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Obituary - Skiff LeRoy Eastburg

The Modesto Bee

Ripon, San Joaquin Co.-

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Thursday in the Ripon
Memorial Chapel for Skiff Leroy Eastburg, 66, who died of a heart
attack in his Ripon home yesterday morning.

A former district dairyman, Eastburg was an employee of the state
department of employment in Modesto.

A native of Osage City, Kan., he moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, when
18 and became a produce buyer.  He was active in Boy scouts there.
He moved to Ripon in 1948, taking up dairying.  He was an active
member of Ripon Bethany Covenant Church.

Eastburg leaves his widow, Mildred; a daughter, Louise Ebeltoft of
Ripon; a son, Raymond Eastburg of Pasadena; two brothers, W. R. of
Idaho Falls and C. H. Eastburg of San Jose, Santa Clara County; five
sisters, Emma Forbes, Hanna Lind and Naomi Therese and Eleanor
Eastburg of Los Angeles, and four grandchildren.

The Revs. C. D. Swanson and Rodney Rosengren will officiate at
services.  Committal will be in Park View Cemetery near Stockton,
San Joaquin County.hhw 


Obituary - David Ebeltoft

David Carroll Ebeltoft 1957 - 2011 
David Carroll Ebeltoft 53 of Boise ID. Died May 22nd 2011.David was
born in Modesto California on Sept 30th 1957 to Carroll Nord and
Louise Ebeltoft. He was raised in Boise and Idaho Falls ID. David
spent much of his time in the Boise area as a young boy then moved
with the family to Idaho Falls. David worked for an automotive parts
store in Boise and in Idaho Falls. He had a passion for cars and
could fix anything. 

David was stricken with diabetes at the age of 8. He suffered with
difficulties from the disease throughout his life. He was never one
to back down from any task and would help anybody…especially if it
had to do with engines. He took much pride in his knowledge of all
cars and loved the old ones. He developed a love for music at a very
small age and taught himself to play the drums. He performed in many
bands and groups. He also loved his work helping individuals with
disabilities. He married Christi Poulsen in 1978.They made their
home in Star Valley, Wy. They were blessed with son Ryan in May of
1979 and Rachael in November of 1982. He returned to Boise to be
close to the kids he adored. 

Survivors include his children, son Ryan David Ebeltoft(wife, Angie)
and their 3 daughters and daughter Rachael Anna Ebeltoft and her son
of Boise, Id. Sisters Linda Fultz(husband Neal, deceased ) of Boise,
Id . Leslie Mead( husband, Peter) of Alta, Wy. Brother Loren
Ebeltoft of Placerville, Id. And sister Lisa Voigt ( husband, Gary)
of Idaho Falls, Id. Numerous precious nieces, nephews, great nieces
and nephews which loved seeing him when they would come to visit. He
is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, 1 granddaughter,
and 3 nieces. 

Memorial services will be held at 10: 00 a.m. May 27th 2011 at 1560
North Ten Mile Road Meridian in the LDS church. Bishop Garner will
be officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions
to The at www. "Always and Forever" tributes to David
Ebeltoft or mail to 1701 North Beauregard St. Alexandria, VA 22311.

Published in Idaho Statesman on May 25, 2011.hhw

David Ebeltoft


Obituary - Mildred Louise Eastburg Ebeltoft

Mildred Louise Eastburg Ebeltoft, 75, of Idaho Falls, died March
31, 1998, at her home of cancer.  She was under the care of Good
Samaritan Hospice.

She was born Dec. 13, 1922, at Idaho Falls, to Skiff Leroy and Anna
Mildred Johnson Eastburg.  She was raised in Idaho Falls and
attended schools there.

After leaving the area for several years, she returned to Idaho
Falls in 1968, where she was a field and design engineer for
Mountain Bell Telephone Co. and U S West.  She retired in 1983.
After retirement, she spent winters with friends in Arizona and
summers in Island Park. She enjoyed visiting Wyoming and Boise, and
she took several trips to the Bahamas with family and friends.

