May 14th, 2013
Lou Ann Lee, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Lou Ann was born August 4, 1928 in Lubbock, Texas to Richard Henry Maxwell and Edna Hazel Ireland. She was raised in Texas and graduated from high school in Shallowater, Texas.
She married Kenneth â€śKenâ€ť Lee in Lubbock, Texas. They lived in Lubbock, Texas, Murtaugh, Idaho, Salt Lake City, Utah, Odessa, Amarillo and Dallas, Texas, Boise, Idaho and for the last 15 years lived in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Twelve years of planning, fund raisers and pledges culminated Monday morning with the installation of stained glass windows in the Bethel Lutheran Church, 413 N. Main St. in Firth.
The windows are in the front of the sanctuary. The one the left side features a picture of the ascension of Jesus Christ. The right side features Jesus welcoming a small child.
The two main panels measure 9 2/3 feet tall by 1 2/3 feet wide. The curved windows at the top of the design measure 1 2/3 feet tall by 1 2/3 feet wide.
Byron Max Sayer, 68, of Thatcher, AZ formerly of Leslie, Idaho, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center.
Viewing will be on Friday, May 17, 2103 7-9 p.m. at the Lost River Funeral Home in Arco, Idaho and Funeral at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Leslie LDS Church with viewing one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Mackay Idaho Cemetery.
Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com
Dean passed away on May 10, 2013 in his home after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Eliza Eunice Mobley Polatis, seven children, twenty-seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Dean and Eliza were married December 4, 1959 in the Idaho Falls Temple.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Local author Linda Gatewood has completed her second book "Spring Promise," and is offering it to friends and family in the Blackfoot area before it is released to the general public.
"Spring Promises" is the the sequel to Gatewood's first book "Winter Secret" and the second of a four-book "Winter Secret" series, which some have compared to the popular "Born" book series.
"This is a pre-release of the book, a chance for all my friends and family to read it first" Gatewood explained. "The actual release date isn't until Aug. 6."
BLACKFOOT â€” The fourth district rodeo made its annual trip to the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds on Friday night as the local cowboys and cowgirls kicked off the first of four rodeo's which will be held over the next two weekends.
On a perfect night weather wise, the local athletes thrilled the crowd all evening long as several fast times and high scores were recorded as the race for the state rodeo continued in earnest.
To provide more options for Snake River students, Basic American Foods plant manager Brent Higginson presented a check for $5,250 to the Snake River School District Friday.
The money will be used for technology, probably the purchase of laptops to be used in the new civil engineering technology class offered at Snake River High School (SRHS) this fall.
Darren Leavitt, an instructor at Idaho State University, will teach the class via the Idaho Education Network (IEN).
Joseph Grover, 63, of Moreland, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in an accident.
Joe was born September 12, 1949 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Samuel B. Grover and Gwendolyn Cheney.Â He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1968 and attended Idaho State University in Pocatello.
Â On April 11, 1969 Joe married Lena Kay Michelson in Springfield. She preceded him in death in March of 1995.Â On January 8, 1999 Joe married Rebecca Heson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Marcine Nancy Gardner Jones, 91, of Pocatello, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday May 7, 2013 at the home of her daughter in West Valley City,Â Utah fromÂ complications incident to age.Â SheÂ has been homebound since last fall and has lived with her children since then.
Mrs. Dance has completed her last assignment and turned in her homework.Â A long time master teacher in the Blackfoot, Idaho School District, Vaudis died on May 5, 2013.Â