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05/02/17 07:19 PM #89    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Classmate Ernest Sutton passed away, from a brain tumor, on April 28, 2017.  Services for Dr. Sutton will be held at the South Bannock LDS church house on Bannock Hiway on Saturday, May 6th at 11:00 AM with a viewing to precede at 9:30 am.  There will also be a viewing from 6-8 PM at Colonial Funeral Home on Friday, May 5th.  

07/11/17 06:10 PM #90    


Patricia Walsh (Turman)

I just received word from Rita that  Robert (Bob) Enwall passed away 06/09/2017 In the Denver Area if anyone has any Information about his services Pleas e-mail me. Thank you Pat

09/14/17 11:33 AM #91    


Patricia Walsh (Turman)

We have lost another classmate Rose Etta Babitt Mathews. She passed away on September 11, 2017. Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept 1, at 12 Noon in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Pocatello. Family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Thrusday evening in the Cornelison Furneral home 431 N 15th Ave. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

11/26/17 07:09 PM #92    


Patricia Walsh (Turman)

I was just notified by Ray Snyder that Larry Boyle passed away. He passed on November 23rd. His family will greet friends on Monday November 27th 6-8 PM at Relyea Furneral Chapel 318 North Latah Street, Boise Idaho. The Service will be Tues November 28th in Hickories LDS Chapel on the corner of Five Mile Rd and Chinden Blvd in Boise. May he rest in peace. He was such a neat guy He will be missed


11/29/17 12:32 AM #93    


Patricia Walsh (Turman)

I just received a message from Mary Nelle Holman Gertsch That Guy passed away on Monday from  Multiple Systems Atrophy.   . I am  glad they found each other  to share their happiness.  Furneral Service  at 11:00AM Dec 1, preceding viewing at 9:45 - 10:45 at LDS Chapel 1298 N 500 W Centerville, Utah ; graveside service Mountin View Cemetery, Pocatello at 3:30 PM  same day. In our hearts and Prayers Mary Nelle



11/29/17 11:15 AM #94    


Del Taylor

So sorry to learn of Guy's ..passing....known him since our childhood in Portnuef Park and wrestled the same weight our senior year (he always beat me).....He was a great athlete, a good man, and he will be missed...Our sincere condolences to Mary Nell and all rest of his family...Del and Nancy Taylor, Phoeniz, AZ (where his daughter was a news reporter for a time)

11/30/17 02:45 AM #95    

Steven (Stephen) Barton

I have had a hard time with news of Guy's passing we were good friends for many years growing up. Our group dissipated mid-high school with first Kent DaBell moving with his family and another friend dying in a car accident. Mark and Bruce Rowe also moved away to Washington I believe. I have always coiunted Mary Nell as a good friend. I hope to catch a plane and attend at least the viewing. I only have best wishes for Mary Nell and I know she made Guy very happy. Thanks to Pat Walsh (Thurman) and RaNae Green Palmer for their steadfast efforts in keeping us all informed.

Stephen Barton

11/30/17 01:26 PM #96    

Jacqueline Taylor (Voyles)

I am saddened by Guy's passing.  He was one of the "Brennan Street Gang."  We grew up together and had many good memories.  Jackie


12/01/17 09:51 PM #97    

Scott Bengoechea

I remember Guy Gertsch and his brother.  Both genuine, nice people.  So where did time pass?  Regards to his family and Mary Nell.  Made a great couple!  So sorry.

12/02/17 05:49 PM #98    

Trudy Porter (Duncan)

I was sorry to hear about Guy. As Jackie said, we shared the adventures of Brennan Street. Guy and his dog seemed to be in constant motion, always on running. 