She was member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  She was also a
member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.  She enjoyed crafts,
traveling, the outdoors and her friends and family, which includes
her two nephews.

Survivors include her children, Linda Fultz (husband, Neal) of
Boise, Idaho, Leslie Mead (husband, Pete) of Leigh Canyon, Wyo.,
Loren Ebeltoft of Idaho City, and David Ebeltoft and Lisa Lampe,
both of Idaho Falls; a brother, Ray Eastburg (wife, Anne) of
Prescott Valley. Ariz.; six grandchildren, and one great
grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents and three

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity United
Methodist Church, 237 N. Water Ave. in Idaho Falls, with the Rev.
Michael Kennedy officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Good
Samaritan Hospice, 840 E. Elva, Idaho Falls; or the American
Institute of Cancer Research, 1759 R. Street NW, Washington, D.C.


Arthur Benjamin Johnson Children
Sons & Daughters of Arthur Benjamin Johnson and Helen Heald Pelot
Left to right: Calvin, Lowell, Stanley, Reese, Arthur, Lynn, Helen Hahn,
Alice Conrad, Bette Thornton, Mary Pelot

Obituary -  Arthur Duane Johnson

Dates = 2-10-1934 > 3-23-1958

Macabre Suicide Takes Arthur D. Johnson, 24

One of the most grisly deaths to ever occur here claimed the life of
a 24 year old Idaho falls man Sunday night.

Dead is Arthur D. Johnson, 24, an apparent suicide, said Coroner
Jack A. Wood, who used an estimated 100 pounds of dynamite to blow
himself and his automobile into tiny pieces near the former city
dump grounds.  

The macabre death took place at about 8 p.m. and was discovered when
nearby residents were nearly shaken from their chairs in their homes
by the blast.

Positive identification was not made Monday, but Bonneville County
Coroner Jack Wood said that a wallet containing the man's
registration card and several other cards bearing the same name made
it nearly positive.  Sheriff A. E. Heslop said a finger, which was
found several hundred feet from the car would be fingerprinted in
hopes of establishing positive proof.

Heslop said no motive for apparent suicide had yet been found, but
reports indicated the young man had had an argument with this
father.  He was the father of three small children.

Threatened Suicide Wood said Mrs. Johnson told him that her husband
told her he was going to kill himself and then carried two cases of
dynamite from the basement into the car.  She said she called
relatives to try to stop him, but to no avail.  She also said he
told her she would be better off without him before he left the

The car, of which only small twisted pieces of metal were left, was
parked at a wide spot in a dirt road near where the old city dump
was located approximately 8 miles west of Idaho Falls.  Over a 200
yard radius was still being combed late Monday morning for pieces of
the body and the car.

The torso of the body was found 250 feet from where the car was

Measurements showed it had flown 180 feet through the air and then
bounced another 70 feet before coming to a stop.

The torso was blown east and north of where the car was parked while
most of the head of the body was found between 200 and 300 feet
south and east of where the car was giving some hint to the impact
of the explosion.

A German .38 caliber pistol was found near the scene also, with
bullets jammed in the magazine.  Heslop speculated that the dynamite
was set off by a shot from the pistol.  A search for a fuse failed
to uncover anything further, strengthening the theory that he used a
pistol to blow the dynamite up.

Monday, a group of searchers were covering a 200 foot radius of
sagebrush inch by inch gleaning pieces of clothing and body from the

Wood said it was one of the most gruesome deaths he had ever

Funeral Tuesday Funeral services will be held at the Buck Funeral
Home Tuesday at 3 p.m. with Bishop Richard Mason officiating. 

Speakers will be Rolf C. Wold and John M. Homer.

Pallbearers include Gail Pullman, Gereay Murdock, Calvin Johnson,
Lowell Johnson, William Murdock and Gary Gardner.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. 

Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 10, 1934, in Idaho Falls, the son of
Arthur and Alta Higbee Johnson.  When he was eight years old the
family moved to Spokane, Wash.  In 1944 they removed to Orem,
Utah,and in 1950 to Provo, Utah.

