Obituaries/Death Notices for Twin Falls County


May 9, 1909, The Idaho Daily Statesman

Twin Falls, Ida.---Joseph B. Conover, aged 70, a representative from
Twin Falls county in the last Idaho legislature and commander of the
local post G.A.R., died at 1 o’clock Thursday at his home here following
several weeks illness resulting from allstones, for which he recently
underwent an operation.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon from the
Baptist church. R.H. Barnes, former commandant of the Idaho Soldiers’
Home, who served with Mr. Conover in the 85^th Illinois regiment of
volunteers in the civil war, will direct the ritualistic services for
the G.A.R. A firing squad and bugler selected from among returned
soldiers will assist in the ceremonies at the cemetery.

As member of the Idaho legislature last winter Mr. Conover was the
author of the measure appropriating $10,000 for the improvement of the
state park at Shoshone Falls as a service men’s memorial. His political
experience prior to this time had been limited to one term as treasurer
of Mason county, Ill., to which he was elected in 1869.

He was one of the large property owners of this county. Mr. Conover is
survived by his widow, two sons, M. Howard and Marshall, and one
daughter, Miss Bessie Conover.

©Kristin Vaughn

Obit: Glibert Gulick
Born October 9, 1839 Died January 26, 1920
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 27 for Gilbert Gulick, well known
resident of Maroa, who died Monday, January 26, fron cancer, aged 80. Six
members of the American Legion acted as pallbearers at the funeral of Mr Gulick,
who was a veteran of the Civil War.
Those acting were; Howard W. Gillette, T. S. Woodie, W. B Troxell, D. C. Davis,
C. W. Petersen, and R. V. Shepherd.
The G. A. R. extended a vote of thanks to the Legion for their assistance.
Decesed was born in Urbana, Ill., Oct. 9, 1839. He enlisted in the Civil War,
and was a member of the Tenth Illinois Cavalry. He was married to Mary E.
Brownfield in 1866, they being the parents of twelve children. The Gulicks moved to Idaho in 1908, having previously resided in Texas and
Kansas. He is survived by his wife, six sons; Warren, Edward, Charles, Grover,
Judd, and Foster; three daughters, Mrs. Rosey Williams, Springfield, Co., Mrs.
Cora Walters, now at Phoenix, Az., and Mrs. Rettie Walters, of North Yakima, Wa.

©Melody Burkholder

Aline (Pratt) Kesterson , 90, of Twin Falls, Idaho, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Jan. 24, 2002, at Bridgeview Estates. Visitations will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Vault interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Aline was born on Sept. 19, 1911, at Greenfield Tenn. She married Luther Kesterson in Poteau, Okla., and they lived their early married years in Muse, Okla. Alineʼs job was being a housewife and raising their two daughters, Norma Sue Griffith and Janice Faye Henderson. After their daughters were grown, she worked as fill-in at the school cafeterias in Halfway. She was also a child care provider in Baker City.
Their daughter, Norma Sue Kesterson Griffith, was born in Muse, Okla. In 1942, Luther, Aline and family moved to Wright City, Okla., where Luther worked as a saw filer. Their daughter, Janice Faye Kesterson Henderson, was born there.
Aline and Luther moved to Pondosa where Luther worked as saw filer; the family lived there for several years until the mill at Pondosa closed down. Aline so enjoyed Pondosa because it was a wonderful community. Aline moved with Luther to Halfway where Luther worked as a head saw filer at the mill in Halfway until his retirement. Luther and Aline retired in Baker City and lived there from 1970 to 1996. Aline had a great love for Baker City. In May 1996, Luther and Aline moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, to be near their daughter, Janice Henderson. February 2000, Luther and Aline moved to Bridgeview Estates Assisted Living after living with their daughter for about four years. Luther died April 13, 2000. Aline adjusted to life without Luther, but never got over missing him. Aline enjoyed going fishing with Luther and one of their favorite places was up toward Cornucopia, above Halfway. They did some camping along with their fishing with their good friends and Alineʼs sister, Opal, and brother-in-law, Henry. Aline loved playing card games and Aggravation with their Baker City friends. Aline also enjoyed groups at Bridgeview including Exercise Class, Current Events, and she was a regular at the bingo games. Aline was active in the Methodist Church while living in Baker City and she attended church while living in Twin Falls at the Twin Falls Reformed Church. She also enjoyed attending Sun Shine Circle. She had some lovely friends while living at Bridgeview. Aline was a wonderful mother and wife and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Cooper Pratt; her mother, Mary Aletta Patterson Pratt; a brother, Robert Pratt; sisters, Lillian Pratt, Ruby Lynn McCadams and Opal Bowling; brother-in-law, Fred Kesterson; and her husband of 64 years, Luther Albert Kesterson.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Paul Griffith of Renton, Wash., and Janice and David Henderson of Twin Falls, Idaho; sister-in-law, Ethel Fagan; six grandchildren, Karen Aline Bakken, Janet Frampton, Kelly Griffith, Marcie Dawn Bennett, Arnold Wright Mason III, and Ramona Aline Henderson; nine great -grandchildren, Jennifer Bennett, R.J. Bennett, Kyle Bakken, Amanda Bakken, Adam George Griffith, Nicole Griffith, Nathaniel Frampton, Eleanor Louise Frampton and Madelyn Frampton; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions made be made to the United Methodist Church in Baker City; Twin Falls Reformed Church, Twin Falls, Idaho; or Hospice Visions Inc. of Twin Falls, Idaho, through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Baker City Harold - Baker City, Baker Co Oregon 2 Feb 2002

