The Press OBITUARIES - December 2009
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Marlow W. Wentworth, 77, of American Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at his home. He was born April 30, 1932 on the family farm in Weston, ID, to Earl and Myrtle (Mickelson) Wentworth. He remained on the family farm until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951. He fought on Heart Break Ridge during the Korean War.
After his discharge in 1953, he came to Pocatello and went to work for Roche Moving & Storage, Allied Van Lines, where he drove truck coast to coast. For the first 17 years of truck driving he made his home in American Falls with his sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Beechnut Nelson and their four children. After 28 years of truck driving, he settled in American Falls, bought a house and went to work for the Wackenhut Corp. as a security guard at Lamb Weston until his retirement.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and canning for family and friends. He was an active member of the American Legion and the Elks Club.
He is survived by one sister, Betty (Beechnut) Nelson; two nieces, Kathy (Jim) Tallman, Liberty, KS, LeAnn (Ron) Anderson, American Falls; and two nephews, Mike (Sherry) Nelson, Yakima, WA, Bob (Janelle) Nelson, American Falls; along with numerous great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers.
Per his request, there will be no services. The family will have a memorial in June 2010.
Richard (Dick) Davis, age 95, of Aberdeen, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at Yuma, AZ.
He was the middle child and the first to be born in Aberdeen to Lillian and David Watson Davis on Aug. 8, 1914. He had 12 sisters and brothers.
Richard (Dick) married Betty May Woodworth March 9, 1935. They were blessed with five children. Those surviving are his daughters, Joan (Robert) Buffi of Aberdeen; Elinor (Steven) Howells, Manhattan, MT; Betty Kay (John) Ruff, Belgrade, MT; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
His wife Betty of nearly 50 years, his youngest daughter Cynthia Feld Harrell, his son Richard Davis and a grandchild Baby Ruff preceded him in death. His parents and all 12 sisters and brothers also preceded him in death.
Dick was raised, educated and in business in Aberdeen for 38 years. He and his wife Betty owned and operated Davis Grocery, D&B Plumbing and Heating, D&B Furniture and Appliance, and D&B Motel and Trailer Court.
He was a member of the Aberdeen Methodist Church, The Odd Fellows Lodge, The Moose Lodge and the Blackfoot Elks Lodge.
Dick and Betty sold their business and retired, then did some world traveling besides going south to Arizona for the winters.
Dick was still wintering in Yuma and returning to Aberdeen for the summers.
The family thanks Diana Goncher for taking care of Dick the last several years.
Internment will be in the Aberdeen Cemetery at a later date.
Betty Kress, 89, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 at Spring Creek Manor in American Falls, where she had resided for the last 15 months.
Betty was born on March 2, 1920 in American Falls, to Floyd R. Reed and Madeline Bohm Reed. She graduated from American Falls High School.
Betty married Homer Kress on Nov. 4, 1939. They settled on a dry farm in the Landing, Roy area where their two children were born and raised.
They later leased out the farm and moved to American Falls. Betty worked at the Morgan’s Department Store and then at First Security Bank where she retired after ten years.
Betty was active with the Power County Hospital Auxiliary, Power County Women’s Bowling Association, Power County Senior Center and American Falls Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship.
Betty is survived by her husband, Homer; daughter, Patricia (Mike) Pierce of American Falls, and son, Gregory (Stephanie) Kress of Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janet Vanderford, Lenore Lind of American Falls, and Madeline Lind of Omaha, NE.; brother, Ted Reed of Denver, CO.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Doris Johnson, brothers, Richard and Jim Reed, and grandson, Lynn Anderson.
The funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 26, at the American Falls Congregational Church, 745 Bennett Ave. There was a viewing at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment was in the Valley View Cemetery in Rockland.
Memorials may be given to the American Falls Congregational Church, PO Box 186, American Falls, ID 83211.
The family thanks Dr. Williams and the staff at Spring Creek Manor for their patience and loving care of our wife and mother.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
Melvin J. Turner, 61, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 in Vista, CA, from complications of an earlier car accident and emphysema.
