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Kenneth L. "Kenny" Wexler, 69, helped build Bald Mountain ski shack

Kenneth Leland Wexler, our beloved grandfather, father, brother, and best friend, passed away on Dec. 29, 2013, a beautiful soul, fulfilled, had become weary, striving against gradual heart failure.

Kenny was born May 24, 1944, to Clifford and Eileen Wexler, of Pullman, WA, their youngest son, raised on the family farm with his two older brothers, Wayne and Fred.

From early on, Ken proved to be a masterful heavy equipment operator. He began driving at age 4, honing his skills in an old army jeep on the back roads of the Palouse, around the barnyard, and into the chicken coop. After a bit more practice, at age 6, Kenny was able to join the rest of the family on the harvest crew.

Dreaming of casual summers of leisure and play, Kenny and his brothers worked hard, learning the value of an honest day's work, family duty, pride in service to others, and respect for the fruits of their labors. Life on the farm was nonetheless exciting and sibling rivalries abounded, plots were weaved and foiled, battles fought, but inevitably the scales tipped; the youngest brother had grown strong.

Ken graduated from Pullman High School in 1962, a spectacular and talented athlete, champion wrestler, and formidable football player. He walked-on as a Washington State University Cougar, where he studied Kinesiology, and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Ken lived at home while in college, and continued to work on the family farm, eventually leaving school to partner with his brother Fred in excavation and construction, where they designed and built houses, apartment complexes and subdivisions.

Ken's leisure time led him to Casey's Dance Hall in the Lewiston/Clarkston valley, where he met Jean Ann Matteson, and fell deeply in love. The couple was married on Nov. 12, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Lewiston, and built a new home in Pullman, WA, where they had two children, a son Shaun, and daughter, Shelley. The family enjoyed snow skiing and water skiing, spending summers on the Snake River, and winters at Bald Mountain Ski Area, where he helped build their Ski Patrol Shack, and joined the National Ski Patrol.

Ken began a new career with Poe Asphalt Paving, running equipment as an operating engineer, and crew foreman. The family moved to Lewiston in 1974, and together during the winter months of 1976, built a new home in the Clarkston heights. Ken and Jean Ann were divorced in 1979. Ken continued to live in Clarkston with his son, Shaun. He quickly progressed in his career, becoming the local manager and estimator for the company, and eventually took over as general manager of the Pullman branch. Ken's commitment to honesty, quality workmanship, and efficiency was apparent. He was always friendly, his coworkers greatly respected and admired him, and the company thrived under his expertise.

But for decades, Ken had quietly dreamt of owning his own company, and in 1994, he resigned, and founded Quad-Cities Construction, Inc., which in spite of fierce competition, quickly grew into a prosperous and respected company, which he operated until 2000. He owned three asphalt plants, fleets of trucks and heavy equipment, with several crews, at its peak employing over 150 full-time union workers. He was a man of integrity, honored with several industry awards for quality and workmanship, and took great pride in every aspect of his business, contracting with the public, as well as city, county, state and federal agencies.

Ken was an expert powder skier, and had adopted Brundage Mountain, in McCall, ID, as his weekend winter home. He travelled to other ski resorts to test his prowess on their steepest-and-deepest, and enjoyed helicopter skiing in the backcountry. His favorite run was directly beneath the chairlift in the bumps and powder; seen from anywhere on the mountain, everyone knew it was Kenny. As a skier, his strong style and fluid form was impeccable, a beautiful sight to behold. Many friends were taught to ski the powder by Ken.

His circle of friends was vast, his smile always beaming and infectious. Ken and his friends met daily for workouts, which he enjoyed immensely. He was an avid bodybuilder and weightlifter, and regular fixture around the gym, up until two months before his death.

Ken is survived by his brothers, Fred Wexler and Wayne Wexler; son, Shaun Wexler, daughter-in-law, Mia, and grandson, Ozzy Wexler; his daughter, Shelley Boyer, son-in-law Jeff Boyer, and granddaughter Hadley Boyer. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at Kimball Funeral Home, in Pullman, WA, with brief graveside procession to follow.

Ken's memorial celebration will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2, from 12 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at the Quality Inn, in Clarkston, WA. Kenny tremendously enjoyed his Superbowl parties, and had recently remodeled his home in excitement for this year's event. In his honor, we are hosting a couch party, and bringing his living room with us! Friends and family are invited to attend and watch the Superbowl in grand fashion, in high-definition and surround-sound, with munchies and a no-host bar provided. Bring your couch along, and join in his celebration! Ken will be greatly missed, and would want his friends to enjoy themselves, as he loved everyone dearly.

An online guest book is at www.kimballfh.com.

Photo: Kenneth Leland Wexler

Virgil McIntosh, 87, Weippe

A good man lost his life Dec. 29, 2013. Virgil McIntosh will be remembered as a kind and loving man by all who knew him. He was a happy person who brightened the lives of everyone he came in contact with.

Virgil was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Sprague River, OR. He grew up in the Browns Creek area between Pierce and Weippe. As a young man, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Suwannee (CVE-27) as a boiler tech during the Second World War. He toured Nagasaki a few weeks after it was destroyed by an atomic bomb. He didn't often talk about his experiences during the war. When pressed, he would tell stories of his ship being hit by a kamikaze pilot and of the near total destruction of Nagasaki. One of the things that amazed him was how big metal lathes were reduced to globs of metal even though they were a long way from the blast site.

After the war, Virgil returned to Idaho, where he worked in the woods and in sawmills with his brothers and father. During this time he married Jean Welsh, who bore him four children, James, Cory, Tracy and Adam. Virgil and Jean moved to the Oregon Coast in the late '50s, where he began working in shingle mills. He was a member of the Shingle Weavers' union from the '60s to the early '80s, when it dissolved. Virgil lost Jean to cancer in 1970. He married Carolyn Burkett and moved to Forks, WA, in 1974. They were divorced in 1975. Virgil then married Clarice Eddy and lived in Port Angeles, WA, for a short time before they divorced. The shingle industry was dying, so Virgil decided to return to Idaho. In Weippe, he met and married Louella Jacobson. They were happily married for many years. During this time, they spent their summers working for the U.S. Forest Service at Canyon Work Center. Louella died of cancer in 2004. Virgil then married Virginia McIntosh, whom he cherished until his death on Dec. 29, 2013.

Virgil was preceded in death by his father, King; mother Esther; brothers, Charlie and Cliff; and wives Jean, Carolyn and Louella. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; brothers, Leonard and Don; sons, James, Cory and Adam; daughter, Tracy; stepson, Dale; stepdaughters, Wilma and Laura; grandsons, Adam, Michael, Daniel and Gaspare; granddaughters, Jennifer, Erin and Tara; and great-granddaughter, Dezirae.

His memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Funeral Home. A covered-dish meal will be held at the funeral home after the service.

Photo: Virgil McIntosh

Freda Jean Aiken, 80, Orofino

Freda Jean Aiken, 80, Orofino, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at her home.

Memorial services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Philip Leon Jensen, 61, Lenore

Philip Leon Jensen died in an automobile accident near his home in Lenore. He was pronounced dead on Dec. 20, 2013.

Phil was born Nov. 18, 1952, in Pasco, WA, to Leon T. Jensen and Rose M. (Kirk) Jensen.

He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1971. He worked for Poe Asphalt in road construction for 31 years, and retired in 2008.

After retirement, Phil traveled to Alaska on a fishing trip with his father, brothers and nephew. After retirement he was devoted to spending time and taking care of his father, Leon, and his dog, Billy.

Phil loved all things of nature, large and small, plants and animals alike. His home on the Clearwater River was his labor of love. Bird watching, gardening, fishing, woodworking and landscaping were just a few of his passions.

Phil also had many friendships that were spread far and wide. A common thread among these friends was the positive and loving effect that he had in all of their lives.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He is survived by his father, Leon (Swede) Jensen; and his brothers, David and wife, Lloydeen, of Spokane, and Daniel and wife, Carla, of Lewiston; aunt, Ella Mae Watson; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Jensen; and his sister, Vivian Lee Kiele.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston.

Photo: Philip Leon Jensen

Leona B. Bridges, 83

Leona B. Bridges of Clarkston, WA, died after an extended battle with cancer Dec. 25, 2013, at home, surrounded by her family.

She was born June 8, 1930, in Enterprise, OR, to Thomas and Alice (Neiman) O'Malley. She attended school in Joseph, OR and Lewiston. Leona married Herbert D. Bridges on Aug. 7, 1949. They had 47 wonderful years together before he passed in 1996.

Leona's main love was spending time with her family. She loved gardening, playing cards, traveling and fishing.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Thompson and Sue Leonard, both of Clarkston, and Diana (David) Olson of Elk River; son, Jim (Mary) Bridges of Caldwell; granddaughters, Rhonda Taylor and Amanda (Tracey) Mulalley, and grandsons, Troy (Jennifer) Clark, Tim (Penny) Skinner, Scott Thompson and Kyle (Amy) Thompson. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Bridges; parents Thomas and Alice O'Malley; brother, Tom O'Malley; and sister, Alice Johnson.

Viewing will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, located at 920 21st Ave. in Lewiston. A memorial service will take place there at 11 a.m. Monday, with a covered-dish dinner following, at the Senior Center on Sixth Street in Clarkston. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guest book at www.vassar-rawls.com.

We love you, mom. You will always be our Christmas angel.

Photo: Leona B. Bridges

Shirley Estelle Spiva, 91, Orofino

Shirley Estelle Spiva, 91, Orofino, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was born Aug. 3, 1922 in Santa Rosa, CA, to Harold and Stella Hutchins. She married Harry Ewing, Jr. They were divorced. She later married Cliff Spiva.

Shirley was a LVN (licensed vocational nurse) for 30 years practicing in area hospitals and clinics near Sonora, CA. She loved every minute she spent nursing.

She enjoyed tennis, softball, and backpacking. She was also very creative, enjoying gardening and oil painting. She enjoyed building and flying remote control airplanes with Cliff.

Shirley moved to Orofino in 2003. She is known to her neighbors as the woman that was always working in her yard. She had many kind neighbors who helped "keep an eye out for her."

Shirley is survived by her sister, Dorothy "Edrie" Woolley of Napa, CA; daughters, Donna Holland of Powers, OR, Geri Goldsberry and Jeannie Hodges, both of Orofino; nine grandchildren: Jim (#1), Jeff, Joe, Dan, Mike, Kim, Karyn, John and Heidi; numerous great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Wilger Hutchins. Also preceding her in death on Dec. 16 was her Lhasa Apso dog named SiSi (her devoted friend and housemate of 17 years)

She was passionate about her work and her hobbies. She loved her family dearly. She taught them much about life and will be missed beyond words.

May she rest in peace. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Photos: Shirley Estelle Spiva

Eugene Julius Tarola, 97, formerly of Orofino, Elk River

Eugene Julius Tarola, 97, of Lewiston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Eugene was born in Elk River on Aug. 16, 1916, to Julius and Nina (Wylie) Tarola. He took his first flying lesson in 1931 and continued to fly throughout his life. He graduated from Orofino High School in 1933. He was a clerk in the Orofino Post Office until early 1941 when he joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He served until late 1945 in the Central Pacific and Asiatic areas during World War II, reaching the rank of master sergeant. Upon his return from the service, he purchased the Richfield Service Station in Lewiston and operated it for five years. Eugene married Margaret Englehardt on May 22, 1949, and they raised five children. After he sold the service station, he joined Empire Airlines, followed by West Coast Airlines and then Air-West as a station agent at the Lewiston airport. During this time he was also active in the Civil Air Patrol for a total of 14 years, serving as squadron commander and lieutenant colonel. Then in 1967, Eugene joined the Vo-Tech staff at Lewis-Clark State College as maintenance supervisor, from which he retired in 1981. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge 896, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles Nez Perce Aerie 631 and Lewis Clark Engine Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Tarola; and his brother, David Tarola. He is survived by his five children, Diane Tarola, Joanne (Dan) Speck, Wayne Tarola, Cynthia Tarola all of Lewiston and Elizabeth (Rick) Servatius of Scottsdale, AZ. Surviving relatives also include his brother, Robert (Patricia) Tarola of Arlington, TX; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Mountain View Funeral Home, Seventh Street and Cedar Avenue, Lewiston. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Photo: Eugene Julius Tarola

James S. Everett, 60, former Jaype worker

Jim Everett, 60, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home in Clarkston, WA having lost his battle with cancer.

Jim was born Nov. 30, 1953, to Stanley Curtis Everett and Virginia Mae Cross in Seattle. He moved to Lewiston in the late 1960s and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1972. He worked at Clearwater Paper for 40 years, beginning in 1973 at Jaype Mill in Pierce, and then was transferred to Potlatch Corp. in Lewiston. He was proud to receive his 40-year commendation this year.

He was first married in 1972 to Cathy Finnell and had two children, John and Angie Everett. They later divorced. He and Linda Peterson had a daughter, Crystal Everett, in 1993, who arrived on his 40th birthday. They also later divorced. He and Kelly Barton met in May of 2000 at the Overtime Tavern in Lewiston and were married Nov. 3, 2003.

Jim loved fishing in particular, but also loved camping, hunting and the great outdoors. He loved spending time with his grandkids, Austin, Brady, Kasi, Gerrian, Urijah and Kadence. His brother, Jerry, has lost his best friend and, most of all, his big brother and fishing buddy. He will be lost without him.

Jim is survived by his wife and soulmate, Kelly; son, John Everett and wife, Erin; daughters, Angie and Crystal Everett; stepchildren Justin, Brandon and Andrew; also by his brother, Jerry Everett and wife, Barb; sister, Debbie Hobdey and husband Alan; stepmother, Verna Jean Gove and husband, Bob; and extended family, Brian Everett, Sue Clark, Nick Cross, Gregory Cross and Vickie Brandt. He is also survived by his dogs, Ivan, Rudy and his baby, Claire.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, John N. Cross.

The family has chosen cremation and a celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ketch Pen at the Lewiston Roundup grounds, followed by a covered-dish dinner. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Photo: James S. Everett

Leonard Orville Knotts, 75, formerly of Orofino

Oct. 1, 1938 - Nov. 28, 2013
Brookdale, CA San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County

'Infamous Leonard'died of lung cancer at home attended in his last weeks with full-time care by his beloved son, David, as well as hospice, and supporting long-time friends. He is also survived by foster mom, Flo; brother, James; sister, Helen; and numerous relatives and friends.

Len will be remembered here in the valley by his 'gold-bug' VW and his friendly wave, his sense of humor, for over 30 years of his residence here. Len's greatest gift to all he met and knew was as a practical philosopher, who always questioned 'given assumptions' in the spirit of the counterculture and applied them to his life's decisions as a master creative cabinetmaker, printer for the Santa Cruz Sentinel for 30 years, homeowner/repairer, genealogist, loving father and loving friend also to many in Orofino, ID, Pomeroy, WA, and Effie, MN.

He will be both remembered and missed as an original, unique person who added to everyone's life, mostly with humor at the inconsistencies of artifact culture, but also in the daily events of fallible humans and natural events. His humor reflected his ability to not waste time wringing hands over disasters: when his home was damaged in the mudslides of '82, he put up a sign saying 'split level home -half-split, half-level'! When a tree fell removing a roof, he put up a sign saying 'open house'. In both cases, he simply rebuilt it.

Leonard was born in Effie, MN, son of Leonard and Irene Knotts. He moved with foster parents Flo and Pete Phillips to Orofino Idaho at a young age, where he completed most of his schooling. Then off he went to Washington State College (not University until 1959) before entering the Army National Guard. Having first worked as a "printer's devil" at the weekly Clearwater Tribune in Orofino ID, he followed this trade at the Pullman Herald while at WSC and throughout his life. Sometimes as itinerate printer, working as far away as Australia at his trade, before completing his career at the Santa Cruz Sentinel in 2006. In his lifetime printing technology changed radically, from the Linotype hot metal letterpress system of the Gutenberg era to modern, computer generated photocomposition and offset lithography. Len mastered it all.

He requested that his 'celebration of life as a blast' be completed by 'blasting his cremated remains out of a small cannon in Effie, MN?as a last glorious blast'.

Photo: Leonard Orville Knotts

Michael J. Monaghan, 51, Orofino

Michael J. Monaghan, Orofino, was born on Jan. 13, 1962 to Joe and Ruth Monaghan. Mike passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 near Alamo, ND in a vehicle accident (semi- rollover).

Mike grew up in Orofino and was a 12-year senior, graduating from Orofino High School in 1980. He was a stand out on the football team during that four-year period, earning the respect from his fellow players as a triple threat that could run, pass, or catch the ball. He was noted as passing being his favorite.

After high school Mike joined the Army, spending a few years overseas in Germany, earning the rank of E-4 before his discharge. Afterwards he came home to take care of his mother and worked locally until her passing.

Mike acquired a CDL and drove locally for Finke Logging before going to work in North Dakota for Profrac, where he had worked for about four years at the time of his passing.

Mike was a good man and a true friend who was loved by many. You could always count on a smile, a laugh or a hand from Mike if you needed it. He loved hunting, fishing and just about any outdoor activity. His recent purchase of a Harley and a trip to Sturgis this past summer was a long time dream of Mike's.

His love for sports never took a backseat, though, the Patriots being his favorite NFL team. He usually followed everything-basketball, baseball, and of course, football. If you wanted to know how a team was doing or how someone was doing, you could just ask Mike.

He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his son, Danial Mathis; niece, Cathy Clark; granddaughter, Jayden Marie Lynn Monaghan; grandson, RJae Lee Praest; his faithful dog, Socks; and friends too many to list.

Mike has been cremated and a celebration of life and potluck will be held at The Shotglass Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m. A military ceremony (21 gun salute) will be scheduled and announced at a later date.

Anyone wishing to help out or make a donation can contact Mike Thacker at 476-3630 (UMF Motorcycle Club).

Photo: Michael J. Monaghan

Michael Brent 'Mike' Richardson, 75, Lenore

Michael Brent (Mike) Richardson, 75, of Lenore, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Orofino Nov. 17, 1937 to Edith (Ball) and Omer Richardson. He graduated from Orofino High School in 1956. He married Carol Brown on June 1, 1964 and they made their home in Orofino with their two daughters. They were together for 35 years until her untimely death in October of 1999.

Mike served in the Armed Forces after high school, but was drawn back to the place he loved so much. He earned his keep driving about anything, primarily a logging truck for many years in the Clearwater area, as well as construction on the Dworshak Dam, and with many companies on highway and road construction throughout the Northwest area.

He loved the outdoors as a young child and grew up fishing, hunting, and camping in the Clearwater. He also had the athletic ability to do most sports, however baseball was his true passion. He loved everything about the sport and rarely missed watching or listening to any games available.

In his later years, he took solitude in the ranch home he grew to love and the nature that surrounded him. He had a green thumb and took pride in his garden, growing an abundance to share with others. At the end of a hard working day he could always be found sitting with his best friend, his dog, and enjoying the view in front of him.

Mike is survived by two children: Noelle Sharrai, her husband, Adam, and two children, Jane and Jess, of Valdez, AK; and Rena Pearson, her husband, Ken, and two children, Jon Henry and Helena, of Harrison Lake. His long time companion, Harlene Martin, of Lenore, also survives him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Judy; and wife.

A celebration of his life will be held at the VFW building at 330 Michigan Ave. in Orofino on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. Please bring your favorite dish for a potluck, any pictures you would like to share, and come join us in remembering our father and friend, Mike.

All are welcome, and in lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the animal shelter of your choice.

Photos: Michael Brent 'Mike" Richardson

Leo Robinett, 68, Stites

Leo Robinett, 68, of Stites passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at his home.

Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at The Life Center, Highway 12, Kamiah.

A covered dish dinner will follow at the Kooskia Community Center. Arrangements are entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

Tanjee Goodrich, 49, Pierce

Tanjee Goodrich, 49, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, after a valiant fight to recover from multiple brain hemorrhages. Her strong will to live and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through the past couple of weeks until she was able to rest in peace.

Tanjee was born on Nov. 15, 1964, to Tom and Jane Snyder of Pierce. She graduated valedictorian of Timberline High School Class of 1983. She later attended and graduated from Lewis Clark State College. She worked as a teacher's aid at Timberline Schools at the time of her death.

Throughout her life, she maintained a sweet, caring and loving demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant nurturing, love and faith. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling and laughter, will never be forgotten.

Her surviving family members are numerous, but mainly include: husband of 29 1/2 years: Dan Goodrich of Pierce; two children, Britney and husband, Abram Summerfield, of Kamiah, and Taylor Goodrich of Pierce; father, Tom Snyder of Lewiston; sister, Anjee and husband, Bob Toothaker, of Winchester.

Surviving in-laws include: Dan and Patty Goodrich, Ray and LeAnne Goodrich, Mel and Marlene Goodrich and Lisa Ensman. In addition, many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews too numerous to list but loved just the same.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Jane Snyder; grandparents, Daniel and Catherine Kiely and Bernard and Wilma Snyder, and brother in-law, Rob Goodrich.

A Memorial Service will be held at Timberline High School, Weippe, on Friday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a.m. with a potluck dinner immediately following in the school cafeteria.

The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support during this extremely difficult time.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Tanjee Goodrich

Robert A.T. Lineberry, 15, Pierce

Robert A.T. Lineberry 15, Pierce, went into the Arms of Our Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. He was born July 6, 1998.

Robert was raised in the Weippe/Pierce community. He attended Weippe Elementary School and the Timberline schools, where he had a huge group of loving supporters.

Robert had a deep love for animals especially his pack of Basset hounds. He enjoyed fishing, riding bikes, swimming, skipping rocks, baseball, sledding, snowball fights, shooting hoops and constructing many projects. He always enjoyed eating and recently developed a real interest in cooking.

Robert had a deep connection with his friends young and old. He had a servant's heart; always quick to lend a helping hand.

Robert was very involved in his church and had a passion for sharing about God with others. Until we can be with you again you will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.

Robert is survived by his parents, Wes and Macky Lineberry; his brothers, Josh Eastman and Colby Lineberry; and his sister, Asia Eastman; his grandparents: Gaylon and Evelyn Warford, Jim and Debby Santella, Bill and Ruth Young and Maryann Lineberry; numerous aunts and uncles; many cousins along with extended family and close friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his Grandpa Jim Lineberry.

Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. the Pierce Community Center with burial at Pierce Cemetery.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Robert A.T. Lineberry

Robert 'Bob' Smith, Sr., 54, formerly of Orofino

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Mr. Robert 'Bob' Smith, Sr. ( HMCS/E-8-US Navy Ret), 54, of Moselle, MS.

He died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at his residence.

Burial will be in Connecticut State Veteran Cemetery with military honors.

Bob was born on Feb. 9, 1959 in Laurel, MS and graduated in 1977 from Orofino High School. He loved competing in sports, beginning with little league baseball to high school football and track and field which he broke several records and held for a number of years. Before joining the US Navy, Bob worked briefly as a logger in Idaho. After 24 years of dedicated service to his country, he retired while stationed in Groton, CT.

A couple of years later, he returned to Mississippi where he started his own woodworking business. For him it was a labor of love while he could. Bob touched many lives throughout his life and career and we will all miss him greatly. We are very grateful to UMC Hospital and Cancer Institute in Jackson, Forrest General Hospital & Cancer Center, and FGH Hospice for their love, support, and caring staff.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Silva Smith of Moselle, MS; parents, Neil C. and Mae Pool Smith of Moselle, MS; one son, R. 'Neil' Smith, Jr. of Montpelier, VT; one daughter, Amanda R. Smith of Fairfield, CT; one sister, Renee Cleveland of Clayton, WA; one brother, Glenn Smith of Moselle, MS; and one granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors.org or Forrest General Hospice.

Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS is in charge of arrangements.

Photo: Robert 'Bob' Smith, Sr.

Paul W. Stuk, 53, Peck

On Dec. 1, 2013, Paul left this Earth and into the arms of his Savior and Loving Father. Paul was born April 3, 1960, to Leo and Dorothy Stuk at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA. Paul was raised in Peck with six other brothers and sisters. He graduated from Lapwai High School in 1978. After graduation, he attended college at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

Paul worked on the family farm for many years before becoming a construction millwright worker. In 2002, he became employed as machine operator at Clearwater Paper in Lewiston.

Paul married Brenda Montambo Stuk in 1982. They were blessed with their only child, a son, Travis Paul Stuk, in 1985.

Paul enjoyed gold mining, poker, bingo, camping, fishing, road trips and was very passionate about his political beliefs. But all of these came second to the loves of his life, which were his two granddaughters, Carmen and Lilly. He cherished every minute with them.

Paul is survived by his wife, Brenda at the family home; his son, Travis and wife Christiane and their two daughters; two sisters, Linda Meacham and Lisa Ruldolph; four brothers, Leo (Bud) Stuk, Steve Stuk, Donny Stuk, and Dave Stuk; many nieces and nephews, along with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Dorothy Stuk; and in-laws Russell and Joan Montambo.

At Paul's wishes, there will be no funeral service, but a memorial dinner will be held honoring Paul's life at 1 p.m. Friday at the Teweepuu Community Center, 3402 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino.

Photo: Paul W. Stuk

Jasper Ross Avery, 78, formerly of Orofino

Jasper Ross Avery of Moscow died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. He was 78.

Jasper was born Feb. 16, 1935 at Lewiston to Clyde L. and Mary E. (Jasper) Avery. He grew up and attended school at Orofino, graduating from high school there. He enrolled at the University of Idaho and continued driving truck for his father's business, Star Motor Freight to work his way through college. After high school, he married Dorothy Choate, later divorcing.

Following his graduation from the UI in 1957 as a mechanical engineer, he took a position with Westinghouse in Pittsburg, PA. The family returned to Moscow in 1959 when he took a professorship in the Mechanical Engineering Department, retiring in 1999 after 40 years of teaching. Professor Avery was a member of "The Golden I Club", as a 50 year graduate of UI. He was also a member of the Society of Mechanical Engineers, active in the First Presbyterian Church in Moscow, enjoyed traveling with the Northwest Travelers RV Club and square dancing.

In 1977 he and Louise (Ward) Cummins were married in Spokane. She survives at their Moscow home. Also surviving are his sons, Dale Avery of Yuma, AZ and Don Avery of Sparks, NV; his sister, Nancy Fish of Taylorsville, UT; and step-children, Les Cummins of Oak Harbor, WA, Dick Nordlund of Davenport, WA and Jerri Richardson of Lake Stevens, WA along with six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Theresa Patterson, a granddaughter, Karen Nordlund and a daughter-in-law, Carmen Avery.

A memorial service will held be Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Moscow with a reception immediately following. A short inurnment will precede the service at the Moscow Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Jasper R. Avery Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Fund, 875 Perimiter Dr., MS 3147, Moscow, ID 83843, or to the Moscow Food Bank, P.O. Box 9106, Moscow, ID 83843.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.

Photo: Jasper Ross Avery

Arthur 'Art' Edward Kerzman, 95, Weippe

Arthur 'Art' Edward Kerzman, longtime resident of Weippe, passed away peacefully in the arms of the Lord Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston, where he resided since May of this year.

Art was born Oct. 1, 1918, to Andrew and Matilda Kerzman (Swanson), on a farm outside Roseglen, ND. He was the third of five children, Roy, Leo, Art, Elmer and Mae.

As a youngster, Art went to school through the eighth grade, as was common in that day, and stayed home to work with his family on the farm, raising turkeys and helping his mother with her large garden. In his spare time, he rode his pony over the North Dakota prairies and became interested in trapping fur-bearing animals to earn extra money for the family.

During the Depression in 1939, Art rode a freight train west as far as Coeur d'Alene to look for work, and thus began a lifelong love of the mountains and trees. A rancher in the area picked Art out of eight other men because he had the most calluses on his hands. Art proved to be a good worker for the rancher, but he returned to North Dakota in about a year because the work was not steady and he missed his family.

In 1942, Art married Opal Margaret Ostby. They made their home in Minot, N.D., and their daughter, Sharron Mae Kerzman, was born in 1943. The couple divorced in a while, and Art retained custody of Sharron. Because Art had to work, he placed Sharron with his cousin, Marie House Fix, who had two daughters of her own.

Art joined the U.S. Navy in 1945, and was honorably discharged in 1947. He was a gunner on the supply ship the USS George B. Porter, which served in the South Pacific area. He was very proud to care for and use the machine gun to protect the freedom of our country, though you never heard him brag about it.

After the war, Art returned to North Dakota and his family. Marie, her parents and the three girls had to sell their farm so the Garrison Dam could be built. Art suggested they all move to Idaho, so in 1948 they loaded up, lock, stock and barrel in their old jalopy and settled in Orofino.

Art began working in the logging industry and found his niche in life. He was everything from a pond monkey at the Potlatch Corp. mill in Lewiston to a log truck driver for Carl Nelson out of the Weippe/Pierce area. He loved his work.

In 1950, Art met and fell in love with Dorothy Blyler Millward, a divorcee with two daughters. They were married in January 1951, and by 1958 two more girls had been added to the family.

From 1954 to 1965, the family lived in the Upper Fords Creek area in Orofino. They bought some land high up on the hillside overlooking Orofino, and he began the daunting task of building a three-story house from scratch. It took 10 years, then sadly, due to an illness in the family, they had to sell it and move to Kamiah. The house still stands today and some lucky family is enjoying that beautiful view.

Art loved being outdoors, not only for working, but for hunting and fishing. He got his elk 13 years in a row, and many deer, too. Going on fishing picnics was a favorite pastime of the entire family.

In 1971, Art, Dorothy and their youngest daughter, Robin, moved to Weippe. Art continued working, fishing and hunting in the area. Orogrande Creek on the North Fork was his favorite fishing spot.

Dorothy passed away in 1995 and Art continued living in Weippe, enjoying life in the small community he loved. Art and Robin were pool champions two years in a row in the late 1990s.

Due to failing physical strength, Art moved to the Veterans Home in Lewiston six months ago, but his heart remained in his cabin in Weippe and he longed for those days again where he could sit at his table and tinker with some project he was working on and watch "Wheel of Fortune" and NASCAR racing.

Art was preceded in death by his parents, all siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as his wife, Dorothy, and daughter Sharron Marcell (2012).

He is survived by his daughters, Pat Rencehausen of Kamiah, Cathy Skiles of Lewiston, Rita Norton (Richard) of Missoula, MT, and Robin Allen of Cantwell, AK. He is survived by 14 grandchildren, Pete (Teri) Rencehausen of Phoenix, AZ, Kathy Palmer of Moscow, Tony Skiles of Pierce, Penni Azevado of Lewiston, Nikki Roeder of Orofino, Jakki Profitt of Otis Orchards, Wash., Shannon (Lonnie) Simpson of Orofino, Andy (Angela) Norton of Moscow, Richard (Kris) Norton, of Spokane Valley, WA, Charity Norton of Missoula, MT, Ben Norton of San Francisco, Marcie (Kelly) Teed of Bonney Lake, WA, Meagan (Phillip) McNich of Vancouver, WA, and Sam (Lisa) Allen of Twin Falls; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Art has chosen to be cremated. A memorial service and celebration of his independent spirit was held Friday at the IOOF Hall in Weippe.

Photo: Arthur 'Art' Edward Kerzman

Edward Dean Smith, 59, formerly of Orofino

Edward Dean Smith, age 59, passed away Nov. 25th, 2013.

He was born April 25, 1954 and grew up in Orofino. He presently resided in Dalton Gardens.

He is survived by his wife Pamela; and their children, Heather and her spouse Cory, Benjamin and his spouse Jennifer, Olevia and her spouse Joshua, Justin and his spouse Hillary, and Ruby. He was also the proud grandfather of 8 (and 1 on the way) beautiful grandchildren. His siblings include sisters, Diane, Kris, and brothers, Mike, Rob, and Stephan. His cousin-sisters include, Sharon, Shirley, and Christy. He is also a beloved uncle to many, many nieces and nephews.

He worked at Home Depot over 10 years and at Atlas Building Center for 25 years before that. If anyone had any questions about construction, Ed was the man to ask. Ed was a big man with a big smile, big hugs, and a big, deep voice made for soothing crying babies or duets in the kitchen with his children. Some of the color and music is gone from the world, leaving a 6'4" void in his friends' and families' lives. He was as generous of a man as there ever was. He loved life, he loved his family, and he loved taking care of people. His greatest passion was his children and playing with his grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d' Alene Chapel, 744 N. Fourth St.

The Yates Funeral Homes web site is available for online condolences at: http://www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.

Photo: Edward Dean Smith

Allen Paul Slickpoo, 84, Orofino

Allen Paul Slickpoo Sr., 84, of Orofino, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is in charge of arrangements.

David Paul Daniels, 50, born in Orofino

David Paul Daniels of Juliaetta passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, with his family by his side. David was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and good friend.

David was born June 30, 1963, to Cecil Daniels and Vivian Allman in Orofino. He graduated from Lapwai High School. After high school, he enjoyed his career as a logger. He had hopes and dreams of going back to logging and never gave up his commercial driver's license. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, finding mushrooms and watching the stars at night. He especially loved watching lightning storms with his daughters and wife.

David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Janice Daniels at their home in Juliaetta; his daughters, Amanda (Raymond) Hasenoehrl and Keri (Michael) Daniels; and grandson Kegan Stalder. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry Daniels.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kendrick Grange Hall, with a covered-dish meal to follow.

Photo: David Paul Daniels

Scherline Sara-Dawn McIntosh, 19, Orofino

At 19 years old, Schreline Sara-Dawn McIntosh follows her path to Heaven accompanied by her unborn son, Aiden James Easom.

Schreline was born Feb. 2, 1994 in Lewiston and passed away while sleeping at her parent's home in Orofino on Nov. 13, 2013; due to hidden heart complications (her heart was too big). Schreline was 8 ? months pregnant with Aiden who will be cradled by his mother on their Heavenward path.

Schreline was caring, lively and spirited and will be painfully missed by her family, friends, co-workers as well as any one who knew her.

Schreline was preceded into death by her close grandmother, Betty McIntosh, and Linda Easom (the mother of her fianc?) and her soon to be father-in-law, Charles (Pokey) Easom, who passed away only a couple weeks prior.

She leaves behind a large list of survivors: her father, Donald E. McIntosh; mother, Kimberly S. (Willis) McIntosh; sister, April McIntosh; brothers, Darrion and Taylor McIntosh; grandfathers, Don McIntosh and Larry Willis; grandmother, Phyllis Willis; fianc?, Jamie Easom; and a large host of close uncles, aunts and cousins who will miss her sorely.

A public viewing will be held at the Pine Hills Funeral Chapel on Monday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A service will be held at the same site following the viewing, starting at 1 p.m.

The family is accepting calls and you may contact Don McIntosh at (208) 827-2467 or Kim McIntosh at (208) 827-2622 to express condolences, make donations, or if you have any questions.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arraignments.

Photo: Schreline Sara-Dawn McIntosh

Charlotte Jeannette Gillespie Choate, 71, formerly of Orofino

Charlotte Jeannette Gillespie Choate, a retired teacher, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Boise. She was 71.

Charlotte was born Aug. 9, 1942 in Orofino to Clyde John Gillespie and Cleo Jenkins Gillespie. She grew up in Sunnyside/Lenore on her family farm. She graduated from Orofino High School in 1960 as the salutatorian.

Her interests included travel, baking, reading, gardening and being a great mother and grandmother. During the course of her lifetime she traveled throughout the United States as well as to England, Israel, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, Germany, Spain, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, France and Canada. She was never happier than when she was traveling with her family.

She moved to Meridian in 2005 and worked in the Meridian School District.

She is survived by her daughters: Cindee Williams and her husband, Verlin, of Auburn, WA, Cherri Choate Tom and husband, Randall, of San Ramon, CA and Christa Snyder and her husband, Theodore, of Meridian; her grandchildren: Courtnee Williams, Joshua Snyder, Rebecca Snyder and Casey Tom; her mother, Cleo Jenkins Gillespie; and her siblings: Clyde Gillespie Jr. and Carolyn Turner.

Her Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Legacy Church, 1507 N. Meridian Rd in Meridian. The family is planning another Celebration of Life of service in Northern Idaho in the coming months.

Flowers are welcome, but in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Easter Seals, Attn: Online Giving Coordinator 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606. Remembrances may be left for Charlotte's family at www.AccentFuneral.com. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home.

Charlotte was an amazing woman who was dedicated to her family and to her Christian faith. Her resilience and strength were inspirational. She touched many lives with her generosity and her loving nature. Her family will miss her presence and her love every day.

Photo: Charlotte Jeannette Gillespie Choate

Michael Brent Richardson, 75, Lenore

Michael Brent Richardson of Lenore passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at his home. He was 75. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Selah Mae Hooper, 77, Orofino

Mrs. Selah Mae Hooper, 77 of Orofino passed away at her home Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

There will be a public viewing Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel, Orofino.

The funeral will follow Saturday, Nov. 16 at Lemley Funeral Chapel in Sedro-Woolley, WA at 1 p.m.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Edna Cash, 60, born in Orofino

Edna Cash, loving mother, grandma, daughter, sister and a person who was always willing to lend a hand, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Edna was born April 4, 1953, in Orofino, to Delbert and Marie Wisdom.

Edna married Ed Calkins and they had two children, Dan and DeeDee. That marriage ended in divorce.

Edna moved to Winchester in 1984, where she quickly became a valued member of the community. Edna went to work for the Winchester Occupational Workshop, which is now known as Tri-Co. She worked there until her illness caused her to slow down. She loved her co-workers and clients.

Edna married Rick Cash on Sept. 18, 1992. Rick brought two daughters, Tanya and Angela, to join the family.

Edna loved the outdoors and playing cards with her mom and other dad and sister Jean. But more than anything she loved her grandkids. Edna always made sure you had a place to go for the holidays.

Edna is survived by her children, Dan (Kelly) Calkins, DeeDee (Mark) Morris, Tanya (Travis) Osburn and Angela Cash (Brian); her parents, Ken and Marie Hatke; brother, Jerry (Karen) Taylor; sisters, Jean Taylor and Karen (Don) Thornberry; stepsisters, Ada (Brian) Loper and Lori Johnson; her grandchildren, Connor, Madison, Kaysha, Kevin, Kenyatta, Shane, Malik, Ally and Aiden; many nieces and nephews; and many great friends, including Marvin Gilliam, Mike and Linda Dupuis and Leann Trautman.

She was preceded in death by her father, Delbert; husband, Rick; and brother, Ray.

Her many accomplishments include raising money for the baseball field and all that goes with it. In 2001, Edna received the Community Service award.

A special thanks to the friends and family and caregivers who helped during mom's illness.

Donations can be made to Winchester Quick Response Unit or the Winchester playground fund, c/o city of Winchester.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Winchester Community Center. There will be a covered-dish dinner to follow. Edna's family asks you to bring happy stories to share.


God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered "Come with Me." With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away, although we loved you dearly, we would not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best! We love you and will miss you sooo much! Not a day will go by that you are not on our minds. Thank you for all the love you gave us.

Photo: Edna Cash

Glen Lewis Erickson, 76, Orofino

Glen Lewis Erickson, 76, Orofino, passed away Oct. 14, 2013, at Kindred Care in Lewiston of bladder cancer.

He was born Oct. 23, 1936 in Petersburg, NE to Cecil G. and Theresa C. (Maennlein) Erickson. He attended the Cottonwood School in Fraser and later Weippe Schools until joining the Army. He was a Private First Class E-3 and was in the Presidential Guard for President Dwight Eisenhower in Washington, DC from June 13, 1958 through April 1, 1960. It was the only time he spent away from home and the only time on a plane. He flew there and then purchased a car and drove home. He also said the President was a nice man.

Glen married Mary Ann Hayes Dec. 17, 1965 and they were together 43 years before her passing Jan. 20, 2009.

He worked at Schmidts' Mill and the logged for many small companies. The last was with Larry and Bert Spence from which he retired due to a back injury at 74. He was an excellent timber faller who was know for falling trees exactly where needed to.

Glen enjoyed anything outdoors. He participated in lots of rodeos in bull riding and roping. He was a member of the Weippe Rodeo Association from its beginning in 1960 until he passed away. He was a caretaker of Fraser Park the two years and loved every minute of it.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Erickson; his mother, Theresa A. Erickson; and his father, Cecil G. Erickson.

Survivors include: daughters, Dawn Marie Roby, Okanogan, WA, Theresa A. (Jim) Lashly, Orofino; son, Cecil G. Erickson, Orofino; brother, Don Erickson, Coeur d'Alene; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and a private family viewing was held Oct. 17. There will be a celebration of life in the spring at Fraser Park. The date and time will be announced later. He will be laid to rest along side his wife, Mary Ann, in Fraser Cemetery, later on.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

My dad, Glen Erickson, was happy living his life on Lower Fords Creek as a retired logger, but still loved the outdoors. He loved horn hunting and would walk the canyons by his place with his dog, Dew and other dog, Sable. He found a few nice sheds. He loved to walk. Most anyone who drove by would see him outside and wave or stop to visit. He will be greatly missed by family, neighbors and friends.

He loved his family. All the grandkids loved going to 'Papa's Farm', as it was called, to see baby calves in the spring.

He was always offering to help people without expecting anything in return. He took care of his folks place up until he passed as a promise the made to his parents. it is where he grew up. The house is still standing in Fraser. So when he made a promise, he kept it.

He was liked and respected by many.

I, Theresa his daughter, stayed with him in Spokane for a month following surgery, then wanted to bring him home. I got him close and stayed with him at Lewiston Kindred Care where passed with me right by his side.

Photos: Glen Lewis Erickson

Robert (Rob) Olan Miller, 46, formerly of Orofino

Robert (Rob) Olan Miller passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, as a result of a tragic accident three days prior to his passing in Moscow.

Rob was born Sept. 8, 1967, in Spokane, WA to George and Julie Miller. The Miller family moved to Orofino in 1970, and Rob completed all 12 school years there and went on to college at the University of Idaho, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology and his master's in environmental health. Rob was employed at UI as an industrial hygienist at the time of his death.

Rob was a gentle soul with many close friends and passions. He particularly loved golf, skiing and fishing. But his primary love was for his two girls, Sarah, age 10, and Emma, age 5. He was an avid Maniac and Vandals fan.

He is survived by his two daughters; his father, George R. Miller; his mother, Julie Chenoweth; brothers, Ron Miller and Rick Miller; his sister, Holly Hanson; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be missed while we remember him with broken hearts.

A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Orofino Golf and Country Club.

Rob Miller, 46, formerly of Orofino

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Orofino Golf and Country Club off U.S. Highway 12 for Rob Miller.

He died Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2013 from injuries sustained in a scooter/vehicle accident that happened Thursday in Moscow. He was a 1985 Orofino High School graduate and was employed by the University of Idaho in Moscow.

Joyce Brammer, 98, taught in Southwick

Joyce Brammer, a teacher, artist and longtime resident of Kendrick, who inspired a love of learning in generations of students and was renowned for her prize-winning paintings, her landscaped gardens and her flower arrangements, died in her sleep on Oct. 16, 2013, at home in Pullman, WA. She was 98.

Articulate and thoughtful, Joyce possessed an artistic nature and quiet demeanor that belied her steely determination and ambition. She revered books and believed deeply in the transformative power of education. As a young woman graduating from Lewiston High School in 1933 during the depths of the Great Depression, she struggled to gain a first-rate college education. She studied first at Lewiston State Normal School, mentored by the famed drama teacher, Carolyn Silverthorne, and graduated in 1935 with a teaching certificate that she put promptly to use. Her first job was as the sole instructor in a one-room schoolhouse amid wheat fields on American Ridge, near Kendrick, where she taught the first grade, the eighth grade, and all six grades in between. She walked to school, arriving early winter mornings to stoke the wood stove. She encouraged farm children to bring a vegetable to toss into a steaming pot for the communal soup they shared for lunch. It was while teaching there, boarding with a local farm couple, that she met her future husband - a fast-talking, quick-witted farm boy named Werner Brammer who, as he later told the story, was smitten at first blush, not only with Joyce's beauty and smarts, but by the fact "she was making $90 a month teaching school and I was going broke farming."

