Archive - Nov 29, 2010
Connie Kimball Wahlen, 54, of Aberdeen passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Connie was born Nov. 5, 1956, in Oakland, Calif., to Clisbee Blaine and Gloria Greene Kimball.
She attended and graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. After graduation she attended Brigham Young University where she received her bachelorâ€™s degree in accounting.
While attending college she met Kim Wahlen and they were married on May 12, 1979, in the Oakland, California LDS Temple.
Ralph Hoopes Stantliff, 86, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at his home.
He was born March 24, 1924, in Mountain Home to Eldridge and Edith E. Hoopes Stantliff. He attended school in Mountain Home. He has lived up and down the Snake River Valley, mostly in Blackfoot.
Ralph served in the United States Army medical corps during World War II.
He married Jessie Dirks; they were later divorced.
He worked in potato warehouses in various cities. He loved helping others and helping at the Senior Center.
Ralph enjoyed dancing and visiting with everyone at the senior center.
McKeon James Whitten, born Oct. 1, 2010, returned home to the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, Nov. 24, 2010, due to difficulties from a heart condition. McKeon was the third son of Michael and Kaylene (Tucker) Whitten.
Our sweet little boy was a great blessing to our family. Although he was with us only a short time, he touched the lives of many. McKeon enjoyed being home with his family and being held by his older brothers. We are very grateful for the brief time we were able to spend with him and look forward to when our family can be together again.
Dave Chamberlain, 74, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the Renaissance Assisted Living center in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling, Blackfoot, and will be announced.
Alice A. Ward Ruddâ€™s Opus
It is quieter in our lives today; the organ and piano are hushed. The music from gifted fingers and a tender loving heart is now being shared with a Celestial Choir. Sweet, charitable Alice died Nov. 27, 2010, at her home, at 3016 W. Cedar Lane in American Falls. She was 80 years old.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ Robert â€śBobâ€ť Hemmert followed a circuitous path to get to working with students. He is the Career Center Coordinator at Blackfoot High School.
â€śI love my job,â€ť Hemmert said.
Among other things, the people in the Career Center at the high school help students develop their portfolio, as they line up their classes to meet their long-term goals. On-line classes from Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) are also available. Students can earn both high school and college credit from IDLA classes.
Blackfoot High School senior and trombonist Daniel Burt put on a benefit concert for Blackfoot Community Dinner Table Saturday evening at BPAC. It was also his Eagle Scout project.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ The 125 people in the audience at the benefit concert for the Blackfoot Community Dinner Table on Saturday were treated to a fun evening filled with music from a wide spectrum of genre.
People donated 100 coats and $493.