Melvin was born May 26, 1948 to Kenneth and Cheril Turner. He was a bull rider and dedicated race horse trainer. He also served in U.S. Marines from 1968-1972. Prior to being a horse trainer he worked locally for FMC, and as a carpenter and truck driver.
Melvin first married Christine Petersen of American Falls and later married Debbie Turner.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Cheril Hess Christensen and his stepmother, Judy Turner. He is survived by his father, Kenneth of Pocatello; brother, Kenneth of Richmond, UT; brother, Terry of Lake Channel, ID; brother, David of Belleview, WA; and sister, Melanie of Pinedale, WY; stepsisters Maxine Whitney and Timi McCloskey of Pocatello; stepbrothers Terry Jenks and Kip Klingler of Pocatello; daughters, Lisa Turner Murphy of Cheyenne, WY, and Lacey Turner Mott and grandson, Rowdy, of Grenada, CA.
Memorial to take place in the summer of 2010 in Lake Channel, American Falls.
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Matt Forester of Florence, OR, passed away in his sleep sometime between December 21 and December 24. He was found in his bed by members of his church and law enforcement. He attended the Siuslaw Presbyterian Church in Florence.
Matt is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Jerry (Marty) Freeburne, Aberdeen, their children, Jennifer (Damon) Peck, Boise, ID, Chris (Becca) Freeburne, and Andrea (Darren) Brassington, Langley, BC, Canada. Families also include eight nieces and nephews. A first cousin, Bruce (Mary Ann) Day, of Tulsa, OK, survives. A second cousin, Dorothy Schill, Hesston, KS, also survives.
Matt never married, and had no children. He had changed his name from Ted Freeburne to Matt Forester a few years ago.
Matt was born in Newton, KS, to Marshall John (Jack) and La Reta (Sharp) Freeburne March 11, 1945. He graduated from Newton High School. Matt developed a love of music and piano at a very early age and became very skilled at the piano and organ. He spent much of his adult life playing for various churches in Colorado, California, and Oregon. He was the organist for the Presbyterian Church in Florence. He was also a computer technician in San Francisco for several years. Matt spent may years in California and then moved to Florence.
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. at the Siuslaw Presbyterian Church in Florence on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010.
|Betty Kress of American Falls died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 at Spring Creek Assisted Living. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of The Power County Press.
| Reinhold “Mose” Wetzel passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at Spring Creek Manor in American Falls from complication of a stroke. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sheila Wetzel and their three children, Hannah, Bradley and Michael of Lynchburg, VA; his brother Vernon Wetzel and his wife Dorothy of American Falls, and his brother Bernell Wetzel and his wife Ramona of Brigham City, UT. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 year, Mary; his parents, Henry and Elsie Wetzel; and two sisters, Viola and Lulla.
Mose was born July 12, 1920 in Tuttle, ND. He moved to American Falls in 1935 in a “camper” that his dad built on the back of a pickup. He graduated from American Falls High School in 1939. While in high school, he lettered in football, basketball and track. He was the second student body vice-president for American Falls High School. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the navy until 1945. He was stationed in the South Pacific and in the states.
After the war, he went into business with his father operating Henry’s Repair Shop in American Falls. He continued in that business after his father passed away until early 1970’s. He worked for the City of American Falls Street Department for 14 year until his retirement at age 62. He owned and drove school bus for American Falls for 27 years. He transported many of the high school athletic teams during those years.
He loved sports. He began officiating basketball and football in the late 1940’s. He continued officiating until 1978. After he retired from officiating, he volunteered at high school football games. For many years, he ran the time clock at basketball games. He helped to build the American Falls Golf Course. He spent many hours chasing that silly ball around that same course. After his retirement, he and other retirees who called themselves the “Medicare Group” would gather at 12:30 for a round of golf every weekday.
He began serving with American Falls Fire Department in the late 1940’s. He eventually became the Assistant Chief. He retired from the fire department after 32 years of service. He also served one term on the American Falls City Council.
