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The Press OBITUARIES - October 2010
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Adeline Louise (Roth) Totten
People remember Adeline as a kind and gracious woman. She was born in American Falls, ID, on Feb. 1, 1925 and died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 in Beaverton, OR.
She was raised as the daughter of an immigrant German farmer, Henry Roth and his wife Christina. Adie was the eighth of nine siblings, three brothers and five sisters. Her older sister remembers her as the “little doll” since she was smaller in stature and was generally the tag-along to the older sisters. Adie was a good student. Proud of her beautiful handwriting, she loved school and graduated from high school. She also loved singing in the Lutheran church choir.
As a young adult, Adie met her brother-in-law’s friend, Ross Totten, who became the love of her life. They were married at the Little Church of the Flowers in Southern California on Sept. 8, 1945 and lived happily together for 64 years. As newlyweds, Adie and Ross went into business with Adie’s sister and brother-in-law, Tina and Preston Osterhaut. Together, the two couples opened the Tee Pee Inn in Rupert, ID. This was one of the first drive-in restaurants in southern Idaho. Adie and her sister Tina helped with the business flipping burgers that sold for ten cents in the small but successful restaurant. In 1947, Adie’s only son Kenneth was born. Three daughters followed: Marcia, Debra, and Francine. Ross’s work moved the family to many states, but Adie loved Oregon the best because it was always green.
Adeline was known to family and friends as a wonderful cook and hostess. She loved to garden and sew. She made many of her daughter’s cloths, including her oldest daughter’s wedding dress. Adie had an eye for fashion and home design. She loved to pour through magazines looking for a new recipe or the latest home décor. A devoted mother and wife, Adeline was loved for her positive attitude about life, her ability to laugh at herself, and see the best in every person or situation.
Adeline is survived by her sister, Tina Osterhaut and brother-in-law Preston, her 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 her youngest daughter Francine Barr, son-in-law Steve, granddaughter Ashley, granddaughter Crystal and husband James, great-granddaughter Kaylee, grandson Nick, and wife Hannah.

Dorothy Abercrombie Wilde
“Dorothy Dog” Dorothy Eugene Galloway Abercrombie Wilde, 92, returned to her heavenly home on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 from her daughter’s home in Santa Clara, UT.
She was born April 10, 1918 in American Falls to George Simon Galloway and Edna Erroll Hubbard. Dorothy was the sixth child of eight children. She spent her youth and school years in American Falls. Dorothy and Arthur Lewis Abercrombie were married in Pocatello on Jan. 11, 1936. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on March 28, 1964.
Dorothy was a hard worker. She worked in the potato industry at the J.R. Simplot Co. for 27 years. She followed the potato industry working in Idaho and California. At the death of her husband, she retired and moved to St. George, UT. She later met and married Del Wilde. In Utah, she created a new career for herself at Lins Market in Santa Clara where she was still employed. She loved her job as “Dorothy Dog”. People traveled far to buy a Dorothy Dog and visit with her. She loved her customers and the customers loved her. She was also well known for her homemade candy.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Copeland, Santa Clara; sons, Gary and Sherian Abercrombie, Aberdeen, and Maril and Lani Abercrombie of Sandy, UT; and her sister, Betty Groesbeck of Pocatello. She was a loving grandmother to 17 grandchildren, 39+ great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Arthur Abercrombie and Del Wilde; her parents; brothers, George and Ray Galloway; sisters, Willena Galloway Blazer, Loretta Galloway Taylor, Fleta Galloway Parrish, Bonnie Galloway Rice; and great-grandson John Gardella.
Funeral Services were held Friday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at Spillsbury Mortuary in St George, UT. A funeral service was also held Saturday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at the LDS Church in Aberdeen. Interment was at the Aberdeen Cemetery. The family would like to express our thanks for the many words of love and concern, especially Aberdeen First Ward for their service.
Julia May Nelson Batterton
Julia May Nelson Batterton, 80, returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. Julia passed away peacefully at home with her loving family surrounding her.
Julia was born on a crisp spring day on March 24, 1930, the fifth child of Bert Albert Nelson and Polly May Perry. Julia’s siblings are Perry Nelson, Melvin Nelson, Helen Nelson Ralphs, and Grace Nelson Glascock.
Being the last child, she was her folks pride and joy, and needless to say the entire family was pretty proud of their baby sister. Her father used to call her his “little dimpled darling”. Julia was the only child of the family to have the privilege of being born in a modern hospital in American Falls. She was born when the family was beginning to enjoy the modern conveniences of life such as electricity, running water in the house and an indoor bathroom instead of the old outdoor privy.
Julia attended the Rockland School, and was involved with everything that was happening in the Rockland Valley.
In 1946 Julia was marred to Robert Petersen, they were later divorced. In 1961 Julia married the love of her life, Harry Batterton. They lived on the farm in Rockland for a short time and moved to American Falls, where Harry was employed with Idaho Power. Harry and Julia raised four beautiful daughters, Rhea, Christine, Bobbette and Annette. Julia has 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Julia worked for many years in the American Falls School District hot lunch program. All of her grandchildren and great-nieces and nephews remember fondly the years that she served them lunch at Hillcrest Elementary School.
Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Batterton; her parents, Bert and Polly Nelson; her siblings, Helen Nelson Ralphs, Perry Nelson, Melvin Nelson and Grace Nelson Glascock.
Julia is survived by her daughters, Rhea (Burt) Bomhoff of Chugiak, AK, Christine (Jim) Voeller of Cheyenne, WY, Bobbette (Jeff) Wright of American Falls, Annette (Rod) Colton of American Falls. She also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and special friends. Our world will never be the same without this wonderful lady!
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls First Ward, 111 Church Place, American Falls. The visitation was on Monday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary and again on Tuesday between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Shirley Eames Liese
Shirley Jean Eames Liese passed from this earth to meet her Lord and Saviour Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in Boise, ID, at a local care center. Shirley was born June 10, 1925 to Vern and Clothiel Eames in American Falls. She was the oldest of 12 children and a woman of many talents.
Shirley’s father raised sheep in the Knox Canyon area of Arbon Valley which was a favorite gathering place for Shirley and the Eames family. Her early years were spent helping care for her siblings, and by the time she married William Liese in 1944 she was a wonderful homemaker. Bill and Shirley farmed in the Pleasant Valley area of American Falls and attended St. John’s Lutheran Church for many years. The family has wonderful memories of sharing holidays with the other farmers in the Pleasant Valley area.
She was an accomplished pianist and taught many people young and old the joy of playing the piano and organ. One of her daughters, Carol, remembers having to get up at 6 a.m. to practice the piano before getting on the school bus. Shirley was an original Martha Stewart and entertaining was one of her delights, whether she cooked for the harvest crew or a dinner party she was a gracious hostess.
She was an excellent seamstress and sewed most of her children’s school clothes. Ron remembers a shirt that his mother cut the pattern when he was in the fourth grade and finished sewing the shirt in the sixth grade, needless to say, it was not correctly sized. Paula remembers that her Mother was always willing to share her canning talents consisting of a trip to the fruit stand and returning home with an overabundance of fruit to preserve, much to the chagrin of the male counterparts of the household. Bill and Shirley could cut a rug like no other couple, and Latin dancing was a favorite.
On Bill’s passing in 2008, they had been married 64 years and raised four children. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband William Liese, and a daughter Patricia Ann Liese. She is survived by her daughters Carol Liese-Rodriguez (Jack) of Boise, Paula Liese-Meyers of Pocatello, and a son Ron Liese (Mary), of Boise. Shirley and Bill also played a large part in shaping the lives of their eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in American Falls, with a viewing at 9 a.m. at the church. Internment was at Falls View Cemetery, American Falls, following the service. A luncheon for family and friends was served at the church following the service.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Life Care Center of Treasure Valley and Dr. Louis Schlickman for their care and concern these past years.
Memorials and gifts may be donated and directed to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Boise or St. John’s Lutheran Church in American Falls in celebration of Shirley’s life.

