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11/14/19 10:52 PM #149    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Ray Snyder passed away yesterday afternoon, November 13, 2019.  Ray was in the University of Utah hospital for months last year where he underwent numerous heart surgeries.  As I said before, he was one tough Marine to go through what he went through.  I will post the complete obituary when it becomes available.  RIP Ray, our heartfelt sympathies go out to Joyce and Ray's family.  


Obituary as published by Cornelison Funeral Home:

John Raymond "Ray" Snyder Jr., 76 passed peacefully in his home on November 13, 2019 after a vallant battle with heart failure.

He graduated from Pocatelo High School in 1961 joined the Marine Crps after high school, and was an Idaho State University graduate with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering.  He had a very successful career as an Electrical Engineer.  He was honored to be a recipient of the individual Nevada Governors Award for Electrical Energy Conservation and Leadership in 1992.  After retiring in 2000 he was an avid golfer and loved golfing with his friends Chuck and Robert.  He also loved to camp with his family in the great outdoors.

Ray is survived by his high schol sweetheart and love of his life Joyce Smith Snyder whom he was married to for 55 years  Also survived by 3 daughters, Kari (Calvin) Poe; Kellie (Chuck) Norton; Kristi (Gerard) Bluj.  Nine grandchildren, Kayla (Jake) Poe Ivie; Amanda and Brooke Poe; Hannah and Colby Norton; Kourtni, Paige, Nicholas and Noah Bluj.

As Ray would say, "That's the Spirit," "Always Faithful," and "Semper Fi."

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at  


11/18/19 10:32 AM #150    


Gene Dressen

I met Craig (Lloyd) in high school.  We became friends because I drove a 3 wheel Cushman motor scooter (two wheels in front with a cargo box in between, and a steering wheel and 3 pedals for brake, clutch and gas) and he drove that cool Harley Davidson Sport 10 with 5.5 horse power!! We bonded because of the wind in our face, and the engine between our legs! (Even though it was only 5 horse power!!) We both parked on the closed off street in between the 2 school buildings. I knew he drove the coolest motorcycle in the world!!

Just a little story about Craig and his motorcycle.  He was on his way to school one day, came over the Gould street overpass, heading towards Arthur, where he would turn left, then proceed to the high school.  When he got to Arthur, he tried to apply the foot brake but got his pant cuff, probably rolled up, caught on the foot peg and couldn't get his foot on the brake, so he banged into the rear of the stopped car in front of him,  Down he went!  The person in the car opened the door and looked out, but saw nothing, so proceeded on their way, unaware that Craig and the motorcycle were on the ground behind them.  Craig picked himself up, righted the cycle, and proceeded on his way, with no damage to him or that "real cool" motorcycle!! 

To his family, our condolences.  He was one of the good guys.  To Craig, God's speed.

11/19/19 12:40 PM #151    


Stanley Zweigart

       I never knew Ray very well in high school.  I got to know him when he started coming to the class luncheons.  We developed a friendship along with his wife Joyce and my wife Toni. He told me he worked for gold mining companies and he and Joyce traveled many places in the world where gold was mined.  I asked him if he ever heard of the gold mining shows on Discovery channel.  He said yes and he and Joyce watched them faithfully each week.  I told him that Toni and I also watched them faithfully and enjoyed them very much.  Our mutual enjoyment of the gold shows deepen our friendship  and relationship.  He and Joyce came to our church services twice at Gate City Christian Church and he really seemed to enjoy it.  Our relationship lessened as Ray got so ill that he was unable to attend the luncheons and could not talk on the phone anymore.  I spoke with Joyce on the phone several times and offered my help but she said there was nothing I could do and Ray was receiving the medical attention he needed.

