Location: Twin Falls County ID

Childers, Lucille C. (Sizemore) – Obituary

Former Wallowa County resident, Lucille C. Childers died July 11, 1996, at Medford. She was born May 16, 1911, at Milner, Idaho, the daughter of Frank O. and Rosella (Bennett) Sizemore. On June 6, 1929, she married Claire Childers at Enterprise. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1990. She is survived by sons, James Childers and Eugene Childers, both of Klamath Falls; sister, Ruth Bragg of Medford; grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at the Enterprise Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Enterprise Christian Church in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main, Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, July 18, 1996, Page...

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Kiser, Clada Fay – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Clada Fay Kiser, 80, of Joseph died Sept. 15. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday Sept. 22 at the Joseph United Methodist Church. Mrs. Kiser was born June 20, 1926, to Clay and Ada Wooldridge King in Buhl, Idaho. The couple had a seed-potato farm for many years. He died in 1977, and she worked for several years at the U.S. Forest Service office in Enterprise. She was formerly a member of the Joseph PTA, the United Methodist Church, the VFW Auxiliary, Beta Sigma Phi sorority and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. She enjoyed following her grandchildren’s athletic endeavors. Survivors include children and their spouses, Rhonda and Mike Shirley, Christy and Bill Wells, Marianne and Dave Yost, and Cliff Clay and Wendy Kiser; several grandchildren; sisters, Susan Jacobsen of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Gail Cane of Seattle; and other relatives. A sister, Judith Berman, died earlier. Memorials may be made to the Joseph Methodist Church or any charity in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 23, 2006, Published: September 26,...

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Yetter, Martin – Obituary

M. Yetter Killed In Wreck Of Auto Dodge Sedan Leaves Highway With Fatal Results Buhl, Idaho Party Enroute to Walla Walla -Wrecked. Two Women Slightly Injured Aged Driver Killed When Machine Overturns Near Wolfe Creek Bridge Martin Yetter of Buhl, Idaho, was instantly killed and his wife, Faye Yetter, and his daughter, Mrs. E.J. Butler, also of Buhl, were injured when the automobile in which they were riding left the highway, two miles west of North Powder and turned over three times, about 5 o’clock Saturday evening. A front tire on the machine blew out, it is said, which caused the accident. A nine months-old baby of Mrs. Butler, was not injured. Mr. Yetter, who was driving the car was killed instantly his skull being fractured. Mrs. Yetter was cut about the arms and suffered considerable from the nervous shock. Mrs. Butler was slightly bruised and cut. The victims of the accident were picked up by passing motorists and brought to North Powder. They were taken to the Palmer Pharmacy and Dr. Houser of Haines, responded to the call and dressed the wounds of the injured ladies, who were later taken to the Baker hospital. The coroner form La Grande took the body of Mr. Yetter to La Grande. The accident occurred on the straight stretch of road as the family were on their way to Walla Walla. This...

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Craig, Edwin L. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon 1923-2007 Edwin Leonard Craig, 83, of La Grande, died March 9 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Mr. Craig was born May 13, 1923, to Leonard Clinton and Marguerite Elizabeth (Kinsloe) Craig in Hutchinson, Kan. He was raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, and graduated from high school in Rock Springs, Wyo. He married Norma Bluhm Aug. 7, 1942, and served in the Army during World War II. Norma died while he was stationed in France. On April 14, 1946, Mr. Craig married Sylva Fay Gilson in Rupert, Idaho. In 1954 they moved to La Grande, where he operated Craig’s Cleaners until he retired in 1986. Mr. Craig was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed boating and waterskiing with his family and was an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife, Sylva Fay Craig of La Grande; sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin B. and Lesta Craig of Montclair, Calif., John L. and Jody Craig of La Grande, Thomas A. and Teri Craig of Eastside, Steve A. and Rhonda Craig of Albany and Bruce D. Craig of Salem; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the LDS church library or a charity of choice in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.,...

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Skinner-Darling, Helen – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Helen Skinner-Darling, 90, of Portland and formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 26 in Portland. Private burial will take place at River View Cemetery. Wilhelm Portland Memorial is in charge of arrangements. Helen was born Jan. 28, 1919, to Emma and Eugene Skinner at Twin Falls, Idaho. She attended Riveria Grade School and La Grande High School. Survivors include her children, Rodney Darling and Kenneth Darling. La Grande Observer – October 30,...

