Archive - Obituary
January 21st, 2011
Grant Gerald Mecham, passed away suddenly on January 19, 2011.
Grant was born June 17, 1947, to Carl and Lucille Mecham in Moab, UT where he spent the first few years of his life. The family then moved to a ranch in Montana then later moved to Missoula and later to Seeley Lake where he graduated from Seeley Swan High School. He served an LDS mission in the Southwest Indian mission.
Merna Joy Furniss Wooden was born February 7, 1935 the third child of Clara Violet Cross Furniss and Alfred Parson Furniss.
Merna Joy was named after her motherâs favorite actress Myrna Loy, but everyone knew her as Joy; Joy was born and grew up in the basalt area.Â She married Billy Dean Byington, in Blackfoot, Idaho (later divorced), out of this loving union she was blessed with two wonderful daughters, Linda Lee Byington (Neil) Carter of California, and Merna Lynn Byington (Marvin) Willis of Texas.Â Joy met and married Arland Wooden in California, they later divorced.
Merna Joy Wooden, 75, of Pocatello passed away Jan. 18, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Basalt Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 3:40 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley. Interment will be in the Basalt Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Roy Spencer Smith, 65, a Blackfoot resident, passed away Saturday Jan. 15, 2011, at his home following a short illness.
He was born Sept. 7, 1945, in Gallup, New Mexico, the son of Lucius Spencer Smith and Frankie Marie Carpenter. He lived his youth in New Mexico where he was educated and graduated from the Quemado High School.
He married Elizabeth Ann Brownlee on Sept. 29, 1967, in Gallup, New Mexico. He lived in New Mexico most of his life until coming to Blackfoot seven years ago.
He was a rancher and carpenter all of his life, among numerous other talents.
Donald âDonâ Wayne Henman, 74, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg following a lingering illness.
He was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Mason City, Neb., the son of Elzie W. Henman and Anna Vera Mortensen.
Don graduated from Clark County High School in Dubois in 1955.
On Sept. 2, 1956, he married Doris Putnam and to this union three children â Deborah, Dan, and Dale â were born. They later divorced.
Don married Sherrie Baxter on April 13, 1985, in Blackfoot at the First Baptist Church.
Paul S. Hartman, 40, a lifetime resident of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at his home.
Paul was born Aug. 15, 1970, in Rexburg to Fritz Phillip Hartman and Joyce Nadeen Young. He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1989. He went on to attend Eastern Idaho Technical College, studying Nuclear Security Services.
On Aug. 2, 1992, Paul married Marguerite Hayne in Triumph. They were later divorced.
Devon Howell, a most kind and gentle man, passed away on January 8th, 2011 due to complications of Alzheimerâs disease. He was 78 years old. He enjoyed the simple things of life and being with his family and friendsâespecially over a good meal.
Devon was born on May 31, 1932 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Reta Fackrell and Newell Howell. He graduated from Blackfoot High School and Brigham Young University. He enjoyed sports in his youth and as an adult. Devon was in the grocery business all of his life and owned a few businesses of his own.
Harlem Eugene âWillyâ Wilson, 76, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at his home in Arco.
Funeral servicesÂ will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at 1 p.m. at theÂ Anderson Family Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93, Arco with Seth Beal conducting.Â The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and for one hour prior to services.Â Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Arco.
Marlene Hale Yancey,Â a resident of Firth, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 9, 2011, at the age of 76.
Marlene was born on Dec. 20, 1934, in Provo, Utah, to Nathan Hale and Phyllis Watson Hale. She moved to Groveland as a young child with her family.
POCATELLO âÂ Ethel Chilton Henderson, 90, eternal companion of Boyd F. Henderson,Â passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the LDS Central Stake Center (40 Oakwood Drive) with Bishop Rod Johnson of the Cedar 2nd Ward officiating.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel, 510 N. 12th Ave. and on Friday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the church prior to services.
Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.