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Idaho State Journal, 10/10/11
POCATELLO - Artell Betty Jean Cantrell, 83, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2011,
in Pocatello, Idaho. Artell was born on August 9, 1927, in Montpelier, Idaho, the daughter
of Gilbert and Wanda Bateman. She was the oldest of three children. Her sister, Barbra
Jean Bateman, passed before her. Her brother, George Gilbert Bateman (Jodi), lives in
Artell's father worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and the family moved
frequently throughout her childhood. The family moved to Lima, Montana, where Artell
attended and graduated from Lima High School in 1947.
Artell met Hovey Earl Cantrell from Dell, Montana, and they were married in Lima,
Montana, on June 1, 1947. They moved to Pocatello, Idaho, in 1957 where Hovey worked for
Garrett Freightlines. Hovey died in 1989.
Artell graduated from ISU's nursing program as an LPN in 1968. She worked at Saint
Anthony Hospital until it closed and then worked at Portneuf Hospital until she retired in
Artell enjoyed gardening in her backyard and having friends and family over in the
summer to enjoy good food and fun times; creating fond memories in the hearts of all.
Artell is survived by her three children; Linda Cantrell and Robert Cantrell, both
living in Pocatello, and Candace (Carol) Swanson of Santa Margarita, California. As well
as sister in law Viola Iverson of Dillon, Montana.
Artell's grandchildren were the light of her life and they all have fond childhood
memories of spending time with her and their grandpa. Her grandchildren include: Todd
Parkin of Asheville, North Carolina; Tawny (Mike) Duran of Ladera Ranch, California;
Tiffany "Fanny" Diallo of Wilits, California; Trevor Cantrell (Toni) of
Pocatello; Tarcy (Pete) Hilen of Alison Viejo, California; Joshua Schaafs (Ann) of Idaho
Falls, Idaho: Tucker Everett Swanson of Dallas, Texas, and Amy (Brian) Andrus of Gooding,
Idaho; great-grandchildren, Skyler Triolo and Sahdjoo Diallo of Wilits, California,
Tanner, TaiLynn Treni, and Tess Artell Cantrell of Pocatello, Jase, Taya and Sawyer Hilen
of Aliso Viejo, California; Payton and Addie Duran of Ladera Ranch, California; Jonah and
Maya Parkin of Asheville, North Carolina; Johnny and Dillon Schaafs of Idaho Falls and
Dustin, Courtney and Ashley Andrus of Gooding, Idaho.
Artell rocked and hugged on all 18 of her great-grandchildren, her five nieces, and one
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Colonial Funeral
Home, 2005 S. Fourth Ave., Pocatello. A viewing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the
services at Colonial. Burial will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the
Mountain View Cemetery in Dillon, Montana.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. Fourth
Ave., Pocatello. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.colonial?
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