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Death notice
Piero Piva, 96, of Challis, Idaho, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 in Challis, Idaho.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012, 11 a.m., at Living Waters Ranch in Challis with burial in the Challis Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by Idaho Honor Guard and American Legion Phillip Kirk Post #109. Arrangements by ...

Donna Jean Humphreys Lamping

Donna Jean Humphreys Lamping, 73, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Montana. Donna Jean was born January 17, 1939 in Lodi, California to Paul Victor Humphreys and Ester A. Hollingsworth Humphreys. She was raised in northern California attending Galt High School and graduating from Rio Vista High ...

Pamela Jean Nicholas Hunt

We are indeed saddened with the death of Pamela Jean Nicholas Hunt, 53, of Monticello, Utah, who went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2012, while working highway construction on Interstate 80 between Wendover, Utah and Wells, Nevada.  Pam was born April 18, 1959, to John (Jack) Nicholas and Shirley Adcock in Boise, Idaho. Pam grew up in ...

Norene Pern Somsen

Norene P. Somsen, a great mother, sister, friend and gentlest of souls, has passed away. She was welcomed into heaven September 21, 2012 by those she loved. Norene passed away in the loving arms of her daughter Gaylene K. Somsen, with Peggy Dahl alongside.Norene was born February 23, 1941 in Mackay, Idaho to LaVilla M. Pern and Francis M. Pern. At ...

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