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The Press OBITUARIES -March 2011

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Ida Gould
Ida Gould, 87, of Marion, IA, died at Willow Gardens Care Center, Saturday, March 26, 2011.
Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, at Northbrook Baptist Church by the Rev. Eric Schumacher. Interment will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 30, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Survivors include children, Darrell (Diane) Washburn of Riverside, IA, and Randall (Machelle) Washburn of Challis, ID, Donella “Doni” Gould of Des Moines, IA, and Wendell (Cindy) Gould of Cedar Rapids, IA; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack Washburn, husband Charles Gould, and two sisters.
Ida was born Nov. 4, 1923 in Bakersfield, CA, to George and Katherine Funk. She married Jack Washburn in 1946. He died in 1961. She married Charles “Chuck” Gould on Feb. 5, 1966 and shared 40 happy years together.
Ida was a member of Creative Artists in Marion and exhibited her work in many art shows. She played the piano by ear and had numerous other artistic talents.
She was everybody’s friend and never met a stranger. She touched many lives.
Ida was a devoted member of the Northbrook Baptist Church. She loved her little buddy, Howdy Doody.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
Iris S. Glascock
3/23/2011
A fond farewell is given to Iris S. Glascock, 92 years old, of Nampa, ID.
Born in Burley, ID, on July 7, 1918, her life was filled with family, friends and travel. The mother of six children, she was surrounded by the five surviving children at her passing. The daughter of Ferrol Smoot and Mary Ross, she developed a love of learning that continued throughout her life. She also loved working with horses, especially with her father and his race horses. Her last horse ride was when she was 82 years old in full Arabian Costume in a parade.
Swept off her feet by Vern Glascock in her junior year of high school, they were soon married and four baby boys were brought into their lives as they followed jobs around the countryside. The jobs took them to many foreign countries as well, and this little Idaho girl found herself living in the Philippines, Peru, Africa, and Chile. Their family was completed with the addition of two girls born in the Philippines.
An at-home Mom until the age of 50, Iris braved the working world and went to work for the County of San Mateo where she stayed for 10 years until retirement. As the grandchildren came along she kept up with birthdays and anniversaries, sending cards and love. The shy girl with black braids flying down the racetrack became a woman of strength and integrity. The friendships made along the way were kept through the years and many became included as an extra branch on the family tree. Her table may have been crowded but the dishes overflowed with love.
After their retirement, Vern and Iris continued to enjoy a life filled with family and travel which often included her mother, Mary Smoot. In 1983 they moved to Salt Lake City, UT, to be close to the youngest grandchildren. She later moved to Salina, UT, living with her oldest son until he became ill and passed away. She then moved to Idaho to be closer to her kids and family.
A sharp card player, she played bridge until shortly before her passing. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her five children, Ferrol (Tony) Glascock, Grant (Paulette) Glascock, Bruce (Nancy) Glascock, Loy (John) Schroeder, Linda (Mike) Oliver, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Glascock, and son Thell Glascock.
There was a gathering at the Silver Crest II Clubhouse in Nampa on Friday, March 25, at 1 p.m. to celebrate her life, and a graveside service in American Falls on Saturday, March 26, where she was buried alongside her husband and eldest son. All friends and family were welcome to attend these events.
Arrangements have been provided by the Zeyer Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 467-7300
Tim Hayhurst
Finis Troy (Tim) Hayhurst, 84, of American Falls, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Idaho State Veteran’s Home in Pocatello, ID.
Tim was born Oct. 12, 1926 in Oak Grove, Arkansas; the youngest of three children of Troy Mac and Della Ethel (White) Hayhurst.
When Tim was nine years old his family moved to Payette, ID, where he graduated from high school in 1944. After graduation he went to live with his sister while he attended Northern Idaho College of Education (NICE) for one year. He then was drafted into the army and spent his overseas duty in Korea. He received his honorable discharge on Oct. 25, 1946 as a Sergeant Chief Clerk. He was decorated with the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupations Medal in Japan. He was always grateful for the G.I. Bill as it gave him his college education.
Tim re-entered NICE in 1947 and received his bachelor’s degree in Education. It is here that he met “the love of his life,” Sylvia Beckman. They were married Aug. 7, 1949.
Tim’s first teaching job was in Winchester, ID, where he taught for two years. In 1951, Tim and Sylvia moved to Stites, ID, where he was the Unit Superintendent for eight years at Clearwater Valley High School. He returned to college at the U of I where he received his Masters in Educational Administration in 1955.
The Hayhursts moved to American Falls in 1959, where he served as high school principal for 11 years. In 1970 he accepted the position of Director of Admissions at Idaho State University and held that position for 14 years. In 1984 he returned to the American Falls School District as the superintendent of schools until his retirement in 1987.
Throughout his life Tim was involved in baseball, basketball and football, both as a player and a coach. Tim managed the State High School Basketball tournament for 20 years and the State High School Football Playoffs for nine.
Tim received numerous state and national honors throughout his career. His most cherished awards came in 1989 when he was inducted into the IHSAA Hall of Fame, and in 1991 he was inducted into the University of Idaho’s Sports Hall of Fame. In 2002, he was honored by the A.F. Education Foundation with the Service to Education Award.
His civic duties include eight years on the A.F. City Council and 11 years on the A.F. Library Board. An avid golfer, Tim, was a longtime member of Lion’s Club and Elk’s Club. He and his wife are both active in their church and enthusiastic supporters of many school and community activities.
He considered his greatest accomplishments as “being able to survive 38 years in public education with the feeling that if he had the opportunity to start again he would make the same professional decision.” He didn’t get rich monetarily, but is extremely rich in things money can’t buy such as the opportunity to help mold young lives. He was proud of his former students and fellow educators.
The Hayhursts have three children: Debbie (Jim) Tiede, Tami Jones, and Mike (Sharon) Hayhurst. They have eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A viewing was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in American Falls on Friday, March 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a rosary service following. The funeral service was held on Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in American Falls with a viewing from 9:45 to 10:45. In lieu of flowers the family has set up an account at Key Bank in American Falls for donations to the A.F. Education Foundation and the A.F. Golf Association. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Idaho Veteran’s Home staff for their wonderful care over the past year. Also, Davis-Rose Mortuary for their support this past week. Thank you.

