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Mountain Home News 5 Feb 2003
Olen "Jack" Archie, 69, of Mountain Home, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2003, at his residence.
Per his request no services will be held. Cremation is under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Jack was born July 30, 1934, in Turrell, Ark. He worked in the Rochester area of New York and retired and moved to Mountain Home in 1994. Jack enjoyed fishing, camping, being in the outdoors, watching baseball games and going to Jackpot. Jack is survived by: his brother, Earl Hale, and his wife, Dee, of Mountain Home, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister
Mountain Home News 28 Jun 2010
Robert "Bob" Allen Barr, Sr., 85, of Mountain Home, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2010, at a Boise hospital. He was born on July 21, 1924, in Muskegon, Mich., second child of Kenneth Raymond Barr and Katherine Lucile (Cartwright) Barr. Friends may pay their respects on Saturday, July 10, from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. The inurnment will be private. During World War II, Bob worked as a cook on Merchant Marine vessels. His talent for preparing food and his people-oriented personality led him into the career he enjoyed for decades. Bob was a caterer in California during the heyday of movie star entertaining. He specialized in providing tasteful dining affairs for the stars. His favorite employers were Lucille Ball and Frank and Barbara Sinatra. For years Bob was resident event coordinator for the Sweetwater Womanıs Club in Bonita, Calif. Bob moved to Idaho in the mid-1980s, living for 20 years in Boise. There he catered weddings and other events on a part-time basis. During retirement he worked as a volunteer at the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, reveling in his role as a greeter in the main lobby.Bob's sincere interest in people and sparkling eyes made him an effective host for patients and guests alike. Following a stroke Bob moved to Aaren Brooke Place, in Mountain Home, where he made new friends and enjoyed his mini-apartment. In July, 2008, a series of strokes left him needing more help, which he found at the Elmore Hospital Long Term Care Unit. There his gift for interacting with others created special relationships with his caregivers. Bob was always up for field trips and loved showing off photos of his catering career. Bob is survived by his son, Robert Barr, Jr., and grandchildren Cory Barr and Kelli Barr, all of Arizona; his youngest sister, Ruth (Betty) Fairris, of Muskegon, Mich., and numerous loving nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his older brother, Kenneth (Bud) Barr, and a younger sister, Katherine Lucile (Pet) Falco.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Elmore Medical Center Foundation toward the purchase of an electric lift chair for the Long Term Care Unit in memory of Bob Barr. Information on making a donation is available from Doreen Krabbenhoft at 208-587-8401, ext. 154.
Mountain Home News 5 Feb 2003
Geraldine "Kay" Bond, 63, of Mountain Home, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at her home after a long fight with cancer. Per her request no services will be held. Cremation is under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel of Mountain Home. Kay was born June 4, 1939, in Spokane, Wash., to Gerald and Della Bond. She grew up in Spokane and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. She worked for many years in Olympia with the Transit Authority as a bus driver and later tried her hand at being a truck driver, which she was very proud of and enjoyed, her family noted. Kay is survived by: her daughters, Victoria Wickstrorn and her husband, Steve, Laura Steffey and Jeanne Steffey; her sons Douglas Steffey and his wife, Kristin, and Jon Lee and his wife, Laurie, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, Brianne and Trenton; brother Charles and sister Janet. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald, mother, Della, and sister, Linda. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mountain State Tumor Institute, 100 E. Idaho, Boise ID 83712, or the American Cancer Society, 2676 Vista Ave., Boise, ID 83705
Mountain Home News 29 Jun 2010
Marian B. Hunter Clark ­ April 2, 1920 - June 26, 2010.Our beloved mother, teacher, and friend left us on June 26, 2010. Mother was born on April 2, 1920, in Oakley, Idaho, the only child of Lewis Franklin Hunter, of Oakley, Idaho, and Sarah Isabelle Berrett Hunter, of Menan, Idaho.Mother spent a good portion of her childhood in Menan, her mother's home town, after her mother passed away when mom was only eight years old. She was then loved and cared for by her father and her mother's many loving relatives. Mom returned to Oakley with her father when she was a teenager, and graduated from high school at Oakley High School with her future husband, and our father, Franklin K. Clark. Her father, Frank, passed away when she mwas 16 years old, and she continued to live with her kind and nurturing grandparents, Lewis and Elsie Hunter at Oakley Meadows. After high school, mom attended Albion Normal School in Albion, Idaho, for two years. She loved Albion and spoke often and fondly of her time there. Mom and dad were married on Oct. 17, 1940, at the Lann Ranch in Oakley, and would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in October of this year. Mother was a voracious reader, and a wonderful teacher. She never stopped learning.During the early years of their marriage, dad and mom worked together at the radio station which Dad managed, KBOI, later KBAR, in Burley, Idaho. Mother wrote commercials and actually did some very clever on-the-air work herself. Years later, they bought a radio station in Jerome, Idaho, and continued to work there together for several years. During that time, mom ran her own yarn shop, taught her friends and customers how to do beautiful needlework, and began to cultivate her love of painting.
In 1969, mom and dad moved to Glenns Ferry and began their careers together in the insurance business.
Motherıs passion for painting continued to flourish, muchto the delight of her friends and family, who are the proud owners of some of her amazing artwork. Mother was brilliant, witty, and a wonderful friend. We will all miss her every day.She is survived by her husband, Franklin K. Clark, two daughters, Kathleen Pack of Glenns Ferry and Shannon McBride of St. George, Utah, and two sons, Franklin Kelly Clark and Reilly Saul Clark, both of Boise, Idaho. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Glenns Ferry Cemetery in Glenns Ferry, Idaho.In lieu of flowers, it was Motherıs wish that donations in her name be made to the Oakley Valley Arts Council (OVAC).
DONEZ, ALEJANDRO "ALEX" Mountain Home News 5 Feb 2003
Alejandro "Alex" Donez, 79, of Thermal, Calif., died Jan. 19, 2003, at John F. Kennedy Hospital in Indio, Calif.
Vigil services were held at Fitzhenry in Coachella, Calif. Funeral mass on Jan. 22 was followed by burial in Fitzhenry View Cemetery in Coachella, Calif. Alejandro was born April 23, 1924, in Harlingen, Texas, the son of the late Anselmo and Dionicia Donez. He met and married Maria Ramirez. They had five children. Alejandro traveled to Walla Walla, Wash., to work and then to Mountain Home, Idaho, where he worked for 34 years in the harvest of potatoes and sugar beets. In 2000, he became ill and moved back to Thermal, Calif. "Alejandro was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend," his family said. "He enjoyed spending time with his family and enjoyed playing bingo, playing his accordion, and loved going to church." He is survived by: his wife, Maria Donez of Thermal, Calif.; a son, Julian Donez of Mountain Home; four daughters, Josie Garcia, also from Mountain Home, Esther Lopez, Boise, Viola Beltran, Coachella, Calif., and Rosa Beltran, Indio, Calif.; a brother, Nicolas Donez from Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Juanita Garza from Lozano, Texas; 17 grandsons, 15 granddaughters, 14 great-grandsons and eight great-granddaughters. Alejandro was preceded in death by his parents, Anselmo and Dionicia Donez; two brothers, Natividad Donez and Ignacio Donez; and two sisters, Manuela Hernandez and Stephanie Hernandez.
FREITAS, PATRICIA "PAT" IRENE Mountain Home News 22 Jun 2010
Patricia "Pat" Irene Freitas, 58 of Mountain Home, formerly of Boise, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2010, at her home. A viewing will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. and funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mountain Home Idaho Stake Center. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Pat was born on Aug. 18, 1951, in Klamath Falls, Ore., the daughter Charles and Barbara DeBolt. She was a graduate of Boise High School. Pat married Joe Gowey in Boise. Joe was in the US Army and together they traveled around with the Army, living in Germany and several states within the United States. Pat and Joe later divorced. Pat returned to Boise and married Michael Freitas in 1995 and they were sealed in the Boise Temple in 2002. She was employed with Circle K Corporation and the Chevron Company. Pat enjoyed camping, being with her grandchildren, and collecting bells. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was a very loving person. Pat is survived by her husband, Michael Freitas of Mountain Home, her son, Robert, and his wife, Shawn Gowey, of Mountain Home, her daughter, Rena Gowey of Caldwell, her brother, Roger DeBolt of Boise, her sisters, Rena of, Boise and Mary and Nancy, both of Tacoma, Wash., 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mountain Home News 2 Jul 2010
Cecilia Inez Garcia was born in Los Angeles, California on December 26, 1971. The second of four daughters to David R. Garcia and Maria Cecilia Ybarra-Garcia.
Ceci was a quiet, scholastic young woman who loved school and achieved great heights in the honors society throughout most of her middle school and high school years.Much to the surprise of her family she then decided to join the United States Army after high school. Once her decision was made she worked hard to mentally and physically prepare herself for the challenge; as always she succeeded. Ceci spent 8 years in the United States Army serving on various bases, including a tour in Korea.When she was 27 she became a single military mother to Anthony Addison. When Anthony turned 3 she decided the best thing for her son was to leave the ranks of the Army to join the ranks of a full time mother solely devoted to her son.In 2004 Ceci faced a diagnosis of ovarian cancer with the strength of a true soldier. She lived the next five and a half years doing what she wanted when she wanted. She no longer walked through life as the quiet young woman she once was, she marched through it with strength and resilience that awed all those that knew her and had recently met her.She will be truly and sorely missed by her sisters Angelina Winslett, Gricelda O'Connell, Davi Garcia and Priscilla Rosales; her brother Andrew O'Connell and all her nieces and nephews Alex Titilah, Kilo Garcia, Victoria Winslett, Chico Garcia and David Lopez.Her son, Anthony Addison, will hold her memory true in his being each and every day as he carries her in his heart and soul, loving what she was and what she has become. Not to forget all her extended family, comrades that served alongside her, and all her friends. Her presence enlightened and her strength inspired, that will never change for any of us.
Mountain Home News 5 Feb 2003
Wallace "Wally" K. Gilbertson, 93, of Mountain Home, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at a local nursing home.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home. Arrangements were under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Wally was born Nov. 5, 1909, in Bloomfield, Neb., the son of George and Anna (Severson) Gilbertson.
Wally grew up in Nebraska and spent a good portion of his life in South Dakota, where he met his future wife, Vivian. He married Vivian Turpen on June 18, 1966, in Rapid City, S.D. They moved to Mountain Home on June 18, 1967, and worked at Mountain Home Air Force Base for about 13 years before retiring. Wally worked in Civil Service from 1951-1979. "Those that knew Wallace knew him by Wally," his family said. "Wally was best known for his good-natured demeanor. Great men are best known for their ability to listen and Wally was always willing to take the time to listen to anyone that needed a lending ear. He was kind, generous, and outgoing to all those that had the good fortune to know him. "He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed his last year of hunting when he was 88 years old. He also liked to go fishing, work in his garden, and enjoy the simple things in life. Wally's most treasured memories were those that were spent with his family. Though Wally lived a simple life, his children were his island of riches."Wallace is survived by: his daughter, Brenda K. Maley and her husband, Bill, of Pleasanton, Calif.; sisters Florance Belli of Loyalton, Calif., and Elsie Long of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and a daughter, Carol.
Mountain Home News 26 Feb 2003
Penelope "Penny" S. Halligan, 62, of Mountain Home, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 20, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Penny was born March 11, 1940, in Morehead, Miss., the daughter of Nathan and Emmily (Timbs) Sheffield. Penny married Richard Halligan on Nov. 3, 1959. The family moved to Mountain Home on Aug. 28, 1970. Penny worked for over 23 years at the 366th Wing comptroller's office at Mountain Home Air Force Base. She also worked for Stoecker Jewelers from 1973 to 1974. Penny is survived by: her daughter, Karen Halligan of Arvada, Colo.; son Robert Halligan of Mountain Home; sisters Vontico Nickelson of Greenville, Miss., Trilby McCoy of Morehead, Miss., June Nickelson of Greenville, Miss, and Brenda Lasseft of Indianola, Miss.; brothers Allen Sheffield of Burlison, Tenn., Edwayne Sheffield of Indianola, Miss., Maclyn Sheffield of Morehead, Miss., and Jimmy Sheffield of Indianola, Miss., and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, a son, Roderick, and a brother, Bobby Sheffield. "She was a shining light in so many lives and will be loved and missed by all," her family said.
