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The Times OBITUARIES - June 2012
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Verlene Mann
Verlene Mann, 85, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 in American Falls, ID. Verlene was born Aug. 8, 1925 in Fort Collins, CO, to William and Sarah Mariah Lankford.
She went to grade school and elementary in Pocatello and Grandview, ID. She graduated from Aberdeen High School. While there she was a cheerleader and met her sweetheart, Robert Mann, when she was a freshman. They were married in Vallejo, CA, July 9, 1945.
They moved back to Aberdeen after Bob was released from the Navy. They bought a farm north of Aberdeen where they lived until her passing. She spent years working in the office at their auction company. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and helped with Girls State. She volunteered at the Aberdeen Senior Citizen Center Thrift Store. She loved to go camping and fishing with her family and friends.
Verlene is survived by three children, Pat (Dale) Palmer, Danny (Susan) Mann, and Becky (Tom) Shank; son-in-law Kenneth Oldfield; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob; daughter Bonnie Oldfield; sisters Eula Varley, Alma Johnston, Inez Cornforth, Polly Heaney; brothers Olen and Glen Lankford; and her parents William and Sarah Lankford.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 29, at First Mennonite Church, 381 W. Washington, Aberdeen. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls. Interment will be in the Aberdeen Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at
Ethel Louise Taggart
“Come Runnin”
Our sweet mother passed away in her sleep on June 22, 2012.
She was born on June 5, 1925 in Jerome, ID, to Harry and Hulda Nims. She married Lynne Taggart in 1945; he preceded her passing in 2003.
Ethel worked for 30 years in the editing and proof reading room of the Salt Lake Tribune where she was a foreman. She was a “Pink Lady” for Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls, ID. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and she served on the Board of the Senior Center in American Falls. Additionally, she was a consistent supporter for U.S. Veterans.
Ethel was an accomplished artist in quilting, embroidery and crochet. She enjoyed reading, gardening and loved flowers. She remained a fashionable lady and dressed ‘to the nines’ throughout her life. Ethel was a loving mother of 12, doting friend to her numerous beloved girlfriends. She was a devoted Methodist. Ethel was a strong, compassionate and fun lady. We will so miss your breathtaking smile and engaging laughter, as well as your incredible pies.
She is survived by her children Daniel, Peggy (Felipe) Montoya, David, Paul, Wayne, Guy and Matthew (Ginger Shockey); grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded by her parents, and her children Diana Lynne, Marilyn, Jonathon and Rebecca.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, June 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Aberdeen City Cemetery, 2665 West 1750 South, Aberdeen, ID. Reception followed at the American Falls Library, 308 Roosevelt Street, American Falls.
The family would like to thank Elizabeth McQueen and the staff at the Heritage Place, the Access Hospice nurses Kristy Burnett and Audine Hamblin for the impeccable care and love they showed towards our mother.
Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be offered at
“To Live in the Hearts of Those We Leave Behind is Not to Die.”

Deborah Sue Meldrum
Deborah Sue Meldrum, age 53 of Gahanna, OH, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012. Deborah was born in Seattle, WA, and grew up in Aberdeen, ID, daughter of Carol Nelson and the late Dallen Nelson. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Nelson, and mother-in-law, Jennet Meldrum.
Deborah graduated from Ricks College, now Brigham Young University Idaho. Deborah was a very supportive, caring and creative woman who spent most of her life watching over her family. She was a devoted homemaker and loving wife. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed quilting, traveling and spending time with her family.
She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 28 years, Mark Meldrum; children, Andrew Meldrum, Heather (Jeffrey) Crisp, Jeremy Meldrum, Christopher Meldrum, and Mitchell Meldrum; mother, Carol Nelson; siblings, Jim (Janiel) Nelson, David (Barb) Nelson, Gary (Jean) Nelson, Shelley (Boyd) Simonson, Tracy Reed, Tim (Sherry) Nelson, Tina Nelson, and Stephanie Nelson; father-in-law, David Meldrum; and many other extended family members and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 149 West Central, Aberdeen, where family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Friday. Arrangements by Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 614-939-4558. To share memories or condolences, please visit

John “Alan” DeGiulio, 73
John “Alan” DeGiulio, 73, of Sterling, ID, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
He was born May 30, 1938 in Springfield, the son of Santo and Mabel Elizabeth Line DeGiulio.
Alan grew up and lived his entire life in the Sterling area, attending schools in Grandview, Springfield and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1956. He served our country in the Air Force, at Edwards Air Forced Base in California. While in the service he tracked the first unmanned Soviet satellite, “Sputnic.” During his time in the Air Force he met his wife, Lorene “Lori” Day in Beatty, NV, and married in Ely, NV, June 20, 1959.
Alan was a member of the Roman Catholic Church as well as the Moose Lodge Organization in Grandview, ID. He was a board member of the Aberdeen Springfield Canal Co. for many years, and was on the Idaho Department of Water Resources Committee of Nine up until the time of his death.
Alan was a hardworking man who farmed and ranched his entire life. He was also president and manager of the Idaho Grimm Growers in Blackfoot, ID. He was very successful in his endeavors.
He enjoyed working, shooting dice, tinkering in his shop and keeping things tidy. He loved his grandchildren like no other. They were the light of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Lorene “Lori,” daughter Wendy and Lynn Nugent, both of Sterling, his son, Lane and Paula DeGiulio of Boise, his grandchildren, Ricky and Sara Havlicak, Chelsy and Turan Harten, and Alexandria and Olivia DeGiulio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Neil and Terry DeGiulio.
The funeral service was held Friday, June 1, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. Blackfoot. Interment followed at the Springfield Cemetery. The family met with friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Dinner services were provided at St. John’s Catholic Church in Pingree, ID.
Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arvilla Jean Fox
Arvilla Jean Fox, 89, of Idaho Falls, ID, formerly of Aberdeen, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Jean was born Sept. 1, 1922, daughter of Bert and Annie Walker of Aberdeen, ID. Jean married the love of her life Francis Fox on May 18, 1940. They lived happily together for 64 years, raising a family of seven kids on a small farm on the edge of town.
Jean loved outdoor activities and family gatherings. She was a member of the LDS Church, Modern Woodmen of America, Aberdeen Bowling League, and Senior Citizens.
Jean is survived by her sister Thelma Robinson of Aberdeen; daughters Jeanette (Darrell) Tinker of Idaho Falls, Frances “Blondie” (Chuck) Hefner of Horseshoe Bend, ID, son Jim Fox of Denver, CO, daughters, Carol (Roger) Smith of Valdez, AK, Julie Kay (Norman) Rademacher of McCammon, ID, Mary Anne (Kim) Crofts of Shelley, ID, Tracy Fox of Valdez, AK; 25 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, a brother Raymond Walker, and three sisters, Ida Nungesser, Phyllis Steinlicht and Margaret Brado, and one granddaughter, Amber Rademacher.
The funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aberdeen First Ward, 149 W. Central, Aberdeen. Interment will be in the Aberdeen Cemetery. The visitation will be Friday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls, and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service.
Condolences and memories may be shared at

Joy Kendall “Davis”

Former American Falls resident Joy D. Kendell “Davis”, 54, passed away at her home in Bountiful, UT, Monday, June 4, 2012, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was the daughter of Howard and the late Eileen H. Kendell.
She leaves behind her husband Janson Davis, four adult children and one grandchild.
Burial will be Saturday, June 9, in the Bountiful, UT, cemetery.

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