
Joe married Verda Bean in 1951. They had four children and later divorced. Joe began farming in the Castleford area and continued to farm until 2010. Joe also worked at Northwest Crane and Rigging as a heavy equipment and crane operator for nearly 30 years. He was instrumental in the construction of the ramp used in Evel Knievel’s 1974 attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon. He also helped to build the much more reasonable crossing, Perrine Bridge, which replaced the Twin Falls-Jerome Intercounty Bridge in 1976.
On January 21, 1978, Joe married his friend and love of his life, Shirley Crumrine. Joe and Shirley enjoyed their lives to the fullest traveling throughout the United States. A highlight of his life was camping and four wheeling with many of their friends and family. He and Shirley always enjoyed dancing together as well. He was a collector of cars and many other items, much to Shirley’s dismay. He had a smile for everyone he met and was loved by many.
Joe was always supportive of his children and grandchildren and whenever possible he attended the many functions that they participated in over the years.
Joe is survived by his wife Shirley, brother Leonard (Sally) of Huntington Beach, California; three children; Sherry Wright of Buhl, Karen Pretl (Al) of Buhl, Rene’ Jones (Jason) of Middleton, and Shirley’s two sons Glenn (Stephanie) of Boise and Galen (Tomi) of Twin Falls; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Matt and Mildred Pretl, sister Marie Gio Vengo, brother Melvin Pretl, son Rick Pretl, stepson Vernon Bean, and son-in-law Steve Wright.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Joe’s name to the Castleford Quick Response or Hospice Visions Inc., 1770 Park View Dr. in Twin Falls. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital and Hospice Vision Inc. for their supportive and kind care in Joe’s last days.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl Idaho. A time of viewing will be held from 1-2 p.m., prior to the service. Burial will follow services at the West End Cemetery.
Obituary: Donna Jean Thompson Brizee
April 11, 1934 – November 8, 2017
Our beloved mother, Donna Jean Thompson Brizee, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2017, surrounded by family. Donna was born April 11, 1934, in Colfax, Washington, to Oswald and Dellas Thompson. She grew up in the Palouse. She spoke often of her childhood friends and sliding down the Moscow hills in the winter, as well as going to Johnny’s café with her father for steak and milkshakes. She graduated from Moscow High School in 1952.
She then attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Education in 1956. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and a member of the Hell Divers swimming group at U of I, which performed aquatic shows.
After graduation, she moved to Twin Falls for a Home Economics teaching position at Twin Falls High School, and met her husband to be, Dick Brizee. Donna and Dick were married on June 21, 1957. She raised five beautiful children while staying committed and true to her belief in community service. She believed that “community service is the rent you pay for the space you occupy.” In many ways, she was a pioneer for women in her many civic roles.
Donna served faithfully as a trustee of the CSI Board of Directors for more than 20 years. She believed in education and in the community college system. Donna loved the out of doors and also enjoyed her service on the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Commission. She was instrumental in starting Christmas in the City Park. She was a long-standing member of Chapter AO, P.E.O. Sisterhood, and valued her many life-long friendships that developed from this organization.
She also served as a board member and president of the CSI Foundation, a director of the University of Idaho Alumni Board, the secretary of the Magic Valley Arts Council and was a Member of the Presbyterian Church, serving on many committees and as a Deacon. She volunteered with Festival of Trees, Urban Renewal and United Way of Magic Valley. Donna also served on the Board of Directors for the McCauly Home for Girls. She was an active member of the Twin Falls County Republican Women, and helped to bring George Bush and Ronald Reagan to Twin Falls, Idaho.
Donna loved and supported the performing arts, including ballets and musicals. She believed it was important to introduce children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to theater and dance. Her favorite music was from the Sound of Music. She also enjoyed downhill skiing, traveling, and trips to the South Hills. Donna loved people and one of her true joys was opening her home for bridge groups, holiday parties, weddings and family gatherings.
She spent many hours helping with her children’s 4-H projects, Job’s Daughters and attending their sporting events. Donna had endless cooking projects in the kitchen from canning cherries picked at Girlie’s Orchard to making chili, homemade pies and Christmas cookies. She loved to share arts and crafts with others, including macrame and tole painting. She found joy and contentment working in her beautiful yard. Later in life, she continued to be actively involved in her grandchildren’s activities, including dance recitals, scout activities, sporting events and camping excursions, especially to Redfish Lake. Donna was very proud of her children and their families and her true joy was watching their growth and development in life.
Donna was cherished by all who knew her, and will be missed dearly. She is survived by her five children, Dan Brizee (Jennifer), Deborah Brizee Budwig (Ralph), Dana Brizee, Diana Brizee Cyr, Dedra Brizee Swanstrom (Todd) as well as eight grandchildren Jennifer Gilarowski (Kris), Andrew Bemis, Jason Bemis, Kyle Swanstrom (Shelby), Conor Swanstrom, Alexandra Brizee, Samantha Brizee, Mitchell Brizee, and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Duane Thompson (Julie) and her nieces Karen Masinter (Mike), Martha Burge, Tammie Hoke (Ron Goetz, son Travis) and Jennifer Thompson Reeves (Jim, son Riley, daughter Hailey).
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Donna’s life at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Stonehouse, 330 4th Ave. S., Twin Falls, with a sharing of memories at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dick and Donna Brizee Scholarship Fund at the College of Southern Idaho, P.O. Box 1238, Twin Falls, Idaho, 83303-1238.
Obituary: David K. DeBolt
David Karpin De Bolt, 65 years old, last residing in Twin Falls, ID, passed away on November 7, 2017. David’s infectious laugh, twinkling eyes, and love for music – especially his guitar—is a fond memory for all those that have crossed paths with him during his time on earth. His antics and charm have always brought equal parts laughter and head-shaking throughout his youth at Our Lady of the Assumption in Pomona, CA and following him to Gooding, ID where he raised his sons.
He is preceded in death by his father, Irvin De Bolt of Claremont, CA. He leaves behind his mother, Eleanor (Ellie) De Bolt (nee Madick) of Claremont, CA, his twin brother, Daniel De Bolt, his brother, Robert De Bolt, both of Tucson, AZ, and his sisters, Deborah Vadnais and Stephanie Dumbrell of San Diego, CA. He also leaves behind his sons; David I De Bolt of Boulder, CO and Matthew De Bolt of Colorado Springs, CO as well as 5 granddaughters, Paige, Remy, Ashley, Amelia, and Eloise and a grandson due in January, along with a lifetime of great friends and extended family. A memorial in the Twin Falls area for summer 2018 is tentatively planned, please reach out to his son, David, if you are interested in attending. If you meet David in heaven, please ask him “What is the quesk?” and he will certainly reply “What is the say?” Rest In Peace, David.
Obituary: Vivian Elizabeth (Du Vall) Hugger
March 9, 1941—November 3, 2017
Vivian Elizabeth (Du Vall) Hugger was born in New Rockford, North Dakota on March 9, 1941 to Arthur Vivian and Elizabeth Alexander (Gordon) Du Vall. She weighed only 2 pounds at birth, and was born during a blizzard. Luckily her father, the town’s electrician, had just installed the hospital’s first incubator, and Vivian was the first baby to use it. This saved her life. Vivian grew up in New Rockford attending school at New Rockford high school, graduating in 1960. She had fond memories playing with her friends, going to the swimming pool in the summer, and watching movies on the weekends with her father. Vivian married Delmar Hugger on December 26, 1960 at the Congregational Church in New Rockford, and to this union six children were born: Marlene, Sara, Philip, Galen, Maria and Frederick.
Vivian was an endowed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and greatly loved serving in various church callings and in the temple. She also enjoyed sewing, reading, writing letters, singing, gardening, doing puzzles, playing with her new great-grandbabies, and word search puzzles. She loved learning, and kept a large dictionary on her desk to look up words she didn’t know. She babysat over 300 children in her lifetime, both in her home and in various church nurseries. She also worked at McDonald’s in Longmont, Colorado for 17 years, and enjoyed meeting new friends. She was friendly to everyone, and never met a stranger.
She was married to Delmar Hugger for almost 54 years before he passed away in Twin Falls, Idaho June 29, 2014. He was a stockbroker, financial planner, and property manager. He was the President of Rotary Club in Longmont, Colorado at one time, and enjoyed reading history books and working on his collection of cars, mainly VW’s.
One of the things Vivian always said is, “I live the Good Life!” meaning, she was happy with her life, and felt that her Heavenly Father had always blessed her and watched over her for her entire life. Recently Vivian was able to check many things off her bucket list. She enjoyed a trip to Disneyland, attended her youngest grand-daughters baptism and Primary program, visited old childhood friends she hadn’t seen in over 60 years. Vivian was able to visit her brother Bruce Du Vall and his family in St. Joseph, Missouri, visit her sister Marilyn Branch and her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attend the Manti Pageant in Manti, Utah, and Martin Harris Pageant in Logan, Utah. She was able to take a train ride through the Colorado Rockies and volunteer to help at the Bolder Boulder this year. She got to see Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore. She even made it back to her old home town to see farm friends and attend the fourth of July Parade and fireworks show in New Rockford, and attend church with some of her old friends in both New Rockford and Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Vivian had a testimony of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. She was faithful and believed in life after death, and a literal resurrection. She knew that death is not the end. She believed that when it was her time to go, she would be ready. Vivian read her scriptures every day, prayed often, and had a close relationship with her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. She looked forward to being reunited with her loved ones, her parents, aunts and uncles, and especially her great-grandson Colton Alexander Swan Jr. who died as a pre-mature baby only staying on earth for two hours on January 30, 2015. She promised to hold him, and rock him, until his mother could return to be with him.
Vivian is survived by her daughter Marlene (Michael) Farnsworth, daughter Sara (Pat) Winslow, son Philip (Sonora) Hugger, son Galen (Portia) Hugger, daughter Maria Hugger, and son Fred Hugger. Also by grandchildren Angela (Isaac) Bush, Timbrel (Cole) Swan, Danielle Essma, Christie Essma, John Essma, Nate Winslow, Katie Winslow, Chelsea Winslow, Mariah (Andrew) Irwin, Chloe Winslow, Malaya (Riley) Hugger, Ivan Hugger, and Athena Hugger. Great-grandchildren Emma Grace Swan, and Brandon Benjamin Bush. Vivian Elizabeth (Du Vall) Hugger passed away to the other side quickly and unexpectedly on November 3, 2017. She was always ready to go, but her family will miss her dearly. We love you mom, grandma, and great-grandma Hugger!
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Raft River, Idaho. Burial will conclude at the Raft River Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Vivian’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com
Obituary: Emma Jeannette (Olson) Keck
March 13, 1924—November 12, 2017
Emma Jeannette (Olson) Keck, 93, of Hammett, died November 12, 2017, at Stonebridge Assisted Living Center, in Hagerman.
She was born March 13, 1924, in Beattie, Kansas, the youngest daughter of Theodore and Edla (Halstrom) Olson. Both of her parents died when Jeannette was 15 years old. Her older sisters then raised her. Jeannette graduated as valedictorian of the Beattie, Kansas high school class of 1941. She was particularly proud that all five of her children graduated from college.
Jeannette married Daryl M. Keck, on July 29, 1942. They met when Daryl was 12 and Jeannette was 10. By 1942, Daryl was living and working in Long Beach, California and Jeannette was living and working in Kansas City. They wrote a lot of letters. In her 18th birthday letter in March of 1942, was Daryl’s proposal of marriage. Daryl and Jeannette were married for 68 years. They had five children. Her family was the focus of her life and the source of great joy and satisfaction.
Jeannette was a sincere and devoted woman of faith throughout her life. The rural Salem Lutheran Church, the heart of the Swedish Lutheran community near Beattie, Kansas, shaped her early religious life. After Daryl returned from WWII, they settled in Jerome, Idaho where they were active members of the First Christian Church for 16 years. When they moved to the Saylor Creek Ranch south of Hammett in 1962, they became active members of the Hammett Community Church for many years. Reading the Bible, Christian books and devotional materials were a regular part of Jeannette’s daily life.
Being raised during the heart of the depression, Jeannette learned to value the pleasure of simple things. As a child, she learned to play pinochle and later in life enjoyed playing Skipbo. In addition to being a prolific reader, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, canning, sewing, crocheting and knitting. In the early years of their marriage, Jeannette and Daryl were active members of a square dance club in Jerome. Then, there was her swan collection –hundreds of swans.
Her husband Daryl and all of her five siblings preceded her in death. Jeannette is survived by her five children: Jerry (Anne) Keck of Helena, Montana; Darlene (Fred) Marmie of Hagerman, Idaho; Bob (Sharon) Keck of Caldwell, Idaho; Diana (Rocky) Dillenburg of Pendleton, Oregon; and Kevin (Cathie) Keck of Silver Peak, Nevada; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service celebrating Jeannette’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Hammett Community Church. Cremation was under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
The family suggests contributions to the Hammett Community Park Fund, care of Pioneer Federal Credit Union, 114 No. Commercial Str., Glenns Ferry, ID 83623, in lieu of flowers.
The family would like to thank the staff of Stonebridge Assisted Living Center in Hagerman and Auburn Crest Hospice for their loving care.
Obituary: Robert Glenn “Bob” Wisecaver
October 27, 1956—November 7, 2017
Robert Glenn “Bob” Wisecaver, age 61, of Salmon, Idaho and formerly of the Mini-Cassia Area, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in American Falls, Idaho.
Bob was born to Herbert Fredrick Wisecaver and Mary Juanita Butler Wisecaver on Oct. 27, 1956 in Twin Falls Idaho. He passed away due to a massive heart attack in American Falls on November 7, 2017. He is survived by his brother, Gary Wisecaver of Boise; his sisters, Carol Grosch of Rupert, and Ann Martin (Michael) of Boise; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by both parents and stepmother, Verneta Wisecaver and nephew, Jason Martin.
Bob spent his formative years on the family farm near Burley/Heyburn. He graduated from Minico High School in 1975 and attended diesel mechanics school at CSI in Twin Falls. He worked briefly as a mechanic at the John Deere dealership in Burley before returning to work on the family farm. After Herb retired, Bob started a turf farm and called it Hilltop Turf Farm and operated it for several years. Bob eventually left the farm and traveled around Idaho exploring the wilderness and mining for gold, eventually working in Boise helping to build several large retail buildings in the Boise and Nampa areas. For the last 15 years, Bob has been a truck driver for Transystems LLC hauling sugar beets for the Nampa and the Paul facilities. He appreciated the Transystems family and enjoyed working with the people there. His brother and sisters extend their gratitude for the generosity of the company and the thoughtfulness of the people he worked with.
