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The Times OBITUARIES - January 2013
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Dorothy King
Dorothy E. King, 85, of Pocatello, formerly of Aberdeen, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center. Her passing came following the diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer. Dorothy was born Nov. 1, 1927 in Aberdeen, ID, to Don Barton Parrish and Ellen May Wheeler Parrish.
Dorothy spent her early years in Aberdeen attending schools and graduating from Aberdeen High School. She married Lowell D. King on April 17, 1946 in Boise. They moved to a farm that he owned in Aberdeen and she spent her life farming by his side. She also worked for 20 years until her retirement at Lamb Weston.
Dorothy loved her family and treasured every moment they spent together. She was able to visit with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in her last days and hours. Dorothy loved family get-togethers, camping trips and fishing outings. She enjoyed her garden and also her flowers. She was a wonderful homemaker, teaching her five daughters canning, sewing, gardening and the joy of service. She loved crocheting, embroidery, and textile painting. She was a proficient quilter and also an excellent seamstress, making our school clothes for years.
Dorothy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many positions in the church Primary and Relief Society.
Dorothy is survived by five daughters: Dee Ann (Allan) Christiansen, Lava Hot Springs; Carol Newman family of California; Loa (Bob) Lounsbury, Pocatello; Barbara (Dean) Gilbert, Bancroft; and Trena (Blake) Carlsen, Spring Creek, NV; 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Glenna Parrish, Chubbuck. She was preceded in death by her spouse Lowell, her parents, sister Melva Jolley, and two brothers, Gene Parrish and Ray Parrish.
The family greeted friends on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the LDS Church, 149 W. Central, Aberdeen. The graveside committal was at 12:30 p.m. Following the graveside there was a luncheon and short program at the church to celebrate her life. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Dr. Glenn H. Beck
Dr. Glenn H. Beck passed away Oct. 30, 2012, at Kingswood Senior Living in Kansas City, MO, at the age of 97.
Glenn was born in Chester, UT, in 1915, was raised on a farm in Aberdeen, ID, and graduated from the University of Idaho in 1936. He finished his master’s degree in dairy production at K-State in 1938, after which he joined the faculty as an instructor in Dairy Husbandry. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, training in North Carolina and serving in Japan and the Philippines. After the war, he completed his doctorate in animal physiology and nutrition from Cornell University in 1950.
Glenn became a full professor at K-State, moved to the University of Maryland to become Head of Dairy Sciences (1953-1956), and then returned to K-State to become Director of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station. In 1960, he was appointed KSU Dean of Agriculture. That job evolved into the position of Vice-President.
In 1975 Glenn began working for the United States Agency for International Development (AID) and the Rockefeller Foundation. His greatest goal was to help Third World countries find solutions for their malnutrition issues. He helped develop a worldwide agricultural research network and coordinated planning and development efforts to improve livestock and high-protein field crops. He served as Provost for Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, and helped establish Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University in India. He retired in 1985.
Glenn was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve, who died in 1973, and his second wife Dorothy, who died in 2009. Survivors include his two daughters and their husbands, Ferol and Les Gerig and Suzy and Eddie Dissinger; grandchildren Geoff Werth, Stacey Jones, Michele Kavanaugh, Chrissy Reed, Scott Potter and Courtney Maxwell along with their spouses and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his step-daughter Nancy Mallory, four step-grandchildren and their children, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for Glenn will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with urn burial to take place in the Falls View Cemetery, American Falls, ID.
Donations may be made to the Glenn Beck Agricultural Scholarship; Kansas State University Foundation; Manhattan, KS 66502.
Colonial Funeral Home is caring for the Glenn Beck family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Randy Leon Adamson
Randy Leon Adamson of Aberdeen, ID, son of Leon and Adrienne Dance Adamson, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Randy was born Dec. 19, 1959, at Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM.
Randy lived his early life and school years living in Japan, the Philippines and San Antonio, TX. He received his formal education and spent his high school years in Aberdeen. After his high school graduation he joined the Navy and served four years on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway.
