Archive - Jul 25, 2011
LaVerne N. Malcom died on July 23, 2011 at the home of her daughter in Shelley.Â She suffered with lung cancer and emphysema and fought a valiant fight.
LaVerne Hancock was born Oct 25, 1921 in Downey, Idaho to Louis Delbert Hancock and Ethelyn Francilda Norby Hancock.Â She was delivered by her Grandmother Anderson.Â LaVerne was the third child in a family that would grow to 8 children.
BLACKFOOT - Our wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Charlotte Wilson Hagar, 71, passed away quietly on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Born on September 16, 1939 in Pocatello, the daughter of Thomas and Kathryn Wilson.Â She attended Pocatello Schools, graduating from Pocatello High School in 1957.
She was married in August, 1958 to LaMar Hagar.Â The couple moved to Blackfoot that same year and have resided here since.Â The couple had three children: John, James and David.
Myrtle E. McNee, 94, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away July 22, 2011 at Bingham Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Blackfoot.Â
Â She was born December 18, 1916 at St. Anthony, Idaho to Richard LeRoy Broadhurst and Edna Mae Godfrey Broadhurst, the second child and only daughter of four children.
On April 7, 1934 she married Dean C. McNee.Â Four children were born to this union.Â They farmed in the Egin area and later moved to Firth where they also farmed.Â
By BOB HUDSON
A former Moreland man has become a national celebrity in Okinawa because of the simple gesture of returning an enemy soldier's wallet.
Durl Gibbs came into possession of the wallet during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. He returned it to the soldier's daughter earlier this year.
"I got the wallet just before we dug in for the night," Gibbs recalled. He had become his unit's radioman two or three days earlier. "Because I had the radio, I had to be right beside the platoon sergeant."