Blackfoot fire captain Kurt Aikele was honored by family, friends and firemen from around the state as he was buried Friday at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Fire trucks and paramedic ambulances from Blackfoot, Fort Hall, Ammon, Burley, Boise, Nampa and Meridian took part in the procession from the Blackfoot West LDS Stake Center.
Hundreds of people attended the service to honor Aikele and his family.
During the graveside service, dispatch called for Captain Kurt Aikele three times by name. After no response, dispatch announced Captain Kurt Aikele was 10-8.
Annie Prouse reaches the century mark today.
She has seen plenty of changes in her 100 years.
âI never thought I would ever live this long,â Prouse said.
Her advice for longevity is âbehave yourself.â
Born in 1912 in Salt Lake City, she was the youngest of her 14 siblings.
âI didnât know my older siblings so well,â she said. âThey were out of the house mostly when I was growing up.â
Her parents were Albert and Lottie Sharp.
The family moved up to the Blackfoot area when she was little. They lived near Grave Creek.
âWe would move to the hills during the summer,â Prouse said.