Obituary: Toni Kay Jensen
June 28, 1953 – January 28, 2018
Toni Kay Jensen, age 63 of Jerome, Idaho, peacefully passed away Sunday morning, January 28, 2018 surrounded by family.
Toni was born on June 28, 1953 in Staples, Minnesota to Eva Knigge and Billy Dobson. She grew up in Minnesota creating many memories, to include meeting the love of her life, Leo Jensen in 1974.
Toni and Leo settled in Jerome Idaho in 1989 raising their two beautiful daughters and growing their family. Becoming a grandmother, “Gram” truly discovered one of the most joyful experiences in her life, raising her grandson, Tyler. Gram never missed one game or school event, and loved watching her grandsons grow up. She established a career at Saint Benedicts in Jerome for 10+ years as an administrative clerk and won the fight against breast cancer in 2005. She was a regular volunteer at the Jerome Public Library and a devoted Christian, attending Believers Church in Jerome. During this time, she achieved the accomplishment of Ordination as a minister. She used this accomplishment to marry her grandson Tyler to his wife and several of Tyler’s lifelong friends to their spouses, who were all like grandchildren to her. Additionally, Gram baptized all of her family members in a creek in Pine and Feathervile. Since 2014 Toni has stayed in home caring for her two great grandchildren, she would say “they keep me young!”.
Toni is survived by her husband of 44 years Leo Jensen; her sister-in-law, Donna O’Brien; her daughters, Sandi Knigge and Mindi Richardson (Johnny); her grandsons, Tyler (Kacy) Jensen and Statin Richardson; and great granddaughters, Dotty and Olive Jensen.
The family wishes to thank you all for your thoughts and well wishes. A memorial service will be held Thursday February 1, 2018, at The Believers Church, 100 East Avenue D, Jerome Idaho 83338 at 11 am. Everyone knew Toni as Gram, because she thought of us all as her children and grandchildren. Her truest wish would be to celebrate her life by finding peace in her passing, as she will be smiling down on us from heaven.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Toni’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Obituary: James Ray Kincaid
October 11, 1922 – January 25, 2018
James Ray Kincaid, 95, of Hazelton passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Twin Falls surrounded by his loving family.
Ray was born October 11, 1922 south of Hansen, Idaho to John Robey and Nonnie Ardella Duckworth Kincaid. He was the 5th of five children. He graduated 8th grade from Hansen. His family then moved southwest of Hazelton. Ray graduated from Hazelton High School in 1940.
After graduation Ray and his brother Levon farmed southwest of Hazelton. In the early 1950’s they purchased filing rights on 200 acres and took the acreage out of sagebrush. Ray and Levon added to the original acreage and later separated it. Ray served on the Northside Pump Company for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the Idaho Water Users Hall of Fame in 1997.
On February 27, 1955, Ray married the love of his life, Ellen Cox in Filer, Idaho. Together they raised 4 children Jim, Brian, Patty and Terri. In 1963, Ray and Ellen built their home on the original 200 acres.
Ray and his two sons farmed until Jim was killed May 3, 1981. Ray and Brian continued farming until Ray’s health started to fail, he was 93. Ray and Ellen moved into Brookdale Assisted Living Center in January 2017.
Ray enjoyed fishing, traveling and golfing with friends. Ray took up golf at the age of 65.
Ray served on the board of the Silver and Gold Senior Center in Eden, Idaho. He was also a member of the Valley Presbyterian Church.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jim; 1 sister, 3 brothers, 1 nephew and a great granddaughter.
Ray is survived by his wife, Ellen; son, Brian (Christy) Kincaid of Hazelton; daughters, Patty (Lynn) Lee and Terri (Russ) Baker both of Twin Falls. Also surviving is 1 niece, 1 nephew, 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living and St. Luke’s Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Ray; especially Alma with Hospice for her exceptional care.
A celebration of Ray’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at White Mortuary, 136 4th Ave. East, Twin Falls with Pastor Kevin Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at White Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be given in Ray’s name to the Valley Presbyterian Church in Hazelton of the Silver and Gold Senior Center in Eden. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff at the services.
Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.
Obituary: Linn Lewis Capps
March 3, 1928 – January 28, 2018
Linn Lewis Capps, 89, died January 28, 2018 in Twin Falls with his wife of 67 years, and loving members of his family at his side. He was born March 3, 1928, in Twin Falls to Harry O. and Harriette Morgan Capps. He attended school in Twin Falls until his senior year, at which he transferred to Buhl and was graduated with the class of 1946. He was employed by Mountain States Implement Company in Twin Falls following graduation, and was named to the Board of Directors in 1975. Many barns in the Magic Valley were equipped with DeLaval Milkers that he installed. He and Ila Mae Peters were married in 1950. In 1957 he was transferred to Tremonton, Utah as Manager of that branch of Mountain States Implement Co. Upon the closure of this company, Linn was hired as Purchasing Agent at La-Z-Boy Utah in 1979. His expertise and knowledge of parts and working with vendors proved an invaluable asset to La-Z-Boy. He and his wife retired from La-Z-Boy in 1992. They then returned to Twin Falls in August of 1994.
