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The Times OBITUARIES - February 2010
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Vincent J. O’Brien, 83
Vincent J. O’Brien, 83, of Sterling, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at Ridge Wind in Pocatello, Idaho.
He was born Feb. 5, 1927 in Sterling, the son of Patrick J. and Mary M. O’Brien. He had lived most of his life in the Sterling and Aberdeen area and attended schools in Grandview.
Vincent served in the Army in Japan.
On Nov. 10, 1952, he married Gwen Marie Parrish in Aberdeen. She preceded him in death on Aug. 14, 1996.
He was a parishioner in the Roman Catholic Church. He was a member of the Boots and Saddles Riding Club. He enjoyed square dancing and watching his grandkids in sports.
Vincent farmed in the Aberdeen area for many years. He was active in local and county Farm Bureau and South Bingham Soil Conservation District. He served as Bingham County Commissioner from 1977-1993. He was also active in the Aberdeen American Legion until the time of his death.
He is survived by three sons, Paul (Katherine) O’Brien of Aberdeen, Neil O’Brien of Malone, NY, Dwight (Janet) O’Brien of Sterling; two sisters, Phyllis of Nampa, ID, and Clara of Kennewick, WA; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen, parents and daughter, Eva Jane “Janie” O’Brien, two brothers and a sister.
A rosary service was held 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot. The family met with friends following the service that evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass was held 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Aberdeen. Interment was in the Aberdeen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bingham County Historical Society, c/o Merlin Wright, 764 W, 200 N., Blackfoot, Idaho 83221.
Joan B. Annen
Joan B. Annen, age 79, passed away peacefully in her home in American Falls, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. Joan battled the last few months of her life with cancer.
Joan was born on Oct. 24, 1930 to George and Mamie Hollinrake in Hemingford, NB. Joan married Harold Annen on Nov. 29, 1947. They lived in Nebraska, California, Washington, and finally settled in American Falls.
Joan is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harold; her children, Larry (KaeAnn) Annen, Debra Annen, James (Linda) Annen, and Shirley (Steve) Lawson; 11 grandchildren, Zach, Kyle, and Ben Annen, Richard and Lonnie Davis, Jason and Gennese Annen, Nicholas and Jami Annen, and Tony and Ashley Annen; six great grandchildren, Kody and Morgan Davis, Clayton Davis, Makenna Budd, and Jesse and Mia Annen; and one sister, Margaret Cadigan of Seattle, WA. Joan was preceded in death by her children, Jerry, James Leroy, and Mary Lark Annen; her parents; and siblings Ruth Osborne, Harlan, Jim, Darold, and Doris Hollinrake.
Joan dedicated her time and energy as a caregiver to her husband, children, and grandchildren. She enjoyed painting, sewing, knitting, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.
A rosary, life sketch, and comments from the family was held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in American Falls. The family welcomed friends in the basement of the church after the services for a celebration of Joan’s life. A graveside memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Falls View Cemetery in American Falls.
The family thanks the community and friends for all the support they have received during this difficult time. A very special thanks to the caring members of Creekside Hospice (especially Courtney, Marcy, Susan, Bob, Sara, Leslie, and Dr. Connor) for the support and care they provided to Joan during her final weeks of life.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls. Donations and memorial gifts can be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494 or on their website:
Alene Pierce Taylor
Alene Pierce Taylor, 90, of Aberdeen, peacefully passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at her daughter’s home in Idaho Falls. She was born Mach 15, 1919 in Aberdeen, to Isaac and Susan LeVera Pierce. She grew up in Aberdeen, where she graduated from Aberdeen High School. She married Lynn Hiatt Taylor Dec. 21, 1937 in Pocatello. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on March 12, 1947.
After they married, they purchased a small farm north of Aberdeen. They worked side-by-side milking cows, raising hay and other crops and caring for their family and home. She was the mother of five children: Carol, Steven, Maxine, Annette and Corinne, and also raised a niece, Eleanor Fay Norton. She spent many hours sewing for herself and children and became an excellent seamstress. She had a green thumb and could make anything grow. Her home always had beautiful flowers in and around it. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She always had an extra loaf of bread for someone in need.
Upon retirement she and Dad served three full-time missions: Fresno, CA; Halifax, Canada; and the L.D.S. Visitors Center in Salt Lake City, UT. They served in the Name Extraction Program for 10 years and as Ordinance Workers in the Idaho Falls Temple.
She is survived by her children, Steven (Jane) Taylor, Cokeville, WY, Annette (Kenley) Miller, Idaho Falls, Corinne (Daren) Ransom, Preston, ID, 32 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn; two daughters, Carol Beck and Maxine Lusk; her niece, Eleanor Fay Norton; and two brothers and one sister.
