Arimo……Berniece Speirs Tarbet, 86, of Arimo, Idaho passed away Friday October 29th, 2010. She was born February 23, 1924 in Bennington Bear Lake, Idaho to Lorenzo and Mary VanOrman Speirs. Berniece attended the Bear Lake Valley Schools. She also attended Idaho State University where she earned a Bachelors degree. She taught school in Kimball, Pocatello, and McCammon. She has taught grades 1-7 and said her favorite was fourth. She was and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served an LDS mission to the Western States Mission. Berniece had several church callings including Relief Society President. Her favorite calling was the one that she shared with her husband Wilson, dance directors at the stake and regional levels. She married Wilson D. Tarbet on October 5, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. Berniece enjoyed dancing, singing, swimming, writing poetry and doing yard work.
Surviving children are Mahlon W. Tarbet of Pocatello, ID and Susan (Mark) Kirkpatrick of West Valley, Utah. Sister Margaret (Legrand)of Montpellier, ID. Brother William V. Speirs (Myrna) of Ucon, ID. Mike Mickelson (Colleen) Brother in law Washington, UT. 9 grandkids and 6 great grandkids. Berniece was preceded in death by her parents Lorenzo and Mary Speirs, beloved husband Wilson, brother Eldon Speirs and Sister Louise Speirs Mickelson. The family would like to give a special thanks to Pocatello & Idaho Falls home Health and Hospice, one source hospice and Creekside Hospice in Idaho Falls and the loving staff and friends at the Gables Assisted Living Center in Idaho Falls for making her last years comfortable.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm in the Arimo LDS Stake Center. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral Home, 570 N. Meadowview Dr, Arimo, Idaho and again on Wednesday from 11:30-12:45 pm prior to the service at the Church. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.horsleyfuneralhome.com