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The Times OBITUARIES - May 2009
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Tyler Edward Simonson
Tyler Edward Simonson passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 19, 2009.
He made his surprise arrival in this world when he was born Nov. 15, 1977 in Pocatello, ID, the only son of Elgin and Barbara Simonson. He married his sweetheart, Sherry Robinette on Aug. 4, 2006 in Springfield, ID.
Tyler attended Aberdeen High School where he was a champion wrestler. He also attended trade school at Idaho State University then continued on and became employed as a commercial truck driver. At the time of his passing he was living in Brigham City, UT, with his wife and children and working as a foreman for Granite Construction.
Being the youngest of five sisters, he was afforded the opportunity to be raised alongside his nieces and nephews which meant that he also had five sister-mothers he had to report to. We love him more than words can articulate!
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Playing practical jokes on his sisters, nephews, nieces and friends with his signature goofy grin always on display. Tyler was a sweet, honest, hard working man with a heart of gold and was often known to offer help to anyone in need no matter the task. He was a loving father and husband and enjoyed spending time with his family.
His departure from this earth has left a giant hole in the hearts of all who knew and loved him although we know that he will always be near us through the lives of his two sweet little angelic girls, Brianna and TyLynn.
He is survived by his loving wife Sherry; two beautiful daughters, Brianna and TyLynn; three stepsons; Braxton, Karsen and Kaleb; one stepdaughter, Mersadies; his wonderful parents Barbara and Elgin, Grandview; five sisters, Debi Behrend, Blackfoot, Shawna Kendell, Las Vegas, NV, Michelle Vollmer, Grandview, Kimberly Simonson, Salt Lake City, UT, and Yolanda (Ron) Nilsson, Sterling; one uncle, Boyd Simonson, Aberdeen; three aunts, Janet Schurz, Temecula, CA, Judy Raines, Carrolton, TX, and Kathy Martin, Fort Hall; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and brothers-in-law, Joe Behrend and Kenneth Vollmer.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Zions Bank in Tyler Simonson’s name.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 23, at the Lakeview LDS Chapel in Lakeview, ID. Family greeted friends on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with funeral services following shortly thereafter. Internment at Springfield Cemetery.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Tyler we love and miss you!
Ronald Lee Collins
Ronald Lee Collins, 70 of Idaho Falls, died on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center following surgery.
He was born July 16, 1938 in Boise, ID, to Harley Dent Collins and Rosie Eldora (Dora) Murray Collins. He grew up in the Treasure Valley and attended grade school at Cloverdale Elementary School and Kuna High School in Kuna, ID. Following high school, Ron attended Ricks College in Rexburg, where he played football for one year. While attending Ricks College, Ron met his sweetheart, Nona Wolford.
On Dec 27, 1957, Ron and Nona were married. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on March 24, 1961. Ron worked as an appliance and furniture salesman prior to becoming a commercial refrigeration traveling salesman. Ron and his family have lived in Burley, Nampa, Caldwell, Boise, Meridian, Ammon and Idaho Falls, ID, and in California, Washington and Oregon.
Ron served in the Air National Guard stationed out of Boise. Ron was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Young Men’s, Bishopric, and High Priest Group. His positions included Stake High Counselor working with the Young Men and the Young Adults, First Counselor in the Bishopric and Young Men’s President. Part of his callings included coaching championship basketball and softball teams. Ron and Nona served in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple as ordinance workers. Ron enjoyed volunteering as a coach for flag football, high school wrestling, and Pop Warner football and basketball teams. His greatest interests included his church, family and sports. He loved to watch his grandchildren participate in their various activities. In addition to Ron’s current church responsibilities, he enjoyed helping prepare young men for church missionary work and life in general. He always lived life to the fullest and always shared his love for life with all he came in contact with.
Survivors include wife Nona Collins, children Michael (Ann) Collins of Meridian, ID, Tamara (Kevin) Warren of Aberdeen, and Lori (Val) Wahlen, also of Aberdeen. Survivors also include brothers Gary, Denny, Dale, and Doyle Collins. Ron’s son, Dan, along with his parents preceded him in death. Ron and Nona have 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building (Overland Ward) Chapel, 1950 South Locust Grove Rd., Meridian, Idaho 83642 with Bishop Daniel Day conducting.
Viewing will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be at the Cloverdale Cemetery following the service. Additionally the family will have a viewing at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho 83221 from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 28.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated and can be sent to Hawker Funeral Home.

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