Bob was a talented artist and his pen-and-ink drawings can often be seen in rural café’s and coffee shops around Idaho, often times on napkins pinned to bulletin boards.
Bob was an independent spirit who loved nature and for a long time dreamed of owning a small piece of ground with a creek running through it. Bob finally fulfilled that dream a few years ago near Elk Bend, along the Salmon River. With a limited budget, he paid for the property and built a nice shop on it. He was almost ready to complete his dream by building a small house where he could retire and enjoy his dream.
Bob was one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. He was generous to a fault and even though he didn’t have much, he would happily share it. He was an accomplished talker and made friends with everyone. Bob could tell a two-minute story and take ten minutes to do it … and most people enjoyed hearing it. He was a funny guy, who often told jokes and always had a smile on his face.
Bob never had much money and always seemed to just get by; but he was rich in friendships. Bob leaves a lasting legacy of friendships that not many people can match. He will be missed by his family as well as all those people who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley.
Urn placement at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Twin Falls will take place at a later date.
Obituary: Benjamin H. Roberts
June 23, 1924 – November 9, 2017
On November 9, 2017, our beloved father, the Patriarch of our family passed away at the age of 93. He is now joined with our beloved mother, Winifred in paradise.
Dad was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He never attended college but became a laboratory technician without training. He moved to Twin Falls in 1948 and worked at Twin Falls County Hospital where he met the love of his life, Winifred Hague, RN who worked as a shift supervisor. They were married on May 13, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. To their union were born 5 children, Paul, John, Karen, Anita and Christopher.
Dad was an outstanding Med Tech relied upon by many doctors. He was often told that he should go to medical school because he would have made an outstanding physician. He ended his career at Physician’s Lab with his old friend, Dr. Ben Katz. Many co-workers and fellow hospital employees remember “Benjie”, his quick wit and sarcastic humor. Not to mention his phlebotomy prowess as he could “get blood out of a turnip”.
Dad was the founding member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church. He supplied the majority of liturgical articles as well as many icons that he had hand created from prints. His good friend and Father Confessor Fr. Basil Hartung of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in SLC was the guiding hand for Dad in establishing the church in Twin Falls.
Dad was preceded in death by his beloved wife as well as all of his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his 5 children; Paul Roberts of Twin Falls, dad’s primary caregiver; John (Joanne) Roberts of Edgewood, WA, retired US Army Warrant Officer, now a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter test pilot; Karen (Kurt) Hefner of Twin Falls, owner/manager of Kurt’s Pharmacy and Hallmark; Anita Roberts of Twin Falls, pharmacist; Chris (Kathy) Roberts of Cheney, WA, 2nd tour Afghanistan private military contractor (medical). He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Ben’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church, 181 Morrison Street in Twin Falls. Liturgy begins at 9:00 a.m. with the funeral at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Twin Falls Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church in Twin Falls.
Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
Obituary: Josie Darlene Thomas
July 31, 1937 – November 11, 2017
Josie Darlene Thomas, age 80, of Malad, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 11, 2017. Josie was born on July 31, 1937, in Downey, Idaho to Marjorie and Keith Hyde. Josie attended school in Downey.
Josie married Gordon ‘Sam’ Thomas of Malad in 1956. They resided in Utah at first then Twin Falls, Idaho where they settled and raised their four children. Sam owned and ran a Chevron Service Station for many years on Addison Avenue in Twin Falls. In 1979, Sam took a leap of faith and moved to Malad to be able to run the Thomas Family Ranch (in the family for over 100 years). Josie joined him in 1993, after he built them a house on the homestead. Josie enjoyed employment at the Dairy Queen in Twin Falls for 18 years and was known as the “cake lady”. When she moved to Malad, she said, I need to meet people so she took a job at Thomas Market, for 14 years and oh boy she met the whole town!
She was a loving mother and grandmother and people knew her as quite the jokester. She was a social butterfly, always making people laugh and admired by many as she always had to dress very stylish and accomplished by her jewelry and of course, her hair was so stylish! Josie thrived off of Christmas, making many treats and candies for everyone, and she was an expert counted cross stitcher and later a crochet guru, making all the great-grandchildren afghans.
Josie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sam; her great-granddaughter Alexis Mogensen; her grandson, Josh Barnes and her sister, Jeralyn Austin. Josie is survived by her four children; Gordon K. Thomas (Kathy); Robert Brent Thomas (Pam); and Kathy Thomas Barnes, all of Twin Falls and Denise Thomas of Malad; her sister Maxine Nielson of Richland, Washington; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at noon in the Malad LDS Third Ward Chapel, 400 N. 200 W. Friends may call at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N., Malad on Friday evening November 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Malad City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at horsleyfuneralhome.com.
Obituary: James Joseph Krunich
September 19, 1951 – November 10, 2017
TWIN FALLS — James Joseph Krunich of Twin Falls passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017, after a long illness. Jim was born on September 19, 1951, and the world has never been the same. Jim was an avid fly-fisherman and guide in Sun Valley (his bragging rights included guiding Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and many of the Ford family) and a hunter of birds and beasts. He measured his years by the dogs he trained and loved, especially Beau.
Jim was born in Barberton, Ohio, to Robert and Betty Krunich. He graduated from Barberton High School in 1970 with accolades in football. He attended The Defiance College in Ohio for one year where he was consistently on probation. He worked in management and attended Kent State University where he graduated with degrees in English and Journalism and a teaching certificate in 1984. After moving to Idaho in 1986, Jim held many positions that influenced the lives of numerous people. He was a teacher in Jerome, Castleford, and most enduringly at Filer where he taught English and photography, was the advisor for the yearbook staff, served as president of the Filer Education Association, and coached football. One of his favorite activities was hosting chess tournaments in his classroom at lunch. His work was published in national magazines as well as the Times-News. Beginning in 2002, Jim spent several years teaching in Kuwait and venturing in Europe, Africa, and Australia. His photo safari in Tanzania was a favorite, but the beer in Poland also made a lasting impression. He was a storyteller. He didn’t always write his tales down, but they were scripted across his subconscious; he could recover them at the firing of a synapse. Despite the passing of years, the stories remained unaltered. Word for word he explained the intricacies of luring a cutthroat—or a woman—or stumbling upon an elk he shot and feeling the last breath screech through its bloody lungs. He said he felt the connection then, of animal and man, life and death. He painted pictures with a brush only he could grasp.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, Robert S. Krunich; his mother, Betty J. Krunich; and his close friend and brother, Robert E. Krunich. He is survived by his younger brother, Bryan M. (Genia) Krunich of Ohio and his special friend and companion, Beth Stewart, along with many others who were fortunate to call him a friend.
Jim’s casual memorial open house will be Monday, November 20, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the gathering room at Rosenau Funeral Home, 2826 Addison Ave. E. in Twin Falls. All are welcome. Bring your memories! Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.
Obituary: Thelma Pace
May 5, 1922 – November 12, 2017
Thelma Pace, 95, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 12th at her daughter’s home in Boise.
Thelma was born May 5th, 1922 to Clarence and Myrtle Calloway Fowler in Burley. Her growing up years were spent on a farm which her parents homesteaded south of Burley. Upon graduating from Burley High School, she married Frank W. Manning. To them were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. Frank passed away in June 1958. Thelma later married Frank Pace, Jr. of Burley. Together they made a home in Emmett and Nampa. Her husband of 51 years survives her. Survivors include the late Robert (Deanne) Manning, Dennis (Linda), Marlene (Harmon) Hurren and Diane (Dave) Torell, Vicki (Jon) Hunt, Fran (Mark) Reeve; Frank (Bonnie) Pace and LaRena (Steve) Radke.
A Visitation will be on Friday, November 17th from 6-8 p.m. at the Bowman Funeral Home 10254 W. Carlton Bay Garden City, Idaho. A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 18th at LDS Bldg. at 12040 W. Amity in Boise, ID at 9:30 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Thelma will be laid to rest at Pleasant View Cemetery Burley, Idaho.
Obituary: Ethan Alexander Farwell
November 15, 2001 – November 11, 2017
Ethan Alexander Farwell of Rigby, Idaho passed away unexpectedly at the age of 15 on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Ethan is survived by his devoted mother Tawnya Jean Spaulding Farwell and sisters, Ashlyn Marie and Isabella Elise. He is preceded by his father Gary Marc Farwell. His grandparents Bruce and Linda Spaulding (Rigby), Gary and Louise Farwell (Farmington, Arkansas) and many uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends around the world who miss him dearly.
Ethan was born into a military family in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on November 15th, 2001. His childhood was spent in Germany traveling the world with his family. Ethan was a very intelligent young man, especially from a very young age. He loved reading and learning in every way, shape or form. While he traveled, he would spout off random facts about the scenery, history of the area, or just something that popped into his head. He loved using his hands and own blueprints to build aircraft and the like with Legos. Ethan knew he was smart and absolutely loved to incorporate his quirky sense of humor in his everyday dialog. He was always able to provide comic relief at our most needed hour. As a teenager, he was very dedicated to his scout troop and their activities. His final scout project was planting 300 trees around the local Rigby lake to keep vegetation flourishing. Ethan was so kind hearted and so full of life, he will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, November 18 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ririe Stake Center, 14061 North 130 East, Ririe, ID. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.
Obituary: Armond 'Bud' Patterson
March 22, 1931 – November 13, 2017
Armond “Bud” Patterson, 86, of Twin Falls, died Monday, November 13, 2017 at Stoney Creek Retirement Center.
Bud was born March 22, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio to Alva and Hazel Patterson. He grew up in Dayton until the family moved to New Mexico to start the Mon Ropsa Dairy Creamery. Bud graduated from high school in New Mexico and helped the family run their business. He also served in the US Army, honorably discharged in December of 1952. In 1965 the family moved to Jerome, Idaho and started the Mon Ropsa Ranch. They raised and sold premium Black Angus stock throughout the United States.
Bud continued with the ranch until 1987 when he sold and retired to his home north of Filer, Idaho. Bud continued to raise and sell a few Mon Ropsa Black Angus stock right up until his 80’s.
In his 80’s, as his health began to decline, Bud’s dear friends Jody Boundy and Casey Ridley looked after him, making sure he could stay at home with his dogs for as long as possible. In April, 2017, Bud moved into Stoney Creek Retirement Center and Jody and Casey continued to look after him, taking him on rides and to his favorite restaurant, Perkins.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Alva and Hazel, and by his brother Shey Patterson. He is survived by a niece, Jan Orth, a nephew Arnie Frank Patterson, his sister-in-law Donna Bach Patterson, and by his dear, closer than family friends, Jody Boundy of Twin Falls and Casey Ridley of Filer.
Special thanks to Perkins Restaurant for their hospitality, Stoney Creek Retirement Center for their great care, all the help from Auburn Crest Home Health and Hospice, Drs. Ficklin, Johnson and Retmier, accountant Mark Brady, attorney David Coleman, for wonderful friends Karl Rice of Virginia, and Jim Miller and Frans of Twin Falls, and for Bud’s loyal dogs.
Bud’s life will be celebrated at a graveside service at 11:00 am Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park, 2296 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls. Military honors will be provided by the Idaho National Guard and the Magic Valley Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bud’s name to the Twin Falls Animal Shelter, 420 Victory Avenue in Twin Falls.
Arrangements are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel of Twin Falls. Condolences may be left at www.reynoldschapel.com.
Obituary: Charles Henry Airhart
November 4, 1927 – November 7, 2017
Charles Henry Airhart (Charlie) was born November 4, 1927, in St. Anthony, Idaho to George Benoit and Louise Mackert Airhart, where he graduated from high school in 1945. Upon graduation he and several other fellows from his class enlisted to join the war effort. He chose the US Navy.
After an honorable discharge he attended Idaho State University where he met his future wife Mildred, (Midge). They were married August 1, 1948 in Idaho Falls and moved to Logan, Utah to attend Utah State where he graduated with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1950. Following graduation, he moved to Hamilton, Montana to begin employment with Asgrow Seed Company as a field man on September 1, 1950.
As an Asgrow employee he managed seed warehouses in Fairfield, Washington, Genesee, Nampa, and eventually Filer, Idaho retiring as branch manager in 1989.
Charlie was highly respected by all those with whom he worked and associated. He took pride in maintaining a clean, neat facility, and made an extra effort to “KEEP THE QUALITY UP!” He was proud of his company and its employees and always maintained a friendly, ethical workplace. He didn’t know a stranger- making people feel welcome wherever he was.
Charlie went through the ranks of the Idaho Eastern Oregon Seed Association, and was a member of the Idaho Bean Commission for many years.
Charlie was proud of his kids and loved to have them around. He was a great example for them all. He is survived by his wife, Midge, three sons: Bradley (Sharon), David (Dawn) and Steven (Kelle) and daughter Linda, as well as eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren and his brother Donald Airhart.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ben Airhart.
Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery, November 22, followed by a Celebration of Life at Laurel Parc Retirement Center on November 24.
Obituary: Debra Jean Lampe
Debra passed away on November 15th, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandma. She lives on through her (husband) Dennis Lampe, (children) Lonnie Lampe (wife, Alicia), Cody Lampe (wife, Pearl), Josh Lampe, Linda Speer (husband, Terry), and 11 grandchildren.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 from 3:00 until 7:00 pm at Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel (629 3rd Ave. E). Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at 11:00 am at Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel. Funeral Services conclude at the chapel.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association Attn: Donor Services 6126 W. State St., Suite 305 Boise, ID 83703 or online www.alz.orgdahon_my_community_donate.asp
Obituary: Lloyd 'Bud' Palmer
August 19, 1936 – October 29, 2017
Lloyd Elmer “Bud” Palmer, 81, passed away Sunday October 29, 2017 at his home in Kimberly, Idaho.
Bud was born on August 19, 1936 in Bliss, Idaho to Ralph and Lucille (Anderson) Palmer. He spent his childhood in Tuttle and Bliss surrounded by a large and loving family. Bud graduated from Hagerman High School in 1954 where he was involved in student council, F.F.A., and lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. Soon after graduation, Bud enlisted in the US Navy where he was assigned to the USS Rochester. While in the Navy, Bud earned a Good Conduct medal and a China service medal. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1957.
Bud began his 38 year career for Idaho Power in 1958 working on a maintenance crew during construction of the Brownlee powerhouse and dam. A year later he transferred to a construction crew and in 1968 joined a line crew in Twin Falls. Bud spent several years in Hailey, Idaho as a lineman before returning to Twin Falls in 1974. His written reviews often described him as having the following traits: Honesty, Integrity, Strong Values, Leadership, Master Craftsman, and Reliable. Bud made many lifelong friends while working for Idaho Power and had fond memories of the people and colleagues he worked with during his career. He retired as a senior line crew foreman in 1996.
