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Karen I. McCulloch
Karen Ilene Crumbliss McCulloch, 54, of Sterling passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at her home from cancer.
She was born June 29, 1953 in Twin Falls, ID, to Cotton Crumbliss and Doris Still.
Karen was raised in Twin Falls. After graduation, she spent time traveling in Europe and lived in Colorado and Arizona. She eventually moved back to Idaho and has lived here since.
Karen worked for the Postal Service for 22 years and spent 16 of those years in the Aberdeen office. She took pride in her job and serving the community.
She enjoyed reading, her family, her dogs, traveling and camping. She spent a lot of time working in her yard, growing flowers.
Karen is survived by her husband, Patrick McCulloch of Sterling; son, Micha McCulloch of Aberdeen; father, Cotton Crumbliss of Twin Falls and beloved stepmother, Glenda Crumbliss of Twin Falls; brother, Kerry Crumbliss of Texas; sister, Kandee Steinmetz and grandson, Matthew McCulloch.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris.
The family thanks all their friends for their help, thoughts, and prayers. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 190, Blackfoot, ID 83221.
Services were held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at the Mennonite Fellowship Hall.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Hawker Funeral Home.
Thomas E. Ballantyne

Thomas Edward Ballantyne, affectionately known as “Gramps,” was born on Nov. 13, 1913. After being diagnosed with lung and brain cancer (on Feb. 1, 2008), his 94 year journey on earth came to an end. Tom passed away on March 9, 2008, at his daughter’s home.
Tom will be remembered by his many friends for his obliging manner, his sincerity and trustworthiness throughout his life.
He loved telling stories of his childhood memories, from winter nights on the sleeping porch to summer days at the local swimming hole. Other stories were told of the year he went to the University of Oregon, playing football for the freshman squad, and becoming a member of Sigma Chi. He also enjoyed telling stories of his years with the CCC in Oregon and the summers spent at camp, working trails and spending time in the great outdoors.
Tom moved to Nampa, ID, during the Depression and worked for Carnation, packing lettuce. During the summers he would house sit the Davis Family Mansion, and acquired the nickname “Pansey”.
Tom met the love of his life while living in Nampa. He said he knew the moment he saw Georgia Wakefield, they would marry. He still fondly remembered Georgia’s brown and yellow dress, long gloves, and her wonderful red hair under the fancy hat she wore the first day they met.
Tom and Georgia moved to Aberdeen, ID, where he sold potatoes for T.S. Vanderford for 20 years.
Tom joined the Army during WWII, was decorated with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in the Pacific Theater. He was a proud member of the Aberdeen American Legion Post and served many years in the Bingham County Selective Service Board.
After leaving Aberdeen, while working for Pacific Fruit and Produce, Tom and Georgia moved to Prineville, OR; Fruitland, ID; and finally to Walla Walla, WA, where they lived for 20 years. In 1997, after Georgia died, Tom moved to Boise to be near his daughter Cathy.
He was an avid bird watcher, and shared wonderful stories of the times he spent with his birding friends from Walla Walla.
Tom enjoyed reading, collecting wildlife pictures from magazines, and journalism, but most of all he enjoyed watching sports. He never missed a baseball or football game, and in the off seasons would settle into a good golf match. He loved his new television, because he could watch two games at once.
Tom and his sister Janet had a standing bet in the Oregon vs. Washington games, and he and his grandson never missed the Mariners and White Sox or the Seahawks and Cowboys play. Lots of pennies won and lost.
Tom is survived by a sister, Janet Folsum of Boise; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Glenn Buffi of Boise; and his nieces, RosaJane (Dale) Shockey and Valerie (Larry) Navirtal.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Wakefield Ballantyne of 57 years; his mother and father, John P. and Florence Ballantyne; sister, Eleanor Jane; and a grandson, Thomas Christopher Buffi.
The family would like to thank Dr. Leslie Stubbs and staff and the doctors at St. Luke’s Meridian and St. Luke’s Hospice and the volunteers for all the love and kindness shown to Tom while he was in their care.
A graveside service will be held Friday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at Kolerlawn Cemetery in Nampa, ID. Services are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in Thomas Ballantyne’s name, to the Idaho Youth Ranch.