Linn was active in civic affairs while in Tremonton, serving as President of Kiwanis Club, Sky Way Golf & Country Club, Member of the Governing Board of Bear River Valley Hospital, District Commissioner of Lake Bonneville Council of Boy Scouts, and member of Bear River Merchants Committee. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities in both Tremonton and Twin Falls.
He and Ila were host parents to 3 Foreign Exchange Students while in Tremonton, having remained very close with Patrick Pennincks of Belgium (now of France), who has visited them numerous times in Twin Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Helen (Tulloch) Huston, brother H. Maurice Capps and special niece Harriette (Scott) Hasbrouck.
Linn is survived by his wife of 67 years, his nephews, Edwin (Mavis) Tulloch, Coeur d’Alene, ID, Donald (Jeanne) Tulloch, Yakima, WA, Larry (Lori) Capps, Twin Falls, ID, Steve (Linda) Capps, Boise, ID, Carol (Rob) Meyer, Kiel, WI, Brother-in law, Gordon Peters (Bill), Sun Valley, NV, Clara Jo (Dale) Woodard, Neola, UT, and William Peters, Stansbury Park, UT, and all of his adoring great nephews and nieces.
Linn and Ila enjoyed their cabin at Bear Lake for many years. After retirement they traveled to Arizona for several winters and RV’d with close friends. They also spent many wonderful times in the Wood River area, fishing and camping with family and friends. “Linner” enjoyed golfing and fishing; many wonderful hours were spent with his rod and reel in the Wood River area. He was noted for his quick wit and was a friend to everyone he met.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 3rd, at the First United Methodist Church, Twin Falls, with Pastor Mike Holloman officiating. According to his wishes, there will be no viewing; however the family will greet friends following the service in the Friendship Room of the First United Methodist Church. A private inurnment service will be held at Twin Falls Cemetery at a later date. Cremation will be under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, Scholarship Fund, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The family wishes to take this opportunity to thank Linn’s primary care Doctor, John Baker, and St. Luke’s Hospice (Amber, Travis, Robin & Michelle), for the special care given to him.
Obituary: Betty Albertson Gibbs
September 10, 1928 – January 28, 2018
Betty Jean Drollinger Albertson Gibbs, an 89-year-old resident of Ammon, Idaho, and a former longtime resident of Paul, Idaho, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Idaho Falls.
Betty was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Marysville, Idaho, the daughter of Cecil John and Norma Delone (Harris) Drollinger. At the age of three, she moved with her family to Osgood, Idaho, where she spent the rest of her childhood years. She fondly remembers their close neighborhood friends and the fun activities they shared. She loved school. She particularly loved music, and at an early age, began singing with her sister, DeAnn, and others; she was able to enjoy this talent throughout her life.
She attended Ammon High School for one year and finished her education and graduated from Idaho Falls High School after the schools were consolidated.
Betty met a handsome young man from the same Osgood community, Roger Deloy Albertson, and they were married for time and all eternity on Sept. 13, 1948, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. In 1956, after just a few years of marriage, they homesteaded a new farm in Paul, Idaho. They moved their young family to the farm north of Paul and started a lifelong love of growing sugar beets, potatoes and grain. In 1970, Roger experienced a massive heart attack and passed away following 22 wonderful years of marriage. This event left Betty to raise her sons and the responsibility of operating the farm as a single mom.
After Roger’s passing, Betty worked many years for the Minidoka County School District as a paraprofessional and was deeply loved by all whom she associated with. It was during this time she met Ted R. Gibbs. Ted and Betty were married in 1980 and spent 21 happy years together until his death in 2001.
In 2003, Betty sold the farm to the LDS Church and moved back to Ammon where she reunited with many friends and loved ones that she had known for years.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully throughout her life in the auxiliaries of the Church. She was Relief Society president twice and was in the stake Relief Society as well. Wherever she was called upon to serve, she gave her all. Her most prized possession was her unwavering testimony of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and quilting, but above all, she cherished the time spent with her family.
In addition to her husbands, Betty was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Blaine; five brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by her five remaining boys, Kenneth (Patricia) Albertson of Huntsville, Utah, Jerry (Angela) Albertson and Deloy (Gayle) Albertson of Burley, Rick Albertson of Idaho Falls, and Kevin (Carla) Albertson of Pocatello; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Larry (Nelda) Drollinger of Louisville and Richard (Julie) of Firth.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Paul Idaho Stake Center, 424 W. Ellis St., in Paul, where friends and family may call from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Officiating will be Bishop Dean Stevenson. Burial will be in Paul Cemetery.
Betty loved life, the Lord and her family. Welcome home Mom.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
Obituary: Carlene Rhae Smith
March 22, 1934 – January 28, 2018
Carlene Rhae Smith of Glenns Ferry passed peacefully with her daughter at her side on January 28, 2018, in Nampa, Idaho.
Carlene was born March 22, 1934 in North Platte, Nebraska and moved to Rawlins, Wyoming at a young age with her parents Albin and Edith Peterson. She left Rawlins for college in Denver and then to Laramie where she graduated from the University of Wyoming. She married Richard P. Viner there and began her career and their family.
Her career began following attainment of her M. S. in Special Education. She taught in Rawlins and then after a family move to Idaho, she taught in the Mountain Home, Glenns Ferry, Aberdeen, and Rupert School Districts before her retirement. She is most proud of her accomplishments in agri-business where she and her husband owned and operated a ranch in Glenns Ferry for many years. She was also involved socially and professionally with Eastern Star, the Republican Party, and numerous professional educational associations.
