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January 28th

Jovita R. Torres, 82

January 28, 2014

Jovita R. Torres, 82, of Firth passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at her home.  
Jovita was born Nov. 17, 1931 in Crystal City, Texas to Juan and Antonia Rodriguez.  She grew up in Texas with her three sisters, Marcela, Bertha  and Olga.
In 1950 she met the love of her life, Moises Torres, and would bless him with nine children.  Together they traveled around from state to state, working and raising their children, finally making Firth their family home in 1957.

January 27th

Helen May Briggs Evans, 95

January 27, 2014

Helen May Briggs Evans, 95, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at the Willows Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot. 
She was born April 16, 1918 in Woods Cross, Utah, the oldest child to Amos Archie Briggs and Elnora May Grant Briggs. She attended school in Bountiful and graduated from Davis County High School. Following graduation, she attended the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Vernieda Nagashoah Faulkner, 65

January 27, 2014

Verrnieda Nagashoah Faulkner, 65, died Jan 23 at her home in Gibson.
She was born May 17, v1949 to Lucille Pocatello and Joe Nagashoah. She grew up in the Gibson area of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. She attended loco schools and also went to boarding school in Oklahoma. Vernieda graduated from the Culinary Arts School at Idaho State University. She enjoyed cooking and welcomed many people to her table over the years.
Vernieda married Perry LeRoy Faulkner on Feb 8, 1968 and to this union were born four children.

Joseph Eldon Grimmett, 13

January 27, 2014

Joseph Eldon Grimmett 13, of Blackfoot passed away January 24, 2014 at his home.     
He was born August 21, 2000 in Blackfoot, Idaho the son of Eldon M. Grimmett and Lucrecia A. Rossi.            
Joseph attended Snake River School District and was currently attending Mountain View Middle School in Blackfoot.           

Margaret Williams Lapray

January 27, 2014

IVINS, Utah - Margaret W. Lapray, 83, passed away on Jan. 22, 2014, peacefully at her home in Ivins, Utah. 
She was born Oct. 6, 1930 in Thomas, Idaho. 
She was the seventh of 12 children born to Cornelious and Gertrude Williams.  She attended Idaho State University and graduated from Utah State University.  She was a school teacher. 

June Gines Jones, 93

January 27, 2014

June Gines Jones, beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma, and sister passed away January 24, 2014 in Blackfoot, Idaho.

June was born June 6, 1920 in Woodland, Utah to Clifton Gines and Francis Ellen Chamberlain.  She was the second child in a family of seven.

January 23rd

Stefanie Ann Whiting Bitton

January 23, 2014

Stefanie Ann Whiting Bitton passed away at home early in the hours of Jan. 19, 2014.
Stefanie was born May 30, 1962 in Boise to Robert and Louise Whiting. She was one of the “middle maid” children right in between her older sister Laurie and her younger sisters Tanya and Shiara.
Being raised in Idaho, being a tomboy came naturally and she was a daddy’s girl through and through. As soon as she could walk, she fished and camped with her numerous cousins and followed her dad around his construction sites.

Richard B. Welch, 84

January 23, 2014

Richard B. Welch, 84, of Blackfoot lost his battle with cancer and passed away at his home on Jan. 18, 2014.
Richard grew up in Bancroft on the family farm.  He attended schools in the Bancroft area and was valedictorian of his graduating class, then he went on to serve four years in the U.S. Navy Air Force and served his country in Korea and Japan.
He was married to Janis Genta until her passing in 1989.  Three children were born from this marriage, Richard D., Brenda Jayne and Carl.

Adrian Grimaud, 87

January 23, 2014

Adrian Vernon Grimaud, 87, of Idaho Falls, passed away on Jan. 18, 2014, after a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer.
 He was born on March 3, 1926, in Pocatello to Adrian Pierre Grimaud and Emma Elodia Higby Grimaud.  He attended schools in Pingree and graduated from Thomas High School.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. He continued his education at the University of Idaho and Idaho State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Math.

Laura Jean Marriott Cramer, 77

January 23, 2014

Laura Jean Marriott Cramer, 77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Life Care Center in Idaho Falls.
Laura was born June 27, 1936, in Roberts to Lynn Fay and Ruth Kinghorn Marriott.  She attended schools in Roberts and graduated from Roberts High School. 
She married Harold “Hal” Eldon Cramer Oct. 27, 1954, in Lewisville.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  She lived in Roberts, Riverside, Paul and Idaho Falls throughout her life.

 

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