Loving wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend Catherine Becker, 60, passed away Monday morning, August 9, 2004 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise after a courageous battle.
Catherine was very proud to serve as Challis mayor for two terms. She was president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, District 1 Union. She was employed by the Forest Service for 20 years.
A graveside Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Reverend Paul Wander Saturday, August 14 at 9:00 a.m. at the Challis Cemetery
with burial following.
Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Salmon.
Carole Ann Palmer
Carole Ann Palmer, 67, of Pocatello, died August 4, 2004.
She was born November 19, 1936 in McCammon to Albert “Bus” Hansen and Charlotte “Nona” Obray.
She lived and attended schools in Pocatello most of her childhood.
She attended the LDS 8th and 15th wards while growing up.
She attended classes at ISU in Pocatello, CSI in Twin Falls and BSU in Boise.
She trained as a librarian-media specialist and as a preschool teacher.
Carole married R.D. Palmer from Inkom on November 18, 1954 in Pocatello.
Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple on November 18, 1958.
She worked and assisted in the libraries of Challis and North Gem school districts.
She implemented a preschool program in the West Jefferson School District.
She co-built and operated in partnerships in Challis Lanes and Eric Lanes in Pocatello.
She served on PTAs and on the library board at the Mackay Public Library.
She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She participated actively in Cub Scouts, as seminary teacher, in Relief Society presidencies and other callings in the church organization. She loved to attend church, sports and music events of her children and grandchildren, reading, writing poetry, singing, music, crafts and traveling the scenic routes of mountain areas of Idaho with R.D.
Carole loved family get-togethers and receiving love from her little pets and her grandchildren Eric, Sandy, Jason, Heather, Heidi, Loren, Jessica, Spencer, Megan, Tim and Karlee.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Jesse Eric Palmer.
Survivors include her husband R.D. Palmer of Pocatello; her children, Craig (Melody) Palmer of Bountiful, Utah; Renee (Laverne) Masanque of Sherwood, Oregon, Todd Palmer of Boise and Lisa (Kirk) Lindsay of Blackfoot; a sister, Mary (Bob) Lundstrom and a brother, Edward (Myrna) Hansen, both of Pocatello and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 9 at the LDS 7th Ward, Alameda Stake Center in Pocatello with Bishop Revo Williams officiating.
Burial was in the Inkom Cemetery.
Oliva 'Ollie' Orlene Richardson
Oliva “Ollie” Orlene Richardson, 85, died peacefully in her sleep on July 27, 2004 at the Life Care Center in Idaho Falls.
She was born February 12, 1919 in Baker, Idaho, a daughter of Levi and Doris Swift Richardson. “Ollie,” as she was known by her family and friends, was raised in Baker, Idaho. She attended school there until the eighth grade, at which time she began working.
Ollie was not afraid of hard work and spent her life working a variety of jobs to support her family.
She was most comfortable building fence, working in the logging industry or just babysitting.
Ollie lived her entire life in Idaho, moving from the Lemhi Valley to Blackfoot, Hagerman and finally to Challis in the early 1950s, where she has resided since.
Animals brought a lot of joy to Ollie’s life, especially dogs and horses.
She also enjoyed putting puzzles together, embroidering, horseback riding, and taking care of her houseplants.
She is survived by her grandson, Michael Hughes and a great-granddaughter, Heidi Hughes, both of Lewiston.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Betty Lou Hughes and a grandson, Kim Hughes.
Graveside services were held Saturday, July 31 at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery
with Ronald Hansen conducting.
A viewing was held Friday evening at the Hawker Lost River Funeral Chapel in Arco.
Zenna 'Joy' Roark
Zenna “Joy” Roark was born March 14, 1931 in May, Idaho, the fifth child of eight born to Floyd and Rose (Higginbotham) Black.
She passed away Friday, July 16, 2004 at her home at the age of 73 years, four months and two days.
Joy attended up to the fourth grade in May and in 1940, the family moved to a ranch on the Salmon River where she rode horse to attend the Ellis School.
She went to high school and graduated from Challis High.
Joy often helped with chores, cooking and staking hay on the ranch.
Joy was united in marriage to John Ivie on June 4, 1949 and to this union five children were born: Lynn, Arla, Jack, Kris and Judy Kay. Joy married Laddie Roark and spent many years enjoying crafts, rock hunting and time with her family.
She was well known for her generosity and her big heart.
She leaves to mourn her passing four children: Lynn Vega of Chino Valley, Arizona; Arla Molsee and husband, Andre of Elk River, Idaho; Jack Ivie and his wife, Dolores of Challis; and Kris Ivie and his wife, Robin of Shattuck, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elma Bradbury and husband, Kenneth, Jan Hardman and husband, Allan, Carolyn Cordova and husband, Artie, all of Challis; two brothers, Howard Black of Pocatello and Dale Black of Salmon; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Laddie Roark, daughter Judy Kay, grandson Frank W. Shull, and two brothers, Floyd and Dick Black.
Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society.
The family has chosen cremation. No services are planned at this time.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Salmon.
Orval Ray Lyons
Orval Ray Lyons, 79, died July 17, 2004 in Challis.
He was born in Cushing, Oklahoma March 21, 1925.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the Navy on the USS Ranger.
Ray was a retired homicide detective in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Later he served as chief investigator at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife Lois Lyons of Challis and children Glendene Hanson of Challis, Belinda Van Zee of Newton, Indiana, Donna Lyons of Las Vegas, Nevada and Carl Lyons of Fort Worth, Indiana; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at the Veterans’ Cemetery
in Las Vegas this fall.
He’ll be missed on the porch of Grandma’s Closet in Challis.
Kim Jack Hammond
Kim Jack Hammond passed away August 20, 2004 at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City.
He lived in Challis for six years and loved the town and people.
He will be missed by all.
Lee Daniel Kuhn, 17, of Idaho Falls and Stanley, died November 1, 2004, at his home in Idaho Falls.
He was born July 28, 1987, in Sun Valley, Idaho, to Roger Daniel Kuhn and LuAnn Smith Kuhn.
He spent his early years in Idaho Falls and attended Rocky Mountain Middle School, then moved to Stanley and attended school there and at Challis High School.
The family had homes in both Idaho Falls and Stanley and he worked as a dishwasher and cook at Mountain Village Restaurant in Stanley.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was interested in girls and enjoyed playing Nintendo.
Surviving are: Parents, Roger & LuAnn Kuhn, Idaho Falls, Id; brothers, Todd Daniel Kuhn, Lynn Daniel Kuhn, Jeff Daniel Kuhn, all of Idaho Falls; sisters, Tyra Kuhn, Jodi Kuhn and Lisa Kuhn, all of Pocatello; and grandparents, Loran & Ruth Smith, Salina, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents.
Graveside funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 4 at the Lincoln Cemetery, with Bishop Kent Gauchay of the Idaho Falls LDS Lincoln 2nd Ward officiating.
Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery
under the direction of Wood Funeral Home East Side.