OBITUARIES - July 2007
| Tylan Manuel Claunch was called home to his Heavenly Father Friday, June 29, 2007.
He is survived by his parents, Josh and Anika Claunch. He is also survived by his two loving dogs, Blue and Reyatta; maternal grandparents, Terri and Manuel Rodriguez, maternal great-grandparents, Jim and Charlene VanSell, all of American Falls, and Maria Angel of California; paternal grandparents, Gordon Claunch of Pingree and Kathy and Harry Smith, paternal great-grandparent, Sarah Phillips, all of American Falls. There are also many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
Tylan was preceded in death by four great-grandparents, Manuel Rodriguez Sr., Earl Phillips, Henry Claunch and Joanne Jones, and many other relatives.
Tylan was a very active 15 month old little boy. He loved playing outside with his dogs, and inside with his trucks and tractors with his dad. He also loved being with family and was extremely loving toward them. He loved spending time with his “Papa” Manuel at home or at the beach and playing in the water. Being out with Uncle Daniel and the horses was a joy. Playing with his aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins was a highlight of any day or time. He loved everyone deeply and will be dearly missed.
There will be a benefit dinner and auction in Tylan Manuel’s honor on July 14, at Casey’s Restaurant and Lounge. Any donations may be made for the auction at Casey’s during business hours. Anyone may also donate at any Wells Fargo under Tylan Claunch Benefit Account.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, at the Powerhouse Christian Fellowship, 2905 Sunbeam Road in American Falls, with Pastor Steve Isaak officiating. Interment will follow in the Fallsview Cemetery in American Falls. The family would appreciate anyone attending services not wear dull colors, but bright and colorful clothing.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls.
Jay Hunt Hulet left this earthly existence on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at the age of 85 following an extended illness. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him the best.
Jay was born in Peterson, Morgan County, UT, on Nov. 18, 1921. He was the third child of John Silas Hulet and Nancy Elva Hunt. He was active in Boy Scouts, and in 1935 rode horseback in the Diamond Jubilee of the Pony Express that carried mail across the west central part of the United States. For his service he received a silver medallion presented by the Oregon Trail Memorial Association.
Jay served in the Army 67th Armored Infantry Battalion – 13th Armored Division during World War II in the European Theatre. He was a mechanic, repairing trucks and equipment during his tour of duty.
Jay married Gertrude Elizabeth Gehring on June 13, 1943, in Hollywood, CA. Jay and Gertrude were sealed for time and eternity on Feb. 19, 1960, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Jay farmed in American Falls for 20 years and was the first farmer in the area to utilize deep wells for irrigation. The family moved to Murphy, ID, in 1967 where he farmed until his health prevented him from continuing the work he loved. He raised wheat, sugar beets and potatoes. Additionally, he constructed two earthen dams to help with the irrigation on the Murphy Flat Farm. His life’s work and hobby was farming, and he taught his family the value of hard work. He was instrumental in making the desert blossom into a rose in the American Falls area and on Murphy Flats. Dad loved to farm, read, and liked to travel after he was convinced it was okay to leave the farm for awhile.
Jay is survived by his wife, Gertrude; their six children and spouses, Barbara (Don) Hartley of Murphy; Marilyn (Sid) Allen of American Falls; Janice Rudeen of Columbia, MO; Linda (Mike) Ihli of Kuna, ID; Marcia Hulet of Fruitland, ID; and Blaine (Yvonne) Hulet of Murphy; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded him in death.
Jay was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many capacities. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-Melba First Ward Humanitarian Aid Fund in care of Bishop Greg Hunter, 112 Randolph, Melba, Idaho 83641 or the Melba Valley Senior Center, 115 Baseline Road, Melba, Idaho 83641.
The family expresses their thanks for the kind care given at Grace Assisted Living in Nampa and the Hospice care of Family Home Health.
A viewing was held on Sunday, July 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Zeyer Funeral Chapel located at 83 N. Midland Boulevard in Nampa, ID. A viewing was also be held on Monday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Melba LDS Chapel located at 112 Randolph in Melba, followed by the funeral services at 11 a.m.
Weston James Jeffries, 29, of Idaho Falls passed away suddenly of a pulmonary embolism on Friday, June 29, 2007.
Weston was born Oct. 4, 1977 to James Jeffries and Paulette Shaw in American Falls. He grew up in American Falls, graduating from American Falls High School in 1996. He joined the Marines following high school. He attended ISU and graduated with an Associate Degree in Building Construction Technology. After several years in construction he returned to ISU and continued his education, majoring in computer technology and the theater. He won various awards for his set and sound design while attending ISU. Weston was a gifted craftsman and artist, and for the last several years has partnered with his mother in wallpaper installation and design in Idaho Falls.