On May 31, 1952 he married Arlene Dodds of Springfield, Utah.  In
April 1953 they came to Idaho Falls.

Mr. Johnson is survived by is wife and the following children;
Regena Adele, Karen Marie, Byron Paul; his mother, Mrs. Alta
Jacobsen; his father, Arthur Johsnon, brothers and sisters,
Terrance, (Terry), Burton Johnson, on a mission for the LDS Church
in Mexico, Bruce Johnson, Gooding, Julie Johnson, Idaho Falls,
Rickie Lee Johnson, Idaho falls; and grandparents, Mrs. Helen
Johnson and Mrs. Phoebe Wold, both of Idaho Falls.hhw


Obituary - Charles A. Johnson

The Post-Register 
Idaho Falls, Idaho 
February 8, 1927 
Page 1

Death of C. A. Johnson Pioneer Farmer and Stockman of This vicinity
Died Sunday Morning

C. A. Johnson, a well known resident of this city, passed away at
his home Sunday morning at the age of 80 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Swedish Mission church on
Sixth street Wednesday at 2:30, the Rev. G. T. Peterson

The deceased leaves four sons and two daughters.  They are: Harvey
A., a resident of Florida; Edward, of Holbrook, Arizona; Nathan A.,
of this city; Arthur of Nampa, and Mrs. Mamie Melquist and Mrs.
Mildred Eastburg of this city.  There are 24 grandchildren.  Mrs.
Johnson passed away in 1919.

Mr. Johnson was born in Smoland, Sweden.  He came to America when
quite a young man, poor in purse though strong in energy and
determination, and he accomplished that which he set out to do, he
made good. He first settled in Nebraska.  Thirty-three years ago he
came to Idaho and settled on a farm three miles north of the city. 
He remained on this farm until about 15 years ago when he retired
and came into the city and built a- - - street.  The farm where he
first took possession was a raw tract of sagebrush comprising 240
acres.  By hard work he made out of it a substantial home, with
well regulated fields producing a maximum of crops, and this he
leaves as a monument to his thrift and sturdy character.  As a
pioneer he passed through the hardships and sufferings common to
those who sought to carve from the raw and undeveloped west an
heritage from the raw and undeveloped west.hhw 


Edward Arnold Johnson

History of Idaho 
Page 1058

Ed. A. Johnson.  One of the ablest civil engineers of Idaho is Ed.
A. Johnson, of Boise.  Though a young man in the early thirties, he
has already acquired some of those distinctions of work and
positions which mark him out among those who are rising to success.
Mr Johnson has had a varied career both in public service and in
his profession.

He belongs to a family which has been identified with Idaho since
1892. He was born at Oakland, Nebraska, December 12, 1879, and was
the second of six children born to Charles A. and Margaret (Olson)
Johnson. His father, a native of Sweden, came to America in young
manhood, locating first at Omaha, where he worked at day labor,
then became a homesteader at Oakland, and on moving to Idaho in
1892 engaged in farming near Idaho Falls, where he is still active
in farming and good citizenship at the age of sixty-one.  The
mother, who is now fifty-six, was born in Lapland, emigrating to
America in girlhood, and was married in Nebraska. The other
children in the family are named: Harvey A., Nathaniel T. Arthur
B., Mrs. Mayme I. Melquist and Anna Mildred.

