Kevin Lawson Frederiksen
KILGORE — Kevin Lawson Frederiksen, 58 of Kilgore died Tuesday, November 4, 2008, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Kilgore. Born July 15, 1950 to Howard and Josephine Frederiksen in Idaho Falls, Kevin grew up in Kilgore on the family ranch.
He attended grade school in Kilgore and Clark County High school, graduating in 1968. After high school he attended the University of Idaho in Moscow. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He graduated in 1974 with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics. During college Kevin met JoAnne Hillis of Rupert. They were married July 1, 1974. The marriage resulted in the birth of their beloved daughter Leslie. Kevin farmed in Rupert for a number of years.
He enjoyed growing barley for Coors brewing and raising Simmental cattle. While living in Rupert, Kevin was a member of the Minidoka County soil district and the American Simmental Association. He also served in various roles for the Idaho State Association of Soil Districts. In 1977 Kevin was awarded the Idaho State Soil Conservation Farmer of the year.
He also served as a volunteer fireman for the Northside Fire Department. After moving back to the Clark County area, he served on the Clark County Soil District, as a Clark County Planning and Zoning commissioner and on the Clark County Rodeo board as the president, as well as on the board for many years. Kevin sponsored the Pioneer Rodeo Queen in honor of his grandmother Virginia Frederiksen.
He helped out on the family ranch, and worked on surrounding ranches. He enjoyed working on Butch Small's dude ranch for a number of summers. He was a great asset to their operation. Kevin's great joys in life were working in the outdoors, hunting, reading, and everything about the University of Idaho.
Kevin is survived by his father Howard Frederiksen, brother William, sisters Kristine Guillory and her husband Cecil of Lovington, New Mexico, Janice Zielinski and her husband Mike of Winnemucca, Nevada and his daughter Leslie Harvey and her husband Nick of Nampa. He was preceded in death by his mother Joy Lawson Frederiksen.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at the Clark Country Community Center in Dubois. The family asks that any donations be made to the Kevin Frederiksen Memorial Fund at any Bank of Commerce.
IDAHO FALLS – Arnold “Arnie” Edward Zenk, 84, of Idaho Falls, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. He and his wife, Lenyce, have owned Island Park Realty since 1996 and have a summer home in Island Park.
Arnie was born February 16, 1924 in Amboy, Minnesota, the son of Reverend A. F. and Elisa Buethner Zenk. His father served several ministries in rural Iowa and South Dakota, where Arnold received his elementary education. He graduated from high school in Hull, Iowa, with a basketball scholarship to attend Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa, where he received his B.A. degree in 1946. He coached sports and taught social studies at Ireton, Iowa High School and Union Consolidated High School in Le Mars.
On June 4, 1948, Arnold married his college sweetheart, Lenyce Ahlfs Zenk, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The couple moved to Castana, Iowa, where Arnold coached and Lenyce taught business subjects until June of 1950. They then moved to Greeley, Colorado, were Arnold attended college and graduated with his M.A. degree in Elementary Education in June 1951. In college, he served as president of the Graduate Club and was a member of Phi Delta Kappa.
Arnold and Lenyce moved to Idaho Falls, where Arnold served as principal of the Eastside Elementary and Central Intermediate schools from 1951-1956, then as superintendent of the Swan Valley School District until June 1959. He worked in the summers for the U.S. Forest Service. During the 1959-60 school year, Arnold received his degree in Pupil Personnel Counseling. He then served for 18 years as counselor at Idaho Falls High School and he was President of Special Services Group for the school district for several years. During the summer months, Arnold and Lenyce participated in many outdoor activities. They served as lookouts on Bald Mountain, and spent several summers working for the Idaho Crop Improvement Association.
Then, they became agents for Island Park Realty in Island Park, and assumed ownership of the company in 1996. They lived every summer in their Island Park cabin on White Tail Drive off Henry’s Lake Outlet Road.
Arnold was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Little Church in the Pines in Island Park. He enjoyed being outdoors and also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an avid follower of all the major sports.
Arnie exuded genuine charm that made everyone he met feel at ease. He was deeply interested in people, a great storyteller, and a kind and trustworthy man who gave sound advice when he was asked. He had a keen sense of humor and quick wit that never left him, even when his health challenges were very difficult. He will live on in the memories of all who knew him, especially as they model their lives after his.
