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Troy I. Carlson

Troy I. Carlson

Troy I. Carlson passed away on January 4, 2015 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho June 16, 1966 to Sandra L. and Ronald I. Carlson. He had one son, Troy Chance Carlson, the “apple of his eye.” They were very close and did everything together. Chance being a quick learner, Troy taught him everything he could. He married Chalyce Wolfly. They divorced.
Troy attended Hawthorne Jr High, Pocatelllo High School, and Highland High School. He graduated from Idaho State University Vo-Tech In Welding. He was Wreckmaster Certified Level 4-5.
He most recently drove “Big Rigs” in the oil fields in Wyoming. He loved to drive those big trucks hauling sand and water. His favorite color was blue and he always drove a new blue sleeper. He worked for Old West (NBI) Justice Trucking, and McKimm Trucking in Rock Springs, WY. He was self-taught in many areas and could do most anything he set his mind to. He even earned his Class A CDL himself. His first trucking job was hauling potatoes for WADA Farms. In the middle of winter on solid ice, he drove the truck down Lewisville Highway sideways never hitting pedestrians or vehicles. We always smiled. The police complimented him on his driving. He worked many jobs throughout his life such as Parts Dept. for Ted’s Chrysler and Checker Auto Parts. Others included Stan’s Pro Tow, American Fence and as a winder for VTCU. He was a long-time employee of the J. R. Simplot Co., first as a Laboror, then a Senior Plant Operator. He was a perfectionist in all he undertook.
He is survived by his wonderful son, Chance, (10), his mother, Sandy, father, Ron and his long-time girlfriend Reina Adame. Also surviving, are his aunt and uncle, Mike and Bonnie Petersen plus nieces, Candy and Brandi.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Eva L. Petersen, grandfather, William F Petersen.
Funeral services are under the care of the LDS Highland 8th Ward. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 10th at 12:00 Noon at the church located at 2000 South Fairway Dr in Pocatello. Memorial services will follow at the Church on 1:00 P.M.

Norma M. Cory

Cory, age 94, of Pocatello, Idaho, passed away from causes natural to age on January 22, 2015. A full obituary will be posted here soon.

Donna Jean Cutler

Donna Jean Cutler, age 68, of Pocatello, Idaho and formerly of Harden, Montana, passed away following an illness on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Portneuf Medical Center.  She was born on May 30, 1946 to Doandl A. and Luella Mae (Weigand) Weston.  With her father being a Superintendant of various school district, Donna’s family moved often, however she was raised mostly in Montana.  She graduated with a teaching degree from Moorehead State College in Moorehead (Fargo) Minnesota.  Donna taught elementary school in Harden and Belcourt North Dakota.  She retired recently and moved to Pocatello.  She married Keith Cutler on August 13, 2009 in Harden, Montana.  Donna loved quilting and sewing.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her husband, Keith of Pocatello; and son, Chad Hall of Seattle, Washington.  She will be dearly missed by her family and her many friends.
Honoring Donna’s wishes, she was cremated and her ashes will be placed at the Mountainview Cemetery in Billings, Montana.  Friends who wish may make donations in Donna’s memory to VFW Post 735, 1484 East Cedar St., Pocatello, ID  83204.

Jamie Birdwell

Pocatello–Jamie Birdwell Jr, age 62, of Pocatello, Idaho, passed away following an illness on January 7, 2015 at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello. Honoring his wishes Jamie will be cremated under the care of Downard Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 13th at Downard Funeral Home.

Joseph Ralph Herrera

Joseph Ralph Herrera, age 84, of Pocatello, Idaho, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, January 11, 2015.  Honoring his wishes, Joseph will be cremated under the care of Downard Funeral Home, 241 North Garfield Ave., Pocatello, Idaho.  A full obituary will be posted here soon.

James Hiatt

Pocatello–James Hiatt, age 95, passed away of causes natural to age at Ridgewind Assisted Living. Honoring his wishes, James will be cremated under the care and direction of Downard Funeral Home, 241 North Garfield Ave., Pocatello, Idaho. A full obituary will be posted here soon.

Horace (H) Smith Howell

Pocatello–Horace (H) Smith Howell, age 91, of Pocatello, Idaho passed away in Sun City, Arizona on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Honoring his wishes, H was cremate in Arizona. Graveside and memorial services will be in Pocatello at a future date. A full obituary will be posted here soon.

