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March 21st, 2012

Moroni Oborn (Rone) Clawson

March 21, 2012

Moroni Oborn (Rone) Clawson, 83, of Firth left this earth to return to his Heavenly Father on March 19, 2012.  He passed away peacefully at home, from pancreatic cancer. 
Rone was born to Ray and Veva Harker Clawson on July 24, 1928 in Shelley.  When he was six weeks old, his family moved from Idaho to Montana, settling in Charlo where he went to elementary school and started high school. He returned to Idaho in 1947 and completed the last two years at Shelley High School. 

March 20th

Roland Don Winberg, 75

March 20, 2012

Roland Don Winberg, 75, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Pocatello Care and Rehabilitation Center in Pocatello.
Roland was born March 8, 1937 in Murray, Utah to Carl Einer Winberg and Helen Annie Pieper. He received his education in the Salt Lake area, living in the Blackfoot area since 1969.
Roland served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict as a medic.
On Oct. 13, 1967 Roland married Carolyn Shelton in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Roland farmed all his life, farming in the McDonaldville area. He was a past member of the Elks Lodge.

William 'Bill' G. Warner, 75

March 20, 2012

William “Bill” Garner Warner, 75, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 21, 1937 in Stanley to Sadie and Garner Warner.  When it was time for Bill to go to school his family moved to Salmon so he could start the first grade.  He graduated from Salmon High School.
On Dec. 10, 1955 he married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Mary Higley in Salmon where they resided until 1967 when they moved their family to Blackfoot.

Robert James “Dudley” Pfeifer, 85

March 20, 2012

Robert James “Dudley” Pfeifer, 85, of Firth passed away at his home March 15, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was under the care of Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice.
Bob was born Sept. 10, 1926 in Victoria, Kansas to Frank and Mary Pfeifer. He was second in a family of eight children. He grew up in Kansas, then went to Boys Town before joining the US Navy. He served from 1944 to 1947 as a gunner and a first class boatswain’s mate on the USS Munda during World War II.

Ted 'Teddy' Eric Dunbar, 44

March 20, 2012

Ted “Teddy” Eric Dunbar, 44, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at his home. 
Teddy was born Jan. 30, 1968 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to George Robert Dunbar and Susan Elaine Morris.  He grew up in Devils Lake, N.D., worked in Alaska and lived in Becker, Minn. for a short time.  He attended college in Bozeman, Mont.
Teddy married Danielle Wellard for nearly 14 years;they were later divorced.

Catherine Kirby Jensen, 96,

March 20, 2012

Catherine Kirby Jensen, 96, died peacefully in her home in Moore of natural causes due to age on March 17, 2012.
She was born Feb. 3, 1916 in Tooele, Utah, to John Henderson Kirby and Agnes Johnston Kirby of Scotland. Her family moved to Blackfoot when she was 3 years old where she grew up. Her father passed away shortly after they moved to Blackfoot. She was raised with her seven siblings by her single mother. She graduated from high school in 1934 and took several months of nurse's training in Idaho Falls.

March 19th

Valerie Lee Mestas, 42

March 19, 2012

Valerie Lee Mestas, 42, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her mother’s residence.
Valerie was born Nov. 1, 1969 in Tooele, Utah. to Eloy T. Alaris and JoAnn Mestas Damon. She received her education in the Boise area. In the past few years she bounced back and forth from Blackfoot to the Phoenix, Ariz. area.
In her early years she married Rick Miera: they later separated. She later met her significant other, Perry Lee Howard, and they have been together since.
Valerie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Death Notice William G. Warner, 75

March 19, 2012

William Garner Warner, 75, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home.  The family will meet with friends and relatives from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the funeral home and again for one hour prior to service.  Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
            Condolences may be sent to the family at:

Death Notice- Raona Ann (Sjostrom) Kesler, 80

March 19, 2012

Raona Ann (Sjostrom) Kesler, 80, a resident of Gooding, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 at her residence in Gooding.

Arrangements are pending under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.

Death Notice Ted E. Dunbar, 44

March 19, 2012

Ted Eric Dunbar, 44, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at his home.
  Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.  The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday March, 23, 2012 and again for one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
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