Over his life, he was recognized with many awards including: the Distinguished Service Award by the Idaho High School Athletic Association; induction into the American Falls Education Foundation’s Hall of Fame; Special Award for the Fifth District Officials Association; 25 years of school bus service; and Special Award for 58 years of dedicated service to the Roland Evans American Legion Post #3. Upon his retirement, he was given a key to the city.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to American Falls High School Athletics, American Falls Fire Department or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in American Falls.
The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at St. Mary’s Chapel, 352 Roosevelt St., in American Falls. Inurnment will be in the Falls View Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Roland Evans Post No. 3 in American Falls. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
|Frances Louise Claassen Ewing, 93-year resident of American Falls, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at Spring Creek Manor in American Falls. Fran was born March 12, 1916 to Adolf and Mary Jane Claassen.
Fran was a lifelong resident of American Falls, attending some of her earlier grades in the old American Falls townsite. She attended the University of Idaho, Southern Branch (now ISU) where she developed her lifelong love for pageants and events.
Fran married Bob Ewing May 5, 1938. They enjoyed 69 years together. They had one son, Robert I. Ewing III.
Fran had many interests in the community. She was a 28-year volunteer for the American Cancer Society, 15 of those years as a member of the Idaho State Board. She was Power County chairperson for the 1976 Bicentennial celebration, a 22-month effort. While chairman of the Bicentennial, she was instrumental in getting a new library in American Falls (which has since been rebuilt) and in helping in the formation of the Power County Historical Society.
Fran’s greatest love, other than family, was her yard and flowers. Her son remembers her out from dawn to dark, weeding with a paring knife – she never had a sharp knife in the kitchen!
Fran and Bob spent 27 winters at their place in Lake Havasu, AZ. She was always the one to decorate the community center in their park.
Fran is survived by a son, Robert I. (Marianne) Ewing III, granddaughter Amy (Andrew) McCullough of Eugene, OR, a sister, Genevive (Orlando) Dalke of Boise, ID, and nieces and nephews.
Her family is grateful to the staff at Spring Creek Assisted Living and the Hospice workers for making her comfortable and cared for in a loving way. We appreciate the kindnesses of her friends from the Methodist church who visited her and brought her gifts so she would know she was being remembered.
A graveside memorial will be held at Fallsview Cemetery in the spring when all can enjoy the warm weather and the family can be together. Condolences for the family may be sent to Davis-Rose Mortuary, PO Box 413, American Falls, ID 83211 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harold Edward Isaak, beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumor on Nov. 3 and was at home being cared for by his family and close friends. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his peaceful passing.
Harold, a lifetime native of Aberdeen was the third of 11 children born to Peter and Eva Isaak at their rural home in Aberdeen, Aug. 18, 1929. He attended Aberdeen schools and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1947. Following graduation, he farmed with his father raising potatoes, beets, wheat, barley and hay as well as milking cows on their 120 acre farm.
Harold was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1950 and served as a technician in a MASH unit and a front line aid station specifically in the Punch Bowl and Heartbreak Ridge areas in Korea. He was also stationed at Fort Sam Houston and graduated #2 in the class of ‘53 in the army dental training.
Prior to his military service, Harold met Shirley Ann Aeschliman of Colfax, WA, in 1947 at a church conference. She was still attending high school while they corresponded and built a relationship. When Harold was drafted, Shirley started her nurse’s training at Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing and Whitworth College in Spokane, WA. Upon discharge from the Army they were engaged and Shirley continued with schooling and Harold rented a farm just down the road from his father’s farm to begin his own dairy. They were married Oct. 28, 1955.
For many years Harold and Shirley sold milk by the gallon under the name of “Harold’s Dairy” to many people in Aberdeen. He was helped into retirement in 1993 when he was kicked by a cow during milking, which sent him into surgery and many weeks of recovery. At that time, his son Charles came home from Portland to help with the dairy.
