Samuel Deric Rodemack, 16
Samuel Deric Rodemack, 16, of Clearfield, Utah passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Sam was born April 25, 1995 in Ogden, Utah to David John Rodemack and Kayleen Hawker Rodemack. He lived his entire lifetime in Clearfield, Utah.
He was a Junior at Clearfield High School where he was serving as the Junior Class President. During his Sophomore year Sam served as Vice President. Sam also served at First Vice President at Syracuse Junior High during his Freshman year. He loved service and activities at the school. He treasured his opportunity to play the Bari-saxophone in Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. Poulter at Syracuse Junior High School. Sam requested that we let the student body at Clearfield High School know that he loves them and will miss them.
Sam was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a Priest and served as a chorister for priesthood meetings. Sam was an Eagle Scout.
His great love was anything to do with birds. He collected bird books and was able to fulfill a lifetime wish to see a Peregrin Falcon up close on February 17, 2012. He loved to vacation with his family, especially on the Oregon Coast. He truly loved to tease his sister, teach his mom new dance moves and talk German with his dad.
Sam is survived by his parents, David and Kayleen Rodemack of Clearfield, Utah; sister, Chelsea Rodemack of Clearfield, Utah; grandparents, LaVerne Hawker of Pocatello, Idaho and Eric & Shirley Rodemack of Boise, Idaho; and several aunts, uncles and cousins in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Samuel G. Hawker.
We love and miss you Sammy, we look forward to a joyful reunion.
The family will meet with friends and relatives from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road in Layton, Utah and for one hour prior to services at the church. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Clearfield South Stake Center, LDS Chapel, 2186 S. 125 W. in Clearfield. Interment will follow at the Lindquist's Layton Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers or gifts an account has been set up in Sam's name at Wells Fargo Bank and donations will be given to the Falcons are Fabulous Charity (Sam still wants to win!).
Sharrell Esther MacDougall Walker, 69
Sharrell Esther MacDougall Walker passed from this life on June 13, 2012 at home. Her life was taken as a result of a brain tumor. She was lovingly cared for by her husband, Marion, and many of her family members. It was an honor to serve the wife, mother, and mother-in-law who has cared for us over many years.
Sherry was born in 1943 in Gloversville, New York, to Joseph Edward MacDougall and Esther Doris Fox. She grew up in upstate New York. She was a particular favorite of her grandmother, Amy Washburn Fox Abel. She had a desire to understand her purpose on this earth and enjoyed occasions when she could attend church with her grandmother. She met missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while she was attending Keuka College in the Finger Lakes area of New York. She embraced that gospel wholeheartedly and was baptized in 1961. She traveled to Palmyra on weekends to attend church services. She enjoyed participating in the Hill Cumorah Pageant. It was through the senior missionaries serving at the Joseph Smith home, Lorenzo and Sarah Walker, that she met her future husband, Marion Philo Walker on his return from missionary service to the Southern States mission.
Sherry moved “out west” and worked at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City in the radiology department.
Marion attended Brigham Young University in Provo, and they continued their courtship. They were married and sealed in 1963 in the Idaho Falls Temple. When Marion completed his university studies, they moved to Blackfoot, Idaho in 1965, where Marion had a position teaching school in the Blackfoot School district. Sharrell has been devoted to her family and to her Savior. She has served in many church positions and has supported Marion in his many varied responsibilities. She enjoyed knitting, cross-stitch and sewing, and has blessed many with gifts from her talents. Each grandchild was welcomed to mortality with a knitted blanket, a “zebra” blanket and book, and a cross-stitched “I Am a Child of God” sampler.
Marion and Sharrell are the loving parents of 10 children: Sarah (Dean) Barney, John (Noke) Walker, Reid (Marsi Shoemaker) Walker, Alison (Kirk) Wuthrich, Janelle (Shawn) Seedall, Jared (Stacy Allen) Walker, Elizabeth (Ryan) Gasser, Kaelyn (Matthew) Hales, Neil (Becky Wells) Walker, and Loren Walker. Their lives have been blessed by 30 grandchildren, who love and adore them. An additional grandson will join the family in October.
Sharrell was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Edward MacDougall and Esther Doris Fox (born Doris Ann Smith), and by Marion’s parents, Lorenzo Steed Walker and Sarah Green.
Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday June 24, 2012 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Private services will be held the following day.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Temple Patron Fund, the Perpetual Education Fund, the Humanitarian Fund, or a charity of choice.
Brent James Hansen, 36
Brent James Hansen, 36, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Brent was born May 1, 1976 in Pocatello, Idaho, to Lewis Kent Hansen and Linda Kaye Anderson. He attended elementary school and Hawthorne Junior High in Chubbuck, Idaho. He enjoyed scouting and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduating from Highland High School in 1995, he continued his education at Idaho State University.
On June 23, 1999 Brent married Emilie Anne Nickell in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they had five children, Joseph James (9), Abrahm Brent (8), Abigail Kaye (6), Gideon Gene (3), and Hannah Grace (6 months).
