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Joyce Watts Pead

   Joyce Watts Pead 76, a longtime resident of St. Anthony passed away Nov. 1, 2011 in the Lost Rivers Living Center in Arco. ID.

Joyce was born July 10, 1935 at Rexburg, Idaho the daughter of Moses and Edna Byrne Watts. She grew up in Rexburg and Pocatello Idaho Graduating from Pocatello High School. She also attended Ricks College. She married Wendell Albert Bates at Fort Brag N. Carolina and he was killed in a auto accident. She then married Donald Thorpe in Pocatello. They were later divorced. She then married Donald Lee Pead. They were married for 33 years before they were divorced.

Joyce served on the Fremont Co. Senior Citizens Board. She attended the V.F.W. and Senior Citizens Bingo and Pinochle games regularly.

She is survived by her children - Burt C. Bates. St. Anthony, ID.; Robert A. (Dona) Bates, Idaho Falls, ID.; Lorele Beverland, Arco, ID.; Shelby (Nori) Pead, Dee Dee (Donny) Winegar and Cassey Pead all from the St. Anthony Area. Siblings - Gale Watts, San Jose, CA.; Marie Watts, St. Anthony, ID.; and Boyd Watts, Las Vegas, NV.; 20 Grandchildren, 34 Great Grandchildren and one Great Grandson.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bidwell Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Isaacs, Officiating. Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. and at the funeral home Saturday one hour prior to the services.

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