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OBITUARIES - April 2009
Nola Allen Green Beck
Nola Allen Green Beck, 90, Nampa, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Funeral services were held Friday, March 27, at the Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N Midland Blvd in Nampa. Burial was on Saturday, March 28, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls. Arrangements were provided by the Zeyer Funeral Chapel.
Nola was born in Banida, ID, on Nov. 8, 1918 to James LeRoy and Melissa Lowe. Their family consisted of six sons and two daughters. When Nola was three years old, her mother passed away in childbirth and Nola went to live with her Aunt Mae until her father remarried Lola Barkdull.
Nola grew up in Eastern Idaho, near Pocatello. She married Charles D. Allen on April 6, 1936 and they had three daughters and three sons. Nola and Charlie moved several times, finally settling in Idaho Falls, where she worked for the local school district. Charlie died in September 1976.
In July of 1979, Nola married Eldon Green, of Aberdeen. For the next 16 years they lived in Aberdeen on Eldon’s farm. Eldon passed away in April of 1995. Nola later married Bruce Beck of Aberdeen, who died shortly thereafter. She relocated to Nampa in January of 1998, to be near her daughters; Bonnie and Evalyn.
Nola was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, singing in many ward choirs and serving in multiple capacities. She was most proud of the mission she served with her husband, Eldon. They served the people of South Carolina. Nola also served a mission in Orlando, FL.
She had many talents that blessed the lives of those she knew. She was well known for her homemade chocolates that she made every Christmas. Nola made numerous quilts, and she particularly loved to crochet doilies, tablecloths and dolls. Her favorites were the dolls that she made and dressed. Her dolls won numerous awards at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
Nola is preceded in death by her husbands, an infant son, James, daughter, Nola Rae and several grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving children: Evalyn (Carl) Hairing, Nampa, Bonnie (Joe) Tague, Nampa, Randy (DiAnn) Allen and Kent (Cathy) Allen, both from Idaho Falls, 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; her brothers, Dee and Dell Lowe; and sisters, Nora Lee and Anna Mae.
Nola was well loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
The family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to the staff and her friends at Grace Assisted Living of Nampa, for the love and care given to Nola these last eight months.
Robert B. Radford
Rockland High graduate Robert B. Radford died on Saturday, April 11, 2009. He unexpectedly passed away as the result of a heart attack. Bob turned 50 years old on Feb. 26 of this year.
He is preceded in death by a son, Robert James. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Tracie, and their 14 year old son Adam. He is also survived by his parents, Robert L. and Sharel Radford of Rockland, his older sister, Karla Reeves of Rockland, his younger sisters, Terri Miller and Anna Radford of American Falls, and his younger brother, Ronald Radford of Meridian.
Bob attended school and graduated from Rockland High School in 1977. After high school he served an LDS Mission in the Oakland California mission.
Bob earned two AAS degrees from the then ISU School of Applied Technology in Marketing & Management and Marketing Management & Retail. He then went on to earn a B.S. degree from ISU College of Education in 1995 in Vocational Teacher Education.
Bob, Tracie and Adam have been living in Beaverton, OR, since June of 1997.
A funeral service was held Saturday, April 18, at the Beaverton Oregon Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A memorial is planned for Saturday, May 9, in Rockland. Details will be published in a later issue.
Memorial donations can be made to Robert B. Radford Memorial Fund at any Bank of America branch. Funeral arrangements have been made by Threadgill Memorial Services of Beaverton. An online guestbook may be found at threadgillmemorial.com.
John Willis Anderson
John Willis Anderson, 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Power County Nursing Home in American Falls. John was born Feb. 4, 1917 in Colfax County, NB, to Carl and Margaret (Witt) Anderson. John was the third of five siblings. When John was three years old, the family moved to a farm northeast of Ord, NB. In between farm chores he attended the one room school near his home, where he completed his eighth grade education.
John registered in the first military draft registration for World War II and was one of the first to be drafted from Valley County on Feb. 28, 1941. John served with the 24th Ordinance Medium Maintenance Company in China, India and Burma, where he spent 34 months repairing all types of Army vehicles used to build the Burma Road. He served in the United States Army from 1941 – 1945. While serving his country, John earned two Battle Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged Oct. 30, 1945.
Prior to going overseas, John married Alice Cronk at Fort Riley, in Junction City, KS, Aug. 8, 1942. After World War II, John and Alice lived in Grand Island for five years and then for the next 20 years he owned and operated a car/tractor dealership in conjunction with his younger brother Millard. After selling the business they moved to Mesa, AZ, in 1972, where John was a school bus mechanic for the Apache Junction School District. In 1981 he retired and they moved to Payson, AZ. In 1997 they returned to Nebraska and built a new home in Ord. In 2002, the couple moved to Grandview Assisted Living Center. In 2004 John and Alice moved to the Valley View Living Center. In November of 2004 they relocated to the Veteran’s Home in Norfolk, NB, where Alice passed away April 16, 2008. John moved to American Falls in June of 2008 to be near his family.
Survivors include one brother, Millard (Fern) Anderson of Chubbuck; sister-in-law, Viola Anderson, Aberdeen; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alice; a sister, Verna Mae Anderson Cronk; and two brothers, Archie and Richard.
A family memorial service was held at Davis-Rose Mortuary Thursday, April 23, in American Falls. Services were held Monday, April 27, at the Ord Memorial Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Interment was at the Ord City Cemetery with full military rites.
 
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