Archive - Jan 14, 2014
While some area hospitals are restricting visitors due to extreme flu outbreaks, Bingham Memorial Hospital [BMH] in Blackfoot is bucking the trend so far.
Officials at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello announced on Tuesday that due to 21 confirmed cases of the flu (dominant H1N1 strain) already this month, that no one with the flu or flu-like symptoms will be allowed to visit patients in the hospital. These include cough, cold, congestion, fever, nausea or diarrhea.
Virginia Dell Patterson, 84, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at the Gables Assisted Living Center.
She was born in Wheeler County, Texas on Aug. 26, 1929 to Richard Albert Watts and Anna Mae Hart.
Virginia married TJ Patterson June 20, 1947, and they had two children, Barbara and Roger. The family moved from Texas to Blackfoot in 1958. T.J. preceded her in death on May 25, 2002.
Longtime Blackfoot residentVon E. Thurman, 84, passed away peacefully at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center on Jan. 11, 2014, due to natural causes.
Von was born on Sept. 29, 1929, at Thomas to Elmer and Elva Thurman. Von attended school in Afton, Wyo. where he lived with his grandfather. He later attended Blackfoot High School where he lettered in track and boxing and graduated in 1947. He also attended barber college in Boise.
Betty Bea Aiken Goodwin Nielsen, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
She was born March 27, 1923 in Spring City, Utah to T.W. and Crystal Aiken.Â She was the oldest of nine children.
On Nov.26, 1943, she married Eldon J. Goodwin in the Manti LDS Temple.Â They had five children.