          I will miss Ray even though our friendship was short it was of a good quality and close.  May he rest in peace in the presence  of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen

11/23/19 12:04 AM #152    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Dean Craig Lloyd was born to Dean and Marcey Lloyd on June 11, 1943 in Salt Lake City, UT.  They moved to Idaho when he was a young boy where he grew up loving trains and the outdoors.  The love of trains would get him through many tough times in his life.  When he was a teenager, he was diagnosed with Hereditary Spherocytosis and had his spleen removed but before the procedure, his parents let him have an early Christmas present of a toy train that he kept for the rest of his life.  He joined the National Guard near the end of Vietnam War and although his unit was never called to active duty he was always ready if called he was later honorably discharged.

He served his mission in the Navajo Indian Reservation and came to love the people and the language.  While serving he had the opportunity to help build a chapel and gain a testimony of the gospel that would teach many the simple love of the Savior.  After returning home, he attended a LDS fireside in Shelley, Idaho where he met the love of his life and best friend Karen Scott.  They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on September 2, 1966.  Craig attended ISU where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and began working at Partner Steel in 1973 as an Account Controller where he worked for 45 years and retired in 2018.  Craig also workied a paper route that extended from Blackfoot to Pocatello and he would often take one of his kids to ride along to help.  

Craig and Karen had 7 wonderful children Bryce, Ryan, Brett, Diana, Michael, Christina, and Nathan, whom they loved and raised in Pocatello and then in Blackfoot.  He had a tremendous work ethic and worked hard his whole life to provide for his family.  Craig loved to spend time at the Saint Anthony Sand Dunes, chasing trains, or camping at the "Lot" in Island Park.

He passed away peacefully on October 16, 2019 in his home.  He is preceded in death by his parents, son Bryce Lloyd, and niece Hannah Covington.  He is survived by his wife Karen (Scott) Lloyd, his children, Ryan (Jody), Brett, Diana (Chris), Michael (Sarah), Christina (Doug), and Nathan (Heidi) along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11am in the Wapello LDS 1st Ward, 337 North 200 East, Blackfoot, Idaho 83221., where a visitation was held from 10:00 - 10:45 am prior to service.  Interment  in the Springfield Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home.  

11/23/19 09:54 PM #153    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

On September 7, 2019, classmate Rita Demopoulos Haggardt was presented the "Hometown Hero" 
award by Pocatello Police Chief Roger Schei at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello.    

Rita is the Volunteer Extraordinaire.  She volunteers for more committees, fund raisers, food drives, the United Way of Southeastern Idaho, Pocatello School District No. 25  and other community functions than I can begin to mention.  RITA, thanks for all the good that you do.




11/25/19 01:31 AM #154    


RaNae Green (Palmer)


Classmate Larry Zaccardi passed away on November 21, 2019..  A Catholic rosary service with a time to greet family will be held Monday, November 25th at 7:00 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Community St. Anthony's Chapel on North 7th Ave.  The mass of a christian burial will be held Tuesday, November 26th at 2:00 PM at the Church.  Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, section 42 west.

The complete obituary can be read at


11/27/19 10:40 PM #155    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Another Heartbreaker

Sandra Fawn Parkin Mangum Yunker, 76, of Idaho Falls, passed away November 23, 2019,  at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was under the care of Brio Home Health and Hospice and her loving family.

Sandra was born May 25, 1943, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Elmer Parkin and Fonda Empey Parkin.  She grew up and attended schools in Pocatello, where she graduated from Pocatello High School.  She also attended Idaho State University.

On February 9, 1962, she was sealed to Dennis Mangum in the Idaho Falls Temple.  From this union they were blessed with four children, Michael, Lyle, Kristine and Julie.  Sandra and Dennis made their home in Idaho Falls, where Sandra worked as an Administrative Assistant at Eastern Idaho 
Regional Medical Center for 30 years.  Dennis passed away on September 21, 1999.  She later married Thomas Yunker on May 18, 2018.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various stake and ward callings in Relief Society and Primary.  Sandra enjoyed singing, playing the piano, crocheting and spending time at her cabin in Island Park with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Yunker of Idaho Falls, ID, son Michael Mangum of Idaho Falls, ID, son, Lyle (Jana) Mangum of Cedar Hills, UT, daughter, Kristine (Dennis) Whitehead of Pocatello, ID, 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dennis Mangum; and her parents, Elmer and Fonda Parkin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 South Ammon Road.  The family will visit with friends from 9-10 a.m. prior.  Burial will be in the Ammon Cemetery.


