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Shari Vest

Monday, June 26, 2017

Shari P. Vest, 66, of Salem, VA and Poca, WV, went to be with the Lord after a long illness on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. She is preceded in death by husband, Kermit Lee Vest; parents, George Howard and Ethel Belle (Kincaid) Phillips; maternal grandparents, Norah Rinehart and Thomas Kincaid; and paternal grandparents, Lula Scott and Abner Phillips. Left to cherish her memory are children, Leon Franklin, Jr. and wife, Melinda, Kim Vest and husband, Matt Clark, and Chris Vest and wife, Janice; siblings, Judy Casto, Greg Phillips, Stewart Phillips, and Tammy Phillips; grandchildren, Josh Franklin, Eli Franklin, Gabe Franklin, Grace Franklin, Tori Vest, Ethan Vest, and Gavin Vest; and dear friends, Kim and Oscar Smith, Sharon and Lee Linkous, Jack Clifton and many others. Shari graduated from Montgomery High School in Montgomery, WV in 1968. She worked as a Treasurer’s Clerk for Roanoke County for many years as well as in the ticket office of the Salem Civic Center. Some of Shari’s favorite pastimes were quilting, spending tim...

Blackfoot baseball player who died in wreck memorialized - Idaho State Journal

Monday, May 01, 2017

Hayes, and the two have been playing baseball together since they were 9 years old. On Wednesday, the Broncos’ baseball team honored their late teammate in a home game against Pocatello.AdvertisementBefore the matchup, Baler’s No. 11 jerseys, hat and glove were placed on first base, the position he played for Blackfoot, and given to his mother, Kindra. The Broncos also honored Baler with a ceremonial first pitch from Cayden Cornell. And when Baler’s No. 4 spot came up in the lineup, his name was announced and Pocatello threw a pitch to an empty batter’s box.“The last few days, it’s been all of us together,” Hayes said. “That is what you have to do. It’s helped everyone a ton. It’s a roller coast for all of us.“One minute, you are just all right, not good, and the next minute you are falling apart. It’s uncontrollable.”Pocatello presented Blackfoot with No. 11 bandanas that were signed by each Pocatello player. The Indians also wore one green sock to remember Baler.“It was even better to honor him with Poky,” Blackfoot coach Liam Pope said. “It was absolute class. It really was perfect.”Baler joined the Blackfoot baseball team this season after spending his first three seasons at Shelley High School. The senior first baseman will also be honored Friday when the Broncos host Idaho Falls High School on senior night.Each Blackfoot player will wear custom No. 11 jerseys for the game, and Baler’s number will be retired from the Broncos’ baseball program.“He’ll always be in my heart,” said Blackfoot senior infielder Rhys Pope. “There won’t be a day where I don’t think about him.”The Blackfoot community has set up a GoFundMe account at https:...

Longtime Idaho journalist Michael O'Donnell dies from apparent heart attack - Idaho State Journal

Monday, March 27, 2017

POCATELLO — Idaho State Journal columnist and reporter Michael H. O’Donnell has died.O’Donnell, 63, was found dead in his Pocatello home Monday afternoon. Authorities said he died from an apparent heart attack.O’Donnell was the assistant managing editor of the Journal for several years before retiring in 2016. Even though he was retired, he still wrote a weekly column and news stories for the Journal.AdvertisementPrior to working for the Journal, O’Donnell was a teacher at Blackfoot High School. And before that he was the editor of the Morning News newspaper in Blackfoot and the Power County Press newspaper in American Falls.O’Donnell won dozens of journalism awards over the years for his writing.His childhood was spent in Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa and Canada. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Iowa State University. Then he earned his master’s degree in instructional technology at Idaho State University.He is survived by his wife Jody. They were married...

