Archive - Sep 2012
Preston âKeithâ Tarpley, 49, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Aug.3 0, 2012 in a valiant rescue attempt.
Keith was born July 23, 1963 in Auburn, Calif., to Jimmy Wade Tarpley and Carrie Judith Thomas Fayle.Â He lived many places, including Applegate, Calif.,; and Medicine Lodge, Dubois, Post Falls, Blackfoot and Sandpoint.Â He graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On April 11, 1981. Keith married Ellen Harris. his high school sweetheart. in Blackfoot.Â Together they had three children, Anisha Jo, Tyler and Kyle.
Jacquelyn Rae-Gean Poulson was born February 22, 1981 American Falls, ID and died tragically in an electrocution accident on August 30, 2012.
Lance Hicks passed away Aug. 30, 2012.Â
He was born to Sherlene Hicks of Blackfoot and Gene Hicks of Idaho Falls on July 3, 1971 in Rexburg.Â Lance has two older brothers, Danny (Sherri) and Shawn (Cory) Hicks, both of Texas.Â
For the majority of his childhood and all of his adult life he has lived in Blackfoot.Â Shortly after high school Lance married April LeProuse and they had one daughter, Brittni Jean Hicks (Bench).
BLACKFOOT â There is a dark cloud of sadness hanging over Blackfoot and throughout the region this week, as funeral preparations are made for three Blackfoot residents (Jackie Poulson, 31, Lance Hicks, 41, and Keith Tarpley) who entered into an electrically charged canal and were electrocuted Thursday night in the Groveland area.
And while residents are out enjoying the Eastern Idaho State Fair and other end-of-the-summer activities, the tragedy is weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of everyone in the community.