Enna Jo Barclay
Boise, formerly Island Park
Enna Jo Young Barclay, 72, of Boise, formerly of Island Park, passed away suddenly at home, Wednesday, February 23, 2005 of heart failure She was born Sept. 19, 1932 in Pingree to Floyd and Effie Young. Her youth was enjoyed in Burley.
On September 20, 1948 in Burley, she married Daniel P. (Moose) Barclay. They lived those early years in Pocatello, where they had four sons, all active in sports, church and the community.
She is survived by her husband; four sons, Daniel W. Barclay, Boise, David J. Barclay, Boise, Michael D. Barclay, Manti, Utah, Martin C. Barclay, Paul; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Juanita (Young), June (Peterson), and Velma (Posey); and three brothers, Ralph Young, Kenneth Young, and Gaylord Young. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one granddaughter.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many church callings during her life. She especially loved the youth and children. She had a special relationship with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she was a positive influence in their lives. She and her husband served a mission for the LDS church in Columbia, South Carolina from 1997-1998. She had a degree in Cosmetology and Education. She and her husband were sealed together in the Logan Temple April 2, 1963.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb 28 at the Paul LDS Church. Burial wase in the Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or the Humanitarian Fund in her name.
Rolland “Rolly” Thomas Caldwell of Last Chance in Island Park passed away peacefully at home at 12:35 a.m. on Monday, February 28, 2005. He was under hospice care with Teton Valley Home House.
Rolly was 80 years old. He owned the Chalet Restaurant with his wife, Wanda.
Rolly was born on February 2, 1925 in Idaho Falls to parents William Albert Caldwell, from Missouri, and Esther Lillian Johnson Caldwell, from Minnesota. He attended schools in Bonner, Montana, and in Bone and Arco.
He married Wanda Jane Allen on June 22, 1949 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Idaho Falls.
Rolly had a strong work ethic and was always busy doing something. He worked at many jobs throughout his life and he loved the land. In the valley, he raised beef and dairy cattle, wheat, and spuds. He was a reactor operator at the Department of Energy site for 17 years, during which time he was in a few radiation accidents. In 1970, he and Wanda purchased the Chalet in Last Chance. He worked at the site one more year, commuting from Last Chance. Then, he moved to Last Chance and started Peaceful Construction, an excavation company that had a peace symbol for its logo. Rolly dug sewer lines all over the Island Park area. He was also one of the founders of the Last Chance Sewer System, a facility that allowed continued development in the area. Rolly operated Peaceful Construction for 20 years. In the winter, he worked for S and M Construction in Nevada.
In those early days in Last Chance, Rolly and Wanda were part of a group of around 20 couples who started the Island Park Chamber of Commerce. They all worked together to improve the area’s business climate.
Rolly sold his construction equipment in the early 1990’s and went to work in the restaurant, helping Wanda carry on the Chalet’s tradition of serving the world’s best scones and delicious home-cooked meals. Across from the Henry’s Fork, the Chalet has long been a favorite breakfast spot for fly fishermen from all over the world because of the great food and the Caldwell family’s hospitality.
Rolly was a devoted member of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic service organization, during all the years he lived in the valley and continued traveling to KC meetings after he first moved to Island Park. He was a voracious reader whose home library was filled with books on many topics. Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey were two of his favorite authors. He was also a marvelous conversationalist who shared many wonderful tales of his early life in Bone.
He and Wanda were expert country Western dancers who enjoyed dancing at the Spur and the Darby in Blackfoot and Phillips Lodge in Island Park. They danced to music performed by many well known country entertainers, including Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Roy Clark, Skeeter Davis, and Buck Owens. They often closed the Chalet early so they could go to a dance at Phillips.
Rolly had a gentle feeling toward nature and wildlife. He was a keen observer and loved to describe things he experienced outdoors, including a bald eagle’s encounter with a wild rabbit he saw on the riverbank not long before he passed on.
Rolly was preceded in death by his parents and sister Helen Caldwell Meyers.
In addition to Wanda, he is survived by his brother Zane (Molly) Caldwell of Blackfoot, sister Marie Spraker of Sandpoint, sons William Rolland Caldwell and Matthew Zane Caldwell of Last Chance, daughter Tawnie Marie (Rod) DeGrange of Sandy, Utah; granddaughter Jennifer Caldwell of Moses Lake, Wash; grandsons Zackary Zane Caldwell, and Travis Zebulan Caldwell of Last Chance and Brock Caldwell Jones of Norfolk, VA., and great granddaughter Brianne Nicole Jones of Decatur, Ill.
The funeral service is set for 10 a. m. Friday, March 4 at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 328 W 1 N in St. Anthony. Father Caleb Vogel will celebrate Mass, and a lunch will follow at the church’s community center. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Baxter Funeral Home, 717 Main Street in Ashton for a rosary and shared remembrances from 5 to 7 p. m. on Thursday, March 3 and from 8 to 9:15 a.m. the day of the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rolland Caldwell Fund would be appreciated and can be mailed to or dropped off at any Bank of Idaho branch: 4128 Lodgepole Drive, Island Park, ID. 83429; 600 Main Street, Ashton, ID. 83420; 34 E. Main, St. Anthony, ID. 83445; 399 N Capital Ave., Idaho Falls, 83402; 333 Yellowstone Ave., Pocatello, 83201.
Irma Hazel Kortesoja Jensen, a former Island Park resident, business owner, and society columnist for the Island Park Villager and Island Park Bugle passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, in Visalia, Ca. She was 90 years old.
Long time residents will remember Irma from the weekly “Tidbits” column she wrote for newspapers that once served the area. “Tidbits” tracked social life for more than 30 years.
She and her husband Orville moved to Island Park in 1965, when they built and operated the Chalet Restaurant at Last Chance, where she prepared her famous scones.
They later moved to Hotel Creek, where they built and operated the Shotgun Store. They spent many winters there before the county kept the road plowed, and snowmobiled out to Elk Creek when necessary. In later years, they spent part of each winter in the Southwest and in an annual visit to Hawaii.
Irma and Orville spent many hours every week serving their community and encouraging others to do so. They helped organize the Island Park Interpretive Association which saved the Johnny Sack Cabin as an historical site at Big Springs when it was slated for destruction by the federal government. In 1986, the Island Park Chamber of Commerce presented the Algenia McCrea Award to Orville and Irma for outstanding public service. Irma was a very active member of the Targhee Women’s Club and kept in touch with current and former members until very recently. She was a longtime member of the Island Park Ladies Golf Club. She and Orville were devoted members of the Island Park Sportsmen’s Association, working hard to encourage area residents to participate in the organization and help with projects that benefit the fishery and enhance hunting opportunities. Irma was also a terrific cook and baker.
Irma was born in Iron River, Michigan, on August 7, 1914, and grew up in Virginia, Minnesota. She came West in search of adventure in 1939 and worked as a waitress in West Yellowstone, where she met Orville. They wed a year later.
They enjoyed telling the story of the traditional old time shivaree on their wedding night. Their friends put them in an old car body hooked up to a tow truck that was dropped in every mud puddle in West Yellowstone. They then paraded them into every bar in town and proclaimed, “the drinks are on Orville and Irma,” and finally delivered them to their cabin where hidden alarm clocks were set to go off every few minutes. They were relieved when the bartenders each collected a dollar the next day and said the debt was all squared. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage.
After World War II, they returned to Idaho and repurchased the old Jensen family homestead near Blackfoot. They owned and operated a drive-in restaurant in Shelley and a grocery store in Wapello before moving to Island Park.
Irma was an accomplished 4H leader in the valley and served as a Cub Scout den mother in the 40’s and 50’s. Friends remember her thoughtfulness in acknowledging every important event in the lives of their families.
The Jensens left Island Park in 1999 to live closer to their children first in Jackson Hole and later in California. Orville preceded her in death last May. She is survived by son Jerrold (Nannette), Visalia, daughter Susan Jensen Singer (Paul), Santa Barbara, CA; daughter, Janet Jensen, (companion Greg Tulley), Honolulu; grandchildren Jennifer Hudson Marcou, New York City, Michael Jensen, Merced, CA, and Jodi Jensen, Denver, and great grandchild Nikita, New York City.
A private family service will be followed by a memorial at some future date. Memorial donations can be made to the Targhee Women’s Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Treasurer Pam Nelson, 4503 Sawtelle Peak Road, Island Park, ID. 83429. Condolences can be expressed to Jerry Jensen, 559-735-0654 or firstname.lastname@example.org
William R. "Bill" Berry, 60, of Island Park, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at his home of a heart attack.
He was born Aug. 24, 1944, in Pocatello to Louis Vernon and Gean LaRee Bowman Berry. He graduated from Highland High School where he played sports. In his youth, he trained horses.
He worked for 15 years at Thousand Springs Trout Farm. He built and remodeled homes in Pocatello and Island Park. He had also worked at American Potato. His hobbies included golf, pool, hunting, and baking what fondly became known as “Bill's famous cinnamon rolls.” His grandchildren were the loves of his life, and he enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
Survivors include his loving companion, Helen Champion; children, Troy Lynn Berry of Blackfoot, Brandon Shane (Ronda) Berry of Pocatello, Veronica (Troy) Charette of Johnson, Va., and Stefanie (Troy) Gogenola of Vancouver, Wash.; his father, L.V. Berry of Pocatello; brothers, Raymond (Sherri) Berry of Pocatello, Louis V. (June) Berry of Elko, Nev., and Robert Berry of Pocatello; and seven grandchildren; He was preceded in death by his mother, Gean Berry Hall.
Cremation was arranged through Bert Flamm Mortuary. Memorial services will be planned at a later date.
Brent "Wink" Zollinger, 62, a life long resident of Island Park, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at his brother Boyd's home in Idaho Falls after battling with lung cancer for nearly a decade.
He was born October 7, 1943 in Rexburg to Vern and Anne Johanson Zollinger. He attended grade school in Rexburg and high school in Ashton. The year after he graduated he helped his dad build Elk Creek Station in Island Park. He then started working for the Idaho Department of Transportation. In 1968, he joined the US Army and was a clerk typist. He served in Korea during this time. After returning home he went back to work for the highway department.
He married Anette Poole in 1974. They had one daughter, Cassie. He and Anette later divorced.
Wink spent his time as a maintenance man for the family business, Elk Creek Ranch, repairing whatever needed repair. He began helping on the ranch as a five year old boy, by taking the guests on horseback rides around the ranch. He enjoyed riding horses in his younger days, and fishing, camping, snow shoeing, cross country skiing and being outdoors. He also liked to build things in his shop, constructing and painting model cars, riding his four wheeler and his Kabota tractor. He loved being with his dog J and his previous dog Spot.
He adored his only daughter, Cassie, and grandson, Tyson.
He led a simple, yet meaningful life. He had a love for life and others. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic, sense of humor, loyalty, honesty, and above all, his unwavering kindness.
His family and friends admire his courage and strength through illness and will look to him as an example of one who didn't complain.
Wink is survived by his daughter Cassie (Jared) Mortenson and grandson Tyson of Northport Alabama; also by his brothers and sister: Gordon Zollinger, Island Park; Boyd (Diane) Zollinger, Idaho Falls; and VeAnn (Gary) Merrill, Nevada.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday, April 6, at the Island Park LDS Chapel, with Bishop Shawn Dye officiating. The family will meet with friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bert Flamm Mortuary in St. Anthony, and again Thursday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Burial will be in the Ashton Pineview Cemetery
with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 89.
In lieu of flowers, Wink wishes for donations to be made to cancer research. To donate to the American Cancer Society by phone, call 1-800-ACS-2345. To donate by mail, send your check to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. To donate on line, go to www.cancer.org
Shanice Marie Hansen, Blackfoot
Shanice Marie Payne Hansen, 42, of Blackfoot, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 10, 1963 in Blackfoot, Idaho. She lived her entire life in the Blackfoot area, graduating from Snake River High School in 1981. Following graduation she attended Idaho State University.
Shanice loved being involved in community activities. She donated her time and talents to many organizations and assisted with the Christmas Tree Fantasy several years. Shanice enjoyed throwing parties and was the life of those parties. She loved gardening, working in her yard, shopping and she especially loved being a grandma.
On August 25, 1987 she married Dee Hansen in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She worked at the Bingham Memorial Hospital for five years as the engineering secretary.
She is survived by her husband, Dee, of Rockford; her children, Matthew Hansen and girlfriend Natalie Avery of Pocatello, J.D. and Zak Hansen both of Rockford, Josh Hansen of Blackfoot, Grant (Emily) Hacking of Blackfoot, and Michelle (Brad) Anderson of Blackfoot; her parents Parley and Marla Payne of Island Park; a brother Daniel (Amy Raymond) Payne of Pocatello; a sister Sara (Will) Grimmett of Moreland; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2006 at the Hawker Funeral Home. A visitation will take place for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Avenue, in Blackfoot.