Esther Wolff, an 86-year-old Paul resident, went to be with her Savior on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004.
Esther was born Feb. 19, 1918, in Tripp, S.D., the daughter of Henry Schnabel and Kathrine Maier. She graduated from Paul High School. In 1937, she met Edgar Wolff and they were married June 18, 1939. They made their home in Paul. Edgar worked at Amalgamated Sugar Co., while Esther took care of their home. She was a member of the Ebenezer Paul Congregational Church. Esther was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved flowers, babies and her church family.
She is survived by two sons, Don (Pam) Wolff of Everett, Wash., and Roger Wolff of Larkspur, Colo.; a daughter, Luanne (Tim) Little of Burley; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Edna Russell of Rupert, Frieda Bertsch of Paul, Viola McCarty of Paul and Elsie Fox of Lodi, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Alfred Schnabel, Harold Farworn and Helmuth Schnabel; seven sisters, Leopoldina Knopp, Elsie Uhrich, Hertha Stimpson, Emma Gerlach, Helen Fox, Amelia Eisner and Bertha McCord.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at the Paul Ebenezer Congregational Church, 121 N. Second W., with Pastor Vince Frank officiating. Burial will follow in the Paul Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at the Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel, 710 Sixth St., and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Paul Congregational Church or Gideon Memorial Bible.
Jan Molis (Ellis)
Jan Molis (Ellis), 51, of Boise, Idaho, passed away on Aug. 8, 2004, while in Seattle, Wash., undergoing treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at Dry Creek Cemetery, 9600 Hill Road, Boise. Arrangements were under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Funeral Home in Boise.
Jan was born on March 4, 1953, in Jerome, Idaho. She was educated in Jerome public schools. She later moved to Guantanamo Bay and then to Fallen, Nev., and eventually back to Jerome and was employed by the Tupperware plant for the next 15 years. Jan began a career with the Idaho National Guard in 1985 and was appointed a warrant officer in March of 1998. She achieved the rank of chief warrant officer. Jan was a dedicated and professional soldier.
In 1991, Jan married a fellow soldier, Sgt. Maj. Ted Molis, and the two spent the rest of her life together. Ted retired and was able to care for Jan through her illness.
It is sometimes said that a person who dies led a 'courageous battle' against their disease and in Jan's case this was so true. As the days became less and less hopeful Jan's humor, courage and upbeat manner grew more and more profound. She provided all of those who loved her, family, friends and fellow soldiers alike, a wonderful model of human spirit. We will miss her so much.
Jan is survived by her husband, Ted; daughter, Karri (John) Munzer of Chicago; son, Russell Ellis of Twin Falls; mother, Cheryl Johnson of Jerome; brothers, Mike Allen of Gooding and Les Johnson of Niceville, Fla.; stepson, Travis of Boise; stepdaughter, Misty of Colorado; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and many, many friends.
William Kerner, longtime Shoshone resident, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, one month before his 90th birthday.
William was born Sept. 14, 1914, in Henderson, Neb., the son of Karl and Eva Kerner. He had a rewarding life of hard work and many years of happiness with his family and friends.
In 1937, Bill moved to north Shoshone from the dust bowls of South Dakota with his parents and six brothers and seven sisters. On St. Patrick's Day, 1939, he met his wife to be, Jean Stockton, at a dance at the Wood River Grange Hall. They were married on April 7, 1940, in Jerome, Idaho. Bill and Jean farmed in north Shoshone, where they raised their family; Bill continued to live at his home until 2000. At the time of his death, he lived with his extended family at Magic Valley Manor in Wendell, Idaho.
Bill had numerous hobbies - playing the card game, Pitch, at every family gathering; attending the Monday cattle auction at the Shoshone Sale Yard (he rarely missed a Monday); and being entertained by his 10 grandkids and 22 great-grandkids.
Bill was a faithful member of the Shoshone United Methodist Church and served in many various community organizations, Idaho Odd Fellows, Rebekah's and Magic Grange. He served on the Board of Directors of the Big Wood Canal Company and American Falls Reservoir District No. 2 and the Wood River Convalescent Center.
Survivors include his sons, Bill, Hershel (Sharon) and Larry (Christine), all of Shoshone; his daughter, Kathleen (Kirk) Anderson of Boise; 10 grandchildren; 22 1/2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lorenz of Weiser, Idaho, and Carl of Shoshone; and sisters, Melitha Jewel of Green Acres, Wash., Irene Jeske of Boise, Alvina Colter and Alma Varin of Gooding. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, one daughter, one grandson, four brothers and four sisters.
