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February 11th

Vonda Lee Wilson, 57

February 11, 2013

Vonda Lee Wilson, 57, of Fort Hall, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at her home.   
She was born February 13, 2013 in Blackfoot, Idaho the daughter of George Charles and Wanda Clements Wilson.
She attended school in Snake River.  She never married but enjoyed the companionship’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.

February 8th

Lodena Kaye “Katie” Hawkins, 77

February 8, 2013

Lodena Kaye “Katie” 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, 2013  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.


February 8, 2013

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 father’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.

Julio Talamantes Sr., 86

February 8, 2013

 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.  He lived his youth in Parral, Chihuahua, and moved to Blackfoot in 1984.
On July 11, 1946 Julio married Felipa Talamantes in Mexico.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple in October of 1978. 

Joseph Thorpe Sr.

February 8, 2013

MASON, Texas — 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 — 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.

Alton James Reay

February 8, 2013

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.

Lois L. Jones, 65

February 8, 2013


Lois L. Jones, 65, of Blackfoot, Idaho went home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

January 30th

Laverne James Cody, 83

January 30, 2013

Laverne James Cody, 83, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at his home from complications of diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease.
Laverne was born Aug. 12, 1929 in Wapello to Leslie Marion and Ella Loretta Adams Cody.  He attended school at Wapello and Shoshone, where he graduated the eighth grade.  He homesteaded in Shoshone with his parents, and he has lived in the Blackfoot area his adult life.

January 29th

Joshua Richard Herrman, 32

January 29, 2013

Joshua Richard Herrman, 32, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
 Josh was born Jan. 12, 1981 in Pocatello, to Floyd Herrman and Peggy Ann Buzzard.  He attended grade school in Wapello and graduated from Firth High School.  After graduation he lived in Logan, Utah, for four years.
 On June 11, 2005 Joshua married Tashina Roundy in Firth.  Together they have three children, Koi Van (7 years), Kolter Byron (4 years) and Gracie Lane (2 years).

Don P Jones, 92

January 29, 2013

Don P Jones, a loving father, grandfather, husband and brother passed away peacefully on January 26, 2013 while returning from his son’s funeral.  He was born September 18, 1920 in Francis, Utah to Abram and George Anna Jones. He was very proud of his Welsh heritage.

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