In 1990, Carlene remarried to Lowell Ray Smith of Mountain Home. Ray, her newly found soulmate, helped Carlene maintain ranching operations with continued expansion into Buhl and Nampa. Ray preceded Carlene in death.
Carlene was preceded in death by her husband, Richard P. Viner of Twin Falls, and her eldest son James Richard Viner. Carlene is survived by her daughters Carol (Larry) Finney of Buhl, Lynn Viner (Richard Matkin) of Caldwell, JoAnne Tweet of Eugene, Oregon, a son, Gerald P. Viner of Boise and Bruce Smith of Kuna, Idaho. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
There will be a family-only memorial held in the spring. There will be no permanent internment location. The family asks that you do not send flowers. If you wish to memorialize Carlene, please consider the established fund in her name for the beautification and enlargement of the Garden Valley Veteran’s Support Wall in Crouch,Idaho. Those memorials may be sent to Beverly Pelley, 37 River Ranch Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622 or if you would prefer directly to the account at the Mountain America Credit Union c/o Syringa Club, Garden Valley, Idaho. Please indicate Carlene Smith in your memo. Additional options are the American Cancer Association and theAlzheimer’s Foundation of America at their national foundation addresses.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family on Carlene’s memorial website at www.summersfuneral.com.
Obituary: Jeanette E. Barbagallo
April 18, 1931 – January 29, 2018
Jeanette E. Waid Mancari Barbagallo, 86, of Twin Falls passed away early Monday morning, January 29, 2018 at her home in Twin Falls.
Jeanette was born on April 18, 1931 in Frewsburg, New York the daughter of Ira R. Waid and Genevieve Davenport Waid. She grew up and attended schools in Frewsburg; graduating from Frewsburg High School in 1949. Jeanette married Sebastian Mancari on June 12, 1954 in Jamestown, New York. To this union five children were born, Tanya, Diana, Sebastian Jr. “Scooter”, Francesca and Joseph. The family moved from Jamestown, New York to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1962. After a battle with Lou Gehrig ‘s disease, Jeanette’s husband Sebastian passed away in 1971.
In 1977, Jeanette married Thomas Barbagallo in Las Vegas, Nevada. To this union three step children were added to the family, Nancy Ouien, Alfred Barbagallo and Guy Barbagallo. Following Tom’s sudden death in 2004, Jeanette moved to Twin Falls in 2006 to be near her son Scooter and his family.
Jeanette was a faithful member of the Catholic Church. She attended St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Twin Falls; and also worked with the wonderful people preparing the funeral luncheons at the church. She was also active in the Silver Sneakers Fitness group and the Breakfast Ladies Club. Jeanette loved music, enjoyed singing and making everyone around her smile. Her love was her faith and her family and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren when possible.
Jeanette is survived by her five children, Tanya (Scotty) Sain of Las Vegas, Nevada; Diana Chmielewski of Las Vegas, Nevada; Sebastian “Scooter” (Roanne) Mancari, Jr. of Twin Falls; Francesca Mancari of Lombard, Illinois; and Joseph (Christine) Mancari of Niagara Falls, New York; as well as her sister, Susan (Frank) Ellis of Frewsburg, New York. She is also survived by her 22 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, Sebastian Mancari, Sr. and Thomas Barbagallo; her two sisters, Kathryn Boller and Patricia Andrews; her one brother, Gordon Waid; and son-in-law, Kenneth Chmielewski.
A celebration of Jeanette’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls with Fr. Mike St. Marie celebrating. A funeral luncheon will follow in her honor. A memorial Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday evening, February 1, 2018 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls with Deacon Jim Herrett reciting. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date at the Garden of Memories Columbarium at Palm Memorial Park in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in Jeanette’s name to a charity of your choice.
Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
Obituary: George Alden Ivie
September 8, 1930 – January 29, 2018
HEYBURN — George Alden Ivie, an 87-year-old, longtime Heyburn resident, died Monday, January 29, 2018, at Cassia Regional Hospital in Burley.
George was born September 8, 1930, in Burley, Idaho, the son of James A. and Victoria Shelton Ivie. In his youth the family moved to Bellevue where he was raised. He was drafted into the US Army before completing high school and he spent three years serving his country during the Korean War. After discharged from his military service, he returned to Bellevue where he met and married the love of his life, Rose Emma Uhrig, in June of 1961.
He was a dedicated provider to his family and had several work opportunities throughout his life. He worked in Sun Valley (where he cleaned rooms for some of the movie stars that would visit); he worked for INL, Wendell Mill & Lumber Company, and lastly for the City of Heyburn, where he worked for 22 years prior to his retirement in 1992.
Before he fell ill, he loved going to Jackpot and Fort Hall. He enjoyed his daily coffee and gossip at Smith’s and dining at Burger King with his friends. He loved spending time with his family and shopping deals at local yard sales.
