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December 19th

Daniel Anderson, 56

December 19, 2011

Daniel Anderson, 56, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Leola P. Line, 81

December 19, 2011

Leola Phyllis Line, 81, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at the Highland Hills Assisted Living.
A visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at the Springfield-Sterling Cemetery in Springfield. A full obituary will be in a future edition of the Morning News.
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Elizabeth Benally, 67

December 19, 2011

Elizabeth Benally, 67, of Fort Hall passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at her home.
Elizabeth was born June 1, 1944 in Fort Hall to Edward Nappo Sr. and Eula Warren. She attended grade school in Salmon, graduating from Salmon High School. She lived in Salmon, Blackfoot, Fort Hall and Madera, Calif.
In 1971 Elizabeth married Clarence Benally Sr. in Salmon. Together they had three sons, Clarence Jr., Ezra and Conrad.
She was a member of the Episcolpal/Native American Church.

John Charles Traughber, 54

December 19, 2011

John Charles Traughber passed away at home Dec 14, 2011, after a long and difficult battle with chronic pain.
John was born April 24, 1957, in Pocatello to Charles Percy Traughber and Elsie Lipscomb Traughber. His brothers are Paul Dennis(Mary Anne) Traughber of McCall and Tim Alan (Dawn) Traughber of Arco.

James Bolinder, 45

December 19, 2011

James Alric Bolinder, 45, of Firth, passed away of natural causes on Dec. 15, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born April 30, 1966, in Idaho Falls to Oscar Alric Bolinder and Catherine Lorraine Likes Bolinder. He grew up in the area, graduating from Firth High School.
On Oct. 19, 1994, he married Sarah Logue in Las Vegas, Nev. From this union came a son, Jack, their pride and joy. James and Sarah were later divorced.
He had worked for Fanning Wholesale, Swift Trucking, Wiklund Trucking and Killpack Trucking and retired on disability from GPOD.

Mirella P. Reed, 36

December 19, 2011

Mirella P. Reed, 36, of Pocatello and formerly of Pingree, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at her home.
Mirella was born May 17, 1975 in Pocatello. Her parents are Marvin and Maria Guadalupe Alcaraz Preston. She was raised and lived most of her life in Pocatello but spent some time in the Blackfoot and Pingree areas. She graduated from Pocatello High School.
She was married to Sam Preston and they were later divorced.
On May 12, 2000, she married Ryan Reed and a year later their marriage was further solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on May 12, 2001.

Evelyn Ruth Leffler, 85

December 19, 2011

Evelyn Ruth Leffler, 85, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at her home.
She was born Dec. 11, 1926 in Leadore to Samuel William and Minnie Christina Michaelis Sims. She was raised and received her education in Leadore. During her lifetime she has lived in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Arizona and in Blackfoot since 1978.
On May 24, 1947 she married Keith D. Leffler in Dillon, Mont. He preceded her in death.
Evelyn was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church.
In the early years of her marriage she worked at J.C. Penney’s.

William Brett Hall, 52

December 19, 2011

William Brett Hall, 52, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Brett was born March 23, 1959 in St. Johns, Ariz., to Harrison Parley and Esther Val Brewer Hall. He was raised and received his education in Arizona. Following graduation from high school, Brett attended Arizona State University, earning a BA in education. Brett has lived in Show Low and Tempe, Ariz., and in Blackfoot.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a full-time mission to Oakland, Calif.

Adelina L Marquez, 81

December 19, 2011

Adelina L Marquez, 81, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehab.
She was born Sept. 23, 1930 in Manvel, North Dakota, to Thomas and Angela Rangel Lucio. She has lived in the Blackfoot area for many years.
She married Charlie “Carlos” Marquez. He preceded her in death on April6, 1984.
Adelina worked for Sunspice Potatoes for 25 years.
She loved Bingo, sewing, watching the food network and traveling.

Sorensen: Official Iron Man

December 19, 2011

BLACKFOOT – It’s official –– 33-year-old Josh Sorensen is an Iron Man. He completed the Arizona Iron Man in November with a time of 11 hours and 11 minutes.
Sorensen’s road to Iron Man was quite unintentional. Five years ago Sorensen, who is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Snake River Junior High, sat bored along the edge of the Blackfoot Swimming Pool supervising students while they swam every Monday as part of an after-school program. One day, he decided to use the time and began swimming laps himself.

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