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The Times OBITUARIES - February 2012
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Funeral Notice
Harold Ray Parrish
Harold Ray Parrish died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at his home in American Falls, ID, of natural causes.
The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 1, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls Fourth Ward, 650 Pocatello Ave., across from the Middle School. Interment will be in the Aberdeen Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at
Margie M. Whipkey, 71
Margie M. Whipkey, 71, of Aberdeen passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
She was born March 12, 1940 in Campwood, TX, to Bill and Mary Whipkey. Her parents and family moved to Idaho in 1949 from Texas. She lived in Aberdeen and was very independent.
Marge worked for Lamb Weston in American Falls for 27 and a half years. She then retired to care for her mother. Her hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, carpentry and working on vehicles.
She is survived by sister, Margret Hess, brother, Jesse Whipkey, both of Springfield, ID, and sister, Stiney Fort of Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and also great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Mary Whipkey, brother, Tom Whipkey, sister, Georgia Mosbrucker, and nephew, Gerald Reynold.
There was a viewing for family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot. A dinner followed at the American Legion Post #59 on Main Street in Aberdeen.
Cremation followed under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, Blackfoot.
Dallen E. Nelson
Dallen E Nelson, 82, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. He was born on May 27, 1929 in Oakley, ID, to Elvin B. and Mildred G Nelson.
He attended school in Kimberly, ID, where he participated in all school activities and lettered in basketball, football, and track. Dallen was student body vice president for the Kimberly graduating class of 1948 and maintained contact with his classmates including his best friend Jessie Posey throughout his life.
After graduating from high school Dallen farmed for a short period of time in the Hansen area before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1950. He was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, WA, where he acquired the rank of Staff Sergeant and worked as a jet engine mechanic on a B-52 Bomber named “The Tender Trap”. It was during this time that he met the love of his life, Lillian Carol Lee, at the Gold and Green Ball in Spokane. They were married on Feb. 6, 1953 and later solemnized their marriage in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Aug. 14, 1953.
Upon completing his tour in the military, Dallen and Carol made their home in Seattle where he worked as a jet engine systems mechanic for the Boeing Company. The couple moved to Aberdeen, ID, in 1960 so Dallen could return to farming and raise their family in a smaller community. He was employed by Duane Poulson Farms beginning in 1961 until he retired.
Dallen was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in several capacities.
He is survived by his wife Carol; his children, Jim (Janiel), Rexburg; Dave (Barb), Pocatello; Gary (Jean), Aberdeen; Debbie (Mark) Meldrum, Columbus, OH; Shelley (Boyd) Simonson, Aberdeen; Tracy Reed, Aberdeen; Tim (Sherri), Aberdeen; Tina, Blackfoot; and Stephanie Beach, Aberdeen; brothers Val, Las Vegas; Norman, Boise; and sister Karen Slaugh, Twin Falls; 26 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Dallen was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Patricia, his granddaughter Tosha, and son-in-law Chris Reed.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Aberdeen LDS Chapel. A viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho, American Falls, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial followed at the Aberdeen Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at
Weldon Poulson
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, Weldon Clarence Poulson – our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, and grampy – was finally released from his very valiant 20 year battle with Alzheimer’s and was called home to our Heavenly Father.
Dad was born June 24, 1928 in Aberdeen to Clarence and Jeneil Jackman Poulson. On Nov. 10, 1948, he married the love of his life, Carol Rae Duffin, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Throughout 63 years of marriage, they made their home in Aberdeen, Fairview, American Falls; eventually settling back in Aberdeen to farm. In winters Dad sometimes worked sorting potatoes at the starch plant, driving a gas truck, and at PFE. After retiring from farming, he greatly enjoyed working at the Aberdeen Experiment Station with Steve Love.
Dad was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, willingly serving in many different capacities. He loved the outdoors – especially the mountains, camping, hunting, and fishing when he could, traveling, and new adventures.
Dad is survived by our dear mother, Carol; children, Jeneil (Ron) Hooper, Kingman, AZ; Larry, Pocatello, ID; Alan, Syracuse, UT; Sheri (Douglas) DeVore, Los Alamos, NM; Clay, Aberdeen; Jolyn Reed, Pocatello; Deanne (Brian) Hamilton, Salmon, ID; Joy, Aberdeen; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack (Shirley), Duane (Connie), Douglas, Bryce, Kerry (Lori); sisters, Barbara Daniels, Connie (Leo) Koopmans, Sharon (Dean) Funk, Dessa (Craig) Hardy; aunts, Ruth Echevarria and Vonda Maxwell; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Those who welcomed Dad to his heavenly home include: mother – Jeneil; father – Clarence; mother – Irma; infant sons - Blake and Kevin; infant granddaughter – Britni DeVore; grandson – Brian Meader; grandparents – Alma and Florence Jackman, Anna and Ola Poulson; and many relatives and friends.
