April 18th, 2012
Leslie T. Jemmett returned to his Father in Heaven on April 8, 2012 at home with his family by his side. Leslie was born Jan. 14, 1920 in Basalt to Clifford Henry Jemmett and Daphne Webb, the fourth of nine children.
Leslie was raised in the Blackfoot hills and attended school in Aldridge. He played the fiddle in a small band with his sister Alma and brothers Henry and George and enjoyed hunting with his Dad and brothers.
Devin Barlow Cook, 21, of Goshen, passed away April 14, 2012, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center following a short illness.Â
Devin was born Dec. 26, 1990, in Blackfoot to Barlow Lewis Cook and Merralee Purcell Cook.Â He was the youngest of eight children, the brother of seven older sisters.Â Devin was a special person who touched the lives of all those who had the blessing and privilege of knowing him.
Joe Virgil Byers, 84, of Blackfoot, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Sunday morning, April 15, 2012, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Joe was born Sept. 20, 1927 in Idaho Falls to William Lee and Wilma Belle Warrant Byers.
On Sept. 1, 1951 he married the love of his life, Darlene Grace Ellis.Â To this union were born two sons, Cary Zane Byers and Kelly Joe Byers.Â After more than 49 years of marriage, his beloved wife died.Â
Â Â He retired July 31, 1992 from the Union Pacific Railroad after 28 years of service.Â
Stephen Wayne Woolf, 67, of Blackfoot, passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Bingham Memorial Rehabilitation Center in Blackfoot on April 16, 2012.
Stephen was born Feb. 5, 1945 in Idaho Falls to Max and Elsie Woolf. He spent his childhood in Mud Lake; Oakland, Calif.; Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, and Shelley, farming with his family.
Orva LaRee Park, 90, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 to join her husband, Danny, after 45 years.
She was born April 7, 1922 in Blackfoot to Ernest Otto and Mary Jane Simper Lilya.Â During World War II she moved to California and worked as a switchboard operator.
On July 28, 1944 she married â€śDannyâ€ť Myron Earl Park in Temple, Texas.Â Their marriage was solemnized in the in the Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple on March 13, 1946.Â They made their home in the Groveland-Rose area.Â Danny preceded Orva in death in 1967 and in1974 she moved her family from Groveland to Blackfoot.
ELGIN, South Carolina â€“ Funeral service for Everlyne E. Glinski, 84, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Tri-County.
Mrs. Glinski died Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Born in Johnsonville, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Madie Stone Evans. She enjoyed traveling and loved the years she spent in Idaho and Arizona.
BLACKFOOT â€” Down to their last strike, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos got a big swing from Jessica Capson as she swatted a two out, three run homer over the left field fence for a walk off 5-3 win over Skyline in game one of their double header on Tuesday evening at Blackfoot High School.
"I was nervous," Capson said. "I have two strikes with runners at second and third and all I could think was now I have to swing at everything. Fortunately she put one where I could hit it and it felt great. I was pretty excited."
A full-sized cage ring in the corner, a mat in the center and moveable punching bags hanging from the ceiling set the scene. The smell of sweat and pheromones waft through the tepid air. Loud music pumping and men grabbling with one another, sweat dripping off their bodies onto the sterile floor. The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training center, Down to Bang, is the newest fitness center in Blackfoot, boasting a 5,000 square foot area, the largest available MMA training site in Eastern Idaho.
The 26 musicians who performed in the Honor Recital sponsored by the Bingham County Music Teachers' Association Monday evening offered variety delight.
"The students played beautifully," said Blackfoot resident Ken Spencer.
Performing were 19 pianists, three violinists, one flutist, two vocalists and one guitarist.
The variety stretched from the folk song, "The Water is Wide," sung by Mariah McCandless.
Timothy Baxter played a delightful rag entitled "Montana Ragtime" by Alexander.
Students, parents, babies in baby carriers and one dog circled the track set up at Wapello Elementary Monday evening.
The track for the Wapello Timberwolf Trot measured 200 meters. Every eight and one-quarter laps equalled one mile.
"We challenged the kids to walk or run one hour," PTA president Krystal Wray said.
"A quote from Will Smith summed up our objective," she said. Smith was quoted as saying, "There are two keys to success--running and reading. If you conquer the demon that tells you to give up, you can conquer anything."