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Wyatt, Helen Hartwell – Obituary

Mrs. Helen Hartwell Wyatt, 68, a Kittitas valley resident for 31 years, died here Thursday [January 3, 1952] evening at 9 o’clock in the Airway Nursing Home. She had been ill for the past 18 years and had been at the nursing home for the last four years. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Wyatt of Kittitas, whom she married January 12, 1918 at Twin Falls, Idaho. Other surviving relatives include a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Martens of Montesano; three sisters, Mrs. Louie Welles of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Caroline Patrick of Rogerson, Idaho, and Mrs. Dorothy Gish of Benicia, California; five brothers, Fred Hartwell of Bulh Idaho, Albert Hartwell of Ketchum, Idaho, Jim Hartwell of Wendell, Idaho, Harry Hartwell of Whittier, California and Harold Hartwell of Missoula, Montana and two grandchildren. The body will be taken from Honeycutt-Evenson funeral home here at 2 a.m. Saturday by train to Buhl, Idaho, where funeral and burial services will be conducted. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Luster, Deborah Kay – Obituary

Deborah Kay Luster, 44, of Pinedale, Wyo., a former Baker City resident, died June 13, 2005, in a car accident near Evanston, Wyo. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the home of Carolyn and Melvin Luster. Debbie was born on Jan. 13, 1961, at Twin Falls, Idaho. She was the sixth of nine children born to her mother, Mary Helen Sartain Sharp of The Dalles. She also had five siblings from her father, William Bradley “Bill” Barnette. As a young girl, she moved to Oregon where she attended school. She grew up primarily in the Eugene area. There she met and married William “Bill” Jensen. The coupled followed the family in a move to The Dalles where they raised their children for several years. After Bill died, she spent several years in the Portland area before she met John Luster. They were married on Dec. 22, 1996. They lived in Oregon for several years before a job led them to their home at Pinedale, Wyo., where they had lived for the past three years. Debbie was interested in genealogy and finding her family roots. She collected stuffed bears and Simpson memorabilia. Her passion and greatest love in...

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Barton, Melvin – Obituary

Melvin Barton, 92, of Boise, and a former longtime Baker City resident, died March 31, 2004. His graveside funeral will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. MST at Morris Hill Cemetery under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel of Boise. Mel was born Feb. 27, 1912, at Surprise, Okla., the third of 12 children. He spent his youth in Filer, Idaho, graduating from Filer High School in 1930. He attended Albion Normal College in 1930 and the University of Southern California in 1931, impressing coaches with his football skills at both schools. Mel proudly served our country in World War II for nearly five full years, making a captain’s rank and serving in the South Pacific and the European campaigns. On Dec. 31, 1942, while on leave from active duty, Mel married Clea Parke of Carey, Idaho. Their relationship has endured 61-plus years, and more than a few people have been astounded by their rich and enduring love for each other. Mel and Clea worked with Mel’s father on his sheep ranch in Filer for three years after the war. In 1948 he moved his family to Baker City, where he and Clea lived for more than 50 years, becoming an integral part of that community and raising four boys in the process. He and Clea moved to Boise in 2001. Mel was a prince of a man. He...

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Twin Falls County, Idaho Census Records

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Twin Falls County, Idaho Cemetery Records

Idaho Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Idaho county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Twin Falls County Cemetery Records Hosted at Idaho Archives Twin Falls County USGenWeb Artesian Cemetery Clover Lutheran Cemetery Estes Cemetery Grassy Hill, (Boyd Family) Haines Monument Rogerson Cemetery Rock Creek Cemetery Rock Creek Cemetery, (Larsen) Rock Creek Cemetery, (Stricker) Stricker Ranch House Graves Walton-Gumm Cemetery Twin Falls Cemetery Burial Records Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Alphabetical listing of books 1-4 Surnames A Surnames B Surnames C Surnames D Surnames E-F Surnames G Surnames H Surnames I-J Surnames K Surnames L Surnames M Surnames N-O Surnames P Surnames Q-R Surnames S Surnames T Surnames U-V Surnames W Surnames X-Y-Z Twin Falls County Cemetery Records Hosted at Interment.net Artesian Cemetery Bower Cemetery Clover Lutheran Cemetery Estes Cemetery Magic Valley Veterans Memorial Cemetery Rogerson Cemetery Rock Creek Cemetery (Strycker Cemetery) Walton-Gumm Cemetery...

