Archive - Sep 2013 - Obituary
Lydia â€śTootsâ€ť Edline Chaffin, 98, passed away Sept. 24, 2013.
Mom was born to Julius (Gustav) Edward Bergeman and Emma Kastning Bergeman in Fairmont, Minn., on April 2, 1915, the sixth child of 11 children.Â Her parents and the children moved numerous times to various towns in Utah before moving to Blackfoot, in 1932, sometimes living in a tent. She attended school until the 8th grade.Â
Robert Verland â€śBobâ€ť Haddon, 61, of Blackfoot passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.
Bob was born Jan. 14, 1952 to Charles Vernon Haddon and Cora Bell Wagner-Haddon.Â He was the second child of what grew to be 7.
Steven Brent Cronquist, 58, of Pingree passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family following a lingering illness.Â
Steven was born on Feb. 4, 1955 in Logan, Utah to Carl and VaLoye Balls Cronquist, Jr.Â He was raised in the Blackfoot area and attended Snake River schools, graduating from Snake River High School. He married Diane Schobe and together they had two sons, Jimmy and John.Â They were later divorced.Â Later in life he found companionship with Debbie Thomas and they remained together until her passing on Nov. 9, 2012.
Jerald J â€śBoâ€ť Bowman, 75, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home after a year long battle with cancer.
Jerald was born March 10, 1938, in Blackfoot to Jack M Bowman and Mable P. Leavitt.Â He lived his lifetime in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1956. He attending Idaho State University for two years where he studied accounting and business.
Jerald married his high school sweetheart Eva Mae Grimmett on June 20, 1958. They have two children, Pam and Kip.Â
Jesse J. Whiting, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Sept. 16, 2013, at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot with his family by his side.
Jesse was born June 20, 1923, in Leslie, Idaho, to Lucius Burr and Pearl Johnson Whiting.Â He was raised in the Groveland and Wapello areas and was a member of the first graduating class of Thomas High School.
Jesse was in the U. S. Navy from 1943 through 1946 serving on a PT boat in the Mediterranean including France, Italy and Northern Africa.
On Nov. 9, 1949, Jesse married Erma Jorgensen in Blackfoot.Â They had two children, Lucinda and LeeDel.
Leland â€śLeeâ€ť Date passed away on Sept. 12, 2013 in Idaho Falls.Â
He was born Sept. 28, 1928 in Ucon to Tsunijiro â€śJoeâ€ť and Haruko (Harada) Date.
Â Lee attended grade school in Shelley and high school in Lewisville.Â He lived the majority of his life in Firth, where he farmed.Â He also worked in the construction industry and retired from the Monroc Concrete Company in 1990.Â
Lee attended Bethel Lutheran Church of Firth and was a member of the Japanese American Citizens League.Â He was a United States Army veteran, serving the majority of his time in Monterey, Calif.Â Â Â
Robert Lee Rizer II, 45, passed away at Portneuf Medical Center on September 11, 2013. Robert better known as Bobby to his family was born October 5, 1967 to Robert lee Riser and Margaret Rizer in Columbus Ohio. Bobby was the third of four children. He spent his early childhood in Ohio and then moved to Idaho. He has lived in Blackfoot, Aberdeen and had recently moved to Pocatello. Bobby was blessed with one child Robert Lee Rizer III on January 11, 1994.
Vera Ann Allison, 82, of Blackfoot, slipped away peacefully, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Vera was born May 6, 1931 in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of John and Ellen Bowman. She attended school at Douglas County High School where she graduated in 1949.
In May 1952 she married Bruff AllisonÂ in Denver, Colo. Together they had two children.
Vera was a hard worker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
YAKIMA, Wash. â€” Aloha Gean Harvey was born Oct. 1, 1920 in Salmon to K.E. and Lucille Powell Brown. Aloha Gean had one brother, Kenneth Brown.
She rode her horse Runt to the one-room school house on Lee Creek. She graduated from Leadore High School in 1938. She was raised and went to school there until she met Urban Kluesner. They eloped and got married Oct. 6, 1940 in Dillon, Mont.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Hansen, 93, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at his sonâ€™s home in Idaho Falls.Â
He was born on Oct. 27, 1919 in Blackfoot, to Melvin and Veda Peterson Hansen.Â He was raised on a farm near Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School, class of 1937.Â He served in the Army in World War II as a corporal.Â
He married Velma â€śTillieâ€ť Anderson on Feb. 24, 1948, in Butte, Mont.Â Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â
He owned Bob & Dales Restaurant and also worked as a postal carrier.Â After retiring he ran a taxi service in Blackfoot.Â