On November 24, 2021, James "Jim" C. Whitmore passed away at Madison Memorial Hospital at the age of 74. Jim is survived by his wife Barbara Beck Whitmore and their four children, Chance (Amy) Whitmore, Erik Whitmore, Megan (Kevin Mulvey) Whitmore, Tiffany (Sundance Siebert) Whitmore Siebert…

Rex Ronald Williams, 79, of Firth Idaho passed away on the 25th of November in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Rex was born on the 22nd of June 1942 in Pocatello, Idaho and graduated from Pocatello high school. After high school on March 10, 1962 he married Margaret Elaine York. He was a cowboy at heart…

Leona Georgia Loynd Later, of Rigby, Idaho, passed away peacefully at Homestead Living in Rexburg, Idaho, on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at age 88, surrounded by many of her children and grandchildren. Leona was born June 23, 1933, in Rigby, Idaho, to Minnie Lorene Harris Staggs and Albert…

Reinita Gayle Cordingley passed away November 6, 2021, in Tacoma, Washington, at her son's home. Reinita was born on January 27, 1941, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Donald and Helen Cordingley and raised in Ashton, Idaho, where she attended both grade school and high school. She went on to atten…

Trenna Louise Egbert Hillam, 82, of Idaho Falls, peacefully returned to her heavenly home November 21, 2021, while surrounded by her loving family. Trenna was born July 10, 1939, in Marysville, Idaho, to Zera "Zeke" Newton Egbert and Sarah Louise Howard Egbert. She grew up in Ashton on the f…

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend Charles Bowring Fife graduated from mortality to eternity at the age of eighty on November 26, 2021, from complications arising from a stroke. Chuk was born on June 5, 1941, to Edith Winifred Bowring and Basil Charles Fife in…

Our sweet mother, Leone Oakeson Allen, peacefully passed away November 22, 2021 at age 96. She was born January 22, 1925 to Harvey Andrew Oakeson and Maria Elizabeth Leak in South Jordan, Utah. Leone was always proud of her Swedish and English Heritage and adored her 9 siblings. In 1943, She…

Leona (Toni) Ruth Clark McRae passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, November 22, 2021 after a long illness. She was born on May 6, 1937 to Henry Lane and Anna Marie Christensen Clark of Ririe, Idaho. Toni had three daughters from her first marriage, Janet, Janette and Patty when she …

William Allen (Willy) Kaiser, 36, of Idaho Falls, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident along with his youngest son, Diesel. William David Dye was born on October 16, 1985, in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Carma Jean Coleman Dye and Michael David Dy…

Helena Abelina "Abby" Romero Knighton, 80, of Shelley, departed this earthly world and received her heavenly wings on November 19, 2021. Abby was born on December 8, 1940, in Nambe, New Mexico, to Jose Petronilo and Jaunita Sena Romero. She spent her childhood in Nambe with her siblings and …

George Ruben Ellis, 90, of Idaho Falls, Idaho died Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. George was born April 7, 1931, in LaBelle, Idaho a son of James Albert Ellis and Alice Wandella Moses Ellis. He was raised in the Rigby area and graduated from Rigby Hig…

Our caring, witty, and thoughtful husband, dad, grandpa, brother, and uncle, Stephen Lynn Ball, 72, passed away surrounded by family on November 21, 2021 in Idaho Falls, ID. Stephen was born in Rigby, ID in 1949. He grew up in Lewisville running sheep and excelling in academics. He attended …

Justyn Craig Somerville, 36, of Menan, Idaho passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Idaho Falls, ID after succumbing to a long battle with Leukemia. Justyn was born July 8, 1985 in Portland, Oregon, to Lisa Michelle Kerbs and De Craig Somerville. He graduated from Serendipity High School i…

On November 20th, 2021, our beloved father, Ronald J Brown, 87, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away peacefully with family by his side. Ron was born to Hyrum Mantel Brown and Clarissa Howard on June 21st, 1934, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. A perfect place for a boy to be raised was on a farm in Ash…

Reed Dance Murdock, age 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Gables Assisted Living in Blackfoot, ID. He was born February 9, 1926, in Thomas, ID, to Leo Delbert and Frances Dance Murdock. He grew up milking cows and farming with a team of horses. He was salutato…

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, William Delbert "Bert" Lloyd, of Teton, Idaho, passed through the veil at the age of 54 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, surrounded by his family. Bert was born on August 18, 1967, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Max Martin Lloyd and Cynthia Sue Conklin Lloyd. He was raised an…

