Our Obituaries

Maxine Phyllis Niemeier

April 5, 1924 - June 16, 2017

Maxine Phyllis Niemeier, 93, of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Friday, June 16, 2017.Maxine was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on April 5, 1924 to Peter and Marie Niessen. She was raised in Twin Falls and attended Washington Grade School, Vera C. O'Leary Junior High, and Twin Falls High School. She was an officer of the Girl's League during her junior and...
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Bradley Dean Halpin

May 29, 1953 - June 13, 2017

Bradley Dean Halpin, 64, lifelong resident of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away at home surrounded by family on June 13, 2017.He graduated from Idaho Falls High School. Throughout his life Brad worked for Halpin's Dairy Supply. He enjoyed the outdoors camping fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He lived his life by the "golden rules" which is to treat others how you...
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Nell Nell Johnson

December 29, 1925 - May 27, 2017

Doris Nell Johnson resident of Idaho falls passed away on May 27, 2017. She was born on December 29, 1925, to Joseph Samuel Dyar and Grace (Brown) Dyar in Blount County, Alabama. She graduated in 1944 from Marshall County High School in Guntersville, Alabama, where she was a cheerleader. She was married to Blair D. Johnson on June 26, 1943. She lived with her parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee,...
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Willard Orvin Olson

May 9, 1933 - May 26, 2017

Willard Orvin Olson was born May 9, 1933 on a dairy farm near Dresser Wisconsin to Ole and Borghild Olson. He grew up on that farm and attended high school in Amery, WI. After high school, He attended the University Of River Falls where he majored in Physics and Chemistry. He and his future wife, Sally Malone, graduated in 1956. After graduation, Willard went on to graduate school at Vanderbilt...
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Kenneth Charles Wrenn

September 29, 1938 - May 23, 2017

Kenneth Charles Wrenn, of Idaho Falls, passed away May 23, 2017 at Morning Star Assisted Living under the care of the Morning Star and Encompass Home Health and Hospice Care. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones throughout the day. Kenneth was born on September 29, 1938, In Topeka, Kansas to Charles and Ruth Wrenn. The family moved to Pocatello, Idaho when he was small and he attended...
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Suzie Deen Leavitt

July 30, 1951 - May 18, 2017

Suzie Payne Leavitt was born Suzie Deen Payne to Joseph Otto Payne and Myrtle Mitchell on July 30th in the year of 1951, in Pocatello, Idaho. Her father was a farmhand and mother was a stay at home mom in the small town of Aberdeen, Idaho. There she lived with her parents and her older sister Lovinia. In 1959, at the age of 8 they packed up and moved to Idaho falls. By 1970 Suzie graduated high...
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Geraldine Crighton

March 14, 1927 - May 9, 2017

Geraldine H. Crighton, a longtime resident of Idaho Falls, ID passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Morningstar Assisted Living. She was born to James Benjamin and Mae Dunston Halford in 1927, the younger of two daughters. Raised in Butte Montana throughout her teen years, she attended Butte High School and later graduated from Montana State College where she met and later married...
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Irene Crose

April 16, 1944 - May 8, 2017

Irene M. Crose, 73, of Idaho Falls, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. She was born in Weymouth, Mass., to Leo and Irene Chabot. She attended school in Weymouth, Mass. and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1962.Following high school, Irene married her sweetheart, Jack Eugene Crose, on July 28, 1962, in Weymouth, Mass. They moved to Idaho Falls in 1963 where Irene...
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Varsel Peterson

July 20, 1935 - April 30, 2017

Varsel Peterson lifelong resident of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away April30, 2017. Art was born July 20, 1935 in Idaho Falls to Arthur W. andArzula Peterson. He was raised and lived in the New Sweden area most ofhis life except for attending the University of Idaho and his hitch in the USarmy. He was a graduate of Shelley High School, lettering in three sports.After graduation he attended the U...
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Jerry Mac Hansen

April 8, 1955 - April 15, 2017

Jerry Mac Hansen, 62, of Idaho Falls passed away April 15th 2017 at his home following a very courageous battle with cancer. He was under the care of the great staff of Teton Cancer Institute. Jerry was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Darwin and Belva Hansen as the middle of five children. He graduated from Idaho Falls High School and moved to Laramie, Wyoming to attend WyoTech and follow his...
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Joretta Thiel Burke

August 2, 1931 - April 9, 2017

She was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on August 2, 1931 to Harry and Venna Thiel on their 4th wedding anniversary. She passes into internal peace on April 9, 2017. She grew up in the New Sweden area on a farm. It was there with strict German discipline and hard work that would affect her in a positive way the rest of her life. She attended the New Sweden Elementary, Holy Rosary Elementary and her...
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Walter Roth