David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan, Dies at 101 - New York Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded vast influence around the world for even longer as he spread the gospel of American capitalism, died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101.His son David Jr. confirmed the death.Chase Manhattan had long been known as the Rockefeller bank, although the family never owned more than 5 percent of its shares. But Mr. Rockefeller was more than a steward. As chairman and chief executive throughout the 1970s, he made it “David’s bank,” as many called it, expanding its operations internationally.His stature was greater than any corporate title might convey, however. His influence was felt in Washington and foreign capitals, in the corridors of New York City government, in art museums, in great universities and in public schools.Mr. Rockefeller could well be the last of a less and less visible family to have cut so imposing a figure on the world stage. As a peripatetic advocate of the economic interests of the United States and of his own bank, he was a force in global financial affairs and in his country’s foreign policy. He was received in foreign capitals with the honors accorded a chief of state.He was the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the tycoon who founded t...

Obituary: Robert 'Buzz' Miller - Twin Falls Times-News

Monday, March 13, 2017

Billie married on May 15, 1962 in Grants and had their first child, Robin, there. They moved to Elko, Nevada in 1965 where their second daughter, Rachelle, was born. A few years later, they moved to Pocatello, Idaho where their third daughter, Renee, was born. Their final move brought them to Jerome on February 28, 1968.During Buzz’s lifetime, he had many occupations, he was truly a jack of all trades. He was a miner, an insurance adjuster for General Motors, a truck driver, an automotive painter, an auto mechanic, car salesman, construction worker, auto parts shop owner, emu rancher, gun cabinet builder, and an antique store owner.But Buzz’s favorite “occupation” was being a grandfather. He loved having his grandchildren around. Teaching them to fish, shoot a gun, and regaling them with grand stories. He was always up for an adventure. His grandchildren, Aidan and Finn, brought him great joy.Buzz loved socializing, dancing and just visiting with anyone. He was well known around Jerome, and will be missed by many.Buzz was preceded in death by his wife of 26 years, Wilma “Billie” Miller; two step children, Terri and Colleen; father, LaVon Miller, mother Page Blackstock, and stepfather, Ed Blackstock; two brothers, Ronald Miller and Ed Miller; and two sisters, Margaret and Mary Miller. Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox .whatcounts-form-container.well { padding-bottom: 5px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col, .whatcounts-form-container .right-col{ float: left; width: 100%; max-width: 345px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col{ margin-right: 20px; } .whatcounts-form-container .

Jose A. Franco - CapeNews.net

Monday, March 06, 2017

Jose Antonio Franco, 83, of Pocasset died February 24 at his home.He was the former husband of Luisa Margarita Menendez.Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Alejandro Franco and Angelina (Garcia) Franco.Mr. Franco had a 30-plus-year career in the US Coast Guard, beginning as a radio man. He retired as a chief warrant officer 4 after his last assignment as commanding officer of USCG Station San Juan in Puerto Rico.He enjoyed playing softball as a member of the Cape Cod Senior Softball League team, which placed fourth in the 2004 World Championships.He leaves his brother, Edwin Franco of Puerto Rico; his daughter, Celeste Jennings and her husband, Steve Jennings, of Knoxville, Tennessee; his sons, Miguel Franco and his wife, Donna Franco, of Mashpee, Jose L. Franco and his wife, JoAnne Papi, of Sagamore Beach, and Alejandro Franco III of Charlotte, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren, Angelina Reed, Anna Keelon, Michael Fredericks, Heather Johnson, Stephen Franco, Alexandria Franco, Aurianna Franco, Madele...

