About John Logan Balderston
"...Former Chief of Police John L. Balderston Dies
John Logan (Jack) Balderston, 79, of 1608 North Main, a veteran law enforcement officer, died at Bannock Memoria Hospital Wednesday after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 3, 1887, at Bountiful, Utah, a son of Eli and L Bucklin Balderston.
He married Arila Goldsberry in 1909 at Farmington, Utah. They were later divorced.
On May 31, 1919, he married Lona E. Doyen in Pocatello.
Mr. Balderston came to Pocotello in 1917, working as a special agent for the Union Pacific Railroad for four years. He served as deputy sheriff for Bannock County. He was a member of the Pocatello Police Department for 18 years, serving several years as chief of police and chief of detectives.
He was appointed commissioner of the Department of Law Enforcement, serving under Gov. Brazilla Clark and Gov. Chase Clark.
He was a meber of the Nampa police force for two years.
The famly moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1942, where he was employed as a securtiy officer at the Kaiser Shipyards for five yars.
Moving to Culver City, California in 1950, he worked at the Howard Huges Aircraft plant for eight years, retiring in 1958.
The family returned to Pocatello in 1960.
Mr. Balderston was a member of the Portneuf Lodge No, 20, IOOF.
He is survived besides his widow, by two sons, Harvey L. Balderston, Seattle, Lowell G. Balderston, Los Angeles; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Kunze, Pocatello; five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be Saturday at 2pm at the Henderson Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Clarence Whitwer of the First Congregational Church officiating. Ritualistic funeral servies will be be conducted by Portneuf Lodge No. 20, IOOF.
Burial will be in the family plot in the Odd Fellows Sectoin of Mountvie Cemetery..."
SOURCE: Idaho State Journal. Pocatello. Thursday, July 21, 1966. Retrived from http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10025/newspaper-archive?s=187003302&itemId=358301103&groupId=&action=showRecord