Wanda Jeanne Kvarfordt (nee Christensen), 92, of Idaho Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, four years to the day that her husband died. She was cared for by her family and with the help of Tina from Encompass, who we thank for their help. Wanda was born January 29, 1929, to Frank Nels Chris…

Jeanne Fay Chiles Crystal, age 65, of Grant, passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Jeanne was born October 5, 1956 in Ogden, Utah a daughter of Jack W. Chiles and Faye Young Chiles. She was raised and attended school in Rigby graduating from Rigb…

Our precious Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Sharon Leatham McBride, 77, of Idaho Falls Idaho, returned to her heavenly home on November 18, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones, after complications from open heart surgery. Sharon was born to her loving parents, John A. Leatham Jr. & Coy Jen…

Raymond Oakey, age 89, passed away peacefully at home on November 18, 2021 in Rexburg, Idaho. He was born April 18, 1932 in Plano, Idaho to Lavon Oakey Clark and George Andrew Clark. Ray was later adopted by his maternal grandparents George Lewis and Josephine Brown Oakey after the death of …

Verdell Prestwich passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on November 18, 2021. He and his wife Mona had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary the previous day. Verdell was born July 1, 1935 to Florence Lee Prestwich and Ernest Prestwich in Rigby, Idaho. He was t…

Julie Ann Diaz-Lee (Bloom), 61, of Idaho Falls, ID, passed away October 10th, 2021, at her home. Julie was born August 7, 1960 in Fort Ord, California, to James Archie Bloom and Carol Renee Somsen (Reynolds). In Julie's younger years, she grew up in a small town called Philipsburg, Montana, …

Jolene N. Richards, 66, of Shelley passed away November 13, 2021. She was born January 28, 1955 in Richland, Washington to C.W. and Norma Hielisen Bates. She was raised and attended school in Rigby then moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she graduated from high school. After graduation she m…

Barbara Jean Wareing, 90, a longtime Blackfoot resident, passed away from natural causes in Blackfoot November 19, 2021. Barbara was born March 14, 1931, in Rockford, Ill., near Chicago, the daughter of Warren L. Marshall and Helen Maurine Boylan Marshall. The family had lived in Detroit, Wh…

Rodney Bill Mecham passed away at his home in Ammon, Idaho, on November 18, 2021, of heart failure. He was born on March 4, 1932, to Melvin Leonidas Mecham and Rozella May Pritchett in Moreland, Idaho. Bill grew up in the Blackfoot area and graduated from Blackfoot High School. He joined the…

Janelle DuPree Jensen, 42 of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was surrounded by family and loved ones. Janelle was born February 15, 1979 in Provo, Utah, the first-born daughter to Billy G. DuPree Jr. and Deborah L. Mabe DuPree. She was raised and attended scho…

Floyd Darwin Beck, 75, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away November 17, 2021 at his home. Floyd was born January 12, 1946 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Darwin Stephen Beck and Ruth Sharp Beck. He graduated from Idaho Falls High School then continued his education at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho…

Hazel Marie Sizemore Ogden, 88, of Idaho Falls, passed away November 18, 2021, at Promontory Point Rehabilitation in Ammon, Idaho, with her family by her side. Marie was born on August 3, 1933, in Wardner, Idaho, to Robert Jess Sizemore and Goldie Mae Williams Sizemore. After graduating high…

Felisa Hernandez, 93, of Idaho Falls, passed away November 18, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was under the care of Encompass Hospice and her daughter, Olga Orchard. Felisa was born April 18, 1928, in Mazatenango, Guatemala, to Ermojenes Sotomayor and Maria Jacoba Barrera S…

Ingrid Niles, 72, of Idaho Falls, passed away November 12, 2021, at her home. She was the daughter of Kurt Rother and Helene Rakowitz. She was born at Esslingen am Neckar, Germany, on May 12, 1949. She completed her education in Esslingen. She was employed in sales until she and SP5 Kent Nil…

JoAnn Banister, age 68, passed away November 14, 2021 at her home in Rigby, Idaho. We admire her so much for her strength as she dealt with her declining health over the last several years. JoAnn was born June 2, 1953, in Rigby, Idaho to Thomas Edward Herndon and Thelda Pearl Scott Herndon. …

James "Jim" Froman Boland, 94, passed away in Idaho Falls November 10, 2021. Jim was born in Wind River Country in Riverton, Wyoming, on Sept. 27, 1927, to Abraham "Abe" Lincoln Boland and Grace Froman Boland. Jim attended Riverton High School and graduated in 1945. He enlisted in the Army s…

