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Lorraine O. Mecham, 84

June 13, 2011

POCATELLO – Lorraine O. Mecham, 84, a lifelong resident of Pocatello, passed away on June 7, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center after suffering a short illness.
Lorraine was born on March 22, 1927, to Albert Barnard and Elizabeth Herbst Olson in Groveland. She attended school first through eighth grades at Groveland and then graduated from Blackfoot High School.
After graduation, she and Marge Denney went to Pocatello and landed jobs from Mountain Bell, later being transferred back to Blackfoot.

Polly (Lankford) Heaney, 87

June 13, 2011

Polly (Lankford) Heaney, 87, a long-time resident of Aberdeen, passed away on June 7, 2011.
She was born March 29, 1924 to William and Mariah (Whitaker) Lankford in Somerset, Kent. Three months before Polly was born, a tornado demolished their home. The family lived with relatives until they relocated to Indianapolis, Ind., where her father helped build the “Brickyard,” home of the Indy 500.
After 3 ½ years they moved to Fort Collins, Colo., where Polly attended a one-room schoolhouse for a year.

Jean V. Berry, 92

June 13, 2011

July 25, 1918 – June 7, 2011
Jean Mary VanSice was born in Helena, Mont. She attended Helena High School, then Montana State University in Bozeman, graduating in 1939.
She married Eugene F. Berry, also of Helena, in 1940. They had six children, spending 28 years in Blackfoot.
Jean was active at various times in League of Women Voters, PEO, Eastern Star, and was a member of DAR. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Following her husband’s death in 1990, she lived in Boise; Coeur d ‘Alene; and Oregon City, Ore. She died at age 92.

 

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