April 25, 1945 - March 29, 2017

Walter was born in Turlock, California on April, 25th,1945 to Walter and Laura Roth. He was the youngest of 11 children. He was raised on a ranch and was taught at an early age about work ethics. Walter loved ranch life and the great outdoors. His father taught him to hunt and fish which he loved. Walter started driving a truck at 18 and drove for 45 years. He was awarded a patch from the...
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Audrey Louise Smout

February 27, 1927 - February 20, 2017

Audrey Louise Smout, 89, Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away on February 20, 2017 at Parkwood Meadows Assisted Living. Mrs. Smout was born on February 27, 1927 in Ceres, California.Audrey was raised in Santa Cruz, Ca. in the loving care of her Grandma and Grandpa Marchand where she loved playing on the boardwalk. At age 18 she moved to Stockton where she met her future husband, Ray E. Smout, who had...
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Ethel Louise Alleman

April 8, 1938 - February 17, 2017

Ethel Louise Staley Alleman, 78, of Boise died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at her home in Boise Idaho. Ethel was born on April 8, 1938, in Idaho Falls to James and Gertrude Staley. She was raised alongside her older sister Ellen and younger sisters Ruth and Wilma in Mud Lake Idaho. She met Jean Twitchell at a dance, and on August 27, 1956 the two were married. Ethel was...
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Earl W. Krenz

August 2, 1923 - January 30, 2017

EARL W. KRENZ Earl William Krenz, 93, of Idaho Falls, died the morning of January 30, 2017 after a brief illness. He was a hard-working, studious man with a prodigious memory, and loved to regale us with stories of the many curious, fascinating, and spectacular events of his early life in Saskatchewan. He was born August 2, 1923 to Julius F. and Hulda Scheuneman Krenz in Virginia,...
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Milton Roddy Fischer

August 28, 1929 - January 29, 2017

Milton Roddy Fischer (Rod) passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. He is reunited with his wife of 61 years, Pauline, and his son, Patrick. Rod was born August 28, 1929 in Wallace, Idaho to Nora Roddy and Alex Fischer. The oldest of two boys, Rod attended elementary school in Gilmore, Idaho where his mother was his teacher. He attended high school first in Salmon, Idaho and then the family moved to...
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Arturo Rios Thompson

January 18, 1971 - January 15, 2017

Arturo "Art" ThompsonArt Thompson longtime resident of Idaho Falls Idaho passed away at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Sunday January 15, 2017 he was 45. Born andraised in Idaho Falls Idaho to Carmen Rios and Robert Thompson in 1971. He attended School at Idaho Falls High School. Even though he Enjoyedriding a Harley and driving trucks he was always proud to be considered a "Mamma's boy ",...
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Anita Mae Newman

May 22, 1922 - January 7, 2017

Anita Thompson NewmanAnita was born 5/22/1922 in Lake Crystal Minnesota to Ida and Kenneth Thompson. She grew up and attended schools in Madelia, MN, and she rode her pony to school everyday. She met and married the Love of her life, Jack Newman, in Madelia in 1938 and they spent the next 63 years together. Jack died in 2001 and she missed him every single day. Anita and Jack moved to Idaho...
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Erica Allmendinger

January 16, 1970 - December 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.
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Timothy George Raymond Clarkson

November 7, 1961 - December 24, 2016

Timothy (Timmy) George Raymond Clarkson, 55, of Idaho Falls, passed away December 24, 2016 at home. Timmy was born in Helensburgh, Scotland on November 7, 1961 to George and Jenny Clarkson. He grew up in Garlochhead, Scotland where he attended both primary and secondary school before going on to college. He furthered his education at Springburn College in Scotland where he earned an Electrical...
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Maurice William Echo

July 20, 1926 - December 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.
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Brian Hall

May 30, 1935 - December 15, 2016

Brian Preston Hall was born May 30, 1935 in Port Lincoln, South Australia. He grew up living within a few feet of the beach and learned to swim in the ocean at a very early age. When he was 19 years old he married Ellen Williams. They had five children, Vicky, Tracy, Tina, Deb and Wayne. They all still live in Australia. In 1999 he came to the United States and in 2000 he married C. Jolene Eddy...
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Billie Nordstrom Dean

