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The Times OBITUARIES - June 2010
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Devin Vaughn
Devin Kenneth Vaughn was taken home to our heavenly father on Wednesday, June 23, 2010.
He was born to David and Michelle Vaughn in Pocatello, ID, on Aug. 13, 1998. He lived in Inkom for his first year on this earth before moving to Rigby. In August of 2003 Devin and his family moved to Aberdeen. Devin started kindergarten that year at Aberdeen Elementary. He just recently completed the sixth grade at Aberdeen Middle School.
Devin loved life. He was always very happy, and full of energy. He loved his brothers and friends. He was a friend to everyone he came in contact with. Devin liked to play football and basketball. He also liked to play Wii, talk with his friends, go to scouts and just spend time with his family. Devin had a strong testimony of the Savior and our Heavenly Father’s plan. He loved Primary, and was excited to be ordained a Deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood, and begin the Young Men’s program. Devin loved his family.
Devin is loved by and loves his father David, mother Michelle, and his five brothers, Trevor, Taylor, Jared, Logan and Dalton; his grandparents Karl and Barbara Binz of Pocatello and Richard and Elaine Vaughn of Pleasant View, UT; great-grandparents Garvis and Juanita Wheeler of Buena Vista, VA, and Thomas Wintch of Manti, UT; several uncles, aunts, and cousins whom he loves. We have been very blessed having the opportunity to know and love him these past almost 12 years of his life on earth. He will be missed until our eternal family is reunited.
The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday, June 28, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 149 E. Center St., Aberdeen. The visitation was from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the church and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday before the funeral. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-

Richard Herman Giesbrecht
Richard Herman Giesbrecht went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 18, 2010 after living sixty-eight wonderful years.
He was born January 15, 1942 in Aberdeen, ID, to Henry and Erna Giesbrecht. He was raised and attended school in Aberdeen.
Richard met the love of his life, Lou LaBenne, while attending a Bible conference. They were married November 21, 1962. During their 47 wonderful years of marriage they were blessed with five children.
Richard started farming for his uncle in 1960, and eventually went out on his own and established the family farm, “R” Farms. He loved helping others and served on the Bingham County Soil Conservation Board, Key Bank Advisory Board, Camas International, and Pro-Mar Board.
Richard is survived by his loving wife Lou and five children; Linda (Russell) Ruga of Dorothy, NJ, Rick (Amber) Giesbrecht of Boise, ID, Lorie (John) Ruga of Dorothy, NJ, Robert (Hailey) Giesbrecht of American Falls, and Lenae (Brent) Crumley of Boise. He was loved by eight grandchildren; William, Brandon, Gabrielle, Hannah, Madison, Connor, Italie and Casey.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
The most important things in Richard’s life were his Bible and his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which were evident in the way he lived his everyday life. He is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior.
The viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the Aberdeen Meeting Room. (Corner of Fourth West and Cassia, Aberdeen.)
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday June 23, 2010 at the Aberdeen Middle School, located at 260 South 4th West, Aberdeen, with a viewing one hour prior to service. A graveside service will follow at Homestead Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Funeral services are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.

Lynn Edward Hansen
Lynn Edward Hansen, 79, of Aberdeen, died Sunday, June 6, 2010 at The Willows Assisted Living in Blackfoot, ID.
Lynn was born in the Power County Hospital on June 24, 1930 to Edward and Ollie May Hansen. He always used just Lynn and in high school was nicknamed Archie. He attended the Aberdeen schools then the U of I for two years. He served in the military for two years stationed in Germany. He then returned to the farm in Aberdeen. Farming and cattle were the love of his life. He was a great family man.
On Nov. 22, 1953 he married Helen Ann Ambrose in the Jerome Presbyterian Church. Lynn retired from farming at the age of 75. He and Helen enjoyed traveling each fall in October. They especially loved the state of Idaho.
He served on the Aberdeen School Board, supported the American Legion and was a 32° Mason, where he served as Master of American Falls Lodge #58 when the lodge was moved from upstairs of the post office to the present day building.
Lynn didn’t hear music; he heard football. He was a big Denver Broncos fan and also enjoyed watching the local football teams. He was an avid reader.
Lynn is survived by his wife; his daughters, Janice Ann (John) Mount, Payette, ID, and Cheryl (Bill) Fritz, Sandpoint, ID; grandchildren, Susan, Kathryn, Andy and Sara Mount, Rebecca, Lauren, Joe (Stephanie), Ed and Mike Fritz; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joel Edward Hansen.