Submitted by Christine Walters

Luther Albert Kesterson 
Luther Albert Kesterson, Age 91, a former Baker City resident, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in Twin Falls, Idaho. His funeral was April 19 in the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church officated, vault interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Kesterson was born Aug. 5, 1908, in Gillham, Ark., the son of James and Mary (Martin) Kesterson. He married Aline Pratt in Poteau, Okla., and they lived their early married years in Muse, Okla. He worked as a railroad foreman and later began his career as a saw filer, in Muse. Their daughter, Norma Sue Kesterson Griffith was born in Muse. In 1942, he moved his family to Wright City, Okla., where he continued work as a saw filer. There, their daughter Janice Faye Kesterson Henderson, was born. Mr. Kesterson was then offered a job in Pondosa as head saw filer and the family moved there and lived for several years until the mill in Pondosa closed. He then went to work as a saw filer at the mill in Halfway until his retirement. Mr. Kesterson and Aline retired in Baker City and lived here from 1970-1996. He had a great love for Baker City. He enjoyed fishing anywhere where fishing was good. He especially enjoyed fishing up toward Cornucopia, above Halfway. His other passions included playing card games and Aggravation with their Baker City friends. In 1996, they moved to Twin Falls to be near their daughter, Janice Henderson. He was a wonderful father and friend and he loved his dog, "Max."
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Aline Kesterson of Twin Falls, Idaho; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Paul Griffith of Renton, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and David Henderson of Twin Falls; half-brother, Fred Kesterson; half-sister, Ethel Fagan; six grandchildren, Karen Aline Bakken, Janet Frampton, Kelly Griffith, Marcie Dawn Bennett, Arnold Wright Mason III, and Ramona Aline Henderson; and nine great grandchildren, Jennifer Bennett, R. J. Bennett, Kyle Bakken, Amanda Bakken, Adam George Griffith, Nicole Griffith, Nathaniel Frampton, Eleanor Louise Frampton and Madelyn Frampton. He was preceded in death by his parents and a half-sister. The family suggests memorial contributions to the United Methodist Church through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home.

Submitted by Christine Walters

Junior "Dean" Reeves 65, of Kimberly, ID, Twin Falls County. died Mon, Dec. 13, 1993 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Boise, following an extended illness. He was born June 9, 1928 in Houston, Mo. the son of Edna Coats Reeves. Dean moved to Idaho in 1948, and later married Betty Orndorff in Twin Falls, They were divorced in 1974, He was employed many years in road construction industry. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was vice-president of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10328. Dean enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include his loving companion, Freda Holler of Kimberly. Three daughters, Laura Tippets of Soda Springs (Now Twin Falls, ID) Deana Nelson (Now deceased, Born May27,1954 - Died August 24, 1998) and Marla Garrett of Twin Falls, Two sons, Edward Coats and John Coats of Twin Falls.Two brothers Bill Reeves of Kimberly and Dan Reeves of Wendell (Now lives in Twin Falls, ID) One sister, Barbara Perkins of Twin Falls, ID. Funeral was held at 2 P.M. Friday, Dec 17, 1993

