Archive - Obituary
October 6th, 2011
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
Terry Erickson Birch, 66, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced in a full obituary.
Heber Glen Bevan, 83, a Riverside resident, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at his home.
We as a family would like to thank the many wonderful people from Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice and Heartworks Connections who helped take care of our great grandfather, grandfather, father and husband in his last years.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Riverside LDS 2nd Ward with Bishop Brett Williams conducting.
Dean Watt, 94, of Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Sept. 28, 2011.
Dean was born on Sept. 1, 1917 in McCammon.
He graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in chemistry and received his doctorate in biochemistry from Iowa State University. In 1969 Dean began working at Creighton University. He taught biochemistry and did research on scorpion venom. He retired from teaching in 1989 but continued to do research until 2002.
Ralph Roy Reeves, 83; of Pingree passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 in Pocatello at the Portneuf Medical Center.
Ralph was born on October 26, 1927 in Adair County, Iowa the son of Carl Delmar and Winnifred Alberta Ford Reeves.
He served in the Army Air force Reserves and served in WWII.
He married Suzanne Howe on October 26, 1958 in Greenfield, Iowa. She passed away January 1, 1976.
He married Nancy Reed on June 15, 1990 in Blackfoot, Idaho.
HeberÂ GlenÂ Bevan, 83, Riverside-resident, passed away, Saturday morning, October 1, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Riverside LDS 2nd Ward in Riverside with Bishop Brett Williams conducting.Â The Family will receive friendsÂ at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 So. Shilling, Blackfoot, Thursday October 6 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Riverside L.D.S. Chapel.Â Burial will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Orson Lynn Broadbent was born October 21, 1948 in Salmon, Idaho to Donna Leavitt Broadbent and Orson Swainston Broadbent.
After serving a mission in Austin, Texas, Lynn returned and found his eternal companion Jackie Lynn Jacobson and they were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on February 11, 1972.Â They were blessed with two daughters Wendi Lynn Lane (Jim Lane, Jr, Virginia) and Ruthan Killian (Darren Killian, Firth).
Dean Watt, 94, of Omaha, Nebraska formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away September 28, 2011.
Graveside services are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot and will be announced.
With her family at her side, Lois Wilcox, age 56, died peacefully on Tuesday evening, September 27, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho, after a courageâ€™s battle with cancer.
Lois was born in Montpelier, Idaho on November 18, 1954, to Earl Raymond Wilcox and Donna Robison Wilcox. She grew up in Montpelier, graduating from Bear Lake High School in 1973. She moved with her family to Blackfoot, Idaho later that same year.Â She completed an Associateâ€™s degree at Rickâ€™s College, and furthered her education at Idaho State University.
Jerry Leslie Sollender, 79, of Mackay, passed away Sept. 26, 2011, at the Mountain Valley Assisted Living in Ammon. Funeral Service are pending under the direction of Anderson Family Funeral Home of Arco.