Death Notice
Tim Hayhurst
Tim Hayhurst of American Falls died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, with the location to be determined. For information call Davis-Rose Mortuary at 226-2147.
A full obituary will appear in next week’s Power County Press.

Otto R. Deeg
Otto R. Deeg, 83, of American Falls, passed away peacefully into the arms of The Lord, at Pocatello Care and Rehabilitation Center on March 6, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
Otto was born April 22, 1927, to Fred and Lea Permann Deeg in American Falls. He attended school, worked on the family farm, and graduated from American Falls High School in 1944, where he enjoyed playing football. Otto then attended Vocational Technical training in welding at Idaho State University. He married Ida Pahl on Dec. 9, 1951. Otto and Ida had two sons, Timothy, in 1954 and Steven, in 1955. Otto operated the family dry farm for over 59 years.
Otto was a member of the National Rifle Association of America, served Power County as one of the rural fire commissioners, was a Power County Soil Conservation District board member, and helped establish the Power Country 4-H Livestock Sale. Otto’s hard work ethic led him to jobs in potato and sugar beet harvest, worked as a Wackenhut security guard for Lamb Weston, served the American Falls football program for many years running chains, and enjoyed supporting the sports programs at American Falls High School. He served in various church capacities and was a recent member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Otto was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping and spending time in the great outdoors with family and friends. Otto’s hobbies included woodworking, building farm equipment, fly tying, and creating antler mounts.
Otto is survived by his loving wife, Ida, of 59 years; sons Tim (Diane) and Steve (Lynn), all of American Falls; his grandchildren, Danielle (Jeff) Schutte, Brekelle Deeg, Michelle (John) Davis, and Amber Deeg; his great-grandchildren, Hunter and Echo Deeg-Stewart, and Tucker and Emersyn Schutte. He is also survived by sisters, Helen (Otto) Tiede and RoseAnn (Lawrence) Funk, and numerous nieces and nephews. Otto was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Esther (Fred) Kopp.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee Avenue in American Falls. Friends were invited to visit with the Deeg family Friday, March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fireside Room at the Lutheran Church and also one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at Falls View Cemetery in American Falls. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hope House or St. John’s Lutheran Church.