Harold was not just content to retire quietly. After retirement, Harold got busy with his home based business with the Melaleuca Company. He had been involved with selling and distribution of the products since 1986 and enjoyed the traveling it allowed he and Shirley to do over the past few years. They have many stories of the travels that they took together. He also enjoyed working on the computer and putting puzzles together with his granddaughter, Rainee.
For the last few years Harold enjoyed being a substitute bus driver for the Aberdeen School District, as it made him feel young. He also served on the local election committee and was one of the election judges in Aberdeen. There was no moss to grow under his feet!
Singing was always a large part of Harold’s life as he was involved with church choirs and ensembles as well as the AF Sharps for many years. He had been a part of the Community Musicals organized by the Aberdeen Arts Council, with the most recent involvement in Bye, Bye Birdie.
Harold had a deep dedication to his wife and family, but also to God and was a willing servant in the work of the Lord.
Harold and Shirley have been members of Gideons International, an organization committed to distributing Bibles throughout the world. Prior to his death, he served as Chaplain for the Intermountain Association of Gideons. He loved passing the testaments out to the schools, hospitals and prisons, spreading the word of God. Over the years, Harold has been an active member of the First Mennonite Church as well as Calvary Chapel in Aberdeen. He enjoyed being involved with the church camp programs and has served as cook at the Palisades Camp and Old Faithful Christian Ranch in various capacities. If there was an activity that he could participate in, he would. He loved teaching classes and Bible study, and many can attest that Harold would put the Bible studies into terms that were understandable in modern day language.
4-H had always been a large part of Harold’s life, with over 60 years of involvement. He received a Distinguished Service Award from the Idaho State 4-H in 1990 and was inducted into the Idaho 4-H Hall of Fame in 2002. He spent many years as a 4-H leader as well as an advisory member on 4-H councils.
After surviving a bout with cancer in 2006, Harold became involved with the cancer support group in Pocatello and enjoyed the new friendships he and Shirley had formed there.
Harold is survived by his wife, Shirley, of 54 years; their four children, Cheryl (Tosch) Keshian of Eagle, ID; Charles (Danice) Isaak of Great Falls, MT; Elaine (Joel) Blik of Aberdeen; and Tina (Russ) Webb of Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada; three brothers, Walt Isaak of Twin Falls, Roland Isaak of Aberdeen, Irvin Isaak of Reedley, CA; two sisters, Margie Krehbiel of Aberdeen; and Ruth Isaak of Yakima, WA; eight grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. at the First Mennonite Church in Aberdeen. Viewing will be held at the Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls, Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Internment will be at the Homestead Cemetery in Aberdeen. A memorial dinner will be held in the Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall after internment, where family and friends can join to celebrate the life of Harold.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Rose-Davis Mortuary of American Falls.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you for the care, kindness and support from those at Access Hospice care during his short illness.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Gideons International or the Old Faithful Christian Ranch.
Rupert -- Halyna Tupyi, 83, a resident of Rupert since 1958, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009.
She was born Oct. 26, 1926, to Max and Stella Osetrow in Ukraine, USSR. She married Stepan Ivanovych Tupyi on July 14, 1945, in Camp Koruhen, a German concentration camp. Halyna and Stepan had their first son, Alexis, in 1946, and their second son, Nick, in 1948, while residing in Germany military camps. Halyna, her husband, and two sons immigrated to the United States in 1950, as part of the Baptist World Alliance Displaced Persons Program and were sponsored by the Henry Lehman family of Buhl, who provided farm employment and housing. The family moved to Declo, in 1951, where they worked for the Wayne Newcomb family. Halyna’s third son, Basil, was born in late 1951. The family moved to American Falls in 1953, where they worked for the Fred Mayer and Sons Farms until 1958. Halyna and Stepan had a daughter, Nancy, in early 1954. Halyna and Stepan studied and successfully completed the naturalization process for United States citizenship in November 1956, and they moved in early 1958, to Rupert, where they purchased a home with small acreage. Halyna worked at various jobs and retired following 16 years as a cook for the Minidoka County School District at the Lincoln Elementary School.
