Death Records for Gooding County Idaho
Shirley LaRae Arriaga, a 65-year-old Hagerman resident, passed away Monday, April 5, 2004, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Shirley was born in Shoshone, Idaho, to Orville and Elaine Caster, the oldest of four children. The family moved to the Glenns Ferry area in 1952 and later settled in Hagerman where Shirley spent her high school years and graduated in 1957.
Shirley met and married Elden Arriaga in 1957 where they chose Hagerman to be their family's home. For many years, Shirley helped work the family farm in Tuttle, raise her and Eldens' four children and also became known as a beautiful seamstress, making anything from wedding dresses to warm-up suits for local area high school teams.
Shirley was very active in the community, she was a 4-H leader along with her husband for over 10 years, drove school bus for the Hagerman School District for as many and was very involved with her children's and grandchildren's activities. She could always be found at one sporting event or another.
Shirley changed careers after her children graduated and became a cook and later a waitress for Frog's Lily Pad and stayed when it became the Snake River Grill. She enjoyed many friendships with people throughout the Magic Valley and was especially comforted by her friends Krista Merrill, Kirt and Carol Martin, all of her co-workers and so many more.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Elden; children, Vickie (Bob) Braun of Meridian, Rick (Lynn) Arriaga, Christine Miller and Brett (Michele) Arriaga, all of Hagerman; nine grandchildren; her mother Elaine (Caster) LaGrange; brothers, Sonny (Janet) Caster, Ron Caster; and one sister, Mary (Dirk) Jackson.
Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Orville Caster.
A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 18, 2004, at the Hagerman American Legion Hall, catered by the Snake River Grill.
The family requests that memorials be given to the Hagerman Alumni Association, Box 495, Hagerman, The Times News
Submitted by Janice Rice
PETER JEFFERS DEAD.
Gooding Ranchman Dies from Being Poisoned by Poison Oak.
Shoshone, Nov. 19. Peter Jeffers, a rancher of Gooding, died here last evening. Mr. Jeffers got some poison oak on his face and also In his eyes and probably took cold being alone on the ranch at the time. No one knew of his trouble for a few days, until George Poling came to the ranch and found him with face swelled and nearly blind. Mr. Poling brought him to Shoshone, and medical aid was summoned. Dr. Baugh pronounced it facial erysipelas, and said It was too late to save his life. Dr. Emerson was also called, but nothing could be done to offset the poison, as it had already gone through his system. Date: 1901-11-20; Paper: Idaho Statesman Submitted by Barbara Ziegenmeyer