Archive - Obituary
October 29th, 2013
Boyd James Leavitt, 80, peacefully passed away at his home in Blackfoot in the company of his loving family, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Boyd was born in Moreland on April 24, 1933 to James and Wanda Leavitt. Although he spent most of his life in and around Blackfoot, he spent two years in California, where his dad was stationed in the Navy, just before his sister Sharon was born.
He attended Blackfoot High School and at the age of 19 he married the love of his life Marjorie Swainston on Dec. 17, 1952.
Olive¬† Barclay, age 101, quietly slipped home on Oct. 23, 2013, in American Fork. Utah.¬† Her five surviving children were with their beautiful mother during her final hours.¬†
Olive Lorentzen Christensen Barclay was born on Oct. 5, 1912, in Blackfoot, a daughter of Nephi and Laura Lorentzen Christensen.¬† She was the second of 10 children.¬† She was a graduate of Blackfoot High¬† School and attended the Southern Branch in Pocatello where she earned¬† a degree to teach grade school.
Beth Stokes, 77, of Blackfoot passed away¬† Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. at her daughter‚Äôs home in Firth.
She was born Dec. 28, 1935 in Chinook, Mont., the daughter of Eldridge Andrew Tuck and Rosella Archibald Tuck.
Beth grew up in Chinook, Mont. until the age of six, then moved to Wilson, Utah where she received her education.¬†
Shamae Gneiting Lyon, 30, of Pocatello, beloved mother, wife, daughter and sister, returned to the loving arms of her heavenly Father on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
She was born June 11, 1983 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Daniel D. Gneiting and Kathy Carlile Gneiting. She married Loren Lyon on Nov. 23, 2002, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and together were raising three young daughters.
Ruth Lucille Kinney Nelson King, 74, of Blackfoot passed away at her sister, Karen Cornelison‚Äôs home in Rexburg on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
¬†She was born March 31, 1939 in Pocatello, to Gerald Chester and Bessie Jones Kinney.¬† She was raised and attended school in Pocatello for most of her early years, then moved to Pingree in 1957 where she graduated from Snake River High School in 1958.
Wilma Edra Cowley, Shiner, 94, of Coalinga, CA., passed away peacefully in her sleep, Friday, October 18, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Jaymee Orton, in Blackfoot, Idaho.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† She was born May 24, 1919 in Sunnyside, Utah to Claude Quayle and Ruth Tatton Cowley, the youngest of three sisters.¬†
Darlene Bitton Draper Poole was born May 5, 1923 in Riverside, ID and passed away in Bingham Memorial Hospital on October 18, 2013.¬†She is the daughter of John W. Bitton and Althea Bingham Bitton.¬†
Darlene graduated from Moreland High School in 1941 where she had enjoyed participating in music and played basketball.
Donna Marie Hall, 46, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Donna was born February 21, 1967 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Donn Austin and Maxine Jane Hunt Bate.¬† She was raised in the Osgood-Roberts area and attended school in Rigby.¬† Donna has lived in various places in Southeast Idaho and has resided in Blackfoot the last six years.
In 1987 she married Lewis Ehardt, they were later divorced.¬† On February 7, 1994 she married William Hall in Idaho Falls.
Barbara Desa Cammack Anderson, 81, of St. George, Utah and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at her home in St. George.
¬†She was born Nov. 15, 1931 in Sterling at the home of her parents,¬† Rulon Francis and Desa Jane Theobald Cammack.¬† She was a premature twin, weighing slightly less than two pounds.¬† Her twin brother, Rulon, passed away shortly after birth, but with her parents' devoted care,¬† Barbara survived and grew into a delightful little girl.
Johnny Dell Nugent, 70, of Sterling, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at his home.
He was born Nov. 19, 1942 in Sterling to Arnold Napoleon and Della Phillips Nugent.¬† Johnny was the 12th of 14 children.
During his childhood, Johnny attended schools in the Grandview/Springfield area.¬† He attended Aberdeen High School where he met his only love, Susan Joanne Anderson.¬† They were married Oct. 21, 1959 in Rigby.¬†