Donald Jack Later, of Rigby, Idaho, passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, at Homestead Senior Living in Rexburg, Idaho on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at age 96. Known to many as Curley, Jack was born January 22, 1925 in Rigby, Idaho to Harlan Taylor Later and Leonora Rebecca St…

Brandon Glenn Seehusen passed away at home in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 39, after a long-fought battle with heart failure. He was raised in Idaho Falls. He was a devoted father to his son, Zane, who he loved so much. His fiancé, Sonja Finley, was his true angel on earth. Their rela…

Bud Lavell Stevenson of Idaho Falls passed away November 14, 2021, surrounded by his wife and children. Bud was born in Rupert, Idaho, on March 25, 1937, to William Albert and Maybell Bennett Stevenson. He grew up in Rupert helping on the family farm with his older brother and sister. As the…

JoAnn Banister, age 68, passed away November 14, 2021 at her home in Rigby, Idaho. We admire her so much for her strength as she dealt with her declining health over the last several years. JoAnn was born June 2, 1953, in Rigby, Idaho to Thomas Edward Herndon and Thelda Pearl Scott Herndon. …

Susan (Sue) Marie Haff of McCall, ID, passed away November 11, 2021, in Boise, ID. Susan was born to Raymond and Velma Kindred on August 22, 1950, in Pittsburgh, PA. Sue was raised in Bartlesville, OK, and Idaho Falls, ID. She graduated from Skyline High School in 1968. Sue graduated with a …

Claude Edward Pettengill, 66, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 in Pocatello, Idaho. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Oakwood LDS chapel, 225 Oakwood Dr, Pocatello, ID 83204. A gathering for family and friends will be held one hour prio…

David William Smith, our beloved father, grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully on November 12, 2021, after living a long, beautiful life. David was a man of integrity, who quietly set an example by balancing hard work, humility, dedication, and service. He was born May 30, 1932, in …

Carol Ann Olsen, 82, of Ammon, passed away November 14, 2021, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Carol was born November 29, 1938, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Horace Elbert Brown and Della Ione Bates Brown. She grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls, graduating from Idaho Falls Hig…

Robert Michael Simonds, 65, Mike to his family, and Simple to his many friends, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. Mike was born on October 14, 1956, in Massena, New York, to Roy and Betty Simonds. It was in Massena, at the age of two, Mike became friends with Pat Marmo. This friendsh…

Brooks Berrett, 77, died unexpectedly on November 9, 2021 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brooks was born March 10, 1944 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Don Aaron and Anna Margaret Maher Berrett. Brooks grew up in Roberts, Idaho on the family farm where he learned …

Brain Dale McKinney, age 53 of Rigby, Idaho passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Idaho Falls Community Hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Brian was born February 9, 1968 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Bob R. McKinney and Vickie Ann Wheeler McKinney. He was raised and attended school i…

Sue Pilkington Velasquez passed away Saturday afternoon November 6, 2021, at the West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho holding hands with her beloved husband Joe Velasquez. Sue was born into the loving home of W. Farrell and Joan Pilkington on June 19, 1954, in Aurora, Colorado where…

T. Jay Lish was born on January 22, 1939, in Grace, ID to Terrell L. Lish and Grace Lish (Née Titus). He was the oldest of three boys born to Terrell and Grace, with his younger brothers Stephen Lish and Michael Lish. T. Jay graduated from Marsh Valley High School in 1957, and shortly after …

Rita Beth Hoffman Hoyle Rowberry, 94, passed away of causes incident to age on November 9, 2021, at The Gables of Ammon, where she had resided since 2019. Rita was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, along with her twin brother, Reid Bryant, on February 21, 1927, to Arvilla Woolf and Seth Wallace Ho…

Jason Verd Worthen, 46, of Shelley, passed away November 7, 2021, at his home. Jason was born July 20, 1975, in Rock Springs, Wyoming, to James Verd Worthen and Edna RaNae Gummersall Worthen. He grew up and attended schools in Pocatello and graduated from Highland High School. He enjoyed pow…

Warren Quincy Mallard returned home on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2021. It was very fitting as he loved his time serving in the U.S. Navy and always had a good story to tell from those days. Warren passed away peacefully and returned home to be with his wife, Rea. He was born on August 10, …

