Margaret M. Herndon, 94, formerly of Orofino
Margaret Martha (Hall) Herndon passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Life Care Center of Lewiston. Two of Margaret's nieces, Suzan and Barbara, were with her.
Margaret was the oldest daughter of Samuel and Martha Hall. She was born July 27, 1920, in Culdesac. Her brother and sisters were Bill, Alice and Frances Hall. They grew up on their family farm in Culdesac. Samuel and his brother farmed about 800 acres. After their father passed, Margaret stayed home to help her mother with the farm and her younger sister, Frances. Her brother Bill went into the service and her sister went to Seattle with a bus full of young women to work at Todd Shipyard during the war.
Margaret had one son, James Carlisle, when she met and married Leslie Herndon, who had five children. Together they raised six children. Leslie was a farmer and rancher in Culdesac, Grangemont and Orofino. They had horses, cattle, chickens and more on the ranch. They had about 4,000 acres in different areas. Margaret loved to plant a garden every year. She raised vegetables and fruit that she could can for the winter.
Margaret moved to Lewiston in 1984-1985 after Leslie passed on Aug. 7, 1983. She started a new life without Leslie, living in the city, where she experienced a different kind of life than on the ranch. Margaret had neighbors next door and across the street. She could go to restaurants and stores that were a block away. Margaret had a large fenced backyard for entertaining. She loved having family and friends come over. She enjoyed the fair in the summer. She would enter some of her favorite flowers to be judged. She loved anything to do with family. She enjoyed looking up family history and she kept newspaper clippings of all the family. She would help others with newspaper clippings when they needed them. She had lists of illnesses, deaths, births and pictures of most of the family.
Margaret was involved in many organizations: wounded warriors, garden clubs, craft clubs and the veterans' hospital. She made dozens and dozens of cookies and lots of chili for chili feeds. She volunteered to go early to every event to make coffee so it would be ready, even though she never had a cup. Margaret would drink tea. She enjoyed working during the elections and helping her neighbors get signed up to vote in Grangemont. She was involved with her church, Lewiston Foursquare Church. She enjoyed visiting with people and doing many things to help others.
Miss Kitty was Margaret's companion. Miss Kitty was the only animal that was able to live in her home with her. Miss Kitty showed up at her door one rainy day all wet. Margaret said she brought the cat in to dry her off and feed her. When she put her outside, Miss Kitty stayed right there. She wasn't going anywhere. After a while Miss Kitty became Margaret's cat. Miss Kitty was always by Margaret's side. Margaret has many nieces and nephews near and far. Margaret's brother Bill and many family members have served in the military. She is very proud of them.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Herndon; parents, Samuel and Martha Hall; son, James Carlisle; brother, Bill Hall; sister, Alice Hall Gaudio, stepchildren, Merle and Mick Herndon.
She is survived by her sister, Frances Hall Nelson; stepchildren, Gladys Kendrick and John and Don Herndon; and her sister-in-law, Gladys Hall.
Margaret's funeral will be held at noon Friday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home and Crematory in Lewiston. Burial will follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston.
Photo: Margaret Martha (Hall) Herndon
Charles R. Frakes, Sr., 84, Orofino
Charles R. Frakes, Sr., 84, of Orofino passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital, Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Bill J. Owen, 85, Lenore
Bill J. Owen, 85, of Lenore, passed away on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital, Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Grayce L. Downing, 65, Pierce
Grayce L. Downing, 65, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at her residence in Pierce.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Harold 'Bud' D. McDougall, 69, born in Orofino
Harold (Bud) McDougall passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Lewiston, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and other ailments. He was 69 years old.
Bud was born May 2, 1945, in Orofino, to Dale and Ernestine (Dolly) McDougall. He attended many different schools in Idaho and Montana, graduating from Superior High School in 1962.
After two previous marriages that ended in divorce, Bud met Gloria, the love of his life, in Norman, OK, in 1980. Shortly after they wed, he moved their blended family back to Idaho. In October of this year, Bud and Gloria celebrated 34 years of marriage.
Bud was a very hard worker and very much enjoyed working with Gloria in her court reporting firm, Clearwater Reporting. His support and dedication to her throughout the process of owning and operating the business was invaluable. He loved the closeness of working together with his spouse.
Bud was a very gifted artist. He also loved camping, hunting, fishing, bowling and cooking. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Bud is survived by his wife, Gloria McDougall of Clarkston; his son, Jeff McDougall; daughter-in-law Elizabeth McDougall; and grandchildren Adessa, Margo and Kate of Lewiston; his daughter, Beth Thomson; and granddaughter Cameron of Mountlake Terrace, WA; his daughter, Amy Wilkins; son-in-law, Donnie Wilkins; and grandchildren Xander, Kyler and Sylvia of Post Falls; his daughter, DaLynn Nickell; and grandson, Julian of Missoula, MT.
Bud was preceded in death by his stepson, Jason; mother, Dolly Reed; and his father, Dale McDougall.
Please join the family for a memorial service at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Orchards Nazarene Church, 347 Thain Rd. in Lewiston. Pastor Curt Blackwell will officiate. The family will gather after the service for dinner at Antonio's, 1407 Main St., and everyone is welcome to join.
Photo: Harold 'Bud' D. McDougall
William H. McKinnon, 86, Orofino
William H. McKinnon, 86, Orofino passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory are caring for arraignments.
Devann M. Maurer, 17
On Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, our sweet baby girl, Devann Marie Maurer, 17, of Lewiston, passed away.
Devann was born Dec. 2, 1996, to the proud parents of Dan and Amber Maurer and big brother DJ. Devann was in the midst of her senior year at Lewiston High School. Prior to her time at LHS, she attended preschool at Lapwai, elementary school at both Centennial and McSorley, and then her junior high years were at Jenifer Junior High, all in Lewiston. She also was taking many classes through Lewis-Clark State College and had the goal of one day working in the medical field. She had most recently been honored by an Upward Bound Scholarship through the University of Idaho Extension to help with her college fees.
She was an active, vibrant and fiery little redhead with the smarts and academics to match. Dare challenge her, and it only fueled her competitive spirit to succeed. In addition to her internal fortitude, she had a heart bigger than any I have known. She took the time to always be grateful for others and always looked to make new acquaintances. She was a great coach. Whether teaching her little sister, Dayvee, how to read and write, play soccer, or helping others on the soccer field, she naturally loved to share and help others succeed.
Devann's favorite hobby was soccer, although she loved fishing, four-wheeling and camping. Hanging with her buds in the trenches of the soccer field was her thing. Unfortunately, she was smaller than she knew. She suffered two ACL reconstructive surgeries at 14 and 15 years of age, both after she made Olympic Development teams. During her first recovery, while in physical therapy, she suffered from a kidney failure episode. Most kids would have given up, but it truly only motivated her. She worked harder than ever to overcome her setbacks and made it back to her varsity team for both her junior and senior seasons of high school. Although she decided to retire, her skills and grit had been noticed by some colleges, and that made her feel accomplished.
She also participated in the Distinguished Young Woman program for Lewiston. She said it was a wonderful experience and she found a new, amazing set of friends. She was looking forward to the program this year and highly encouraged other girls to participate. She was voted most inspirational by her teammates this past season in soccer and was also voted to receive the Spirit of the DYW program of 2013.
Her most special relationship was with her baby sister. You can rarely find a photo of Dayvee in it without her big sister there. She loved her sister more than anything. Her mother was her best friend, where she could find comfort and solitude. She and her older brother shared their same redheaded humor. She was also very connected to her Grandma Candy, and we find peace knowing she was welcomed with warm and open arms. Devann, we all love you to the cabin moon.
Devann is survived by her brother and sister, DJ and Dayvee; mother and father, Dan and Amber; grandparents Earl Maurer, Don and Betsy Fisher of Lenore, and Neil Anderson of Polson, MT; aunts and uncles, Bob Maurer and Juanita Picard-Harris, Dori Anderson and Rob Reed of Clarkston, WA, Jason and Cari Castle of Fort Benning, GA., and Brian and Stephanie Stachofsky of Clarkston; cousins Aaliyah Maurer, Joe Vallee, Brenden Reed, Tucker Wilson, Michael Maurer, Zac Maurer, Paige and Meagan Stachofsky, and Kaci, Jordan and Hanna Castle.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Candace Maurer; uncle Charles Maurer; great-grandfathers Gordy Anderson, Robert Willer and Fred Maurer; and great-grandmother Gratia Willer.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston. A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley Christian Center, 3215 Echo Hills Drive, in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Devann Maurer Memorial/Scholarship Fund at any branch of Potlach No. 1 Federal Credit Union, or online at gofundme.com/h9zmgg.
Photo: Devann Marie Maurer
Larry Arnold Blenden, 78, formerly of Orofino
Larry Arnold Blenden passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the age of 78.
Larry was born May 18, 1936, in Greer, to Marvin and Lela Blenden. He was the eldest of four children.
Larry graduated from Orofino High School. He married Sue Hutchinson on Jan. 9, 1954. They spent most of their married life in Orofino, where they raised five children. Larry was a mill worker for Ahsahka Lumber Company and Potlatch Forests Inc.
Larry was a member of the Orofino Volunteer Fire Department and Orofino Celebrations Inc. (OCI) as well as a Little League coach. His favorite things included hunting, fishing, bowling, winning at cards and telling tall tales. What he loved most of all was his family. He lived and breathed to make them laugh, smile and help with any harebrained scheme. He was a strong, generous, happy man.
While he is no longer here with us, he is surely overjoyed to be reunited with his beloved wife, Sue; son Mike; and grandkids Justin and Jessica; as well as his parents and many friends.
Larry is survived by his children, Gary (Syl) Blenden of Austin, TX, Karen (Tom) Freeman of St. Maries, Lori Blenden of Lewiston, and LeAnn (Sean) Brennan of Las Vegas, NV; daughter-in-law Colleen Blenden of Lewiston; brother Ron (Marie) Boyer of Post Falls; sister, Peggy (Mike) Dimmick of Troy; and sister, Jackie Firestone. He is also survived by many grand- and great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of life at noon Tuesday at CrossPoint Alliance Church, 1330 Powers Ave. in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley.
His struggle is over, but his impact on our lives is not. Until we meet again.
Photo: Larry Arnold Blenden
James Spencer, 83
Jim Spencer, beloved husband, dad and grandpa, lost his brave battle with cancer Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, with family by his side. He was 83.
Dad was born March 17, 1931, in Troy. He was the middle of three sons of Herbert and Phoebe Johnson Spencer. He graduated from Troy High School in 1949 and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950. He was stationed in Anchorage, AK, and honorably discharged in 1953.
After returning home, he was reunited with the love of his life, Judy Asplund. They were married Aug. 22, 1953, at the Nazarene Church in Troy. In 1955, they moved to Spokane so dad could continue his education studying mechanics at Spokane Vocational and Tech. After graduating in 1958, they moved back to Troy.
Next to our mom, dad's other love was driving a truck. He started his career driving for Carl Carbon and Sons and then went on to drive for Poppie Corp, Cay's Rock Crushing, and eventually retired from North Idaho Crushing. It was a career that spanned more than 50 years!
Dad was happiest when he was outdoors. He loved to take his family on camping trips and cut firewood every fall. He was a member of the Moscow Post of the American Legion. Dad was a hard-working family man who loved us as much as we loved him. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judy, at the family home; two sons, Forrest Spencer of Uniontown and Keith Spencer and his wife Colleen of Elk River; daughter Lisa Gludt and husband Doug of Lewiston; brother, Richard Spencer of Troy; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Bill.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no service per dad's wishes.
Our family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph Cancer Center for the wonderful, compassionate care our dad received throughout his illness.
Donations may be made to St. Joseph Cancer Center or a charity of one's choice.
Photo: James Spencer
Leonard Tracy Teed, 61, Weippe
Leonard Tracy Teed, 61 of Weippe passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at his residence in Weippe.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Norman Riddle, 87, formerly of Orofino
Norm passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, of natural causes at 87 years of age. A true Idaho innovator and individual, he was born in Meridian, Idaho, on Sept. 29, 1927 to Voyne and Bernice Riddle and was the youngest of two boys.
Norm grew up and was schooled in Mountain Home, Idaho, and joined the U.S. Army in 1944. After his discharge, he married Patricia Kimball in 1949. After the births of his sons, Michael and Douglas, the Riddles moved to northern Idaho during the lumber boom in Grangemont, above Orofino. He worked on log trucks, eventually building his own. Norm was a gyppo logger.
Because of his great love for tinkering, he and a partner started a saw shop in Orofino, selling and repairing motorcycles on the side. Norm saw the future in that and moved to Lewiston to start Lewiston Saw and Cycle. This was the first Homelite dealership in Lewiston, and it also sold various motorcycles. During this time, Norm and Patricia welcomed children Marty, Becky and a surprise late daughter, Leslie.
Motorcycles were the craze in the late 1950s and early '60s, and Norm was racing, winning and placing in the most prestigious Northwest races. Norm was always seeking new things to try, and when he saw the new line of motorcycles from Japan, he jumped on the opportunity to open the 29th Honda dealership in the U.S. He took it upon himself to convert the Honda into a trail bike, something not available anywhere in the world. He designed all of the accessories to bolt on, and thus started an aluminum welding and fabrication shop, Western Alloys, to build all of these parts. Soon, Honda dealerships all around the U.S. were ordering parts from him to add onto their bikes. In 1961, Norm sold so many bikes that Honda brought him to Japan to honor him and other large dealers. By the next year, Honda came out with most of Norm's innovations on their new trail bikes.
In 1965, Norm and boat marine owner Chuck Cassell decided to go deer hunting in Hells Canyon. With their sons, both named Doug, and two Honda bikes in the back of Chuck's 19-foot fiberglass inboard/outboard boat, they went into Hells Canyon. Upon the return, Norm's gears were turning, "I want a boat." This started a new chapter in his life. He would be boating on that river for many years to come, becoming a guide, fishing, hunting, holding tours and building a lodge in the upper depths of the canyon in the 1970s.
In the 1960s, Norm was commissioned by Valley Boat to build aluminum jet boat hulls for the Potlatch Forest log drives on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. After that, he was contacted by the U.S. Forest Service, Fish and Game as well as other river outfitters to build these new aluminum jet boats. In 1968, Norm started Weldcraft Custom Boats, which quickly grew in business. He sold his Honda shop to Roger Becker, one of Norm's mentored friends. Near this time, the lodge went up at Kirby Creek on the Snake River, which encouraged him to design and build a better boat to reach the depths of Hells Canyon. He started Snake River Outfitters, Rafting, and Jetboating. By 1978, Norm desired to be on the river full time and opted to sell Weldcraft to his son, Doug.
In 1982, Norm met and married Edie and gained another son, Mike Milano. They ran the Kirby Creek Lodge until retirement in 1997. Norm and Edie were inseparable for 32 years and lived an even busier retirement. Riding four-wheelers became a passion. He and Edie were active in the Northwest All-Terrain Vehicle Club. He always had a project or invention he was working on, and was frequently busy at Doug's boat shop with special projects. He was also one of the founders of the Northwest River Runners, along with Rich Rogers and Barry Barnes. They worked to keep the river open to multiple uses for all, against the U.S. government. Norm lived and worked at what he loved. If you were on any of his many outings, you were always having fun.
Norm is survived by his wife, Edie; children, Mike (Tracy) Milano of Palouse, Mike (Nicki) Riddle, Doug (Mary Lou) Riddle, Marty Riddle, Becky (Barry) Fagan, all of Lewiston and Leslie (Chuck) Jausoro and former wife, Pat, both of Walla Walla; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way. In addition, Norm is survived by his valued four-wheeler friends, Jack Mann and Jim McIver; and jet boating friends Ernie Heimgartner, Dave Medlock, Mike Rector and Roy Lombardo; and his other son, Randy Olmstead.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clarkston Event Center, 841 Sixth St.
Photo: Norman Riddle
Harriette (Hanna) Kamp, 79, formerly of Orofino
(Word was received this week of the passing of Harriette (Hanna) Kamp in April)
Harriette (Hanna) Kamp passed away March 31, 2014 in Spokane, WA.
Mark and Amber (Bach) Hanna welcomed their first of three children, Harriette Amber, on Sept. 29, 1934 in Orofino. Harriette was a natural leader from an early age which led to her involvement in baton twirling, playing baritone saxophone in band, and field hockey in her college years. Her energy was insurmountable; she was a powerful influence for many during her 79 years.
After she graduated from Orofino High School in 1953, she attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, receiving her bachelor's degree with emphasis in physical education and biology. She was active in the university's Delta Delta Delta Sorority and the Catholic Newman Club. One day she saw "this handsome older man across campus," Donald A. Kamp of Harrison, ID, and in 1957 she married him in Kellogg, ID. Together the couple taught at Kellogg High School. The pair was well known for their partnership on the ballroom dance floor. In the years that followed, they moved to Walla Walla, WA where Harriette continued to teach at the high school level.
When their first child, Kaye, was born, Harriette chose to stay home to care for her and the twins, Brian and LouAnn, born two and a half years later. The family enjoyed years of camping throughout the Northwest and Canada. Harriette was a highly involved parent serving as a Camp Fire Leader, a member of the district Camp Fire Outdoor Committee, and joining her son on Boy Scout hiking and camping ventures sometimes as the only mom amongst the dads and sons.
She returned to school attending Fort George Wright College where she received a Master's degree in General Science. She continued her teaching career when her twins were in high school teaching wilderness survival at Gonzaga University. Harriette was best known for her ballroom (social) dance programs at Gonzaga University and Spokane Falls Community College for three decades influencing countless Zags and Spokanites to "trip the light fantastic." Even though Ginger Rogers could "do everything Fred Astaire did except backward and in high heels," Harriette could whip anyone into shape to "dance with thestars."
She became the first female Moose Lodge Member in Washington State. Harriette was a devout member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Parish.
Harriette will never be forgotten for her infectious laugh, boundless energy, compassionate devotion to her family, and her zest for life.
Harriette is survived by her children: Kaye, Brian (Catherine), and LouAnn (David); grandchildren: Vaughn, Kara, Megan (Michael), Hanna, Bobby (Vanessa), Michael (Beth), and Bryan; one great-grandchild, Arianna; one brother, Mark (Linda) Hanna of Orofino, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald A.; parents, Mark and Amber Hanna; and her sister, Helen Ann Herndon. Visitation was held on Friday, April 11, at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home (2203 N. Division) with a Rosary following at at Assumption Parish. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, April 12, also at Assumption Parish.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gonzaga University's Donald A. Kamp Memorial Mathematics Scholarship (https://www.gonzaga.edu/Campus-Resources/Offices-and-Services-A-Z/University-Relations/Giving/Donor-Appreciation/NamesThatLive.asp). To view Harriette's online memorial, please visit www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements entrusted to Hennessey-Smith Funeral Homes.
Photo: Harriette (Hanna) Kamp
Geraldine Faye Meisner, 76, Orofino
Geraldine Faye Meisner, 76, Orofino, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Susan Lee Goetz, 67, Orofino
Susan Lee Goetz of Orofino passed away in Pullman, WA on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from her battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's). She was 67.
Susan was born in Weippe on Oct. 12, 1947 to Gordon and Lillie (Snyder) Thiessen. Susan was raised in Weippe and worked for C-PTPA (Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association) in the summers as camp cook and other odd jobs in the logging communities. Her senior year of high school the family moved to Orofino.
She enjoyed cheerleading throughout high school and was Clearwater County Fair Lumberjack Queen her senior year before graduating from Orofino High School in 1965.
Susan moved to Moscow, Idaho in fall 1965 to attend the University of Idaho. She started working for the University part time while taking classes and later retired from the University with 33 years of service. She worked for the College of Education, the College of Mines and Earth Resources and ended her career as a management assistant for the Wilderness Research Center in the College of Natural Resources.
After retiring from the University, Susan and David purchased the White Pine Motel in Orofino and have lived there the past 13 years.
She married David L. Goetz in 1977 and made their home in Moscow, where they raised three daughters together. Susan enjoyed being involved in all her daughters' activities for band and sports. She volunteered her time in the elementary school classrooms, chaperoned many band trips to festivals and classroom field trips and was active with the Moscow Bear Boosters for many years. Susan made it a priority to attend every sporting event and band concert and always emphasized the importance of education.
While her daughters were in school, Susan's home was often the gathering place for most of the volleyball or basketball team at any given time and always a place the neighborhood children would congregate, as she had a way of making everyone feel welcome and enjoyed having company.
The family has fond memories of camping trips, especially around Dworshak, and traveling to be with family for the holidays, sporting events and other special activities; however, her favorite pastime for the last 10 years was spending time with her grandchildren.
Susan was preceded in death by her brother, Tony Thiessen. She leaves behind her parents, Gordon and Lillie Thiessen; her husband of 37 years, David Goetz; her daughters and their spouses, Toni and Dan Broyles, Tami Goetz and Jen Jackson, and Courtney and Geoff Soderquist; grandchildren Natalia and Eric Soderquist; and her sister, Sylvia Peters, in addition to nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Susan has requested not to have a formal memorial service. Condolences can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 1190, Orofino, ID, 83544.
Photo: Susan Lee Goetz
Martin Douglas Heieren, 27, OHS graduate
Martin Douglas Heieren, 27, of Clarkston, WA, and his daughter, Neveah Davenport, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.
He was born to Douglas and Donna Heieren on March 1, 1987, in Orofino. Martin graduated from Orofino High School and worked as a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Lewiston Fire Department.
Martin took great pride in being a part of the Lewiston Fire Department family. He worked hard for many years to earn a position as a full-time firefighter and EMT.