Submitted by Christine Walters

Peoria Journal Star
Loine Koelling
Canton - Loine Koelling, 86, of 476 Baxter Court died at 9:50 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Sunbridge Care Center in Twin Falls, Idaho. Born April 12, 1914, in Ray to Ned D. and Daisy Robinson Ashwood, she married F. Elmer Koelling on March
31, 1933, in Winchester. He died in July 1968. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Esther L. Koelling, one grandchild and three brothers. Surviving
are two sons, Jack of Canton and Richard (and Betty) of Boise, Idaho; two
daughters, Patricia (and John) Benedetto of St. David and Merry (and Lee)
Chambers of Danville, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several
great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Archie (Geneva) Kaler of Canton. She retired from the United Electric Coal Co.
Buckheart Mine. She was a member of Havana Order of Eastern Star. She was a
member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton. Services will be at 10 a.m.
Monday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Paul Walles will
officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Orendorff Cemetery in rural Canton. Memorials may be made to
the court-appointed special advocate of Knox County.

Submitted by Ida Maack Recu

Donald Aasa     
TWIN FALLS -- Don passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls, after a brief illness with family at his side.     Don was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Weiser, Idaho, to Fritchof (Fred) and Gladys Bickle Aasa, in his grandmother's "Maternity Home," before the hospital was ever built.     Don grew up and attended schools in Weiser and graduated from Weiser High School in 1948. He then met the love of his life, Betty Gentry. They were married in Elko, Nev., in 1951 with her sister, Eileen, and brother-in-law, Mel Brooks, as their attendants. To this union were born two sons, Kent and Gary, and they are their parents joy and happiness.     Don served his country in the U.S. Army at Fort Leonardwood, Mo., from 1955 to 1961. He was honorably discharged and then returned to the Union Pacific Railroad, where he was employed for 37 years, from 1949 to 1986.     Don was very proud of his sons and their accomplishments. He had two grandfathers that were both known for their individual achievements and Don passed their skills along to his sons. One of Don's grandfather's was a runner and ran for the King of Norway and the other grandfather was a master carpenter and built the first wooden stairway to the top of the Capitol in Boise, Idaho. Don's son Kent, who is the "Runner," works and attends CSI. Gary works for the Union Pacific Railroad, is a carpenter and has built a number of houses.     Don leaves behind many friends and he was always willing to assist a friend in need. He will be missed for his laughter, his friendships and sense of humor.     Don leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Betty; sons, Kent of Twin Falls, and Gary of Shelley, Idaho; grandson, Eric Aasa; and great-granddaughter, Alexis. Also surviving is sister-in-law, Eileen (Mel) Brooks; and brother-in-law, Ron (Pat) Gentry.     His parents, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.     A memorial service for Don will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road, with Pastor Dale Metzger officiating. Cremation and Private Inurnment are under the direction of the Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls, Idaho.     We all will meet again one day. Farewell and God Bless!  The Times News
Submitted by Janice Rice

Raymond Abundis, 82, of Twin Falls, Idaho, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, 2003, at Life Care Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.     Raymond was born on Oct. 12, 1921, in Del Rio, Texas, to Manuel and Dionisia Abundis. He grew up and attended school in Los Angeles, Calif. As a young man, he moved to Idaho. Raymond served his country in the United States Army as a medic. He married Charlotte Lopez in Jerome, Idaho, on Dec. 15, 1945. The couple raised their family in the Magic Valley. In 1979, they moved to Bremerton, Wash. They returned to Twin Falls in 1986, where they have since resided. Charlotte passed away in March of 1999.     Survivors include 11 children, Raymond Abundis Jr. of Port Orchard, Wash., Paul Douglas (Maxine) Abundis of Wauna, Wash., Chuck Abundis of Gig Harbour, Wash., Peter Abundis of Spokane, Wash., Angela (David) Huntsman of Iona, Idaho, Stephanie (Gary) Malone of Twin Falls, Marilyn (Cary) Molsee of Pocatello, Idaho, Anita Abundis and Laura Tripp, both of Bremerton, Wash., Betty (Mark) Himes of Las Vegas, Nev., and Amy (Dan) Evans of Port Orchard, Wash.; and three sisters and four brothers, all of California. Also surviving Raymond are 20 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. In addition of his wife of 54 years, he was preceded in death by two sons, Andrew and Johnny Abundis, his parents, one brother and one sister.     A prayer vigil with rosary will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel with Deacon Lloyd LeClair reciting. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church with Father John Koelsch as celebrant. Military honors by area veterans and auxiliary. Burial will follow at Twin Falls Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the time of rosary on Friday at Reynolds Funeral Chapel with family to greet friends from 5 p.m. until rosary time.
Submitted by Janice Rice

