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The Press OBITUARIES - January 2013

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Dr. Glenn H. Beck
Dr. Glenn H. Beck passed away Oct. 30, 2012, at Kingswood Senior Living in Kansas City, MO, at the age of 97.
Glenn was born in Chester, UT, in 1915, was raised on a farm in Aberdeen, ID, and graduated from the University of Idaho in 1936. He finished his master’s degree in dairy production at K-State in 1938, after which he joined the faculty as an instructor in Dairy Husbandry. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, training in North Carolina and serving in Japan and the Philippines. After the war, he completed his doctorate in animal physiology and nutrition from Cornell University in 1950.
Glenn became a full professor at K-State, moved to the University of Maryland to become Head of Dairy Sciences (1953-1956), and then returned to K-State to become Director of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station. In 1960, he was appointed KSU Dean of Agriculture. That job evolved into the position of Vice-President.
In 1975 Glenn began working for the United States Agency for International Development (AID) and the Rockefeller Foundation. His greatest goal was to help Third World countries find solutions for their malnutrition issues. He helped develop a worldwide agricultural research network and coordinated planning and development efforts to improve livestock and high-protein field crops. He served as Provost for Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, and helped establish Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University in India. He retired in 1985.
Glenn was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve, who died in 1973, and his second wife Dorothy, who died in 2009. Survivors include his two daughters and their husbands, Ferol and Les Gerig and Suzy and Eddie Dissinger; grandchildren Geoff Werth, Stacey Jones, Michele Kavanaugh, Chrissy Reed, Scott Potter and Courtney Maxwell along with their spouses and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his step-daughter Nancy Mallory, four step-grandchildren and their children, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for Glenn will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with urn burial to take place in the Falls View Cemetery, American Falls, ID.
Donations may be made to the Glenn Beck Agricultural Scholarship; Kansas State University Foundation; Manhattan, KS 66502.
Colonial Funeral Home is caring for the Glenn Beck family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.Colonial-FuneralHome.com.

Ival Crandall Thornton
April 28, 1932 – January 8, 2013
Ival “Val” Thornton, 80, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away Jan. 8, 2013. He was born April 28, 1932 in Neeley, ID.
As an architectural and interior designer, illustrator and fine artist, Val traveled the world designing projects. The project Val considered most important was painting 44,000 square feet of murals in the LDS Salt Lake Temple. Other projects include designing The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, Paris-Las Vegas, the Shark Reef Aquarium, the Four Seasons Hotel and Trump Tower. In addition, he designed the Grand Princess cruise ships, corporate jets for the Mellon family, the Sheik of Dubai, Ford Motor Company, Warner Brothers Studios and Frank Sinatra.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Cheryl; a daughter, Anne Uhlir; two sons, Blake and Brek Thornton of Pocatello, ID; and six grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Lavelle (Helen) of Greenwood, CO, Miral (Dorene) of St. George, UT, and Arwyn (Lorna) of American Falls.
He was preceded in death by his father Crandall; mother Enid; one sister, Norene; and one brother, Eldron.
Burial was at Palm Valley View Memorial Park, Las Vegas, NV.

Harold William Annen
AMERICAN FALLS - Harold William Annen, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the Veteran’s Home in Pocatello, ID.
Harold was born to Florence and Anton Annen on June 12, 1925, in Hemingford, NB. Harold attended a country school through the eighth grade which he got to by a horse and buggy, and as he got older he rode to school on horseback. Harold graduated from Assumption Academy in 1942, where he was later drafted into the Navy in 1944. He served as radio man, Third Class, until 1946.
Harold married Joan Bernadine Hollinrake on Nov. 29, 1947 and moved to Idaho to raise five wonderful children together. After several years as a milkman that delivered milk to rural customers, Harold left for Seattle, WA, where he secured a job with Boeing Aeronautics, and was trained as a missile inspector. Boeing then transferred Harold and his family to Santa Maria, CA, for several years and then was transferred back to Washington. Upon the advice of his heart doctor to seek a low level stress job, Harold moved to Idaho in 1967 to farm with his brother, Clarence. Several years after farming with Clarence, Harold went out on his own, and continued to farm until his retirement. Harold and Joan became “snowbirds” and traveled to Arizona in the winters, and spent their summers in Idaho surrounded by their family.
Harold is survived by his children, Larry (Kae Ann) Annen, Debra Lea Annen, James (Linda) Annen and Shirley (Steve) Lawson, 11 grandchildren: Zachary, Kyle and Ben Annen, Richard and Lonnie Davis and Jason and Gennese Annen, Nicholas and Jami Annen, and Tony and Ashley Annen. Eight great-grandchildren include Kody and Morgan Davis, Clayton Davis, Makenna Budd, Addie Jo and Lainee Mae Annen, and Jessie and Mia Annen. Harold is preceded in death by his wife Joan, his brothers, Arnold and Clarence Annen, his parents Anton and Florence Annen, and three children, Mary Lark, James Leroy and Gerald Dean Annen.
Harold was an avid card player, and made lifelong friends around the card table. Harold enjoyed camping, hunting, getting wood and Sunday family gatherings. Harold and Joan spent many years square dancing with friends and family with the Funstars Square Dance Club in Pocatello.
A rosary was held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. A mass was held on Monday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m., which will be followed by laying Harold to rest at the Falls View Cemetery in American Falls.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Veteran’s Home in Pocatello for the years of wonderful care they provided to their father.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
Donations and memorial gifts can be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., Office of Development, 1501 NW Ninth Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1496, or on their web site, https://www.parkinson.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=281.