But the part of the story Werner always left out was how long he had to wait. Joyce, determined to press ahead with her studies, left him and Idaho, boarding a train for Iowa City to study literature and drama at the prestigious University of Iowa. But wait Werner did. And when Joyce returned from Iowa in 1940, her newly-minted B.A. in hand, their courtship flourished with renewed vigor.

In August 1941, four months before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Werner and Joyce married in the garden of her father's home in Lewiston. It was a marriage of two verbal people with agile minds and sharply divergent temperaments - a marriage that at times crackled with tension - but one that proved deeply affectionate and enormously durable, a bond that lasted 68 years until Werner's death in 2010 at 93. Indeed, it was a marriage that gave credence to the old cliche that opposites attract.

A lifelong farmer, Werner was an outspoken charmer and dogged crusader who fired off innumerable letters to the editor and who could be relentless in pressing his views on politicians and neighbors alike. In contrast, Joyce was a quiet observer, an astute listener and a savvy judge of what made people tick. She was someone who could as easily inspire and encourage the student who struggled as she could stimulate and challenge the brightest child in the class. If Werner was often the life of the party, it was Joyce to whom friends and neighbors turned for her sage counsel and sympathetic ear. Despite divergent styles, Joyce and Werner built a life together with an astonishing singleness of purpose. Both were frugal and worked hard.

Her teaching salary was key in helping Werner make a go of the farm. "Often before I got my pay check home," Joyce recalled, "he had it spent on a cow." Though the more reserved of the two, Joyce was as strong-willed as her more voluble counterpart, a fact Werner may have obliquely acknowledged in his 80s and 90s when asked the secret to their long marriage. "Well, it's like this," he'd reply. "The man makes all the BIG decisions and the woman makes all the little ones." "Really?" His listeners always asked. "And that works?" "Oh yes," Werner would insist, nodding solemnly. "Sixty years so far and not one big decision."

Joyce Walthall was born Feb. 16, 1915, the oldest of three children and the only daughter of Raymond and Vera Smith Walthall, in Spokane, WA. Joyce's mother was a milliner and her father was a grocery wholesaler. Joyce's artistic bent bloomed early. Teachers noted her deft sketches of classmates in grade school and encouraged her to take art classes. Her carefree childhood, however, ended when she was 13 and her mother died, leaving Joyce to shoulder much of the responsibility for raising her two younger brothers, Douglas, 11, and Keith, 5. Subsequently, the family moved to Lewiston, where her father worked as branch manager of Mason-Ehrman Co.

After their marriage, Joyce and Werner made their home at Southwick, where he farmed and she taught high school. When Southwick High was consolidated with Kendrick High, Joyce was hired there to teach English and art and to direct the school plays, events soon eagerly anticipated by students and the community alike. The couple moved to Kendrick, where they lived for the next 50 years, raising two daughters, Rhonda Brammer, of Kendrick and New York City, and Denise Brammer Blacker, of Pullman.

Even in retirement, Joyce taught adult art classes and later kindergarten, charmed to be teaching children of the children she'd taught decades before. Joyce was a lifelong member of the Christian Science Church. She was a founding member of the Kendrick Garden Club and belonged to the Valley Art Center and the National Chrysanthemum Society. She and Werner delighted in lunching with friends and neighbors at the Kendrick Senior Citizens Center and late in life, they took up square-dancing and made dozens of friends through the Twin City Twirlers.

Joyce is survived by her two daughters; her son-in-law, Keith Blacker, and her cousin and beloved friend, Marilynn Albro, of Marysville, WA. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers and her husband.

A celebration of Joyce's life is planned for November. Gifts in her memory can be made to the Kendrick Senior Citizens Center or the Moscow Christian Science Church.

Photo: Joyce Brammer

Jeanette Mae 'Jet' Ellis, 83, Freeman Creek campground host

Forever in our hearts

Surrounded by her children, Jeanette Mae 'Jet' Ellis of Clarkston, WA passed away after a long battle with debilitating health issues. She died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at age 83, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston.

She was born April 18, 1930, in Lewiston, the oldest of three daughters of Herbert and Rose Anderson of Clarkston. She attended school in Clarkston and graduated from Charles Francis Adams High School in 1948. After high school, she studied nursing. On April 28, 1949, she married Louis Richard Ellis and began a life devoted to her family, while her husband worked as a teacher for the Lewiston School District and then at Pomeroy High School.

The couple had five children collectively known as the "Five D's": Deborah Lou, Denise Lynn, Diane Lee, David Louis and Dawn Lauri. She and her husband greatly enjoyed camping, fishing and woodcutting, and after retirement served as camp hosts at Freeman Creek Campground on Dworshak Reservoir and at Pacific Beach State Park in Grays Harbor County, WA. While most of her adult life was dedicated to homemaking, she also worked in food service for the Clarkston School District for 12 years, retiring in 1988. Her health began to decline before the death of her husband on March 17, 2009. She became a resident of the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston in 2011 on the basis of her husband's service during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, and leaves as survivors all of her children and their families, as well as her sisters and their spouses, Laura Rose and Don Evans and Karen and Charles Barth, all of Clarkston. Her surviving children and their spouses are Deborah and Clem Manwaring, Denise and Dave Bateman, Diane and Dave McDonough, David and Ethel Ellis, and Dawn and Tom Stalford, all of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Idaho State Veterans Home.

Photo: Jeanette Mae 'Jet' Ellis

James Mathew Redl, 92

James Mathew Redl made a big entrance into this world when he was born on Aug. 20, 1921, to Mathew and Margaret Redl at Obert, NE. Jim weighed a whopping 13 pounds. He has now left a big hole in our lives when he left us on Oct. 21, 2013, at the age of 92.

He graduated from high school in 1939 at Newcastle, NE. He served overseas in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1946. He married the love of his life, Mary Frances Hintz, on Feb. 14, 1947, in Sioux City, IA. They spent 66 loving years together.

Jim was the jack of all trades, working as a sawyer, in auto body repair and as a heavy equipment operator for the city of Lewiston, retiring in 1985. He had the ability to jury-rig anything back together. He lived in Newcastle, NE., Sioux City, IA, Pierce, Clark Fork, and settled back in Lewiston permanently in 1969.

He was a member of the National Disabled Americans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lewiston. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing. He was also known for selling his vegetables and fruits, and he spent many hours cracking walnuts, hence, "Jim's Nut House."

Jim is survived by his wife, Mary Frances; sons, Jim (Linda) Redl of Lewiston and Tom (Oats) Redl of Peck; and his daughters, Sara (Randy) Olson of Lewiston and Mary (Darrel) Uhlorn of Cottonwood. He is also survived by his grandchildren who he adored, Ann Marie Gale, Curt Scott, Dawn Tolatti, Mary Rumbaugh, Brent, Kylie and Holli Uhlorn; and his four great-grandchildren, Breanne, Randall, Lauren and Katie. He was preceded in death by his beautiful daughter, Cecelia Peters; parents Mathew and Margaret Redl; and sisters, Delores Schroeder and Cleona Hintz-Sportone.

A rosary was recited Wednesday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, 921 21st Ave., Lewiston, and the funeral is at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Parish in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to All Saints Catholic Parish Building Fund, 633 Fifth Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501; or Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1104 Warner Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501.

Vassar-Rawls is in charge of the funeral preparation.

A Fisherman's Prayer

God grant that I may live to fish until my dying day,
And when it comes to my last cast, then I most humbly pray,
When in the Lord's safe landing net I'm peacefully asleep
That in his mercy I be judged as big enough to keep.

Photo: James Mathew Redl

William 'Bill' Edgar Gregg, 82, Dworshak construction worker

William 'Bill' Edgar Gregg died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born April 24, 1931, to Grover C. and Faye Mashburn Gregg along with his twin brother, Robert, in Potlatch.

He attended schools in Potlatch and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950. He served as a seaman on the USS Diphda in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged from the service in 1953.

Bill married Beverly Ann Bieren on Sept. 1, 1956, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clarkston. They recently marked their 57th year of marriage. Bill and Beverly have two sons, Gordon and Matthew.

Bill worked as a construction laborer and was a member of Local 239. He worked on construction projects including Dworshak and Lower Granite dams, the Dike Bypass, and the Lewis-Clark Grain Terminals. He was especially proud of the work performed on the pump houses on the Dike Bypass, as he oversaw the concrete work of exposed aggregate. He sustained an industrial injury in 1984, at which time he was forced to retire from his profession.

Shortly thereafter, Bill and Bev purchased a cabin in Stentz Springs in the Blue Mountains outside of Pomeroy, WA. Bill loved the outdoors and there was little anyone could do to keep him from the mountains. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a scourge to the local elk and steelhead populations. He was a member of the Asotin County Sportsmen's Association.

Bill loved to make wood and could spot a tamarack from a mile away. He had all his cables, saws, snatch blocks and whatever other paraphernalia he needed to extract that wood. He and his brother-in-law, CB, would leave in the dark of morning and be back with a couple cords of wood by 10 a.m.

Bill cowboyed for local ranchers, rounding cattle up from the mountains, branding and driving cows. It was just another way to be outside in the open country he loved so much. He was also an avid golfer and was a proud member of the "Grumps" at Quail Ridge Golf Course.

Bill is survived by his wife, Beverly; two sons, Gordy (Patty) of Lewiston and Matt (Kori) of Portland, OR; seven grandchildren, Bethany (Steven) Tuttle of Portland, OR, Sara (Joshah) Jennings of Pullman, WA, Boaz Gregg of Spokane, WA, Jordan Gregg of Portland, Peter Gregg of Lewiston and Patrick and Benjamin Gregg of Portland; three great-grandchildren, Judah, Eva, and Titus Jennings of Pullman; and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Faye; a sister, Helen Lohman; and his twin brother, Bob Gregg.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Merchant Funeral Home, 1000 Seventh St., Clarkston, WA. A luncheon will follow at Holy Family Parish Center at 917 Chestnut St., Clarkston.

Memorials may be made out to Holy Family School.

Photo: William 'Bill' Edgar Gregg

Carol Juanita Partee, 53, Orofino

Carol Juanita Partee, 53 of Orofino died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2013, at her home.

Private services are to be held. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Glen Lewis Erickson, 76, Orofino

Glen Lewis Erickson, 76, Orofino, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab in Lewiston.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Marshall R. Harwick, 72, born in Orofino

Marshall R. Harwick, 72, of Genesee, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow as a result of a single-vehicle accident near Genesee.

Marsh was born Nov. 19, 1940, in Orofino, to Howard L. and Carolyn G. (Monaco) Benson. He grew up in Lewiston, where he attended Lewiston schools. After high school, Marsh went to work for Meats Incorporated, which was a slaughterhouse located in Clarkston, WA.

He met Kristin W. Malcom and the two were wed June 15, 1964, in Lewiston.

Marsh went to work for his father-in-law at Malcom's Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel and attended Lewis-Clark State College before getting his degree in funeral service education from Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore. He became a part owner of the funeral home, and in 1985 he and Kris purchased Mahoney Memorials in Clarkston.

In 1986, he moved to his current home near Genesee. In 2002, Marsh left the funeral home and began working at Mahoney's on a full-time basis. During this time he continued to serve families at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home on an at-need basis and more recently back at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home as well. Marsh loved people and felt fortunate to serve those in need.

He was active in the Lewiston Elks Lodge for over 40 years where he held various positions and served on numerous committees, including the Food Caravan and as a board member of the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital. He also belonged to the Masonic Lodge.

Marsh enjoyed fishing, sharpening knives and helping his friends butcher their livestock.

He is survived by his son, Marshall W. Harwick; daughter, Dedi J. Christeson; son, Jason M. Harwick; six grandchildren; a sister, Joyce M. Bronniman; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Stan and Ken Harwick; and most recently his wife, Kris Harwick, who died Jan. 13, 2011.

Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Valley Christian Center, 3215 Echo Hills Dr., Lewiston, with burial to follow at Normal Hill Cemetery.

Photo: Marshall R. Harwick

Irene Hill, 89, formerly of Pierce

Irene Hill, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. On this day we lost a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was born to Simon and Agnes Ringsage on Aug. 31, 1924, in Potlatch. During her childhood, she was cared for by several relatives and friends in multiple locations. She returned to graduate from Pierce High School with her sister, Florene. After graduating, she waited tables in Lewiston and then, during World War II, she went to California where she helped build airplane parts. During the war, she met her soon-to-be husband and soul mate.

She married Gerald T. Hill on Oct. 24, 1945, in Lewiston. They lived in Lewiston until 1950 and then moved to Pierce. They returned to Lewiston in 1958, where they raised two children, Norman and Connie, along with an assortment of animals. She worked as a waitress at the Sixteen Inn and the Lewis-Clark Hotel until she sustained a knee injury in 1967.

In 1985, she lost her husband and soul mate of almost 40 years. She spent the years following his death making memories with her children and grandchildren and traveling to places that she always wanted to see. She enjoyed spending time outside gardening, fishing, camping and walking along the river. In her later years, she enjoyed getting to know her grandkids and great-grandkids. They were always her pride and joy. After moving to Lapwai in 2009, she enjoyed watching the wildlife and her daughter's Springer Spaniels, Hoss and Freckles, jumping in the tall grass trying to find each other.

She is survived by her sister, Pat Lou Sorenson; brother, Fed Brown and , Carol; son, Norman Hill and wife, Sandy; daughter, Connie Oneal and husband, Raymond; her grandchildren, Becky Littke and husband, Matt, Steven Hill, Johanna Strehle and husband, Scott, Chrissy Garner and husband, Keith, Rachael Hill and Tim Oneal; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald Hill; her sister, Florene McManus; and numerous sisters- and brothers-in-law. Her family will remember her love and compassion for others.

My Mother

My mother is a woman like no other. She gave me life, nurtured me, taught me, dressed me, fought for me, held me, shouted at me, kissed me, but most importantly loved me unconditionally.

There are not enough words I can say to describe just how important my mother was to me and what a powerful influence she continues to be.

Mom I love you!

I cried when you passed away. I still cry today. Although I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me that he only takes the best.

We as a family want to thank all of her special friends, nieces and nephews who have stood by her through the years. You meant so much to Mom!

At Irene's request, there are no services planned.

Merchant Memorial Group is handling arrangements.

Photo: Irene Hill

Dr. Harold Dean 'Ike' Phelps, MD, 87

Dr. Harold Dean (Ike) Phelps, MD, passed away on Sept. 18, 2013 at Avalon Care Center in Pullman. Memorial services with military honors will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Pullman Presbyterian Church.

Harold was born on Feb. 10, 1926 in Madison, SD, and was the third of 11 children born to Donald and Hazel (Anderson) Phelps. He attended Madison schools, leaving a semester early from his senior year of high school to join the Navy in 1944 during World War II. After training he served as a radio operator aboard Naval aircraft along the Pacific coast of the US, where they scanned for enemy submarines and other threats to US security.

After the war, Ike resumed his studies at General Beadle College in Madison, then the University of Oregon and finally University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he completed his first two years of medical school.

He marred Nancy Jane Baughman on Aug. 13, 1950 at the home of a friend in Minnesota. The next year, daughter Nancy Caroline was born, and soon after Ike and Nancy moved to Dallas, TX, where he completed his M.D. and where daughters, Vicki and Sandy, were born.

The family moved from Dallas to Monroe, LA, for his residency, then to Riverdale, ND, then to Winner, SD., where he was in general practice and where daughter, Judy, and son, Mike, were born.

Ike decided to pursue a radiology specialty, so the family moved to Colorado Springs, CO, where he took a position at Penrose Hospital. During that time period, he spent months studying nuclear medicine in Oakridge , TN, and at Cincinnati General Hospital before becoming a full-fledged radiology partner at Penrose in Colorado Springs. The family remained in Colorado for seven years, another son, Jeff, was born and then Ike went on a nation-wide search to find what he considered a safe and wholesome environment to continue raising his family. After a year of travel from Florida to Washington State, he chose a 55 acre property in Albion, WA, with a job as the radiologist for both Pullman, WA, and Moscow. In addition to those two hospitals and Washington State University student health department, Ike also acted as physician for the WSU football team and had a weekly route to Grangeville, Cottonwood and Orofino, Idaho hospitals to read their X-Rays every Tuesday.

Ike served as Chief of Staff for both Pullman Memorial Hospital and Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. Ike continued with the huge responsibility of being the only radiologist in the area until he invited his brother-in law, Dr. Richard Lillard to partner with him in the late 1960's. In 1968 Ike's youngest son, Shawn, was born.

Ike was an advocate of alternative health treatments, was a practitioner of hypnotherapy as an adjunct to medical therapy for decades and preferred using herbal supplements to cure illness when possible. He practiced clinical hypnotherapy as a side interest and inspired his wife and oldest daughter to join in that profession. Ike was an astute diagnostician, freely offering consultation and a healing hand to anyone in need. His sense of humor and love of playing jokes on loved ones will always be remembered.

In addition to his demanding profession and raising seven children, Ike was always busy building or fixing something on his farm in Albion. He and Nancy had a huge annual vegetable garden and during the decades of life there he built a racetrack for go-carts, built a putting green in the backyard, put in a swimming pool and built the impressive enclosure by himself. He terraced the backyard, transforming it from a horse pasture to expansive lush lawn and garden. He and Nancy planted seedlings, including some brought from Colorado, that have grown to be majestic trees adorning the property.

Over the years, he raised horses, cattle and Doberman pinschers. At times there were chickens, turkeys and rabbits. There were always pet dogs and barn cats who eventually wound up in the house. Ike nurtured injured birds and adopted a dove, showered affection on his pet African pygmy hedgehog and enjoyed the daily visits of the wildlife abounding on his rural property.

Ike was a member of the Pullman Presbyterian church where he served as Deacon and Elder; the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; Pine Grove Grange #15; Fraternal Order of the Elks and the Albion Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy; daughters Nancy Caroline (husband AlaaHassan), Vicki and Judy; sons Mike, Jeff (wife Lesley) and Shawn (wife Stacy); six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters and three brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister and his daughter, Sandra.

The family requests memorial contributions in Harold's honor be directed to the Pullman Presbyterian Church or to the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation.

Kimball Funeral Home, Pullman, WA, is caring for services.

Photo: Dr. Harold Dean 'Ike' Phelps, MD

Gerald W. Harris, 81, formerly of Southwick

On Sept. 25, 2013, the world lost a wonderful man who loved his family more than anything. Gerald Harris was born June 30, 1932, in Southwick to Virgil and Opal Harris. He spent the majority of his young life in Southwick and Kendrick, where he attended school and graduated.

On Jan. 4, 1952, he married the love of his life, Delores Medalen, in Coeur d'Alene. On Aug. 1, 1952, Gerald went to work for General Tire in Lewiston, and that began his lifelong career in the tire business, eventually becoming a zone and district manager for Les Schwab Tire Center in Lewiston.

When he wasn't working, Gerald was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing for Kokanee and Chinook salmon at his cabin on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Gerald loved his friends and family and was happiest when spending time with them. He will truly be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Delores; his four children, Linda Gentry (Marvin) of Medford, OR, Duane Harris (Elaine) of Spokane Valley, WA, Keith Harris of Deer Lodge, MT, and Gerlene Hattan (Wayne) of Clarkston, WA; nine grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

A viewing for friends and family will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Monday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, 920 21st Ave., Lewiston.

Photo: Gerald W. Harris

Clara Rogers, 84, born at Teakean

She passed away from Alzheimer's Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA. Clara was born Aug. 16, 1929 in Teakean to Fred and Laura Sansom. Her childhood was spent living for a time at Captain John on the Snake River, Asotin and Centralia, WA.

Clara married Rodney Rogers in March of 1948 and moved to Enterprise, OR. They had three children, Ralph Rogers of Lewiston, Bert Rogers (deceased) and Steve Rogers of Clarkston.

In 1952, Clara and Rodney moved to Asotin and in 1954 bought the house in Clarkston where she resided until her death. Clara worked as a cook in the school systems, country club, Moose lodge and several area restaurants. She was well-known for her bite-size steak and pies.

Clara is survived by her husband, 2 sons, 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her second child, Bert Rogers; her mother and father, Laura and Fred Sansom; a sister, Gladys; and brothers, Albert Sansom and Vilas Sansom.

A graveside memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston. A covered-dish dinner will follow at the Clarkston family home.

Merchant Memorial Group is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Clara Rogers

Josephine R. (Surry) Luper, 83, born in Orofino

Josephine R. (Surry) Luper passed away Sept. 22, 2013, in Lewiston after a brief battle with cancer. She was born March 19, 1930, in Orofino to Claude A. Surry and Ettna R. Surry. In her early years, Josephine resided in Stites and Clarkston, WA. She graduated from Clarkston High School in 1948. After high school, she worked at the local telephone office, attended one year of college at North Idaho College of Education. She married James N. Luper on April 7, 1951, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clarkston. Together they raised six children, James Luper Jr., Richard Luper, Pamela Woods, Shelley Herinckx, Daniel Luper and Nicolette Luper. Josephine's primary profession was as a wife, mother and homemaker. After she got married, she worked part time as a bookkeeper at Clearwater Beverage Company and the family business, Carburetor and Electric Inc., for many years.

Josephine had a passion for cooking, entertaining and volunteering for various local charities. For many years, she was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, where she participated in Catholic Daughters and St. Mary's League and helped teach religious education classes to elementary children. She was a volunteer at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Auxiliary since 1973. In the early 1980s, she was a past chairwoman of the Idaho Hospital Association Auxiliary as a liaison for hospital volunteer organizations throughout Idaho. Josephine was very involved in the Nez Perce County 4-H programs as a group leader and judge, and she continued to work with the Idaho 4-H Foundation for several years. She also volunteered with the American Red Cross at local blood drives and supported her husband James with events and activities hosted by the Lewiston Lions Club and Lions Multiple District 19. Josephine enjoyed sharing her culinary skills by going to local schools as part of the Idaho Women for Agriculture "Bread in a Bag" program. When not volunteering, she loved to travel to the Oregon Coast and many other locations in Canada and the Western United States.

