Archive - Jan 2013 - Obituary
Juan Alba Gomez, 73, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello from diabetes.
He was born June 24, 1939 in Purisima de Bustos Guanajuato, Mexico, to Marcelo Alba and Francisca Gomez, the ninth of 12 children.
He grew up in Purisima de Bustos Guanajuato, Mexico, and worked as a harvester on his dadâ€™s land and also helped raise cattle.Â Juan also was the owner of three freight trucks.
On July 17, 1963, he married Isabel Alba.
Wilhelamenia Davila â€śMaâ€ť, 66, of Lincoln Creek, entered into rest Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.Â
Â She was born to Frank Clarence Teton and Juanita Dann Teton on Jan. 2, 1947 in Blackfoot.Â Wilma or Ma as she was known by many, attended elementary school in Blackfoot and graduated from Chilocco Indian School in Stillwater, Okla., in 1966.Â After high school she worked in Texas and San Diego, Calif.
Joann Chavez Chapman, 53, of Twin Falls and formerly of Blackfoot ,passed away Jan. 14, 2013 at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Twin Falls.
She was born Jan. 29, 1960 in Hamilton, Mont., the daughter of Ernest M. and Janie C. Chavez.
She attended school in Blackfoot and graduated in 1978.
Joann resided in Twin Falls and also in Mesquite, Nev., and in Wisconsin.Â She was married to Tom Ternus in 1982 and later divorced.Â Â She married her companion of 22 years, Richard Chapman on Sept. 25, 2012 in Twin Falls.
Delores Shaw, 66, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Willows Care Center in Blackfoot.
She was born April 20, 1946 at Powell, Wyo., to Samuel and Filinice Martinez Chavez.
Delores attended the Jefferson School in Riverton, Wyo.Â She has lived in Riverton and Lander, Wyo., and Pocatello and Blackfoot.
She married Berdie Shaw in Pocatello.Â They were later divorced but have remained close friends.
She was a member of the Catholic Church.
Delores devoted her time and talents to raising her two daughters and making a home for them.
Robert Don (Bob) Jones, 70, of Boise died peacefully on Jan. 18, 2013 of complications due to leukemia.
Robert was born Dec. 31. 1942 in Woodland, Utah to Don P and June Jones. In 1954 the family, which eventually totaled 4 boys and 4 girls, moved to Moreland. He graduated from Snake River High School in 1961. He then served as a missionary in the Eastern States Mission. In 1965 he was drafted into the Army during Vietnam.
Amy Michelle Rodriguez, age 31, of Pocatello, returned to her Father in Heaven on Thursday (Jan. 17, 2013) at Portneuf Medical Center.
She was a beloved wife of Jose Rodriguez. They were married on Aug. 29, 2009 in Pocatello. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Amy was born in Pocatello on July 18, 1981 and grew up in Blackfoot and Pocatello. She went to Blackfoot High School. She was the daughter of Allen York and Terri Palmer and stepdaughter of Kyle Palmer.
Leo Thomas Cerino, 74, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
Â Leo was born July 6, 1938 to Columbo Cerino and Esther Judith Madzeweyu.Â Leo was raised in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School.Â He attended barber school in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Arizona where he lived for over 40 years, with his companion, Agnes Soliz, before returning home to live in Idaho.
Â Leo married Gay Cutler and theyÂ divorced.Â He later married Joyce Ballard and they later divorced.
Michael â€śJoeâ€ť Lusk, 65, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the Portneuf Medical Center from complications of cancer.
He was born Feb. 8, 1947 at Pocatello to Ralph Bailey and BernaDeane Brower Lusk.Â Joe was raised in the Arbon Valley and attended school in Pocatello, graduating from Pocatello High School.Â He has lived in Arbon Valley, Pocatello and Blackfoot.
Joe joined the United States Navy in 1966; he served in the Vietnam War and was stationed at Cam Ranh Bay.Â Following his four-year tour of duty he was honorably discharged.
Joyce Derlene Wallace, 77 of Carpenter, Wyo., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Life Care Center in Cheyenne.
She was born Oct. 29, 1935 in Pueblo, Colo., and had lived in Carpenter since 1998.
Joyce was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed painting.
Jeraldine T. Duncan, 74, of San Tan Valley, AZ, formally of Blackfoot ID. passed away on January 8, 2013 in Gilbert, AZ. Born in Brigham City, UT to Floyd and Ardella (Nelson) Turner, Jerry arrived on November 3, 1938. She was the oldest of seven children. Her siblings were Rodger, Rayola, Alina, Edward, Howard, and Lana Turner.
She worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Arnell Drug and Wal-Mart in Blackfoot Id. until she retired in 1994. Jerry will be remembered as a great fisherman, an avid gardener, and her craft creations. She did what she wanted when she wanted.