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October 15th

Helen Florence Leatham, 82

October 15, 2012

Helen Florence Leatham, 82, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at The Good Samaritan in Idaho Falls, Idaho                     
            She was born June 9, 1930 in Idaho Falls, Idaho the daughter of George Gee McGavin and Hazel Jannette Tanner.
            Helen graduated from Idaho Falls High School.
            On July 27, 1949, she married Lamar Leatham in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  After she was married she lived in Shelley, then to Idaho Falls and Pocatello.  She spent the last few years living with her daughter, Lorie in Blackfoot.

October 11th

Anna N. Jemmett, 80

October 11, 2012

Anna N. (Wirick) Jemmett passed peacefully at home on October 8, 2012, at the age of 80 surrounded by her loving family.
The viewing will be held at the Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise, from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday October 12th, with refreshments available following at the Jemmett residence from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Friends and family are requested to meet at Dry Creek Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate her life with a Graveside service.

October 8th

Edward Martin Madson, 75

October 8, 2012

Edward Martin Madson, 75, of Butte City, passed away peacefully with family members by his side on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Ed was born on July 1, 1937 in Jackson, Wyo., to Enoch Paul and Edna Henry Madson.  He was raised and educated in the Jackson Hole area. Throughj is life he resided in Jackson; Salt Lake City, Utah; Blackfoot and Butte City.  He was elected mayor of Butte City  in 2001 and was currently serving in that capacity.   

John Charles 'Butch' Hulse, 65

October 8, 2012

John Charles “Butch” Hulse, 65, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Oct. 5,2012 at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Irene Hofhine, 72,

October 8, 2012

Irene Hofhine, 72, our sweet wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Meridian on Oct. 3, 2012.
She was born in 1940 in Blackfoot. She was the daughter of Charles and LaVerne Hatch. She graduated from Firth High School in 1958.
In 1961 she married her high school sweetheart, Paul H. Hofhine. They lived in numerous places including Utah, Idaho, California, and 20 years in Mesa, Ariz. They raised four children.

October 4th

Melvin LaVar Turpin, 91

October 4, 2012

Melvin LaVar Turpin, 91
After two years without the companionship of his loving wife of 68 years he is now reunited with her.  Our loving father and grandfather Melvin LaVar Turpin, 91, of Thomas passed away at his home on Oct. 1, 2012 from natural causes. 
He was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Thomas, the son of Edward Richard and Dora Emma Noack Turpin.
 He attended school at Wilson and then Thomas. 
He married Zola Porter on Jan. 26, 1943, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  They made their home in Thomas.

October 3rd

Dorothy Helen Croft Elison, 94

October 3, 2012

Dorothy Helen Croft Elison, 94, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 at The Gables in Blackfoot.
She was born May 26, 1918 in Idaho Falls, the daughter of Wilford Woodruff Croft and Charlotte Jemmett.
Dorothy graduated from Idaho Falls High School.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she had served as Relief Society president and in various other auxiliaries.   
On July 2, 1936, she married Bernell Elison in the Logan LDS Temple.

Blanka Stacey

October 3, 2012

Blanka Elenora Leitenmaier Stacey, angel, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and nurse passed away peacefully on September 27, 2012.  She was born in Hessen, Germany on March 4, 1938, the eldest child of Lorenz Leitenmaier and Tilla Geller Leitenmaier. 
In 1958 at a dance, she met Dee Edwin Stacey – a tall, dark, and handsome American Soldier. This night would begin their life-long love. They were married October 25, 1959 in Milo, Idaho. Their union was blessed with two daughters, Doris and Judy. They enjoyed over 53 years in a close, loving marriage.

Debbie L. Martin, 61

October 3, 2012

Debbie Lynn Martin, 61, of Blackfoot, passed away at home surrounded by her family on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
Debbie was born on June 13, 1951 to Robert and Shirley Jackson in Greeley, Colo., but grew up in Blackfoot. She attended Blackfoot High School and in her senior year was introduced to Randy Martin who she would later marry in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 2, 1973.

Jackson Wood, 61

October 3, 2012

Jackson Wood passed away Sept. 24, 2012 in Midtown San Francisco, Calif., due to complications after suffering a stroke in July. Jackson stoically served in the military for 10 years.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served many callings throughout the years.
He is survived by his wife, 6 children and 6 grandchildren. His family was able to meet with Jackson prior to his death. Funeral services will be held Sept. 26, 2012 in California.

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