RIP my beautiful friend.  (Sandra's memorial video may be viewed on the Wood Funeral Home web page.)

11/28/19 11:08 AM #156    

Kathleen Chandler (Parrish)

Loved Sandra.  She was and is one of the best, always happy, patient, friendly and kind.  So sorry she had such heavy challenges the last few years but those challenges made her even more lovely.  I, too, am happy that the last couple of years she had Tom by her side to enjoy the good moments.  I am also happy that she is with her loved ones now and am glad that I know that is true.  Love to all her firends and family.  Kathleen Parrish

12/19/19 11:27 PM #157    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Bill Roberts had major back surgery earlier this month.  We wish him a speedy recovery.  If you would like to send a card his address is:


Bill Roberts

77 Cedar Hills Drive

Pocatello, ID 83204

12/19/19 11:30 PM #158    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Cheri Honas fell and broke both bones in her left wrist, and had surgery on December 17th.  If you would like to send her a card her address is:

Cheri Honas

932 West Fremont

Pocatello, Idaho 83204

12/23/19 11:43 PM #159    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Del Taylor notified me of the passing of classmate Keith Brent Stoddard:

Keith Brent Stoddard, age 77, of Pleasant Grove, Utah passed away in Orem, Utah on December 20, 2019.  He was born June 18 1942 in Los Angeles CA to Archibld Gilbert and Beverly Irene Lyon Stoddard.  Keith grew up as an only child, but got to become a big brother to his little sister Beverly Kaye (Becky) while he was away serving in the mission field.  His mother contracted tuberculosis so he went to live with his grandparents in Idaho while she healed.  When he was 9 his parents rejoined him in Pocatello, where he resided the remainder of his childhood.  He helped his father build their family home on Quinn Road.  He had a lot of friends and had many fun gatherings with them at his parents home growing up.  On of the highlights of his high schol career was singing in the Gate City Singers, the local elite high school choir.  He graduated from Poctello High School in 1961.  He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the London British Isles mission.   When he returned, he began attending college, starting at Idaho State University, and ending up n Provo, Utah at Brigham Young University.  Keith joined the Navy in 1965.  He did basic training in Key West, FL and loved driving across the country.  One of his great passions in life was driving on long car trips.  He was stationed in Hawaii and traveled all over the Pacific.  He served as a Submarine Sonar Technician.  One highlight of his Navy service time was being able to fly his father, mother and little sister over to the islands to spend Christmas with him in 1970.  Keith met his lifelong friends, 
Clayton and Marcia Conn while serving in Hawaii.  They becme a second family to Keith and his family.

He often remarked that the very greatest highlight of his time in Hawaii was meeting the love of his life, Annette Mathews, at church one Sunday in May 1971.  Keith worked at the MTC in Provo for over 30 years.  

(the remainder of the obituary can be viewed at www.olpinmortuary.cKeithBrentStoddard)

Funeral services were held Monday, December 23, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Battle Creek Seventh Ward Chapel, 1107 East 200 South, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:00 to 10:45 am prior to the services.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 72.  Condolences may be sent to the famly at www.oloinmortuary.cKeithBrentStoddard.


RIP Keith


12/24/19 12:06 AM #160    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

As I think most of us can relate to a few of these conditions, I am sharing this from the Pocatello Senior Activity Center's December bulletin.  

                     JULIE ANDREWS - - - MY FAVORITE THINGS

Lyrics recited by Julie Andrews commemorating her 69th birthday at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for AARP.

Maaloxc and nose drops and needles for knitting.

Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings.

Bundles of magazines tied up in string,

These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, 

When the bones creak,

When the knees go bad,

I simply remember my favorite things,

And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets, and corn pads for bunions,

No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,

Bathrobes and heat pads and hot meals they bring,

These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no fear of sinnin'

Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinning',

And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,

When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache,

When the hips break,

When the eyes grow dim,

Then I remember the great life I've had,

And then I don't feel so bad.

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01/10/20 01:53 PM #161    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Arnold Thomas Hill, 77, of Nampa, died Jauary 1, 2020 in a Nampa hospital.

Tom (Arnold) Hill, as he preferred to be called was born on January 18, 1942 to Gertrude (Eggers) Hill and Lawrence Robert Hill in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He later married Beverly Anne Moore on November 26, 1965 in Pocatello, Idaho.  Together they had one daughter, Clarice.  Tom served in the Vietnam War for the U.S. Army and worked for the Railroad.  He was a very sweet, loving man who loved his family very much and will be very much missed by his family.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Hill and his parents Gertrude and Lawrence Hill..  Tom is survived by his daughter, Clarice Summers; grandkids Hayden and Arianna; his sister, Linda Norgaard; and brother, Lawrence Hill.  There will be a celebration of Tom's life at Wellsprings, 2105 12th Avenue Rd. Nampa, Idaho 83686 on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Services will be held in Pocatello, Idaho at a later date.  An online guest book is available at


02/03/20 04:13 PM #162    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Douglas Lemmon notified me of the passing of James Walton.

"Classmate James Walton passed away on January 23, 2020 at the age of 76 in Provience St. Peter Hospital in Lacey/Olympia, Washington.  Services were on February 1, 2020 at 11am, with a viewing at 10 am at Woodlawn Funeral Chapel in Lacey".   Last known address on James was Alberta, Canada.   


RIP James

02/03/20 08:11 PM #163    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Do you ever think of one of our classmates, someone you grew up with, and wonder whatever happened to them??  At a funeral a couple of weeks ago, we ran into Doug Palmer (no relation) and I asked him about his sister and our classmate, Sevola Palmer.  He said her son was in the process of moving her and her husband, Cal, into an assisted living home as she has dementia.  I talked with the son this afternoon and he said her short term memory is really bad, but her long term is still good and he was sure she would remember people from high school.  So, if you would like to send a card with a memory.....

Sevola Palmer Farmer

1150 South Main

Bountiful, Utah 84010


03/14/20 02:33 AM #164    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

I contacted the niece who notified us of Roger Pellum's passing and received this reply:

"He passed on 2/8/2020.  He was in hospice care at home.  They cremated him and spread his ashes.  However, they never did an Obituary.  Im not sure why my Aunt decided against it."

The last known address we have for Roger and Arlene is

Roger Pellum

9639 Villa Springs Cove

Sandy, Utah 84070


RIP Roger


06/13/20 10:23 PM #165    


Kerry R. Johnson



Thanks to Bob Simmonds.. and Rod Carlson for the nice birthday wishes, and birthday wishes back to both of you fine gentleman sorry I don t know the dates..                                  Kerry






08/06/20 05:06 PM #166    


RaNae Green (Palmer)



                                               SAVE THE DATES


Our 60th class reunion is coming up next year (2021).   Discussing this with classmates who attend our monthly luncheons, the majority are in favor of combining ours with the 50+ Reunion held each September at the Clarion Inn.  Tentative plans are to have a meet-and-greet on Friday night (this would be for just our class members) then attend the 50+ luncheon on Saturday and finish up with a Sunday breakfast (for just our class members).


The dates are:                       Friday, September 10, 2021

                                             Saturday September 11, 2021

                                             Sunday, September 12, 2021


If you have other suggestions, we would appreciate your input.  Post your suggestions here or text Karen Twitchell Halford 208-521-9181 or RaNae Green Palmer 208-339-6608.


You will receive more information from the reunion committee as plans are finalized.







08/07/20 09:57 AM #167    


Jacqueline Taylor (Voyles)

I really do not like the Saturday dinner that comes with the over 50.  Bad food. You cannot walk around and visit class members.  I liked the picnic we had at Ross Park for the 55th.  Free to visit with everyone.  Great food.  Very casual.


