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Aileen Y. Uriona

December 26, 2012

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Aileen Young Uriona, 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 with her family by her side.
Aileen was born in Pocatello on June 18, 1929, a daughter of Terry William and Afton Vermina Jensen Young. She graduated from Firth High School.
Aileen married her sweetheart, Joseph Boyd Uriona, on Jan. 24, 1947.
She enjoyed doing genealogy especially family history of the Basque culture.  Aileen worked in the accounting industry for 47 years.  She enjoyed spending summers in Island Park with her family.


December 26, 2012

Thomas Alton Moon, 91, of Payette passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at home in Payette.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. A viewing will be from noon to 2 p.m. prior to services. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Payette. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Tom’s family at

Vesta Lee Hone Gentillon

December 26, 2012

Sept. 25, 1929-Dec. 21, 2012
Vesta Lee Hone Gentilllon, 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 21, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the York Road LDS Church building, 1291 West 65th South, Idaho Falls under the direction of Zeyer Funeral Chapel, Nampa. The family will visit with friends from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery in Firth.

Tex Elkington, 18

December 26, 2012

Tex D. Elkington, 18. died unexpectedly after a short illness on Dec. 20, 2012 at EIRMC in Idaho Falls.
Tex was born Oct 25, 1994 in Goshen, the son of Ben Elkington and Carol Cannon.  Tex grew up in Goshen and recently lived in Rigby, Sugar City and Firth. One of his sisters set up a FB group, “We Love Tex”, and there are over 1,000 members of that group.

Lorin Willis Casper, 84

December 26, 2012

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Lorin Willis Casper, 84, died on Dec. 21, 2012 in St. George, Utah. 
He was born on May 8, 1928 in Driggs to Willard James Casper and Delis Stevens. He was married to Dorothy Jean Small in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Oct. 26, 1949.  This past October, they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Lorin was born and raised in Driggs.  He attended Teton High School where he was the student body president and a champion boxer. 

Jessica Leigh Baker, 33

December 26, 2012

Jessica Leigh Baker, 33,  passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2012, of a longterm illness. Jessica was born on July 13, 1979 to Tonea L. Ballard and Leslie Baker Sr., in Pocatello.  Jessica was the great-great-granddaughter of Willie George and a great-great-great-granddaughter of Chief Tendoy.
Jessica graduated from the Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School in 1999.  She worked at several different occupations, not knowing what field to go into. 

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