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The Press OBITUARIES - January 2010
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Donna Behrend
ABERDEEN -- Donna Jean Behrend, “our Dancing Queen” 79, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, in Pocatello, surrounded by her loving daughters.
Donna was born in Thomas, ID, May 17, 1930 to Elmer and Charlotta Cobbley. She grew up in Thomas, the youngest of 11 children. In July of 1949, dressed in her best pink skirt and jacket, she married the love of her life, Charles (Chuck) Behrend at the Catholic Church in Idaho Falls. They made their home in Aberdeen, where they farmed and raised their family of six children. They had been married for 39 years when Chuck passed away suddenly in 1989. She later married Adam Robison.
Donna was an active member of the Catholic Church where she enjoyed serving with the Altar Society and Bible Study group. She was a Cub Scout leader for years, and enjoyed square dancing, golfing, crocheting, sewing, and traveling with family and friends. She was a member of the Jaycees and the Boots and Saddle Auxiliary Club. She loved to spend time and share her pool and cookies with her beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all their friends who all called her Grandma Behrend. She loved summer tea parties with her granddaughter and great-granddaughters. Island Park was one of her favorite places where she enjoyed their cabin, fishing, and snowmobiling. She and Chuck retired to Sun Lakes, AZ, to enjoy the great weather and special friendships.
She is survived by one son, Paul (Debbie); three daughters, Bonnie (Ernie) Medellin, Janis (Brian) Homas, Carla (Brett) Gonzales; one daughter-in-law, Kay Behrend; and one brother, James “Jim” Cobbley. Donna was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Chuck Behrend, her sons Daniel and Steven, her grandson Chris Medellin, Adam Robison and her nine siblings.
A viewing was held Sunday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m., at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Aberdeen. The Rosary Service was held at 6 p.m. The funeral Mass was Monday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. The family visited with friends one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary. Interment was at the Aberdeen Cemetery immediately following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in Donna’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. FL 17, Chicago IL 60601 or www.alz.org.
The family sends a special thanks to the staff at Rosetta Assisted Living (Pocatello) for their compassion and kind hearts in the care of our Mother. Also to Creekside Hospice for their kind and gentle care in Mom’s final days.
Darlene Miller
Relinquished of God’s plan for her life, Darlene Christine Kopp Miller completed her earthly journey and entered her eternal life with Jesus the Christ, her Lord and Savior Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Charlie; daughter, Tracy (Doug) Taki from Pocatello; son, Troy (Susan) Miller from Astoria, OR; and son, Tim Miller from Pocatello; mother, Martha Kopp from American Falls; brother, Richard (Edith) Kopp from American Falls; sister, Marian (Lee) Pena from Atlanta, GA; and sister, Shawna (Blaine) Winberg from Aberdeen. She is also survived by seven beautiful grandchildren, Racheal (Brad) Reavy, Ethan (Macey) Taki, Kirsten Taki, Justin Miller, Ashley Miller, Heather (Chris) Pickard and Ty Miller. Four great-grandchildren made beautiful additions that were the joy of her life.
Darlene is preceded in death by her father, George Kopp, and grandparents, Ben and Alvina Kopp and Gottfried and Katherine Hofmeister.
A celebration of her life was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee, American Falls. There was a viewing Monday, Jan. 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls, and on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. before the funeral at the church. Donations can be sent to Luther Heights Bible Camp and also Hope House in Nampa through the church office at PO Box 55, American Falls, ID 83211.
Ross Calvin Totten
Most people remember Ross Calvin Totten as the life of any party. He was outgoing, could mimic anyone, and was very entertaining. The saga of his life began when he was born in Rupert, ID, on March 21, 1921. He was raised as the youngest son of a Minidoka County businessman. Ross had two brothers, Earl O’Dell and Glen, and two sisters, Fern and Mildred. Ross played a trumpet in the Rupert High School band and was a cheerleader. He worked as a bartender at the Challenger Inn at Sun Valley, ID, where he met many celebrities and learned to snow ski. He had many wonderful memories of this time in his life.
