Obituaries from July 2003
Pat Gridley, 79
Violet "Pat" J. Gridley, 79, of Mountain Home, died Monday, July 28, 2003, at the Elmore Medical Center Nursing Home.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel.
Elmo Collins, 70
Elmo Joseph Collins, 70, of Mountain Home, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the Veterans Hospital in Boise. Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery...
Jed Griggs, 8
Jennings Everett Dale "Jed" Griggs, 8, of King Hill, died July 15, 2003, in King Hill. Funeral services were held Saturday July 19, at Farnsworth Mortuary Chapel in Jerome. Interment followed in the Jerome cemetery. Jed was born Feb. 28, 1995, in Jerome, to Jimmy and Tira Arbaugh Griggs...
Sue Smith, 78
Norvlean "Sue" Smith, 78, of Albany, Ore., died Friday at her home. She was born in Mullin, Neb., to Oscar and Bessie McIntosh, and attended school in Nebraska. She moved to Idaho during World War II and worked as a telegrapher for the Union Pacific Railroad...
Kenny McGrath, 60
Kenny O. McGrath, 60, died June 24, 2003, while on vacation near Spain. Memorial services were held in Grosszimmer, Germany, his home for the past 25 years. Kenny was born June 22, 1943, in Mountain Home and grew up enjoying hunting and fishing the streams and hills of Elmore County...
William Brayman, 81
William J. (Bill) Brayman, 81, died June 21, 2003 in Mesa, Ariz. He worked for the Merc as manager of the meat department for 25 years. Bill is survived by his wife, Ellen Brayman of Queen Creek, Ariz; sister, Janice Robinson of Susanville, Calif.; two sons, Bill Brayman of Manzinita, Ore., and Ray Brayman of Bullhead City, Ariz.; daughter, Judi Brown of Renton, Wash.; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren...
Shirley Beck, 53
Shirley Ann (Woods) Beck, 53, of Glenns Ferry, died May 28, 2003, in a Salt Lake City hospital following a long illness. Memorial services were held June 2 at the Three Island Crossing Community Church in Glenns Ferry, followed by private inurnment. The Rev. Chuck Hitchcock officiated...
Arles Jones, 75
Arles D. Jones, 75, of Mountain Home, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, from injuries sustained during a fall. At Arles' request no memorial service is planned. Cremation is under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home...
Sharon Deckard, 61
Sharon Judy Deckard, 61, died at Hillcrest Rehabilitation and Care Center in Boise on Saturday, July 5, 2003, after a prolonged illness. She was a lifelong resident of Mountain Home. Due to her health, she spent the last three years of her life in care facilities in Boise...
Cora Swenson, 69
Cora E. Swenson, 69, of Mountain Home, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at a Boise hospital. Per her request no services will be held. Cremation is under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Cora was born July 30, 1933, in Fairfax County, Va., the daughter of Emery and Giula Blalock...
Manuel Pedroza, 28
Manuel Pedroza, 28, of Tipanuk, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in an automobile accident. Vigil services will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Mountain Home. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery...
Neva Smith, 81
Neva Smith, 81, of Mountain Home died on Monday, June 23, 2003 at a Mountain Home care center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Private inurnment will be held at a later date...
Frank Hoskins, 59
Frank Hoskins, 59, of Mountain Home, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at a Boise hospital due to a motorcycle accident. Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 1, at Summers Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, Mountain Home. Frank was born May 28, 1944, in Newport, Wales, U.K., the son of Winnie and Ernest Hoskins. In 1989, he moved to Mountain Home to be with his children, Tracy, Rachel and David...