Chris C. Fearheller, Sr.
Chris C. Fearheller, Sr., 83, of Nampa, passed from this life, Monday, July 7, 2003 at the Veterans Administration Extended Care Unit after a lengthy illness.
Chris was born on February 28, 1920 in Idaho Falls on the farm of his grandfather, to Cora and William Fearheller. He attended Boise High School where he joined ROTC and then joined the National Guard. When WWII started, he joined the Army and was part of the 641st Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was a veteran of four campaigns in the Pacific Theatre during WWII and was a POW in New Guinea.
Affectionately known as the Chief, he was the unit personnel technician for the Third Squadron, 116th Calvary. He was captain of the statewide Idaho National Guard competition pistol team, and as a member of the rifle and pistol teams attended national matches in California and at Camp Perry, Ohio. He also completed an active tour of duty at the Pentagon.
He was awarded many medals and honors during his military service, including the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, and the Distinguished Service Award.
After the war, he continued his military service in the Army Reserve, assigned to the National Guard. He retired from the Army in 1980 as Chief Warrant Officer 4. He loved his military life and serving his country. He did hold other jobs, in addition, including, working on the MGM movie “Northwest Passage” filmed in McCall. Truck driving was his favorite job. He also enjoyed being a disc jockey and was known as Crabby Chris with an early morning radio program in Jerome.
Each week he coached a teen rifle club and taught most of his children to shoot competitive rifle. He was an official referee for the National Rifle Association and refereed many matches over the years. He loved the ocean and spent many summers on the Oregon Coast. He loved driving cars and trucks, spending hours on the road just for the drive. He also enjoyed reading and solving puzzles.
Chris served as a valued member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge and was a 50 year Master Mason of the M.W. Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Idaho. He was past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Nampa Aerie 2103 and also held several state offices in the Eagles organization.
Chris was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by Mardiell, his loving wife of 42 years and a large family; his children, Dee Carbaugh (Jim) of Ocean Park, WA, Chris Fearheller, Jr. (Merilee) of Twin Falls, Paul Fearheller (Gail) of Buhl, and Eileen Bartlett (Stan) of Boise. When he married Mardiell, he became Pop to Pat Stewart (Albert) of Boise, Susan Debban (Ron) of Fruitland, Scott Jacobs of Nampa and Jon Lee (Michael) of Challis. He has 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, July 12 at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. A graveside service was held Saturday at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Twin Falls. Flowers may be sent, or memorial contributions may be made to help veterans through the Veterans Medical Center, attention Volunteer Services, 500 W. Fort, Boise, ID 83702.
Pop will be greatly missed by many, and his gift of love will remain in our hearts forever.
Jay Jason Woolsey
Jay Jason Woolsey, 24, of Boise, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, in Vicenza, Italy, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
On February10, 1979, Jay Jason Woolsey was born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise. He was the first son and grandchild, and was proudly welcomed by his family. Jay grew up in Boise. He played soccer and baseball in his youth. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1997.
Jay entered the U.S. Army in September 1997 at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., where he also attended basic training and successfully graduated the heavy construction equipment operator course and was awarded the MOS of 62E. On Jan.1,1998, he attended Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Ga. In January 1998, his first duty was heavy equipment operator with the 307th Engineer Battalion at Ft. Bragg, N.C. In February 2001, he joined the 173rd Combat Support Company in Vicenza, Italy. In August 2002, Jay was awarded the duty of paratrooper jump master. He assumed the duties of rear detachment commander while his company was deployed in Iraq. Jay was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant.
Besides his dedication to the U.S. Army, Jay had many interests. He loved fly fishing and hunting in Idaho. He enjoyed scuba diving which sparked his interest in a new hobby of a saltwater fish tank.
Jay is survived by his wife, April; his parents, Mark and Diana Woolsey; sister, Rachel and brother-in-law, Conrad Garner; grandfather, Dow Dean of Challis, and grandmother, Linda Woolsey; aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Dean and his grandfather Woolsey.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24, at Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel, 3629 E. Ustick Road, Meridian. Burial followed at Dry Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jay’s name to the Frontier Elementary School Library, 11851 W. Musket Drive, Boise, ID 83713.
James Moore Stark
James Moore Stark, 86, died peacefully in his home in Fallon, Nevada on July 6, attended by his wife and two daughters.
He was born December 15, 1916 in Wonder, Nevada, now a mining ghost town.
He was a true old-fashioned cowboy. His parents, Clyde Banus and Lillie Hall Stark, homesteaded in Dixie Valley, Nevada.