Jackie Voyles

08/07/20 02:15 PM #168    

Kathleen Chandler (Parrish)

I have not attended any of the 50+ reunions but it sounds fun and probaably an economical way to do the reunion, however Jackie's comment is worth noting and discussing.  Kathleen Parrish



08/16/20 01:11 PM #169    


Judith Stark (Stowell)

I would support a connection with the 50+ reunion group. I have only attended one of these before and would note that the meal was a lunch and not a dinner. I enjoyed it and did also enjoy the ability to walk around and greet members of other classes who attended school during our years. We also had the privilege of hearing some great historical comments about the school and its traditions. Dr.Lloyd Call spoke to us as did others from this long ago classes. It was a rewarding experience. And if a lot come to this portion they make sure that there is room and highlight the attendance due to the significant reunion being held. Thanks for all you do to keep us informed. I appreciate these pieces of information. 

08/25/20 04:51 PM #170    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Louise E. Ferguson Sheridan passed away on January 11, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.   Her given name was Elva Louise Ferguson Sheridan.


Louise was a kind, caring shy girl.  RIP Louise.

09/25/20 11:28 PM #171    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Michelle Holman Woodand was born on January 27, 1943 in Mesa, Arizona to Albert and LaVina Norman Holman.  The Holmans moved their family to Pocatello soon after where Michelle was raised along with her five siblings.

Milchelle was a very cheerful, energetic child.  In Junior High at Alameda s he participated on the tumbling team, the Drill team, and the Cheerleading team.  She also loved to sing and began performing duets with her twin sister at the age of three.  She continued to be in demand as a vocalist throughout her life.  She taught private voice lessons, includidng teaching  several of her children and grandchildren.

Michelle attended Pocatello High School graduating in 1961.  While in High School she was involved in Drama and Gate City Singers.  She attended Ricks College, Brigham Young University and Idaho State University before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She was called to the West Mexican Mission, where she learned to speak Spanish, serving from 1964-1966.  

She married William Henry Woodland on November 23rd, 1966 in the Idaho Falls Temple.  They raised seven children.  She held many church callings, and enjoyed working in the Idaho Falls temple.  She and Bill have forty-three grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Michelle passed away peacefully in her home after a four-month fight with ovarian cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28,.2020 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 4600 Victory Road in Chuubbuck, Idaho.  A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W Chubbuck Road and one hour prior to services at the church until 10:45 a.m.  Interment will follow services in the Mountain View Cemetary in Pocatello.


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You can read the full obituary on Wilk's Funeral Home website.


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Michelle and Mary Nelle attended our monthly luncheons two or three times in the last couple of years.  It was so good to see and visit with them.  RIP Michelle.






11/08/20 06:59 PM #172    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

"In loving memory of Jana Gay Lords Harris was born in Pocatello, Idaho July 6, 1943.  She passed away on September 1, 2020 with her family by her bedside.  She was 77 years young.  The daughter of Spencer Lords & Verna Marvena Hall Lords (Pocatello, Idaho).  Jana joined her deceased husband Tommy Harris and her brothers Dennis Lord, Darwin Lords.  Jana is survived by her sisters Dovey Ames, Karen Klemm, Shella Johnson and her children Robbie Davis, Jodi Rehm, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Jana posted this on her Facebook just a month before she passed away.  "My family is my greatest treasure.  Even if we aren't alway perfect.  I love them with all my heart".  Her Friends and Family meant the world to her in more ways than you will ever know.  Jana will be missed by her family, friends and anyone that has ever met her.  Jana didn't go away.  She still walks beside us everyday.  Love you more Mom. "


RIP Jana 

11/08/20 07:06 PM #173    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

"Classmate Francy Marie Paul Patchett, 77, passed away on November 5, 2020.  Honoring her wishes, Francy will be cremated under the care of Downard Funeral Home.  There are no public services planned at this time.  An obituary will be in a future edition of the Joournal."


Francy was married to classmate Dick Patchett, who passed away in 2019.


RIP Francy

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