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Archive - Mar 2014

March 11th

Roxie Dolores Willey Chapman, 78

March 11, 2014

Roxie Dolores Willey Chapman, 78, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her home.
She was born April 10, 1935 in American Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Elden Willey and Dolores Kidd Willey.
Roxie was a cheerleader while attending school in Aberdeen and graduated from Aberdeen High School.
On Nov. 24, 1954 she married Lional “Dee” Chapman in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various callings and was a faithful visiting teacher.

March 10th

Blackfoot woman wins Miss Treasure Valley title

March 10, 2014

With just a little over two weeks to prepare, Blackfoot High School graduate and Boise State University student Megan Moore was crowned Miss Treasure Valley in Boise Saturday night. She will use her new role to expand on her platform of "the importance of organ donations," an issue that is "near and dear" to her heart.
Megan said she wasn't planning to compete in the pageant; but while interviewing for a job at Margene's Bridal in Boise a couple of weeks ago, the business owner looked at her resume and encouraged her to try out.

Eileen Marie Gavin Abend, 88

March 10, 2014

Eileen Marie Gaven Abend, 88, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at Vi Silverstone Care Center, Scottsdale, Ariz..
Eileen was born on October 11, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio to Thomas and Freda Aydon Gavin. Her father was a salesman, so in her early years the family moved often, eventually settling in New Jersey where she graduated from Teaneck High School.
She and her husband Hal met at a USO dance in New York City in 1944. They were marred in Rockledge, Fla., July 29, 1945, where he was stationed as a US Navy pilot.

Sara Jo Hammond, 36

March 10, 2014

Sara Jo Hammond, 36, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sara was born in Blackfoot, Idaho on Sept. 8, 1977, and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1995. She worked in hotel management in Salt Lake City since moving from Idaho.
Sara was loved and cherished by many because of her beautiful soul and fighting spirit which she displayed so eloquently when she was recovering from being badly injured by a driver while walking in downtown Salt Lake many years ago.

Cheri Lynn Conilogue, 62

March 10, 2014

Cheri Lynn Conilogue, 62, died on March 1, 2014 from complications relating to a brain tumor.
Cheri was born in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Jan, 29, 1952, to Jean Conilogue of Jasper, Ala., and Earle Conilogue, of Niwot, Colo.

Ted B. Bingham, 51

March 10, 2014

Ted B. Bingham, 51, devoted husband and father, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2014 at his home in Blackfoot, Idaho after a hard-fought war with cancer. He was happy to have his loved ones surrounding him before he passed away. 
He was born February 6, 1963, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Don J. and Ida Pearl Bingham, the seventh of eight children. 
He married his best friend and eternal sweetheart, Kindra, in July 1984 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple. Ted and Kindra are thrilled to be the parents of five fantastic sons, who are the great joys of their life. 

J. CARL JAMES, 89

March 10, 2014

J. Carl James, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from natural causes.
Carl was born April 5, 1924 in Provo, Utah, to Ferris and Vera James. Carl grew up on and around Muddy Ranch near Park Valley, Utah.  He attended high school in Brigham City, and received a Master’s Degree from Utah State University in Logan. While there, he met Joyce Hendrickson, and they were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on June 30, 1948.

March 9th

Body shop owner continues to grow lifelong business

March 10, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Dustin Powell started working at his father Jim's auto body shop "Powell's Body Shop" on Grant Street in Blackfoot back in the 1970's when he was just 10 years old. He has never left the family business, and has gone on to grow it into one of the largest facility's of its kind in the state.
Dustin, whose passion for the business is evident to this day, said, "I learned this business from the ground up. I was working as a full-time painter when I was a senior in high school. I remember missing school a lot."

March 7th

Firth weathers late Grangeville rally to make 2A title game

March 8, 2014

BOISE — The Firth boys basketball team are a game away from bringing home a state trophy to match the one the girls team won two weeks ago.

After fending off a last-ditch effort from Grangeville, the defending champion, The Cougars earned the right to play for the Class 2A championship. Firth won a 44-41 contest, only the third time the Cougars have allowed a team to put up more than 40 points this season.

Russets upset defending champ Panthers in OT 55-51

March 8, 2014

MERIDIAN — Free throw shooting in overtime decided Sugar-Salem's Class 3A state consolation title opponent: District 6 rival Shelley.

The Russets fought back from an 11-point deficit to claim a 55-51 overtime victory over Snake River on Friday. The elimination game sent Shelley to the consolation final and 2013 state champion Panthers home for the season.

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