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June 13th

Billy Gene Willingham, 61

June 13, 2014

Billy Gene Willingham, 61, passed away in his home on June 2, 2014, from a brain tumor.
Bill was born on April 13, 1953 to Bertha Lee Willingham in Columbia County, Ga. He was raised by his mother and grandparents, Welbur and Rose Willingham.
Bill loved to run track and play handball and chess. His favorite football team was the Oakland Raiders. Bill attended elementary and junior high school in Columbia County. After his grandparents died, he moved to Queens, New York with his mother and father, Charles Powell. He attended and graduated from Bayside High in Bayside, New York in 1971.

June 12th

Betty Woodland, 58

June 12, 2014

Betty Woodland, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, passed away June 10, 2014 in her home at the age of 58.
Betty was born to Thomas Fredrick and Emma Elizabeth Woodland in Idaho Falls, Idaho on June 19, 1955. She graduated from Blackfoot High School. 
She married Thomas LaFave Aug. 19, 1977, moved to Wisconsin where they lived for 25 years, retired to Oregon, and later divorced in 2010 at which time she moved to Utah. 

Larry Dee Sanders, 59

June 12, 2014

Larry Dee Sanders, 59, passed away on June 8, 2014, at home with his family by his side, from metastatic melanoma. He will be remembered by many as a very caring, generous soul. He was always the first one to offer to help anyone in need.

Harold Van Sickle, 83

June 12, 2014

The greatest love story ever felt by one family ended April 22, 2014 when Harold Van Sickle was reunited with his beautiful wife Florien.
Harold was born on June 21, 1930 in Jefferson, Iowa, to Ira Van Sickle and Myrtle Schilmann Van Sickle.
Harold joined the Navy at the age of 20. He served both foreign and domestic. This honorable sailor stole the heart of Florien Misch and made her his bride June 14, 1952. 

June 11th

Tom R. Hansen, 74

June 11, 2014

Tom R. Hansen, 74, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was born in Blackfoot, Idaho June 12, 1939 to William and Rose Hansen.
He grew up in the Southeast Idaho area and graduated from Blackfoot High in 1957. He was drafted into the Army in December 1961, and was stationed in Fort Collins, Colo. He was discharged, with honors, in March 1963.
He met the love of his life, Marilyn Wallin (Gelles), and married her on Aug. 2, 1973; they were later sealed for time and eternity in the LDS Temple on Aug. 2, 1980.

Brent B. Hawkes, 72

June 11, 2014

Brent B. Hawkes, 72, a Salt Lake City resident formerly of Blackfoot, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at his home from natural causes.
He was born April 8, 1942, Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of Francis Sidney and Genevieve Pearl Goodwin Hawkes.
He grew up in Blackfoot where he graduated from Blackfoot High School. Brent started his education at BYU and then he continued his extensive education career in Philadelphia and graduated with his doctorate in Education from Penn State.

June 9th

LeRoy Elsdon Howard Jr., 89

June 9, 2014

LeRoy Elsdon Howard Jr., 89, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at The Willow’s.
Elsdon was born March 5, 1925 in Blackfoot, Idaho to LeRoy Elsdon Howard and Hannah Elizabeth Gummersall. He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School.  
He served in World War II in the United States Army and served as a cook on a ship called USS Granmede in various locations. After the Navy, he attended BYU and graduated in chemistry.

June 6th

Dallas Hone, 57

June 6, 2014

Dallas Hone, 57, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2014 surrounded by loved ones, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Dallas was born August 18, 1956 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Lynn and Eva Frasure Hone.  He graduated from Blackfoot High School and continued his education at ISU, receiving an Associate Degree in Diesel Mechanics.  As a young man, he married Noi Kofoed and had two sons, Ladd and Shawn.  Eventually, he made his way to Salt Lake City and worked for Warner Trucks, National Lease and various companies.  Later on, he met Donna, the love of his life and spent 20 wonderful years with

June 5th

Edward 'Ted' Charles Cook, 92

June 5, 2014

Edward “Ted” Charles Cook, 92, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
Ted was born March 12, 1922 in Paris, Idaho to Eldon W. Cook and Florence Shirley Cook. During his early life, he lived in Pegram, Idaho; Paris, Idaho; Provo, Utah; and Snowflake, Ariz.  

June 4th

Earl Eugene Farmer, 73

June 4, 2014

Be good to your work, your word, and your friend.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” 
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Earl Eugene Farmer, a great man, departed this world on May 31, 2014. He was attended to in his final moments by his wife Evelyn and grandson, Ethan—both of whom took the sudden medical emergency with the same strength and calm he had always shown in his own life. 

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