In memory of those who have left the range
Elden Wynn Arnell of Rigby, Idaho, passed away Wednesday,
March 10, 2022 at his home at the age of 66 years.
Elden was born June 21, 1955 in Rigby, Idaho to Elden G. Arnell
and Barbara Yerian Arnell. He was raised in and attended schools
in Rigby, graduating from Rigby High School. Following high school,
Elden pursued a career in Law Enforcement. He ended his working
career as a gun salesman.
On May 23, 1992, he married Karen Murdock in Rigby, Idaho where
they made their home. The marriage was later solemnized in the
Idaho Falls Temple on September 13, 2013. Elden was a member of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed
shooting guns and was a member, and former President of the
Southeast Idaho Practical Shooters, a competition-based shooting
club. He also enjoyed reading.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Murdock Arnell of Rigby, Idaho;
daughters, Nicole (Kip) Tonks of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Jennifer
Kacey) Kunz of Victor, Idaho; son, Chad (Tammie) Larson of Teton,
Idaho; sister, Barbara Thomson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Brothers
Elwood (Shirley) Arnell of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Mark (Jennifer)
Arnell of Ucon, Idaho; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 sister, Jill Sharp; and
one brother, John Tyson.
Elden is interred at Annis Little Butte Cemetery.
Rodney Thomas Yates, 82, of Idaho Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at the Idaho Falls Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Aug. 30, 1927, in Concord, N.C., where he lived until he joined the U.S. Navy in 1945.
After his naval service, Rodney attended High Point College in North Carolina.
Later, he attended Duke University Methodist Seminary and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Rodney worked as a Methodist minister in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
After leaving the ministry, he became a public school teacher in North Carolina and Iowa.
He moved to Idaho Falls in 1985. Here, he worked at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Center until his retirement.
Rodney was active at Trinity Methodist Church in Idaho Falls and was a member of the Southeast Idaho Practical Shooters.
Even after he was no-longer able to shoot, it was common to see Rodney watching the wednesday evening matches during the summer months.
He also served a term as the president of the Eastern Idaho Ostomy Association.
Rodney is survived by his two children, Tom Yates of Iowa City, Iowa, and Martha Yates Scarpellino of Ankeny, Iowa.
He also had four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
If you see wildflowers growing on the berms between bays 1 and 2, those are in memory of Rodney.
Frank Taylor Rupert, 91, of Idaho Falls, passed away January 20, 2021, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Frank was born October 20, 1929, in Hammond, Indiana, to Lloyd Everett Rupert and Sarah Elizabeth Taylor Rupert.
He grew up and attended schools in Hammond and graduated from Hammond High School.
He also attended Valparaiso University where he studied engineering.
On August 11, 1972, he married Patricia Louise Rupert in Denver, Colorado.
Frank and Patricia made their home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where Frank worked as a salesman in the steel industry.
He proudly served in the United States Army and was stationed in German and Korea during the Korean War.
Frank was a Christian. He was a grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 38 years.
He enjoyed hunting, golf, fishing and was a competitive gun shooter.
Frank was President of the Southeast Idaho Practical Shooters, Inc. for several years,
and was instrumental in the creation of the club as a legal entity.
Frank is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Louise Rupert of Idaho Falls, ID;
son, Michael (Irene) Rupert of Ohio; son, Scott (Leonarda) Rupert of Nevada;
step-daughter, Joy (Bill) Chatham of Arkansas; stepson, Lee Sluyter of Florida;
and his chocolate lab, Hershey; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Lynn Gilbert McKinlay, 76, of Iona, passed away peacefully Dec. 19, 2017, at his home.
Lynn was born Dec. 15, 1941, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Gilbert T. McKinlay and
Emma Eleanor Nielsen McKinlay. He grew up and attended schools in Hibbard and
graduated from Madison High School. He graduated from Ricks College and
Utah State University with his bachelor's degree. He later attended the
University of Idaho, where he earned a master's degree in education.
On Dec. 27, 1968, he married Betty Mae Klingler in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
To this union were born four children, Trisha, Brian, Jeffery and Mandy.
Lynn and Betty made their home in Iona, Idaho. Lynn worked as a teacher at
Dora Erickson and Fairview elementary schools. He was principal at Kinghorn
Elementary School and Midway Middle School. He retired after teaching at Jefferson Middle School.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He served two missions at the Idaho Falls Family History Center.
He served as executive secretary and Scoutmaster. He enjoyed Scouting
and was an Eagle Scout. Lynn was awarded the Silver Beaver. He was a member of
the ski patrol at Kelly Canyon and Grand Targhee.
He was a member the Southeast Idaho Practical Shooters, Skyline Gun Club,
Corvettes of Southeast Idaho and enjoyed archery.
Lynn is survived by his loving wife of almost 49 years,
Betty McKinlay, of Iona, Idaho; daughter, Trisha (Dave) Thomas, of Idaho Falls,
Idaho; son, Brian (Rohni) McKinlay, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; son,
Jeffery (Melinda Gregston) McKinlay, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; daughter,
Mandy (Nathan) Williams, of Nashville, Tennesse; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his parents-in-law, Arden and Pearl Klingler.
Lynn is interred in the Iona Cemetery.