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The Times OBITUARIES - November 2009
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Brent Thomas Owen

Brent Thomas Owen, 44, of Fort Worth, TX, formerly of Aberdeen, ID, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009.
He was born in Rock Springs, WY, on July 15, 1965, and spent his childhood years growing up in Aberdeen. He is the son of John Thomas Owen of Malad, ID, and Gayle Owen Ball of Lewisville, ID.
Brent graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1983 where he was active in sports and music. He graduated from Ricks College and BYU and served a mission in Rosario, Argentina. He married Gail Boehm and they had two children, and then were later divorced. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Cardiovascular Rehab from Utah State University and he became a trained echo cardiogram technician. He has recently been employed as an echo technician at JPS Hospital in Fort Worth, TX.
He is survived by his children, Tyson John Owen and McKinsey Owen of Burleson, TX; his parents; and his siblings, Sharee (Mike) Millet of Riverton, UT, Gaylynn (Brent) Bean of Rexburg, ID, and Bryce (Angie) Owen of Boise, ID.
The family received friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 West Main Street, Rigby.
Funeral services will be held in Aberdeen on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Aberdeen LDS Church. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Grant Central Cemetery, under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

George E. Morland
George E. Morland left us to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.
He was welcomed into this world on Dec. 26, 1926 to John and Molly Morland in Culbertson, NB.
George was survived by his loving wife Verna Morland of 40 years, his son Delbert Walker, and three daughters, Georgia Rosen, Vera Elderdge, and Doyleen Clark. He has six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In his younger days he was a custom harvester for Howard Sagger. He then moved to Burley, ID, where he became a truck driver for J.R. Simplot. He started his career there in 1973 until he decided to retired in 1992 in Aberdeen from J.R. Simplot.
George enjoyed spending quality time taking his grandkids fishing and camping. They always enjoyed going for ice cream. George and Vera always enjoyed taking a day off to go soak up some sun and snow in Lava Hot Springs. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend to all. He will be greatly remembered.
At his request no services will be held. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary.
Vera Permann
Vera Nellie Permann, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 9, 2009, at her home due to congestive heart failure.
Vera was born in Aberdeen on Oct. 20, 1919, the first child of George and Katherine Koop Funk. She lived most of her childhood in Aberdeen except for a few moves to California and back with her family. She graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1937, where she played basketball and was a member of the Mennonite Church.
In 1940, she met Ernest Permann on a blind date. They were married in the Aberdeen Mennonite Church on Nov 14, 1940. They returned from their honeymoon to Oregon and California to live on the Permann family homestead, 10 miles south of American Falls.
The first year on the farm, Vera helped Ernie with farming, but had to endure harsh winters, high winds and cooking and cleaning for many hired men. The following September they had their first child, Judy Floraine. In the next few years, they added Lanny and Dennis to their family. Dennis, age five, died in a farming accident in 1949. The winters were harsh on the farm so in the late 40’s Ernie bought the home at 730 Hutchinson from Vera’s parents. They remodeled and expanded it to make more room for their growing family. They would move to the farm homestead in the summer months and in the winter return to Hutchinson Ave. In the next eight years, they welcomed three more children, two sons: Ivan and Dwayne and a daughter, Shawn.
Above all else, Vera committed herself to her family and always held them close to her heart. HER FAMILY ALWAYS CAME FIRST. The many photos and scrapbooks are a testimony to that. She worked for and worried over them all of her life.
She was an active member in the Congregational United Church of Christ in American Falls, until her health failed. She taught Sunday school, was active in Women’s Fellowship and was even a board member.
Vera supported and participated in politics while Ernie was a state representative in the Idaho legislature in the 60’s and 70’s. They even attended the Democratic National Convention and ball in 1964 at Atlantic City, NJ.
Vera and Ernie always enjoyed traveling. They visited many places including England, Germany, Central and South America, Russia, Australia and Asia. They always enjoyed visiting family in Oregon.
Vera had a reputation amongst her family of being able to repair most home appliances. Her specialties were vacuum sweepers and washers.
Vera’s favorite activity in the last years of her life was going on long country rides with her children. She loved driving to the farm and cemetery. We were especially blessed to celebrate her 90th birthday with her just two weeks ago. She was able to stay at home during these last years, due to the constant loving care given by her son, Dwayne.
Vera is survived by her two daughters, Judy (LeeRoy) Dials, Sun River, OR, Shawn (Brad Hooker) Garner, of Pocatello; and sons, Lanny (Marcia) Permann; Ivan (Joan) Permann, and Dwayne, all of American Falls; her sister, Ida Gould of Marion, IA; her grandchildren, Steven (Robyn) Dials, Valparaiso, IN; Jody (Karen) Dials, Aloha, OR; Neal (Kristi) Permann, Brian (Sandra) Permann, Craig (Jennifer) Permann and Dennis (Monica) Permann, all of American Falls; Blake Permann, Pocatello; Bart (Kim) Permann, West Jordan, UT; Adam (Tanessa) Permann, American Falls; Amanda (Erin) Linsky; Moscow, ID; Corey Permann and Sarah Permann, Pocatello; Adriana Garner and Seth Garner, Pocatello. She is also survived by 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest in 1997, her sister Velma and her son, Dennis.
The family thanks the staff at Access Home Care for the excellent care given to her this last year, especially Kim and Jen.
The viewing was held at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls, Wednesday, Nov 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The funeral service was at the American Falls Congregational United Church of Christ, 745 Bennett Ave., at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov 12, with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment was at Falls View Cemetery.

Dorothy Nelson May

Dorothy B. Nelson May, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at the Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls. She was born Oct. 3, 1918 in Rockland. Her parents were Beatrice Perry and Reuben Nelson. She was 91 years old. She lived all of her life in the Rockland Valley.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many positions in the Rockland Ward; serving as dance director for many years with her husband. She was a Sunday school teacher for the youth for many years and was involved in bringing the Seminary program to the young people of the Ward. She also served as the Primary President and President of the Relief Society. She was the Stake and Ward Family History specialist. She also served with her husband as an ordinance worker in the Idaho Falls Temple.
She loved the arts and was a self taught artist and enjoyed painting the scenes that she loved of the farm and the valley. She also wrote poetry and had several published works. She was especially proud serving as the chairperson of the Rockland Valley Book that was put together for the Rockland Centennial.
She was the mother of nine children and is survived by her children: Richard E. (Betty) May of St. George, UT; Sherry (Alan) Van Orden, of Pocatello; Michael (Janice) May of Las Vegas, NV; Vicki (Norman) Kane of Idaho Falls; Gregory (Jill) May of Pocatello; Steven (Faith) May of Rockland; Colleen May of Boise; and a son-in-law, J.T. (Marie) Whitworth of Denver, CO. She had 45 grandchildren, 130 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; a daughter, Kay May Whitworth; a son, Dana May; and three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her posterity now numbers over 250.
Her most joyous moments were times spent with her family.
The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov, 17, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rockland. The family invited friends to the visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls, and on Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., at the church prior, to the funeral service.
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