LARINDA M. GREEN
Clarinda Merrill Green, 106- year-old Burley resident died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004.
She was born Aug. 3, 1898, in Richmond, Utah, the daughter of William and Lucy Cardon Merrill. She was the fifth of nine children. She received her education in Richmond and attended Brigham Young University.
She married Davis Green in the Logan Temple in 1924, and moved to Paul where they farmed. Her husband preceded her in death in 1967, and in 1977, she moved to Burley next to her daughter.
Clarinda was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She was active in the Relief Society and had served in both ward and stake positions. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She also enjoyed canning for her family. She loved the nineteen winters she spent in Mesa, Arizona. Two of those years she spent as a part time receptionist in the visitor's center on the temple grounds.
Survivors include her children, Derald (Marie) Green, Verl (Marjorie) Green, and Lucy Jensen, all of Burley, and a daughter-in-law, Joann Jackson of Centerville, Utah; twenty-five grandchildren; eighty-eight great grandchildren; and twenty-two great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Davis Merrill Green and Averill Merrill Green; four brothers, Paul, Jack, Keith, and Ariel; four sisters, Kathleen, Eleise, Beryl, and Leah.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Burley West Stake Center, 2420 Parke Avenue, with Bishop 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral on Monday. Arrangements are under the direction of Payne Mortuary in Burley.
Mary Jane Conrad
MURTAUGH - Mary Jane Conrad, 70, of Murtaugh, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at her home surrounded by her family.
A lifetime resident of the Magic Valley, Mary Jane was born on Jan. 26, 1934, in Kimberly, the daughter of William and Bessie Hills. She attended both Kimberly and Twin Falls schools, graduating from Twin Falls O'Leary High School in 1951. The following winter she married her long time friend Howard Eugene Conrad on February 24, 1952 at the Kimberly Church of the Nazarene. The friendship and love never ended and for the last 52 years they have rarely been separated.
The first few months of marriage took her far from home as she and her new husband began their life together in Fairbanks, Alaska, where Howard was stationed with the Army at Eliason Air Force Base. In the fall of 1953 with Howard's responsibility to the Army complete, the young couple returned to the Magic Valley to build their home and family. Starting with not much, they created a successful farming operation that eventually included 5 family owned corporations. Mary managed the office, kept the books, served as Secretary/Treasurer of the business and believed in Howard's dreams and visions. Her confidence proved to be well placed as their farming endeavor provided not just food for others and a living for themselves and their two daughters, but also enabled her to support causes that were important to them. Church programs and buildings, college scholarships for deserving students and political causes were among the recipients of her generosity.
Mary enjoyed life. She learned to play the piano as a child and never lost her love for music. She used her talent during her early years as a pianist at the Kimberly Church of the Nazarene and then later in various church musicals and groups. For a few years in the late 1970s and early 1980s she was a part of The Sounds of Praise Gospel Quartet, a group that even traveled some around the region. But her favorite place to play was right at home with family and friends around the piano.
The Magic Valley was always home and her last days were spent looking at the fields and hills that were familiar and comforting. Before her strength failed she enjoyed traveling. Sometimes on business and sometimes for pleasure, Howard and Mary traveled to a number of foreign countries as well as around the United States. In the earlier days it might be a quick trip to the Oregon coast in their airplane, but after they retired in 1999 they took to the more leisurely travel of a motor home. Retirement allowed them to take several trips across the country as well as spend a few winters in Arizona. They joined the Twin Falls Good Sam Bluebirds Club and Mary loved the friends she made there.
Mary treasured the simple things in life; her family, friends, and church.
A gracious hostess, she loved to entertain others in her home especially at Christmas. Working with her hands made her happy, from crocheting an Afghan to tending her rose garden; she had a knack for turning something simple into something beautiful and elegant.
Seventy years is not a short life, but for Howard and his daughters it wasn't long enough. There will be an empty place in their lives that will always be hers. She tried so hard to stay but in the end needed to go.
The battle with cancer and its suffering is over and the life with Christ has begun. The separation is not for long and we rejoice in her home going.
Our family would like to express appreciation to those who helped during Mary's long illness. Thank you to Dr. David Spritzer and his staff who always seemed to have time to answer one more question and never treated us like just another case. Thank you to the kind people from Idaho Home Health and Hospice who were willing to drive out to Murtaugh and bring aid and comfort. Thank you to Janise Harms who just became a part of the family over the past year. Thank you to Pastor Kester, our church family, and the people all over the Magic Valley who stopped to ask, "how's Mary" and to pray. You will never know the extent to which your love for us made it possible to face some dark and difficult days.
Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Howard Conrad of Murtaugh, daughters, Loretta (Kelly) Mai of Hazelton, Julie Conrad of Murtaugh; grandson, Curtis (Jackie) Mai of Hazelton; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Joanne Hills, John and Dorie Conrad, Irene Ferguson, Gerry and Joann Conrad, Betty and Ellis McRoberts, Ruth and Loyd Bakewell; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Lester, Albert, Raymond Hills; sisters, Verla Dodson, Dorothy Schoolcraft; one grandson, Scot Mai.
Funeral services for Mary Jane will be held 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 at Twin Falls First Church of the Nazarene, 1231 Washington St. N., with Rev. Jerry Kester, officiating. Interment will follow in Hazelton Cemetery. Friends may call at White Mortuary, "Chapel by the Park," Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Conrad Family Scholarship Fund at Northwest Nazarene University, 623 Holly, Nampa, Idaho 83686.
William L. Barrie
Rupert - William L. Barrie, a 71-year-old resident of Rupert, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the only child of William and Nina Leta Swangel Barrie. He received his education in Ucon, graduating from Ucon High School. He married Dora Parmer on Jan. 23, 1959, in Rigby, Idaho.
