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Homer L. Nielson, 90

July 31, 2013

Preston - Devoted and beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother dad and friend, Homer Leon Nielson, 90, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the home of his daughter in Blackfoot. 
He was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Cleveland, Idaho, the ninth child among 10 born to Edgar Odland and Catherine Ann Bevins Nielson.  His early years were spent on a homestead in the foothills, of the Cleveland mountains on the west side of what was called Gentile Valley. 

Joyce H. James, 86

July 31, 2013

Joyce H. James, 86, passed away July 28, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah from natural causes. 
Joyce was born June 3, 1927 in Idaho Falls to Oliver D. and Violet Hendrickson.
Joyce was raised in Idaho Falls and graduated from high school in 1945.  She attended college in Logan, Utah at Utah State University.  While there she met J. Carl James and they were married in the Idaho Falls, Idaho LDS Temple on June 30, 1948.  At that time Joyce left school and started a family.

July 30th

Douglas Adam Polatis, 27

July 30, 2013

Douglas Adam Polatis, 27, passed away July 26, 2013, from complications of diabetes and a seizure disorder. 
He was born April 1, 1986, in Blackfoot to Kevon Lowell and Betty Ann Christiansen Polatis. 
Douglas loved the Denver Broncos football team.  He also loved to watch monster trucks, play video games, 4- wheeling, and fishing.   His greatest friends were his family and he was always excited when they were here.  He taught everyone compassion, patience, and unconditional love.

Danielle Watzke, 27

July 30, 2013

Danielle Hughes Watzke, 27, completed a short but amazing life Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Portneuf Regional Medical Center after a motorcycle accident that occurred July 24, 2013 east of Carey. Danielle was born Sept. 10, 1985, in Pocatello, the daughter of Pat and Susan Hughes.
From the very beginning Danielle was determined to keep up or out-do her brothers, Brandon and Dustin, and live life to the fullest. Two years following her birth in Pocatello the family moved to Everett, Wash. and back to Blackfoot in 1995 to be near family.

Keith Lusk Williams, 89

July 30, 2013

Keith Lusk “Coach Willie” Williams, 89, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his home in Boise, surrounded by his family. 
He was born July 6, 1924 in Malad, the son of Jenkin Vaughn Williams and Elizabeth Maria Lusk Williams.
Keith graduated from Malad High School in 1943 and received his associate's degree from Snow College.  He attended Utah State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1949 and in 1953 he received his master’s degree from the University of Idaho.
He served in the Air Force from 1943-1945 during World War II. 

Mary Stanley Warren, 91

July 30, 2013

Mary Stanley Warren “Gram”, 91, of Fort Hall passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
She was born July 19, 1922 in Carson City, Nev., the daughter of Opal Daisy Winnemucca and William Henry Stanley.  She spent her childhood years in Burns, Ore. and Miller Creek, Nev.
In 1937, she married Raymond Warren in Nevada, then moved to Fort Hall and made it her permanent residence. Together they had five children.
Mary enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, hand games, card games and tanning hides.

July 24th

John Edmond Pincock

July 24, 2013

Jan. 8, 1933 - July 21, 2013
John Edmond Pincock was born Jan. 8, 1933, to Howard Pincock and Lillie May Winmill in Sugar City. John was reunited with his son Ryan when he passed away peacefully at Pocatello Care and Rehab on July 21, 2013.

Darrel Ray Peterson

July 24, 2013

Darrel Ray Peterson passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday evening, the 21st of July, surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.  He was born March 10, 1930 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Arthur W. and Arzula Blatter Peterson.  His roots were in the farming community of New Sweden where he helped his father farm and where he developed his love for animals.  He owned and operated Darrel’s American for many years.  He finished his career as a spud buyer for GPOD. 

Kaye Johnson Aubrey

July 24, 2013

September 6, 1945 - July 18, 2013
Kaye Johnson Aubrey returned to her heavenly home on the evening of July 18th at the Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful,` Utah .  She passed away surrounded by family after extended illness and pneumonia complications.  Kaye was born the first of three daughters to Whitney Owen Johnson and Donna Jane Lott Johnson of Blackfoot, Idaho, and was a life- long resident of Groveland. 

July 23rd


July 23, 2013

Karoline Schmidtgall Baisch, 89, of American Falls, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Monte Vista Hills Healthcare Center in Pocatello after a long illness.
She was born May 9, 1924 in Aberdeen, the daughter of Henry and Amalia Huva Schmidtgall.  She spent most of her childhood in the Aberdeen and Pleasant Valley areas.
On April 23, 1943, she married Robert Lawrence Baisch from American Falls.  They had one son, Dale.

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