Martin shared an uncommon bond with many childhood friends from Orofino. Their presence in his life was of great importance to him; they were his buddies.
Martin had a big heart, humor and he loved children. He would do anything for anybody and often did. Martin had an uncanny ability of making others feel important and loved. He was easy to work with, because he made others laugh. Like his father, he collected trucks and enjoyed tinkering on them. Martin had a set of rules all his own. Wherever he was, there was laughter and fun; we will miss him very much.
Martin is survived by his significant other, Ashley Davenport of Clarkston; father and mother, Douglas and Donna Heieren of Orofino; siblings Christopher and Brittany Heieren, Kirsten Heieren, Marc and Abby Luckstead and Jacky Heieren; grandmother, Neva Ennes; uncle, Richard Heieren; nephews, Johnathan, Jaydon, and Kane; and uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends who loved him.A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at CrossPoint Alliance Church, 1330 Powers Ave., Lewiston. Memorial contributions can be made in Martin's name at Potlatch Credit Union.
Photo: Martin Douglas Heieren
Nevaeh Rae Grace, along with the loved one she called daddy, Martin Heieren, were tragically and suddenly taken to be with our Lord. She was born Sept. 2, 2010, and passed Nov. 1, 2014.
Her amazingly infectious personality touched us all and will live in our hearts forever. Nevaeh and Auntie Meghan loved spending weekends together, going to the park and some orange sorbet. She enjoyed being outdoors playing, boating, camping and fishing with family.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandma, Dorothy Francis; and grandma, Glenda Lawen.
She is survived by her mother, Ashley Davenport; grandparents Ed and Tami Ellis and Dave and Lila Davenport; uncle, Justin Davenport; auntie, Meghan Ellis; great-grandparents, Bill Francis, Karen Kelley Stevens, Jim and Connie Spitzer and Dan and Marie Davenport.
An open viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston. Memorial services will be held at noon Friday at Crosspoint Alliance Church, located at 1330 Powers Ave., Lewiston. Burial services will follow at Clarkston's Vineland Cemetery, with a reception to follow at Crosspoint Alliance Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nevaeh's Fund at gofundme.com/glcffp8 or Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
Photo: Nevaeh Davenport
LaVelle M. Hinman Amos passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Kindred Care in Lewiston. She was 97.
LaVelle was born March 18, 1917, in Rathdrum, Idaho, to Owen and Hazel (Pierce) Hammond. She was raised with her sister and brothers in Deary and graduated from Pierce High School. LaVelle married Strut Hinman in July 1939, and he passed in 1962. They had two sons, Larry and Monty. The family moved to Lewiston in the mid-1960s, and she worked for and retired from Nez Perce Tractor. In October 1985, she married Edwin Amos. He passed in December 2007.
Lavelle is survived by her son, Larry Hinman; daughter-in-law, Renate Hinman; grandson, Dean Hinman; and great-great grandsons, Clay Hinman and Chad Dunkel; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husbands; son, Monty Hinman; granddaughter, Debbie Hinman Dunkel; one sister and two brothers.
Cremation has taken place, and interment is scheduled at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston. Mountain View Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Photo: LaVelle M. Hinman Amos
Clara Helm, 81, formerly of Orofino
Clara Helm, 81, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Clara was born March 13, 1933, and grew up on a farm in South Dakota. She attended a country school near the family's farm, where she graduated from the eighth grade. She made her way to the Northwest by joining her sister in Bremerton, WA.
After making her way to the Northwest, she met Guy Helm. They later married and made their home in Orofino. Guy and Clara welcomed two sons, Kenneth and Allan. Clara worked as a waitress in Orofino. Clara and Guy later divorced, and at this time she and her two sons relocated to Lewiston. Clara put herself through school, where she earned her licensed practical nurse degree from the nursing program in 1964, at what is known today as Lewis-Clark State College. She worked as a licensed practical nurse for St. Joseph Regional Medical Center upon graduating, and retired in 1998. She took much pride in her profession as she loved taking care of her patients. Following retirement, Clara was honored by the nursing program at LCSC, where they now award the top licensed practical nurse students in Clara's name. She enjoyed ceramics, crafting, quilting and spending time with her family.
Clara is survived by her two sons, Kenneth (Rosemary) Helm and Allan Helm; two grandsons, Kyle (Lindsey) Helm and Jared Helm; and two great-grandchildren, Grady and Madelynn Helm. She is also survived by two sisters, Irene Greenwalt of Spearfish, S.D., and Emmie Dillon of Bremerton.
She was preceded in death by parents John and Mary (Wannamaker) Krogman; four brothers; and seven sisters.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church, 1906 Broadview Drive, Lewiston. A luncheon will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cardondelet House through the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Foundation, Cardondelet House, P.O. Box 816, Lewiston, ID 83501. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home. You can view the online memorial and sign the guest book at www.vassar-rawls.com.
Photo: Clara Helm
Alvin LeRoy Howerton, 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep Oct. 20, 2014, at home. He was born to Harold E. and Emma K. Heese Howerton on Feb. 20, 1938, at the White Hospital in Lewiston.
He attended high school in Kamiah and Culdesac. After graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Philippines and Hawaii from 1956 to 1959. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3913. On a blind date he met and then married Lillian Marie Cochran from Orofino on April 22, 1960. They lived in Lewiston and Orofino before settling in Kendrick to raise their family.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; their children, Lora Howerton, Duane and Cheryl Howerton and Teresa Atkinson; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley D. and Pam Howerton; three nephews; and a niece. He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Karla Howerton.
He created lifelong memories with his kids and grandkids though sports, hunting, fishing and his love of the outdoors. Over the years, he worked for United Freight Lines, Holsum Bakery and Pepsi Bottling Co.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Orchards United Methodist Church, 213 Burrell Ave., Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kendrick-Juliaetta Ambulance Service or a charity of one's choice.
Photo: Alvin LeRoy Howerton
Helen Marie (Koren) Byers, 74, formerly of Southwick
Helen Marie (Konen) Byers passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2014, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, nearly two weeks after the death of her husband, Kelvin Byers.
Helen was born to Sylvester J. Konen and Mae Ann (Riley) Konen on Aug. 20, 1940, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Helen had two other siblings who have also since passed, Joseph and Richard Konen. The Konens farmed in the Tammany Creek area for several years prior to moving to Cedar Ridge near Southwick. The Konens later moved to Lewiston, where Helen graduated from Lewiston High School in 1958, and later that year married Kelvin.
Helen was a hard-working, devoted, spirited and family-loving woman. She loved life and church. Helen was well-known for her cooking and how clean she kept a house. She also loved to travel, swim, fish and spend time at the cabin. She loved to work in her flower garden.
Helen is survived by her two children, Larry Byers and Tammy McKeirnan; son-in-law Dan McKeirnan; and her two grandchildren, Danielle McKeirnan and Matthew Byers.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Orchards Community Church, 822 Bryden Ave., Lewiston. A graveside service will follow. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Photos: Helen Marie (Koren) Byers
Eva Mae (Howard) Fay, 92, Orofino
Eva Mae (Howard) Fay of Orofino passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the Avalon Care Center in Clarkston, WA, after a long illness. She was 92.
Eva Mae was born Jan. 9, 1922 at Dent, and grew up on her parents' homestead in the area of the North Fork of the Clearwater River. She had a sister, Nona, and a brother, Harry.
After her first marriage, Eva Mae spent a short time living in California and then in Plummer; otherwise, her adult life was spent in the Orofino area.
In 1940 she married Oscar M. Denney, and from that union came one daughter, Rosetta. The marriage ended in divorce.
In 1950 she married Alvin L. Fay, and from that union came a daughter, Irene, and a son, Gary.
During her lifetime Eva Mae enjoyed her family and friends. She worked hard her whole life at various jobs. She was a waitress, cleaned houses, and worked her way up from a dish washer to head cook at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. She retired in 1984.
Eva Mae enjoyed housework and television (especially movies with a happy ending), and some soap operas and game shows. She loved to go fishing, and told of times when she and Alvin (Cub) and another friend hiked to Skull Creek and caught big fish. During that time the area was only accessible by walking.
Eva Mae loved her flowers, especially begonias.
She was stricken with Alzheimer's, and only thanks to the care of her husband (while he was alive) and her son, and a caretaker (Gwen), was she able to stay home.
After falling and injuring her hip, she went to a nursing home.
Eva Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Alice Howard; her husband, Alvin Fay; sister, Nona Criswell; and brother, Harry Howard.
She leaves behind her daughters, Rosetta Christopher of Powderville, MT, and Irene Dowd of Clarkston, WA; a son, Gary Fay of Orofino; and two grandsons, her great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Mom often said she wanted to go home, and asked, would we just take her there? It is our wish that she is home now, with loved ones that passed before her.
We will miss her just the same.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at Melrose Cemetery, near Gifford.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Photos: Eva Mae (Howard) Fay
Mikray G. M. Moser, 19
(Sept. 28, 1995 - Sept. 30, 2014)
On a rainy day in September 1995, God blessed our family with a unique and pure soul, Mikray George Morris Moser. From the beginning, he was always climbing to new heights. He would climb doorjambs, then trees. As a toddler, he was under the constant supervision of his sister, Mallori, which would cause a disturbance as he did not always want to go where she thought he should. Just prior to his second birthday, he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that required a bone marrow transplant. His sister stepped up and gave him what he needed. He never slowed down.
Upon starting the first day of kindergarten, while his mother had concerns, in true form, Mikray turned before leaving and gave her a thumbs up - just as he did on his graduation day. He has always been a fighter, not one of those who caused trouble. The one that fights for good, he was the red Power Ranger or the Robin Hood in video games. Against his mother's pleas, he liked war and battle games.
Mikray loved playing soccer and would play both seasons in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, even with a broken arm. When you're blessed with a father of 6 feet 7 inches, Mikray grew tall. He played basketball into high school, but jumping was what he really liked. He had great practice as our family went through two trampolines. He would jump from one piece of furniture to another; jump over fences or onto buildings. So when track season came, he joined the team in all the jumping events.
Mikray was a member of 4-H. He took market lamb and horse projects. He came away with knowledge, public service and many friends. Mikray enjoyed cars, engines and motorcycles, and any medium that can be tinkered with, disassembled and reassembled. Like many young men, it gave him freedom. He had a 1970 Nova as a project car. Many plans were made about how to finish it. He ended up driving a Firebird his senior year. Learning seemed easy for Mikray. He rarely studied but graduated with honors. His senior project was to build a fast gaming computer at reasonable cost. True to form, two hours after parts arrived, Mikray had his computer built at one-third of the cost. He planned on getting a computer engineering degree through the U.S. Air Force until he was diagnosed with cancer last October.
Mikray had a sense of humor that he shared. He avoided negativity. He considered himself a Christian, a shy person and a man of few words. Mikray shared himself to his close friends. During this last year, Mikray showed everyone including his family how to live. Not one complaint or self-pity did this man give. He looked for a better world and never gave up hope.
He is survived by his parents, Morla and Mike; sister, Mallori; grandparents, Morla Rice, Eldon (Velma) Rice, and Marilyn Moser; uncle and aunt Mark and Lisa Moser; cousins Haylin and Mikayla Moser; and close friends Garett Uhlorn, Jacob Mellick, Teno Murillo and Taylor McConnell.
Please make any memorial donations to the Jackson Pay It Forward Foundation.
A celebration of Mikray's life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sweeney Track at Vollmer Bowl on Normal Hill in Lewiston.
Photo: Mikray George Morris Moser
Kelvin Ray Byers, 76
Kelvin Ray Byers passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Sept. 27, 2014, on the 56th anniversary of marriage with his surviving wife, Helen. He was 76 years old. They raised two children together in Lewiston, Larry Byers and Tammy McKeirnan.
Kelvin was born to Delbert and Emma (Perry) Byers on Sept. 26, 1938, in Avon, along with his twin brother, Melvin. They would later be joined by the birth of their sister, Judy Enger. The Byers family grew up in the Avon, Deary and Bovill area, and all the siblings went to Deary High School.
Kelvin worked at the Idaho Transportation Department for 36 years and retired when he turned 55. His favorite hobbies included boating, fishing, gardening, woodworking, traveling and spending time with his wife up at the cabin on the Freeman Creek area of Dworshak Lake.
Kelvin was a hard-working, honest and family loving man. He had a good sense of humor and was well liked by many who he came in contact with in his life. He is well known for his quick wit and boastful laughter. He especially adored his grandchildren, Matthew Byers and Danielle McKeirnan. He also enjoyed working on projects with his son-in-law, Danny McKeirnan.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Orchards Community Church, 822 Bryden Ave., Lewiston. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mtviewfuneralhome.com.
Helen M. Steiner, 84 Orofino
Helen M. Palmer, was born Dec. 25, 1929 in Denver, CO to Anna and OB Palmer, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 27, 2014.
Helen and her parents moved to Orofino in 1935, and later living in Kooskia and then Weippe where she spent most of her youth and graduated from Jr. /Sr. High school. While in school, Helen was very sports minded. She played softball as catcher, pitcher and first base, basketball as first string guard and ping pong where she was champion for three years. Between sports and school, Helen also worked on the green chain for Battles Saw Mill in Weippe.
Other jobs she held included service station attendant, assistant postmaster, private ironing and accounting. The family then moved to Orofino and then to Seattle, WA, where Helen worked as a banker. She met and married Dallas Seaver in 1950 and they moved to Indiana. They had two girls, Darla and Janet. This marriage ended in divorce and she moved back to Orofino, where she met an old acquaintance, Lee Steiner, from her early school days in Grangemont. Helen and Lee married in 1958 and they had two sons, Randy and Terry. Helen also acquired two stepchildren, Brock & Teena, who she thought of as her own. Lee passed away at the Veteran's Home in Lewiston on Jan. 1, 2005.
In Orofino, Helen worked at Hanson Garage and for Clem Secaur Accounting at tax time. She went to work for Hans Wetter Insurance and was still there when Hans left and Earl Picket took over. Then Greg Kimberling bought it from Earl and she worked for Greg until retiring due to her health issues. She also owned and operated a ceramic shop with the help of her daughter Darla for 14 years. Helen loved her family very much and enjoyed having them around.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Ralph and grandson, Travis Leddige.
Helen is survived by her children: Darla and Mike McGee, Janet and Tim Overman, Randy Steiner, Terry Steiner, Brock and Liz Steiner, and Teena and Rod Gortsema and 11 grandkids and 12 great-grandkids.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Orofino Riverside Cemetery.
Helen was an amazing woman-a true angel from God. He saw how tired she was and took her home. She was loved so much and will be truly missed. We love you Mom!
Photos: Helen M. Steiner
Frances I. Wilson, 86, formerly of Bobbitt Bench, Orofino
Frances I. Wilson, age 86, died peacefully with her family by her side Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston.
Frances was born the daughter of Pink and Freda Greer on March 20, 1928, in Lewiston. She was the youngest of five children. Prior to graduating from Clarkston High School in 1946, she grew up on the Bobbitt Bench near Peck. In 1948, Frances married Gerald (Jerry) Wilson in Orofino. They started their married life in Peck, where daughter Marilyn was born in 1950 and son Gale was born in 1952. Jerry commuted to Orofino, where he worked for Stoddard Electric as an electrician. Soon after the birth of Gale, they moved to Orofino, where Jerry continued to work as an electrician while pursuing his love of flying on nights and weekends as a backcountry bush pilot. Flying was the love of Jerry's life, and Frances was there to provide support on the homefront. Always striving to be the perfect wife, and the perfect mother, she did everything from raising two children to providing lighting with the headlights of her car for Jerry's nighttime landings. She always prioritized the importance of family first. Her job was to take care of the family, and she did it well.
In June 1959, the family moved to Lewiston, when Jerry purchased interest in Hillcrest Aircraft Company.
Frances loved her home, with gardening and cooking being of great importance to her. Many have been the recipients of Frances' garden vegetables, homemade bread and pies. She loved to bake, and Jerry always enjoyed the bottomless chocolate chip cookie jar.
In an effort to keep the neighborhood up to her standards, she started purchasing houses as they came up for sale. This eventually led her into a full-time job managing several rental homes, with Frances doing all the upkeep for the houses and the yards, including mowing the lawns. Always energetic, always organized and always project-driven, Frances could accomplish more in any day than most anyone.
Frances and Jerry always had a love for Clearwater County, so in 1967 they purchased property on Eureka Ridge, where they enjoyed many happy times. The family still owns this property today.
Exercise was always a part of her day. She started going to aerobic classes when they first became popular in the 1980s, and continued until 2012.
Frances was baptized in the Orofino Seventh-day Adventist Church, and always maintained a love for that church. When she moved to Lewiston, she became a member of the Lewiston Seventh-day Adventist Church and was a dedicated and active member there for 56 years. Jerry and Frances enjoyed many summer Sunday afternoons playing golf at the Clarkston Golf and Country Club. Her golfing interest continued on to include many early morning golf games with the Tuesday morning 9 Holer Group.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, in 2000; brothers Burel and Raymond Greer; and sisters Vretta (Sis) French and Nadean McKelway.
Frances is survived by son Gale, with wife Cindy, of Lewiston; daughter Marilyn, with husband Phil Stonebraker, of Clarkston; and grandchildren Greg Stonebraker, with wife Tiffany, of Seattle, Jeff Stonebraker, with wife Sarah, of Seattle, WA, Keith White, with wife Chrissey, of Lewiston, and Charli Coldiron, with husband Luke, of Moscow. She has eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are provided by Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home. The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1212 19th St., Lewiston. Memorial donations may be made to Lewis-Clark State College Foundation, 500 Eighth Ave., Lewiston; Orofino Seventh-day Adventist Church, 46418 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino; or Beacon Christian School, 615 Stewart Ave., Lewiston.
Photo: Frances I. Wilson
Barbara Irene Opdahl, 75, Pierce
A memorial and celebration of Barbara Opdahl's life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at Faith Lutheran Church, 611 S. Main St., Pierce. Inurnment will be at Pierce Cemetery after the memorial service, followed by a potluck luncheon at Pierce Community Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Barbara's family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.
Barbara Irene Opdahl, 75, Pierce
"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." 1 Peter 5:10
On Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, Barbara Irene Opdahl, 75, passed from this world of physical challenges to her glorious eternal home.
Barbara was born in Albert Lea, MN on Nov. 25, 1938 to Marvin "Tim" and Irene (Reim) Ramsdell. She grew up in Alden and graduated from Alden High School in 1956. In 1957-58 she attended Hamilton School of Business. She married her childhood sweetheart, Harlan Opdahl, on Jan. 17, 1959. A vacation trip west with Harlan resulted in their move to Idaho in 1965.
Barbara worked at Pierce schools from 1966 to 1971, and then she went to work for the US Post Office from 1971 to 1988. Along the way, Barb, Harlan, Harlan's brother, Duane, and wife, Vi, partnered up to form Triple O Outfitters. Barb was chief cook and ultimate hostess for bear and elk hunters and Lewis Clark trail riders. Her sourdough pancakes, huckleberry desserts, and camp potatoes were legendary. Her enthusiasm for the outdoor life was contagious, as was her smile.
Barbara was an active community member. She served on the Pierce Library Board, was a 4-H Leader, a member of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association, Gem Community Board Member, Clearwater Basin Collaborative member, Potlatch Advisory Committee, and served on the Idaho Travel Council. Barbara was a founding member of Faith Lutheran Church and served in various capacities, including teacher and council member.
Barbara personified the spirit of hospitality. She loved to camp, hunt, snowmobile and embroider. She also loved to cook. Family and friends were always welcome at the Opdahl home, especially around meal time. The entire time her children attended school, each teacher enjoyed a pan of her cinnamon rolls at Christmas. They were so well loved that she continued the tradition for staff even after the youngest graduated. Barbara never missed an opportunity to make new friends. Her faith and devotion to God were the center of her life.
Barbara is survived by four children, Gwen and Bob Schryver of Farmington, NM, Jim and Linda Opdahl of Payette, Diane and Mike Snyder of Baker City, OR and Sharon and Darrin Hartwig of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; 1 sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Duane Mutschler of Stillwater, MN; brother-in-law, Richard Borge of Alden, MN; three sisters-in-law, Jean Ramsdell of Burnsville, MN, Violet Opdahl of Lewiston, and Gloria Peterson of Albert Lea, MN; and numerous much loved nieces and nephews. Rod McKuen once said that strangers are friends you haven't met yet. Barbara lived that philosophy every day. Her group of friends continued to grow until the day of her passing.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan; parents, Marvin "Tim" and Irene Ramsdell; a daughter, Katherine; brother, Marvin "Ed" Ramsdell; and sister, Betty Borge; two brothers-in-law, B. Duane Opdahl and Russell Peterson.
A memorial and celebration of Barbara's life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at Faith Lutheran Church, 611 S. Main St., Pierce. Inurnment will be at Pierce Cemetery after the memorial service, followed by a potluck luncheon at Pierce Community Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Barbara's family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Drawer C, Pierce, ID 83546 or ICARE (Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort) 2134 Canyon Creek Road, Orofino, ID 83544.
Photos: Barbara Irene Opdahl
Barbara Irene Opdahl, 75, Pierce
Barbara Irene Opdahl, 75, Pierce, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at her daughter's home in Farmington, NM.
Services are pending with Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
Fred Fee McFall, 67, Ahsahka
Fred Fee McFall, 67, Ahsahka, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his residence.
Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Murray Eugene Cram, 92, Orofino
Murray Eugene Cram best known as 'Gene' was born April 3, 1922 in Orofino Idaho to Ira L. Cram and Jessie Bonner. He was their only child.
He passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at St Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on August 30, 2014, from multiple complications due to age.
Gene was proud that he lived his entire life in Clearwater County, mainly in the Pierce and Orofino areas.
