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September 3rd, 2014

Lillie Laurene Provost Ghangraw, 88

September 3, 2014

Lillie Laurene Provost Ghangraw, 88, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at her home.
Lillie was born Aug. 25, 1926 in Fort Hall, Idaho to Grant Martin and Abbie Stone.  She lived her entire lifetime in Gibson, Idaho.  
In 1942 Lille married “Lee” Leland Broncho; he preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1990.  She then married Everett Ghangraw on July 4, 1974.
Lillie retired from the INL.  In her free time she enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, crochet, beadwork and raising farm animals.  

Debra (Christensen) Merle, 60

September 3, 2014

Debra (Christensen) Merle, 60, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
Debra was born Sept. 17, 1953, to Grant and Marcia (Mcintyre) Christensen in St. Anthony, Idaho. Debra graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1971 and went on to earn an associate in Criminal Justice. She was an in home caretaker and worked for the Department of Labor. Debra enjoyed casinos, camping and off road mudding. Debra was a gunsmith and she loved guns.

September 2nd

Blaine Wesley Jensen, 75

September 2, 2014

Blaine Wesley Jensen, 75 of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at home surrounded by his family.
He was born June 10, 1939 in Blackfoot, Idaho, the second child of James W. Jensen and Ruby Parrish Jensen. The family moved from Rockford to a small home where the American Potato business now sits; to a rented home in Blackfoot for one winter; to Wapello for two years on the farm now owned by Carl Cooper and then to Pingree.

Isabell Carlson, 98

September 2, 2014

Isabell Carlson, 98
"I was born in Starr's Ferry, Idaho, just four miles out of Burley on Jan. 12, 1916 to Ensign Henry Stocking and Isabelle Verena Shields Stocking.
I was one of 6 children — Leona, Elizabeth, Lamont, James, Emma and me, the youngest. We had an 80-acre farm and there I learned a great love for Idaho history and the Oregon Trail, spending much time at the City of Rocks.

Betty Jane Wilcox 89

September 2, 2014

Betty Jane Wilcox 89, of Aberdeen died peacefully in her home on August 28, 2014 following an extended illness. Her family has no doubt that she is grateful to be reunited the love of her life, Arden, and her family who preceded her in death. Betty is remembered by family and friends as an adoring wife, mother and grandmother. She was a kind neighbor and was always willing to help someone in need.

Bo Jody Taylor, 19

September 2, 2014

Bo Jody Taylor, 19
It is with great sorrow that the family of Bo Jody Taylor, 19, of Blackfoot, Idaho announces his passing on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Montpelier, Idaho from injuries sustained in an accident while doing what he enjoyed and loved.
Bo was born Jan. 12, 1995 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Jody Taylor and April Collins.
Bo graduated from Butte High School in Butte, Montana. Bo was an all-around athlete. He excelled in track, wrestling and his favorite of all, football, where he and his teammates brought home the state championship his senior year.

Trenton Erland Sorensen, 46

September 2, 2014

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness that is felt to announce the passing of Trenton Erland Sorensen, 46, of Blackfoot, Idaho Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Montpelier, Idaho from injuries sustained in an accident while doing what he loved. 
Trent was born November 10, 1967 in Pocatello, Idaho the son of Erland O Sorensen and Delores Irene Findlay Sorensen.
Trent lived his life in Blackfoot. He graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On November 21, 1987, he married his high school sweetheart Kimi Taylor in Blackfoot, Idaho. Together they started their greatest legacy; their family. 

August 27th

Michael Dean Palmer, 65

August 27, 2014

Michael Dean Palmer, 65, of Pingree, Idaho passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Michael was born May 14, 1949 in Rexburg, Idaho, the son of Dean Lewis and Juanita May Palmer.
He attended schools in Rigby and graduated from Rigby High School.
Michael served in the Navy during the Vietnam War as a door gunner and a flight nurse.  

August 25th

Alvina Cecilia Fred Mendez, 88

August 25, 2014

Alvina Cecilia Fred Mendez,88, passed away Saturday morning on August 23, 2014 to be with our father and her loved ones that have gone before her. 
Alvina was born to Johnnie Fred and Amelia Osborne Fred on October 8, 1925 at the old Fort Hall Hospital in Fort Hall, ID. As a young girl she was raised by her grandfather Tom Madzaweyu and considered his daughter and Marie Madzeweyu Hardy her mother. Alvina’s Indian name was “Cedar Top”.  She was raised with Charlene Hardy Browning and loved her as her little sister to her last day. 

Betty Lorraine Fife Tanner, 79

August 25, 2014

Betty Lorraine Fife Tanner, 79, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at her home in Blackfoot with her family around her.
Betty was born August 17, 1935 in Menan, Idaho, the daughter of John Guy Fife and Eleanor Melrie Dalling  Fife.  She lived in several Idaho towns as a child, including:  Menan, Salmon, Sandpoint, Rigby, Idaho Falls and Blackfoot.  After marriage she happily settled in Blackfoot.
Betty graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1954.  She then went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse at Bingham Memorial Hospital.

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