Alonzo "Blackie" Maldonado, 74, of Hazelton and Murtaugh, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.     Blackie was born Jan. 3, 1930, at Wood Border, Texas, to Vincente and Rumalda Maldonado. At an early age, he left home to make a life of his own, traveling and working in the cotton fields throughout the southwest. He later came to Twin Falls with friends and met the love of his life, Georgia Galindo, at a Spanish dance. They began a 42-year marriage on Aug. 18, 1962.     Blackie worked for Simplot and for Lamb Weston. He also worked for several farmers including John Hohnhorst, George Mendenhall and Gene Stanley. Blackie was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church, the Legion of San Jose, and was a Cursillista. He enjoyed pool, playing cards, going to Jackpot, gardening, dancing and spending time with his grandchildren whom he loved very much. He loved to stop in the morning after work at the Depot Grill for coffee and to reminisce with his friends. He always seemed to have "no money" for the coffee. Our dad will be greatly missed. He loved his family and his grandchildren were a very special gift to him.     Blackie is survived by his wife, Georgia (Golla) Maldonado of Murtaugh; his son, Alonzo Jr.; his daughters, Elsie (Bruno) Cano of Clearfield, Utah, and Letti (Victor) Hernandez of Twin Falls; his brother, Pedro (Rachel) Maldonado of Odessa, Texas; sisters, Josie Gonzalez of Odessa, Texas, and Lupita (Felix) Estrada of Las Vegas, Nev.; his grandchildren, Victor Hernandez Jr. of McAllen, Texas, Nick Hernandez of Boise, Idaho, Becky (Jose) Martinez of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Erik Cano of Clearfield, Utah; three great-grandchildren, Alx, Adrianna and Avian; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.     He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Sylvester and Aurelio; and a sister, Maria Pequero.     Blackie was also survived by his pet "Lady" dog and numerous cats.     A prayer vigil with rosary will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel. The funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at St. Edward the Confessor, St. Edwards Chapel, with Father Juan Garatea celebrant. Burial will follow at the Hazelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the time of the rosary on Sunday at Reynolds Chapel.     Donations in Blackie's memory can be made to the St. Edwards Catholic School. Contributions may be left with funeral chapel staff or mailed to Reynolds Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1142, Twin Falls, Idaho, The Times News
Submitted by Janice Rice
Jimmie B. Brookshier, 53, of Twin Falls passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2003, at his home of a sudden illness.     Jim was born May 7, 1950, in Twin Falls, the son of John "Jack" and Margaret Parson Brookshier. Jim attended school in Castleford until he was eight when his father died. His family moved to Hansen where he finished school graduating form Hansen High School. He joined the Army in 1969, serving in Vietnam as a helicopter mechanic until 1972. Jim married Lois Maas on March 11, 1970, in Elko, Nev. After his discharge he went to work for Triple C Concrete working for them for 32 years. Jim was a dedicated family man spending time video taping his grandchildren whenever he could. He would make extra time just to spend with them. He also enjoyed working in his yard doing landscape work and tending to his roses. He collected guns as a hobby and loved everything about them.     Jim is survived by his wife Lois of Twin Falls; his mother Margaret Feurer of Twin Falls; three sons, Dean, Jim (Sheri), and Jamie (Jelenn) Brookshier all of Twin Falls; seven grandchildren, Brianne Hine, Aubree Dille, Jaydon Brookshier, Jena Brookshier, Derek Brookshier, Alexis Wignall and Tyson Brookshier; and eight brothers and sisters, Wayne (Shirley) Martin of Kansas City, Mo., J.C. (Vera) Brookshier of Portland, Ore., Linda Towns of Twin Falls, Diane (Roy) Houser of Twin Falls, Betty (George) McDowell of Portland, Ore., Ron Brookshier of Twin Falls, Dennis Brookshier of Elko, Nev., and Darl (Trish) Feurer of Kimberly; as well as 23 loving nieces and nephews.     He was preceded in death by his father Jack, his stepfather Darl Feurer, Sr. and one nephew Herbie Houser.     Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004 at White Mortuary "Chapel by the Park." Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing will be held on Friday, Jan. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. The Times News
Submitted by Janice Rice

Carlos Castillo, 71 (11/16/05)
Carlos M. Castillo, 71, of Twin Falls, formerly of Glenns Ferry, died Thursday Nov. 10, after a long battle with cancer at his home in Twin Falls with his family and girlfriend by his side. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, starting at 4 p.m. ...Mountain Home News - (Nov/17/2005)
Submitted by Janice Rice

Viola Elizabeth Sheldon
Mrs. Viola Elizabeth Sheldon, 84, died suddenly at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday, following a short illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorcas Peck, 1410 Poplar Ave.