George is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rose Emma; his daughters, Wendy (Bryan) Ransom of McCall, and Kari Main (Scott Spears) of Nampa; his sister, Phyllis Stelma of Bellevue; his brother, Don Ivie of Priest River; four grandchildren, Derek (Shannon) Breshears of McCall, Mandy (Josh) Harmon of McCall, Dyllan Main and Matt (Julie) Main—both of Maryland; and three great-grandchildren, Dakota Breshears, Quentin Breshears, and Jackson Main.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tana Rose Ivie; his parents; his brothers, Arthur Ivie and Jim Ivie; and his sister, Margie Banks.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 1, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Heyburn 1st and 2nd Ward Church, located at 530 Villa Dr., in Heyburn. Military rites will be performed by the Mini-Cassia Veteran’s Organization. Burial will follow at Bellevue Cemetery in Bellevue, Idaho.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E 16th St., in Burley and Thursday from 10 until 10:45 a.m. preceding the service at the church.
Obituary: Harvey Albert Plummer
June 25, 1925—January 26, 2018
Harvey Albert Plummer, 92, completed his journey on earth in the early morning hours of January 26, 2018. Harvey was born in Fairhaven, Missouri on June 25, 1925. He attended schools in Fairhaven, graduating from Walker High School in 1943. In his youth, he participated in sports, played the violin and managed to keep things lively. It was there that he began his love of hunting and fishing and developed his spirit of love and generosity.
Harvey enlisted in the Marines during World War II and remained a proud Marine throughout his life. He served in the Pacific Theatre seeing action in Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands before finishing his tour in Occupied Japan. His unit was the first to land in Nagasaki after the atomic bomb was dropped earning him the title of Atomic Veteran. He served as a Quartermaster in a warehouse situated in the area where the nuclear bomb had been dropped. For many years, he was the oldest Marine at the annual Marine Corps ball, only reluctantly missing it in his final year.
When he was discharged from the service, he traveled with friends to the Nebraska Panhandle to help with the wheat harvest. While there he met the love of his life, Mary Ann Orr who was teaching school in the area. Harvey and Mary Ann were married in Gering, Nebraska, March 28, 1948, sharing 70 years of love and adventure. He was immediately welcomed into her large family of 8 brothers and sisters who he treasured. It wasn’t until much later in life that he connected to his Missouri family, adding 8 more brothers and sisters, a source of much happiness. While still in Nebraska, they had two children Cheryl and Harvey. From this beginning, the family grew, to add 5 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. In the early sixties, Harvey and Mary Ann moved to Twin Falls, Idaho to start a new business. He remained there for the rest of his life save for a brief interlude in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Harvey made many friends during his lifetime in the trucking industry. Upon graduation from high school, he bargained for a truck driving job, offering to work for free if he didn’t do a good job. He got the job. For many years, he was a long-haul truck driver, often traveling for months at a time, transporting goods from coast to coast. He would bring fresh produce to Nebraska during the coldest winters—a rarity in those days. He continued as a tank driver, often hauling dangerous chemicals into equally dangerous and remote locations. Harvey was named Utah Driver of the Year in 1997 and was honored in the Million Mile Club for driving more than a million miles without an accident. He did not retire until he reached age 79 and then only partially. Harvey and Mary Ann continued to run a small business, buying and leasing trucks to help others start their careers. He took great pride in his long career and his ability to mentor others in the business.
Harvey loved people and could as easily spend time with a CEO as the working man. He felt the best way to show hospitality was through a good meal and fortunately for him, he married a woman who could cook. He wasn’t bad himself. His fried chicken was a favorite and try as we might, we could never match his skill! Their home was always open to friends and family. It was not unusual for them to invite friends in for dinner at the last minute or host small parties of 50 or more people. He loved his camping trips with the family and their friends, and the Good Sam Club and enjoyed his many clubs – the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, the VFW, the Elks and the Moose. The friendships he enjoyed were as essential as air—no doubt they contributed to his long life.
Harvey is survived by his wife Mary Ann, his children Cheryl Brush (Mike) of Boise and Harvey (Lynn) of Phoenix. He is also survived by his grandchildren Justin Plummer (Tracy), Columbus, Ohio, Karri Plummer (Dona) of Victoria, British Columbia, Kristin McGee (Matt) and Hailey Brush, Boise and Adrienne Nielsen (Chris), Phoenix. He is also survived by nine great grandchildren Jake, Paige, Tristan, Cameron, Maddie, Paitynn, Abbey, Kayla and Caine. He is survived by his brothers Dale (Janice), Jerry (Marilyn), Gaylen (Shirley), Woodrow (Cora) and Kent (Anita) and sisters Maxine and Arlene. One sister, Della and sister-in-law Maxine preceded him in death. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-laws, Dick (Vonnie), Lyle (Brenda), Wanda, Donna, and Keitha. Bud, Dean (Leah), Clarence, Chuck and Gerald passed before.
Harvey would want us to express his appreciation for the many family and friends who provided so much love and support during his final days. He was incredibly grateful for the smallest kindness and welcomed every visit. We want to thank Hospice Visions, especially Ginger and Joel, whose excellent care allowed him to remain at home under the care of his wife. We also want to thank Phil and Kristie Hafer, for their daily visits.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2018 at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Rd., Twin Falls, ID. At a later date, a service will be held at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Boise. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Visions or a favorite veterans’ organization.
We will miss our sweet husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend but his spirit will live on.