K. Kim Phillips
K. Kim Phillips, 52, of American Falls passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. He was born Oct. 14, 1958 in North Bend, OR, to Keith and Donna Phillips. The family moved to American Falls in 1970.
Kim’s passion for farming began at the early age of five when he joined his dad and uncles driving the tractor. After graduating from college Kim farmed his own land and raised ostriches with his brother Kevin. Later Kim was the manager at County Line Farms. His other passion was Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Taking a break from the farm he would wear his cap and sunglasses and zoom on down the road on his Harley Rocker. During the fall Kim enjoyed steelhead fishing. He is also known for his amazing craftsmanship and working with his hands.
After graduating from American Falls High School in 1976, Kim attended Ricks College where he earned a degree in Farm Business Management. While at Ricks College he became best friends with and then sealed to Joan Baird on July 7, 1982 in the Idaho Falls Temple. Kim was a member of the LDS Church and served a mission in Washington DC.
Kim will be missed by his loving wife, Joan; children Kelly (Jessie), Cody (Cierra), Shanelle and Tia; grandchildren Kamryn, Jordyn and Caleb; parents Keith and Donna; siblings Kerry (Rhonda), Kevin (Tania), Kara (Mark), Jennifer (Rob), and Jeff (Jamie); in-laws Richard and Darlene Baird, Mike (Nancy) Baird, Jim (Chandra) Baird, Barbara (Lonnie) Lewis, Daniel Baird and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents Don and Janet Vanderford and his grandfather Leonard Phillips.
A viewing was held Sunday, March 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the LDS Stake Center, 111 Church Place, American Falls. The viewing preceding the funeral was Monday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center. The funeral followed at 11 a.m. Burial was in the Aberdeen Cemetery.
Cecilia Stroschein McNutt
Cecilia Marie Stroschein McNutt, 52, of Tucson, AZ, passed away March 3, 2011, peacefully in her sleep after a long illness. Cecilia was born March 5, 1958 in Aberdeen, to Ronald and Betty Stroschein. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Cecilia attended Aberdeen schools. After graduation, she earned a CNA certificate and over the years worked in health care.
On September 2, 1978, she married Joseph McNutt. With this union they had three children.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph of Tucson; a son, Joseph (Candice) McNutt of Pocatello; and a daughter, Jennifer McNutt Lopez of Chubbuck; grandchildren, Enrique, Calvin, Jackson and Andrew; siblings, Virginia Stroschein of Chubbuck, Mark (Michelle) Stroschein of Ammon, Monica (Larry) Bethke of American Falls, Teresa (Rodger) Wagner of Frannie, WY, Kirk (Gayle) Stroschein of American Falls, Anita Stroschein of Boise, Ronda (Ray) Burgemeister of Chubbuck, Rita (Steven) Aumeier of Idaho Falls; and a very dear friend, Adam Gillenburg, whom she loved as a son.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving daughter, Jessica.
Funeral services were held in Tucson, AZ.

Blaine Mitchell
Blaine J. Mitchell, 71, of Rockland, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 6, 2011 with his family by his side.
Blaine was born July 9, 1939, in Aberdeen, ID, the son of Nelson Amos and Mildred (Leyshon) Mitchell. Blaine grew up in the Aberdeen area.
He married Shirley Kay Groom, April 24, 1957 in American Falls, and they raised four daughters.
Blaine spent his life farming in the Aberdeen and Rockland valley with the exception of three years when he ran the Texaco Gas Station in American Falls.
Blaine loved his family and grandchildren and enjoyed doing activities with them. He spent many hours teaching them to fish and hunt.
He is preceded in death by his father, Nelson Amos Mitchell; his step-father, Max Curtis; and his step-brother, Bob Curtis.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley; his four daughters, Rhonda Munk (Randy), Eagle, ID; Robyn Hohenfield (Bobby), Pocatello; Melanie Kress (Jon), Rockland; Kimberly Mitchell (Torr), Pocatello; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his mother, Mildred Curtis, Nampa, ID; three sisters, Ruby Standifird, Payson, AZ, Shirleen Pierce (George), Caldwell, ID, Lenore Short (Floyd), Middleton, ID; his step-mother Arline Mitchell, Milton- Freewater, OR; a half-brother, Kenneth Mitchell (Carla), Walla Walla, WA; two half-sisters, Gail Barth, Spokane, WA, Jackie Ramsey, Redman, WA; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Per his request, graveside service and internment will be held at Falls View Cemetery in American Falls at 12:30 p.m. Thursday March 10. A luncheon will be held following the service. Memorials may be made to Idaho for Wild Life, Snake River Chapter, 324 Washington Street, American Falls, Idaho 83211 in the memory of Blaine.