12/03/17 12:35 AM #99    


Roma Jenks (Hurley)

Mary, I was so sorry to hear about Guy,I knew he had a few health issues but, did not expect to hear such bad news. So, glad you found each other and had some good years together. Guy was blessed to have you in his life and vice versa. I know you shared many good memories together. I hope to see you when I return to Pocatello. Our time here in Minnesota has gone by so fast. We are working with the Karen Refugees from Thailand and we love it. We will return to Poky in March. So hope to get together with you then. Love Roma


12/03/17 12:38 AM #100    


Roma Jenks (Hurley)

Mary, I was so sorry to hear about Guy,I knew he had a few health issues but, did not expect to hear such bad news. So, glad you found each other and had some good years together. Guy was blessed to have you in his life and vice versa. I know you shared many good memories together. I hope to see you when I return to Pocatello. Our time here in Minnesota has gone by so fast. We are working with the Karen Refugees from Thailand and we love it. We will return to Poky in March. So hope to get together with you then. Love Roma


12/06/17 01:15 PM #101    


Raymond Scheele

The recent passing of several of our classmates has brought each of us to reflect, again, on our many friends, those with whom we grew up, and those we learned from throughout our Poky High years. Guy Gertsch's passing touched us all.  Clearly, he was known by all of us.  The memories of Guy posted on this website denote his impact.  Guy authored four books.  You can purchase three of them from Amazon and the latest one published this year and will soon be listed.  How do we go about keeping his memory and those of so many other departed classmates in our thoughts through time?  I contacted the Poky High Bursar, Ms. Cindy Parker.  I asked Cindy if there was a way in which members of the Class of 1961 could make donations to Poky High in memory of one or more of our departed classmates.  Cindy said that the Poky High Foundation receives donations but having individuals from a Class memorialize their deceased classmates, by name, has never been done.  I immediately thought that this is ready-made for our class:  We always have done things that no other class has ever done!  We already have a history, for our Reunion Committee authorized a $500 donation to the PHS Foundation a few years ago, with the funds to be used for students.  Rita Haggardt made the connections.  Cindy Parker will establish a "Class of 1961" account.  You can send a check written to the Pocatello High Foundation, Class of 1961, stating that the donation is in memory of one or more of our deceased classmates whom you wish to memorialize.  You can send a donation any time of the year.  The funds will be spent only for teachers and students, such as class items and field trips.  You can also target the use, such as for a scholarship, which, through time, could provide a student with additional education.  If you want more information, you can reach Cindy at 208-233-2056, extension #4.  The address for your donation in memory of a classmate is:  Pocatello High School Foundation, 325 N. Arthur, Pocatello, Idaho, 83204.


12/09/17 10:16 PM #102    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

I was saddened to learn of Guy's passing.  I have known him since junior high, always admired his athletic abilities and enjoyed his writings.  So sorry for your loss Mary Nell, but what a beautiful love story that you found each other, hugs to you and Guy's family.  

06/07/18 11:45 PM #103    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

I am saddened to announce that we have lost another classmate.  I talked with Martin at our 50th, and he told me how lonely he was with out Cheryl and how often he woud come to Pocatello to visit her grave.  So I can take comfort in knowing he is with her again, RIP Martin. 

.Bert MARTIN Foster (January 3, 1942 -June 2, 2018)

Bert Martin Foster passed away at his home in Evanston, Wyoming on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the age of 76  He was born on January 3, 1942 in Pocatello, Idaho to George and Mae Foster.  He attended Pocatello High School.

Martin enjoyed hunting and ammo reloading, fishing and boating and spending time at his cabin in Alpine, Wyoming.  He enjoyed the outdoors.  He loved spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He and his wife, Cheryl married June 15, 1962, after marriage moved to Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas for several years.  They resided in Evanston since the early 80's and continued raising children and grandchildren.

Martin is survived by his children Candace (Steve) Bindrup; Heather (Jesse) Schurz; Tate (Angie) Foster; and Whitney Mitchell.  He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Cheryl Ann Fosdter; parents George and Mae; brother George Lynnwood Fosterl and brother Jon Dale Foster.

Graveside services will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery in Pocatello, Idaho on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11 am.

On-line condolences and guestbook at




06/08/18 07:27 PM #104    


Patricia Walsh (Turman)

We have lost another classmate Shirley Kay Williams Rose 75 of Idaho Falls passed away peacefully June 5th 2018 at Morning Star Senior Living Center surrounded by her Family. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday June 9,2018 at the Idaho Fall LDS 31st Ward (1165 Azalea Drive) The family will visit with friends on Friday from 6:30pm To 8:00pm at Wood Furneral Home 273 N Ridge Ave and Saturday from 10-10:45 am prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cememtery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Alzheimer"s Association in her memory at

06/09/18 10:29 PM #105    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

We were notified by Patricia McComb Larsen of the passing of LaVera McComb Borowy in August 2017 in Walla Walla, WA.  LaVera was born on March 25, 1942 and was a vetern of the U.S.Army.  She is survived by two sons, Floyd Weeks and Mchael Bair.  

