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Archive - Apr 2013

April 2nd

Ruth Maxine Moody, 87

April 2, 2013

Ruth Maxine Moody, an 87-year-old Blackfoot resident died Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Pocatello after a fall.
 She was born April 4, 1925, in Bell City, Missouri, the daughter of Chester G. Abernathy and Dolly Jane Stewart Abernathy.
She was raised in Stoddard County and Bell City until age 17 when she moved to St. Louis, Mo.  She later moved to Charleston, Mo. and has made Blackfoot her home since 1982.

Ralph Gardner Goates, M. D., 92

April 2, 2013

It is with gratitude for his life and sorrow at his death that the family of Ralph Gardner Goates announce his death Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello,  from causes consistent with his age of 92 years.

Sarah Marden Trebilcock, 22

April 2, 2013


22 year old Sarah Marden Trebilcock  passed away on March 27, 2013 from injuries suffered in a rollover. 
Born January 16, of 1991 in Marietta, Georgia to  Dr. Peggy Trebilcock  ….she entered the world singing, and never stopped.

Ronald Andrew 'Runt' Waymire, 66

April 2, 2013

Ronald Andrew "Runt" Waymire, 66, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Lost Rivers Hospital in Arco.
Ron was born Dec. 9, 1946 in Idaho Falls, a triplet with Dave, and Robert who were born to Donald Fredrick and Margaret Janet Little Waymire. They were the first set of living triplets born in
Idaho Falls.
Runt, as he was know by his friends and family,
was raised in the Little Lost River Valley where he attended school in Clyde through the eighth grade, then continued his education at
Butte High School.

Linda Jean Fisher Empey, 49

April 2, 2013

Linda Jean Fisher Empey of Boise, Idaho passed away March 25, 2013 peacefully in her sleep. She grew up in Moreland, Idaho. Linda was born May 25th, 1963 to Jack and Jean (Evans) Fisher. Linda married Steven Holmes Empey on April 22, 1982 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho temple. Their son, Michael Steven Empey, was born on January 20th, 1984. Linda, Steve, and Mike lived in many places. When Steve was in the military, they were stationed in Germany. They also lived in Rexburg, Moreland, Driggs, Blackfoot, Pocatello, Kuna, and Boise, Idaho, in addition to Boardman, Oregon.

Mother seeks prom date for autistic daughter

April 2, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Like most mothers of young women, Serrina Slay looks forward to seeing her daughter dressed in a beautiful gown and taken to her high school prom for a wonderful night that she will always remember. However, Slay's only child, Rachael Slay, a non-speaking autistic girl, is in need of a date to the Blackfoot High School Prom and Slay is hoping that a nice, young man will step up to take her special needs daughter to the dance.

Sisters have a unique perspective

April 2, 2013

Abbi and Belle Mecham, twins with autism, have a different perspective of life and share that perspective with others.

BLACKFOOT— Audrey Mecham had high expectations for her two beautiful twin girls born in August of 2001.
When the girls went into kindergarten they had notable struggles with their attention, transitions and language skills.
Mecham realized that there may be something different that they needed help with. After a long process of testing through first and second grades, Abbi and Belle Mecham were diagnosed with autism.

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