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July 16th

Jean Marie Giest, 67

July 16, 2014

Jean Marie Giest, 67, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.
Jean was born April 27, 1947 in Yakima, Washington to Clyde Russell Kingrey and Ruby Jean Schonewill.  She lived her entire lifetime since her youth in Blackfoot, attending grade school in Idaho Falls and graduating from Blackfoot High School.
On April 16 1971, Jean married Bruce Giest in Blackfoot, Idaho.  
Jean was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, and was actively involved in the faith unit, church council and helping with the fair booth and blood drives.

July 15th

City council approves BMH intern ride-along program

July 15, 2014

Blackfoot city officials approved an amendment to allow Bingham Memorial Hospital interns to ride and train with the city's ambulance and fire crews during a special meeting at City Hall on Tuesday.
Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis said that BMH officials originally instigated a program to have the city's "ambulance service employees" work with the interns at the hospital - giving the city an opportunity to earn up to $60k with the program. However, Loomis said it became difficult to find ambulance employees who could cover at the hospital for the hours needed.

Bryce O. Nelson, 85

July 15, 2014

Bryce O. Nelson, 85, of Burley, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away July 12, 2014 in Burley.
Bryce was born September 20, 1928 in Preston, Idaho to Lula Violet Olson Nelson and Laretts Walter Nelson.  Bryce was the eighth child of ten.
He grew up in Thatcher, Idaho.  Bryce also lived in Blackfoot and Seattle, Washington prior to joining the Navy.  

Lorraine Anthony, 86

July 15, 2014

Lorraine Anthony, our beloved and beautiful mother, passed away from lingering illnesses on July 13, 2014, at the age of 86.  
She was born Mary Lorraine Nichols on September 6, 1927, in Rexburg, ID, to Jack Nichols and Felicia Ann (Jones) Nichols.  She was very close to her parents and spoke of them throughout her life with love and fondness.  Her maternal grandfather, T.R. Jones, was a prominent Blackfoot businessman whom she also spoke of fondly.

Troy Blaine Davis, 65

July 15, 2014

Troy Blaine Davis, 65, returned to his Heavenly Father on July 12, 2014 in Idaho Falls, Idaho; he passed away at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.  He was sent on life flight when he was placed on life support.

Paula Anderson, 65

July 15, 2014

Paula Anderson, 65, Thomas resident, our angel wife and mother returned home to her Heavenly Father and other friends and family on Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Promise Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, following a lingering illness. 
Paula was born September 20, 1948, in Logan, Utah to Lewis Clenneth Anderson and Olla Maria Jenson.  She attended grade school in Millville, Utah and graduated from Sky View High in 1966.  Paula then went on to continue her education at Utah State University and graduated with a bachelor’s in Elementary Education.

Stacy L. Jackson, 55

July 15, 2014

Stacy L. Jackson, 55, of Pingree, ID returned home to the loving arms of his Savior on Friday, July 11, 2014.  He was born on May 11, 1959 in Hood River, Oregon to Leslie LaMar and Julett Fackrell Jackson.

July 14th

Girl Scouts learn about fishing

July 14, 2014

Representatives of the Idaho Fish and Game were at Jensen Grove Monday evening to help Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council try their hand at fishing. Since rainstorms were making their way through Blackfoot, the girls and their friends split their time between fishing on the piers and gathering together in the amphitheater.
"This is my first time [fishing] ever," said Aeris Curtis, age 9.
Byllie Baxter explained how to bait a hook.
"Cover above the barb," she said. "Fish only have a little mouth. You don't want them to take only the bait and not the hook."

Colleen Ricks Wren Wood, 79

July 14, 2014

Colleen Ricks Wren Wood, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at a local health care facility surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Blackfoot, Idaho, the daughter of Theron F. Wren and  Eltha Maria Ricks Wren.
She grew up in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School.  
She was married to Merlin Eugene Wood who preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2010.  She was an endowed member of the LDS Church and also a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Marilyn Chandler Walters Marlow, 63

July 14, 2014

Marilyn, 63, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, after a battle with cancer. 
Marilyn was born Feb. 10, 1951 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ross and LaFay Chandler.  She spent her childhood years in Sterling until the family moved to Wapello.
She married Robert Walters on July 25, 1968, and they had two children, Ricky and Connie.  Robert passed away on Sept.

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