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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.

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