January 12, 1923 - December 7, 2016

Billie Nordstrom Dean, 93, passed away December 7, 2016, at Lily and Syringa Assisted Living. She was born in Ekalaka, Montana on January 12, 1923, to Bill and Ruth Strain Speelmon. She was the oldest of six daughters, two of whom died in infancy. The family moved to Mud Lake Idaho when Billie was 10 years old to join grandparents, Moreau and Romaine Speelmon who had homesteaded in the area....
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Peggy Taylor Hudson

January 10, 1939 - December 3, 2016

Peggy Snow Taylor Hudson, 77, passed away peacefully December 3, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Wilmington, NC to Edward Snow and Kathleen Taylor.When she was 13, and in Junior High School, there was a trouble maker in her class named Woody Hudson. At 16 they started dating. They were voted king and queen at their senior prom. She married the trouble maker right after graduating...
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Ruth A. Dean

July 26, 1932 - November 29, 2016

Ruth Agnes Dean passed away November 29, 2016 at Parkwood Meadows assisted living center. She was born July 26, 1932 in Rockford, IL to Homer and Catherine Shallcross. On October 15, 1949, she married Richard Dean. They made their home in Rockford, IL where they had two sons, Richard JR and Craig William. In 1954 they moved to Westminster, CO where they had their daughter, Valerie Kay. They made...
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Beverly Joan Benson

December 3, 1934 - November 24, 2016

Beverly Joan Benson 81 daughter of Karl John and Zelda Iris Toft, was born December 3, 1934 in Omaha, Nebraska. She passed away on November 24, 2016 at her home. She lived in Omaha for early childhood, then moved to California. She attended high school in California. She married Richard Anderson and was later divorced. She married Clarence O. Benson on November 6, 1960. They just shared their...
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John Richard Renfro

January 29, 1939 - November 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.
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Mary Viola Rogers

November 19, 1924 - November 4, 2016

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Darleen Joan Olehy

November 14, 1934 - October 23, 2016

Darleen Joan Wakefield Olehy, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the age of 81.She was born November 14, 1934 to her parents Raymond Guy Wakefield and Naomi Salazar Wakefield in Los Angeles, California.Darleen spent her early childhood living in the Florida Keys, Bremerton, Washington and finally San Diego, California where her Father was stationed with the U.S. Navy for 30 years.Darleen...
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Charlotte Louise Green

February 17, 1930 - September 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.
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Jeanne Louise Skinner

July 29, 1930 - September 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.
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Violet Leona Wiklund

February 13, 1935 - September 9, 2016

Violet Leona Casper Wiklund, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, September 9, 2016, at EIRMC. She was a resident of Turtle and Crane at the time of her death.Violet was born February 13, 1935, on the Casper family farm north of Idaho Falls, to Melville and Leona Lords Casper. She had four sisters and one brother. She graduated from Firth High School. Violet...
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Walter Petersen

October 5, 1932 - September 4, 2016

On Sunday, September 4, 2016, our blessed Lord came to take his child Walt Petersen, home with Him, at age 83. He passed of cancer at home with his family surrounding him. Walt was born October 5, 1932, in Idaho Falls, the third child joining his older sister Anne and older brother Henry; to Ernest Henry and Metta Marie (Rogalsky) Petersen. Walt's parents immigrated from Germany and settled in...
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Robert Daniel Green

July 11, 1954 - September 1, 2016

Rob "Cowboy" Green rode on to heaven on September 1, 2016. He lived Life larger than anyone. As a World traveler, he made friends wherever he went.Rob was born on July 11, 1954 to Harold and Wanda Green in Portage, Michigan. He was a 1972 graduate of Portage Central High School and attended the University of Michigan.In 1976, Rob rode West to work in the geophysical industry. He...
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Patricia M. Evinger

January 9, 1952 - August 26, 2016

Patricia "Trish" M. Evinger, 64 of Menan, ID passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 after a long illness. She was born on January 9, 1952 in West Des Moines, IA to Clifford and Evelyn (Acheson) Sutherland. When she was 2 years old the family relocated to Denver, CO where she attended school. She married Elmer J. Evinger on August 14, 1971. In 1979, they came to the Idaho Falls area,...
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Gregory Miles Duke

April 9, 1959 - August 15, 2016

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the death of a loving father, grandfather, brother, Gregory Duke of Idaho falls at the age of 57. Greg passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016 in the comfort of his home. Gregory was born on April 9, 1959 to Leonora Duke and to the late Rex Duke. He graduated from high school from Skyline High in Idaho Falls, Idaho and worked as a Pipe fitter/...
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Sharon Jean Schroeder

January 18, 1944 - August 11, 2016

Sharon Jean Kirch Schroeder passed away peacefully August 11, 2016 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchild at her side after a long battle with pulmonary hypertension. She was born January 18, 1944 to Herbert and Arvilla (Legband) Kirch at West Point, NE. She attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE, attending first grade...
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Barbara Jean Zitzman-Smith

