USA: Idaho Deaths

Michael C FOLLANSBEE, death Oct 28, 2005, age 61, son of  Charles & Helen (Gillespie) Follansbee, born Oklahoma


Albert H Gillespie Oct 13, 1856 – March 28, 1933 St Maries, Idaho

Arley R Gillespie (Mrs) birth July 22, 1892. Death May 17, 1912 Nampa, Idaho.

Arthur Gillespie March 26, 1903 – Oct 10, 1929 Idaho Falls, Idaho.


Barbara Mae Gillespie d Oct 4, 1952 Gooding, Idaho

Beulah May Gillespie Dec 23, 1894 – Feb 24, 1923 Gooding, Idaho

Blaine Gillespie March 30, 1892 – Jan 14, 1951 Grangeville, Idaho


Carlos Gillespie death Sept 21, 1945 Craigmont, Idaho

Catheren Gillesby birth April 11, 1848 Died June 10, 1930 Nampa, Idaho

Charles Andrew Gillespie birth Feb 20, 1895. Death Sept 1, 1951 Salmon, Idaho

Charles E Gillespie birth May 6, 1866. Death June 23, 1939 Pinegrove Cemetery, Rathdrum,  Idaho

Clara B Gillespie birth July 12, 9999.  Death June 3, 1927 St Maries, Idaho

Conroy Richard Gillespie birth March 28, 1906. Death Jan 26, 1950 Bellevue, Idaho

C W Gillespie birth May 27, 1852 Death Jan 5, 1916 Lenia, Idaho


Daisy Gillespie birth Jan 10, 1883. Death Oct 6, 1946 Nampa, Idaho


Edison Gillespie birth May 11, 1879. Death Jan 31, 1951 Oreana, Idaho

Edna C Gillespie birth Nov 11, 1882. Death April 17, 1949 Blackfoot, Idaho

Edward Gillispie birth Oct 22, 1879. Death Feb 9, 1928 Weisley, Idaho

Emory Eleon Gillespie birth April 17, 1931. Death April 18, 1931 Twin Falls Cemetery, Idaho

Ernest Gillespie birth & death Sept 8, 1968 Twin Falls Cemetery, Idaho

Esther L Gillespie birth Aug 4, 1844. Death Oct 5, 1919 Boise, Idaho

Eva Roberta Gillespie birth March 4, 1923. Death May 19, 1944 Challis, Idaho


Mrs F Gillespie’s father, John Franks, died 1894 at Castle Creek, age 61, Idaho


Gerald Gillespie birth Aug 3, 1926. Death Dec 31, 1926 Asa, Boise, Idaho

Gladys Elaine Gallespie, Priest River, birth July 24, 1928 Death April 18, 1931 Idaho

Glasby birth Sept 28, 1854. Death Sept 29, 1917 Weiser, Idaho


Hannah Jane Williams Gillespie b June 7, 1861 d April 22, 1954 Madison, Rexburgh, Idaho

Henry C Gillespie birth June 26, 1861. Death Jan 21, 1927 Rupert, Idaho

Hugh J Gillespie b Feb 2, 1896 d Feb 4, 1952 Ada, Boise, Idaho


Ilah N. Gillespie  1913 – 1973 Finnish Cemetery, Valley Co, Idaho

Irene Gillespie birth Oct 31, 1891. Death Feb 5, 1943 Weiser, Idaho


James Gillesspie death Feb 14, 1934 Worley, Idaho

James Gillespie birth May 4,1857. Death Sept 7, 1936 Rexburg, Idaho

James A Gillespie birth Nov 11, 1857. Death Sept 11, 1927 Hailey, Idaho

James Clark Gillespie birth Jan 14, 1876. Death Jan 19, 1950 Orofino, Idaho

James M Gillespie birth July 27, 1862. Death Nov 3, 1941 Jerome, Idaho. Rebecca 1865 – 1926

