Jimmy Howard Christopherson
Jimmy Howard Christopherson, 79, of Hazelton, died on Oct. 5, 2003.
Jimmy was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Hazelton, the son of Murdoth Hans and Isabel Chadwick Christopherson, who preceded him in death. He was raised and educated in Hazelton. He attended the University of Idaho, Southern Branch, in Pocatello. He was a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in England.
He married Dorothy West on Oct. 30, 1944, and their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS temple. Jimmy worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Hazelton for most of his career, serving as both postmaster and rural route carrier. He retired in 1981. Jimmy and Dorothy raised five children.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his grandson, Dylan Stamps; and his brother, Wally.
After Dorothy's death, Jimmy married Maxine Downs of Hazelton in 1991.
Jimmy is survived by Maxine; daughters, Gerri Gelino of Salt Lake City, Jan (Larry) Stamps of Boise, Shanna (Ron) Robinson of Bellevue; sons, Brent (Mary) Christopherson of Hazelton and Gary (Tonya) Christopherson of South Weber. He has 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sister, LaVinna Sorenson of Mountain Home; his brothers, Deo (Mina) Christopherson of Altadena, Calif., Orvil (Rhoda) Christopherson of Pocatello, Gale (Jackie) Christopherson of Payson, Utah, and Dale Christopherson of Pahrump, Nev. He is also survived by stepsons, Dude (Lynn) Downs of Las Vegas, Jerry (Diane) Downs of Logan and Tim (Jan) Downs of Vancouver and their children and grandchildren.
A farewell celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at the Hazelton LDS Church. Friends and family will be received from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at White Mortuary "Chapel by the Park" in Twin Falls and an hour before the service in Hazelton. The graveside service will follow at the Hazelton Cemetery.
For those who desire, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 270 S. Orchard, Boise, ID 83705; First Choice Hospice, 147 Main Ave. E., Twin Falls, ID 83301; or National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave, Miami, FL 33136.
William D. 'Bill' Cady
Our husband, father, grandfather and best friend, William D. "Bill" Cady, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 5, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital while surrounded by family.
Bill was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Gooding, Idaho, to Dale and Verne Cady. After graduating from Hagerman High School in 1945, Bill married his "Catch of a Lifetime" and his sweetie from age 6 to the last minute of his life, Beatrice N. Durfee. As the times would have it, within 10 days of marriage, Bill was off to serve in the Navy. Bill had served his country for nine months when he was released with a medical discharge. He then returned to Hagerman, his wife and first-born son. He easily took up life as a family man and began farming in the spring of 1947. Bill and Bea had five children before they had had enough, D. Dale Cady, born 1946; Carolyn M. Cady Smith, born 1947; William D. (Bill) Cady Jr., born 1950; Steven P. Cady, born 1954; and Richard L. (Dick) Cady, born 1959. In 1950, the family moved from Hagerman to Boise where they continued farming until 1958.
In 1958 the farm was sold and Bill started his sales career working with first Lindsey, then Culligan water conditioning. Bill's success in sales which placed him as one of top 10 water conditioning salesmen in the nation with Culligan led him to starting his own dealership. In November of 1962 Bill opened his dealership, Servisoft Water Conditioning, with his sweetie and partner for life, Bea, where they worked side by side until they sold in 1989.
Bill loved to hunt and fish. He spent much of his free time with his wife, family and friends in the mountains of Idaho. He remained a man of the earth all his life and spent many hours gardening vegetables and flowers. Bill and Bea loved their yard and in the last few months of his life, one of Bill's joys was to sit out on his patio enjoying his garden.
All that had the pleasure of knowing him will miss him.
He is survived by his wife, sweetie and partner for life, Bea; their five children; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N. Latah in Boise. Interment and graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in Hagerman, Idaho, at Hagerman Cemetery.
The family asks that memorials be made in Bill's name to the Boise Elk's Rehabilitation Center or a charity of your choice.
George Knoblauch, a 91-year-old Rupert resident, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at his home.
George was born Feb. 22, 1912, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Julius Ferdinand Christian and Dagmar Nielsen Knoblauch.
George married Helen Lucille Palmer May 30, 1935, in Platsmoth, Neb. They had three children. George worked for The Jewel Tea Company, Foodland Grocery, Lockwood Graders as a manager and Magic Valley Foods as a foreman in the packaging department. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Rupert Elks. George also opened the first V.A. office in Rupert. George loved to garden, spend time with his family and woodwork.
George is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen; their children, George (Jean) Knoblauch of Pleasant Hill, Calif., Sharon (John) Crowe of Rupert and Michael (Patricia) Knoblauch of Rupert; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 siblings.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at the Rupert United Methodist Church, 605 H St. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel, 710 Sixth St. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601.
