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The Press OBITUARIES - August 2009
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Horace Avery Renfro
Horace Avery Renfro Sr. was born June 20, 1921 in El Segundo, CA, to Jessie Millard and Lydia May Renfro. Horace returned peacefully in his sleep to our Father in Heaven on Aug. 24, 2009.
He was the husband of Emma Renfro, father of Horace Avery Renfro Jr. (Elaine), Shelley Aunette Crane (Gary), and Emma Patricia Nye (Bret); grandfather to 12 grandchildren and great-grandfather to three great-grandchildren.
Horace loved to work in his garden and with his roses. He loved to hunt, fish for the perfect rainbow trout and spend time with his family. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and married the love of his life, Emma.
Horace served in the armed forces in World War II, serving in nine European African campaign tours and received five medals through his years of service including the Croix de Guerre, which is the highest medal awarded in France.
Horace was preceded in death by his wife, Emma; five brothers, Earl, Winfield, Carl, Frank and Robert; three sisters, Jesse, Ruth and Daisy.
He is survived by his brother Bernard, and his children.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls Third Ward, 650 Pocatello Ave., American Falls. The viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls, and from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Interment will be in Falls View Cemetery, American Falls.
Charles Michael
Charles Michael, 75, of Pocatello and formerly of American Falls, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at a local hospital.
He was born on April 21, 1934, in Olathe, KS, to Carl and Helena Michael. He grew up on his grandfather’s farm in Kansas. He attended a boys’ school until the 10th grade and later received a GED.
Charles married Patricia Moore and raised a mixed family of six children: Debra, Charlie, Charline, Pam, Carl and Shelie. They were later divorced. He married Trina Hensley in Pocatello on Oct. 2, 1982. They added three more children to the family: Stephanie, Misty, and Paul.
Charles worked a majority of his life in construction as a construction craft laborer. More recently he was employed by Lamb Weston in American Falls where he retired in 1996.
He was a fantastic carpenter and artist and very talented in fabricating and crafting things with his hands.
Charles was a member of the Episcopal Church. He was strict and strong willed. He was also a man of many talents and a very hard worker.
He is survived by his wife Trina of Pocatello; daughter Debra Galbraith of Oklahoma, daughter Charline (Robert) Hensley of Pocatello, son Carl (Tanya) Michael of American Falls, daughter Shelie Michael of Pocatello, daughter Stephanie (Simon) Bercier of Pocatello, daughter Misty Michael of Pocatello, son Paul Aaron Michael of Pocatello, brother Richard Michael SR. of American Falls, brother Jay Lee “Butch” King of Kansas, sister Carline Michael, brother Larry Michael, brother Terry Michael, and 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Charles Michael, Jr., his daughter Pamela Michael, and his step-father Willard J. Lathrom.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. A visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery Section 53 W Row 4 Space 8.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.Colonial-FuneralHome.com.
Melvin A. Clouser
Melvin A. Clouser, 84, of American Falls, Idaho passed away Friday, August 14, 2009 at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello, ID.
He was born to William Jonathan and Margaret Eva Adams Clouser on Oct. 5, 1924 in Juanita, PN. Melvin was the youngest of three children.
Melvin grew up in Pennsylvania. He joined the Navy when he was 17 and later met his wife Francis, of 64 years while they were both stationed at Tillamook, OR. They were later sealed in the LDS Manti Temple in 1958. Melvin worked at Pennsylvania after the Navy and then moved to Utah where he worked at Consolidated Steel until 1959 when he moved the family to Idaho after going on a fishing trip there. Melvin worked at PFE loading ice into railroad cars and then went to work at FMC and retired in Oct. 1989.
Melvin loved to draw and to fish. He spent many hours on the bank of Medicare Beach until his health prevented him doing so. Melvin loved to play cribbage and could beat almost everyone. Melvin was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a High Priest.
Melvin is survived by his loving wife, Francis, two sons and three daughters: Susan (Ralph) Barrett, Dan Clouser both of American Falls, Venna Harris of Aberdeen, KaeAnn (Larry) Annen of Orofino and Jon (Maureen) Clouser of Pocatello; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild; one brother, Wilbur C. Clouser, Clarksville, TN and one step-sister, Jean MaGee, Huntingdon, PA.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, Daisy Clouser, sister, Betty Young, son, Melvin Jr., son-in-law, LaVar Harris, granddaughter, Kendra Harris and great granddaughter Tambi Dawn Barrett.
The funeral service will be held at 11 am. Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls 2nd Ward, 111 Church Place with Bishop Gregory A. Miller conducting. The visitation will be this evening, Monday, Aug. 17th from 6-8 pm at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St. American Falls and Tuesday, Aug, 18th from 9:45-10:45 am at the church.
Interment will be in the Falls View Cemetery in American Falls with military honors by the Rolland Evans American Legion Post #3 in American Falls.
The Rev. Herbert S. Zimmerman
The Rev. Herbert S. Zimmerman of Carbondale, IL passed away on Friday, July 24, surrounded by loving family members. Pastor Zimmerman served the American Falls and Rockland UCC Church in the 1950s. He is survived by his wife, Hilda, who he married in 1944, and their five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. A memorial service celebrating his life and honoring his legacy will occur at 1:30 p.m., Aug. 30, 2009, in the Bismarck United Church of Christ, 1200 East Highland Acres Rd., Bismarck, ND.
Pamela Hatch Aldrich Cavaliere