Obituary: Doug Pullin
March 5, 1960—January 25, 2018
On Thursday January 25, 2018 at around 2:40 in the afternoon, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son; Doug Pullin, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Doug left this earth doing what he loved, building equipment and helping others. At the time of his death, he was helping Dave and Tiffany Zortman, he and his wife’s very good friends, to rebuild their sawmill at Sticks and Stones in Shoshone Idaho. The sawmill had burnt completely during a range fire in 2017. He died with his work boots on. Gone from this earth in a split second to meet his Jesus.
Doug was the first child born to Bill and Mary Etta Pullin on March 5, 1960 In Twin Falls Idaho. He was raised in Twin Falls and Kimberly, graduating from Kimberly High School in 1978. He met Angie Hanes in November of 1982 and they were married on July 15 1983. In the years that they were married they lived in Lamoille, Nevada working on the Hooper Ranch, later moving to Murtaugh for a short time and eventually making a permanent residence south of Hansen, Idaho where Doug worked for a long time with his father Bill Pullin.
Doug did not buy equipment such as grapples and logging attachments, he could just look at new ones then go into his shop and build what he wanted, doing this during the winter months. The summer months were filled with logging, skidding, mountain air and long days of hard work. He logged in the South Hills, Stanley basin, Sublet area, Wyoming, and most recently the Pomerelle area. In the past he owned and operated Pullin’s Post and Sawmill which was started by his dad in the 70’s, but with wood prices low and dedicated laborers difficult to find, he decided to contract out to other logging operations including working with Dave Roe (Pro Inc.) and Dave Zortman at Sticks and Stones. He had plans to start helping another good friend, Kenyon Blommer, with some mechanic and equipment work. He liked helping his friends, a hard worker thoroughly enjoying all that he did.
In his free time he enjoyed watching Pawn stars, American Pickers, Gun Stories, Western movies and the show Gold Rush. He and his good friend, Dan Zortman, had big plans of gold mining and panning. He also enjoyed metal detecting, target shooting, and reloading ammunition. His friends said of him “Doug knew how to be a friend” and anyone he met became his friend. He will be greatly missed.
Doug’s greatest joy was his family and spending time with his grandkids, they loved to pile on papa if he got on the floor. He was so proud of his wife Angie and the master’s degree she has been working hard to attain. He was a devoted father to his sons Jed, Kelly, and Bradley and was very proud of the fine men that each of them had become. He really loved his daughter-in-laws, Nikki and Megan, both he and his wife think of them as the daughters they did not have.
Doug is survived by his loving wife of 34½ years, Angie; sons Jed (Megan) and their children MaryAnn, McKinley, and baby Jasper; Kelly (Nikki) and their children James, Jacelyn, EmmaLyne, and Isaiah; and his youngest son Bradley. He also leaves behind two sisters, Debbie (Marty) Tyree and Dee Pullin-Pulsifer; nephew Josh Tucker; nieces Jenifer McDonald, Danielle Tucker, Lisa Tyree, and, his mother-in-law Sharon Rogers, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Mary Etta Pullin and his uncle, Leonard Pullin. A private family viewing will take place Friday January 2, 2018 at Parke’s Funeral Home on Kimberly Road in Twin Falls at 5 p.m. The Pullin Family would like to welcome friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday January 3, 2018 at Eastside Baptist Church, 204 Eastland drive North in Twin Falls Idaho. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to Eastside Baptist Church’s New Horizon girls home in Haiti or Stanton Healthcare in Twin Falls. These were both charities that Doug was passionate about.
Obituary: “Sonny” Theron Howard Koepnick
Dec. 27, 1937—Jan. 13, 2018
“Sonny” Theron Howard Koepnick, 80, of Rupert passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at his home. He was born December 27, 1937 and was born in Boise and made his home in Rupert.
Sonny loved his time in the Army while serving his country from 1961-1967. He married the love of his life Marjorie Faye Broadhead in 1962. He was also a potato inspector for the state of Idaho for 40 years. He enjoyed going fishing, hunting, dancing and going to yard sales. He especially loved spending time and visiting with his family.
Sonny is survived by his wife Faye Koepnick, daughters Tammie (Dan) Pace of Rupert and Paula (Andy) Scout of Rupert, grandchildren Bobi, Wade, Staysha, and Klorissa and great grandchildren Dylon, Jadon, Danica, Daryl, Jaylee, Destanie, and Alexis. He is preceded in death by his parents Howard and Fern Koepnick, grandchildren Bobi Jo (Pace) Fortier and Theron Wade Pace, great grandchild Austin Fortier, and brother Jim Koepnick.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Basin Cemetery with Military Rites. Services were under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations may be made to the Mini Cassia Veterans P.O. Box 291 Burley, Idaho 83318.
Obituary: E. Paul Miller
August 05, 1949 – January 23, 2018
E. Paul Miller, 68, of Inkom passed away unexpectedly on January 23, 2018.
Born August 05, 1949 in Pocatello, Idaho to Steve Miller and Mable Mae Miller, Paul spent his life living and working on the Miller family ranch in the Buckskin area north of Inkom, where his grandfather A.P. Norris homesteaded. He developed a lifelong love of horses, cattle and hard work at an early age beside his father, mother, and siblings.
