Lila Christensen Blatter, 87, passed away peacefully January 5, 2019, in Washington, Utah. She was born March 17, 1931, in Shelley, Idaho, to Roy and Marie Christensen. Lila grew up in Ammon, Idaho, and went to school with her future husband, Lynn Blatter. They were married in the Idaho Fall…

James Dennis Jennings A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, James Jennings, 73, of Tolleson Arizona and Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 5, 2019. He passed away after a hard-fought battle with COPD. He was born March 10, …

Francis Waldo Hamilton died on January 10, 2019 at Lincoln Court in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 82. Waldo was born February 12, 1936 in a Shelley, Idaho farm house. He was the seventh child of James Campbell Green Hamilton and Eliza VaMeryl Jensen Hamilton. He was always proud of the fact tha…

Elizabeth Howard Powell returned to her heavenly home on January 10, 2019, at Madison Memorial Hospital. She was 83 years old. Elizabeth was born on March 22, 1935. She was raised in Chester, Idaho, the youngest of six children. Her father and siblings raised her, and they all learned how to…

Celebration of Life will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 20 at River of Life Church, 525 S. Boulevard. Joshua 7/9/2006 - 12/14/2018C. Voiss

Rita Margaret McFarland (nee Campbell), was born in Cincinnati, OH on May 24, 1953, to the late Ray and Anna (Cioffi) Campbell, and passed away on January 5, 2019. She was a loving wife of 45 years to Lester Ray McFarland, Jr., and loving mother to Samarra McGary (Jason) and Sierra McFarland…

Jimmy B. Angelos passed away peacefully in Idaho Falls, Idaho on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho, June 17, 1935 to William and Annie Angelos. His father owned and operated a small grocery store in Pocatello, where he was raised by his parents. He received his bach…

Thomas John McDevitt, MD, of Pocatello, Idaho passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018. Born in Pocatello of an Irish father and a German mother into a family of 14, Tom grew up tough, enterprising, and resourceful. After graduating Pocatello High School, he attended the University of Ida…

Loma Joy Tracy Turnage, 81, of Idaho Falls, passed away January 10, 2019, in her home surrounded by her family. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Christena and Jesse Dickson for all the loving care and dedication they gave Grandma. Loma was born September 4, 1937, i…

Frank Roy O'Brien, 92, passed peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at his daughter's home in Henderson, NV surrounded by family members. He was born May 25, 1926 to Frank Sr. and Louise O'Brien. Frank Jr. grew up on a ranch, outside Delta Colorado, a small town where he attended a one room…

Mary E. Jensen, 70, a teacher in Idaho Falls in the 1980s and '90s, died Jan. 8, 2019, in Richland, WA, of complications of dementia. A memorial service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Walla Walla, WA, at a future date. Her education included one-room country schools in Iowa. She gra…

Our loving father, Marvin Dale Johnson, was born at the Idaho Falls LDS Hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Harry I. Johnson and Marrigail Royer Johnson on March 5, 1940. Marvin passed away from a long-fought battle with cancer at his house on January 9, 2019, with his children by his side at…

Kip Brower Harris was born March 19, 1963, to Harold and Ganene Harris of Sugar City, Idaho. Kip Harris passed away on January 9, 2019, at Eastern Idaho Medical Center surrounded by family and loved ones. Kip is survived by his wife, Nola Harris and children, Brennan, Rhett, Dax, and Kalli. …

Gary LeRoy Lovell, beloved husband, Dad and Grandpa passed away from an aggressive cancer on January 9, 2019. He was surrounded by his family. As a farm boy growing up with seven siblings in Ririe, Gary developed the adventurous spirit, grit and work ethic that defined his life. He attended …

Sandra Denise Laird Haller, 60, passed away January 8, 2019, following complications from suffering a stroke. Sandra was born May 12, 1958 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Rulon Flint Laird and Margaret Nadine Allred. She grew up on East River Road and attended Bush Elementary, 0. E. Bell Junior Hi…

Jennifer Sharp Porter, passed away December 17, 2018, in a San Diego, California hospital from complications of diabetes. Jennifer was born August 4, 1968, the daughter of Richard and Diana Sharp of Rexburg, Idaho. In her early twenties she worked her way to being one of the top modeling age…

Raymond Richard Born, 89, of Ammon, passed away January 6, 2019, at his home. He was under the care of his loving family and Encompass Home Health & Hospice. Ray was born October 2, 1929, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Raymond Henry Born and Evelyn Frances Schaeffer Born. He grew up and attended…

