Archive - Obituary
August 13th, 2013
Elvira Packer Adams Jeffs, 96
Elvira took her first mortal breath in Virginia, Idaho, Nov. 8, 1916.Â She was the second of nine children born to Nessie Mecham Packer and Edsel Hyrum Adams.Â Her brothers and sisters include Una (Tate), Dean, Hyrum, Raymond, Edna (Manwaring), Norma (Furniss), Donna (Springer), and Darrell.Â She has spent most of her years in the Idaho Falls and Blackfoot area.
Times were hard, yet happiness and love radiated from the Adams home--wherever that home may have been.Â Her life has been filled with memorable eventsâwhich are just as vivid today as they were then.Â
James âJimâÂ Allen Harrington, 60, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at his home.
Jim was born Aug. 28, 1952 to Cleo Clifford Harrington and Vernetta Mae Campain in Idaho Falls.Â He was raised in Blackfoot from sixth grade on, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1970.
On June 8, 1971 Jim married Karen M. Lowe in Blackfoot.Â They have been married for 42 years.
Dorothy L. Martin, 99, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Aug, 9, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Dorothy was born March 6, 1914 in Riverside to Ole William Peterson and Effie May Goold.Â Dorothy attended school in Riverside, then transferred to Blackfoot when the family home burned down and forced the family to relocate.Â She graduated from Blackfoot High School.
She was raised in the Riverside area and moved to McCammon in 1945; to Santa Maria, Calif. in 1960 and returned to Blackfoot in 1965 and lived there ever since.
Neil A. L. Sterr, 83, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at his home in Pocatello due to complications associated with age.Â
Neil was born in BelĂ©n, New Mexico, on Aug. 1, 1930, the youngest son of Joseph and Gertrude Nelson Sterr.
He attended elementary school in Wheeler, Mont., and attended high school in American Falls where he graduated from American Falls High School in 1948.
At the age of 21 Neil was drafted into the US Army and served his country in Korea.Â
Harry David Hedin, 84, of Blackfoot departed for the âeternal patrolâ Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at The Gables in Blackfoot.
Joseph E. Manzanarez, 81, of Blackfoot, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Â He was born May 24, 1932 in New Mexico, to Emiliano Manzanarez and Maria Carmen Perez. Joe was raised and attended school in Utah.Â During is lifetime he has lived in New Mexico, Utah, California, Nevada and moved to Blackfoot in 2004.
In 1962 Joe married Barbara Wilson; she preceded him in death on June 18, 2011.
Â Joe was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In Memory of Jennifer (Jenn) Hammond Lawrence
Jennifer (Jenn) Hammond Lawrence joined her paternal and maternal grandparents on Thursday, July 25, 2013. She passed away from heart complications in Melbourne, Fla.
Jenn was born Sept. 1, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Richard Clair Hammond and DeAnn Adams Hammond. Jenn was the second child in a family of six children.
She graduated from Snake River High School and attended BYU-Idaho, formerly Ricks College. After college she moved with her family to Miramar, Fla. and spent the rest of her life there.
Marilyn Petersen Dye, 76 Our wonderful mother, Marilyn Petersen Dye, passed away on August 3, 2013 from complications due to a bleeding ulcer. She was a young 76 years old, having had her birthday just a week before.
She was born on July 28, 1937 in Pocatello, Idaho to Arthur and Nellie Petersen. She grew up in Moreland, Idaho and graduated from Snake River High School where she led the baton twirling team.
Sandra Kay Bradshaw, 66, of Wapello, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer that she met with grace, strength and beauty.
Â She was born August 19, 1946 in Blackfoot to Marvin Ernest and Elizabeth Jane Holden Lilya.Â Sandra was a lifetime area resident.Â She attended Groveland Elementary School and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1965.
Â On June 20, 1964 she married Bruce Bradshaw in Blackfoot.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and also attended the Calvary Chapel.
Preston - Devoted and beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother dad and friend, Homer Leon Nielson, 90, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the home of his daughter in Blackfoot.Â
He was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Cleveland, Idaho, the ninth child among 10 born to Edgar Odland and Catherine Ann Bevins Nielson.Â His early years were spent on a homestead in the foothills, of the Cleveland mountains on the west side of what was called Gentile Valley.Â