April 11, 1950 - August 9, 2016

Barbara Jean Zitzman-Smith, 66 of Idaho Falls, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at her home. She was born on April 11, 1950 in Pittsburgh, PA to Francis and Isabel (Johnson) Zitzman. She was raised and attended school in Brighton Township, Beaver, PA and later graduated from Penn State University with a BS Degree in Animal Science. She married Norman Smith on October 18, 1975 at the...
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Thomas Winfred Yeary

September 4, 1953 - August 9, 2016

Thomas W. Yeary passed away at home in Idaho Falls on August 9, 2016 from a cardiac infection. Tom was born on September 4, 1953 in Idaho Falls to James H. and Ordeen (Hansen) Yeary. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his partner, Fred Marcum of Idaho Falls, and brothers James (Patty), of Orange, CA, David, of Idaho Falls, and Clifford (Liz) of Little Rock, AR. He has...
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Blanche T. Newman

December 15, 1925 - July 27, 2016

Blanche Theresa (Phillipp) Newman, 90, of Idaho Falls, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Parkwood Meadows Assisted Living Community. She was born on December 15, 1925 in Idaho Falls to Joseph Adolf and Frances Helen (Sieger) Phillipp. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, O.E. Bell Junior High, and Idaho Falls High School. Following graduation, she worked at an insurance company and...
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William K. Frederiksen

June 25, 1949 - July 26, 2016

William K. FrederiksenA valiant battle with cancer was won in Eternal Victory by William K. Frederiksen. He passed into his Eternal Home (with Jesus by his side) on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.Our dear"Billy""Ripper""Uncle Bill" was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on June 25, 1959. His parents were Howard Edward and Josephine (Joy Lawson) Frederiksen. Bill had three siblings; Kristine and Kevin(twins) and...
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Daniel James Slusser

May 1, 1982 - July 22, 2016

Daniel James Slusser, 34, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at his home in Idaho Falls. He was born May 1, 1982, in Idaho Falls to William M. Slusser and Sherry K. Slusser.Daniel attended school at Hope Lutheran and Kings Academy. Daniel worked at Little Ceasers as a signer. He loved his job there. Daniel enjoyed playing cards. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Daniel had an...
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Antonette Wind

June 11, 1933 - July 22, 2016

Antonette (Toni) Wind, 83, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 in Idaho Falls, ID surrounded by her family at MorningStar Assisted Living Center. Born in Cantalupo nel Sannio, Italy to Camilla and Thomas Gianfrancesco on June 11, 1933. She was the third of four girls and moved to America as a young child with her family 1935.On June 7th 1952 she married her high school sweetheart, John Wind, at...
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Ernest Sanchez

December 29, 1921 - July 16, 2016

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Danny Ray Ellingford

December 19, 1952 - July 6, 2016

Danny Ray Ellingford, 64 of Firth, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his home after a long illness. He was born on December 19, 1952 in Idaho Falls to Samuel Don and Patsy Carol (Windmiller) Ellingford. Dan attended school in Bonneville School District 93 and worked at various jobs in his younger years. Dan moved to Richland, WA where he worked as a health physicist for Westinghouse...
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Donovan Lee Kohler

September 26, 1947 - June 28, 2016

Donovan Lee Kohler, 68 of Idaho Fallls, ID, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 after a long illness. He was born on September 26, 1947 in Fairbury, NE to Clarence J. and Mabel Fern (Hurley) Kohler. He was raised in Fairbury until the sixth grade when the family came to Pocatello. He graduated from Pocatello High School, Class of 1965. He was drafted into the US Army, and served in the 11th...
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Douglas Edward Albert

July 19, 1948 - June 27, 2016

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George Konantz Hodgson

January 3, 1942 - June 25, 2016

George K. Hodgson, 74 of Idaho Falls and formerly of Mud Lake, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016. George was born on January 3, 1942 in Idaho Falls to Arthur James and Stella (Speelmon) Hodgson. He was raised working the family farm in Mud Lake and graduated from West Jefferson High School, Class of 1960. He continued to farm until joining the US Army serving in Texas and Germany. After...
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Jayne Stults

March 16, 1943 - June 22, 2016

A sweet spirit left us to begin her new journey on June 22, 2016. She was born to Henry H and Claire (Cornia) Clifford on March 16, 1943 In Idaho Falls, the youngest of four siblings. She grew up in Idaho Falls where she met and married Dave Stults in November 1960. From this union they were blessed with two boys, James David Stults II and Clifford Allen Stults. Dave was in the Navy so they lived...
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Thomas Davis Lee

