Printed on: January 10, 2013


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MARY JANE MONSON FARNSWORTH 80th, Jan. 7, 1933: The children of Mary Jane Monson Farns-worth are pleased to announce the celebration of her 80th birthday. Friends and family are invited to honor her at an open house to be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Ucon Stake Center, 2967 E. 105 North.

Mary Jane is a lifetime resident of Ucon, Idaho. She has been happily married to Darrell Farnsworth for 60 years. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has served in many capacities including Primary teacher, visiting teacher, and as a counselor in the Young Women, Relief Society and Primary organizations. She also served as Relief Society President and as an advisor in Relief Society on the BYU-Idaho campus.

She worked as a secretary for an insurance company, as a paraprofessional at Ucon Elementary School and as a church custodian for the LDS church. She has served as secretary to the Ucon Water Users Association for many years. Professionally, she made many beautiful cakes, including wedding cakes for all of her children and many of her grandchildren.

She is an excellent cook, often sharing cinnamon rolls or dinners with friends or those in need of comfort. She enjoys canning, quilting and is especially talented in embroidery. She is an outstanding seamstress and made most of her children's clothing when they were young.

She has seven married children, 48 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.

BILLIE NORDSTROM DEAN 90th, Jan. 12, 1923: Billie Nordstrom Dean will celebrate her 90th birthday

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.

Billie was born in 1923 in Ekalaka, Mont., to William and Ruth Speelmon, the eldest of six daughters. The family moved to Mud Lake in 1933. She graduated from Roberts High School in 1940.

On Oct. 2, 1942, she married Carl Nordstrom and they farmed for 29 years in the Mud Lake area. Carl passed away in March 1971. She married Larry Dean in 1974 and he passed away in 1984.

She was employed at the U.S. Department of Energy (formerly Atomic Energy Commission) from 1968 to 1978 at the Test Area North Site as a secretary.

She moved to Idaho Falls after Carl's death and enjoyed living close to most of her family and spending time with them. Her children are Carla (Ralph) Smith, Linda (Ron) Torgersen, Gerald (Ina) Nordstrom and Bill Nordstrom. She has 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

An open house will be held in her honor from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Lincoln Court Retirement Center.

JIM SHIVELY 80th, Jan. 11, 1933: James David

Shively, long time farmer and rancher of Terreton, Idaho, celebrates his 80th birthday Friday, Jan. 11.

Jim was born in

Idaho Falls, the second of three boys to Steven and Gladys Shively. He attended schools in Idaho Falls, graduating from Idaho Falls High School, where he met his lifelong companion of 60 years, Jackie Conn.

For the first few summers Jim farmed in Terreton and spent the winters in Idaho Falls working for the railroad, then established permanent roots in Terreton, where Jim and Jackie lived and raised their five children.

Jim spent 25 years serving in the local Lions Club and 15 years as the Fire District Commissioner. He also served on the Owsley Canal Board and on the local Soil Conservation Board. His hobbies include gardening, woodworking, camping and fishing.

Jim will be joined at his birthday celebration with his children Bruce, Pam, Marilyn, Susan and Vicky, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Happy birthday, Dad -- we love you!