May 11, 1948 – Aug. 30, 2015

JEROME • William Riley “Bill” Wilson, 67, of Jerome, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday Aug. 30, 2015. He was born May 11, 1948, in Pomona, California, the son of Elmer Riley Wilson and Flossie Eileen Perrin Wilson. Bill was raised in Ontario and graduated from Chaffey Union High School in 1966. He served his country in the United States Navy, completing four tours to Viet Nam. Bill met Cinda Stansell and they were married February 6, 1970, in Ontario. Following an honorable discharge, they settled in Jerome, Idaho, where they raised three sons.

Bill went to work as a well driller and in 1975, he and Cinda purchased Jerome Glass and Paint. They worked side by side until retiring in 2010. They were also active in the Jerome County Search and Rescue for many years. Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mostly he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids!

Bill is survived by his sweetheart of more than 45 years, Cinda Wilson of Jerome; their sons, Michael (Janeen) Wilson of Nampa, Robert (Christina) Wilson and Grady (Mandi) Wilson, all of Jerome; three grandchildren, Jacob, Madison and Abigayle; two sisters, Nancy (Rodney) Toot and Mary (John) Bell; two brothers, Carl Wilson and Dan (Cindy) Wilson; and many extended family members and friends. Bill’s family would like to extended a very special “Thank You” to Idaho Home Health and Hospice for their kind care and for going the “extra mile” for him and his family.

A visitation will be held Wednesday evening, September 9, 2015, at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 South Lincoln, Jerome, where family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, also at Farnsworth Mortuary, with Pastor Peter Page officiating. A visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will follow in the Jerome Cemetery.

 

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Ken Pettyjohn on November 27, 2014

You can view his obituary here.

This photo from June 14, 1965 Daily Bulletin is courtesy of Danny Vasquez:

 
 

The Following Classmates are no longer with us.
They will all be remembered fondly, but are deeply missed.
Links in the list below point to the details of their passing (where available).
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Joyce (Vaughn) Allison
L. Duane Allison
Phyllis (Warren) Anderson
Cathy (Rogers) Antonnelli
Doyle Wade Baker
Harold Balber
Charles Larry Beam
Judith (Taylor) Beatty
Candy (Lowrey) Bowers
Douglas Keith Bowman
Kenneth Moore Brewster
Bill Brookshire
Patty (Wingert) Caldwell
Gary Lee Carigon
Robert Eugene Cook
Fred Crawford
Donald Cremo
Janiece (Marrs) Crovella
John Cesidio DeRubeis
Gary Drewry
Thomas Eisen
Charles Elwood
Josephine Anne Eudy
Dennis Fisher
Stanley Edward Fitzgerald
Edward Flocker
Susan Fowler
Hugh Frizzell
David Gardner
George Gallaher
Alvena Lynn (Spears) Gauer
Eddy Glenn
Sharon Dianne Penna Gorecki
Ken Grant
Mark Eugene Graves
Norma Lee Guzman
Mark Edward Haidet
Michael Hargis
Allan Harris
John Evan Harvey
Stephen Craig Hastings
Robert George Hatsedakis
Terri (Taylor) Heitman
Mel Hendon
Dennis A. Hernandez
Larry Hopper
Herbert Jimenez
Janice (Niccola) Johnson
Robert Edward Johnston
Vikki Johnson
Yolanda Infante Juarez
Mark Keniston
Daniel Downing Kennedy
Patrick John Kennedy

Steve Kohls
John La Barge
Susan (Colver) Latta
Martin Lawry
Margaret Leyva
Ruben Leo Luna

Rosemarie Anne Macioci
Carolyn Diane Pinkston Malachowski
Charles Malinchak
Johnny Martinez
Arnold Martzolf
Gary Lee Matteson
Sperry Maxwell
Richard McCollum
John R. Mercier
Melody (Parker) Mizer
Elmer Nelson
Douglas Keith Newport
Cheryl Nix
Ellie (Kempf) Nystrom
Leslie1 Howard O'Brien
Michael Douglas Palmer
Ruben Cano Payan
Kenneth Edward Pettyjohn
Ron Pinces
Kenneth Allen Pippin
Robert Purcella
Michael Rakestraw
Ralph Arnold Reyburn
Ron Ridd
Maret (Kuko) Riivald
Dayl (Wells) Rogers
Nancy Patricia Rogo
Robert Rothbart
Tim Ryan
Jeanne Marie Sandridge
Richard Sedar
Linda DeAnne Slagle
Karen (Rathburn) Smith
Tom Smith
Alan Springer
Kenneth Marshall Tate
Jeffry Alan Taylor
Craig Thurber
John Tomlinson
Tad Toomay
Michael James True
Sharon Kathleen Wase
Michael Joseph Wilberding
Nancy (Henderson) Williams
Dona Hurst Williams
Shirley (Middleton) Williams
Dennis Wilson
William R. Wilson
Larry Edward Zambrano

The following was reported by Melissa Delgado who lives in Ontario:

Today I visited Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Covina Hills and it distresses me to inform you that the Kennedy Brothers are interred here. I do not know anything about them except that Patrick was born on January 11, 1947 and Daniel was born December 26, 1947. They were to die simultaneously in some sort of an accident (?) the day after Daniel's birthday and two days after Christmas (December 27, 1986.) I do so apologize for my lack of further information. Attached is a photo of their niche; they are cremated and obviously together. Their resting place is next to a large "Grecian" marble sculpture of a woman with a flower wreath around her wrist.

Location: Mausoleum of Christian Heritage: Columbarium of Immortality; Niche 4021, Second Floor (Upper Level).

I had my camera with me and although I had no intention of photographing the Kennedy Brothers, a nagging "instinct" told me to anyway. A few hours later, I'm online, conduct a search for them and find your page. Kismet? Perhaps. Two souls who need to be remembered by those they so dearly cared for?....More than likely.

I am so sorry for their loss, even though I do not know them personally. They arrived on Earth within the same year and left in tandem and---quite frankly---it is heartbreaking. If you were a personal friend of theirs, my deepest sympathies….

My very best to you always.