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February 20th

Susan Rae Neff Waldhalm, 60

February 20, 2014

Susan Rae Neff Waldhalm, 60, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at her home.
Susan was born Nov. 10, 1953 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Charles (Karl) Neff and Muriel Rayola Atwood, the second of five children. She graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1972 and attended beauty school in Blackfoot. 
In 1994 Susan married Joe Waldhalm in Billings, Mont. where they lived until 2011 when she moved back to Blackfoot. They have been together for 40 years.  

Georgie Margene Parsons Phillips, 82

February 20, 2014

On Sunday, Feb. 16 Georgie Margene Parsons Phillips passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Blackfoot following a short battle with cancer. 

February 18th

Maria D. Lindsay, 57

February 18, 2014

Maria D. Lindsay, 57, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 after a courageous battle with breast cancer, with her husband by her side.  
Maria was born July 14, 1956 in New York, New York to Mark Anthony Dondero and Ann Mangini Dondero.  She was raised on Long Island and had a wonderful childhood.  She attended mostly Catholic schools and excelled in whatever she did.  She received an MBA from St. John’s University.

Barbra Grace Garrett, 53

February 18, 2014

Barbra Grace Garrett, 53, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at her home.
Barbra was born March 12, 1960 in Boise.  Her parents are Bob S. Garrett and the late Catherine Ferrin Garrett.  She grew up in Pocatello and Fort Hall, and spent her adult life in Blackfoot.  She graduated from Highland High School in 1977.  She then graduated from the Police Academy in 1981 and continued her education, getting her associate's degree from Eastern Idaho Technical College in computers.  
In 1997 Barbra married Martin Bustamante in Elko, Nev.  

Samuel W. Cornwall, 79

February 18, 2014

Samuel W. Cornwall, 79, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at his home.
Samuel was born Jan. 2, 1935 in Inkom to Lavern Cornwall and Vera Geneva Siler.  He was raised in Idaho, but lived in California, Texas, Michigan, Massachusetts and in Germany over the years.
He married Catherine Blenkle on May 14, 1954 in Pocatello and later had their marriage solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Samuel was in the United States Air Force for over 20 years, serving in Vietnam and Greenland.
Catherine passed away in 2005.

Carolyn Campbell, 58

February 18, 2014

Carolyn Campbell was 56 when she passed away in her home in Blackfoot, Idaho on Saturday February 15th 2014. She was born November 13, 1957 in Pocatello, Idaho to David (Imera) and Larene (Tom). In a style that blossomed into a love for travel, Carolyn moved a lot in her youth, the majority of which was spent in Blackfoot, Idaho and Spokane, Washington. She was married in 1991 to Steven Reimers and had two children, Nicole and Tanner, who were most important in her life.

Dale Buttars, 76

February 18, 2014

Darrell Dale Buttars, 76, of Idaho Falls, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 15, 1937 in Idaho Falls, the son of James LeRoy Buttars and Myrtle Velma Carter.
He graduated from Bonneville High School.
On Feb. 7, 1958, he married Bonnie  Kummer and together they had two daughters.  They parted but remained good friends throughout their lives.  On Sept. 3, 1976, he married Melba Norwood Harris at Island Park and added six more children to the family.

February 17th

Anita D. Peterson, age 89

February 17, 2014

Anita D. Peterson, age 89 of Rexburg, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg.

February 14th

Ruth Seville Parker Hatch 92

February 14, 2014

Ruth Seville Parker Hatch, 92, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 10, 1921 in Hibbard, Idaho. Her  parents are Lorenzo R. Parker and Alice Seville Long Parker. 
She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many positions in the church, including Relief Society president, gospel doctrine teacher, Primary worker and Young Women's advisor. She was a shining example to her posterity. 

Sister Tharsilla Bichler, 82

February 14, 2014

Sister Tharsilla Bichler, a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist, died Feb. 9, 2014 at the Desert House in Pocatello.  The Franciscan Sisters were with her at the time of her death.  She lived in Pocatello since 2005 after spending 24 years in the Holy Land where she taught mathematics at the Anglican School in Jerusalem for 17 and then tutored at the Holy Child Program in Beit Sahur.
Sister Tharsilla was known to the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist for her strength of character, indomitable spirit and simplicity of life. 

 

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