Archive - Aug 2012 - Obituary
GOODING â€” Idonna Gibbons, 78, of Gooding, died peacefully at her home on Monday Aug. 13, 2012.
She was born Jan. 11, 1934 in Shelley, the daughter of Tom and Illa Rowley.Â
Idonna graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1952.Â She spent most of her youth working as a waitress in her father's restaurant, the Blue Plate.Â
Arthur T. â€śArtâ€ť Jordan, age 87, of Laurie, Missouri,Â passed away Friday, Aug.10, 2012, at the Laurie Care Center.Â He was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Moreland, a son of Elijah A. and Mary S. Tanner Jordan.
On Aug. 23, 1946, he was united in marriage to Freda C. Goodall, who preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 1995.
Art worked in accounting and was a United States Navy veteran, serving from July 1944 to July 1946.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an avid bowler.
Ethel May Clement, 98, of Pocatello, and formerly of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Hillcrest Haven.
She was born Nov. 25, 1913, in Miniota, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of John George Baldwin and Ethel Porter. She attended school through the ninth grade.
On May 29, 1957, she married Hilbert Clement in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1994. Ethel was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Â She served as Relief Society president and served a mission in 1950 in the North Central Mission in Rochester, Minn.
John was born to Harrison and Eva England McKnight, Dec. 21, 1931 in Moreland. He was number 11 of 14 children. He grew up in Moreland, where he attended school and helped on the family farm.
During his high school years he met his lifelong sweetheart, Lois DeLone Taylor. After graduating from Snake River High School, John attended BYU for a semester, however, his time at college was quite brief as he could not be apart from his beautiful DeLone. They were joined in marriage on Jan. 18, 1951, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Merlin A Orton, 85, of Bend, Ore, passed away Aug. 1, 2012 at his home.
He was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Pocatello to Thomas D. and Avilda Mecham Orton.Â He lived in the Boise area up through grade four and then moved to the Firth area where he graduated from Firth High School in 1943.Â His favorite sport was basketball and he also participated in track and baseball.
At the age of 11, Merlin went to work for his uncle during the summer on a cattle ranch at Chesterfield.Â He herded sheep for two summers and then worked in the hay for three summers.Â
April 3, 1956 - August 2, 2012
Deltha Glenell Jackson, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Aug. 4, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Patricia Shipley.
Glenell was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Blackfoot to Ivan Lee Tanner and Caroline (Buttcane) Tanner. She lived in Blackfoot and Springfield.Â Â She also lived at the Beehive HouseÂ in Salt Lake City, Utah, while attending college.Â She graduated from Blackfoot High School and continued her education at the LDS Business College.
Brent James Hansen, 36, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Brent was born May 1, 1976, in Pocatello to Lewis Kent Hansen and Linda Kaye Anderson.Â He attended elementary school and Hawthorne Junior High in Chubbuck.Â He enjoyed scouting and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.Â After graduating from Highland High School in 1995, he continued his education at Idaho State University.
Erma Susan Wolfley, 67, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at her home in Blackfoot, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Erma was born on April12, 1945, in Blackfoot to Evan Lyon and Evelyn Iris Scheiss Mecham.Â She was raised in the Blackfoot area, attending Blackfoot schools and graduating from Blackfoot High School.
Rick Merle of Boise, a former Blackfoot resident, passed away peacefully at home July 24, 2012 in the arms of his daughter after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 14, 1950 in The Bronx, New York, the oldest child of Frank and Audrey Merle. He grew up on the East Coast, graduating from Rumson Fairhaven High School in Rumson, New Jersey.
He moved to Manhattan, Kansas, attending Kansas State University where he met and married Vickie Rader. They then moved to Blackfoot, where he began a long and storied career as a master of all things mechanical.