While working at Brownlee, Bud met another Idaho Power employee named Marvel Edna Lukecart. They were married in McCall, Idaho on December 17, 1960. They made their home in Kimberly, Idaho where they raised their four children. Bud was a family man. When his kids were young, he enjoyed taking his family camping and motorcycle riding, and watching their sporting events and other school activities. When his grandchildren arrived, he loved to take them snowmobiling and on family trips and he could always be found on the sidelines or in the audience at their events. When their health was good, Bud and Marvel enjoyed spending their time golfing and traveling the world. Marvel usually had to talk him into it, he was stubborn and liked to stay close to home, but he always had a great time and loved to share stories of what he experienced and saw. He especially enjoyed their trip to Russia. He definitely was a homebody and could usually be found working in his “shop” in the basement or watching Nascar or bull riding. He loved watching football and enjoyed the special bond he created with his grandson while discussing his favorite team, the Boise State Broncos. Bud was a tremendous support to his children and grandchildren. He would give you the shirt off his back while simultaneously change the oil in your car and build you a new set of golf clubs. He will be remembered for his charming smile, his overwhelming knowledge about Southern Idaho (and everything else) and his love for his family.
Bud is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marvel Edna Palmer. His parents Ralph Elmer Palmer and Lucille Palmer, and his brother Jack V. Palmer.
He is survived his son Troy Palmer (Gina) of Kimberly, ID; his son Gary Palmer (Tammy) of Twin Falls, Id; his son Robin Palmer of Murtaugh, Id; his daughter Renda Palmer (Erik Payne) of Boise, Id; his daughter Sukanya Jett (Peter Strang) of Saline, MI. His grandchildren Kyra and Alan Palmer, Kohl and Olive Payne, Alexis, Justin, and Michael Allgood, and Tyler Jett. He is survived by his sister Janet Billiard (Mac) of Hagerman, ID; sister Norma Little of Wendell, ID ; sister Debra Chivers (Steve) of Boise, ID; sister Diane Martinez (Tony) of Wendell, ID; and many loving in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Thank you to everyone who loved and supported our parents and us, especially this past year. We’ve been to Hell and back and wouldn’t have made it without you.
We love you mom and dad.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., at White Mortuary, 136 4th Ave. East, Twin Falls, ID. A reception at The Red Lion Hotel, 1357 Blue Lakes Blvd N, Twin Falls, ID, will follow.
Condolences for the family can be left at www.whitemortuary.com.
Obituary: Dorrene Venable
April 28, 1930 – November 09, 2017
TWIN FALLS — Dorrene Mae (Anderson) Venable, 87, of Twin Falls passed away peacefully Thursday, November 09, 2017 with family by her side.
Dorrene was born April 28, 1930 to Bill and Eva Anderson of Elk Creek NE. Dorrene graduated from Kimberly High and was Senior Class Valedictorian. She participated in many academic and social clubs during her junior and high school years. Dorrene married Kenneth Eugene Venable on April 14, 1948 and they raised four children in the Twin Falls area until 1966. She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. Dorrene was an excellent seamstress and extraordinary in her culinary skills. She guided her daughters and granddaughters in the art cooking and hospitality. She was a loyal employee of Three-0 Cleaners in Twin Falls.
In 1966 Ken, Dorrene and children embarked on a new career that took them to Santa Rosa, CA. For 20 years Ken and Dorrene owned and operated two Arctic Circle drive-in restaurants in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg, CA. In 1992 they moved back to Twin Falls and many family and friends.
Ken and Dorrene were devoted RVer’s. They traveled many years exploring and seeing most of the USA. They met fellow RV friends and shared golf, sporting events and the thrill of the outdoors. In their later years they camped closer to home and enjoyed many evenings and mornings around a campfire with family.
Dorrene was an avid golfer winning many tournaments and quickly surpassed her husband’s golf score. She enjoyed reading and quiet time with family and friends. Dorrene was the proud matriarch of a large, fun loving and spirited family.
Dorrene was greeted in heaven by her loving husband of 69 years, her parents and brothers, Bill (Sonny) and Marvin.
Those left loving her are sister Barbara (Anderson) Mishkin; sister Karen (Robert) Wright; daughter, Linda (Bill) Rupert of Twin Falls, ID; son Steven (Elizabeth) Venable of Santa Rosa, CA; son Gregory (Joyce) Venable of Columbia, MO; Deborah (Ron) Reed of Grass Valley, CA; 9 grandchildren, Brian of Reno, NV; Carlos of Honolulu, HI; Jocelyn (Jason) of Elk Grove, CA; Jake of Camptonville, CA; Erin of Glendale, MO; Kenny of Columbia, MO; Michael (Brittany) of Ballwin, MO; Randy of Grass Valley, CA; and Matthew of Grass Valley, CA; 10 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren; along with many other family members, cousins and friends.
Dorrene was a lover of animals and always had a canine at her side. Misty was her faithful companion.
She was a devoted wife, a loving caring mother and grandmother and a true and faithful friend. Dorrene was a kind, amazing and elegant woman. She will be missed every day by those who knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be held at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home Twin Falls, ID at 11:00 am December 22, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Twin Falls Humane Society or the Elks Lodge 2807 Jerome, ID.
Obituary: Kent Martin Mallory
February 21, 1954 – November 13th, 2017
TWIN FALLS — Kent Martin Mallory, 63, of Twin Falls passed away on November 13th, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
Kent was born February 21, 1954 in Banning CA, to Stanley and Nancy (Grayce) Mallory. Later in Kent’s life his mother divorced and married Charles Luzier who raised him and his sister Shawnna.
Kent attended elementary schools in San Bernardino, CA, and graduated from Redland Senior High School in 1972. Kent also graduated with an accounting degree from Crafton Hills College, from Yucaipa, CA.
Kent is survived by two daughters, Mallory Rose and Katie Jo.
In 2015 Kent married his best friend and the love of his life Elaine Claiborne on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV and Elaine brought to the marriage her sons Jason and Josh.
For the past 11 years Kent was employed with JC Penneys. Through this employment he made many friends within the community. Prior to JC Penneys, he worked with Magic Valley Youth Services where he helped many students excel in their careers.
Kent loved the Twin Falls community and was one of the founders of the Valley House Homeless Shelter of Twin Falls and was on the Board of the Directors. He volunteered his time to many organizations such as College of Southern Idaho (CSI), Habitat of Humanity, and numerous Soup Kitchens. He was a member of The Twin Falls Optimist Club and formally the Lions Club. He loved parades and his favorite holiday was St. Patrick (he called Paddy’s) Day. Kent was very proud of his Irish heritage. He loved being with family and especially his grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger.
Kent loved to take long drives to admire the beauty of nature around us, playing golf, and going fishing. He enjoyed football and was an avid Miami Dolphin fan!
Kent is also survived by his sister Shawnna (Joel) Charron, two stepbrothers, Terry and Patrick Luzier, and one stepsister Kerry (Luzier) Wagner, grandchildren who called him Papa Kent, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers for Kent can be made to The Twins Falls Optimist Foundation located 691 Addison Ave, Twin Falls, or to The Valley House Homeless Shelter of Twin Falls 507 Addison Ave, Twin Falls, ID. Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Obituary: Sharon Wegener
October 2, 1941 – November 17, 2017
Sharon Kay Roberts Wegener passed away on November 17, 2017, at her home in Buhl, Idaho, surrounded by her loved ones. Sharon was born on October 2, 1941 in Twin Falls, Idaho, to William Edward and Golda Hunt Roberts. She was raised in Buhl and lived there her entire life.
On December 29, 1961, Sharon married Karl Lee Harvey. Together they had 9 children: Troy, Karla, Todd, Kip, Eric, Christopher, Kristen, Buffy, and Sam. They later divorced. On September 19, 1991, she married Bruce Evan Wegener and they spent many happy years together.
As a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Sharon loved her Savior and took comfort in His teachings. She loved her children and grandchildren and was proud to be called “Mom” and “Nana” by so many. Christmastime was her favorite time of year, and she always took extra care to make the holiday special for those she loved with decorations, homemade treats, gifts, and special traditions; her children especially will always remember her for this. One of Sharon’s talents was singing. She had a beautiful voice and loved to play the guitar. Of her many and varied church callings throughout her life, her favorites were those that involved music. While she spent a large part of her life raising children, she also worked for many years including jobs at Green Giant and as an in-home CNA.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Darlene Montierth, her son Troy Harvey, and son-in-law Rocky Van Sickle. She is survived by her children Karla (John) Ferrulli, Todd (Lisa) Harvey, Kevin Kip Harvey, Eric Harvey, Christopher (Shelly) Harvey, Kristen (Philip) Jenkins, Buffy Van Sickle, and Sam (Shauna) Harvey. She is also survived by 26 grandkids, 13 great-grandkids, siblings, and many more loved ones.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Sharon’s life on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Thousand Springs Ward LDS chapel located at 501 Main Street in Buhl. A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the West End Cemetery in Buhl. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary. The family would like to give sincere thanks to Hospice Visions for the help and comfort provided during Sharon’s final days.
Obituary: Patricia Withers
April 30, 1922 – November 13, 2017
BURLEY — Patricia Louise Brons Withers, 95 years young of Burley, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Nampa, Idaho.
She was born in Racine, Wisconsin, to Fredrick “Fred” and Lorene Brons on April 30, 1922, the second oldest in a family of five.
Patricia was a curious and bright person and at a young age she found that she had a zest for life and extreme curiosity about how other people lived their lives…so much so, she fancied herself a modern-day Nancy Drew, girl detective. She was a voracious reader and some of her stories she told were from her eavesdropping on other peoples’ conversations; whether she was on the streetcars or just walking down the street. She loved her summers in Wisconsin with her large family of aunts, uncles, and cousins, spending the days on a wooded island they rented every summer. She graduated from high school and went on to college in Chicago, Illinois, to become an English teacher. Recognizing that this wasn’t her passion, she decided to embark on a trip with her best friend to Mexico City when she was 24 years old.
During the Great Depression, her father, Fred, a developer, lost most of everything he had in Chicago and moved his family to Texas where her Uncle Richard Brons convinced her father to purchase an orange grove as a business venture. While the family settled there, Patricia started working in the newspaper business writing a “social column” in the local newspapers. She met and fell in love with Winfield Clay Withers (Windy), who also was in the newspaper business and they married on Dec. 25, 1951, in Harlingen Texas. The husband-wife team started many small town newspapers and later sold them. Their son, John Zachary Withers, was born in 1956 and their daughter, Gabrielle Mary, was born in 1959. Their careers took them from Texas to Nampa, Idaho, where Windy went to work at the Idaho Press Tribune, when it was in Caldwell, and Patricia became a full-time housewife and mother. Patricia volunteered for the March of Dimes every year at the Catholic Church in Caldwell, and just about anywhere else. In 1971, her family moved to Burley, Idaho, so her husband could take a job at the South Idaho Press. She continued to be a housewife and raise her two middle-school children. She volunteered at church and at various things that came up around Burley. She lost the love of her life in 1978, and, although she never remarried, she had a very full and busy life.
She was active in the St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church and loved walking to our local library. She also worked at the Salvation Army for about ten years, all the while saving money for retirement. Mom “retired” and enjoyed her life and friends in Burley. She met wonderful lifelong friends at the library, through church, and through the senior center while volunteering to help seniors with taxes. She moved in with her daughter, Gabrielle, and her grandson for the last five years of her life. Patricia outlived her entire family and is survived by her son, Zachery; her daughter, Gabrielle; her grandsons, Nicholas (Nick), Evan, and Colin; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, 1601 Oakley Ave., in Burley, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Patricia’s name to the Burley Public Library, where she spent many happy hours. She will be missed by many.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of the Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
Obituary: Arlyn L. Krohn
November 6, 1940 – November 14, 2017
JEROME — Arlyn L. Krohn, 77 of Jerome passed away on Tuesday November 14, 2017 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley. Arlyn was born on November 6, 1940 in Twin Falls, Idaho and was raised in the Eden area and then went to Concordia College in Portland, Oregon.
While at Concordia he met Carolyn and fell in love and married on June 24, 1960 in Mt. Vernon, Washington. They moved back to Idaho and Arlyn worked at Amalgamated Sugar.
Arlyn went on to run his own custom swathing and stacking business in Eden. During the winter months he worked for the Ferry Morris Seed Company. After their children had all left home he went to work for Glanbia and then on to Twin Falls to work at Magic Valley Storage. After completely retiring they moved to Wendell and spent the last few months living with their daughter Jennifer.
He was a member of St. Paul’s church in Jerome and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eden.
Arlyn is survived by his wife Carolyn Krohn of Jerome; daughter Jennifer Krohn of Jerome; son Jeffrey Krohn of Jerome; sister Althea (Harry) Petersen of Twin Falls; 5 grandchildren Cory Mandis, Brittany Helmer, Andrea Fox, Brina Krohn and Alaura Morrill. He is also survived by 8 great grandchildren Ebidia, Bently, Ashton, Janessa, Wyatt, Winston, Brandon and Mia.
Arlyn is preceded in death by his parents Gerhard and Olga Krohn; 3 brothers, Werner, Clarence and Enos; and two sisters, Elfrieda and Gertrude.
A funeral service will be held on Monday November 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Eden. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Obituary: Margie Gayle Johnson
March 8, 1949 – November 15, 2017
Margie Gayle Johnson died November 15, 2017.
Margie was born on March 8, 1949 to Carol and A.J. Sargent. She was part of the Civil Air Patrol, and enjoyed many crafts. She enjoyed her visits to Jackpot to play Keno. Margie got into sports when she met the love of her life Gordon L. Johnson (football, hockey) When she married Gordon he had 5 children and with her 3 that brought our happy family to 8.
Margie is preceded in death by her parents Carol Weeks, AJ Sargent, Jimmy Sargent (brother), Gordon Johnson (husband), Roberta Reeve (daughter), Gordon Johnson, Jr. (son), Sean Webb (grandson).
Margie is survived by Sylvia (sister), Randy (brother), Michael (brother), Cathy (sister), daughter Melody (Tony), Voughn (son), daughter Ruby (Tim), son Mike (Dorthy), daughter Malinda (Roger), son Ed (Elisa), 28 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.
A private family gathering will take place for Margie.