The fist schooling for Mr. Ed. A. Johnson was at Wahoo, Nebraska,
and after coming to Idaho at the age of thirteen he attended the
high school of Idaho Falls, where he was graduated in 1898.  Like
many successful men, he began as a school teacher, his work being
in schools near Idaho Falls.  After two years in that employment he
entered the railway mail service, and for three years his duties
kept him on the road between Idaho Falls and St. Anthony, and
Pocatello and Portland.  United States Marshal Ruel Rounds, for the
Idaho district, then chose him chief deputy marshal.  He had
already determined upon a professional career, and took up civil
engineering in a practical way under Mr. Paul S. S. Bickel, in the
Twin Falls district, remaining under Mr. Bickel's capable
supervision four years.  He then located at Glenns Ferry in
connection with work on the King Hill Extension, and in 1910-11
served as city engineer for Glenns Ferry.  Mr. Johnson is at
present chief engineer for the Thousand Springs Land and Irrigation
Company, a project involving seventy-five hundred acres northwest
of Mackey.  During hs residence at Twin Falls he served as
assistant postmaster in 1904.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the Idaho Society of Civil engineers,
and has a high standing in his profession throughout the state.  He
is affiliated with the Odd Fellows lodge at Idaho Falls, is a
Republican in politics, and a member of the Congregational church. 
His own career has caused him to become one of the most
enthusiastic Idaho boosters, and he has all the confidence in the
remarkable development of the state.

At Boise City on May 18, 1912, Mr. Johnson, was married to Miss
Edna A. Griffith, the result of this union being a boy, Arnold
Stanton. Mrs. Johnson was born at Carthage, Missouri, where she
began her schooling and later attended the College of Idaho at
Caldwell, where she was graduated in the academic course in 1908.
She has a brother, Frank E. Griffith, born in 1883, and a sister,
Mrs. Ed. N. Mapes, both of whom were also natives of Carthage,
Missouri.  Their parents are Edwin S. and Anna (Griffith) Griffith.
Her father, who was born at Philadelphia, spent a number of years
in Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Tennessee, and in 1905 moved to
Idaho, being a resident at Glenns Ferry till 1909, when he moved to
Caldwell.  He is one of the prosperous ranchers of that section.
The mother was born at Winchester, Virginia, but in early childhood
moved to Iowa, and later to Carthage, Missouri, where she was
married.  Her father, James Hackney Griffith, a staunch Union man
during the Civil war, piloted the first Union forces through the
Shennadoah valley.  He was captured by the rebels and sentenced to
death, but escaped.  He crossed West Virginia, and swam the Ohio
river on horseback, with a black boy behind his saddle.  His family
later followed him to Iowa, where they partly retrieved their
fortune, lost by the ravages of the war.hhw

Note - Eunice Burrows sent this item to me on Jan. 23, 1998.



Obituary - Hazel Johnson

The Post-Register 
Idaho Falls, Idaho 
August 19, 1983 
Page B7

Hazel Cutler Johnson, 76, died August 18, 1983, at the Idaho Falls
Nursing Home of cancer.

She was the daughter of James L. and Millie Chadwick Cutler.

She was born May 30, 1907, at Whitney, Idaho. Her early schooling
was in - , Idaho.

She was married to Nate Johnson at Logan, Utah, in 1927. They were
later divorced. She was a member of the LDS church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Eunice) Burrows, Idaho
Falls; two sons, Raleigh Johnson, Centerville, Utah and Thayne
Johnson, Lakewood, Co.; a stepson, Gordon Johnson, Portland, Or.;
two sisters, Inez Ellingford, Idaho Falls and Lillian Stephenson,
Nampa; a brother, Marion Cutler, Idaho Falls; 10 grandchildren, and
five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services, under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, will
be Aug. 20 at Rose Hill Cemetery and will be conducted by Bishop
Harold J. Argyle of the Idaho Falls 15th Ward.

Family will meet friends from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. at the funeral home.hhw


Obituary - Helen Pelot Johnson

Mrs. Johnson Dies in Hospital

Mrs. Helen Johnson, 68, Idaho Falls matron, died at a local
hospital at 10 a.m. Thursday following a lengthy illness.

She was born Nov. 15, 1889 at Idaho Falls, the daughter of Calvin
and Alice Buck Pelot.  She grew up here and attended the Idaho
Falls school.

