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Obituaries from February 2004

John Gray, 66 (02/25/04)
John Joseph Gray, 66, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly the police chief of Mountain Home, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Via Christi Oklahoma Regional Medical Center. Services were held Feb. 14, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. John's cousin Rev. Marvin Leven attended as concelebrant at the services. Graveside services were held following the funeral at Riverside Cemetery in Ralston Oklahoma...
Vinnie Sorenson, 95 (02/18/04)
LaVinna "Vinnie" Isabell Sorenson, 95, a community leader known for her charitable works, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at the Elmore Medical Center Nursing Home. Sorenson was perhaps best known as the founder of the Cheer Basket Project, which provides food to hundreds of needy people each Christmas...
Mary Tapp, 57 (02/18/04)
Mary Alice (Rowell) Tapp, 57, of Mountain Home, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell...
Arthur Cudmore, 85 (02/18/04)
Dr. Arthur Spargo Cudmore, 85, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, from a sudden illness. Arthur was born Nov. 25, 1918 to Arthur and Susie Cudmore in Washington, D.C. He graduated from George Washington University with a pre-medical degree and then completed his education at the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in Kirksville, Mo. ...
Roberta Matthews, 84 (02/18/04)
Roberta B. Matthews, 84, of Mountain Home, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at the Elmore Medical Center Long Term Care Facility after a long struggle with Alzheimers disease and other health complications. At her request, there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home...
Bill Osborn, 83 (02/18/04)
W.W. (Bill) Osborn, 83, of Grand View, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at home of natural causes. Private family services were held Monday, Feb. 16, in Grand View. Arrangements were under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel. Bill spent his early life in the U.S. Navy and the Air Force. Later, Bill and Roberta owned and operated the Y-Bar and Cafe in Grand View...
Arthur Homer, 86 (02/18/04)
Arthur Joseph Homer, 86, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at the Boise Samaritan Village. Memorial services will be held at Liberty Chapel, Mountain Home AFB, on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home...
Bruce Chisam, 37 (02/18/04)
Bruce Ian Chisam, 37, formerly of Mountain Home, died Feb. 10, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. Private services will be held at later date for the family. "Bruce had many challenges in his life and he was courageous, and brave in his struggle to overcome them," his family said...
William Spellman, 69 (02/18/04)
William Fredrick Spellman, 69, of Mountain Home, died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded at home by his wife, their five children and five of their fifteen grandchildren, on Jan. 31, 2004, after losing a hard-fought battle with cancer. Pastor Truman E. Parker of First Congregational Church will officiate at the memorial service at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, at Summers Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home...
J.C. Smith, 72 (02/18/04)
J.C. Smith, 72, of Mountain Home died Feb. 11, 2004, at the VA hospital in Boise. At his request, no services will be held. Smith was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, then moved to Ketchum. He entered the service from Ketchum and traveled extensively around the world as an air traffic controller for the United States Air Force...
Bruce E. Fackrell, 67 (02/11/04)
Bruce E. Fackrell, 67, of Mountain Home, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the LDS Stake Center in Mountain Home, with Bishop David Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Summers Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, Mountain Home from noon until 12:45 p.m. prior to the services at the church...
Willard Kettelhut, 86 (02/11/04)
Willard A. Kettelhut, 86 of Englewood, Colo., formerly of Mountain Home, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 of natural causes. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel, Mountain Home. Graveside services will follow at Mountain View Cemetery...
Ronald D. Ellis, 64 (02/11/04)
Maj. Ronald D. Ellis (USAF retired), died Jan. 28, 2004, at his residence in Mountain Home. A native of North Carolina, he was born April 13, 1939 in Oxford, N.C., and grew up in Hampton, Va., where he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Maj. Ellis was a navigator-bombardier, air operations and weapons systems officer. ...
Ruth Hedrick, 92 (02/11/04)
Ruth Bernice Hedrick, 92, of Boise, formerly of Bruneau, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Nampa. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 7, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Bruneau. Burial followed at the Bruneau Cemetery. Arrangements were by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel...
Ed Cresto, 90 (02/04/04)
Charles Edward "Ed" Cresto, 90, of Mountain Home, died Saturday, Jan, 31, 2004, at the Elmore Medical Center Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Good Counsel Hall in Mountain Home. Cremation is under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home...
Hattie Porter, 87 (02/04/04)
Harriet "Hattie" Porter, 87, of Mountain Home, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, with her devoted daughter, Shelvia Jean Gossett, by her side. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 31, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery...
Wanda Watkins, 75 (02/04/04)
Wanda Watkins, 75, of Mountain Home, died Jan. 29, 2004, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 2, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Wanda was born April 7, 1928, in Pocahontas, Ark., the first-born daughter of Cecile and Jasper Clements...
Gaynell Baublitz, 74 (02/04/04)
Gaynell Irene Ingraham Baublitz, 74, of Mountain Home, wife and mother, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at a Boise hospital. Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 2, at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home. Arrangements were under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel...
Lorraine Rudge, 77 (02/04/04)
Lorraine A. Rudge, 77, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., formerly of Elmore County, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in Lake Havasu City. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtery Chapel in Mountain Home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel...
Thomas Martin, 64 (02/04/04)
Thomas D. Martin, 64, of Grand View, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at a Boise hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.