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June 10th, 2011

Polly Heaney, 87

June 10, 2011

Polly Heaney, age 87, A Long time resident of Aberdeen, passed away on June 7, 2011 at Spring Creek Independent Living in Boise.
A celebration of her life will be held June 25th at her home. A full obituary will follow.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.maws72@gmail.com.

Lorraine O. Mecham, 84

June 10, 2011

POCATELLO — Lorraine O. Mecham, 84, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, June 7, 2011 at a local hospital. 
Please note: Lorraine’s funeral will take place next week at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Holman Ward LDS Chapel, 4890 Whitaker Road, Chubbuck.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Rd., and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday.
Burial will follow the services at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens. 
A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Morning News.

Joseph ‘Joe’ Oral Jacob, 81

June 10, 2011

Joseph “Joe” Oral Jacob, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho, died of a long-term illness Tuesday at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Joseph was born in Victor, Idaho, to Luella and Joseph Jacob. Joseph, known to his family and friends as Joe, served as a first lieutenant in the Air Force during the Korean War as a navigator instructor.
Joseph met and married the love of his life, Jannette Peterson, on Nov. 18, 1955, in the LDS Salt Lake Temple and lived in Albany. Joe and Jannette were happily married for 55 years at the time of his death.

June 8th

Owen Lavell Durfee, 81

June 8, 2011

Owen Lavell Durfee, 81, of Pingree passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Ann Sutton, in Twin Falls.
Owen was born April 13, 1930 in Tremonton, Utah, to Melvin Henry Durfee and Erma Sophia Johnson. He was raised until the age of six in Almo, then moved to Pocatello and remained there until 1973 when he moved to Pingree.  He attended school in Pocatello. Owen served his country in the United States Army in the Korean Conflict.
On Aug. 28, 1953, Owen married Patty Lois Rhoades in Pocatello. Their marriage was later solemnized the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in 1959.

Whitney Johnson, 91

June 8, 2011

Whitney Owen Johnson, 91, of Groveland, passed away June 6, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital of old age.
He was born Nov. 6, 1919, in the farming community of Groveland. His parents, Michael Johnson Jr. and Elsie Mae Paskett Johnson, purchased an 80-acre dairy farm in Groveland where he would live and work for half his life. They also raised apples on the dairy farm. The Johnsons raised potatoes, beets, hay and snakes on a second farm at the end of Bond Road near the lavas.

Lucy Honena Diaz, 87

June 8, 2011

Lucy Honena Diaz, 87, of Fort Hall passed away Monday, June 6, 2011, at her home.
Lucy was born on Sept. 7, 1923, in Fort Hall, the eldest daughter of Laura Tendoy and Samuel Honena, descended through her great-grandfather Chief Tendoy and her grandfather Toopompey of the Agai’dika or Lemhi band of the Shoshone tribe. Orphaned at the age of nine, she was raised by her grandmother, Nena Tendoy Tissidiment.

June 6th

Darlene S. Evening, 51

June 6, 2011

Darlene S. Evening, 51, of Fort Hall passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her home following an extended illness.
Darlene was born Nov. 10, 1959, in Blackfoot, the daughter of Daniel Bill, Sr. and Inez Mink Evening. She was raised in the Fort Hall area and attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School. Following high school she attended Idaho State University.
Darlene enjoyed bead work, quiltwork and going to the casino. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Owen Durfee, 81

June 6, 2011

Owen Durfee, 81, of Pingree, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Twin Falls.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Diane Evans, 66

June 6, 2011

Diane Evans, 66, of Blackfoot, passed away at her home, Sunday, June 5, 2011. from cancer.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Eleanor Rivers, 78

June 6, 2011

Eleanor Rivers, 78, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011. at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling, Blackfoot. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

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