Gene served in the US Army in WWII (World War II) and then he worked as a logger.
After retirement, he delivered the Lewiston Tribune to many of the local residents of Orofino and really enjoyed this job.
Gene's hobbies were camping, hunting, fishing and working on cars.
Gene married Carolyn Magney (Maggie Cram) on March 4, 1960; together they had two daughters, Becky and Shelli.
Gene had two sons from a previous marriage, Michael Eugene Cram (deceased) and Danny Turcott (Alaska).
Gene's long time friend Bill Roupe was like son and brother to the family.
He has three grandchildren Michael L. Cram (Peck), Amanda Cummings (Orofino) and Robbie Cummings (Moscow) and two great grand children.
Gene was deeply loved by his family. He will be truly missed.
The family appreciates everyone's prayers and thoughts during the past month.
No service will be held, due to his request.
Photo: Murray Eugene Cram
Russell B. Duff, 82, Orofino
Russell B. Duff, 82, Orofino, passed away Aug. 28, 2014 in at his home in Orofino. He was born Oct. 20, 1931.
Memorial services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
James H. Gray, 79, Orofino
James H. Gray, 79, Orofino, passed away August 26, 2014 at Orofino. He was born Sept. 7, 1934.
Memorial services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory are caring for arrangements.
Anne R Childress, 81, Orofino
Anne R. Childress, 81, Orofino, passed away Aug. 25, 2014 in Orofino. She was born April 4, 1933.
No services are planned at this time.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Robert D. Lawson, 94, Pierce
Robert D. Lawson, 94, Pierce, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home in Pierce. He was born Oct. 27, 1919.
Funeral Services are pending with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Orofino.
Clayton V. Ahlstrom, 49, Weippe
Clayton V. Ahlstrom, 49, Weippe, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was born Jan. 28, 1965.
Services are pending with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
Bonnie Lynn Thomas Ogden, 64, Cavendish
Bonnie Lynn Thomas Ogden was not only a mother and a wife, but also a friend. Most everyone who she met became a friend after a short period of time.
Bonnie was born Oct. 28, 1949, in Kirkland, WA. Her parents were Helen and William (Bill) Thomas. She was the youngest of four children.
She met her husband, Mike Gary Ogden, in the summer of 1968. They were married in September of that year. They enjoyed their new life together, and in 1973 their first child, Clint Ryan, was born. Daughter Christine Nicole soon followed in 1976. There were not many things that Bonnie was unable or unwilling to do, from taking the children to soccer practice, to helping them learn to swim. She felt if they could do it, she wanted to learn also, so she could share that experience with them. This included skiing, snowmobiling, riding dirt bikes, boating and of course enjoying the wonderful campfires that we all loved so much. She helped build the cabin in Cle Elum where she and Gary (Mike) lived for 10 years. There she cooked on a wood stove and used only propane lights as the light source. After moving from the cabin, she designed and helped build their current home in Cavendish.
Bonnie enjoyed sewing and quilting. She completed many quilts that were given as special gifts to family or friends. She also enjoyed helping others learn more about sewing and quilting. Gardening was one of the things she liked to do. Her flowers were always happy and she canned many jars of vegetables. Bonnie's homemade salsa was one of the best, along with her dilly beans, which everyone liked.
Bonnie is survived by her husband and her two children, Christine Lewis and Clint Ogden. She also has four grandchildren, Jarod, Erica and Jillian Ogden and Rory Lewis. She also is survived by her sister, Jeannie Howard; and brother, Larry Thomas. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bill and Helen Thomas; and also brother, Tom Thomas.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Southwick Bible Church and officiated by Pastor Charlie Olson. Donations can be made to the Southwick Bible Church or a church of your choice. A luncheon will follow.
Bonnie would like to give a big hug to all the ladies at Southwick Bible Church for the direction given her and the faith that was bestowed.
Bonnie will be greatly missed.
Photo: Bonnie Lynn Thomas Ogden
Carl Day, 94, Orofino
Carl passed away July 29, 2014, at Lewiston Care Facility Rehab Center following hip surgery. Carl resided at Brookside Senior Retirement Center, Orofino.
Carl was born the fourth child of five to Orba and Carl Day Sr. on Dec. 28, 1919, in Nora, NE. The family moved to Republic, KS, and then settled in Declo, Idaho, for Carl's school years. Carl grew up on a farm and was involved with farming/ranching most of his life. He also worked in the timber industry and as a dispatcher at Kimberly Clark Paper Co. in Anderson, CA, for many years. Carl lived in Lakeview, OR, Cottonwood, CA, Anderson, CA, Redding, CA, and Orofino. Carl treasured his friends, and had many in each location.
Carl married Mary Thompson in 1946, and they had two children, Diana and Denny. Carl was also the proud grandfather of Spencer Graham, Haily Graham, Cora Beld and Leota Day. Carl married the "love of his life," Dottie Meyer, in 1966, and they were married until she passed away. Carl also helped raise Dottie's two youngest sons, Auggie and Kenny Meyer.
Carl enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He also followed his favorite sports teams on TV. Carl played on athletic sports teams in school, and also when he worked at the mill. He was a great Little League coach and taught his children to ride a horse, sportsmanship, and never missed a school activity if either of his children were performing.
Carl had a great sense of humor and believed in staying active. Carl will be greatly missed as he was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Carl is survived by his son, Denny and his wife Derry; his daughter, Diana and her husband Greg; his grandchildren; his sister, Marian McKenzie and husband Ken; as well as two stepsons, Dennis and Orville Meyer; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie; former wife, Mary; his parents, Orba and Carl Day Sr.; his sisters, Leota Mulkey and Grace Jacobs; brother, Bill Day; as well as his stepsons, Kenny Meyer, Auggie Meyer, Adrian Meyer and Steve Meyer.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at his church, the Orofino Community Church, located at 14233 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino. All who knew Carl are welcome and invited to attend.
Photo: Carl Day
Elwin L. Hutchins, Weippe
A viewing will be held for Elwin L. Hutchins on Friday, Aug. 8 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Weippe Wesleyan Church. A Service will follow at the Weippe Mini Park at 11 a.m. with a Celebration Potluck Dinner.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Clara Marie Degregorio, Weippe
Clara Marie Degregorio of Weippe passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Hospital.
Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Rudolph 'Rudy' Wade Knapik, Sr., Orofino
Rudolph 'Rudy' Wade Knapik, Sr. of Orofino passed Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Elwin L. Hutchins, 77, Weippe
Elwin L. Hutchins, 77, Weippe, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
June Eileen Cook Judd, 88, formerly of Fraser
June Eileen Cook Judd, beloved mother, grandmother, teacher, and civic leader, passed away due to complications from a fractured hip on July 28, 2014 at North Idaho Hospice House, surrounded by her three children.
The oldest of five children raised on a farm during the Great Depression, June experienced economic hardships and learned to work hard and be frugal. She also learned the value of community service and caring for others. In addition to participating in civic activities she and her family were regularly inviting people in for a meal or asking someone who might be alone to join the family for holidays and special occasions.
June grew up determined to have a stable family life, provide a good home for her family, and stay close to her extended family. In addition to her devotion and love for her family she was committed to her faith and church, the State of Idaho, and the University of Idaho--alma mater to her and most of her family. She loved camping, picnics, picking huckleberries, drives in the mountains, games, dining out and any activities with her family. She sought continual learning and was an avid reader of five regional newspapers.
June was born March 2, 1926 at Lenore, Idaho to Boyd and Bina Cook. She advanced quickly through the local grammar school and at age 12 she moved to Lewiston to attend high school, where she worked as a nanny for her room and board. June was largely self-supported for the rest of her 88 years. She transferred to Lapwai High School for her senior year, graduating in 1942, and then attended Lewiston Normal School (now Lewis-Clark State College) for one year.
Due to WWII (World War II) teacher shortages she began teaching in 1943 at age 17 at the one- room Fraser School near Greer, Idaho where the teacher also had to make fires in the stove, haul water from the well, prepare a hot lunch dish, handle the janitorial duties, in addition to teaching grades 1-8. She boarded with local farmer and school board member Lawrence Judd and his wife Bell, where she became best friends with their daughter, Verla, and met her future husband, their son Harry. June remained close to the Judd family after transferring to teach at a school in the Lewiston Orchards in 1945. She and Harry started dating in the fall of 1948 and were married on June 14, 1949 (Flag Day so Harry would always remember his anniversary).
June and Harry made their home in Lenore, Idaho where June taught at the one- room school and drove school bus while Harry taught vocational education to veterans. In 1950 the family moved to Orofino, Idaho, where daughters Elaine and Maureen were born. The family moved to Moscow, Idaho and lived in "Vets Village" while Harry attended the University of Idaho on the GI Bill. After Harry's graduation the family moved to Asotin, WA for nine months where Harry taught vo-ag and chemistry at the high school. This nine months living less than a mile into Washington was June's only time living outside the State of Idaho. June and family moved to Sandpoint, Idaho in 1955 where Harry went to work for the University of Idaho Cooperative Extension Service (County Agent). June was a busy homemaker, plus was active in the Sandpoint Methodist Church and the Sandpoint community. Son Norman was born in 1958.
In 1959 Harry became the lead Extension Agent for Benewah County and the family moved to St. Maries, Idaho. June was the model housewife-tending the house, gardening, cooking great meals, canning/freezing, sewing not only her children's and her clothes but also drapes for the new house. She was active in the Community Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and an Elder; led 4-H groups for her children and other youth in the community; and participated in several civic organizations.
June returned to teaching full time in the St. Maries Schools when Norman started school and taught there from 1969 to 1990. Putting together a mix of summer school, workshops, and short courses from the University of Idaho, she finished her four- year degree and graduated with a BS (Bachelor of Science) in Elementary Education in 1972. After Harry passed away in 1974, June continued her education in the summers and graduated with a Masters in Reading Education from the University of Idaho in 1982.
June retired from teaching in 1990 and that same year was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives, serving for 10 years to 2000. During that time changing district lines had her at times representing areas as far north as Hope and Priest River and as far south as Riggins, Idaho and generally from the Washington to the Montana borders. June's political alignment came out of her background with farmers, loggers, millworkers and miners when the Democratic Party represented their interests. She was a conservative "Reagan Democrat." June rose to the position of Assistant Minority Leader during her time in the Legislature. June was especially proud to sponsor and gather the legislation to fund Idaho's portion of the WWII memorial in Washington, DC honoring the veterans and service of her generation.
Following her time in the Legislature June remained active in politics and many civic organizations. Among the civic organizations are PEO, Hughes House Historical Society, Camera Club, Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce. June lived in St. Maries for 53 years until she moved to Garden Plaza Retirement Center in Post Falls in October 2013.
June was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lewis Judd; her father, Boyd Levi Cook; her mother, Bina Caroline Raby Cook Eberhardt; step fathers, Herman Eberhardt and Walter Eberhardt; her step mother, Ella Cook; brother, Lawrence Cook; sister, Evelyn Cook Calvert; and two grandchildren, Noelle Judd and Joshua Judd.
June is survived by her daughter, Elaine White Harris (Duane) of Spokane Valley, WA, grandson, Ryan White (Jenn) of Virginia and step grandchildren, Katie Harris of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Matt Harris of Boise, Idaho; daughter, Maureen Edwards Wagner Martin (Don) of Coeur d'Alene, grandson Shawn Edwards of Tacoma, WA, granddaughter, Brook Edwards (Eli Meyer) of Eugene, OR, great-grandson, Ari Edwards-Meyer and step grandchildren, Jamie Young (Will Young) and Aaron Martin; son, Norman Judd (Lynda) of Spokane, WA, and granddaughter, Christianna Judd. In addition she is survived by brothers, Joe Cook (Wanda) of Lewiston, Idaho and David Cook (Marcia) of Las Vegas, NV, brothers-in-law Golan Calvert of Lewiston, and Bill McKinnon of Weippe, ID, plus numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
The family wishes to thank the many people who helped June stay in her home for so long, including Phu and Ahn Cong, Dale and Robin Baerlocher, John and Ruby Flerchinger, George and Delores Collinge, homecare workers from North Idaho Partners in Care and many others in the St. Maries community. The family also thanks Hospice of North Idaho, the staff of Hospice House at Hummingbird Fields and the staff of Ivy Court for their care in June's final days and efforts to make her comfortable.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Judd Family Memorial Scholarship Fund at the St. Maries branch of US Bank that will fund scholarships to the University of Idaho; the Fraser Community Center, care of Donna Brown, 2310 Cottonwood Road, Orofino, ID 83544, or Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.
There will be a viewing Thursday evening July 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Hodge Funeral Home, 138 South Eighth St., St. Maries. There will be a Celebration of June's Life 11 am, Friday August 1, 2014 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 1100 West College Ave., St. Maries followed by a luncheon in the church social hall. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Saturday Aug. 2, 2014 at the Fraser Cemetery along Highway 11 near Orofino.
Following that service there will be a lunch gathering at the Fraser Community Center, formerly Fraser School, where June started teaching in 1943. - See more at: http://www.hodgefuneralhome.com/obituary/June-Eileen-Judd/St.-Maries-ID/1405310#sthash.nRTaqT0I.dpuf.
Photo: June Eileen Cook Judd
William Chester Barnett, 82, Orofino
William Chester Barnett, 82, Orofino, passed away July 27, 2014 in Pullman, WA.
Memorial Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for the arrangements.
Theresa A. Grossklaus, 61, Orofino
Theresa (Terri) Bingham was born Nov. 18, 1952, to Charles and Mary Bingham in Pasadena, CA. She lived with her parents and two brothers in San Gabriel, CA, for 17 years, and attended Catholic elementary and high schools in Alhambra, CA. She was devoted to God and the Catholic Church, spending years as a Sunday school teacher and the head of the church library. Terri rests peacefully now in the hands of her Lord and Savior.
Her dream of attending the University of California at Los Angles was fulfilled in 1970, where she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. While at UCLA, Terri met Robert (Bob) Grossklaus, and they were later married in 1974. Terri then attended Mount Saint Mary's College and graduated with a degree in nursing. From Los Angeles, they moved to Arizona to work for the Indian Health Service and the Papago Tribe. Hoping to buy a home and start a family, Bob and Terri moved to Lewiston, where Terri started working for the North Central Idaho Health Department as a school nurse for four years.
Terri wanted so much to be a mother that when she had the opportunity, she became a full-time mother to their three children, Carla, Kevin and Angela. She devoted her life to raising kids and being a supportive wife. Some of her favorite times were the family vacations they took every year.
Her favorite pastime was reading, averaging at least one book a week. Even as a child, she would visit the library every day in the summer. It was this love of knowledge that fueled Terri's one true profession, she was a lifetime student, always taking classes at Lewis-Clark State College, Gonzaga University and enrolling in numerous online courses to satisfy her thirst for knowledge in a variety of subjects.
Terri also enjoyed quilting, gourmet cooking and participating in numerous church activities. Many people remember Terri as a quiet, compassionate wife and mother, and a friend to all.
Terri and Bob were divorced in 2013, at which time Terri moved to Orofino and found her niche at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. She died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Orofino.
Terri is survived by her children, Carla Kucirek (Adam) of Omaha, NE, Kevin Grossklaus of Lewiston and Angela Richards (Cole) of Denver, CO. She is also survived by her brothers, Mark Bingham (Vickie Olson) of Pasadena and Chris Bingham (Pamela Gibson) of San Gabriel.
A personalized vigil for Terri will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lewiston, and a traditional funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, also at St. Stanislaus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Catholic Parish.
Vassar-Rawls Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Photo: Theresa A. Grossklaus
Helen Bringman Glover, 86, Kooskia
Helen Bringman Glover, 86, Kooskia, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at her home.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Riverside Cemetery in Orofino. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Myrtle A. Matson, 98, born in Orofino
Myrtle A. Matson passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her residence in Lewiston. She was 98.
Myrtle Matson was born April 18, 1916 in Orofino to her parents Albert and Ida (Swenson) Stamper. At a year, old Myrtle went with her family to Weiser, they then moved to Tamarack eventually returning to Orofino when Myrtle was 8 years old. She attended the Orofino area schools.
Myrtle worked in the cookhouse at the Cow Creek Mill and in the bakery in Orofino. She married the love of her life Ed R. Matson in 1937. After her marriage, she became a homemaker devoting herself to raising her children. After her children were grown, she worked in several clothing stores as a clerk.
She attended Orofino Community Church on Riverside until she moved to Lewiston in 2006, She helped in 4-H with her three children and was a Cub Scout leader for her youngest. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, camping, fishing, hunting and huckleberry picking.
Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Geralden (Matson) Russell of Orofino; her son, Don Matson of Lewiston; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; some great-great grandchildren and a few great, great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ida Stamper; her husband, Ed Matson in 1981; her son, Gerald Matson in 1986; and her brother and sisters.
A Funeral Service for Myrtle Matson will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino with burial to follow at Wells Bench (Sanders) Cemetery.
Don passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, of natural causes, at Life Care Center of Lewiston.
Don was born Dec. 29, 1918, to William C. and Charity (Tinney) Squires in Topeka, KN.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 as an Army quartermaster, master sergeant. He was in World War II, serving in Australia, New Guinea, Japan and the Philippines.
On May 29, 1943, he married the love of his life, Hilda Cathleen Erwood, in Melbourne, Australia. In 1945, he was discharged from the service and moved with his wife, Cathy, to Los Angeles, CA, where they had their first child, Carl Squires. They later moved to Orofino, where their daughter, Terry Squires, was born in 1949. In 1955, he moved his family to Lewiston, where he was self-employed in construction as a cement finisher.
Don enjoyed playing cards, painting, woodwork and researching family history on his computer. He also enjoyed following his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting events throughout the years. He was their biggest fan!
In their early retirement years, Don and Cathy enjoyed traveling in their motor home to Arizona in the winter months.
Don is survived by son Carl Squires of Clarkston; WA; grandson, Don Squires, and wife, Laurie, of Winchester; granddaughters, Kassi Smith of Lewiston, Sarah Randall and husband, Blake, of Lewiston, Summer Hepburn and husband, John, of Lewiston, Holly Miller and husband, Charlie, of Lewiston; along with 15 great-grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, William C. and Charity Tinney Squires; wife, Cathy Squires; daughter, Terry Squires Smith; two brothers; and five sisters.
The family would like to express deep gratitude to all the staff at Life Care Center of Lewiston for their outstanding care and support.
A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarkston Event Center, 841 Sixth St., Clarkston.
Photo: Don Squires
LeRoy 'Joe' Barden, 91, Kooskia
LeRoy 'Joe' Barden, 91, of Kooskia passed away Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Theodore Roosevelt Crabb, 92, formerly of Orofino
Theodore Roosevelt Crabb, 92, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Ted Crabb was born May 28, 1922 in Orofino to Jarrett and Stella (Kight) Crabb. He attended schools there, graduating from Orofino High School in 1940 and the University of Idaho in Moscow in 1942.
Ted was a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II from Dec. 18, 1942-Jan. 5, 1946 in the Signal Corps maintaining the Army trucks. He spent 57 days on the Island of Okinawa during WWII. After his discharge, he worked for 2 years as a mechanic at the Chevy Garage in Orofino. From 1946-1967, he farmed 200 acres of a 400 acre farm in Orofino, raising cattle, clover, wheat and barley. After he moved to Sandpoint, he worked for the State Employment Service from 1968-1984 when he was forced to take a disability due to a heart attack.
He was past commander of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and was Mr. VFW Man of the Year in 1961-1962 in Orofino. He was also past exalted ruler of the Elks and past president of the Eagles. He and his late wife, Nancy, were members of the North Idaho Rainbow Chasers. He played drums at dances with a group of friends for years and was a master card player, loving the thrill of the game. Relatives remember being skunked by him many times over the years. He also restored old cars, finishing one for each of his children and step-children before his death.
Ted was first married to Lola Albers and had two children: Carla (Steve) Laws of Lenore and John Crabb of Anchorage, AK. They divorced and he married Anne Hoiseth who was the mother of his son Jarrett Crabb of Sandpoint. Their marriage also ended in divorce.
He met his soul-mate Nancy (Perry) Chapin in 1980 while he was playing at an Eagles dance and they dated for two years before they married on June 16, 1982 in Coeur d'Alene. They both loved music, fraternal organizations and both had a great sense of humor. Nancy passed away in January 2010. He gained the respect of his three step-children: Dean (Terri) Chapin of Woodland, CA, Darrell (Christell) Chapin of Twin Lakes, Idaho and Russell Chapin.
Ted died early the morning of July 8, 2014 at his home in Bonners Ferry after a short bout with cancer. Besides his children and step-children, he is also survived by grandchildren: Heather Sparano and Ryan Laws, Cory Crabb, Christopher Chapin, Cody Whitman, Bryce Chapin, Ryan (Breanne) Chapin and Courtney Chapin and great-grandchildren: Nicole Sparano, Joe Sparano, Owen Chapin and Madison Chapin.
Funeral services will be held on July 14, 2014 at Coffelt's Funeral Chapel in Sandpoint at 2 p.m., with Chuck Wigton, officiating. Friends may call at Coffelt's Funeral Chapel on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services A reception will be announced later.
Photo: Theodore Roosevelt Crabb
Margaret Williams, 84, Pierce
On Thursday, July 3, 2014, as loved ones gathered around her hospital bed and gave her a tender farewell, Margaret E. (Maggie) Williams, 84, a longtime resident of Pierce, took her last earthly and belabored breath. We know in our broken hearts that she fought the good fight but as her respiratory health became further diminished, it was evident that she could hold on no longer.