Carol Diane Roberts

Carol Diane (Boyer) Roberts, 68, of Tualatin, OR, died Friday, May 2, 2008 from complications of chemotherapy.
A memorial service was held Saturday, May 10, at Young’s Funeral Home, Tualatin.
Carol was born Oct. 3, 1939 in Sacramento, CA. She was married to Clifford A. Vose from 1956 to 1972 while living in Santa Maria. She married Kenneth O. Roberts in 1974 and moved to American Falls in the mid-70s, where she lived and worked at J.R. Simplot for 13 years. She and Ken moved to Tualatin, OR in 1988, where she joined J.C. Penney. From there they moved to Florida and Kansas, where she continued to work for Penney’s. After the death of her husband in 1996 she returned to Oregon to be with her family. She continued to work with Penney’s full-time during seven years of chemotherapy until January 2008.
Survivors include three daughters, Cathy L. and Darrell J. Rossi, Cindy L. and Dana G. Hoadley, and Cary L. and Timothy J. Patrick; stepdaughter, Staci M. and Mark J. Haase; stepson, Shane O. Roberts; brother, Dennis W. and Bonnie Washburn; sister, Diana L. Schmett; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, mother, father and a grandchild.
A memorial web page can be found by typing in Carol’s name at The family would appreciate any audio or written comments and personal memories. Remembrances may be made to the National Ovarian Coalition.

Frances “Frank” Roe

Frances “Frank” Roe of American Falls took her place alongside her Lord and Savior at the age of 66 on Saturday, May 3, 2008.
Frank was born on March 6, 1942, in Maybeury, WV. Frank spent most of her happy days in American Falls. As a young and high spirited lady, Frank spent all her time devoted to giving to other people.
Frank is the daughter of the late Viola Myers and James Roe. Frank is survived by two brothers, Jim Rowe of American Falls, with whom she resided at the time of her death, and Doug Rowe and his wife, Becky, of Farmland, IN.
Frank is survived by two sisters, Carol Carr of Rupert, WV and Margaret Vestal and her husband, Glen, of Princeton, WV. Frank is predeceased in death by a brother, Roger Rowe, who lived in Belle, WV. His wife, Glenna Rowe, still resides there. Frank is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The memorial service was Thursday, May 8, at 3 p.m.

Benjamin M. Saiz

Benjamin Montemayor Saiz, 77, of Rexburg and former resident of Aberdeen, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at home.
He was born July 28, 1930 in Bishop, TX, the son of Benjamin Saiz, Sr. and Consuelo Montemayor Saiz. He married Carlota Sanchez Salaz on Nov. 27, 1950 in Edinburg, TX. They moved to Aberdeen in 1953 and lived there until 1997 and moved to Pocatello after they retired. In 2006 they moved to Rexburg.
Ben enjoyed working at various jobs, which included: Lamb Weston processing plant, Simplot processing plant in Aberdeen and Simplot fresh-pack in Aberdeen. He also did construction on the American Falls Dam and construction in Soda Springs. He had various hobbies: fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Carlota; children, Benjamin and Linda Saiz of Jackpot, NV, Rey Saiz and Lori Miller of Albuquerque, NM, Rudy and Julie Saiz and Arturo and Gloria Rosales, both of Pocatello, Rosie Zatarain, Angel Adkins and Kevin and Lydia Heward, all of Phoenix, AZ, Raul and Eunice Saiz of Rexburg, and Carlos and Joyce Saiz of American Falls; brothers and sisters, Felomeno Saiz, Gloria Noriegea, Tom Rosales and Genivieve Tanguma, all of Texas; 30 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Rovelin and Robbie, two grandchildren and brothers Lupe Saiz and Felomeno Saiz.
The visitation was Monday, May 12, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Presentation of the Lord Catholic Church, Blessed Sacrament Chapel, 667 S. 4th W. in Aberdeen, with Fr. Justin Brady officiating. The Rosary service started at 6:30 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Tuesday, May 13, at 9 a.m. with Fr. Justin Brady as Celebrant. Interment followed at the Aberdeen Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls.

