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October 29th

Kristen Marie Menta, 24

October 29, 2013

Kristen Marie Menta of Blackfoot passed away on Oct. 27, 2013 of injuries sustained from a vehicle accident. She was born on March 17, 1989, daughter of Tom Menta and Helene Siow of Fort Hall.
Kristen lived most of her life in Fort Hall. She attended Tyhee Elementary, Hawthorne Jr. High and Highland High School. She then transferred to Sho-Ban High School, graduating in 2007.

Robert E. Lee Baker, 76

October 29, 2013

Robert E. Lee Baker was born on July 28, 1937 in Ranson, Ill., a son of Robert and Dorothy Baker. He passed away Oct. 25, 2013.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1962. After serving in the Navy he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 28 years.
He married Alva Anderon on Dec. 17, 1971. She brought four children into the marriage, all of whom he adopted. They include Vicki (Jesse) Torres, Cindy (Raymond) Nelson, Scott (Jami) Baker and Mark Baker. Other survivors include 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Boyd James Leavitt, 80

October 29, 2013

Boyd James Leavitt, 80, peacefully passed away at his home in Blackfoot in the company of his loving family, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Boyd was born in Moreland on April 24, 1933 to James and Wanda Leavitt. Although he spent most of his life in and around Blackfoot, he spent two years in California, where his dad was stationed in the Navy, just before his sister Sharon was born.
He attended Blackfoot High School and at the age of 19 he married the love of his life Marjorie Swainston on Dec. 17, 1952.

October 26th

Olive Barclay, 101

October 26, 2013

Olive  Barclay, age 101, quietly slipped home on Oct. 23, 2013, in American Fork. Utah.  Her five surviving children were with their beautiful mother during her final hours. 
Olive Lorentzen Christensen Barclay was born on Oct. 5, 1912, in Blackfoot, a daughter of Nephi and Laura Lorentzen Christensen.  She was the second of 10 children.  She was a graduate of Blackfoot High  School and attended the Southern Branch in Pocatello where she earned  a degree to teach grade school.

Beth Stokes, 77

October 26, 2013

Beth Stokes, 77, of Blackfoot passed away  Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. at her daughter’s home in Firth.
She was born Dec. 28, 1935 in Chinook, Mont., the daughter of Eldridge Andrew Tuck and Rosella Archibald Tuck.
Beth grew up in Chinook, Mont. until the age of six, then moved to Wilson, Utah where she received her education. 

Shamae Gneiting Lyon, 30

October 26, 2013

Shamae Gneiting Lyon, 30, of Pocatello, beloved mother, wife, daughter and sister, returned to the loving arms of her heavenly Father on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
She was born June 11, 1983 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Daniel D. Gneiting and Kathy Carlile Gneiting. She married Loren Lyon on Nov. 23, 2002, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and together were raising three young daughters.

Ruth Lucille Kinney Nelson King, 74

October 26, 2013

Ruth Lucille Kinney Nelson King, 74, of Blackfoot passed away at her sister, Karen Cornelison’s home in Rexburg on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
 She was born March 31, 1939 in Pocatello, to Gerald Chester and Bessie Jones Kinney.  She was raised and attended school in Pocatello for most of her early years, then moved to Pingree in 1957 where she graduated from Snake River High School in 1958.

Wilma Edra Cowley Shiner, 94

October 26, 2013

Wilma Edra Cowley, Shiner, 94, of Coalinga, CA., passed away peacefully in her sleep, Friday, October 18, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Jaymee Orton, in Blackfoot, Idaho.
            She was born May 24, 1919 in Sunnyside, Utah to Claude Quayle and Ruth Tatton Cowley, the youngest of three sisters. 

October 22nd

Darlene Bitton Draper Poole, 90

October 22, 2013

Darlene Bitton Draper Poole was born May 5, 1923 in Riverside, ID and passed away in Bingham Memorial Hospital on October 18, 2013. She is the daughter of John W. Bitton and Althea Bingham Bitton. 
Darlene graduated from Moreland High School in 1941 where she had enjoyed participating in music and played basketball.

Donna Marie Hall, 46

October 22, 2013

Donna Marie Hall, 46, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Donna was born February 21, 1967 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Donn Austin and Maxine Jane Hunt Bate.  She was raised in the Osgood-Roberts area and attended school in Rigby.  Donna has lived in various places in Southeast Idaho and has resided in Blackfoot the last six years.
In 1987 she married Lewis Ehardt, they were later divorced.  On February 7, 1994 she married William Hall in Idaho Falls.

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