Halyna loved to work with her hands in gardening, growing flowers, cooking, crocheting, and knitting. She also enjoyed fishing the local streams of Magic Valley and being around family and friends. She was an active member of the Rupert First Baptist Church and enjoyed volunteering for the Minidoka County Hospital Auxiliary Guild.
She is survived by her son, Basil (Lois) Tupyi of Wilder; a daughter, Nancy (Jerry) Grace of Rupert; a daughter-in-law, Debra Tupyi of Pocatello; and many grandchildren and great- grandchildren located throughout southern Idaho and Utah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Stella Osetrow; her husband, Stepan; and sons, Nick and Alexis Tupyi.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Rupert First Baptist Church, 807 5th Street, where friends and family called one hour prior to the service. Burial was in the Rupert Cemetery.
Gifting to the Minidoka County Hospital Auxiliary Guild (commonly referred to as the Pink Ladies) 1224 8th Street, Rupert, ID 83350, is preferred in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.
| Robert Ray Spillett Sr. returned to his Heavenly Father Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.
Bob suffered a stroke before Thanksgiving and was in the Portneuf Hospital until the time of his death.
Bob was born Sept. 8, 1933 to Ray Lasley and Grace Barnard Spillett of Rockland. He attended Rockland Schools and upon graduation studied diesel mechanics until the time he was drafted into the Army. He served from 1953-1955 in the Secret Service in Maryland and Puerto Rico.
He married Rae Shipp Sept. 1, 1957 in Rockland and their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple March 5, 1967. Bob resided in Rockland all his life with the exception of a few winters in Pocatello where he worked for the UPFE Railroad for over 34 years. Bob also farmed and ranched with his family and especially liked cattle and horses.
He is survived by his wife, Rae Spillett of Rockland, and their six children: Bob Jr., Boise; Gina and Steve Schneringer, Elwood, UT; Ron and Lynn Spillett, Rockland; Donna and Cory McCall, Magna, UT;
Shelly and Ben Bailey, Lakeside, NE; and Rashon and Fred Olsen, Rockland. Bob had 23 adoring grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Bob is also survived by his brother, James Vaughn (Ted) and Eva Beth Spillett of Pocatello and their children, Mooney and LaNae and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Grace Spillett and Albert and Vera Shipp.
Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Rockland LDS Chapel at 10 a.m. A viewing will be held at Davis Rose Mortuary, Friday, Dec. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.
Donations may be made to Primary Children’s Hospital. The family expresses sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Portneuf Medical Center and Pocatello Care and Rehab, and Access Hospice for taking excellent care of our loving husband, dad and grandpa. We also thank the Rockland EMT staff for their services as well as our many friends, neighbors and extended families.
Lydia Knoblich Berreth of American Falls passed peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at Quinn Meadows Care Facility in Pocatello.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee Ave. in American Falls, with Pastor Jon M. Beak officiating. Interment was at Falls View Cemetery in American Falls.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St. in American Falls.
| Joe B. Lewis, 67 of Rockland, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls.
At Joe’s request there will not be any services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
|Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift from God, that is why we call it the present. Grace M. Harris entered His eternal presence Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. This was a day of thanksgiving, sorrow and quiet reflection as she joined our Heavenly Father in Paradise. We mourn our loss: no more conversations, no more hearing her voice and laughter, no more of her reaching to hold our hand while she visited with us, no more hearing her quick wit and no more witnessing her pleasure in the experiences she loved — our resilient, amazing Grace.
Her first love was spending time with family and friends; hearing about what they found significant and precious. Her faith was strongly evident in her attitude and actions. She loved discussing current events, singing, music, traveling, and was very proud of her memberships, offices, and participation in the American Legion Auxiliary Post 59 and Bingham Rebekka Lodge. Grace was private, personable, and always approachable. She was blessed with a unique ability to strike up a conversation with anyone she met.