He and Dora lived in various places prior to moving to Rupert, in September of 1978, where he had since resided.
Bill was a wonderful husband and an incredible father. He loved his family and was dedicated in supporting them in all of their endeavors. He especially enjoyed the grandchildren.
He farmed for many years prior to working at Baron Pool Plastering. He then worked for Valley Vending which later became the Canteen Corporation, retiring after more than 30 years of service. Following retirement, he worked for Minidoka County School as a bus driver. He loved this work and especially enjoyed the school children.
Bill was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Rupert Lions Club and the Minico Boosters.
He was a true outdoors man! He loved fishing, hunting, boating and camping. He never met a stranger and was a true friend to all he met.
He is survived by his wife, Dora of Rupert; three children, Thayne (Beri) Barrie of Boise, Idaho, Tad (Kema) Barrie of Rupert, and Robyn (Michael) Mortola of Barnegat, New Jersey; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Wendi Loraine Barrie Morrison.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at the Rupert United Methodist Church, 605 H Street, with the Reverend Keith B. Wise officiating. Burial will be in Rupert Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th Street, Burley, and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at the church.
RONALD L. ARCHIBALD
OAKLEY - Ronald L. Archibald, 62-year-old Oakley resident died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Cassia Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 9, 1942, in Montello, Nev., the son of Robert H. and Elizabeth Venola Lloyd Archibald. He married Margaret Mary Gomes Figueira on Feb. 6, 1965, in California. Ron worked for Cranney Farms in Oakley, and in his spare time he worked with upholstery and repair work for any who needed it. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8930. He was also a member of the Little Flower Catholic Church.
Ron enjoyed fishing, woodworking with his scroll saw, where he made toys and other crafts for his grandchildren. Ron loved black powder gun smithing, reading, playing guitar and singing. He especially loved his family, children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Oakley; his mother, Venola Archibald of Oakley; two sons, Paul (Lorelei) Archibald of Chubbuck, and Shawn (Hope) Archibald of Burley; two brothers, Tim (Karma) Archibald, and Ray (Cherie) Archibald, both of Oakley; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert H. Archibald; and one brother, Donald Robert Archibald.
The Rosary will be recited from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at the Payne Memorial Chapel, 221 West Main Street in Burley. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at the Little Flower Catholic Church, with Father Juan Garatea as celebrant.
Burial will be in the Oakley Cemetery, with military rites by the local veterans. Friends may call at the Payne Mortuary on Friday from 5:30 p.m. until the time of the Rosary and following the Rosary from 7 until 9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to Mass on Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of Payne Mortuary, 221 West Main Street in Burley.
Juan Carlos Aguilar Salinas
Rupert - Juan Carlos Aguilar Salinas, a 14-year-old Rupert resident, passed away Dec. 23, 2004, in Rupert.
Juan was born April 1, 1990, in Rupert, to Mario and Lourdes Aguilar. He attended schools in Rupert and was currently attending East Minico Junior High School. He enjoyed playing basketball, riding his bike, and fishing with his dad, uncles, and cousins.
Juan is survived by his parents Mario and Lourdes of Rupert; one brother Jonathan Aguilar; two sisters Ileana and Kenya Aguilar of Rupert; one great grandmother, Irene Paz; one great grandfather, Salomon Salinas, and grandparents Serafin and Maria Salinas, his uncles and aunts Gracie (Martin) Lopez; Erica (Jose) Magana; Yolanda (Serafin Jr.); Rudy and Sergio Salinas. Cousins; Crystal and Andy Juarez Martin Jr. And Issic Lopez, Alex and Eric Magana, Anthony, Eric and Nicolas Salinas.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Flavio and Ofelia Aguilar, great grandfather Rodolfo Vaca, great grandmother Avelina Ceja Salinas, an aunt Irene Salinas and a great friend Brenda Faye Hill.
Funeral services are under the direction of Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel and will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the Saint. Nicholas Catholic Church 802 F St. Rupert.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 28, 2004, at the church and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the church.
Mary "Doris" Wyatt
Mary "Doris" Wyatt, loving and devoted wife and mother, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 at a care facility in La Grande, Ore. She was 77.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at LDS Stake Center, 12th Street and Gekeler Lane, with Bishop George Chadwick conducting. Dedication of the grave will be follow at Grandview Cemetery. Viewing will be held at 12 p.m. Friday at the church prior to the service.
Doris was born on July 23, 1927, the daughter of the late John Joseph and the late Emily Etta (Halverson) Millard in Oakley. On Nov. 18, 1949 she married Irvin "Dale" Wyatt in Idaho Falls. They moved to La Grande in 1951 and made their home there for the next 53 years.
Doris was a life long, involved member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings and positions.
She was a devoted wife who faithfully supported her husband in all of his many duties and activities and also provided a loving and peaceful home for her children and grandchildren. Although naturally soft spoken, Doris had a kind and loving heart and had a powerful influence over her husband, children and grandchildren.
She liked to be busy and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, baking and cooking. She had many dear friends who helped fill her last years with happy times.
Survivors include one son and four daughters and their spouses: Millard Wyatt of Salt Lake City, Utah; Marilyn and Gerald Griffin of Rexburg; Kathryn and Robert McOmber of Farmington, Utah; Kristine and Ray Baum of Salem, Ore., Ellen Wyatt of La Grande, Ore. Sister of one brother: Robert Millard of Los Angeles, Calif., 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997 and siblings, Hal Millard, Allen Millard, Ernie Millard, Baby Richard Millard and Dorothy Henderson.