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The Idaho State Journal 06-30-2001
MONTPELIER — Geraldine Jenkins Stephens, 70, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2001, at her home in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, after a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. She handled life’s trials without complaint.
Geraldine was born June 3, 1931, in Freedom, Wyoming, the sixth child of Wilford Lorenzo and Annie Mabel Erickson Jenkins.
She met and married her husband, Ralph Stephens, on November 7, 1950, in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple.
She was an active member of the LDS Church, holding many positions. She enjoyed needlework, crafts, quilts, gardening, hunting, fishing, camping and most of all being with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and will be greatly missed.
Geraldine is survived by her husband, Ralph, of Montpelier; daughters, Jeanette (Don) Allen, Laurie (Ken) Smith, Diane (Scott) Coffin, four grandchildren, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; and a sister, Leda Robinson of Freedom, Wyoming. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 2 at 11 a.m. in the Montpelier Stake Center, at 340 North Sixth St. Friends may call at Matthews Mortuary on Sunday evening, July 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., and burial will be in the Montpelier, Idaho Cemetery.
The Deseret News 06-28-2001
Ruth Hirschi Hymas, 90, died June 26, 2001, in American Fork, Utah. She was born December 6, 1910, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho to William C. and Anna Kunz Hirschi, the oldest of nine children. She married Russell J. Hymas January 7, 1931 in the Logan LDS Temple. She loved painting, sewing, decorating, gardening, and a variety of all arts and crafts. She performed in plays, dances and loved to travel. She was an active member of the LDS Church, and served in many capacities in both ward and stake.
She is survived by a son, Dee R. (Ruth Anne) Hymas; a daughter, Ann Marie Bittner; sisters, Donna Reading, Logan; Verda Timmerick, Cokeville, WY; Lois Griffin, Layton; nine grandchildren; 30 great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents; three sisters and two brothers.
There will be a viewing Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. Graveside services will be Tuesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. in the St. George Utah Cemetery.
CHUBBUCK — Lillian M. Willecke, 89, Chubbuck resident, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2001, at an assisted living facility.
She was born July 28, 1911, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, to William and Annabelle Winans Thiel. She graduated from Pocatello High School, and married Rudolph Willecke Aug. 2, 1931, in Pocatello. He died July 23, 2000.
Lillian was a member of Eastern Star, PEO Chapter BA, the Shrine Club, the First Baptist Church and a Lady Lion. Her hobbies included playing bridge and doing handwork such as knitting and crocheting. She also sang in the First Baptist Choir.
Lillian is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Bailey, and a son, Fred (Kathleen) Willecke all of Pocatello; and five grandchildren, John (Chris) Bailey, Mark (Vicky) Bailey, Elizabeth (Rod) Stutzman, Andrea Wortham, all of Pocatello, and Jenn Willecke, Beaverton, Oregon; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a twin sister.
Graveside services will be Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Mountainview Cemetery in Pocatello, Idaho, Section 41 East, with the Rev. Bill McCready officiating.
Friends who wish may make donations to the Milt & Mary Sargent Memorial Scholarship Endowment at ISU, Campus Box 8050, Pocatello, Idaho 83209.
Arrangements are under the direction of Downard-Hansen Funeral Home, Pocatello.
Faye Frasure, 59, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2001, at a local medical center in Pocatello, Idaho.
She was the youngest of three children born to Victor Eugene and Maud (Lyon) Rosen in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, on October 16, 1941.
She graduated from Pocatello High School in 1959, and then attended Grimm’s Business College. She married Martin W. Frasure on July 18, 1964, and they were blessed with one son, Marty, in 1971.
Faye worked for Farmers Insurance for seven years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed playing bingo, spending time with her grandchildren and loved going to Nevada with Martin.
She is survived by her husband, Martin W. Frasure, Pocatello; a son, Marty (Raquel) Frasure, Chubbuck; two sisters, Kathryn (Burt) Frasure and Norma Ranstrom, both of Pocatello; three grandchildren, Holly, Mitchell and Emily. She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Bill Brown.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the Colonial Funeral Chapel, 2005 S. Fourth Ave., Pocatello. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services on Thursday. Interment will follow at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Pocatello, Idaho.