Erin Serena Prudhomme
Our beloved mother, Erin Serena Prudhomme passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Erin was born the second of two children to Marvin Lee and Ruth Ives Morgan on Sept. 17, 1930 in American Falls.
Shortly after she was born her family moved out to Lake Channel to homestead. Erin attended school in Lake Channel until fifth grade and then continued her schooling in American Falls until her graduation in 1948. She married in 1948 and started a family. Her family lived in the Aberdeen/Grandview area until 1970, when Erin moved to Pocatello and returned to school to pursue a nursing degree. Erin dedicated her life to serving others through her career in the nursing field, as both an RN and a Nurse Practitioner.
She is survived by her seven children: Thomas Prudhomme (Chancie), Wenatchee, WA; Michael Prudhomme, Los Angeles, CA; Jill Nelson (Bob), Boise, ID; Holly Rigby (Kris), Sinclair, WY; Kathleen Watson, Wenatchee, WA; Celeste Wright (Darrell), American Falls; and AnneMarie Barrett, Chubbuck, ID. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Marvin Lee (Van) Morgan and her son Keith John.

Audrey May Smythe
Audrey May Smythe of American Falls died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 in American Falls.
She was born Feb. 12, 1928 in American Falls, to Jacob Walter and Geneva Crawford Walter. Audrey was reared and educated in American Falls and graduated from American Falls High School.
Audrey married Frederick J. Smythe on Aug. 24, 1946. They had three children.
Audrey worked at Schultz and Harms Memorial Hospitals. She also worked, with her husband, in a jewelry and watch repair store that she and her husband owned.
She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary Post #3. Audrey enjoyed her family and friends and being a homemaker. She also enjoyed gardening, crafts, camping and travel, and was an excellent cook. She was a wonderful friend and mother and her quiet, gentle way and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Survivors include one son, Richard Smythe (Renee’) of Pinedale, WY, and one daughter, Diane (Gary) Simms of American Falls. She also has six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a stepmother Ida, her husband Fred, and one son Roderick.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Jon M. Beake officiating. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Fireside Room at the church and Friday one hour before the funeral service. Interment was in Falls View Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
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