Born April 15, 1865, near Olympia, Wash., Mrs. Sheldon married William T. Sheldon Sept. 8, 1881, in Nebraska.  He preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1947.  Sh also was preceded in death by one son, the late Dr. W. B. Sheldon, Buhl, on Oct. 3, 1935.

With her late husband, Mrs. Sheldon moved Ellensburg, Wash., to Idaho in 1913.  After living in Filer, Buhl, Jerome and Wendell, they made their home in Twin Falls.  Mrs. Sheldon made her home with her daughter after the death of her husband.

Survivors include six children, Mrs. Villa McMahan, Grand View, Wash.; Mrs. Clara Beer, Jerome; Mrs. Dorcas Peck, Twin Falls; Milo F. Sheldon, Redmond, Wash.; Iram S. Sheldon, Buhl and Howard H. Sheldon, Jerome; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at the White Mortuary Chapel.  Burial will be made in the Twin Falls Cemetery.

Source: Times-News, Twin Falls, ID - November 16, 1949
Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Twin falls for George A. Lincoln, 68, native of Bountiful, Utah, and a pioneer farmer of the Twin Falls project. Born in Bountiful in 1861(?), in 1882 he moved to Gray's Lake, where he was in the mercantile and stock raising business, later locating at Twin Falls, where he was one of the original residents when the project was opened to entry in 1903.

Jany. 2, 1930  Soda Springs Chieftain, Soda Springs Idaho

©Shauna Williams
Constance Walter
Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock this afternoon at Filer for Constance Walter, aged one year and eleven months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Walter residing near Buhl, who died on Saturday. The deceased is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Finch of Twin Falls.
Source: Twin Falls News - January 28, 1919
Submitted by Marla Zwakman
J. S. Symmonds, Twin Falls
Carthage, Ill., Dec. 10 – W. A. Symmonds received a telegram Sunday evening telling of the death of the son, James Spangler Symmonds, at Twin Falls, Idaho, Dec. 8 at 4:15 A. M., from pneumonia following influenza. Mr. Symmonds accompanied the remains of his wife, (who was Miss Josephine Belle Isle), to this city for burial, some four weeks ago, she having died on the 7th of November leaving a two months old baby, Mr. Symmonds went to Champaign, Ill., with the baby, who is being cared for by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Belle Isle, leaving there just two weeks ago, in response to a telegram received from his home that his ranch help was all down with influenza.
He contracted the disease and died. The remains are expected here Wednesday evening where they will be interred by the side of his young wife. James Spangler Symmonds was born in Carthage, Ill., May 1, 1880, making him 29 years old at time of his death. Mr. Symmonds lived here until about four years ago when he settled at Twin Falls, Idaho on a ranch. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Symmonds, brothers Fred and Raymond and sister, Miss Mary of this city, a sister Miss Clare who is a teacher in the High school at Helena, Ark., and another brother, John, who is in service in France.
Source: The Quincy Daily Journal - December 10, 1918
Submitted and transcribed by Debbie Gibson
Death at Kimberly
TWIN FALLS, April 26. -- On Tuesday, April 25, Estes Newbry, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Newbry, and the first child born upon the Twin Falls tract, died at the family residence at Kimberly after a brief illness of pneumonia. Interment was made in the Twin Falls cemetery.
Source: Idaho Statesman - April 27, 1911
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
Funeral of M. S. Tennant Held at Nampa Tuesday Afternoon
NAMPA -- The funeral of M. S. Tennant, father of Mrs. R. E. Hamilton of this city, was conducted by Rev. J. S. Colvin, at the Robinson undertaking parlors here Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Tennant died December 20 at his ranch home near Kimberly, as a result of an attack of pneumonia. The remains were shipped here for burial in the Nampa cemetery. Deceased was 75 years old.
Source: Idaho Statesman - December 23, 1914
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis

Resident of Buhl Taken by Death
BUHL, Oct. 26 - Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth Brabb 83, died at the Harral rest home here Thursday night following a long illness.

