Acequia - Evelyn Thalman, a 90-year-old Acequia resident, passed away April 13, 2004, at Valley Vista Care Center.
Evelyn was born March 30, 1914, in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of Benjaman and Axie Cheney Waldron. She was raised in Samaria, and Paradise, Utah. She married Ernest Thalman October 17, 1933, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. They lived in Ogden and Logan, Utah, for 21 years before purchasing a farm and moving to Rupert in 1954.
Evelyn was the ultimate farm wife and assistant to her loving husband. She enjoyed sewing for her family, gardening, music, playing the piano and dancing. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by her two daughters, Maxine (Lamar) Stephenson and Joyce (Ron) Jensen both of Rupert; two sons, Ernest Don (Connie) Thalman of Morgan, Utah; Roy (Klea) Thalman of Rupert; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by Ernest, her husband of 58 years; her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Acequia LDS 1st Ward, with Bishop David Coats officiating.
A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2004, at the Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel and one hour prior to funeral on Saturday at the church.
Thomas Roy Emer Teeter
Malta - Thomas Roy Emer Teeter, age 89, died Saturday evening, April 10, 2004, at his home in Malta.
He was born Aug. 8, 1914, in Yost, Box Elder County, Utah, the son of Roy Angus and Grace Esther Taylor Teeter. He attended school during his early years in Yost, transferring to Brigham City, Utah for grades 11 and 12. He graduated from Box Elder High School in 1932. He married Mary Elizabeth Hurd on Oct. 25, 1940, in American Falls, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on May 8, 1967.
He lived in the Yost, Sublett and Malta area all of his life. He herded sheep for the Ward family for many years and then worked for Art and Jack Pierce for 14 years. He then continued ranching on his own until his retirement.
He enjoyed roping, riding, and hunting. He was a good shot and liked a good horse.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served as a counselor in the Yost Ward bishopric. He was also past-president of the One Mile Cattle Association.
He is survived by his children, Terry (Millie) Teeter of Malta, Tamara (Robert) Worthington of Burley, Clair (Judy) Teeter of Elba, Pauline (Dennis) Erickson of Almo, Linda (Layne) Hamilton of Blackfoot, Coralee Kempton of Bridge, Rick (Sue) Teeter of Elba, LaDawn (Lynn) Lawson of Carlin, Nevada, and Leacia Teeter of Malta; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Teeter of Malta; his siblings, Vernon (Norma) Teeter of Bridge, Lela (Reed) Rigby of Kaysville, Utah, Donald (Millie) Teeter of Oakley, Ray Teeter, who lives in Utah, and Jeanette Shill of Mountain Home; 51 grandchildren; 88 great grandchildren; one step-grandchild; eight step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Beth Teeter; a son, Thomas Gay Teeter; a granddaughter, Teresa Teeter; a grandson, Brandon Worthington; his sisters, Alberta, Anna, Gladys, Sylvia and Bessie; and his brothers, Walter, Cleo, Marvin and LaVerl.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2004, at the Malta First and Second Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Bishop Juel Hurst officiating. Burial will be in Valley Vu Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday, at the church.
Jean Monica Mai, age 83, of Burley, passed away Monday, April 12, 2004, at Cassia Regional Medical Center, with family members at her side.
Jean was born Aug. 2, 1920, in Sioux City, Iowa, the eldest daughter of Alfred and Margaret Hanson. She moved to the Burley area at age seven, and graduated from Burley High School in 1938. On Jan. 1, 1939, at the stroke of midnight, she married Alex Mai of Burley. They were Idaho's first couple to marry in 1939, and celebrated their 65th anniversary this past January. Their union resulted in the birth of five sons and one daughter.
Jean was the ultimate farm wife and mother, a wonderful cook and a gracious hostess. She enjoyed sewing, oil painting, and family gatherings. She loved her little dog, Rocky.
Jean and Alex moved to Hazelton in 1989, for semi-retirement. They returned to Burley in 2002 and have recently resided at the Warren House.
She is survived by her husband, Alex Mai; four sons, Larry Mai of Burley, Phillip (Verna) Mai of Burley, Blaine (Renee) Mai of Twin Falls, and Kelly (Loretta) Mai of Hazelton; one daughter, Julie Mai (Rich) Vegel of Paradise, Calif,; and a daughter-in-law, Holly Mai of Burley. Survivors also include grandchildren, Jeff, Stephen, Stephanie, Michelle, Shawn, Tamara, Sarah, Kimberly, Nicki, Chris, Curtis, and Natalie; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ilene (Dick) Fuqua of Declo.
She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Elda Mai; a son, Leon Mai in 2003; a grandson, Scot Mai in 1999; her parents; and her stepfather, Chris Andersen.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004, at the Burley First Christian Church, 1401 Oakley Ave., with the Rev. Herb C. Whitaker officiating. Burial will follow at Paul Cemetery.
A visitation will be held 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.
LaMont M. Keister
LaMont M. Keister, 88, of Rupert returned to his heavenly father on April 11, 2004.
He was born in Caldwell, on Dec. 5, 1915, the son of Rosella M. and Arthur G. Keister.
He was raised, attended school and graduated in Caldwell. He farmed until 1941, when he enlisted in the Army. He serviced with the 41st Infantry Jung leers as a Staff Sergeant in Australia and New Guinea and was awarded two Bronze Stars, the Medal of Personal Valor and Intrepid Leadership in the Field of Battle.
Upon returning from the service he married Oneta Fern Stanton on Feb. 14, 1945, in Winnemucca, Nev. They made their home in Caldwell where they had three daughters.
In 1955 he drew a farm on the northside of Rupert where they farmed until 1960. They built the Melody Bar in Rupert, which they ran until 1964. LaMont worked at the Rupert Elks until 1970 when he purchased the Blue Room Bar in Rupert.
He worked campaigns at the Amalgamated Sugar for four seasons.
LaMont enjoyed trap shooting, Black Powder, playing cards, hunting and fishing, and being with his family. He was a Life Time Member of the Rupert Elks Club.
He is survived by his wife, Oneta Keister; three daughters, Lorraine Priest of Rupert, KiAnna (Larry) Oswald of Twin Falls, and Artiss (David) Rollheiser of Rupert; grandchildren, Micheal (Lora) Sigglin, Matt Sigglin, Kimberly (Adam) Jackson, Daniel (Ranee) May, Gabriel Rollheiser, Travis Oswald, Samantha (Rick) Pena, Brandon (Autumn) Oswald, Cory (Tracy) Oswald, and fifteen great grandchildren.
One brother, Theron Keister; one sister, Violet May Keister; parents; and one granddaughter, KiKi Adams, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2004, at the Paul Pine Chapel, 100 N 550 W Paul, with military rites by the local veterans.
A viewing will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel 710 6th St.
Cleo Sheen Gochnour
Cleo Sheen Gochnour, 79- year-old Burley resident returned to her Heavenly Father after a long illness on Monday, April 12, 2004, at the Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley.
She was born February 13, 1925, in Rupert, the daughter of Robert Vernal "Code" and Clara Drucilla Hymas Sheen. Cleo attended schools in Rupert. She married Jack Milton Gochnour on August 16, 1941, in Rupert. She was sealed to her sweetheart, Jack, on April 22, 1976, surrounded by their six children, in the Idaho Falls Temple. They were happily married for 62 years. Together they raised six children in a happy home. Cleo enjoyed many things including quilting, painting, and many other crafts that bring joy to her children and grandchildren. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served as Relief Society President for many years and also served in the Primary. Her greatest joy was her family, especially camping and reunions.
