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December 16th

Jay Phillips, 81

December 16, 2011

William Jay Phillips, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday Dec. 11, 2011 surrounded by loving family. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Aberdeen LDS Chapel with Bishop Keith Phillips and Pastor Dean Lifshay officiating.
Interment will follow the services at the Aberdeen Cemetery with veteran’s honors by the Aberdeen American Legion Post 59. A reception will follow at the LDS Chapel. Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 18, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, American Falls and at 10 a.m. before the funeral at the church.

Adelina Marquez, 81

December 16, 2011

Adelina Marquez, 81, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at the Bingham County Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Blackfoot.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

December 14th

Rhoda Virginia Keele, 75

December 14, 2011

Rhoda Virginia Keele, 75, of Pingree, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at her home following a struggle with cancer.
She was born May 24, 1936 along with twin brother, Robert, in Pocatello to Ray Parkinson and Lexie Sundstrom.
She grew up in Tyhee and Riverside and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
Rhoda married Robert Roddam and they were later divorced. Forty years ago on July 17, 1971, she married Ronald Blain Keele. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  They lived in Blackfoot for a short time before moving to Pingree.

Milton Junior ‘Jay’ Cotterell, 85

December 14, 2011

Milton Junior “Jay” Cotterell, 85, of Provo, Utah, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at the Courtyard at the Jamestown Enhanced Care and Assisted Living Facility in Provo.
Jay (as he was called by his friends) was born Oct. 16, 1926 in Arimo, Idaho. and moved to Moreland at the early age of 3. He is the son of Milton Hope Cotterell and Gertrude Eva England McKnight. Before the age of 4, Harrison McKnight became his father.

December 6th

Linda Warner, 60

December 6, 2011

Linda Kelsey Chaffin Warner, 60, formerly of Swan Valley, died Dec. 3, 2011 at her home in Lake Havasu, Ariz. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Thomas Russell Bowers, 71

December 6, 2011

Thomas Russell Bowers, 71, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at his home hand-in-hand with the love of his life and eternal companion, Pat.
Tom was born April 21, 1940 in Wilmington, Delaware, to Edward Thomas Bowers and Mildred Rebecca Russell. His youth was spent in Delaware where he graduated from Brownville Technical High School in Wilmington. He spent eight years in the Delaware National Guard. He had also lived in Virginia and Texas as well as in Richfield and Salina Utah, and Pocatello.

November 29th

Harold Daniel Schmidt, 84

November 29, 2011

FORT HALL — Harold Daniel Schmidt, 84, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral services for Harold will be held today, at 1 p.m. at the LDS Fort Hall Building on Yellowstone Highway, US Highway 91. 
A viewing will be held from noon until 12:45 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will follow the service in the Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, Chubbuck. 

William Leon Ransom, 69

November 29, 2011

William Leon Ransom, 69, a former resident of Blackfoot,, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Born Dec. 18, 1941 in Blackfoot to William Austin Ransom and Emma Laura Hill Ransom, Leon grew up in Southern Idaho, and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1960. Music was important to Leon throughout his life and he was a member of both the concert and the marching bands through his junior and senior high school years.

November 28th

Frances Joy Sibley, 76

November 28, 2011

Frances Joy Sibley, 76, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011 at her home.
Frances was born July 18, 1935 in Sunset, Texas to William Wesley Corsby and Katy Sophronia Tison. She spent her childhood in Santa Maria, California, graduating from Santa Maria High School.
On June 6, 1953 Frances married Herschel “Red” Ray Sibley in Santa Monica, California. Together they had six children, Douglas, Darrel, John, Randy, Karen and Noreen.

LaVerda Bingham, 95

November 28, 2011

LaVerda Bingham, 95, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
LaVerda was born August 11, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Albert Henry Walton and Edith May Petersen. She was a long time resident of Moreland, graduating from Moreland High School. 
On September 23, 1941 LaVerda married Dwight L. Bingham in the Logan LDS Temple.

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