I worked with LaVera in the Clerks Union at the UPRR, RIP LaVera.  


07/11/18 10:39 PM #106    


Patricia Walsh (Turman)


Patricia Vigliaturo <>

Jul 8 (3 days ago)


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I am working on the "Over 50 Class Reunion"  We have posted the registration on the Over 50 class website to be downloaded if anyone is interested in the reunion.  Can you post to on your class website the information for this reunion.  63 and 62 were able to get it on their websites.  Thanks for any help you can give me.  Pat Vigliaturo 208-339-2244

09/05/18 04:21 PM #107    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

For the out of town people who may not know....Ray Snyder had heart surgery to replace a valve on June 6th at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.  Subsequently, he has had 8 more surgeries, been on dialisis, and in ICU for 3 months.  Today or tomorrow he will be moved to a different floor, which is great news.    He has been one terribly sick man, and I must say he is one tough Marine.  Keep him in your prayers.  If you would like to send a card the address is....

Joyce Snyder

827-1 3rd Avenue

Salt Lake City, Utah 84103


09/05/18 04:23 PM #108    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Elanore Mulick Hughes is doing better since her recent back surgery.  If you would like to send a card her address is:


Elanore Mulick Hughes

Gables Assisted Living

1405 Curlew Drive
Ammon, ID 83406

09/05/18 04:29 PM #109    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Pat Walsh Turman went for an eye exam and the doctor sent her to the hospital.  It was determined that she had 2 brain tumors.  She had brain surgery on August 28th and during surgery a third tumor was located which had metastasized.  She is now home healing and waiting for decisions on further treatments.  Please keep her in your prayers.  If you would like to send a card her address is:

Pat Turman

2081 N Inkom Road

Inkom, ID 83245  

09/05/18 04:35 PM #110    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Karen LaChance Hartford's husband Bill is ill with blood cancer.  If you would like to send them a card the address is:

Karen LaChance Hartford

4534 Sarah Loop

Chubbuck, ID 83202

Phone:  208-242-3997

09/06/18 12:48 PM #111    

Davis Katsilometes

Thank you RaNae for your communications on our classmates. Kind regards, Davis

09/06/18 01:32 PM #112    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

Congratulations to classmates Sandy Parkin Mangum and Tom Yunker on their recent marriage.  Sandy recently returned from a check up at Huntsman Cancer Center.  She is still in Stage 4, but doing well and remaining positive.  A big Thank You to Tom for taking such good care of this beautiful lady.  We wish you many happy years together.   

09/28/18 12:16 AM #113    


RaNae Green (Palmer)

A couple of weeks ago we attended my husbands 60th Poky High reunion.  Upon signing in I noticed that Carolyn Poore Rhondeau had signed in, and I was tickled thinking I could get a current address on our classmate Rita Rhondeau.  I was saddened to learn that Rita had passed away, and requested Carolyn furnish me more information so I could update Rita's information.    I received the following in an e-mail tonight.

"Rita Rhondeau Marsh passed on May 31, 2012 in Reno, Nevada suffering a heart attack while visiting the family's summer home at Lake Tahoe.  She was married to George Marsh where they lived in a Del Webb Retirement Community in Roseville, CA.  She is survived by her husband, George, and children, Lorna Kae Culligan of Lincoln, CA, son, David Culligan of Loomis, CA, and grandchildren Justin and Taylor Culligan and Alexandria Culligan and numerous nephews and nieces.  One brother, Willard (Bill) Rhondeau of Citrus Heights, CA survives.  Rita is predeceased by her parents, Jack and Rosella Rhondeau, her sister, Marianna Cole, and three brothers, Jack, Ronald and Robert (Bob).   Thank you for asking about Rita.  I loved her like a true sister.  Carolyn."

Rita was shy, had a very kind soul and was fun to be around.  RIP my friend.



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