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February 7th

Buford M.Cornelison, 90

February 7, 2012

Buford M.Cornelison, 90, of Blackfoot died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his home from causes incident to age.
Services will be conducted Wednesday, Feb.8, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Blackfoot Idaho Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive with Bishop Dale Cunningham officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening in the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling, Blackfoot, and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot.

Katherine L. Churchill, 46

February 7, 2012

BLACKFOOT – Katherine L. Churchill, 46, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, unexpectedly following a brief illness at a local hospital.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, 238-8000. Condolences may be sent to her family online at www.wilksfuneralhome.com.

Donner ‘Rusty’ Houtz, 88

February 7, 2012

Donner “Rusty” Houtz, 88, passed away at the Idaho State Veterans Home on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. There will be no services at this time, but we will have a memorial at a later date.
Friends can offer online condolences to the family by visiting www.colonial-funeralhome.com.

Christopher W. Seratt, 23

February 7, 2012

Christopher W. Seratt, 23, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover.
Chris was born Oct. 11, 1988 in Blackfoot to Richard Wayne Seratt,II and Sirrinda Lee Gerstlauer. He was raised in the Blackfoot area and attended schools in the Blackfoot and Snake River districts.

February 6th

Christopher W. Seratt, 23

February 6, 2012

Christopher W. Seratt, 23, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling in Blackfoot and will be announced. Condolences may be sent to condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Buford Max Cornelison, 90

February 6, 2012

Buford Max Cornelison, 90, of Blackfoot died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his home from causes incident to age.
He was born Jan.19, 1922 at Chesterfield to Forest Lee and Etta Eldora VunCannon Cornelison. Buford's family spent their winters in Chesterfield and summers in Rocky Canyon where his parents homesteaded a valley north of Chesterfield and east of Mt. Putnam. He attended school in Chesterfield and graduated from North Gem High School in 1940.

February 2nd

Margaret A. Williams, 73

February 2, 2012

Margaret A. Williams, 73, of Pocatello, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Emeritus at Highland Hills from natural causes.
She was born Aug. 12, 1938 to Pearl L. and Josephine Loe in Greeley, Colo. Her family moved to Pocatello when she was a small child. She attended schools in Pocatello, graduating from Pocatello High School in 1956. She married Douglas D. Williams in 1957 and was later divorced.

January 31st

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.

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