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March 10th, 2014

J. CARL JAMES, 89

March 10, 2014

J. Carl James, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from natural causes.
Carl was born April 5, 1924 in Provo, Utah, to Ferris and Vera James. Carl grew up on and around Muddy Ranch near Park Valley, Utah.  He attended high school in Brigham City, and received a Master’s Degree from Utah State University in Logan. While there, he met Joyce Hendrickson, and they were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on June 30, 1948.

March 6th

Margaret Jean Gardner, 89

March 6, 2014

Margaret Jean Gardner, 89, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
She was born Feb. 5, 1925 in San Diego, Calif., the daughter of Harvey Franklin Aiman and Mattie Kearney Aiman.
She attended school in Jackson Hole, Wyo. and Idaho Falls and graduated from Idaho Falls High School. She played on the softball team and was valedictorian.
Jean lived most of her life in Idaho Falls, but spent time in San Diego, Calif. and Jackson Hole, Wyo. 

Jack Le Roy Seiber, 22

March 6, 2014

Jack Le Roy Seiber, 22, of Idaho Falls, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, from injuries sustained in a tragic car accident near Price, Utah.
Jack was born Nov. 16, 1991, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Everett Franklin Seiber and Shawn Kimbrough Seiber. He grew up and attended schools in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School. He was on the debate team and with the math group. He also attended Cameron University in Oklahoma.
Jack was a soldier in the United States Army, with the rank of specialist. He served in the United Arab Emirates and at Fort Sill, Okla.

Stella Webb, 94

March 6, 2014

Stella Louise Butler Webb, 94, of Idaho Falls and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her home at Mt. Vernon Assisted Living Center.
Stella was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Basalt, Idaho, to George Franklin Butler and Lydia Ethel Martin Butler. She grew up in Goshen and attended school through the eighth grade.

March 5th

BernaDean Jones Harward Moldenhauer, 89

March 5, 2014

“Grammie”, 89, lifetime Blackfoot resident, passed away Friday, Feb, 28, 2014 at the Gables.
She was born June 13, 1924 in Idaho Falls, to John Thomas and Edna Estella Bradley Jones. She attended school in Blackfoot.
On June 7, 1944 she married Phillip Sinclair Harward, in Annapolis, Maryland. As Phillip was in the Navy, they had the opportunity to travel and live in different places.

Melody Andersen, 60

March 5, 2014

Melody Andersen, 60, of Brigham City, Utah passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Willow Glen Health and Rehabilitation of natural causes.
Melody was born May 2, 1953 in Riverton, Wyo. to Theo D. Andersen and Elaine Mae John. She was raised in Rockford, Idaho. She graduated from Snake River High School in 1971 and went on to attend the LDS Business College, moved to Utah and then to Chicago before moving back to Idaho in 2010. She was living in Brigham City at the time of her death.

March 4th

Michael James Birch, 68

March 4, 2014

Michael James Birch, 68, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 while fishing on the Snake River.
He was born Nov, 11, 1945 in St. Anthony, Idaho, to Lowell Edgar and Rayola Rudd Birch.  He was raised in St. Anthony and attended school there, graduating from South Fremont High School.  He excelled baseball while in high school.   He attended Ricks College for two years, then moved to Pocatello to attend I.S.U., where he earned a BS in Political Science.  He moved to Blackfoot in 1976 and has resided here since.

JoAnn Jackson Polatis, 77

March 4, 2014

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend, JoAnn Jackson Polatis, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at her home in Thomas, Idaho, her favorite place to be. 
She was born on Oct. 8, 1936 in Thomas, Idaho to Clarence Mark and Wilma Martin Jackson at the home of her grandparents. She attended school in the Snake River District, graduating in 1955, the first class in the new high school. She then attended Ricks College.

WAYNE A. WHITTEN, 91

March 4, 2014

Wayne A. Whitten, 91, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Idaho Veterans Home in Pocatello.
Wayne was born on Feb. 26, 1923 in Blackfoot to Albert William and Florence Leona Cones Whitten.  He was a lifelong resident of Blackfoot.  He attended school in the Blackfoot School District and graduated from Blackfoot High School.  In 1943, Wayne joined the Army.  He was trained as a radar technician and was stationed in Japan following World War II.
Wayne married Thelma Coles in Las Vegas, Nev. in 1964.

March 3rd

Owen Verne Taylor, 78

March 3, 2014

Owen Verne Taylor, 78 , of Blackfoot, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 with his family at his side.
Verne was born on May 9, 1935 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Owen Albert and Lois Dunn Taylor.  He attended school in Snake River, graduating from Snake River High School on May 20, 1953.  Following graduation he attended Idaho State College, graduating on May 18, 1954 in Auto Mechanics.
On May 27, 1955 Verne married Vera Petersen,  their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

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