He is survived by his father, Sheriff Jim Jeffries (Carol) of American Falls; his mother, Polly Shaw (Laddie) of Idaho Falls; a brother, Sergeant Conrad Jeffries of Boise, ID; stepbrothers, Chance Wilding, James Shaw; stepsisters, Shiree (Lyle) Hanson, Sharron (Shane) Williams, Robin (Michael) Matzek, Susanne (Del) Johnson, Amy (Jason) Wall; his grandmother, Alice Cox; his aunts, Mary (Leo) Van Sickle, Norene (Jay Hill) Wynn, and Connie (Alan) Funk; and one uncle, David (Sue) Jeffries; as well as numerous cousins and other family members. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dave and Francis Jeffries and Wayne Cox.
The viewing will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 6, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls. The graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. at Fallsview Cemetery in American Falls following the viewing.
Weston will be remembered for his wit, his sense of humor, and his creative ability.
Marvin Fay Parsons, 92 died Thursday, June 28, 2007 in Blackfoot. He was born on Dec. 17, 1914 in Blackfoot, the son of Isham Al Tony Parsons and Cora Belle Broadbent Parsons. He married Alla Belle Claunch on Aug. 14, 1935 in Pocatello.
Marvin served on the Sterling School Board from 1938 to1948 and as a trustee for the Aberdeen School board for three years. He was a Precinct Committee member for 12 years. During his early-married life he would run sheep on the desert. He was a family man who loved spending his time with them.
He is survived by his wife, Alla Belle; his children, Carol (Bill) Myers of Olympia, WA, Marlene (Leo) Fehringer of Aberdeen, Steve (Ardis) of Sterling, Lynn (Julene) of Blackfoot; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, at the United Methodist Church in Aberdeen, with Pastor Marcie Collins officiating. Interment was in the Springfield – Sterling Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary.
| Ronald W. Stroschein (Scratch) age 82, formerly of Aberdeen, returned to the Lord on Thursday, July 5, 2007 in Idaho Falls, ID.
He was born in the family farmhouse five miles north of Aberdeen, to Earl H. and Uva G. (Miller) Stroschein on Feb. 9, 1925.
He was a devout member of the Roman Catholic Church his entire life.
Ronald married Betty Louise Prudhomme on June 6, 1949. From this union were born Virginia Stroschein, Mark Stroschein, Monica Bethke (Larry), Teresa Wagner (Rodger), Kirk Stroschein (Gail), Cecilia McNutt (Joseph), Anita Olsen (David), Ronda Burgemeister (Ray), and Rita Aumeier (Steven). Betty, his first wife, passed away on Jan 3, 1994.
Ronald was blessed to again find love and married Nelda Slaugh Lancaster on June 4, 1999. With this union came two wonderful stepchildren: Becky Turmire and Dr. Bruce Lancaster. He is survived by his loving wife, Nelda, all of his children, 25 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two step children, three brothers, Ward, Earl and Paul Stroschein, and one sister, Regina Line.
Ronald so loved spending time with family and friends, fishing, hunting, camping and farming. He enjoyed playing card games with family and friends, but especially his grandchildren. He was well known for his wonderful witty sense of humor and his very funny practical jokes.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, wife Betty, three brothers, Lyle, Dallas and one infant, and two granddaughters, Jessica McNutt and an infant.
The family received friends Monday, July 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Aberdeen. The Rosary began at 6:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass was Celebrated on Tuesday, July 10, at the Blessed Sacrament at 11 a.m. Internment was in the Aberdeen Cemetery immediately following.
Memorials are preferred to Christ the King Catholic Church Food Bank, 1690 E. 17th St., Idaho Falls, ID 83404.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls, Idaho.
Daniel James Haskell, 79, formerly of Rockland, died in Pullman, WA, on Wednesday, July 4, 2007.
Services are under the direction of Short’s Funeral Chapel, 1225 East 6th Street, Moscow, ID 83843. Telephone number is (208) 882-4534.
John Heber Harmison, 86, of American Falls, died Thursday, July 12, 2007 at Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls from an extended illness.
He was born to Brigham Heber Harmison and Iris Lee Harmison in Afton, WY, on May 26, 1921. He grew up in Afton, joining the Marines on Oct. 20, 1942 fighting in World War II. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 3, 1945.
