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The Times OBITUARIES - April 2012
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Lee Meldrum Harding, 78
Lee Meldrum Harding passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, ID.
Lee was born Jan. 2, 1934 in Provo, UT. He was the eighth child born to Myrtle Meldrum Haring and Milton James Harding. He grew up in Provo.
Lee married Carol Jensen and they had two sons, Cary and Don. They were later divorced. Lee then married Alice Simons and they had one son and five daughters, James, Patricia, Lisa Ann, Echo, Allison and Cynthia. They were later divorced. He married again, Dorthea Calloway of Sysktow, MO, and they were later divorced. On March 25, 1989 Lee married Rosemary Eldredge in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Together they had one son, Dean.
Lee worked at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot. He was in the maintenance department. Lee enjoyed and loved the sport of bowling. Lee was an excellent bowler. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was very dedicated to his children. He was very proud of all of them and their accomplishments.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held the office of High Priest. He was a member of the Moreland 6th Ward. Lee will surely be missed.
Lee is survived by his wife, Rosemary of Blackfoot, ID; children, Cary Harding of Longview, WA, James Harding of Pocatello, ID, Patricia Contreras of Provo, UT, Lisa Ann Greenfield of Boise, ID, Echo Moran of Aberdeen, Allison Lopez of Logan, UT, and Dean Harding of Blackfoot.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and four brothers, Dean, Maud, Vera, Emma, Karl, Earl and Glen; children, Don and Cynthia.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at the Blackfoot North West Stake Center with Bishop Mark J. Adams conducting. The family met with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment followed at the Moreland Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot. Condolences may be sent to the family at
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Idaho Parents Unlimited, 500 South 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702.
Annie Charlotte Lehman
Annie Charlotte Lehman, 100, of Aberdeen, ID, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Spring Creek Manor, in American Falls.
Annie was born Dec. 22, 1911, in Goessel, KS, to Peter and Marie Schroeter Isaak. The family moved to Dubois, ID, in 1914, to homestead. In 1920, her family moved to the Aberdeen/American Falls area. She graduated from the eighth grade in the Fairview Country School. Her family attended the German Homestead Church until that church joined the First Mennonite Church in Aberdeen. Her summers were spent attending German Bible School, herding cows with her brothers and swimming in the canal.
Annie married Herbert Lehman June 28, 1931. She worked for many years at the local processing plant and was a floor lady at J.R. Simplot for 11 years. Herbert and Annie celebrated 65 years of marriage on June 30, 1996. Herbert passed away on April 10, 1997.
Annie was preceded in death by her six brothers and five sisters. She has three sons, Stanley (Carol) of Paso Robles, CA, Richard (Delores) of Aberdeen, Jerry (Janice) of Parma, ID; and two daughters, Audrey Gorgonzola and Marilyn Lehman of Boise, ID. She has 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Annie was a lifelong member of the First Mennonite Church, The Bethany Circle and The Agenda Club. She enjoyed the senior citizen activities, sewing, quilting, playing cards and gardening. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
Annie requested donations be given to the First Mennonite Church Deacons Fund, 381 W. Washington, Aberdeen, Idaho 83210 in lieu of flowers.
The visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday April 22, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street in American Falls and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, at First Mennonite Church, 381 W. Washington, Aberdeen. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Interment followed at the Homestead Cemetery.
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Lloyd Ludwig Hoffer
Lloyd Ludwig Hoffer, 92, a lifelong resident of Aberdeen, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, after suffering a stroke at the Veterans Nursing Home in Pocatello, ID.
He was born June 9, 1919, to Ludwig and Marie Longheinrich Hoffer at their Pleasant Valley, ID, homestead.
He attended and graduated from the Aberdeen school system. Later he met and married the love of his life, Helen Evelyn Jones of Sterling, ID, in Blackfoot on Nov. 18, 1939.
He worked as a mechanic for Albert Kosanke for a short time before moving to Long Beach, CA, where he was employed by AAA Car Club and then as a welder for Northrup Aircraft. Inducted into the army during World War II, he served as a medic for a short time, before receiving an honorable medical discharge.
He then moved his family back to Aberdeen where he started his own repair shop and also operated a leveling business doing field leveling for area farmers. Later he worked for Funk Produce for 22 years, where he designed and built the first potato scooper, used extensively in the potato and onion industry. Following Funk Produce, he was employed by the Aberdeen Experiment Station until his retirement in 1985. There he built experimental harvesting equipment and oversaw general maintenance. He also owned and operated the first Aberdeen Drive-Inn, offering delicious delights to the community for many years.
Lloyd was active in the Mennonite church and Palisades Camp building/maintenance program for many years. He loved sharing his mechanical abilities with those in need. However, his joy in life was love of family and his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Helen and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by his seven children, Lloyd Paul (wife Marilyn), Idaho Falls, ID; Terrence Lee (wife Carolyn), Yuba City, CA; Dallas Leon (wife Sandra), Idaho Falls; Marsha Elaine (husband Merle Friesen), American Falls; Sandra Loy (husband Russ Knapp), Boise, ID; Randall Lamar (wife Galena), Boise; and Brent LeRay (wife Laura), Aberdeen; one brother, Jake Hoffer of Lake Ellsinore, CA; 24 grandchildren; and 68 great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to join the family for the viewing at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 21, prior to the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at the First Mennonite Church of Aberdeen. Interment will be at the Aberdeen Cemetery after the service.
Services are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary of American Falls.

Maril Beck
Maril L. Beck, 97, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 in his home in Aberdeen, ID.
Maril was born July 19, 1914, in Spanish Fork, UT, to Nephi Beck and Lettice Leyshon Beck. He had one sister, LaRita Phillips, and one brother, LaVoy Beck. The family moved to Aberdeen when Maril was three years old.
He met Julia Jacobs at a dance in Rockland. They soon fell in love and were married Jan. 2, 1937, and were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Dec. 27, 1946. They had five children: Donald (Darlene) Beck, Santa Ana, CA; Loah (Von) Thompson, Las Vegas, NV; Faye (Mike) Welch, Aberdeen; Victoria (Lorin) Lords, Lehi, UT; Connie Kay (Brent) Cornforth, Aberdeen. Maril and Julia have 27 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Maril farmed most of his life. In 1947, he built a family home on an 80 acre farm and gravity irrigated 360 acres for many years by himself. In 1960, Maril sold the farm, built a home in Aberdeen and started working for Simplot Soil Builders where he managed the plant in American Falls. After 14 years, he left Simplot and drove school bus for the Aberdeen School District and many high school wrestling matches.
Maril retired in 1984 to fully enjoy his family and many hobbies. He loved to hunt, fish, camp, work with wood and spent many hours in his yard and garden. Maril was preceded in death by his wife Julia, his parents, siblings, daughter Loah Thompson and great-grandson Stockton Welch.
A viewing was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aberdeen First Ward, on Sunday, April 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. A second viewing was Monday, April 9, from 10 to 10:45 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment followed the service at the Aberdeen Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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