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May 7th

Judy Snow, 90     

May 7, 2013

Judith H. Lingmann Snow left this world on a bright sunny morning, May 2, 2013.  She had moved to the Spring Creek Retirement Center in American Falls, Idaho just 5 months before, due to increasing health problems.  Her kids like to think if she couldn’t bowl or golf any more why bother trying to feel better.  Death was due to her readiness to join her husband Leo and daughter Kay on the other side of the veil.

Joseph Archie Grover, 63

May 7, 2013

Joseph Archie Grover, 63, of Moreland, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in an accident.
Joe was born Sept. 12, 1949 in Blackfoot 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 K. Michelson in Springfield. She preceded him in death in March 26, 1995. On Jan. 8, 1999 Joe married Rebecca Otteson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Peggy Susan Hermansen, 71

May 7, 2013

Peggy Susan Hermansen, 71, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 8, 1941 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Robert Harker Cook and Mildred Lucille Hopla Cook.
She graduated from Snake River High School in 1959.
On Dec. 16, 1960, she married Martin Hermansen in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Peggy was raised in Thomas, and has lived in Massachusetts; Philadelphia; Hampton and Norfolk, Va.; and Great Lakes, IL, all while Martin was serving in the Navy.

Eugene Van Orden, 71

May 7, 2013

Eugene Van Orden, 71, of Pingree passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his home.
He was born Feb. 5, 1942 in Pingree, the son of Edmond Orlando Van Orden and Mae Irene Liljinquist Van Orden.
Eugene graduated from Snake River High School in 1960.
On June 17, 1960, he married Carolynn Furniss in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a bishopric, as High Priest group leader, various other callings and was currently serving as a temple ordinance worker until his health declined.

April 29th

Ron Lee Taylor, 66

April 30, 2013

Ron Lee Taylor, 66, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 27, 2013. 
Ron was born in Burley on April 20, 1947 to Dona & Lyle Taylor.  He was the oldest of five children.
Ron lived in Burley, Aberdeen, American Falls and Pocatello. He was married to Nancy Wickel and they had two children; Arden and Kristen.  They later divorced and he married Donna Benson and together they had one child; Logan. Ron and Donna later divorced. In 1986 he met and married the love of his life, Sheri Morris Thomas.

Kimberly Lopez Rodriguez, 43

April 29, 2013

Kimberly Dawn Lopez Rodriguez, 43, of Buhl formerly of Fort Hall passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Buhl following a courageous bout with cancer.
Kimberly was born in the early morning hours of May 18, 1969, the daughter of Dave K. Begay of Arizona and Zelberta Sequints Begay of Fort Hall.

Theodore ‘Ted’ A. Katseanes, 81

April 29, 2013

 Theodore “Ted” A. Katseanes, 81 of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at his home following a short illness.
He was born on March 30, 1932 in Blackfoot to Angel and Ada Lucinda Bingham Katseanes.  He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School.  Following graduation he attended the University of Idaho for one year.During his lifetime he has lived in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls and Hamer and in Winnemucca, Neva.
 On Sept. 10, 1951 he married Rodonna Cammack in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple.

Dalia Blanca Smith Matamoros, 45

April 29, 2013

May you rest in peace Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend.
Dalia Blanca Smith Matamoros, joined our Father in Heaven on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Her lifelong journey began when she was born to Rafael and Francis Matamoros on
March 1, 1968 in Blackfoot. Dalia is fifth of 10 children. She has six brothers and three sisters.
Dalia was raised in Blackfoo,t completing her early education where she graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1986.

April 23rd

Mary Evelyn Draper Findlay Thompson, 87

April 23, 2013

Mary Evelyn Draper Findlay Thompson, 87, of Idaho Falls passed away April 19, 2013 of causes incident to age. She was under the care of One Source Hospice and  Fairwinds – Sandcreek Assisted Living Center.
Evelyn was born May 12, 1925 in Bingham Canyon, Utah, to Francis Marion Draper and Mary Wright Draper Lim.  She  graduated from Moreland High School.
She married Leonard Dee Findlay on Feb. 17, 1944 in Blackfoot. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Leonard passed away Feb. 20, 1960.

Arva M. Romrell, 85

April 23, 2013

Arva Mae Romrell, 85, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
She was born March 2, 1928 in Garfield, Utah to Robert and Mae Watson Reid.  She attended school in Magna, graduating from Magna High School.  Arva had lived in Magna, Utah and  St. Anthony, Idaho before moving to Blackfoot, where she has resided since.
She married Milton “Bud” Romrell Sr. on June 8, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Bud preceded her in death on December 7, 1998. 
Arva was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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