James Ray Gillespie 1939 – 2022 James Ray Gillespie, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2022, in Boise, ID. He was born September 12, 1939, in Tooele, UT to Leo and Mahala Gillespie. Jim worked for Albertsons in Utah for years to pay for his college education. He graduated from  University of Utah with a BS in Marketing in 1961 and in 1963 from the College of Law. It was at the end of Law School when he met the love of his life, Judy Hughes. They were married the same year.  Jim and Judy moved to Boise, ID in 1964 where he joined the prominent law firm of Eberle, Berlin, Kading, Turnbow and Gillespie for 25 years. Jim then established a successful law firm of his own, practicing for another 31 years. He loved the law and his many clients. He loved working on his ranch in Utah, fishing, hunting, pigeon racing and sharing a cup of coffee with friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents (Leo & Mahala Gillespie), his brother (Richard Gillespie) and his beloved wife, Judy Gillespie. He is survived by his son, Todd Gillespie (Alison) daughter Marilee Morley (Paul), grandchildren Isaac Morley and Rachel Morley, and sisters Cathleen Hutchings and Sue Stavros (Dave Hoffman), many nephews, nieces, Russ Evans (Tara), and ranch family Mike Cox, Dave Hansen and Jay Hansen. A Celebration of Life Open House was held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 11:00-1:00 at the Center @the Park, located in Kleiner Park, 1920 N. Records Ave., Meridian, ID.

JoAnes Edson,  (Gillespie), “Jo”  1954 – 2023. JoAnes (Jo) Marie Edson, 68, passed away peacefully at her home on March 10th, 2023. She was under the care of Saint Luke’s Home Health & Hospice, The Key, and many other loving family members and friends. Jo was born on May 11th, 1954, in Richland, Washington to her loving parents Mervin and Isabel Edson, and older brother Gary and fifteen months later they welcomed her younger brother Greg. Jo spent her childhood in Portland until her teen years, when she moved with her family to California. They later moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, her junior year of High School. Jo graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1972.

After graduating, Jo married her high school sweetheart Pat Gillespie. Pat and Jo settled in Idaho Falls and raised their 3 sons and greatest joys in life, Brian, Greg, and Tom. Jo worked as a wife, as a mother raising her boys, and always cheerleading Pat on in his oil business. They later divorced. She welcomed all into her home with her magnetic personality and nurturing demeanor. She became a 2nd mom to many friends and even strangers, as she loved all people. Jo would spend her days cooking, cleaning, and caring for her boys. You could always find her taking her boys on the weekly trips to the motorcycle and snowmobile parts store and junk yards to keep their motors running in the hills.

After the kids grew up and moved out, they purchased a cabin in the Palisades area to be by the lake and to bring the family together. Jo loved the cabin, boating, four wheeling, and being in the sun. A perfect weekend for her would be out on the lake in the sun, music on the deck overlooking the lake, and barbequing with family and friends.

In 2016, Jo moved to Boise and split her time between Boise, Idaho Falls, and the cabin in Palisades. While in Boise, Jo embraced her Basque heritage. She spent a lot of time on the Basque Block, downtown Boise, and living the best Boise life. Jo loved shopping, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. While living in Boise she met “Boise Brian”. Together, they spent time traveling, boating, cooking, and had many wonderful adventures together. She loved cooking with Brian while he manned the grille. She gave him his spot in the kitchen as well and he loved cooking for her. In Boise, Jo got to spend time with her brother Gary and his family. She loved attending all the many great niece and great nephew events.

Jo is survived by her son’s Brian (Kristy) Gillespie, Greg (Amber) Gillespie, Tom (Nicole) Gillespie; 7 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren, all of Idaho Falls. Her brothers Gary (Cheryl) Edson of Boise, and Greg (Lori) of Twin Falls; Nieces Carly Opheim, Lauren (Scott) Oe, and Eryn Edson, all of Boise; Samuel Edson of Seattle Washington, Andrew Edson of Twin Falls Idaho, Brian Gloshen (“Boise Brian”) of Boise; along with many other family and friends that will miss her dearly. Jo was proceeded in death by her parents Mervin and Isabel Edson. Celebration of life yet  to be determined.

