Archive - Sep 2012
Almo Bud Womack, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Sept.17, 2012 at his home.
He was born October 3, 1923 in Riverton, Idaho, to Walter Nathaniel Womack and Julia Ann Teeples.¬† He attended school in Blackfoot and Ashton.¬† Almo served his country in the Army in World War II, spending time in Texas and San Francisco, Calif.
On Oct. 8, 1942 Almo married Doris L. Wallace in Blackfoot.¬† Together they had nine children, Wesley, LaVerl, Barry, DeRay, Lavon, Brice, Teddy, Dianna and Dorena.
Almo was a farmer, mechanic and logger.¬† In his free time he enjoyed gardening.¬†
FORT HALL ‚ÄĒ Chrislene (BadHawk-Tyler) Toane, 52, passed away at home in the arms of her husband Harvey on Sept. 16, 2012.
Chrislene was born to Eva Tyler and Gene Bad Hawk on Feb. 25, 1960, in Pocatello. She was an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe. Her father was a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Poplar, Mont.
CHUBBUCK ‚Äď Edwood L. Bullock, 70, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Sept.15, 2012
Ed was born June 8, 1942, in Murray, Utah, the first of five children born to Woodrow Vance and Lorraine (Meacham) Bullock.
He was raised and educated in the Grace and Soda Springs area. He held a state high school track record for the mile for many years. During his high school years, he ran a trap line to raise money to purchase sporting goods.
BLACKFOOT - Entering Tuesday evenings non-conference soccer match with Idaho Falls the Blackfoot Bronco soccer squad has not tasted a defeat in nearly a year but for seventy minutes on their home pitch it looked as if that unbeaten streak was coming to an end. That is until the Broncos awakened with a trio of goals from Andy Garcia, including a sweet header in the final seconds of play, as the defending state champions celebrated a thrilling come from behind 4-3 victory.
BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ The mother of a disabled Blackfoot High School student has expressed frustration that a handicap access elevator at the school is broken and has been since the start of school two weeks ago.
Blackfoot High School principal John Pierce said the elevator was not used over the summer.
‚ÄúWe were not alerted to the situation until one week before school started,‚ÄĚ Pierce said. ‚ÄúThe elevator is currently out of service.
‚ÄúWe are in touch with the company [that repairs elevators],‚ÄĚ the principal said. ‚ÄúWe want the part appropriately fixed and installed properly for student safety.
¬†¬†¬† Robert Allen Troumbley, 79 of Blackfoot passed away September 15, 2012 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† He was born September 3, 1933 in Fort Ann, New York, the son of Warren and Ethel Elizabeth Brayman Troumbley.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Robert attended school in New York in his early years. He later moved to Orem, Utah¬†¬† where attended Utah Valley Community College for a few years.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Robert married Sharon Layne O‚ÄôNeil on December 23, 1958 in Hudson Falls, New York.
Firth, ID¬† Gene ‚ÄúFat Boy‚ÄĚ Taylor, 43 year Idaho Falls resident and former Blackfoot resident, died on Friday evening, September 14, 2012,¬† from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident after colliding with a deer on Highway 91 on the out-skirts of Firth.
Kelly K. Thomas, 68, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at Kimball‚Äôs Residential Care Facility in Blackfoot.
Kelly was born April 13, 1944 in Pocatello to Robert K. Thomas and Mable Thomas.¬† He attended school in Pocatello, graduating from Highland High School.¬† He then attended and graduated from Idaho State University's Vo-Tech program in Merchandising Management and Auto Body.¬† He worked a number of years in auto body and at Idaho State University.
He made his home in Blackfoot at Kimball‚Äôs Residential Care Facility.
POCATELLO ‚ÄĒ At the pivotal age of 16, Marcy Gray was diagnosed with a disease that affects only only three out of every 1 million people in the United States. Gray has Aplastic Anemia, a rare blood disorder that leaves its victims easily bruised, at high risk for infections and severely exhausted.
Over the years, Gray had limited energy and would get her blood levels checked every month. While the disorder was annoying at best, it was not life-threatening until February of 2011 when Gray's levels went from low to severely low.
Mark Porter, president of Porter's Office Products of Rexburg, has announced that Porter's Office Products, one of Idaho's leading independent office products dealers, has merged with M & H Office Supply of Blackfoot.
Under the terms of the agreement, Porter's is acquiring M & H's commercial office product business. M & H also operates a scrapbook store which will continue to operate independently.