John married the love of his life, Elda Jensen on June 15, 1945. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in April 1964. He worked for FMC in Pocatello for 32 years, retiring in 1984.
John enjoyed watching sports on television and went to see a real live baseball game in Chicago while visiting his grandson, Jeff and his family. He loved and enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and we all loved him. He has left a huge void in our lives.
John was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions.
His parents; one brother and two sisters; and one grandson precede John in death.
John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elda; two daughters, Sharon (Fred) Roberts, American Falls and Kathy (Terry) Gull, Aberdeen; one son, Steve Harmison, Pocatello; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and two more due the end of August. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls Stake Center, 111 Church Place in American Falls, with Bishop Steven Worton conducting. The visitation was Monday, July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St. in American Falls, and from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment was in the Fallsview Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Roland Evans Post #3.
Andrew Michael Kittridge, 82, of American Falls, died Monday, July 9, 2007 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Andy was born on Aug. 5, 1924 in Greeley, NB, the son of Martin Edward and Ann Fillinger Kittridge. Andy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Andy was a member of the American Legion and a life member of the VFW. Andy was a truck driver for 50 years retiring from Garrett Freight Lines. He enjoyed golfing. Andy genuinely cared for other people, their needs always came before his own. Andy’s family and many friends will miss him.
Andy is survived by his wife Helen Schiewe Kittridge; son, Mike Kittridge; daughters, Carol Kittridge and Colleen Wadsworth.
The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, at the American Falls Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Chapel, 352 Roosevelt St. with Fr. Justin Brady as Celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Fallsview Cemetery in American Falls with military honors by the American Falls American Legion Roland Evans Post #3. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St. in American Falls.
Tamara Jo Lindhartsen, 42, of American Falls, died Saturday, July 14, 2007 from injuries in an automobile accident.
She was born May 23, 1965 in American Falls to Laurence Joseph “Larry” and Nancy Jo Hibpshman Lindhartsen. She graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1983.
She is survived by her father, Larry Lindhartsen; one sister, Anna (Dennis) Sanchez of Buhl; and one brother, Michael (Mary) Lindhartsen of Chicago, IL; three children, Brian, Kyndra and Brandon Line of Eden, ID; and her grandmother, Mary Nowels of Boise, ID.
She was preceded in death by her mother; sister, Pam Lindhartsen; grandparents, Ogden Lindhartsen, Wilson Knowles, Mildred Hibpshman and Dick Hibpshman.
The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, July 19, at the Aberdeen Cemetery with Fr. Justin Brady officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls, ID 83211.
She will be missed by her family and friends.
John Clayton Mehlhaff died Thursday night, July 12, 2007 at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1923 to JP and Malvina (Molly) Mehlhaff in American Falls, and was a lifetime resident.
Dad was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ilene Clark Meadows; his second wife, Helen Maria Mehlhaff; one brother, four sisters and one grandson, Shawn Baker.
Surviving are his biological children, Sharon (Tom) Richards, Phoenix, AZ, Patricia Kessler, Pocatello, and John Clark Mehlhaff (Marilyn), Auburn, CA. His stepchildren Greg (Debbie) Baker, Pocatello, Mitch Baker, Ogden, UT, Casey Baker, Pocatello; sister, Colleen Matson Mehlhaff, Pocatello; and nephew and niece. Tom Thomas and Kathy Thomas. John had 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Our dad was educated in American Falls, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, and Weaver Business School. He served four years in military service during World War II in the Coast Guard.
He married Ilene Clark in Pocatello, Dec. 3, 1941. They were later divorced. They had three children.
He married Helen Maria Hope Baker June 29, 1963 and raised her three children as his own.
His careers included his own business — Mehlhaff Food Market, Vice President of Mehlhaff Tractors Company, auctions sales clerk, owner and broker and appraiser of American Falls Realty, owner and developer of Lincoln Square Apartments.
He was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge #58 for over 50 years. He was past district deputy and grand master of the Masonic Lodge. He also served for 13 years on American Falls City Council and past President of Chamber of Commerce.
He was a member of the American Falls Congregational Church.
He was also a member of the American Falls High School marching band, which was nationally acclaimed and preformed at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade.
He loved all animals, sports, golf and reading, and fishing with friends and grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 18, at the American Falls Congregational Church at 1 p.m. Friends may call at Davis Rose Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and one hour prior to the service at the church. His internment will follow service at Fallsview Cemetery in American Falls, with Military Honors by the American Legion Roland Evans Post #3 and Masonic graveside services.
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