Archive - Obituary
June 18th, 2014
Ronald LaVere John, 69, of Blackfoot, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 13, 2014.
He was born June 24, 1944 in Shelley, Idaho to Thomas LaVere and Zola Sorensen John.Â He was the second of four children.
On Feb. 1, 1980 he married Janeal Rae Bates.Â They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Ron was a loving son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather.
On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Cindy Johnson Haddon passed away after a long defiant battle with cancer.Â She passed away in peace at her home in Pocatello with her family and lifelong companion Rocky Haddon and son Scott Haddon by her side.Â
Quinton Gerard Blackburn, 92, of Springfield, Idaho passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Quinton was born July 22, 1921 in Springfield, Idaho to Dewey Earl Blackburn and Valine Ellen Gutting.Â He spent his lifetime in Springfield, other than the time he spent in the military.Â
Mabel Irene Stroh, 98, of Pingree, Idaho passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at Fairwinds Sandcreek Retirement Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Mabel was born Jan. 14, 1916 in Richfield, Idaho to Lester Carl Walker and Mabel Laura Skinner.Â She attended elementary school in Aberdeen and graduated from Twin Falls High School.Â She then attended Albion State Normal School and later graduated from Idaho State University.
On June 4, 1937 Mabel married Clarence Stroh in Boise, Idaho.Â They had three children, Robert Walker, Richard Clarence, and Patricia Irene.
Delta Pettingill, 76, of Idaho Falls, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was under the care of One Source Hospice.
Delta was born on Oct. 11, 1937, in Burton, Idaho, to Glen and Murel Simmons. She grew up in the Lorenzo area and attended Rigby High School, graduating in 1955.
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