Maggie was born on June 8, 1930, in Port Orchard, WA, the second of four children born to Alfred and Bertha Mae Cann. She grew up and attended school in Clarkston, WA, before the family moved to their Kendrick farm in 1943. In February of 1948, at the age of 17, she moved with friends to Pierce, where she met her first husband, Melvin Dahl. They were married at Cardiff's Spur in July of that year and lived at the Musselshell until moving into Pierce in 1954. They raised four daughters together there and throughout this time she was a homemaker, restaurant worker, bartender and business owner. Mel died in February of 1982.
In May of 1992, Maggie married the second great love of her life, Wally Williams, in Lewiston. She and Wally enjoyed their life in Pierce and loved supporting the community, the school, Timberline High School sports and watching baseball together, even though it was often on separate TVs! They moved to Lewiston in the fall of last year; however, Maggie was a Pierce girl to her core and her heart never left her cherished hometown.
A strong woman, she was dedicated to her family and friends. If she loved you, you knew it and she would defend you to the end. Maggie had many opinions that she often shared and a sweet side that was appreciated by anyone who knew her. She was Wally's biggest cheerleader in any endeavor he undertook, and they had a lot of fun together. They doted on their animals, Miss Kitty and their special little dog, Ali. She enjoyed "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy," and rarely missed a Mariners game on TV. She recently attended LCSC (Lewis-Clark State College) World Series games with Wally, even though it was somewhat of a struggle for her. A special memory was attending a Mariners game in Seattle and seeing their anniversary wish on the reader board at Safeco Field; and being the 2001 grand marshals of the Pierce 1860 Days parade. We are so happy that just days before her death she enjoyed another Cann/Osborn family reunion and was able to visit with family members from afar.
Maggie is survived by her husband, Wally; and daughters, Nancy and Lonnie Cowger of Pierce, Linda Smith and Randy McKinnon of Weippe, Debbi and Mike Duffy of Lenore, and Traci Tolle and Tony Kast of Clarkston. Her older brother, Don Cann, of College Place, WA, also survives her. Her grandchildren include Tami LaDoux of West Richland, WA, Kelly Cowger of Pierce, Brandi Smith, Sunny Haynes and Michael Tolle, all of Lewiston, Jakki Smith of Loon Lake, WA, and Kylee Tolle of Clarkston. Left behind are nine great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews. Her bonus family includes five stepdaughters: Sheila Struck of Vancouver, WA, Rona Hall and Barb Robertson of Bonners Ferry, and Tiny Bowling and Verna Soyk of Lewiston, along with numerous stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Dorothy Rider and Alice Mehl, and her son-in-law, Jack Smith.
We invite all family and friends to join us as we celebrate the life of our feisty, resilient, beloved wife, mom and grandmother at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Pierce Community Center. We will gather in her honor to pay tribute to this special lady with laughter, music and the sharing of memories. We are so happy she is no longer suffering and is now taking big, deep, easy breaths in heaven!
Photo: Margaret Williams
Gerald T. Blattler, 77, owned bird sanctuary near Southwick
Gerald (Jerry) T. Blattler died peacefully Saturday, June 28, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He endured a long illness. Jerry was 77.
Gerald was born Nov. 13, 1936, in Hartford, WI, to Norman and Evelyn Blattler. He had two younger brothers, Jack and Gene. The family moved to Lake Julia, WI, where Jerry enjoyed roaming the outdoors with his faithful dog, Butch.
Jerry graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1954.
He met Celeste Rose Stefonek through friends on July 7, 1956. They married Aug. 24, 1957, at St. Kunegunda's Catholic Church in Sugar Camp, WI. They lived in Rhinelander until 1963.
In hopes of living in a milder climate with a longer growing season and more abundant hunting and fishing, Jerry, Celeste and their two sons, Brad and Glen, moved across the country to Lewiston. Gerald continued employment in the paper industry at Potlatch Forests Inc. when it opened in 1963. Two children, Laura and Stuart, were born in Idaho. Jerry was an incredible wing-shot and enjoyed pheasant hunting near Lapwai. Gerald's love of nature expanded to ownership of his own 20-acre bird sanctuary near Southwick. He very much enjoyed his new life in Idaho.
In 1947, at age 11, Jerry pestered his mother for the book, "Birds of America." Its cost was an astounding $11.95. In the years since, he had absorbed every paragraph and photo. The book was in tatters. As a birthday surprise in 2013, his son Glen combed eBay and located a pristine copy to replace the well-read and well-loved book of his father's youth.
Jerry worked for the Lewiston School District, rising through the ranks to custodial supervisor and retiring in 1996 with 30 years of service. During his retirement, he and Celeste enjoyed many years at their cabin near Southwick.
Jer is survived by Celeste, his wife of 56 years; children, Brad (Debra) of Lewiston, Glen of Seattle, Laura (Darrel) Pallaske of Spokane and Stuart of Portland, OR; grandson Christopher Wilkins of Moscow; and brother, Jack (Karen) of Avondale, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gene.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church, 1519 Ripon Ave., Lewiston, followed by a luncheon sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.
Special thanks to Celso Chavez, M.D.; Richard Felt, M.D.; Jane Fore, M.D.; John Ho, M.D.; Michael Minick, M.D.; Michael Parent, M.D.; Luke Pluto, M.D.; Terri Smith, certified nurse practitioner; Lincare; and the staff of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
Photo: Gerald T. Blattler
Alma Mae Lawrence, 80, Southwick
Alma Mae Lawrence was born May 29, 1934, to Lars and Anna Handeland, in Bellingham, WA. She passed away peacefully at her home in Southwick, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Alma grew up on a farm in Saxon, WA, near the Nooksack River. She graduated as Valedictorian from Mt. Baker High School, Deming, WA in 1951. She attended college at Western Washington College, studying education. While Alma worked for the Seattle Gas Company, she met Albert Lawrence, and after a year of courtship, they married on June 29, 1957. The newlyweds soon moved to Idaho where they farmed and raised their three children.
Alma was active in the Southwick Homemakers Club. She was a member of Cameron Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Alma enjoyed teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and singing in the Cameron Choir. She loved the challenge of working crossword puzzles, solving riddles, and playing the game Upwards. Alma enjoyed her tradition of putting together a jigsaw puzzle each New Year.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and brother-in-laws, June and Bob Lee; Laura and Walt Walters; and two grandsons, Douglas, Jr. and Casey Lohman.
She is survived by her husband, Albert; her sister, Bertha (Don) Koplitz; her children, Earl (Sandy) Lawrence, Amy (Dave) Perry, and Bonnie (Ken) Miller; her grandchildren, Jaclyn Lohman, Valerie (Gary) Hutchison, BreeAnna and Garrett Perry, Ryan and Brian Lawrence, and Angela and Kenny Miller; and her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in America and Norway.
Alma's funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Cameron Emmanuel Lutheran Church on June 28, 2014 and her committal service will follow at the Southwick Cemetery. Everyone is invited to a luncheon at the Cameron Church directly following the burial.
Memorial donations may be given to the Cameron Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 12633 Cameron Rd., Kendrick, ID 83537; or a charity of your choice.
Photo: Alma Mae Lawrence
Lyle Edward Main, 87, Orofino
Our beloved husband, brother, father, grandpa and friend, Lyle Edward Main passed away Sunday at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. He was 87. His wife and daughter were at his side.
Lyle was born March 16, 1927 in Evansville, WY, to Jesse and Katherine Main. He was raised by his father and mother, Elvira Main. The family moved to Payette in 1943 and Lyle attended school in Fruitland.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1945 and served in Korea before he was honorably discharged in 1949. After that he did some ranching in Oregon before going to work as a long haul and log truck driver in the northwest U.S. He retired in 1986 after almost 40 years as a truck driver.
In 1949 Lyle married Betty Briggs and they had two children.
He and Marge Frazier Clark married June 21, 1976 in Payette. They met at a friend's barbecue. They spent 20 years in Yuma, AZ while they traveled and she worked at the hospital as a nurse. They were blessed with many, many friends. They moved to Orofino in May 2006 to be near his brother Jesse. Marge went to work for Brett Pippenger at Clearwater Crossing RV Park as manager.
Lyle was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3296 in Orofino. He was also a member to the Elks Lodge and American Legion in Yuma, as well as the Moose Lodge in Clarkston, WA.
He loved dancing, Karaoke, riding dune buggies and his family and friends. Lyle was a 'megaload' information follower and loved to see the big rigs roll past his window which overlooks U.S. Highway 12.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Darlene Johnson, Helen 'Dolly' McFarland, Beverly Figero and Valerie Main; and brothers, Danny Main, Ronnie Main and Lloyd Main.
Lyle is survived by his wife, Marge Main; children, Loretta Rowell, Welton, AZ, Lyle 'Red' Main, Orofino, Phillip Frazier Main, Orofino, and Debbie Clark Wobig, Keizer, OR; siblings and spouses, Jesse and Ethel Main, Richard and Margaret Main, Loretta Main, Darrell and Sandy Main, Virginia and Dale Anderson, Myrna Shaw, and Keith and Nelda Main; grandchildren, Donald, David, Charity and Kimberly; great grandchildren, Manuel, Melinda, Miranda, Marcus, Taylor Dawn and Donovan.
Among the special people who became like family, are Brett Pippenger and Lisa Ponozzo who helped and cared for him so many ways.
A graveside service with military honors by the VFW will be held Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Orofino. Stanton and Ruth Walker will conduct the service. Honorary pallbearers are Keith and Darrell Main. A potluck will follow at the Orofino City Park at 2 p.m. for family and friends. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an account set up at Lewis Clark Credit Union that will help defray funeral expenses.
Photo: Lyle Edward Main
Sherry (Mallory) Takala, 76, formerly of Orofino
Sherry (Mallory) Takala began her life adventure on May 26, 1938, in Logan, Utah. She grew up on a farm caring for animals, but discovered early her love for painting and art in all mediums. In adulthood, she moved to Nevada and worked as a showgirl, keno writer and pit boss while raising her two children and painting on the side whenever she could. Eventually she left Nevada to pursue her love of painting and the wilderness.
Being a gypsy at heart, she moved throughout all of the Western states. The job she was most proud of was that of a battered women's counselor at the YWCA. Finally she met the love of her life, Steve Takala. She followed him in his job and eventually up to Alaska, where they mined for gold in the Porcupine and also converted an old Navy landing craft into a very unique bed and breakfast/fishing tackle store/art gallery in Haines, AK, called "Noah's Art." Later, after returning to the lower 48 and Steve's death, she took to the road again in her motor home searching for yet new adventures. She landed for short visits in Lava Hot Springs, Orofino and Kamiah, making many friends and learning new skills such as ham radio operation, which came in handy while working with the Idaho search and rescue crews.
Sherry was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Adlissa Mallory; her brother, Brett Mallory; and by her beloved husband, Steve Takala.
She is survived by brothers Kim, Cleve and Ronnie Mallory; and by sisters Vicki Wolfsen and Lara Coley. She is also survived by her daughter, Kathleen; son-in-law Lloyd Gilman; and their children, Tawnia, Tennille, Zack, and Porsha; and by great-grandson Clark "Super Baby" Gilman; and also by her son, Bill Carver; daughter-in-law Cindy; and grandson James Carver. She is also survived by many friends, students and followers of both her mystical and art talents and training.
There will be a covered-dish celebration of life from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Valley Community Center located at 549 Fifth St.
Photo: Sherry (Mallory) Takala
Keith L. Hall, beloved husband of Dona W. Hall, passed away June 9, 2014, as the result of a fall at his home. Keith was born May 13, 1930, in Union, OR, to Ehrman Keith Hall and Lois Ellen (Gamble) Hall.
Keith was briefly married to Virginia Sabey in March 1949. They had a son, James Raymond Hall. They divorced in December 1949. Keith married the love of his life, Dona Waneta (Phillips) Hall on April 6, 1952, in Las Cruces, NM. To this union were born Jerry Lynn, Karen Kay and Edwin Keith Hall. Keith and Dona were married 62 years at the time of his death.
Keith served his country from May 7, 1951, to June 1955 in the U.S. Army, when he was honorably discharged at Fort Bliss, TX. After serving his country, Keith worked on construction, driving various pieces of heavy equipment, and finished his career working in production and maintenance jobs in sawmills. He retired from Potlatch Corp. (now Clearwater Paper) in 1992.
Survivors mourning his passing are his wife, Dona W. Hall; his children and their spouses, Jerry L. and Marcy Hall of Fries, VA, Karen Kay and Don Weza of Clarkston, WA and Edwin K. Hall of Lewiston. Also surviving are Keith's eight grandchildren, Jenny, Will and Faye, Joe and Ashlynn, Jeremy and Cara, Joshua and Tara, Michelle and Teddy, Jarad and Gina, and Ashley and Kelly; 16 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Grandpa loved and was loved by them all. Sisters and brothers surviving are Connie and Jack DiGiovanna of Union, OR, Rex H. and Mary Hall of Bend, OR, Raymond (Jay) and Kathy Breshears of Brookings, OR, and Sally A. Kelly of Peck. Keith enjoyed a large, wonderful family, and sister and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, co-workers and friends too numerous to mention here now, but the family thinks of them at this time of loss and sadness.
Preceding Keith in death are both of his parents; his special dad, A. Raymond Breshears; his son, James R. Hall; his sisters, Bette M. Lowe, Velna M. Parker, Eolyn Rose and Karen Kay Hall; and many beloved aunts and uncles.
Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. June 28 at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens.
Photo: Keith L. Hall
Carol Louise (Forsman) Bloodsworth, 65
Carol Louise (Forsman) Bloodsworth, age 65, died June 8, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston after a long fight with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Carol was born June 26, 1948, to Alvin and Loretta Forsman in Cottonwood. She was raised outside of Keuterville, graduating from St. Gertrude's Academy in 1966. She followed her sister, Marlys (Forsman, Hargens) Seubert to South Dakota shortly afterward. Carol was married to Evert Comstock of Miller, SD, from 1967 to 1984 and together they had three girls, Lisa (Dudley "DJ") Mechels of Manhattan, KN, Wanda Jean (Mark "Oz") Osborne of Black Hawk, SD and Christy Comstock of Lewiston. Carol had four grandchildren, Brooke and Brandon Mechels, Hallie Osborne and Adrianna (Anna) Comstock.
Carol married Jimmy Lee Bloodsworth of Peck in 2001, making their home in Lewiston. They enjoyed many years of gardening, fishing, hunting and riding motorcycles. Some of her fondest memories were picking huckleberries with Rose (Rosie) Hawk and Marlys, canning with Christy and Anna, and four-wheeling, camping, playing pinochle and cutting wood with Terry and Donna Mayer, Paul and Mae Eckman, Vic and Maryls Seubert and Tim and Sally Seubert. Carol graduated from licensed practical nursing training in 1980 and spent 23 years serving the profession in geriatrics.
Carol is survived by siblings, Marvin Forsman of Elk City, Victor Forsman of Lewiston, Marlys (Victor) Seubert of Lewiston, Wayne (Twyla) Schnider of Ferdinand, Earl (Erb) Schnider of Cottonwood and Phyliss (Chuck) Pottala of Grangeville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Loretta Forsman; twin brothers, Dale and Dennis Forsman; brother, Eugene (Geno) Schnider; sisters-in-law, Connie (Marvin) Forsman and Wilma (Erb) Schnider; and niece, Marva Jean Murphy.
Not only did Carol enjoy the great outdoors, she loved gardening, sewing, woodworking and needlework. Although Carol enjoyed many hobbies, her legacy and passion was quilting. She started quilting in the early 1980s and continued until her death. She spent countless hours quilting in her basement with her best friend and sister, Marlys. One of Carol's proudest accomplishments was teaching her 80-year-old friend, Rosie, to quilt.
Memorial donations may be accepted at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Orchards Community Church, 822 Bryden Ave., in the Lewiston Orchards.
Photo: Carol Louise (Forsman) Bloodsworth
Jane Martin, 87, born in Southwick
On Thursday, May 29, 2014, Jane Martin passed away peacefully at her Clarkston, WA, home at the age of 87. Jane was retired and worked many jobs in her life. She was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Southwick. Her loving parents were Alexander Lawrence and Sarah Richie Lawrence.
She met the love of her life, Calvin Martin Jr., in Lewiston. They were married and spent a lifetime of happiness and joy. They had two daughters, Judy and Becky.
Jane worked at Safeway for a number of years before she retired. But before that, she worked in the orchards down the river and also, growing up, she worked alongside her folks at their family farm in Southwick.
Growing up on a farm gave her a green thumb. She loved her flowers and no matter where she went, it seemed like she always would buy a new flower. Even if it was in poor shape, she said she would have to save it. She also enjoyed fishing in her youth. She and Cal would go fishing with her folks and take their two daughters along too.
Jane attended Southwick School until her senior year, when the school was closed down, and then she rode the bus to Kendrick, where she graduated. She loved to play baseball and also participated in boxing.
Jane was a kind, gentle soul. She was, to everyone who knew her, not just a mom, a granny or a neighbor, she was a best friend. She was giving, honest, hardworking, had a great sense of humor and could make anyone smile, as she had a beautiful smile herself.
Jane is survived by her daughters, Judy Long and Becky Martin of Clarkston; her granddaughters, Janie Steele, Andrea Long and Tessah Martin; and three great-grandkids, all of Clarkston; her sister, Lois Thompson of Shoreline, WA; brother-in-law Vern McMillon of Shoreline; and her cousin, Albert Lawrence of Southwick.
Jane was preceded in death by her folks, Alexander and Sarah Lawrence; her husband, Calvin Martin; sister, Doris McMillon; her son-in-law, Dennis Long; and her granddaughter, Holly Cooter-Martin.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens.
Photo: Jane Martin
Cora Lee Sammons, 88, Orofino
Cora Lee Sammons, 88 of Orofino passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Diane Beryl Olson, 77, Orofino
Diane Beryl Olson, 77 of Orofino passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Lucille 'Fay' Parris, 72, OrofinoLucille 'Fay' Parris, 72 of Orofino passed Friday, May 30, 2014 at her residence at Brookside Landing in Orofino.
Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Yvonne A. Burke, 66, formerly of Greer
Yvonne A. Burke, 66, a resident of Clarkston, WA, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, while surrounded by her family.
Yvonne was born June 10, 1947, in Idaho. Her parents were Ray and Della Galarneau. Yvonne had one sister, Terrie, and one brother, Russ. She spent many of her early years growing up in Greer.
She attended school in Orofino and graduated from Nezperce High School. Not long after graduating, she married Edward Barbee. They were married for close to 20 years and had two boys, Kevin and Michael; and one daughter, Michelle. Yvonne later met her second husband, Andrew Burke. They had one daughter, Kayla.
Besides raising two families, she enjoyed working at Macy's and retired from there later on in life. She valued physical fitness and health throughout life, and in her late 30s she competed and placed in multiple body building contests. She enjoyed attending church, and making her home a beautiful place to spend time watching Mariner baseball games. She enjoyed making her yard a sanctuary where she could spend time relaxing, watching her grandkids climb trees, sitting on her bench swing, and just enjoying life and nature. She had a knack for interior decorating, and would spend endless hours finding treasures in antique stores.
Among other things, Yvonne was driven, strong-willed, capable, audacious and independent. She was also caring, nurturing, honest and genuine.
Yvonne is survived by her husband, Andrew Burke; daughter, Michelle and her husband, Michael Kelley Jr.; daughter, Kayla Burke; and son Kevin Barbee and his wife Shelley. Her grandchildren include: Sierra Kelley, Kendra Kelley, Dylan Barbee, Jordan Barbee; and one great-grandchild, Bryson Barbee. Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Della Galarneau; and her son, Michael Barbee.
Donations may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church or the Holy Family Catholic School in Clarkston.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1109 Chestnut St., Clarkston. A reception will immediately following the service.
Photo: Yvonne A. Burke
Daniel H. Telecky, 86, Pierce
Daniel Harold Telecky, age 86, of Pierce, Idaho died at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation facility, May 24, 2014.
He was born July 10, 1927 in Silver Lake, MN, to Emil and Ella Telecky. Dan attended and graduated school in Waitsburg, WA. Later he enlisted in the Army and became a tank destroyer operator during World War II. Dan worked in the woods as a timber faller for much of his life and was highly respected by his peers. He looked forward to the days hunting and fishing, and enjoyed the freedom of the great outdoors.
He married Patricia Young, Sept.15, 1951. Together, they had three sons and a daughter.
He is survived by sons, Bob Telecky of Rock Springs, WY, William and Sue Telecky of PeEll, WA, and Brent and Traci of Orofino; grandsons, John, Sonny and Michael Telecky; granddaughter, Jessie Telecky; and great granddaughter, Emmalee Telecky.
He was preceded in death by his father Emil Telecky; mother, Ella Telecky; wife, Patricia L. Telecky; daughter; Denise K. Telecky; and brother, Leonard Telecky.
A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12 p.m. at the Orofino Riverside Cemetery. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Photo: Daniel Harold Telecky
Daniel Harold Telecky, 86, Orofino
Daniel Harold Telecky, 86 of Orofino passed away at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, May 24, 2014.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 12 p.m. at Orofino Riverside Cemetery.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Clarabell Judd Brown, 91, Fraser
Our beloved Mother, Clarabell Judd Brown, passed away on May 20, 2014 at the age of 91.
She was born to Lawrence and Bell Judd on August 16, 1922 at Fraser, Idaho, in the Reed House, where her grandson, Cory and his family now live. She lived in Fraser her entire life until moving to Brookside assisted living on March 8, 2011.
