January 21st, 2011
Grant Gerald Mecham, passed away suddenly on January 19, 2011.
Grant was born June 17, 1947, to Carl and Lucille Mecham in Moab, UT where he spent the first few years of his life. The family then moved to a ranch in Montana then later moved to Missoula and later to Seeley Lake where he graduated from Seeley Swan High School. He served an LDS mission in the Southwest Indian mission.
Merna Joy Furniss Wooden was born February 7, 1935 the third child of Clara Violet Cross Furniss and Alfred Parson Furniss.
Merna Joy was named after her motherâs favorite actress Myrna Loy, but everyone knew her as Joy; Joy was born and grew up in the basalt area.Â She married Billy Dean Byington, in Blackfoot, Idaho (later divorced), out of this loving union she was blessed with two wonderful daughters, Linda Lee Byington (Neil) Carter of California, and Merna Lynn Byington (Marvin) Willis of Texas.Â Joy met and married Arland Wooden in California, they later divorced.
BLACKFOOT â Eighth-grade students at the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School have spent the last three months designing and constructing a functional city of the future.
Two teams from the school will travel to Boise this weekend to compete among 25 teams from 17 schools in the Idaho Regional Future City Competition.
THOMAS â It was an odd night at Snake River High School on Thursday evening as the highly anticipated match up between the Bear Lake Bears and the Snake River Panthers unfolded upon the hardwood.
After a late start, due to a freshman overtime tussle, the Bears raced out to a 10-2 lead and never looked back, stealing the road win over the Panthers with a 49-40 victory.
Merna Joy Wooden, 75, of Pocatello passed away Jan. 18, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Basalt Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 3:40 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley. Interment will be in the Basalt Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.
Roy Spencer Smith, 65, a Blackfoot resident, passed away Saturday Jan. 15, 2011, at his home following a short illness.
He was born Sept. 7, 1945, in Gallup, New Mexico, the son of Lucius Spencer Smith and Frankie Marie Carpenter. He lived his youth in New Mexico where he was educated and graduated from the Quemado High School.
He married Elizabeth Ann Brownlee on Sept. 29, 1967, in Gallup, New Mexico. He lived in New Mexico most of his life until coming to Blackfoot seven years ago.
He was a rancher and carpenter all of his life, among numerous other talents.
Donald âDonâ Wayne Henman, 74, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg following a lingering illness.
He was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Mason City, Neb., the son of Elzie W. Henman and Anna Vera Mortensen.
Don graduated from Clark County High School in Dubois in 1955.
On Sept. 2, 1956, he married Doris Putnam and to this union three children â Deborah, Dan, and Dale â were born. They later divorced.
Don married Sherrie Baxter on April 13, 1985, in Blackfoot at the First Baptist Church.
Paul S. Hartman, 40, a lifetime resident of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at his home.
Paul was born Aug. 15, 1970, in Rexburg to Fritz Phillip Hartman and Joyce Nadeen Young. He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1989. He went on to attend Eastern Idaho Technical College, studying Nuclear Security Services.
On Aug. 2, 1992, Paul married Marguerite Hayne in Triumph. They were later divorced.
POCATELLO â Potato growers from throughout Idaho learned about the re-emergence of the Potato Virus Y and what research is being done to prevent the spread of the disease during a special symposium at the 2011 Potato Conference Wednesday.
AMMON â The Blackfoot wrestling team continued their significant roll through the 2010-11 season, taking down High Country Conference rival Hillcrest, in the dungeon, 60-7 on Wednesday evening.
"I thought that we had good spunk, good fire and we knew that we would be in for a hard fought battle and that is what Hillcrest gave us," Blackfoot head coach Brian Barlow said. "We don't like any of the young men too face defeat and thankfully we are winning more than we are losing."