Gale L. Burton
Gale L. Burton, 71-year-old Burley resident, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley.
He was born July 18, 1932, in Burley, the son of Joseph E. and Selma May Danielson Burton. He attended school in Springdale through the eighth grade, then he attended junior and senior high in Burley, where he graduated from Burley High School. He attended the Albion State Normal College for one year and Idaho State University for one year. Gale married Nina Arlene Peacock on Oct. 18, 1952, in Elko, Nev. He was a farmer with his two brothers, Max and George for eight years, then he retired from Boise Cascade after 29 years of service. At the time of his death, he was working for Western Farm Service. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Burley; a son, Lynn Burton of Bozeman, Mont.; two daughters, Chris (Roger) Piper of Elko, Nev., and Karen Burton of Pocatello; two brothers, George Burton of Rupert and Max (Bessie) Burton of Burley; three grandsons, Ryan Piper of Sacramento, Calif., Justin (Corrie) Piper of Reno, Nev., and Billy (Sara) Burton of Bozeman, Mont.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at the Payne Memorial Chapel, 221 W. Main St. in Burley, with Pastor Keith Wise officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral on Saturday at the Payne Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials be given to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, 151 E. Bannock, Boise, ID 83712-6297.
Twila Rae Mecham Adamson
Twila Rae Mecham Adamson was born on Oct. 14, 1931, at Carey, Idaho, to George Wallace Mecham and Emma Florence Young. She passed from this existence on Oct. 27, 2003, in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 72 years.
She was educated in the Carey School System and graduated from high school in 1949. She loved athletics and participated on the basketball team that won the championship in 1949. Her love for athletics remained and one of her great joys was watching her grandchildren play ball. She was also the first queen of the Hailey "Days of the Old West" celebration.
After graduation, she attended business school in Utah and was employed in Hailey by the First Security Bank, and later in Idaho Falls by the INEEL.
She was a member of the LDS church and was married to Bab Garn Shaffer on Jan. 28, 1954 in the Idaho Falls Temple. To this union was born six children, Larry B., Gary R., Rosemary, Lori, Susan and Michael V. This marriage ended in divorce.
On Oct. 31, 1975, she married John Adamson in the Idaho Falls Temple and in 1985, her six children were all adopted by him.
After her divorce, she was employed by First Security Bank in Ketchum until she moved back to Carey to work for Adamson's Inc.
Twila served in many callings in the church, among them were the 11-year-old scout leader, Young Women's president and later as Young Women's camp director. She was called to be ward Relief Society president, a calling she truly loved and also taught in the church seminary program for two years. She was recently just released as a Relief Society counselor.
She loved the outdoors and camping with her family. A special highlight was the many pack trips made with horses into the head of Little Wood River. She loved flowers and kept the house full of them. She was an excellent seamstress and spent many nights sewing clothes for her family. Most of all she just enjoyed being with her family. She loved the Christmas season and was noted around Carey for her lighting display.
She is survived by her husband, John Adamson of Carey; her children, Larry (Karla) Shaffer of Carey, Gary (Sarah) Adamson of Flower Mound, Texas, Rosemary (Rich) Peterson of Carey, Lori (Phil) Cooper of Valparaiso, Ind., Susan (Tim) O'Crowley of St. Cloud, Fla., Michael (Ranae) Adamson of Carey; and her sister, Eva Williams of Buhl. She has 29 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Cloyd and Lowell; and her sisters Adelaide, Iva and Leah; and one grandson, Luke.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at the Carey LDS Chapel. Friends may call the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Carey Cemetery.
Keith Dee Wayland Olsen
Our beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend passed through this life and enriched each of our lives because of it.
Keith was born Nov. 24, 1941, in Twin Falls Idaho. He passed away on Oct. 27, 2003, from congestive heart failure. The little barber with a heart much bigger then his body will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Keith was a sportsman who loved the great outdoors, he enjoyed telling stories about his many hunting and fishing quests along with his bowling and golfing adventures.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Ellen Sayer and his father, Stanley James Olsen.
He is survived by his daughters, Stacie Gardner, Penny Bell, Marnie Olsen and Andrea Budden. He is also survived by the following grandchildren: By his daughter, Stacie - Ryan, Patrick, Chelsea and Chance; by his daughter, Penny - Kayla, Kelsie and Lucas; by his daughter, Marnie - Madalyn and Mallory; and by his daughter Andrea, - Ashley, Crystal, Cody and Cory. He is also survived by his sisters, Shirlyn Mathison and Sherry Slater of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and his brother, Leroy Olsen of Kimberly, Idaho. In addition he is survived by many nephews and nieces who loved their Uncle Keith and will miss him greatly, as will Zepher, his chocolate Lab and longtime companion and hunting buddy.