Dell Ray Hansen, 81, of Idaho Falls, passed away November 11, 2021, at home. Dell was born March 20, 1940, in Tetonia, Idaho, to Le Roy W. Hansen and Wanda Fullmer Hansen. He grew up and attended schools in Driggs and Tetonia and graduated from Driggs High School. In his younger years he enj…

Joseph H. Servel, Jr., of Shelley, passed away Nov. 8, 2021, surrounded by his wife and children, losing a long battle with bladder cancer. Joe was born in Sun Valley, Idaho, on April 1,1953, to Joseph Honoré Servel and Joan Smith Servel. His childhood was filled with moves across the nation…

Rhea Davis Mecham Blake, age 77, passed away peacefully at home on November 10, 2021 in St. Anthony, ID in the loving arms of her husband Richard "Dick" Blake. Born February 3, 1944 in Tooele UT, Rhea grew up the youngest of five siblings, all of whom survive her: Nolan, Leon, Gary, & Ca…

Linda Sharp Dye passed away November 9, 2021. She was born in Rexburg Idaho on January 20, 1948. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The first child of William "Bill" and Lois Sharp. She had three younger brothers: Richard, Perry, and DeMar Sharp. As a young g…

4/4/1926-11/6/2021 RUTH CORINNE PARKS was born in Billings, OK, to Lovell and Pauline McClanahan on April 4, 1926. She was welcomed into the world by her 8 year old brother Junior and they went on to welcome Berthalene, Geraldine, and Barbara Irene. The four girls were close in age and spiri…

Gail Johnson, 82, of Idaho Falls, passed away at her home November 4, 2021. She was born September 11, 1939, in Plainfield, New Jersey, to Charles Arthur Lawrence and Edwina Drake Frech Lawrence. She had the wonderful life of a tomboy in Winfield Park, New Jersey, and graduated through the 8…

Beverly Ann Smith Harmer, 93, of Idaho Falls, passed away November 9, 2021, at Parkwood Meadows Assisted Living Community. She was under the care of Encompass Hospice. Beverly was born November 20, 1927, in Ruth, Nevada, to Simeon Wollen Smith and Selma Solberg Smith. She grew up and attende…

Brain Dale McKinney, age 53 of Rigby, Idaho passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Idaho Falls Community Hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Brian was born February 9, 1968 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Bob R. McKinney and Vickie Ann Wheeler McKinney. He was raised and attended school i…

Cleola "Cle" H Schofield of Lewisville, Idaho returned to her Heavenly Father peacefully at home, surrounded by her family. Cle was born 01/24/1937 in Agawam Montana to Vivian and Pontel Harris. She was the fifth of nine children. Cle attended school in Moody Creek and graduated from Sugar S…

Debbie Youngstrom, age 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by family November 5, 2021, after a long battle with lupus and other health complications. Debbie was born September 12, 1952 in American Falls, Idaho to Ivan and Iola Haskell. She attended school in Rockland and American Falls. Af…

Patrick Edward McGrane passed away in his sleep the evening of November 4th at his home in Groveland. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Hawker Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2021 at Hawker Funeral Hom…

Miyoko Morishita, 92 of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away peacefully on November 4, 2021 at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls. For service details and a full obituary, please visit www.BuckMurphy.com. Miyoko 4/4/1929 - 11/4/2021Morishita

LaDeen Lewis Wolz of Rigby, Idaho passed away in the Idaho Falls Community Hospital on November 5, 2021 surrounded by her loving children. LaDeen was born on August 22, 1934 in the home of her Grandmother Ball in Rigby, Idaho to Don Williamson Lewis and LaRee Ball Lewis. She was raised in Ri…

Our sweet dad and grandfather, Orson Dallas Raymond, familiarly known as Dallas, passed away on November 6, 2021, in his home in Menan, surrounded by his family. He was born February 14, 1932 to Orson Curtis and Beatrice Miller Raymond in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Except for a two-year mission to …

Thomas William Higgs, 92, of Idaho Falls, passed away November 4, 2021, at his home with the support of his family. He has been active, healthy and happy, with the assistance of his daughters, until contacting a recent serious illness which placed him under the capable care of One Source Hos…

Nancy Lea Schneberger of North and Southeast Idaho passed away Friday October 29, 2021. She was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming on June 20, 1940. She grew up in Northern, Idaho, the oldest of six children. In High school her family moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where she graduated. Prior to gra…

Willa Verlee Peterson Bagley left this world November 2, 2021, just as she wanted--peacefully in her home. Willa Verlee Peterson was born October 14, 1928, in Twin Groves, Idaho in the home of Grandma and Grandpa Goulding. She was welcomed by her parents, Rowland Blaine and Geneva Goulding P…