The graveside service was held at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 9, at the Aberdeen Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
Janet Vanderford
Janet Vanderford, 93, of Aberdeen, died Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Ridgewind Assisted Living in Pocatello.
The viewing was from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, June 8, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls. A graveside service followed at 12:30 p.m. at Aberdeen Cemetery.
Lynn Edward Hansen
Lynn Edward Hansen, 79, of Aberdeen, died Sunday, June 6, 2010 at The Willows Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
The graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 9, at the Aberdeen Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
Audrey M. Freeman
Audrey M. Freeman, 79, of Odessa, TX, died of cancer in Aberdeen on Saturday, May 15, at the home of her son, Monty Ledford.
Audrey was born in Salem, OR, on Dec. 17, 1930 to John Steele and Christina (Simmons) Steele. She was the fifth of eight children and joined also her nine half-brothers and sisters from her father’s first marriage. The family was of Western pioneer and LDS stock and lived in several places in western Colorado, southern Idaho and western Oregon as her father found work as a ranch hand, cattleman, prospector and farmer. After several lean years in beautiful but harsh western Colorado, they returned to the Willamette Valley in Oregon where a large family could grow a good garden and do some productive farming. Audrey often observed, with relief in her voice, “You could grow anything in the Willamette Valley.” She finished high school in Salem, OR, went to work, and shortly thereafter met a young man recently discharged from the Army Air Corps, where he had served in Japan and in Germany during the Berlin Airlift. Otis Odell (“Dell”) Ledford and Audrey were married and to this union were born one son, Monty, and a daughter, Cody. They were later divorced. She later married John (“Jesse”) Snyder and to this union was born Rachel. They also later divorced. In 1997 Audrey moved to Odessa, TX, to be near Rachel and there she made many good friends and met and married widower Benny Freeman. They had a few brief years together until he died; not long after that Rachel died also, but Audrey continued to live in Odessa until she had terminal cancer and in December of 2009 she moved to Aberdeen to make her home with her son and his family, where she was living when she died on May 15, 2010.
Audrey was, in the words of her daughter Cody, “an entrepreneur and an artist”. She was reared in a time and in a family where the only way to survive was hard work and she did not have a lazy bone in her body. She worked in the fields, in factories, in restaurants and nightclubs; she worked in sales, in home health care, for the Forest Service and in her own businesses. For several years she owned and operated a thrift store in Yelm, WA; she also owned and operated a small mobile home court in the Nisqually Valley, though her soft heart for sob stories made land lording a less than lucrative profession. She was “a little engine that never quits”; ebbing strength in recent days gave her leisure to read, and the last book she finished was Mitt Romney’s “No Apology”.
Like many in her family, she possessed artistic talent. For years she made and sold her own jewelry; she painted in oils and sold many portraits and landscapes or gave them as gifts to relatives; she also painted and sold murals for several restaurants.
Audrey never pretended to be anything she was not, and while she never left you in any doubt about her opinions and tastes, she also never assumed that she understood more than she actually knew (except in politics where everybody makes that assumption).
She was fiercely loyal to her family of origin, which had more than its share of strong personalities of many and various religions, vocations, and interests, though few if any Democrats.
She is survived by her daughter, Cody Kuenzi of Salem, OR; her son Monty (Elaine) Ledford of Aberdeen; six grandchildren with spouses; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard (Dorothy) Steele of Monroe, OR, and Stanley Steele of Redmond, OR; and one sister, Bonny (Lynn) Lloyd of Monmouth, OR; also numerous loyal and attentive nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister, her daughter Rachel Konen, and Dell Ledford, Jesse Snyder and Benny Freeman.
The family thanks the staff of Access Hospice Care for all they did for Audrey: Kim, Laurie, Lauren, Ericka, Rylee, Camie and Marcia. Also, Dwight and the staff at Wallace Drugstore and Kim and the staff at Wells Fargo.
A memorial service will be held at First Mennonite Church of Aberdeen, on the corner of West Washington and Fourth, at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5. Pastor Mike Hill of Calvary Chapel and Pastor Jerry Kaiser of First Mennonite Church will officiate.
Donations in Audrey’s memory may be made to the “Ministry of Monte and Jen Mugrage” at ycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200 Orlando, FL 32862.
The family also thanks Mark Rose of Davis-Rose Mortuary, American Falls, who handled the arrangements.
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