OBITUARIES - February 2008
| William Grover Pennington was born Nov. 22, 1937 in American Falls and passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in Gooding, ID.
He is survived by two daughters, Roxie E. (Pennington) Wellnitz and Cindy M. (Pennington) Johnson and spouses, all of Pocatello.
He passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease.
Services are scheduled Thursday, Jan. 31, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, American Falls. Family visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at which time there will be a procession to the Neeley Cemetery, with a graveside service at 1 p.m.
| Karen Misenhimer Monson, 71, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, in Newport Beach, CA. She was born to Harold and Lena Misenhimer on Sept. 16, 1936, in American Falls.
Karen grew up on the family farm in the Little Creek area and attended school in town, graduating from American Falls High School in 1954. She earned a degree in education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, where she also met her future husband, Stanley Monson. They were married on June 24, 1956, and were blessed with three children.
Karen spent most of her professional career as an educator — a career that took her from Washington to California to Saudi Arabia and finally to directing her own Montessori school in Orange County, CA. She loved children, enriching the hundreds of young lives that she touched.
Karen’s Christian faith was the central force throughout her life. A lifelong Lutheran, she was active in each parish of which she was a member, serving in many leadership roles including that of church organist. An accomplished musician, Karen found a special sense of fulfillment when surrounded by music. With her family, she traveled extensively through Europe and the Middle East as well as from Alaska to Texas to the east coast.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Bob and infant Donald. She is survived by her husband Stanley; two daughters, Cheri and Stefanie, and their husbands, Richard and Robert; son David and his wife, Melinda; three granddaughters, Kirsten, Zoey, and Avery; sister, Darla Misenhimer Siver; sister-in-law, Geraldine Seefeldt; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service was held for Karen on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Lutheran Church of the Master, Corona Del Mar, CA. Her ashes will be scattered at a later date in Idaho over the farm homesteaded by her grandparents — the land that she loved.
William Troy Dickard, 87, of Pocatello, and formerly of Kimberly, American Falls and New Plymouth, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at Portneuf Medical Center following a sudden illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1920 in Osage, AR, a son of William Dee and Marjorie Adella Armor Dickard. When he was very young his family moved to Filer, ID, where he attended school and graduated from Filer High School.
On Sept. 7, 1940 he married Ruth Snelson in Filer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. Following the war he owned and operated a service station in Eden, ID. He then sold tractors and farm implements for the Ford Tractor dealership in Twin Falls.
He purchased a farm and ranch south of Kimberly, which he operated until 1970. He and Ruth moved to American Falls in 1977, where he worked and managed the CENEX Co-Op until 1983. He then moved to New Plymouth where he operated a custom fertilizer business until he retired in 1986. He and Ruth enjoyed traveling and would spend the winters in Apache Junction, AZ, and the summers in Idaho. They moved to Pocatello in 1998. Ruth passed away July 23, 1999. He loved to golf and would golf everyday with his friends that the weather would permit. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include: a son, Pat (Dixie) Dickard, New Plymouth, ID; a daughter, Pam (Wayne) Taysom, McCammon, ID; a brother, Joyce (Hallie) Dickard, Twin Falls; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and an infant daughter.
Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Filer Cemetery with Pastor Phil Pittman of the First Baptist Church of New Plymouth officiating. The family received friends on Friday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel, 510 N. 12th Ave. in Pocatello. Friends may visit www.manningwheatleyfuneralchapel.com for online condolences. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel.
Iola L. Haskell, 77, of American Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Spring Creek Manor in American Falls with her loved ones beside her, after a valiant fight with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Iola was born Sept. 27, 1930 in Twin Falls, ID, to Robert and Esther Thamert Werner. She married Ivan Haskell on March 28, 1952.
Iola worked for T.S. Vanderford and retired from Lamb Weston after 27 long hard years.
Mom enjoyed all the laughs she had with Eloise while they were on their big shopping spree. The special times mom spent with her niece Rowena, solving all the world’s problems, and crazy trips. Most of all mom enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom’s great sense of humor will truly be missed.
Iola is survived by her husband, Ivan Haskell of American Falls; daughters, Debbie (Lyle) Youngstrom of Aberdeen, Brenda (Terry) Gillett of Gilbert, AZ; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Esther, father Robert, and brother Leonard.
The graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Fallsview Cemetery in American Falls.
The family prefers memorials in Iola’s memory be made to Idaho Home Health and Hospice or Spring Creek Home Health and Hospice.
