Archive - Jan 22, 2013
BLACKFOOT â€” Rollin' For A Cause, a foundation formed by Susan Jensen of Blackfoot to help those in the area struggling with the cost of juvenile diabetes, is assisting Pocatello teen Kaela Collazo in her efforts to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Collazo, who is a Type 1 diabetic, is organizing a 'talent show' fundraiser at Pocatello High School (where she attends school) on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Collazo received permission from the district's school board to have the event, but learned that there is a $300 fee to use the school's facilities.
BLACKFOOT â€” Families in the area who are struggling financially this winter due to medical costs incurred from juvenile diabetes can contact Rollin' For A Cause' for some financial relief.
Susan Jensen of Blackfoot started Rollin' For A Cause in 2011 to help those in need after suffering financial stress and losing her 12 year old daughter, Camille to juvenile diabetes.
"If there is anyone out there who needs help (or knows of anyone who needs help), please let us know," Jensen said. "We are here to help."
Bonnie Louise Burns, 70, of Idaho Falls passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at her home from diabetes.
She was born Oct, 21, 1942 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Samuel Enoch Butler and Emily Myrtle Adams.
Bonnie attended school in Blackfoot.Â She lived in Blackfoot, Boise and Idaho Falls throughout her life.
Â Â She married Clair Farnes and he preceded her in death in 1973.Â She married Jim Burns and they were later divorced.
She had worked at the Blackfoot Elks Lodge and in law enforcement at the jail in Idaho Falls.
Douglas Deloy Bench, 45, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at his home after fighting a valiant and final battle with colon cancer.
He was born Nov. 18, 1967 in Idaho Falls, the first son of three children born to Francis Deloy Bench and Helen Renee Bench.
His older sister was like a twin to him and they played and were mischievous growing up.Â It was a daily adventure to see what three childrenâ€™s inquiring minds could come up with.Â Doug was always looking for work and chores that needed to be done.Â He valued hard work and the reward that comes with it.
Juan Alba Gomez, 73, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello from diabetes.
He was born June 24, 1939 in Purisima de Bustos Guanajuato, Mexico, to Marcelo Alba and Francisca Gomez, the ninth of 12 children.
He grew up in Purisima de Bustos Guanajuato, Mexico, and worked as a harvester on his dadâ€™s land and also helped raise cattle.Â Juan also was the owner of three freight trucks.
On July 17, 1963, he married Isabel Alba.
Wilhelamenia Davila â€śMaâ€ť, 66, of Lincoln Creek, entered into rest Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.Â
Â She was born to Frank Clarence Teton and Juanita Dann Teton on Jan. 2, 1947 in Blackfoot.Â Wilma or Ma as she was known by many, attended elementary school in Blackfoot and graduated from Chilocco Indian School in Stillwater, Okla., in 1966.Â After high school she worked in Texas and San Diego, Calif.
Joann Chavez Chapman, 53, of Twin Falls and formerly of Blackfoot ,passed away Jan. 14, 2013 at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Twin Falls.
She was born Jan. 29, 1960 in Hamilton, Mont., the daughter of Ernest M. and Janie C. Chavez.
She attended school in Blackfoot and graduated in 1978.
Joann resided in Twin Falls and also in Mesquite, Nev., and in Wisconsin.Â She was married to Tom Ternus in 1982 and later divorced.Â Â She married her companion of 22 years, Richard Chapman on Sept. 25, 2012 in Twin Falls.
Delores Shaw, 66, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Willows Care Center in Blackfoot.
She was born April 20, 1946 at Powell, Wyo., to Samuel and Filinice Martinez Chavez.
Delores attended the Jefferson School in Riverton, Wyo.Â She has lived in Riverton and Lander, Wyo., and Pocatello and Blackfoot.
She married Berdie Shaw in Pocatello.Â They were later divorced but have remained close friends.
She was a member of the Catholic Church.
Delores devoted her time and talents to raising her two daughters and making a home for them.
Robert Don (Bob) Jones, 70, of Boise died peacefully on Jan. 18, 2013 of complications due to leukemia.
Robert was born Dec. 31. 1942 in Woodland, Utah to Don P and June Jones. In 1954 the family, which eventually totaled 4 boys and 4 girls, moved to Moreland. He graduated from Snake River High School in 1961. He then served as a missionary in the Eastern States Mission. In 1965 he was drafted into the Army during Vietnam.
Amy Michelle Rodriguez, age 31, of Pocatello, returned to her Father in Heaven on Thursday (Jan. 17, 2013) at Portneuf Medical Center.
She was a beloved wife of Jose Rodriguez. They were married on Aug. 29, 2009 in Pocatello. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Amy was born in Pocatello on July 18, 1981 and grew up in Blackfoot and Pocatello. She went to Blackfoot High School. She was the daughter of Allen York and Terri Palmer and stepdaughter of Kyle Palmer.