Bill's family would like to share a special thanks to his extended family at Magic Valley Manor and to the staff of First Choice Hospice for their unconditional love and care.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at the Gooding United Methodist Church with interment following at the Shoshone Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Demaray's Shoshone Chapel.
Memorials can be made in Bill's name to Magic Valley Manor, P.O. Box 306, Wendell, ID 83355, the Shoshone United Methodist Church or to any charity of choice. Arrangements are by Demaray Funeral Chapel.
Corwin M. Silva
Corwin M. Silva, 90, a longtime sheep man and rancher of Shoshone, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at the Gooding County Memorial Hospital.
Corwin was born Dec. 13, 1913, in Shoshone, Idaho, the son of Hattie I. (Gomes) and Arthur D. Silva. He graduated from Shoshone High School on May 19, 1932. After graduation, he attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. He later completed diesel engine school at National Schools in Los Angeles, Calif., while staying with his sister, Iva. He married R. Merle Barney on June 30, 1941, in Stanley, Idaho. Corwin was a "Flying Farmer." He got his pilot license in 1945. One of his greatest pleasures in life was flying his Aeronca Champ plane. In addition to flying, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing the accordion, writing poetry and researching Silva family history.
As a young man, he spent a good deal of time herding sheep. Until about 1960, he and his brother, Floyd, continued the sheep business started by their father. Corwin was very ingenious, always inventing labor-saving machinery for the farm.
In 1963, he was Lincoln County Grass Man of the Year. In 1964, he was honored by the Idaho Department of Aeronautics and the Idaho Aviation Trades Association for saving the life of a Jerome agriculture sprayer pilot on July 24, 1964. He was an active member of both the Magic and Wood River Grange and was on the Boy Scout Board of Advancement for Shoshone Troop No. 57 for several years. He was also active as a 4-H club project adviser.
Corwin was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elva Osburn and Iva Blalock; and his brother, Floyd.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, Merle of Shoshone, he is survived by his son, John A. (Dolores) Silva of Shoshone; daughter, Evee Silva Kiler of Boise; two granddaughters, Janel Silva and Staci Silva (Doug) Ellis, both of Boise; and his great-granddaughter, Dyllan A. Ellis of Boise.
The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Shoshone. Burial will follow at the Shoshone Cemetery. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
For those who desire, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Oregon-Greater Idaho Chapter, 1311 N.W. 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209. Demaray Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Erma Glee Evans Andersen, 88, of Wendell, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at the Gooding County Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Mother's Day, May 14, 1916, to Mae Killion Evans and Ross Evans in Arcadia, Neb. She joined two brothers. She was raised in a rural area and attended the country schools for eight years. She had to walk one-half mile to catch a ride to school which was another six and one-half miles. She was active in 4-H for five years and won several blue ribbons. She sewed doll dresses for the girls in the neighborhood. She and her mother also sewed quilts and comforters. She then went to Arcadia High School, graduating in 1934.
She visited an aunt in southern Nebraska, where she met Lloyd Andersen. They were married on Aug. 25, 1935, in a double ceremony with Lloyd's sister and her husband. She did housework, picked and packed fruit for a job. She joined Lloyd in Westwood, Calif., in February 1937, where he worked. That is where their first son, Harlan, was born. Mother and baby were discharged from the hospital with chicken pox. She joined Neighbors of Woodcraft and served as secretary. A son, Ronald, was born Nov. 13, 1941. The family joined the People's Church, where they were baptized in 1943; Erma was active with the Sunday school program. She later began working at the Red River Lumber Company in the venetian blind department. Red River Lumber Company began shutting down so the family moved to Idaho in 1943 and rented a farm in Orchard Valley, Wendell, Idaho, and later purchased that same farm, where they lived for 50 years selling it in 2000.
While in Wendell, she was active in the community. She belonged to the Pollyanna Club, Grange, Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Health Club in Wendell/Gooding Extension Club, Rebekah Lodge No. 96. In 1957, she began working at the Tuberculosis Hospital as a nurses aide. She began nurses training at the College of Southern Idaho in 1966 and graduated as a licensed practical nurse in May 1967, which she was very proud of. Her youngest son was killed in a car wreak the week of graduation. She continued to work at the TB Hospital until it closed in 1970. She then worked at Magic Valley Memorial Hospital for eight years. She retired for a short time and then worked for Magic Valley Manor until 1986 when she retired again to take care of her husband.