September 5, 1946 - June 21, 2016

Thomas "Tom" Davis Lee passed away June 21, 2016 at Hospice of Eastern Idaho Hospice House in Ammon, ID, from Malignant Melanoma. Tom was born September 5, 1946 in Bostic, NC to Hubert Davis Lee and Annie Mae "Lizzie" (Watts) Lee. Tom attended Bostic Elementary School for grade 1-4. The family moved to Forest City, NC where Tom went to school for grades 5-12. Tom was the Student Government...
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Dana Elizabeth Buck

January 25, 1958 - June 21, 2016

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Rajio Kumar Singh

April 7, 1962 - June 19, 2016

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William Newton Marsh

January 23, 1919 - June 15, 2016

William "Bill" Newton Marsh, passed away quietly on the morning of June 15, 2016. Bill was born in Washington, DC on January 23, 1919 to David and Anna (Hinze) Marsh. Bill had two older brothers: George and Robert and one younger brother Paul, who all preceded him in death. Bill graduated from Burlingame High School in Burlingame, CA in 1937 and promptly joined the Merchant Marine Reserves. ...
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William G. Howe

December 9, 1930 - June 14, 2016

Bill Howe was born December 9, 1930 to David Alonzo and Ardella (Stone) Howe in Rigby, ID. Bill lived the first five years of his life with his family in Rigby until his father's death. He later moved to Idaho Falls with his mother and stepfather, Ardella and Garold McCullough, and his sister Barbara Joyce Howe Bennion. Bill attended school in Idaho Falls and later graduated from Idaho Falls...
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Michael David Earley

December 30, 1967 - June 13, 2016

Mike Earley, 48 of Idaho Falls, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 13, 2016 at his home. He was born on December 30, 1967 in Las Vegas, NV to Bert and Karin Earley. He came to Idaho Falls in 1979 and he attended Rigby High School where he graduated in 1985. He worked as a framer in construction in Star Valley and Jackson Hole, WY and in the local area. He enjoyed archery, whitewater rafting...
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Geraldine Emily Whitmill

November 1, 1917 - June 13, 2016

Geraldine Emily Whitmill, 98, of Idaho Falls, passed away June 13, 2016 at Lincoln Court Assisted Living, under the care of OneSource Hospice. She passed surrounded by her loving family. Geraldine was born November 1, 1917 at the foot of Shelley Butte, in Idaho, to Edith Pearl McMillan and James Joseph Farrar. She attended Basalt and Firth High School. In 1934, she married Lewis Whitmill and...
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Gary Robert Barnes

April 23, 1952 - June 1, 2016

Gary R. Barnes, 64 of Idaho Falls, passed away at his home. He was born on April 23, 1952 in Idaho Falls to Weston and Lucille (Messenger) Barnes. He graduated from Idaho Falls High School and then enlisted in the US Army and served for five years in Vietnam and in Europe. After his discharge he worked construction for different contractors around the area. He was married to Cindy Emery and...
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Raymond Andrew Burns

September 8, 1931 - May 24, 2016

Raymond A. Burns "Ray" died on May 24, 2016 in Idaho Falls, ID. He was 84 years old. Raymond was born on September 8, 1931 in Idaho Falls, ID. He was the fifth child of Wallace C. Burns and Inez M. Burns, both of Idaho Falls. Raymond was a life-long resident of Idaho Falls. He graduated from Idaho Falls High School. He earned his bachelor degree in business and finance from Idaho State...
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Charles Carrol Owen

February 23, 1928 - May 23, 2016

Charles Carrol Owen passed away May 23, 2016, in Idaho Falls. He was born in Idaho Falls on Feb. 23, 1928, to Blanche (Beam) Owen and Robert L. Owen, the third in a family of six children, five boys and one girl. He attended Idaho Falls High School, where he played the bass horn in the school band. He left high school to work in the post office as there was a shortage in workers due to World War...
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Wayne Frederick Colby

August 5, 1946 - May 22, 2016

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Gerry Dean Wielang

October 24, 1933 - May 19, 2016

Gerry Dean WielangGerry Wielang passed away peacefully on Thursday May 19, 2016 at her home in Idaho Falls, ID. Gerry was born in Port Orchard, WA on October 24, 1933 as an only child to Fred and Flora (Adamson) Ewing. At age 18, she moved to Denver, CO to begin employment with the FBI as an administrative assistant. That is where she met her future husband Joe A. Wielang. They were married in...
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Louis Z. Bodnar