Obituary: Donanna McKinstry
August 7, 1937 – October 4, 2017
Donanna Smith McKinstry passed away peacefully on Oct. 4 at St. Luke’s hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Donanna was born in Eugene, Oregon on Aug. 7, 1937 to J. Don and Ann Smith. Growing up she spent many happy hours outdoors as a teenager fishing with her father on the McKenzie River in Oregon. She graduated from Eugene High School in 1955 and continued her education at Mills College in California before moving on to the University of Arizona where she graduated with honors as a Medical Record Librarian. Donanna then returned to Mills College for advanced training in her chosen field. While working at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California she met her lifelong companion and husband Robert W. McKinstry who was living and working in the bay area. They were soon to be married in Eugene, Oregon on July 2, 1960.
After a short period in California, Donanna and her husband decided to move to Twin Falls, Idaho to raise their family. Their first son Mitch was born in 1964 and second son Tom in 1966. Donanna was the perfect stay at home mother raising her family to respect and enjoy life just as she did. After her sons were out of the house, she went back to work for a local veterinary clinic for some time but eventually found her passion and love of work at the College of Southern Idaho where she worked for 25 years in a number of different fields as a full time employee until the time of her passing.
Donanna found joy in being active in the community and has always found a way to better those around her. As a result, in her early years she was a proud member of the Twin Falls PEO chapter as secretary treasurer and a member of the Twin Falls Tennis Association. In her later years she served the community as an integral part of the CSI administrative office.
Doanna’s passions in life included skiing, tennis, white water rafting, cooking, horses, reading and puzzles. In her early years she spent many days sharing her love of life by teaching skiing, playing in tennis tournament, going to little league games and riding horses with the family into the back country. In her later years she enjoyed white water rafting the most and spent 20 plus years with her husband and rafting family on the middle fork and main salmon rivers. The river brought so much to Donanna’s life including family, friends, serenity and vast landscapes of untouched wilderness she so admired.
Donanna will be most remembered for her loving and kind nature. Her love language was food and hospitality. She blessed her family and many others with amazing meals which were the centerpiece of social gatherings around the dinner table. There was always an extra place at her table regardless of who you were, family, friend or even a stranger, there was a hug, hot meal and a drink waiting for you when you entered the house. Everyone who left her home always felt welcomed, loved and full.
Her request was to have her ashes left in the place she loved most, on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River along with her husband when that time comes.
Donanna was preceded in passing by her father Don, her mother Ann and brother Greg. She is survived by her husband Bob, sons Mitch (Kim) and Tom (Manuela) and grandchildren Katie and Tyler McKinstry.
The Celebration of Life for this wonderful lady is at the Turf Club Saturday, November 25th from 5-8 p.m.
Obituary: Dorothy Darlene Thompson
Dorothy Darlene Thompson was born June 1, 1927, in Hastings, Nebraska to Lena Belle Ireland and Jacob Wahl. They came to Idaho when she was a young girl. She graduated from Jerome High School. Dorothy married Dee Thompson Aug. 3, 1945 in Elko, Nevada and it was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple on Aug. 16, 1963.
Dorothy and Dee farmed north of Jerome until 1978 when they moved to an acreage south of Jerome. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a primary teacher, Sunday school teacher and in many other areas of the church.
She is survived by her children Deanna (Steve) Thomas of Kimberly, ID, Mike/Pete (Elaine) Thompson of Jerome, ID, and Dawn (Dale) Murray of Eagle, ID. She has 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lena and Jake, husband Dee, son Paul, and sister Janice.
She was a great mom and grandma and we will miss her so much.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Jerome Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 5th Ward, 50 E. 100 S. Viewing will be held at the church on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow at the Jerome Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel.
Obituary: Roger Schroeder
January 6, 1945—November 14, 2017
TWIN FALLS—Roger Lee Schroeder, 72, of Twin Falls.
Dad passed away peacefully at his home on November 14, 2017. Family was gathered by his side as he stepped into heaven following a courageous 13 year battle with prostate cancer. Roger was born to Arnold and Lucile Schroeder on January 6, 1945 in Twin Falls, ID. He grew up south of Buhl in the Clover community. He was baptized, confirmed and was a lifelong member of Clover Trinity Lutheran Church. He attended Clover Lutheran School through 8th grade and graduated from Buhl High School. During his teenage years, Dad and his brother Harold custom stacked hay from Buhl to Bruneau to Nevada and up to the Wood River Valley. He joined the Air National Guard in 1963 and after basic and technical training in Texas, he was stationed at Gowen Field as a crew chief on a F-102 Delta Dagger. He finished his service in 1969 as a staff sergeant.
He met Lorene Martens of Eden, ID in 1969 and they were married on March 7, 1970. When he met Mom he had decided that someone should tame this woman before she hurt herself—although he tried this for the next 48 years, this was one thing he was never successful at. After they were married, Dad and Mom moved into the farmhouse that he was raised in and began to take over the family farm and sheep operation from his dad. They worked together as a team and both cherished the farm life.
From a very early age, Roger followed his dad out to the sheep barns every chance he could get. His love of sheep farming continued throughout his life. He made an annual trip to Montana every fall to purchase ewe lambs that were raised over the winter to replace old ewes, with remainder sold to local sheep ranchers as breeding ewes. In the late-1990s, Dad began using donkeys as guard animals for the sheep to keep the coyotes at bay. The first two donkeys grew to a small herd and were a nice pastime for him. He enjoyed helping the large operations in the desert load lambs, and up until 2015 traveled to Bennett Mountain and the South Hills to help load lambs. In 2014, he received a long-time service award from the Idaho Wool Growers Association for his life-long commitment and dedication to the Idaho sheep industry. After retiring, Dad would fondly say that he did not miss farming, but did miss the sheep. In 2010, after 65 years of living in the house in which he grew up and raised a family in, Dad and Mom moved from the farm to Twin Falls, ID.
Roger and Lorene have three sons (Kurt, Kent and Kyle) who he taught his values and love of life. He taught them about respect, hard work, and about the Christian faith. He relied on that faith until his very last day when he said he was ready for Jesus to come and take him home. Roger was so proud of his sons—the family traditions they maintained, the careers they pursued, the wonderful fathers they became. Dad also was incredibly proud of each grandchild and they knew they were loved and cherished. Dad and Mom often hosted large family events and enjoyed welcoming others into their home. He visited with everyone and loved to tease. There was always some type of game being played and laughter emanated through their home. The family fabric was woven with acceptance, joy, faith, love, and laughter.
Dad enjoyed the outdoors and spent many days fishing during the summer and even some ice fishing in later years. He shared his passion for fishing with all three of his boys and all of the grand kids. He loved annual hunting trips to the mountains with his dad, his brothers and later with his sons. Hunting trips to the Sawtooth Mountains to chase deer and elk were a family tradition as was staying in the canvas wall tent that was affectionately called the Sawtooth Hilton. There are many stories (some tall) that came out of hunting camp over the years; Dad sometimes laughed until he cried as he reminisced over these treasured memories. He remembered every canyon, tree and rock in the mountains as he could recall his stories of the numerous hunting trips. Dad and Mom started making annual fishing trips to the Oregon coast every year starting in 1974 with his parents and later with their three sons. These were great family trips that were in many ways a hunter/gatherer expedition to collect salmon, deep sea fish, surf fish, crabs, mushrooms, and blackberries.
Dad loved woodworking and building. He could repair just about anything and constructed numerous cabinets, a bookcase, and plant stands. He remodeled the old farm house, built sheds at the farm and a garage at the new home in Twin Falls. In retirement, he helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity and spent several years volunteering at ReStore.
Dad was very active at Clover Trinity Lutheran Church, involved in many offices including treasurer, school board, trustee, and stewardship to name a few. He didn’t know a stranger. Dad enjoyed visiting with people and getting to know just about everyone from the neighbor down the road to the random person in a restaurant to the nurses and doctors at MSTI. When Dad and Mom moved into town, he visited everyone in the neighborhood. Everyone knew Dad and all of the neighborhood kids would call him by name. One neighbor girl included him in a family picture she drew because, after all, he was part of their family. Dad was loved by all who met him.
Roger is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lorene; his three sons, Kurt (Brenda), Kent (Shayna) and Kyle (Deydree); seven grandchildren, Eryka, Kayla, Ryanne, Kristopher, Blake, Katelyn and Madison; one great-grandson, Landon; his three brothers, Ivan (Diane), Harold (McKenzie) and Don (Eileen) and his sister Wanda Bowlin; plus sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and many adoring nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Lucile Schroeder.
The family would like to say a special thank you to St. Luke’s MSTI for their wonderful care. From the receptionists to the schedulers to the nurses and doctors, they became like family over the past 13 years. Thanks to Heritage Hospice for the care of Dad in the last two weeks of his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to Clover Trinity Lutheran Church or St. Luke’s MSTI in Roger’s name.
A viewing will be held from 3:00 to 4:30 pm on Friday, November 24 at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls. The funeral and graveside service will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 25 at Clover Trinity Lutheran Church. Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com
Obituary: Elizabeth Rodriguez
August 5, 1921 – November 19, 2017
Our beautiful mother, Elizabeth Rodriguez, died peacefully at home on November 19, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 5, 1921 in a small town in southwest Texas.
She married David G. Rodriguez on Nov. 30, 1940 in Marathon, TX. The Rodriguez family moved from San Antonio, TX in the spring of 1953 to Wendell, ID, where David built a home for his family. They were married for 70 years, before he passed in 2010. Together they raised 8 children: David (Aida) Rodriguez, Mary Brown, Daniel (Patsy) Rodriguez, Samuel Rodriguez (killed in Vietnam, 1968), Irene (Gary) Lewis, Charlie (Deyanira) Rodriguez, Pascuo Rodriguez, and Rose (Robert) Maxim. She is also survived by her siblings Tito, Beto, Robert and Tony Calderon, and Ella Alvarez; 23 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Elizabeth’s kitchen was always filled with the smell of homemade Mexican food, a place every one was always welcome.
Elizabeth enjoyed tending to her beautiful flowers, canning, reading, listening to western music, and attending church conventions. She was a member of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 40 years, where she was active in the preaching work. She was a retired nurse, who played a vital role in the development of the Magic Valley Manor. She influenced many others in her profession in the Magic Valley, including her daughters, who followed in her footsteps attending to the needs of others, especially in caring for the elderly.
Elizabeth would have done anything for her family, and her memory will live fondly in the hearts of so many who loved her.
Funeral service will be held at 2:OO pm, Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 101 North Bliss Street, Wendell, Idaho. Burial will conclude at Wendell Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Elizabeth’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com
Obituary: Edric 'Ed' Landon Wilde
May 19, 1945 – November 17, 2017
Edric “Ed” Landon Wilde died at University of Utah Health Care Hospital, surrounded by family, on November 17, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 72 years old. Ed was born on May 19, 1945 in Missoula, MT to his parents, Myron and Eveline (Landon) Wilde.
Ed married Sherrie Johnson on December 12, 1980 in Carey, ID. They lived there on a sheep farm where they raised a daughter and son, Tiffanie and Tyler. They owned a sheep shearing business in which Ed managed a crew servicing the Western States. He logged house logs and firewood during the time between shearing seasons.
Ed is survived by his wife, Sherrie Wilde; his brother Calvin (Shirley) Wilde; his step-sister Christine Storey; his daughter Raynay (Jack) Shetler; his daughter Tiffanie (Ryan) Gates; his son Tyler Wilde; and his grandchildren Benjamin and Mattie Shetler and Vanessa, Trista, Natalia, and Senica Gates.
Ed is proceeded in death by his parents, Myron Wilde, Eveline Bateman, and his step-mother Norma Wilde; his sister Glenda Wilde; and his brother Basil Wilde.
Ed served in the Army National Guard. He received multiple awards and honors for service donated to the 4H Sheep club. He was known for his great story telling and always had a joke ready for anyone he came across. His laugh was contagious and he was always looking out for his neighbor. He was always putting together a deal of some kind for someone he wanted to help. He taught us all how to love, work hard and serve one another.
Special thanks and appreciation to the staff at University of Utah Health Care & Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Carey Stake Center, 20494 N Main St, Carey, ID 83320. A viewing will be held one hour earlier at 10:00 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary (208) 436-5636.
Obituary: Eileen Lemmon
September 12, 1933 – November 13, 2017
Eileen Lemmon, beloved Sister, Aunt and friend to many has left us. Born September 12, 1933 to Richard & Violet Lemmon. Her last 5 years were spent living in Woodstone Assisted Living Center in Twin Falls. She managed the Bellview Apartments for over 40 years, even after she retired from the College of Southern Idaho. She went to work at CSI in 1972, in the Business Office, retired in 1996.
During her years at CSI she donated many hours working with their College Rodeo Program. After retiring she traveled and enjoyed many long lunches with her friends.
She leaves behind her brother Melvin (Joyce) Lemmon and her beloved nephews, Dennis (Lucinda), Gary (Diane), Gale (Pam) and Dale Lords and many nieces & nephews.
Gone before were her parents and her many brothers & sisters, and nephew Keith Lords.
Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 245 US 30, Filer, ID, November 25 at 9:30 a.m. In the Spring/Summer 2018 there will be a Memorial in Mackay.
Obituary: Lorna A Bard
May 11, 1936 – November 19, 2017
GOODING — Lorna A. Bard, 81, of Gooding, died of natural causes on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her home in Gooding.
Lorna was born in Gooding, Idaho on May 11, 1936 to Charles and Ethel Hobdey. She lived in Gooding at the head of the Y Canal for one year and then moved to the Bliss family farm, which remains in the family today, with her parents and older sister, Mayvis.
She excelled in school and graduated from Bliss High School at the age of 15, then went on to attend the University of Idaho. She joined the Kappa Alpha Thetha sorority. While in Moscow she connected with a high school friend, Jim Faulkner. They married her senior year, August of 1955. After graduating they moved to the family ranch in Bliss which was originally owned by Lorna’s grandparents. She enjoyed twenty-five years of happiness on the ranch raising their three sons. Lorna taught school at Bliss and then finished her career teaching at I.S.D.B. In Gooding.
Lorna married Don Bard, M.D. On February 14, 1986 and spent 25 years playing bridge and traveling. She was a member of the Idaho Historical Board and loved spending time working with the Historical Society in Gooding and Hagerman. Lorna shared her adoration of history and genealogy with family and friends. She also gave historical tours through C.S.I. Classes and published books about local history.
In the remaining years of her life Lorna moved to Gooding and took pleasure in spending time with her family and many friends. She was active in P.E.O., Garden Club and Art Club. Lorna was a great fan of her great grandsons sporting events and activities.
