Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Iris Schelske, 63, of Aberdeen returned to her Heavenly Father as she passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Margene Jensen Van Eps, an 83-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at a local care facility from natural causes.
She was born May 25, 1929, in Woodville, the daughter of Leland J. Jensen and Blanche Taylor Jensen.
¬† She has lived most of her life in the Blackfoot area where she also attended schools in her youth until her senior year when she attended and graduated from Shelley High School.
She married John B. Van Eps on May 29, 1947, and they had six children.¬† They were later divorced.
Margie Kathrine Wells, 83, of Thomas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at her home.
She was born April 6, 1929 in Thomas to Edward Joseph Goodwin and Margaret Mary Johnson.¬†She lived in the Blackfoot and surrounding areas of Springfield, Pingree, and Thomas for most or her life.¬†Margie attended school at the Wilson School in Thomas and graduated from Thomas High School.¬†
On Sept. 17, 1947, she married her sweetheart Glen Lamar Wells in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.¬†Margie served her family, church, and community.¬†She always gave her best. Her highest priority in life was her family.
Jay Roger Westfall, 59, of Aberdeen passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬† Jay was born Sept. 16, 1952; he was adopted by H. Kenneth and A. Marjorie Westfall of Aberdeen at the age of three years.
Jay grew up in Aberdeen, going to school and working on his father‚Äôs farm.
On July 30, 1971 Jay married Kathleen ‚ÄúKat‚ÄĚ Gambill and moved to Boise.¬† They had three children, Kimberly, Jay Ryan and Gregory.
Preston ‚ÄúKeith‚ÄĚ Tarpley, 49, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Aug.3 0, 2012 in a valiant rescue attempt.
Keith was born July 23, 1963 in Auburn, Calif., to Jimmy Wade Tarpley and Carrie Judith Thomas Fayle.¬† He lived many places, including Applegate, Calif.,; and Medicine Lodge, Dubois, Post Falls, Blackfoot and Sandpoint.¬† He graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On April 11, 1981. Keith married Ellen Harris. his high school sweetheart. in Blackfoot.¬† Together they had three children, Anisha Jo, Tyler and Kyle.
Jacquelyn Rae-Gean Poulson was born February 22, 1981 American Falls, ID and died tragically in an electrocution accident on August 30, 2012.
Lance Hicks passed away Aug. 30, 2012.¬†
He was born to Sherlene Hicks of Blackfoot and Gene Hicks of Idaho Falls on July 3, 1971 in Rexburg.¬† Lance has two older brothers, Danny (Sherri) and Shawn (Cory) Hicks, both of Texas.¬†
For the majority of his childhood and all of his adult life he has lived in Blackfoot.¬† Shortly after high school Lance married April LeProuse and they had one daughter, Brittni Jean Hicks (Bench).
Fay Floretta McCurdy Bailey, 93, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, from causes incident to age at the Bingham County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.¬†¬†
Mom was born March 17, 1919, in Blackfoot, the daughter of Frank Logan McCurdy and Clara Floretta Steffenson McCurdy.
She attended elementary school in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1937. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Curtis MacFee, 40, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, near the Blackfoot Reservoir from injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident.
He was born Sept. 15, 1971, in Pocatello, the son of Ralph ‚ÄúBuster‚ÄĚ MacFee and Junette Dalton MacFee.
Curtis lived most of his life in the Blackfoot area and was raised at the bowling alley, Pindale Lanes.¬† He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1990.
Alice Tucker, 83, passed away peacefully at the Bingham Memorial Care Center in Blackfoot, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.
Alice was born on Sept. 12, 1928, to Harold and Ethel Peterson. She married Grady Cannon and they had three sons. They later divorced. She then married Vernon D. Tucker on Nov. 12, 1955, and they had three children.
She loved her family and enjoyed playing Bingo and painting.