Josephine is survived by her husband, James N. Luper; children, James C. Luper and his wife Catherine (Grahn) Luper of Clarkston, Richard C. Luper and his wife Ramona (Martinez) Luper of Temecula, CA, Pamela J. Woods and her husband Tracy Woods of Vancouver, Shelley R. Herinckx and her husband Kevin Herinckx of Banks, OR, Daniel J. Luper and his wife Susan (Schmidt) Luper of Lewiston and Nicolette A. Luper of Oak Harbor, WA; , Christine D. Luper, Heather (Luper) Koppel, Brooks J. Luper, Richard J. Luper, Ramanda R. Luper, Kendra M. Herinckx, Thomas J. Luper and Michael J. Luper; great-grandchildren, Gavin Koppel and Claire Koppel; and sisters, Pauline Ausman and Evelyn Dashney. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Ettna Surry; and sisters, Esther Thorpe, Ilene Scharnhorst and Deloris St. Marie.

A rosary and service will be at 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lewiston. Memorial donations may be made in Josephine's name to the All Saints Catholic School and/or Nez Perce County 4-H Youth programs. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Josephine R. (Surry) Luper

Dorothy Jean (Taylor/Clark) Jones, 87, Orofino

On Nov. 19, 1925 Dorothy Jean was the first born of Walter Elry Taylor (Roy) and Iva Loretta Bates Taylor in Burley. They family grew to a total of eight. Being born into a farm/ranch family, Dorothy was not a big sister; she was also a second mother and teacher. She provided guidance with school studies and life lessons for her younger siblings. Dot or Dotty had a love of baseball and was better than most of the boys, talk about a hard hitter! She was also a fan of going fast whether or not it was around a diamond or on a horse. She loved hunting, hiking, fishing, riding horses, going out for hot fudge sundaes and crafting.

Dorothy was always a giving and caring person from an early age. At 8, she cared for children and kept house for the elderly in her community. At 16, she attended a business college in Weiser. While a student, she met then married Sheldon Russell. In 1944, a bubbly baby girl was the first of many gifts of God. Divorced, she remarried in 1947 to Harlan Duane Clark and moved to Twin Falls. From this marriage four more children blessed this couple. Sadly, she and Harlan divorced shortly after their last child was born.

When Dorothy's health began to fail, her two youngest children stayed with their oldest sister and her husband until she was able to care for them again. Her love for her children was, as she put it, "motivation" as she struggled with her health.

Dorothy once again tried marriage which ended also. Living in Twin Falls, she had raised the last of her children when her health once again changed her life. She moved to Orofino, making it her permanent home. She brought grace and love to all those that came into contact with her. Known as 'Grandma' to her church and community, Dorothy touched hearts and had a definitive impact on many lives.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and three of her siblings. Her survivors are as follows; Dareline and Jim Routh, Pati Aslett, Ronald and Thiet Clark, Tami and Pete Rodriguez, and Wyly Clark (Jones); 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; and all the 'grafted-in grandchildren she adopted through the years including Ronatta and Ryan, Mike and Michael, Beaver and Angie, Bill and family, Cherish and Levi, Summer, Matt Bridgett, and so many others it is impossible to be thorough.

Her faith in Jesus Christ enhanced the caring, giving and loving person she was. If you were fortunate enough to meet and get to know this woman, then you have been truly blessed. We will miss you, but look forward to seeing you again when the Lord calls us home also.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept 25, at the Orofino Tabernacle Church at 10 a.m.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photos: Dorothy Jean Jones

Virgil Hale Evans, 77

Virgil Hale Evans, 77, of Lewiston, passed away Sept. 9, 2013, in Lewiston. He was born Jan. 19, 1936, to Herschel Hale Evans and Alice Naomi (Tillman) Fosket in Colfax, WA. While in high school he worked at Sears and the Auto Theatre. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1955.

Virgil married Betty Mae (Stowers) Axtell Sept. 6, 1969, in Lewiston.

Virgil worked as a steeplejack for GP Kendell from 1955 to 1961; as a land surveyor for the State of Idaho Highway Department from 1961 to 1994 when he retired; and from 1994 to 2010 as a driver for various auto dealerships in Lewiston. He also worked as a bundle drop driver for the Lewiston Tribune from 2006 to August 2013.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and was in the Idaho National Guard.

He loved to fish for steelhead and catfish as well as play and teach cribbage to his children and grandchildren.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Betty Mae (Stowers) Evans of Lewiston; stepdaughter Shelon, aka Shelly Louise (Axtell) Chappell, and her children, Justen BradLee Chesnut, Jarica Shelon Chesnut and Marissa Danielle Chappell, all of Bainbridge, Island, WA; son Clinton Hale Evans of Clarkston, WA, and his children, Lauren Nicole Evans and Rebecca Lynn Evans, both of Lewiston, and Savanah Rae Evans of Clarkston; and three great-grandsons, Linken, Declan and Orian; brothers, Clayton Evans (Barbara) of Tyler, WA, and Stanley Evans (Marjorie) of Pierce; and sister Darlene Blackwell (Harold) of Lewiston. He was preceded in death by brother, Francis Evans, father, Herschel Evans, and mother, Alice (Tillman) Fosket.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1104 Warner Ave., Lewiston. Memorial donations may be made to the Idaho Foodbank.

Photo: Virgil Hale Evans

Michael Hebert, 62, formerly of Orofino

On Aug. 29, 2013, God called Mike home after a short and courageous battle with esophageal cancer, (GERD). He passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughter.

Mike was born April 5, 1951, in Coeur d'Alene. He grew up on the family farm near Southwick. He graduated from Orofino High School in May 1969. After graduation, he moved to Lewiston and attended Lewis-Clark State College and graduated with an associate's degree in auto mechanics. While in college he met his wife, Charlene Steeley, and they were married on Dec. 4, 1970.

On May 12, 1977, they welcomed their daughter, Jamie, and on July 26, 1979, they welcomed their son, Jason.

Mike worked for Omark-CCI, now ATK, for six years, then started his lifelong career as a truck driver, working for Baker Truck Lines, then owning his own truck, Mike Hebert Trucking and finally driving for Dietrich and Sons (Nutter Corp.) until illness forced him to retire in June 2012.

Mike loved the outdoors, camping, hunting, four-wheeling, and snowmobiling up on the family farm and cabin in Soldiers Meadows. The last 18 years, he had a large garden and loved making his homemade salsa and his special hot pepper salt, which was in demand by family and friends. His last hobby was his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, taking day trips on weekends with wife and lifelong friends, Doug and Kris, and riding at every opportunity. Last, he loved spending time at home with his family and dogs, and listening to the oldies on Saturday night and reminiscing about the good old days.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Charlene (Char) of 42 years; daughter, Jamie (Jim) Maxwell, of Juliaetta; son, Jason (Natalie) Hebert of Lewiston, now residing in Brisbane, Australia; grandson, Casey St. Clair; granddaughter, Cassie St. Clair; and granddaughter, Taylor Hebert; his parents, Marjorie and Wallace Newman of Lewiston; mother-in-law, Olive Steeley; sister-in-law, Guyla Tiede; brother-in-law, Russell Steeley; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, plus his beloved dogs, Smokie and Flash.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Flossie Dill; father-in-law, Guy Steeley; brother-in-law, Glen Tiede; and his beloved dog, Diesel.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at CrossPoint Alliance Church, 1330 Powers Ave., Lewiston; followed by burial at Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens and a reception at the church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association or the Lewis Clark Animal Shelter.

Photo: Michael Hebert

Linda L. Stadtmiller, 63, formerly of Orofino

Linda L. Stadtmiller, 63, of Lewiston, passed away Sept. 2, 2013, at her home. She was born April 30, 1950, to Mabel Foote McKenzie and Clarence Palmer in Orofino.

Linda married Leonard Stadtmiller in 1969 in Porterville, CA. She lived most of her life in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and had a home day care and then worked at Lewiston Care Center, Orchards Nursing Home and retired from Royal Plaza in 1997. She met her lifelong partner, James McCartney, in 1979 and they were together for 34 years.

She is survived by her life partner, James McCartney of Lewiston; son Devin and Nicki Stadtmiller of Lewiston; grandchildren Jeremey, Connor and Cassidy, all of Lewiston; great-grandchildren Reyne and Afton, both of Lewiston; daughter Alicia Stadtmiller and Brian Winters of Portland, OR; grandson Logan Stadtmiller of Portland; brothers Brian Palmer and Sid Palmer, both of Lewiston; and sisters Brenda of Pullman and Judy of Clarkston. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mabel McKenzie; stepdad, Neil McKenzie; brothers, Rodney C. Palmer and Mike Palmer; sister, Freda (Palmer) Johnson; and brothers-in-law, Larry McCartney and Ron McCartney.

A private gathering will be held at a later date.

Photo: Linda L. Stadtmiller

John William Cermak, Sr., 67, formerly of Orofino

John William Cermak Sr. was born March 25, 1946, to William Cermak and Ruth Jay in Everett, WA. He passed away from organ failure Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, surrounded by his children at his home in Clarkston, WA.

He grew up in Orofino and graduated from Orofino High School in 1964.

His first job was working for Watkins Grocery in Orofino. He also was a rescue diver for Clearwater County for a while and worked for Boeing in Seattle, WA.

He later worked heavy construction for several companies in the Operating Engineers Local 370, including MacGregor Triangle Co., Kiewit Construction, Murphy Brothers Inc., Quigg Bros., Goodfellow Bros., to name just a few. He worked on projects such as the Lewiston Hill, the levee from Clarkston to Chief Timothy State Park and Swallows Park to Asotin, Lower Granite Dam, Grand Coulee Dam's third powerhouse and Lookout Pass. He logged and built road in Clearwater Country for Kelly Kelso Logging Inc. and then Musselman Construction Co. until he medically retired in 1992.

On May 28, 1995, he received a heart transplant at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

John married Sherry L. Farance in 1967. They had four children and later divorced. He married Pamela Good in 1986 and they later divorced.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Cindy Jean Cermak;, and his best friend and brother-in-law, Neal Oxford.

He is survived by his sisters, Rosalie Oxford of Galesburg, IL, and Lynn Robbeloth of Orofino; his children, John Cermak Jr. and wife Debbie of Lewiston, Darrell Cermak and wife Sherree of Lewiston and Anne Cermak and partner Mike Baker of Clarkston. He is also survived by his grandchildren, David and William Cermak of Lewiston; Jeremy, Jennifer and Scott Cermak of Lewiston; and Anthony and Olivia Baker of Clarkston.

John loved to camp in the backcountry and go rock hounding by himself or with his family. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening, woodwork, American Indian history, building roads and most of all, spending time with his family.

His awesome sense of humor, personality, smile and laugh will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

A very special thanks to transplant doctors Timothy Icenogle and David Sandler, coordinators Pam Hester and Paula Kaley of the Inland Northwest Thoracic Organ Transplant Program in Spokane, WA. He was proud to be part of your heart transplant family. Also a very special thanks to Dr. Garcia and the wonderful staff at Tri-State Dialysis, as well as Wasem's Pharmacy - you've all been a part of John's achievement of an amazing extra 18 years of life.

Cremation has taken place. At his request there will be no funeral. A memorial service and burial will be planned at a later date.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Inland Northwest Thoracic Organ Transplant Program at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 105 W. Eighth Ave, Spokane, WA 99204.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints in the snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
- Mary Elizabeth Frye
Give the gift of life, become an organ donor.

Photo: John William Cermack, Sr.

Marion James Kayler, 93, formerly of Peck

Marion James Kayler passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Royal Plaza Care Center. He was 93 years old. Marion was a conservation farmer, timber manager, dairyman and a valued source of community history.

Marion was born Aug. 21, 1919, to James H. and Harriet Benscoter Kayler in Peck. Marion grew up on the family farm and graduated from Peck High School in 1937. He attended the University of Idaho before returning to the dairy and grain farm.

He married Helen Mae McNees of Parma on June 20, 1940, in Lewiston. As farmers, they made their home on Angel Ridge near Peck for 49 years. They retired in 1977. Following their retirement, they managed their timberland, traveled and spent winters in Arizona. Marion and Helen moved to Lewiston in 1989.

During the 1950s, Marion served two three-year terms on the board of supervisors of the Nez Perce County Soil and Water Conservation District and was a member of the State Board of Directors for four years. Marion also served on the Farmers Home Administration Board of Supervisors for three terms and was a charter member of the Nez Perce County Planning and Zoning Commission. He served as director of the Federal Land Bank Association in Lewiston from 1966 to 1977, served as director of Lewiston Grain Growers Inc. for nine years and was a member of the State Tree Farmer Committee for four years in the late 1970s.

Marion was a recipient of the Idaho State Grassman of the Year Award in 1957 and received the County Conservation Farmer of The Year Award in 1962. He and Helen were awarded the distinction of Outstanding Tree Farmers of The Year by the state of Idaho in 1983.

Marion and Helen were members of the Peck United Methodist Church and attended the Orchards Community Church upon moving to Lewiston. In his younger years, Marion was a leader for the 4-H Club, a member of the Peck Gun Club and a lifelong member of the Lewiston Elks Club.

As a well-known historian of the Nez Perce County and Peck area, he authored the book "Early Days in Big Canyon Country," which was published in 2006. His keen observations and talented pen brought alive a lifestyle now vanished into memories. Marion's hobbies included aerial photography, writing family history and sharing stories. He was a kind, generous and loving man who had great curiosity and enthusiasm about his many projects and interests.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Harriet Kayler; his wife, Helen; his sister, Josephine Duff; his nephew, James Gilbert; his son-in-law, Jerry Conley; and his grand-nephew, John Robert Kayler.

He is survived by his brother, John (Beverly) Kayler of Peck; his daughter, Janet Conley of Boise; his daughter, Susan (Bill) Kayler-Daley of Denver, CO; and grandchildren Mark (Ana) Conley of Seattle, WA, Wendy (Eric) McFarland of Boise, Ryan Daley of Denver, and Alison Daley of New York City, NY. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Ben and Sam McFarland and James and Elena Conley; two nephews, Jeff (Treva) Kayler of Peck, and Jack (Patti) Gilbert of Potlatch; and niece, Dixie Gilbert of Richland, WA.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Marion's memory be made to the John Kayler Loose Change Scholarship Fund (Orofino High School) to P.O. Box 157, Peck, ID 83545.

Photo: Marion James Kayler

Edward Lee Peterson, 84, formerly of Headquarters

Surrounded by his loving family, our husband, dad, papa, and friend died on Aug. 16, 2013, at his home in Clarkston, WA.

Edward Lee Peterson was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Culbertson, MT, to Nova Ratledge and Eric Gustav Peterson. He attended school in Bainville and played baseball, football and basketball. He later moved with his family to Eugene, OR. He joined the U.S. Navy when he was 16 years old and was honorably discharged after three years.

After his time in the Navy, Ed moved to Headquarters, where he worked in the logging camps. During this time, he met Joan Marsh, who was spending the summer in Headquarters. He was instantly smitten. When summer ended, Joan went back to her home in Lewiston. Ed then made 200-mile round trips in order to court her. They were married Oct. 6, 1951, in Lewiston.

They made their home in Clarkston, where they raised their family.

Ed worked at Potlatch for many years until his retirement. He coached his children's baseball teams and was a scorekeeper for several years. He supported his children's and grandchildren's sports by attending their events and cheering them on.

He had many interests, including reading, working in his yard, crossword puzzles, sports, history, keeping up on current events and golf - especially golf. He was proud of the two holes-in-one that he achieved during his many years of playing golf.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; stepdad, James Delaney; brothers, William and Walter; parents-in-law, Ben and Marcella Marsh; son-in-law, Daniel Porter; and sister-in-law, Sally Bowlds. He is survived by his wife, Joan; his children, David (Pete), Bob (Pret), Diane Porter, Roger and his wife, Marlene, Nadine and her husband, Ty Walters, Julie and her husband, Jerry Rogers, and Dale and his wife, Christine; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his best friend, Kenny Schmidt. He is also survived by his four-legged buddies, Charlie and Nellie.

There will be a private graveside service followed by a celebration of Dad's life from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at 1121 16th Ave., Clarkston.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Debbie from Hospice for her loving care, to Ann Marie for her moral support, and to Heidi for her massages that helped our dad feel so much better.

Please sign the online guest book at www.vassar-rawls.com.

Photo: Edward Lee Peterson

Dolores R. Waters, 82

Dolores R. Waters, 82, of Pomeroy, WA, died Aug. 17, 2013, at Garfield County Long Term Care. She was born March 10, 1931, to Tom Deaveny and Nola Lyda Deaveny in Asotin, WA. She was raised in Clarkston, WA, and graduated from Clarkston High School in 1949. She lived in Juliaetta for seven years and then moved to Clarkston, living there until 1972. Dolores lived in Spokane from 1972 to 2012, when she moved to Pomeroy to be near family.

She married Daniel Claasen in Clarkston right after high school; they later divorced. She married Wilburn (Muddy) Waters in Spokane, WA. He passed away in 1986. She was a homemaker all of her life and worked for a short time at Stockyards Inn and Catholic Services in Spokane.

Dolores is survived by her daughter, Deborah Hill and Bert of Lenore; son, Curtis Claasen and Julie of Pomeroy; granddaughter, Alicia Cummings and Sean of Seattle, WA; grandson, Seth Claasen and Andrea of Pomeroy; great-granddaughter, Charlee Belle Cummings; great-grandson, Chase Cummings of Seattle; and great-granddaughter, Camryn Claasen of Pomeroy. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Wilburn (Muddy) Waters; mother, Nola Jones; father, Tom Deaveny; and stepfather, Ray C. Jones.

A memorial Mass is being celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 634 High St., Pomeroy. Father Robert Turner of Pomeroy will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to Garfield County Hospital c/o HUGS, 66 N. Sixth St., Pomeroy.

Photo: Dolores R. Waters

Dr. Linden John Bishop, MD, 62, Orofino

Our beloved husband, father, brother and friend, Linden Bishop passed quietly from this world on Aug. 18, 2013 at Univerity of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

Linden was born in Council on Feb. 1, 1951 to Harold O. and Mary E. Bishop. He was the fifth of six children and spent his life making memories on their Clear Creek Ranch.

Linden married Catherine Schoen Oct. 3, 1978 and they had two children Amber Jean and Ashley Linden Schoen . Following his divorce, Linden met Diana Rung at a singles outing. They were married on the beautiful day of Aug. 18, 1990 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Helena, MT. From that day forward for the next 23 years exactly, their lives were intertwined. They made a special addition to their family by adopting Brandon John who was born in Vladivostok, Russia.

Linden was raised at the family ranch and received great enjoyment caring for the cattle, helping with the family garden, working in the hay fields, hunting, fishing and roaming the surrounding mountains. His interest in medicine began as a child when he cared for animals in distress on the ranch; Pepto-Bismol for a sick dog and a hot toddy for a suffering cow were his early treatments.

Linden financed his education at the University of Idaho working as a logger, fisheries researcher and fireman. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency at Morgantown, WV. Linden loved his career as a Family Practice and Emergency Room Physician and had a great passion for medicine and learning. He touched the hearts of his patients because he was willing to take time to help them understand and let them know he cared.

Linden took great joy spending time with his immediate and extended family. He loved driving his jet boat on Dworshak Reservoir, swimming and floating the rivers and creeks of the Clearwater valley, hiking with the Boy Scouts, attending hunting camp with his brothers and cousins, as well as skiing and motor biking with his children.

Linden is survived by his dedicated wife, Diana; his mother, Mary Bishop; brothers, Dennis (Jerrie Ann) Bishop, David (Louise) Bishop , Rocky (Crysti) Bishop; sister, Mary Jane (Don) Fluharty; sons Ashley and Brandon; and daughter, Amber.

Linden was preceded in death by his father, Harold O. Bishop, and sister, Kathryn Maie.

Dr. Bishop was truly blessed to live his dream and leaves a legacy of living life to the fullest, healing and caring for others. He was a hero, a leader and deeply loved - our lives will never be the same without him. He will be missed more than words can express.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church located at 446 Brown in Orofino with Rosary beginning at 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. followed by a dinner for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinic Foundation, 301 Cedar Street, Orofino ID, 83544.

Photo: Dr. Linden Bishop

Janet Louise Steiner, 71, Orofino

Janet Louise Steiner of Orofino passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at Clearwater Valley Hospital. She was 71.

There will be a graveside service Friday, Aug. 16 at Sanders Cemetery off of Wells Bench Rd. at noon.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Marie Green, 93, Orofino

Marie Green of Orofino passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at Kindred Healthcare in Lewiston. She was 93.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Merle Loseth, 77, Orofino

Mildred "Merle" Loseth, loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend to many, and life-long resident of the Orofino area passed away peacefully on Sunday the 11th of August, 2013 at the age 77. Merle was comfortable in her passing, surrounded by her family, after a courageous 16-month fight against lung cancer.

Merle was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Ahsahka to Andrew J. and Dorothy M. Bryant Bobbitt. She married John Douglas Loseth on Dec. 31, 1956, in Orofino and they spent the next 54 years living in the family residence on Riverside Avenue, where he had lived since age five before passing away in 2010. Merle remained living in the Loseth family home until her passing.

Merle grew up on the family farm on Crow Bench before moving to Peck at the age of seven in 1943. As a young girl she helped her mother as a switch board operator for the Peck telephone exchange for Interstate Telephone and General Telephone Co., which was in her home until 1953, when it became part of the Orofino exchange.

Merle attended elementary school in Peck and attended junior high and senior high school in Orofino, graduating from Orofino High School in 1953.

After graduating from high school she went to work in the business office for Speer Cartridge Works in Lewiston. She took bookkeeping classes and continued as secretary/bookkeeper at Speer until 1955, when she returned to Orofino to work in the accounting department at the State Hospital North.

Merle began a 35 year career with the Clearwater Valley Hospital in 1960 as head bookkeeper and soon after she became the hospital's office manager. She then served as acting administrator in 1963 before becoming business manager.

In 1968, while raising her active family and serving as business manager, she completed a year-long course on Hospital Administration offered through the University of California and administered by Boise State College. She spent many weekends in Boise and many nights studying to complete this training which helped her to advance in management at Clearwater Valley Hospital.

In 1969 she was promoted to the position of Administrator of Clearwater Valley Hospital, which she held for 25 years until her retirement in 1994. Merle's vision for the hospital was well received and the hospital flourished under her watch.

