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The Press OBITUARIES - October & November 2011

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Paul Eugene Kress
Paul Eugene Kress, 85, beloved family man and friend, graduated with honors from this life on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at his home as a result of an accident five weeks earlier.
“Gene” was born to Adam Herman and Ada May Brown on June 11, 1926, the seventh of eight children. His parents were hardy pioneer stock who spent their first winter homesteading in a tent in the Roy, ID, area. When Gene started school, he rode bareback five miles to Mountain View, a little county school with 15 to 20 other students. His parents rented a home in American Falls after his eighth grade year where he attended high school and was active in sports, and then during the summers, the family would return to the farm, the same farm that Eugene operated until just a year ago.
The romance between Eugene and Gayle Taysom budded during his junior year, and they were married on Aug. 8, 1943, in Rockland. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 16, 1948. To them were born five daughters and a son who all benefitted from their parents’ strong work ethic and Christian principles. They, along with the grandchildren who came later, learned firsthand about the Law of the Harvest through farm work and even a few years in the dairy business just to round out their characters.
Eugene was active in community and church affairs. He served on the school board, town board, and as mayor. He also served in the army in World War II in Korea. He was very active in the LDS Church on both the ward and the stake levels, and at the time of his death, he and Gayle had worked as ordinance workers in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple for 13 years. Service to others governed their lives whether it was helping someone get in the harvest, attending to the sick, or bulldozing snow out of driveways and the church parking lot. They lead by example.
An active involvement in kids’, grandkids’, great-grandkids’, and great-great-grandkids’ lives took them many miles to athletic events, performances, and church activities. They were also active boosters of Rockland School events.
Eugene is survived by Gayle, his wife of 68 years, and six children: Margene (Clark) Anderson, Gaylene (John) Winters, Karalee (Bruce) Kochever, Evan Eugene (Anita) Kress, Devonna (Melvin) Arnold, Sheralyn (Dennis) Dahle; 35 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Homer Kress. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Ada May Kress, and siblings: Verna Morrison, Marion Bybee, Alice Smith, Roscoe Kress, Ellis Kress, and Rosaleah Milkey.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rockland. The visitation was from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Interment was at the Valley View Cemetery in Rockland. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

Patricia Jean (Glascock) Buffi
Patricia Jean (Glascock) Buffi passed peacefully into the waiting arms of her parents, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Nampa, Idaho following a brief illness.
Pat was born December 22, 1945 to Richard and Grace (Nelson) Glascock in American Falls, Idaho.
She married Gary Dee Buffi February 3, 1968, and they had two children. The couple later divorced.
Pat managed the Idaho State Liquor Dispensary in American Falls for many years and enjoyed the contact with her community that the job allowed. Recently, she had worked for the Meridian School District, Meridian, Idaho. She loved the students she worked with and took great pride in following in the footsteps of her mother, who had been a teacher.
Her fondest memories were of times spent with family during her youth. In particular, she cherished spending time with her siblings and cousins on their grandparents’ farm in Rockland, Idaho. She also loved the ocean and spent some time living on the coast of Oregon. Recently, she enjoyed yard work and spent many happy hours gardening with her youngest grandchild.
Pat is survived by her children, Shaunda Buffi and Kimberly Buffi, both of Boise, ID; her grandchildren, Terrayce Lish, Antonio Buffi, Jordon Colungo and Braden Buffi; her brother, Richard (Monty) Glascock, her sister Paula (Glascock) Anthony, several nephews, a niece, and her closest friend of over 60 years, Carol (Neal) Cheney.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the United Methodist Church, 710 Ft. Hall Ave., American Falls with Pastor Davey Lefler officiating.
Inurnment will be at the Falls View Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuay.com
The family prefers donations be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 2600 Network Blvd., Ste 300, Frisco, TX75034.
Funeral Notice
Eugene Kress
Paul Eugene Kress, 85, of Rockland, ID, died at his home Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rockland. The visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Interment will be at the Valley View Cemetery in Rockland.
A full obituary will be in a later edition. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