She is survived by: her sister, Mayvis Thompson; her sons, Dan (Lorene) Faulkner, Tom (Kim) Faulkner and Ray (Rosalie) Faulkner; her grandchildren, Mandy (Miguel) Legarreta, Matt (Jennell) Braun, Jeremy (Anni) Norstebon, Rachel (Chad) Loveland, Amanda (Chase) Regneir, Rhonda Faulkner, Jeff Norstebon, Katie Faulkner and Kayla Faulkner; as well as eleven great-grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gooding County Historical Society in Lorna’s name.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 3:30 PM at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel at 737 Main Street in Gooding. A gathering for family and friends will follow at the Gooding Country Club.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by following the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
Obituary: Donald G. Northrop
June 30, 1950 – November 15, 2017
Donald G. Northrop, known to friends as “Don, Donnie, or Nutty”, passed away on Wednesday November 15, at the age of 67 surrounded by family and friends due to complications of diabetes and pneumonia.
A native of Buhl, Id. Don was born in Twin Falls on June 30, 1950 to Lyle and Cordie (Belle) Northrop. Don graduated Twin Falls High School, went on to serve our country in the Idaho National Guard and then due to fortunate events, met the love his life, Vickie Mae Johnson. Surprisingly, the Sprout Nippin’ hippie and the cowgirl married and enjoyed 40 years of love and laughs with new surprises every day!
Don was born with an entrepreneurial spirit and was successful in numerous business adventures throughout his life. Mentored by the late Warren Shillington, Don was able to develop his business and management skills to build a legacy that spanned the country.
After purchasing ownership in Lost River Lumber, Arco’s one and only (Booze and Boards) Don and Vickie returned to the Lost River Valley. Besides managing a business, community involvement became a priority. Don was elected Butte County Commissioner where he utilized his talents as a leader and a visionary. He was influential in numerous organizations and projects as a behind the scenes contributor.
Don and Vickie enjoyed spending time with the Johnson family at the Churndasher Ranch in Mackay and the family cabin in Copper Basin for many years. Don had many hobbies but he loved spending time with friends and family whether it be fishing, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, traveling or just plain causing trouble, he loved spending time with loved ones.
Later in life Don partnered with the late Dan (Dannie) Strand and created NorStran. Together they traveled the United States installing the cutting edge technology of fiber optics. In addition to fiber optics, they constructed numerous commercial buildings throughout the state of Idaho and created a life long friendship.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Vickie Mae (Johnson). His sister Marilyn Revell of Oklahoma City, OK, brother Duane Northrop of Kona, HI. Proceeded in death by parents Lyle and Cordie (Belle) Northrop and brother Ted Northrop. Don will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2018 with details to come.
Memorial donations in memory of Don can be made to Butte County Wish Upon A Star, P.O. Box 130 Arco, ID 83213 and Lost River EMT’s and Mackay Ambulance Services, P.O. Box 503 Arco, ID 83213.
Don would encourage everyone to fill out an Organ Donation card.
Love, Vickie and Family
Obituary: John Walter Glick
August 30, 1936 – November 20, 2017
GOODING — John Walter Glick passed away at home at the age of 81 after a battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family gathered with him.
John was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on August 30, 1936 to Reese and Bertha Glick of Filer. The family also included his older brother, Gene. John grew up on a farm near Curry, Idaho. At the age of 10, he met a young local girl named Mabel who helped him work toy tractors on his toy farm. He also taught her how to ride a bike, however, he did forget to teach her how to get off. John and Mabel both graduated from Filer High School in 1954 and were married shortly after in October of 1955. John started farming near Filer on the land where the current Filer High School is now located. About this time, son Clyde (Pete) was born. John and Mabel later moved to Twin Falls and daughter Joyce came along, making the family complete for the time being.
John served with the Army Reserve in Twin Falls for nearly 17 years, achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class. John started and built his own business named Mountain Gem Dairy based in Gooding, Idaho. He delivered dairy, frozen foods and bread products throughout small towns across Southern Idaho. John and Mabel did spend several years apart, but remarried in June of 1980. After selling Mountain Gem Dairy, John and Mabel moved to Fairfield, Idaho and the two of them operated a contract mail carrier route for many years. While in Fairfield, John served the community as Camas County Coroner.
John had several hobbies that occupied free time. He spent more than 30 years at Soldier Mountain Ski Area with the National Ski Patrol providing first aid to injured skiers and helping to keep the ski area a safe place for skiers to enjoy. Fishing with friends and family occupied much of his free time. He explored many of Southern Idaho’s lakes and reservoirs in search of trout. He found a passion for painting and restoring antique John Deere tractors. For several years, he owned and operated several different airplanes, flying recreationally with friends and family.
John passed away at home surrounded by family. The pain is gone, and his work is complete. John was preceded in death by his parents Reese and Bertha Glick, and brother Gene. He is survived by his wife, Mabel; son, Pete; daughter, Joyce; 5 grandkids and two great grandkids.
Special thanks to Alliance Home Health for providing hospice care.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Demaray Funeral Service—Gooding Chapel at 737 Main Street in Gooding, ID. Burial will follow at the Filer Idaho cemetery at 3:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 19 in Fairfield, ID.
Obituary: Ethel Anola Peterson
December 26, 1924 – November 19, 2017
Ethel Anola Hamilton Peterson went Home to be with Heavenly Father and her family on Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was 92 years young. Ethel was born Dec. 26, 1924, to James Campbell Green Hamilton and Eliza VaMeryl Jensen Hamilton, the 2nd of 7 children. She grew up in Shelley, Idaho, attending schools there. She attended Ricks College in Rexburg for 2 years, where she played clarinet in the Ricks College Band. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Elementary Education.
After graduating, she taught a combination 1st/2nd grade class at the elementary school in Terreton, Idaho. There she met her future husband, Lee S. Peterson, thru Church activities.
They were married Dec. 5, 1945, in the Idaho Falls Temple, on the first day that the temple was open for weddings.
They made their home in Terreton, where Lee farmed with his father until 1957 when they moved to Jerome, Idaho. Lee continued farming while Ethel helped on the farm, taught school for one year at Canyonside Elementary School, helped establish and teach at a private kindergarten, and worked as a substitute teacher for many years in the Jerome school system. After Lee retired from farming, he and Ethel were custodians at the LDS church building in Jerome. In 1990 they moved to Shelley to be closer to family. There Ethel resided until 2014 when she moved to Lincoln Court in Idaho Falls.
Ethel was very active in the LDS church. She played the organ and piano in church meetings for many years. She sang in the ward choir and also in a group that was known as the Singing Mothers. She also served in various callings in Relief Society and Primary.
She is survived by her 5 children, Nan (Jim) Hancock, Idaho Falls; Merlene (Rod) Shurtliff, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa; Nolan (Wendy) Peterson, Burley, ID; Leon (Debbie) Peterson, Blackfoot; ID, and LeAnn (Doug) Ressler, Pleasant Grove, UT.
She was preceded in death by a son, a grandson, and her husband. She has 31 grandchildren, and 62 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Shelley1st Ward Chapel (184 North Park). The family will meet with friends Saturday morning form 10:00 till 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Obituary: Marcial Hernandez
April 25, 1923 – November 16, 2017
TWIN FALLS — Marcial Hernandez, 94, of Twin Falls passed away Thursday morning, November 16, 2017 at Ashley Manor Assisted Living Center in Kimberly.
Marcial was born into the family of Alfonso and Tomasita (Torres) Hernandez on April 25, 1923, at San Jose Ranch in Texas. Growing up in the country, he loved to run barefoot in the fields, swimming in creeks, riding horseback and shirtless, all without a care in the world. He and his brothers loved to take their sisters on some wild rides. He especially enjoyed hunting coyotes and jackrabbits. Family, friends, and of course dancing, made him feel complete.
Dad met his Toñita at a social one day, and that’s where he said that he simply danced his way into mom’s heart. After several years of courtship they finally married. Two years and two daughters later, they decided to move to Oregon and work in the onion fields. It was then that they welcomed their third child, a son. They eventually moved to Idaho, settled in the small town of Eden, and added two more daughters to the family.
Dad worked hard for many years as a farm hand driving combines & tractors, hauling hay, watering and tilling the fields. After he retired from his farming days he decided he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and try his hand at bartending. He held many fond memories during that period of his life.
He always looked for the best in others and gave the best he had in return. We will forever cherish and think back to the unwavering support and eternal love he gave us throughout our lives.
La amistad he exemplified will be affectionately remembered by everyone he knew. He always used to say -
“No hay nada más hermoso que la amistad.”
Dad was preceded in death by his parents; Alfonso and Tomasita (Torres) Hernandez, his loving and devoted wife Antoñia, his sisters; Herlinda (Manuel) Davila, Maria (Benito) Guajardo, Maria Luisa (Francisco) Atkinson, Tomasita (Fidencio) Cruz, Olivia (infant), his brothers; Alberto (Angelica) Hernandez, Antonio (Daria) Hernandez, and Alfredo (Lola) Hernandez.
He is survived by his sisters and brother; Amelia, Dolores, Aurora, Arturo, Amparo and Alicia (San Benito/Los Fresnos, Texas), children; sons Jose (San Benito, Texas) and Edward (Araceli) (Salt Lake City, Utah), his daughters; Linda (San Benito, Texas), Ida (Pocatello, Idaho), Minerva (Beto) Vasquez (Kansas City, Kansas), Sarah (Jimmy) Zayas (San Antonio, Texas) and Maria Alma Hernandez (Twin Falls, Idaho). Included are his 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 2 great- great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
We give special gratitude to our two sisters and brother-in-law; Maria Alma Hernandez, and Minerva and Beto Vasquez. To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors!
We also wish to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, our much-loved extended family—Golla, Soila, Letti, and all the Galindos! You have always been there with your loving care and support, as well as all of the great and memorable times.
Lastly, we cannot thank you enough, Hospice Visions (which includes our sweet Letti), and all of the endearing and compassionate folks at Buttercup Ashley Manor. Your loving care for our father was so very much appreciated.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church 161 6th Ave E. in Twin Falls with Fr. Mike St. Marie celebrating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left at www.reynoldschapel.com
Obituary: Bradford Ray Hayes
November 16, 1962 – November 19, 2017
GOODING — Bradford Ray Hayes passed away, November 19, 2017, at the age of 55, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho.
He was born November 16, 1962, in Redondo Beach, California, to Ray W. Hayes and Carol Bliss Hayes.
When Brad was a young boy, the family moved to Boise, Idaho and then later to Green River, Wyoming, where he graduated with the class of 1981. After high school, Brad went to DeVry Institute of Technology in Phoenix, Arizona, where he graduated with a degree in Audio-Video Technology.
Brad lived and worked in Phoenix for 30 years doing the work he truly loved. After 30 years, he could honestly say he never had a bad day of work.
Brad was formerly married to Marlene Rogers and they have two children, daughter, Jessica Hayes (23) and a son, Jace Hayes (17).
Brad was very proud of his children and a devoted dad. Brad never met a stranger and was willing to help others no matter what the situation. He was a very capable young man who could do almost anything. He was knowledgeable about most everything; he could look at a project and figure out how to work it out. He was a fun-loving person who loved his family.
Brad loved music and sports, especially NASCAR Racing and football – having worked at the Arizona Cardinals Stadium, working the microphone system for the referee’s and he had the opportunity to work at a Superbowl game.
He is survived by: his mother, Carol of Gooding; his son, Jace Hayes and daughter, Jessica Hayes, both of Bloomington, Indiana; two sisters, Polly Davis of Bliss, Idaho, and Sheri (Alvin) Otter of Green River, Wyoming; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and his soul mate, Jean Marie Maggi, who has been a lifelong friend.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ray Hayes in 1983; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
A celebration of life will be held in Green River, Wyoming and a graveside service will be held at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding, Idaho at a later date in the Spring of 2018
Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service-Gooding Chapel.
Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuenralservice.com
Obituary: Robert Max Bronson
March 13, 1919 – November 19, 2017
Sunday morning around noon November 19, 2017, Robert Max Bronson, joined his loved ones, family, and friends who had gone before. Those he left behind lost an all-time great Cassia County, Idaho, sheep and cattleman legend.
Bob came into this world on March 13, 1919, born to James Lewis Bronson and Alice Camila Lewis (both now deceased). Brothers and sisters included Ruth Ione Bronson Fuller, Karl Lewis Bronson, Naomi Jean Bronson Judd, and youngest brother James Hyrum Bronson (all deceased), and his one living sister Merilyn Bronson Reeves, who resides in Oregon.
As a young U of I college man Bob fell in love and married Lucile Margaret Peacock on February 22, 1942. Two sons were born to this union: Robert Douglas Bronson (Bob, Jr.) Karl Jule Bronson, both were outlived by their father. Lucile died September 25, 1946, and is buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Mitsuko, Bob Jr’s wife still resides in the View Idaho.
Bob married Melba Dean (Duffy) McPherson on February 14, 1948; to this marriage came a daughter, Kristien Bronson (James) Kingma. a son, Brent R. (Sandy) Bronson. Later Bob and Melba Dean divorced.
Jane Davis became Bob’s wife on December 31, 1969; and shared 47 years together at the time of his passing. together they operated the family’s sheep and cattle ranch. Jane was by his side for 47 years during the best and worst of times and was a huge asset to the lambing operation until her retirement earlier this year.
Bob enjoyed his five grandchildren: Sean Bronson and Nikkol Bronson Liddiard, Mitzi Lea Kingma Martin, Megan Pauline Vassen (Shannon), and Sydney Bronson. His five great grandchildren were a source of joy to him: Joshua Aiden, Khali Meadow, Anika Brooklyn, Ethan James, and Michael T Bronson. Bob also adored Tina Roberts and her family.
Bob’s dry sense of humor usually got the best of most who knew him. He loved to tell stories about spending summers as a youngster on Black Pine Mountain, herding cattle on his father’s ranch in Box Elder County and tending sheep with his red-headed Granddad James Lewis Sr. and his brother Karl. He truly loved the land near the Idaho-Utah border. With the addition of piping water lines into a system of ponds, Bob Sr. and Bob Jr. were able to grow crested wheat grass, where only sagebrush and juniper trees had previously grown. In 1992, 1998, and again in 1999, the Bronson Sheep and Cattle Company was awarded the honor of “Grassmen of the Year” by the Idaho Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. On July 24, 2017, Bob and Jane were honored as the Grand Marshall’s of the Oakley, Idaho Stake Pioneer Days Celebration. Bob enjoyed big game hunts and had assorted mounts from Alaska, the Northwest Territories and Canada displayed in the family home. Collecting and displaying farm and ranch antiques was a hobby enjoyed by father and eldest son Bob Jr. over the years.