The family thanks the staff from Spring Creek Manor for all the tender loving care they gave mom. Mom was able to laugh, joke around and show her sense of humor right to the end. Thanks for sharing it in return. You all meant a lot to mom.
We also thank the nurses and staff from Idaho Home Health and Hospice and Spring Creek Home Health and Hospice, Harms Memorial Hospital, the EMT’s and Dr. Dean Williams and staff. In mom’s eyes Dr. Williams and staff was the “Greatest!”
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
| Alma Elayne Nelson, née Barclay, Dec. 20, 1924, peacefully departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 at the Pocatello Care and Rehabilitation Center, after a year-long stay.
She was the second child of Grace and Silas Barclay, who homesteaded in the Grandview area. Alma was raised in Grandview, with her surviving siblings, Earl (Connie), Duane (Stenna) and sister Ada. Alma studied at Idaho State University just prior to the end of World War II and student-taught at Lava Hot Springs, ID. She taught under her Elementary Life Teaching Certificate from University of Idaho Southern Branch (ISU) which she earned in 1944. She completed her Baccalaureate in Secondary Education from ISU in 1975, while raising a family of four children, commuting 100 miles per class and helping with the family farm. She had a teaching career for over 30 years at the Aberdeen School District in both elementary and secondary levels which included teaching commercial studies, Latin, and being a girls’ basketball coach.
In a double wedding ceremony with her sister Ada, Alma and Ada married Byron Nelson and Olen Lankford, respectively, on Oct. 14, 1947.
Alma and Byron raised four children in Grandview: Brett, Bart (Lisa), Krista (Bryan) Briggs and Blake. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her siblings, four children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as many others whom she loved and considered family members.
She was a kind, giving and well loved individual who touched the lives of countless persons. She will be remembered and missed by an entire community as well as her family and loved ones.
The funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lakeview Ward at 12 noon, Friday, Feb. 29. Interment will follow at the Aberdeen Cemetery. The visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
|Ida Funk Bauer, 90, went to meet her Heavenly Father, with her family at her side, on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008. She died from pneumonia and complications from a long battle with kidney disease. Ida had been on dialysis for two years.
Thanks to the wonderful people at the Devita Center and the Kidney Institute for their care and devotion to Ida during her dialysis. Thanks to Dr. D’Souza and Dr. Rahim, who were her doctors and truly cared and monitored her illness. Thanks to the people at Quail Ridge Assisted Living for their love and care for Ida during the 1.5 years she lived there. And thanks to her Granddaughter Cyndi Campbell, who spent so much time with her during her life and illness.
Ida Bauer was born on Aug. 9, 1917, west of American Falls in Pleasant Valley. She grew up on her parents’ farm in Pleasant Valley. Ida attended a one-room schoolhouse through the eighth grade. Going to high school was not possible. She had to stay home and help on the farm while the men were fighting in World War II. Ida herded cows and drove grain truck.
Ida was the second youngest of seven children. Her parents were Fred and Mary Funk. She had three brothers, Chris, George and Jake Funk; and three sisters, Emma Funk, Esther Ruff and Martha Busboom.
When Ida was in her early twenties, she worked various jobs in American Falls and Pocatello. She had fond memories of working in the bakery in American Falls. She mainly worked in food services and worked for many years as a tray girl and then head cook at the Power County Hospital.
When the War was over and her love came home, she married John C. Bauer, on Nov. 17, 1946. They raised six children, four sons, Dennis, Robert, Johnny and Rick, and two daughters, Dianna and Linda.
John farmed for a living and they were married 46 years, when John passed away on April 9, 1993 at the age of 86. One son, Robert, passed away Sept. 26, 1973 at the age of 23 from complications of kidney disease.
Ida was a long time member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church. Her various hobbies include crafts, crocheting, embroidery, painting ceramics, beadwork, gardening and most of all she loved to travel. You tell her about a trip and her bags were packed. Approximately 20 years ago she had the opportunity to go to Australia with a friend for two months and she never forgot her experiences there. She also enjoyed quilting. She helped the ladies of the Lutheran Church make many quilts for the needy.
Ida is survived by her five children, Dianna (Dennis) Campbell, Dennis (Darlene) Bauer, Linda (Gary) Roth, Johnny Bauer, Rick (Shonda) Bauer; ten grandchildren, Cyndi Campbell, Karen (Mark) Osadchey, Michael Roth, Deborah Roth, Bobby Bauer, Brandon Bauer, Jennie (Riley) Mullin, Patrick Bauer, Ashley Bauer, Holli Bauer; one great-grandson Curtis Lee Campbell; and many nieces and nephews and their children.