Paul attended school in Marsh Valley and graduated in 1967. During his time there he excelled in FFA and was an accomplished Varsity wrestler. He had a reputation of being dirty rotten tough and was one of the most talented wrestlers in the State. These were lifelong passions that he passed down to his children and grandchildren.
Following graduation Paul joined the Army National Guard and continued to build his legacy on the family ranch. In 1981 he married Paula Rosa and together they raised three children.
He didn’t say much… but when he did you made sure to listen! His wealth of knowledge, gained from his vast life experiences, made him a respected member of the agricultural community. He especially enjoyed sharing his ideas and wisdom, and we cherish what we learned from him.
He was very passionate about horses and cattle but nothing warmed his heart like his family. Paul was so proud of each of his children and grandchildren, and he loved supporting them in their many activities.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother Pete (Chris).
Paul is survived by his children: Cody (Danielle), Adam (Jamie), Stephanie (Zack); their mother Paula; close family friend and favorite ranch hand Allie Bohus; his grandchildren: Macarty Lynn, McKinley Mae, Riggin Adam, and Kolter Martill; his sisters: Ana Marie (Barry) Sorensen, and Tacia (Nick) Tsakrios; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was our vet, farrier, trainer, mechanic, food critic, coach, mentor, and most importantly our hero. He is deeply loved and greatly missed.
Funeral services will be conducted at Downard Funeral Home, 241 North Garfield Street Pocatello on Tuesday, January 30th at 11:00AM. Immediately following the funeral Paul will be buried in a private ceremony that will be conducted at the Buckskin Cemetery. Following the graveside service the family will greet friends and tell stories at a Celebration of Life, which will be held at Guthrie’s Arena in Inkom. In lieu of flowers donations can be made at the Bank of Commerce under Cody Miller/Donation savings account, or by viewing the obituary online at http://www.downardfuneralhome.com with proceeds going toward local youth groups that Paul was involved in.
Obituary: Edward R. 'Eddy' Bean Sr.
February 17, 1942 – January 23, 2018
RUPERT — Edward Rodney (Eddy) Bean Sr., a 75-year-old Rupert resident, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Cassia Regional Hospital in Burley.
Eddy was born in Rupert, Idaho, February 17, 1942, to Lock & Julia Bean. He was the 5th son born in what would become a family of seven children. Eddy joined the Army, where he spent time in Germany. He was honorably discharged after four years, returning to Rupert, He went to the Rupert Freewill Baptist Church growing up; it was there that he met and later married the love of his life, Phyllis Jean Bandy on November 19, 1965. Mom first liked him for his hot rod of a car. They had two children together, Laura Michelle (Donald) Bays of Havelock, North Carolina, and Edward Rodney Jr. (Terin) Bean of Rupert.
Eddy worked at the Boise Cascade corrugated box factory in Burley, along with operating the family farm in his spare time until 1985, spending most of his time in the Die Room, until he retired in October of 1999. He lived for 41 years in the house he built, in 1976, on the 20-acre family farm. He was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and cutting down 75-foot pine trees to use as firewood. Eddy was always willing to help friends and family with everything he could, including building barns, garages, shops and many other things.
Eddy was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, in 2016; his parents; and three brothers, Paul, Bob, and David.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley with Pastor Terry Bell officiating. Military rites will be performed by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Organization.
A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the local VFW.
Obituary: Kyle Ray Adams
March 7, 1937 – January 24, 2018
BURLEY — Kyle Ray Adams, an 80 year old resident of Burley, Idaho, passed away January 24, 2018, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Kyle was born on March 7, 1937 – as he liked to say, “3-7-3-7’ – in Burley, Idaho, to Orvil Byron and Merna Claire Richins Adams. He grew up in Oakley and worked hard on the family farm. In high school he played football, basketball and was vice president of the student body. After graduating from Oakley High School in 1955, Kyle attended Brigham Young University where he was active in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (“ROTC”). He joined the United States Army Reserves where he worked in the office as a clerk/typist. During his service he was awarded a medal as an expert rifle marksman. After college he returned home where he took over the family farm and spent his life doing what he loved most: farming, ranching and working with cattle.
He married his high school sweetheart, Laurell Martin, on June 10, 1960 in the Logan LDS Temple. Kyle and Laurell were happily married for fifty-seven years. They raised five children and taught them the importance of hard work and the value of education. Kyle was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served in various capacities. He also served on the Oakley Vigilante Board for several years.
After retiring, Kyle and Laurell moved to Burley where he enjoyed the beautiful view of the Snake River from his home. Another favorite activity was attending and supporting their grandchildren at various sport, music and dance events. Traveling adventures took them to Argentina, Africa, England, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and the Panama Canal. Kyle enjoyed going four-wheeling with his good friends, children and grandchildren. He loved fishing with whomever he could get in his boat; he had a running competition with his sons and grandsons to see who could catch the biggest fish. Whenever family was around there was a Pinochle game at the dining room table, usually with Kyle holding the winning hand.
He is survived by his wife, Laurell; his children, Lauri (Jay) Heward and Martin Adams, of Burley, Rick (Trelesa) Adams of Herriman, Utah, Julie Adams (George) DeFord of Nampa, Idaho, and Clay (Janene) Adams of Draper, Utah; his brother, Larry B. (Maxine) Adams of Burley, and sister, Janice (Larry) Hansen of St. George, Utah. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Britton John Adams.
The funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Unity First Ward located at 275 South 250 East Burley, Idaho. Internment will be at the Marion Cemetery, Oakley, Idaho, with military rites.
A visitation will be held at the Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Highway 24, Rupert, for friends and family from 6:00—8:00 p.m., Monday, January 29, 2018, and at the church on Tuesday, from 10:00—10:45 a.m. preceding the funeral service.
The family expresses their thanks to the doctors and nurses of St. Luke’s Oncology, Twin Falls, Harrison Hope Hospice and Morrison Funeral Home, for their sincere and professional care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oakley Historical Museum or the Oakley Valley Arts Council. Condolences may be shared at morrisonpayne.com
Obituary: Lawrence F. Culver Jr.
September 2, 1920 – January 22, 2018
Lawrence F. Culver, Jr. passed away at home on January 22, 2018 at the age of 97. He was a much-loved dad, grandfather, great-grandfather, a favorite uncle, teacher, coach, and friend and will be deeply missed by all.
He was born on September 2, 1920 in Veedersburg, Indiana to Lawrence and Helen Culver. He grew up in Oakland, California and considered that his hometown. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Oakland where he was a track and football athlete.
In 1939, he joined the Navy and served during World War II. He held all enlisted ratings through Chief Petty Office, as well as the commissioned rank of Lieutenant (JG) before being honorably discharged in 1946. For most of the war, he served on the battleship North Carolina as a turret captain.
After the Navy, he completed his education at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he met and married Phyllis Gleason, his wife of 60 years. Phyllis preceded him in death in 2009.
After teaching for 4½ years in San Mateo, California, the couple moved to Twin Falls in 1954 because of his love of the desert country. There he taught mainly art and coached track at Twin Falls High School and O’Leary Junior High School until he retired in 1983. He was active in area art associations as well as the Twin Falls Rifle and Pistol Club and the Jerome Gun Club. He was an avid outdoorsman, handloader, a track enthusiast, and opera and art history buff. He was a true renaissance man. He influenced many and was respected by all who knew him.
Larry is survived by his son Fred (Sonja) Culver of Boise, daughter Anna (Don) Ritchey of Twin Falls, grandson Erick (Kari) Culver of Twin Falls, granddaughter Valerie (Jessie) Culver of Caldwell, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, his wife, and many friends.
The family wishes to express gratitude to St. Luke’s Hospice and A Caring Hand for the care they provided Larry in his last days. It was Larry’s wish to have no funeral services.
Obituary: Ellen Marie Kodesh
October 18, 1925 – January 20, 2018
Ellen Marie Kodesh The angels rejoiced. Heaven gained a saint. On January 20, 2018, Ellen Marie Kodesh passed away after a short hospital stay in Odessa, Texas. She lived a very blessed 92 years.
Ellen was born in Buhl, Idaho on a farm with her twin sister, Libby. Along with her other sister Sonja, they helped their parents do farm work. They milked the cows, dug potatoes, pulled weeds, and put up hay among many other chores that was usually done by boys and men. During the Depression, they worked together just to have something to eat.
She was 16 years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed, and after high school graduation she spent time in California working in factories to help the war effort. She was truly a “Rosy the Riveter”.
Ellen caught the eye of Charles Kodesh while he was working on a grain threshing crew in southern Idaho. They were married and she moved to Oklahoma. Together they raised six children on the Kodesh Farm in rural Red Rock, Oklahoma. She taught her children to milk cows (the older children that is) and the younger ones helped with the other chores. She supported her children and loved them with all her heart. Ellen encouraged her children to be all they could be.
After Charles passed away in 1978, she stayed on the farm a few more years until moving to Idaho to care for her mother. Ellen stayed in the Twin Falls area of Idaho after her mother passed away as she had a lot of family and friends there. She made numerous long trips to visit her children and grandchildren in Oklahoma.
She was proud of her Czechoslovakian heritage as she could talk and write in Czech. She was active in several Czech clubs and organizations in Idaho and was always very active in taking care of the “older”people. She always cared for others before herself.
Ellen lived on her own until 2010 when she had health problems and moved to Odessa, Texas to live with her daughter, Teri. Her non-stop upbeat attitude and quick smile gained her much affection from many people in her new community. Days before her passing, she suffered a severe stroke and was paralyzed. Even though she could not speak, she gave plenty of smiles and winks.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and both sisters. Ellen is survived by her daughter Carla Fellers and husband Phill of Stillwater, OK; son John Kodesh of Marland, OK; son Tony Kodesh and wife Connie of Red Rock, OK; daughter Teri Wilcox and husband Conard of Odessa, TX; son Jim Kodesh and wife Jena of Red Rock, OK; son Duke Kodesh of Odessa, TX; also, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be made to the family under Ellen Kodesh at troutfuneralhome.com.
Those wishing to honor Ellen by giving a memorial gift may make a donation to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma c/o of Trout Funeral Home, 505 W. Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.
Obituary: Gary Allen Rogers
March 10, 1945 – January 24, 2018
Gary Allen Rogers passed away January 24, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born March 10, 1945 in Pierce County, Washington to Bertram and Maurine Rogers. He lived in Jerome, Idaho with his son, Dwight, at the time of his death.