Ross moved to Alaska, working as a painter and barber before working for the Civil Aeronautics Administration. During WWII, he joined the Navy where he served in Connecticut on a submarine, and at other bases in California, Utah, and Idaho as a radio operator and aircraft communicator. During this time, he met the love of his life, Adeline Roth from American Falls. They were married on Sept. 8, 1945 in the Little Chapel of the Flowers at Forest Lawn Memorial in California. They celebrated 64 years together this fall.
When he was honorably discharged after the war in 1946, Ross went into business with his brother-in-law Preston Osterhaut. They opened the Tee Pee Inn. This was one of the first drive-in restaurants in southern Idaho. Adie and her sister Tina Osterhaut helped with the business flipping burgers that sold for ten cents in the small but successful restaurant. In 1947, Ross and Adie’s only son Kenneth was born. Three daughters followed: Marcia, Debra, and Francine.
Ross was always a good provider. Following the sale of the Tee Pee Inn, he continued his entrepreneurial ways by buying another restaurant, the Rainbow Ice Cream Parlor in Burley, ID. His children remember watching him make hand-stirred sodas and ice cream sandwiches. After a few years, Ross left the restaurant business and became a successful salesman selling Timber Rib outbuildings, fire alarm systems, and insurance for Banker’s Life and Casualty. He traveled Idaho, Utah, Montana, and North Dakota selling insurance. Wanting a place with more opportunities for his children, Ross moved the family to Portland, OR, in 1966.
Ross loved golf and was proud of his championship trophy. After heart surgeries and a stroke, he still played well enough to play a competitive round. He insisted golf was simply a matter of “muscle memory”.
To his many friends, nephews, and nieces, Ross was always thought of as fun to be around, funny, and engaging. After his stroke, he joked that he wanted to “send his saddle home”, which he did when he died peacefully on Nov. 16, 2009 at the age of 88.
Ross was the last of his immediate family. He is survived by his wife Adeline Roth; his son Kenneth Totten and daughter-in-law Robin; daughter Marcia Wilkins, son-in-law Ralph, and grandson Cory; daughter Debra Springer, son-in-law Ted, grand-daughter Nikol and great-granddaughter Emma; and his youngest daughter Francine Barr, son-in-law Steve, granddaughter Ashley, granddaughter Crystal and husband James, great-granddaughter Kaylee, grandson Nick, wife Hannah.
Floyd E. Anderson
Floyd E. Anderson, age 97, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 in a Boise hospital, from complications of old age.
Floyd was born on July 26, 1912 in Rockland. He graduated from American Falls High School in 1930. He was the valedictorian of his graduating class. He then went on to attend and later graduate from the University of Idaho on May 15, 1936, with a degree in chemical engineering.
He served our country during WW II, joining the United States Army Air Corps on Oct. 3, 1940. He served as an aircraft mechanic on P-40 and P-38 fighters in the Pacific Theater including Burma, China, and India. He was honorably discharged on May 19, 1945.
He worked for three companies: Boeing Aircraft Co. in Seattle, WA, General Dynamics in Vancouver, WA, and Alcoa Chemical Company in San Diego, CA. He retired to Boise in 1978 where he purchased a home.
Floyd is survived by two nephews, F. Lynn Benson of Ogden, UT, and LeRoy Benson of La Habra, CA, near Los Angeles.
He will be greatly missed by his family. His family also expresses their deep gratitude to Terry and Marcia Goodrich of Boise, for all the wonderful care they provided Floyd in his last years.
His family is also comforted by the fact that he indicated that he had accepted Christ as his personal Savior during this time.
A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, 5400 Fairview Ave., Boise. Burial with military honors followed at 12 noon, at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
Marlow W. Wentworth
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 A. Davis
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.
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