Archive - Jun 2011
Eva Parsons Cunningham passed away quietly Friday, June 17, 2011, at home with her family near her side.
She was born April 12, 1922, in Sterling to Ralph and Velma Parsons. The second of three children, Eva lived there for the first two years of her life until her father moved them to Butte, Mont.,, to work in the copper mines. Six years later, with the Depression in full swing and the mines closing, the family moved back to Sterling.
IDAHO FALLS â Cynthia Ann Cover, 63, passed away June 17, 2011, at Promontory Point Rehab Center in Ammon from respiratory failure.
IDAHO FALLS â Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its Women and Infants Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Tuesday.
Called "Building Beautiful," the $20 million, 11-month construction project included a floor-to-ceiling renovation of the former Women's Center and the construction of a new 24,000 square-foot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Guests received guided tours of the facility to get a first-hand look at the patient rooms and technology and expertise available in the NICU.
BLACKFOOT â The 11th fairway of the Blackfoot Golf Course briefly gained a new hazard as a cropdusting plane crashed onto the fairway at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday.
The cropdusting plane is owned by Vector Disease Control International. It had just taken off from the Blackfoot Airport, heading north with the wind.
Golfer Brent Hill was on the tee box at the 11th hole.
"We watched it all," he said. "[The pilot is] lucky; I can't believe the plane is rightside up.
Claire Suzanne âSueâ Haralson, 78, passed away at her home in Arco on Sunday, June 19, 2011.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Moore LDS Stake Center with President Steve Tibbitts conducting.
A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Family Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93, Arco, and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Arco.
Antonio C. Longoria, 60, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011.
Antonio was born March 12, 1951, in Levelland, Texas, to Antonio Longoria and Balbina Coronado. He was raised and lived most of his life in Blackfoot.
Antonio enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, using nunchucks, spending time with friends and family and riding his bicycle.
Barbara J. Manzanarez, 78, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
She was born May 31, 1933, in Midway, Utah, the daughter of James Thomas Wilson and Edith Shelton Wilson. Her mother died in her infancy and she was raised by a cousin Johannah in Heber, Utah. She received her education in Utah and moved a lot in her youth. She has lived in Idaho, Utah and California. She moved to Aberdeen in 1995 and then moved to Blackfoot in 2004.
BASALT â About 750 people reenacted a bit of life from Merry Old England, last week. This corner of pre-17th century England met east of Basalt.
This was the XXV Uprising of the Barony of One Thousand Eyes. Translated, people have been attending this type of reenactment for 25 years. Participants recreate the middle ages from 550 A.D. to pre-17th century Europe.
Most of the people who attended this "Uprising" came from Utah, Montana, Southern Idaho and parts of Colorado and Wyoming that are west of the Continental Divide,
BLACKFOOT â Mckenzie Barbre is getting an extra-special gift for her seventh birthdayâshe is going to Disney World with her family courtesy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Mckenzie was diagnosed one year ago with rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that develops in soft tissue. Mckenzie developed a tumor on the muscle of her eye.
Eva E. Cunningham,Â 89, Blackfoot resident, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at her home from causes due to cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home.Â The family will meet with friends on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and an hour prior to services on Saturday.Â Interment will be in the Riverside Thomas Cemetery.