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The Press OBITUARIES - June 2010
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Daniel Thomas O’Harra
Daniel Thomas O’Harra, 53, died in Tyler, TX, Monday afternoon, June 21, 2010, after an illness. He was born in Pocatello, ID, to David T. and Virginia Schultz O’Harra. Daniel resided in Shelbyville, TX, after moving from Pineland, TX, four years ago. He was in wastewater management at Tyson Food in Center, TX. Daniel was also a member of the Center Assembly of God Church.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Esther O’Harra of Shelbyville; sons, Thomas Jasper O’Harra of Shelbyville, Wayne Patrick O’Harra and wife Lindsay of Orange, TX, Jason Ehlers and wife, Tim Ehlers and wife Jennifer of Harriman, TN, Jymes Ehlers and wife Ivi of Mexico, Ethan Ehlers and wife Isabel of Shelbyville, Kerre Ehlers and wife Niki of Denver, CO, his daughter, Kandi Bryant and husband Dale of Birchwood, TN. He is also survived by his brother, Mike O’Harra and wife Diane of Austin, TX, two sisters, Colleen Severson and husband Chris of Rupert, ID, and Christy O’Harra of Twin Falls, ID, and six grandchildren. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jimmy John O’Harra.
Visitation was Thursday, June 24, from 5 until 9 p.m., in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, TX. Funeral services were Friday, June 25, at 11 a.m. in the Center Assembly of God Church, Center, TX. Cremation followed the services under the direction of Starr Funeral Home.
Delmar Leighton Woodworth
Delmar Leighton Woodworth, 78, of American Falls, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 18, 2010, at University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Delmar was born June 19, 1931, in American Falls, ID, the son of Ralph DeWitt and Myrtle Lillian Campbell Woodworth of American Falls and Burley.
Delmar married his childhood sweetheart, Marlene Mayer, on June 8, 1952, at Bethany Baptist Church in American Falls. They grew up together and he attended school in American Falls through the eighth grade, then graduated from Burley High School in 1949. Delmar then attended college at Idaho State University in Pocatello before he was in the United States Air Force Advanced Electronics Schools at Scott Air Force Base Belleville, IL. Delmar’s overseas duty was spent at Goose Bay, Labrador, and St. Johns, Newfoundland. Following Delmar’s discharge from the United States Air Force in 1954, he began farming the Woodworth family farm at Heglar and Raft River, ID. Delmar was the first sugar beet grower in the Yale and Raft River area with delivery to the U and I Sugar Company sugar beet station in American Falls for three years, prior to the installation of the Yale receiving station in the Raft River Valley.
Delmar enjoyed farming with his son, Ken, until late this past spring when his health no longer allowed him to. In recent years, he also enjoyed spending a lot of time with his granddaughters out on the farm working together. Through the years he attended many of his grandchildren’s activities and was very proud of their accomplishments. He was very close to his family and loved being around them. Delmar had many interests, including learning and sharing history, reading new information about the latest technology pertaining to sugar beet and wheat production, and enjoying domestic and foreign travel. Being in the mountains and out checking his fields were his favorite places. Delmar was active in his church, as he served in many offices, and was a devout Christian. He was thankful for the many miracles in his life and family and deeply loved his Lord and Savior.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Mayer Woodworth, of 58 years of marriage; his daughter, Kathryn (Larry) Knight of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; his son, Kenneth (Cinda) Woodworth of American Falls; four granddaughters, Courtney, Kimberly, Stephanie, and Lindsey Woodworth of American Falls; one grandson, Jarred Knight of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law, Vernon and Arlys Mayer of American Falls, and 21 nieces and nephews.
Delmar was preceded in death by his three brothers, four sisters and their spouses, Wallace James (Anita) Hayes of Rockland, Austin (Imogene) Woodworth of American Falls, Nellie June (William) Rehn of Burley, Betty May Woodworth (Dick) Davis of Aberdeen, Ruth Bessie (Glen) Nugent of American Falls, Kathleen Lillian (Sam D.) Rosen of Bozeman, MT, and Ralph Jr. (Ina) Woodworth of Rockland.
The viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 24, at 2 p.m. at Willow Bay Baptist Church, 246 Lee St., American Falls, with a short viewing preceding at 1 p.m. There will be an interment with military honors held at Falls View Cemetery. Grave dedication will be by Pastor Steve Isaak.

Richard Herman Giesbrecht
Richard Herman Giesbrecht went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 18, 2010 after living sixty-eight wonderful years.
He was born January 15, 1942 in Aberdeen, ID, to Henry and Erna Giesbrecht. He was raised and attended school in Aberdeen.
Richard met the love of his life, Lou LaBenne, while attending a Bible conference. They were married November 21, 1962. During their 47 wonderful years of marriage they were blessed with five children.
Richard started farming for his uncle in 1960, and eventually went out on his own and established the family farm, “R” Farms. He loved helping others and served on the Bingham County Soil Conservation Board, Key Bank Advisory Board, Camas International, and Pro-Mar Board.
Richard is survived by his loving wife Lou and five children; Linda (Russell) Ruga of Dorothy, NJ, Rick (Amber) Giesbrecht of Boise, ID, Lorie (John) Ruga of Dorothy, NJ, Robert (Hailey) Giesbrecht of American Falls, and Lenae (Brent) Crumley of Boise. He was loved by eight grandchildren; William, Brandon, Gabrielle, Hannah, Madison, Connor, Italie and Casey.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
The most important things in Richard’s life were his Bible and his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which were evident in the way he lived his everyday life. He is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior.
The viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the Aberdeen Meeting Room. (Corner of Fourth West and Cassia, Aberdeen.)
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday June 23, 2010 at the Aberdeen Middle School, located at 260 South 4th West, Aberdeen, with a viewing one hour prior to service. A graveside service will follow at Homestead Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Funeral services are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.

Debra Lynn Landvik
Debra Lynn Landvik, 52, passed away in her home surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, June 10, 2010 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Debra was born Aug. 11, 1957 in Pocatello, ID, to Virgil and Arlene (Warner) Barnard and was raised in Pocatello and American Falls. She graduated from American Falls High School in 1975 and shortly thereafter married Dan Landvik. Together they had three wonderful children; Ryan, Jilynn and Jessica. They later divorced, but were always a part of each other’s lives. She was blessed with four adoring grandchildren whom she doted on. Her heart was always open and many knew her as Momma Debbie, including sweet Sami.
Mom loved to fish and was known for finding the best fishing holes. She was always picking up rocks and over the years as a rock hound, she had an impressive rock collection. She was an avid horse rider in her younger days and cared for all animals. As a lover of the outdoors, she spent many hours hiking on trails and camping in her favorite spots. Momma Debbie’s fondest memories are of camping on the Salmon River with family.
Debra is survived by her parents; her siblings; Mike and Kevin Barnard and Marla (Barnard) Reeves; her loving children; Ryan Landvik, Jilynn Landvik and companion Roger and Jessica (Ryan) Kawamura; four grandchildren, Gavin, Ava, Isabella and Ian. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Jack Reeves and her nephew Ethan Reeves.
Upon her request there will not be a formal funeral service, but a celebration of life on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at 458 Garfield Avenue, American Falls. We look forward to visiting with family and friends to celebrate her life.
We will all miss you Debbie/Mother and we’ll love you always!
Colonial Funeral Home is caring for Debra’s family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.Colonial-FuneralHome.com.
Frances Louise Classen Ewing
Frances Louise Claassen Ewing, 93-year resident of American Falls, passed away Monday, December 7, 2009 at Spring Creek Manor in American Falls. A graveside service will be held at Fallsview Cemetery Friday, June 25, 2010 at 2 p.m. Following the service, a gathering will be held at the Power County Senior Center.
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, and nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service
Stella Wiebe
A memorial service for longtime Aberdeen resident Stella Wiebe will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, at the First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.

Louise E. Baguley
Louise E. Baguley passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at her home in Neeley, ID.
She was born Jan. 19, 1929 in Sulphur, OK, to Paul and Ollie King Jones. She moved to Sherman, TX, where she graduated from Sherman High School in 1947. Moving to Idaho she worked for First Security Bank in Pocatello. Later she worked at Idaho Bank and Trust in American Falls. She became assistant branch manager.
She was married to Howard Alexander and they were later divorced. She married Frank Baguley. With the marriage she got two sons, Scott and Lance Baguley; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; two sons, Scott (Gayla) Baguley and Lance Baguley and favorite niece Tina Arledge.
She was a poor fisher-woman; she would end up gathering rocks.
Donations may be made to Access Hospice, 190 W. Burnside Ave., Chubbuck, ID 83202.
Louise requested no services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis Mortuary, American Falls.

Marion (Degenhart) Fehringer
Marion (Degenhart) Fehringer, 74, was called home to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, June 12, 2010 after an extended illness. She was born to Ralph and Barbara Degenhart on Sept. 15, 1935 in Sterling, CO. She spent her youth in the Sterling and Padroni area with her parents and five brothers. She loved to share pictures of herself riding her horse, but was more modest when it came to her women’s all time high bowling score of 246 at the Sterling Lanes and her Associate’s Degree from Northeastern Junior College. She used her business education and worked for seven years for Commercial Savings Bank in Sterling and for the telephone company.
Her roommate introduced her to her cousin Gerald Fehringer; they married on May 4, 1960, a union that would last over 50 years. It was filled with love and mutual support that started with Gerald watching Marion bowl in the 1960 Women’s National Bowling Tournament on their honeymoon. They moved from Colorado to Aberdeen, ID, where Gerald farmed with his brothers. In 1967 Gerald and Marion moved to American Falls and built a successful farm east of town.
Marion found her true calling of motherhood when the first of their six children was born. From that moment on she lived for her children, grandchildren and as always Gerald. She had an appreciation for education that was passed on to her children, all of whom graduated from Idaho State University. While limited by her illness, she never lost her desire to travel and experienced the world through her children’s excursions. She loved to receive their post cards from all corners of the globe.
She spent hours joyfully watching her children and grandchildren participate in sports and countless other activities. Many of the youth of American Falls benefited from her years of work as a 4-H leader, catechism teacher, and for her service as the district director of the “Make it with Wool” Contest. She also held numerous offices with St. Mary’s Catholic Church, including director of religious education.
Marion always supported Gerald’s extensive activities with numerous Idaho agriculture boards, and enjoyed the opportunities they presented. They retired from farming in 1995 and spent time traveling to visit family, always with an eye out for a garage sale and antiquing opportunities. In 1981 they where named “Pocatello Family of the Year”, a reflection of the true honor and pride of her life, the family that loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gerald Fehringer of American Falls; and her children Bruce (Stephanie) Fehringer of Duluth, MN; Barbara (Jon) Letsinger of Boise, ID; Deanna (Todd) Albro of Vancouver, WA; Burt (Delinda) Fehringer of American Falls; Bill (Nancy) Fehringer of Boise, ID; and Kathleen (Richard) Webster of Boise, ID; as well as her grandchildren Samuel, Benjamin, Justin, Joshua, Lauren, Jeffrey, Nicole, Luke, Nathanael, Eli, Amaya, Gabriel, Raquel, Nadia, Ava and Jake; as well as four brothers and numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends.
During her lifetime asthma prevented her from enjoying flowers as she would have liked, so she wished to be surrounded by them at her funeral. The family also extends their gratitude to all of those who showed their love and support through her difficult illness, especially Dr. Sherwin D’Souza.
The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 352 Roosevelt St. in American Falls. Interment will follow at the Falls View Cemetery. The rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The family received friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the Mass on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 117, American Falls, ID 83211.
Lillian Adkins Funk
Lillian Lee Adkins Funk, beloved mother, grandma, ma, sister, Aunt Red, and friend, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2010 at her home in St. George, UT. She was born Oct. 8, 1926 in American Falls, Power County, ID, to William Harmon and Linnie Pennington Adkins, the 10th of 12 children. She graduated from American Falls High School and St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband George L. Funk, son George A. Bailey, siblings, Ethel Stanger, Bertha Sawyer, Elsie Hunt, Ada Nelson, Ellen Hawkley, James Adkins, Everett “Bud” Adkins, Grandson George “Fritz” Quinn and great-granddaughter Isabeau Povey.
She is survived by children Angela Marie (Darrell) Quinn of American Falls, Lee Ann Stark and Jeanne (Kim) Mortenson of St. George, UT, Susan (Wade) Povey and Bill (Alaina) Funk of American Falls, Elaine (Kevin) Neibaur of Pocatello, and Janet (Charles) Kullhem of Englewood, CO; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a couple great-great-grandchildren with more on the way; many nieces and nephews; siblings Linnie (Calvin) Stevens of Orem, Laura (Ralph) Peterson of Washington City, UT, Laurel George of Aberdeen, and Wes (Darlene) Adkins of American Falls.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Fall Stake Center, 111 Church Place, (north of the bypass) in American Falls. The visitation will be held Wednesday, June 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary and Thursday between 9 and 9:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Neeley Cemetery in American Falls.
Ma, thank you for being our center and our strength. We love you and are so grateful that families are forever. We will miss you.
Lynn Edward Hansen
Lynn Edward Hansen, 79, of Aberdeen, died Sunday, June 6, 2010 at The Willows Assisted Living in Blackfoot, ID.
Lynn was born in the Power County Hospital on June 24, 1930 to Edward and Ollie May Hansen. He always used just Lynn and in high school was nicknamed Archie. He attended the Aberdeen schools then the U of I for two years. He served in the military for two years stationed in Germany. He then returned to the farm in Aberdeen. Farming and cattle were the love of his life. He was a great family man.
On Nov. 22, 1953 he married Helen Ann Ambrose in the Jerome Presbyterian Church. Lynn retired from farming at the age of 75. He and Helen enjoyed traveling each fall in October. They especially loved the state of Idaho.
He served on the Aberdeen School Board, supported the American Legion and was a 32° Mason, where he served as Master of American Falls Lodge #58 when the lodge was moved from upstairs of the post office to the present day building.
Lynn didn’t hear music; he heard football. He was a big Denver Broncos fan and also enjoyed watching the local football teams. He was an avid reader.
Lynn is survived by his wife; his daughters, Janice Ann (John) Mount, Payette, ID, and Cheryl (Bill) Fritz, Sandpoint, ID; grandchildren, Susan, Kathryn, Andy and Sara Mount, Rebecca, Lauren, Joe (Stephanie), Ed and Mike Fritz; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joel Edward Hansen.
The graveside service was held at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 9, at the Aberdeen Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
Funeral Notice
Jubal Ritter
Jubal Troupe Ritter of American Falls died Saturday, May 22, 2010 at his residence from natural causes. There are no services planned. Burial will be in Utah. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary.
Memorial Service
Stella Wiebe
A memorial service for longtime Aberdeen resident Stella Wiebe will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at the First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.

Esther Green
Esther (Vollmer) Green of American Falls, ID, went to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Harms Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. Mom was 90 years old.
Mother was born on Sept. 10, 1919 to George and Barbara Vollmer, in Wichita Falls, TX.
Mother was preceded in death by her parents, George and Barbara Vollmer, and 11 brothers and one sister. Mother is survived by one daughter, Beverly Lewis, and one son, Don (Amy) Lindsley, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.
Sis and I thank all the wonderful people at Harms Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home for the great care and love they showed towards our mother.
It is mother’s wish that there be no memorial services. Cremation has been completed. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary.

Janet Vanderford
Janet Vanderford, 93, of Aberdeen, died Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Ridgewind Assisted Living in Pocatello.
The viewing was from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, June 8, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls. A graveside service followed at 12:30 p.m. at Aberdeen Cemetery.
Grace M. Harris
A graveside memorial service will be held at the Aberdeen Cemetery, Saturday, June 5, 2010, at 2 p.m. for Grace M. Harris. All are invited to attend.
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