Erma Crompton
Erma Harris Crompton, 84, American Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, of causes related to age.
She was born Feb. 28, 1927 to Lawrence and Irene Harris in Ogden, UT, and was reared on the small family farm in Pleasant View, UT. She was the eldest of six siblings, including Earl (Betty) Harris, Wayne (Shirley) Harris, Edith (Ron) Finch, Laura (Wayne) Wilde and Lola (Vern) Child, all of Utah.
Erma graduated from Weber High School, Ogden, then from Weber Junior College, and went on to Utah State University, Logan, UT, where she graduated in 1949. It was at Utah State where she met Robert Phyl Crompton. Erma and Bob were married June 1, 1949 in the Logan LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on July 27, 1980.
To that union were born five children, including: Kim (Kathleen) Crompton of Spokane, WA; Brett (Debbie) Crompton, American Falls; Becky Crompton, Pocatello; Kelly (Lynette) Crompton of Pocatello; and Elizabeth (Ed) Fehringer of Hayden, ID. Lori Dawson has also been a part of the family for many years.
Erma and Bob lived in Utah for the early years of their marriage, with a brief stint in southern California, where Bob worked for various newspapers and magazines, while Erma taught at the elementary and junior high school levels and worked as a medical receptionist.
They moved to American Falls in November of 1959 after purchasing The Power County Press, and then later The Aberdeen Times.
They worked together at the newspapers for many years, but Erma also took time away from the newspaper business to work as a community education director, then multi-occupations teacher, amongst other titles for the American Falls School District.
Erma was active in local and statewide civic and professional organizations. Locally she served on the American Falls Chamber of Commerce board, serving one year as president; the American Falls Education Foundation, including president for two terms; Power County Hospital Board, including one year as chairman; Power County Senior Citizen Board, including one year as chairman; and president of the American Falls Parent-Teacher Association. She was also a member of the Power County Hospital Auxiliary, Power County Historical Society, Aberdeen Art Guild and Beta Sigma Phi. She was honored as Beta Sigma Phi Woman of the Year in 1981. She was also honored at Grand Marshal for the Power County Stampede and American Falls Day in 2006.
Very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in a number of capacities over the years, including several years as chorister and music director.
Statewide and nationally, she served on the Idaho State Library Board, including one year as chairman; the Idaho AARP State Legislative Committee; the Idaho Newspaper Association board of directors, including one year as president; and the National Newspaper Association (NNA) Better Newspaper Contest Committee, including one year as chairman. She was also honored by NNA in 1993 with the Emma C. McKinney award for outstanding service to the nation’s community newspapers.
Erma played violin for the Idaho State Civic Symphony for a number of years, sang with the A.F. Sharps for a number of years, and also performed in musical and dramatic productions from her college years through many years in American Falls. She served as mistress of ceremonies for a number of Power County Junior Miss programs. She also directed the LDS Institute Choir at Utah State University, and directed choirs in Brigham City and Ogden, UT, Santa Ana, CA, and American Falls.
She played music by ear, but was especially proud of a song she composed and wrote the lyrics for which appeared in the December 1968 issue of The Children’s Friend.
Erma remained active with The Power County Press and The Aberdeen Times for most of her life until a stroke slowed her down a bit in the late 1990s. She was a resident of Spring Creek Assisted Living for the past several years and enjoyed playing music and singing for the residents there for much of that time.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She was also preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Dwayne and Ellen Crompton, sister-in-law Sue Harris, and two brothers-in-law, Vae Priest and Harry Morrow.
She is survived by all of her brothers and sisters, as well as brother-in-law, Dale (Dixie) Crompton of Oregon, and sisters-in-law Pat Priest and Shirley Morrow, both of Utah. She is also survived by all of her children; along with eight grandchildren, Nic, Mike and Brianna Crompton, Fallon, Whitney and Jacob Fehringer, and Robert and Preston Crompton; two step-grandchildren, Lonnie (Sherrie) Stradley and Stacie (Steve) Ellis and five great-grandchildren, Steven and Sara Stradley, Skyler Stradley, Lily Ellis and Eva Crompton.
The family appreciates the loving care provided by the staff at Spring Creek Manor, Creekside Home Health and Hospice and special friend Joyce Foster.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls First Ward, 111 Church Place, American Falls. The viewing was from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the church, and Monday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. before the funeral.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, would be preferred to the American Falls Friends of the Library, the Idaho State Civic Symphony or the charity of choice. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.davisrosemort.com.

