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Margaret Leaton

Margaret Leaton 91, of Challis, died 12:22 a.m., Friday April 19, 2013 at The Spring Creek Assisted Living Center in Meridian, Idaho. She was born February 20, 1922 in Ogden, Utah, to Carl and Anna Van Meeteren as 1 of 13 children. She was preceded in death by her husband Rollin, her parents, five brothers, four sisters and her son-in-law Jack ...

Virginia Elizabeth James

Virginia Elizabeth James passed away quietly April 21, 2013 surrounded by family. She was born March 16, 1935 to Percy and Mabel Brown in Kimberly, Idaho. She was the first of six children. Virginia grew up in Gooding, Idaho where she met her husband to be JM James from Bell City, Missouri. There they were married June 28, 1953 and lived a happy ...

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Peach (Edna) Melgaard of Melgaard Delivery passed away April 15, 2013, just past midnight.Funeral services are pending.

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