Mrs. Brabb was born April 3, 1873, at Marysville, Mo.  She was married to George A. Brabb at Ogallah, Kans., Dec. 23, 1888.  They came to Twin Falls in 1912 from Bridgeport, Okla., and moved to Buhl in 1915.  She was a member of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Gilmore, Mrs. Maurice Currington and Mrs. Earl Allen, all Buhl; three sons, Leslie Brabb, Buhl; Steve A. Brabb, Castleford, and Clarence V. Brabb, Palouse, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Ada Goble, Mounds City, Kans.; one brother, Andrew Belding, Loveland, Colo.; a half brother John Belding, Henrietta, Okla., 24 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist church with the Rev. John R. Garrabrandt, jr., officiating.  Concluding rites will be held at the Buhl cemetery under the direction of the Albertson funeral home.
Source: Times-News (Twin Falls, ID) - October 26, 1956
Submitted by Jim Dezotell

George A. Brabb Claimed by Death
George A. Brabb, 94, Buhl, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in Magic Valley Memorial hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Brabb was born Dec. 6, 1863, at Romeo, Mich.  He came to Twin Falls in 1912 from Bridgeport, Okla., and later moved to Buhl in 1915.  He retired from farming in 1955.  He was a member of the Buhl First Baptist church.

He married Carrie Elizabeth Belding at Ogallah, Kans., on Dec. 23, 1888.  She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 1956.  One daughter also preceeded him in death.

He is survived by three daughter, Mrs. Bessie Gilmore, Mrs. Maurice Currington and Mrs. Earl Allen, all Buhl; three sons, Leslie E. Brabb, Buhl; Steve A. Brabb, Castleford, and Clarence V. Brabb, Palouse, Wash.; 24 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Buhl First Baptist church with the Rev. John N. Garrabrandt, jr., officiating, assisted by the Rev. Frank Harris, pastor of the Castleford First Baptist church.  Concluding services will be held in the Buhl cemetery under direction of Albertson's funeral home, Buhl.
Source: Times-News (Twin Falls, ID) - December 18, 1957
Submitted by Jim Dezotell
Thomas E. Smith
Pocahontas, AR--Thomas E. Smith of Tahoka, Texas, husband of Pocahontas native, the former Omega Waldron Essary, died quite unexpectedly last week while on vacation in Fayetteville.

Mr. Smith wed Mrs. Essary Sept. 17, 1972 in Plainview, Texas.  He was a World War II veteran of the Air Force and a retired civil servant.  A Methodist, he was a native of Twin Falls, Idaho.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Smith is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Saunya Bishop of Angleton, TX, Mrs. Lee Holden of Tahoka, TX and Mrs. Terry Noblett of Plainview; a son, Neil Essary of Angleton; three brothers, S. M. Smith of Lodi, CA, O W. Smith of Wolfforth, TX and Bill Smith of Buhl, IDaho; three sisters, Lois Suttle of Lubbock, TX, Geneva Gebbert of Austin, TX, and Alma McCullar of Wolfforth; ten grandchildren
Source: Star Herald - November 11, 1982
Contributed by Freda Roberts
Mrs. J. R. Cunningham
BUHL – Mrs. J. R. Cunningham died Thursday following an operation at a Twin Falls hospital.  She is survived by her husband, J. R. Cunningham, and four sons, Ray Walker, of Pocatello; Roscoe Walker of Castleford, and Newton and John Cunningham, both at home.  She was a member of the grange, the Woman’s club, and was active in all community affairs.
Source: Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID) - April 7, 1924
Submitted by Jim Dexotell
Ida Butler Bray
Born in Arkansas in 1868; crossed the plains by ox team in 1875. Her family settled near the present town of Twin Falls, from where they moved to Clover Creek in 1883. She was married in 1885 to John C. Bray, who, with their three children, survives her. She died November 22, 1929, in Los Angeles.

[Source: Biennial report of the Board of Trustees of the State Volumes 8-15; Publ. 1921-1936; By Idaho State Historical Society, Board of Trustees; Transcribed and submitted by Andrea Stawski Pack.]
Marjorie Louise Barigar
BUHL - Marjorie Louise Barigar, 86, of Buhl, died on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, surrounded by her friends and family.

