Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Nemesio Roy â€śLloydâ€ť Chavez, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.Â
Lloyd was born April 4, 1933 in Gunnison, Colorado, to Alonzo Chavez and Irene Fernandez.Â He considered himself a lifelong resident of Blackfoot, Idaho.Â He traveled to various places for construction, but always returned to Idaho.
On April 26, 1950 Lloyd married Martha May Donaldson in Idaho Falls, Idaho.Â They were later divorced.
He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Lloyd served in the National Guard as an engineer.
Francisca R. Rodriguez, 69, of Montpelier and formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho passed awayÂ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Montpelier, Idaho.
She was born November 16, 1944 in Del Rio, Texas. Â
She is survived by her children, Lucille (Jim) Sanders, Alice (Laurencio) Almendarez, Daniel (Jenny) Robles, Adrian (Sylvia) Morado, Robert Luna; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cristina Luna.
Delbert Farmer, Shoshone-Bannock tribal leader and lifetime resident of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, passed away Sept. 7, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho.
Delbert was born in Fort Hall, Idaho on May 24, 1942 to Davis and Irene Farmer.
Dewi David Washakie, 42, passed away at home surrounded by his family, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
He was born June 23, 1972 in Pocatello, Idaho to Romer Dewi Washakie and Mary Dixey Washakie. Â Dewi attended I.T. Stoddard Elementary, Blackfoot Junior High, Fort Washakie Middle School and Blackfoot High School.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, helping family with the family farm, and watching movies; his favorite movie was the Lord of the Ring series.
He participated in the traditional sun dance ceremony in Wyoming and Idaho.
Richard Marlin Keele, 70, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at his home in Hazelton, Idaho.Â
He was born Nov. 21, 1943 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Elwood and Oathea Whiting Keele. He attended Blackfoot schools growing up.
Richard worked as a ranch manager in Bruneau, Idaho; a truck driver for Western Alfalfa and later retired from J&W Trucking.
He enjoyed many activities. Some of those activities were visits with family and friends, and his occasional trips to the casino. Richard was a big enthusiast of the outdoors, and a huge Seattle Seahawks fan.
May I. Mitchell, 86, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at The Willows Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
May was born on October 11, 1927 in Wellington, Colorado to LeeRoy Wells and Bonnie Iris Oâ€™Brien.Â She lived in Colorado until all three of her boyâ€™s were born, then they lived a few different places, settling back in Colorado in 1961.Â She moved to Blackfoot about 23 years ago to be close to her family. Â
On July 4, 1948 May married Alfred Ewing Mitchell in Loveland, Colorado.Â He preceded her in death onDecember 8, 2009. Â
Aaron Michael Hunt, 42, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at his home.
Aaron was born January 2, 1972 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Richard Michael Marshall and Cathleen Gay (Cushman) Hunt.Â He was raised in Blackfoot and Idaho Falls, but finished high school in Reno, Nevada.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Aaron worked as a welder and cook.Â In his free time he enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking with his mother, spending time with friends and loved animals.Â He was a devoted son.
Bo Jody Taylor, 19
It is with great sorrow that the family of Bo Jody Taylor, 19, of Blackfoot, Idaho announces his passing on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Montpelier, Idaho from injuries sustained in an accident while doing what he enjoyed and loved.
Bo was born Jan. 12, 1995 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Jody Taylor and April Collins.
Bo graduated from Butte High School in Butte, Montana. Bo was an all-around athlete. He excelled in track, wrestling and his favorite of all, football, where he and his teammates brought home the state championship his senior year.
Lillie Laurene Provost Ghangraw, 88, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at her home.
Lillie was born Aug. 25, 1926 in Fort Hall, Idaho to Grant Martin and Abbie Stone.Â She lived her entire lifetime in Gibson, Idaho. Â
In 1942 Lille married â€śLeeâ€ť Leland Broncho; he preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1990.Â She then married Everett Ghangraw on July 4, 1974.
Lillie retired from the INL.Â In her free time she enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, crochet, beadwork and raising farm animals. Â
Debra (Christensen) Merle, 60, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
Debra was born Sept. 17, 1953, to Grant and Marcia (Mcintyre) Christensen in St. Anthony, Idaho. Debra graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1971 and went on to earn an associate in Criminal Justice. She was an in home caretaker and worked for the Department of Labor. Debra enjoyed casinos, camping and off road mudding. Debra was a gunsmith and she loved guns.