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September 7th, 2011

Lila Nadine Oleson, 85

September 7, 2011

Lila Nadine Oleson, 85, of Blackfoot passed away Sept. 6, 2011, at the Renaissance Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
She was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Firth, the daughter of George Cederberg and Mary Frederiksen Cederberg.
Lila has lived her whole life in the Firth and Blackfoot area. She spent the winter in Wapello and summers at the ranch on the Blackfoot Reservoir. She attended school in Firth and graduated from Firth High School.
On Feb. 28, 1950, she married Joe Oleson in Blackfoot. He preceded her in death in 1988.
She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Firth.

Garth Lee, 82

September 7, 2011

Garth Lee, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at his home in
Moreland surrounded by his family. He left peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Garth was the second of five children born to William Moss and Elda Mae Kroll Lee on May 26, 1929, in Rigby. He attended school in Ammon and Lincoln until his family moved to Coolidge, Ariz., when he was 16 where he continued his education. As a young man, Garth worked at a service station, learning mechanical skills from his father.

Elsie E. Winkler, 95

September 7, 2011

Elsie Eleanor Winkler went to her heavenly home on Sept. 1, 2011.
Born in Blackfoot on Nov. 1, 1915, of Swedish emigrant parents, Elsie was one of nine children born to Amanda and Carl Anderson. Elsie was graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1934.

Clayton Charles Young, 32

September 7, 2011

Clayton Charles Young, 32, of Blackfoot passed away, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, from injuries sustained in a car accident.
He was born July 19, 1979, in Blackfoot, the son of Randy and Linda Daley Young.
Clayton received his education in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
He married Ly Doung and they were later divorced, but their greatest accomplishments were the birth of their two sons, Kenny (11) and Tommy (8).
He worked for Action Rooter and Young’s Septic Service.
Clayton enjoyed playing pool, fishing, music and especially spending time with his boys.

Tamara Rose ‘Rosi’ Medicine Horse, 33

September 7, 2011

Tamara Rose “Rosi” Medicine Horse, 33, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
 Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot.  Rosi will be taken to the Eleanor Dixey residence on Highway 91 at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, and remain there until Native American Burial Services take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at the Lincoln Creek Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Desmond C. Weiser, 47

September 7, 2011

FORT HALL — Desmond Craig Weiser, 47, passed away due to injuries received in an automobile accident on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
Traditional Native American teepee viewing will be held from noon Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Karen Weiser residence on Pokibro Lane, Gibson, until burial in the Gibson cemetery on East Ferry Butte road, Fort Hall Reservation.
A full obituary is forthcoming. All funeral arrangements are under the care of the Weiser family.

Scott A. Campbell, 59

September 7, 2011

Scott A. Campbell, 59, of Blackfoot,died unexpectedly in Custer County on Aug. 26, 2011.
He was born Nov. 8, 1951, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to Charles Edward Campbell, Jr. and Kathryn Erdmann Campbell. His family moved to Idaho Falls when Scott was 11 years old.
He graduated from Skyline High School in Idaho Falls in 1970, after which he joined the US Army. In 1978 he graduated from Idaho State University. He worked for Idaho Transportation Dept. from 1982 until his retirement in 2008.

Updated: Minor bus crash in Snake River

September 7, 2011

Idaho State Police Press Release
On September 07, 2011, around 08:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on SH39 at mile marker 48.5, west of Blackfoot.

Bus accident in Snake River

September 7, 2011

THOMAS – Idaho State Police officers responded to a crash involving a school bus this morning just east of Snake River High School.
The accident happened around 8 a.m. and involved a school bus and another car.
One eye witness reports "that it looked like the bus may have rear-ended the car."
Northbound lands of U.S. Highway 39 were blocked temporarily, but are now open.
We will post more information as it becomes available.

Tattoo artist offering ink for Nakamura headstone

September 7, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Friends and family of local tattoo artist Kim Nakamura are raising funds to honor his memory with a headstone.
Nakamura died Aug. 28 of complications from a medical illness. He owned and operated Til Death Tattoo at 1010 W. Bridge St. Ste. A.
His longtime friend Juan Soltero of Salty's Ink Tattoos in Pocatello is offering tattoos at Kim's shop today. All proceeds will help purchase a headstone, with any additional proceeds going to Kim's five-year-old daughter. T-shirts and CD's of Kim's rap music are also for sale.

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