Archive - May 2013 - Obituary
Dean passed away on May 10, 2013 in his home after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Eliza Eunice Mobley Polatis, seven children, twenty-seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Dean and Eliza were married December 4, 1959 in the Idaho Falls Temple.
Joseph Grover, 63, of Moreland, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in an accident.
Joe was born September 12, 1949 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Samuel B. Grover and Gwendolyn Cheney.Â He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1968 and attended Idaho State University in Pocatello.
Â On April 11, 1969 Joe married Lena Kay Michelson in Springfield. She preceded him in death in March of 1995.Â On January 8, 1999 Joe married Rebecca Heson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Marcine Nancy Gardner Jones, 91, of Pocatello, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday May 7, 2013 at the home of her daughter in West Valley City,Â Utah fromÂ complications incident to age.Â SheÂ has been homebound since last fall and has lived with her children since then.
Mrs. Dance has completed her last assignment and turned in her homework.Â A long time master teacher in the Blackfoot, Idaho School District, Vaudis died on May 5, 2013.Â
Darrel Wayne Abrahamson passed away peacefully on May 1, 2013, on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. He was an enrolledÂ member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, as well as the Spokane and Coeur dâ€™Alene Tribes.
He was born at home in Spokane, Wash. to James Abrahamson Sr. and Violet Friedlander Abrahamson.
Jose Cruz Najar Sr., passed away on May 1, 2013 in Blackfoot.
He was born on May 25, 1940 in Mexicali, Mexico.Â He was preceded in death by his parents Santos and Loreto Ortiz, and a beloved nephew Andres DeLira Jr.Â He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Maria Elena Rodriguez, and his six children.Â Jose Cruz Najar Jr., Christine Stewart, Edward Najar, Norma Gibson, Joseph Najar, and Grace C. Reynolds.Â He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Â
Judith H. Lingmann Snow left this world on a bright sunny morning, May 2, 2013.Â She had moved to the Spring Creek Retirement Center in American Falls, Idaho just 5 months before, due to increasing health problems.Â Her kids like to think if she couldnâ€™t bowl or golf any more why bother trying to feel better.Â Death was due to her readiness to join her husband Leo and daughter Kay on the other side of the veil.
Joseph Archie Grover, 63, of Moreland, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in an accident.
Joe was born Sept. 12, 1949 in Blackfoot to Samuel B. Grover and Gwendolyn Cheney.Â He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1968 and attended Idaho State University in Pocatello.
Â On April 11, 1969 Joe married Lena K. Michelson in Springfield. She preceded him in death in MarchÂ 26, 1995.Â On Jan. 8, 1999 Joe married Rebecca Otteson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Peggy Susan Hermansen, 71, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 8, 1941 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Robert Harker Cook and Mildred Lucille Hopla Cook.
She graduated from Snake River High School in 1959.
On Dec. 16, 1960, she married Martin Hermansen in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Peggy was raised in Thomas, and has lived in Massachusetts; Philadelphia; Hampton and Norfolk, Va.; and Great Lakes, IL, all while Martin was serving in the Navy.
Eugene Van Orden, 71, of Pingree passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home.
He was born Feb. 5, 1942 in Pingree, the son of Edmond Orlando Van Orden and Mae Irene Liljinquist Van Orden.
Eugene graduated from Snake River High School in 1960.
On June 17, 1960, he married Carolynn Furniss in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a bishopric, as High Priest group leader, various other callings and was currently serving as a temple ordinance worker until his health declined.