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May 20th, 2014

Frank John Bartausky, 61

May 20, 2014

Frank John Bartausky, 61, lost his fight on Friday, May 16, 2014 in Murray, Utah due to complications associated with a heart and kidney transplant.
Frank was born on Jan. 3, 1953, at Eaton Maternity Center in Shelley, Idaho. He was the third of eight children born to Ed and Rita Bartausky. He was the biggest baby of all, tipping the scales at 9 lb. 14 oz., a Gentle Giant.

May 19th

Dell R. Watts, 90

May 19, 2014

Dell R. Watts, 90, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born May 24, 1923 in Rexburg, Idaho, the son of Hyrum Franklin and Elizabeth Freeman Watts.
Dell graduated from Madison High School and attended Utah State Agricultural College in Logan.
He served as lieutenant in the United States Naval Air Corps. He served for four years as a naval aviator flying the P51 Mustang during World War II. He trained and served in the Pacific Theatre.

May 16th

Geraldine May Baker Doore, 76

May 16, 2014

Geraldine May Baker Doore, 76, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. She was two days shy of her 77th birthday.
She was born on May 16, 1937 in Pocatello, Idaho to Joe Baker and Mary Broncho. She was the eldest of their children.

Verlin Bert Bowman, 86

May 16, 2014

Verlin Bert Bowman, 86, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab.
Verlin was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Rockford, Idaho, to Bertram M. and Verna Barnes Bowman. He was the oldest child and had sisters: Lila (married to LaVar Murdock), and Cleo (married to Doyle Jones). 
His father passed away when Verlin was 12 years old and his mother passed away one day after his 14th birthday. After their deaths, he lived with his grandmother, Bertha Bowman and later with his uncle and aunt, Clarence “Fizz” and Ruby Parsons.

May 13th

Elma 'Fuzz' Jensen, 79

May 13, 2014

Elma 'Fuzz' Jensen, 79
Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend Elma “Fuzz” Jensen, 79, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 15, 1934 in Arco, Idaho, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel Mathie Winmill.
Elma attended grade school at Riverside and Pingree and high school at Snake River High.
On June 17, 1953, she married her best friend, Weldon Jensen in Blackfoot.  Next month they would have celebrated their 61st anniversary.  

May 9th

Fredrice Smith Morgan, 94

May 9, 2014

Our beloved mother, Fredrice Smith Morgan, 94, passed away 6 May 2014 at her home due to natural causes.
She was born to Edith Mitchell and Samuel Franklin Smith on 8 Feb. 1920 in Ora, Idaho. She was the eighth child with two sisters and five brothers.
She attended Moreland schools and graduated at age 16.

Lena Hall Robertson, 84

May 9, 2014

Lena Hall Robertson, 84, of Stockton, Calif. passed away at her home on April 22, 2014.
She was born to the late Harvey and Hannah Hall on Oct. 5, 1929 in Hurricane, Utah.  She graduated from Hurricane High School in 1948. Later she attended Dixie College, University of Utah and then transferred to Idaho Falls Nursing program and completed the Registered Nursing program.  Later she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Weber State College.

Dorothy Jane Twitchell, 92

May 9, 2014

Dorothy Jane Twitchell
1922-2014
LIVED TO BE  92, was married to her high school sweetheart, Bill Twitchell, for 71 years and died in his arms.  It just doesn’t get much better than that.  Dot Jane as she was known in her youth grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho but spent most of her married life in Fort Wayne, Ind. 

May 8th

Mae Mie Endow, 90

May 8, 2014

Mae Mie Endow, 90, was born in Pocatello, Idaho to Charles Chusaburo and Masa Kanno Kanomata on Feb, 27, 1924. She passed away on May 5, 2014, at Bingham Memorial Hospital due to complications from pneumonia.
She was raised in the Pocatello area and attended Emerson Elementary School, Irving Junior High School and Pocatello High School. 

May 7th

Howard Kelley Harper, 50

May 7, 2014

Howard Kelley Harper, 50, of Idaho Falls, passed away on May 4, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 10, 1963, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to John J. Harper and Carolyn Hill Harper.  He grew up and attended schools in the area, graduating from Blackfoot High School. He continued his education by attending Brigham Young University and finished his bachelor’s degree at Idaho State University. He later received his Doctorate of Neuropsychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, Calif.

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