Archive - Obituary
June 4th, 2014
Be good to your work, your word, and your friend.â€ťÂ â€¨â€•Â Ralph Waldo Emerson
â€śWaste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.â€ťÂ â€¨â€•Â Marcus Aurelius,Â Meditations
Earl Eugene Farmer, a great man, departed this world on May 31, 2014. He was attended to in his final moments by his wife Evelyn and grandson, Ethanâ€”both of whom took the sudden medical emergency with the same strength and calm he had always shown in his own life.Â
Dianna Gayle Olsen Justesen, 69, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at her home after a long battle with cancer.
Dianna was born July 30, 1944 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Darwin Olson and Lela Rodgers.Â She was raised in the Blackfoot area, attending Blackfoot schools.
She worked at Basic American Foods for 14 years. Â
She was a strong and independent woman who maintained her own home and raised sheep for many years.Â Her yard and gardens were always pristine and she took much deserved pride in both.
Gary Dean Ward, 74, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at his home.
Gary was born Feb. 22, 1940 in Marysville, Idaho to James Wood Ward and Glennavon Wirick.Â Gary was the fourth child of 14, five of his siblings dying at or shortly after birth.Â He was raised in the Riverside area and attended Snake River schools.
He worked as a mechanic on farm equipment, cars and trucks.Â He was also a logger, working in many areas, including Island Park, making post, poles and firewood.Â In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
Marilyn, 63, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, after a battle with cancer.Â
Marilyn was born Feb. 10, 1951 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ross and LaFay Chandler.Â She spent her childhood years in Sterling until the family moved to Wapello.
She married Robert Walters on July 25, 1968, and they had two children, Ricky and Connie.Â Robert passed away on Sept. 18, 1978 from a sudden brain aneurism.Â
Rose Marie Fullmer, 88, a former Blackfoot resident, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Legacy Village in Taylorsville, Utah.
Rose Marie was born March 26, 1926 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Theodore and Marion
Adams Parsons.Â SheÂ attended school and received a GED after which she attended some college.Â During her lifetime Rose Marie has lived in Blackfoot, Idaho; Afton, Wyo.; South Jordan and Taylorsville, Utah.
On Feb. 13, 1944 she married Darcel Fullmer in Dillon, Mont.Â Darcel preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1968.
Anna Mae Baldree, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the
Bingham Memorial Hospital
Anna was born Feb. 25, 1926 in Blackfoot, to Michael Johnson Jr. and Elsie May Paskett.Â She was raised and attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1944.Â Following graduation she attended nursing school and did her nurse's training at Thomas-Dee Memorial Hospital.
On June 7, 1956, Anna married her sweetheart Joseph Timothy Baldree, Jr.Â in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â Joseph preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2013.
Helen Loraine Blackner, 89, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at The Willows Care Facility in Blackfoot.
She was born Oct. 14, 1924 in Twin Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Edward and Lilian Shaefer Tinker.
Helen graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1941.Â Following graduation, she served in the Navy during World War II at the Naval Ordinance Plant in Pocatello.
She married Morgan Blackner and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2001.
She lived in Wyoming, Utah and settled in the Blackfoot area.
Our loving mother, and grandmother, Winona Avilda Searle Thompson, 89, of Pingree, Idaho arrived home to join her loved ones in Heaven, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho,Â surrounded by her loving family as she went gracefully from this earthly life.Â She passed away from injuries due to a fall.
At the age of 64, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Craig ended his earthly journey on May 14, 2014.Â
His unexpected passing is truly a bitter-sweet event, ending his time here, but now once again reunited with his sweet wife, Rayola M. Wright, who proceded him in death.
Dila Renee Gibbs Peterson, 86, a former Blackfoot resident,Â passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 in Lynnwood, Wash., after a long battle with cancer.
Dila was born on Sept. 24, 1927 in American Falls, Idaho.Â She grew up in Southern Idaho.Â She attended LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she learned bookkeeping and shorthand.Â These skills served her throughout her life in various secretarial and bookkeeping positions.Â