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The Adams County Record Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 3 Obituary J@ June 13, 1940- May 25, 2012 After living life to its fullest, Neff Swenson, 71, of Council, Idaho, started his next great adventure on Friday, May 25, 2012. A Memorial Day open house and barbecue was held at the family home, in Council. Friends and family visited, ate, and shared memories of Neil. Neil was born June 13, 1940 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Nels and Elsie Swenson. Nell was happily married to Barbara Ann Matlock Swenson for over 50 years. Nell gave his life to the Lord at an early Billy Graham crusade. He had a close relationship with the Lord throughout his entire life, and as he neared the end was anxious to be called home. Seemingly bigger than life, the stories of Neil's escapades across the Northwest are numerous. His adventures spanned from Idaho in the 40's to Alaska in the 60'S to Canada in the 70's, back to Nampa in the 80's, Council in the 90's, and then splitting time between Alaska and Council since 2008. Nell was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He worked as a farmer, machinist, police officer, rancher and gunsmith. His recent interests included tractor pulling. Over the past two winters, he restored a John Deere "A" that he planned to drive in a tractor pull on Saturday, May 26. His grandson, Jaymes, drove in his place. Neil is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Mike (Lisa), Arron (Lisa), and Tim (Jenn) Swenson; daughter Kris (Tony) Thompson; fifteen grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Birth Announcement Obituary October 30, 1947 - June 2, 2012 Jerry Stanford was born October 30, 1947, in Boise, Idaho. He was the second son born to Charles and Bertha (Werry)Stanford. His brother, Ron, was born in 1941 at Hailey, Idaho where the family ranched. They moved to the Boise area where Charles worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. Jerry grew up around Boise and attended the new Capital High School; the first graduating class for Capital. Jerry had a passion for hunting, fishing and exploring the rural regions of Idaho. He enjoyed many summers at the family cabin in remote Atlanta, Idaho. While in high school Jerry attended the Civil Air Patrol, and after graduating, joined the Air Force. He earned the rank of Tech Sergeant and spent 12 fascinating years traveling the world, from Alaska to Cambodia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, as a medic. Jerry was a passionate gatherer of knowledge. He read, researched, and utilized his information for bargaining opportunities. He loved wheeling and dealing, especially in antiques. While in Alaska, during off duty times, Jerry tended bar. He was personable and made good tips, plus gathered a lot of valuable information. By the time he left Alaska, he owned 1/2 of a city block of Anchorage. But duty called, and the property was sold when he left for his next adventure. Jerry's father, Charles, died while Jerry was in Turkey, and when his mother was diagnosed with cancer Jerry was honorably discharged and returned to his beloved Idaho to care for her. He faithfully attended her needs for 3 years until her death in 1984. Then he cared for his ailing Aunt Jolene until her death a year later. During this time, Jerry teamed up with his brother, Ron, started an antique business and operated a pawn shop called The Derby Hat. Jerry attended art seminars and went to school to become an appraiser. He took special classes at the Queen Mary, which was a floating hotel and gallery, to learn to appraise ivory. His expertise enabled him to do estate and government appraisals. Jerry and Ron traveled all over the U.S. to shows and sales. 14 years later, when Ron retired from the Boise school district, they decided to leave the Boise area and open a shop in Cambridge, Idaho. Jerry fell in love with the beautiful area, and their shop, Cambridge Coin and Pawn, remains an icon in the community. Jerry's health began to decline, and he was "diagnosed with diabetes, which took a tremendous toll on him. He spent 9 difficult months in rehabilitation. Even though he lost an eye and a leg to the disease, Jerry remained amazingly bright and optimistic. With Ron's help he continued to travel, evaluate merchandise, and enjoy the journey the best he could. An important part of this journey included his faithful dogs. Throughout his life, Jerry always had a canine buddy or two, and all dogs loved Jerry. After a valiant battle, Jerry passed away June 2, 2012, leaving behind his devoted brother Ron, 7 loyal dogs which he called "the kids; and numerous friends in the community. He was a member of the American Legion; He fought for and loved his country. He was generous, a trustworthy friend, and he embraced and respected God's creation. Jerry's wealth of information and cheerful attitude will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 11, 2012 at Angel Camp Cowboy Church, 2147 Old Highway, Midvale, Idaho, with a dinner following. Internment was be 3:00 PM. at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery, at Dry Creek Cemetery in Eagle, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The American Diabetes Foundation or to Angel Camp Cowboy Church, Midvale, Idaho 83645 2194 Hwy 95, Council 253-3614 On June 1 at 7:27 and was born in Cody, Hatfield of Council and p.m., Owen and Wyatt Wyoming. Parents are Moree Hasty and Jim Hatfield welcomed theRyan and Kylee Hatfield, Seitz of California. Great- arrival of their new baby currently from Cody, grandparents are Norman sister, Rylee Rose Hatfield. Wyoming. Grandparents and Rosie Kilborn of She weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz. are Rusty & Karen Council. Front Brake pad Replacement $89.95 ** most cars~plus cost of pads Includes: Replace pads, clean, inspect & lube, calipers, clean slides, fill brake fluid We turn Rotors, Drums, & Flywheels * Your car may need other service or *Expires 7/6/] 2 . repair that may not be included IttE ADAMS C()UNJY REC()R [) Albert and Marie friends and relatives to help them their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 16th at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Cambridge, There will be a potluck dinner at 6pm and dancing to the Sage Creek Band following. Albert & Marie will not send formal invitations, and request only your presence. The couple was married June in Miles City, Montana. Both Albert and Marie will be within and in celebration of their years and all will join them in the festivities.