We are all extremely proud of our loving father. He was a true gentleman – humble, honest, and full of integrity. His sincere caring for others, ready smile, and sense of humor endeared him to those who knew him. We miss you, Daddy.
The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aberdeen Second Ward, 149 W. Central, Aberdeen. There was a viewing Monday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday before the funeral at the church. Condolences and memories may be shared at
LaRue Youd, 87
LaRue King Andreason Clayson Youd, 87, of Aberdeen, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at The Willows in Blackfoot, ID.
LaRue was born July 2, 1924 in Aberdeen, to Paul Dean King and Sabra Norean Kendall. She attended grade school in Aberdeen and went on to college at Albion State Normal School.
She married Byron Andreason, June 16, 1942 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. He preceded her in death in 1945. She later married James Keith Clayson, Nov. 1, 1948 in Bend, OR. They were later divorced. She married Garth Youd, Jan. 17, 1958 in Las Vegas, NV.
LaRue was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in a variety of callings including visiting teacher, primary teacher, young women leader, youth camp director and dance director.
She was a school teacher in American Falls for a short time and over the years worked many odd jobs from direct sales in cosmetics, clothing, and furniture to chief cook and bottle washer for the Aberdeen School District and Blackfoot State Hospital. She also worked with her husband Garth to raise hogs and was the first female inducted into the Idaho Pork Producers Hall of Fame.
In her free time, LaRue enjoyed quilting, gardening, yard work, and oil painting. She was also a member of the Aberdeen Art Guild.
LaRue is survived by her husband, Garth; daughters, Joy A. (John) Swapp, Lynda (Myrlin) Maynard, Kathleen (Dean) Andrus, Norene (Dean) Shelman, and Janel (Mike) Mitchell; siblings, Max (Ilene) King, Howard (Norma) King, Beatrice (Waynard) Jensen, Koral Robinson, Maurice (Nancy) King, Roma (Robert) Stevens, Veryl (Karen) King, 32 grandchildren and 78 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by husband, Byron Andreason, her parents, son Paul Clayson and brother Lowell King.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Lakeview LDS Church with Bishop Layne Harker conducting. Interment followed at the Springfield Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Dallas Walter Larson
Dallas Walter Larson, husband, father and grandfather, left his “bunch of people” and returned home to his Heavenly Father.
He was born July 13, 1939 in Basalt, ID, and passed away too soon at the age of 72 on January 18, 2012. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, in Salt Lake City, UT.
Dallas lived most of his young life in Aberdeen, ID, graduating from the Aberdeen High School, after which he attended school at BYU. A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served an honorable two-and-a-half year mission in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as countless hours serving his church during his lifetime.
After his mission, he married his sweetheart, Georgia Lyne, on Aug. 17, 1962, in the Idaho Falls Temple. Together they had five children, whom he adored, and they adored him. He was a man of great physical and spiritual strength and had a great sense of humor. He always left people feeling better for simply knowing him. He had a passion for cars, enjoyed church history, loved golfing, boating and spending as much time as possible with his “bunch of people.” He loved music, having a lovely tenor voice. He enjoyed his guitar and singing in many musical situations. He will be singing his way along his final journey.
Dallas was the “baby boy” in the family of five, including three sisters and a brother. He was much loved and doted on. “His tears were our tears.” Even though our family chain is broken, we will be reunited one by one in Heaven.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Edna Camille, parents George and Mary, and his brother Larry. He is survived by his loving wife, Georgia, beautiful children, Tylyne (Richard) Chamberlin, Dallas (Caroline) Larson, Brian (Charlotte) Larson, Matthew (Jennifer) Larson and his 15 individually loved grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Connie Poulson of Pocatello, ID, Darlene Rathka of Boise, and Bonnie Barney of Inkom.
He will always be in our hearts, and greatly missed here on this earth, but we rejoice knowing we will see him again. Go build a home for us in heaven, Daddy, we’ll catch up.
A public viewing was held at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, on Friday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at the LDS chapel, 11677 S. Grandville Ave., South Jordan, on Saturday, Jan. 21. Interment took place immediately following at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
“But undaunted still he trusted – In his Heavenly Father’s care.”
Patricia Anderson
Patricia Anderson was born, Nov. 28, 1951. She died Jan. 19, 2012.
She is survived by KR Anderson, two sons and two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society - Ovarian Research Division.
A potluck picnic to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. at 10937 E. Delta Ave., Mesa, AZ, 85208.
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