Burley -- Pamela Hatch Aldrich Cavaliere, age 49, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, after a long, hard five-year battle with ovarian cancer.
She was born Sept. 14, 1959, in Price, UT, the daughter of Duaine and Colleen Smith Hatch. She married Bill Aldrich on March 13, 1982, in Elko, NV, and together, they had three sons, Michael, Matthew and Brandon. Bill and Pamela were later divorced. She then married Joe Cavaliere on Sept. 7, 2007 in Burley.
Pam graduated from American Falls High School. She had many cooking jobs and then in 1996, she devoted the remainder of her life to working at the Community Support Center serving and caring for others.
She loved life, all of her family, her dolls, and her pets.
Pam is survived by her husband, Joe; her three sons, Michael (Alisa), Matthew of Ketchum, and Brandon (Amber) of Burley; one stepson, Billy of St. George, UT; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Melanie (Harve) Paling of Green River, WY, and Leslie (Jim) Patrick of North Tonawanda, NY; one brother, Kevin (Zenaida) Hatch of West Point, UT; her mother, Colleen Hatch of American Falls; and Bill Aldrich of Boise.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A celebration of Pamela’s life was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug 8, at the Burley Community Support Center, 1200 Oakley Ave., in Burley.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.

Terri Lee Day Hollars Tilden

Terri Lee Day Hollars Tilden left us on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, after a valiant fight with cancer.
Terri was born in Lakeport, CA, on July 6, 1952. At the age of seven, her family moved to Great Falls, MT. Her father was in the United States Air Force, and this would be the first of many moves and changing schools, including Mississippi, Arizona and Utah.
Terri enjoyed playing tag football in high school and graduated from Dixie High School in St. George, UT, in 1970. She then moved to Washington, D.C., to work for the FBI. During this time her family had made other moves, finally settling in Idaho, and Terri eventually moved to Idaho to be closer to her family.
She worked for many years at Lamb Weston in American Falls, and Simplot in Aberdeen, making many friends along the way. She moved in with her dearest friend, Ina Smith, Aberdeen, who she called “Auntie Iner”, and Ina was like a second mother to her.
Terri loved animals and mourned the loss of her beloved dog, Max. Her dog, Miss Rowdy, and a kitten, Moki Loki, will be loved and cared for by Ina.
Terri was a quiet and private person and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her parents, Bean and Jean Day; a sister, Vicky (Israel) Aguirre; two stepbrothers, Michael (Sally) Day and Jeff (Laurie) Day. She also leaves aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Per Terri’s request, there will be no service. Condolences can be e-mailed to bean10@cableone.net.

Katherine Melissa Boyd Orders

Katherine Melissa Boyd “Orders” was born on Oct. 29, 1919 at Idaho Falls, ID, and passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 7:35 p.m. at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital, Twin Falls, ID.
Katherine is survived by her loving husband James J. Boyd, Twin Falls; her sister Lora Lee (Joe) Smuin, American Falls; brother Russell (Jeanne) Orders, American Falls; sister-in-law Joyce Orders, Inkom; and her stepdaughters Diana K. Le Compte of Rancho Murieta, CA, and Peggy Swearingen of Cotati, CA; and many nieces and nephews.
Pre-deceasing Katherine were her parents Reuben and Rachael Orders, her two brothers Eldon Orders and Noel Orders and her sister Wanda Jorgsen.
Katherine’s early life was lived on a farm in American Falls. She served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd Class. She was honorably discharged on Oct. 28, 1945.
Katherine passed due to a long fought battle with cancer.
Katherine’s wishes and her families’ wishes are that in lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
The visitation was at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls. The graveside service followed at 3 p.m. at Falls View Cemetery, American Falls.

