June 13th, 2012
Gloria Elaine (Silva/Hetts) Stear, 85, of Meridian died on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at a local care center. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Southern Baptist Church, 689 S. Fisher, Blackfoot, ID. Arrangements are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian.
Gloria was born Jan. 21, 1927 in Stoughton, MA to John and Maria (Gregorio) Silva. Her parents immigrated from Maderia, Portugal but met and married in Stoughton MA where they raised their family - John, Lilliana, Miki, Bernard (Lucky), Kay, Gloria and Gabriel.
Charles Blair Thompson, 76, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Charles was born on July 15, 1935 in Driggs, Teton County.¬† He spent most of his childhood in the Tetonia Area, where his father owned a contract farming business and his mother was a teacher.¬† They later moved to the Idaho Falls area.¬† Charles attended school in Driggs.
He met his wife, Marie Harker, in Idaho Falls.¬† They were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Nov. 27, 1957.
Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Andrew hand delivered a letter to the Idaho Attorney General's (AG) office on Tuesday asking that the AG's office take over the prosecutorial responsibilities regarding activities that have occurred at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH, Inc.)
The letter has also been sent to BMH, Inc.'s attorney, Andrew said.
Nearly three decades have¬† passed since the mutilation and murder of 31-year-old Danette Elg of Blackfoot. Her body was found July 21, 1984.
At 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, Richard Albert Leavitt died for her murder.
Was justice served? a reporter asked former Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Tom Moss. He had successfully argued that Leavitt was guilty of murder during Leavitt‚Äôs 1985 trial.
‚ÄúYes,‚ÄĚ Moss said in answer to that question during a press conference following the execution. ‚ÄúDo you want more? Yes, I think justice was served.‚ÄĚ
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Clara Wernette Hobley Lent, 97, of West Valley City, Utah formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully, Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Pioneer Valley Hospital in West Valley City, Utah.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† She was born on Sept. 21, 1914 at home, 2 ¬Ĺ miles S.E. of Firth, Idaho, the first of four children born to Eugene and Flora (Handwerk) Wernette.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Evelyn K. Hansen, 93, of Idaho Falls, and former resident of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at her home in Idaho Falls.¬†
Connie Virginia Smith, 75, passed away, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, peacefully with her children by her side at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.¬†
She was born Nov. 24, 1936 in Shelley to loving parents, V. Melvin and Emma V Bradley.
She was the first of four precious children, followed by sister, Nina, sister LaRene, and only brother, Carl.¬† She was raised and educated in Bingham County, completing her education at Shelley High School in 1954.¬† Connie grew up learning the value of hard work and honest ethics , which she passed on to her children.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Robert ‚ÄúKeith‚ÄĚ Pendlebury, 83, of lifetime resident of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at his home in Blackfoot.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Keith was born on December 2, 1928 in Blackfoot, Idaho to John Henry and Cecile Nell Harper Pendlebury.¬† He attended Blackfoot schools and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1947.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Marian Jensen, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho.