Evelyn L. Muguerza
Burley - Evelyn Lilly Muguerza, age 91, of Seattle, Washington, formerly of Burley, died Saturday, July 24, 2004.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharron Hinrichs; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Elva Holm of Burley, and Margaret Petersen of Cleveland, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon; and three children, Ramona, Glen, and Gene.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at Pleasant View Cemetery
Friends and family may call from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th Street, Burley.
ELSIE R. MARSH
BURLEY - Elsie Ruth Annis Marsh, 81-year-old Burley resident died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley.
She was born April 13, 1923, in Twin Falls, the daughter of Elmer Stephen and Lela Iona Clampitt Annis.
She was raised on a farm in the Curry District.
She graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1941.
Elsie married Ralph Marsh on Jan. 1, 1943, in Twin Falls.
Elsie's nursing career began in 1958, at the age of 35.
She began as a nurse's aide in the geriatric ward at the Minidoka County Hospital.
She soon began taking LPN classes while working half-time and graduated in just one year.
Elsie transferred to the Burley Hospital in 1964, and retired in 1980 after 22 years in nursing.
She was a member of the Burley United Methodist Church and the Paul Eastern Star #77.
She loved to camp and fish with her husband. Ralph and Elsie raised their three children in the Pioneer District and moved to Burley in 1964.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph of Burley; a daughter, Linda (Ivan) Smith of Kimberly; two sons, Bill (Helen) Marsh of Burley and Robert (Ranaye) Marsh of Pocatello; a sister, Norene Davis of Texas; a brother, Clyde Annis of Rupert; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Burley United Methodist Church, 450 East 27th Street, with Pastor Darcey Gritzmacher officiating. Burial will be in the Paul Cemetery. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday.
The family suggests memorials be given to the ISU College of Technology, Elsie Marsh LPN Scholarship Fund, Campus Box 8380, Pocatello, Idaho, 83209.
Arrangements are under the direction of Payne Mortuary in Burley.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - David Haight, the eldest member of a high-ranking body of the Mormon church, died of natural causes Saturday, according to a statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was 97.
Haight was born Sept. 2, 1906, in Oakley, son of Hector C. and Clara Tuttle Haight.
After attending Oakley High School and Albion State Normal School.
Haight completed his schooling at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
At 69, he was named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - which is part of the church's top leadership.
For years, Haight oversaw the church's global missionary effort, and had been a member of the church's Public Affairs Board, helping in its outreach to other faiths.
Haight served as mayor of Palo Alto, Calif., in the 1950s, but later resigned to serve as president of a Mormon mission in Scotland. He also served as a commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Patrick Joel Grosch
Rupert - Patrick Joel Grosch, a 53-year-old Rupert resident, passed away July 15, 2004, at his home in Rupert.
Patrick was born Dec. 6, 1950, in Nebraska the son of Fredrick and Jane Grosch.
He moved to Rupert as a young boy in 1954 with his family.
He attended schools in Rupert and graduated from Minico High School.
He joined the United States Marines in 1969 and served for two years during the Vietnam War.
He married Carol Wisecaver July 19, 1975 in Elko, Nev.
They where later divorced. Patrick was a welder and was currently working for Barclays.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the company of his dog, Leon.
He was an avid history buff, enjoying reading, and watching the history channel.
He is survived by his two children, Jacob Grosch of Seattle, Wash., and Elizabeth "Libby" Grosch of Elizabeth City, N.C.; three sisters, Linda (Doug) Carpenter of Hailey, Ruth Wagner of Boise, and Glenda (Kevin) McFall of Jacksonville, Fla.; his nieces and nephews Steve and Carey Thaxton, Leah and Heather Wagner, Eric Olson, and Jamie McFall.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Jane Grosch, and one sister Holly Grosch Olson.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday July 23, 2004, at the Rupert Cemetery, with military grave side rites by the local veterans. Services are under the direction of Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel.
Almo - Edsil Ivan Darrington of Almo, died at his home on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the age of 81.
He was born Sept. 28, 1922, at Elba, the son of George Amos and Mary Josephine Whitaker Darrington. He graduated from Raft River High School in 1940. He married Barbara Taylor of Almo, on June 30, 1943, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Following their marriage, Ivan served in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in Europe.
Ivan and Barbara ranched and farmed in Elba, Riverton, Wyo., and Acequia, prior to moving to Almo, where they owned and operated Castles View Ranch for the last 41 years.
Ivan was an active member of the LDS church and worked faithfully in various capacities including: the Sunday School; Boy Scouts; MIA; and as a counselor in a branch presidency and bishopric. He also served on the Raft River Stake High Council and was bishop of the Almo Ward.
He loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed working his cattle. However, the most important aspects of his life were his wife and family.
