Archive - Obituary
October 13th, 2011
Beloved mother, grandmother, wife, and daughter passed away on Oct. 7, 2011. Peggy is the daughter of Wallace and Diane Erikson and the wife of Kyle Speas. She was received with open arms by her son Daniel and her beloved grandmother, Sofea Elizabeth Erickson.
Peggy was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many positions throughout her life. She is remembered for her many years of service in the Primary and Young Womenâs organizations. She loved teaching children and watching them learn and grow. She touched the lives of everyone that she served.
On Oct. 7, 2011, Sharon Mae Wallin Hansen 67, of Elko, Nev. returned to the welcoming arms of her heavenly family.
She was born May 6, 1944 to Carl & Edna Wallin in Pocatello. She was the youngest of five children. Sharon graduated from Pocatello High School in 1962.
She married James B. Hansen on Aug. 3, 1968. They resided in Springfield and were blessed with six children. James B. and Sharon were sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple, Sept. 15, 1979.
Roberta Emogene Johnston, 84, passed from this life to the next on Oct. 6, 2011 in her home in Blackfoot with her family at her side.
She was born on July 7, 1927 in Page, Okla., the only daughter of Cleon and William Hollingback.
She graduated from Pocatello High in 1945, and continued her education at Utah State University for one year, and always found ways to continue to learn.
She and her husband, Paul Emigh Johnston Jr. were married Feb. 19, 1950 in Meridian. Together they raised four children, Paul III, Mark, Teresa, and Kevin.
Alan F. Archibald, 69, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot.
Family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.Â Condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
Lucille Wright Benson passed away due to complications from heart surgery on Oct. 11, 2011, in St. George, Utah.
She was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Blackfoot to Cecil F. and Anna Polatis Wright. She married J. Boyd Benson on Oct. 24, 1952, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Lucille is survived by her children: Debra (Edgar) Wells, Diane Mitchell, Susan (Allen) Tripp, John (Gloria) Benson, Scott (Kathleen) Benson and Lisa (David) Payne.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Boyd Benson, and son, Steven Boyd Benson. She had 28 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Eldon Leroy Gardner, 67, of Blackfoot passed away Oct 10, 2011 following a short illness.
He was born on Nov. 1, 1943 in Blackfoot, the sixth of 11 children of Raymond and Nina May Crow Gardner.
His upbringing on his parentsâ small, rocky farm was hard but happy.Â He was the epitome of a âpeople person,â a good husband, father, and grandfather, ranch foreman and hunting guide.Â
His interests included horses, livestock, gardening, reading, and telling stories and jokes.Â Among his many endearing qualities was his encyclopedic memory for jokes, which he told at every appropriate opportunity.
Keith Jensen, 64, of Blackfoot died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at his home.
Services are pending and will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home.
Hyrum LeRoy Van Kirk, 66, of Blackfoot, died Oct. 8, 2011 at the Willows Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
Services are pending and will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Edward LeRoy âTrapperâ Popejoy passed away at age 78 at his home in Blackfoot from natural causes.
Trapper was born April 23,1933, in Salmon to Hilra L. and Naomi (Moore) Popejoy. He grew up in the Pahsimeroi and Patterson area where he attended grade school. He later attended Challis High School before going to work in the Ima Mine near Patterson. He was the oldest of four children and spoke fondly of life with his father, mother and sisters in Patterson.
Ila Blanch Smith Backlund, 94, our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Gables in Shelley.
Ila was born Nov. 20, 1916 at home in Shelley to her parents, Francis Thomas Smith and Myrtle Anderson Smith.Â She was the sixth of 13 children.Â She grew up on the family farm where she learned to work at an early age.Â She attended and graduated from the schools in Shelley