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March 27th

Gay Peterslie, 93

March 27, 2013

Gay Peterslie, 93, of Idaho Falls passed away March 24, 2013 at Life Care Center.
She was born on April 18, 1919 to Willard and jeannette Morgan in Shelton. Her early years were spent in Pocatello.
After her father's death in 1932, she and her brother, Verle Morgan, moved with their mother to Shelley.
She graduated from Shelley High School and married Max Kelsey in 1937. The resided on a farm southwest of Shelley where their four children were born and raised. In 1989, they relocated to Idaho Falls.

March 26th

Cristel Handly, 70

March 26, 2013

Cristel Handly, 70, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away on March 14, 2013. She died peacefully at her home. Her trial with ovarian cancer lasted over three years.
Cristel grew up in Shelley where she was born Sept. 9, 1942. She raised her family in Phoenix. After her children were grown she "snow-birded" summers in a home built near where she grew up. She loved being near her siblings.
Cristel was known for her can-do attitude, the principles of work she taught to her children, and a hospitable generosity.

Welland Andrew Hansen, 86

March 26, 2013

Welland Andrew Hansen, 86, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital
            Welland “Rusty” was born July 27, 1926 in Newton, Utah, to Andrew Lester and Anna Kropfli Hansen.  When he was two years old his parents purchased a farm and moved to Bancroft, Idaho.  He grew up with his younger brother, Jim and Marguerite “Mig”, an aunt four years older than him who he considered his sister.  They were a close-knit family who shared the joys and struggles of farm life.  He graduated from North Gem High School in 1944.

March 21st

Michael Richard Jorgensen, 61

March 21, 2013

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Michael Richard Jorgensen, 61, passed away on March 18, 2013 at his son’s home in Cross Junction, Virginia.
 Mike was born on March 3, 1952 in Blackfoot. He was the oldest of three children born to Eldon R. and Margaret (Bischoff) Jorgensen.

Lila Mae Howe Hill, 74

March 21, 2013

Lila Mae Howe Hill, 74, of Blackfoot and formerly of Salmon passed away peacefully Thursday, March 14, 2013  at the Safe Haven Health Rehab in Pocatello.
Lila was born Oct. 27, 1938 in Cambridge, Neb. to Lee Tyson and Nellie Mae Foster.  She moved to Blackfoot at a young age.  She attended school in Cambridge and in Leadore.
In 1958 Lila married Stanley Howe.  Together they raised four children, Robert, Steve, Joe and Sherry.

Betty “Joan” Dance, 83

March 21, 2013

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Betty “Joan” Dance, 83, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Save Haven of Monticello in Idaho Falls.
Joan was born Aug. 22, 1929 in Blackfoot to James Godfrey Ropp and Laura Ellen Dockery.  She lived her lifetime in the Blackfoot area.  She attended grade school in Pingree and graduated from Thomas High School.
On April 1, 1948, Joan married DeLyle Dance in Rockford.  Together they raised three children, Rick, Tamara and Clinton.

March 19th

Helen Guthrie, 80

March 19, 2013

Helen Guthrie, 80, of Blackfoot passed away March 15, 2013 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
She was born July 31, 1932 in Quick, West Virginia, the daughter of Hubert Fredrick Hoffman and Thelma Myers.
She lived in Charleston, W.Va.; San Francisco, Calif.; Burbank, Ohio and moved to Blackfoot in 2004.
Helen worked for Charleston General Hospital, KDSS Senior Center and the Central Parking System, all in Charleston, W.Va.
She enjoyed playing Bingo and reading.

Robert Ray Jones, 73

March 19, 2013

Robert Ray Jones, 73, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Extended Care Facility.
He was born March 29, 1939 in Blackfoot to Simion Dlawn Jones and Leda Hughs Jones.
He lived his lifetime in Blackfoot and received his education there.  He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Robert worked for various farms in the area and then worked for the City of Blackfoot street department and animal control.
He enjoyed traveling with his brothers on day trips and camping.

Estelle Nelson, 38

March 19, 2013

Estelle Louise Nelson, 38, of Shelley passed away March 15, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Jayna Wareing, 51

March 19, 2013

Jayna Kaye Wareing, 51, of Firth passed away March 17, 2013 at her home after a long courageous fight with cancer.
She was born Jan. 9, 1962 in Heber City, Utah to Ray Logan and Joan Tater Settles.  Her parents were later divorced and her mom married Erman Duane Martindale, who became her second dad.  Jayna was raised and attended schools in Shelley, graduating from Shelley High School.
On Feb. 21, 1981 she married Wayne Wareing in Blackfoot.  Together they made their home in Firth.

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