April 30, 1932 - May 15, 2016

Louis Z. Bodnar, of Idaho Falls, passed peacefully on May 15, 2016. He was born on April 30, 1932 to Stephen and Mary Elizabeth (Czimer) Bodnar of New Brunswick, NJ. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Elsa Carey and Marge Zavetz; five brothers: Steve Bodnar, Frank Bodnar, Bill Bodnar, Art Bodnar and Alex Bodnar and a son-in-law Thomas R. Sherwood. He is survived by his wife of 58 years:...
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Angela Frost

February 24, 1924 - May 15, 2016

Angela "Angie" P. Frost, 92, of Idaho Falls passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Fairwinds-Sand Creek Retirement Center in Idaho Falls. She was born on February 24, 1924 in Idaho Falls, ID to Joseph Adolf and Frances Helen (Sieger) Phillipp. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, O.E. Bell Jr. High School and Idaho Falls High School. After high school, she worked at the law office of St....
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Jerald Carlyl Thorpe

January 15, 1936 - May 14, 2016

Jerald C. Thorpe, 80 of Idaho Falls, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Idaho Falls. He was born on January 15, 1936 to Monte Roy and Eunice Ailene (Walker) Thorpe. He was raised in the Shoshone, ID area and graduated from Shoshone High School in 1953. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War in the Far East, Australia and in the Arctic. After his Navy service, he...
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Cynthia Cathryn Sorth

April 21, 1962 - May 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.
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Sandra Lynn Rice

May 30, 1949 - May 4, 2016

Sandra Lynne Widerburg-Wolfensberger-Edwards-Rice, 66, of Idaho Falls died on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born on May 30, 1949 to Leonard O Widerburg and M. Louise (Moser) Widerburg in Idaho Falls, ID. She was welcomed by 6 older brothers and one sister. She grew up in the Garfield Community on the family farm. She had many happy memories of...
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Barbara Anne Friedrich

September 30, 1939 - May 3, 2016

Barbara Anne Friedrich, born on September 30, 1939, in Tilden, NB, to Carl Cecil Barr, MD and Ina Marie Barr, passed from this life on May 3, 2016. She fell while walking with her husband, Carl, and her dogs (Libby and Alle) and struck her head on a curb which caused an inoperable contusion in her brain.Barbara graduated from the University of Nebraska where she was introduced to Carl by her...
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Richard Edward Romack

December 9, 1922 - May 2, 2016

Richard Edward Romack, "Ed", 93, of Idaho Falls and Hailey, Idaho, died on Monday May 2, 2016. Ed was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Anne Elizabeth Browning Romack, and his second wife Jean Vance Carpenter Romack, and his brother Robert.Ed was born in Wausau, Wisconsin as were his parents Richard Wesley Romack and Martha Styza Romack. During his childhood, his...
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Randy Ben Wright

August 8, 1947 - April 29, 2016

Randy Ben Wright, husband, father, grandfather, scientist, died on April 29, 2016.Randy's life reflected both the light and dark of an honest existence. His was a life filled with intellectual brilliance and incredible loving support to his family, and also characterized by a lifelong struggle for health and internal peace. In death he has found tranquility and his kind spirit shines on in...
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Oleta Mae Reed

August 24, 1929 - April 27, 2016

Oleta Mae Duncan Reed, 86 years old, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. She was born on August 24, 1929 in Granbury, Hood County, Texas, the youngest child of Charles Edward "Charlie" and Alma Ida (Bernhardt) Duncan. She grew up in the small rural community of Ivan, Texas and went to school in Breckenridge and Graham, where she graduated from high school in 1946. At a very young age, she...
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Katherine Annette Ellingford

August 14, 1954 - April 24, 2016

Katherine Annette Ellingford, 61 of Idaho Falls, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016. She was born on August 14, 1954 to John and Helen (Simon) Clark. She was raised in Idaho Falls and attended Bonneville High School where she was a cheerleader. She married Mark Ellingford in Idaho Falls and they later divorced. She worked at the State of Idaho Health and Welfare and as a teller at Westmark...
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Beverly Faye Alfrey

August 27, 1937 - April 20, 2016

Beverly Faye Alfrey, 78, of Rigby, Idaho, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 due to complications from a stroke. She was born August 27, 1937 in Englewood, SD to Roland and Dorothy Irene (Dillavou) Merrill. She was raised in South Dakota and graduated from Lead High School in 1955. After high school, she attended a trade school in Rapid City, SD. Here, she met and married Kenneth J....
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Ivan Earl Catherman