She worked collaboratively with many staff members, doctors, health professionals and organizations over the years leading the hospital to new levels of professionalism that saw the addition many new services such as physical therapy, respiratory therapy, home health, hospice and on-site emergency room physicians for the residents of Clearwater County.

Her last major initiative was a $1.28 million Capital Campaign drive. The drive, which included donated labor, equipment, and volunteer time in the true Orofino "Maniac" spirit, resulted in the construction of a clinic and administrative offices at the hospital that brought doctors, other health care workers and medical services under one roof. The construction also brought a birthing room and the remodeling of the hospital's interior, bringing it into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The new addition to Clearwater Valley Hospital, say those who worked with Merle, was a tribute to her untiring determination to bring the best health care possible to the upper Clearwater River region.

Merle served concurrently as the Clearwater Valley Hospital Administrator, the Medical Park Clinic Administrator, the Kooskia Medical Clinic Administrator and the Administrator of a Kamiah home health care office in her final working years.

Merle was well respected by her peers and spent many long hours making sure the Clearwater Valley Hospital took good care of its patients and that it took good care of the staff and doctors associated with the hospital.

In addition to her work at the hospital, she was active in a number of related health care organizations. She spent 14 years volunteering for and served as the Chairwoman of the Idaho Hospital Association, served three terms on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross of Idaho, was active in the Orofino Chamber of Commerce, worked with Idaho Emergency Medical Services and helped establish the North Idaho Consortium for Continuing Health Education.

Merle was instrumental in the passage of legislation allowing rural Idaho hospitals to establish medical clinics. She also helped spearhead the establishment of home health, hospice, the Clearwater Valley Hospital Foundation serving as a Board Member and the Hospital Auxiliary serving several terms as President.

Merle enjoyed singing with the Clearwater Choraliers. The group was formed in the early 1970's and Merle traveled with the group many times to area cities to perform in concerts. The Clearwater Choraliers later became the Orofino Community Choir and she was an active member of the choir until her passing. She served as the Treasurer for many years and was honored for her many years of choir membership and involvement at the spring 2013 concert series.

Merle was a member of Chapter CD of PEO, the Fine Gold Good Sam's Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Ladies Auxiliary, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She especially enjoyed time spent with her Bunco Group and her Lunch Bunch. She also enjoyed sewing and made ribbon winning quilts.

Merle was a great friend to have and was loyal in visiting with her friends, helping sick friends, assisting friends with transportation to and from appointments, getting them to the airport for travel, or to just lend an ear to a friend in need.

Merle especially loved her grandchildren. Merle and John took their grandkids on many camping trips and motor home excursions. She loved attending their many school sports activities, dance recitals, school educational events and summer baseball and softball games.

She is survived by her brother Dale and his wife Peggy in Spokane, WA; son Pat and his wife Diane in Clarkston, WA and their children Shawnna and husband Steven, Andrew and Keeton; and son Chris and his wife Lori in Asotin, WA and their children David, Caitlin and Erik. She also is survived by her many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband John, she was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Joe and an infant sister.

Please join in the celebration of her life at her memorial service in Orofino at the Pine Hills Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, immediately followed by a lunch at the Clearwater County Senior Citizen's Center across the street from the funeral home. There will be a burial service at the Riverside Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, can be sent to P.O. Box 82, Orofino, ID 83544 for either the Clearwater Valley Hospital Auxiliary or the Orofino Community Choir.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photos: Merle Loseth

Kenneth King Murray, 76, Orofino

Kenneth King Murray passed Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at his home in Orofino,. He was 76.

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, Aug.17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Weseman Cemetery.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

W.H. 'Ben' Durant, 89, Weippe

W.H. 'Ben' Durant passed away Aug. 11, 2013, at Wedgewood Terrace in Lewiston. He was 89.

Ben was born Feb. 7, 1924, to Nellie (Setlow) and Xavier Durant in Weippe.

He attended schools in Weippe and Lewiston, graduating from Weippe High School in 1942.

Ben joined the U.S. Army Air Forces in December 1942 during World War II. He was a pilot for the 434 Bomber Squad B-25 and the 443 Troop Carrier C-46. After his time in the military, Ben owned and operated Durant's Grocery Store in Weippe, retiring in 1987.

Ben married Betty Lou Benedict in 1947 at Lewiston. She passed away Feb. 5, 2005.

Ben was very active in his community. He was the first mayor of Weippe and was a member of the American Legion, Pierce/Weippe, the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Orofino and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Weippe.

Survivors include his daughter, Vickie Smith and her husband Ron of Weippe; two grandsons, Ronald Smith of Weippe and Lon Smith of Clarkston, WA; a great-grandson, Zachary Smith of Weippe; and a step great-granddaughter, Jamie Gates of Lewiston; a sister-in-law, Helen Benedict; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents, Xavier and Nellie; a sister, Verla Ennis and a brother, X E (Bus) Durant.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, the Weippe Museum, the Weippe Senior Citizen's Center or a charity of choice. Merchant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Photo: W.H. 'Ben' Durant

Edward 'Woody' Jerdee, 76

Edward 'Woody' Jerdee, 76, of Lewiston, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at home, surrounded by family and friends after a brave battle fighting blood cancer.

Woody was born April 30, 1937, to Emil Jerdee and Flossie Irene Baker Jerdee of Cromwell Township, MN. He grew up on the family farm surrounded by numerous siblings. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served from 1954-1957. After discharge he returned to Lake Park, MN, and worked construction until he began his trucking career, which brought him to Idaho. He established E.L. Jerdee Trucking in 1974 and built his business to a successful dispatch for numerous leased trucks while still driving cross-country himself. He built a truck shop on the Old Spiral Highway that became a pit stop and social center for many truckers.

He married Susan Cartright and they had a daughter, Tammy, and a son, Terry. The marriage ended in divorce. He met Barbara Hudson in 1982 and they were married in 1984. With this union he inherited three children and became a "Bonus Dad."

Woody was a creative thinker who thought out of the box and could build or repair almost anything, often innovating parts as needed for the project. Rebuilding engines and restoring vehicles were specialties, but a family favorite was the converted cab from a tractor-trailer that he used as a top cover on his jet boat. It was easy to see him on the river! His proudest and most loved accomplishment was the cabin he and Barbara built above Dent Acres. They were a dynamic duo working side by side and he would often tell her "go ahead and take five, it will only take a minute." It started as a simple plan but grew to become a peaceful retreat where he could hop on his John Deere tractor and groom the grounds for hours at a time. They loved going to the mountains and spent as much time as possible there, making many new friends.

He loved his Chevys but was a man of principle and worried about the American economy, and would only buy a Ford product as they did not need a bailout.

Surviving him are Barbara at the family home; children, Tammy Jerdee, Terry Jerdee, Ron (Michelle) Hudson, Diana (Chuck) Brown and Andrea (Kirk) Kinzer; grandchildren, Brandon Jerdee, Marvin Jerdee, Abby Jerdee, Nick Jerdee, Michael Mullin, Randy Hudson, Dr. Erika Kinzer, Jeremy Kinzer, Brad Kinzer and Caitlin Brown; and siblings, Edison Jerdee, Wanda (Harold) Christensen, Barbara Ronchette, Beverly Erickson and Shirley (Manuel) Todhunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, June Walkup, Emil Jerdee and Eugene Jerdee; and brothers-in-law Jack Ronchette and Leroy Erickson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, with a celebration of life dinner following from 2 to 6 p.m. at his family home, 1704 Burrell Ave. Favorite side dishes will be welcomed.

The family wants to thank Dr. Shah and the nurses at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center who helped him during this difficult time. Thank you for all of the maple bars! In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to SJRMC Family Hospice so it can continue comforting families during these challenging times.

Photo: Edward 'Woody' Jerdee

Kenneth K. Murray, 76, Orofino

Kenneth K. Murray of Orofino passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at his residence. He was 76.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Violet Ruth Lesmeister, 79, Orofino

Violet Ruth Lesmeister of Orofino, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation.

She was 79.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in caring for arrangements.

Richard 'Rick' Dale Boehler, 56, formerly of Orofino

Richard (Rick) Dale Boehler, 56, passed away July 31, 2013, at his home in Clarkston, WA. He was born July 23, 1957, to Richard Boehler and Marlene (Roberts) Boehler in Sandpoint. He attended school in Orofino and then later in Lewiston. His family moved around the Northwest before settling in Orofino for four years. They then moved to Lewiston when he was in the third grade and stayed there until he was in the 11th grade. He then traveled around working in the Tri-Cities before meeting Melanie Shute in January 1982 in Kennewick. They were married June 27, 1982, in Colstrip, MT.

Rick worked as a journeyman cement finisher for 23 years. He first worked in Kennewick, WA for 10 years, then moved to Clarkston in 1990 and worked in this occupation until 2006. He then went to work for WATCO Railroad where he became an engineer/conductor; his last day on this job was July 12, 2013.

He grew up in the Lutheran Church and also attended the Assembly of God Church. He was an avid fisherman and loved to be on the water. He taught his children to water ski and roller skate because God knows his wife couldn't. She was able to help them with learning to swim and riding a bike.

He is survived by his wife, Melanie Boehler; son, Ricky Boehler and Ally Alexander; daughter, Larissa and Terry Bailey; grandchildren Kenisha and Laurelie Bailey, Angelina, Michael, Drake, Aiden and Landon Boehler; mother, Marlene Boehler; brothers, Allen Boehler, Tim and Chris Boehler and Donald and Andrea Boehler; niece and nephew, Anna and Joshua Boehler; aunt and uncle, Raymond and Carolyn Beierle; cousins, Rhonda and Jay Shafer, Rod Beierle and Faron Beierle; second cousin, Collin Shafer; and good friends, Neil P., Michael H., Brad K., Tommy, Mac M., Steve M., Steve W., and Kevin and Sue W., Marc H., Karen E., Kim B., Steve H., Russell B., David H., and many others, too numerous to mention. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Boehler; uncle, Lonny Roberts; aunt, Jo Ann Roberts; father-in-law, Laurel Shute; mother-in-law, Joy Shute; and grandparents, Glenn and Dorothy Roberts.

A memorial service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain View with a gathering in the community room following.

Memorial donations may be made to Mountain View Funeral Home, https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/jfr2/ricks-cancer-fund, or a charity of one's choice.

A special thanks to Tim and Terry McCarty for creating and hosting the benefit; Prestige Care and Rehab staff; Elite Hospice staff; Dr. Melanie Eggleston and staff at Valley Medical Center; Marc Hunt for helping with lodging; Ed Daily, a pastor and radio talk-show host for all his help; all his coworkers at WATCO; and all who have called, visited or prayed, during this difficult time.

Photo: Richard 'Rick' Dale Boehler

Claude Edmund Schrempp, 93, formerly of Pierce

Claude Edmund Schrempp of Lewiston passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Royal Plaza retirement center of complications of renal failure. He was born Sept. 3, 1919, in St. Helena, NE., and was the second boy (of 10 boys) born to Otto and Theresa Schrempp. The day after his high school graduation in Eagle Butte, SD, he came to Clarkston, WA with his older brother to find work. He worked at a dairy, picked fruit and worked for a concrete builder. (A concrete block building that he helped build still stands on Snake River Ave. near Primeland). In June 1941, he joined the U.S. Army and served as a supply clerk in the Northern France and Central European campaigns and was an expert M1 sharpshooter.

After his military discharge in December 1945, he began working for Montgomery Ward in Lewiston and later Palo Alto, CA. Early in 1950, his cousin, Ray Schneider, flew him back to Clarkston for a family visit and a blind date with Jeanette Dinnison. They married in September 1950. They moved back to Richland, WA, where he worked at Hanford as a fireman. They spent a short time in Coulee City, WA, and then moved to Spokane, WA where he was employed at Kaiser Aluminum as a warehouseman. In 1956, they moved to Pierce and owned and operated the Pierce Market. They had two children, Claudia Jean and Robert Dennis. After their divorce in 1967, he continued to operate the grocery store until 1969, when it sold. He worked at Timberline High School as the night janitor for a year before purchasing another grocery store in Lapwai in 1970.

In 1976, he and his brothers went back to Eagle Butte to an all-school reunion. He reacquainted with his schoolmate, Marian Brewer Wood, who lived a few hundred yards down the road from him growing up. They corresponded for a year when, in 1977, he sold his grocery store, married Marian and moved to her home in Albuquerque, NM. They remained there until her retirement in 1981 and then moved back to Lewiston to be closer to family. They bought several campers and recreational vehicles and traveled throughout the U.S. with Good Sam and Veterans of Foreign Wars friends. They even went to Barrow, AK.

He enjoyed having his family and friends near and was always a kidder and loved to interact socially. In 1989, he had a 70th birthday party in Creston, British Columbia, at a family reunion. In 1999, he had an 80th birthday party and in 2009 he had his 90th party with many family members and friends attending a barbecue and to have a few beers. (It's a German Schrempp thing ... )

He was a lifetime member of the Elks and Knights of Columbus. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 10043 and served as unit commander in 1985. Until last week, he endured five years of dialysis treatments. At 93, he was just tired and wanted to go home.

He is survived by his wife, Marian; his children, Claudia Schrempp Decker and Robert (Anne) Schrempp; four grandchildren, Aaron (Keith) Ranisate, Robin (Matt) Lynch, Sarah (Jeff) Schmaltz, Dan (Aubre) Schrempp; five great-grandchildren, Trey and Becca Schmaltz, Kaleigh and Lucie Ranisate and James Lynch; brothers, Jerome (Jeanne) Schrempp, Fulgence (Nancy) Schrempp, Melvin (Georgia) Schrempp and many nieces and nephews. His sixth great-grandchild, Abigal Grace Schrempp, is due on his birthday, Sept. 3.

A prayer vigil with remembrances from family and friends will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church at 1519 Ripon Ave., Lewiston.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church.

Memorials can be made to Hospice, Lewiston Meals on Wheels, All Saints Catholic Church Building Fund or a charity of one's choice.

Photo: Claude Edmund Schrempp

Elmer Crow, Jr., 69, Nez Perce elder

On July 26, Elmer Crow, Jr. perished in the process of rescuing two of his grandsons from the Snake River at Buffalo Eddy. He died saving those he loved, at a place that he loved, and in a river he loved.

Elmer was born in Orofino on March 24, 1944 to Elmer Crow, Sr. and Hattie Joy. His blind grandmother Edna Miller took the responsibility of raising Elmer and instilling in him the traditions and culture of the Nez Perce and Cayuse tribes. Under her care, Elmer was taught by numerous tribal elders, including five who had fought in the Nez Perce War. From them, he learned the Nez Perce language, traditional hunting and gathering sites, a love for the land, and techniques for constructing traditional tools and hunting and fishing gear. He was taught traditional and modern hunting and fishing techniques by his father and extended family, and regularly harvested salmon throughout the Nez Perce usual and accustomed fishing areas from Central Idaho to the now-inundated Celilo Falls. The full extent of the wealth of traditional Nez Perce knowledge and culture that was lost with his passing will never be known.

Elmer spent several years in the Slickpoo Catholic Mission School and also attended Orofino and Lapwai schools. He was held back in the first grade because his English was poor, having been raised in a household that spoke only Nez Perce. Throughout his youth, he learned to live with intense racial discrimination and injustices that were common to Indians at the time. Often, he defended the underdog, the picked on, and rejected. He accepted that he could not merely be as good as a white man, but had to be better to earn the same amount of respect.

When he was 17, underage for service and weighing only 124 pounds, his father gave permission for him to enlist in the US Army, where he served in the 101st Airborne Division based out of Elmendorf Air Base in Alaska. Upon his honorable discharge, Elmer graduated from the Operating Engineer School at Weiser and returned to Orofino where he worked on the construction of Dworshak Dam. Here Elmer met Lynda Worthen and her family. Lynda's parents Hal and Beula became surrogate parents to Elmer, and he always considered Beula his chosen mother. Elmer and Lynda married on April 11, 1970 and honeymooned, appropriately enough, with a salmon fishing trip up the Lochsa River. Over the course of the next 10 years, the couple was blessed with three sons and a daughter. They moved throughout Idaho following construction jobs and camping, fishing, and generally enjoying the natural wonder of Idaho. In one stretch between jobs, Elmer, Lynda, and their first two boys lived off the land for four months throughout Nez Perce Country from the Blue Mountains to the South Fork of the Salmon River. They moved to Gillette, WY with the rest of Lynda's family in 1977, but his beloved homeland drew him back to Idaho just three years later and he lived on the family homestead near Lapwai for the rest of his life. He treasured most the time he spent with his family and fishing. He was a fixture at his kids' sporting, scouting, 4-H, and school events, and got to the river to fish as often as he could.

Elmer's dedication to the natural world and to tribal treaty rights guided and drove him in his efforts to protect them. He was one of the first Nez Perce to reopen tribal fishing at Rapid River, a small tributary to Idaho's Salmon River, back in the early1970's. This small river became a flashpoint of controversy between the State of Idaho and the Nez Perce over tribal treaty fishing rights in 1980. Elmer was a key tribal leader of the tribal fishermen in this conflict. He was always ready and willing to take a stand to protect tribal treaty rights when they were threatened, and he was also always prepared to protect salmon and other species that made up the web of life of his homeland.

In his later years, Elmer worked for the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Department's resident fisheries program. In this role, he was responsible for protecting and restoring the non-migratory fish species living throughout Nez Perce Country. One of his favorite projects was reclaiming a railway dumpsite outside of Orofino near his childhood home. He turned the location into a healthy trout pond with a surrounding park called Tunnel Pond that is open to both tribal and non-tribal members of the community. It was always a source of pride to Elmer that Tunnel Pond became a place where anyone and everyone could catch and eat a fish. The City of Orofino approached Elmer, asking permission to rename the location Crow Pond, but Elmer demurred, insisting that it had always been called Tunnel Pond.

Given his body of knowledge and dedication to the natural resources of the region, Elmer's role expanded into cultural presentations and outreach throughout North America. In these presentations, he shared the Nez Perce culture via stories, legends, and a multitude of traditional items, tools, and weapons he made himself. Over the years, he gave presentations to tens of thousands of people. He particularly valued and enjoyed giving presentations to children, hoping to instill in them a connection to the natural world and an appreciation of Indians and Indian culture.

His disarming style of humor, wealth of knowledge, integrity, and his genuine care and interest in people made him memorable to everyone who knew him. He would invariably end scientific insights, biological knowledge, or quotes from legal rulings with his favorite catch phrase, "but I'm just a poor, uneducated reservation Indian" and then savor people's reaction to the irony. People went away from interactions with him feeling like they were important and valuable to him and that they were cherished or respected. He was impossible to forget, and thanks to his impressive memory, he rarely forgot them in return.

Following a series of heart problems and surgeries, Elmer felt he was living on borrowed time and was determined to make this "bonus time" count. He dedicated even more of his life to ensuring the traditional teachings, values, and techniques he was taught as a child would be preserved. In the early 2000's, Elmer constructed the first Nez Perce bighorn sheep horn bow to have been made in 60 years and it was likely that he was the only person still alive to know the technique for building it. He would never write down the involved, three-month long method, insisting on passing the knowledge one-on-one only to individuals he trusted to use the skill to preserve Nez Perce culture.

Around the time of Elmer's heart problems, the already low Pacific lamprey returns to Idaho began to plummet. Once returning in the millions, in 2009, only 12 lampreys passed Lower Granite Dam, the last major dam before they reached Idaho. Elmer took up this cause, pouring his heart and soul into ensuring the lamprey-or "eels" as he always called them-would be rescued from the brink of extinction. He worked tirelessly with tribal, state, and federal agencies in his mission to save them. He almost single-handedly drove lamprey recovery from obscurity to a funded, active program with regional support. Now huge agencies feature eels in their lists of priorities, and "Eelmer" (as he was known) is responsible for that. His actions not only resulted in a Nez Perce translocation program-where lamprey trapped at lower Columbia River dams are transported to Idaho to be released in tributaries throughout north central Idaho to spawn naturally-but also drove federal and state policy and program management changes to provide resources for this underappreciated and forgotten fish. His passion and concern was contagious, instilling many people, from federal agencies to the general public, with a desire to help the lamprey and an appreciation for Elmer himself.

Driving home after the tragedy, one of the grandsons he had helped rescue asked Lynda, "Oh no! What is going to happen to Papa's eels?" That this was what his grandson thought of, at such a time of loss, is testament to Elmer's teaching and dedication, as well as confirmation that his work to bring back the eels will live on.

Elmer is survived by his wife Lynda, children Jeremy (and Margaret), Jarrod (and Amanda), Jayson, and Jamie, and six grandchildren: Khia, Dane, Phinn, Lucy, Sophie, and Henry. He is also survived by his chosen mother Beula Worthen, his sisters Joyce Admyers, Elizabeth Crow, Bernie Lasarte, and Brenda Moses; and his brothers Reggie Crowe, Jeff Crow, Louie Lasarte, Raymond Lasarte, Billy Henry, and Emmit Taylor. Preceding Elmer in death are his parents Elmer Crow, Sr. and Hattie Lasarte and siblings Wendell Crow, Gregory Crow, Ed Crow, and Annie Lasarte.

A memorial will take place at the Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center in Lapwai, on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. A service will be at the Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center on Friday, Aug. 2 at 9 a.m., with interment at the Jonah Hayes Cemetery in Sweetwater, ID followed by a luncheon at the Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center.

Memorials may be made to the Elmer Crow Memorial Fund, care of the Nez Perce Tribe, PO Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540.The fund will be used to further the cause of rescuing the Pacific lamprey from extinction.

For photos and further information about Elmer Crow, Jr., see the Facebook memorial page set up in his honor at: https://www.facebook.com/ElmerCrowMemorial.

Cynthia Charmaine (Buckholz) Senior, 60, Orofino

Cynthia Charmaine (Buckholz) Senior, 60, Orofino and formerly of Kingman, AZ, traveled to be with her Lord on July 23, 2013.

"Cindy" was born in Colorado Springs, CO on June 1t, 1953 to Robert E. Buckholz and Zereta Nancy Allen. She is survived by her "Mother by Heart" Barbara Lenore Buckholz; her husband, Joe Senior; 8 children, including 2 loving adopted children; 12 grandchildren; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; and several foster children that she assisted with their lives.