Brent was employed as a Corporate Trainer for Convergys, and had also worked as a technician for Terminex, and at AMI. He was an Ombudsman for Idaho State University, and also served on the ISU Program Board. He loved politics, and was involved in several campaigns. In his free time, he enjoyed camping, hiking, back packing and skeet shooting. His greatest joy was his family and spending time with them. He was a wonderful husband and father.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served as a Webelos leader, Sunday School Teacher, Ward Clerk, and as an Executive Secretary.
Brent is survived by his wife, Emilie of Blackfoot, Idaho; children, Joseph, Abraham, Abigail, Gideon and Hannah; parents, Kent and Linda Hansen of Chubbuck; siblings, LaDawn Kay Walker of Pocatello, Sirena Sue (Scott) Heninger of Layton, Utah, Barry Kent (Breanna) of Idaho Falls, twin brother Bryan Paul (Cassandra) of Layton, Utah, Christine Marie (Shane) Bangerter of Clearfield, Utah, Sondra Ann Hansen of Salt Lake City, Utah, Debra Sue (Erroll) King of Rexburg, Idaho, and Aaron Lee (Shannalee) of Pocatello, A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Blackfoot Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive in Blackfoot with Bishop Mendenhall conducting. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Brent Hansen Memorial Fund at Idaho Central Credit Union, 498 N. Meridian, Blackfoot, Idaho 83221.
There has been a website set up to help Emilie with meals and childcare. Please visit http://www.mealtrain.com?id=m2326lfhd4ot for more information.
Ella Marie Baker, 95, of Ashton, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010. She was born on April 24, 1915 in Red Lodge, Montana to Orville J. Roysdon and Helen Marie Ingram. She spent most of her young life living in Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho.
Ella met Joseph William Baker in Ashton, and they married February 28, 1936. They had four children, Joseph William, Jr., Richard, Edward and Mary. They made their living farming and ranching on the original Baker Spring Homestead in Ashton. They enjoyed taking their children traveling to many different places like Montana, California, Canada, and Nevada. After raising her family and the passing of her husband, she continued to travel extensively with her sisters and family.
She was active in the following organizations: Ashton Community United Methodist Church, Florence Circle of the Methodist Church, Clover Leaf Rebekah Lodge, Ashton Senior Citizens, and the Ashton Flea Market.
She is survived by her children, Richard (Susan) Baker of Ashton, Edward Baker of Idaho Falls, Mary (Dick) Nedrow of Ashton; a sister Nannetta Ghormley of Ashton; grandchildren Shawna (Sean) Maupin, James Baker, Bret Nedrow, Jodi (Bill) Bishoff, Amanda Baker and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, son Joseph William, Jr., a brother Maurice Roysdon, and a sister Lura Isaacs.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9, at the Ashton Community United Methodist Church, 178 South 5th Street. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Pineview Cemetery
under the direction of Baxter Funeral Home. Donations in memory of Ella can be made to the Ashton Living Center, P.O. Box 838, Ashton, ID 83420.
CHALLIS — Robert Michael (Bob) Barrett, husband of Idaho District 35 Representative Lenore Barrett, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at his home in Challis, Idaho. Lenore represents Island Park in the state Legislature.
Bob was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on March 8, 1912 to Lydia Siegfried and Valentine Barrett. His family left Oklahoma to homestead in the Dove Creek, Colorado area.
Bob attended Fort Lewis College in Colorado. While working his way through college, he made the decision that he did not need a degree to make his fortune, and that if he left, he would have a head start on everyone else that stayed in school. So, he left to seek fortune on his own terms. After a brief stop on the family bean farm, Bob travelled the Western United States working for various construction companies. He took great pride in the roads and bridges he helped build throughout the Southwest.
Bob was always in his element when it involved concrete, steel, and common sense solutions. He was a self-taught man with a head for math, a healthy dose of common sense, and plenty of vision.
In the early 1940s, the Manhattan Project, a covert operation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was created to develop an atomic bomb. The subsequent devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bombs hastened the end of World War II, and ushered in a new era of warfare capability. The key element for the bomb was uranium, but the metal was in short supply. While foreign sources were available, the U.S. was desperate for its own stockpile of raw material so that it would not get caught short if a future need arose.
Bob’s ship came in with the first and only mineral rush triggered by the U.S. Government, desperate for a domestic source of uranium at any cost. Perhaps it was the last time that ordinary folks could wrest riches from the earth with their own two hands with the full blessing of the U.S. Government.
At the time, Bob was living in Moab, Utah, near the Colorado Plateau, often referred to as the “Four Corners,” where Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico meet.
In 1952, Texas geologist Charlie Steen met up with Bob Barrett. Charlie showed Bob a piece of petrified wood, and said, “This is what I’m looking for.” Bob, metaphorically said, “I know where there’s a ton of it.” UTEX was born, with the Mi Vida Mine the product of this partnership. The Mi Vida became a rich source of uranium to supply government needs. As a result, the sleepy town of Moab “boomed” and Salt Lake City became the uranium stock capital of the world.