Mildred Leyshon Curtis
Mildred Leyshon Curtis 90, formerly of Aberdeen, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, peacefully at Brookstone Village in Nampa, ID, which had been her home for almost three years.
Mildred was born at home near Spanish Fork, UT, on Aug. 16, 1921. She was the daughter of Lorenzo Leyshon and Jennie May Warner. She was the oldest of six children. In the spring of 1924 she moved with her family to Aberdeen, which is where she was raised, educated and spent most of her life.
Mildred had a deep love and appreciation for her parents and siblings. In their early years they loved fishing and camping. These times together were some of her fondest memories of her family (Dareld Leyshon, LaRue Schumacher, Yuvonne Edmonds, Jay Leyshon and Della Taillet).
Mildred met Nelson Amos Mitchell while he was employed by her parents on the family farm. They were married Dec. 24, 1938 and they made their home in Aberdeen. They were blessed with four wonderful children, Blaine J. Mitchell (Shirley), Rockland, Ruby Standifird, Payson, AZ, Shirleen Pierce (George), Caldwell, and Lenore Short (Floyd) Middleton, ID.
In 1950 they were divorced and Mildred went to work in a potato warehouse to help support her children. She worked for many years in the potato industry and became a federal and state potato inspector.
She married Lynn Chandler on Dec. 13, 1952. Lynn loved Mildred and her four children and worked hard to help provide for them. Due to a serious head injury the marriage was dissolved in June 1956.
Max Curtis moved to Aberdeen while employed for an engineering company and during this time met Mildred and they courted, fell in love and were married Dec. 26, 1958. Mildred gained another child from this union, her stepson Bob.
They enjoyed dancing and were often seen boot scooting around the living room. Vacations were far and few between, but fishing and camping with friends and family were among their favorite. When fall came, hunting was the first thing on their agenda, packing to leave for the Rockland valley to be with Blaine and Shirley.
Mildred loved her vegetable and flower garden, teaching her children to also love working in their yards and canning the produce they grew. Neighbors were a very important part to her and many became lifetime friends. She also enjoyed sewing in her younger years and made clothes for her children. She loved arranging flowers, making many for special occasions.
Mildred is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed going to the temple. Visiting teaching was something she looked forward to each month and always went the extra mile. She was active in this assignment until three years ago when her health would no longer permit her to continue.
One of the most important things she will be remembered for is the way she taught her children to love one another. She had a special love for the 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two siblings (Dareld and Della), two sons (Blaine Mitchell and Bob Curtis), granddaughter (Shanna Standifird), and many other family members and friends whom she has reunited with.
A viewing will be held in the Middleton LDS Church Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. (1749 Willis Rd.). Funeral services will be in Aberdeen on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the LDS Church. There will be a viewing at 1 p.m., prior to services starting at 2 p.m. Following the services she will be buried in the Aberdeen Cemetery. The family has placed their trust in Flahiff Funeral of Nampa, ID, and Davis-Rose Mortuary, American Falls.

Cora June Roy Jensen
Cora June Roy Jensen, 90, of Twin Falls, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Bridgeview Estates.
Cora was born Dec. 23, 1920 to Fielden S. and Mollie (Scrimsher) Roy in Rockland Valley. June was the second of four children with one older brother, one younger brother and one younger sister. June graduated from American Falls High School in 1938 and attended business college in Salt Lake City, UT.
June married Ross Jensen on June 3, 1939 in Rexburg, ID. June and Ross lived and worked in the American Falls area until 1956, and at that time they homesteaded a farm in the Kasota area of Minidoka County.
June worked for the Minidoka County Assessor, Minidoka County Clerk, city of Rupert and Minidoka County School District as clerk of the district. June retired from the work force in 1984. Upon retirement, she received the “State of Idaho, Governor’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Residents of the State”.
June and Ross were true Idahoans: they loved fishing, hunting and camping with family and friends. They traveled as much as possible and spent winters in Arizona. They were married 56 years. Ross passed away May 27, 1996.
June lived on the Kasota farm until December of 1999, and at that time she moved to the independent living facility at Bridgeview Estates, accompanied by her faithful border collie “Babe”.
June spent a lot of time with her daughter and son-in-law, Ken and Darla Brott; and granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Scott and Heidi Shewmaker. She dearly loved her two great-grandchildren, Lucas and Lilly Shewmaker.
June is survived by her daughter, Darla (Ken) Brott; granddaughter, Heidi (Scott) Shewmaker; and great-grandchildren, Lucas and Lilly Shewmaker; one brother-in-law, Guy (Betty) Roper; one sister-in-law, Alice (Fielden) Roy; and several nieces and nephews.
At her request, no services will be held at this time. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com.