Phyllis Fox

Monday, February 27, 2017

After graduation from high school, Phyllis attended Concord College, majoring in Home Economics Education. She graduated in January 1949 and started teaching Home Economics at Pocahontas High School. Phyllis met the love of her life, David S. Fox, in April 1948. David was serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Bluefield area. After his mission, David returned to West Virginia and attended Concord College. While in college, David and Phyllis dated and were married on April 15, 1949 in the home of Phyllis’s parents. Before David and Phyllis were married, they had received special permission to first get married and then a few months later be sealed in the temple. On June 27, 1949 David and Phyllis were sealed for all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. David and Phyllis have five children: Martha, Andy, Elizabeth, Becky, and Henry. David and Phyllis lived in Bluefield while Phyllis taught at Pocahontas High School and David finished school at Concord College. They say you can take the girl out of the south, but you can’t take the south out of the girl. This was especially true for Phyllis. Shortly after graduation, David and Phyllis packed up their two kids and all their belongings and moved to California. Several years and three more kids later, David and Phyllis packed again and moved their family to Arizona where they were living at the time of Phyllis’s death. Phyllis served faithfully in many callings as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While serving ...

Obituary: Charles Pepper - Twin Falls Times-News

Monday, February 20, 2017

Charles E. PepperSeptember 18, 1932 - February 15, 2017Charles E. Pepper, 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at a care facility in Pocatello, Idaho.Charles was born September 18, 1932, to Charlie G. and Mary B. Pepper in Karval, Colorado.On April 3, 1955, he married Catherine B. McClendon in Raton, New Mexico. They were married for 62 years. Together they had two children: Valarie K. and Coy A. Pepper.Charles worked at many jobs throughout his life: owner/operator long-haul trucking; heavy equipment operator/construction (H.E. Hunewill Construction, Wellington, Nevada) and farming.He enjoyed team roping in his early years, motorcycles, hunting and time spent with his family.Charles is survived by: his wife, Catherine “Cathie,” Pocatello, ID; daughter, Valarie (Paul) Petersen, Pocatello; granddaughter, Kristene R. Petersen; great-grandsons, Baylor J. and Dempsey P. Henderson, Victor, ID; son, Coy A. (Connie) Pepper; granddaughter, Jamie L. Pepper, Winnemucca, NV; sisters, May Sutliff, Bend, OR, Ruby Webb, Wendell, ID, Charlotte (Warren) Lawton, Wendell, ID; brother, Albert (Jan) Pepper, Karval, CO; and many nieces...

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Shari Vest

Monday, June 26, 2017

Shari P. Vest, 66, of Salem, VA and Poca, WV, went to be with the Lord after a long illness on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. She is preceded in death by husband, Kermit Lee Vest; parents, George Howard and Ethel Belle (Kincaid) Phillips; maternal grandparents, Norah Rinehart and Thomas Kincaid; and paternal grandparents, Lula Scott and Abner Phillips. Left to cherish her memory are children, Leon Franklin, Jr. and wife, Melinda, Kim Vest and husband, Matt Clark, and Chris Vest and wife, Janice; siblings, Judy Casto, Greg Phillips, Stewart Phillips, and Tammy Phillips; grandchildren, Josh Franklin, Eli Franklin, Gabe Franklin, Grace Franklin, Tori Vest, Ethan Vest, and Gavin Vest; and dear friends, Kim and Oscar Smith, Sharon and Lee Linkous, Jack Clifton and many others. Shari graduated from Montgomery High School in Montgomery, WV in 1968. She worked as a Treasurer’s Clerk for Roanoke County for many years as well as in the ticket office of the Salem Civic Center. Some of Shari’s favorite pastimes were quilting, spending tim...

