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October 21st

Bert LeRoy Chaffin, 88

October 21, 2014

Bert LeRoy Chaffin, 88 of St. Helens, Oregon, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 in Idaho Falls, Idaho at Pine Brook Assisted living center.
Bert was born May 9, 1926 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Alma Leroy and Margaret Emmeline Wilson Chaffin.
He was raised in the Rose area during his childhood except from 1931-1933 when they lived in Jackson, Wyo. on a ranch where his father was a farmer on one of Pete Hansen’s ranches.

Roy Gene Seaman. 75

October 21, 2014

Roy Gene Seaman. 75
Roy Gene Seaman passed away unexpectedly in St. Luke’s Medical Center, Meridian, Idaho, on Oct. 14, 2014 at the age of 75.
Roy is survived by his wife, Donna Cox-Seaman; daughter, Tracy Bruce of Blackfoot, Idaho; sons, Terry Seaman of Victor, Idaho; Trent Seaman of Sheridan, Wyo.; brother, Karl Seaman of Taylorsville, Utah and sister, Shirley Gummow of Camp Verde, Ariz. Roy was blessed with 10 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

Dezzie Eva Underwood, 88

October 21, 2014

Dezzie Eva Underwood, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab. 
She was born Nov. 8, 1925 in Blackfoot to Sidney L. and Eva Priest Shoell.  
She was raised and attended school in Blackfoot.  Dezzie has lived in Blackfoot and Pingree.
On Nov. 24, 1950 she married Earnest Underwood at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Earnest preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1994.
Dezzie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She worked for First American Title company as a title officer for 44 years.

October 20th

Tanda Kay Pratt, 60

October 20, 2014

Tanda Kay Pratt, 60, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, near Baker City, Oregon, from injuries sustained in a wildlife-caused traffic accident.  
Tanda was born on May 15, 1954, in Boise, Idaho, to David and Wilma Ogle.  She was the oldest of four children and the first grandchild on both the Ogle and Waite sides of the family.  Her two sisters and brother always looked up to her as their strong, brave big sister who inspired them and looked out for them.

Julia Ann Bithell Sconiers Winn, 81

October 20, 2014

Julia Ann Bithell Sconiers Winn, 81

Lorenzo Alejandro Martinez, 84

October 20, 2014

Lorenzo Alejandro Martinez, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was called home on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and his sweetheart of 58 years, Lucy Belle.
Lorenzo was born Aug. 10, 1930 in Laredo, Texas, the youngest child of Juan Martinez and Catarina Soto.  Lorenzo’s childhood was spent attending school in Laredo, Texas.  
In later years Lorenzo served in the United Sates Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954.

October 15th

Helen Merkley Madsen, 87

October 15, 2014

Helen Merkley Madsen, 87,  left our world to be with Dad, the love of her life, on September 23, 2014.  
Born on February 1, 1927 to Chauncey and Rosella Merkley in Blackfoot, Idaho, she was the youngest of four children.  She grew up on the family farm northeast of Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School.  After graduation, she took a job with the Bingham County Extension Agent.  

Adell (Minton) Gilton, Corgatelli, 93

October 15, 2014

Adell (Minton) Gilton, Corgatelli died peacefully at the home of her daughter, Janie Secrist, surrounded by loving family on 12 October, 2014 in Arco, Idaho at the age of 93.

Bertha May Butler, 83

October 15, 2014

Bertha May Butler, 83
Bertha May Butler, 83, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born November 12, 1930 in Salmon, Idaho, to Waldemar Alexander and Verna May Brown Halton. She was raised in Salmon and attended school there. Following graduation, she attended Albion State Normal School, and then went to Ricks College to obtain her teaching certificate. 

Robert Claude Brower, 69

October 15, 2014

The Honorable Robert Claude Brower died Sunday, October 12 at the University of Utah Medical Center from cancer. Brower was best known as Magistrate of the Seventh District Court of Idaho, serving in Bingham County from 1975 to 1996.

 

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