Shasta Lee Moncur
Shasta Lee Moncur, 50, of Burley, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls.
She was born June 7, 1957 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Virgil and Becky Morfin Moncur. Shasta lived in Burley for the past 27 years with short stints in Florida, Utah, Oregon and New York.
Shasta earned her G.E.D. and went on the become a Certified Nurses Aid through the College of Southern Idaho and a Certified Flagger. She worked as a C.N.A. at the Burley Memorial Hospital and did lawn care work.
Shasta enjoyed catching up on old times with her friends, reuniting with her family and riding on the back of a Harley.
She is survived by her children, Luv Dryden, Lonnie Mack, Waynett Page and Stacey Terry, step-daughter, Crystal Higgins; sisters, Roxann Morfin of Ogden, Utah, Kandy (Larry) Moncher of Paul, grandchildren, Brandon Page, Takisha Baxter, Jenny Baxter-Isom, Salone Page, Colton Isom, Lexxis Terry, Markel Page, Jaydon Page, and Dustin Mack and Ariel Roberts; her mother and step father, Becky and Lute Morfin; a brother Lute Morfin and his wife, Janet. She is also survived by Michelle (Bob) Shaffer of Ogden, Utah, and Lynn Morfin of Ogden, Utah. She was preceded in death by her father, Virgil Moncur; her brother, Montey Dryden; her grandmother, Evelyn Moncur; a grandfather, Harvey Moncur; and a sister-in-law, Jennifer Sue Dryden.
The family would like to thank Teresa and Marshall Henderson, Lori Durfee, and Tammy Smith for the care given to Shasta.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2007, at the Hansen Mortuary Burley Chapel. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow at the Rupert Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome and the family is also accepting donations that can be given to the mortuary staff.
Margaret Anne Popplewell McGuire
VILAS, N.C. — Margaret Anne Popplewell McGuire, of Bairds Creek Road, Vilas, a former resident of Burley, died Sunday afternoon, June 17, 2007, at Johnson City Medical Center, in Johnson City, Tennessee.
McGuire was born Dec. 6, 1927, in Eurka Springs, Ark., a daughter of the late Gholson and Mary Darrow Popplewell. She was the retired owner and operator of the McGuire Store, and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church in Banner Elk, North Carolina.
Mcguire is survived by one son, Richard McGuire and wife Judy, and three daughters, Barbara McGuire Campbell, and Peggy McKinney and husband Ray, all of Banner Elk, and Robin Townsend and husband Fred of Valle Crucis; one step-son, Leon McGuire of Jerome; one sister, Amanda Frayer of Burley and a special friend, Sarah Mast of Valle Curcis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard McGuire; two sons, Gary and Floyd Mcguire, and three brothers, Frank, Claude and Luther Popplewell.
Funeral services for Margaret Anne Popplewell McGuire will be conducted Wednesday afteroon, June 20, 2007, at 5 p.m. at the home of her son, Richard McGuire, at the Old McGuire Homeplace, off Pigeon Roost Road, 190 McGuire Mountain Road, Banner Elk. Entombment will follow in the Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, after 5 p.m. at the home of Richard McGuire, 190 McGuire Mountain Road, Banner Elk.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert “Bob” Ray Duncan
Heyburn — Robert “Bob” Ray Duncan, a 71-year-old resident of Heyburn, died Friday, June 15, 2007, at his home.
He was born April 16, 1936, in Trion, Georgia, the son of Henry J. and Mary Alice Griffith Duncan. At the age of 12, he moved with his family to Stockton, California, where he received his education. Shortly after his 17th birthday, he joined the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. He married Coleen A. Wright on July 20, 1957, in Los Angeles, California.
Following their marriage, they lived in California, where they raised their children. Bob worked as a correctional officer at Folsom Prison until his retirement. He and Coleen moved to Heyburn in 1992, where he has since resided.
He was a member of the California Correctional Peace Officers’ Association and while raising his sons, was active in the Boy Scouts of America.