Survivors include his wife, Lenyce Zenk of Idaho Falls; one son, Clair (Patty) Zenk of Shelley; one granddaughter, Kristin (Ryan) Shurtz of Shelley; one grandson, Brian Zenk of Shelley; two brothers, William (Mildred) Zenk of Boyden, Iowa and Eugene (Shirley) Zenk of Denison, Iowa; one sister, Dorothea (Bernie) DeBoer of Le Mars, Iowa; and one great granddaughter, Kadence Shurtz of Shelley. He was preceded in death by one sister, Elma Zenk of Sioux City, Iowa and one brother, Robert Zenk of Le Mars, Iowa.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 30, 2008 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E 17th Street, Idaho Falls. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 1, 2008, at Rose Hill Cemetery
on Rollender Road across from Tautphaus Park in Idaho Falls, with Reverend Dr. Dennis Falasco of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be given to a charity of choice. Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.buckmillerhann.com
Condolences can be sent to Lenyce Zenk, 1701 Grandview Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-2558; (208) 528-7976.
Robert R. Klamt, M.D., FAPA
Robert R. Klamt, M.D., FAPA of Eagle, father, friend, and physician, passed away in a Boise hospital on December 9, 2008. He was 88.
Dr. Klamt was born and raised in Ashton on the Snake River Plain, a land he loved for its rivers, creeks, forests, mountains, and isolation. Upon graduating in pharmacy from the University of Idaho, Southern Branch, in 1942, he enlisted in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. On April 2, 1943, he married his college sweetheart, Valene M. Skinner of Conda, to whose charm he attributed receiving Naval orders to Creighton University Medical School the next year. Following internship and discharge from the Navy, he briefly practiced medicine in Basin, WY, before returning to Snake River country to settle in St. Anthony.
Dr. Klamt’s medical career spanned more than 50 years. He practiced general medicine and surgery in St. Anthony for 20 years, interrupted by the Korean conflict and Naval service as Ship’s Surgeon off the coasts of Korea and Japan. In 1969 he entered internship in psychiatry in Ukiah, CA. He practiced psychiatry as a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, primarily in the Modesto, CA, area, then as locum tenens and consultant for many institutions around the United States until his retirement in 1999.
Dedicated to bettering medicine throughout his career, Dr. Klamt was instrumental in organizing the construction of Fremont General Hospital in St. Anthony. While practicing in California, he established a post-graduate oncology course at Stanford University; a psychiatric education program for residents in the Family Practice Program, UC Davis School of Medicine, Scenic General Hospital, Modesto, where he also taught for several years; and an impaired physician program for the Stanislaus Medical Society. Always active in numerous medical associations, he gave frequent seminars and lectures in his areas of special interest and expertise, psychosomatics and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Klamt was above all an outdoorsman, sharing his love of the mountains, deserts, and ocean with his family and friends. That love was nurtured through his childhood in Ashton, then his life in St. Anthony. Fly fishing was his passion, and he created a number of original dry fly patterns for use in the western United States. He loved exploring and the adventure it brought in the great out-of-doors, whether in the Tetons, the Utah desert, the Sierra, or the rugged coastal ranges of California. He was an avid skier, fearless river rafter, and a crack shot with both hand and long guns.
Dr. Klamt also enjoyed piloting small aircraft to and from locum tenens venues in the Sierra. Throughout his life he was a woodworker, a craft he learned from his German immigrant father. Later in life he took up painting in watercolor the wilderness he loved, and began recording his life in essays that are as colorful as he.
Dr. Bob, Dad, will be remembered by many for many things, not least of which his infinite curiosity, deep sentiment, and dry wit. Those who knew him will appreciate his quip to the paramedics on being wheeled to the ambulance for his last ride to the ER. They asked him if he were injured. He replied: “Not yet!”
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Valene; children Tina, Dianna (Jon Lough), Bob Jr.(Jackie), and Joe (Ann); grandchildren Christopher Eaton and Joe J., Jocelyn, and Adrienne Klamt; and nephew Stew Pickford (Lisa).