Funeral Notice
Otto Deeg
Otto Deeg of American Falls died Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Pocatello Care and Rehab.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee Ave. in American Falls. The visitation will be Friday, March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Falls View Cemetery in American Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Hope House.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls.

Robert J. Michaelson
Robert J. Michaelson, 81 passed away Monday Feb. 21, 2011 surrounded by his family.
He was born on Oct. 19, 1929 in Clarion, UT, to Chris C. and Thalia Childs Michaelson; he was the youngest of seven children. When he was seven years old he moved with his family to Aberdeen, where his father was a farmer. He attended schools in Aberdeen being active in football during high school. He drove the school bus picking up the other children on his way to attend school and drove them home afterward.
Before completing his senior year of high school he enlisted in the United States Army. He was a Tank Driver for the 77th Heavy Tank Battalion, 7th Division, 31st Infantry Regiment at Camp Crawford, Chitose, Japan from January 1949 to May 1950. He was recalled November 1950 due to the outbreak of the Korean War and was sent back to Chitose, Japan and was then discharged in September 1951.
He married Doris Ann Long May 24, 1953; they resided in American Falls. From that marriage they had three children Von, Debra and Jalene. He was a member of the Teamsters Union working at FMC, where he served as a Union Steward. He drove concrete truck for Patton and Litton and Monroc, he was a ditch rider for Falls Irrigation in American Falls, he owned and operated his own excavation company, Michaelson and Sons, and he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a welder.
He married Ava C. Facer Edwards on Nov. 3, 1974. To this marriage Ava brought her five children Denise, Bruce, Marla, Vance and Rebecca. From the time he was a young man he loved hunting and fishing. In 1989 he was forced into early retirement due to a heart attack and he took up gardening and was an avid rose gardener. He also took up woodworking; building tables and rocking chairs for family and friends. He built rocking chairs for his three oldest great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Ava, children Von (Laurie) Michaelson, Debra (Brent) Moore, Jalene (Jim) Phillips, Denise (Steve) Walker, Marla (Brett) Arnold, Vance (Lorri) Edwards and Rebecca Seibert.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his six siblings, Deon, Therald, Don, Travis, Margery and Glee, stepson Bruce Edwards, and step grandson Daniel Williams.
Services were under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home and were held Saturday, Feb. 26. Burial was at Restlawn with Military rights.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.Colonial-FuneralHome.com.

Margaret Nelson
Rockland - Margaret Louise Blenz Nelson, 97, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls.
Margaret was born on June 24, 1913 to Adam Blenz and MaryAnn Hudson in Wilber, WA. She was the third daughter of a family of five girls.
Margaret moved to Roy, ID, in 1927 where her family purchased the William Bowler farm.
Margaret received her education in Wilbur, WA. Later she graduated from a beauty college in Idaho Falls, and worked as a beautician in Pocatello. She moved to San Diego in 1942 and worked for Consolidated Aircraft Factory. Margaret worked as a riveter and builder of the large bulkhead braces that supported the huge wings of the B-24 bomber called the “Liberator” used in World War II.
In 1945 Margaret returned to her family’s home in American Falls. She worked at Rockland Pharmacy until she met and married Melvin L. Nelson on April 8, 1947.
On Feb. 12, 1949, Melvin and Margaret’s twin children, Maralyn Margaret and Ronald L. Nelson were born.
In 1956, the family built a home at upper East Fork where the family continued their farm and ranching operation, Rockland Valley Ranches. Margaret always took pride in the fact she kept a big yard and had a beautiful flower and vegetable garden.
Margaret took an active role in the ranching operation. When she was young and because there were no boys in the family, there was nothing Margaret could not do when it came to handling horses, cattle and farm machinery. She loved the outdoors and loved riding horseback and helping with the cattle. For many years, you could see Margaret bouncing through the East Fork meadows in her green Jeep checking cattle.
Margaret was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as a primary teacher, secretary of the Rockland Ward primary and young women’s presidency, and Sunday school teacher.
Margaret is survived by her two children, Maralyn (Dean) Williams of American Falls, and Ronald L. (Lori) Nelson of Rockland; two sisters, Barbara (Carl) Ringe of American Falls and Claire (Dave) Clark of Minden, NV; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin LeGrand Nelson, parents and two sisters, Verna Henrietta Blenz and Leona Faye Charles.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 26, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rockland. Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls and again on Saturday between 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. at the Rockland LDS church. Interment was in the Valley View Cemetery in Rockland.
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