Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Earl Alfred Young, 71, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at his home.
He was born March 11, 1941 in Pingree to William Alfred and Orissa Susana Taylor Young.Â He attended elementary school in Pingree, junior jigh in Pocatello and earned his GED in Oregon.Â He continued his education at Idaho State University.Â Earl lived in Washington state for 30 years before returning to the Blackfoot area in 2008.
On Dec. 30, 1975 he married Shirley Smith at Twin Falls.
Earl was a truck driver and made long hauls to Oregon and Canada.
Vivian Frances Calee Smith, 85 passed away in her home in Prattville, Ala., Feb. 11, 2013.
She had been diagnosed with malignant lymphoma in 1998.
She was married to Harry Smith. They were later separated.
She worked at Bingham Memorial Hospital as a volunteer. She worked at the Eastern Idaho State Fair as a cook for the entertainers.
She was a member of the Blackfoot Southern Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Raymond Smith of Prattville; nephews, Chris Calee and Chip Calee of Prattville; cousins Bea Wallace of Blackfoot and Ruth Weitz of San Angelo, Texas.
Gaylynn Gurney Mortensen. 1967-2013
Our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece and friend, Gaylynn Gurney Mortensen (45) passed away peacefully Feb. 7, 2013, at her family home in Herriman, Utah.
CloeRene Pannel. 87. resided with her youngest daughter, Ann and her husband Earl Neumann in Wilder. since 2003. Prior to that she lived in Blackfoot for many years. CloeRene passed away on Monday. Feb. 11, 2013, at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell.
Alton James Reay
July 26, 1942 - Jan. 20, 2013
Surrounded by loving family members, Alton James Reay, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away on Jan. 20, 2013, at Providence St Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. He will be remembered as a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
Vonda Lee Wilson, 57, of Fort Hall, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at her home.Â Â Â
She was born February 13, 2013 in Blackfoot, Idaho the daughter of George Charles and Wanda Clements Wilson.
She attended school in Snake River.Â She never married but enjoyed the companionshipâ€™s with her dogs.
She is survived by brothers, Merlin and Melvin Wilson of Blackfoot and sister, Karen (Rick) Stecklein of Blackfoot.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Rhowanda Wilson.
Lodena Kaye â€śKatieâ€ť Hawkins was born on Aug. 18, 1935 in Rawlins, Wyoming to Etha and James Justesen. After a long fruitful life she passed away due to a longtime illness on Jan. 30, 2013Â at Bingham Nursing Care and Rehab Facility, surrounded by her family and friends.
Katie is survived by children, Jewel Mc Murtery, Patricia Keller, Jeff and Dorien Jenkins, Kris Frady, L D and Melissa Hawkins; siblings, Larry (Shawna) Justesen, Margo Maxwell and Jullie (Dennis) Hoen; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Annette Marie Holm, 45, of Pocatello, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
She started her life in Van Nuys, Calif., on April 27, 1967.
Due to her fatherâ€™s career, she had the opportunity to move and travel all over the U.S. and she saw many of the great sights this country has to offer. She attended many different schools, but on June 4, 2010, she excitedly and proudly accepted her GED and then enrolled in ISU where she was going to learn to be a web page designer for large corporations.
Â Julio Talamantes Sr., 86, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at his home in Blackfoot.
Julio was born April 12, 1926, in Balleza, Chihuahua, Mexico to Antonio Escobar and Rita Talamantes.Â He lived his youth in Parral, Chihuahua, and moved to Blackfoot in 1984.
On July 11, 1946 Julio married Felipa Talamantes in Mexico.Â Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple in October of 1978.Â
MASON, Texas â€” Joseph Thorpe Sr. (LTC, USMC, Retired), of Mason, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the age of 70.
Mr. Thorpe is survived by his wife Marylee Thorpe of Mason; two sons Jim Thorpe and wife Wendy of Houston, Texas, and Joseph Thorpe Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Lake Forest, Calif; five grandchildren â€” Joseph Culter, Cody Thorpe, Danielle Thorpe, Lauryn Thorpe and Morgyn Thorpe.
He was preceded in death by a son, Vincent Thorpe.
Joseph was born on Oct. 24, 1942, in Blackfoot, Idaho. He was one of nine children born to Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Thorpe.