Frank L. Johnson
ARBON, IDAHO - Frank L. Johnson of Arbon, Idaho passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 after an extended illness.
He was born in Denver, CO, on April 28, 1922 to Frank G. Johnson and Florence M. Johnson.
He came to Arbon in 1935 where he joined his step-dad, Maurice Poppie in farming.
He joined the Army in 1941 and was honorably discharged as a Sgt. in December of 1945. He was a cook in the Army Air Corps and especially enjoyed his time in the Tinian Islands.
He met and married his soul mate in 1944 and they celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Jan. 6, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta B. Johnson; sons, Blake and Frank; daughters, Dixie and Patricia; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Frank wished to be cremated, and there will be a remembrance at a later date. We wish to thank everyone for all their help and kindness.
Colonial Funeral Home is caring for Frank’s family. Condolences may be given online to the family at www.Colonial-FuneralHome.com.
Dwayne L. Permann
Dwayne Lynn Permann passed away at his home from natural causes on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
Dwayne was born on April 30, 1954, in American Falls, the fifth child to Vera and Ernest Permann.
He graduated from American Falls High School in 1972. Dwayne dry farmed with his brother Ivan for many years until his retirement in 2002. He lived in American Falls until 2009 when he purchased a home in Pocatello.
Dwayne was an avid sports fan, especially of the Utah Jazz and the ISU Lady Bengals basketball team, which he attended faithfully with his sister Shawn. He also enjoyed rock and roll, jazz, woodworking, politics, and he followed his mother’s footsteps in making pies.
Dwayne’s greatest gift to his family was being a dedicated caregiver to his mother from 2001 until her death in 2009.
Dwayne is survived by his brothers, Lanny (Marcia), Ivan (Joan) and sisters, Judy (LeeRoy) Dials and Shawn Garner (Brad) Hooker. Additional survivors include 11 nephews and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Vera Permann and brother, Dennis.
There will be a visitation at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls. The interment will follow at 3 p.m. at the Falls View Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
Death Notice
Long Walk “LW”
Matthew Daniel Meed, more commonly known as LW or Long Walk, died from natural causes on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 in American Falls.
A search for his family has been unsuccessful.
A graveside service will be held for him when the weather warms up and will be announced in The Power County Press prior to the service.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

Randy Leon Adamson
Randy Leon Adamson of Aberdeen, ID, son of Leon and Adrienne Dance Adamson, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Randy was born Dec. 19, 1959, at Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM.
Randy lived his early life and school years living in Japan, the Philippines and San Antonio, TX. He received his formal education and spent his high school years in Aberdeen. After his high school graduation he joined the Navy and served four years on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway.
He married Susan Fritz in August of 1984. They had one son, Nicholas Leon Adamson. After Nick was born, Randy joined the Coast Guard and happily served his country for 17 years, serving in many different areas in the United States, including the Mississippi River, Great Lakes, Oregon coast and Alaska.
Upon his Coast Guard retirement he moved to Aberdeen and worked in the plant Maintenance Division of the Simplot Food Group Company.
In 2004, while living in Aberdeen Randy met the love of his life, Leslie Anne White. They were married in August 2008, at which time Randy earned more kids. Randy and Leslie lived together in their home in Aberdeen. They spent their time riding Harleys, camping, boating, sitting around their fire pit and enjoying time with family and friends.
Randy greatly enjoyed being involved with the Empties Motorcycle Club and spending time with people that he loved.
Randy is preceded in death by his mother Adrienne Dance Adamson. He is survived by his wife, Leslie White Adamson; his father, Leon Adamson; two older brothers, Mark (Leslee) Adamson, Mike (Tammy) Adamson; his son, Nick (Kamber) Adamson; his step-children Ean Fisher, Mallarie (Joel) Bascom and Dalanie Fisher (Gaige Owen); his grandchildren, Hunter and Gavin Adamson and Almon and Bekkit Bascom and many many friends.
Randy touched the hearts of everyone he met. He welcomed people into his family and heart and was always willing to help people out no matter the time or place. He was truly a great man and will be dearly missed.
The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at First Mennonite Church, 381 Washington, Aberdeen. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

Billy Kramer
Billy Dean Kramer, 64, of Aberdeen, ID, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Portneuf Medical Center.
Bill was born in American Falls, ID, on Sept. 6, 1948 to Warren and Laura Kramer of Aberdeen. He attended school in Aberdeen and graduated from high school in 1966. He worked the next 46 years on the family farm. He had a hard life living with his epilepsy. He was a lifelong member of the Non-denominational Church. He loved to go elk and deer hunting.
Bill is survived by sisters, Anita (Lloyd) Falkner, American Falls; Pat (Lewis) Evans, Rita (Gene) Gross of Pocatello, ID; brothers Melvin and Jack Kramer of Aberdeen; sister-in-law Linda Kramer of American Falls; brother-in-law Don Mingo of Pocatello; five special nephews who were raised like brothers to Bill, Steve Hatch, Ron Hatch, Shane Kramer, Brian Evans and Cassey Mingo; special nieces, Vickie Evans Fernandez, Nikkie Evans Bielenberg, Teresa Mingo, Jodi Tomlinson Parsons, Shelly Falkner Nelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Don, and sister Eileen Mingo.
The viewing was from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls and at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, before the funeral at the Aberdeen American Legion Hall, 180 S. Main, Aberdeen. The funeral service began at 11 a.m. Interment followed at the Aberdeen Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
Nathan Seth Crosland
Jesus called Nathan Seth Crosland home Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Nathan was born July 2, 1986. He was 26, and the best fisherman God put on earth. Nathan would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.
Nathan is son to Lisa and Dar Crosland, and brother to Jeremiah Crosland. Nathan has many aunts, uncles and cousins. We love and miss him very much.
A service will be held at a later date. Anyone with questions may contact Lisa, lai-la-girl@hotmail.com.

Jeanne Laverne Orders
Jeanne Laverne (Robinson) Orders passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.
Jeanne was born in Portland, OR, on April 11, 1926, to Jack and Gertrude Robinson. Jeanne moved from Portland into farm life, after her marriage to Russ Orders on June 11, 1949. Jeanne and Russ were blessed with three children, John (Pat), Daniel (Chris), and Joanne (Kevin, Jeanne’s “favorite” son-in-law) Haskell. Jeanne’s greatest joy includes nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Jeanne was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Jeanne’s wish was to be cremated, and a celebration honoring her life was held at the United Methodist Church in American Falls on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Interment will be held at a later date. In Jeanne’s memory, donations can be made to her favorite charity, the Idaho Youth Ranch.

Barbara Pattee
Barbara C. Pattee, 90, of American Falls passed away from cancer Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at her home with family by her side. She was born Nov. 6, 1922 to Vernon Moroni and Bertha Sylvenia Callan Phillips in Dayton, ID.
She attended school in Osgood, ID, and Ammon, ID.
She married Donald Wayne Pattee on March 13, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1975. As her cancer progressed she expressed her desire and looked forward to dancing with him again.
She worked at RT French Company and Idaho Potato Grower in Shelley, ID. She retired from Lamb Weston in American Falls. She was a member of the Foster Grandparent Program in the American Falls District for 14 years. While with the program she received a Presidential Commendation for her service. The joy of her life was her family and serving others. Her favorite occupation was that of being a grandmother. She enjoyed reading, gardening, quilting, crocheting and her church activities as she served in many callings all her life.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and son, Ronald DeWayne Pattee.
She is survived by three children, Terry Reid Pattee (Linda), Shelley, ID; Fraundsie Kay Duncan, Smithfield, UT; Patricia Joyce Payne (Marshall), American Falls, ID; 15 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls Second Ward, with burial in the Falls View Cemetery, American Falls, ID. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
Larry Alan Permann
1945---2012
Tragically Larry left us for a better place on Christmas Day.
Larry was born Oct.13,1945 to Albert and Mary Permann. He was the only son, and the youngest of four children. Larry graduated from American Falls High School in 1964.
He married Sharon Wike of Pocatello, ID, in August of 1964. Larry and Sharon had four children. They lived and worked on the family farm (Little Creek Ranch) for many years, raising grain and prize winning livestock. He was an active 4-H supporter, avid fisherman, hunter and water skier. He left the farm in 1990, and made a small acreage in Blackfoot, ID, his new home.
He is survived by his daughter Kym (Jim) Espy and grandson Nathan Perkins, sisters Elaine (Vernon) Miller and Ramona (Bernell) Wetzel, and many nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceeded in death by his parents, sons David Andreas and Scott Alan, daughter Brandi Lynn, and sister Leona.
A special thank you to Larry’s friend and neighbor Ed for all his help and assistance.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
Funeral Notice
Lenore Lind
Lenore Lind, 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at the Power County Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the American Falls Community Church. Memorials may be given to the American Falls Community Church, 745 Bennett Ave., American Falls, ID 83211. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
 
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