Dewey Gordon Kelly passed from this life on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at his home in Idaho Falls (Woodville), where he was born. He was born March 28th, 1935 to William Dewey Kelly and Mary Venna Rockwood Kelly. In his younger years he spent a lot of time with his dad farming and working wit…

With family by her side, Jenny Storer, 43, of Chevy Chase, MD, passed away January 2, 2019 following a brief illness. She was born to Brad Storer and Julie Faber in Idaho Falls, ID, on April 10, 1975. She was raised in Idaho Falls by her father and Melonie Jensen-Storer. Jenny graduated from…

James M. Rupp, 83 years of age, of Minnetonka, MN & Naples FL passed away at his Birdsong home in the Minneapolis area on December 28th, 2018. Jim was a television & broadcasting industry pioneer who was born on November 7, 1935, in Pocatello, Idaho to Mahlon Earl & Ila Grace Rup…

Nancy passed away November 23, 2018, at 85 years young. She resided at Riverside Assisted Living in Pillager for the past 8 years, but lived in Cleveland, OH, Circle Pines, MN, Anoka, MN, Idaho Falls, ID, St. Cloud, MN, Las Vegas NV, Lincoln, MN and Motley, MN. Nancy was born on January 15, …

Bradly "Brad" R. Merkley, age 54, of Rigby, passed away in his home on January 3, 2019, after a long struggle with ALS. He was under the care of his loving family. Brad was born December 7, 1964, in the Salt Lake Utah area to Richard R. Merkley and Shanna Lee Wardell. He spent most of his yo…

Jerry Doyle Skinner passed away peacefully on December 25th, 2018 at his home in Firth Idaho surrounded by his loving fur babies. Jerry was born September 14th, 1940 in Sugar City Idaho to Doyle Woodruff and Lila Viola (Avery) Skinner, he is their 2nd of 6 children and their oldest son. Thro…

Vonita Margaret Rainey passed away after a long battle with MS, on Friday, December 7, 2018. She had been on hospice care at her mother's home with her sister Melanie, her mother, and Aspen Home health and Hospice providing her care. Vonita was born April 25, 1957, to Luke Carl Nastri and Lu…

Nelda Ruth Thorington, 80, of Idaho Falls, passed away January 2, 2019, at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls. Nelda was born August 2, 1938, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Herbert Sylvester Poore and Ila Ellen Freeman Poore. She grew up and attended schools in Ririe, Idaho. Nelda was married to Bal…

It is with great sadness that I announce the unexpected and sudden death of my beloved husband Jason Charles Mohr. He passed away in our home in Ammon, Idaho, in the early hours of Christmas morning December 25, 2018. He died of as yet unknown causes one day before his 36th birthday. He was …

Eunice Marie Crabtree, 86, of Idaho Falls passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018. Eunice was born in Seward, NE to Herman and Emma Prochnow on a chilly December morning in 1932. Eunice was raised in the Midwest where she graduated valedictorian of her high school at 16. An independent w…

Darrel Lynn Rawson, 53, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away on January 2, 2019, at home with family by his side. Darrel was born January 3, 1965, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Charles Leslie and Pearl Rawson. He grew up and attended schools in St. Anthony, Idaho. Darrel married Rose in 1987, and she …

Grant L. Bowen, 91, of Plano, Idaho, passed away peacefully January 2, 2019, in his home surrounded by those who loved him. Grant was never happier than when surrounded by his family and friends. He was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, and friend to many. He was born April 10, 1927 in Rir…

Eric was born Dec. 6, 1958 in Provo, Utah, to parents James Roger Nuttall and Doris Kotter Nuttall. He passed away after a long battle with cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Dec. 27, 2018 at the age of 60. Eric grew up in Woodville, Idaho and went to school i…

Allan F. Compton, born July 27, 1935, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2018, surrounded by family following a lengthy illness. Services will be held Friday, January 4, 2019, in Colorado. Allan 7/27/1935 - 12/31/2018Frank Compton

James Warren French, loving husband, brother, father, and grandfather, passed away in the early hours of Friday, Dec. 29, 2018, following a brief, unexpected illness in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Jim was born August 20, 1950, in Hastings, Neb., to Josephine (Ballard) and Donavon French. Following g…

Cheryl Ann Harmon Bills passed away at home on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 of breast Cancer. She is the daughter of Billy W and Eunice (Wayment) Harmon. She was born 14 December 1946 at Wendell, Idaho. She graduated from Valley High School in Hazelton, Idaho. On 12 February 1965, she married Ro…