Gary went to school in Kimberly, Idaho. He married the love of his life, Glenda Woolsey, on March 27, 1967. They had a little gypsy blood in them so they lived in various areas throughout their lives.
Dad was a jack of all trades but his specialty was welding and maintenance. He loved the Lord and visited many churches in the area.
Gary belonged to the local astronomy club, loved music, playing the guitar, hunting and fishing with his sons (and any other family members that came along), ham radio, and restoring old guns.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; two grandsons; and the love of his life, Glenda.
Gary is survived by two brothers; one sister; five children; 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and many other relatives that also loved him very much.
A Celebration of Life for Gary will be held at 2:00 pm, today, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Northridge Fellowship, 2 Ridge Loop, Jerome, Idaho 83338. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Gary’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
Obituary: Melvin Jim Fenstermaker
RUPERT — Melvin Jim Fenstermaker, 80 year old Rupert resident, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise due to a massive stroke. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Hwy 24 in Rupert. Condolences may be shared at morrisonpayne.com Cremation services are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Obituary: Sue Nella Sutterfield
October 1, 1929 – January 22, 2018
Sue Nella Sutterfield, entered into eternal life on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Twin Falls, Idaho, at age 88. Sue was born on October 1, 1929 in Sulphur, Oklahoma to Emma Guyla Moore and Chester Arthur Keyes, Jr. Sue attended school in Jones, Oklahoma and graduated from Jones Senior High School in 1948. She spent many childhood summers with her Grandma Lydia Moore, with whom she was very close to. Shortly after she graduated from high school, Sue got on a bus with her good friend, Twila Dalrymple, and made the long trek to Idaho. She wasn’t in Idaho long before she caught the eye of a very handsome man named Roy Sutterfiled, whom later on, she would lovingly call RD. In 1949, Sue and Roy got married and settled down in Twin Falls, building a home on the south side of town. In 1950, they had their first child a son they named Dwight but always called him Danny. In 1953, another son, Michael was born. In 1956, Glen was welcomed and in 1959, a beautiful baby girl they named Marilyn, joined her brothers. Sue and Roy would make Twin Falls their home for the next 50 years. Sue was affiliated with various churches around town and her faith in the Lord never wavered. She loved to sing and would often hum no matter what she might be doing at that moment. She had a knack for cooking; her mashed potatoes remain unmatched. Sue also loved to go for long walks; often walking to her good friend Virginia’s house and going for drives down to Shoshone Falls. She loved spending time with her grandkids always making the most of their visits and who could forget her love of Pepsi floats. She never met a stranger and they were always met with a friendly hello or wave.
Sue is survived by her children, Dan (Barbara) Sutterfield of Broken Arrow, Okla., Mike (Shauna) Sutterfield of Twin Falls, Idaho, Glen Sutterfield of Buhl, Idaho, Marilyn (Ron) Marquardt of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Sisters Louise Holden of Bethany, Okla. and Loretta Barnes of Bakersfield, Calif. Grandchildren Lindsey (Darrick) Cooke of Twin Falls, Idaho, David (Bambi) Marquardt and Austin (Kelsey) Marquardt all of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Great grandchildren, Marlee, Harper, Alaura, Elijah and Journee.
Sue was preceded in death by her beloved husband Roy, her parents, Grandma and Grandpa Moore, and numerous brother and sister in laws.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park” with a visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at White Mortuary and Saturday at 10 am prior to the service. A graveside service will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to the Twin Falls Animal Shelter.
The family would like to express extreme gratitude to all of the nursing staff at Twin Falls Care Center and Bethanny of Visions Hospice for taking such good care of Sue during her final days. Thank you for making a difference.
Condolences may be left at www.whitemortuary.com.
Obituary: Gloria Fox
September 30, 1949 – January 22, 2018
BURLEY — Gloria Jean Fox, age 68, of Heyburn, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at Parke View Rehabilitation and Care Center in Burley.
Gloria was born to Dean J. and Alice Sarah Clement Fox on September 30, 1949, in Blackfoot, Idaho. She attended grade school in Blackfoot until the fifth grade and then attended Heyburn Elementary and Junior High and graduated from Minico High School in 1967.
She worked as a parts clerk for Mini-Cassia Equipment after high school; she then went on to attend Patricia Stevens Career College in Fashion Merchandising in Salt Lake City, Utah. She worked for Auerbacks in Salt Lake during the Christmas holiday in 1968, after which she worked at the Ponderosa Inn for seven years, followed by a job as a sales clerk at the Hirch Center for a year, and then went to work for the JR Simplot Company for many years in Heyburn where she concluded her working career. She then decided to move to Nampa, Idaho.
Gloria was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Young Women’s program where she became the Young Women’s sports coach. She had a love for sports and received many awards; she also loved writing poetry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marie; a brother, Fred; and a nephew, Shawn LeRoy Barnett. She is survived by her sister, Joanne (Steven) Pearson of Burley; and her nieces and nephews.
As a family, we thank the loyal caregivers at Parke View Rehabilitation and Care Center for their kind attention to Gloria’s needs.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 29, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, with Bishop Kerry McMurray officiating. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Heyburn.
Obituary: Marjorie 'Margie' Bones
April 7, 1941 – January 23, 2018
Marjorie “Margie” Bones, 76 of Garden Valley, formerly of Jerome, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at her home.
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