Mountain Home News 21 Jun 2010
Timothy F. Hurley was born Sept. 10, 1920, in Casper, Wyo., and passed away June 8, 2010, in Boise, Idaho. He was the son of Irish emigrants Timothy and Mary Sullivan Hurley. He attended St. Anthony Catholic School until his sophomore year when he went to work for the local Packard dealership. Tim excelled as a mechanic and enjoyed dirt track racing. On Dec. 8, 1941, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving overseas in WWII.
He was discharged in 1945 but remained in the reserves and was called to service in 1950 for the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1951. After the war Tim owned his own mechanic business, Hurley Repair, until 1961 when he joined Morrison and Knudsen. He worked on the Yellowtail and Libby Dams in Montana. The majority of his employment was overseas, taking him to Panama several times, Peru and Suriname, South American, Papua, New Guinea, and Grenada, West Indies. Later he became superintendent of equipment at the railroad shop in Boise. Tim retired in 1985 after working on a large project in Grenada. While teaching a young Irish lass, Mary O'Brien, to drive, he fell in love and proposed. On Nov. 22, 1948, Tim and Mary were married in St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Hardin, Mont. Mary accompanied him during many of his overseas work assignments. After retirement they settled in Mountain Home but also enjoyed traveling in their fifth wheel. One special trip was taken to Ireland, where Tim met many of his cousins. They would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this year. Tim was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Mountain Home and Sacred Heart in Boise, and the Knights of Columbus. He had life memberships in the American Legion, VFW, Elks and Second Marine Division on the east and west coasts. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John, and sisters Margaret and Katheryn, and son, Michael. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and children Tom of Denver, Tim of Spokane, Jim of Meridian, Melanie of Billings, and Pat and Shirley of Boise, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, along with his special friend, Prince, his faithful Chihuahua. All services will be conducted by Fr. Ramirez at Our Lady of the Good Counsel Catholic Church in Mountain Home on Thursday, June 24, with viewing at 9 a.m., rosary at 10 a.m., and mass at 11 a.m. Following a military service at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 25, interment will be at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Idaho Humane Society.
Mountain Home News 5 Feb 2003
Mattie M. Kingery, 72, of Meridian, formerly of Mountain Home, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at home, surrounded by her husband and family. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Second Baptist Church, 10375 W. Overland Rd., Boise. Following the funeral a graveside service was held at the Meridian Cemetary. Services were under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel. Mattie was born in Tipp City, Ohio on April 25, 1930. She attended school in Piqua and was a cheerleader at both Bennett Jr. High and Piqua High School and graduated in 1949. In the years following Mattie worked as a bookkeeper at various places in Piqua, before meeting the love of her life, Therman Kingery. They married on April 5, 1953, and the following year a daughter, Brenda Kae, was born. Piqua was their home until moving to Covington, Ohio, in 1962. During that time they became actively involved in the Piqua Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. In 1970, they moved to Mountain Home and purchased the Pleasant Acres Mobile Home Park. In the early years there, life was not easy, and in addition to managing the mobile home park, both Mattie and Therman worked for the Mountain Home School District. During that time they spread the gospel to others with home Bible studies. In 1977, they started the Mountain Home Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. In 1985, Mattie and Therman moved to Boise due to illness and later they moved to Meridian and lived with her daughter's family. "It was at this time that Mattie was blessed with having her grandchildren Leah and Noah in her life every day until her death. Mattie loved and adored her two grandchildren," her family noted. Mattie is survived by: her husband, Therman Kingery, daughter Brenda Mallard and her husband, Steve, and two grandchildren, all of Meridian; four siblings, Virginia Hall of Lawton, Okla., Richard T. Hughes of Sidney, Ohio, Louie Hughes and Don Hughes of Piqua, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard T. and Nancy Josephine Hughes; sisters Dolly D. Hughes, Mary DeHart and Elizabeth Brown; and brother William Hughes.