She attended the Fraser one-room grade school and graduated from Weippe High School in 1940. She was active in 4-H as a girl and as a teenager, she won a trip to Portland, OR and Chicago, IL for her achievements. She remained active in 4-H and was a leader for 25 years, seeing that her children won many awards and trips during their 4-H years. After high dchool she worked at S.S.S. (Draft Board) in Orofino. Clarabell joined the Fraser Grange when she was 14 as a Charter Member of Fraser. The "Get Together Club" started around 1941. She was also an extension member.
Clarabell married Marvin C. Brown, the boy next door, whom she first met in the one-room Fraser school when she was in the third grade. They married in Orofino on Oct. 23, 1943 and were happily married for 29 years. Marvin did some logging when they were first married, but they spent all of their life farming in Fraser until his death on Nov. 20h, 1972. They raised four children, Nancy, Danny, Robert and Neil. Clarabell and Marvin were very supportive and involved with their children's many activities as they were growing up including sports, scholastics, 4-H, cheerleading and music.
Clarabell remained on the farm until March of 2011. She enjoyed her grandchildren, and their many visits to the farm. She enjoyed her flowers, reading, playing the piano and crossword puzzles. She loved to travel and took many trips with the Banana Belt Senior Citizens. She spent many hours' playing cards with family and friends, winning most of the time. As a sports fan, she particularly enjoyed following Gonzaga College Basketball, the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks.
Clarabell is survived by her children and spouses Nancy and Ed Borders, Danny and Donna Brown, Robert Brown and Neil and Sherri Brown. Grandchildren, include: Russell, Anita, Brad, Cory, Kevin, Derek, Danette, Kyle, Kirby, Scott, Conner, Sydney, Garrett, Josh, Jessica and Ashley. She had 23 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Brown and siblings Verla McKinnon, Harry Judd, Claude Judd and Marie Green.
Services will be held May 27, at 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. There will be a Grave Side Service immediately following at Fraser Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a dinner at the Fraser Community Center. Donations may be made to Fraser Community Center c/o Donna Brown 2310 Cottonwood Rd., Orofino, ID 83544.
Photo: Clarabell Judd Brown
Kenneth Allen Woodin passed away May 16, 2014, at home in Lewiston, after a long struggle with liver cancer.
He was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Athol, Idaho, to Hugh and Estella Foote Woodin. He spent his younger years in the Coeur d'Alene area. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954. He met his future wife, Sharon Gundlach, while stationed in Sacramento, CA, and they married in 1958. Their son, Steven, was born in 1959 in Sacramento, and their daughter, Sheryl, was born in 1961 in Aurora, CO. He left the service in 1962 and returned to Idaho. They made their home in Clarkia for many years while he became a "jack of all trades." He worked in all aspects of the timber industry; along with being a mechanic, truck driver, auto body repairman, and he even owned his own car lot. During this time, they lived in Fernwood, St. Maries, Aztec, NM, Lenore and then settled in Lewiston.
His hobbies included hunting and fishing, and his favorite pastime was attending gun shows, where he thoroughly enjoyed the buying and selling of guns or anything related to them.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by a twin sister, Judy (Tom) Giacobello of Kaneohe, HI; a brother, Lynn (Bertie) Woodin of Deary; his son, Steven (Cheri) Woodin; his daughter, Sheryl (Rodney) Boller, all of St. Maries; and grandchildren Nicole (Casey) Huffaker of Lewiston, Alisha (Reese) Woodin of Hauser Lake, Mike (Mallory) Boller, Vanessa (Darrin) Jackson, Holly Jo (Josh) Shea and Lexi (Ryan) Borbour, all of St. Maries. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston was in charge of cremation. At his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Idaho State Veterans Home, 821 21st Ave., Lewiston, Idaho 83501.
Photo: Kenneth Allen Woodin
John Clayton Kayler, 85, Lewiston
John Clayton Kayler passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston.
John was born on Nov. 1, 1928 to James H. and Harriet Benscoter Kayler in Winchester. He grew up on the family farm on Angel Ridge in Peck along with his brother, Marion, and sister, Josephine. He attended school in Peck and Orofino, graduating from Orofino High School in 1947.
After graduation, he attended the University of Idaho and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. During the summer of 1950, he enlisted in the army. After his discharge, he returned to the U of I in 1952 and graduated in 1953 with a degree in Dairy Science.
While in college, he met Beverly Jo Benson. They were married in 1953 and went to live at Peck where he joined his father and brother in the family farm and dairy. There son, James Frank (Jeff) Kayler was born on 1954. In 1957, the family moved to their current home along the Clearwater River.
In 1968, John and Beverly started Fantasy Farms Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm, which became a tradition for many area families as they selected a special tree for the homes during the holidays. In 1997, John and his son, Jeff, began designing and constructing Kayler's Bend Golf. It opened to the public in September of 2000.
John was active in many projects and organizations, including the Inland Empire Christmas Tree Association and the Idaho Nursery Association. He was instrumental in raising funds for the Peck Park and the restoration of the Peck Cemetery. He was one of the first shareholders at the Orofino Golf and Country Club and was an active member for many years. As their former Little League coach, John was always proud of his Peck Wildcats.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marion Kayler and his wife, Helen; sister, Josephine Duff; grandson, John Robert Kayler; and his nephews James L. Gilbert and Jerry Conley.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly; his son, Jeff and daughter-in-law, Treva; and grandson, Brian. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Gene Duff, brother-in-law, F. Thomas Benson (Patricia); nieces, Janet Conley and Susan Kayler-Daley (Bill); and nephew, Jack Gilbert (Patricia) and their families, and Dixie Gilbert and family, along with several cousins.
John was a very special person and left a wonderful legacy of memories to all he loved and knew. Memorials may be made to the Orofino High School John R. Kayler/Loose Change Scholarship Funds at PO Box 82, Peck, ID 83545.
A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home, 1711 18th Ave., Lewiston.
Photo: John Clayton Kayler
Our beloved mother, Gladys Marie (Humphrey) Greene, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Guardian Angel Homes. Generously sharing her kind and loving heart with us for 92 years, she made this world a better place.
Gladys was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Lewiston, to Perry and Rona (Barker) Humphrey. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1939 and earned her teaching certificate at Lewiston State Normal School (LCSC). She taught school in Idaho Falls, Elk River and in Lewiston at both Webster and Tammany.
In 1945, she was swept off her feet by a handsome young lieutenant who had just returned from piloting 52 missions in Europe. Gladys married William A. (Bill) Greene, and over the course of the next few years they lived in Florida, New Mexico and California while he completed his service. Once they returned to Lewiston, Gladys used her artistic and creative talents as she set about making a home for Bill and the six children who followed. A devoted and fun-loving mother, she taught all of her children to have empathy for others and to always look on the bright side. For Gladys, the glass was not just half full, it was overflowing. She frequently counted her blessings and appreciated the full and rewarding life she and Bill created together.
An outstanding cook, Gladys baked and decorated wedding cakes for family members, made delectable hors d'oeuvres, and pounded many a deer steak into a tender delight. She even made her own tortillas long before the days of fast food and corn chips. Gladys was the consummate hostess at their home in Tammany, where she oversaw 4-H, bridge, pinochle and birthday parties, as well as many a family reunion.
Bill and Gladys moved to Spokane, WA, in 1976. During those years, they traveled to Spain, Fiji, Brazil, Alaska, Mexico, Canada and various parts of the United States. Together they enjoyed golfing, gardening, sharing family time at their lake cabin and playing cards with their many friends. They returned to their hometown in 2001.
Gladys is survived by three sons and three daughters, Bill (Crystal) Greene of Twin Falls, Jim (Ana) Greene of Sudan, Africa, and Washington, D.C., Don (Lisa) Greene of Seattle, WA, Jan (Gene) Golla of Lewiston, Barb (Eric Abbott) Chamberlain of Seattle, and Julie (Ian Walt) Greene of Friday Harbor, WA. In addition, she leaves 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and her brothers, L. Grant Humphrey and Wayne E. Humphrey.
Burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home, with memorial services immediately following at 11 a.m.
We extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Guardian Angel Homes. Your loving care these past 10 years is appreciated more than we can say.
The family suggests memorials in her name to Northwest Children's Home or any organization that is dedicated to children. You honor Gladys through kindness to others, by counting your blessings and by enjoying each day.
Photo: Gladys Marie (Humphrey) Greene
Monty Ross Smith, 40, Orofino
Monty Ross Smith passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. He was 40.
Monty was born June 7, 1973, in Lewistown, MT. Within nine weeks of his birth, he became the son of proud parents, Vickie and Robert Smith, joining his brother, Donald Smith.
Monty's bubbling personality was a breath of fresh air with lots of sunshine. He loved people and enjoyed making them laugh. This was demonstrated by a life rich in friends.
He attended Hyshom Public School and Forsyth High School. He was an avid golfer and excelled in drama, speech, and choir. He started working at a young age taking on many jobs including maintenance on school buses, waiter at M&M Pizza in Forsyth, MT, convenience clerk at V-1, bartender, and ground keeper at the Forsyth Country Club. Despite his busy schedule, he always made time for his friends, bowling and golfing.
After graduation he went to May Technical College in Billings, MT, where he earned a diploma in radio and television broadcasting. His voice was heard on KKBR radio station in Billings, MT, KIKC radio station in Forsyth, MT, and later at a KTRZ radio station in Riverton, WY.
Fate called him to Orofino, where he made his home until his death. He worked at M&M Pizza, Barney's Sooper Market, and N&N Machine, where he was employed at the time of his death. Everywhere he worked he made more friends.
Monty was active in Alcoholics Anonymous and was dedicated to the program. He spent much of his past time helping many people while healing himself. He regularly reached out to prisoners and was proud to sponsor new members. He loved riding his Yamaha motorcycle with members of the fellowship who gave him the nickname "Dirt Bag."
On June 6, 2005, he married Holly Stanton. Two years later, he became a father to Ian Daily Smith, who he loved dearly. The couple divorced in 2010. For four years after, he pursued a relationship with Jesse Noah and her four children, Caleb, Hannah, Gavin, and Bailey. In the last thirty days of his life his love interest was Cynda.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Robert Smith; his grandfather, Wilbur Smith; and his beloved granny, Dixie Kenney. He is survived by his son, Ian Smith; mother and stepfather, Vickie and Dennis Krause; Papa, Dennis Kenney; grandpa and grandma, George and Ina Haines; and brother, Donald Smith. He was loved and will be missed by several other family members and friends.
A celebration of Monty's life will be held on his birthday, Saturday, June 7, at the Day Use Area of Dent Acres. Details will be announced closer to the event. Monty was proud to be sober, so that is how we will be celebrating his life. Please, no alcohol.
In memory of Monty, a trust will be established at Lewis Clark Credit Union, P.O. Box 1173, Orofino, ID 83544, for his son, Ian Smith.
Memorial contributions can be made to Shriner's Children Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607-1460.
Photo: Monty Ross Smith
It is said that our parents' last great lesson to us is to show us how to die. Our beloved mother, Alice Hendren, completed that lesson for us as she left this world with grace, peace and dignity on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at her daughter's home in Lewiston.
Alice Lucile Keough was born March 15, 1924, to Thomas H. and Martha Owings Keough at the family home near Kooskia, one of 13 children. She attended schools in the Clear Creek/Kooskia area.
On March 8, 1946, she married her one great love, Ira R. (Bob) Hendren, who was serving in the U.S. Army. The couple had a daughter, Jeanne, later that year. In 1947, she and her infant daughter went via ship to join her husband in post-war Japan. After returning to Kooskia, they had three more children, Robert, James and Bonnie. During their 59-year marriage, they lived in the Kooskia area, with exception of a few years in Weippe, and Winnemucca, NV. For years prior to her husband's death, she assisted him in their recycling business.
Alice spent her life caring selflessly for her husband and children. She derived great joy from cooking for friends and family. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, canning, fishing and going to the casino. She treasured her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a variety of nieces and nephews. She was recently able to enjoy a 90th birthday picnic attended by many of them.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Roy, Gene, Albert, Elmer, Joe, Frank, Walt, Fred, and Ray Keough; sisters Mae Manau, Ruth Lange and Mamie Kaufman. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Gill (spouse Sam) and Jeanne Laws; sons Bob Hendren (spouse Mary) and Jim Hendren; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
At her request, there will be no funeral. Her ashes will be mixed with those of her husband and dispersed per her wishes by family this summer. Memorial suggestions include St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Hospice, Helping Hands (Kamiah), or an organization of choice.
Rest in peace, Mom. We will all miss you.
Photo: Alice Hendren
Albert Condrey passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at Tri-State Memorial Hospital.
Albert was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Pierce, to Albert Kelly and Marguerite Condrey. He attended schools in Lewiston and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was on leave in Japan when he met the girl of his dreams. He returned to Japan and married Keiko in Kobe, Japan, in January 1954.
He worked for more than 40 years as a lumber grader at Potlatch. He attended church at Clarkston Assembly of God. He enjoyed reading his Bible and loved to pray for people.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Keiko, of 58 years; sisters Ruby Price and Shirley Cook; and brother Kenny Reeves.
He is survived by his sister, Jean Leonard; children Mark Condrey, Donna Hoppe Browne and Angela Denny; numerous nieces and nephews; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral arrengements are being handled by Mountain View Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank Wedgewood Terrace and the Idaho State Veterans Home for their care and service.
Photo: Albert Condrey
Rulon Moon, 83, husband of Charlotte Moon, of Clarkston, WA, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Rulon was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Fairfield, Idaho. He graduated from Camas High School in 1948 and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, serving aboard the USS Helena. After his service duty, he married Maureen (Emma) Moon, who passed away in 1995. They moved their family from Idaho to the Olympia area in Washington in 1960, where he led a successful career in the lumber and sawmill business. He later married Charlotte White and resettled in the Lewiston-Clarkston area.
A person of high integrity and character, Rulon's family was an important, meaningful part of his life. Throughout his life, he enjoyed woodworking, rock collecting, jewelry making and studying history.
He leaves behind four children, Steve Moon (Holly) of Beaverton, Ore., Sandy Lee of Boise, Tammy Moon of Renton, Wash., and Kathi Decker (Mike) of Tumwater, Wash.; his stepchildren, John White (Allison) of Mount Vernon, Wash., Shanon Jones (Ray) of Orofino, George White (Lisa) of Morrison, Colo., Joe White (Michelle) of Lewiston and Mary Uhling (Mike) of Lewiston; his grandchildren, Frank, Kelly and Stacy Moon, Christopher and Brian Decker, Kirsten and Josh White, Nathan and Rachel Jones, Caidan and Benson White, Eric Sprenger, Lane, Lake and Luke White, Jenny, Jackie and Jessica Uhling; and two great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday St. James Catholic Church, 1519 Ripon Ave., Lewiston.
Photo: Rulon Moon
Debra Widmier entered into heaven from a sudden illness April 30, 2014, at the age of 50.
She was born Debra Lynn Paul July 20, 1963, to Ralph and Sandy Paul in Grangeville. She grew up in surrounding areas and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1981. She went on to become a teacher for two years in Boise. She later returned to Lewiston, where she went to school to become a cosmetologist.
Debbie married the love of her life, David Widmier, July 16, 1988. They were soon blessed with three beautiful children, Levi, Anthony and Sabrina. Debbie worked in Lewiston as a beautician and then moved to Winchester, opening her own shop, Doo's by Debbie, in 2004. She loved all her clients very much.
She enjoyed the eight years she spent on the Highland School Board. She loved to do freehand art and painting, too. She did many crafts and art paintings for all her family and friends. She spent every year contacting and planning so her family could enjoy annual reunions and barbecues. She believed with all her heart to endure life, you had to have your family. She also enjoyed watching her grandbaby, Izzy. She did not have many regrets in life and spent every day loving those who were close to her. She was the most positive, loving, giving person we have ever known. Family was the most important thing to her, always putting her whole family's needs above her own. Even though she endured years of excruciating pain, she never complained. If Debbie ever thought you needed something, if she had it, it was yours. She loved to laugh, wore the prettiest smile and never let anyone leave without a hug. If she could say one last thing, it would be "Love each other with all your hearts because in the end that's all that will matter." She will be forever missed, and we'll all love her very much.
She is survived by her loving husband, David Widmier; her three children, Levi and Megan Widmier and her precious grandbaby, Izzy, Anthony Widmier and Sabrina Widmier; stepson, Courtney and Kristin Widmier of Mandeville, LA; father and mother, Ralph and Sandy Paul of Reubens; grandmother, Bea Phelps of Reubens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony and Dori Paul of Peck and Allen and Tina Paul of Lenore; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather and grandmother, Clifford and Mildred Paul; great-grandmother, Jessie Olney; and stepson, Cyrus Widmier.
A memorial account has been set up at Cottonwood Community Credit Union in Craigmont under the name Deb Widmier.
A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. May 17 at the Winchester Community Center, followed by a covered-dish dinner.
Photo: Debra Widmier
Steven C. Nygaard, 61, Orofino
Steven C. Nygaard, 61, Orofino, passed away April 21, 2014 at his home in Orofino.
He was born April 26, 1952.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Edith Clark Christensen, 89, Orofino
Edith (Clark) Christensen passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She died due to complications of a short illness and age. Edith was born on Feb. 21, 1925 in Blackfoot to parents, George Hammond and Louise (Parker) Clark. She met her future husband, Rexford Dewey Christensen, the day she was born when he and his mother walked down the street to visit newborn Edith and her mother. Edith spent her entire childhood and youth in Blackfoot and married Rex on Nov. 3, 1944 in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Edith was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many church capacities particularly in the Relief Society program. She served with Rexford in the New Jersey, Morristown Mission. Later the couple served as ordinance workers in the Idaho Falls Temple.
Edith took great delight in baking bread and then sharing the beautiful loaves with neighbors, friends and those in need. She was known by friends and family as a great cook. No one left Edith's home hungry. She was known for her great acts of charity to others. Members of her family seldom, if ever, left her presence without hearing her say "We sure do love you." Edith also enjoyed reading the doctrinal and historical literature of her Church.
During her married life she and Rex moved frequently until they settled near Los Angeles, CA where Rex worked. The couple returned to their native home of Blackfoot in 1984; and subsequently moved to Orofino to be near family.
Edith was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her daughter LaRae Call; her seven sisters, Hulda (Ezra Leland, "Lee") Nichols, Leah (Alvin Clarence) Nichols, Fern (Dean) McClellan, Daveen (Stanley Gould) Dye, Phyllis Empey (Chris Lorenzo) Poulson, Vera (Ellis Hughes) Oram, Ora (Dale Owen) Hardy; her two brothers, Howard George (Modine) Clark and Reed Parker Clark; grandson, Rick Douglas LeBaron, great-great grandson, Logan Isaac LeBaron and great-great granddaughter, Emary Acosta.
She is survived by son-in-law, Lynn Call of North Ogden, UT; daughter, Annette (Douglas Cleon) LeBaron of Orofino; son, Kevin Dewey (LeeAnn) Christensen of Twentynine Palms, CA; 16 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at the Orofino LDS Church building at 13610 Fremont Ave. A public viewing will take place at the church one hour prior to the services.
Photo: Edith Clark Christensen
Lowell Nathan Hunter, 91, formerly of Orofino
Memorial service and Celebration of Life for Lowell Hunter, 91, will be held Wednesday, May 7, at 9 a.m. at the Idaho State Veterans' Home, 821 21st Ave. in Lewiston. A private family burial will follow at a later date at Weseman Cemetery near Orofino. The date had previously been listed in error.
On April 28, 2014, Fred Arlan Day passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston from a sudden heart attack. He was surrounded by his loved ones. Fred was 70 years old.
Fred was born Dec. 24, 1943, to Winnie and Chester Day in Longview, WA. He was the fourth of five children. Fred was raised in California, the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and Culdesac, where he graduated in 1961.
After high school, he worked out of Weippe as a logging truck driver for a short time before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Aug. 21, 1963, and served his country for six years. Fred received a Three Star Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and a National Defense Service Medal. He was stationed on board the USS Marion.
After his military service, Fred worked as a truck driver. In 1980, while hauling logs off of Mount St. Helens, he mentioned that it only took three logs to make one full load. Fred drove a logging truck in Alaska as well. Fred worked for DeAtley for many years. Illness forced him to retire in October of 2000. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, guns, playing cards, especially the Friday night pinochle games with Thelma and John Fales, and reading Western books. Landon Ahlers, his grandson, was the light of his life over the past three years. Fred was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association.
Fred was married to Joan Swafford. The marriage ended in divorce in 1994.
On July 3, 2000, Verla Uptmor-Ahlers and Fred Day were married. They had 14 happy years together.
Survivors include his wife Verla Day; his mother, Winnie Day; brothers, Floyd Day of Clarkston and Wayne Day of Craigmont; sister. Lorraine Holder; brother-in-law, George Haskill; stepdaughter, Susan Swafford; stepsons, Jeff Ahlers and his wife Heather Ahlers, and Jeff Swafford. He is also survived by nine step grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren.
Fred was preceded in death by his father Chester; sister, Dorothy Haskill; his stepdaughter, Jane House; and stepson, Brian Swafford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston with viewing from 11 a.m. Friday until the time of service.
Burial will follow at the Keuterville Cemetery with Deacon Fred Schmidt officiating.
Photo: Fred Arlan Day
Lawrence 'Larry' Arneson, 92, Orofino
Lawrence 'Larry' Arneson, 92, passed away April 29, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Health and Rehab in Orofino.
Larry was born to Adolf and Laura (Nigard) Arneson on Aug. 12, 1921 in East Fork Pine Creek, Kellogg Idaho. He grew up in Kellogg, until graduating from high school. Larry's father one day said, "I guess we should go to Moscow and enroll you in college." Larry argued that the family could not afford to send him to college, but his father told him not to worry, they would find a way. This always stayed with Larry.
