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Betty Hanson

We lost our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and Child of God October 13, 2013. Betty Hanson was born to Amos and Ruth Leaton December 3, 1920. She had an idyllic childhood in Challis, and went out in the big world to the University of Idaho, where she said the best thing she did there was to meet her future husband, Ivan. ...

Benjamin Daniel Kemery

Benjamin Daniel Kemery, 27, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 in Pocatello, Idaho at the Portneuf Medical Center. Graveside services were Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Stanley Cemetery. This was followed by a potluck gathering at the Community Center in Stanley, Idaho.Ben was born May 13, 1986 in Hailey, Idaho, the second of three children ...

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