Nancy L. Anderst lived 89 years and recently celebrated her 71st anniversary married to the love of her life, Ephriam "Moe" Anderst. Nancy was born in Shoshone, Idaho on June 24, 1932 and recently passed away on October 23, 2021 in Buhl, Idaho. She was the third child of six, born to Roy &am…

Christopher Ray Ossmen, was born July 28, 1982 in Hugoton, Kansas; the son of Corrina Guymon Ossmen and Douglas Ossmen. He was a dedicated roofer with 20 years of experience and a self-taught drummer; playing beats that we will remember and cherish. Chris was extremely passionate about movie…

Lynn Roger Wilde, 72, of Idaho Falls, passed away November 4, 2021. Lynn was born May 5, 1949, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Uriel Ames and Veda June Stanley. He grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls and attended Idaho Falls High School. He lived in Swan Valley for a short time, and then r…

Colleen Cook Weeks Schuldt, 94, of Rigby, passed away October 30, 2021, at The Wildflower of Rigby. She was under the care of Encompass Home Health and her loving family. Colleen was born July 1, 1927, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Harry Lorenzo Weeks and Zelda Cook Weeks. She grew up and attend…

Barbara May Saunders Oxspring returned to her Heavenly Father November 4, 2021. She finished her course and fought a good fight. Barbara was born May 15, 1933 to Kenneth and Dorothy Saunders in Saint Catherines, Ontario, Canada. She was a cheerleader and figure skater in her high school year…

LaVina Josephine Williams born September 13, 1926 in Bethune, Colorado to Ora Lester and Edith Mildred Herndon peacefully passed away at the Gables of Idaho Falls on November 2, 2021. LaVina was the 6th of 10 children. She spent the first 11 years of her life in Colorado before moving with h…

We said goodbye to Ruth Reed Withers on October 17, 2021, after enjoying her for 101.5 years. Born April 12, 1920, Ruth spent all of her life living in Utah and Idaho. For the complete obituary, including information about services, please see www.mcdougalfuneralhomes.com Ruth 4/12/1920 - 10…

DeRay Vance Womack passed away on November 2nd, 2021 at Portneuf Medical Center. He battled for the past 6 years with deteriorating health. He fought every day to be present in the lives of his kids and grandchildren. He lived for his family. DeRay was born August 25th, 1961 in Blackfoot Ida…

Von D White, 72, of Idaho Falls, passed away November 2, 2021. Von was born April 16, 1949, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to LeRoy C White and Melba Davenport White. He grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls and graduated with the first graduating class at Skyline High School in 1967. He went …

Helen Genevieve Krantz, 87, of Iona, returned home to her loving Heavenly Father on November 2, 2021, to pursue her next mission. Helen was born on October 21,1934, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Owen Sessions and Norma Wheeler. She was the fourth child and only daughter in a household of four bo…

Joan Carolyn Mott, 80, of Idaho Falls, passed away October 29, 2021, at Morning Star Senior Living Center. Joan was born February 7, 1941, in Hammond, Indiana, to Leslie Thomas Hansen and June Marie (McCoy) Hansen. She grew up and attended schools in Munster, Indiana and graduated from Hammo…

We said goodbye to Ruth Reed Withers on October 17, 2021, after enjoying her for 101.5 years. Born April 12, 1920, Ruth spent all of her life living in Utah and Idaho. For the complete obituary, including information about services, please see www.mcdougalfuneralhomes.com Ruth 4/12/1920 - 10…

Our hearts are broken to announce the passing of Austin Woodrow Colson, 27, of Firth, Idaho. Austin was a valiant warrior against the addictions that caused so much heartache in his life, and his fight is finally over. We as a family speak his truth without shame and with hope that speaking …

Tracy Lee Sikes, 74, of Idaho Falls, passed away October 31, 2021, at his home. He was under the care of Encompass Hospice. Tracy was born December 6, 1946, in Sunnyside, WA, to Lester Sikes and Lucille Whitney Sikes. On February 14, 1991, he married Cheryl K. Sikes in Coeur D'Alene, ID. Tra…

Nancy Heuer Smith, of Idaho Falls, passed away surrounded by the love of family and friends on October 30, 2021. Nancy was born February 17, 1947. She grew up with two older brothers and was the product of hardworking parents. Nancy served her father and brothers as they worked on the family…