Bob loved all sports, and while in high school, he played football and ran track. He was always very supportive of his grandchildren and their sporting events and enjoyed watching them play ball. He liked playing cards and especially loved the game of Black Jack. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Coleen of Heyburn; his children, Rob (Connie) Duncan of Hermitage, Tennessee, Rick Duncan of Heyburn, Kathy (Jeff) Schneider and Lucy (Donald) Burge both of Blackfoot, and Roberta (Silas) Smith of Rupert; two brothers; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2007, at Grace Community Church, 100 N. Meridian, Rupert, with Pastor Jay Greenwalt officiating. Burial will be in the Magic Valley Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Hansen.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Francis “Frank” Ardell Beabout
Francis “Frank” Ardell Beabout, a 67-year-old resident of Burley, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at Pioneer Valley Hospital in West Valley City, Utah, from a sudden massive heart attack.
Frank was born on Dec. 16, 1939, in Rimersburg, Penn., the son of Robert Arthur and Ruby Eloise Solida Beabout. He received his education in Pennsylvania and Florida. He dropped out of school after the 10th grade and joined the United States Army the day after his 17th birthday. While in the Army, he earned his GED on July 18, 1958. He married Sandra Louise Dudley on March 31, 1972, in Tacoma, Wash.. Together, they had two sons, Joseph Eugene and Brett Ardell.
After his marriage to Sandra, they had an open house reception in Burley, at the home of her parents, Gene and Jerry Dudley. Gene took Frank fishing for the very first time in Idaho, and Frank caught a three-pound cutthroat trout. It was not the fish that got hooked, Frank decided then and there that after he retired from the Army, he and his wife were going to live in Burley, so he and his father-in-law could go fishing every weekend. They did this until his father-in-law’s health no longer permitted their weekend fishing trips.
Frank spent 20 years in the United States Army retiring with the rank of S.S.G. E-6. He was fiercely proud of the time he gave in service to his country. Frank’s first overseas tour of duty in 1958, at the ripe age of 19, was to the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific on the Eniwetok Atoll. The year 1958, saw a total of 77 U.S. Atomic Bomb tests, a total of 35.6 megatons were shot during this series known as Hardtack One. Frank was one of the thousands of American soldiers exposed to radiation from atmospheric nuclear explosions. Frank was a witness to the infamous Oak Shot which was an 8.9 megaton bomb set off on June 28, 1958. Frank served three tours of duty in Germany, the first in Giessen, the second in Kirtchgoins, and the third in Erlangen. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. The first at Vung Tau as crew chief on a Chinook helicopter, and the second at Long Binh in transportation, delivering supplies to the infantry troops in the field. He was also stationed at many bases throughout the United States during his 20 years in the Army. Frank retired from the Army on Dec. 1, 1977, at Fort Ord, California.
The medals that Frank earned while in the Army are: National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Combat Medal; Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm; Bronze Star Medal; Air Medal with “V” (valor) Device with 12 Oak Leaf Clusters (each cluster represents 100 hours of combat assault flying time); Aircraft Crewman Badge; Drivers Badge; Good Conduct Medal with five awards (equals eighteen years); and the Army Commendation Medal for service.
After moving to Burley, Frank went to work for the City of Burley. He started out as the water meter reader, transferred to the water department, and then transferred to the waste water facility where he learned to run the tests on the waste water and became the lab tech. He retired (again) after 21 ½ years with the City of Burley, on Friday, Dec. 28, 2001.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Frank enjoyed gardening and making things grow. His wife often commented that he was the only person she knew that could plant a toothpick and grow a tree. Frank loved roses, dark chocolate candy, his two sons, Joseph and Brett, and his new daughter-in-law, Hilary (Brett’s wife). He enjoyed visiting friends and his old Burley co-workers along with his wife’s cooking and baking.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his two sons, Joseph of Idaho Falls, and Brett (Hilary) of Burley; one sister, Eloise Freeland of Largo, Fla.; many aunts, uncles and cousins in the East; and lots of nieces and nephews here in the West. Frank was the God Grandfather of one-year-old, Faith Robinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jack Beabout of Florida; and his fishing buddy and father-in-law, Gene Dudley.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2007, at the Burley LDS Third and Seventh Ward Chapel, 2200 Oakley Ave., with Bishop Mark Fillmore officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Gem Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley, and from 10 until 10:40 a.m. Thursday at the church.
William Benjamin (Ben) Sprague
William Benjamin (Ben) Sprague, 86, died May 3, 2007.