He left ranching to become a banker and was the manager of the East San Jose branch and assistant vice president of the First National Bank of San Jose. They moved to Challis in 1966 and he became the Custer County Assessor. They returned to his beloved Nevada in 1973 and back to Fallon in 1986.
He was a veteran, having served in the merchant marines aboard the SS Fruitvale Hills, during World War II.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jean, daughter Susan Stark Wohle, both of Fallon; daughter, Debi Stark-Keeney of Jackson, California; granddaughters, Amber, Rachel, Sierra, Jamee and Lillie Anne.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Clyde Banus Stark Jr. and Edward Hall Stark.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, North Taylor building in Fallon. Inurnment will be in the family plot in the Churchill Public Cemetery
under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, Fallon.
Ryan Charles McGhee
Ryan Charles McGhee, 24, passed away July 1, 2003, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Ryan will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He loved to fish, hunt, ride his bike, computers and to socialize with his friends.
He was born July 9, 1978 to Robert L. and Shannon McGhee. He attended Roosevelt and Tyhee Elementary schools, Hawthorne Junior High School and Highland High School. After finishing school, he moved to Florida where he loved the sun and beaches.
He is survived by his parents, Robert L. McGhee of Pocatello and Shannon L. Munson McGhee of Challis; one brother; Nicholas (Amy) McGhee of Pocatello; three sisters, Jodi (Steve) Miller of and Brandy (Brian) Moody of Pocatello, Jasmine Kerns of Challis, grandparents, C. Ed and Dorthy McGhee, Ernest C. and Annette Mower; and Helene Davenport, all of Pocatello.
He also is survived by two uncles Gayland Mower and Lane Munson both of Pocatello; six aunts, Debbie (Dusty) Hensley, Patty Colvin, Kim Mower, RaeAnne (Scott) Thompson, all of Pocatello; Medina (Chester) Leyva of Utah and Michelle (Chris) Po!atis of Blackfoot; 23 cousins and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by one aunt, Christine E. McGhee; one cousin, Tristin D. Hensley; one grandfather, John R. Munson; and eight great-grandparents.
Services will be held July 19 at 11:00 a.m. at the Downard Funeral Home, 241 No. Garfield Ave., in Pocatello, behind Pocatello High School in old downtown.
Charles Herman Warnecke, born February 25, 1933, passed away suddenly on March 12, 2004 in Challis, Idaho.
A resident of Challis for the past seven years, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology and worked as a civilian engineer for the Department of the Army for 30 years, the last several as Deputy Director of CAMDS, in Tooele, Utah. After retiring from the Department of the Army, he worked as a private contractor at CAMDS for several more years.
He enjoyed several years of retirement and truly loved hunting, fishing (he was a proud member of the steelhead club), the open range, traveling in his motor home, and being a member of the Masons. He also enjoyed staying in touch with friends and family via emailing on the internet.
He is survived by his daughter Lynn (Kyle) Strate of Sandy, Utah; sons Kurt H. Warnecke of Pottsdam, New York, and Charles B. Warnecke of Merritt Island, Florida; and ten grandchildren, Sean, Hayli, and Emmi Dickey, Cassity, Tate and Tyse Warnecke, Braxton and Grayce Warnecke, and Sadie and Torie Strate.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 47 years, Dorothea Warnecke, and is lonely no more.
By request he is being cremated and will have no service. In lieu of flowers and due to his strong commitment to the Masons, family suggests donations in his name to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements were under the direction of Challis Funeral Home, Challis.
Beryl Bradley, 89, formerly of Salmon and Challis, passed away March 13, 2004 at the Community Hospital in Missoula, Montana.
Beryl was born on May 20, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the sixth of seven children born to Charles and Martha Allen.
Beryl was married to the love of her life, James Bradley for 72 years plus. James preceded her in death in October 6, 2003.
Beryl was one of the rare people who found something to enjoy in everything she did in work as well as pleasure.
The Bradley home was always a place of warm welcomes and hospitality to all who entered.
Beryl was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her last home was at the Remington in Hamilton. Beryl was very much loved and respected by all.
Beryl was preceded in death by her parents and husband James Bradley and one brother, Carl J. Allen.
Beryl is survived by two daughters, Lorine (Cliff) Chaney of Victor, Montana and Evelyn (Don) Strickler of Loon Lake, Washington; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held March 17 at the Challis Cemetery. Burial was in the Challis Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Challis Funeral Home, Challis.