Cindy was a loving, caring gift from God. Her ability to connect with those around her made her a staple in the Arizona Prison system where she worked. Cindy was always willing and able to help those that knew her. Her heart was always open with love flowing to everyone she met.

She passed away in beautiful Orofino, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and the beauty of nature. All those that knew her respected and loved the wonderful woman she was. Cindy is standing with her father, mother, and the two grandchildren that traveled before her. God Bless, she will be missed, but the pain she felt is finally over and peace is within her now.

Photo: Cynthia Charmaine (Burkholz) Senior

D. Fred Smith, 74

There must be great fishing streams in heaven, because that's where Fred Smith went Monday, July 22, 2013. He was enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, watching the Mariners win. He was surrounded by his loved ones and succumbed to lung cancer.

Fred was born May 23, 1939, to Donald A. Smith and Tillie (Fine) Smith in Lewiston. He attended the Lewiston schools, where he made lifelong friends. Fred was a proud graduate of the class of 1957.

On June 5, 1959, he and his classmate sweetheart, Judith Ann McCracken, were married at the Christian Church. They lived their entire life in Lewiston, raising their two children.

Fred spent the majority of his life working in the automotive paint industry, beginning at Willett Brothers, then opening his own businesses, S and S Color and Pro Gun and Paint. He was a pro at matching paint color. He ended his career at KC Auto Paint, where he made the weekly route from Orofino through Grangeville and back to Lewiston. His pickup truck knew the route well.

Fred was a 20-year member of the Orchards Volunteer Fire Department, of which he was the assistant chief from 1962 until the city of Lewiston took over. His family lived in the firehouse for several years.

A consummate fly fisherman, he could often be found out on a stream or river. But nothing was better than teaching his grandchildren how to fish - then being outfished by his granddaughter! He belonged to the Kelly Creek Flycasters Club and especially enjoyed working with its juvenile program.

Ever a bowler, he joined the 300 club March 17, 1987, bowling with the men's double classic. He was a board member of the Idaho State Bowling Association.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; son. Jim (Lisa); and daughter, Nancy (Bryan) Hasenoehrl; the best grandchildren, Emily Hasenoehrl, Andy (fiance Katie Maestas) Hasenoehrl and Amy Hasenoehrl; brother-in-law, Lloyd Grytness; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Fred was preceded in death by his father; mother; and sister, Dawn Ann Grytness, and an infant son, Gary.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, 920 21st Ave., Lewiston. Memorial donations can be made to Kelly Creek Flycasters Scholarship Fund, c/o Dale Mickelsen, 534 Park Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501; the Jackson Baldwin Foundation, 3527 Eighth St. C, Lewiston, ID 83501; or a charity of one's choice.

Photo: D. Fred Smith

Thomas Leo Reilly, 86, Orofino

Thomas Leo Reilly of Orofino passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation. He was 86.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 27, at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Orofino at 11 a.m.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Cynthia Charmaine Senior, 60, Orofino

Cynthia Charmaine Senior of Orofino passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Clearwater Valley Hospital. She was 60.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in caring for arrangements.

Charlotte M. Bonner, 81, Weippe

Charlotte M. Bonner, 81, of Weippe, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino.

Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.

Minnie Mabel Bower, 94, Weippe

Minnie Mabel Bower, 94, passed away July 15, 2013 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino, where she had resided the last 13 years, due to Alzheimer's.

Minnie was born May 22, 1919 in Carson, ND, to George and Maud Ensign Tower. She married Carl Olin and during that marriage she had two children, Jonas and Judy. That marriage ended in divorce.

She married Leslie Bower Jan. 7, 1947 in Bend, OR. Leslie died on July 20, 1964. She worked at many jobs, the last being at State Hospital North in Orofino and State Hospital South in Blackfoot as a nurse's aide.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie; two brothers, Lorin and Walter; six sisters, Nettie, Zula, Susie, Florence, Ethel, and Dorothy; and a grandson, Leslie.

She is survived by her five children, Jonas Olin, Fairbanks, AK; Judy McIntosh, Pierce; Lorin Bower, Surf City, NC; Bonnie Bower-Lewis, Medford, OR; Bruce Bower (Bev), Weippe; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren.

A graveside memorial will be held Saturday, July 20, at 11 am at the Weippe Cemetery. A dinner will be held at the Weippe Community Hall afterwards.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Minnie Mabel Bower

Frank James Bauer, 77

Frank James Bauer passed away peacefully Sunday, July 14, at his Lewiston Orchards home after a two-year battle with cancer.

Frank was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Omaha, NE., to Joseph Vaclav Bauer and Helen Dorothy (Merritt) Bauer. He was the youngest of five children, and spent his early years on the family farm just outside of town. His mother died in 1937, and the family eventually moved into Omaha, where Frank graduated from St. Bernard Parochial School and attended Benson High School.

He was a child of the Depression, and did everything he could to help the U.S. military effort during World War II - from picking milkweed for use in Navy lifejackets and collecting every piece of scrap metal he could find, to trying to track down escaped Japanese prisoners of war from a camp in Nebraska.

He worked for a spell in a traveling circus, and lied about his age to join the U.S. Air Force in 1952. He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he proudly served as a gunner on a B-26 in the 13th Bomb Squadron - The Devil's Own Grim Reapers.

He finished his high school education in Folsom, CA, in 1954, and briefly attended Long Beach State College. He eventually moved to Idaho and began working in the woods for Potlatch Forests Inc., where he developed a deep appreciation for the country surrounding the North Fork of the Clearwater River. He started working in the company's Lewiston paper mill in 1962, and retired in 2001 after a long career as a machine tender on Potlatch's 2L paper machine. He was a proud Potlatch employee, and his crew helped achieve industry records in paper production. He also was a dedicated member of the AFL-CIO, and a champion of workers' rights.

Frank married Linda Lou Andrews on July 31, 1971. The couple welcomed their first son, Douglas, in 1973. A second son, William, came along in 1976. There were numerous dogs, cats, cows, horses, sheep, chickens, turkeys and other animals - including some peacocks - on the family's East Orchards farm, and Frank was always proud of the tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchinis that came from his garden.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his sons, and watching them play sports throughout their high school years. He also enjoyed a fresh pack of smokes, a tall glass of Burgundy, cold beer, guns that shot straight, pickups, gravel roads and AM radio stations. He was a devout reader of the Lewiston Tribune, and always kept up on current events. He also enjoyed gambling, and claimed to have an ability to "read" slot machines. His luck often indicated otherwise.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father- and mother-in-law Leo and Hilma Andrews; sisters, Elaine, Doris and Margaret; brothers-in-laws, Tom and Tim Andrews; and several beloved nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife, Linda; brother, Edward of La Mirada, CA; son, Doug and wife Jennifer of Lewiston; son, Bill of Port St. Lucie, FL.; and grandchildren, Maddix, Bridger and Piper Lou Bauer of Lewiston.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Lewiston. His ashes will be interred at Mountain View Cemetery following the service.

Photo: Frank James Bauer

Minnie Mabel Bower, 94, Weippe

Mrs. Minnie Mabel Bower of Weippe passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino.

She was 94.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Robert H. Adams, 89, formerly of Elk River, Orofino

Robert H. Adams passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at his Lewiston home. He was 89.

Bob was born July 5, 1924, to Harry Adams and Mabel Olson at Elk River, where he attended school and graduated from Elk River High School in 1942. He joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1942 to 1946 in the South Pacific in World War II and spent 26 months aboard an aircraft carrier. He then attended the University of Idaho for two and a half years. He married Goldie E. Taylor in May 1955. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service, BJ Corney Pole Co. and the Glenwood IGA store until 1965. He then went back to work for the Forest Service until retiring in 1986. He moved to Lewiston in 1987.

Bob was a former member of the Lutheran Church in Orofino, Orofino City Council for 15 years, the Lewiston Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10043, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Clarkston Moose Lodge, advisory board for the Agency on Aging, advisory board for the Senior Nutrition Program and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston and also delivered Meals on Wheels. Bob enjoyed fishing, reading, gardening and music and also played tuba in the Lewis-Clark Community Band.

He is survived by sons John Adams and wife Debra of Lewiston, Douglas Adams and wife Maggie of Chesapeake, VA, and Alan Adams and wife Suzie of Post Falls; brother Richard Adams and wife Joan of Lewiston; numerous nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Harry Adams; mother Mabel Olson; and wife Goldie Adams.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. July 26 at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston.

The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Photo: Robert H. Adams

Betty Jo Greene 86, Peck

Mrs. Betty Jo Greene passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at her home in Peck. She was 86. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 18, at the Lodge at Rivers Edge in Orofino at 2 p.m.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Valerie B. Jensen, 83

Valerie Jensen of Moscow died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at her home; she was 83. Valerie was born March 4, 1930, in Bellingham, WA, to Harold and Bessie Ougland. They soon divorced and Bessie married Joseph L. Blalock on May 31, 1932, when Valerie was two years old. They lived in the Cornwall area for most of her life.

Valerie married her high school sweetheart Raymond Jensen on May 5, 1948, in Lewiston and they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They have two sons Leon and wife Sandy Jensen of Orofino, and Lyle and wife Debbie Jensen of Asotin, WA. The family grew to six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; which she loved immensely.

Valerie was a homemaker on the family farm and they have enjoyed farming east of Moscow for 63 years. At her request, there will be no formal service.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Gritman Memorial Hospital Hospice Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman. The family would also like to thank the many family members, neighbors and friends for their thoughtfulness and prayers during her struggle with cancer.

Photo: Valerie B. Jensen

James Eugene Vargovich, 65, Weippe

James Eugene Vargovich, 65, Weippe, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 at his home in Weippe.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

June E. Aldrich, 86, formerly of Weippe

June E. Aldrich passed away June 25, 2013, at Guardian Angels Home in Lewiston. She was born to Irving and Mamie Stevenson June 10, 1927, in Weippe. She attended schools in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1946.

She married Donald E. Aldrich June 1, 1947, in Lewiston. She attended the University of Idaho receiving her Bachelor of Science Education degree in June of 1966 and her Masters of Arts degree in May of 1971.

She taught art at Moscow Junior High School for 18 years and retired in 1982. After retiring, she and her husband moved to their home on Coeur d'Alene Lake near Cottonwood Bay where they spent their summer months and winter months were spent in the foothills of Yuma, AZ. In 2001 they returned to Lewiston to be closer to their family.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years; her three sons, Ronald K. (Susan) of Lewiston, Steven C. (Nancy) of West Richland, WA, and Bruce E. (Julie) of Lewiston; as well as 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Stanley A. Stevenson.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston. Sr. Margie Schmidt will officiate at the service.

Photo: June E. Aldrich

Darlene A. Rush, 77, OHS graduate

Darlene Ann (Fix) Rush, 77, longtime resident of Lewiston, died June 24, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Darlene was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Garrison, ND, to Marie and Alec Fix. She moved to Orofino with her mother and grandparents at the age of 11. She graduated from Orofino High School in 1954.

After graduation, Darlene moved to Lewiston, where she worked at the Majestic Cafe. In 1958, she began her 38-year career with Payless Drug, retiring in 1991. She then became a certified nursing assistant, working in the home health care industry from 1992 until 1996. Lastly, she worked at Costco from 1997 until 2011.

Darlene was preceded in death by Irwin J. Rush, her husband of 23 years. They met at the Stables in 1961 and were married Jan. 25, 1964. Darlene and Irwin had one daughter, LuRie A. Loomis.

She was dedicated to her faith in reading the Bible daily, loving her animals and the outdoors. Family and friends were everything.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Spencer, Sharon Marcell and Dianne Lopez. She is survived by siblings Ron Fix and Shiela Miller; nieces Holly, Nora, Penny, Nikki, Jakki and Shannon; great-niece Randi Lynn; and great-nephews Corby, Andrew, Nicholas, Evan and Logan. She was aunt-grandma to many.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Photo: Darlene A. Rush

Carl Anthan Larson, 83, Weippe

Carl Anthan Larson, 83, Weippe passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Rose (Rea) Marie Albright, 57

Rose (Rea) Marie Albright, 57, Kamiah, went home to be with the Lord on June 24, 2013. Rose was born Dec. 18, 1955 in St. Louis, MO to Robert and Emily Schiltz.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Emily Schiltz; brother, Mark Schiltz, and mother-in-law, Betty Albright.

Rose is survived by her husband of 32 years, Joseph W. Albright; her father-in-law, Joseph M. Albright; brothers, Tom (Debbie) Schiltz and John Schiltz; and sisters, Roberta Tatalovich and Patricia (Dennis) Homola; children, Christine (Wally) Newman, Carol (Tim) Sweeney, and Jim (Susie) Albright; grandchildren, Nicole Duran (fianc?-Chazz), Brandon, Jeffrey, Brian, Joseph, Kyle, Chad, Tyler, Lacey, and Kaley; and so many great family and friends.

Rose was full of life. She was very energetic and enjoyed coaching sports for her grandkids. She loved helping the community with fundraisers and her church, Kamiah Bible Church.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday June 26, at Kamiah Bible Church, Kamiah. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 27, at The Life Center, U.S. Highway 12, Kamiah, Idaho. Interment will follow at the Kamiah City Cemetery. A potluck dinner will follow at the Kamiah Bible Church. Arrangements are by Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.

Donations in honor of Rose Albright may be made to Kamiah Bible Church, P.O. Box 116, Kamiah, ID 83536.

Photo: Rose (Rea) Marie Albright

Phyllis Louise Bell, 71, Peck

Phyllis Louise Bell went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 24, 2013. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Phyllis was born on Nov. 30, 1941 to Frank and Ellen West in Orofino. She grew up in Peck and was the youngest of four children.

She met the love of her life, Robert Bell, and they were married Sept. 13, 1960.

They have four children: Ron (Gail) Bell of Meridian; Randy Bell of Las Vegas, NV; Brenda (Jeff) Anthony of Crowley, TX and Barb Bell of Lewiston. They also have two granddaughters: Shandi and Rhiannon; three grandsons: Casey, Shane and Cody; two great-granddaughters: Topaz and Wednesday and one great-grandson, Jaden. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Frances.

Phyllis worked for the Orofino School District and Kayler's Tree Farm in Peck for many years and never missed a day of work. She also babysat many of the local kids which she really enjoyed.

She also enjoyed warm sunny days in her backyard, anything and everything to do with Elvis, the family dog, Snowball and she especially enjoyed contests. She won many things over the years for her efforts.

Her grandchildren were the jewels in her life. She had an extra special bond with her first grandchild, Shandi.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Bob of Peck; her children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine of Lewiston; brother, Ellis of Peck; numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff and residents at Clearwater Health and Rehab and the Clearwater Valley Hospital for their support, compassion and care.

A private family graveside service is being held. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

Photo: Phyllis Louise Bell

Joyce Lavon Harrington, 71, Lenore

Joyce Lavon Harrington passed away at her home at Lenore on June 24, 2013 due to complications from cancer.

Joyce was born to Nicholas J. Leopoldus and Sarah (Weitzel) Leopoldus on Feb. 27, 1942. From that moment on she lived her life with Strength, Grace and Dignity. Even with the ravaging toll this terrible disease brings she was able to maintain her Strength, Grace and Dignity.

In 1960 Joyce graduated from Lakewood High School in Lakewood, CO. After high school she attended Colorado State University in Ft. Collins for one year, transferred to Lamar Tech in Beaumont, TX for a year, and then came back to CSU to finish her education, earning her B.A. degree in Biology.

In 1965 Joyce Lavon Leopoldus and Robert M. (Mike) Harrington were married in Lakewood, CO. To this marriage three children were born, Cynthia Lynn, Angela May and Robert Eugene. It is because of her natural mothering abilities that they grew up to be superb adults.

Joyce and Mike gathered up the youngsters and moved to Lenore in 1978. Although she had always enjoyed outdoor activities, Joyce was able to whet her appetite for hunting and fishing, especially for steelhead. Joyce worked as a substitute teacher for Orofino Schools for 25 years and was still able to find time to fish at Lenore and hunt the surrounding area. She was well known for her fishing and hunting skill.

Joyce was a wonderful person to love and be loved by. She will surely be missed by many. Joyce was preceded in death by her father Nicholas J. Leopoldus and mother, Sarah (Weitzel) Leopoldus. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Mike Harrington; children: Cindy Merriman and Jim, Angie Montambo and Gene Harrington; one sister: Beverly Karges and Bob; two brothers: Nick Leopoldus and Enid and Dick Leopoldus; five grandchildren and five great grand children ; mother-in-law, Irene Harrington; sister-in-law, Leah Struck.

In Lieu of flowers in her Memory, memorial donations may be made to Orofino American Legion Baseball at Lewis Clark Credit Union in Orofino or by mail at American Legion Baseball P.O. Box 1417 Orofino, ID 83544.

The family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Shah, the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Hospice and Sister Margie.

Cremation has taken place and at her request no services will be held.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

Photo: Joyce Lavon Harrington

Marva Woollett, 71

Marva Ann Carpenter Woollett passed on to Jesus at 12:15 a.m. June 16, 2013, at the age of 71, after a long battle with cancer. The love of my life and the mother of children Gail Ann and Robert Lewis, she was like a mother to her nieces and many of Rob's friends. She was born Marva Ann Carpenter Aug. 31, 1941, in Portland, OR., to Everrett (Red) and Velma (Dot) Carpenter. She was the youngest of five sisters and was everybody's baby. Her tiny stature earned her the nickname Punky; it was a name that stuck with her all of her life. Do not let the name or her small size fool you, because she had a heart as big as the outdoors. She was fearless and enjoyed activities such as stock car racing at Lewiston Speedway with her best friend, sister and lifelong soulmate, Sue Spring. They shared an extraordinary bond and were inseparable right until her moment of passing.

Every summer you could find her at their favorite mountain area of Elk River. She spent her time there camping, fishing and riding her four-wheeler with her husband of 53 years and her grandchildren, Janevea Marie and Jacci Ann Woollett and Joshhya. She married Gary Woollett Nov. 21, 1959.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Woollett; son, Rob, and wife, Jean; granddaughters, Janevea and Jacci, all of Lewiston; sisters, Sue Spring and husband Ed of Lewiston, Evelyne Fish of Iron River, MI., and Dora Nelson and husband Norman of Oakland, OR; nieces, Vicki Frazier and Deborah Clark of Milton-Freewater, OR; along with numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gail Ann; her mother; father; and sister, Norma Jakes.

She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be missed by many and always loved. Godspeed little lady.

A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at the 49ers Club located on Tammany Creek Road in Lewiston.

Photo: Marva Ann Carpenter Woollett

Laverne Coulthard, 90, formerly of Orofino

On Friday, June 14, 2013, our beloved husband, father and grandpa left this world to be in a far better place. He is in peace, yet he leaves behind a family who will miss him greatly.

He was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Chadron, NB., to Homer and Leona Coulthard. They had a good life there until the Great Depression came along. When that happened, they sold all they could and loaded up the Model A Ford and headed west. Dad always said the reason they settled in Clark Fork, Idaho, was because they ran out of gas and money there.

They survived the first year in many ways because of the kindness of others. They were given the use of a log cabin by a local man named Sam Owen. They eventually moved to Hope, Idaho, and settled there.

During the summertime he would work for the U.S. Forest Service and the railroad, along with helping his family to put food on the table by hunting and fishing. In 1941, he graduated from Hope High School. He and another student tied for valedictorian; however, he volunteered for salutatorian so he wouldn't have to give a speech.

After high school he attended the Kinman Business School in Spokane, WA. He left there to take a construction job in Tillamook, OR, later going to work at the Farragut Basic Training Facility. After a short while, he headed out for the Portland, OR, shipyards as a welder.

Not wanting to wait for the draft after the war started, Verne and a buddy of his decided to join the U.S. Navy. However, the Navy recruiting office was closed, so they went across the hall to the Marine recruiting office. His buddy passed the test but Verne, failed as he had always had a problem with high blood pressure. The recruiter told him that if he really wanted to join, he could go home and eat lemons ... and nothing else ... and come back tomorrow. That's what he did and the next day he was a Marine!

He served in the Pacific campaigns of Saipan, Tinian, Tarawa and the Mariana Islands. He finished his corps duties with the occupation of Japan and was honorably discharged Jan. 16, 1946.

He returned to Hope, and in the spring he started doing some painting and construction work. In the fall he started at the University of Idaho but decided schoolwork wasn't for him, so he turned again to construction work at the Hanford project in Richland, WA.

On Dec. 27, 1948, he and Betty L. McChesnie (whom he had known since school days in Hope) were married in Coeur d'Alene. They have two daughters, Audrey (Daryl) Dammon and Kathy (Tom) Greene, and one son, Verne Coulthard, all of Lewiston.

He began working for the Credit Bureau in Lewiston, later working in Grangeville, then in Orofino. He returned to Lewiston, where the couple purchased their first and last home.

In 1962, he opened Western Adjustment Bureau, working there until retiring in October 1988.

Retirement years were spent traveling and enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends. Fishing, hunting, camping, boating and Lewis-Clark State College baseball were among his favorite things.

He was always proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The joy they brought to him through their activities and accomplishments was immeasurable.

A great jokester and storyteller was he. He loved telling stories (especially to his grandchildren). The stories could either be fictional or true (or most likely an embellishment of the truth).

He brought joy and laughter to all through his antics and sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty and Mary Ann.

He is survived by his immediate family; grandchildren Chad, Keith and Brett Dammon, Ryan, Kyle and Clay Greene, and Emily Coulthard; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Marge (Bruce) Colwell of Coeur d'Alene, together with numerous nieces and nephews, including Steve Berntson of Tacoma, WA who joined the U.S. Marine Corps following in the "footsteps of his unc," whom he adored from the time he could follow in his footsteps. They hunted and fished and shared the bond of being a proud Marine.

He remained a faithful member of the nondenominational worldwide fellowship of Christians, and enjoyed all visits and spiritual encouragement. His faith in God and Christ was a prominent turning point in his life, and made life more meaningful for him.

The family would like to thank all at the Veterans Home who took care of Verne. We value and appreciate your care, kindness and the love that was shown to him and our family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Idaho State Veterans Home or a valley food bank of your choice.