Grace was born Sept. 28, 1920, in Elsmore, KS, the sixth child of ten children born to David F. and Stella Fitzmaurice Brown. Grace came to Aberdeen with her two older brothers, Ed and George Brown in 1937 and never wanted to leave. She reluctantly accepted the sale of her home, that our Dad built for us, at Third East and Fremont Street and left Aberdeen, Nov. 23, 2003, residing in Boise until her passing. She and her family will forever be grateful to her caring friends and adopted family who throughout her life brought her fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, and shared her love, time and friendship.
Grace married Ernest R. Harris on July 5, 1940. She is survived by children, Shirley, Irene and Sonny, Rita and Steve and Bryce; in birth order, grandchildren Mike, Jerry and Sabine, Bob, Troy, Jeff, Shawna and Justin, Mindy and Trini, Nicki, Matthew, Paul, Sarah; great-grandchildren Shannon, Mindy, Benny, Ashley, Jordan, Jamie, Teauna, Hailie, Telina, Casey, Krystal, Joshua, Alyssa, Shauntae, Kayden; her sisters and brother Doris, Arnold Wayne, Alice and the families of her nine brothers and sisters.
She was preceded in death by several members of her family including her parents, twin daughters (1947), Ernie (1971), son Dennis (1984), son Ben (1993), daughter Sandra (2005), daughter Vernie (2007); siblings, Martha, Ed, Dale, Bessie, Martin, and George.
A graveside service will be held at the Aberdeen Cemetery when the weather gets warm and when all of her family and friends can be together.
A notice will be placed in The Aberdeen Times and The Power County Press when the date is set in May, June or July 2010.
|Edward “Toby” Earl Brewster 50, had a tragic accident while working Saturday, Nov. 21, and passed away with his family by his side on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 at the Eastern Idaho Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St. American Falls, and at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the mortuary. It will be followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Falls View Cemetery in American Falls.
Toby was born July 4, 1959, at the Stagecoach Hotel, in West Yellowstone, MT. He was born to Isaac “Ike” and Susie Brewster.
Toby led an adventurous and fulfilling life, experiencing everything from scuba diving off the coast of Japan and snowmobiling in the Sawtooth Mountain ranges to experiencing the fruits of fatherhood with his beautiful daughter, Emilie Grace Brewster. Toby excelled in wrestling and football in high school and later gained a passion for golf. He also developed a love for horses and the thrill of show competitions. Toby enjoyed hunting and was an avid fly fisherman; anyone who knew him knew he would never be caught “drowning worms!”
Toby was a skilled contractor who took pride in every job he started. He worked and built everything from houses and barns to full size horse arenas.
Toby is survived by his mother, Susie Brewster; sister, Machelle Wolfenbarger; niece, Nicole Wolfenbarger; nephew, Cody Wolfenbarger; and the love of his life, daughter Emilie Grace Brewster.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ike Brewster.
Here’s to our next adventure…
In lieu of flowers, a trust account has been set up for Toby’s daughter Emilie Grace Brewster at Advantage Plus Federal Credit Union, 465 Hillcrest, American Falls, Idaho, 83211.
|Fred L. Roberts, 65, of American Falls, Idaho died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2009 at his home from cardiac arrest.
He was born June 26, 1944 to Chester Grant Roberts and Waneta Fairchild Roberts in American Falls, Idaho.
He worked at various jobs from farming to driving cattle truck. Until his back caused him to retire in 2002.
He enjoyed working in the yard and always had a beautiful yard in the summer. He had many hobbies from his yard to science fiction books and his Minnesota Vikings, who he always hoped would go to the Super Bowl.
He married the love of his life, Sharon Harmison, on June 24, 1966. They had their son Jeff in 1968. Fred was very proud of his son for his many accomplishments.
He is survived by his wife Sharon; son Jeff (Lynn); grandson Rook, and granddaughter Madison; two brothers, Carl (Mary Lou) and George, sister Diane (Lee) Coonradt; sister-in-law Kathy (Terry) Gull; brother-in-law Steve Harmison and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Fred will be on Thursday, December 3, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints American Falls First Ward, 111 Church Place. The viewing will be Wednesday, Dec.2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls, and an hour before the funeral service at the church.
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