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March 19th

Eric Dayton, 36

March 19, 2013

OGDEN, Utah — Darwin Eric Richard Dayton, 36, of Ogden died at his home, on March 10, 2013.

Vera Mae Lass, 92

March 19, 2013

Vera Mae Neves Lass, 92, a long-time Blackfoot resident, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Weston, Wisc., on March 15, 2013.  At the time of her death, Vera had lived with her daughter for five months in Wisconsin. 
Vera was born 92 years ago to Richard Carl Neves and Samantha Johnson Neves in Burlington, Wyo., on April 22, 1920.   With her quickness in school, Vera skipped two grades and began college at Brigham Young University at the age of 16.   Just a few years later, she was teaching in a one-room country school. 

March 14th

Jack Ray Dyer, 55

March 14, 2013

Jack Ray Dyer, 55, of Rigby passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 11, 2013 in Rexburg.
Jack was born Oct. 3, 1957, in Pocatello to jerry Ray dyer and Nadine Frasure Dyer. He grew up on the Fort Hall Reservation and In Blackfoot. He graduated from Blackfoot High School and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix. Jack worked as a registered nurse in various places, including Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Bingham Memorial Hospital.

March 12th

Edith M. Jaeger, 86

March 12, 2013

Edith M. Jaeger, 86, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Gables in Blackfoot.
She was born May 26, 1926 in Blackfoot to Nels and Mathilda Johnson, the seventh and last child to join their family.
She graduated from Blackfoot High School and worked on the family farm.  She met Ernest Jaeger at a dance in Firth and they were married Sept. 2, 1949.  It was then that she began her great work in life being a wife and mother.  They have four children, Steven, Karen, Larry and Mary.
She worked for the State Hospital South as a cook until she retired in May of 1988.

Joe Vincent Diaz, 87

March 12, 2013

Joe Diaz, 87 left this world on March 10, 2013 to join his loving wife Lucy, surrounded by his family at his home on Diaz Lane. 
He was born on Sept. 28, 1925 to Manuel Diaz and Magdalena Vargas in Augusta, Kansas.  At the age of 7, he and his family moved to the Pocatello area where he was raised.  In 1942 he met his life partner and wife of 68 years, Lucy Honena.  They made their home in the Gibson District on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. 

March 11th

Eulala G. Simper, 94

March 11, 2013

CLARKSTON, Utah — Eulala Godfrey Simper, 94 passed away on March 10, 2013 in Logan, Utah.
Eulala was born July 10, 1918 in Clarkston, Utah to Elwen Henry and Vivien Eulala Larsen Godfrey and was the eldest of nine children.
She received her grade school education in Clarkston and her high school education in Richmond, Utah.
Eulala married John Reuben Simper September 22, 1939 in Malad City, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on May 2, 1955.

Virginia Pearless Fillmore, 89      

March 11, 2013

BURLEY  –  Virginia Pearless Fillmore, age 89, of Burley, passed away early Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley.
She was known as Virginia through high school and then as Pearless for many of her adult years until she once again became Virginia when the family moved to Blackfoot.  She remained Pearless to her close friends and family.

Dr. Jack VanDercreek, 88

March 11, 2013

Dr. Jack VanDercreek, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Jack was born June 6, 1924 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to A.J. VanDercreek and Rita Bradshaw VanDercreek.  He grew up in Council Bluffs and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1941. Jack attended Kemper Military Academy and in 1942 was inducted into the Army Air Corps. He was a gunner on B-24 aircraft and participated in the largest air raid over Germany in World War II.

Madaleen Shaffer Andrew, 79

March 11, 2013

Madaleen Shaffer Andrew, 79, Chubbuck, passed away, Monday night, March 4, 2013 at a local medical center. Madaleen was born May 29, 1933 in Inkom, Idaho to Enoch Edward and Olive Virginia Jones Shaffer. Mom married the love of her life, Benny R. Andrew, on Sept. 23rd 1950, together they had 8 children. Dad passed away Feb. 20th 1984. Mom, later in her life, married R D Palmer in 2005. Mom enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and working in her yard. Mom took great pride in her home, her yard, and especially in herself. She always looked the best.


March 11, 2013

IDAHO FALLS – Michael Dean Perry, 55, of Idaho Falls passed away Tuesday March 5, 2013 in Idaho Falls.
Michael was born on Jan. 15, 1958 in Blackfoot to John R. and Arlene Thurman Perry.  He grew up in Idaho, spending his summers on the Yankee Fork enjoying the family cabins.  The whole family learned about life with the bare necessities.

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