Josephine Scott Werner
Josephine Scott Werner, 99 of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. She was born on Sept. 4, 1912 in Kansas.
She remained active in the Catholic faith throughout her long life and was preceded in death by her husband Ervin.
Aunt Jo was loved and cherished by so many relatives and friends throughout her life. Sometimes referred to as a “walking history book,” she was known for her amazing recall of events, such as moving from Kansas to Idaho in a covered wagon as a small child, or recalling how national railroad service was suspended in this country in order to return troops home after WWI.
We all loved Aunt Jo and will miss her dearly. Josephine will be interred with her beloved Ervin at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, NV.

Evelyn Roper
Evelyn Ruth Schneider Roper passed from this life on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in American Falls, ID, after struggling with illness at the age of 94.
She was born March 28, 1917 in Chikio, MN, the third child of Eva Elizabeth Broadbooks and William F. Schneider. Early in her life they moved to Becker, MN.
In November 1927 the family moved to a dry farm in Blaine County, ID. This was a shock for the 10-year-old girl. She rode her old mare four miles to the country school in Blaine County through the eighth grade. She started high school in Rupert, transferring later to Pocatello where she graduated in 1938. Evelyn moved to Salt Lake City, where she attended night school, studying business skills. During all this time she worked for several families in order to get her education.
In 1939 while visiting her sister, Carolyn Munn in Arbon Valley, she met her future husband, Allen Roper, and his daughter, Jackie. A recent widower, Al was living in the Rockland Valley.
In March 1940, the little family moved into the Walt Thompson homestead on lower Rock Creek. Evelyn had lived in the same house until a few weeks ago. There they raised six more children Patricia, Robert, William, Bonnie, Lance, and Janelle.
The early years were busy with taking care of children, feeding farm hands, and doing chores. During some of the bad winters (48-49), the family would move to American Falls for the winter in order to get the children to school. The family was the first in the Rockland Valley to grow row crops of potatoes and beets with the newest innovative water system, the gated pipe. Evelyn got to learn about cutting seed potatoes, and riding the “spud” digger. Evelyn and family helped with feeding the cows in the winter, branding, and taking them to the reservation for summer pasture.
Grandchildren were added to the crew. Many of the grandchildren have stayed with Grandma for extended periods of time. Evelyn also worked part time in the Power County Treasurer’s office. During the June and December tax collection times she was a regular fixture in the courthouse for four different treasurers, Pearl Calloway, Lucille Porath, Melba Ferguson, and Julie Zacharias. She didn’t give it up until she was 80 years old.
After Al’s death in 1976, Evelyn found she had to baby-sit the cows. She would make sure the ice was broken in the creek, and it was not too slick for them to water.
Evelyn was a member of the United Methodist Church. She served as the UMW president, and President of the local AARP chapter.
Evelyn is survived by daughters Jackie Kildew (John), American Falls; Patricia Spiker (Dave-deceased) American Falls; Bonnie Anderson (Monty), Rockland; Janelle Porath, American Falls; sons Robert A. Roper (Chris); W. Bill Roper (Pat), Nampa; Lance D. Roper (Tena), American Falls. Ten grandsons and six granddaughters also survive her. She was preceded in death by her husband Allen D. Roper; her parents; brothers Clarence, Gerald Schneider; sister, Carolyn Munn.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the American Falls Community Church, 745 Bennett Ave. in American Falls. The viewings were from 6 to 7:30 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, and one hour before service on Wednesday at the church. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

Keith Seymour Heckman
Keith Seymour Heckman, 87 years old, passed away at home in American Falls, ID, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. He was born Jan. 16, 1924 in the village of Canisteo, NY, to Lawrence and Iona Heckman.
Keith grew up on the family farm until 1943 when he was drafted into the United States Army. He served as a bow gunner and assistant driver on a tank with “F” Troop, 24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized, 4th Calvary Group, VII Corps, and 1st Army in the European Theatre of Operations. He landed on Omaha Beach on D-day and saw action through 11 months of combat. He received the Good Conduct Medal with four Bronze Loops, Occupation Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European/African/Middle East Campaign medal with five Bronze Stars, Normandy Service Medal and French Croix De Guerre with Silver Star. He was recalled to military service for the Korean Conflict from 1950-1969 in the United States Air Force. While stationed in Lompoc, CA, missile field he fueled Titan 3 missiles with nitrogen, oxygen and helium. He was honorably discharged in 1969.
Grandpa we will always thank you for your courage and genuine patriotism.
In 1959 Keith married his first wife, Rose Irene. They were married for 15 years until her death. In 1974 Keith married Iris Eales. They resided most of their 25 years of marriage on Mount Livingston in Washington State. After Iris’ death in 2000, Keith moved to live with family in American Falls.
Keith quickly got back to his farm roots helping with the horses and cattle. Keith was known by many as “grandpa” and never turned down the opportunity to participate in a parade, lunch at Willow Bay, spending time with family, and his daily visit to the Mocha Shack.
Upon his request there will be a life celebration in the summer of 2012.