Keith built a great reputation as an expert barber owning a shop for many years in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., before moving to Twin Falls and opening the Gent's Den where he practiced his trade for 10 years before falling ill with heart disease in 2002. He then moved to California to enjoy warmer weather and to be closer to his sisters.
Keith often spoke of his accomplishments in life but none more fondly as his love for his daughters and grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, Sierra View Funeral Chapel, 6201 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael, Calif.
Grace Irene "Renee" Keller, an 89-year-old former resident of Burley, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Salt Lake Regional Hospital.
She was born Dec. 2, 1913, in Horton, Mo., the daughter of Elmer Forrest and Ollie Pearl Hamersley DeAtley. She received her education in Missouri, graduating from high school and attending the University of Missouri. She married William Lloyd "Bill" Keller in 1932, in Columbia, Mo.
Following marriage, Renee and Bill lived in Birchtree and Wright City, Mo., where Bill taught school. Bill was then called, through the reserves, to serve in World War II. During this period of time, Renee moved to Corvallis, Ore., and in 1945, moved to Shoshone, Idaho, where she worked in the local bank. Following the war, Bill took a teaching job in Burley, Idaho. Renee lived in Burley until 1999, when she moved to Jackson, Wyo., residing at St. John's Living Center.
Renee was a dental assistant to Dr. Burton Holcomb for more than 30 years. She also assisted her husband with their Keller Spray Service. She was extremely active in the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of Cassia Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed creating handmade gifts for friends, family and the hospital's gift shop as well as making puppets for hospitalized children. Additionally, she liked to golf and was a member of the Elks Bowling League. She was also an active member of the United Methodist Church in Burley.
She is survived by her children, Miquolyn Ann (Bob) Pickens of Victor, Idaho, and Robert Lloyd (Donna) Keller of Crestview, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; one daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Keller Cleaveland; two brothers, Alphie DeAtley and Charles DeAtley; and one sister, Leota DeAtley Hughes.
A celebration of Renee's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at the Burley United Methodist Church, 450 E. 27th St., with the Rev. Dr. John A. Rakestraw officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley.
The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Burley United Methodist Church or the Alpha 1 Antitrypsen Association in care of Rasmussen Funeral Home.
Piper Rose Hall
Piper Rose Hall, beloved infant daughter of Jeffry and Valerie Creech Hall, was stillborn at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.
Piper is survived by her parents, Jeffry and Valerie; grandparents, James and Debbie Hall of Richfield, Idaho, Bonnie Creech of Hansen, Idaho, Charles Creech of Nampa, Idaho; great-grandparents, William J and Verma Dobson of Twin Falls, Idaho.
The service for Piper will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at White Mortuary Chapel, with Bishop Aaron Williams conducting. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
Ruth Mae Hill
Ruth Mae Hill, 78, of Twin Falls, passed away at Twin Falls Care Center on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003.
Ruth was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Trempleau, Wis., the daughter, fourth and youngest child of Henry Wagner and Mae Bell Dutton Coit. When she was three years old, Ruth moved with her family to San Gabriel Valley, Calif. She resided there until 1993 when she, along with her daughter and granddaughter, moved to Twin Falls. For all of her life, Ruth was a strong, independent woman very capable with many different talents. Ruth was always busy... She worked as medical office manager until 1970 when she went to work for Brown International. A self-starter and self-taught, Ruth managed and programmed their mainframe computer. In her spare time, she started from scratch a still up and running and very successful gift store in Glendora, Calif., where she resided for 35 years.
Upon moving to Twin Falls, Ruth became active in Welcome Wagon, worked as a volunteer for Williams Market home deliveries, she was involved with the CSI Symphony League, and the Twin Falls YMCA. She served as secretary treasurer for the Rock Creek Community Church and was a very active and vital part of their congregation. Ruth swam a mile a day until last December, was always fit and ate everything straight out of her organic garden. Life on Fillmore Street with her wonderful neighbors and friends were some of the happiest days that she knew in her life. Her greatest joy was watching and helping her granddaughter, Audrey Ruth, grow into a woman worthy of her namesake. All who knew her loved her and will miss her.
Surviving Ruth is her daughter, Helen Dutton of Twin Falls, Idaho; granddaughters, Audrey Ruth Dutton and Lisa Marie Wolcott; and one great-granddaughter, Steffie Wolcott. Also surviving is her brother, John Coit of Alhambra, Calif.; many beloved nieces and nephews; and all her many cherished friends. Her parents; son, Jerry Wayne Horning; one brother; and one sister preceded her in death.
A memorial service for Ruth will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho, with Pastor Dale Metzger officiating. Cremation and private inurnment are under the direction of the Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Twin Falls YMCA, 1751 Elizabeth Blvd., Twin Falls, ID 83301.