Archive - Obituary
September 2nd, 2011
Archie LaMar Mecham, 86, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at his home from the effects of a stroke.
Archie was born Nov.18, 1924, in Ogden, Utah, to Melvin and Rozella May Pritchett Mecham.Â He grew up in the Groveland-Rose area and graduated from Blackfoot High School and LDS Seminary on May of 1942.
During his senior year he met Marjorie Denney at MIA in the Groveland Ward.Â In November 1944 he was drafted into the Army. After basic training, he married his sweetheart, Marjorie, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 30, 1945.Â
Paul Joseph Happel, Jr., 71, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 in Pocatello at the Ridge Wind Assisted Living after a long illness.
Paul was born in New London, Conn., on March 20, 1940, to Paul Joseph Happel Sr. and Bessie Ann Doherty Happel.
The family lived in Mystic, Conn., and Paul attended school there until the family moved to Blackfoot for Paul Sr. who worked for Electric Boat. Paul attended schools in the Blackfoot area. The family returned to Connecticut and then back to Blackfoot where Paul Sr. worked for Westinghouse Electric NRF and the INEL.
Raymond Jensen, 87, of Blackfoot passed peacefully away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 with his home caretaker, Nita Teton, by his side at his home in Wapello.
Marley Lynn Fackrell, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Aug, 30, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Marley was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Pingree to Robert Lynn and Coral Leone Marley Fackrell.Â
He spent his early years in Pingree and Riverside and moved to Arimo when his father bought a store. Arimo is where he met his sweetheart, Ezma B. Welch, when they were seventh graders.Â
After graduating from Arimo High School in 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a tailgunner on a B-17.Â He always said that they ended the war when they heard he was coming.Â
Kim Vance Nakamura, 27, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, due to medical complications.
Kim was born March 3, 1984, to Vance K. Nakamura and Elizabeth Marie Jimenez in Blackfoot.Â He attended school in the Blackfoot School District, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 2002.Â Except for a short time in California he spent his entire life in Southeast Idaho.
Marley Fackrell, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home.
Paul J. Happel, Jr., 71, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in Pocatello at the Ridge Wind Assisted Living and Nursing Home.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Grove City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot. Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
Raymond Jensen, 87, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Mary M. Hanni, 86, passed away on Aug. 27, 2011, at her home in Mackay.
She was born Sept. 17, 1924, in White Knob, Idaho, the fourth child of Claude and Florence Ritson Woods.Â Mary was raised in Mackay and graduated from Mackay High School in 1942.Â While in high school, Mary was active with the girls basketball team and the band club.
Andrew Dunford Elison passed Aug. 29, 2011, of causes resulting from a fall on Memorial Day.
He was born March 13, 1956, to Lewis and Elaine (Dunford) Elison in Blackfoot. The family moved to Price, Utah, briefly, then moved back to Blackfoot to live in Grandpa Marvin Elisonâ€™s house on Riverton Road. A new house was built next door where Lewis and Elaine raised six children. They had a farm where Andy drove the tractor to haul hay and he also milked cows. He loved his mother very much and helped her with chores in the home.