David William Taylor
David William Taylor, 62, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at Rosetta Assisted Living.
He was born April 16, 1941 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Virgil Eugene Taylor and Edith David Turman Taylor.
David graduated from West Jefferson High School.
On November 2, 1964 he married Verna Horton in Challis. They were sealed on October 5, 1967 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
He served 22 years in the United States Navy, earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
While in the Navy the family moved around. After retirement from the Navy in 1980, they moved to Blackfoot.
They later moved to Pennsylvania where David taught ROTC for seven years, before returning to Blackfoot to make their home.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he was involved with the Boys Scouts.
David taught school for several years after his retirement from the Navy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bow hunting and he loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Verna, of Challis; three sons, Aaron Taylor, of Star Valley, WY, Jason (Angie) Taylor, of Montpelier, ID, David (Elisha) Taylor, of Cedarburg, WI; four daughters, Kelly (Chris) Duncan, of Blackfoot, Amy (Jim) Allan, of Getzville, NY, Karen (Kris) Fawcett, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Stephanie (Jason) Dahlke, of Pocatello; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Stacy Taylor Baldwin, his parents, and a sister, Linda, his grandparents, and aunts and uncles.
A graveside service was held February 7, 2004 at the Challis Cemetery
with Kenny Dizes conducting.
The opening prayer was offered by Jason Taylor. A musical selection was presented.
The life sketch was given by Karen Fawcett. Angie Taylor sang, “O My Father,” after which Kenny Dizes offered the dedicatory prayer. Casket bearers were Aaron, Jason and David Taylor, Jason Dahlke, Kris Fawcett and Jim Allan. Services under the direction of the Hawker, Hill Funeral Home.
Military rites were presented by the Pocatello Naval Reserve Unit and the American Legion Philip Kirk Post #109.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to all those who helped care for David throughout his illness.
Evelyn Powers Benham, 87, passed away January 29, 2004 in Pocatello, Idaho. Her health had been failing the past few months.
Evelyn was born April 27, 1915 in Heber City, Utah, to Roy and Myrtly Leona Sims. She attended school there and in Republic, Washington.
She married Joseph Benham February 17, 1934. To this union two sons, Sherrill and Norman, were born. Evelyn worked at Swagger Foods and Garrett Freightlines in Salmon before moving to the Challis community. Joe and Evelyn were engaged in building homes and businesses enterprises in both communities. While in Challis they owned a service station and the Holiday Lodge.
Evelyn loved to play bridge and she was always happy preparing for these events.
She will be missed as you were always welcome at their place in both communities.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joe.
She is survived by two sons, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, three sisters, Bernice Kmetz, Rene Marshall, Iris Ivie and brother Burton and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at Arco Cemetery
on Memorial Day 2004 at 1:00 p.m.
Genevieve “Gen” Elizabeth Belkowski, 77, Challis, passed away peacefully January 25, 2004 of heart complications in Idaho Falls.
Gen was born January 3, 1927 in Wexford, Pennsylvania to Robert and May Beveridge. She spent her childhood in Mars, Pennsylvania and attended school, graduating in 1945.
Gen was united in marriage to Frank Henry Belkowski (Hank) on September 8, 1950 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
Hank and Gen moved to Stanton, California and in 1953 a son Robert was born to this union.
Gen worked as a lab technician for Kimberly Clark Corp, a paper mill, from 1963 to 1980.
In 1980 Gen and Hank moved to Challis and they built a new home on Challis Creek Road where Gen resided until her death.
Gen is survived by her loving husband, Frank Belkowski, a son, Robert Belkowski and his wife Linda of Mesquite, Nevada, one sister, Dorothy Rosebloom, and two nieces. Gen also left behind many, many friends. Gen was preceded in death by her mother and father.
Gen had a true love for Challis, where she and Hank loved to hunt and fish.
Ice fishing was her true passion. Gen is known for her talent to sew and make hats of many colors and styles.
She loved to play bingo with her friends, even if it meant driving three hours to get there.
Gen is best known for welcoming and taking everybody into her home, leaving nobody to spend a holiday by themselves.
Gen always gratefully opened her kitchen to anybody in need of a meal.
We will all greatly miss our loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt and friend.
Gen has left us with many wonderful memories, which we will all cherish.
Glenn Taylor Guthrie
Glenn Taylor Guthrie, 87, of Moore, Idaho, passed away January 25, 2004 at Bingham Memorial Hospital from a lingering illness.
He was born February 8, 1916 in Swink, Oklahoma. He was the fourth child of Zackary and Leila Fly Guthrie.
Glenn lived in Texas and Oklahoma in his early years. At the age of 16 he left home and went to work in the mines of Nevada and Arizona. In 1939 he met Fern B. Kinney. They were married January 26, 1940 in Nevada. To this union one son, Tommy E., was born on December 25, 1940.
