Maria Gaytan, 64 of Mountain Home, Idaho, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 10, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 3850 Airbase Road, Mountain Home, Idaho from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 2016. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Feb. 13, 2016, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with her son, Pastor Juan F. Luna, officiating...
Connie (Day) Swindell, age 64, passed away, too soon, from heart failure on Jan. 28, 2016, at her home in Salt Lake City. Born in Cascade, Idaho, on Jan. 1, 1952, she was the daughter of Rex and Barbara (Knapton) Day. She attended Mountain Home High School, where she was a cheerleader, Homecoming Queen and always on the cutting edge of fashion...
William "Bill" E. Ballenger, age 59 of Mountain Home, passed away at his home on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. No local services will be held with services to be held in Ohio at a later date. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home...
John O. "J.O." Young, 93 of Nampa, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his home of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Nampa Eleventh Ward LDS Chapel, 121 North Canyon in Nampa. A viewing will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 North Midland Blvd. in Nampa, and at the church from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Friday, prior to the services...
Alfred Joseph Lavender, formerly of Boise and Mountain Home, passed away Dec. 15, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz. Joe was born April 7, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the U.S. Army base to James S. Lavender and Juantita (Taylor) Lavender. He grew up in Boise and attending school there. He was your typical big brother who loved to torment his two little sisters. He had big brown eyes and a mischievous smile...
Denise Elaine Fitelson (formerly Nelis) passed away on Jan. 14, 2016. She went to her heavenly Father after succumbing to her battle with liver disease. She was surrounded by family as she passed. Denise was born in Presque Isle, Maine, on Sept. 17, 1957, to Robert and Nadine Fitelson. As a child, she traveled the world with her family (her father in USAF), ending up in Mountain Home, Idaho...
Larry Smith, 82 of Marsing, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at a care center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Marsing First Ward LDS Chapel, 215 South Third Avenue West in Marsing, with a viewing from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Zeyer Funeral Chapel in Nampa...
Jeanette C. Wisdom, age 76 of Mountain Home, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2016, at a Mountain Home care center. Per her request, no services will be held. Cremation is under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home...
Freda Long passed peacefully from this life to the next Jan. 22, 2016, at the age of 93. She was born at home in Middleton, Idaho, on Sept. 7, 1922, the second of twins and ninth child of the late Maud and James Leroy Payne. At the start of WWII and after graduating from Middleton High School, she and two sisters (Ileda and Jessie) traveled to Seattle, Wash., where they went to work for Boeing stringing cables through B-17 Flying Fortresses. ...
Josefina Herrera Rojas
Josefina Herrera Rojas of Hammett, Idaho, passed away peacefully in her sleep while surrounded by her family Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at St. Luke's Elmore Hospital. She was 87 years old. She was born March 8, 1928, in Oaxaca, Mexico, to Maximino Herrera and Maria Gonzales. At the age of 16, she met her husband, Juan C. Rojas...
Josefina H. Rojas, age 87 of Bruneau, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at a Mountain Home hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.
Ferenc "Frank" Edes, 75, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 20, 2016. Frank was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Emod, Hungary, to Piroska and Peter Edes.
Frank immigrated to the United States in 1959 and made Chicago, Ill., his home. He met the love of his life, Gizella, at a picnic in 1959, and they were married on May 20, 1961.
Celso Gonzales, age 74 of Glenns Ferry, passed away at his home on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, following an illness. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, located at 500 North 18th East St. in Mountain Home.
Alvin Lee Powers, age 68, was called home to be with Jesus on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, after a brief and sudden fight with cancer. Alvin was a beloved son, brother, husband, uncle, father and grandfather as well as a vital part of the Mountain Home community...
Patricia Ruth (Pat) Battle, 81, passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, 2015 at her home in Mountain Home from renal cancer. Pat was born in Watsonville, Calif. She graduated from Campbell High School in 1952 and from San Jose State University in 1956 with a BS in Aeronautics. She was a member of Alpha Eta Rho (AHP), the national aeronautics fraternity, and she was the first woman to serve as an AHP Chapter President...
Former Fort Worth resident, William Lee Dugan, died on Friday, January 8, 2016, at the age of 64. He was born on September 13, 1951 to William and Nina Dugan in Maryville, Missouri. Eventually, the family relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, where he remained until graduating from North Side High School.
Kenneth J. Pederson, age 66 of Mountain Home, passed away peacefully at a Mountain Home care center the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Kenneth
Kenneth J. Pederson, age 66, of Mountain Home, passed away peacefully at a Mountain Home care center the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.
Patricia Marie "Penny" Garcia, age 56, beloved mother, sister and friend, passed away at a Boise hospital, on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. She was a very kind-hearted person who became a Certified Nursing Assistant so that she could take care of others...
Jerry Raymond "Coach" Ennis was born March 15, 1937, in Hailey, Idaho, to Kenneth W. Ennis and Berniece (Little) Ennis. When he was five years old, his family moved to Rupert. Jerry, age 78, passed away at his home on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. At Jerry's request, there will be no service. Cremation is under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home...
Vernon R. James, age 87 of Mountain Home, passed away at a Boise hospital on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Per his request, no formal services will be held. Cremation is under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.
Stephen Duane Jones, age 67 of Mountain Home, passed away at a Boise hospital, on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Arlene Klett Futch, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, died peacefully surrounded by those she loved Jan. 7, 2016, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. She was 82 years old. Jackie was born in Everett, Wash., on April 18, 1933, to William George and Frieda Klett. Jackie's family lovingly referred to her as the Babe...
Edwin "Eddie" Michael McConnell, 51 of Mountain Home, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. A graveside service will be held Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home.
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