Archive - Obituary
August 13th, 2014
The man with the larger than life personality, most affectionately known to so many, as Heavy Macfarlane, passed away at the age of 69 on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, from complications of esophageal cancer.
He was born on July 26, 1945 to Robert Walter â€śBobâ€ť and Harriet Elizabeth Taylor Macfarlane in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Tanda Kay Pratt, 60, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, near Baker City, Oregon, from injuries sustained in a wildlife-caused traffic accident. Â
Tanda was born on May 15, 1954, in Boise, Idaho, to David and Wilma Ogle.Â She was the oldest of four children and the first grandchild on both the Ogle and Waite sides of the family.Â Her two sisters and brother always looked up to her as their strong, brave big sister who inspired them and looked out for them.
Beverly Joy Goodman, 84, of Groveland passed away at her home on Aug. 6, 2014.
Beverly was born on Oct. 18, 1929 in Provo, Utah, to John Glen Olsen and Ellen Bendall.Â
She attended and graduated from Provo High School. After graduation she married S. Dale Goodman on Sept. 10, 1949, in Provo, Utah. Theirs was a classic tale of love at first sight. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 13, 1950.
Alfonso Escoto Lopez, 64
Alfonso Escoto Lopez, 64, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Blackfoot.
Alfonso was born May 17, 1950 in Michoacan, Mexico to Jesus Lopez and Trenid Escoto.
He was raised in Mexico and came to the United States in 1967. He traveled around as a migrant worker and a farm worker in various areaâ€™s. Farmerâ€™s taught him to drive farm equipment and trucks. That is how he became a truck driver.
In 1985 Alfonso married Eloise George in Blackfoot, Idaho. They were later divorced.
Lydia Perkes, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away August 10, 2014, at The Willows.
She was born October 1, 1925 in Blackfoot, Idaho the daughter of Byron Jackman and Mildred Samuelson.
Lydia attended school in Blackfoot and Moreland. She married Arthur Perkes on June 11, 1942 in the Logan LDS Temple.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She served in various callings during her lifetime and served a mission with her husband, Arthur, in the Washington DC Mission from 1982-1983.
Lourie C. Jackson, 96, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Blackfoot.
She was born November 8, 1917 in Oakley, Idaho to RaymondÂ and Luella Tracy Curtis.
Lourie was raised and attended school in Oakley, Idaho.Â Following graduation she attended the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah.Â
LaVon Muir, 80, of Blackfoot, was reunited with God and family on August 6, 2014. LaVon was born on April 18, 1934, to William Reed Muir and Eva Jensen.
He was born in Soda Springs and was raised in Gray's Lake, Idaho. LaVon was a tile setter and a hard worker all of his life and enjoyed passing on the skills of his trade to others. Much of his fine craftsmanship can still be seen throughout Southeast Idaho.
Michelle Diane Parkinson Fox, 50, of Rigby, Idaho passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Madison Memorial Hospital after a valiant battle with breast cancer.
Michelle was born on February 18, 1964 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Robert Hyrum Parkinson and Diane Rae Longmore.Â She attended school in the Blackfoot School District and graduated from Blackfoot High School.Â She continued her education at Ricks College, BYU-Hawaii and BYU-Provo.
On December 13, 1985 Michelle married Albert â€śRayâ€ť Fox Jr. in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â They have three children, Rachel, Spencer and Matthew.
Marva Christiansen Layton, 82 of Taylor Idaho, passed away in Idaho Falls on Aug. 3, 2014, surrounded by family.
She was born Oct. 15, 1931 to Gerald Niels Christiansen and Florence Ida Wheeler Christiansen on the family farm in Moreland, Idaho. She was the fifth of nine brothers and sisters.
Van Wayne Stears, 66, of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at his home peacefully surrounded by his daughters, grandchildren, family and friends.
He was born Nov. 30, 1947 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Len Taylor Stears and Thelma Parks Stears.
Van grew up in the New Sweden area and San Diego, California.Â He graduated from Mount Miguel High School in California.
He was a member of the masonry union in San Diego.Â He owned Top & Trim in Blackfoot for years and Vanâ€™s Masonry where he was self-employed in the masonry construction business.Â