Archive - Obituary
June 16th, 2014
James â€śJimâ€ť Gust Morris, 77, of Rexburg, died June 12, 2014, at Madison Memorial Hospital of natural causes.Â
He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Sept. 11, 1936 to the union of Gust K. Morris and Constance Lagos Morris.
Jim was a fun-loving child known for his pranks and great love of the outdoors. Jim graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1955. It was there that he met his wife of 57 years, Lela Gardner Morris. Jim and Lela were married on Feb. 10, 1956. They were blessed with three beautiful children.
Billy Gene Willingham, 61, passed away in his home on June 2, 2014, from a brain tumor.
Bill was born on April 13, 1953 to Bertha Lee Willingham in Columbia County, Ga. He was raised by his mother and grandparents, Welbur and Rose Willingham.
Bill loved to run track and play handball and chess. His favorite football team was the Oakland Raiders. Bill attended elementary and junior high school in Columbia County. After his grandparents died, he moved to Queens, New York with his mother and father, Charles Powell. He attended and graduated from Bayside High in Bayside, New York in 1971.
Betty Woodland, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, passed away June 10, 2014 in her home at the age of 58.
Betty was born to Thomas Fredrick and Emma Elizabeth Woodland in Idaho Falls, Idaho on June 19, 1955.Â She graduated from Blackfoot High School.Â
She married Thomas LaFave Aug. 19, 1977, moved to Wisconsin where they lived for 25 years, retired to Oregon, and later divorced in 2010 at which time she moved to Utah.Â
Larry Dee Sanders, 59, passed away on June 8, 2014, at home with his family by his side, from metastatic melanoma. He will be remembered by many as a very caring, generous soul. He was always the first one to offer to help anyone in need.
The greatest love story ever felt by one family ended April 22, 2014 when Harold Van Sickle was reunited with his beautiful wife Florien.
Harold was born on June 21, 1930 in Jefferson, Iowa, to Ira Van Sickle and Myrtle Schilmann Van Sickle.
Harold joined the Navy at the age of 20.Â He served both foreign and domestic.Â This honorable sailor stole the heart of Florien Misch and made her his bride June 14, 1952.Â
Tom R. Hansen, 74, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was born in Blackfoot, Idaho June 12, 1939 to William and Rose Hansen.
He grew up in the Southeast Idaho area and graduated from Blackfoot High in 1957. He was drafted into the Army in December 1961, and was stationed in Fort Collins, Colo. He was discharged, with honors, in March 1963.
He met the love of his life, Marilyn Wallin (Gelles), and married her on Aug. 2, 1973; they were later sealed for time and eternity in the LDS Temple on Aug. 2, 1980.
Brent B. Hawkes, 72, a Salt Lake City resident formerly of Blackfoot, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at his home from natural causes.
He was born April 8, 1942, Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of Francis Sidney and Genevieve Pearl Goodwin Hawkes.
He grew up in Blackfoot where he graduated from Blackfoot High School. Brent started his education at BYU and then he continued his extensive education career in Philadelphia and graduated with his doctorate in Education from Penn State.
LeRoy Elsdon Howard Jr., 89, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at The Willowâ€™s.
Elsdon was born March 5, 1925 in Blackfoot, Idaho to LeRoy Elsdon Howard and Hannah Elizabeth Gummersall.Â He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School. Â
He served in World War II in the United States Army and served as a cook on a ship called USS Granmede in various locations.Â After the Navy, he attended BYU and graduated in chemistry.
Dallas Hone, 57, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2014 surrounded by loved ones, in Salt Lake City, Utah.Â Dallas was born August 18, 1956 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Lynn and Eva Frasure Hone.Â He graduated from Blackfoot High School and continued his education at ISU, receiving an Associate Degree in Diesel Mechanics.Â As a young man, he married Noi Kofoed and had two sons, Ladd and Shawn.Â Eventually, he made his way to Salt Lake City and worked for Warner Trucks, National Lease and various companies.Â Later on, he met Donna, the love of his life and spent 20 wonderful years with
Edward â€śTedâ€ť Charles Cook, 92, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
Ted was born March 12, 1922 in Paris, Idaho to Eldon W. Cook and Florence Shirley Cook. During his early life, he lived in Pegram, Idaho; Paris, Idaho; Provo, Utah; and Snowflake, Ariz. Â