We will celebrate Dad’s life with an open house at the Cloverdale Funeral Home Reception Center, 1200 North Cloverdale Road, Boise, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2009. Another celebration is planned for the late spring in the Ashton area, and will be noticed separately.
We ask that if you are moved, donations go to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (http://www.alzfdn.org - or - 322 8th Ave, 7th Floor, New York City, NY 10001) or the South Fremont Education Foundation in 855 Bridge Street, St. Anthony, ID. 83445.
Mildred Logsdon Warne
Mildred Logsdon Warne passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2008 in California.
Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary, 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA.. Graveside services is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 17 at Santa Ana Cemetery, 1919 E. Santa Clara Avenue, Santa Ana, CA.
Here is Mildred’s story, which she wrote herself last year for her local newspaper:
I was born in Oakland California February 16, 1914. Father Gird Logsdon, Mother Lillian Schoppert Logsdon. I grew up in the city of Costa Mesa, Calif. At that time it was a village with two stores, a grocery store and a feed store. However there were lots of families with children. We took excursions to Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, and San Diego. My childhood was full of lots of family and fun and game . I have two sisters, Neva and Bea, and one brother, Leonard.
In June of 1932 I graduated with the first class of Newport Harbor High School. I had top honors and was a speaker at my graduation. The week after graduation I married my high school sweetheart, Raymond Warne. We settled down and made Costa Mesa our home. We have two children, Bill born in 1933 and Mary born in 1934. They were both born at the “new” St. Joseph Hospital in Orange.
Time passed by and 1941 brought World War II. I went to work for Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach. I worked graveyard shift for four years. Raymond worked days at South Coast Shipyards. They made mine sweepers for the government. By working those shifts we were able to take care of our children.
After the war we bought ten acres in the hills of Tustin, Lemon Heights. We grew avocadoes on the land. Ray built a beautiful home for us to live in on the hill. Bill and Mary went to Tustin High School. Bill started raising quarter horses and is still doing that. I went to work at Safeway Stores and was a grocery checker for many years.
In 1953 Raymond and I sold the Lemon Heights place and bought two apartment houses in Santa Ana — on North Broadway (where we lived), and one on Ross Street near the Civic Center.
We lived there for about eight years and then moved back to Costa Mesa into a single house. No more apartment living. We bought an Airstream travel tralier and joined the Wally Bryon Travel Club and started traveling during the summer.
In 1960 I decided to go to college and become a teacher. I went to Santa Ana College and Chapman College. I was lucky to be able to teach first grade at the El Toro Marine School for 17 years. It was a state of California School, but most all of the children had Marines for fathers. That time was really a highlight of my life. I retired from teaching when I was 61 years old.
The year 1963 took us on another venture. Ray and I bought some land in Panorama Heights above Orange. Ray took a year off work and built us a beautiful new home with a view of the whole east and north of Orange County; we even could see Catalina Island on a clear day. We lived there until April of 2002.
In 1964 we traveled the Alcan Highway to Alaska and spent the summer seeing all the sights. We always took our dachshund dog, Molly Brown, with us.
In our travels we discovered the place of our dreams, Henry’s Lake, in Island Park, Idaho, 17 miles form Yellowstone National Park. We joined a co-op group of friends and built a camp on the lakefront for nine couples to camp in their travel rigs during the summer. We were called the “Ding a Ling Group.”
In 1979 Ray and I bought a summer cabin on Henry’s Lake front which I still own. We spent our summers from April until October there. Ray fished and I enjoyed time to paint and do crafts and spend time with friends and family. It was our second home. My family still enjoys spending time there during the spring and summer.
We ended up owning three different Airstream trailers, each one bigger. We traveled with them until Raymond was 85 years old. I still enjoy going to the Airstream meetings and seeing all my old friends from our traveling days.
