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July 5th, 2011

Marco Bates, 35

July 5, 2011

BOISE — Marco Bates, 35, passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Boise.
Marco was born on Aug. 1, 1975, in Fuerth, Germany, to Ilse Roedl. When Marco was two, his mother married Danny Bates who was stationed in Germany with the United States Army.
Danny adopted Marco and he became an official Bates family member. Shortly after, Marco and his mother immigrated to the United States, living in Blackfoot and Danny later joined them. Marco then became the proud brother of his sister Daniela Bates.

Julia Roper Gulbransen, 96

July 5, 2011

Julia Roper Gulbransen, 96, formerly of Shelley, passed away June 29, 2011, at Turtle and Crane Assisted Living in Idaho Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the Shelley First Ward Chapel (184 North Park Ave.). The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley and Tuesday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. before the services at the church. Interment will be at 3 p.m. in the Thatcher Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.

July 1st

Lunetta Nelson Kent, 94

July 1, 2011

Word has been received of the death of Lunetta Nelson Kent of San Jose, California on June 21, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Vicky Clark, at the age of 94. She was born on April 3, 1917 to Neils and Ella Rockwood Nelson. She was raised in Iona and lived in Idaho Falls before moving to California 1949.

Brad Joseph Remer, 62

July 1, 2011

Brad Joseph Remer, 62, of Arco, Idaho, passed away on June 28, 2011 in Twin Bridges, Montana after doing what he loved, competing at a rodeo.
Brad was born on June 15, 1949 in Townsend, Montana to Clarence Edward “Ream” and Elizabeth Illene Remer. Montana is where he resided, until his parents settled in the Twin Falls area. He graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1967.
He retired from the Ironworkers Local 732 at the age of 59, after 36 years of service. He worked in various areas around Idaho. Some of the projects he worked on were the Teton Dam and the Perrine Bridge.

June 29th

Merle A. Chamberlain, 77

June 29, 2011

Merle A. Chamberlain, 77, passed away from a recent illness amid his loving family on June 25, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, three sons, a sister, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Merle was a brilliant engineer and showed signs of genius and leadership at a young age. He had an adventurous side being the subject of the 50’s hit – “Hot Rod Lincoln”.

Doris England, 76

June 29, 2011

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Doris England, 76, passed away quietly on June 8, 2011, at her daughter’s home in North Pole, Alaska after a brief battle with cancer.
There was a funeral service on June 24.
Doris was born on Nov. 8, 1934, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Glen and Naomi Taylor, the second of six children. She married William John England in 1954 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were married up until his death in January of this year. Now they are together forever as is their belief.

Lawrence Eugene Taylor, 84

June 29, 2011

OGDEN, Utah — Our father, Lawrence Eugene Taylor, started his last journey on June 26, 2011, in Ogden, Utah, at age 84. His life journey started on the Nez Perce Indian reservation in Lapwai, Idaho, on March 8, 1927.

June 28th

Doris England, 76

June 28, 2011

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Doris England, 76, passed away quietly on June 8, 2011, at her daughter's home in North Pole, Alaska after a brief battle with cancer.
There was a funeral service on June 24.
Doris was born on Nov. 8, 1934, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Glen and Naomi Taylor, the second of six children. She married William John England in 1954 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were married up until his death in January of this year. Now they are together forever as is their belief.

Irene Clair Bell, 88

June 28, 2011

A graveside service for Irene Clair Bell, 88, is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, in the Cache-Clawson Cemetery in Tetonia. Bell died Dec. 2, 2010, in Oldtown, Idaho.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Vilas Bell, and her parents, Frances Ezra Weeks and Jane Weeks.
Her eight children survive her.

Alta Steffler, 88

June 28, 2011

Alta Bernice Green Steffler, 88, of Idaho Falls, died May 30, 2011, at Hebgen Lake, Mont.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. Idaho Falls, with Bishop Steve Murphy officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.coltrinmortuary.

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