He was born May 17, 1920, in Rockland, to Benjamin Franklin Sprague and Elizabeth Hillhouse Sprague. He grew up in Burley with his sisters Helen, Betty Lou, Elizabeth; and a brother, Richard. They all preceded him in death. He graduated from Burley High School, and then attended the University of Idaho in Moscow,. He left the university when World War II broke out in Europe. He joined the U.S. Navy, and served honorably from October 1941 to October 1945.
Ben returned to Burley after VJ day, married Dena Hartwell Doman, on Feb. 2, 1947, and took over Sprague’s Sport Shop, the family business They moved to Arizona in 1972, where they made many new friends.
Ben managed Sun Lake Realty and was the resident Tennis Pro at Sun Lakes Country Club. Ben may be best remembered for his love of music and his beautiful voice that so many enjoyed.
His wife, Dena died in 1994. He is survived by his 4 children, Gay Lynne Aragon, Mesa, Ariz., Shellie (Ed) Anderson, American Fork, Utah, Ellen (Phil) Compton, Sheridan, Wyo., Bill (Robin) Sprague, Tempe, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A Military Honor Ceremony will be held Monday, May 21, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, Ariz.
Contributions can be made in Ben’s honor to his favorite charity, The Crisis Nursery, 2334 E. Polk, Phoenix, Ariz., 85006, (602) 273-7363, www,crisisnurseryphx.com/support.asp.
PINEHURST — Edgar Sater, 93, of Pinehurst, passed away at home after a lingering illness o May 1, 2007.
He was born in Malta to Dr. Chester and Estella Sater. He attended the University, of Pocatello and served in the United States Army from 1941-1944 during World War II. Edgar married Zelda Powell of Albion in 1946 and they have three children: Sanda, Marsha and Allan. He has one surviving sister: Carmel; five grandchildren Brad, Sheryl Rebekah, Christy and Matthew and five great-grandchildren: Toby, Alec, Anthony, Tristan and Andrew.
Edgar worked at the Bunker Hill Mine and did some logging in the area before becoming the owner of the Conoco Station in Smelterville.
He loved the outdoors, watching wildlife, picking huckleberries, hunting, fishing and gardening. Anyone who met him is a better person for having known him his, kindness inviting and a contagious smile always welcoming.
Per his wishes there will be no service. Memorials can be made in his honor to: Hospice of N. Idaho, 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.
Karl William “Bill” McBride
Oakley — Karl William “Bill” McBride of Oakley, left this world peacefully on May 4, 2007, after a short but valiant and courageous battle with cancer. He was 65-years-old.
Bill was the first child of Karl S. and Ilia Callahan McBride, born in Oakley, Idaho, on Nov. 7, 1941. He attended schools in Oakley, and also Fallon and Hawthorne, Nev. Bill actively served in the United States Army bravely protecting our country during the Vietnam Conflict. He served from October 1967 to October 1968. He received many awards for his distinguished service including two bronze stars.
On Nov. 22, 1969, Bill married Marsha Roberts in Burley. Marsha had a daughter, Cariann, who Bill loved as his own. Bill and Marsha were later divorced.
Bill worked as a mason with Von and Dean Hansen Masonry upon his return from Vietnam, until Dean’s death in 2003. He then worked up until last winter with Brent Weedop Construction until ill health forced him to retire. Bill also loved to work on his 30 acres with Daren Critchfield and Sons, and could often be found out in the front pasture mowing and irrigating. He loved to go to auctions and estate sales and visit with family and friends. He was dearly loved by his mother and family and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bill is survived by his mother, Ilia Randell of Oakley; his sisters, Wilma Baker of Heyburn, Eileen (Richard) Zweifel of Villa Ridge, Missouri, Jessie (Lyman) Adams of Fruitland, and Cathy Anderson of Burley; his brothers, Jim (Jeana) McBride and Thomas (Donna) McBride both of Oakley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Karl S. McBride; his stepdaughter, Cariann Kerner; as well as his maternal and paternal grandparents.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at the Oakley Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Bishop Scott Arnell officiating. Burial will be in the Oakley Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Mini-Cassia Veterans.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley, and from 10 until 10:40 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
The family suggests memorials be directed to Mountain States Tumor Institute at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Bill’s memory.