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May 22nd

Ted Kinney, 86

May 22, 2013

Ted Waine Kinney, 86, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully, Monday, May 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho.
            He was born November 2, 1926 in Blackfoot, Idaho the son of Norma Seamons and Waine Vernon Kinney.
            Ted enjoyed growing up on a farm just east of Blackfoot.

May 15th

Loyal "Dean" Neihart

May 15, 2013

Our husband, father and friend, Loyal “Dean” Neihart, 66, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at his home with family and friends surrounding him after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born to Arthur Earl and Edna Bernice Neihart on November 21, 1946 in Yakima, Washington.  The family moved back to Blackfoot where he attended school, worked at Kraft Foods and broke horses.

May 14th

Lou Ann Lee, 84

May 14, 2013

Lou Ann Lee, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.

Lou Ann was born August 4, 1928 in Lubbock, Texas to Richard Henry Maxwell and Edna Hazel Ireland. She was raised in Texas and graduated from high school in Shallowater, Texas.

She married Kenneth “Ken” Lee in Lubbock, Texas. They lived in Lubbock, Texas, Murtaugh, Idaho, Salt Lake City, Utah, Odessa, Amarillo and Dallas, Texas, Boise, Idaho and for the last 15 years lived in Blackfoot, Idaho.

May 13th

Byron Sayer

May 13, 2013

Byron Max Sayer, 68, of Thatcher, AZ formerly of Leslie, Idaho, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center.
Viewing will be on Friday, May 17, 2103 7-9 p.m. at the Lost River Funeral Home in Arco, Idaho and Funeral at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Leslie LDS Church with viewing one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Mackay Idaho Cemetery.
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Dean J Polatis

May 13, 2013

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.

May 10th

Joseph Grover, 63

May 10, 2013

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.  He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1968 and attended Idaho State University in Pocatello.
 On April 11, 1969 Joe married Lena Kay Michelson in Springfield. She preceded him in death in March of 1995.  On January 8, 1999 Joe married Rebecca Heson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Marcine Nancy Jones, 91

May 10, 2013

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, Utah from complications incident to age. She has been homebound since last fall and has lived with her children since then.

Vaudis Ann Carter Dance, 88

May 10, 2013

Mrs. Dance has completed her last assignment and turned in her homework.  A long time master teacher in the Blackfoot, Idaho School District, Vaudis died on May 5, 2013. 

May 7th

 Darrel Wayne Abrahamson 10/28/52 – 5/1/13

May 7, 2013

Darrel Wayne Abrahamson passed away peacefully on May 1, 2013, on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. He was an enrolled  member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, as well as the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Tribes.
He was born at home in Spokane, Wash. to James Abrahamson Sr. and Violet Friedlander Abrahamson.

Jose Cruz Najar Sr., 72

May 7, 2013

Jose Cruz Najar Sr., passed away on May 1, 2013 in Blackfoot.
He was born on May 25, 1940 in Mexicali, Mexico.  He was preceded in death by his parents Santos and Loreto Ortiz, and a beloved nephew Andres DeLira Jr.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Maria Elena Rodriguez, and his six children.  Jose Cruz Najar Jr., Christine Stewart, Edward Najar, Norma Gibson, Joseph Najar, and Grace C. Reynolds.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

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