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June 21st

Erma N. Scott, 90

June 21, 2013

Erma N. Scott, 90, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her home in Riverside with her daughter, Teresa at her side.
She was born December 2, 1922 in Kimball, Idaho to Carrie Louisa and Leslie Moroni Nielsen. She attended Firth High School.
 On June 11, 1941, she married LeRoy M. Scott in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  They lived most of their life on a farm in Pingree.  He preceded her in death on May 27, 1998.  Erma moved to Riverside with her daughter, Teresa in 2005.

June 20th

Bobby McRae

June 20, 2013

Glen Robert "Bobby" McRae, Jr., 23, of Rexburg, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Salmon, Idaho from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born March 2, 1990, in Rexburg, Idaho to Glen Robert and LaNita Peterson McRae. He attended elementary school in Burton and graduated from Madison High School in 2008. 
He was engaged to Michelle Versluys and planned to be married in July.

Norma W. Griffiths

June 20, 2013

Norma W. Griffiths was the first of six children born to Royden E. and Bertie Pack Weight.  She spent her childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was active in music and spent much of her time helping at home. 

June 6th

Gene William Speas, 85

June 6, 2013

Gene William Speas, 85,of Blackfoot passed away Monday, June 3, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital from natural causes. Gene was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Woodville to William Edwin and Violet Elvira (Hammer) Speas. He was raised on a farm during his childhood and was always around animals and learned to love them, especially “little animals.”

May 29th

James 'Jim' Maurice Guymon, 66

May 29, 2013

James “Jim” Guymon, a 66-year-old Blackfoot resident, died at his home , Sunday, May 26, 2013  following his second battle with lung cancer.
He was born March 11, 1947 in Pocatello, the son of James Maurice Guymon and Rhoda Jones Guymon.
He attended school in Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High school . He joined the US Navy and served during the Vietnam War.  He was always proud of his service time and was very patriotic.
    Upon leaving the service, he married Peggy Byrd.  They had one child, Alysha Lynn.  Jim and Peggy were later divorced.

Dallas Hepworth Horrocks, 86

May 29, 2013

Dallas Hepworth Horrocks, 86, of Blackfoot passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2013 following an extended illness.
She was the first of six daughters born to Gladys and DeLynn Hepworth on Feb. 12, 1927 in Blackfoot.
During her schooling, she enjoyed learning and excelled in track. Dallas graduated from Blackfoot High School and later received a bachelor’s degree in Education from Idaho State University.  Following her college graduation she enjoyed teaching English at the Blackfoot Middle School until her retirement in 1985. 

Dan L. Christensen

May 29, 2013

Dan L. Christensen died at his home in Blackfoot, May 26, 2013, from esophageal cancer. 
He was born to Edith and Vestal Christensen at the Eaton Maternity Home in Shelley on Dec. 15, 1945. He attended Taylor Elementary School. The family moved to the 70 Bar Ranch in Chesterfield in 1959. He graduated from North Gem High School in Bancroft in 1963.

Richard J Kirwan, 62

May 29, 2013

Rick was born March 22, 1951 at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada; he died May 25, 2013 in Boise. He was the second child born to Carma and Leo “Jack” Kirwan; his siblings, Brad Kirwan, Scott Kirwan, and Ann (Rhett) Petersen.
Rick grew up in the Blackfoot area and graduated from Snake River High School in 1969 and Idaho State University in 1973. Rick was a CPA and lived in Hayward, Calif.; Salem Ore.; Twin Falls; Pocatello; and Boise, where he resided for over 30 years.

May 23rd

Dona E. Wheeler Sanford Belnap, 94 1918 – 2013

May 23, 2013

Dona E. Wheeler Sanford Belnap, 94
1918 – 2013
Dona Eliza Wheeler was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Moreland, the oldest daughter of Austin and Lurlean (England) Wheeler.
She died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the home of her granddaughter/son Julie and Todd Jorgensen.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Paul LDS Stake Center, 424 Ellis, with a viewing an hour prior to the service. A viewing will also be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Morrison Payne Funeral Home, 321 E. Main St., Burley. Burial is at noon Tuesday, May 28, at the Paul cemetery.

Peggy Sjostrom

May 23, 2013

  Peggy A. Sjostrom, 69, passed away Monday,  May 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital from natural causes.
            Peggy was born September 25, 1943 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ken Mecham and Anita Jensen.  She spent time in Seattle, Washington as well as in Blackfoot.
            She is survived by one daughter, Cindy (Alan) Krause; four sons, Jessie (Danny) Mitchell, Terry (Marie) Hoskins, Troy (Juanita) Hoskins and Jerry (Bernie) Bunce; five sisters, Shirley Mecham, Bonnie Evans, Deone (Max) Anderson, Tina (Conci) Mejia and Chris (Ken) Buck; many grandchildren; and great grandchildren.

 

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