The Bronson family’s motto, “CONTINUING IN A PROUD IDAHO TRADITION” began in 1882 at Almo, Idaho, with Great Grandpa Bronson and will continue with the family values and love of the land which Robert Max Bronson instilled in his family and all who knew him. Bob’s ashes will be buried at the family’s Clear Creek Cemetery in Box Elder County, Utah, right up there on top of the mountains he loved and cared for so dearly. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Obituary: Robert Louis Sears
August 5, 1928 – November 20, 2017
BUHL — Robert Louis Sears, “Chief” to most, left this world for the loving arms of his Heavenly
Father, at his home, November 20, 2017. Born August 5, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to father Clarence and mother Ester, he grew up in the city, but loved his uncle’s farm, helping with the animals, being outside. After graduating from Ohio State College, he started his own business selling farm equipment and bidding jobs for farmers. Chief loved showing off and doing tricks on his tractor. As with all good young men, he met and married the love of his life, Elaine Harmen and were married until her death in 2010. Bob and Elaine had three lovely daughters, Cynthia, Susan and Janice.
Bob spent quite some time with his neighbor, the Fire Chief and it was then he caught the fire bug. With his strong commitment to improving the world around him and his deep sense of protecting his community, in 1951 he became a volunteer fireman in Brecksville, Ohio. He later moved to Richfield, Ohio where in 1960, he was appointed Fire Chief, the youngest chief ever appointed in Ohio at the time.
Bob and Elaine then moved to California in 1964, where he was the Fire Chief for the American Potash & Chemical Co. And in 1969, he accepted the Fire Chief position in Boulder City, Nevada where he proved himself to be the most pro-active fire chief in Clark County. He managed to reduce fire insurance rates from a class 9 city to a class 3. Many a pilot project was tested by Chief in Boulder City and consequently adopted throughout fire districts in Nevada. Chief Sears was personally responsible for instituting “Operation Heart Start” which increased the save-rate of cardiac emergencies to well above the national average. Under Chief Sears’ command, BCFD developed into one of the best trained and equipped fire departments in Nevada. With a Proclamation from the State of Nevada Governor’s office, Saturday, February 9, 1991 was proclaimed Chief Robert Sears Day, and urged all citizens to join in recognizing the many years of outstanding service Bob had dedicated to the safety of the people of Nevada.
Bob retired after 21 years of service to the BCFD but did not stop there. After “retirement” he dedicated another 8 years to serving the public as a liaison to Senate constituents and a regional representative in the Congressional District office. Continuing his public service, he also worked tirelessly for the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce and was a lifetime member of the Chamber. As a volunteer, he also served as President of the Nevada Fire Chiefs Association, President of the Southern Nevada First Chiefs Association, Vice President of the Western First Chiefs Association, Chairman of Clark County Fire Prevention Council, Chairman of the Nevada Division of the American health Assoc, Chairman of the Nevada Fire Training Board and a member of the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Club. Chief also served 35 years as a member of the Civilian Military Council at Nellis Air Force Base and the Military Academy Selection Committee for Nevada’s Third Congressional District. When he moved to Buhl, his service didn’t end, as he served the Buhl Chamber as well and was the Vice President of the West End Men’s Association as well as a member of the Twin Falls Reformed Church. His record of professional and community service was an inspiration to all. He was an extraordinary person who lived his life with honor, integrity and selflessness. He was a friend to all.
He is survived by his 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and was preceded in death by his parents, step-father and his loving wife, Elaine.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 1, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl, Idaho and a Celebration of Life will be held sometime in January 2018, Boulder City, Nevada.
Obituary: Wanda May (Green) Shaffer
September 4, 1936 – November 22, 2017
Wanda May (Green) Shaffer joined her Heavenly Father on 11-22-2017 at her daughter’s home in Middleton, ID.
She was born on 09-04-1936 in Buhl, ID where she was raised and went to school.
The youngest of 3 daughters of Ivan & Annie Green. Her sister: Norma Andrews who preceded her in death, and Lola Kindt of Siletz OR.
On January 8, 1972 she married the love of her life Clyde W. Shaffer and moved to Filer Id. After 30 wonderful and blessed years together, Clyde passed on January 29, 2002. She felt the loss of Clyde every day. Now they are together forever.
At the age of 18, she started to work for Pet Milk, in Buhl, ID where she retired after 35 years in 1991. She also was on the City Counsel of Filer where she held several different posts. She currently was working at Discovery in Twin Falls, where she made many friends. She grew very close to the manager, Jamie Hair. Wanda did not have any children of her own, but she was the mother of seven by marriage.
David, Bill, Wayne, and James, Patricia, Loraine, Diane. She also has many Nieces, Nephews, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren that loved her dearly.
Wanda loved spending time with her daughter (Diane) in Middleton, ID, where she spent time with Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and extended family. Wanda and Diane would travel together to Oregon, Salt Lake City, Alaska, and American Falls to see family. Wanda was a very special person that brought joy and happiness wherever she went. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Filer Stake L.D.S. Church (841 W. Midway St.). A viewing will be 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will take place at the Kaysville City Cemetery on a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl.
Obituary: Ruby Schrank
May 31, 1931 – October 7, 2017
Ruby Schrank passed away, October 7, 2017 in Twin Falls.
Ruby Elva Jefferson was born on May 31, 1931, in White Sulphur Springs, Montana to Louis Jefferson and Mary Short Jefferson. She was the youngest of five children (by a few minutes after her identical twin sister, Ruth). She spent her childhood in White Sulphur Springs and graduated from high school there in 1949.
Due to a strong desire for an education, she accepted a scholarship to Columbus Hospital Nursing School in Great Falls, Montana. After her graduation, she became a registered nurse. While there, she met Duane Schrank who was stationed at the nearby Air Force base. They were married December 28, 1952, in White Sulphur Springs. After several years in Montana, they moved to Twin Falls in 1958.
She worked at Columbus Hospital for a time after her graduation, then at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana. After taking a several year break to raise her children, she spent many years as a pediatric nurse at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center.
She was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church since moving to Twin Falls and was involved with several other organizations over the years, including Junior Club, P.E.O., and Republican Women. She was also an avid bridge player.
Ruby is survived by her three children, Diane (Ken) Kephart of Billings, Montana, Carl Schrank (Letica Arriaga) of Vancouver Washington, and Nancy (Michael) Lidinsky of Meridian; grandchildren Sara (Jon) Fix, Jason Kephart (Blake Langton), Michael Lidinsky, Jr, and Melissa (Stephen) Collins; and newborn great granddaughter, Ruby Fix.
She was preceded in death by her husband Duane in 2011, her parents, sisters Ruth and Louise, and brothers Wally and Ted.
Ruby’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service at White Mortuary, 136 4th Avenue East in Twin Falls on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 1 :00 p.m. Condolences may be left at www.reynoldschapel.com.
Obituary: Dora W. Heward
December 24, 1924 – November 21, 2017
Dora Wrigley Heward was born to loving parents, Alexander and Olive Rebecca Bingham Wrigley. They were past the normal child-bearing years, so it was quite a surprise when this little girl was born into their family. She was born the day before Christmas, December 24, 1924. All of her siblings were delighted to have a baby sister. Dora often thought that her name should have been Joy or Merry or something to do with Christmas, but her father said, “No, she is to be named Dora.”
Dora grew up in the View area of Burley, Idaho. She was the youngest of six children, Olive Myrl (Oscar) Burgess, LeVirl, who died as a young child, Wilford (Verla Banner) , Raymond (Louise Brown) , Bernell (Eva Stanger). They were always so good to Dora. They made a great impression on her life.
One of Dora’s fondest memories is of her family sitting on the front porch at dusk and singing songs. Her father was especially good at singing songs that made them happy and feeling good about being together. There was often dances held at the Church, and they all attended. Dora’s brothers taught her to dance by letting her stand on their feet.
Dora was always taken to Church, and later in her teen years she was given many opportunities to serve in different callings, such as teaching Primary and leading the music in many of the organizations. She remained active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of her life and served in numerous callings in the Relief Society, Sunday School, and Young Women Improvement Organization in both the ward and stake.
Dora attended Albion State Normal with the intention of being an elementary school teacher. She did teach school in Rockland, Idaho for one year. Then other things occurred that changed the direction of her life. She married Gerald Bowen Heward in the Salt Lake Temple on December 28, 1944, after his courting her for three and a half years. To their union was born ten children: Rebecca (John) Mangan, Ida Lou (Jonny) Nay, Lynn (Carla Meredith), Gwen (Greg) Brower, Del Ray (Caleen Crane), William (Sherrie Baker), Alan (Melody Futrell), Kristin (Dave) Spence, Lorn (Danette Hodge), Janine (Spencer) Wilson.
During her later life she was active in the Burley Music Club and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She always loved her association with those ladies.
Dora was a huge influence in the lives of her children and her grandchildren. Dora was preceded in death by all of her siblings, her parents, her husband, a daughter-in-law, and grandson and many of her nieces and nephews. She leaves posterity of ten children, 58 grandchildren, 164 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in the View 2nd Ward LDS chapel. Viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Morrison Payne Funeral chapel 321 East Main Street Burley, ID. Services will conclude with burial in the View Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Morrison Payne Funeral Home.
Obituary: Marian Lou Griggs Lemke
July 4, 1925 – November 2, 2017
Marian passed away at her home in Walnut Creek CA. She was a descendant of an American Revolutionary War Captain and Territory Pioneers of the state of Idaho.
She was born in Montpelier, ID. Marian attended primary and high school in Twin Falls, Idaho. She attended Journalism summer session at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; The University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho; The University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Marian is survived by her two children; Son, Evan Hedrick Lemke, San Francisco, CA and Marian’s daughter, Tia JT Lemke
– Baskin (Arnold), New York, NY. Nephews, Stephen Randall Wilson, of Phoenix, AZ and Jerome Carter Wilson, wife Lolly of Hagerman, Idaho, Nephew Mark Griggs and Niece Gyla Griggs Conroy, of Las Vegas, NV. As well as, Grand Nephew Keaton Wilson of Hagerman Idaho, and Grand Niece Sloan Haney, husband, Shad of Nice, Oregon; along with several grand nieces and nephews.
Marian was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity. She was a member of Sophomore Honorary Spurs as well as other Academic Honors and service associations. Marian served as president of San Francisco’s East Bay Kappa Alumnae Association, and was a member of the Contra Costa County Kappa Alumnae Association. In 1955, Marian was named “Outstanding Woman of the Year” by the San Francisco, CA. Bay Area PanHellenic Society.
Marian with husband, George, moved from Berkeley to Walnut Creek in 1957 – Tice Valley Area. She worked at home for eight years, also raising her two children. Marian then started her work with the American Cancer Society, Contra Costa Unit. On her 25th year retirement as the Executive Director of the Contra Costa County, CA unit of the American Cancer Society, having accomplished groundbreaking work with cancer education programs, patient services, and fundraising, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors designated January 29th, 1989 as “Marian G. Lemke Day”. In addition, the board of Directors of the American Cancer Society Contra Costa Unit renamed the “Volunteer of the Year” award and designated this award to now be “The Marian G. Lemke Award”. Marian started the Cancer Society’s thrift store, “The Discovery Shop” still going strong in Walnut Creek.
Marian was also a member of the Acalanes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Rossmoor organizations, Antiques Club, TGIF, Republican Club and PanHellenic Club.
Marian was preceded in death by her first husband, James F. Paris, Lewiston, Idaho and husband of 54 years, George K. Lemke; her parents Hulda Peggy and Howard Griggs Sr., her brother Howard Griggs Jr. and wife LaRae, her sister, Epsy Jane Wilson and husband Jerome P. Wilson, all of Twin Falls, Idaho and Marian’s long time friend and companion, Richard Victor, Danville, CA.
Marian chose not to have a service. She will be interned in Twin Falls, Idaho, Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the
American Cancer Society
2185 N. California Blvd. Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
or your favorite Charity
Obituary: Lillian 'Lee' Francis Jensen Roberson
June 25, 1947 – November 6, 2017
Lillian “Lee” Francis Jensen Roberson passed away on November 6th 2017 in Gooding Idaho.
Lee entered this world on June 25, 1947 in Los Angeles, California to Thomas and Ester Byington Jensen, but it was in Boise, Idaho in 1965 where her life really began. There is where she met Floyd and Glenna Welch and their two children, Raleigh and Rosalin and became a part of their family.
Lee was a hard worker and learned quickly all jobs given her. When the family moved to Twin Falls, Idaho in 1968 they owned and operated the Pioneer Club. Together with Floyd and Glenna, she helped run the club until 1974. She worked for a brief time at Idaho Frozen Foods, managed the Red Steer Drive-in until it closed and then worked at Kmart in Twin Falls, Idaho until her retirement in 2009.
Lee was a sweet, gentle, loving person. She loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed family camping trips in the summer to Canada, Montana and the Sawtooth National Forest. She loved Thanksgiving and Christmas when the family would all gather together to enjoy the holidays. After Floyd and Glenna passed away, Lee enjoyed spending the holidays with her brother Raleigh and his family in Twin Falls, Idaho. Lee loved all of her nieces and nephews but had a special relationship with nephew Shad. These two had many fun adventures together.
Lee is survived by her husband Ray Roberson, brother Raleigh (Arlene) Welch, sister, Rosalin Welch Peterson, nieces and nephews, Aleis (Joseph) Maxim, Tia (Stacy) Thompson, Shad (Melissa) Welch, Brett (Kira) Peterson, Cameron (Stacy) Peterson, Heatherlynn Peterson, Colton (Dessa) Peterson.
Preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Glenna Welch, brother in law, ElRey Peterson and nephew, Shane Peterson.
Private Family services were held on Monday, November 13, 2017 in Provo, Utah.
Obituary: Edward Gene Borrowman
April 2, 1939-Nov. 24, 2017
ARCO, Idaho — Edward Gene Borrowman, 78, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID. Ed passed peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children, following a day of reminiscing and memories.
Ed was born April 02, 1939, in Pleasant Hill, Illinois (Pike County) to John William & Hazel Voshall-Borrowman. Ed was raised and attended school in Pleasant Hill and moved to Missouri following the death of his mother. Ed moved with his family to Arco, ID in the mid 1950s.
Ed worked as a cowboy in the Howe, ID area for many years during which time he found, domesticated and raised a bobcat, Butch. Ed then attended mechanics school at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID. Ed then worked at Gooding Motors in Rupert, ID where he met Mary Lou, his future wife. Ed then enlisted in the United States Army as an airplane mechanic.
July 2, 1964, Ed married Mary Louise Henscheid in Rupert, ID and then moved to Fort Bragg in North Carolina until Ed’s discharge. They moved to Rupert, ID for a short time before making Arco, ID their home. Ed worked at INL as a 1st class union pipefitter, retiring in 2001. Ed maintained lifelong friendships with his co-workers following his retirement who knew him as “Fast Eddie.”