February 24, 1922 - April 17, 2016

Ivan "Ike" E. Catherman, 94 of Idaho Falls, passed away on Sunday April 17, 2016. Ike was born on February 24, 1922 to Charles and Mabel (Hall) Catherman in Stites, ID. He attended Kooskia High School and later enlisted in the US Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force, in World War II where he flew as a bombardier and navigator and later as a Airplane Crew Chief flying B-17's over Europe. He was wounded...
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Peter Templeton Isaksen

October 20, 1948 - April 14, 2016

Peter was born at Nassau Community Hospital in Oceanside, Nassau County, NY on October 20, 1948, and passed away on April 14, 2016. He was the son of Shirley Cowell and the late John Isaksen. He was big brother to Scott (Marves) and Donald; Uncle to Kristin (Jared Abramowitz), Erik (Krissy), Danny (Daria), and Keri (Brad Orr); and Great Uncle to Dane, Stella, Colin, Olivia, Brody, and Caleb. He...
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Maria Jesus Landeros

September 7, 1906 - April 10, 2016

Maria Jesus Landeros, 99 of Idaho Falls, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016. She was born in on September 7, 1916 in Mexico to Jose and Carmen (Huerta) Ochoa. She came to the US in 1925 at nine years old and lived in Sheridan, WY. In 1936, she married Regino Landeros. They moved to the Lower Yakima Valley in Washington state and lived there for 65 years until moving to Idaho Falls in 2007....
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Paul Edward Alexander

May 2, 1946 - April 3, 2016

Paul Edward Alexander, age 69, died on April 3, 2016, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Paul was born on May 2, 1946, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Ward and Harriet Alexander. He grew up in American Falls, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1964. He was named a National Merit Scholar in his junior year. He attended the University of Idaho where he was affiliated with Kappa Sigma fraternity. After...
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Marjorie Smith Burggraf

January 3, 1923 - March 30, 2016

Marjorie (Marge) Burggraf, 93, a longtime Idaho Falls resident, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2016 surrounded by family, in San Diego, CA, where she had resided since 1999. Marge was born on January 3, 1923, in Salt Lake City, UT to Alonzo Melvin and Melba (Homer) Smith. She and her family, including her sisters, Tressa, Lois, and Joann, moved to Idaho Falls, ID in 1935. There her father...
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Gordon Lester Kimble

February 12, 1934 - March 30, 2016

Gordon Lester Kimble, 82 of Idaho Falls, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. He was born on February 12, 1934 in Burley, ID to Lester Edwin and Lillian Ethel (Evans) Kimble. He lived in Burley until his family moved to Idaho Falls and graduated from Idaho Falls High School Class of 1952 where he played the coronet in the school band and pep band and was recognized for perfect attendance -...
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Larry James Siefken

July 11, 1942 - March 28, 2016

Larry James Siefken, 73, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died Monday, March 28, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, of a ruptured aneurysm. He was born on July 11, 1942, in Columbus, Nebraska, to Arthur Siefken and Clara Johannes Siefken. He grew up on a farm near Columbus and then attended the University of Nebraska where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering.He began working at...
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Richard James Bonney

February 25, 1928 - March 26, 2016

Richard James Bonney, 88, joined his wife on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Richard was the son of Milton Samuel and Gladys Irene Place Bonney. He was born February 25, 1928 in Cranesville, Pennsylvania. He married Lois Ann Miller on February 11, 1948. They shared 67 years of marriage, before Lois passed away in August of 2015.Richard retired from the Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer, serving his...
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Larry Joe Orchard

January 20, 1954 - March 25, 2016

Larry Joe Orchard, 62 of Idaho Falls, died Saturday March 26 at his home. He was born January 20, 1954 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Joseph and Mary Ann Orchard of Idaho Falls.Larry will be missed by many people he touched over the years. He will be remembered as a brother, friend, uncle and neighbor. His kind and caring personality was acknowledged by those closest to him. He always...
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Annette Diane Justin

August 8, 1950 - March 22, 2016

On March, 23, 2016 Annette Justin returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father where she joined her family members who have passed before her. She is now free from her pain and struggles of this mortal life. Annette was born on August 8, 1950, the fourth of six children to Alfred and Reah N. (Crystal) Justin. She was raised Catholic and attended the Holy Rosary Elementary Catholic...
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Barbara June Hall

June 9, 1934 - March 13, 2016

Our beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Aunt, Barbara June Hall, born June 9, 1934, and passed into Glory on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the age of 81.She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Hall; her parents Mildred (Clevenger) Newman and George Myers; one brother, Joe Clevenger; and one granddaughter, Christina Alvarado. She is survived by her five daughters: Dottie (Raul) Garza of...
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James Juleen Isaacs

