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Friday, 23 January, 2015


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Pamela Hatch
FORT HALL — Pamela Hatch, 44, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2015 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, surrounded by family from complications due to Dermatomyositis.
She was born on June 21, 1970 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Twila Batt Thompson.  When she was ten days old, Pam was brought to the parents that raised her as their own, Marvin Russel Hatch and Darlene Shuldberg Hatch. 
She was born with a heart condition that should have taken her life in the first few weeks of life, but somehow she fought through it and overcame her problems and was declared healthy after about two years.  At that point, Marvin and Darlene were given the opportunity to adopt her as their own.
Pam was born with thick, beautiful hair that everyone was jealous of.  She was always a happy baby that never failed to entertain her brothers and parents.  Her chubby cheeked face made her look like an angel.  As Pam grew, she had other medical issues, but they never stopped her doing what she wanted.   She was very independent when it came to making decisions.  
She spent most of her life in Blackfoot and attended Blackfoot High School.  She traveled to Europe after high school and worked as a nanny in Florida, North Carolina and New York.  She worked at several potato production facilities in the area, Blackfoot Medical Center, ISU Credit Union and eventually found herself working at the Fort Hall Casino as a dispatcher.  She worked alongside her aunt and other friends and family.  Pam really enjoyed the work.
Pam loved her family and enjoyed making many memories with them.  She loved to shop and buy presents for others.  She was a very generous person.  She also loved to style her nieces hair.  No one could braid hair as fast and as tight as Pam.  She was the only girl in a family of hard-hitting boys, but she was probably the toughest one of them all.  Nobody dared to mess with her. Pam had a great smile and infectious laugh that everyone in Blackfoot and at the Country Life Care Center will definitely miss.  
Her pride and joy was her son, Tyler Hatch; and her two beautiful granddaughters, Meah and Lydia.  They were always on her mind.  
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and relied on her faith.
Pam is survived by her parents, Marvin and Darlene Hatch; birth mother, Twila (Arthur) Thompson of Elko, Nevada; son, Tyler (Cetera Miller) Hatch of Blackfoot; brothers, Nile (Lynne) Hatch of Springville, Utah, Dennis (Jana Lee) Hatch of Blackfoot, Idaho, Todd (Brenda) Hatch of Blackfoot, Idaho and Darrin (Marissa) Hatch of Sammamish, Washington; granddaughters, Meah and Lydia Hatch of Blackfoot; maternal grandmother, Edith (Sam) Uribe; and aunts, Manuelita (Floyd) Bill, Verla (Joe) Farmer and Tena (Cecilio Sr.) Silveria all of Fort Hall, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Brett Hatch and Brian Hatch; and her grandparents, including her natural grandparents, Robert and Freda George Batt.
A funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot.  Family met with friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home and again from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday before the service.  Interment followed at the Moreland Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com. 


Leona Christy-Broncho
FORT HALL — Our dearly beloved Leona Rene Christy-Broncho has made her journey back home at the age of 52 in Blackhawk, South Dakota January 6, 2015.
She was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 18, 1962 to Stanley and Jennifer Baker Christy.
She graduated from American Falls High School where she played basketball, volleyball and enjoyed playing the flute with the High School band. She then attended Idaho State University, Clarkdale Community College, and Great Basin Community College. From there she went to B.I.A Law Enforcement Academy where she graduated. At the time of death, she was a Special Agent with the B.I.A in South Dakota.
Leona loved her choice of career; this was her passion along with traveling, doing her beadwork, gambling, visiting with her family and spending time with her cat, Sparky. She accomplished many of her dreams and goals in her life.
Leona is survived by her mother, Jennifer Christy; two sisters, Jacqueline (Dan Jackson) Delacruz and Roxanne (Todd) Reese; two brothers, Michael (Ellen) Christy and Edward (Lisa Miller) Christy; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Stanley Christy; and her baby daughter, Patselena; Aunts, Melba Haskett, Geraldine Doore, Ilene Hootchew; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral services were on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the LDS Church, 4010 Hawthorne Rd. (Corner of Hawthorne and Quinn Rd) Pocatello, Idaho with a viewing for one hour prior to the service starting at noon. Family received friends on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83201.
Following the service, burial was at the Bannock Creek Cemetery, Arbon Valley, Idaho.
Condolences can be made to the family online at www.colonial-funeralhome.com