Jerome "Jerry" L. Lange (74) of Boise and Spencer, Idaho, passed away December 28, 2018, at his home in Boise. Jerry was born November 19, 1944, in Springfield, Minnesota, to Paul and Arleen Lange. He grew up and attended schools in Wabasso, Minnesota. He grew up working on the family farm w…

POCATELLO - Robert Edward Lee, 47, passed away peacefully Dec 28, 2018 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2PM, Wed. Jan 2nd at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Rd, Chubbuck. Memories and condolences may be shared with his family online at wilksfuneralhome.com. Robert 1/15/197…

Dale Lawrence Siddoway, 86, of Rigby, Idaho passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018. Dale was born in Teton, Idaho, February 13, 1932, to Lawrence Davidson Siddoway and Stella Elizabeth Cunningham Siddoway. He attended schools in Fremont, Bonneville and Jefferson Counties. He also attended R…

Penny Gay Thomas, 67, of Rigby, passed away at home, Thursday, December 27, 2018. Penny was born February 20, 1951 in Idaho Falls, a daughter to Parry Bair Preece and Lydia Talbot Preece. She attended schools in Idaho Falls, graduating from Idaho Falls High School in 1969. Penny was proud of…

Jerry Olof Jensen, 91, of Rigby, passed away at his winter home in Yuma, Arizona, Friday, December 28, 2018. Jerry was born at Olof and Carrie Alzina Jensen's home on Main Street, Rigby, Idaho, July 20, 1927. He was the baby of five children with his brother Arden Coles Jensen fourteen years…

Mary Gray, 81, of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away December 29, 2018 at Turtle and Crane Assisted Living Center. She was born April 15, 1937 in Lamar, Colorado to Alfred and Neillie Hogan Clester. She graduated from Lamar High School and attended Joplin Bible College in Joplin, Missouri. On Ma…

Susan Garner, 66, of Rexburg, died in her home lovingly surrounded by family and friends on December 29, 2018. She returned to her heavenly home following a valiant struggle with cancer. Born in Rigby Idaho to Morgan K and Joyce Garner, Susan was the oldest of four children. She was raised i…

passed away peacefully on Sat., Dec. 29, 2018 in Idaho Falls. A full obituary is forthcoming. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Fri., Jan. 4th at Wilks Funeral Home 211 W. Chubbuck Rd. in Chubbuck. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services. Interment will follow services in t…

James Lynn "Jim" Newman, 61, passed away December 27, 2018, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Jim was born October 21, 1957, to Jack and Anita Newman in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He attended Holy Rosary Grade School and Skyline High School. Jim eventually received his GED. He was skilled i…

Eldon George "Eddy" Dees, 82, of Ammon, passed away December 30, 2018. Eddy was born May 31, 1936, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Eldon M. Dees and Anna Christina Schell Dees. He grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls and graduated from Bonneville High School. He also attended the University…

Thomas Darwin Pennock Thomas Darwin Pennock, 90, died peacefully at home on Monday, December 24, 2018. Tom was born 13 April, 1928 to Rachel Alta Powell and James E. Pennock in Twin Falls, Idaho and helped raise ten siblings, whom he loved dearly. He was a proud alumnus of Lincoln Elementary…

Deanna Cox Moore, 81, of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Salome, Arizona, formerly of Shelley, Idaho passed away on December 19, 2018. Our dear mother, grandmother, aunt, friend, and mentor was able to "go home for Christmas". Deanna was born February 12, 1937 to Leon Levi Cox and Doris Lillian Wadsw…

It is with great sadness that the family of Alan S. Rigby announces his passing on November 19th, 2018. Surrounded by loved ones, Alan passed following complications with chronic myelogenous leukemia. He is remembered as a loving father and husband, wonderful friend and outstanding member of…

Thomas Carl "TC" Dieter, 26, of Idaho Falls, passed away December 28, 2018, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. TC was born June 24, 1992, in Loveland, Colorado, to Thomas Jay Dieter and Noreen Rice Dieter. He grew up and attended schools in Loveland and Idaho Falls, Idaho, and graduat…

Ruth Neeley Wadsworth Judd, 92, of Idaho Falls, passed away December 23, 2018, at Tambree Meadows Assisted Living Center. Ruth was born March 18, 1926, in Collinston, Utah, to Elmer Raymond Neeley and LaVern Susanna Orchard Neeley. She grew up and attended schools in the Pocatello and Blackf…

Randy A. Moser, age 61, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Teton Post Acute Care in Idaho Falls, ID. He was born on January 29, 1957 in San Diego, CA to Claire and Lois (Nuehring) Moser. Randy was a 1975 graduate of Idaho Falls High School. He spent the majority of his …