Helen Jasman Kress
Helen Jasman Kress passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at the Power County Nursing Home in American Falls.
Helen was born near American Falls to William Fredrick and Mary Kump Jasman on Nov. 18, 1916.
She graduated from American Falls High School in 1934 and from Albion State Normal in 1937. She married Arthur Kress in May 1938.
Along with their two sons, Larry and Lee, they spent the rest of their years together farming in the Roy and Lake Channel areas.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Her husband Art preceded her in death in 2005. She is survived by her two sons, Larry (Donna) and Lee (Judy) Kress, both of American Falls. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Douglas Kress, Jason (Jennifer) Kress, Veronica (Jerry) Jackson, Brenda (Jan) Gisslen, and Thomas (Erin) Kress. She has five great-grandchildren: Jared, Jordan, Annaliese, Maja, Alaira.
Preceding her in death were her parents and five siblings: brothers, Edward, Arthur, and Roland Jasman, one sister Marie Powell, and an infant sister.
As no formal services are planned, memorials may be given to the donors’ choice.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy verse 7.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
Gail William Lasley
Gail William Lasley, after battling cancer, passed away early Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at home with family surrounding him.
Gail was born on June 24, 1932 in Rockland, ID. He graduated from Rockland High School in 1950 and then played football for the University of Utah. Gail served in the Army during the Korean War and served an LDS mission in the Western Canadian Mission.
Gail married Marilyn Pearl Allen on April 10, 1959 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were blessed with six children, three boys and three girls: Michael (Jan and Dennis Hill), Sara Burrell, Bill (Kristi), Becky (Rob) Farnsworth, Allan (Billie Jo), Donna (Greg) Wilson.
In Gail’s lifetime he worked many jobs, some of which are: Power County Highway Department, State of Idaho Highway Department and employed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He retired in June 1994 and relocated to Island Park.
He and Marilyn served a mission together in the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Gail continued to enjoy life working with his hands.
His pride and joy was his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father and friend and he will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Jessie Lasley, and son, Michael Gail Lasley.
The viewing was at Davis-Rose Mortuary on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and prior to the funeral service on Monday, a viewing was held at the LDS church in Rockland from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Services were held Monday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. in Rockland.
Family asks, in lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated and accepted at Key Bank of Idaho in American Falls, to help with medical and funeral expenses.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
Joan Wahl
Joan Carol (West) Wahl, 71, passed away on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at home.
Joan was born Sept. 7, 1940 in Crofton, NE, to Lester W. and Phyllis L. (Lawyer) West. She graduated from McLoughlin Union High School in Milton-Freewater, OR. Joan married Don Gatz and they had two daughters. They were later divorced. She married Roger Wahl in September 1983.
Joan loved to bowl and was a member of various bowling leagues. She loved to crochet and do plastic canvas crafts. She enjoyed sharing her crafts with her friends and family.
Joan was a tour guide at the Fort Hall Replica in Pocatello. She loved learning the history and loved the people she worked with.
Her greatest joy was her grandson Hank. She looked forward to him coming to visit in the summers. One of her proudest moments was attending his high school graduation in 2009. She was so very proud of him.
Joan is survived by her daughter, Wendy Gustafson, Gillette, WY, grandson, Hank Gustafson, Gillette, WY, brother James West, CA, one niece and one nephew.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Sandy, parents and husband.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Falls View Cemetery, American Falls. Condolences may be left at www.davisrosemortuary.com or sent to Wendy Gustafson, 9951 S. Hwy 59 # 1, Gillette, WY 82718. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the charity of choice.
Jaden N. Schenk
Jaden N. Schenk died early Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 from an accident while camping with his friends near American Falls. In his short 16 years, Jaden lived a lifetime. Not only was he wise beyond his years, but he thoroughly enjoyed every minute of his life and lived it to the fullest. Jaden was “Mr. Personality” and had a charisma that was truly magnetic.
Jaden was born in Burley, ID, on Jan. 9, 1995. He is the oldest son of Nathan J. Schenk, and Tracy and Rusty Sirwaitis. Jaden was nominated at the age of 11, to be a Student Ambassador for People to People and traveled to Hawaii for three weeks. He attended school in American Falls until 2008. While in American Falls he played baseball for several years and one year of football. Jaden attended school in Bountiful, UT, for two and a half years. At the age of 14, he traveled to China for two weeks with a group of students from his school. Jaden proudly wore the number 13 while playing football for three years and played lacrosse for two years bearing the numbers 13 and 33, where he was voted MVP on his lacrosse team. Jaden was involved in jazz band and played the saxophone. He loved snowboarding and continually had a season pass to Park City. Jaden moved to Pocatello last year and was a junior at Pocatello High School. Since moving to Pocatello he enjoyed dirt biking and wakeboarding. Jaden was very proud to be a member of the “Wolf Pack” (a special group of friends that he called his brothers). He worked part-time as a server at Wingers while attending school. Jaden was baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was actively involved in scouting and was Deacons’ quorum president when he was 12.
Jaden is survived by his parents: Nathan J. Schenk, and Tracy and Rusty Sirwaitis; siblings, Cozette Teiberis, Andrew Schenk, Chandler Schenk, Kennedy and Christopher Sirwaitis; paternal grandparents Billy Joe VanDyke Jr. and Nancy Schenk; and maternal grandparents Ronald Miller and BarDee Miller; uncles and aunts, Eric (Rick) Miller, Greg (Sandy) Miller, Kristi (Bill) Lasley, Nicole (Christian) Drake II, TwylaAnn VanDyke, Brandy VanDyke and Laura VanDyke; and numerous cousins.
Jaden was recently involved in a scooter accident which helped his family and friends realize how precious life is. It gave us the opportunity to express how much we all love him. Our hearts are broken. He will be forever missed.
Funeral services were held on Monday Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center, 111 Church Place, in American Falls. Graveside service was at Falls View Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

