Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

Category: Obituary

Dale Purdy – Celebration of Life

We will be holding a celebration of Dale Purdy’s life at an informal gathering for friends and family from 4-7 (open house) at Denise Purdy’s house in North Ogden on Saturday, Sept 16th. If you have any memories of Dale you would like to share, bring them to Jenette and she’ll share them with her family.

David Andersen – Obituary

David Revell Andersen
April 2, 1937 – August 24, 2017

David Andersen, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was born April 2, 1937 in Pocatello, Idaho. He was the 3rd of 6 children born to Willard and Mamie Andersen. David attended grade school in Arbon and Pocatello. He graduated from Pocatello High in 1955.

David loved to work on the farm in Arbon. He could drive the team of horses from the age of 6-years-old. David was a hard and talented worker and could do just about anything he set his mind to doing.

David was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a great teacher and Bishop along with all the other callings he held. He was compassionate to everyone and loved by all.

David married Karen Mathews April 2, 1965 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple. They were married 52 years.

David is survived by: his wife, Karen; son, Troy (Linda) Andersen; grandsons, Sean and Cory all of Pocatello; daughter, Shana (Shane) Sandal; granddaughter, Megan; grandson, Logan all of Peachtree City, GA. He is also survived by: his sisters, Patsy (Ronald) Clark, Julia Dee (Kenneth) Starr and brother, Lynn (JoAnn) Andersen.
He was preceded in death by: son, Rocky Andersen; parents, Willard and Mamie Andersen; and brothers, Jack and Allen Ray Andersen.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Century Ward LDS Church at the corner of 4th & Fredregill. A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31st at Wilks Funeral Home 211 W. Chubbuck Road and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Interment will follow services in the Arbon Valley Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Neil Dean Andersen – Celebration of Life

Neil Dean Andersen was born on September 10, 1994 to Ardean and Melissa and joined his brother Mark.  From the beginning Neil never took small steps.  Even before he could walk well, he broke his leg but that never slowed him down. He showed his tenacity to keep going and learned to move across the room even though he was in a body cast.

He always looked up to brother Mark and couldn’t wait to follow in his brother’s footsteps.  He learned to show steers while watching his brother and was anxious for his turn. He loved his brother deeply. His love of animals was ever present.  He watched hours of the Animal Planet channel.  He decided he wanted to buy miniature goats and then researched everything he could about them. He then raised and sold goats.  He went on to raise husky dogs, after hours of research of course.  He was an active member of FFA in high school and as in all things gave it his all.  He enjoyed working in the greenhouse.  He became interested in breeding and raising show steers and once again researched.  He was very successful and was so happy to get Grand Champion his senior year of high school.  Neil was in high demand to help fit steers for showing.

One of the highlights of his life was going to the Denver Stockman Show with Nathan Bushman.  Neil attended the University of Utah for two years following high school.  Again he was very active in the animal science program.

Neil was a rancher from a very young age.  He knew the cows! It didn’t matter which ranch he was working on, Neil knew the cows through and through.  Neil loved fishing.  Nothing made him happier than to have a fishing pole in his hand, unless it was to go hunting.  He loved hunting too.

Neil loved deeply! He was best friends with so many, too many to list.  The top of that list though would be his siblings Mark and Jennifer Andersen, Morgan Olson, Kirk Olson, and Makenzie Olson. Oh, the adventures they had!! Neil had a huge love for his niece, Payton and nephew, Eastyn.

Neil met the love of his life, Kyzer on FB through his sister Makenzie.  Kyzer soon taught Neil about trick riding.  Neil was so excited about traveling and helping Kyzer with his shows.  He was so proud of Kyzer! They became engaged and were looking forward to planning their life together. Their love was amazing to see!  Neil said recently, “Everything is perfect in my life!  Everything is falling into perfect place. I’ve never been happier!” He had such an amazingly contagious smile!  He was full of life and energy!

Neil left us suddenly on Tuesday, August 22 at the age of 22. His passing has left a huge hole in many lives. Neil is preceded in death by grandfather Dean (Pops) Andersen.  He is survived by fiance Kyzer Stoddard, parents Melissa and Greg Olson, Ardean and Marilyn Andersen, siblings Mark and Jennifer Andersen, Morgan Olson, Kirk Olson, Makenzie Olson, niece Payton Andersen, nephew Eastyn Andersen, grandparents LaRae (Mumzy) Andersen, Duane and Linda Whitworth, and aunts LaNell Andersen, Wendy (Troy) Ward as well as numerous cousins, friends, loved ones and his many animals that he loved so dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 AM Monday, August 28 at the Power County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena in American Falls. Interment will be in the Arbon Valley Cemetery.

Obituary – Dale Bolingbroke

Dale Bolingbroke

Dale Alan Bolingbroke, 72, died Tuesday evening, January 17, 2017, at the Rosetta Assisted Living in Pocatello, Idaho, after several years of ill health.

Dale was born December 10, 1944, in Pocatello to Ephraim T. and Zella Daniels Bolingbroke and was raised in Arbon Valley, where he attended school for grades 1-8. He later attended high school at American Falls. During this time he worked when needed on the farm, helping his parents and brothers with the annual planting and harvesting of the wheat. After graduating from American Falls High School, he attended Idaho State University in Pocatello where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He then attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah, where he received his Master’s Degree.

After Graduation, Dale began his career in teaching at Blackfoot High School. After several years of teaching Dale transferred to Idaho State University for many years of satisfying work. In his later career he worked for Americorp where he assisted the elderly.

Dale was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He enjoyed studying history, government, and politics, and he was very familiar with the local history.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Donna Bolingbroke, wife of his brother John Ronald, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Patricia Bolingbroke, wife of his brother Gerald, of Independence, Missouri, one nephew, William Bolingbroke, and three nieces, Tanya Finger, Rhonda Bodlak, and Michelle Ballantyne. His parents and three brothers, Glen, Ronald, and Gerald Bolingbroke preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 23, at 11 am in the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, where family will receive friends one hour prior. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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Funeral Services for Thelda Blau

Many of you have heard that our dear friend and former Arbonite, Thelda Blau, passed away. Funeral services are this Saturday, December 10th, in the Emmett area. There will be no service in Ogden, as previously discussed.

9:30 – graveside (family only)
10:00 – short service at the Letha Ward building in Letha, Idaho (on Idaho Boulevard).


Any donations or card can be sent to Rex Blau at 5654 Hillview Rd, Emmett Idaho 83617