Thomas Lee Hatch, age 84, passed away peacefully in his home in Shelley, Idaho while surrounded by family on December 26, 2018. Tom was born on July 28, 1934 in Ivins, Idaho to Lee and Beatrice (Lloyd) Hatch. He was a Southeast Idaho boy through and through despite the time he had to be away…

Ronald Kay Arbon MD, of Idaho Falls, died December 26, 2018, peacefully at his residence in Fairwinds-Sand Creek assisted living, Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 86. Ronald was born on September 1, 1932, in Pocatello, Idaho, the son of Joe and Edna Arbon who were 3rd generation farmers in Arbon V…

James Arthur Mahood, born March 20, 1944, died December 19, 2018. His was not a wasted life. Jim loved his work as a software engineer, and he pursued a wide range of interests outside of his work. As a young man, he was a photographer who, like others of the film generation, built his own d…

Douglas C. Wray, 81, passed away peacefully the afternoon of December 27, 2018 at his home in Rexburg, Idaho. He was born in Blackfoot, Idaho on December 20, 1937 to Hyrum Clifford and Lorraine (Chamberlain) Wray, the oldest of their 3 sons. He grew up on a farm in Riverside, Idaho milking c…

Gary Albert McFadden, 72, of Idaho Falls, passed away December 26, 2018, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Gary was born November 24, 1946, in Hayward, California, to Maurice Edward McFadden and Ines Goodsell McFadden. He grew up and attended schools in Castro Valley, California and …

Boyd Alton Whitmill, 85, of Shelley passed away peacefully on December 21, 2018 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Boyd was born on January 3, 1933 in Basalt, Idaho, to William Henry and Beulah Fern (Frandsen) Whitmill. He was raised & attended school in Kimball, Idaho. He met Meldeane Joy Hebdon an…

JoAnn Child Drake, 86, of Ammon, passed away December 25, 2018, at Turtle & Crane Assisted Living. She was under the care of Alliance Hospice. JoAnn was born July 16, 1932, in Lehi, Utah, to Robert Leonard Phillips and Blanch Olive Child Phillips. She grew up and attended schools in Utah…

Dennis Mack Bateman, 78, of Iona, passed away December 26, 2018, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Dennis was born November 8, 1940, in Murray, Utah, to Mack ElRay Bateman and Leola Kemp Bateman. He grew up in Utah and Star Valley, Wyoming, and graduated from Star Valley High School …

Orval Richard "Dick" Barker, of Shelley, retired banker, outdoor and model airplane enthusiast, died December 22, 2018 in Idaho Falls, of a stroke and congestive heart failure. He is survived by one brother, Tom (Mary) Barker of Island Park and Idaho Falls, his wife, Orma Holyoak Barker of S…

Nargis Mosaad Tawfik, 96, of Idaho Falls, passed away December 23, 2018, at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls. Nargis was born September 21, 1922, in Assuot, Egypt, to Pastor Saeed Mosaad and Besta Zikry. She grew up and attended schools in Luxor, Egypt and graduated from American Mission Scho…

Roberta Marie "Bobby" Kern, 59, of Idaho Falls, died December 23, 2018, at EIRMC. She was under the care of Aspen Hospice. She was born October 13, 1959, in Dubuque, Iowa to Paul and Gladys (Darling) Shepherd. She lived in Dubuque, Iowa for most of her life. She attended Hempstead High Schoo…

Rhett Butler Young, age 43, passed away at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Saturday, December 22, 2018. Rhett was born September 8, 1975, in Hollywood, California. He was adopted as a newborn by Odell Young and Eva Kathleen Butler Young. He was raised in Idaho Falls, Id…

Judith Ann McCubbin was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with her family by her side on Sunday morning, December 23, 2018. Judy was born in Modesto, California, the youngest child of James and Lida Fink. As a child, Judy attended her neighborhood Baptist Church where s…

Obituary for Duane K Packer Duane K. Packer, 84, of Moreland, Idaho passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Duane was born on January 17, 1934 in Riverton, Idaho. He was the second of 9 children born to Delbert Dio and Ora May Kofoed Packer, and the oldest …

Kathryn JoAnn Lane, 24, of Idaho Falls, passed away December 22, 2018, at her home. Kathryn was born October 11, 1994, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Charles Dean Lane and ShanaLyn Poulsen. She grew up in the area and attended Rigby Junior High and Skyline High School. She currently was working a…