John Sproule Gillespie birth Sept 12, 1858. Death Jan 5, 1939 Caldwell, Idaho

Joseph E Gillespie birth  Jan 26, 1989. Death Jan 30, 1989 Twin Falls Cemetery, Idaho


Lucinda S Gillespie birth Nov 17, 1847. Death May 7, 1935 Moscow, Idaho

Lucy C Gillespie  Dec 5, 1892 – May 16, 1967 Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette, Idaho


Mary Viola  Gillespie birth May 30, 1948. Death July 27, 1950 Stanley, Idaho

Maud Glasby birth Nov 30, 1885. Death July 9, 1947 Mountain Home, Idaho

Mettia Gillespie birth June 1, 1856. Death Aug 18, 1918 Weiser, Idaho

Miles Robert Gillespie birth July 11, 1922. death May 4, 2010 US Air Force, MSGT, World War II. Idaho State Veteran’s Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.

Mittie H Gillespie birth June 1, 1856. Death Aug 18, 1918 


Nellie Grace Gillaspie birth July 24, 1928 death Dec 26, 1919 Priest River, Idaho

Norman Gillespie birth Oct 6, 1928. Death Feb 13, 1937 Bonneville, Idaho Falls, Idaho


Patrick John Gillespie death Jan 4, 1937 Wallace, Idaho


Rebekah Jane Gillespie birth Dec 22, 1865 Death May 27, 1920  Cottonwood, Idaho

Richard Steph Gillespie birth Jan 29, 1877. Death Sept 14, 1945 Gooding, Wendell, Idaho

Robert Gillespie birth Feb 16, 1881 Goose Creek. Death Dec 1881 (infant) parents Robert & Phoebe Delilia Hickman Gillespie, Basin Cemetery, Cassia Co, Idaho

Rose Gillespie birth June 28, 1852. Death Jan 18, 1928 Boise, Idaho

Ruby L Gillespie death July 24, 2001. Twin Falls Cemetery, Idaho

Ruth Gillespie birth 1906. Death April 23, 1965 Twin Falls Cemetery, Idaho


Sarah Ellen Glasby birth Nov 5, 1856. Death Sept 26, 1940 Couer d’Alene, Idaho

stillborn Gillespie birth & death July 1, 1938, Gooding, Idaho

Sylvia Gillespie birth March 11, 1864. Death Dec 2, 1918 Boise, Idaho


Thomas B Gillesby Feb 8, 1847 – March 28, 1920 Nampa, Idaho

Thomas Francis Gillespie birth Jan 2, 1869. Death June 3, 1942. Orofino, Idaho


Vernon V Gillespie birth Feb 14, 1896. Death July 14, 1939 Madison, Idaho


Wanda Jean Gillespie birth Aug 20, 1930. Death Dec 29, 1936 Caldwell, Idaho

Wendell P Gillespie March 6,1890 – July 21, 1991. Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette, Idaho

William Henry Gillespie birth March 14, 1860. Death Jan 1, 1928 Clearwater. Orofino, Idaho


Zoe A Gillespie birth May 15, 1866. Death Nov 25, 1944 Orofino, Idaho

Debra MINOR death Nov 13, 2005 age 53, in Irvine, California. Birth Aug 3, 1952 Fargo, North Dakota to Wayne & Delores Gillespie. Raised in Southern California from age 13 moving to Couer d’Alene in August 1995. Interred Riverview Cemetery, Couer d’Alene.

Glenn FITZSIMMONS, husband of Gladys Gillespie, died Jan 6, 1992 at Parma. Burial Riverside Cemetery, Payette, ID.

Record Count: 69

Source: Idaho Genweb; Idaho Death Index;, funeral home obituaries

Also:  Ida May Gillespid May 4, 1869 -Aug 15, 1925 Star Co, Idaho