Archive - Obituary
JoAnn Williams, 80, ofÂ Moreland passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 from a long term illness.
JoAnn was born Dec. 25, 1932 in Montpelier to James Rasmussen and Mary Emma Barkdull Rasmussen.Â She lived her early life in Pocatello and later moved to Moreland.Â She attended Pocatello High School.
On Oct. 31, 1951 JoAnn married Blake Williams in Winnemucca, Nev.Â They had three sons, Steve, Brent and Rick.
JoAnn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed visiting teaching.Â
Greg â€śSlimâ€ť Smith, 63, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Slim came into this world on Aug. 2, 1950, born to Grant G. Smith and Charlotte Britt Smith.Â He was born in Helena, Montana and spent his early childhood years in Helena and Bozeman, Montana before his mom and step-dad located to Blackfoot in 1963.Â Slim quickly made Blackfoot his own, making friends along the way.Â He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1968 and has lived in Blackfoot since then.
CDR Ronald Stoddart, 82, died Nov. 23, 2013 after a brief struggle with leukemia.
Ron was born on Sept. 29, 1931, in Idaho Falls, the first child of Lewis James and Verda Mae Judd Stoddart.
When he was a young boy the family moved to Blackfoot where Ron attended school through graduation.
He joined the U.S. Navy in August 1950, and followed his dream to become a naval aviator.
He married his beloved wife, Jean Marie Harvey, on Dec. 18, 1965.
Grace Smith Lilya, 90, of Groveland/Rose, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at her home.
She was born July 9, 1923 in Riverside, the daughter of Don Cleveland Smith and Alice Velma Ogden.
On July 9, 1943 she married Claude Everett Lilya in the Logan LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on March 10, 2011.
Willis William â€śBillâ€ť Cunningham passed away quietly at his home Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
He was born August 27, 1918 in Woodville, Idaho, the seventh child of John and Laura Cunningham. The flu epidemic was in full swing and took his mother nearly three months later. Bill graduated from Idaho Falls High School, the only one of his family to do so.
After high school, he began working for room and board at his brother-in-lawâ€™s service station. He was an avid fisherman and began tying flies and selling them. He sold a lot and soon started selling fishing tackle.
Guelda D. Moser, 90, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 at her daughter, Carynâ€™s home.
She was born April 6, 1923 in Shelley, Idaho to Abraham Roy Summers and Julia Fern Arave.
She graduated from Shelley High School.
Guelda married Burdette Pixton and they later divorced. On October 24, 1953, she married Richard â€śDickâ€ť Moser in Blackfoot. He preceded her in death on November 5, 1971. She then married Bill Hocking, Sr. in June of 1972 and they later divorced.
Judy M. Frederick West, 58, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Judy was born August 11, 1955 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Gene Frederick and Stella Wewers. She was raised in Blackfoot and attended school in the Snake River School District.
On July 5, 1984 Judy married Ray LeRoy West in Reno, Nevada.
Judy was a member of The Catholic Church.
Cloyd W. Lee, 88, of Idaho Falls, died Monday, November 25, 2013 in Idaho Falls.
Garry Frank Butler, 71 of Blackfoot, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at his home in Blackfoot.
Garry was born November 11, 1942 in Sheridan, Montana to Irvan Harry Butler Sr. and Virginia Harriet Farrar. He was raised in Blackfoot, spent a lot of years in Salmon, lived for a time in Oregon and in Arizona for ten years.
In 1960 Garry graduated from Blackfoot High School. He served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1966 where he was stationed in Germany.
Sally Ann Diers, 64, passed Nov. 29, 2013, at her home in Arco, Idaho, with her husband and son by her side.
Sally was born Sept. 18, 1949, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Myrthin Dean "Red" and Betty Louise Halverson (Thomas). She and her twin sister, Sandra, were the third and fourth of six children.