She was united in marriage to Arthur Johnson in 1912. In 1920, they
moved to Moscow, and later to Nampa.  She returned to Idaho Falls
in 1927 and has lived here since.  Mr. Johnson died in 1927.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by sons and daughters Arthur Johnson,
Reese Johnson, Mrs. Mary Pelot, Stanley Johnson, Mrs. Helen Hahn,
Lowell Johnson and Calvin Johnson, all of Idaho Falls; Lynn Johnson
of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Betty Thornton, Portland, Ore.; and
Mrs. Alice Conrad of Iona; 29 grandchildren and eight

Brothers an sisters surviving are Mary Coffin of Carlsbad, Calif.;
Mrs. Bess Downer, Molt, Mont.; Mrs. Alice Foley, San Maeto, Calif.;
Ellis Pelot, Salmon.

Funeral services will be announced later by the Buck Funeral Home.hhw


Obituary - Jerry E. Johnson

The Post-Register 
Idaho Falls, Idaho 
May 3, 1979 
Page C11

Jerry E. Johnson, 62, 3411 Elswoood Dr., former assistant trust
officer for the Idaho First National Bank, died Wednesday at an
Idaho Falls hospital following a long term heart ailment.

Born June 4, 1916, at Idaho Falls, he was the son of Nate T. and
Frieda Naehlers Johnson.

He spent his lifetime in Idaho Falls and was graduated from the
Idaho Falls High School in 1934 as senior class president. In
October of 1934, he began working for the American National Bank as
a bookkeeper. He graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School in
Seattle and was promoted to assistant vice president of the bank.
The American National Bank was sold to the Idaho First National
Bank in 1953, at which time he was made assistant manager of the
Idaho Falls main office.  In 1967, he was named assistant trust
officer of the Idaho First National Bank, where he served until his
retirement in November, 1976.

Johnson was a member of the Idaho Falls Rotary Club, having served
as treasurer for 24 years, which office he held at the time of his
death. He was also currently treasurer of the Idaho Falls Community
Concert Association.  He was a member of BPOE, 1087, had served as
the 1955 chairman of the Bonneville County Red Cross and was
treasurer of the Elks Club in 1949.

He was a member of the LDS Church, a priest at the time of his
death. He had served as president of the ward choir for several

On May 24, 1969, he was married to June Balka.  During WWII he
served in the Army.

Survivors are his widow; step-children; Dr. Lee Balka of Fort Sill,
Okla., John Balka of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Mrs. Grant (Susan)
Davidson of American Falls, brothers Gordon Johnson of Portland,
Ore., Thayne Johnson of Denver, Colo. and Raleigh Johnson of
Centerville, Utah; and one sister, Mrs. Clyde (Eunice) Burrows of
Idaho Falls.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. in the 30th Ward LDS
Chapel, 2040 Brentwood Drive, with Bishop J. Richard Sharp
officiating. The family will receive friends at the church two
hours prior to the services.

Interment will be at Fielding Memorial Park under the direction of
the Buck-Sullivan Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the heart fund.hhw


Obituary - Lynn Leroy Johnson

Sun, The (San Bernardino, CA) - Monday, August 16, 2004
Deceased Name: Lynn L. Johnson: Yucaipa man rose through Air Force ranks

YUCAIPA - Lynn L. Johnson joined the Air Force when he was a
teenager and rose to the rank of senior master sergeant in a 25-year

"He was a strong man, and a very good family man," said his
granddaughter, Wendy Terry of Ontario. "He loved to show us
pictures and tell stories of the wars and his planes."

Johnson, a 13-year Yucaipa resident, died Saturday in Redlands after
a stroke. 

He was born June 9, 1916, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. As one of 10
children, he worked on farms to help his widowed mother support the

"He was in the service while I was growing up," said his daughter,
Edna Ernst of Yucaipa. "I lived all over ... I was proud of him." 

Johnson was an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force. He retired in
1958 and worked as an aircraft mechanic for Pratt and Whitney in

He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He retired for the second time in

"He was a very pleasant person," Ernst said. "He was easy to get
along with and always helped other people." 

Johnson moved to Yucaipa in 1991 and took up gardening. He grew
geraniums and irises. 

"He loved to putter around with his plants," Ernst said. "And
he'd help neighbors with theirs." 

He enjoyed spending time with his family. 

"He was always there - very supportive, very proud," Terry said.
"He always did the right thing." 