Natallia Jemison

Natallia Jemison, age 37, of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away at her home following a very courageous battle with cancer on January 25, 2015.  Honoring her wishes, full anatomical donation has been made to help further advance learning in the health related areas of study.  No public services are currently being planned, however friends who wish may send online condolences to her family by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

John "Mark" McCollum

John "Mark" McCollum Obituary John "Mark" McCollumJohn Mark McCollum, 50, passed away Fri. Jan. 23, 2015. A viewing will be Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 from 6-8 PM at COLONIAL Funeral Home 2005 S. 4th Ave. Poc. ID and for one hour prior to services at the church on Sat. Funeral services will be Sat. Jan. 31, 2015 at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church, 500 W. Maple St. Pocatello, ID 83201. Condolences to the family at www.colonial-funeralhome.com 208-233-1500

Donald Joey Pease

Donald Joey Pease, age 61, of Pocatello, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his home following an illness,  Honoring his wishes, Donald was cremated under the care of Downard Funeral Home, 241 North Pocatello, Idaho,  Memorial services will be posted here soon. You are welcome to send an online condolence to the family from the link above.

Jane Turner

Jane Turner, age 95 of Pocatello, Idaho, passed away of causes natural to age on January 4, 2015 at The Gables Assisted Living in Pocatello, Idaho.  Honoring her wishes, Jane was cremated under the care and direction of Downard Funeral Home. 

Archie L. Parkinson

Archie L. Parkinson

Archie L. Parkinson,73, of Pocatello, ID passed away on Jan. 7, 2015. He was born Oct. 7, 1941 in Rockland, WY to Cragg and Bessie Conway Parkinson.
Archie married Linda Nestor on June 19, 1971 in Pocatello, ID. They were married 43 years. Archie was a farm laborer/ mechanic. He could tear motors apart and put them back together, in working order. He worked for three generations of one family on a farm in the Michaud Area. He was proud of the fact that he was a “shade tree mechanic.”
Archie’s family was his life. He is surived by his wife Linda, two sons-Spencer (Jene) Salt Lake City and Travis (Sheri) Pocatello, a sister-Sue Waln (Russ), 8 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchldren.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 10th at 1:00 P.M. at the Inkom City Cemetery in Inkom, Idaho. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Downard Funeral Home, 241 North Garfield ave., Pocatello, Idaho

Robert William Zitterkopf

Robert William Zitterkopf

Zitterkopf, age 82, of Pocatello, Idaho, passed away following an illness on January 8, 2015, with family members by his side. He was born on March 16, 1932 in Morrill, Nebraska to Jacob and Marie (Aschenbrenner) Zitterkopf. His parents were German immigrants that were born in Russia. The family, who were farmers, immigrated to the Scottsbluff, Nebraska area. Thereafter, the family moved to the Hansen, Idaho area. At the age of 10 he met the love of his life, Bettylou Barnhill when he grabbed her hand saying that he’d walk her to school since the school bus was late. They were lifetime sweethearts, giving them 71 years of unforgettable memories. They married on March 31st in Ely, Nevada and settled in Twin Falls, Idaho to raise their family and later moved to Pocatello, Idaho.
Dad worked at Brennan Construction as a superintendent for many years and had a very dedicated work ethic. Building was his passion and he took great pride in his work. Dad never asked the employees to do anything that he wouldn’t do himself and he worked right alongside of them. Dad made lifelong friends with the Brennan family and other co-workers.
During his tenure with Brennan Construction, he met Vic Kmetz and they became “racing” buddies. They were fierce competitors and won many races at Pocatello Speedway. The boys helped Dad and Vic with the mechanics and bodywork, with the girls being in charge of making sure the machine looked sharp before race night.
Dad thoroughly loved to go “wood-choppin”, hunting, fishing, camping, growing a food garden as well as floral garden and having the family around the table for various dinners and gatherings. He was especially proud of receiving the Golden Arrow Award for his yard. When one of the family members shot wild game, it was hung in the garage and the “call chain” was begun. Family members were recruited in order to clean, cut and wrap. The same “call chain” was initiated when it came time for canning.
Dad ruled with an iron hand but played twice as hard. He had seven children living in his home, but was Dad to many. He was proud to teach young people. He enjoyed being a part of all his childrens’ lives and had special relationships with his grandkids. Dad always said, “If I had a choice to return any of my kids, I wouldn’t return a one of them”.
Dad’s wit will be sorely missed. He was a great prankster, but would give you credit for the great pranks where he was on the receiving end. It was nothing for him to try to one-up you, even if it meant that the hose came in the house in the middle of a water fight. Mom got new carpet and furniture after that little incident. His co-workers were the brunt of many pranks on the job. They gave as good as they got.
Dad will be greatly missed, but has blessed us with the privilege of having been in our lives.
Dad was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Marie; his wife, Bettylou Zitterkopf, one sister, Betty Kuder; one brother, Don. He is survived by one sister, Mary Ash (Boise), his seven children: Paula (Stephen) Larsen, Douglas (Carrie) Zitterkopf, Larry (Deb) Zitterkopf, Patricia (Wade) Semons, Henry (Delynn) Zitterkopf, Robert (Diane) Zitterkopf and Penny (Dirk) Wilson along with eighteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at Downard Funeral Home, 241 North Garfield Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho on Saturday, January 17th at 2:00 p.m.