September 4, 1944 - March 13, 2016

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David Brent Southwick

March 23, 1954 - March 10, 2016

David Brent Southwick, born March 23, 1954, at the Idaho Falls LDS Hospital, son of Roy L. Southwick and Doris Marie Southwick, passed away of natural causes Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. David was raised in Ammon and graduated from Bonneville High School in 1972. David owned and operated a successful property management business in the Idaho Falls area for...
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Carla Dawn Hull

August 29, 1949 - March 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.
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Doris Jean Plesner

July 10, 1925 - March 9, 2016

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Lance Andersen Sullivan

May 17, 1948 - March 6, 2016

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Steve Arthur Hall

October 30, 1960 - March 4, 2016

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Lupe S. Ruiz

June 8, 1938 - March 4, 2016

Lupe Sanchez Ruiz, 77 of Idaho Falls, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016. She was born on June 8, 1938 in Taylor, TX to Lupe Sanchez and Maria Robles. In 1951, she married Navel Ruiz and they moved to Montana and later divorced. She was a migrant worker working harvests between Montana and Texas. In 1971, she started working for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and later went to...
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Mickie Jo Garcia

August 10, 1962 - February 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.
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Jesus Herrera Gonzalez

January 17, 1945 - February 23, 2016

Jesus Herrera Gonzalez, 71 of Idaho Falls, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in Idaho Falls. He was born on January 17, 1945 in Del Rio, TX to Antonio and Maria de la Luz (Herrera) Gonzalez. He was raised in Del Rio, TX and later went to California where he married Josefina Rivera Bazaldua and they later came to Idaho Falls where he worked as a farm hand and mechanic for Ashment Farms...
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Bernice Joy Sexton

February 8, 1937 - February 12, 2016

Joy Sexton of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, made her most anticipated journey into eternal life on the evening of February 12, 2016. She was being cared for by family members in Idaho Falls, Idaho at the time of her death. She was 79 years old.Joy was born in Niles, Michigan to LeRoy and Frances (Warman) Holston. Joy married Ramon Sexton on November 8, 1954. Together they raised four children:...
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Roger Wayne Cushman

March 20, 1950 - February 4, 2016

Roger Wayne Cushman, 65 of Ucon, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Roger was born on March 20, 1950 in Idaho Falls to Chester Gene and Donna Jean (Titmus) Cushman. In his life, he worked a full career for the Union Pacific Railroad, as a private plumbing contractor around the area, and most recently as a Planner at the INL. He was a respected master plumber and always worked...
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Rebecca Lynn McQuary

December 6, 1956 - February 1, 2016

Rebecca "Beccy" L. McQuary, 59, of Idaho Falls died February 1, 2016 at The Gables of Ammon from the insidious complications of early-onset Alzheimer's. Beccy was born in Pocatello, ID on December 6, 1956 to Rex Leo and Leonora Elizabeth (Emory) Duke and was raised in Pocatello with her two brothers Gregory Miles Duke and Ronald Rex Duke where she graduated from Highland High School in 1975. ...
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Vern E. Kelsch

May 30, 1925 - January 28, 2016

Vern Eugene Kelsch passed away peacefully on January 28, 2016 surrounded by his family at his winter home in Tucson, AZ. He was born on May 30, 1925 in Green Creek, ID, the son of Peter and Bertha (Pointer) Kelsch. The family later moved to Idaho Falls where he farmed with his parents, brothers and sisters. In 1944, he enlisted in the US Navy where he proudly served aboard the USS Intrepid during...
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Joy Inez Davalos

January 18, 2002 - January 27, 2016


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Lolita Clay Jones

January 31, 1948 - January 25, 2016

Lolita "Lita" Clay Jones, 67 of Idaho Falls, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at her home. She was born on January 31, 1948 in Idaho Falls, ID to William and Bonnie (Hammer) Clay and graduated from Idaho Falls High School. She married Robert "Bob" Jones on February 25, 1967 and they moved around the world during his Air Force career and eventually settled in Idaho Falls in 1985. Lita...
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Fred Daniel Petersen

September 21, 1928 - January 20, 2016


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Dianne Merkley

January 14, 1949 - January 19, 2016

Dianne Merkley, 67, passed away on January 19, 2016, in Idaho Falls, ID. She was born on January 14, 1949, in Salmon, ID to Mark and Alta (Hansen) Phillips. She married Richard R Merkley in Boise, ID, and they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Provo Temple on December 8, 1976.Dianne's family meant the world to her and everything she did, she did for them. Despite numerous health...
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