They remained on the farm where their son, Harlan, joined them after having a heart attack in December of 1991. He tried to help his father farm until his health began to deteriorate in 1995 and later had to move in with his parents so Erma could take care of him also. Harlan passed away in March 1999 and Lloyd's health became worse and Erma had to put him into a nursing home. Erma remained on the farm until she sold it in 2000. Erma then moved to Wendell, where she resided at the time of her death. She had wonderful friends in her old neighbors, Howard and Faye Niccum, Karen Bridwell, Dick Rasplicka and many more. She was still an active member of the Polyannas since 1944.
Surviving her are her two grandsons of Twin Falls, Todd (Sherri) Andersen and Troy (Shannon) Andersen; two step-granddaughters, Penny (Larry) Bowles of Filer and Dorothy Armstrong of Twin Falls; and seven great-grandchildren, Asia, Kayla, Ashli, Juston, Tanner, Chance and Casey.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at the Wendell Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Demaray's Wendell Chapel.
Cromwell Hamilton Basye
Cromwell Hamilton Basye passed away Aug. 6, 2004, at the age of 99.
He was born March 8, 1905, in Murray, Utah. He worked nights as a bellhop at the Rogerson Hotel to help support his mother and went to school during the day, earning his high school diploma in 1927 from Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho. He worked for Shell Oil Company in California in 1929, then returned to the Twin Falls area working on farms for several years. In 1941, he began working as a sheet metal and saw operator for Douglas Aircraft Company. He retired from Douglas in 1967 as a supervisor. He moved to Phoenix, Ariz., after retirement and spent time taking care of his mother, growing roses and fruit trees, and adding to his coin collection. His greatest joys in retirement were working on his coin collection and traveling to interesting and far off places.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Basye; his mother, Beatrice Hamilton Basye Senecal; and his brother, Ted Senecal.
He is survived by his sister, Eva Senecal Rosa of Twin Falls, Idaho; two nieces, Vivian Hilderbrand of Orangevale, Calif., and Loretta Pearce of Visalia, Calif.; a nephew, John Senecal of Rupert, Idaho; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews in Idaho, Utah, California and Texas.
He will be remembered for his integrity, his generosity, his friendliness, the smile on his face and the twinkle in his eyes.
Lola C. Clark
Lola C. Clark, a 76-year-old Rupert resident, died Aug. 13, 2004, at her home.
Lola was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Lucin, Utah, to Angelo Cesari and Italina Dalsoglio. She married John Robert Clark and has resided in Rupert her entire life. Lola served as the Minidoka County deputy auditor since 1976 until the time of her death. She was a member of the St. Nicholas Parish. Lola enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by children, John Clark (Diane), Jim Clark, Julie Douthit (Mark), Jerry Clark (Norean) and Jeffrey Clark (Laura), 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, a sister, Vera Brassfield of Atlanta, Ga., nieces, Bobbi Claghorn and Susan Hopkins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Clark; her parents, Angelo and Italina Cesari; and one granddaughter, Tabatha Clark.
Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at the mortuary. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. with Deacon Orville Rathe officiating. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church Father Boniface Lutz as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Rupert Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Nicholas school endowment. Services are under the direction of the Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel.
Hazelton Sanford Campbell
Hazelton Sanford Campbell, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at his home in Logan, Utah. Through a period of extended illness he remained active in daily church and business affairs until the time of his death.
He was born Feb. 1, 1916, in Riverdale, Utah, to Hazelton Joiner Campbell and Maria Louisa Bingham. Sanford married Rosalie Barrus of Blackfoot, Idaho, on June 28, 1938, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. They are parents of three daughters and eight sons.
Sanford has been active in the LDS Church throughout his life. He has served as a Scout leader, a counselor in an elders quorum presidency, elders quorum president, stake high counselor working with the Melchezidek Priesthood and welfare program, bishop, first counselor in the first Cache West Stake presidency and officiator in the Logan Temple.
Sanford and Rosalie served a mission for the LDS Church to Wanblee, S.D., where they lived on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The area wasn't entirely new to Sanford. He had served at Pine Ridge and other reservations in Montana, Nevada and the Dakotas while working with Brigham Young University in the Indian Assistance Program.
Sanford and Rosalie have two Native American foster daughters, Donna Vicenti of Dulce, N.M., and LaDonna James of Juneau, Alaska.