Other survivors include a son, Larry Johnson of Palm Beach Gardens,
Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at Riverside National
Cemetery. Arlington Mortuary in Riverside is handling arrangements.hhw


Obituary - Margaret Olson Johnson

The Idaho Register 
Idaho Falls, Idaho 
July 2, 1919

Mrs. Charles A. Johnson of Idaho Falls died at her home on Seventh
street the last part of the week.  Mrs. Johnson was 65 years of age
and is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Melquist and
Mrs. Eastburg of this vicinity and her four sons, Arthur Johnson of
this city, Harvey and Nathan Johnson, who reside in California, and
Edward Johnson, who lives in Arizona.  Mrs. Johnson was a respected
citizen of this community, having lived in this vicinity for
twenty-five years.hhw

Margaret Olson Johnson


Obituary - Nathaniel T. Johnson

The Post-Register 
Idaho Falls, Idaho 
January 31, 1969 
Page 2

Death Claims Nate Johnson

Nate T. Johnson, 83, a retired farmer and resident of a local
nursing home, died Friday morning at a local hospital. He was born
in Nebraska on Jan. 24, 1886.  His family moved to the Idaho Falls
area when he was five years old, settling on a farm located on the
East River Road north of Idaho Falls.

He grew up there and attended Idaho Falls schools.  In 1915 he
married Freida Eihlers of Idaho Falls.  They continued farming on
East River Road until Mrs. Johnson's death in 1925.

He then moved into Idaho Falls and spent several years buying
potatoes for various packing houses.  In 1927 he married Hazel
Cutler of Preston. They farmed in the Shelley area.  They were
later divorced.

Mr. Johnson continued farming until ill health forced his
retirement and he moved back to Idaho Falls.  For the past several
years he has spent most of his time at the Lava Hot Springs Health

He is survived by four sons, Jerry E. Johnson, Idaho Falls, Gordon
D. Johnson, Anchorage, Alaska, Raleigh S. Johnson, Boulder, Colo.
and Thyane J. Johnson, Denver, Colo.; One daughter, Mrs. Dale
(Eunice E.) Burrows, Idaho Falls; two sisters, Mildred Eastburg,
Rippon, Calif.; Mamie Melquist, Turlock, Calif.; 13 grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Buck-
Sullivan Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Johnson officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Buck-
Sullivan Funeral Home.hhw 
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The Post-Register 
Idaho Falls, Idaho 
February 4, 1969 
Page 2

Nate T. Johnson

Funeral services were held Monday in the Buck-Sullivan Memorial
Chapel for Nate T. Johnson, 83, who died Jan. 31. Dr. Cecil Johnson
officiated. Mrs. June Balka was the organist.

Pallbearers were Donald MacKay, Art Johnson, Robert Wackerli, Dean
Schultz, Ross Gillespie and Jim Hays.

Concluding services were at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction
of Buck-Sullivan Funeral Home.hhw


Peter Johnson 
Brother of Charles A. Johnson 


Obituary - Rula Blatter Johnson

Rula B. Johnson, 75, of Idaho Falls, died May 25, 1995, at Eastern
Idaho Regional Medical Center.

She was born, Dec. 9, 1919, at Ammon, to Gottlieb and Dora May
Hiatt Blatter.  She attended Ammon schools. As a young girl she
moved to Chinook, Mont., and later returned to Ammon and graduated
from high school there. In the 1930s she served an LDS mission in
the Puyallup, Wash., area.  She then began nurses' training at the
LDS Hospital in Idaho Falls.

On May 2, 1943, she married Arthur B. Johnson at Hamilton, Mont.
They founded the Modern Cabinet Co. in Idaho Falls. The business
grew into the Idaho Lumber Co., and Idaho Forest Products in
Salmon.  Her husband died Jan. 23, 1988, and she sold the business
in 1989.

An active member of the LDS Church, she served as Relief Society
president and secretary, and was serving as the LDS Temple Youth
Center coordinator at the time of her death. She was past president
of Altrusa International.  She enjoyed traveling, crafts,
gardening, being with her family and attending the temple.

