Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Melvin LaVar Turpin, 91
After two years without the companionship of his loving wife of 68 years he is now reunited with her.Â Our loving father and grandfather Melvin LaVar Turpin, 91, of Thomas passed away at his home on Oct. 1, 2012 from natural causes.Â
He was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Thomas, the son of Edward Richard and Dora Emma Noack Turpin.
Â He attended school at Wilson and then Thomas.Â
He married Zola Porter on Jan. 26, 1943, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Â They made their home in Thomas.
Dorothy Helen Croft Elison, 94, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 at The Gables in Blackfoot.
She was born May 26, 1918 in Idaho Falls, the daughter of Wilford Woodruff Croft and Charlotte Jemmett.
Dorothy graduated from Idaho Falls High School.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she had served as Relief Society president and in various other auxiliaries.Â Â Â
On July 2, 1936, she married Bernell Elison in the Logan LDS Temple.
Blanka Elenora Leitenmaier Stacey, angel, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and nurse passed away peacefully on September 27, 2012.Â She was born in Hessen, Germany on March 4, 1938, the eldest child of Lorenz Leitenmaier and Tilla Geller Leitenmaier.Â
In 1958 at a dance, she met Dee Edwin Stacey â€“ a tall, dark, and handsome American Soldier. This night would begin their life-long love. They were married October 25, 1959 in Milo, Idaho. Their union was blessed with two daughters, Doris and Judy. They enjoyed over 53 years in a close, loving marriage.
Debbie Lynn Martin, 61, of Blackfoot, passed away at home surrounded by her family on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
Debbie was born on June 13, 1951 to Robert and Shirley Jackson in Greeley, Colo., but grew up in Blackfoot. She attended Blackfoot High School and in her senior year was introduced to Randy Martin who she would later marry in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 2, 1973.
Jackson Wood passed away Sept. 24, 2012 in Midtown San Francisco, Calif., due to complications after suffering a stroke in July. Jackson stoically served in the military for 10 years.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served many callings throughout the years.
He is survived by his wife, 6 children and 6 grandchildren. His family was able to meet with Jackson prior to his death. Funeral services will be held Sept. 26, 2012 in California.
Donald Peter Sincavage Sr., 83, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on July 21, 1929. He was one of six children. Donald married Mildred Jean Bray on July 18, 1948. They had 5 children. They resided in Connecticut, where he worked at Atlantic Steel and Branford Building Supply. In 1963 he moved his family to Phoenix, Ariz., and worked for Oâ€™Malleyâ€™s Building Materials where he became a foreman. After he retired and at the death of his wife he moved to Blackfoot.
Tammie Sue Wallace Hunt, 39, of Idaho Falls passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center from complications due to a stroke she suffered in April.
She was born Nov. 5, 1972 in Mountain Home to William â€śBillâ€ť J. Wallace and Susan Pearl Ockerman.
She graduated from Blackfoot High School where she was involved in debate, cheerleading and rodeo club.Â She was the rodeo queen and made it to the National High School Rodeo Finals in pole bending.Â She was also a member of the Star Dance Team.
Kent Nakamura, 54, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Kent was born on Feb. 24, 1958 in Blackfoot to Tugi Nakamura and Tsuneko â€śCindyâ€ť Kawaguchi.Â He has spent his lifetime in Blackfoot,Â attending grade school in Groveland. He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1976.
On June 8, 1978 Kent married Wendy Scott in Moreland.Â Together they had four children.Â
Tina Kay Wasia passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. She was born in Blackfoot to Ronald and Patricia Wasia. Tina loved spending time with her family and enjoyed movie night at her parentâ€™s house. She loved being with her sisters and nieces and nephews and was especially close to her sister Chris. Tina never missed a birthday for anybody. Her three sons, Mathew, Aaron, and Preston were the love of her life. Tina always had encouraging words for others and was great at lifting people up. She was quirky, independent and never afraid to be herself.
Fay Nielson Tripp, 84 of Blackfoot, a loved and loving daughter, sister, friend, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Sept. 22, 2012 from complications after battling Alzheimer's disease for a number of years. She was born Aug. 11, 1928 in Metropolis, Nev., to James and Anna Nielson.