Services for Laverne were Tuesday at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston. Burial will be Wednesday at the Hope Cemetery.

Photos: Laverne Coulthard

Jack L. Grove, 78

Jack L. Grove of Lewiston passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, after a diagnosis and a brief illness of pancreatic cancer. He was born June 4, 1935, in Kamiah. He was the son of Lewis and Florence Grove; he entered this world being delivered by his Norwegian grandmother.

His parents moved many times throughout his school years, so he completed his education in many different schools. Jack had many interests during his lifetime. Some of his interests in earlier years included boxing and bareback riding. He also enjoyed owning and exercising race horses. Throughout his later years camping, gardening and boating became big portions of his life.

Jack had many different places he liked to camp, but one of his favorites was the North Fork. While he was there he loved fishing for trout, riding four-wheelers, relaxing and spending time with family. He loved just taking in all of the surroundings.

One of Jack's enjoyments was planting flowers and spending time at home and traveling with his wife Carol. When he wasn't home working, he had another piece of property where he planted many different fruit trees and two different gardens that he enjoyed tending to and watching grow. He kept things well-manicured.

Jack and his boat, the Canyon Cajun, were a well-known sight on the Snake and Clearwater rivers. You could always count on him to be doing some sort of fishing, whether it was sturgeon, bass, steelhead or salmon. He had many early trips where he was one of the first guys to be out on the Clearwater, headed to his favorite fishing hole in the dark.

His parents; brother, Rex, and sister, Judy, preceded him in death.

He is survived by wife, Carol; three sons, Terry, Rex and Kelley; five grandchildren, Stacy, Stephanie, Chandler, Taylor and Jessica; and one great-grandchild, Alex; sister Gloria Syth (Dave) of Deer Park; and nieces, Gina Connors and Jodi Johnson; and nephews, Jerry Campbell and Artie Gallant; and numerous cousins.

We take this opportunity to thank Dr. Weiland, Dr. Driver, Dr. Mirzaei and the Tri-State Memorial Hospital staff for their kindness and wonderful care. We also extend a big thank you to the Royal Plaza staff for their exceptional care and kindness.

Jack has been cremated and there will be no services at his request, but he thanks his family and friends for making life great. I think he might say to you, "You need one life to learn and the next to live."

Photo: Jack L. Grove

Bradley Ray Huffman, 22, Cavendish

Our hearts were broken when our son, Bradley Ray Huffman, died in his sleep June 14, 2013 of natural causes. An autopsy is underway. He was born Nov. 21, 1990 in Lewiston, ID to Doug and Julie (Seeley) Huffman and two older sisters, Amy and Lisa. Brad grew up on the family farm in Cavendish, helping with the farm work from the time he could walk.

Brad attended Cavendish Elementary School before going to Orofino for junior high and high school. He won the OJHS (Orofino Junior High School) geography bee in both seventh and eighth grades and participated in the state geography bee both years. He also won the District 171 spelling bee in eighth grade and competed in the regional spelling bee in Lewiston. He ran track for six years and qualified for state in the 800 meter three times. Brad was also involved in 4-H throughout his school years. He took several AP (advanced placement) classes in high school and graduated as a Valedictorian of Orofino High School in 2009.

Bradley attended the University of Idaho and majored in Plant Science while working for the university Wheat Breeding Program. He graduated in December 2012 and took a job in U of I Mustard and Canola Breeding, although he was still involved with the wheat breeding team.

Brad enjoyed farming, gardening, photography, hunting, and fishing. He returned to the family farm most weekends and enjoyed going for long walks with his dog, Kanobi.

He is survived by his parents at the family home; sister ,Amy (Nathan) Faragher and nephew Jared Faragher of Orem, UT; and sister, Lisa Huffman of Kent, WA. He is also survived by his paternal grandfather, Lowell Huffman, of Cavendish, his maternal grandmother, Shirley Seeley, of Orofino, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. His paternal grandmother, Ellen Huffman, and his maternal grandfather, Bud Seeley, preceded him in death.

There will be a service Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at the Best Western - Lodge at River's Edge in Orofino, followed by a luncheon.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cavendish Elementary PTA, 455 Middle Road, Lenore, ID 83541 or the Orofino High School Track Program, 300 Dunlap Road, Orofino, ID 83544.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory are caring for arrangements.

Photo: Bradley Ray Huffman

Bettye Ruth (Judd) Meinecke, 81, formerly of Orofino

Bettye Ruth (Judd) Meinecke, 81, of Lewiston, passed away June 5, 2013, in Lewiston. She was born Jan. 28, 1932, to Fred E. Judd and Blanche (Stewart) Judd in Kooskia. She attended elementary schools in the Tri-Cities, WA and Genesee. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1950 and the University of Idaho in 1954.

She married Jack Fairley Aug. 24, 1954. The marriage later ended in divorce. She married Henry M. (Hank) Meinecke Nov. 19, 1976, and they were still married at the time of her death. He was the love of her life and they had more than 40 years together.

Bettye lived in St. Louis, MO, after her marriage in 1954 and taught school while Jack was in dental school. She then lived in Fairbanks, AK, from 1957 to 1960, where her children were born. She then moved to Orofino and lived there until their divorce in 1973, when she moved back to Lewiston, where she has lived ever since. She was a housewife and mother in Orofino and worked part time at Jack's dental office. When she came back to Lewiston she took over ownership of her dad's bar, The Silver Dollar, and was an owner/bartender there until retirement in 1995.

Bettye was a city councilor in Orofino in the late 1960s, a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at the U of I and was a member of the Episcopalian religion. She always loved to swim and taught her children to love and respect the rivers! In her younger years she was athletic and played tennis and golf. She enjoyed trap shooting, bowling and camping as well. Later on in life she enjoyed golf, darts, crocheting and was an avid reader. Gardening was also another one of her hobbies and she had a large vegetable garden. She had beautiful flower gardens and flower pots and loved all flowers. She also enjoyed canning and making jams, jellies, fruits and veggies. She always made pickles in her grandmother's crockpot.

She was a great wife, mother and friend and we will dearly miss her.

She is survived by her husband, Hank Meinecke; son, Scott F. Fairley; and daughter, Lynn L. Fairley, all of Lewiston. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Per her request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Family Hospice, the Salvation Army or the family asks that you plant some flowers.

Please sign the online guest book at www.vassar-rawls.com.

Photo: Bettye Ruth (Judd) Meinecke

Michael S. Hanson, Sr., 66, formerly of Orofino

Michael (Fishman) Stewart Hanson Sr. left us Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene resulting from ongoing health complications. Michael was born Aug. 27, 1946, in Long Beach, CA, to Lloyd Eugene Hanson and Lucille Christine Hanson.

Michael spent his youth growing up in Long Beach. He loved surfing, fishing and the lifestyles that coincided with the California sun. He graduated from Robert A. Millikan High School in 1964. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965-1967, during which time he completed a tour in Vietnam. Returning home from Vietnam, he soon met Pamela Suzanne Gillies, and they were married March 8, 1968. They had five children together and were married for 21 years until they divorced in 1989.

Through the late 1960s and early '70s, Michael and his family lived in Rogue River, OR, where Michael was a river guide and avid fisherman. In 1973, Michael and his family moved to Alaska, where he worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. After his work on the pipeline, he and his family stayed in Alaska. Michael spent the rest of the time in Alaska working part time and odd jobs and also did what he loved and did best, he simply fished.

By 1981, Michael and his family lived in Idaho, where he spent the remainder of his life. He lived in towns such as Riggins, Cottonwood, Grangeville, Kooskia, Orofino, and finally Lewiston, as long as he could be close to the Salmon or Clearwater rivers. From 2007 to 2010 he lived lakeside in Oklahoma, enjoying the best of the Oklahoma outdoors.

He loved fishing and later adopted the name "Fishman" or "Fishman Mike"; he even had "Fishman" tattooed on his right arm. He commonly would walk into stores and local fishing shops being greeted "hey Fishman" or "what's it going to be today, Fishman?" Michael adored fishing steelhead in the local rivers. He particularly loved the Clearwater River and angled her banks for many years. Fishing was a love and his passion, a passion he loved to share and taught his children, grandchildren, and the many friends in his life. Michael had an exuberant and colorful personality. He was friends with anyone who would share a conversation and genuinely loved people. Michael didn't care about your reputation, only your character. Besides family, friends and fishing, Fishman Mike loved many things including music, writing poetry, wrapping fishing rods and laughter whenever possible. Michael's happiness came easy, as long as he had loved ones, a fishing rod close by and some Bob Dylan or Van Morrison to help carry the day, he was happy. As a father, grandfather, brother, son, and a friend, Michael will be infinitely missed, but has left us with the memory of his ever-present smile and the warm place he has created in our hearts that we will forever cherish.

Michael is survived by his five children: his daughters, Janae Christine Lavendusky of Lewiston, Renee Kathleen Hanson of Seattle, WA and Tracy Rebecca Hanson of Syringa; and his sons, Michael Stewart Hanson Jr. of White Bird and Jeremiah John Peter Hanson of Lewiston. Michael was especially proud to be a grandfather and cherished the seven grandchildren who survive him. Michael is also survived by his mother, Lucille Christine Maddox of St. George, UT; and his stepfather, Billy Winn Maddox of St. George; his brother, Jeffrey Lloyd Hanson of St. George; and his sister, Jane Kathleen Brown of St. George. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Eugene Hanson.

A memorial service and dinner will commence at 3 p.m. Monday at the Elks Lodge in Lewiston. Colorful attire is encouraged. Cremation and other arrangements are being provided by Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home. Michael's ashes will be distributed along various locations of the Clearwater River, as per his wishes. In lieu of flowers, please make donations at Twin River National Bank to the Mike Fishman Hanson Youth Steelhead Fund. These funds will be used by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for the youth steelhead fishing clinics.

Photo: Michael 'Fishman' Stewart Hanson Sr.

Loren Ray Olson, 46, Orofino

Loren Ray Olson, 46, Orofino, died Monday June 3, 2013 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston.

Maxine M. Johnstun, 91, Weippe

Maxine Johnstun passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at the age of 91.

Born to Freeman and Ethel Hirtzel Dec. 20, 1921, in Rainer, OR, she was christened Margaret Maxine, but was always called by her middle name, Maxine, until the grandkids came along. Then she was affectionately known as 'Granny' to many.

After graduating from high school, Maxine enrolled in Oregon College of Education at Monmouth. At college, she was in drama club and the chorus and was named Outstanding Senior woman.

Maxine married her sweetheart, Jess Johnstun on Dec. 27, 1941. She graduated in the spring of 1942 and returned to Rainier to teach the fourth and seventh grades, while Jess was stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. She taught until they started a family upon his return from the war. They were married 35 years until his death, Dec. 8, 1976.

In the summer of 1958, Jess and Maxine and five children left Rainier for Weippe and purchased the Ehlinger Sawmill and house. They embraced their new community and became involved with PTA, booster club and all the activities at the schools in Weippe. Maxine always considered herself an advocate for the schools and community. She was instrumental in getting the Gorilla mascot back where she felt it belonged--on the Weippe water tower.

Maxine contributed to the Clearwater Tribune in her column entitled 'Happenings on the Hill' for about 10 years. She started the job, around 1994, well after retirement age and took her job very seriously, attending town functions and calling to verify facts and details. She donated all of her earnings to community schools and activities, most notably to the band program at Timberline.

One of Maxine's greatest joys was to participate in the annual Weippe Rodeo Parade. She had many floats featuring her grandchildren and was thrilled and honored to be named Grand Marshall of the parade in 1991.

With her health declining, Maxine moved off the hill and into assisted living at Brookside Landing and most recently to Clearwater Health and Rehab, both in Orofino.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Jess, and her oldest son, Jess Johnstun, Jr., and her four siblings. She is survived by her children: Joel (Jolene) Johnstun of Boise, Joyce (Robert) Bowlby of Seattle, WA, Jerry (Nancy) Johnstun of Weippe and Jan (Douglas) Meckley of Hagerstown, MD; her grandchildren: Joel W. Johnstun (Circe Selders) of Chubbuck, Juliet (Matthew) Reece and daughters Ashlyn and Makenna Reece of Ivyland, PA, Lisa Meckley (Tucker Sylvestro) of Boston, MA, Laura Meckley of Hagerstown, MD, Matthew Johstun (Amanda) and son, Jayce of Coeur d'Alene and Kyle Johnstun (Jessica Roberts) and daughter Shylei of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the Weippe Community Hall. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Rainier, OR, on Monday, June 10.

The family suggests donations to: Weippe Hilltop Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 279, Weippe, ID 83553 or Weippe Community Hall, P.O. Box 351, Weippe, ID 83553.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Maxine M. Johnstun

Donna Chmielewski, 58, Lenore

Donna Chmielewski, 58, Lenore, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013 at her Riverbend Vineyard home in Lenore. She fought a long, hard battle against cancer and was surrounded by family and friends at her passing. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

In Donna's memory, a Wake will be held at the Chmielewski home at 20618 Riverbend Ln, Lenore, Idaho on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. Pine Hills Funeral Home is handling her arrangements.

Donna was born in Sacramento, California, CA to Frances Benge and Tedd King on October 22, 1954.The family moved to Novato, CA where Donna graduated from Novato High in 1972. She went on to earn a degree/certificate in Nursing in Reno, NV. She worked in various careers over the years before working at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinic in Orofino. She enjoyed gardening, listening to music, fishing with her husband and spending time outdoors.

Donna is preceded in death by her dad, Jack Benge and son, Kacey John Covell.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Tony Chmielewski; her mother, Frances Benge, Colorado; father Tedd King (Carol), CA; her daughters Jessie Covell, Louisiana, Teri Sebastian (Lee), Georgia, Tena Chmielewski, Florida; Her brother Marc Benge (Arlene), Colorado; grandsons Gabe and Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Idaho Food Bank, 1300 East Main St, Lewiston, Idaho 83501.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to St. Joseph's Family Hospice, Dr. Pant in Lewiston, and their good friends Dennis and Trish Reynolds.

Photo: Donna Chmielewski

Phil 'Earl' Druker, 65, formerly of Clearwater County

Phil Druker (aka Earl) died peacefully surrounded by friends in the early morning Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

He was born June 5, 1947, in Chicago, the first son of Leonard and Jean Druker. He grew up in St. Paul, MN, not far from the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Falls. When he was very young he traveled to Seattle, WA to visit his grade school buddy, John Ploeger (with whom he remained friends all his life). After that he always wanted to be near mountains.

When he graduated from high school, he enrolled at the University of Colorado. There, however, he proved you can have too much fun, so he finished his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the College of St. Thomas in 1969.

Before he was drafted for military service, he applied for conscientious objector status. After receiving that, he served his country honorably as an orderly at Denver General Hospital, where he worked on the medical ward and the psychiatric ward. He often said it was the best job he ever had because he learned so much about people.

After completing his alternative service, he went to the University of Mexico in Mexico City to learn Spanish. Then, instead of returning to the U.S. as planned, he hitchhiked through Central and South America all the way to Tierra del Fuego. Along the way, he visited most of the main archaeological sites and taught English in Bolivia.

When he returned to the U.S. in 1974, he traveled to Idaho to visit friends on their stump farm near Cavendish, and he never left Idaho. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service and then as a logger.

He married Barb Deyo. They lived on Lower Ford's Creek, at Schmidt's Mill and then near Nezperce, where he worked for Barb's uncle on his wheat ranch. When he injured his back logging he decided to return to school and went to the University of Idaho, where he earned a master's degree in teaching English as a second language. During this time, he and Barb divorced, but they remained lifelong friends.

Jobs were scarce in 1983, when he graduated with his master of arts, but he lucked out when Washington State University opened a new language school and he was one of the first teachers hired. He taught and helped develop curriculum and along the way he began teaching technical writing. He liked teaching, but he loved the mountains and rivers more, so he spent his winters skiing the backcountry and his summers backpacking, rafting and hiking.

In 1990, he returned to UI to teach technical writing and advanced writing courses that he developed, including travel writing and environmental writing. He edited Palouse Journal and wrote occasional articles for the Lewiston Tribune's outdoor page. With his colleague Mary Clearman Blew, he edited "Forged in Fire: Essays by Idaho Writers" and "Borne on Air: Essays by Idaho Writers".

In 1994, he and Jeannie Harvey married. They traveled though much of Asia and Europe and spent winter vacations with their great friends Ian von Lindern and Margrit von Braun in Mexico or the Caribbean. They spent summers hiking, backpacking and traveling. For his 50th birthday, he spent nearly a month climbing Mount Logan (the highest mountain in Canada), and he participated in a few other climbing expeditions in Alaska and Canada. He also helped with projects on the Juneau Icefield many summers. When Jeannie's work took her to Bangladesh they often traveled to Nepal, where they did a number of treks in the Himalayas. Out of that experience he wrote "Beyond the Clouds: Trekking in the Hidden Land of Dolpo." A group of friends recently published that book.

Phil had a wide circle of friends, more friends than he deserved given his grouchiness. He had a great laugh, could tell good stories and had extensive backcountry skills. People were usually glad to put up with him, even if he was slow.

His brother Brian and his colleagues helped Phil through his struggle with prostate cancer. They kept him alive longer than anyone expected. He was hiking and skiing until the end and maintained his good humor through it all.

Phil regrets leaving Jeannie, his old friends, his young friends, his brothers and sister, and his nieces and nephews - he wished he could be with them all forever and a day. Phil, who wrote the bulk of this obituary, would like you all to remember to have a kind heart.

Contributions in his name may be directed to the Idaho Conservation League, the Latah Trail Foundation, White Pine Chapter - Idaho Native Plant Society or other conservation organizations.

There will be a party to celebrate his life in June, with details to be announced.

Photo: Phil 'Earl' Druker

Gerald Knapp, 77, formerly of Orofino

Gerald Merton Knapp, 77, of Clarkston, WA passed away May 24, 2013, at his home. He was born April 28, 1936, to Oak and Mary (Hansen) Knapp in Orofino. He attended Colville High School and was in the graduating class of 1954. He attended Washington State University and graduated from there in 1958 with a degree in civil engineering. He was in the National Guard in 1958.

Gerald married Judith Ann (Judy) Sieger April 8, 1962, in Colville, WA. She passed away Oct. 17, 2010. He married Diane Gentry Rodakowski Sept. 22, 2012, in Coeur d'Alene.

While growing up he lived in Orofino, Rexford, MT, and Colville. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1959 to 1984. During that time he was in Colville from 1959 to 1962; Missoula, MT, from 1962 to 1965; and Orofino from 1965 to 1984. He retired from the USFS after 25 years. He then moved to Reno, NV, in 1984 and then Las Vegas, NV in 1990, while working for several engineering firms. His last job was as safety officer for Dow Industries in Las Vegas before retiring in 2006. He moved back to the Lewiston area in September 2012.

Jerry had a passion for history, with a special interest in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He loved attending the athletic and musical events of his children and grandchildren - always their biggest fan. He enjoyed gardening, making hot sauce, playing board games and cards. He volunteered at the Sahara West Branch of the Las Vegas Public Library. During his years in Orofino, he was an avid steelhead fisherman and a member of the Kiwanis Club. He approached life with a positive attitude. He never met a stranger and made friends everywhere he went.

He is survived by his wife, Diane of Clarkston; son, Frank Knapp of Kent, WA; daughter Thea Decker of Henderson, NV; brothers Robert Knapp of Lewiston, Hugh Knapp of Redmond, WA, and Neil Knapp of Spokane, WA; granddaughters Hannah and Emma Knapp, both of Kent, Lindsay and Amanda Decker, both of Henderson; grandsons Andrew, Michael, and Austin Decker, all of Henderson; stepchildren Angie, Elise, Emily and Tracy; and step-grandchildren Sierra, Madigan, Sasha, Aubree and Easton. He was preceded in death by his brothers Lloyd Knapp and Frank Knapp, and wife Judith Knapp.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Photo: Gerald Merton Knapp

Victor Julius Schuback, 85, formerly of Orofino

Victor Julius Schubach, 85, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013, from a head injury sustained in a fall. He was born in Orofino March 4, 1928. He attended Banner Grade School in Orofino with his twin sister, Nadean Kubicek, older sister June Pomerinke and younger brother William Schubach. He graduated from Orofino High School in 1946.

He worked at White Pine Lumber Mill in Orofino until he was drafted. He served in the U.S. Army in Schweinfurt, Germany, from 1950-1952. He enjoyed riding his Indian Chief motorcycle as a young man and fishing in Whiskey Creek and Orofino Creek from childhood to adulthood. He brought home many tasty fish and was an excellent hunter. He always got a deer and fed his young family well during many financially difficult years. He married Beverly Plett in 1952 and they later divorced. They had two daughters, Pam Moore and Gail Jensen.

After returning from Germany, Victor again worked at the White Pine Lumber Mill in Orofino until 1959. The family moved to San Jose, CA, in 1960 and to Boise in 1964. In 1968, the family moved to Lewiston, where Victor went to work for the Lewiston Post Office as a clerk and retired in 1991. He enjoyed walking on the dikes for exercise and formed a friendship with some ducks he fed, who came waddling to meet him when they saw him approaching. Victor donated 49 pints of blood through the Red Cross to support the good work the group does. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for many years.

Victor married Yvonne Diddock Johnston June 28, 1980, and they lived on Normal Hill until his death. He and Yvonne enjoyed short road trips, dancing and the Oregon Coast. In 1995, they made a wonderful trip to Rarotonga in the South Pacific and enjoyed the beauty of the island. They also made a trip to Hawaii about 10 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; his sister, June; his brother, Bill and his wife, Prudy; his brother-in-law, Pete Kubicek; his two daughters and son-in-law, Gail Jensen, Pam and husband Chris Moore; stepchildren Rick Stevenson, Jeff and wife Bonnie Stevenson, Lori and husband John Jordan, and Yvette and husband Don Entus. He has seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Florence Schubach, his twin sister, Nadean Kubicek and his brother-in-law, Floyd Pomerinke.

There will be a small, family graveside service. The family requests no flowers, but a donation to the St. Joseph's Family Hospice could be made in his memory.