Marjorie was born on Aug. 6, 1926, to Roscoe and Gertrude Walker in Buhl. When she was very young, the family moved to the Roseworth Tract, south of Castleford, where Roscoe worked for the Utah Cattle and Construction Co. While living there, she learned to cook with her mother for the threshing and haying crews.

Marjorie attended first through eighth grade in a one-room schoolhouse in Roseworth. She excelled in school and even assisted with teaching the students in younger grades. The family moved back to Buhl when she was 12, where she entered Buhl High School, graduating in 1942 at the age of 15. Following graduation and during World War II, she worked for a short time at an attorney’s office in Buhl and then at Rangen Inc.

On Feb. 4, 1947, Marjorie married Al Barigar in Elko, Nev. Together, they farmed in the Fairview and Clover areas south of Buhl. While holding down the household duties, helping on the farm, and raising their boys, Neal, Daryl and Lee, she worked for Bob Erkins at the Snake River Trout Company until her retirement.

During retirement, Al and Marjorie spent time together exploring the many fishing holes of Southern Idaho, living life to the fullest with friends and enjoying time with family. After Al’s death, Marjorie did some travelling with friends — including to England, Canada, and Hawaii (which had she not had the farm, she said she would have moved to) — and then settled down on the farm to tend to not only the 160 acres but also her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She was a friend and mother to all, whether related or not, and freely shared sound advice with a loving heart.

She is survived by her sons, Neal “Griz” and Lee; grandson, Shawn (Camille) Barigar, and great-grandsons, Brock and Xander; daughter-in-law, Maggie (Bob) Himmelberger; and granddaughter, Robyn (Merrill) Cheney, and their son, Andy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Elmer and Jimmy Walker; her husband, Al; and son, Daryl.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl. A viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. A reception will follow at the Buhl Eighth Street Center on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Locust Street.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the College of Southern Idaho Foundation. Marjorie will be loved and missed by many.

Source: Times-News (Twin Falls, ID) - Friday, March 01, 2013
Submitted by Jim Dezotell
Ida Mae Fish
Mrs. Ida Mae Fish, 84, wife of James G. Fish, died at her home at Twin Falls, Idaho, Jan. 31 [Dec. 31].  She had been a resident of Twin Falls for five years, going there from the River Road district near Eugene, where she lived for 18 years.  She was born in Coolville, Ohio, April 17, 1854.
Surviving besides her husband, are two children, Mrs. Nellie Mann, Los Angeles, and Maywood Fish, Twin Falls.  Two grandchildren, Gordon Fish, Twin Falls, and Mrs. Eunice Crabtree, Los Angeles, and one sister, Mrs. Otis McGath, Gallipolis, Ohio, also survive.

Source: Unknown
Submitted by Jim Dezotell
D. G.  Macey
Burley- Dewitt G. Macey, 75 retired Culver City, Calif., resident died Thursday at Cassia Memorial Hospital. Hew was in, Paul visiting his daughter and son-in-law when he became ill. Born Feb. 14, 1897, at Rochester, N. Y., Mr. Macey had lived most of his life in Southern California. He attended schools in Pasadena, Calif. He married Helen Reed on April 9, 1918 in Pasadena. She died in December, 1971.  Mr. Macey was a member of St. John's Presbyterian Church in West Los Angeles and of Meridan Lodge No. 667, Af and AM, Glendale, Calif.

Surviving are two sons, Dewitt Macey Jr., Newhall, Calif., and Jack L. Macey Van Nuys, Calif.; a daughter Mrs Roy (Muriel) Francisco, Paul, and 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday at Culver City. Final rites will be at the Inglewood Park Cemetery. Local arrangements are made by Payne Mortuary.

Source: Times-News (Twin Falls, ID) - April 23, 1972
Submitted by A Friend of Free Genealogy
Mae Wilson
Kimberly -- Mrs. Mae Wilson, 97, pioneer Kimberly resident died Friday evening at the Mountain View Rest Home, Kimberly. She was born March 11, 1875, in Iowa, and was married to Fred C. Wilson Oct. 14, 1897 in Holt County, Neb. She attended the Presbytarian Church. They came to Idaho in 1909 and farmed near Kimberly until their retirement in 1941. They then moved to Twin Falls. Mr Wilson died Sept, 19, 1961. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Schoth, Bliss; one grandson, two great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call at the White Mortuary this evening and until 1:45p.m. Monday.

Source: Times-News (Twin Falls, ID) - April 23, 1972
Submitted by A Friend of Free Genealogy



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