Maria R. Martinez

Maria R. Martinez, age 75, passed peacefully at home on Friday, May 9, 2008. She had been battling cancer.
She married Jose Martinez in 1979 and lived in American Falls for many years. Maria worked and retired from Lamb Weston. Maria enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her hobby was spending time in her garden and she enjoyed her pets.
She is survived by her children: Ruben Guzman, Yolanda Guzman, Juan Guzman, Ricardo Gurrola, Silvia Martinez, Alma Martinez, Lorenzo Martinez, Victor Martinez, Marisela Martinez, Veronica Martinez; many grandchildren; her brother Jose Gurrola from Cd. Juarez, Mexico; Teresa Garcia from Aberdeen; and Maria Gurrola from Dallas, TX.
Viewing was held Tuesday, May 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Chapel, 352 Roosevelt, American Falls, with a Rosary following the viewing. The Mass of Resurrection will be held Wednesday May 14, at 11 a.m. with a viewing one hour before the Mass. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
Many special thanks to Star, Kirsten, Sue, Heather and Toni from Creekside Hospice for the comfort and support they have shared with the family. Mom we will always love you.

Ferdinand M. Dalke
Ferdinand M. Dalke, 95, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls.
He was born Feb. 5, 1913 in Vinita, OK, to Henry and Anna Dalke. They moved to Dubois, ID, in the summer of 1914. Six years later the family moved to Aberdeen.
On June 15, 1934 he married Helen Brucks of American Falls. On June 15, 2008, they would have been married 74 years.
Ferd’s first job was with the Kraft Cheese Company in Aberdeen from 1930 to 1939. He began farming in the Aberdeen area in 1940. In 1948 he added the raising of sheep to his farming. He retired from these occupations in 1974. Beginning in 1960 he also worked for the Aberdeen School District, driving and maintaining buses for 27 years.
Ferd was a charter member of the Aberdeen Boots and Saddle Club from its inception in 1948 through its dissolution in 1970. He also actively participated in many community service organizations and hobbies and crafts.
Ferd was a member of the First Mennonite Church of Aberdeen for 88 years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, of American Falls; his three children, Delon Dalke of Yuma, AZ, Karen Dirks (Joel Moss) of Fort Collins, CO, and Nancy Clark (Greg) of Prescott, AZ. He is also survived by three brothers and three sisters. In addition, he is survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life was held at First Mennonite Church, 381 Washington and 4th West in Aberdeen. The service was held Monday, May 19, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Kaiser officiating. Interment was in the Homestead Cemetery in Aberdeen. A public viewing was held at 10 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
The family suggests remembrances may be made to First Mennonite Palisades Camp, PO Box 246, Aberdeen, ID 83210.
Billie Louise Lott
Billie Louise Lott, 80, passed away following an extended illness on May 17, 2008 at Ashley Manor in Pocatello.
She was born in Oakley, ID on Nov. 18, 1927 to John Vincent and Della Brown Carson. She was raised and attended school in and around Rupert-Minidoka area. She married J. K. “Pete” Lott, Sept. 4, 1948 in Rupert.
She loved camping and fishing and spent many wonderful years with her husband and two sons, Steve and Jay, at the family cabin at Petit Lake.
Around 1961 the family moved to American Falls to open Lott Electric. She helped run the business until the death of her husband in 1982.
She was a wonderful cook and homemaker so when they needed a cook at American Falls Senior Citizens Center, she was hired and worked there until she retired in 1996.
She loved her yard and flowers. People stopped many times to tell her how much they enjoyed her humorous lawn decorations. The highlights of her days were her visits from her grandchildren. She was so very proud of them and had pictures of all of them on her wall, where anyone visiting her saw them first thing when they walked in.
She is survived by her son, Steve (RenaJo) Lott; sister, Genevieve (Nolan) Jewsbury of Twin Falls; sister-in-law, Betty (Richard) Blincoe of Paul; and grandchildren, Cody Lott of Nampa, Shane (Melissa) of American Falls, Troy Lott of Pocatello, Heidi (Chad) Barney of American Falls, Kyle (Maria) of Nampa and Lance (Gina) of Boise; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Della Carson; her husband ‘Pete” Lott; her son, Jay Lott; two brothers and four sisters.
We wish to thank Ashley Manor of Pocatello and Creekside Hospice for their loving care.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at the American Falls LDS Stake Center, 111 Church Place in American Falls with Bishop Steve Worton officiating. The visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
David J. Morris

