Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Georgena J. Weeks Traughber Whiting, 91, of Springfield passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
She was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Idaho Falls, the daughter of George Henry Weeks and Elizabeth Jane Staten.
Georgena attended school in Idaho Falls.Â
She married Marvin Donald Whiting on Jan. 7, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev.Â They had been married for 54 years.
Georgena traveled all over the country from Alaska to New Mexico, while her husband worked in the mines.Â She lived 14 years in Arizona.
Verna Colleen Brown Dewey, 73, passed away peacefully at her home in Idaho Falls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, after enduring a lingering illness.Â
Colleen was born Sept. 1, 1939 in Blackfoot in a two-room home on Pendlebury Lane.Â She was the second oldest child of four children born to Walter and LaVerna Brown.Â
Kerry Vaughn Kepler, 59, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Oct.31, 2012, from a drowning accident while fishing.
He was born Oct. 3, 1953, in Idaho Falls, the son of William O. Kepler and Betty Bay Kepler.
Vaughn attended Ucon Elementary, and graduated from Bonneville High School.Â Following high school, he attended Boise State University.
He had lived in the Blackfoot area since 1992.
On Oct. 31, 1998, he married Alicia Wilcox at Groveland Elementary School in Blackfoot.
Robert David (Dave) Barclay, Sr., 59, of Pocatello passed away at his home Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 from natural causes.
David was born Jan. 2, 1953 in Blackfoot to Michael and Ruth Arleen Howell Barclay.Â He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Snake River High School in 1971. He continued his education at Idaho State University receiving a business degree.Â He played baseball and wrestled in high school.
Muriel Rayola Neff, 83, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Nov.3, 2012 at The Gables in Blackfoot,.
She was born Sept.13, 1929 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Wilbert Atwood and Muriel Duckworth Atwood.
Rayola attended grade school in Pingree and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On June 6, 1948, she married Charles Neff in Blackfoot,.Â He preceded her in death on July 10, 2005.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church.Â
Verla Evelyn Nelson, 77, of Shelley passed away October 23, 2012 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
She was born May 3, 1935 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Lloyd Sheppard and Vilo Plant. She grew up Blackfoot where she attended school and graduated from Blackfoot High School. She married Wilford Neil Staples August 21, 1954 and their marriage was solemnized May 24, 1965 in the Idaho Falls Temple. He passed away December 13, 1981. She married Raymond Nelson February 28, 1983, He passed away February 24, 1991.
Ronald M. Jensen, 82 of Basalt passed away October 23, 2012 at EIRMC in Idaho Falls, Idaho surrounded by his loving family.
Ronald was born September 23, 1930 in Basalt, Idaho to Mary Ellen Singleton Jensen and Rulon M Jensen. His father passed away in 1930. Ronald went to grade school in Basalt and was valedictorian of the 8th grade. Ronald graduated from Firth High School where he played football, basketball, and softball, as well as being involved in the Ag program.
Christine J. Cooper Cahall, 46, Moore, ID. resident, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah, following a sudden illness.
She was born Aug. 9, 1966, in Blackfoot, the daughter of Leslie Cooper and Beatrice Pratt Cooper.
Her early years were lived in Blackfoot where she attended schools and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
She was married to Jeff Hawkes in Blackfoot and to this union was born a son Josh.Â They were later divorced.Â She was later married Andrew Cahall in 1995 in Moore.Â They have lived in Arco/Moore the past decade.
Â Ruth Arleen Howell Barclay, 84, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20,
2012 at Bingham Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
Ruth was born July 31, 1928 in West Yellowstone, Mont., to James Verl Howell and Vida Laveena Ward.Â Â She spent her youth in Pocatello, attending Washington Elementary School and graduating from Pocatello High School.
She met her husband at a dance at the Deleta Skating Rink in Pocatello and married Michael Barclay on Jan. 17, 1952 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Michael Lee Hunter, 64, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Oct. 15, 2012, in his Middleton home.
Mike was born on Nov. 29, 1947, in Rexburg. He lived with his parents, Versal and Donna Hunter in Firth and was soon big brother to five siblings.
He served in Vietnam in 1966.
He married Shawna Moon in 1968 and together they had two children, Michelle Lee and Michael Todd, the family lived in St. Anthony.