Stanford Linford Hill Sr. (Frog Man)
FORT HALL — Stanford Linford Hill Sr. (Frog Man), 69, of Gibson, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Portneuf Medical Center.
Stanford was born January 17, 1948 in Lander, Wyoming to Stanley Hill and Edith Surrell Braman Hill.
He was raised on the Fort Washakie reservation in Wyoming by his Aunt and Uncle Dan and Francis Tillman. He moved to Idaho to stay with his Aunt Ernestine and finished his schooling in Blackfoot, attending Blackfoot High School.
In 1967 he married Ardith Snipe in Blackfoot, Idaho. To this union was born three children, Edith Hill, Ione Hill (deceased) and Sonny D. Hill (deceased). They later divorced in 1978.
In 1987 he married Thelma “Dee” Darlene Timsanico in Fort Hall, Idaho. They had one son, Darren Hill (deceased). Together they raised as their own Colin Stacey. Thelma “Dee” preceded him in death in 2007.
Stanford worked for Sunspice for many years until the plant closed and he retired.
In his free time he enjoyed playing pool, yard work and working on cars as a mechanic. He also enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Stanford liked to play bingo and going to the casino, attending powwows and Sundance’s. He was considered “Grandpa” to many children.
Stanford is survived by his daughter, Edith (Charles Stark) Hill grandson, Dalton Stark of Gibson; his son, Colin (Amanda Stacey) Hill grandkids, Jajuan, Kaydence, Cadin, Hezekiah, Alysaiha, Rosana, Tris’Stann, C.C. of Gibson; and sister, Sterlene Hill of Fort Washakie, WY; and aunties and uncles, Vina Ingawanup, Roberta Engavo, Faye Aoah, Mary Jane Goggles, Rose Wadda, Helena Bonatsie, Mildred Meeks, Madge Punkin, Emaline Matsaw, Adaline Matsaw, Panzy St. Clair, Dexter Aoah, Pee Wee Wesaw, Thomas Wesaw, Bedauax Wesaw, Wayland Bonatsie, Doyle Punkin; sisters and brothers, Alta, Florence, Cathy, Daisy, Beverly Hill, Lorena Foursoles, Iravina Histia, Audrey Ward, Donna, Pearl, Linda Tillman, Beana, Drusilla Gould, Star Weed Jr., Boyde, Steven Tillman, Fred Hill, Verlon Gould. He had many friends from Wyoming to Idaho which he called his brothers and sisters; nephews and nieces, Jake, Mike, Teresa, Missy, Wind River, Little Wind, Austin, Beanie, Wilson, Jessica, Lucinda, Dale, Terry, Windin, Britanni, Greg, Marcus, Bo, James, Nolan, Kris, Sonny, Jason and many more nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Edith; wife, Darlene “Dee”; brother-in-law, Delbert Timsanico, his aunt and uncle who raised him, Dan and Francis Tillman; sons, Sonny Dalton and Daniel Hill; daughter, Ione Hill; brothers Willford “Woody” Hill, Levi Surrell, Mark Sonny George, Matthew “Mac” Stacy, Picard Wadda, and Angeletta, Loretta, Regina Hill, Stella and Genevieve Stacy, Joyce Wadda, Charlene Farmer, Mariam Osborne; cousins, Connie, Viola, and Linford Tillman, Audrey Gould, Ernestine KaKa. Austin and Agnes Gould; and nephews, J.R. Hill and Darrell Tillman. If we forgot anyone, it was not our intention.
Stanford was taken to his home on Arthur/Tendoy Road at 1 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017. A wake was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Morning services were Wednesday at 10 a.m. both at his home. Burial services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Gibson Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Sharon Dixey Crows Heart
FORT HALL — Sharon S. Dixey Crows Heart, 67, of Blackfoot, was called home by the Creator on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 peacefully in her sleep at home.
