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January 9th

Brent K. Young, 62

January 9, 2013

Brent K. Young, 62, of Moreland ventured on to cast his line in Heaven’s rivers on Jan. 3, 2013.  He passed from a heart condition which developed because of Agent Orange exposure during his service in Vietnam.

Clarice Baker Villa, 69

January 9, 2013

Clarice Baker Villa, 69, of Fort Hall, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Parke View Care and Rehab Center in Burley.
She was born Dec. 31, 1943 at Fort Hall to Harrison and Pauline Broncho Baker.  
Clarice has lived most of her  life in Fort Hall and lived a short time in California and Washington.  She attended school in Fort Hall and Blackfoot.  Following graduation she attended college at Idaho State University and in California.
She married Raul Villa; they were later divorced.

Esmiie Elexis Quezada, 16 month old

January 9, 2013

Esmiie Elexis Quezada, 1-year-old daughter of Leiyah Quezada and Antonio Bautista of Fort Hall, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, from a sudden illness.

Christina Maria Morales, 42

January 9, 2013

Christina Maria Morales, 42, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
She was born April 7, 1970 in Blackfoot to Arturo Carrizales Morales and Carolina Nuñez Morales.She attended Blackfoot High School and received her associates degree from ISU.
She married Juan Rodriguez and they were later divorced.
Christina was baptized and raised Catholic, but later joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She worked in Blackfoot at the Cheese Factory, Car Quest Auto Parts and also for American Linen.

January 2nd

Janet Rowbury, 68,

January 2, 2013

Janet Rowbury, 68, of Blackfoot passed away December 28, 2012 at her home from Cancer. She was under the care of Encompass Hospice.
She was born June 5, 1944 in Rigby, Idaho to Vernon Austin Browning and Gladys Louise Strupp.
She enjoyed being with her family, working in her flower garden and going to garage sales.

Gordon Hutchings Durney, 102

January 2, 2013


Gordon Hutchings Durney, 102, passed away in his home under the care of his family and the Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice on December 27, 2012, in Blackfoot, Idaho. 

Rexford Dewey Christensen, 88

January 2, 2013

Rexford Dewey Christensen, born in Blackfoot June 3, 1924, died in Orofino on Dec. 29, 2012 of natural causes.
When he was a year old his mother carried him a block down the street to visit her friend who had that day given birth to Edith Clark. Rex met her the day she was born, and would marry 19 years later in 1944. They were married for 68 years.
At the end of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator on a B-29. He worked for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for over 20 years and as a police chief for Amtrak for five, retiring in 1982 to Blackfoot.

Janet Gay Nacke, 76

January 2, 2013

            Janet Gay  Cutler Nacke, 76, of Fort Hall, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at
Pocatello Care and Rehab in Pocatello.        
            In accordance with Janet’s wishes no services are being planned.  Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at:
            In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Friends of the Animal Shelter, 31 Avenue of The Chiefs, Box 4169, Pocatello, Idaho.

Lucius Edward Gardner, 29

January 2, 2013

Lucius Edward Gardner, 29, of Pocatello, Idaho passed away December 27, 2012 at his home.
            He was born March 17, 1983 in Wichita, Kansas to Ronald Blake Gardner and Sandra Jo Robinson Elison.  Shortly after his first birthday, his parents separated and Blackfoot, Idaho became his new home where he spent the majority of his life.
            He attended school in the Snake River School District and earned his GED at Idaho State University.  He furthered his education through on-line courses.

Diane Turner Killpack, 74,

January 2, 2013

Diane Turner Killpack, 74, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, in St. George, Utah.
Diane was born October 14, 1938 to Orin and Cleo Spackman Turner, in Rockford, Idaho. She was the oldest of three children.  She grew up in Rockford and Firth, attending school, helping on the family farm and working at Bingham Co-op.

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