Larry enrolled at the University of Idaho and pursued a degree in Forestry. He loved the outdoors and working with the land. He was an active member of the 1941 summer camp along with Frank Dillion, Dick Campana and Bob Stillinger. In March 1943, he was called away from the U of I and into service and stationed at the Army special training camp in Laramie, WY. There he met and later married his wife, Eleanor. Larry and Eleanor married on a three-day pass in Kentucky in 1944. During World War II Larry served his country in the European Theatre with distinction in the 285 Engineering Battalion with a rank of Sergeant acting as a foreman construction engineer. After the war, Larry and Eleanor returned to Moscow where he then finished his degree.
In 1948, Larry went to work for Potlatch Corporation and stayed for 37 ? years. He spent that career as a Forest Engineer responsible for the transportation system in the Headquarters Region. They lived and made their home at Headquarters from 1948 - 1975, and then moved to Kamiah. Eleanor passed away in 1999. Larry later remarried Anne Graft of Kamiah in 2010.
Larry was a life member of the American Legion and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5407 in Kamiah. He always remembering his father's words and Larry was a proud University of Idaho Alumni, member of their Gold Circle Gift Society and sponsor of the Lawrence and Eleanor Arneson College of Natural Resources Scholarship, doing for others what his father did for him.
Larry is survived by his wife Anne Arneson of Kamiah; sons, Robert Arneson of Beaverton ,OR, Alan Arneson of Orofino, Mark and Jan Arneson of Maryville, IL; Dennis and Debbie Arneson of Woodstock, GA; daughter, Connie and Tony Nelson of Shelby, NC; step-daughter, Arlene Thomas; niece, Gayle of Spangle, WA and seven grandchildren: Jay, Cory, Libby, Dennette, Deyna, Bryon and Tara; and three great-grandchildren.
Larry was preceded in death by his first wife Eleanor Arneson; parents, Norman and Laura Arneson; and sister, Norma Cooke.
There will be a graveside funeral service Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lewiston. A memorial service will follow at the Kamiah Faith Lutheran Church located at 6th and Idaho Street at 3 p.m.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Photo: Lawrence 'Larry' Arneson
Lowell Hunter, 91, formerly of Orofino
Lowell Hunter joined his family in Heaven on April 24, 2014. He has been living at the Idaho State Veteran's Home in Lewiston for three and a half years, under the care of the wonderful and loving staff.
Lowell Nathan Hunter was born on June 25, 1922 in Russell, Idaho to Milton and Frances Fannie Hunter. He was the middle child of nine. He worked on the farm and enjoyed hunting to help fill the family table. He spent four years in the Army Air Corps, receiving training as a gunner and driver. He drove for several different colonels and generals. After World War II ended, he returned home on the train to the folks' ranch up on Eureka Ridge, overlooking the North Fork of the Clearwater River. He worked in many positions in Clearwater County as deputy sheriff, school bus driver, digger for the local funeral home, saw mill worker for Ahsahka Mill and Potlatch Corporation, retiring after 25 years there.
Lowell met his future bride, Dorothy Marie Powell, at the Clearwater County Fair. They married in 1956. Together they built their home from scratch downtown on Orofino Creek behind the Junior High. They lived there for over 60 years. They raised two daughters, Karen Elaine Hunter of Lewiston, and Nancy Lee Ann Hunter of Columbus OH.
Lowell is survived by both daughters; his grandchildren, Carmine Jackson of Orofino, Anthony Johnson and Wyatt and Meagan Johnson of Fort Bragg, NC, and Seth and Candis Johnson of Beaufort, SC, and three great grandchildren: Avabelle, Keagan and Trevor, of whom he was extremely proud.
Memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Idaho State Veteran's Home at 821 21st Avenue, Lewiston, ID in the Activities Room. A private family burial will follow at a later date at Weseman Cemetery in Orofino.
Photo: Lowell Nathan Hunter
Patricia Woolstenhulme, 74
Patricia Woolstenhulme, 74, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
At her request, no service will be held at this time. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
John H. Timperley, 95, Weippe
John H. Timperley, 95, Weippe, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Earl Pickett, 78, formerly of Orofino
Earl Pickett, of Spokane Valley, WA-formerly of Orofino- passed away with his loved ones by his side on April 17, 2014. Earl was born May 12, 1935 to Calvin and Julia Pickett in Barnston, NE. He served in the Air Force as a radio technician at Larson Air Force Base in Moses Lake, WA until 1956. He moved to Orofino and married Yvonne Keltner in 1957.
During his career years, Earl worked for the Camas Prairie Railroad, the Ahsahka planer mill, the U.S. Post Office, and owned his Farmers Insurance Agency for 27 years. Civically, Earl was a County Commissioner for Clearwater County, served on the Idaho Counties Risk Management board and the North Central Board of Health. In Orofino he served as a volunteer E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician), Back Country Medical Rescue member, participated in the Jaycees, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, Eagles, OCI (Orofino Celebrations, Inc.) and the Iguanas club. He was also involved in Meals on Wheels while living in Spokane.
Earl lived in Orofino until 2002 when they moved to Spokane Valley, WA, to be close to family. He is survived his loving wife of 56 years, Yvonne. He is also survived by daughter, Erlene; son, Randy, and his wife, Donette, and granddaughters, Alexandria and Samantha, Spokane, WA; son, Mike and his wife, Linda, and grandchildren Madison and Lucas from Overland Park, KS; and his sister, Waunita Mayhew, Kearney NE. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father and brother Kenneth Pickett.
The inurnment will be held at the VA cemetery, Medical Lake, WA, June 20 and a celebration of life will be held in Orofino on June 21 with details to follow. In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family asks that you give your time or money generously to Meals on Wheels or the organizations of your choice. We look forward to sharing time together with friends in Earl's memory on June 21 in Orofino.
Photo: Earl Pickett
Rosalie (Cermak) Oxford, 75, formerly of Orofino
Rosalie Joy Oxford was born in Lewiston, Idaho on May 17, 1938, the first child of Ruth Prudence Jay and William Cermak. She passed away Feb. 20, 2014, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Rosalie grew up in Idaho, Pennsylvania and Washington. She attended Pittwood School on Eureka Ridge, Orofino Junior High and was graduated from Orofino High School in 1956. She was working in California when she met Neal Oxford, who was stationed at Coronado Naval Base near San Diego. They married in 1960 and raised a family together until his death in 1986. Many of those years were spent in residence in Orofino.
Rosalie had lived in or traveled to many locations in her life, including most of the states in the U.S., and into Canada and Mexico. A move to Illinois two decades ago brought her closer to family. However, she remained interested in news from Idaho, and was a regular reader of "Window on the Clearwater." She particularly enjoyed the "Orofino Trivia" challenge.
Rosalie drew strength and pride from her Mayflower heritage and her great-granduncle's efforts fighting for the North in the Civil War. A fond memory was when the Mayflower Society in Chicago sang her "Happy Birthday" at their annual luncheon the day she turned 70.
Well-known as a family story-teller, Rosalie loved language and incorporated a rich vocabulary into her daily life. She was passionate about learning new things and appreciated genealogy, history, psychology and fringe science. Rosalie was talented in the creative arts, including writing, painting, sculpture, and crochet. She was an inventive cook who loved nature and gardening.
Rosalie was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Neal; and younger brother, John. She leaves behind a sister Lynn, of Orofino; sons, Jefferson and Royce; daughters, Mariah, Lea-Rose, and Naidra, as well as 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Rosalie was thoughtful and enjoyed acts of kindness toward others, including those she did not personally know. She relished making others laugh, and felt it a kindness to ease the burden for her caregivers through humor during her final days. As she was saying her last words - "I love you" - to her daughters, a new doctor came in the room. She made everyone laugh by announcing, "And I love you, too!"
In memorial, the family thanks you for doing something kind for someone else, for spreading the laughter and joy that are part of Rosalie's legacy. Condolences may be sent to: Oxford family, P.O. Box 1068, Galesburg, IL 61401.
Photo: Rosalie Joy Cermak Oxford
Chris Dupea, 49, formerly of Orofino
Chris Dupea, 49, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, of organ failure at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.
Chris was born Feb. 16, 1965, to Bob and Diane (Benscoter) Dupea at Orofino.
Chris graduated from Orofino High School in 1983, and then attended the University of Idaho for three years. Later, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served eight years.
He returned to Orofino and worked for the Idaho Department of Correction. In 2011, he transferred to a unit in the Boise Valley. Recently, because of his declining health, he moved to Clarkston, WA.
He is survived by his parents, Bob and Diane Dupea of Moscow; sons, Kyler Dupea of Moscow and C.J. Krei of Lewiston; his brother, Tim and wife, Kathy, of Salem, OR.; as well as grandchildren Jace and Hayden Krei of Lewiston; and his best friend, Chris Snyder; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He will be sorely missed and was deeply loved. At Chris' request, there will be no service. Memorial donations can be made to the John Kayler Loose Change Scholarship Fund, care of Orofino High School, 300 Dunlap Road, Orofino, ID., 83544.
Like Chris always said, "No worries, guys!"
Photo: Chris Dupea
Kim Yvonne Smith, 51, of Clarkston, WA, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home.
Kim was the youngest daughter born on Sept. 22, 1962, in Orofino, to the late Harold and Helen Smith. Kim graduated from Lewiston High School in 1981.
Kim followed her passion of cooking by working various jobs, including at Lewiston's Royal Plaza, where her love of Halloween brought much joy to their residents. Each year for all 31 days in October, she would dress up in a different costume each day. As the month progressed, so would the costume's creativity and difficulty level. Later, she worked at Orofino's Dining on the Edge.
Kim is survived by her two daughters, Christine (Sean) Stubblefield and Jessica Smith of Lewiston. She is also survived by her older brother, Herman Smith; and older sister, Cheryl Bynum; and one grandson.
The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 26 at the Teeweepuu Community Center in Orofino, located on U.S. Highway 12 one half-mile past Orofino on the left side. Immediately following the memorial service will be a covered-dish dinner. The family requests that those attending bring a side dish if possible. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a donation fund at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
Photo: Kim Yvonne Smith
Jack Nightingale, 98, Fraser
Jack Nightingale, 98, of Orofino (Fraser) passed away April 15, 2014, from causes related to age.
Jack was born June 1, 1915, in Walla Walla, WA, to Wallace and Nora (Nan) Nightingale. The family lived in the Walla Walla area until 1920, when they moved to Craigmont.
Jack helped on the family farm and attended Craigmont High School, where he graduated with honors in 1935.
Jack and his older brother, Jesse, were drafted into the 15th U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942. They spent four years overseas in Europe, North Africa and Italy during World War II. Jack was honored to serve his county and proud of his military service.
After discharge from the military, Jack continued to help on the family farm, and later he and his brother Jesse formed Nightingale Bros. Farming.
In 1969, Jack, his mother and father moved to the Fraser area, where he continued to farm and ranch. There, he cared for his parents until their death. Jack took great pride in his crops and cattle, and continued to farm until his retirement in 2000.
Jack enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing. He had a special talent for restoring antique furniture. Jack was a prince among men. He loved and cared for his family his entire life. Those of us who were privileged enough to be influenced by Uncle Jack as we grew up are truly blessed.
Jack is survived by his sister, Wanda Isabelle (Belle) Thomason of Craigmont, and numerous nieces and nephews. His mother, father, brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston. A gathering to celebrate Jack's life will immediately follow at Darren and Wendy Tolman's residence, 2009 Ripon Ave., Lewiston. All are welcome to attend.
Photo: Jack Nightingale
Arlene Nelson, 72, formerly of Weippe
Arlene was born Aug. 6, 1941, and died of lung problems March 30, 2014, at the age of 72. She spent her first three years on a small farm near Weippe. She and her younger sister moved with their parents, Harold Chapman and Phyllis (Bowlin) Chapman, to Osburn where he worked in the mines.
The parents divorced, and Harold remarried and had three children named David, Donna and Gary, who is deceased. Phyllis moved with her daughters to Anchorage, AK, in 1954, a 28-day trip on the Alaska-Canada Highway. Arlene married Neil Nelson, who died from a heart attack in his 30s. Arlene never remarried and raised their two sons as a single mother, working many different jobs.
She is survived by her sons, Gregory Nelson of Lewiston and Douglas Nelson of Clarkston, WA; her sisters, Dianna Kirkland of Clarkston and Donna Marie Zoller of Sundance, WY.; and her brother, David Chapman of Huntley, MT.
Arlene was very talented in oil and tole painting, crocheting and knitting. We treasure these items even more now that she has passed to a better place.
Mountain View Funeral Home and Crematory handled arrangements.
Photo: Arlene Nelson
Albert G. Carr, 92, formerly of Orofino
Albert G. Carr, a powerful man of God, went to be with Jesus on April 11. He was 92 and resided in Cleveland, TN.
Albert was born on Dec. 7, 1921 at Upper Fords Creek near Orofino to Gordon and Ada Carr. The family resided at the Carr ranch.
His early childhood included working on the family farm, going to school on Upper Fords Creek, and often walking or riding horses to Orofino.
Albert met the love of his life, Clella Millage, at the county fair in Orofino. They were married on April 25, 1940 and were nearly inseparable for the next 74 years. The couple left the large ranch to begin their life together. After spending time at various locations discovering Washington and Idaho in what they affectionately called the "Chevy Hotel", the couple purchased a home in Pierce and had three daughters.
Albert worked hard to provide a comfortable living for his family. He held several positions in the logging industry in North Idaho, before starting his own business. He continued to farm and later managed the Carr ranch.
Albert came to know the Lord when he was 41. Eight years later he and his wife began a ministry and opened Mount Hephzibah church in Weippe. After 17 years, they moved to Lewiston and opened Seaport Full Gospel church. They spent 8 years in Lewiston before moving to Cleveland, TN where they later retired.
As a pastor Albert officiated hundreds of weddings, funerals, and children dedications. He often served as a teacher, mentor and guest minister for churches in his community. Albert and his wife traveled around the world to places like Austria and the Ukraine spreading the gospel.
Albert lived a full life. He loved spending time with his family. This included camping, hunting, fishing, picking huckleberries, riding horses, and vacationing to Alaska, Canada and Mexico.
Throughout his life and even in retirement, Albert was truly exceptional. His bold character and direct style of communication, combined with his passion for teaching people about Christ allowed him to preach to anyone he met. Those who spent time with him, even for a short period of time, knew he genuinely cared for you. People would say "spending time with Albert makes you feel like you want to be a better person."
Albert was known by everyone to be patient, kind and filled with love, joy and patience. He was loved immensely by adults and children alike as he played and sang with little ones on his knee, shared stories filled with his laughter and could always be trusted at his word. He lived every day as the perfect example of a loving and devoted husband.
Albert is survived by his wife Clella; daughters, Lavonne Love (Jim), Levita Carr (Chester), Lorena Parker (Steve) and Helen Hoyt (Brent); 19 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren; nieces Marvell, Louise, Loraine, Wanda, Darla and nephews, Melvin and Delbert.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Daniel; sister, Violet; grandchildren, Clella and Delta; great-grandchild, Travis, and great-great-grandchild, Dillon.
A service to celebrate Albert's life was held at Trinity Chapel at 2779 APD 40, Cleveland, TN on April 15. Interment followed at the Cohulla Baptist Church Cemetery.
Jim Rush Funeral Homes took care of arrangements.
Photo: Albert G. Carr
Claud E. Umphenour, 81, Weippe
Claud E. Umphenour, 81, Weippe, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Lewiston.
He was born Jan. 30, 1933.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Woodland Cemetery near Kamiah.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Dale 'Shorty' Hendren
There will be a graveside service held for Dale "Shorty" Hendren Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia at 11 a.m.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Barbara J. Wyatt Nicolls, 78, Orofino
Barbara Jean Wyatt Nicolls, 78, of Orofino, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino.
She was born Aug. 19, 1935 to Fred and Josephine Kern in Lewiston. The family lived at Craigmont until 1943 when they moved to Culdesac. She met Gerald (Jerry) Wyatt at a community dance and they were married on June 14, 1952, in San Diego, CA. They lived at Webb Ridge until moving to O'Mill near Orofino in 1959. In 1964 Jerry and Barbara moved to Grangemont Rd. outside of Orofino, where they made their family's home. Jerry passed away on July 15, 1997 after 45 years of marriage. Barbara remained at the family home until December 2013 when she moved into Clearwater Health and Rehab.
On Nov. 22, 2000, Barbara married Carroll (Nick) Nicolls. Nick remains at the family home.
Barbara enjoyed being a homemaker, mother, and grandmother. She worked at various place as a cook, including Orofino schools and Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA) at Boehls Cabin. She later went into the catering business with partner Linda Brewer and they opened "Two Spoons Catering".
Barbara loved spending time with her family. Barb and Jerry spent many years playing music at local establishments and at jam sessions. She loved to dance and play music. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, berry picking, crocheting and gardening.
Barbara is survived by her husband Nick Nicolls of Orofino; her daughters, Judy Reilly (Jim) of Orofino, Susan Martin (Bruce) of Lewiston, Terry Wyatt of Clarkston, and step-daughter, Dory York (Dan) of Seattle. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wyatt; son, Steven Wyatt; granddaughter, Echo Bradley; her parents; and sisters, Anna Christensen, Leona Claus, Kathleen Picavet; and brother, Lloyd Kern.
There will be a memorial service at the VFW in Orofino on Friday April 11, at 2 p.m. with potluck to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Barbara's name to Clearwater Health and Rehab, 1204 Shriver Rd, Orofino, ID 83544.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.Photo: Barbara Jean Wyatt Nicolls
Larry Leonard, 76, Orofino
Larry Leonard, 76, Orofino, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, 330 Michigan Ave. in Orofino. He and his wife, Patsy Wright Leonard, are 1955 graduates of Orofino High School.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Howard G. Stolte, 80, Peck
Howard George Stolte entered into the loving arms of Jesus on March 30, 2014. He was born March 20, 1934, at Summit (near Gifford) to William G. and Christina Munsterman Stolte at the family home. He grew up near Gifford, the oldest of four children. He was a big brother to Lester, Jeanette and Stanley. He attended Fairview School for grades one through seven, Gifford School for grades eight and nine and graduated from Reubens High School in 1952.
He met Jeanette Alice Springston at a square dance. They became smitten and were later married Nov. 18, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewiston. They shared a marriage filled with love, faith and happiness. Together they shared in the ups and downs of farming and ranching. They have two daughters, Valerie Jean and Carmen Renee.
After high school, Howard worked for local farmers Howard Pea (his namesake) and Clifford Coon before working for Coon and Graham logging. On Dec. 5, 1956, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and spent 18 months in Korea. After his discharge, he worked for Potlatch Forest Industries in Lewiston before farming for Clifford Coon of Peck. He took over working the Coon farm in 1974 and continued farming until 1997. Howard loved working the land and watching a seed turn into a crop that could feed a community. He also raised Black Angus cattle, and spring was always a special season at the ranch as they watched all of the new calves arrive.
Howard was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Gifford, but since he was very young has been a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church at Gifford. He served as Sunday school teacher and held different offices in the congregation at Good Hope over the years and could often be found working on various projects at the church. Howard enjoyed woodworking, fishing, reading, local history and mostly visiting and spending time with his family and friends and doing anything he could to make their lives better.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, at their home in Peck; daughters Valerie (Mike) Bettinson of Richland, WA, and Carmen (Dave) Petersen of Lewiston; four precious (princesses) granddaughters, Brittany Petersen, Chelsey Bettinson, Alisha Bettinson and Molly Petersen; two brothers, Lester (Linda) Stolte of Sublimity, OR, and Stanley (Ritaann) Stolte of Vacaville, CA; one sister, Jeanette Totten of Fresno, CA; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who were special to their Uncle Howard.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Good Hope Lutheran Church at Gifford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Good Hope Lutheran Church or a charity of one's choice.
Photo: Howard George Stolte
Donna M. Jackson, 79, formerly of Orofino, Weippe, Fraser
Donna M. Jackson passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA, of complications related to cancer. She was 79 years old.
Born to Lola and Forrest Hayes on Aug. 12, 1934 in Orofino, Donna grew up and attended school in Weippe, graduating from high school in 1952. On Oct. 16, 1952, she married Bill Jackson at the farm in Fraser where they made their home for the next 60 years. Donna and Bill moved to Lewiston in March of 2013. The couple had three children; Sherry, Dianna and Dennis.
Donna was a homemaker and devoted farm wife. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, baking and sewing. She was well known for the delicious meals that she prepared for the Jackson hay hands, her family and friends. She worked side-by-side with Bill in the fields, driving grain truck during harvest season. She was often found helping Bill in the feed lot with the cattle they raised together. She volunteered in the local 4-H club and was active in community clubs and events.
The greatest joy of Donna's life was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She had a great sense of humor and taught all of her grandchildren the importance of learning to 'take a tease'. She had a love for animals and no animal went cold or hungry if they were lucky enough to find themselves at her door.
Donna is survived by her loving husband, Bill of Lewiston; daughter, Sherry Schlader (husband, Larry) of Fraser; daughter, Dianna Funke (husband Bill) of Lewiston; son, Dennis Jackson (wife Candy) of Orofino; brother, Jim Hayes of Council Bluffs, IA; brother-in-law, Mick Jackson of Weippe; grandchildren, Heather Haworth, Chad Koppel, Dustin Rodgers, Mackenzie Jackson, Makayla Jackson, Kimberly Jackson and Alexis Jackson; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Claire Koppel, Whitney, Mallory and Sophie Haworth, Ciarra and Hailey Rodgers; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dick; granddaughter, Morgan; and nephew, Rick.
A special thanks to Dr. Fisher and the staffs at Royal Plaza and Tri-State Memorial Hospital for their compassionate, loving care.