William “Bill” Lockwood
William L. “Bill” Lockwood, 68, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Wendover, NV, from a heart attack.
Bill was born Oct. 12, 1942 in Seattle, WA, to William L. and Nelda Lockwood. They later moved to California, where he attended school and college. After graduating he traveled around the United States and Mexico with a best friend, Bill Tabor. He later moved to American Falls and worked at Lamb Weston and Simplot, where he met the love of his life, Shirley Frost. They enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and trips to Nevada together for 26 years.
Shirley had three children, Susan (Troy) Miller, Vaughn (Becky) Dettman and Shannon Dettman, and their children, Justin Miller, Ashley Miller, Zachary Dettman, Jessica Dettman, Brady Dettman and Jacob Dettman, who thought of him as a great father and grandfather.
Bill is survived, in addition to Shirley and her children and grandchildren, by his brother, Bud “Sue” Lockwood of Solvang, CA, and a sister, Suzy (Mark) Ratkovic of Tarzana, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nelda Lockwood.
In accordance with Bill’s wishes, cremation has been completed and no services are planned.

Kyle Gene Curry
Kyle Gene Curry, 26, of Arbon Valley, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in an accident cutting wood with family.
He was born June 10, 1985 in Pocatello, the son of Richard Dean and Debra Sue Curry. He attended grade school at Arbon Elementary, graduated from American Falls High School in 2003 and then in 2006 graduated from UTI of Phoenix, AZ, as a certified mechanic, and continued his education to become a master mechanic at Honda of Pocatello where he was employed at the time of his death.
Kyle hit the wrestling mat early and finished in the top three his junior and senior year at the Idaho State High School Tournament. He was a member of the first State Wrestling Championship Team from American Falls, also known as the “Dream Team”. His passion was hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, camping and spending time with family and friends. Kyle could fix anything with four wheels.
We believe that is what he is helping God with at this time.
Kyle is survived by his wife Jennifer Curry; his parents Richard and Debbie Curry of Arbon Valley; his brothers Tyson Curry, Chad Curry and Josh (Jessica) Spanton. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Rose Davis of American Falls; and his paternal grandparent, Irene Curry, also of American Falls. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.
The viewing was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at the LDS Church in Arbon Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations be made to Advantage Plus, FCC at any location or mailed to P.O. Box 4610, Pocatello, ID 83205 to assist with medical and funeral arrangements. Memories and comments may be left at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

Death Notice
Jessie Marion Combs
Jessie Marion Combs, 68 of American Falls, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.
The rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 352 Roosevelt, American Falls. The visitation will follow from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Mass of Resurrection will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Interment will follow at Falls View Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

Death Notice
Joan Carol Wahl
Joan Carol Wahl 71, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at her home in American Falls.
Services are pending. A full obituary will be in a later edition of The Power County Press.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
 
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