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December 22nd

Neva Maxine Crowell Burks, 85

December 22, 2011

Neva Maxine Crowell Burks, 85, of Shelley passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at The Gables of Shelley.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday Dec. 26, 2011 and for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Arthur Hofsetter, 89

December 22, 2011

Arthur Hofstetter, better known as Uncle Artie, was born in New York City in 1922.  He was a veteran, had a strong work ethic and valued family. 
He enjoyed attending family school recitals and sporting events throughout his life. Uncle Artie was always up for an adventure, taking his nieces and nephews on excursions such as fishing and boating on the Hudson, trips to upstate New York, seeing the “giant heads” in South Dakota and exploring the West to discover the world’s largest petting zoo. 

December 21st

Anina S. Johner

December 21, 2011

HAMILTON, Mont. — Anina S, Johner, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at home under the care of her daughter, Sherry Vetter and Aspen Hospice of Stevensville, Mont., after a short battle with leukemia.
She is survived by children: Sherry Vetter, Bruce, Paul, and Doug Johner and Tracy Wooldridge. She has 11 grandkids, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is survived by one sister, Claudia Bailey; and numerous extended family members.
She was born in Canada, grew up in Cashmere, Wash. and lived in the Yakima Valley, Seattle area, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.

December 19th

Daniel Anderson, 56

December 19, 2011

Daniel Anderson, 56, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Leola P. Line, 81

December 19, 2011

Leola Phyllis Line, 81, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at the Highland Hills Assisted Living.
A visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at the Springfield-Sterling Cemetery in Springfield. A full obituary will be in a future edition of the Morning News.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

Elizabeth Benally, 67

December 19, 2011

Elizabeth Benally, 67, of Fort Hall passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at her home.
Elizabeth was born June 1, 1944 in Fort Hall to Edward Nappo Sr. and Eula Warren. She attended grade school in Salmon, graduating from Salmon High School. She lived in Salmon, Blackfoot, Fort Hall and Madera, Calif.
In 1971 Elizabeth married Clarence Benally Sr. in Salmon. Together they had three sons, Clarence Jr., Ezra and Conrad.
She was a member of the Episcolpal/Native American Church.

John Charles Traughber, 54

December 19, 2011

John Charles Traughber passed away at home Dec 14, 2011, after a long and difficult battle with chronic pain.
John was born April 24, 1957, in Pocatello to Charles Percy Traughber and Elsie Lipscomb Traughber. His brothers are Paul Dennis(Mary Anne) Traughber of McCall and Tim Alan (Dawn) Traughber of Arco.

James Bolinder, 45

December 19, 2011

James Alric Bolinder, 45, of Firth, passed away of natural causes on Dec. 15, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born April 30, 1966, in Idaho Falls to Oscar Alric Bolinder and Catherine Lorraine Likes Bolinder. He grew up in the area, graduating from Firth High School.
On Oct. 19, 1994, he married Sarah Logue in Las Vegas, Nev. From this union came a son, Jack, their pride and joy. James and Sarah were later divorced.
He had worked for Fanning Wholesale, Swift Trucking, Wiklund Trucking and Killpack Trucking and retired on disability from GPOD.

Mirella P. Reed, 36

December 19, 2011

Mirella P. Reed, 36, of Pocatello and formerly of Pingree, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at her home.
Mirella was born May 17, 1975 in Pocatello. Her parents are Marvin and Maria Guadalupe Alcaraz Preston. She was raised and lived most of her life in Pocatello but spent some time in the Blackfoot and Pingree areas. She graduated from Pocatello High School.
She was married to Sam Preston and they were later divorced.
On May 12, 2000, she married Ryan Reed and a year later their marriage was further solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on May 12, 2001.

Evelyn Ruth Leffler, 85

December 19, 2011

Evelyn Ruth Leffler, 85, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at her home.
She was born Dec. 11, 1926 in Leadore to Samuel William and Minnie Christina Michaelis Sims. She was raised and received her education in Leadore. During her lifetime she has lived in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Arizona and in Blackfoot since 1978.
On May 24, 1947 she married Keith D. Leffler in Dillon, Mont. He preceded her in death.
Evelyn was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church.
In the early years of her marriage she worked at J.C. Penney’s.

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