Archive - Mar 2013
Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Dorothy LaJean Robinson Hansen lost her long battle with COPD and returned to her Heavenly Father.Â
Dorothy (Dot) was born in Ashton on Sept. 16, 1934 and passed away on March 3, 2013 in Shelley. She had just recently moved to the Gables of Shelley, and, on her final journey, she had the help of the amazing ladies at the Gables, her angel hospice nurse, Kara Yancey and her loving family.Â
Lillian Alice Pearl Walton Scott, 88, of Idaho Falls, passed away at her daughterâ€™s home onÂ March 1, 2013.Â
Â Â Lillian was born Sept. 7, 1924, in Onida, South Dakota to Clarence Sylvester Walton and Ora Valentine Lentz Walton. She grew up and attended various schools in South Dakota and Spirit Lake, Iowa. During World War II, Lillian worked in California making insinuator bombs and bullets for the men in the war.
Tulip Minia Anne Cervantes (AKA Peaches Nichole) was born on March 1, 2013 at 12:39 a.m. to parents Mark Cervantes, KaDe Stephenson, and big sister Danci. She weighed 5 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 18 Â˝ inches long. After 12 beautiful and unforgettable hours, she passed peacefully in the loving arms of her parents. A beautiful baby girl who touched so many lives in such a brief time, she will be missed and loved always.
Marjorie Venice Wren, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at her home.
She was born Sept.2, 1921 in Presto Bench, the daughter of David Dye and M. Venice Stoddart.
She attended Blackfoot High School.
On Oct.2, 1939, she married Monte George Wren in Gibson.Â He preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1977. Â She and Monte were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Gwen Wheeler, 83 of Blackfoot passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2013.
Gwen was born on Nov. 27, 1929 in Boise. She was raised in the Thomas, Snake River area. She attended Wilson Elementary school and was in the last class to graduate from Moreland High School in 1948.
Theodore â€śTedâ€ť Eugene Serr, 85, of Blackfoot passed away, surrounded by his family on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital from complications due to a stroke.
He was born Dec. 4, 1927 in Blackfoot to Jacob Serr and Elsie Alma Henrietta Loebsack.
Ted graduated from Moreland High School as valedictorian.
On June 10, 1948, he married Gwendolyn Wood.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he was serving as a home teacher.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” After months of turmoil and controversy over the $220,000 separation agreement between Blackfoot School District 55 and former superintendent Scott Crane, public reaction to the district's most recent changes have been positive.
RIVERSIDE â€” Mother Nature provided a sunny back drop for cross river rivals Blackfoot and Snake River on Saturday afternoon as the respective softball teams squared off on the Lady Panthers home diamond for a double header to open the season for both clubs.
By days end, Blackfoot was more than grateful for the season to begin as they opened 2013 with a double header sweep of the Lady Panthers, 15-1 in game one and then 19-1 in the nightcap.
BLACKFOOT â€” While there is still no trace of missing Blackfoot man Jack Doering, 82, who disappeared from the Yuma, Arizona area on January 17, the Yuma County Sheriff's Department is not giving up on the case.
Doering, who battles Alzheimer's disease, was last seen driving away from a shopping center in a tan and gray, Chevrolet Suburban with Idaho plates after grabbing the keys while he and wife Leah [Doering] were getting haircuts. The Doerings have been wintering in Arizona since October.
THOMAS â€” Snake River patrons have a big decision to make next Tuesdayâ€”whether to approve the proposed $900,000 supplemental levy for use in programs in the school district or not.
At Snake River, about 60 patrons attended the informational meeting about the proposed levy.
Superintendent Mark Gabrylczyk explained why the district needs a supplemental levy.
Eighty-five of the 115 school district in the State of Idaho have supplemental levies, he said.