Her funeral service was Monday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aberdeen 2nd Ward. The family met friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at the church and Monday before the funeral service from 9:45 to 10:45 at the church. Funeral services are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary.
Glenn A. Phillips
Glenn A. Phillips, 82, loving husband of Margene Parsons Phillips, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife of nearly 60 years, four daughters and other close family members. He had fought a very courageous battle with cancer for the last 16 years.
Glenn was born on Nov. 13, 1927 to Karna and Roscoe Phillips in Shoestring, ID, near Gooding. He worked on the family farm and loved to play football. Following graduation from American Falls High School in 1946, he proudly enlisted in the US Army Aircorp. He was honorably discharged after three years of dedicated service. His love for his country did not end there, for he continued to serve his country throughout his life.
He met his lifetime “angel of all angels”, Margene Parsons, on a blind date. They were married on July 15, 1950. To this union they were blessed with four daughters and one son. Glenn and Margene made their home in Arco, ID, where Glenn continued to be active in service to his country and his community while working as a security guard at the AEC. He held many positions in the state VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). He was proud to be the State Commander in 1971 where he was honored as the All American Commander in the nation. He humbly held any position that was requested of him at state and national levels.
Glenn marched with the Color Guard in many hometown parades. He was an all around sportsman participating in bowling, fishing and hunting and officiating high school basketball and football games. Glenn loved to spend summers camping with family and friends.
In 1958 Glenn was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in Butte County and following court reform he was appointed as Magistrate Judge - he served in the justice system for 27 years.
Upon his retirement Glenn learned he could not just stay home so he went to town and purchased a restaurant to entertain him. He and Margene built and operated Pickles Place for ten years where he was on duty to pour the coffee and greet people. He was the original Pickles Place Greeter.
Following his second retirement, he and Margene traveled to Arizona for the winter to visit his brother. There they discovered a new and exciting world of friends and adventures. He was a proud member of the Geriatric Hells Angels Gang.
Glenn and Margene traveled and saw much of the country that he loved. Glenn always said he had never met a stranger, he just didn’t know their names yet. He was a true friend to many and helped everyone in their time of need.
Glenn is survived by his bride, Margene, daughters Glenda (Salvador) Rodriguez of Blackfoot, Geraldene (Doug) England of Arimo, GayLynn Quiroz of Blackfoot and GaLene (Vaughn) Andersen of Inkom. He leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. He is also survived by siblings Jay (Betty) Phillips, Maxine McUne, Merlon (Elaine) Phillips, Darlene Grimm and Sarah Phillips. He was preceded in death by his son Gary, his parents, his mother and father-in-law Albert and Mabel Parsons, two granddaughters Crissa Cottrell and Tazia Quiroz, brothers Roy, Dean, and Earl, and sister Vera.
Services are under the direction of Anderson Family Funeral Home in Arco. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 5:59 until 7:59 p.m. at the Anderson Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to services. Funeral services will be on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 10:59 a.m. in the Arco LDS Church. Charitable donations may be made in Glenn’s honor to the Lost River EMTs.
See ya on down the road, Grandpa.
Glee C. Michaelson
Glee C. Michaelson (Our beloved Father and Grandfather) 81, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 29, 2010.
Glee was born in Gunnison, UT, to Chris and Thalia Childs Michaelson on May 23, 1928. In 1936 at the age of eight, his family moved to Aberdeen, ID, where the family started farming. He attended Aberdeen High School where he met his first wife Wilma Schultz. They were married in 1945 and had six children. Glee and Wilma moved to American Falls in 1959 where they started farming. They divorced in 1963. Glee married Dorothy Geertsen Petersen in 1964. He helped raise her six children, and one more child was born in that union. They divorced in 1989. He married Geniel Dahmer, and later they divorced.
Glee spent his life farming. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, traveling and playing cards. He also held various local and state offices in the Jaycees over the years. He really enjoyed being a part of the group.
In 1976 Glee and family built a cabin in Island Park, ID, where they spent many weekends as a family. After he retired he lived in Island Park during the summer months, and in St. George, UT, for the winter months. He moved back to Chubbuck in 2004.
He is survived by a brother, Bob Michaelson; four sons, Lyle (Donna) Michaelson, Dale Michaelson, Kevin Michaelson, and Ron (Melinda) Michaelson; two daughters, Marie (Randy) Jimerson, and Cheri Michaelson; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, one sister, one son, and one granddaughter.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Aberdeen LDS Church. A viewing was held at 10 a.m. preceding the service. Arrangements have been made under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary. Internment was at the Aberdeen Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 n. Michigan Avenue FL 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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