MONTPELIER — Vera Evangeline Kunz Pugmire Knutti, 90, a lifelong resident of Bear Lake County, passed away on June 14, 2001, at the Bear Lake Memorial Nursing Home in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.
She was born March 4, 1911, in Bern, Bear Lake, Idaho, to John Kunz Jr. and Mary Schmid Kunz. She was raised in Bern and Williamsburg and went to school in Bern and Georgetown. She was one of 12 children born to John and Mary.
On Dec. 9, 1928, she married David Clifford (Billy) Pugmire in Montpelier, Idaho, and he died on March 24, 1932. She later married George Knutti on August 18, 1923, in Soda Springs, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Together, Vera and George had three children, George Ted (Sandra) of Georgetown, Idaho; Judy Ann Mills of Ketchum, Idaho; and Rosemary (Allen) Lloyd of Montpelier. George died on Sept. 1, 1978.
Vera was a Primary teacher, served in the Primary presidency on both the ward and stake level, a Relief Society teacher, worked with the youth in the Mutual and worked with the Boy Scouts. She touched the lives of many youths through the LDS Church and the 4-H program. As she got older, she didn’t feel that she had done much with her life, but there are many she touched who would assure her she did a lot. She loved being with, cooking for and feeding family and friends.
Vera is survived by her three children, nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one brother, Dan Kunz of Pocatello, Idaho, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Fiametta, Amy, Rhoda, Ireva and Bernice; five brothers, John S., Rulon (Dude), Delphin, Denzil and Melvin. She was preceded also in death by a great-grandson, John Craig Mills.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Montpelier Fourth Ward chapel. Family will meet with relatives and friends on Monday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Burial will be in the Montpelier Idaho Cemetery.
The Idaho Statesman, Sunday, June 24, 2001
William "Bill" Thornock, 74, of Boise, ID, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at his home. Memorial services were held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, June 25, at Summers Funeral Home, Ustick Chapel, 3629 E. Ustick Rd. Meridian, ID.
Bill was born Feb. 15, 1927 to Phoebe Thornock of Bloomington, ID. His mother died the day after his birth. Mathew William and Rachel Elvira Hulme Thornock, his grandparents, raised him until 1930 when Grandma passed away. He went to live with his Uncle Leon and Aunt Helen Thornock. He was raised as a brother to their children arriving the same month as a little sister.
Bill lived in Blackfoot, ID, graduated from Rose Grade School and attended Moreland High School for 3 1/2 years. He went into the Army in February 1945, just after his 18th birthday, served in Germany with the Allied Occupation Forces after the war. He married Edna Elaine Hancock of Blackfoot in October 1945. They moved to Boise, ID in 1951. To this union nine children were born. This union was dissolved. He then married Phylis Ilene Adams at Blackfoot on July 31, 1965.
Bill was a member of Local #296, Plumbers and Pipe Fitters of Boise. He worked on many projects in the western states. Bill was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.
Bill is survived by his wife, Phylis of Boise, ID, children, Gary (Tana) of London, England, Ross (Carolyn), Jay (Donna), Peggy (Cliff) Worthan, and Steven, all of Boise, ID; stepchildren, Jeff (Sharlene), Jerry, and Penny (Fred) Tescott, of Boise; and a special son, Jeffery (Nancy) Shaffer of Boise; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gwen (Ed) Gabert of Nampa, ID, Nyle (Ann) Thornock of Challis, ID, Nola (Carl) Phillips of Aberdeen, ID, Jonni Davis of Bountiful, UT and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four sons, two brothers, one sister and two grandsons.
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Trudy, I am researching the Louttit family connections in County Durham,
England and also in Pennsylvania.
Joseph Rich had a slight connection to the Louttit family through marriages
Sorry I have no information for you but I recognised the name on the query.
I am interested in the story of the Bear Lake Pioneers.