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Carlson, John E. – Obituary

John E. Carlson, 87, of Baker City, died April 12, 2006, at the Boise Veterans Hospital. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Private vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Sister Kay Marie Duncan of Pathway Hospice will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service at The Sunridge, 1 Sunridge Lane. John was born June 16, 1918, at Buhl, Idaho, to Edward and Amanda Lindstrom Carlson. After graduation from Baker High School, he attended Oregon State College. His Rose Bowl football team was later honored in Corvallis during the 1990s at the Hall of Fame Banquet. During World War II, he served in the Pacific on Okinawa with the Army Air Corps, where he was instrumental in building a power station to provide electricity to the troops. He had been a lineman for Eastern Oregon Electric and California Pacific, then after the war he opened an appliance store at Halfway and Baker. He established Carlson Construction Co. and was a private contractor to provide and repair power lines throughout Oregon. During this time he became interested in aviation and earned an instrument qualification to fly for business. The California Pacific Utility High Spots magazine called him a “Pioneer With Wings” for being the line contraction unit with its headquarters...

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Jones, Ethel Ardine Newby Mrs. – Obituary

Ethel Ardine Jones, 88, of Rawlins, Wyo., a former Baker City and La Grande resident, died Dec. 2, 2000, at Rawlins, Wyo., of natural causes. Her funeral was Thursday at the Baker City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Mrs. Jones was born on July 24, 1912, to Robert and Ada Violet Hathaway Newby. She married Charles Ted Gorrell at Buhl, Idaho. Later she married Irvin Nelson Jones on Oct. 10, 1954. He died on Nov. 10, 1995. Mrs. Jones worked in restaurants in Baker City and Nyssa. In 1994, she moved from Baker City to La Grande. She was very involved with her family and loved fishing and crafts. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She attended church regularly until her health prevented her from doing so. Survivors include her children, Nadine Sorenson of Vancouver, Wash., Keith Gorrell of La Grande, Leroy Gorrell of La Grande, Darwin Gorrell of La Grande, Ronnie Gorrell of Rawlins, Wyo., and Marilyn Blanchard of Cedar City, Utah; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She also was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Gorrell; and a daughter, Dorleen Gorrell. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 8, 2000 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Roth, Rhoda J. Coles Mattes Mrs. – Obituary

Rhoda J. Roth, 83, of Pendleton, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Aug. 23, 2002, at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton. Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Dennis Hickman of the First Lutheran Church will officiate. Visitations will be from noon until 5 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. until noon Tuesday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Rhoda Jane Coles Mattes Roth was born March 1, 1919, at Twin Falls, Idaho. She was a daughter of Joseph Joel Coles and Nettie May Locken Coles Carlson. She moved with her family back to Haines at the age of six months. She received her education in Haines and graduated from Haines High School. She played basketball during school. She loved swimming and picnicking at Radium Hot Springs. Rhoda was a member of First Lutheran Church. In June 1936, she married George Richard Mattes. They had two children: Myra Diane and Richard Michael. In 1949, she went to work for Pacific Northwest Bell and remained employed with that company until her retirement in 1975. She loved her cabin property on Griffin Gulch and the farm on Burnt River Canyon. Mr. Mattes died on Feb. 11, 1969. Rhoda and George adopted their granddaughter, Soraya Jane, in 1965. She married Leonard G. Roth in May 1972. He died in 1985. Mrs. Roth loved...

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Snode, Howard L. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Howard L. Snode, 83, a longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 16, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. His graveside funeral will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the North Powder Cemetery. Mr. Snode was born at Buhl, Idaho, on Jan. 31, 1918. He and his older brother, Glen, were raised by their father, Delbert A. Snode. Howard was very adventurous. At 16 he traveled to Alaska to work on a fishing boat. In the 1930s he lived at Portland working odd jobs. From the 1940s until his retirement, he worked in the logging industry at all positions, from choker setter to cat operator. Howard was well-known throughout Wallowa, Union and Baker counties as an extremely hard worker. Howard enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping in the nearby mountains. In his later years, he took care of his elder neighbors yards and helped anyone in need with handouts, food or a place to stay. He will always be remembered by his friends and nurses at St. Elizabeth Care Center for his quick wit and unforgettable smile. Survivors include his sweet wife of 40 years, Otie B. Snode, who he loved very much; a daughter, Marshea Willingham of Pendleton; a son, Delbert Lee Snode, and daughter-in-law, Debi Snode, of Milwaukie; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 21,...

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Kesterson, Aline Pratt Mrs. – Obituary

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. Aline’s 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...

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