Blackfoot baseball player who died in wreck memorialized - Idaho State Journal

Monday, May 01, 2017

Hayes, and the two have been playing baseball together since they were 9 years old. On Wednesday, the Broncos’ baseball team honored their late teammate in a home game against Pocatello.AdvertisementBefore the matchup, Baler’s No. 11 jerseys, hat and glove were placed on first base, the position he played for Blackfoot, and given to his mother, Kindra. The Broncos also honored Baler with a ceremonial first pitch from Cayden Cornell. And when Baler’s No. 4 spot came up in the lineup, his name was announced and Pocatello threw a pitch to an empty batter’s box.“The last few days, it’s been all of us together,” Hayes said. “That is what you have to do. It’s helped everyone a ton. It’s a roller coast for all of us.“One minute, you are just all right, not good, and the next minute you are falling apart. It’s uncontrollable.”Pocatello presented Blackfoot with No. 11 bandanas that were signed by each Pocatello player. The Indians also wore one green sock to remember Baler.“It was even better to honor him with Poky,” Blackfoot coach Liam Pope said. “It was absolute class. It really was perfect.”Baler joined the Blackfoot baseball team this season after spending his first three seasons at Shelley High School. The senior first baseman will also be honored Friday when the Broncos host Idaho Falls High School on senior night.Each Blackfoot player will wear custom No. 11 jerseys for the game, and Baler’s number will be retired from the Broncos’ baseball program.“He’ll always be in my heart,” said Blackfoot senior infielder Rhys Pope. “There won’t be a day where I don’t think about him.”The Blackfoot community has set up a GoFundMe account at https:...

Longtime Idaho journalist Michael O'Donnell dies from apparent heart attack - Idaho State Journal

Monday, March 27, 2017

POCATELLO — Idaho State Journal columnist and reporter Michael H. O’Donnell has died.O’Donnell, 63, was found dead in his Pocatello home Monday afternoon. Authorities said he died from an apparent heart attack.O’Donnell was the assistant managing editor of the Journal for several years before retiring in 2016. Even though he was retired, he still wrote a weekly column and news stories for the Journal.AdvertisementPrior to working for the Journal, O’Donnell was a teacher at Blackfoot High School. And before that he was the editor of the Morning News newspaper in Blackfoot and the Power County Press newspaper in American Falls.O’Donnell won dozens of journalism awards over the years for his writing.His childhood was spent in Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa and Canada. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Iowa State University. Then he earned his master’s degree in instructional technology at Idaho State University.He is survived by his wife Jody. They were married...

David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan, Dies at 101 - New York Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded vast influence around the world for even longer as he spread the gospel of American capitalism, died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101.His son David Jr. confirmed the death.Chase Manhattan had long been known as the Rockefeller bank, although the family never owned more than 5 percent of its shares. But Mr. Rockefeller was more than a steward. As chairman and chief executive throughout the 1970s, he made it “David’s bank,” as many called it, expanding its operations internationally.His stature was greater than any corporate title might convey, however. His influence was felt in Washington and foreign capitals, in the corridors of New York City government, in art museums, in great universities and in public schools.Mr. Rockefeller could well be the last of a less and less visible family to have cut so imposing a figure on the world stage. As a peripatetic advocate of the economic interests of the United States and of his own bank, he was a force in global financial affairs and in his country’s foreign policy. He was received in foreign capitals with the honors accorded a chief of state.He was the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the tycoon who founded t...

Obituary: Robert 'Buzz' Miller - Twin Falls Times-News

Monday, March 13, 2017

Billie married on May 15, 1962 in Grants and had their first child, Robin, there. They moved to Elko, Nevada in 1965 where their second daughter, Rachelle, was born. A few years later, they moved to Pocatello, Idaho where their third daughter, Renee, was born. Their final move brought them to Jerome on February 28, 1968.During Buzz’s lifetime, he had many occupations, he was truly a jack of all trades. He was a miner, an insurance adjuster for General Motors, a truck driver, an automotive painter, an auto mechanic, car salesman, construction worker, auto parts shop owner, emu rancher, gun cabinet builder, and an antique store owner.But Buzz’s favorite “occupation” was being a grandfather. He loved having his grandchildren around. Teaching them to fish, shoot a gun, and regaling them with grand stories. He was always up for an adventure. His grandchildren, Aidan and Finn, brought him great joy.Buzz loved socializing, dancing and just visiting with anyone. He was well known around Jerome, and will be missed by many.Buzz was preceded in death by his wife of 26 years, Wilma “Billie” Miller; two step children, Terri and Colleen; father, LaVon Miller, mother Page Blackstock, and stepfather, Ed Blackstock; two brothers, Ronald Miller and Ed Miller; and two sisters, Margaret and Mary Miller. Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox .whatcounts-form-container.well { padding-bottom: 5px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col, .whatcounts-form-container .right-col{ float: left; width: 100%; max-width: 345px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col{ margin-right: 20px; } .whatcounts-form-container .

