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May 11th, 2011

Mildred I. Orton, 85

May 11, 2011

BEND, Ore. — Mildred I. Orton, 85, of Bend, Ore., passed away May 8, 2011, at her home.
She was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Blackfoot to Thomas and Elva Scott Miller. Mildred lived and attended school in the Lost River area, Pocatello, California, and completed her high school in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also attended Business School in Salt Lake City and Pocatello.

Penny Maye Gentillon, 35

May 11, 2011

REXBURG — Penny Maye Wheeler Blacker Gentillon, 35, of Pingree passed Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Madison Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 16, 1976, in Idaho Falls to Norman LaMar and Julia Diane Ricks Wheeler. Penny attended Hillview, Ammon Elementary and graduated from Hillcrest High School. She received her Medical Assistant’s Certificate from EITC in Idaho Falls.
On Nov. 28, 2008, she married Clinton Gentillon in Firth. They made their home in Pingree; she has resided in the Blackfoot area the past nine and a half years.

Nelda B. Francis

May 11, 2011

PRESTON — Nelda Bradley Francis, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Center in Preston. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the paper. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston. 

Reta Maxine Andrus, 75

May 11, 2011

Reta Maxine Andrus, 75, passed away on May 10, 2011, at her home in Blackfoot after an extended illness. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2011, and for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow services at the Groveland Cemetery.

Kenneth Dixey, 80

May 11, 2011

POCATELLO — Kenneth “Woosie” Dixey, 80 of Blackfoot passed on May 9, 2011, at Portneuf Rehabilitation Center in Pocatello with his family next to him at his bedside after complication from sudden illness.  
Kenneth was born on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation Aug. 3, 1930, to Lawrence Dixey and Mae Pocatello. He was raised just outside of the Blackfoot city limits most of his life. He attended school  in Blackfoot up until the eighth grade. 

May 10th

Irma V. Tyre Taylor

May 10, 2011

Irma V. Tyre Taylor, has gone to be with her Maker. Irma was 84 years young. Her wonderful wit and great sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her.
She was born April 5, 1927, in Boxley, Georgia, to Benjamin L. and Agnes Lona Thornton.
Irma loved the outdoors. Her interests were fishing, cooking, reading Louis L’Amour books and watching her family grow as the years passed. To be able to see her great-grandchildren was a gift she always cherished.

Kenneth “Woosie” Dixey, 80

May 10, 2011

Kenneth “Woosie” Dixey, 80, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at Pocatello Care and Rehab Center.
Traditional visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Kenneth Dixey residence off Highway 91 just south of Blackfoot. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling in Blackfoot. Traditional burial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011, in the Gibson Cemetery where final military rites will be presented by the Fort Hall and Blackfoot Veteran Honor Guard.

Penny Gentillon, 35

May 10, 2011

Penny Gentillon, 35, of Pingree passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Madison Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.
The family will meet with family and friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and again for one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Ammon Cemetery.

May 9th

Carol Ann Baird, 73

May 9, 2011

ARCO — Carol Ann Baird, 73, passed away peacefully at her home in Moore on May 6, 2011.
She was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Moore to Mark K. and Beulah Bever King. Carol Ann spent her childhood in Moore where she received her education, graduating from Butte High School in 1955. She married Arthur Nile Baird in September 1955. She lived variously on both coasts and most of the states in between.

Aaron Pubigee, 40

May 9, 2011

Aaron Pubigee, 40, of Fort Hall passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Portneuf Valley Rehab and Extended Care in Pocatello with his family by his bedside.
Aaron was born June 11, 1970, in Pocatello to Verla Batt Pubigee Farmer of Ross Fork and the late David Leslie Pubigee of Arbon Valley. He was raised in Bannock Creek and Fort Hall in his younger days, and the remaining adult life in Ross Fork. He attended school at American Falls Elementary, in the Blackfoot School District and graduated from Sho-Ban Jr/Sr High School.

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