Archive - Obituary
August 12th, 2014
Lydia Perkes, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away August 10, 2014, at The Willows.
She was born October 1, 1925 in Blackfoot, Idaho the daughter of Byron Jackman and Mildred Samuelson.
Lydia attended school in Blackfoot and Moreland. She married Arthur Perkes on June 11, 1942 in the Logan LDS Temple.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She served in various callings during her lifetime and served a mission with her husband, Arthur, in the Washington DC Mission from 1982-1983.
Lourie C. Jackson, 96, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Blackfoot.
She was born November 8, 1917 in Oakley, Idaho to RaymondÂ and Luella Tracy Curtis.
Lourie was raised and attended school in Oakley, Idaho.Â Following graduation she attended the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah.Â
LaVon Muir, 80, of Blackfoot, was reunited with God and family on August 6, 2014. LaVon was born on April 18, 1934, to William Reed Muir and Eva Jensen.
He was born in Soda Springs and was raised in Gray's Lake, Idaho. LaVon was a tile setter and a hard worker all of his life and enjoyed passing on the skills of his trade to others. Much of his fine craftsmanship can still be seen throughout Southeast Idaho.
Michelle Diane Parkinson Fox, 50, of Rigby, Idaho passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Madison Memorial Hospital after a valiant battle with breast cancer.
Michelle was born on February 18, 1964 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Robert Hyrum Parkinson and Diane Rae Longmore.Â She attended school in the Blackfoot School District and graduated from Blackfoot High School.Â She continued her education at Ricks College, BYU-Hawaii and BYU-Provo.
On December 13, 1985 Michelle married Albert â€śRayâ€ť Fox Jr. in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â They have three children, Rachel, Spencer and Matthew.
Marva Christiansen Layton, 82 of Taylor Idaho, passed away in Idaho Falls on Aug. 3, 2014, surrounded by family.
She was born Oct. 15, 1931 to Gerald Niels Christiansen and Florence Ida Wheeler Christiansen on the family farm in Moreland, Idaho. She was the fifth of nine brothers and sisters.
Van Wayne Stears, 66, of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at his home peacefully surrounded by his daughters, grandchildren, family and friends.
He was born Nov. 30, 1947 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Len Taylor Stears and Thelma Parks Stears.
Van grew up in the New Sweden area and San Diego, California.Â He graduated from Mount Miguel High School in California.
He was a member of the masonry union in San Diego.Â He owned Top & Trim in Blackfoot for years and Vanâ€™s Masonry where he was self-employed in the masonry construction business.Â
Kyle Joshua Eddington, 29, left this world Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Kyle was born in Blackfoot, Idaho on Aug. 16, 1985 to Glenn and Nina (Jowers) Eddington.Â He was the eighth child born into the family.Â He had six older brothers, one older sister and one younger brother.
Noelle Aston Shawver, 5, of Blackfoot, Idaho danced her way into the arms of our loving Father in Heaven on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Pocatello, Idaho.
Our little princess, Noelle, was born December 20, 2008 in Pocatello, Idaho to Kenneth Andrew (Drew) and Stacie Nicole Udy Shawver. Â Our princess will continue to be loved and will be missed greatly.
Consuela Lou Garrity, 36, of Gibson, Idaho, was surrounded by family and friends as she made her journey home on Aug. 2, 2014 in Pocatello, Idaho. Â
Connie was born July 21, 1978 to Reg and Sandra (Abel) Garrity at the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho. Conz was adored by her older sister, Georgette and younger baby brother Garrison.
Connie, attended school at; Irving Kindergarten, IT Stoddard, Tyhee Elementary and Hawthorne Junior High and graduated for Highland High School in 1997.Â
Allan was born Oct. 30, 1949 in Gooding, Idaho to Ward Mills and Thelma Dille.Â
He was raised in Shoshone, attending grade school and high school there and enjoyed playing football.Â
After high school, Allan attended Idaho State University for a short period of time, where he met and married Glenda VanSickle.Â They had three children, Brian, Dena and Neil and were later divorced.Â He moved to Blackfoot 35 years ago.