He married Susan Fritz in August of 1984. They had one son, Nicholas Leon Adamson. After Nick was born, Randy joined the Coast Guard and happily served his country for 17 years, serving in many different areas in the United States, including the Mississippi River, Great Lakes, Oregon coast and Alaska.
Upon his Coast Guard retirement he moved to Aberdeen and worked in the plant Maintenance Division of the Simplot Food Group Company.
In 2004, while living in Aberdeen Randy met the love of his life, Leslie Anne White. They were married in August 2008, at which time Randy earned more kids. Randy and Leslie lived together in their home in Aberdeen. They spent their time riding Harleys, camping, boating, sitting around their fire pit and enjoying time with family and friends.
Randy greatly enjoyed being involved with the Empties Motorcycle Club and spending time with people that he loved.
Randy is preceded in death by his mother Adrienne Dance Adamson. He is survived by his wife, Leslie White Adamson; his father, Leon Adamson; two older brothers, Mark (Leslee) Adamson, Mike (Tammy) Adamson; his son, Nick (Kamber) Adamson; his step-children Ean Fisher, Mallarie (Joel) Bascom and Dalanie Fisher (Gaige Owen); his grandchildren, Hunter and Gavin Adamson and Almon and Bekkit Bascom and many many friends.
Randy touched the hearts of everyone he met. He welcomed people into his family and heart and was always willing to help people out no matter the time or place. He was truly a great man and will be dearly missed.
The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at First Mennonite Church, 381 Washington, Aberdeen. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Billy Kramer
Billy Dean Kramer, 64, of Aberdeen, ID, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Portneuf Medical Center.
Bill was born in American Falls, ID, on Sept. 6, 1948 to Warren and Laura Kramer of Aberdeen. He attended school in Aberdeen and graduated from high school in 1966. He worked the next 46 years on the family farm. He had a hard life living with his epilepsy. He was a lifelong member of the Non-denominational Church. He loved to go elk and deer hunting.
Bill is survived by sisters, Anita (Lloyd) Falkner, American Falls; Pat (Lewis) Evans, Rita (Gene) Gross of Pocatello, ID; brothers Melvin and Jack Kramer of Aberdeen; sister-in-law Linda Kramer of American Falls; brother-in-law Don Mingo of Pocatello; five special nephews who were raised like brothers to Bill, Steve Hatch, Ron Hatch, Shane Kramer, Brian Evans and Cassey Mingo; special nieces, Vickie Evans Fernandez, Nikkie Evans Bielenberg, Teresa Mingo, Jodi Tomlinson Parsons, Shelly Falkner Nelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Don, and sister Eileen Mingo.
The viewing was from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls and at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, before the funeral at the Aberdeen American Legion Hall, 180 S. Main, Aberdeen. The funeral service began at 11 a.m. Interment followed at the Aberdeen Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at
Bea Gardner
Beunita “Bea” Alberta Gardner, 77, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1935, in Detroit, MI, to Joe and Beunita Cortez. She attended schools in Detroit and then later moved to California.
She met LaMar Gardner and they were married on April 13, 1979. They moved to Aberdeen, ID, in 1980 and Bea worked at J.R. Simplot for 25 years, most recently in security.
She enjoyed crafting, knitting, crocheting, yard sales, gambling, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband LaMarr Gardner; daughter Betty (Don) Petrovich, CA; daughter KayCee Stunton, CA; son Mark Silverman; daughter Sherry (Larry Wardlow Jr) Rapp; son Larry (Nena Ochoa) Rapp; brother Don (Joyce) Cortez, MI; brother-in-law Vern Coffin, Aberdeen, ID; grandchildren Art, Eyvette, Doug, Ashley, Jerret (Savannah), Karissa, Jessica; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son John Guy; brother Carl Coffin; brother Ken Cortez; sister Doris Coffin, sister Sue Anderson, and grandson Christopher Rapp.
The family visited with friends on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave., Pocatello.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at
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