David “Dave” J. Morris, 83-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the Bingham Extended Care Facility after a long hard battle with cancer.
He was born in American Falls on April 16, 1925, to David John and Ruth Taysom Morris as the second youngest of 11 children.
Dave lived most of his life in the Rockland area where he attended schools and graduated from Rockland High School. He worked for various farmers in the Rockland area as a young man.
He joined the United States Navy in 1944 during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. Dave was proud of the fact that he and four of his brothers served during the war all at the same time.
He married Jeanine Larson in 1955. They had three sons, Rick, Clark and Shawn. Jeanine preceded him in death. He was later married to Larene Frasure in 1991.
Dave worked for Power County Grain Growers for 20 years. He then worked for the Power County Highway District for 15 years until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife Larene of Blackfoot; sons, Clark (Terry) Morris, American Falls, Shawn (Melanie) Morris, Tucson, AZ; one brother, Fred Morris, Stanwood, WA;  two sisters, Ilene Benson, Blackfoot, and Genevieve Orsi, California; stepson, Richard (Lori) Frasure, Blackfoot; and stepdaughters, Pam (Clem) Metz and Jinna Wilcox, Blackfoot, and Carolyn Campbell of Gillette, WY;  seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his first wife he was preceded in death by his son, Rick, five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Rockland LDS Church, 375 S. Aspen, Rockland, with Bishop Evan Kress conducting.
The family will meet with friend on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. in Blackfoot and again for an hour prior to services at the church in Rockland. Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery in Rockland, where military services take place.

Kathryn Schreiber Scott

Kathryn Marie Schreiber Scott of Kennewick, WA, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls.
Born and raised in American Falls, she was the daughter of Robert (Bob) and Carol Schreiber, whom she was visiting at the time of her death.
Kathy was very active at American Falls High School as head cheerleader, Junior Miss and as a member of the tennis team. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a double major in elementary and special education and was the Theopholus award winner as the outstanding senior. She was also active in dance, the Vandaleers and the UI Marching Band. Kathy earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Washington State University.
It was at the university where she met the love of her life, Steve Scott from Blackfoot. They were married in 1983 in American Falls. Two years ago they inherited their first child, Joe, the dog, part Lab and part German Shepherd, who quickly became the center of their lives.
Kathy was passionate about music, education and helping children. She taught elementary special education in Umatilla and was a counselor at Hermiston (OR) High School, while Steve is an investment advisor in Tri-Cities, WA. They moved to Hermiston, OR, in 1984 and to Kennewick in 2001. Kathy sang with the Consort Columbia in Richland, was the percussionist in a local band, and was a member of P.E.O. She and Steve taught a junior high church group for several years.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Steve Scott; their best friend Joe-Dog; father and mother, Robert and Carol Schreiber of American Falls, sisters, Liz (John) Hughes of St. Maries, ID, and Chris Schreiber (Lori Pohl) of Long Beach, CA; nieces, Sarah and Laura Hughes of St. Maries; nephew, Zach Pohl of Long Beach, CA; father- and mother-in-law, Don and Mary Scott of Salmon, ID; brother-in-law, Bill (Kathy) Scott; and niece, Laurel Scott of Conifer, CO.
Kathy was surrounded by loving and caring family, friends and neighbors to whom the family will always be grateful. The family also thanks Dr. Bret Timmons, Kris Babb, P.A., the hospital staff working that Sunday and the American Falls ambulance crew.
There was a visitation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls. The funeral will be held Friday, May 30, at the Kennewick First United Methodist Church at 10 a.m., with graveside service immediately following.
Memorials may be sent to the American Falls Education Foundation, 827 Fort Hall, American Falls, ID 83211, for the Robert and Carol Schreiber Scholarship in Kathy’s name, to Hermiston High School for the Kathryn Scott Memorial Scholarship, or to the charity of your choice.

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