March 20th, 2012
Robert James ‚ÄúDudley‚ÄĚ Pfeifer, 85, of Firth passed away at his home March 15, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was under the care of Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice.
Bob was born Sept. 10, 1926 in Victoria, Kansas to Frank and Mary Pfeifer. He was second in a family of eight children. He grew up in Kansas, then went to Boys Town before joining the US Navy. He served from 1944 to 1947 as a gunner and a first class boatswain‚Äôs mate on the USS Munda during World War II.
Ted ‚ÄúTeddy‚ÄĚ Eric Dunbar, 44, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at his home.¬†
Teddy was born Jan. 30, 1968 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to George Robert Dunbar and Susan Elaine Morris.¬† He grew up in Devils Lake, N.D., worked in Alaska and lived in Becker, Minn. for a short time.¬† He attended college in Bozeman, Mont.
Teddy married Danielle Wellard for nearly 14 years;they were later divorced.
Catherine Kirby Jensen, 96, died peacefully in her home in Moore of natural causes due to age on March 17, 2012.
She was born Feb. 3, 1916 in Tooele, Utah, to John Henderson Kirby and Agnes Johnston Kirby of Scotland. Her family moved to Blackfoot when she was 3 years old where she grew up. Her father passed away shortly after they moved to Blackfoot. She was raised with her seven siblings by her single mother. She graduated from high school in 1934 and took several months of nurse's training in Idaho Falls.
The Morning News ‚ÄĒ Jen Wacaser
Steve Cederberg of Shelley is running for Bingham County commissioner, seeking to replace the retiring Cleone Jolley. He is among six Republican candidates for the post who are seeking votes in the May 15 primary.
‚ÄúWe have a GREAT county and it has been well-run," Cederberg said. "I consider Cleon Jolley to have been a valuable asset to the county and a friend. He leaves behind big shoes to fill, but I believe my well-rounded background and experience with local and state government, roads and bridges, docks and waterways and other county entities makes me a very strong candidate.
Valerie Lee Mestas, 42, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her mother‚Äôs residence.
Valerie was born Nov. 1, 1969 in Tooele, Utah. to Eloy T. Alaris and JoAnn Mestas Damon. She received her education in the Boise area. In the past few years she bounced back and forth from Blackfoot to the Phoenix, Ariz. area.
In her early years she married Rick Miera: they later separated. She later met her significant other, Perry Lee Howard, and they have been together since.
Valerie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
William Garner Warner, 75, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
¬†Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home.¬† The family will meet with friends and relatives from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the funeral home and again for one hour prior to service.¬† Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
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Raona Ann (Sjostrom) Kesler, 80, a resident of Gooding, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 at her residence in Gooding.
Arrangements are pending under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service ‚Äď Gooding Chapel.
Ted Eric Dunbar, 44, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at his home.
¬†¬†Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.¬† The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday March, 23, 2012 and again for one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
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BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ Fransisco Lazalde, 86, of Idaho Falls died Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 near Blackfoot.
According to Idaho State Police reports, Lazalde was traveling northbound when his vehicle left the roadway and into the borrow pit before hitting a fallen tree, which caused his vehicle to go airborne and hit an embankment before coming to rest on its wheels in a canal. Lazalde was pronounced deceased at the scene and was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.