Beverley Ormond

Beverley June Curtis Ormond passed away on July 29, 2009 in Pocatello, due to complications following a stroke. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Pocatello, on Monday, Aug. 3.
Bev was born on April 17, 1932 in Portland, OR. She was the only daughter born to Chester Albert Curtis and Pearl Eleanor Mullen. She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, James Herbert Curtis, Stanley Chester Curtis, and Gary Mullen.
Bev spent much of her childhood in California. During her teenage years, her family relocated to Ogden, UT. It was there that at 16 she found The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At that young age, Bev made a commitment that changed the course and blessed the lives of generations, as she became the first member of her family to join the church. She remained a member of the church for the rest of her life.
Bev graduated from Ogden High School in May of 1950. That month she also married Lee Clair Ormond. Together they had eight children. They lived in Ogden, Logan, and Hyrum, UT, during the period of their marriage when their children where born. In 1967 they relocated the family to American Falls.
While in American Falls, the couple divorced, but Bev remained a resident of that community until she moved to an assisted living facility in Pocatello in 2001. For many years Bev ran a daycare center out of her home. She loved little children. Bev took special interest in the children she cared for. She treated all of them much like she treated her own children. She expected a lot from them, and tried to instill in them a capacity to see their own potential and to expect something from themselves.
When she was young, Bev was a gifted athlete. She particularly enjoyed playing softball, and could out hit most of the boys. She was a great bowler and bowled for many years on a team in the women’s league, winning many awards and trophies. Bev was a fierce competitor. She loved to play card games of many kinds. She would never throw a game, not even to a child. But if you beat her fair and square, Bev was always as gracious of a loser as she was a winner. It was the thrill of competition that she loved.
When she was able, Bev was always creating something. She was an incredibly gifted seamstress, and she loved to knit and crochet. Those whom she cared about were often recipients of her homemade items, each one truly beautiful. Bev was a perfectionist, and out to prove that even left-handed people could make things as good as right-handed people. What she often proved was that at least one left-handed person could do it better.
Bev had at least one green thumb on that left hand, because she could make anything grow and thrive. She loved houseplants and kept them alive for more years than you could count, often transplanting them to bigger and better pots. She kept a huge garden for many years. She always knew what to do to make it thrive and produce well.
Bev could take anything or almost nothing and make it into something that tasted too good to be homemade. She was difficult to get a recipe from, though, because it was intuitive to her. She would tell you to add “enough” of this or that, or stir it until it “just looked right.”
Bev was bright and quick. She loved to read, and she particularly enjoyed a good mystery in a book or on television. Bev was like a walking version of Trivial Pursuit. She knew details and facts about anything and everything you needed to know.
Bev was always a complete and fierce champion for the underdog, sometimes even when it didn’t make sense to be one. Perhaps it was her own experiences with life disappointing her that gave her the ability to be so loyal and empathetic to those who had the chips stacked against them. Those were the ones who her heart was drawn to and who she cheered for quietly, in situations big or small. Regardless of her own circumstances, Bev never gave up hope that life would improve for others, and she sincerely was happy for them when it did.
Bev was not a person who enjoyed the spotlight; so few people ever got to really know her, but those who took the time to notice her saw a woman who tried the best she understood how to do. They saw a woman who was incredibly bright, and talented. Bev’s greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Beverley is survived by three brothers: Robert Sherman Curtis, George Wesley Curtis, and Larry Mullen. She is also survived by her eight children: Cevin Lee Ormond (Carol); Lynn Clair Ormond (Taunna); Donna Louise Michaelson (Lyle); Nancy Ann Spencer (Robin); Wendy Jean Nelson (Thane); Raelene Gibson (Dan); Jana Beth O’Neil; Kayla Sue Aune (Rulon); 40 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren with three more on the way.
Grandma Bev, may you feel in the next life, all of the love that you deserved in this one. We will miss you.

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