Edmund Don "Ted" Fotheringham, age 64, and his wife Elaine Blackburn Fotheringham, age 61, of 2003 Beth, passed away Wednesday morning, January 12, 1994 of smoke inhalation from a fire at their home.
Ted was born August 6, 1929 in Panquitch, Utah, a son of Don and Ruth Barton Fotheringham. He attended schools in Provo, Utah and graduated from Provo High School. During the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the University of Utah with honors in architectural design and also received his masters degree from the U of U. On December 12, 1952, he married Elaine Blackburn at Springfield, Idaho.During his years as an architect, he lived in Salt Lake City. He designed many LDS ward chapels, stake centers and also many commercial buildings, including U.S. armories in the intermountain area. He retired in 1981 at age 52.
His interests included hunting, fishing, golfing, dancing, boating and bowling. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Utah Jazz, and he followed the Utes of the University of Utah. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Elks Lodge.
Elaine Blackburn Fotheringham, age 61, was born September 6, 1932 at American Falls, Idaho, a daughter of Dewey and Valine Gutting Blackburn. She attended elementary schools in Springfield and Aberdeen and graduated from Aberdeen High School where she was a cheerleader, drum major and also played on the girls' basketball team. She then attended LDS Business College in Salt Lake City for two years.
Elaine enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Ladies' All Star and Ladies' Major Bowling League in Salt Lake City and Pocatello. She loved golfing, fishing, hunting, dancing and the out-of-doors. In past years, she and her husband and family enjoyed boating and water skiing. She was a great Utah Jazz fan and loved watching football on TV. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Does.
Ted and Elaine's surviving children include one son, Bradley D. and Lisa Fotheringham, Pasadena, Calif; two daughters, Mrs. Scott (Janica) Holliday, Dayton, Idaho; Mrs. Richard (Lisa) Carlson, Chubbuck. They enjoyed their 17 grandchildren.
Surviving members of Ted's family include one brother, Doug and wife Corey Fotheringham, San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Joy Casper, Hyrum, Utah; and Ken and Gay Stanger, Salt Lake City. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving member of Elaine's family include one brother, Quinton and wife Velda Blackburn, Springfield, Idaho; three sisters, Nada Shellhammer, Woodland, Calif.; Patricia (and Bill) Lee, Pocatello; Ruth (and Keith) Gneiting, Sterling, Idaho; and sister-in-law-, Phyllis Blackburn, Pocatello. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Geraldine; and two brothers, Daniel and Martin Blackburn.
Combined funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 18, 1994 at 12 noon at Manning Funeral Chapel, 510 North 12th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho, with John Pack officiating. The family will meet with friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Manning Funeral Chapel and on Tuesday one hour prior to time of services. Interment, Springfield, Idaho Cemetery.
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