Survivors include her children, Bruce Johnson, of Idaho Falls and
Julie Beardall of Rexburg; two brothers, Cleo Lavon Blatter of
Glasgow, Mont., and Iven Blatter of Malta, Mont., six sisters, Illa
Todd of Anaheim, Calif., Belta Cleverly of Gooding, Fontella Maddox
of St. George, two stepsisters and three stepbrothers, Gailya Grant
of Canada, Clothele Foote of Washington, Layne Blatter of Payson,
Utah, Mahlon Blatter of Anaheim, and Steven Blatter of Farmington,
Utah; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Idaho Falls LDS
North Stake Center, 955 Memorial Drive, with Bishop James Chandler
officiating.  The family will visit with friends Tuesday from noon
to 1.50 p.m. at the stake center.  Burial will be at Rose Hill
Cemetery under the direction of Buck Sullivan Funeral Home in Idaho

The family suggests memorials to Retinitas Pigmentosa Foundation,
c/o Julie Beardall or Carma Johnson, 825 East 17th St. Idaho Falls


Obituary - Stanley L. Johnson

Stanley L. Johnson, 90, of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away
Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Mount Olympus Rehabilitation Center. He
was born March 16, 1920, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Arthur B. and
Helen H. Johnson. Stan grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls.
He married Gertrude Schmier on June 10, 1950. The were blessed with
two daughters. They later divorced. He married Gene Sulier in 1960.
Upon their marriage, he instantly became a father to her seven
children. They were blessed with two daughters of their own. They
later divorced. 

Stanley spent more than 45 years driving for Yellow
Cab Co. With his strong Christian beliefs, he was very generous and
was always willing to help other people. 

Survivors include his four
daughters, Shirlene (Tye) Tomchak and Marlene Brown, both of Idaho
Falls, Bernadene Winsick of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Christene Taylor
of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Betty Thornton of Portland,
Ore., and Helen Hahn of New York City, N.Y.; and lots of
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; five
brothers; and two sisters. At Stanley's request, there will be no
funeral services. We love you, Daddy. Have a nice forever!hhw


Obituary - Dorothy Longhurst

Dorothy "Ann" Longhurst, 78, of Idaho Falls, died Friday, Oct. 19,
2012, in a Salt Lake City hospital after complications from an

Ann was born July 7, 1934, in Idaho Falls to Ellis J. and Mary M.
Johnson Pelot. She graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1952.

On Nov. 9, 1953, Ann married Jim Stark. Three children were born to
this marriage, Linda, Jim Jr. and Cindy. The marriage ended in
divorce in 1975.

Shortly after, Ann joined and became secretary for Parents Without
Partners (PWP). That is where she met Harold Longhurst of Shelley.
On Jan. 30, 1977, they were married. Harold died Jan. 21, 1993.

Ann worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. at both the INL site and in
town. She also worked for Farmers Home Administration. Her
retirement in 1988 followed 23 years of employment with Production
Credit Association in Idaho Falls.

Ann had enchanting dimples that made you want to make her smile.
Whenever she was going out to eat with family or friends, Ann was
always ready with a coupon to lessen the cost. She enjoyed reading,
crossword puzzles, needlework, shopping and spending time with
friends and family.

Ann is survived by her three children, Linda K. (Matthew) Johns, Jim
Stark Jr. of Idaho Falls and Cindy (Tim Deck) Stark of Nampa, Idaho.
She is also survived by her siblings, Ida Bush, Janet (Lyle) Call,
Mark (Terrie) Pelot, Betty Jean (Vinnie Sowder) Pelot and Lew Pelot,
all of Idaho Falls, Dolores Park of Ririe and Alfred Pelot of
Meridian, Idaho; as well as nine grandchildren and five great-

Ann was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Monte Ellis.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at
Calvary Chapel, 4250 S. 25th East in Idaho Falls, with Pastor Rick
Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Fielding Memorial Park
Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday at
the church one hour prior to the funeral.hhw

