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John Larry Rovetto, Ret. -

CW4 John Larry Rovetto took his final flight from this world to the next on June 17. He was in Belton, Texas.John's takeoff was overseen by Jo, his beautiful bride of 55 years, his family and friends. John Larry was born in Clayton, Idaho to John and Hannah Hill Rovetto, November 15, 1934. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother ...

Ruth Cobbley Leaton -

Ruth Cobbley Leaton, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep June 20, 2014 at Discovery Care Centre in Salmon, Idaho. Ruth was born August 9, 1920 in Darlington, Idaho to Ernest and Nellie Cobbley, the seventh of 10 children. The family later moved to Challis where Ruth spent her childhood. Ruth graduated from Challis High School in 1939. Ruth ...

Celebration of Life for Kalenik -
The family of Mike Kalenik invites his friends and community to his Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 28 at 2 p.m., at our home - 390 Riverview Drive, Thompson Creek, Clayton, Idaho.There will be a brief service followed by a potluck and music by Harry Robinson and friends. Please join us.

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