He is survived by his children, Ivan LaVell (Lyndell) Darrington of Cedar City, Utah, Kevin Arthur (Tawnee) Darrington of Clayton, Calif., George (Denise) Darrington of Malta, Mary Marie (Lynn) Cooley of Orem, Utah, Donald Charles (Jackie) Darrington of Idaho Falls, and Calvin Leslie (Connie) Darrington of Pocatello ; his siblings, Bessie (John) Nye of Elba, Neil J. (Verna) Darrington of Kearns, Utah, Martin Charles (JoAnn) Darrington of Glenns Ferry, Lee Austin (Delilah) Darrington of Smithfield, Utah, Georgia Darrington of Moses Lake, Wash., and Linda (Alan) Collins of Rossville, Ga.; 25 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Ivan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara, who died on Jan. 7, 2002; one brother, Kent Norman Darrington; one sister, Evva Darrington Koyle; one granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at the Almo Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Kent R. Durfee officiating. Burial will be in Sunny Cedar Rest Cemetery
with military rites under the direction of the American Legion, Almo Post #96.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Afton T. Cunningham
Afton T. Cunningham returned home to her loving Heavenly Father July 19, 2004. Afton was born Oct. 5, 1915, in View, to Joshua and Fannie Cunningham.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings; Lloyd, Loise, Merlin, Eldon and Jay. She is a beloved aunt and survived by her nieces and nephews; Paul and Lynne Cunningham, Creed and Linda Cunningham, Carl and Carol Cunningham, John Cunningham, Jannece and Tom Brown, Diane and Wiet Weillenmann, Evelyn and Richard Hanks.
Afton graduated in music and education from the Albion State Teachers College and the Sherwood Music School of Chicago. She was a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many organizations and leadership positions. She became Ward Organist at age 12 years and continued to play for services until recently in her 88th year.
Afton left a legacy of music love in the hearts and skills of countless students, friends and associates. Her unquenchable search for knowledge lead her through European travel, language study and her self appointed mission of genealogy and temple work. She will be sorely missed by her admiring and devoted friends Rick and Carolee Erickson with whom she resided for a number of years, most recently.
Services will be held Saturday, July 31, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the Steed Creek Chapel, 347 South 200 West, Farmington, Utah, where friends may pay respects from 9 - 9:45 a.m.
Interment will be in the View Cemetery
in Burley. The graveside service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Funeral directors - Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary.
BETHANY, Mo. - Dewey Berry, 64, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at his home.
Dewey was born Feb. 10, 1940 in Blanche, Mo., to Sheridan and Viola G. (Crowley) Berry. He has lived in the Bethany area since 1988.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; daughters, Teana Berry, Heyburn, Nicole Weems, Oakley, Loretta Radar, Oregon, Mo., Denise Berry, Bethany; son, Dewey Berry, Jr., Burley; sisters, Genevieve Reed, West Plains, Mo., Effie Hicks and Bessie Honeycutt, Mountain Grove, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Sherman, Gene and Darrell; two sisters, Viola Rackley and Allie Dirskwell.
Services were today at Bethany Memorial Chapel; burial was at White Oak Cemetery
Kasper Eugene (K.E.) Bachman
Burley - Kasper Eugene (K.E.) Bachman, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away quietly on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at Highland Estates.
K.E. was born October 26, 1907, in Ogden, Utah. He was the ninth child of 11 children born to Casper and Rebecca Wheelwright Bachman. He grew up and was educated in Ogden. At age 25 he moved to Burley, Idaho and started his own plumbing business, 'Bachman Plumbing & Heating'. There he worked for the next 65 years, enjoying his work and the people he worked with.
A year after moving to Burley he married a lovely, young teacher from Heyburn, Idaho, Amelia Anderson. Theirs was a happy marriage and to this union five children were born; Rex, Carol (Aileen), Kay, Jeanne and Becky. The family was sealed together in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1953.
Our father loved his work, his wife, and his family. Later in life, when he had some time, he became an avid gardener, specializing in 'gourds' for the children. And when he was asked, he could recite verbatim, his favorite poetry, usually by Robert Service, " Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and grows and why he left his native land...."
We will really miss him; he's been a light in our lives. He was a joy to the end (and this is quite an accomplishment for a '96'-year-old!) But now he is with God, Kay and his Amelia.
His surviving children include; Rex and Caroline Bachman of Brigham City, Utah, Carol 'Aileen' James of San Francisco, Calif., Jeanne and Alfred Paiz of Pasadena, Calif., and Becky and Larry Roberts of American Fork, Utah.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 2, 2004, at the Burley 7th Ward building, 2200 Oakley Ave. A viewing will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Riverside cemetery in Heyburn.
The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the Idaho Youth Ranch. Services are under the direction of Hansen Mortuary Burley Chapel.