Ida was preceded in death by her parents, all her siblings, her husband John and son Robert.
The funeral services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee in American Falls at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. The viewing was in the Fireside Room from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, and on Wednesday, one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be in the Fallsview Cemetery. Funeral directions are under the care of Davis-Rose Mortuary, American Falls.
| Dorothe Ione Nelson, 89, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at the Portneuf Medical Center.
Dorothe was born June 3, 1918, at Rockland, the sixth child of Lars Christopher Nelson and Emily Waite Nelson. She graduated from Rockland High School and, after having declared that she “would never teach school,” earned a teaching degree from Albion State Normal School and a Masters from Stanford Univer-sity. Devoting her life to her “kids” and “managing to get across a few mathematical concepts,” she taught at schools in Idaho before completing her teaching career at Hellgate High School in Missoula, MT, and returning to the family farm in Rockland. Having witnessed the many changes in teaching technique that occurred throughout her career, she once observed that “no matter how it’s taught, 2 and 2 are still 4, and I find that is a comforting thought to cling to.”
Dorothe was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also belonged to Delta Kappa Gamma, Eastern Star, National Education Association and the Montana Education Association.
She is survived by her brother, Owen Levi Nelson of Soda Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lars Christopher Nelson and Emily Waite Nelson, three brothers, Lars Fenton, Orval “Fritz”, and Orlin Paul, and two sisters, Ada Marie and Ora.
A special thanks to Richard and Margueritte Morris and Mike and Rose Mathews for their care of Dorothe’s beloved pet Charli.
The funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Rockland LDS Church. Interment followed at the Valley View Cemetery in Rockland. The visitation was Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Memorials are preferred in Dorothe’s name to Primary Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.
| Deloma Mae Randolph passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Deer Valley John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. She never recovered from an emergency surgery, and suffered a stroke. Two of her daughters were with her and she passed peacefully.
Deloma was proceeded in death by her beloved husband, Perry Haskell (Hack) Randolph, her beloved son, Jerry Randolph, and beloved parents, who are all buried in American Falls, and her beloved brother, Roy Davis, who is buried in Pocatello.
She is survived by her two sons, David Randolph, Dixon, CA, and Merrill Davis, American Falls; three daughters, Lisa Owens and Mary Clayton, Phoenix, AZ, and Betty Christiansen, Newark, CA; three granddaughters, four grandsons, three great-grandsons; and brother, Gene Davis, American Falls.
Deloma was born on Oct. 24, 1932 in Hurdland, MO, to parents Lucas and Velma Davis. She grew up in American Falls, and has always considered that to be her home. She moved to Phoenix, AZ, in 2003 to be near her two daughters and grandson, CJ, who became the light of her life. She will be remembered by her children as a kind and loving mother who always put them first, and by all who knew her, as a sweet and gentle soul. She will be missed.
There will be a viewing at Davis-Rose Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, Feb. 28, as well as Friday morning, Feb. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with funeral services at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 710 Ft. Hall Ave. in American Falls. Interment will follow at Fallsview Cemetery in American Falls.
Barbara L. McKinnis, 80, of Chubbuck and former resident of American Falls died Monday, March 10, 2008 in Chubbuck.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1927 in Aberdeen, the daughter of Rex Allen and Helen Louise Virgin Nichols.
Barbara married Meryl E. Kelso on Sept. 26, 1950 and they were later divorced. She married Ed Ingmire in 1963 and he preceded her in death. On May 26, 1979 she married Myron Charles “Mac” McKinnis. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1999.
She had many interests and hobbies, baking, quilting, cake decorating, sewing and bowling. She served many years as a Pink Lady at Harms Memorial Hospital. She was a site manager at the Aberdeen and Power County Senior Centers.
She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at family gatherings.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons; Flossie Kelso of Chubbuck, Susan (Steve) Isaak of American Falls, Lynn (Shirley) Kelso of Spokane WA, twins, Jeannie (Henry) Perez of Downey, CA and Jim (Kerry) Ingmire of Twin Falls; six grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents, brother Robert “Bob” Nichols, and grandmother Ida Gilbert.
The memorial service will be at the Assembly of God, 329 Harrison in American Falls, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 13.
Inurnment will be at the Fallsview Cemetery in American Falls. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
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