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Ricky W. Franks

Rick Wynn Franks, 49, of South Jordan, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009 of Huntington’s Disease. He was born in Powell, Wyoming to Richard L. and Beverly Hatcher Franks in 1960. The family left Powell when he was three years old and moved to Glenns Ferry, Idaho. After a time, and several moves later, the family settled in Challis, Idaho where ...

Funeral Notice
Funeral services for Virginia Bogart of Salmon, Idaho, will be held Monday, May 11, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Patterson Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church, with burial in the May, Idaho cemetery.The family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Kenny ...

Death Notice
Halsey E. “Junior” Gridley, 83, of Pocatello, formerly of Challis, Idaho died Sunday, May 3, 2009 at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello.Funeral Arrangements are pending under the direction of Coltrin Mortuary in Idaho Falls. Condolences may be sent online at

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