Jose A. Franco - CapeNews.net

Monday, March 06, 2017

Jose Antonio Franco, 83, of Pocasset died February 24 at his home.He was the former husband of Luisa Margarita Menendez.Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Alejandro Franco and Angelina (Garcia) Franco.Mr. Franco had a 30-plus-year career in the US Coast Guard, beginning as a radio man. He retired as a chief warrant officer 4 after his last assignment as commanding officer of USCG Station San Juan in Puerto Rico.He enjoyed playing softball as a member of the Cape Cod Senior Softball League team, which placed fourth in the 2004 World Championships.He leaves his brother, Edwin Franco of Puerto Rico; his daughter, Celeste Jennings and her husband, Steve Jennings, of Knoxville, Tennessee; his sons, Miguel Franco and his wife, Donna Franco, of Mashpee, Jose L. Franco and his wife, JoAnne Papi, of Sagamore Beach, and Alejandro Franco III of Charlotte, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren, Angelina Reed, Anna Keelon, Michael Fredericks, Heather Johnson, Stephen Franco, Alexandria Franco, Aurianna Franco, Madele...

Phyllis Fox

Monday, February 27, 2017

After graduation from high school, Phyllis attended Concord College, majoring in Home Economics Education. She graduated in January 1949 and started teaching Home Economics at Pocahontas High School. Phyllis met the love of her life, David S. Fox, in April 1948. David was serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Bluefield area. After his mission, David returned to West Virginia and attended Concord College. While in college, David and Phyllis dated and were married on April 15, 1949 in the home of Phyllis’s parents. Before David and Phyllis were married, they had received special permission to first get married and then a few months later be sealed in the temple. On June 27, 1949 David and Phyllis were sealed for all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. David and Phyllis have five children: Martha, Andy, Elizabeth, Becky, and Henry. David and Phyllis lived in Bluefield while Phyllis taught at Pocahontas High School and David finished school at Concord College. They say you can take the girl out of the south, but you can’t take the south out of the girl. This was especially true for Phyllis. Shortly after graduation, David and Phyllis packed up their two kids and all their belongings and moved to California. Several years and three more kids later, David and Phyllis packed again and moved their family to Arizona where they were living at the time of Phyllis’s death. Phyllis served faithfully in many callings as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While serving ...

Obituary: Charles Pepper - Twin Falls Times-News

Monday, February 20, 2017

Charles E. PepperSeptember 18, 1932 - February 15, 2017Charles E. Pepper, 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at a care facility in Pocatello, Idaho.Charles was born September 18, 1932, to Charlie G. and Mary B. Pepper in Karval, Colorado.On April 3, 1955, he married Catherine B. McClendon in Raton, New Mexico. They were married for 62 years. Together they had two children: Valarie K. and Coy A. Pepper.Charles worked at many jobs throughout his life: owner/operator long-haul trucking; heavy equipment operator/construction (H.E. Hunewill Construction, Wellington, Nevada) and farming.He enjoyed team roping in his early years, motorcycles, hunting and time spent with his family.Charles is survived by: his wife, Catherine “Cathie,” Pocatello, ID; daughter, Valarie (Paul) Petersen, Pocatello; granddaughter, Kristene R. Petersen; great-grandsons, Baylor J. and Dempsey P. Henderson, Victor, ID; son, Coy A. (Connie) Pepper; granddaughter, Jamie L. Pepper, Winnemucca, NV; sisters, May Sutliff, Bend, OR, Ruby Webb, Wendell, ID, Charlotte (Warren) Lawton, Wendell, ID; brother, Albert (Jan) Pepper, Karval, CO; and many nieces...