For Bob and Charlie, it was truly a rags-to-riches story. Bob managed the day-to-day activities at the mine, and Charlie handled the end user sales of uranium. Unfortunately, their relationship deteriorated, and the “bean farmer had to go.” His partner ordered him to leave the property.
Undeterred, Bob refused to go. As a result, a bounty was placed on his head, “Whip Barrett and make him leave.” Upon hearing this news, Bob marched over to the portal at shift change, and asked, “Who wants to be first to collect the bounty?” There were no takers.
On December 12, 1953, Bob sold his stock in UTEX and moved to Salt Lake City, where he would embark on his signature accomplishment — the design, and construction of Solitude Ski Resort and Salt Lake City became his new home.
As the story goes, Bob decided to ski one of the local resorts, Alta, at the time the premiere ski resort in Salt Lake Valley. While skiing Alta, Bob decided he could do better, and that he would build the premiere ski resort in the valley. On Monday morning, Bob called a Realtor, and said, “Buy me a mountain.” Solitude was born, and the rest, as they say, is history.
From hosting many of the ski greats of that era at the lodge, to initiating night skiing — a first for the valley — to assembling thousands of acres of patented mining properties in Big Cottonwood Canyon on which to build the rest, Bob was ever the innovator.
Solitude was a labor of love, but at the same time an arduous task. As he would later remark, “It seemed like everyone just piled on to me at the same time.”
Upon completing Solitude, and tired of the mounting regulations, Bob decided Alaska was the last bastion of freedom, and set out to leave the lower 48, “North to Alaska!”
He purchased a yacht repossessed from drug smugglers by the IRS, and he hired a captain to refurbish the vessel, and take them from California to Alaska.
Freshly refurbished, Bob and his crew set sail for Alaska. They did not make it far. Bob came to learn that freshly refurbished was a relative term, relative to who did the work. Shortly after departure, a diesel fire sank the boat, and after 24 hours in the Pacific Ocean a Norwegian freighter rescued all aboard. Bob would later say, “We made it back in time to see ourselves being rescued on the news.”
With his Solitude days behind him, Bob made a brief foray into ranching in St. George, Utah. However, it was not long before he returned to his passion of mining, relocating his family to Challis in the early 70’s. During this time Bob sold his mining interest in his Buckskin Property to a little known company called Tuscarora Mining, which eventually became Amoco Minerals. Today, we know it as Thompson Creek. Bob continued mining and developing properties in the Yankee Fork until recently.
Bob was a visionary, a maverick. Bob did not measure success in terms of dollars or what money could buy. They were the results from the creative process, and from the process itself, he derived his greatest pleasure. Bob kept his word even when circumstances changed and it would have been easier not to. His word was his bond.
He believed in God, The Ten Commandments, the United States Constitution, and his inalienable right to self-determination. He asked for nothing, but was generous to a fault. He never backed off and he never backed down.
Bob was a good and decent man, the last of an era when people truly understood the meaning of the word, “freedom.”
His parents, sister and two of his children preceded him in death.
His wife, Lenore, and four children survive him: Judy Goddard, Pat McHenry, Michelle Bull, and Michael Barrett. Ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive him.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Jones & Casey Funeral Home in Challis, with burial in the Challis Cemetery
under the auspices of the Challis Masonic Lodge 92 AF & AM.
Condolences can be sent to Lenore Hardy Barrett, P.O. Box 347, Challis, ID. 83226.
ASHTON - Louise Bertha Marotz Howell, 89, of Ashton, died Monday, November 15, 2010 at life Care Center in Idaho Falls of natural causes.
She was born May 28, 1921 in Greentimber, to Max William and Emma Zitkawski. She attended school in Ashton and graduated from Ashton High School. After graduation she attended cosmetology school in Boise.
She married Forrest "Pop" Howell on March 19, 1942, in Idaho Falls. They made then home and fanned in Warm River. They moved to Ashton in 1976. Forrest died September 12, 1999.
Louise was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ashton. She enjoyed church activities, her flower gardens, solving crossword puzzles, traveling, and doing jigsaw puzzles with her sister-in-law, Marilyn. She loved to read the Bible. She adored and loved her pets. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her children; Anita Brazier of Ashton, Dick (Elena) Howell of Idaho Falls; a brother Victor (Mabel) Marotz of Ashton; grandchildren Jennifer, Ethan, Kim, Heidi, Tiffany, Laura and Crystal, and 16 great-grandchildren. Her parents preceded her in death, as did her husband, son-in-law Charles Brazier, sister Elsie Jefferson, and brothers Max, Carl, George and Herman Marotz.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 20 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashton with Pastor Leslie Judge officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Baxter Funeral Home, 717 Mam Street, in Ashton, and Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Burial will be in the Pmeview Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Zion Lutheran Church and Ashton Christian Fellowship.