Obituaries/Death Notices for Twin Falls County
Barigar, Marjorie Louise
Brabb, Carrie Elizabeth
Brabb, George A.
Bray, Ida Butler
Conover, Joseph B.
Cunningham, Mrs. J. R.
Fish, Ida Mae
Lincoln, George A.
Macey, D. G.
Reeves, Junior "Dean"
Sheldon, Viola Elizabeth
Smith, Thomas E.
Symmonds, J. S.
Tennant, M. S.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-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
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.
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
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
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)
Viola Elizabeth Sheldon
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Source: Idaho Statesman - April 27, 1911
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
|DEATH OF KIMBERLY RANCHER
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
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
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.
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
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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