Vaughn J. Phelps, MSgt, USMC (retired), passed away on December 12th, 2018 at the age of 89 at the Ashton Living Center in Ashton, Idaho. Vaughn was born in Wellsville, New York to Vrooman James Phelps and Ardys Clark Phelps and was the eldest of three children having two younger sisters, Au…

Earl Edward "Ed" Ryan, 68, of Menan, Idaho passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Ed was born January 2, 1950 in Connersville, Indiana, the son of Harold Joseph Ryan and Ruth Ann Sanders Ryan. Ed graduated from Centerville High School in Indiana. On June 22, 1971 he m…

Pamela Landon Simpson, 71, of Ammon, passed away December 17, 2018, at her home. She was under the care of her loving family and Encompass Home Health & Hospice. Pam was born February 17, 1947, in Osgood, Idaho, to Floyd Arthur Landon and Beula Lucille Hammer Landon. She grew up and atte…

Dorothy Joan (Josepeit) Redding died peacefully on December 21, 2018, at her home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, at the age of 91. Dorothy was born to Fred A. and Ruth A. Josepeit in her grandmother's house in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, February 26, 1927. She worked on the family farm …

Ronald Kirt Jamison, 59, of Idaho Falls, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2018, at his home, after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. Kirt was born March 30, 1959, in Salt Lake City, UT, to Ronald Dee Jamison and Mary Ann Wood Jamison. He grew up and attended schools in Provo, U…

Faith Marie Logsdon, 24, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Annis Little Butte Cemetery, 3810 E. Menan-Lorenzo Highway in Rigby, Idaho. Condo…

Thelma Luceile Bell passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning in Rexburg, surrounded by several of her children. Thelma was born in October 27, 1937 in Libby, Montana to Luceile Spencer and LeRoy Tarbert. She was the big sister to four brothers. She grew up listening to her father play the…

Gladys Loretta Shook Newby, 90, of Idaho Falls, passed away December 18, 2018, at Lincoln Court Retirement Community. She was born October 3, 1928, to Guy M. and Mamie Estes Shook in Boise, Idaho. She was the seventh child of a family of eight. Born prematurely, at 3 1/2 lbs., she was kept i…

Lyle Ritchie Cook, 79 of Rigby, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at his home. Lyle was born March 18, 1939, at Idaho Falls, Idaho a son of Melvin Alonzo Cook and Annie Rosella Ritchie Cook. He was raised and attended school in Garfield, Ucon and graduated from Bonneville High School. …

Lillian LaDean Logan Messenger, passed away peacefully December 14, 2018 following a brief illness. LaDean was born June 25, 1948 in St. Anthony, ID to Douglas and Malissa (Simons) Logan. LaDean was the youngest of four sisters (Peggy, Joyce, and Marilyn), all of St. Anthony, ID. She spent h…

Emil Otto Cherney, 83, of Idaho Falls, passed away December 15, 2018, at his home. He was under the care of his family and Hands of Hope Hospice. He was born May 18, 1935, in Dickinson, North Dakota, to Philip Frank Cherney and Mary Helen Michalenko Cherney. He was the youngest of 11 childre…

Leon Edward Skelton, 91, long time Idaho Falls resident and owner of the Idaho Livestock Auction Co., passed away December 17, 2018, at his home. He was one of the last of the old breed of Idaho cattlemen. Born March 2, 1927, in Huron, South Dakota, to Floyd and Eva Skelton. The family moved…

Kevin Gary Strange, age 49, passed away of a sudden illness surrounded by his family on December 17, 2018, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Kevin was born Christmas Eve 1968, in St. Anthony, Idaho to Gary and Bonnie Strange. He was the youngest of his brothers (Steven and Micah). His son Raston was hi…

Mikle Garrison Smith, 43, found his peace on December 3rd, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mikle, who later in life went by Garrison, was born Sept. 1st, 1975, in Rexburg, Idaho to parents Jennifer (Speed) and Robert Smith. He was the third of four children and the only son. He grew up in Hibbar…

Donna Ella Pohl Kelsey passed away Dec 17, 2018 at her daughter's home in Firth, Idaho. She was born on January 17, 1931, in St. Anthony, Idaho. She was the 5th daughter and 7th child born to George Pohl and Lucy Jane Keele. She was raised and attended school in St. Anthony and Blackfoot, Id…

Norman Kent Sowards, 86, of Moore passed away peacefully at his winter home in Mesquite, NV on Dec. 11th, 2018. Norman was born on Jan. 2nd, 1932 in Alliance NE. to William Thomas Sowards and Leota Marie Wilcox Sowards. He spent his early years in the Sandhills of Eastern NE near Ellsworth. …