Survivors include her husband, Jack of Burley; six children, Sherry (Charles) Peterson of Heyburn, Jim (Marilyn) Gochnour of Burley, Lane (Carla) Gochnour of Standrod, and Jack Steven (Suzanne) Gochnour, Julie (Steven) Randall, Dan (Sheri) Gochnour, all of Burley; three sisters, Arpha Noble of Rupert, Leota Crisp of Clarkston, Washington, and Joan Allen of Ontario, Oregon; a brother, Vernal (Roberta) Sheen of Buhl; twenty-nine grandchildren; and nineteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a great grandson. Cleo will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2004, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Star 1st & 2nd Ward Chapel, 100 S. 200 W. of Burley, with Bishop G. Chad Jones, officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery
in Burley. Friends may call at the Payne Mortuary, 221 West Main Street in Burley on Wednesday, April 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church from noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the funeral on Thursday.
Carla Jean Anderson
Carla Jean Anderson, 42, of Rupert, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2004, at Minidoka Memorial Hospital of an extended illness.
She was born June 6, 1961, in Twin Falls, the daughter of John Steven Moore and Carol Williams Kinslow. She graduated from Twin Falls High School and attended the College of Southern Idaho.
In April of 1983, Carla married Joe Anderson of Rupert. To this union three children were born, Jacob, Kara, and Joshua. Her children and pets were the love of her life.
She is survived by her husband, "Joe" Anderson of Rupert; two sons, Jacob and Joshua of Rupert; one daughter, Kara of Rupert; mother, Carol Williams Kinslow (George) of Twin Falls; father, John Steven (Teresa) of Salmon; Stepfather, Ignacio Aguirre (Portia) of Twin Falls; brothers, Douglas I. Aguirre (Angie) of Twin Falls; John Moore of California, and Maurice Moore of Wisconsin; sister, Cindy Moore of Wyoming; grandmother, Eunice Williams of Filer; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Ann Anderson of Oakley; favorite aunt and uncle, Jose and Gayle Bengoechea; and cousins, Gayle Lee Feller and Jose Bengoechea II; several aunts and uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces in the U.S. and Spain.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Jack Harold Williams, Maurice Moore, Aniceto Aguirre and Grandmothers, Inro Moore, and Petra Aguirre.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2004, at Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel, 710 6th St. Burial will follow in the Basin Cemetery, Oakley, Idaho. A viewing for family and friends will be held 6-8 Thursday, April 15, 2004 and one hour before service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.
John Wendall Terry
Logan, Utah - John Wendall Terry, an 82-year-old former Paul resident, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, in Logan Utah.
John was born on Oct. 10, 1921, in Ririe, the son of John Harold and Lizzie Viola West Terry. John graduated from high school and attended college at BYU. John left Ririe in 1939 and moved to Lost River.
In 1954 he moved to Paul, Idaho. There he resided for many years. He then moved to Redmond, Oregon and in 2002, he moved to Logan, Utah, where he resided until his death.
He married Ella Jean Parkinson on Aug. 8, 1956. She passed away in 1984. He married Lucille Farris on June 6, 1986.
John farmed in Lost River and in Paul. When he moved to Oregon he operated a care center for the elderly. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in the central states. He was a teacher, a High Priest Group Leader, and a counselor in the Bishopric. John loved to travel, especially to Hawaii, play games, watch sports and work together with his wife.
He is survived by his wife; Lucille Farris Terry, his children; Marla Prestridge, Heyburn, and Brett (Mary) Terry, Sugar City; his grandchildren; Jared Prestridge, Camille Prestridge, Brianna Terry, and Skyler Terry. Brothers; Charles Cecil (Donna) Terry, Burley, Idaho, and Harold Wilmer (Laurie) Terry, Almo, Idaho. Sisters; Doris (Gael) Elmer, Ogden, Utah, and Jean (John) Barnes, Rexburg.
He was preceded in death by his wife; Ella Jean, a daughter; Jeana Gay Terry, his parents; John Harold and Lizzie Viola Terry, and sisters; Elizabeth (Beth) Fisher, and Ruth Olsen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Hansen Mortuary Burley Chapel, 321 East Main, with Bishop Kurt Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at the Paul Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before the service on Friday.