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Archive - Sep 2013

September 3rd

Melvina Lee 'Vina Lee' Barnes Belnap

September 3, 2013

Melvina Lee Barnes Belnap, 86, of Moreland passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sept. 1, 2013 at her sister’s home from a brief illness. 
She was born Aug. 28, 1927 to Forrest Walker and Ruth Elzada (Sanders) Barnes in Idaho Falls and later moved to Oklahoma and then back to Hamer.  She graduated from Roberts High School and Ricks College (Brigham Young University-Idaho), and taught at Rigby Elementary for two years.  Later she attended Utah State University to receive a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Ruby Anderson

September 3, 2013

Having lived a long and fulfilling life, our Heavenly Father has called our Mom home to be reunited with her husband of 61 years, Earl Anderson, her son Barry, daughters Earline, Luana and Vickie. Her Sister Norma (Lawrence Lewis), three cousins that her parents raised, Bill, Florence & Rose and her parents John and Virginia Parsons.

Jason Claire VanOrden, 26

September 3, 2013

Jason Claire VanOrden, 26, of Pingree passed away Thursday, Aug.29, 2013 in Pocatello. 
Jason was born Sept. 16, 1986 to Julie Ann Tsukamoto and Garth VanOrden in Pocatello.  He lived his lifetime in Pingree, and attended schools in the Snake River School District and in Loa, Utah.
In October of 2011, Jason married Camille Hogue in Pocatello.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He loved working with his family on the family farm.  In his free time he enjoyed snowboarding, fishing and playing the violin. 

Dean E. Ferrin, 82

September 3, 2013

Dean E. Ferrin, 82, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital. 
Dean was born Jan. 1, 1931 in Burley to Alta J Lyons and Clovis Ferrin.  He was raised in Burley and graduated from Burley High School.  He lived in California, Washington, Soda Springs, Pocatello, and the past 55 years in Blackfoot.
He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from August 1950 to August of 1954 in Korea.
On Nov. 7, 1953 Dean married Betty Sibbett in Soda Springs.  Their marriage was solemnized April 28, 1967 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

September 1st

Local Veteran Shiosaki Hometown Hero Medal Recipient

September 1, 2013

POCATELLO — Bingham County residents Hero Shiosaki of Blackfoot and Jose Antonio Quezada, along with Idaho Governor Butch Otter, were among 11 medal recipients honored at the 3rd Annual “Idaho’s Hometown Hero” Medal Ceremony held at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello on Friday.

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