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January 17th

Naomi Pharis, 88

January 17, 2012

Naomi Pharis, 88, a long time Groveland area resident, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her home following an illness. 
Naomi was born Sept. 10, 1923 in Aberdeen to Marvin William Elison and Leona Coolbear. She spent most of her lifetime in the Blackfoot area, graduating from Blackfoot High School.
On July 7, 1942 Naomi married Wesley Ellsworth Pharis in the Logan LDS Temple in Logan, Utah. 
Naomi was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. In her free time she enjoyed crocheting, reading, puzzles, her garden and especially her family.

Dorothy Kuehl, 90

January 17, 2012

Dorothy entered into this world on July 30, 1921 at Oconto Falls, Wisc., and left this worldly existence on Jan. 14, 2012, at the Homestead Assisted Living Center in St. Anthony. In the 90 years she walked on this earth, she saw a great many achievements and tragedies, and her faith in Jesus Christ saw her through each and every one of them.

January 16th

Naomi Pharis, 88

January 16, 2012

Naomi Pharis, 88, a longtime Groveland area resident, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her home following an illness. Funeral services are tentatively set for Thursday and a full obituary will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home.

Mary A. Smith, 97

January 16, 2012

Mary A. Smith, 97, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Jan, 15, 2012 at The Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot.
Services are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.

Vera Thurman, 89

January 16, 2012

Vera Colleen Arrington Choate Thurman, 89, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at her home.
She was born on May 3, 1922 in Woodville, Texas, to William David Arrington and Martha Ella Elizabeth Odom Arrington.  She was the last child to join a family of four sisters and five brothers.
She was a farm girl and learned to work hard early.  She was a tomboy and worked in the fields with her brothers.

January 13th

Vera Thurman, 89

January 13, 2012

VeraThurman, 89, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.       

Zelma ‘Betty’ Wheeler Eubanks, 92

January 13, 2012

Zelma “Betty” Wheeler Eubanks, 92, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan.
11, 2012 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

January 12th

Hal Bohlscheid, 76

January 12, 2012

Hal Bohlscheid, 76, a former longtime Pocatello resident, passed away, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at his home in Island Park.
As per his request cremation has been completed.
And no public services are scheduled at this time. 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, 232-0542.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com.

Velma Jim, 62

January 12, 2012

Velma Jim, 62, of Pocatello passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at her home from an extended illness.
She was born July 7, 1949 in Pocatello, the daughter of Theresa Marsh and Dietz Pongah Sr.
She graduated from high school in Chilocco, Okla., in 1966.
On October 9, 2009 she married LaVerne L. Jim.
Velma worked for the Shoshone Bannock Tribes and the Indian Health Services as a billing clerk.  She also served on the Tribal Enrollment Committee.
She enjoyed traveling, going to the casino, taking pictures and being with family and grandchildren.

January 10th

Ken Kenji Ugaki, 87

January 10, 2012

Ken Kenji Ugaki, 87, of Blackfoot died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
He was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Rexburg, the son of Gisaku George Ugaki and Hisano Akiyama Ugaki.
His early years were lived in the Sugar-Salem area where he attended schools.
He married Jane Miyuki Okamoto on Aug. 8, 1952, in Rexburg. They were later divorced.
He came to Blackfoot in 1954 and, other than a few years in California, has lived here since. He was a religious man and had attended various church denominations.

 

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