Ed was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, four-wheeling, dutch oven cooking, and traveling with his wife in their 5th wheel to places as far as Arizona, Alaska, & Illinois. Ed was known for enjoying a good cup of coffee and blueberry sourdough pancakes. Ed was also known for having a calming influence with children and animals.
Ed, enjoyed for his life stories and humor, was a resident of Gateway Transitional Care Center in Pocatello, ID since June of this year until his admittance to Portneuf Hospital where he passed away.
His father had married Hazel Voshall who passed away, then Mary Hinds with children Pat and Dan, and then Inez Martin with children Glen, Bob, and Carolyn.
Ed is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Arco, ID) and his three children:
James and wife, Teresa (Salem, OR) and children, Rebecca & boyfriend, Chris Moya, (Albuquerque, MN), Shawn and wife, Holly (Salt Lake City, UT), Ashley & husband, Taylor Dalton (Logan, UT), & Michael & wife, Mandi & daughter, Ocee Vance (Salt Lake City, UT);
Janet (Oakland, CA);
John and wife, Ashley and children, Tarrah and Tegun (Carson City, NV).
The family would enjoy your company at the services to be held in his honor:
Rosary and viewing: Thursday, November 30, 2017, Anderson Family Funeral Home, 2555 US-93, Arco, ID 83213, (208) 527-7000, 6-6:30pm Rosary, 6:30-8pm Viewing.
Funeral and burial: Saturday, December 2, 2017, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 802 F Street, Rupert, ID 83350, arranged by Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary at (208) 436-5636, 11-12:30 p.m.: Mass and funeral, burial following at the Rupert Cemetery.
Obituary: Tonya Brandt Skwarik
January 7, 1967—October 29, 2017
Tonya Brandt Skwarik was born to Joe & Eileen Brandt on January 7, 1967 in Montebello, CA, and passed away peacefully on October 29th, 2017, joining her Heavenly Father after her battle with breast cancer. She moved with her family to Burley, Idaho and she graduated from Burley High School in 1985. She met & married Randy Moore and lived in the Paul area, they later divorced. She moved to the Twin Falls area. Where she married the love of her life Terry Skwarik they lived in Nampa Alberta Canada until the time of her passing. A devout follower of her savior, Jesus Christ, Tonya is survived by her husband, Terry Skwarik (Nampa Alberta, Canada); sisters, Kimberly Barton (TF), Debbie Woodland (TF), Cheri Pollard (OR); and brothers, Gary Brandt (TF), Monte Brandt (TF), Alan Brandt (Boise) & Chet Decker (OH). Known for her contagious smile, infectious energy, and unwavering faith, Tonya showed love and compassion to everyone she encountered. She was cherished by her nieces and nephews, always being known as the ‘fun & favorite’ aunt, and was sure to brighten just about anyone’s day with her genuine spirit.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Rosenau Funeral Home, 2826 Addison Ave E, Twin Falls, ID Saturday, December 2nd at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are encouraged to their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com The family suggests that memorials be made in Tonya’s name to Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Cure, Dept 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.
Obituary: Cole Anthony Hatcher
January 30, 1994—November 16, 2017
Cole Anthony Hatcher was the only child born to Tanya Larios Greene on January 30, 1994. Cole was critically injured as a passenger in a car wreck on November 11, 2017 in Jerome, Idaho. Cole passed away at the age of 23, with family and friends by his side, at 11:59 am Mountain Time on November 16, 2017 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. But Cole’s heart beats on in another, as Cole was an organ donor and he gave the ultimate gift of life to others. He was a strong and healthy young man and it’s a true blessing how many other lives were able to receive his gifts to live on!
From the time Cole was barely out of diapers, he was riding horses with his Papa, Virgil Larios. They were practically inseparable. This is when Cole’s love of being a cowboy first began.
Cole was also very active in baseball, wrestling and football while growing up in Winnemucca, Nevada. No matter the sport, his Mom, Papa and Mimi were always his biggest fans.
In high school, Cole joined the Rodeo Team competing in both saddle bronc and team roping and he qualified and competed in the High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming in Saddle Bronc.
Cole went on to attend the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, where he enjoyed being on the Rodeo Team, competing in Saddle Bronc and Team Roping. During his college career he achieved many accolades, such as, over 3 years ranking 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Rocky Mountain Region for Saddle Bronc and competing in the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming for two years, for Saddle Bronc. More importantly though, Cole earned two degrees at CSI, one in Welding and one in Equine Science.
Even beyond all that, Cole gained so many friendships with both the young and old along the path of his young life. From his early years in Winnemucca, to his college days at CSI, and his PRCA rodeo years........all over the country....not only did he touch so many lives, but he was also touched by so many people far and wide.......it’s truly amazing!
Besides rodeo and meeting new people, Cole’s other passions were spending time at the family cabin in Jarbidge and the Jarbidge Mountains with loved ones, fishing, looking for arrowheads, dancing, singing, laughing and showing off!
Cole was preceded in death by his Grandma ‘Mimi’ Dee Larios.
Cole is survived by his Mom, Tanya Larios Greene, Daddy ‘D’ Darrel Greene, Grandpa Virgil Larios, Sue Coutts, Aunt and Uncle Lana Larios Kapphahn and Kevin Kapphahn, cousin Cody Kapphahn and the love of Cole’s life, Salone Page and her and Cole’s precious unborn baby.
Services for Cole will be held at the CSI Expo Center in Twin Falls, Idaho at 2 p.m. Mountain Time on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Obituary: Kim Soren Hatch
October 25, 1950—November 26, 2017
BURLEY – Kim Soren Hatch, a 67-year-old Burley resident, peacefully surrendered his disabled mortal body on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at his lifelong home in Burley.
Kim was born Oct. 25, 1950, in Burley, Idaho, to Hazen and Gertrude Christensen Hatch. When Kim was born he had cerebral palsy which left him totally crippled. However, that did not stop him from having experiences throughout his life that many people will never experience. He has been from sea to shining sea; has traveled through many of these United States along the way and visited many notable historical sites. He has flown in an airplane all by himself and several times with company. His parents were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he was raised under that influence. His upbringing, however, wasn’t done solely by his parents, there were many people along the way who helped – family, friends, church members, and some wonderful care givers.
Kim is survived by his two sisters, Amaryllis Winn (Jerry) of Burley, and Ann Lee Owens-Allred (Byron) of Burley; and one brother, Marshall Hatch (Sherry) of Benton City, Washington.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Burley West Stake Center, located at 2420 Parke Ave., with Bishop Ty Jones officiating. A short graveside ceremony will follow the service at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley, where Kim will be laid to rest next to his parents.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Obituary: Richard Claude Milward
Sept. 16, 1941 – Nov. 25, 2017
Richard died peacefully surrounded by loved ones and listening to his favorite country music songs after his battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, he graduated with a degree in Industrial Arts from Wisconsin State University in 1965.
His life was spent teaching and coaching, both in Colorado and in Idaho. His passion for team sports – swimming, baseball, and hockey – inspired hundreds of students throughout the years. He always offered encouragement to his charges – and the occasional kick-in-the-rear when needed.
Richard also developed a passion for river rafting, guiding tourists down the Middle Fork and the Main Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. His guests loved his ability to weave a tale, and he could use a Dutch oven like no other.
Overall, his infectious personality made him a friend to all – especially to the lovely ladies with whom he loved to dance.
Richard is preceded in death by his sister Kay.
He is survived by a brother, Ron, a sister, Sharon, a son, Shane, and many other family members and loved ones.
No memorial services are scheduled. Richard simply asked that those who knew him simply go to a rushing river, raise a cold one, and think of him dancing in the heavens.
Obituary: Ardell Huskinson Ricks
March 6, 1925 – November 27, 2017
Ardell Huskinson Ricks passed away on November 27, 2017 at Stoney Creek Living Center in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Ardell was born on March 6, 1925. She was born on a cold, windy day in the little town of Sugar City, Idaho to Albert and Harriett Huskinson. She attended schools in Sugar City where she was involved in girls’ basketball, gymnastics, pep club, drama, and dancing. She graduated from Sugar Salem High School and then went on to work as a telegrapher for the Union Pacific Railroad.
Ardell was sealed to Vance John Ricks in the Logan Utah Temple on August 3, 1944. She and Vance were the parents of 6 children. Ardell was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in many capacities including: Relief Society Presidency and Primary Presidency. One of the highlights of Ardell’s life was serving a mission in the Atlanta Georgia temple along with her husband Vance. She loved serving and was always concerned with the welfare of others.
Ardell is survived by her 6 children, Gerald (Sherry) Ricks, Kathy (Jim) Anderson, Julia Brokaw, Wendell Ricks, Kent (Connie) Ricks, Christie (Wayne) Hyde, 19 grandchildren, 38 great- grandchildren, 4 great- great grandchildren, and her sister Carol Hopkins. She was preceded in death by her husband Vance, 2 sons-in-law, a granddaughter, her parents, 2 Sisters and a brother.
Funeral Services for Ardell will be held Friday December 1, 2017 10:00 AM at the Caswell LDS church 824 Caswell Ave. West with Bishop Brandon Seals conducting. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Thursday November 30, 2017 from 5-7 PM at White Mortuary. 136 4th Ave East, Twin Falls. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
The family would like to express appreciation to the staff and residents at Stoney Creek Living Center as well as the staff of Auburn Crest Hospice and Dr. Daryl Ficklin.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.
Obituary: Elizabeth Marie Windsor
August 24, 1922 – November 25, 2017
Elizabeth “Liz” Windsor, age 95, passed away on November 25, 2017, at the Boise home of her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Tom Walker.
Liz, the second oldest of Walter and Myrtle Goller’s nine children, was born in Hansen, Idaho on August 24, 1922. Liz married World War II Navy Veteran, John “Jack” A. Windsor, on January 6, 1945 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Jack, a Twin Falls Deputy Fire Chief, died on July 7, 1977.
Liz lived in Twin Falls for 66 years in the same welcoming home on Eleventh Avenue East, where she cared for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous relatives, friends, and their families.
Liz was preceded in death by her parents, five siblings, her husband, Jack, and four adult children: Sharon, David, Ben, and Bill.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Tom Walker, her daughter-in-law, Connie and her husband Dave May of Twin Falls, three sisters: Neva and her husband Bob Lincoln of Cheney, Washington, Doris Scates of Fountain Valley, California, Eleanor and her husband Jim Clark of Goldsboro, North Carolina, eight grandchildren (Jeff Johnson, Shane Johnson, Curi Stock, Stephanie McDonald, Jamee Muchow, Courtnee Windsor, Jake Windsor, and John Windsor), seven great-grandchildren (Kendra Johnson, Austin and Tyler Stock, Parker and Tommy McDonald, Sydnee and Benjamin Muchow), and four great-great-grandchildren (Blake and Lauren Windsor, and Riggin and Paisley Perkins).
Liz’s funeral will be held at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison, Ave. East, Twin Falls, Idaho, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017 with Pastor Brian Vriesman officiating. Burial will be next to her husband in Sunset Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Special thanks to the staff of St. Luke’s Hospice for the caring and dignified service they provided to Liz and her family.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
Obituary: Daniel J. Black
November 8, 1933 – November 23, 2017
Daniel J. Black, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully November 23, 2017 at age 84. Daniel was born November 8, 1933 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Arthur Myron Black and Hazel Emma Hanseen. He was the youngest of nine children. Dan grew up in Eden, Idaho and graduated from Eden High School in 1951. Dan attended BYU and Boise Jr. College. He married Leona Mae Davis in Reno, Nevada in 1952. In 1958 Dan and Leona were sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple. They were blessed with eight children, Dan Jr., Steve, Cheri, Bret, Brad, Craig, Tracy and Stacy. Dan and Leona are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dan farmed, owned and operated American Oil in Paul, and bought and sold commodities for various warehouses in and around the Magic Valley. After retiring, Dan needed more to do and began working at Walmart in the paint department. Dan loved to hunt, fish, ride horseback and play golf. Dan enjoyed coaching his son’s and son’s-in-law softball teams.
He is survived by Leona, his wife of 65 years; his eight children, Dan Jr. (Linda), Steve (Kathy), Cheri (Kenny) Rogers, Bret (Cori), Brad (Rochelle), Craig (Mindy), Tracy, and Stacy (Jeff) Burnham; 30 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; brother, Karl; and sister, Betty Lou.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jenaca Black; his parents, three brothers, Ferrel, LaMar, and Donald; two sisters, Enid and Lorena; and an infant brother, Golden Eugene.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Ezzy, Amanda, and the rest of the girls at Ashley Manor, also all the wonderful people that have given words of comfort and service.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Jerome Stake Center, 26 North 100 East Jerome Idaho, with a viewing beginning at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the Hazelton Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Daniel’s webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Obituary: Betty 'Lou' Sterling
March 21, 1932 – November 24, 2017
Betty “Lou” Sterling, age 85, passed peacefully on November 24 surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Montgomery, Texas. Lou was born on March 21, 1932 to Richard and Louise C Kelly in Thurmont, Maryland where she was raised.
Lou met the love of her life, Lehman N. Sterling, M.D., during her college years at Duke University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated with honors with her Physical Therapy degree. Soon after, they were married at the Jacksonville Naval Base in Jacksonville, Florida. After multiple naval transfers, they settled in Twin Falls, Idaho where they raised four children, multiple horses and beloved dogs and cats.
Lee and Lou were avidly involved in the American Quarter Horse and American Paint Associations and participated in many rodeos, trail rides and horse shows around the Magic Valley area. After Lee’s passing, in addition to raising their four children, Lou went to work as a Physical Therapist at Magic Valley Memorial Hospital serving both in and outpatient therapy and home health treatments.
Her kind and passionate, but firm, spirit allowed her to assist many in the Magic Valley area in their healing process, allowing her to get to know them which resulted in lifelong friendships with many patients and their families. She finally retired at the age of 77 – after a 55 year long career. She spent the next years visiting and puzzling with family, and spending time in her garden, continuing to bless her family with the opportunity to learn her canning skills.
Lou is survived by her children: Catherine (Jimmy) Gower and their five children, Shannon, Charles, Alison, Vanessa and Tara; Sara Sterling Strough and her son, Jacob; Lorinda (Doug) Grant and their daughter, Haylie; Michael (Linda) Sterling and their two children, Jason and Amanda. She was also blessed with thirteen great grandchildren.
