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Mary Swanson, 98

January 31, 2012

Mary Swanson, 98, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, January 30, 2012 at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.

January 30th

Maria Isabel Rodriquez Sanchez, 56

January 30, 2012

Maria Isabel Rodriquez Sanchez, 56, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. She was given eight months to live over nine years ago.
She was born Aug. 6, 1955, the daughter of Jacob and Adell Rodriquez.
As a child, Maria and her family traveled around working seasonal jobs where Mary met her husband, Jose Ramos Sanchez. They were married in 1971 in Blackfoot, Idaho where they made their home.
Maria was a member of the Catholic Church.

Katherine Pauline Giest, 93

January 30, 2012

Katherine Pauline Giest, 93, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
She was born March 12, 1918 in Dickinson, North Dakota, the daughter of Martin Hegel and Rosalia Ehly.
Katherine was raised in Dickinson, and in Fromberg, Mont., where she received her education.
On March 12, 1936, she married Jonathan “Pete” Giest in Montana.
She has lived in North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California and has lived in Blackfoot since 1956.
She was a member of the Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church.

Lovell J. Callister, 88

January 30, 2012

Lovell J. Callister, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at his home.
Lovell was born August 21, 1923 in Moreland to Orson Pratt and Annie Francella Jones Callister. He attended Groveland Elementary and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
He has lived in the Blackfoot area most of his life, living a few years in Merced, Calif. He attended the University of Idaho in Moscow for two years and then transferred to Utah State, earning a degree in Ag Economics.

January 27th

Wendell England Stander, 86

January 27, 2012

Wendell England Stander, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at his home.
Wendell was born Dec. 31, 1925 in Thomas to George Henry Stander and Alta Delila England. 
On Nov. 14, 1946 Wendell married Mary Olsen in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  Together they had six children, Delwyn, Marian, Lowell, Celia, Lyle Dewey, and Elaine.

Lovell J. Callister, 88

January 27, 2012

Lovell J. Callister, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at his home.
Lovell was born August 21, 1923 in Moreland to Orson Pratt and Annie Francella Jones Callister. He attended Groveland Elementary and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
He has lived in the Blackfoot area most of his life, living a few years in Merced, Calif.. He attended the University of Idaho in Moscow for two years and then transferred to Utah State, earning a degree in Ag Economics.

January 26th

Marian E. Packham, 83

January 26, 2012

Marian E. Packham, 83, a lifetime resident of Blackfoot, passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital, with her loving husband by her side. Marian was born Jan, 12, 1929 in Blackfoot to Delynn Hepworth and Gladys Chamberlain. She attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School and then spent one year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
On Dec. 28, 1948 Marian married Charles “Bud” Packham in Blackfoot. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

Wendell Stander, 87

January 26, 2012

Wendell Stander, 87, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at his home.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at the Thomas 4th Ward LDS Chapel with Bishop Tracy Hawker conducting. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

January 24th

Michael Lawrence Lambert, 58

January 24, 2012

Michael Lawrence Lambert, 58 year old Idaho Falls resident, formerly of Blackfoot, died Saturday, January 21, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born October 12, 1953, in Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of Richard J. Lambert and Carol Lee Merkley.
He lived most of his life in Blackfoot where he attended school and grew up working with his father on the family farm. It was during these early years that his love for the soil, crops and farming were developed.

LeRoy Del Brooks, 73

January 24, 2012

LeRoy Del Brooks, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at his home from emphysema.
He was born July 31, 1938 in Cascade to James Henry and Lois Marvel Prest Brooks. He spent his early years in Council, later moving to Prairie City, Ore., with his family.  He graduated from high school there. Following graduation he joined the United States Navy, being stationed in New London, Conn.

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