A service honoring Donna's life will take place Wednesday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, followed by a dinner at the Fraser Grange Hall. Memorials may be made in Donna's honor to the Weippe Ambulance Fund or the Clearwater Humane Society.
Photo: Donna M. Jackson
Al was called home to the Lord March 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
He was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Orofino to Margaret and Lee Lang. He graduated from Potlatch High School in 1952, and then from Lewis-Clark State College in 1969. He and Nevalon Thompson were married Feb. 19, 1965 in Lewiston.
In 1970, he started teaching fifth- and sixth-grades at Asotin Grade School. He coached high school football and track, and seventh- and eighth-grade basketball. During the summer months he spent many wonderful times with his family while sawing in the woods.
Al attended CrossPoint Alliance Church in Lewiston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Sykes; and brothers, Melvin Lang and Ellis Lang.
Al is survived by his wife, Nevalon Thompson Smith Lang of Lewiston; his daughters, Linda Lang Boyle of Seattle, WA, and Janice Lang Ferrell (Garth) of Denver, CO; his son, Kent Lang (Paula) of Lewiston; his sister, Pauline Boller of Potlatch; his brother, Allen Lang of Lewiston; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
His gentle spirit will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at CrossPoint Alliance Church, 1330 Powers Ave. in Lewiston.
Memorials in Al's name may be made to CrossPoint Alliance Church.
Photo: Alfred Lang
Fred Anthony Jabbora, 84, formerly of Orofino
Fred Anthony Jabbora passed away peacefully March 14, 2014, with his family at his side.
Fred was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Orofino to Effie Juhnke Jabbora and Thomas Jabbora. Fred was involved in football, boxing and the radio club. He was a charter member of the Hi Sports school paper, pep band and the yearbook. Fred graduated from Orofino High School in 1948 and worked for the Camas Prairie Railroad before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Fred was stationed in Korea as a railroad telegraph operator from 1951 to 1953. While stationed in Korea, he would travel to Japan to visit his sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Bob Reilly. Fred was known as "The Littlest Sergeant in the Army" and "Idaho." Upon his honorable discharge, Fred returned home to work for the Camas Prairie Railroad. He married Rose Elizabeth (Betty) Drake on Aug. 21, 1955.
In his earlier years, Fred broke horses; drag raced and drove race cars with Ernie Church.Fred worked at the Camas Prairie Railroad as a telegraph operator at Orofino and then in Lewiston. He worked at the Culdesac depot as the depot agent and telegraph operator and transferred to Craigmont in 1969. When the Craigmont depot closed in 1976, he transferred back to Lewiston. Fred retired from the Camas Prairie Railroad in 1991 after more than 40 years of service. Fred was also the city clerk for Culdesac.
Fred and Betty made their home at Culdesac from 1956 until 1976 before moving back to Lewiston. Together they enjoyed huckleberry picking, bowling, playing cards at the pinochle parties and square and round dancing with the Twin City Twirlers and the Square Devils. He was also involved with the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post No. 13, the Elks No. 896, Toastmasters and AARP Alive at 55. Fred was past exalted ruler for the Elks. He was treasurer and then post commander for American Legion Post No. 13 and vice-commander for the state of Idaho for the American Legion. He lived a life full of love and fun, spending time with his family, traveling and attending meetings with his many clubs.
Fred enjoyed taking month-long vacations with his family. We would visit family, tour the dams in the Northwest, Glacier National Park, Portland, OR, and Yellowstone National Park and traveled with the square dancers to Wallowa Lake, OR, and Creston, Canada. Fred also enjoyed traveling to Jackpot and Reno.
Fred ran for state representative in 1968 and 1970 and ran for the state Senate in 1972. Fred belonged to the Nez Perce Republicans. He loved watching his grandchildren grow up.
He is survived by his children, Betty Ann and Randy Peters of Lewiston, Fred and Patti Jabbora of Spokane, WA, John and Rheanda Jabbora of Anatone, WA, Sue and Dan King of Lewiston, and Katie and Tom Lightfield of Texas; grandchildren, Karen, Michelle, Josh, Thomas, John, Rheanda, Leah and a baby grandchild due this summer; siblings, Katherine Reilly of Lewiston, Dorothy and Jerry Johnson of Las Vegas, and Dick and Bert Jabbora of Bellingham, WA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents, Thomas and Effie Jabbora; brothers, Joseph and Pat; sisters Mary, Joan and Virginia; and a grandson, Jacob Jabbora.
The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with the funeral at 11 a.m. Graveside services will follow immediately after the funeral, with a luncheon afterward at St. Stanislaus Parish Center.
Photo: Fred Anthony Jabbora
Rowena June Nelson, 91, formerly of Peck, Pierce
Rowena June Nelson was born June 20, 1922, to William and Alice (Sanford) Millage at Nezperce, and passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, in Lewiston. She grew up in the Nezperce area and married Loren F. Bolen Sept. 1, 1940. They resided in Peck for a time and had a son, William. The couple moved to Pierce and a son, Loren, was born. Bolen died in March 1951.
Rowena married Albert Nelson Sept. 1, 1951. The couple resided in Pierce and had a son, Darvin. Albert passed away in 2001, and Rowena moved to Lewiston a few years later.
Rowena was a homemaker and particularly enjoyed cooking, baking and canning. Her pie-making skills were well-known and enjoyed by friends and family through the years. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed going to yard sales with friends and having friends over for coffee and a good visit.
She was preceded in death by brothers Clair, Curtis, Virgil, Larry and John Millage; and sisters Verla and Hester.
Sons William and wife Darlene, Loren and wife Linda and Darvin and wife Ronda survive Rowena. She has one surviving sister, Clella Carr. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service in her honor will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at House of Faith, 2502 16th Ave., Lewiston. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Photo: Rowena June Nelson
Betty McClain Carr, 82
Betty McClain Carr, 82 of Kamiah, Idaho died March 5, 2014 at Clearwater Health & Rehab in Orofino.
Betty was born April 29, 1931 in Lakeside, CA to Doug and Fanny McClain. Betty grew up on a dairy farm. Betty graduated from Grossmont High in El Cajon, CA. She attended San Diego State College achieving her teaching certificate.
Betty married Lloyd "Bud" Carr October 8, 1960. While Bud built homes and was a rancher, she taught school at Lakeside for 20 years and then for another 20 years near Klamath Falls, OR. When she retired they moved to Kamiah.
Betty belonged to Jobs Daughter and Eastern Star, she played the piano, enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Doug and Fanny McClain and a brother, Jim McClain.
Betty is survived by her husband, Bud Carr at their Kamiah home; son, Will (Donna) Carr of Alabama; daughter, Denise Carr of Arizona; grandson, Duke Carr of Alabama; and granddaughter, Bethany Williams of California.
Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Community Presbyterian Church in Kamiah. Inurnment will follow at the Kamiah City Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Photos: Betty McClain Carr
Eunice Weaver, 79
Eunice Carol Weaver died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Kindred Care in Lewiston. She was 79.
Eunice Carol Deyo was born Dec. 27, 1934, to Leonard Clifford and Essie Ione (Goffinet) Deyo in Lewiston. She attended schools in Lewiston.
She has two sons, Rob (Bernie) Koppel of Lewiston and Mike (Diane) Koppel of Rosalia, WA. She married Larry Weaver Oct. 3, 1981. Euny was a member of Eagles Lodge Women's Auxiliary in Lewiston and enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking, snowmobiling and spending time with friends and family at Elk River.
Euny worked at J.P. Plywood Mill from 1965-1973 and One Hour Martinizing in Lewiston for about five years.
In addition to her sons, she is survived by her husband, Larry; brother, Pat Deyo of Poulson, MT; grandchildren Chad (Heather) Koppel of Lewiston, Kelli Jo (Daniel) Broeckel of Farmington, WA, and Shane (Samantha) Koppel of Seneca, OR; six great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time. A memorial dinner will be held at a later date at the Lewiston Eagles.
Photo: Eunice Weaver
Kenneth Ray Wilson, 62, formerly of Weippe
Kenneth Ray Wilson, Kendrick, passed away at home on Feb. 22, 2014. Ken was known by most as Kenny or Bushwhacker, was beloved by many and will be terribly missed.
Kenny was born May 16, 1951 along with his twin sister, Cathie Fay, to Lloyd and Louise Wilson in Clarkston, WA. He grew up on the Weippe Prairie and enjoyed all the simple joys of childhood with his siblings and friends. Kenny graduated with the last class at Weippe High School in 1969 making his mark as a Weippe Gorilla in football and basketball. He was always proud of the fact that they were state champions in both basketball and football in 1969.
He was the quarterback of the football team, and the spirited smirky grinning point guard for the basketball team. He spent summers of his youth working in the hay fields for Bill and Mick Jackson, enjoying the delicious meals prepared for hay hands. Upon graduation, he attended Lewis Clark State College for one year, before returning to Weippe.
June 20, 1970, Kenny and Jeanne Snyder were married in Weippe. In 1972, their daughter, Nicole Marie, was born and the family moved to Lewiston. In 1975, Shane Michael joined the family, after the tragic death of Kenny's twin sister, Cathie and her husband, David Powell. He spent his work career as an equipment operator, working on the construction of the Lewiston Levee and at various dams.
In 1977, Kenny began is 37-year career with Steve Henderson Logging, first operating a line -machine and shifting to loader operator for most of those years. He had many fond memories and stories of the truck drivers that worked with him through the years. He took great pride in his work, and expected the same from his fellow workers, who saw his gruff exterior at times, but also his willingness to be a caring friend. He had many true friendships, including the friendships made through work.
Kenny was an avid hunter, enjoying hunting camp with his hunting buddies and his family. Favorite camps were at Fish Creek and Smith Ridge. Other hobbies were fishing (usually kokanee fishing at Dworshak Lake), four-wheeling with family and friends, hosting many Texas hold-em poker parties, cheering for Jeff Gordon on Nascar race days, riding and caring for his beloved horses. He was a life-long LA Dodgers fan.
His most cherished activities were attending his grandkids' sports activities, and he was a familiar face at games.
Due to work commitments Kenny missed a lot of his children's activities, and was happy to be able to attend the grandkids' games. Kenny and Jeanne worked closely together on their home and small acreage, and he felt blessed to has some special neighbors that all looked out for each other.
Kenny had his fourth ankle surgery in December and was two weeks from being able to walk again, pain free. Saturday morning while getting ready to attend and Idaho Vandal basketball game, he collapsed and our world changed in an instant. Kenny had retired, somewhat reluctantly, but was excited for camping and fishing, and spending quality family time. No words can explain the loss of this caring, loving man, gone in an instant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sister, Cathie; and his father and mother-in-law, Dean and Irene Snyder.
He is survived by dozens of loved ones, friends and family, whose hearts are broken by his sudden passing. Survivors are his wife, Jeanne at home; daughter, Nicole Konen of Moscow; son, Shane Wilson and wife Tammy of Defiance, OH; Cade Konen of Moscow, and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Linda and husband Len Spreiter of Juliaetta; brothers, Marvin Watts and wife Karen of Weippe and Wayne Wilson and wife Cindy of Meridian., brother-in-law, Mike Snyder and wife Brenda of Orofino and sister-in-law, Wilma Hartig and husband Gary of Lewiston; two aunts, Josephine Jorgensen and Debbie Kluss. He also had many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.
His brother, Wayne Wilson, says, "There are certain things a man can't take with him, and for Kenny, it is his legacy. Kenny was a faithful husband, father brother, son, grandfather and friend. And I challenge anyone to show me a man with a greater heart, and a greater work ethic than his."
Kenny's daughter, Nicole, says "Words cannot describe the love shared between my Dad and Mom. If there was ever an example of one person completing another, this was the case."
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, or the Clearwater Humane Society, if you wish to do so.
Photo: Kenneth Ray Wilson
Marvin Leonard Henson, 88, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA.
He was born Jan. 29, 1926, at Chaonia, MO, to Aaron Henson and Margot (Holsouser) Henson and was the third of eight children. When he was a youngster, the family moved from Missouri to Coos Bay, OR, and then to Dent, were he completed his eighth-grade education.
On April 8, 1944, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Isherwood DD 520 - a Fletcher Class destroyer - which was hit by a kamikaze April 22, 1945, in the invasion of Okinawa. More than 80 men were killed, wounded or missing. He was honorably discharged from the Navy May 21, 1946.
He and Ila Ann Wilkins were married Aug. 31, 1946, a marriage that lasted for the next 66 years. Over this time he worked in sawmills as a millwright or foreman moving around the Northwest, living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Missoula, MT, where he spent 17 years as a millwright for Lousiana Pacific until his retirement in 1991.
His first son, Buddy, was born July 22, 1947, in Myrtle Point, OR; his second son, Darel, was born Sept. 7, 1949, in Moscow.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila; brother, Aaron Joeseph Henson; sister, Beaterice Rode; brothers, Chuck Henson and Art Henson; and sister, Margot Rode.
He is survived by his sons and their wives, Buddy and Alice Henson and Darel and Barbara Henson; brothers Melvin Henson and Jerry Henson; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Juliaetta Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the Idaho State Veterans Home or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Photo: Marvin Leonard Henson
Kenneth R. Wilson, 62, Kendrick
Kenneth R. Wilson, 62, Kendrick, passed away at his home on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
There will be a Memorial Service held Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Orofino.
Floyd E. Goedde, 90, worked on Dworshak Dam
Floyd E. Goedde passed away Feb. 16, 2014, at Kindred Health Care in Lewiston. He was 90 years old.
Floyd was born to A.T. and Mary (Clute) Goedde on Sept. 9, 1923, in Butte, NE. He worked as a diesel mechanic in several cities across Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. He worked in the construction of Dworshak and Lower Granite dams.
Floyd married Karen Nelson, with whom he had four children. He was a very loving father and grandfather and had many wonderful friends. Later in life he married Patricia Eckerman.
His favorite pastime and hobby was his horses, owning 32 head at one point in time. He enjoyed raising and breeding quarter horse paints. He was an active member in the Shriners and Masons for many years.
Floyd is survived by his four children, Glen and Clara Goedde, Lila Hart and Mike Kiefer, Brian and Cheryl Goedde, and Janet Sarbacher, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lois Truman and Ella Mae Harris; and brothers, Chuck and David Goedde.
Memorial services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home, 3521 Seventh St., Lewiston, with a luncheon to follow.
Photo: Floyd E. Goedde
John Robert Maloney, 80, Pierce
A memorial service for John Robert Maloney, 80, Pierce, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
He passed away Jan. 10, 2014 at Kindred Care in Lewiston.
Jeanne Ellen Wessels, 80
Jeanne Ellen Wessels, 80, of Lewiston, died Feb. 12, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Lewiston.
She was born Feb. 1, 1934, in Cottonwood to Fred and Helen Willenborg. She graduated from St. Gertrude's Academy in Cottonwood.
Shortly after graduation, she met and married Joe Wessels on Sept. 13, 1952. They lived on the family farm in Greencreek, where they raised six children.
Jeanne was a housewife and mother while on the farm, always raising a big garden to feed their six kids. They moved from the farm in the early '80s. Shortly after that they moved to Lewiston. She worked as a social worker for the state of Washington for a number of years until she retired. After retirement, she continued to work as an in-home caregiver for the elderly until health forced her to fully retire.
She was an avid reader of mystery books, sometimes reading two or three books a week.
Jeanne is survived by her six children, Miki (Ed) Wemhoff of Cottonwood, Cheryl Reed of Clarkston, WA, Gary (Verna) Wessels of Orofino, Jack Wessels of North Dakota, Ron (Rhonda) Wessels of Lewiston and Terri (Kirk) Williams of Clarkston; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Peggy (Vern) Uhlorn of Ferdinand.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; her parents, Fred and Helen Willenborg; her grandparents, August and Elizabeth Seubert; two grandsons, Neil Allen and Phillip Wemhoff; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston.
Photo: Jeanne Ellen Wessels
Robert J. Eisele, 75, helped with construction of Dworshak Dam
Robert John 'RJ' Eisele, 75, passed away Feb. 5, 2014. He was born April 23, 1938, in Madison, WI, to Don and Agnes Eisele. He was the third child of seven siblings.
His family moved to Lewiston in 1943. RJ attended grade school at St. Stanislaus Catholic School and Webster Elementary. A cute, smart girl in class named Lovetta caught his eye, and years later she would become his wife. They both graduated from Lewiston High School in 1957. RJ and Lovetta Rae Drevlow were married later that year on Sept. 21, 1957. They soon started their family, and over the next few years had four daughters; Margaret (Peggy), Lori, Karlene and Pam.
RJ began his career as a union electrician as an apprentice at John's Electric in 1957. He spent 10 years working on the construction of Dworshak Dam in Orofino, commuting back and forth each day during those years. He worked on many other projects throughout the years in Lewiston, Pullman and even North Dakota. He was a proud lifelong member of IBEW Union Local 73. He retired in 2000.
RJ was an avid sports fan. He faithfully attended the Lewis-Clark State College National Association Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) baseball tournament each year. He was a loyal Washington State University Cougar Football season ticket holder and even traveled to California to watch them play in the 1998 Rose Bowl.
RJ was a regular on the local auction circuit and could be counted on to always find something interesting to purchase for himself or some lucky recipient.
RJ was a devoted family man and most comfortable when surrounded by his family. Many good times were spent together during annual family vacations that included his daughters and their families. He finally received some male companionship with the arrival of his eight grandsons, in addition to his three beautiful granddaughters. RJ had a unique relationship with each of his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their sporting events and other activities.
RJ and Lovetta created an open and inviting home where everyone always felt welcome. They hosted many family events and holiday parties for family and friends. His grandchildren and their friends were also frequent visitors, and he always enjoyed their company.
RJ had a quick wit and always enjoyed a good debate, which usually included some trademark RJ saying that would go on to become common lingo for the family. He liked to portray a tough exterior, but once you got to know him, you discovered he had a passion for wanting to help people and generously shared his time and money with those in need. He was a lifelong member of St. Stanislaus Church and a generous supporter of St. Stanislaus School.
RJ always had a twinkle in his eyes and a mischievous grin. He truly enjoyed life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Agnes Eisele; and sisters, Mary Ellen Ellenwood and Suzanne Foster.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lovetta Eisele; four daughters, and their spouses, Peggy and Dwight Hagihara of Pullman, WA, Lori and Mark Williams, Karlene and Rich Young, both of Lewiston and Pam Eisele and Tim Flippin of Tacoma, WA; and grandchildren, Phil, Scott and Allison Hagihara, Bo, Amy and Lane Williams, Tyler, Kayla and John Young, and Aaron and Nick Jones. He is also survived by brothers Jim Eisele of Spokane, WA; Bud (Marge) Eisele, Pat (Marcy) Eisele and Rick (Rita) Eisele; all of Lewiston. And was affectionately known as Uncle R to many nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at St. Stanislaus Church, 633 Fifth Ave. in Lewiston. The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Contributions can be made to St. Stanislaus Catholic School.
Photo: Robert John 'RJ' Eisele
Charles 'Charley' Andrew Linja, 78, formerly of Orofino
From lakes to rivers to mountains, Chuck lived a tremendous and adventurous life. Charles Andrew Linja, 78, passed away in Coeur d' Alene on Jan. 21, 2014. Born in copper country in Laurium, MI, to William (Eino) and Saima Linja on Feb. 8, 1935, he grew up speaking English and Finnish around Calumet in the UP of Michigan. He graduated from Doelle High School in Tapiola, MI, in 1954 and married the love of his life Jean Pohjola Oct. 5, 1957. He served our country in the Army in Germany. He spent time on ships on the Great Lakes and in deep underground copper mines. Four boys were soon born within five years in Laurium. Then making a major life decision, Chuck and Jean moved west with their very young four boys in tow, three still in diapers in 1964.
Stopping first in Butte, MT, Chuck moved the family throughout the northwest mining and dam building as he was a skilled diamond driller. Chuck was hard-working and eventually settled the family in Orofino in the 1970's while working on Dworshak Dam and finally added a cherished daughter to the gang in 1975. Thereafter and as opportunity arose, he worked on the Alaska pipeline while living in camps and on other major projects. After saving some money, he decided to shift gears and bought a restaurant (Topper) in Coeur d' Alene moving the family right along. As the kids grew, he and Jean eventually bought the Sunshine Inn bar, restaurant and motel in Kellogg in the Silver Valley in 1984. Chuck flourished as an entrepreneur and always provided a hand to a friend or anyone needing help. After operating the Sunshine Inn for over a couple decades, he retired in Coeur d' Alene and focused his life on family and grandkids who really supercharged him.
Chuck did a lot of things and made you smile, laugh and cry. He loved to sing silly songs, many in Finnish, play the harmonica and say outrageous things firing everyone up. When around, you always knew it. He certainly had a little bit of outlaw in him as his family can attest. Chuck was also an avid poet, writing hundreds of poems straight from the heart. He was a fervent hunter and had an amazing gun collection. Best times were always with family and friends on the river, at hunting camp, in the woods and up in the mountains. He loved his pets and his long-time friend Skye. Chuck was also a 'hugger', so if you knew him or met him, then you hugged him.
Chuck is survived by his wonderful wife of 56 years, Jean Linja of the family home of Coeur d' Alene; sons, Charles "Pat" (Jeanette) Linja of Pasco, WA, Greg (Teresa) Linja of Kellogg and Rod (Sue) Linja of Boise; daughter, Tiffany (Travis) Curtis of Coeur d'Alene; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; his sister, Arlene Kela of Hancock, MI; several nieces and nephews and many, many relatives and friends whom he considered family. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; his infant brother, Richard Linja; his son, Scott Linja; and his beloved dog, Skye.