Mountain Home News 26 Feb 2003
John I. Mikach, 77, of Mountain Home, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at his residence. Per his request no services will be held. Cremation is under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
John was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Trafford, Penn. John served 20 years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1964. He then worked for the Postal Service in Modesto, Calif., retiring after 20 years of service there.
John and Lyn, after living in California for many years, moved to Mountain Home where they have lived the past 11 years. They were both very proud to be a part of Mountain Home, making many close friends.
John will be missed by many, his family said. Lyn welcomes close friends to stop by their home.
John is survived by: his wife, Lyn Mikach of Mountain Home; two daughters, Lorie and her husband, Bill Barnum, of Gardnerville, Nev., and Kathy and her husband, George DeLaRosa, of Brentwood, Calif.; stepdaughter Toni and her husband, Robert Camp, and Joi and her husband, Dennis Meadows, all of Vancouver, Wash., and Sherry Mateo of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers Doug and his wife, Bernice Mikach, of North Huntington, Pa., and Steve and and his wife, Dell Mikach ,of Trafford, Pa.; sister Annie and her husband, Lou Nigro, of Trafford, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
Mountain Home News 6 Jul 2010
Clarence Wesley Penrod, 84, of Mountain Home, passed away on July 2, 2010, at his home.
Burial, with military honors, will be Monday, July 12, at the Winton Cemetery in Winton, Calif. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Clarence was born in Shidler, Okla., to Wesley and Amy Penrod in 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He worked as a mechanic for much of his life as well owning several businesses.Clarence was an avid racing fan. He enjoyed fishing, family and friends as well as a finding a good deal. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and friend who will be deeply missed. Clarence is survived by his three children: daughters Marilyn and her husband, Joe Dunn, of Pahrump, Nev., Sandra and her husband, Raymon Gregston, of Boise, his son Ronald and his wife, Lucille Penrod, of Snelling, Calif., his sisters, Rita Peterson of Merced, Calif., and Ruth Roper of Lake Havasu, Ariz., 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, his parents, a sister, Ruby Neeley, and a brother, Cecil Penrod. His family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Boise VA Hospital for their care during his illness.
Mountain Home News 26 Feb 2003
Brian Edward Plympton, 24, of Boise, formerly of Mountain Home, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, near Green River, Utah, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.Visitation was held on Sunday, Feb. 23, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 24, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel. Burial will be held at a later date at Spokane Memorial Gardens in Spokane, Wash. Brian was born Feb. 26, 1978, son of Ed and Carol Plympton in Minot, N.D. He was the youngest of their two children. He graduated from Minot High School in 1996. Brian moved to Boise in 2000, where he pursued many different career interests. Brian enjoyed snowboarding, music, cooking and road trips. It was always important to him to stay in touch with family and friends, his family said, adding "Brian will always be remembered for his affectionate personality, gentle spirit and his hugs." Brian is survived by: his parents Ed and Rose Plympton of Mountain Home and Carol and Jim Kraft of Minot, N.D.; sister Patricia Berry and her husband, Thomas, of Boise, and Crystal Waters of Boise; grandmother Sarah Hall of Mountain Home and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frances, Sr., and Eva Plympton, and Carl and Arleen Hofmann and Emmit Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to a favorite charity are requested.
Mountain Home News 26 Feb 2003
Bonnie A. Pollard, 81, of Grand View, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Elmore Memorial Care Center. Memorial graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at Riverside Cemetery, Grand View. Cremation is under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Bonnie was born March 5, 1921, in Boise. She attended school in Rupert and Minidoka, graduating early, with honors, from Minidoka High School, where she was named valedictorian. She then attended two years at Albion Normal School and was granted her teaching certificate. Bonnie and her husband, Pete, moved to Grand View in the early 1940s, where they purchased the Bank Club. For more that 33 years they ran the club and contributed a place for the youth of Grand View to enjoy. Bonnie enjoyed camping and the out of doors. Her greatest joy in life was her children and grandchildren, her family said. Bonnie is survived by: her two sons, Randy and his wife, Deanna Pollard, of King Hill, and Rickey and his wife, Linda Pollard, of Grand View; sister Donna Carothers of Grand View; brother Melvin Freckleton of Grand View, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete, both parents, one brother and one sister.
Memorials can be made to the Grand View EMS.



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