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Archive - Dec 5, 2013

JoAnn Williams, 80

December 5, 2013

JoAnn Williams, 80, of  Moreland passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 from a long term illness.
JoAnn was born Dec. 25, 1932 in Montpelier to James Rasmussen and Mary Emma Barkdull Rasmussen.  She lived her early life in Pocatello and later moved to Moreland.  She attended Pocatello High School.
On Oct. 31, 1951 JoAnn married Blake Williams in Winnemucca, Nev.  They had three sons, Steve, Brent and Rick.
JoAnn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed visiting teaching. 

Greg 'Slim' Smith, 63

December 5, 2013

Greg “Slim” Smith, 63, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
            Slim came into this world on Aug. 2, 1950, born to Grant G. Smith and Charlotte Britt Smith.  He was born in Helena, Montana and spent his early childhood years in Helena and Bozeman, Montana before his mom and step-dad located to Blackfoot in 1963.  Slim quickly made Blackfoot his own, making friends along the way.  He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1968 and has lived in Blackfoot since then.

Power restored to Southeastern Idaho

December 5, 2013

FIRTH — When electric power goes out, it sure becomes quiet—and still.
Temperatures hovered about 1 degree Wednesday morning with a chill factor of -4 degrees when some 49,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers woke up to no power.
As of 4:20 p.m., the system showed all customers were restored to power.

CDR Ronald Lewis Stoddart, USN, Ret., 82

December 5, 2013

CDR Ronald Stoddart, 82, died Nov. 23, 2013 after a brief struggle with leukemia.
Ron was born on Sept. 29, 1931, in Idaho Falls, the first child of Lewis James and Verda Mae Judd Stoddart.
When he was a young boy the family moved to Blackfoot where Ron attended school through graduation.
He joined the U.S. Navy in August 1950, and followed his dream to become a naval aviator.
He married his beloved wife, Jean Marie Harvey, on Dec. 18, 1965.

Grace Smith Lilya, 90

December 5, 2013

Grace Smith Lilya, 90, of Groveland/Rose, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at her home.
She was born July 9, 1923 in Riverside, the daughter of Don Cleveland Smith and Alice Velma Ogden.
On July 9, 1943 she married Claude Everett Lilya in the Logan LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on March 10, 2011.

Christmas Tree Fantasy auction tonight

December 5, 2013

he tree auction at the Christmas Tree Fantasy begins tonight at 7 p.m. at the Needlecraft building on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Registration for the auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Hors d'Ouerves will be served.
Nearly 50 items will be auctioned this evening. There are three memorial trees and one memorial wreath up for auction.

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