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September 20th

Wendell W. Gardner, 86

September 20, 2011

AMARILLO, Texas — Wendell W. Gardner, 86, of Amarillo died Sept. 16, 2011.
He was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Blackfoot.

September 16th

Agnes Maxine Jones, 87

September 16, 2011

Agnes Maxine Jones, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Arco on Sept. 13, 2011.
Funeral services are pending under the direction of the Anderson Family Funeral Home.

September 14th

Laura Jensen Neff, 59

September 14, 2011

Laura Jensen Neff, 59, of Blackfoot passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at her home from a brief illness. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Blackfoot Stake Center, 1650 Highland Dr., Blackfoot, under the direction of Bishop Randy Hickman.
The family will meet with friends on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, and for one hour prior to the service at the stake center. Condolences may be sent to the family at

September 13th

Damien Joseph Young, 22

September 13, 2011

Damien Joseph Young 22, of Blackfoot, passed away Sept. 9, 2011 peacefully at his home. Damien was born June 18, 1989, the youngest of four children born to Stan and Jody Anderson Young.
Throughout his life Damien attended schools in both Blackfoot and Snake River and had many friends. Damien was a unique individual. He had the biggest heart of gold and loved everyone in his life with all that he had. He was the most loving, loyal, honest person that you will ever meet. He found the good in everyone and didn’t judge anyone; instead he helped them as much as he possibly could. 

September 12th

Susan Rae Bencomo, 63

September 12, 2011

Susan Rae Bencomo, 63, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at her home.
Susan was born June 1, 1948, in Blackfoot to George A. Greaves and Virginia R. Hanselman. She lived her entire life in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School.
She married Gailen Gifford; they were later divorced. In April of 1974 she married Ismael Bencomo in Blackfoot; they were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

September 8th

Justin Michael Lathrop, 19

September 8, 2011

Justin Michael Lathrop, 19, of Basalt returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.
He was born on May 25, 1992, at Fort Carson, Colo., to Michael and Elizabeth Kremin Lathrop. 
He spent his early years in Sterling and Dixon, Ill. In 1996 the family moved to Utah and in 1997 moved to Idaho, where he spent the remaining years of his life. Justin attended school in Firth, and graduated from Firth High School in 2010.

Tamara Rose ‘Rosi’ Medicine Horse, 33

September 8, 2011

Tamara Rose “Rosi” Medicine Horse, 33, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Rosi was born Jan. 16, 1978, in Pocatello to Thomas Medicine Horse and Ramona Lee Dixey. She attended schools in the Blackfoot School District and attended college at Idaho State University. She lived in Blackfoot, Nebraska, Texas, Arizona and Utah.
She was married to Nathanial Yabeney; they were later divorced.
She was employed with the 477 Human Resources Department for the Shoshone Bannock Tribes.

September 7th

Dr. Lucile Nye Schober, 92

September 7, 2011

Dr. Lucile “Doc” Nye Schober, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 after suffering a major heart attack.
Doc was born on April 28, 1919, in Boise where her family was staying and moved back to Beverly Hills, Calif., shortly thereafter. 
Doc was as smart as a whip, enabling her take accelerated classes and graduating from Beverly Hills High two years early. She then attended USC and after graduation continued on to attain degrees in both chiropractic and naturopathic medicine in 1941 where she graduated at the top of her class.

Lila Nadine Oleson, 85

September 7, 2011

Lila Nadine Oleson, 85, of Blackfoot passed away Sept. 6, 2011, at the Renaissance Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
She was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Firth, the daughter of George Cederberg and Mary Frederiksen Cederberg.
Lila has lived her whole life in the Firth and Blackfoot area. She spent the winter in Wapello and summers at the ranch on the Blackfoot Reservoir. She attended school in Firth and graduated from Firth High School.
On Feb. 28, 1950, she married Joe Oleson in Blackfoot. He preceded her in death in 1988.
She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Firth.

Garth Lee, 82

September 7, 2011

Garth Lee, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at his home in
Moreland surrounded by his family. He left peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Garth was the second of five children born to William Moss and Elda Mae Kroll Lee on May 26, 1929, in Rigby. He attended school in Ammon and Lincoln until his family moved to Coolidge, Ariz., when he was 16 where he continued his education. As a young man, Garth worked at a service station, learning mechanical skills from his father.

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