Archive - Obituary
September 2nd, 2014
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness that is felt to announce the passing of Trenton Erland Sorensen, 46, of Blackfoot, Idaho Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Montpelier, Idaho from injuries sustained in an accident while doing what he loved.Â
Trent was born November 10, 1967 in Pocatello, Idaho the son of Erland O Sorensen and Delores Irene Findlay Sorensen.
Trent lived his life in Blackfoot. He graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On November 21, 1987, he married his high school sweetheart Kimi Taylor in Blackfoot, Idaho. Together they started their greatest legacy; their family.Â
Michael Dean Palmer, 65, of Pingree, Idaho passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Michael was born May 14, 1949 in Rexburg, Idaho, the son of Dean Lewis and Juanita May Palmer.
He attended schools in Rigby and graduated from Rigby High School.
Michael served in the Navy during the Vietnam War as a door gunner and a flight nurse. Â
Alvina Cecilia Fred Mendez,88, passed away Saturday morning on August 23, 2014 to be with our father and her loved ones that have gone before her.Â
Alvina was born to Johnnie Fred and Amelia Osborne Fred on October 8, 1925 at the old Fort Hall Hospital in Fort Hall, ID. As a young girl she was raised by her grandfather Tom Madzaweyu and considered his daughter and Marie Madzeweyu Hardy her mother. Alvinaâ€™s Indian name was â€śCedar Topâ€ť.Â She was raised with Charlene Hardy Browning and loved her as her little sister to her last day.Â
Betty Lorraine Fife Tanner, 79, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at her home in Blackfoot with her family around her.
Betty was born August 17, 1935 in Menan, Idaho, the daughter of John Guy Fife and Eleanor Melrie DallingÂ Fife.Â She lived in several Idaho towns as a child, including:Â Menan, Salmon, Sandpoint, Rigby, Idaho Falls and Blackfoot.Â After marriage she happily settled in Blackfoot.
Betty graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1954.Â She then went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Nevada Evelyn Wright Robards, 93, one of Heavenly Fatherâ€™s most precious gems in the human mosaic, returned home to Him, her eternal husband Robert (Bob) Robards, her other beloved family members and friends, who have preceded her, in the early morning of July 9, 2014.
Nevada was born March 5, 1921 to Wallace Bruce Wright and Emma Moser in Blackfoot, Idaho. She was the seventh of 11 children. She deeply loved her family and the the good life she shared on their farm in Riverton.
Jeffery Michels, 60, of Meridian and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Meridian, Idaho on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
Jeff was born in Newport, Rhode Island on Oct. 20, 1953, to Marine Staff Sergeant Lester "Red" Michels and Wanda Michels. He attended grade school with his older brother Steven on Marine Corps bases in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Red moved the family to Blackfoot in 1965 when he was deployed to Vietnam.
Kathy â€śShortyâ€ť Palmer, 64, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital from causes due to cancer.
Shorty was born May 6, 1950, in Boise, Idaho to Volna Colyd Olsen and Viola Ruth Terry Olsen, the third oldest of five children. She grew up in the Leslie and Mackay area. Shorty attended Mackay High School and graduated in 1967. After graduation she moved to Salt Lake City to attend the LDS Business College.
Armstead Joseph Evans Jr., 92
Armstead Joseph Evans Jr., formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho and recently of Rogue Valley Manor, Medford, Oregon, passed away at 92 of natural causes Aug. 7, 2014.
AJ was born March 12, 1922 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, to Armstead Joseph Evans Sr. and Thelma Alma Mitchell. He was the first of four children.Â As a young boy, he moved to a farm near Valley Falls, Kansas where the Evans clan was well established.Â While in college at Kansas State Jack enlisted in the US Army Air Force and served as a B24 pilot and squadron leader in the South Pacific during World War II.
Alta Deawn Herbst, 85, of Groveland, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family.
Deawn was born Jan. 1, 1929 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Byron and Mildred Matilda Samuelson Jackman.Â She attended Rose Elementary School and Moreland High School.Â She is a lifetime Blackfoot resident.
On Feb. 26, 1946 she married Glenn William Herbst in Blackfoot.Â Their marriage was further solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Aug. 12, 1978.Â Glenn preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1998.
Ila Kathy Kunz, 68, of Moreland, Idaho was taken to her heavenly home by angels on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer surrounded by her loving family at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Kathy was born Oct. 30, 1945 to Charles Skinner and Ila Mae Cummins.Â She was raised in Lava Hot Springs and attended elementary school there and then attended North Gem High School in Bancroft.
On June 6, 1964 Kathleen married Thayne Kunz in Bancroft. Following their marriage they made their home in Blackfoot