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April 9th

Jacquelyn Cox Nation

April 9, 2014

Jacquelyn Cox Nation, 59, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 4, 2014.
Jacque was born Aug. 16, 1954, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Clarence “Bud” and LaRue Cox.  She grew up on the family farm in Groveland with siblings CaRene, Kim, and Liesa. 
Jacque loved school, she graduated in the top ten of her class at Blackfoot High School in 1972.  She attended BYU and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in teaching in 1976.  She enjoyed teaching seventh and eighth grade science at Marsh Valley Junior High for two years. 

Melvin R. 'Redgy' Christensen, 71

April 9, 2014

Redgy Christensen passed on to his Heavenly Father on March 27, 2014 after a prolonged battle with cancer.  He passed at his home surrounded by members of his loving family.
He was born in Rock Springs, Wyo. on March 25, 1943 to Thomas Christensen and Mazie Boren Christensen.
 He was raised in Manila, Utah and went to school there from grades 1 through 12.  He excelled in sports, especially basketball. 

Julieanna N. Batt, 40

April 9, 2014

Fort Hall, Idaho
Julieanna N. Batt passed away April 3rd, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center, She was born November 26, 1973 in Pocatello Idaho, the daughter of late Lois Littlejohn and late Brentley Batt. Julieanna lived in Gibson and Fort Hall all of her life. She attended I.T. Stoddard Elementary, Mountain View Middle, and Graduated from Blackfoot High School. She later attended Job Corp. and acquired various certificate from ISU to be a Alcohol and Drug counselor. She at worked at Fort Hall Chemical Dependency after her education.

April 3rd

DENNIS RAMEY, 67

April 3, 2014

Dennis “Denny” Ramey, 67, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2014 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.  

April 1st

Dr. James 'Jay' Dallas Stephens, 82

April 1, 2014

James (Jay) Dallas Stephens, Ph.D., professionally known as Doctor Stephens, a resident of Blackfoot, Idaho since November 1976 passed away at home on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Jay was the youngest of five siblings born to John W. Stephens and Ellen (Irene) Fogarty Stephens, at the hospital in Salmon City, Idaho on Nov. 27, 1931.

March 27th

Frank Thibeault, 91

March 27, 2014

Frank Thibeault, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Rehab and Extended Care Facility.
He was born Oct. 8, 1922 in Tilbury, Ontario, Canada, to Laurent and Harriett Rowe Thibeault.  Frank lived in Ontario, Canada and Blackfoot, Idaho.  He attended school in Canada through the sixth grade.
On Nov. 17, 1951 Frank married Mabel Galbraith in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  Mabel preceded him in death.

Mark A Paladino, 53

March 27, 2014

Mark A Paladino, 53, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at Monte Vista in Pocatello, Idaho.
He was born March 5, 1961 in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of John Paladino and Gladys Poog. Mark was raised by his Aunt Elaine, and Uncle Jim Ingawanup. He lived in California; Missoula, Mont.; and Idaho. He attended Fort Hall Elementary, Blackfoot Jr. High School, and graduated from Missoula, Mont. High School.
Mark was a member of the Native American Church. 

Gary Myers, 59

March 27, 2014

Gary Myers, 59, of Salmon, Idaho passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Jones & Casey Funeral Home with viewing one hour before services. Burial will be in the Salmon Cemetery.
Gary Cooper Myers was born on Nov. 24, 1954 in Salmon, Idaho, the son of Gilbert and Jeanne Myers. In 1964 Gary moved to Fort Hall with his father and sisters. He moved to Blackfoot where he worked at the Idaho potato plant.

Lois Larson, 96

March 27, 2014

Lois Larson, 96, of Firth died at her home on March 18, 2014 of natural causes.
She was born on April 1, 1917 in Shelley, Idaho. She was the third of three children and the only daughter of Peter H. Catron and Alice Christine McBride Catron. She grew up in Shelley, where she attended elementary school and graduated from Shelley High School.
She married J. Warland Larson, in his parent’s home in Basalt, on Nov. 17, 1936. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Wanda Florentine Lutz, 84

March 27, 2014

Wanda Florentine Lutz, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center of natural causes. 
Wanda was born March 19, 2014 in Hebron, Neb. to Martin L. Holtzen and Meta Aufdenkamp. She attended school in Nebraska, Twin Falls and Filer. She graduated from Filer High School in 1948.
On Feb. 4, 1951, Wanda married Bob Lutz in Clover, Idaho. They were later divorced.

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