Funeral Services were held in Kellogg with Rev. Art Fleming officiating. Interment was held at the Greenwood Cemetery of Kellogg next to Scott.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Shoshone Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 884, Kellogg, Idaho 83837.
Shoshone Funeral Chapel of Kellogg was entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Photos: Charles 'Charley' Andrew Linja
Frank A. Klement, 75, formerly of Orofino
CORVALLIS, MT - Frank A. Klement, 75, of Corvallis died unexpectedly at home on Feb. 2, 2014, after six months of failing health. He was 75 years of age.
He was born April 9, 1938 in Hearne, TX. He graduated from Hearne High School in 1956. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1960 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After college graduation, he began his career of over 32 years with the U. S. Forest Service, in the Engineering Department. During those years he worked on the Clearwater, Bitterroot, Lewis and Clark and Deer Lodge National Forests and Region 1 in Missoula. Shortly after beginning his Forest Service career in Orofino, his National Guard troop was called up for the Berlin Crisis.
He married Lois Mueller in Missoula, MT on Dec. 27, 1964. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. In 1966, they moved from Orofino, where Brenda was born, to Hamilton, MT, where Karen was born. After being transferred to Missoula, they raised the girls in the Florence area for 19 years before moving to Butte, MT, where Frank retired in 1993. They then moved to their present retirement home in the Corvallis area in 1996.
Frank was one of those persons who could do almost anything. Woodworking, drawing house plans, doing electrical wiring projects, fixing all sorts of things around the house, making and repairing clocks, putting in a lawn irrigation system, planting trees - to mention a few. He was a quiet-type person with a "quick wit". He loved music - particularly western and gospel. He liked the bagpipes and knew a lot about classical music. The Statler Brothers were favorites for years. He thought the reruns of "Hee-Haw" and the "Gaither Hour" were the best TV programs on today.
He didn't like to fly (and that started in the days before September 11th). So, he and Lois would take long driving trips. He would use state roads and back roads and go through the towns, driving on Interstates very seldom. He drove every mile himself. He thought Ford trucks were the best. He liked guns and bird hunting; squirrel and deer hunting in the younger Texas years. He was very knowledgeable about World War II. Omar N. Bradley was his hero. He did not like plumbing projects. He did not like being asked his "level of pain" at a medical center. He was always proud to be a Texan, but never wanted to move back.
He leaves behind: wife, Lois; daughter, Brenda (Sam, Keiandra, Keimarya) of Canton, GA; daughter, Karen (Kristopher) of Billings, MT; brother, Louis Klement of Troy, TX; several nieces and nephews, and brother-in-law, Alan Mueller of Missoula. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Memorials may be sent to the Daly Hospital Intensive Care Unit Fund at 1200 Westwood Drive in Hamilton.
A memorial service celebrating Frank's life will be held Saturday Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Corvallis Methodist Church, Eastside Highway and Cemetery Road, with Pastor Dusty Williams officiating.
Daly Leach Chapel is in charge of arrangements: dalyleachchapel.com.
Photo: Frank A. Klement
Mimoza E. Sevostianova, 65, Lenore
Mimoza E. Sevostianova age 65 of Lenore passed Jan. 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
John Robert Maloney, 80, Pierce
John Maloney passed away at Kindred Care in Lewiston, Idaho from cardiac arrhythmia at 5:20 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2014.
John was born Feb. 25, 1933 to Lafte and Elizabeth Maloney on their farm on White River in Pine Log, AK. He came from a family of 10 siblings. He went to school at "Pine Log". He was an excellent basketball player in all his years of school. He graduated at Rogers High School.There was always work to do on the farm, milking cows and farming, making cedar posts and white oak staves for staves on barrels. John did a lot of this. Hunting and fishing were fun things they did in their spare time.
He joined the Navy and graduated from medical school in St Albans, NY. He received an honorable discharge and went on to Oregon and worked in the logging industry. He worked at Martin Brothers Box in Oakland, OR where he met the love of his life, Betty Sistrunk. They were married and inseparable doing everything together, for over 60 years and raising three wonderful children.
They moved to Arcata, CA where he went to work for Arcata Plywood. There he loaded and unloaded trucks of veneer and plywood. John also had a poker room at Toby and Jacks as an extra job. They then moved to Cloverdale, CA for one year then onto New Waverly, TX and helped the plywood mill there get started. John and Betty moved to Idaho to work at Potlatch Jaype Mill until his retirement in January of 1997. Since then until 2007, he logged with Ed Randal.
Outdoor life was for John. He was the happiest on his bike riding the back roads, always with his wife or grand kids. There is not a road or trail John didn't go over. He loved the forest and being out in it whether for leisure or mushrooming, horn hunting, picking huckleberries or a winter's wood. He loved hunting on the Snake and Salmon rivers with his friends or kids and his dog Lucky.
John was lots of times giving of himself, helping others and was happy to do so. He walked in the Path of Righteousness proudly.
John belonged to the Orofino ATA Trap Club where he shot at most of the area trap shoots and had shot at Canada's Invitational shoots. He had a passion for trap shooting and won at least three trips to Ohio plus the times he went on his own. He had an average score of 95 to 100 most of the time. He passed on his love of trap shooting, teaching his daughter and two of his grandsons. Shooting was an enjoyable sport and he started at Fraser with the Randals and their group.
He is survived by his wife Betty Sistrunk Maloney of 60 years; two children: Gary Maloney Redding, CA; Joan Beebe, Missoula, MT; six grandchildren, Alison Beebe, Portland, OR; Mathew Beebe of Missoula, MT; David Beebe, Dallas, TX; Kevin and Jennifer Josephson, Rathburn, ID; Christopher and Trisha Josephson, Sandpoint; Jonathan and Kristen Rouleau, Rathburn, ID; two great-granddaughters Jade and Taylor Josephson Sandpoint, ID; siblings: William Maloney, Cassville, MO; Mike Maloney Tulsa, OK; Cleo and Dorothy Shephard, Cadet, MO; Mildred Hicks, Pea Ridge, AK; Mary and Mitchell Adkins, Mt. Home, AK and Hugh (Cisco) and Roberta Maloney, Seligman, MO and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Lafe and Elizabeth Maloney; daughter Amy Rouleau; three brothers: Floyd Maloney, Pat Maloney and Laurence Maloney.
John's Memorial Service will be held Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Photo: John Robert Maloney
Frances V. Cole, 84, born in Orofino
Frances V. Cole, 84, of Pullman passed away on Sunday Feb. 2, 2014 at Pullman Regional Hospital, Pullman, WA. Private family graveside services will be held at the Pullman Cemetery.
Frances was born on Nov. 10, 1929 at Orofino to Guy and Kathryn (Theu) Sargent. She met Harvey G. Cole and they were married in Orofino on July 17, 1948. She worked as a lab technician for Washington State University as a lab technician in the primate lab. She also catered food for the Clints & Lam Auction Company for many years.
Frances is survived by her husband Harvey G. Cole of Pullman; sons, Harvey A. Cole of Pullman and Christopher G. Cole of Colton, WA, as well as four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.
Scott Wilson, 38, Stites
Scott Wilson, 38, of Stites passed away Jan. 21, 2014, at his home.
A memorial and celebration will be held at 11 Saturday, Feb.1, at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.
Timothy 'Tim' Armstrong, 66, Kooskia
Timothy 'Tim' Armstrong, 66, of Kooskia passed away Jan, 18, 2014, at his home.
A service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Miles Gustavson, 59, OHS teacher
Miles Gustavson was a beloved brother and uncle, 59 years old and a long resident of Kooskia. He is survived in life by one brother, Roy Gustavson; and two sisters, Mavis Wallace and Bob and Betty Beckman. Many of his nephews and nieces and cousins remain residing in the great northwest.
He was born in Cottonwood on May 17, 1954, having lived a full life passing on January 20, 2014. He was preceded in his death by his father, George A Gustavson; mother, Anna Marion Gustavson; and one brother, John George Gustavson.
During his many years he was an educator of the Industrial Arts, and of Secondary Schools, enhancing the lives of his students while they were in his teaching career. Most recently, he taught at Orofino High School.
Previous to teaching his service encased the military in both the Idaho National Guard and attendance of the ROTC, Air Force for many years.
While enjoying the many and diverse friends he traveled often and enjoyed the outdoors. With his four- wheeler roaring and a buzz, it took him on many an adventure in the mountainous area of his home and beyond. A smile was usually lighting his face as music and dancing brought him great joy, and he could be caught lifting a song uninhibited.
Celebration in memorial of his life will be Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Kamiah Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following the service there will be a graveside burial at the Pinegrove Cemetery.
Photo: Miles Gustavson
Carol Marie Lane King, 75, formerly of Idaho
Carol Marie Lane King, a Pendleton, OR resident passed away Thursday, Ja. 16, 2014, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA. She was 75 years old.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 25, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Pendleton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Carol King may be made to the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (P.A.W.S.) and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.
Carol was born June 8, 1938, in Pendleton to Vernon and Marie (Weltzin) Lane. Carol spent most of her early life in Portland, OR, where she attended schools, graduating from Washington High School. Carol married Carl King in Pendleton. The couple moved to Idaho where they made their home. Carol spent much of her adult life in Idaho. Following the death of her husband Carol returned to Pendleton where she remained until her passing. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Pendleton where she loved to meet her Lutheran World Relief Quilters group every Thursday morning. Carol was very artistic and enjoyed making all kinds of crafts while enjoying television programs.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Carl King; her parents, Vernon and Marie Lane; and her brother, Ronald Vernon Lane. She is survived by: first-cousins, Jerry and Peggy Lane and Jerry and Ruth Weigand; close friends, Bill, Barbara and Jennifer Snyder, Yvonne Rasmussen, as well as close friends in Idaho, and other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Photo: Carol Marie Lane King
Lorena F. Shinn, 93, taught at Teakean
Lorena F. Shinn, 93, was born Feb. 6, 1920, in Bonners Ferry to Joe and Goldie Neumayer, and died Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. After graduating from Bonners Ferry High School, she went to college at Lewiston State Normal School (now Lewis-Clark State College). She taught in White Bird and Teakean before moving to the Lewiston schools in 1943, where she taught at Webster, Orchards and Garfield elementary schools.
She married Marion Shinn in 1945, when he returned from military duty after World War II. They lived in Pullman, WA for two years while Marion attended Washington State University, then returned to Lewiston in 1948 and have lived there since then. When the children were young, and Marion was a chemistry teacher at Lewiston High School, they spent their summers in Glacier National Park, where Marion was a park ranger. After Marion became the dean of Vocational Education at Lewis-Clark State College in 1965, she joined him on many business trips to all parts of the United States. After his retirement in 1981, they traveled for pleasure to more than 60 countries and enjoyed presenting travelogues to many community groups.
Volunteering was an important part of her life. She was a member of the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary for 15 years and served as president for two years. She assisted with the Alumni Association at Lewis-Clark State College when the organization was first formed. She was active in the Orchards United Methodist Church, volunteered at the Lewiston City Library and helped deliver food in the senior nutrition program for a dozen years. She was an avid gardener and sharing flowers and vegetables with friends and the community was one of her greatest joys. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafts and cooking.
She is survived by her husband, Marion; son, Philip of Lewiston; daughter, Donna Loucks (Bryon) of Centralia, WA.; brother, George Neumayer (Lee) of Boise; sister, Phyllis Wester of Spokane, WA; and numerous nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Orchards United Methodist Church, 1213 Burrell Ave., Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Orchards United Methodist Church, the Shinn Scholarship Fund at Lewis-Clark State College, Nez Perce County Historical Society or city of Lewiston Library Foundation.
Photo: Lorena F. Shinn
A Graveside Memorial Service for Freda Jean Aiken (Sept. 8, 1933 - Dec. 28, 2013) will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the North Fork Presbyterian Cemetery, Ahsahka, Idaho. Officiated by Pastor Mary Jane Miles.
A longtime resident, Barbara Jean Church Speer, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Royal Plaza Care Center in Lewiston.
Barbara was the third child of Mike and Mary Cassetto Church, born in a home delivery on July 18, 1927. She was baptized into the Catholic faith at the old Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 23rd and Main streets, where she sang in the choir in her teen years.
She attended the Garfield Grade School. Barbara participated in school activities in her junior high and senior high years and held many offices. In her senior year she was elected class president and was later chairwoman of all-class reunions, with the help of Ruth Bailey Polumsky. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart School of Nursing and attended classes at Gonzaga University, receiving her registered nurse license in 1948. Returning to Lewiston, she was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital, now St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, where she worked as a pediatric nurse and worked during the polio epidemic in the early '50s. Before retiring, she worked for E.G. Hoffaman, M.D., for many years.
She was a member of Idaho Nurses Association, volunteered for the American Red Cross and was a member of the Lewiston Jaycettes and St. Anne's Guild at St. Stanislaus Church. After retiring in 1980, she became a member of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, serving for 31 years. In 1950, she married Wallace E. Titus. The marriage ended in 1972. She married Raymond G. Speer on Feb. 12, 1975.
Much of her early retirement was spent traveling around the U.S. and Canada, as well as the Caribbean, Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand.
Barbara spent many summers entertaining family and guests at their vacation home on Lake Coeur d'Alene and their cabin at Wallowa Lake, OR. She enjoyed reading, gardening and relaxing with crossword puzzles.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Raymond; two daughters, Christina Vale (Bob) of Redwood City, CA, and Molly Jensen (Gunnar) of Weippe; and three stepchildren, Paul Speer (Janice) of Memphis, TN, Lorraine Speer Rough (Doug) and Neal Speer (Lori) of Kirkland, WA. Other survivors are her grandson, Harrison Vale, and granddaughter Shayna Dole; and six step-grandchildren, Amanda, Carolyn, Lisa and Tessa Rough, and Jonathan (Tammy) and Trayton Michutka Speer (Brenda); sisters, Pat (Bob) Rugg in North Carolina and Marcella (Mel) Olsen of San Jose, CA; sister-in-law Grace Church of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews and their families. She had a special love for the Church children, Dena (Mark), Doug (Mary), Dave (Laurie), Duane (Brynn) and Dan (Tami); and close friends Naomi, Jackie, Karon and Ruth.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a grandson, Shelby Dole; a brother, Dwight Church; a sister, Helen Hagadone; and a stepson, Gary Speer. Barbara was always a people person who had many friends whom she thought highly of.
Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Cremation has taken place. At her request, no services will be held.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association National Headquarters, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718-3208.
Photo: Barbara Jean Church Speer
Gregory Steven Challinor, 50, Orofino
Gregory Steven Challinor of Orofino passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, on the four-year anniversary of the death of our beloved son, Tyler Steven Challinor. Greg's death was the result of a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 12. Greg was 50.
He was born on July 17, 1963, in Bonners Ferry to Betty and James Challinor and was raised in Libby, MT, where later he was blessed with two wonderful children, Skye and Tyler. He then met the love of his life, Linda, and they got married in 1998 in Roy, UT.
They moved to California, where his beloved children, Kross and Karli, were born. He was working in construction management when he became ill, and they moved to Orofino. He bravely survived a 10-year battle with cancer.
Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellevue University in Nebraska and was currently working on his master's degree.
Greg loved to hunt and fish, a passion which he passed on to all of his children. He loved being with his family and helping others. He was currently involved in NOSDA (No One Should Die Alone).
Greg is survived by his wife, Linda Challinor, Orofino; children, Kross and Karli Challinor, both of Orofino and Skye Hall (Steven) of Couer d'Alene and grandchild, Jaiden; his mother, of Columbia Falls, MT; brothers, Jeffrey (JoAnna) Victor, MT, and Scott (Wendy), Creston, MT; sister, Jamie Crowell (Vince) Columbia Falls; and many nieces and nephews who loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, James; his son, Tyler, and several aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, with a lunch to follow at the Orofino National Guard Armory, U.S. Highway 12.
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been started in the Challinor family name at Lewis Clark Credit Union.
Photo: Gregory Steven Challinor
Robert Lewis Martin, 96, formerly of Orofino, Cavendish
Our earthly father, Robert Lewis Martin, is now in the presence of our Heavenly Father. He quietly and peacefully passed temporarily away from us at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at the age of 96, with his family at his side. His quiet but powerful life has left a most remarkable impression on innumerable persons, but none so great effect as in the lives of four little girls he chose to take as his own.
He was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Warba, MN, to Clemet A. and Grace (Mollins) Martin. The family moved to Wenatchee, WA, when Bob was in fourth grade and he attended schools in Wenatchee, Hermiston, OR, and Sedro-Woolley, WA, and college at Walla Walla University. A day after Pearl Harbor, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he attended Surgical Technician School, served four years as a medic and was honorably discharged in January 1946. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Service Medal and Asiatic Pacific Service Medal.
On Nov. 10, 1956, Bob married Charlotte D. Widdows, who had four little girls ages 3-8. Bob's self-sacrificing, steady, dedicated, committed life proved to be the redeeming grace needed for Charlotte and her girls. His daughters have many fond memories of him that speak of his upright and unique character. Bob had a strong faith and was a dedicated member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He served as elder for many years in the Mount Vernon, WA, and Orofino churches. He kept the churches and church schools warm by providing wood and keeping the fires going. He always had a large garden and loved to share the produce with all his family, friends and neighbors.
Bob worked at the Northern State Hospital in Sedro-Woolley from 1948-1973. He received his licensed practical nursing degree in 1959. He worked at the School for the Deaf in Vancouver, WA, from 1973-74. Then Bob and Charlotte moved to Cavendish, where he worked for his brother-in-law, Loren Stentzel, on his wheat farm from 1975-1977. They then moved to Orofino, where he worked in the Clearwater Valley Nursing Home until he retired in 1981.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte D. Martin.
Bob is survived by his four daughters and their husbands, Judith and Douglas Way of Tillamook, OR, Sherri and Dennis Walley of Federal Way, WA, Kathryn and Gary Anderson and Robin Surprise of Lewiston; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Ruth Stentzel.
The family wishes to thank the dedicated and compassionate staff at Serenity Place and St. Joseph Family Hospice for their loving care and support in his final days.
The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at Mountain View Funeral Home and Crematory, Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Seventh Street and Cedar Avenue, Lewiston.
Memorials may be sent to St. Joseph Family Hospice at 1250 Idaho St., Lewiston, ID 83501.
Photo: Robert Lewis Martin
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston for Diane Marlene Eldridge, 72, who passed away Jan. 3, 2014 at her home in Clarkston, WA.
Diane was born April 5, 1941, to Thomas E. and Dorothy Bateman King at Kendrick. She lived near Southwick and graduated from Kendrick High School in 1959. She married Leonard Eldridge and they spent their early years at the University of Idaho and Washington State University while he earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine.
They lived in Montana and later became partners in the Lewiston Veterinary Clinic, where she worked before they sold their interest in the business. Diane also worked at the Lewiston Livestock Market. She was past president of Nez Perce County Cowbells, a Nez Perce County 4-H leader and held membership in both the Idaho and Washington State Cattlemen's Associations.
Her hobbies included gardening, camping, fishing, carpentry, woodworking and genealogy.
Diane is survived by her husband, Dr. Leonard Eldridge of Clarkston; daughter, Jennifer Eldridge of Clarkston; son, Kenneth Eldridge of Evergreen, CO.; sister, Sarah Swartz of Seattle; stepfather, Harold Silflow of Lewiston; grandsons, Maxwell Eldridge of Evergreen and Thomas Eldridge (Emma Hayward) of Surfer's Paradise Beach, Australia; future great-grandson, Elijah Eldridge; and mother-in-law, Marjorie Eldridge.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heifer International Project www.heifer.org or Washington State Cattlemen's Association, PO Box 96, Ellensburg, WA 98926.
Photo: Diane Marlene Eldridge
Robert M. Donohue, 76, former Orofino school superintendent
Robert M. Donohue, 76, Lewiston, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center due to complications of Parkinson's Disease.
He was born Oct. 30, 1937 to Robert and Erma (Crawford) Donohue at Pierce. He graduated from Orofino High School, attended Lewis Clark Normal School from 1956-1957, Eastern Washington University Cheney, 1957-1959 and University of Guam 1968-1970. He married Lila Rae Packer Aug. 17, 1959. Lila died Jan. 10, 2008. Bob was a teacher at Clearwater Valley School District, George Washington High School in Guam, Kamiah High School Principal, Mullan School District Superintendent and Orofino School District Superintendent where he retired in 1993.
Bob was a Clearwater Hospital Board Member, member of the Catholic Church, Idaho State School Superintendent's Association and a member of the Elk's. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
He is survived by his daughter, Cathleen Donohue; sons, Joseph Donohue and Russel Donohue; sister, Patricia Cooper (Norm); brother, Jack Donohue (Betty); grandchildren, Neil Haley, Katie Haley and Audrey Donohue and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lila; father and mother-in-law, Connie Packer and Audrey Packer; brother, Art Donohue; and parents, Erma and Robert T. Donohue.
A funeral service will be held Fri. Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. at Malcolm's Brower Wann Funeral Home with burial to follow at Normal Hill Cemetery. A dinner will be held at the Clarkston Event Center, 841 6th St.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Parkinson's Foundation or a charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank all of Bob's caregivers for their excellent care.
Photo: Robert M. Donohue
Robert M. Donohue, 76, formerly of Orofino
Robert M. Donohue, 76, Lewiston, and formerly of Orofino, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2014.
Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. at Malcolm's Brower Wann Funeral Home, 1711 18th St., Lewiston. Burial will follow at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston. At 4 p.m. there will be a reception at the Clarkston Event Center, 841 7th St., Clarkston, WA.
Amado J. Cruz, M.D., 86, Kamiah
Amado J. Cruz, M.D., 86, Kamiah, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood.
Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.
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