Sanford and Rosalie established a successful dry farming operation at Juniper, Idaho, soon after their marriage. As their children started school, a second home was established in Logan, Utah, where the family could be close to schools, the university and to the LDS Temple.
Sanford was a natural engineer, designing and constructing buildings and equipment used on his farm and at the LDS Three Stake Welfare Farm in Logan. In 1974 he helped found Campbell Scientific Inc., a Logan-based scientific instrument company that serves worldwide markets. He served on the board of directors of the College of Southern Idaho for 27 years and was chairman of the board during the early years of the company. He was also active in construction projects and facilities planning.
Sanford's love for young people was evident through his daily work with them. He was a natural teacher, spending long hours with his children, his grandchildren and the young people in his ward to teach the principles of hard work and provident living and the mechanical and engineering skills he had acquired through his own work and study. His dry farm provided an ideal classroom. He enjoyed studying and sharing his knowledge of the scriptures with family and friends. His work ethic and example; his love of church service, missionary work, temple work and hard work in all he did; along with his sense of humor, are a choice legacy he has left to his posterity.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie; and by three daughters, Dorothy (Don) Little of Morgan, Utah, Ruby (Tom) Stroschein of Moscow, Idaho, and Jeanne Marie (Ira LaRon) Tibbitts of Grace, Idaho; and by seven sons, Gaylon Sanford (Judith) of Pullman, Wash., Ronald Hazelton (Mary Jean) of Mendon, Utah, Stanley Ruel (Diana) of Juniper, Idaho, Evan Bingham (Marion) of Hyde Park, Utah, Bruce LaMar (Kayleen) of Winnemucca, Nev., Paul Derwin (Paulette) of Logan, Utah, and Wayne Leon (Karen) of Providence, Utah; 66 grandchildren and 86 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ellen, Hazel and Ida; and three brothers, Lowell, Melvin and Donald.
He was preceded in death by his son, Eric Charles (survived by his wife, Sandra); two brothers, Grant and Curtis; and three sisters, Ruby, Jean and Inez.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in the Cache West Stake Center, 125 W. 600 N., Logan, Utah. Bishop Jens Trauntvein will be conducting. Family and friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Allen-Cranney Mortuary, 420 E. 1800 N., North Logan and from noon to 1:30 p.m. before the service on Wednesday at the Stake Center. Burial will be in the Logan Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Allen-Cranney Mortuary of Logan, Utah.
The family expresses their deepest appreciation to those individuals who have given such loving care to Dad through his extended illness, both those who have spent time in our home and the medical professionals in Logan who have been so helpful.
Rogelio 'Roge' Daniel Rodriguez
Rogelio "Roge" Daniel Rodriguez, 28, of Twin Falls, died of a sudden illness Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at the Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls.
Roge was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on April 15, 1976, the son of Fernando and Balvina Rodriguez. He grew up and attended schools in Twin Falls, graduating from Twin Falls High School in 1994. Roge worked as a car detailer for many years, working for R.C.'s, Magic Valley International and, at the time of his death, at TDK's Auto Service. He was security for many of El Sombrero Restaurant activities. His most important occupation was standing side by side his father, brother and sisters playing his bajo quinto in the family band, La Familia.
Roge loved to be with his family, especially being surrounded by his nieces and nephews. He was the jokester and was the one to make everyone laugh.
This year, at the "2004" Galvan-Sevilla family reunion, Roge was named "Entertainer of the Year" by his family and friends. Roge helped his father with handyman jobs as well as the Permanent Cookware business. He was also a member of the St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Community.
Roge is survived by his mother and father, Fernando and Balvina Rodriguez of Twin Falls; his two sisters, Chris "Chila" (Rey) Martinez of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Lori (Erik) Newman of San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, Fernando "Freddy" (Bernie) Rodriguez Jr. of Twin Falls. Also surviving are his eight nieces and nephews, Sara, Megan, Gabriela, Daniel, Fehrnanda, Victoriano, Taylor and Jaden; his two maternal grandmothers, Ramona Silva and Maria Galvan; many cousins, aunts and uncles; as well as his special girl, Ydalia Galindo and all of his close friends who he considered his "brothers."
He was preceded in death by his sister, Elsa Maria Rodriguez Campbell; and two grandfathers, Victoriano Rodriguez and George Galvan Sr.
A prayer vigil with rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, Aug. 18, 2004, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel with Father Juan Garatea reciting.
A funeral Mass will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Twin Falls with Father Juan Garatea as celebrant. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the time of rosary on Wednesday at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.