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September 26th, 2011

LeRoy Arnold Christensen II, 55

September 26, 2011

LeRoy Arnold Christensen II, 55, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at his home following a long illness.
He was raised in the Rose area and attended Blackfoot schools.
He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1974.
He served an LDS mission to the Arizona Holbrook Mission from 1976-1978.
He attended Ricks College and graduated with a degree in Farm Crops Management in 1980.
He married Diane Marie Esplin on Jan. 31, 1979, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

Fermin Avitia-Garcia, 79

September 26, 2011

Fermin Avitia-Garcia, 79, of Idaho Falls, passed away Sept. 22, 2011, at his home. He was under the care of Aspen Home Health & Hospice.
Fermin was born April 15, 1932, in Agua Blanca, Mexico, to Remidios Garcia and Isabel Avitia Garcia. He was raised and attended schools there.
On May 6, 1952, he married Gracie Allen Bush in Carson City, Nev. Together they raised five children.
Fermin lived in Truckee, Calif., before moving to Blackfoot and then to Idaho Falls. For 20 years he worked as a railroad foreman for Southern Pacific. He was a restaurant owner for 30 years.

September 23rd

Fermin Avitia Garcia, 79

September 23, 2011

Fermin Avitia Garcia, 79, of Idaho Falls, passed away September 22, 2011 at his home. He was under the care of Aspen Home Health & Hospice.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church. The family will visit with friends at 6 p.m. Friday at Wood East Side (963 S. Ammon Rd.), with the Rosary at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Conley D. Clayton, 76

September 23, 2011

Conley D. Clayton, 76, of Rigby, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.
He was born Oct, 5, 1934, in Longrun, Missouri, to Ralph Haskins and Lizzie Clayton.
He was raised and attended schools in Longrun. On May 18, 1954, he married Juanita Arlene Walters in Idaho Falls. To this union they added three children.
He worked in the potato industry and farmed and ranched in the Southeast Idaho area throughout his life.

Randy Rodriguez, Jr., infant

September 23, 2011

Randy Rodriguez, Jr., 3 day old infant son of Analicia Contreras and Randy Rodriguez Sr. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Randy was born Sept. 17, 2011 in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Though his days were short on this earth, he was loved and left a lasting imprint on the hearts of his family.

September 22nd

Jacob Carsten Colbo, 18

September 22, 2011

Jacob Carsten Colbo, 18, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Sept. 30, 1992 in Spokane, Wash., to Michael and Linda Lou Young Colbo. He attended elementary school in Blackfoot and high school at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis, Ore.
During his lifetime he has lived in Hood River and Corvallis, Ore., and Blackfoot.
Jacob was currently working at Basic American Food.

Marie K. Spraker (Dec. 30, 1914 - Sept. 17, 2011)

September 22, 2011

Marie K. Spraker, 96, passed away in Sandpoint on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
Funeral services will be announced later.
Marie was born on Dec. 30, 1914 in Mountain Home, the daughter of Bill and Esther Caldwell. She was the oldest of four children and was a funloving Irish lass who loved to dance.
On February 15, 1937 she married Bill Spraker in Blackfoot. For many years she worked with her sisterat the Atomic Energy Site near Idaho Falls. She and Bill owned a small farm at Blackfoot where they raised purebred Charolais cattle.

Norma Robertson Howell, 88

September 22, 2011

Norma Robertson Howell, 88, a lifelong resident of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.
Norma was born March 27, 1923, to C. Clifford and Gwyn Williams Robertson. She lived her entire life on or near South Shilling Avenue. She graduated from Blackfoot schools and attended ISC (ISU). She spent many happy days in her youth helping on the family farm and small dairy, delivering milk to the porches of neighbors and customers.

Randy Rodriguez, Jr., infant

September 22, 2011

Randy Rodriguez, Jr., 3-day-old infant son of Analicia Contreras and Randy Rodriguez Sr., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Randy was born Sept. 17, 2011, in Blackfoot.
Though his days were short on this earth, he was loved and left a lasting imprint on the hearts of his family.

September 21st

Paul Raymond Berggren, 77

September 21, 2011

Paul Raymond Berggren, 77, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. 
Paul was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Blackfoot to Robert Berggren and Myrtle Sunquist Berggren. He attended Lavaside Grade School and graduated from Firth High School in 1951.
On Sept. 17, 1957 Paul married Patricia McNutt. Together they had two children, Robert and Carol. Patricia preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1997. On Aug. 14, 1999, he married Francisca Barbosa in Twin Falls. 
Paul was a member of the Firth Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Firth. 

 

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