Archive - May 2012 - Obituary
Alex Diaz, 81, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Bingham
He was born Oct. 14, 1930, to Manuel and Magdalena Vargas Diaz, the fifth child of seven.
He attended Tyhee School until the eighth grade.Â At the young age of 15, he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps.Â When he was 18, he was deployed to Korea, which after only two months he was wounded.Â For this he was awarded a Purple Heart.Â During his stay in the hospital recuperating from his wound, he met Barbara Ann Rodarme in 1951.Â
Vernon Lloyd Bigelow, a 63-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital from a sudden illness.Â
He was born March 19, 1949 in Blue Island, Chicago. Ill., the son of Lloyd Holden Bigelow and Bertha Mary Frances Zehm.
He attended grade school in Chicago and graduated from high school in Mesa, Ariz.
He married Patricia Ann Leafty and they were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple.Â They were later divorced.
Vernon has lived the past 20 years in Blackfoot.
Douglass James Reid, 85, of Firth, passed away peacefully at the home of his brother, Fred, on Sunday, May 13, 2012.
Doug was born to Robert E. and Agnes Just Reid on Sep. 11, 1926, the fourth child in a loving family of five boys. He was raised along the Blackfoot River in Lower Presto. He loved learning, and after walking two miles each way to catch the bus to Firth High School, was named class valedictorian.
Robert (Bob) James Hauck, 68, died May 19, 2012, at the Lost Rivers Medical Center in Arco.
He was born on May 8,1944 in Longmont, Colo. His father, Robert Joseph Hauck, died in World War II on Nov. 14, 1944. His mother, Betty Hauck Schell died on April 10, 2011. His parents were married in June 1942 and had him in 1944. His father was a PFC in the US Army and died shortly after his birth.
Bob was raised in Longmont until he enlisted in the Navy in November of 1963. He served in the Vietnam War and several other smaller conflicts.
CINCINNATI, Ohio â€“ Guy C Van Orden, 59, died Friday, May 11, 2012 at his home in Cincinnati where he lost his valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Guy was born Oct. 6, 1952 in Blackfoot, the son of Cyril E and Nola Rae Wheeler Van Orden. He was the oldest of six children.
Guy grew up in Riverside and attended Moreland and Riverside Elementary, Snake River Junior High and Snake River High School.
His family moved to Spokane, Wash., in 1968, where Guy attended and graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1970.
James Henry Haroldsen, 73, of Pingree, Idaho passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center due to an aortic dissection.
He was born June 22, 1938 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Ancel Henry Haroldsen and Eliza Eldora Andersen Haroldsen. He grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated from Idaho Falls High School.
James continued his education at Brigham Young University and earned his Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Animal Husbandry.
Merle Hillman Eskelsen, of Idaho Falls, formerly of BlackfootÂ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the age of 85.Â Merle was the wife of the late Milton Dwayne Eskelsen of Blackfoot, Idaho.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Merle was born on January 8, 1927, the daughter of Gheen Hillman and Eva Buxton in Driggs, Teton County, Idaho.Â
David Randall â€śDaveâ€ť Adams, 61, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at his home following a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born Dec. 1, 1950 in Wendell to William David and Imogene Cannon Adams.Â Dave was raised in Wendell and has also lived in Idaho Falls, Boise and Blackfoot. He spent 37 years in Groveland surrounded by friends and family.
On March 8, 1974 Dave married Dorine Munk in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple.
Norma Lorraine Daniels Best, 84
Norma Lorraine Daniels Best, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Sandy, Utah.Â
She was born on June 27, 1927, to Clifford and Velta Jolley Daniels in Blackfoot.Â She had one younger sister, Evah, and two younger brothers, Delwin and Leon.Â
Norma attended Irving Grade School, Blackfoot Junior High, and Blackfoot High School (class of 1945.)Â She was involved in the safety patrol, student council, choir, and the Pep Club.Â In addition, she attended and graduated from LDS Seminary.Â
Â Â Â Robert â€śKeithâ€ť Pendlebury, 83, of lifetime resident of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at his home in Blackfoot.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Keith was born on December 2, 1928 in Blackfoot, Idaho to John Henry and Cecile Nell Harper Pendlebury.Â He attended Blackfoot schools and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1947.Â