Glenn was a heavy equipment operator and supervisor in Kwait, Denmark, Scotland and Canada.
Both Fern and Glenn came to the Lost River and Salmon area where they had a well drilling business for 33 years.
Glenn was an avid hunter, fisherman and horseman.
Survivors include his wife Fern of Moore: a son Tommy E. (Lydia) Guthrie of Grand Junction, Colorado; one brother, Foy E. (Betty) Guthrie of Lafayette, Louisiana; three sisters, Josephine Hagen of Hobbs, New Mexico, Valera Storey of Atlanta, Texas and Leila (Chet) Jenkins, Wymore, Nebraska; four grandchildren, five great-grandchild-ren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Simpson-Marvel Memorial Chapel in Arco. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lost Rivers EMTs, P.O. Box 503, Arco, Idaho 83213.
Judith Marie Gearheart
Judith Marie Gearheart, 51 years of age, took the hand of her savior on January 19, 2004 after the courageous battle of a long-term illness.
She was born Judith Marie Counts, on October 19, 1952 in Pray, Montana the daughter of Thomas Theodore and Patricia Ann (Callentine) Counts. She spent most of her childhood between Roseburg, Oregon and Livingston, Montana.
Judith married the love of her life, David William Gearheart on January 10, 1987 at St. Andrews Church in Livingston, Montana. She was very strong in her faith, and led St. Andrews youth and prayer groups for many years. She was an accomplished Christian writer and poet.
Judith and David moved to May in 1992, where she opened “This and That Country Store.” Judith operated the store until illness forced its closure. Judith enjoyed being active in her community; she was the Grange Master and member for many years. One of her great joys was putting together awards for achievement of academics of Patterson Elementary students, and letting them know their community was proud of their efforts.
Judith leaves to mourn her passing her Mom, Sandra Callentine of Three Forks, Montana; two sisters of the heart: Mrs. Bonnie Maynard and her husband, Larry of Challis and Mrs. Helen Gilbert and her husband, Ed of Clyde Park, Montana; her children: Cindi Ferro of Kendrick, Tashi Counts and her husband, Mike of Melrose, Minnesota, Shonda Solomonson and her husband, Mathew of Livingston, Montana, Kenneth Milliner and his wife, Crystal of Belgrade, Montana, Amber Shields and her husband, Toby of May, and Missey Gibson of Pacific, Washington; 11 grandchildren: Marrisa, Amanda, Alexis, Brandi, Samantha, River, Patricia, Kahtona, Avery, Dakotah and Isabella.
She was preceded in death by her mother Patricia Ann Callentine, her father Thomas Theodore Counts, husband David William Gearheart, and her Dad Wayne Callentine.
Memorials are suggested to the Pahsimeroi Emergency Team or to the Pahsimeroi Fire Department.
Funeral services were held at the May Grange Hall, in May on Saturday, January 31 with burial in the May Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Salmon.
Verald Alton Smith
Verald Alton Smith, 81, died peacefully December 11, 2003, at his home in Alpine, Utah, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Burley to Henry LeRoy Smith and Ella May Garner on December 27, 1921 along with his twin brother, Theron. The twin boys had a happy, loving childhood growing up in the mountains of Challis.
Verald attended college at the University of Idaho in Moscow and in 1942 he enlisted in the Maritime Service as an Ensign and First radio operator. Verald sailed throughout the Pacific Islands until the end of World War II. Upon his discharge from the service, Verald returned to Idaho and attended Idaho State College in Pocatello where he met and married his eternal sweetheart, Donna Mae Crockett on May 29, 1949 in Pocatello. They were later sealed in the Jordan River Temple on May 30, 1991.
Verald and Donna became the proud parents of three children: Jacqueline, Randall and Sandra. Verald and his family settled in Sunnyvale, California where he worked for Lockheed Aerospace Division in Palo Alto at Stanford University as a senior research scientist for the next 30 years. He worked in every aspect of missile technology during his career. His final project was the heat shield for the space shuttles.
Upon retirement Verald and Donna moved to Alpine, Utah where he would be able to pursue his mining and flying hobbies while being surrounded by all his grandchildren.
Verald lived a full and rich life which led him to be loved and respected by all who knew this sterling individual. His family cherished the time spent with this kind and gentle man.
He is survived by his loving wife Donna and his three children, Jacqueline (Bruce) DeYoung, Randall (Janmarie) Smith and Sandra (Von) Phillips, all of Orem, Utah; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren that are soon to be born. Verald is also survived by his twin brother Theron (Sharon) Smith of Walla Walla, Washington.
Funeral services were held December 16 in the Alpine 12th Ward Chapel in Alpine, Utah. Interment took place at the Alpine City Cemetery
in Alpine, Utah.