Archive - Obituary
January 2nd, 2014
Roberta 'Toby' Tye Cofer Smith, 99Â
Roberta â€śTobyâ€ť Smith, 99, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
Toby was born Jan. 16, 1914, Barborsville Kent., the daughter of Charles Emmett Cofer and Martha Jannette Smith Cofer. She entered grade school at Cambellsville, Kent.Â The family moved to Heyburn, Idaho where she attended public school, graduating from Burley High School in 1932.Â
Brian Frederick Finnigan, 74
Dee George Findlay, 83
Dee George Findlay, 83, of Sterling passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at his home.
Dee was born Sept. 10, 1930 in McDonaldville, Idaho to George Amus Findlay and Zelda Ilene Capson.Â He attended school in Snake River and Aberdeen.Â
On Sept. 10, 1955 Dee married Carol Wellard in Rexburg.Â They had five children, Tonya Dee, Kent, Cheryl Lee, Lea and Clea.
Sam Christiansen, 69â€”June 20, 1944, to Dec. 30, 2013
Sam Christiansen, 69, of St. Anthony passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sam was born June 20, 1944, to Chester and Cleo Barton Christiansen. He lived with his parents and older brother Gerry in Lovell, Wyo., where he graduated from high school in 1962.
December 19th, 2013
Myrna Jean Keele, 74, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Dec, 16, 2013 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Myrna was born on July 1, 1939 in Idaho Falls to Darrell and Melva Goodson Fox.Â She is a lifetime resident of Southeast Idaho and attended school in Idaho Falls.
Â On June 2, 1962 she married Darryl Keele in Idaho Falls.Â Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on May 15, 1980.Â Darryl preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 2004.
Gilbert J. Barnard, 82, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend to all, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 in Blackfoot.
Gilbert was born July 31, 1931 in American Falls to William T. and Elizabeth Backman Barnard.
Gilbert served in the Army during the Korean War.Â He was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he met Carolyn Neeley.Â They were married Feb. 27, 1953 in Columbia, South Carolina and later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 15, 1953.
Aireanne Moore, 27, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center.Â
Aireanne was born Feb. 6, 1986 in Blackfoot to John Aaron Moore and Princess Lynette Robinson.Â She was raised in Basalt and Blackfoot. She participated in 4-H and had won some ribbons.
On October of 2007 Aireanne married T.C. Sorensen in Blackfoot.Â They had three children, Seth, Quincy and Perseus.Â They were later divorced.
Our mother, Eva Lair Wray, quietly slipped away in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 101.
She was born Eva May Lair in the town of Lompoc, Calif. on Sept. 17, 1912.Â She was the second oldest child of Edgar and Mabel Hodges Lair.Â Eva was raised with five siblings; two sisters, Edna Barr and Lena â€śBabeâ€ť Short and three brothers, Clarence, Walter and Don.
Mother was a precious child who enjoyed all forms of activities, particularly dancing.Â She graduated from Lompoc High School in 1929.Â
Marjorie passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2013 in Austin, Texas.Â
She was born on Nov. 15, 1919 to Joseph C. Osguthorpe and Mary Mable Smart Osguthorpe in Salt Lake City, Utah.Â She married her lifelong friend Otto H. Tschanz Jr., on Oct. 24, 1941 in Blackfoot.
She was preceded in death by her husband Otto, her parents and two sisters.Â
She is survived by her sister Bonita Painter; sons, Otto H. (Skip) Tschanz III, Roger K. Tschanz, Larry C. Tschanz and daughter Pamela Michelle Flanders.
Vicki Bullock Williams, 61, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Vicki was born May 13, 1952 in Pocatello to Leo Everett Bullock and Helen Mar Romriell.Â Vicki graduated from Marsh Valley High School.Â She has lived the past 30+ years in Blackfoot.Â
On March 23, 1984, Vicki married Lynden Williams in Pocatello.Â