Archive - Obituary
September 23rd, 2014
William âBillâ D Curtis, 78, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at his home.
Bill was born June 18, 1936 in Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of James and Lela Leona Burell Curtis.
He attended grade school in Pingree and graduated from Snake River High School in 1955.
Bill married NeAnne Hales Sept. 27, 1958 in Ely, Nevada, and they wereÂ laterÂ sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
He joined the National Guard in December 1955 and served for 40 years.Â Bill was trained as a radio repairman and worked as mechanic for the National Guard.
Robert Michael Turner, 44, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at his parents' home in Blackfoot.
He was born Aug. 4, 1970 in Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of Charles Michael Turner and Della Marie Goss Turner.
He attended Blackfoot and Snake River schools.
On Sept. 28, 2012, he married Laura Lynn Branscum in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Robert was a member of the Pocatello Model Railroading Club.Â He worked for the veterans' home in Pocatello and Bingham Extended Care Facility.
He enjoyed shooting skeet, hunting, fishing, video games and collecting John Deere memorabilia.
Boyd Irvin Stallings, 87, of Blackfoot, passed away Sept. 20, at the Emerald House in Blackfoot, Idaho.
He was born March 5, 1927, in Lewisville, Idaho, the son of Irvin S. and Iva Lords Stallings. He attended schools in Lewisville and graduated from Midway High School in 1945. He was a World War II veteran and served in the United States Navy in San Diego, California.
Richard Lee Scherbel, 52, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away doing the thing he loved most, fishing in the Blackfoot Reservoir by the family cabin on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.Â
His parents are Hazel Mae Cohen Heth (deceased) and Richard O. and Mary Joyce Scherbel.Â He was born Dec. 21, 1961 in Pocatello, Idaho.
Richard graduated from Snake River High School.Â While there a group of his friends and he formed a band.Â He wrote a lot of the lyrics for many of the songs. Â
He served a mission in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Â When he returned, he moved to Austin, Texas where he worked for awhile.
Mary Gerrard Fitch, 99 of Chubbuck, Idaho and formerlyÂ of Dell, Montana, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at the Ridgewind Assisted Living in Chubbuck.
She was born March 26, 1915 in Robin, Idaho, the daughter of Robert Powell Lawrence and Christina Gerrard Lawrence.
She grew up and received her education in Robin, Idaho.
In 1935 she married Albert Harold âAbâ Fitch.Â They spent their early married life in Southeastern Idaho and then moved to Dell, Montana in 1967 where they resided for many years.
Nemesio Roy âLloydâ Chavez, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.Â
Lloyd was born April 4, 1933 in Gunnison, Colorado, to Alonzo Chavez and Irene Fernandez.Â He considered himself a lifelong resident of Blackfoot, Idaho.Â He traveled to various places for construction, but always returned to Idaho.
On April 26, 1950 Lloyd married Martha May Donaldson in Idaho Falls, Idaho.Â They were later divorced.
He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Lloyd served in the National Guard as an engineer.
Francisca R. Rodriguez, 69, of Montpelier and formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho passed awayÂ Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Montpelier, Idaho.
She was born November 16, 1944 in Del Rio, Texas. Â
She is survived by her children, Lucille (Jim) Sanders, Alice (Laurencio) Almendarez, Daniel (Jenny) Robles, Adrian (Sylvia) Morado, Robert Luna; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cristina Luna.
Delbert Farmer, Shoshone-Bannock tribal leader and lifetime resident of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, passed away Sept. 7, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho.
Delbert was born in Fort Hall, Idaho on May 24, 1942 to Davis and Irene Farmer.
Dewi David Washakie, 42, passed away at home surrounded by his family, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
He was born June 23, 1972 in Pocatello, Idaho to Romer Dewi Washakie and Mary Dixey Washakie. Â Dewi attended I.T. Stoddard Elementary, Blackfoot Junior High, Fort Washakie Middle School and Blackfoot High School.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, helping family with the family farm, and watching movies; his favorite movie was the Lord of the Ring series.
He participated in the traditional sun dance ceremony in Wyoming and Idaho.
Richard Marlin Keele, 70, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at his home in Hazelton, Idaho.Â
He was born Nov. 21, 1943 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Elwood and Oathea Whiting Keele. He attended Blackfoot schools growing up.
Richard worked as a ranch manager in Bruneau, Idaho; a truck driver for Western Alfalfa and later retired from J&W Trucking.
He enjoyed many activities. Some of those activities were visits with family and friends, and his occasional trips to the casino. Richard was a big enthusiast of the outdoors, and a huge Seattle Seahawks fan.