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Archive - Jan 14, 2013

Michael 'Joe' Lusk, 65

January 14, 2013

Michael “Joe” Lusk, 65, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the Portneuf Medical Center from complications of cancer.
He was born Feb. 8, 1947 at Pocatello to Ralph Bailey and BernaDeane Brower Lusk.  Joe was raised in the Arbon Valley and attended school in Pocatello, graduating from Pocatello High School.  He has lived in Arbon Valley, Pocatello and Blackfoot.
Joe joined the United States Navy in 1966; he served in the Vietnam War and was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay.  Following his four-year tour of duty he was honorably discharged.

Joyce D. Wallace, 77

January 14, 2013

Joyce Derlene Wallace, 77 of Carpenter, Wyo., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Life Care Center in Cheyenne.
She was born Oct. 29, 1935 in Pueblo, Colo., and had lived in Carpenter since 1998.
Joyce was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed painting.

Jeraldine T. Duncan, 74

January 14, 2013

Jeraldine T. Duncan, 74, of San Tan Valley, AZ, formally of Blackfoot ID. passed away on January 8, 2013 in Gilbert, AZ. Born in Brigham City, UT to Floyd and Ardella (Nelson) Turner, Jerry arrived on November 3, 1938. She was the oldest of seven children. Her siblings were Rodger, Rayola, Alina, Edward, Howard, and Lana Turner.
She worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Arnell Drug and Wal-Mart in Blackfoot Id. until she retired in 1994. Jerry will be remembered as a great fisherman, an avid gardener, and her craft creations. She did what she wanted when she wanted.

Donald Wayne Wood, 60

January 14, 2013

Donald Wayne Wood, 60, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at his home, due to complications from dementia and Alzheimer’s.
 Donald was born April 12, 1952 in Blackfoot to Daniel Claude and Josephine Lewis Wood.
 He grew up in the Blackfoot area, living in Fort Hall, Thomas and Blackfoot.  He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1970.  He then attended Ricks College and received his bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University.

Riggin 'Big Rig' Glenn Wright, 18-month infant

January 14, 2013

Riggin 'Big Rig' Glenn Wright, 18-month infant
 Riggin passed from this earthly life into the arms of a loving Heavenly Father on Jan. 10, 2013.
 Riggin was born June 30, 2011 in Idaho Falls.  He joined the family of Glenn and Linda Wright five weeks after his birth.  Riggin struggled with several physical and mental disabilities and their effects.  Riggin was a pure joy to be around, he brought peace and happiness to all those whom he came in contact with.

Mark Anthony Bynum, 52

January 14, 2013

Mark Anthony Bynum, 52, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center, surrounded by his family ten days after injuries sustained by an automobile accident.
Mark was born October 28, 1960 in Merced, California to Junior Bynum and Martha Lousie Tillotson.  He was raised in Modesto, California and graduated from Modesto High School

Former resident pick as Congressman's aide

January 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In December, Idaho First District Congressman Raul Labrador named Jason Bohrer his chief of staff.
Bohrer is the son of Herb and Linda Bohrer from Springfield.
As chief of staff, Bohrer manages a little bit of everything.
“As chief of staff, I check to see how the Congressman’s legislative priorities are progressing,” Bohrer said. “I help to schedule hearings, line up co-sponsors and make sure votes are ready to go on bills that help advance the Congressman’s legislative priorities.

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