Archive - Jul 17, 2013
Larry Tissidimit, 65, a lifetime Fort Hall resident, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Â Larry was born Aug. 25, 1947 in Pocatello to Charles S. and Rose Snipe Coby Tissidimit. As a child he loved riding horses and swimming in the canals.Â He attended school in Blackfoot and graduated from Fort Sill Indian School in Lawton, Okla. He attended post-grad in Chillacco, Okla. where he earned a degree in engineering.
He was a member of The Native American Church.
Â In 1970 he married Marianne Watson in Fort Hall.Â
KerriÂ Lynn Spraktes, 45, of Arco, Idaho passed away peacefully in her sleep of diabetes complications on July 13, 2013.Â
She was born December 7, 1967 in Blackfoot, Idaho the daughter of Robert Burroughs and Nancy Lott.
She was a graduate of Mackay High School class of 1986, and spent her working years in the nursing field.Â Her bright spirit and loving heart will be missed by many.
Kerri was preceded in death by her older brother, Jeff Burroughs, whom she adored.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Singer Christina Christensen, an â€śAmericaâ€™s Got Talentâ€ť
finalist, was in Blackfoot Tuesday to raise funds for and promote awareness of cystic fibrosis (CF).
â€śCF is a disease where mucus builds up in the lungs and/or pancreas,â€ť
said Christina. â€śEach day treatments can take from 10 to 45 minutes. There are multiple pills and multiple medical treatments.â€ť
Christina and her three sisters all have CF.
â€śPeople have asked why our parents had any more children after our first sister was diagnosed with CF,â€ť she said.