Dorothy Pelot Stark Longhurst


Obituary - Mamie Melquist

The Salt Lake Tribune

Turlock, Calif., -
Mamie L. Melquist, 89, Turlock, died June 16 at a local hospital of
natural causes.  Born Nov. 12, 1882, Oakland, Neb., to Charles August
and Margaret Johnson.  Married to Arthur Melquist Jan. 12, 1904 Idaho
Falls.  He died.  Member Methodist Church.  Survivors, sons,
daughter, William A., Lake Charles, La.; Marshall W. Phoenix, Ariz.;
Merle Roberts, Salt Lake City; 5 grandchildren; ?? great-
grandchildren; sister, Mildred Eastburg, Ripin, Calif.  
Funeral Monday in Turlock.hhw

Mamie Johnson Melquist 


Obituary - Ellis Pelot

Ellis was born in Lakeview, Beaverhead, Montana on Feb 24, 1913 to
Llewellyn Carlyle (Lew) Pelot and Ida M. Saunders. Upon the death of
his parents in 1918 he was sent to live with his grandparents Mr.
and Mrs. C. L. Pelot. He was raised in Montana and Idaho. On April
16, 1934 he married Mary Margaret Johnson in Rexburg. He was a
member of the Sheetmetal Workers Union and made his living as a
metalsmith. He loved to ride motorcycles and spend time at the ranch
in Blacktail.

He is survived by three sons, C. Lew Pelot and Mark A. Pelot of
Idaho Falls, Alfred Pelot of Boise; five daughters Ann Longhurst,
Ida Bush, Janet Call, and Betty Sowder of Idaho Falls, and Dolores
Park of Ririe; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his parents and an
infant son. Mrs. Pelot passed away in 2009.hhw


Obituary - Mary Margaret Johnson Pelot

Mary Margaret (Johnson) Pelot, 91, of Idaho Falls, passed away at
Idaho Falls Health and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, March 14,
2009. She was born October 20, 1917, in Idaho Falls to Arthur B. and
Helen H. Johnson. Mary grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls
and was married to Ellis J. Pelot on April 16, 1934, in Rexburg,
Idaho. Our mother was a stay at home mom with eight children. She
loved to crochet and collect doll patterns, doll magazines and
crochet patterns. With her strong Christian beliefs, she was very
generous and was always willing to help other people. 

Survivors include three sons, C. Lew Pelot and Mark (Terrie) Pelot,
both of Idaho Falls, and Alfred Pelot of Boise; five daughters,
Dorothy "Ann" Longhurst, Ida Bush, Janet (Lyle) Call and Betty
(Vinnie Sowder) Pelot, all of Idaho Falls, and Dolores Park of
Ririe; a brother, Stanley Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah; and two
sisters, Betty Thornton of Portland, Oregon, and Helen Hahn of New
York, New York. Her extended family includes 22 grandchildren, 27
great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Ellis J. Pelot, one infant son,
five brothers, a sister and three sons-in-law. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009,
at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th St. in Idaho Falls,
with Pastor Alton Johnson officiating. The family will meet with
friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will
be in Fielding Memorial in Idaho Falls. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of
your choice. Online condolences for the family may be left at 



Note: Jan Call sent the obituary and pictures to me on 3-24-2009.


Obituary - Clarence Thornton

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - Thursday, May 9, 2002
Deceased Name: Clarence Earl Thornton

Clarence Earl Thornton died May 2, 2002, at age 82. 

Mr. Thornton was born July 12, 1919, in Shelley, Idaho. He moved to
Portland in 1957, and owned T. & W. Paper Contractors, a recycling
business, for 30 years. In 1941, he married Bette Johnson. 

Survivors include his wife; son, Ralph; daughters, Patricia Ryerson,
Barbara Mathieu, Linda McReynolds and Tina Harrold; 13
grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 

Private service. Remembrances to Trinity Broadcasting. Arrangements
by St. Johns. 
Edition: SUNRISE Page: B09hhw


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