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July 11th, 2011

Timothy Frank Spanbauer, 67

July 11, 2011

BOISE — Timothy Frank Spanbauer, 67, of Meridian passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, of natural causes.
He was born on March 2, 1944, in Blackfoot to Frank and Gertrude Spanbauer. His siblings were Matt Spanbauer, Mary Lou Lewis and Arthur Vandeberugh. He graduated from Boise High School in 1962. He also graduated from Links Business School and attended the College of Southern Idaho.

Harold C.Valentine, 90

July 11, 2011

Harold C. Valentine, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at his home from causes incident to age.
Funeral services are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Dorsel Claude Baden, 84

July 11, 2011

Dorsel Claude Baden, 84, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at his home.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home. Military honors will be presented by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post Number 29 and Masonic rites by St. Johns Masonic Lodge Number 52. Condolences may be sent to condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

July 8th

Donavon Thayne Teton, 35

July 8, 2011

Donavon ”Donny” Teton, 35 of Fort Hall, Idaho, passed on July 6, 2011 at Portneuf Medical Hospital in Pocatello surrounded by his family and friends due to a lingering illness.
Donavon was born on April 28, 1976, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Doyle and Wilma P. Teton.  He attended elementary school at Tyhee, Broken Arrow, and East Heights Elementary at Lawrence, Kansas, and Hawthorne Junior High, Highland High School, ShoBan High School and Owyhee High School, Owyhee, Nevada. 

Afton Dorothea Hill Benson, 90

July 8, 2011

BOISE — Afton Dorothea Hill Benson, 90 of Boise, who formerly lived in Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, due to a rare form of lymphoma cancer.
She was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Churchill, Idaho, to John Hyrum Hill Sr., and Olea Shipp Hill, and was the youngest of seven children. Afton’s parents were sheep ranchers and farmers who were poor in money matters during the Great Depression but had abundant love for one another and provided a happy home. Their recreation was gathering around the piano while their mother played and they sang and harmonized.

July 6th

Michael Clarence Holmes June 12, 1948 – July 3, 2011

July 6, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Michael Clarence Holmes, 63, passed away on July 3, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a battle with cancer.
Michael ( Mike ) was born in Pocatello to Richard LeRoy and Pauline Seidel Holmes; he was the eldest of eight children. Mike’s dad worked construction so the family moved around during his childhood. After high school Mike joined the Army and during his tour in Vietnam he drove a supply truck. After returning home he worked as a fireman in Blackfoot.

Ileen Going, 55

July 6, 2011

Ileen was born to Stanely (Pug) and Eva Going on April 1, 1955, in Blackfoot. She passed away on Dec. 14, 2010, in Aurora, Colo.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Tera DeLoera, and her grandson Jack. She is also survived by brothers Stan, Dennis, Neal, Curtis and John and their families. She was preceded in death by her brother Leon and her parents.
To celebrate Ileen’s lovely and loving spirit, family and friends are invited to the home of Stan and Susie Going, 198 S. 900 W., Blackfoot on Saturday, July 9, 2011, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Berniece Melba Jones, 69 Dec. 1, 1941 — July 4, 2011

July 6, 2011

Berniece Melba Jones, 69, of Blackfoot passed away, Monday, July 4, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 1, 1941, in Aberdeen to William and Christine Morris.
Berniece was raised in Aberdeen and attended grade school and high school there. She studied nursing at Idaho State University and continued her studies while she worked as a registered nurse in Boise and Portland, Ore. She moved to Blackfoot in the early 70’s and had resided there since. She worked as a registered nurse at  Bingham Memorial Hospital until her retirement.

July 5th

Lisa Christensen Warwick, 45

July 5, 2011

Lisa Christensen Warwick, 45, of Goshen passed away on June 30, 2011.
Lisa was born on Sept. 15, 1965, in Blackfoot to Barry L. and Elaine Steffler Christensen. She was one of seven children born to the family. She attended school in the Firth School District and Career Beauty College in Rexburg, obtaining her beauty license.
On Nov. 2, 1984, she married her sweetheart and best friend, Randy Richard Warwick in Basalt.

Kent George Gentry, 56

July 5, 2011

Kent George Gentry, 56, of Blackfoot passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
Kent was born on April 8, 1955, in Blackfoot and was raised by his mother Bonnie and stepfather Frank Gentry.

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