A very special thank you to Liz Iudica in Conroe, Texas, who was brave enough to stick with us as mom’s caregiver for the past four years. She became Mom’s dear friend and confidant.
Per Lou’s wishes, a graveside service will be held for family and close friends on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 2296 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to People for Pets, 420 Victory Avenue, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301. Please note in memory of Lou Sterling.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
Obituary: Father Norbert (James) Novak
Father Norbert (James) Novak, OSB, a Benedictine Monk of the Monastery of the Ascension near Jerome, Idaho, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2017, three days after suffering a stroke. He was 80 years old.
‘Our God is above all a loving God.’ A deeply devout and faith-filled man, Fr. Norbert affirmed these words in every homily and throughout his varied ministries. As a teacher, ethicist, church pastor, administrator, hospital chaplain, spiritual director and counselor, and guest master, he fulfilled these roles with diligence, sensitivity, and filled with God’s grace. Fr. Norbert also had a heart for peace and justice. He made a real difference in the lives of many. Though he was an outstanding athlete in high school, he became afflicted with several life-long medical problems, and was confined to a wheelchair for the last several years of his life. He referred to his ailments as his ‘companions’ and nevertheless lived a full life of prayer and service right up until his death.
James Novak was born in Portland, Oregon of Czechoslovakian-American parents, Frank and Berta Novak, in 1937. He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin sister, Janet Rusch. He is survived by his sister, Carol Apple; and brother, Richard Novak of Portland, Oregon.
He received his B.A. at Mount Angel Seminary, where he also joined Mount Angel Abbey in 1957 and made final profession in 1961. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1965. He received advanced education, including a Master of Theology, at the University of Ottawa (Canada) as Anselmianum (Rome). He arrived here at the Monastery of the Ascension in 1997.
He will be sorely missed by many people. However, we take consolation by the end of his lengthy physical suffering, and by knowing that he was fully prepared to meet his Maker.
A vigil service will be held at 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 3, 2017 at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Monday, December 4, 2017 at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church with burial concluding at the Monastery Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared on Father Norbert’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Obituary: Dolores J. Wagner
Dolores J. Wagner, 85, passed away on November 26, 2017 at Intermountain Medical, Murray, Utah surrounded by family. She was born in Borger, Texas to Harry and Pearl Stetson.
She enjoyed traveling and fishing.
She is survived by longtime partner, Warren Atwood; sisters Sue Packham and Mary Hazlewood of Pahrump, NV and Carla Allen, Three Forks, MT; brothers Tommy Stetson of Henderson, NV, Joey Stetson of Magalia, CA and longtime friend Kirk Gorringe, Twin Falls, ID; step granddaughters, Brittany Wagner, Hagerman, ID, Tiffanie Curtler, Everett, WA, Stephanie Cutler, Arvada, CO and Serena Cutler, Pocatello, ID. She was preceded in death by her husband Duane Wagner, son Jim, parents, 1 sister and 1 brother.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on December 1, 2017 at the Paul Congregational Church, Paul, ID. No graveside service
Obituary: Bruce Roger Parrott
April 25, 1934 – November 28, 2017
Bruce Roger Parrott went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He was born April, 25, 1934 to Elsie and Alfred Parrott. He attended school in Twin Falls, Idaho. He married Adeline Marie Dickson on October 31, 1953. They raised seven children and fostered many others.
Dad worked in the meat cutting industry for nearly 20 years after which he and Mom embarked upon a journey of being in business for themselves running Bruce’s Towing and wrecking yard. That’s where many of their grandchildren grew up riding the wrecker, following him through the yard and meeting customers. Dad and mom opened their house and table to anyone who needed to eat, rest or just have a cup of coffee. Many friends were made over the years through the business.
Dad loved fishing, camping, painting and family. He had a passion for feeding people. He solved all of life’s problems with good food, hot coffee and well-meant advice.
Dad was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years; daughter, Cindy Nathan; and son, Eddie. Also preceding him in death were his mother and father; his brothers, Fred, Pat, Jerry, Larry and Danny; and sisters, Ruth Marie and Jewel.
He is survived by daughters, Ruth (Marten) Vonk; Sherry (Andy) DePew; Shawna (Terry) Harbaugh; Gina (Mike) Ordaz; and Holly Parrott. He is also survived by grandchildren Jon, Kate, JoAndi, Teneale, Dennis, Emily, Nick, TJ, Josh, Matt, Megan, Jennifer, Mikey, Kelsey, Mallory and Ali; and 16 great grandchildren.
A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00pm at Believers Church, 100 East Avenue D, Jerome, Idaho. We will also share a meal in his honor at 4 pm at the American Legion, 107 7th Avenue East, Jerome, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to the Salvation Army Feeding Program.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Bruce’s webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary .com
Obituary: Valentine (Val) Hart
July 17, 1941—November 26, 2017
Val Hart, 76, passed away November 27, 2017 of complications from pneumonia.
She was born to Victor E. Hoff and Alice (Vaughn) Hoff in Sprague, Washington and graduated from Sprague High School. She attended the University of Idaho where she was a member of Alpha Phi sorority and graduated with a BS in Education. She met and married (ex-husband) William (Bill) Hart while in college.
Val was a wonderful and giving teacher and held many teaching positions in Post Falls, ID, Jerome, ID, Horseshoe Bend, ID, Kwassui University (a women’s college) in Nagasaki, Japan, and South Junior High in Boise. She was a beloved teacher to many, and encouraged student athletes to continue their education.
Reading, travelling, walking, her book club, musicals at The Morrison Center, and plays at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival were some of her favorite things. She loved her boys, her friends, and her pets, past and present. She was woman of faith, and a member of Collister Community Church.
Val is survived by her sons Jim Hart, Ketchum, ID, and Vance Hart, Aberdeen, ID, and her grandson Brock Hart, Twin Falls, ID. She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers: Victor Hoff, Dennis Hoff, and David Hoff.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring. In lieu of flowers the family requests be made to the Idaho Humane Society or a charity of choice.
Obituary: Arlene B. Fairbanks Grose
June 8, 1916—November 27, 2017
TWIN FALLS — Arlene Grose, 101, of Twin Falls passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Cenoma House Assisted Living Center. Arlene was born on June 8, 1916 in Prosser, Nebraska, to Guy Fairbanks and Bessie Pratt Fairbanks. The family moved from Nebraska to Tillamook, Oregon in 1923, and then settled in the Hazelton area in 1928. She attended schools in Oregon and Hazelton, graduating from Hazelton High School in 1934. Arlene married Edward Grose in 1934. They farmed for 24 years in the Greenwood Community. After the death of Edward in 1959, Arlene moved to Twin Falls to live. She received a degree from the Twin Falls Business College in 1960 and attended classes at the College of Southern Idaho in 1966-67. Arlene worked for a local physician for eight years, and was employed by the Twin Falls Highway District as the Secretary-Treasurer until she retired in 1982.
Arlene was very proud of the sewing and cooking skills she inherited from her mother, and received joy from passing along her skills by leading 4-H groups for her children and many other children in the neighborhood. Arlene was a lifetime member of the local Eastern Star where she was Worthy Matron for many years. The OES was a very important part of her life and she enjoyed every minute she spent with the organization. Arlene was very active and enjoyed other activities including reading, golf, bridge club, pinochle and bowling. Mostly, she enjoyed spending time with family on holidays and many other special events.
She is survived by her children Shirley Pretl, Colleen (Bob) Henry, Betty (Lon) McDonald, Kathy (Ross) Deahl; one sister Ruth Harris of Boise; 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Grose; parents, Guy and Bessie Fairbank; one sister and three brothers; her son, Wayne Grose; and three grandchildren.
A funeral service for Arlene will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017 at White Mortuary, 136 4th Avenue East, Twin Falls with Chaplain John Martinez officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for friends and family will be held at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Order of Eastern Star Scholarship Fund, 565 Whispering Pine Drive, Twin Falls. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
Many thanks to the staff at Cenoma House for the love and care they gave her over the last two and one-half years, and the caring help from Hospice Visions during her last hours with us.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.
Obituary: Alexa Lois Brown
January 2, 1999 – November 27, 2017
Alexa Lois Brown was born January 2, 1999 in La Grande, Oregon to Aaron and Kathy Brown of Baker City, Oregon. Alexa and her family lived in Baker City, Oregon until 2002 when they moved themselves and their family to Twin Falls, Idaho. Alexa attended several schools in the Twin Falls school district without much success until she started Magic Valley High School where she excelled. With the support of the fantastic staff, Alexa’s beauty and talents began to soar. Alexa loved cooking and being a part of the culinary arts program as well as the drama department which became her true passion. Alexa graduated from Magic Valley High school in May 2017. She took a short break to road trip to the Oregon Coast before utilizing her scholarships at CSI in the drama program.
Alexa was very passionate about theater and was actively involved in the theater community. Nothing would light up her face more than when she would talk about her upcoming play. She always had a positive outlook on life and was willing to do anything someone asked of her. Alexa loved life, family, her cat Chibs and spending time with friends.
On November 27, 2017 this world lost this beautiful soul to a tragic car accident and yet her kindness knows no bounds as she will continue to give to others through organ donation and her legacy will continue to help others as she always intended to do.
Alexa is survived by her parents, Aaron and Kathy Brown; brother, Cody Brown; paternal grandparents, Bill and Judy Brown; grandmother Nancy Geddes; aunt, Tammy Geddes and several uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents.
The funeral will be held on December 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the CSI Auditorium. A visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made at any First Federal Bank location.
Obituary: Joseph Thomas Rasch
February 20, 1981 – November 28, 2017
Joseph Thomas Rasch, 36, passed away unexpectedly on November 28, 2017. Joseph is survived by his son, Jonah Rasch (Nicole Gouvea, Jonah’s mom); his parents, Michael and Marie Rasch; and siblings, Chris Rasch, Heather (Jay) Cooper, Jennifer (Kelly) Wilde, and Rachel (Steve) Masse; as well as multiple nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and cousins.
Joseph was born February 20, 1981 in Twin Falls, Idaho and lived in Jerome, Idaho next to his mom and dad. Joe graduated from Jerome High School in 1999, after which he went on to get a two-year nursing degree from CSI. Joe married Nicole Gouvea in 2005 and welcomed his only child, Jonah Paul Rasch. Jonah was gifted with his father’s fiery red hair, his curiosity, his witty personality, his intellect as well as his quiet, kind and gentle demeanor.
Joe earned a two year accounting degree from CSI, but ultimately went on to earn a nursing degree. Joe was an excellent nurse and was awarded the March of Dimes Idaho Nurse of the Year award in 2010. Joe was blessed with a wide spectrum of talents; although a nurse by profession, he could do everything from renovate a home to rebuild a Jeep to his latest project, building a zip line in his back yard. Above all, Joe was a caring father who loved Jonah with all of his heart.
Joe was loved by all who were given the opportunity to have known him and he will forever live in our hearts.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017 the Jerome LDS 7th Ward building, 50 East 100 South Jerome, Idaho. Grave dedication will conclude at Jerome Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers or gifts , please make a contribution to Jonah Rasch’s College Savings Account at any Pioneer Federal Credit Union.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Joe’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Obituary: Sherry Lynn Davis
July 31, 1956 – November 26, 2017
Sherry Lynn Davis, 61, of Heyburn, ID, passed away Nov. 26th 2017.
She was born on July 31 1956, to Don Ellis and Pearl J. Peterson in Twin Falls, Id.
She is survived by her husband Steve Muecke; mother Pearl J. Peterson; sister Donna Vawser, brother Larry Peterson; daughter Lacey Ann Davis, son Zachary Lewis Davis; and grandson Weston Lewis Davis.
She is preceded in death by her father Don Ellis.
Sherry completed her high school education at Jerome High School. She then attended Links College of Business where she obtained a secretarial business degree. She worked for the Jerome School District for 13 years as a Special Ed Paraprofessional. Sherry most recently worked at the high school. She enjoyed her job very much; she would always say her kids were angels from heaven with broken wings. They touched her life in so many ways, it was a very rewording profession for her.
Sherry was an avid fisherwoman, to the point that she always had her fishing pole in her car. She always wanted to be ready if the chance to wrangle a trout came up. She enjoyed the mountains and wildlife, as well. She enjoyed going out on the four wheelers with the family. Camping was also something that Sherry really enjoyed. Anything that would get her outside so that she could enjoy the sunshine and the free spirit feeling that nature gave her.
Sherry also enjoyed music. She would play the organ and sign along. If the organ was not near that did not stop her she could always think of a tune to sing, and sing it loud. She enjoyed turning on her tunes and singing and dancing along. It was always a joy to watch her get down to her music.
Crafting was also a past time of Sherry’s. She knew how to knit, crochet and tat. Sherry always had a knack for decoration and enjoyed it, too. She also could sew a vast variety of things. She really enjoyed when the family would get together and complete some crafting project.
Cooking was also one of Sherry’s passion. She could whip up many amazing decadent dishes. She found joy in crafting up hearty meals that would fuel her family. The skills did not end there, though, she was also a very skilled baker.
If you would like to participate in a celebration of Sherry Lynn Davis’s life it will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 2, 2017 at Eastside Southern Baptist Church (204 Eastland Drive North, Twin Falls, ID 83301). Services will conclude with Interment in the Wendell Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
If you would like to donate flowers please arrange to have them sent to Eastside Southern Baptist Church on the date of the service.
Obituary: Gregory Willard 'GW' McIver
May 13, 1991 – November 13, 2017
An amazing human always making a positive impact, Gregory Willard “GW” McIver, 26, died on November 13, 2017 from a severe asthma attack. He was born to Steve and Carol McIver on May 13, 1991. GW attended schools in Twin Falls and Kimberly, and attained his G.E.D. in 2011.
He loved exploring the natural world, fully enjoying skiing where he always hunted the best lines with his favorite riding buddies. When the snow melted he basked in the sun by swimming and hiking. GW was an adventurous and outgoing soul, never letting fear stop him from trying anything new. He went on plenty of road trips, played video games, appreciated great films and a variety of music. Music was a huge part of his life, grooving any chance he got, especially at live shows and music festivals.
We will always remember his contagious smile and laughter that he always shared with every person he came across. His loving and caring personality made a great difference to all his family and friends.
He left behind his mother, Carol (Mike) Sullivan of Jerome his father Steven McIver of Boise, brothers Travis (Kimberly) McIver of Chicago, James (Barbie) Elliott of Twin Falls, Mathew McIver of Twin Falls, and the love of his life, Maria “Mae” Murillo. He is also survived by numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of close friends.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Bill and Mary Nutting, paternal grandfather Ray McIver, a few friends, and his cat, Charlie.
A Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls.