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The Press OBITUARIES - June 2012

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Connie Chadbourne
Connie Chadbourne, 74, of American Falls, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
She was born Dec. 18, 1937 to Elmer and Ella Richardson in American Falls. She married Amos Alcorn July 7, 1954 and they made their home in Chicago, IL, until 1977, when they moved back to American Falls. They had two children, Edna Fay Alcorn (3/5/1955 – 1/28/1962) and Elmer Edward Acorn.
Amos Alcorn passed away on Dec. 29, 1982. Connie later married Elwood Charles “Chuck” Chadbourne on Aug. 14, 1983. Chuck Chadbourne passed away on Nov. 12, 2007.
She is survived by her son, Elmer Acorn and his wife Monika Acorn of Portland, OR; two grandsons, Jake Alcorn of American Falls and Thomas Alcorn of Los Angeles, CA; her loving sister, Renae Richardson of Blackfoot; her niece, Nicole Siebert of Pocatello; and nephew, Mike Santioanni of Yakima, WA.
Connie was employed by Wackenhut Security at Lamb Weston for 17 years, at the American Legion for 10 years, and has groomed dogs in American Falls for over 18 years. The past four years Connie has been actively involved in the community, including the Power County Senior Citizens, the Art Guild, and Horizons. She loved the community of American Falls.
A celebration of life will be held at the American Falls Assembly at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30. Friends and family are invited to bring a meal dish for a luncheon after the celebration. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the Bannock Humane Society at 850 Barton Road, Pocatello.

Verlene Mann
Verlene Mann, 85, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 in American Falls, ID. Verlene was born Aug. 8, 1925 in Fort Collins, CO, to William and Sarah Mariah Lankford.
She went to grade school and elementary in Pocatello and Grandview, ID. She graduated from Aberdeen High School. While there she was a cheerleader and met her sweetheart, Robert Mann, when she was a freshman. They were married in Vallejo, CA, July 9, 1945.
They moved back to Aberdeen after Bob was released from the Navy. They bought a farm north of Aberdeen where they lived until her passing. She spent years working in the office at their auction company. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and helped with Girls State. She volunteered at the Aberdeen Senior Citizen Center Thrift Store. She loved to go camping and fishing with her family and friends.
Verlene is survived by three children, Pat (Dale) Palmer, Danny (Susan) Mann, and Becky (Tom) Shank; son-in-law Kenneth Oldfield; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob; daughter Bonnie Oldfield; sisters Eula Varley, Alma Johnston, Inez Cornforth, Polly Heaney; brothers Olen and Glen Lankford; and her parents William and Sarah Lankford.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 29, at First Mennonite Church, 381 W. Washington, Aberdeen. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls. Interment will be in the Aberdeen Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
Ethel Louise Taggart
“Come Runnin”
Our sweet mother passed away in her sleep on June 22, 2012.
She was born on June 5, 1925 in Jerome, ID, to Harry and Hulda Nims. She married Lynne Taggart in 1945; he preceded her passing in 2003.
Ethel worked for 30 years in the editing and proof reading room of the Salt Lake Tribune where she was a foreman. She was a “Pink Lady” for Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls, ID. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and she served on the Board of the Senior Center in American Falls. Additionally, she was a consistent supporter for U.S. Veterans.
Ethel was an accomplished artist in quilting, embroidery and crochet. She enjoyed reading, gardening and loved flowers. She remained a fashionable lady and dressed ‘to the nines’ throughout her life. Ethel was a loving mother of 12, doting friend to her numerous beloved girlfriends. She was a devoted Methodist. Ethel was a strong, compassionate and fun lady. We will so miss your breathtaking smile and engaging laughter, as well as your incredible pies.
She is survived by her children Daniel, Peggy (Felipe) Montoya, David, Paul, Wayne, Guy and Matthew (Ginger Shockey); grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded by her parents, and her children Diana Lynne, Marilyn, Jonathon and Rebecca.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, June 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Aberdeen City Cemetery, 2665 West 1750 South, Aberdeen, ID. Reception followed at the American Falls Library, 308 Roosevelt Street, American Falls.
The family would like to thank Elizabeth McQueen and the staff at the Heritage Place, the Access Hospice nurses Kristy Burnett and Audine Hamblin for the impeccable care and love they showed towards our mother.
Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be offered at www.starksfuneral.com.
“To Live in the Hearts of Those We Leave Behind is Not to Die.”

Mary Randolph Clayton
Mary Randolph Clayton passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at home in Phoenix, AZ. Mary is survived by her 10 year old son Curtis Clayton (CJ) Jr., who was the light of her life; her two sisters, Lisa Owens (Cave Creek, AZ) and Betty Christensen (Newark, CA); her two brothers, Merrill Davis (American Falls, ID) and David Randolph (Dixon, CA).
Mary was born on Aug. 8, 1971 in Oakland, CA, to parents Deloma and Perry (Hack/Red) Randolph. She attended high school in Vacaville, CA, and later moved to American Falls, ID, where she attended Idaho State University in Pocatello. She then moved to Phoenix, AZ, where she resided for over 15 years. She will be remembered as a shining spirit by her family and the many friends who loved her. She was best described as a “campfire where everyone wanted to gather around”.
There was a viewing at Phoenix Memorial Park & Mortuary, Saturday, June 16, at 12 p.m., with services at 1 p.m. and burial at 2 p.m. You can visit the following website to view pictures, sign the guest book and order flowers: Phoenix Memorial Park & Mortuary, 200 West Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027, 623-434-7000, www.phoenixmemorialmorturary.com.

Deborah Sue Meldrum
Deborah Sue Meldrum, age 53 of Gahanna, OH, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012. Deborah was born in Seattle, WA, and grew up in Aberdeen, ID, daughter of Carol Nelson and the late Dallen Nelson. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Nelson, and mother-in-law, Jennet Meldrum.
Deborah graduated from Ricks College, now Brigham Young University Idaho. Deborah was a very supportive, caring and creative woman who spent most of her life watching over her family. She was a devoted homemaker and loving wife. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed quilting, traveling and spending time with her family.
She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 28 years, Mark Meldrum; children, Andrew Meldrum, Heather (Jeffrey) Crisp, Jeremy Meldrum, Christopher Meldrum, and Mitchell Meldrum; mother, Carol Nelson; siblings, Jim (Janiel) Nelson, David (Barb) Nelson, Gary (Jean) Nelson, Shelley (Boyd) Simonson, Tracy Reed, Tim (Sherry) Nelson, Tina Nelson, and Stephanie Nelson; father-in-law, David Meldrum; and many other extended family members and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 149 West Central, Aberdeen, where family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Friday. Arrangements by Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 614-939-4558. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.

Evva Jean Wolfenbarger Stubbs
1938-2012
Evva Jean Wolfenbarger Stubbs, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012. She was born on Feb. 5, 1938 in American Falls, ID, to Floyd and Afton Wolfenbarger. Evva was the eldest of seven children.
In her youth, Evva sang in various choirs with her aunt and best friend, Betsy Christensen Nichol. She came from a very athletic family and enjoyed playing basketball. Evva graduated from American Falls High School in 1956. She later moved to Provo, UT, where she met and married Jerry Stubbs. Evva and Jerry very much enjoyed raising their four children: Kyle (Tauna) Walrath, Keri (Bill) Cheney, Konni (John) Wattleworth, and Jeremy Stubbs. As an adult, Evva enjoyed bowling, golfing, crocheting and reading. She could often be found sitting at the kitchen table doing a crossword puzzle.
Evva devoted her whole life to loving and serving her family. She was a second mother to her siblings and helped to raise many of her grandchildren. She will always be loved and forever missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, three brothers, a sister, all four of her children, 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a great-grandson.
The family thanks Becky Nielson, Krissy Davis, Linda Rodier and the rest of the wonderful staff at A-Plus Hospice for all their compassionate service. They also express gratitude and appreciation for all the love and kindness shown by Evva’s friends and neighbors.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 11, at the Provo City Cemetery, 610 South State Street. Friends called at the cemetery from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to services. Condolences may be sent to www.bergmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Evva Stubbs Memorial Fund at Key Bank.
Connie Chadbourne
Connie Chadbourne, 74, of American Falls passed away at her home on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
She married Amos Alcorn on July 7, 1954 and had two children, Edna Fay Alcorn and Elmer Edward Alcorn. She is survived by her son Elmer and two grandsons, Thomas Alcorn and Jake Alcorn.
Connie later married Elwood Charles “Chuck” Chadbourne on Aug. 14, 1983. Chuck passed away on Nov. 12, 2007. Connie is also survived by her loving sister, Renae Richardson of Blackfoot, ID.
A celebration of life will be held at the American Falls Assembly at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30. Friends and family are invited to bring a meal dish for a luncheon after the celebration.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to the Bannock Humane Society at 850 Barton Rd. in Pocatello.
A complete obituary will appear in next week’s edition of The Power County Press.

Roberta Jean (Bobbie) Colber
Roberta Jean (Bobbie) Colber died Friday, June 8, 2012 at the age of 73 after a long illness. Bobbie was born in Portland, OR, to Iola Mae and Adam Stricker on March 29, 1939. She was an only child. On June 11, 1966, she had one son, Charles Monroe (Chuck) Colber.
After being in Indiana, Utah and California, they moved to American Falls to make their home. Bobbie started working at Lamb Weston on Oct. 11, 1976, where she continued to work for 28 years until her retirement. Her favorite hobbies were doing puzzles, playing lotto, Sudoku, scratch tickets and most of all she like playing the slot machines.
She loved spending time with her son and his dog, Shadow. She always had a good time visiting and spending time with her close friends Sandra Knudsen, Joyce Neary and Deanna Butcher. All will miss her very much.
She is survived by one son, Charles (Chuck) Colber of American Falls. She was preceded in death by her mother Iola Mae Feuerhelm, and her father Adam Stricker. At Bobbie’s request, there will be no service.
Son Chuck Colber and friend Sandra Kundsen thank her doctor, Dr. Bret Timmons and staff, for their kindness and all they did to make her comfortable for the past year and a half, to the paramedics and officer who responded to the call, and most of all to Mark Rose for all his help in making the arrangements that had to be made. She will be missed so very much.

Michael Shane Doty
March 26, 1965 – October 22, 2011
Michael was born to Herbert and Janice Doty in Portland, OR. He passed away in Portland at the OHSU Hospital after a courageous and difficult three year battle with multiple-myeloma cancer.
He was preceded in death by his mother and both sets of grandparents. He is survived by his father, Herbert Doty, American Falls; brother, Gregory Doty, Gaston, OR; his aunt and uncle, Nina and Bob Walker, Beaverton, OR; his great aunt, Elsie Jacokes, Jerome, ID; and their families.
He loved the outdoors and spent many memorable hours camping, hunting, motorcycling or four-wheeling with his dog, Nakota, and his many good friends. Michael was a hard worker, good son and a committed friend. He is truly missed and may he finally rest in peace.
The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at the Falls View Cemetery in American Falls with Rev. Jon M. Beake, Pastor, St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating. Services are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
Alta Anna (Permann) Hall
Alta Anna (Permann) Hall passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Spring Creek Manor in American Falls. She was born Jan. 11, 1921 in Rockland Valley at the Permann homestead, the youngest of 11 children born to Fredrick and Gottlieba Permann.
She is a lifelong resident of American Falls, graduating in 1939 from American Falls High School. Alta married James Martin Hall on Jan. 26, 1946. They purchased a lot and moved a home on to it at 153 Howard Street and lived there for their entire married life. They had three children.
Alta had several places of employment: Peterson’s Market, Union Pacific Railroad, and the position she retired from as Grower’s Accountant for Lamb Weston in American Falls. She worked there for 24 years. Alta enjoyed her family, extended family, gardening, cooking, crocheting and loved to travel. Alta and James did just that for the next 18 years until James passed away April 7, 2003. Alta remained at their home until Feb. 22, 2008 and then moved to Spring Creek until her passing.
Alta is survived by two daughters and one son; Mr. and Mrs. Chris (Sheila Hall) Miller, of Littleton, CO, Sandra (Hall) Hess of Caldwell, ID, and Dana F. Hall of American Falls; six grandchildren; Mr. and Mrs. Mike (Karen) Constance of Littleton, CO, Mr. and Mrs. Skip (Pamela) Wilkins of Littleton, CO, Mr. and Mrs. James (Kimberley) Boswell of Boise, ID, Teressa Hess of Colorado, Corey Hall of American Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Shauna) Hall of Pocatello, ID; nine great-grandchildren: James and Dawn Williams, of Boise, Nickolas Williams, of Pocatello, Mikayla and Tiger Boswell of Boise, Victoria and Ariel Constance of Littleton, CO, Dakota and Kiefer Wilkins, both of Littleton, CO; two great-great-grandchildren, Kira Ashworth and Kade Williams; along with many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Alta was preceded in death by parents Fredrick and Gottlieba Permann, husband James M. Hall, eight brothers: Manuel (Agatha Ruff) Permann, Harold (Josephine Halling) Permann, Albert (Mary Kurtz) Permann, Richard (Emma Kurtz) Permann, Otto (Lorraine Vollmer) Permann, Agen Permann, Leonard Permann, Ernie (Vera Funk), and two sisters, Leah and Fred Deeg and Ida and Lars Eliasen.
Her funeral was at American Falls Community Church at 745 Bennett in American Falls, on Monday, June 11, at 10 a.m., a luncheon followed at the church. Interment was in Falls View Cemetery. The viewing was Sunday, June 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls, and Monday for an hour before the funeral at the church.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
 
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