In 1980 my daughter, Mary, and I took a wonderful trip to Hawaii. We went on a tour with several of our friends from Costa Mesa. We spent 14 days there and visited four islands. In 1983 I went to Europe with some of the same friends from Costa Mesa. We went on a Globes Tour for two weeks and got to see so many countries and sights. In 1988 Mary and I went to New York City and took a tour bus to Niagara Falls and Washington DC and then back to New York City for two days to see the sights there. In 1990 Ray and I took a cruise ship from Florida threw the Panama Cannel to Mexico and flew home. In 1993 Ray and I joined a group of our friends from Costa Mesa and also Island Park and went on a tour to China. We walked the Great Wall of China and ate lots of rice. It was a most interesting trip. There were 30 some people on the trip that were our friends which made it a lot of fun. In 1994 we went with some of the same friends to Australia and New Zealand. What a beautiful country. Lots of young people there.
Ray and I were able to travel pulling our Airstream trailer up to Henry’s Lake until 1997. For the next three years Mary and Dohn took Ray so he could go fishing and have a vacation.
In April 2002 my husband Raymond passed away from complications of diabetes. We were married 70 years. I sold our house and gave the car to Bill and moved to Canyon Hills Club in May 2002. In December 2005 I moved into assisted living at the club. Thanks to all of you for making my stay here a happy time.
I treasure my family. My daughter Mary and her husband Dohn Gilbert live in Placentia. My son Bill and his wife Kathy live in Eagle Point, Oregon. I have five grand children, Suzanne Walker, Marianne Friedberg, Dohna Anderson, William Dana Warne, and Shelley Warne; 11 great grandchildren, Joshua Walker, Teresa Jessee, Ryan Walker, Sarah Walker, Jason Anderson, Heather Anderson, James Warne, Mason Warne, Christian Warne, Breanne Friedberg, Noelle Friedberg; five great great grandchildren, Jonah Walker, Luke Walker, Malia Walker, Ben Jessee, Atticus Jessee; a sister, Neva Dunklin, who lives in Pasadena Calif.; a brother, Leonard Logsdon, who lives in Stanton Calif.; and a sister, Bea Cunningham who lives in Yuma Arizona.
I am now 94 years old and what a wonderful and blessed life I have had. Thank God for my family and friends. — Mildred Warne
Mary and Dohn Gilbert's address : 825 Brooklyn Placentia, CA 92670; phone: 714-528-3882.
ST. ANTHONY — Michael Leon Palmer, 55, of St. Anthony, died Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at Madison Memorial Hospital.
He was born October 26, 1953, in Elko, Nevada to Leon and Patricia Haverfield Palmer. He attended school in Ashton and graduated from North Fremont High School.
He worked for a time as a logger and then started driving truck. He had his own trucking business, M.L. Palmer Trucking.
He married Betty Myrstol and they had two sons, Jerry and Shane. They later divorced. He married Thelma Ann Allgood on September 6, 1991 in Parker. They made their home in St. Anthony.
He enjoyed flying remote controlled airplanes, fishing, hunting and camping with his family. His passions were riding his motorcycle with friends, and his truck.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, of St. Anthony; children Jerry (Angie) Palmer of Newdale, Shane Palmer of Middleton; stepsons Kennith Harlin of Vernon, Texas, John (Jennifer) Harlin of Jasper, Indiana, Jody Harlin of St. Anthony; brothers Larry (Renea) Palmer of Idaho Falls, Lynn (Leona) Harrison of St. Anthony, Jim (Karinda) Palmer of Ashton, Bob (Larae) Palmer of Ashton; and twelve grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Mark Palmer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, Ashton LDS Stake Center, 516 North Second Street. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Burial will be in the Pineview Cemetery
under the direction of Baxter Funeral Home. Contributions to help with funeral expenses may be sent to Baxter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 706, Ashton, ID 83420
Jon A. (Jake) Jacobson, 79, died December 23, 2008 at his home in Pocatello.
At his request, no services will be held. Cremation is under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home.
He was born November 15, 1929, in New York. He served in the U.S. Army for 27 years, having served in various paratroop units and in Army Special Forces. He served in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. After retiring from the Army he and his family settled in Pocatello where he became a land surveyor and worked in that field for 20 years. He was one of the original members of the Pocatello Valley Volunteer Fire Department, serving 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dr. Grace Jacobson, PhD, sons Erik J Jacobson and Karl A Jacobson and his daughter Jona K. Jacobson.
Because of his battle with blindness, Jake’s family requests that in lieu of gifts or flowers, donations be made to the Choroideremia Foundation: www.CureCHM.org.