She was born September 22, 1949 in Pocatello, Idaho to Clarence B. Dixey and Fern G. Perdash. She grew up in Gibson, along with her brothers, Cisco, Jack G., Gaylon D. and sister, Miranda R. Her brother, Jimmy D. and sisters, Colleen R. and Debra were born a few years later.
Sharon attended grade school and high school in Blackfoot. After graduation she went to Haskell in Lawrence, Kansas and graduated two years later. While there she met her future husband, Lester Crows Heart. She moved to Washington D.C. and got a job as a secretary. After two years, she moved back to Blackfoot and married Lester. From this union they had a son, Sean Paul, daughters, Hope Raineer, Lesli Alice and Candace Catherine. Sharon spent most of her adult years living in North Dakota raising her children.
Sharon loved astrology and looking up at the night sky. She believed in the supernatural and loved hearing stories about Bigfoot and aliens. She loved the 50’s and 60’s music and enjoyed watching her daily western shows. She loved the outdoors and going boating on the lake. She also enjoyed traveling and going to Powwows. She enjoyed time with her family and friends, especially her newest grandson, Zander.
She is survived by her husband, Lester Crows Heart, son, Sean Paul Crows Heart; daughters, Hope R. Crows Heart, Leili A. Crows Heart, Lesli M. Crows Heart and Candace C. Crows Heart; sisters, Miranda R. (Jorge) Dixey, Colleen R. (Neil) Dixey; brothers, Jack G. (Barbara) Dixey, Gaylon D. (Verna) Dixey and Jimmy D. (Francine) Dixey; grandsons, Ashton B.W. Crows Heart, Zander Crows Heart, Brandon D. Crows Heart and Evan J. Crows Heart; granddaughters, Brandi F.S. Crows Heart, Seymone A.R. Crows Heart, Sincere Papski, Arian Papski, Kiera Moody and Emily Ott; numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence B. Dixey and Fern Perdash Dixey, grandma, Jessie Perdash, brother, Cisco L. Dixey, nephews, Lance Dixey, Ariston Dixey, and niece, Mandy Coby.
A viewing was on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Mountain View Baptist Church at 10 a.m. until Saturday at 4 p.m. It continued at Hawker Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 10-11:30 a.m. Traditional burial services were Sunday, April 16, 2017 at noon at Ross Fork Creek Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
James N. Cantu
February 5, 1976 - March 26, 2017
CASPER, Wyo. – James N. Cantu was born on February 5, 1976 in Pocatello, Idaho.
He passed away in his home on March 26, 2017.
James is survived by his parents, Candelario and Hepolita Cantu; five sisters, Janie, Graciela (Juan), Mary, Carmen (Jose Luis), and Carol (Rafael); his five sons, James, Adrian, Julian, Rudy, and Josef; his girlfriend, Tamika and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
His grandparents and two brothers preceded him in death.
A rosary was on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and funeral mass on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Casper, Wyoming. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Bustard’s Funeral Home in care of James’ children at 600 CY Avenue, Casper, Wyoming 82601.
James N. Cantu was born Kevin N. Meeks – his biological father is Marvin T. Edwards from British Columbia, Penelakut Reserve and his biological mother is Alfreda J. Meeks. He has a brother J.R. Edwards and aunts and uncles from Canada.
He also had two half-sisters Andrea Sanchez-Gutierrez (Alfredo), Vanessa Sanchez-Altamirano-Rios (Elias), one half-brother Manuel Sanchez, four nieces and two nephews. He had a great aunt Bessie Meeks-Nappo, aunts Juna Lee Meeks-Montes, Arlene Meeks-Ortiz. (Aloya)? numerous cousins and many extended family members.
Deceased family members include maternal grandfather Alfred Meeks; great grandparents Fred Meeks, Florence Shay; maternal grandmother Effie Ottogary; great grandparents Chester Ottogary, Vida Eagle (Pubigee).
He will be greatly missed by all his family near and far.