Photo: Victor Julius Schubach

Lorna O. Casteel, 85, formerly of Orofino

Lorna O. Casteel passed away into the loving arms of her Lord Sunday, May 19, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

She was born to Selmer and Harriet Nelson Jan. 14, 1928, in Orofino. She enjoyed living in Orofino raising three children with the love of her life, Marshall Casteel, whom she married Sept. 19, 1945.

They moved to Lewiston in 1996.

She was an avid reader and loved all kinds of music. She enjoyed camping, sewing, knitting, crocheting and making bead necklaces. She loved growing things, especially roses.

She was always helping her family and friends. She volunteered in the Community Thrift Store, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Friends of the Library and Center for Adult Reading Skills while living in Orofino.

She is survived by her daughters, Shannon Casteel and Marsha Casteel and family of Lewiston; and her son, George Casteel and family of Grangeville. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and her eight brothers and sisters.

She will be missed by her family and friends.

At her request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, Shannon requests donations be sent to Queen of Hearts, the search and rescue K-9 of the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office, P.O. Box 896 Lewiston, ID 83501.

Shannon would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Lewiston Life Care Center and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for the care and kindness they gave Lorna.

Photo: Lorna O. Casteel

Ethel B. Goffinet, 88, formerly of Southwick, Orofino

Ethel Bessie Goffinet died May 21, 2013, at the Life Care Center in Lewiston, after a battle with cancer and diabetes. She was 88 years old, having been born June 22, 1924.

Ethel was born at her family home in Southwick to William Cowger and Bessie Smith Cowger, the seventh of eight children. She went to the local schools and then to Southwick High School and graduated in 1942.

After graduation, she briefly attended a business school in Weiser. She then went from Southwick to Orofino and worked as a waitress in Orofino. It was there that she met Lyle Goffinet, who became her husband, and they married Aug. 19, 1943.

During the early years of their marriage, they lived in logging camps at Whiskey Butte and Grangemont. Then they moved to Orofino, purchasing a house on Canada Hill, where they lived until they moved to the Glenwood neighborhood. It was in that house where she and the family lived for 50 years.

Ethel worked in many retail establishments in Orofino, including Crockette's Hardware, Hayes Food Stores, and the Downtown Grocery. She also managed the Circle K convenience store. She then worked at the State Hospital North kitchen until her retirement.

She then moved to Lewiston to be closer to her son who lived there. Her last years were spent in Lewiston, close to her family.

She is survived by her sons, Joe and his wife Sally, Jim and his wife Chris; and her daughter, Shirley and her husband Craig. Additionally, she has five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Mabel Cowger.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Southwick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Photo: Ethel B. Goffinet

Patricia Joan Flansburg, 79, Lenore

Patricia Joan Flansburg, 79, Lenore, passed away Thursday, May 16, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

No services are planned at this time. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

George Colbaugh, 101, formerly of Lenore

George Colbaugh was called home May 6, 2013; the cause of death was pneumonia. He was born in Carter County, Tenn.TN, Aug. 28, 1911, to Dan and Margaret (White) Colbaugh. His family also included a brother, Tete, and sisters Bessie Taylor, Ada Garland and Myrtle Cole.

The first day of school had a lasting effect on George. The teacher wrote on the blackboard: "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33. The Scripture verse became a guide to him for the next 95 years. Some of his main interests during high school included being an accomplished basketball player and hunting with hounds in the Blue Ridge Mountains was also his passion. Livestock had always intrigued him. At an early age, he trained a couple of steers to pull as a team. The opportunity to "work" them arose when logs were needed to build a new church. The trees were on terrain too steep and rocky to use a team of horses. George skidded the logs off the mountain with the oxen. The church was built in 1934. The Union Hill Free Will Church flourished and was a strength to him and many others over the years. He was the last surviving charter member. However, it was not the last church building project he was to be involved in.

George traveled west, finding employment felling timber with a crosscut saw and living in logging camps. One such camp was near Westlake (south of Craigmont). The postal clerk in town was Velda Mae Bean, who would become the love of his life. They married June 3, 1939, and have nearly 74 years of happiness together.

Work took them to John Day, OR, where he continued felling timber in addition to being a foreman and scaler. Timber fellers were considered part of the "war effort" and frozen to their jobs.

After the war was over, they purchased a ranch near Lenore. The long hours of raising swine and later cattle were not considered "work" to George since he enjoyed it so much. George retired at age 95, but still enjoyed the daily ranch activities.

Four children also called the ranch home: his son, Dan, of Kendrick; daughters, Carol Dammarell of Kendrick, Leanne (Rez) Nasri of California and Misti (Larry) Sullivan of Lewiston. His beloved grandchildren include Megan (Justin) Lorents, Ace Nasri, Blaise Nasri, Laudan Nasri, Erin Sullivan and Mat Sullivan; and great-grandchild, Jett Lorentz.

George was especially known for his love of all children, working with 4-H projects, playing Santa Claus and helping in youth camps. He also enjoyed playing guitar, with Velda Mae playing the mandolin. They would play music with others and entertain at schools and various churches in the area. He loved to sing the Southern-style songs. At Cream Ridge United Brethren Church he served as Sunday school superintendent and taught Bible class. The children will fondly remember receiving gum each Sunday; disgruntled mothers will not remember the gum so fondly! At Cream Ridge, George once again found himself helping to build another church and parsonage.

Both George and Velda Mae agree on one thing, seeking God first, then helping others made for the happiest times in their lives. George would say, "That's what that old teacher told me, and it's sure worked for me!"

In keeping with his love for children, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Southwick Community Church, in lieu of flowers. Donations may be mailed to Charlie Olson, 40192 Southwick Road, Kendrick, ID 83537. All donations will go toward sending youths to camp or to the Northwest Children's Home if so designated.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate a well-lived life at 5 p.m. Friday at Cottonwood Creek Community Church, with dinner following.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Royal Plaza Care Center and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for the care and love they showed him during these last weeks. Services are under the care of Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home.

Photo: George Colbaugh

Patricia May Goedde, 78, Orofino

Patricia May Goedde lost her valiant battle with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and lung cancer Monday May 6, 2013 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. Pat was born May 14, 1936 in Orofino, as the tenth child of Dessie Geneva (Kerns) Roy and Fred Glenn Roy. Growing up on the family farm on Upper Fords Creek were some of the happiest times in Pat's life. She always said she got to do lots of "fun things" because older siblings wanted to do stuff and to keep her from tattling, they would let her tag along.

After attending the rural Upper Fords Creek grade school, Pat graduated from Orofino High School in 1953. In October of that year, she married Charles Eckermann. Five children resulted in that union, which ended in divorce in 1982. Later that year, she married Floyd Goedde and gained his four children and their families. Her marriage with Floyd ended in divorce in 2008.

Pat spent the majority of her working career in the food service industry working in local restaurants until the mid 1970's when she went to work in the kitchen at State Hospital North in Orofino. She worked her way up the ranks, until her retirement as the Kitchen Supervisor in 2002.

When not working Pat enjoyed many hobbies including tole painting, crocheting, beading, ceramics, and flower gardening. She and Floyd also raised Paint horses for many years and she was very proud of her horses at the County Horse Show. As Macular Degeneration stole her eyesight, she had to give up some of the hobbies, but continued with crocheting and some beading. Every family member enjoys the fruit of those efforts with afghans, jewelry, or ceramic decorations. Her flowers, ceramics and crocheting were her pride and joy at the Fair each year as were the many ribbons she won by exhibiting them.

Pat is survived by her five children, Linda and Gene Applington of Weippe, Susan Reavely of Kennewick WA, Dianna Eckermann, Arthur (Ace) and Trish Eckermann, and Charl (Charlie) Spencer, all of Orofino, ID. In addition she is survived by her grandchildren Don and Brandy Denison, Travis and Renee Denison, Jamie and Theresa Applington, Lorian and Eddie Enriquez, Sarita Reavely, Amanda Bell, Jesse and Kate Edwardsen, Jasper Spencer, Brandon and Nicole Barnett , and Kenneth Cook, and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Carl and Rose Roy and Larry and Donna Roy of Orofino and Lewis and Francis Roy of Roseburg, OR and sister, Otha Joens of Mobridge, SD. Many nieces and nephews survive Pat, along with her faithful companion and best buddy, Doodles.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Hermott, Stanley, and Jerry (died at infancy) Roy and her sisters Mildred Bagley, Elma Bringman, and Berniece Cooper.

Please come share with us at a covered potluck dinner celebrating Pat's life on Saturday June 1, 2013 at noon at the Senior Citizen Building, 930 Michigan Ave., Orofino.

In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to the Idaho Commission for the Blind or charity of your choice in Pat's memory.

Photo: Patricia May Goedde

Monte Walstad, 68, formerly of Lenore

Monte Walstad was born on a cold winter day in Cavalier, ND, on Jan. 25, 1942, to Norme and Geraldine Walstad, but he brought warmth and sunshine to everyone he came in contact with all his life.

He spent his first years in North Dakota and began grade school in Hayden Lake (Hayden), Idaho. His mother remarried in 1955 after his father's sudden death in 1951. He then moved to Lenore after about six months in Lewiston.

He then attended the balance of his schooling through graduation in Lapwai and then moved back to Lewiston, where he spent the balance of his life.

He married Della Robinett and raised two children: Connie and Michael. They divorced after 21 years and he happily married his most recent wife, Judy. They raised Judy's daughter, Natalie. He was so sensitive to everyone's feelings.

Monte was considered the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley's top auto mechanic for most of his years in Lewiston until retirement at age 62. His whole life was cars and family and friends. He also always had someone to toast!

Through his life he had this uncanny ability to find onions no matter how well-hidden they were in food; which he hated. ... "Onions - can't stand them!"

Surviving Monte are his wife Judy, who is a resident at Kindred Care, in Lewiston; his daughter, Connie Koss (Rick) of Ritzville, WA; stepdaughter, Natalie Ratz (Bob) of Vancouver, WA; and four grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Jerry Walstad, Toledo, WA; Richard Walstad, Phoenix, AZ; Larry Walstad, Denver, CO; Wade Klobucher, Lewiston; Diane McMahon, Clarkston, WA and Linda Anthony, Portland, OR. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, Merle, and his son, Michael.

Anytime any of his friends, family or even a total stranger needed help, he would drop everything and come to the rescue. Who wouldn't love him?

Special thanks and love to Courtney Hines, his great-niece, for her loving care in Monte's last days.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston.

Photo: Monte Walstad

Donna J. Hasfurther, 75

With the love of her family by her side, Donna Hasfurther (Ansbaugh) went to the gates of heaven, Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Royal Plaza in Lewiston. She was 75.

Donna was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Lewiston, living in the valley all her life. In her younger years Donna was very active as a majorette. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and going to the mountains. She enjoyed softball and was very proud of her pitching abilities.

She then met the love of her life, Homer Hasfurther (Coach), and married him in 1970. She was always game for parties and friends and always happy to see family and would do anything for them; loving to cook and entertain up at her and Homer's property at Dworshak.

Donna was proud of her family, which includes four daughters, the late Debbie Hartell, the late Wendy Polillo (Joe), Laurie and Dave Church, Bobbie Wolff (Tim Bolender); stepchildren, Mike and Paula Hasfurther, Barb and Bob Earl; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild. Also surviving is her sister and best friend, Pat Dover.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Rose Ansbaugh (Borses); brother, Roy (Sonny) Ansbaugh; husband, Homer Hasfurther; daughter, Wendy Polillo, and daughter, Debbie Hartell.

Donna's ashes will be spread at a later date. She will join Homer up at Dworshak. Her final arrangements have been made with Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home.

Your love, thoughts and prayers for Donna are appreciated.

Photo: Donna J. Hasfurther

Norris Young, 80

Norris Young passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, after losing a brief battle against cancer.

He was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Klickitat, WA, to Starin J. and Irene E. (Crim) Young. As a child, his father was an itinerate lumberjack and moved his family frequently, so Norris grew up in Kamiah, Kooskia, Weippe and Grangeville. He graduated from Grangeville High School in 1949. He briefly attended Lewis-Clark State College until joining the U.S. Air Force in 1952.

Norris married Lorraine Herzog of Ferdinand in 1953 in Biloxi, MS His military career in radar electronics took Norris and his family to England, Germany, a solo assignment in Korea, and finally to California. He retired from the Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base in 1978 and relocated to Moscow in 1979. He and Lorraine moved to Lewiston in 1991. After retirement, Norris obtained an industrial arts degree from the University of Idaho. He did odd jobs for the elderly and worked various jobs in construction and building maintenance.

Norris had a lifelong love of the outdoors and enjoyed trapshooting, hunting and camping. He also loved to work with his hands and could design and build almost anything. He was a cabinet maker, built and refurbished furniture and built and donated hundreds of wooden toys to various charitable organizations.

He was a member of American Legion Post 13 and served as post and district commander. He was an active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10043, Disabled American Veterans, Lewiston Gun Club, Valley Woodworkers Guild, Boy Scout Council, and was chairman of both the Nez Perce County Veterans Council and the Nez Perce County Food Drive. One of his favorite activities was volunteering and manning the DAV "Coffee Break" trailer at milepost 148 on U.S. Highway 12. He loved talking with everyone who stopped and always had stories and jokes to share.

Norris is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorraine; son, Starin and wife Trina Young of Santa Maria, CA; daughter, Irene Everett and husband Florian Sowinski of Santa Maria; granddaughters, Chelsea, Tess and Linnea; two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister and brother-in-law, Frieda and Jewel Tackett.

At Norris' request, no services will be held. Donations may be made in Norris' name to VFW Post 10043 in Lewiston or a charity of one's choice.

Do not at my passing weep. I am not dead, I do not sleep. I ride the rays of the morning sun and roam the forest 'til the day is done.
I sleep in the bower where the primrose blooms, and bask in the meadow that the wildflower grooms. I am the shimmering morning dew. A footprint on the snow that's new.
I am the pungent pinon scent of a thousand campfires yet unspent. I follow the trail of the majestic stag to his bed beneath the mountain crag.
I am the innumerable points of light that adorn the sky on a clear cold night. I live on in the heart and mind of each friend and loved one left behind.
From the silver breaks to the lofty peaks, a restless spirit quietly seeks a breathing space in which to be unfettered for all eternity.
Do not stand by my bier and cry. I am not dead, I did not die.

Photo: Norris Young

Zachary Allen Cook, 19, Juliaetta

Zachary Allen Cook, 19, resident of Juliaetta died April 30, 2013 at St. Maries from injuries received in a logging truck accident. He was born Dec. 22, 1993 to James 'Eddie' and Evelyn (Sproul) Cook at Lewiston.

Zac grew up in Juliaetta and St. Maries. He attended schools at Kendrick, St. Maries and Plummer. He started driving logging truck last year for Cook Canyon Trucking. It was the greatest joy of his life driving his truck. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and just having fun. His mother said "the littlest things in life brought him happiness". He enjoyed working with a chainsaw and cutting firewood.

Zac is survived by his girl friend Shayla Arnett of Kendrick; his parents, Eddie and Evelyn Cook of St. Maries; his grandfather, Asa Cook of Juliaetta and grandmother, Vonnell Sproul of St. Maries. Also surviving are his brothers, Anthony and Logan Cook both of St. Maries and sister and brother-in-law, Kendra and Jack Willis of Orofino and sisters, Selina and Mariah Cook both of Juliaetta. Zac is also survived by; three nieces, one nephew and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family viewing will be Saturday May 4 at 9 a.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Maries Ward. A lunch will follow services at the church before traveling to Lewiston. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston.

Visit his online memorial and sign his guestbook at www.hodgefuneralhome.com.

Photo: Zachary Allen Cook

Leona Mae Miller, 69, Orofino

Leona Mae Miller passed away on Orofino on April 23, 2013.

Leona was born Nov. 10, 1943 to Richard and Vivian Gilmore in Iola, KS. Mom spent most of her childhood in Iola. Her family moved to Payette in 1953, but Mom stayed in Kansas with her and aunt and uncle, Jay and June Gilmore, for a couple of years. Mom joined the rest of the family in Idaho in 1955.

Mom graduated from Payette High School in 1961. After graduation, she attended beauty school in Boise. Soon after receiving her cosmetology license, Mom moved to St. Maries. While in St. Maries, Mom met and married Dad, Carl Miller, and became an instant mother to Deanna, Karla and Garry in December of 1965. Mom and Dad had two more sons, Richard (Ricky), who was born in St. Maries and Michael who was born in Bonners Ferry.

Our family moved to Bonners Ferry in 1968. Mom continued to be a hairdresser in different salons until they built a new house on the south hill in 1971. Dad then built a beauty shop in the basement where Mom did hair for her well-established clientele that became her life-long friends.

In 1980, Dad, Mom and the two little boys moved to Peck. While in Peck, it didn't take Mom long to find a ceramic shop where she not only enjoyed the ceramics, but began several new friendships.

The biggest life change that occurred in Peck was when Mom answered an ad that was posted on the Post Office bulletin board. Mom met the Elsbury family. She then began babysitting for their six-week-old baby, Mickey. As John and Nancy Jo added to their family, Katie, Danny and Stevie became part of ours as well. Mom loved all the kids in her life.

In 1986, the family moved to Orofino and Dad and Mom started a logging company that eventually led Dad and the boys to go to work in Colville, WA. Mom drove back and forth from Orofino to Colville each weekend, so she was here for the Elsbury kids during the week and with the rest of her family on the weekends.

Mom always loved to create things such as ceramics and sewing. But, above all, quilting became her passion. Her quilts have blessed each of us, as well as many others throughout the country. Quilting became such a part of her that she had a heart attack at a quilt retreat. When she suffered a stroke, she could hardly read or write, but she was always able to continue quilting. As she was undergoing chemo treatments, she would make lap quilts to take to other cancer patients in Lewiston.

Even though Mom fought hard through the several illnesses, she never lost her smile, her laugh and her love of life, family and quilts.

Mom will be greatly missed by her husband, Carl of Orofino; her children, Deanna (Steve) Mastre of Anchor Point, AK; Jessica (Darrell) Brooks, Cadence, and Alayna; Callie (Michael) Scalia, Aedan and Cameron; Leeza Mastre and Kristie Mastre; Quentin, Jaxon; Michael Miller of Orofino and the John Elsbury family; her brothers, George (Linda) Gilmore, Mike (Candy) Gilmore; her sister, Diana Martin; and several nieces and nephews, and all her friends.

Leona was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Vivian Gilmore; her brother, Richard (Dick) Gilmore, and her grandson, Tyler Keith Mastre.

Services were held Tuesday, April 30, with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory caring for arrangements.

Photo: Leona Mae Miller

Allen Joseph West, 31, Orofino

Allen Joseph West 1981 - 2013 (Orofino, ID) died in a house fire that took the lives of his wife, Rosemary, and two children, Trevor and Zachary. Allen is survived by his father, Michael West (Vicki) McMinnville, OR; brothers, Richard Choate (Jen) Lafayette, OR., Gayland Choate (Lynn) Arlington, WA., Michael West (Bobbie) Salem, OR, Tchad Wiley, Orofino, and Tracy Weese, Orofino.

Allen loved his family first, fishing and a good practical joke. He was always in great spirits and was known for his huge heart and kindness. Allen was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita West, Salem, OR; grandparents, Marvin and Hattie Choate, Albany, OR, Al and Bev Beeler, McMinnville, OR, and Joseph West, Garibaldi, OR.

Allen was popular at work, and loved at home. His friends and family knew that they could depend on him to be there for support in times of crisis. From rounding up a family dog, to helping a friend move into a new home, Allen was there to help. Allen was an active and supportive parent, and loving husband. Allen was a faithful friend, and loyal brother.

Memorial services will be held at the Orofino High School at 10 a.m., Friday, April 26. There will be a gathering directly after the memorial service at the Orofino City Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to West Family Fund c/o Lewis & Clark Credit Union, Orofino, ID 83544.

Photo: Allen Joseph West

Rosemary Eileen Wooster/West, 39, Orofino

Rosemary Eileen Wooster/West age 39, was born in Portland, OR on Nov. 15, 1973 and passed away due to carbon monoxide poisoning on April 13, 2013 with her loving family Allen West, Trevor Wiley, and Zachary Wooster in a house fire.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Tchad J Wiley and Tracy M. Weese Orofino; her father, Roger D. Edwards, Albany, OR; her uncle, John R. Betts, Sweet Home, OR, and her co-parent Jay P. Wooster, Lewiston; her niece Jaime Weese and nephew Bean Weese, Orofino; as well as the numerous friends she had. Rosey was preceded in death by mother, Judy Edwards; father, Donald Wiley; Uncle Dana Wiley; as well as her grandparents, Russell and Ida Betts, and Bill Wiley.

Rosey attended Renton Alternative High School, and had many friends that continue to be her friends to this day. She touched the hearts of many people, and cared for her family very much! She was a loving mother, supportive wife, best friend, and a perfect sister. Rosey maintained friendships that transcended time and distance by doing her best to keep in contact with those she loved.

Rosey lived with her family in Orofino for many years, and became a familiar face in town. She loved the small town atmosphere here in Orofino, and all of the nice people she met. She was working at H&R Block, and loved her job and her employer. She had recently reported being very happy about her job, and thankful for having the opportunity to work there again. Rosey's beautiful smile would warm your heart, and those beautiful eyes would plainly show how much she cared.

Rosey also had affections for two things shoes and purses, those that knew Rosey know that her love for purses and shoes went to the extreme. She also poured her heart and soul into everything she was into, whether it was beads for necklaces, or something for the family.

Her memorial service will be held at the Orofino High School at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, followed by a gathering for friends and family at the city park, weather permitting. Memorial contributions can be made in her name at Lewis-Clark Credit Union, Orofino.

Photo: Rosemary Eileen Wooster/West

Trevor Joseph Wiley, 17, Orofino

Trevor Joseph Wiley, was born in Renton, WA on May 12, 1995 and passed away due to carbon monoxide poisoning on April 13, 2013 with his loving family Rosemary West, Allen West, and Zachary Wooster, along with Zachary's friend Colby in a house fire.

He is survived by his father, Jamie Schlicht, Kent, WA; grandparents, Nandy and Kathy (Fluffly) Rivera, Grandpa Frank Lunka, Kent, his dad, Jay P. Wooster, Lewiston; Uncle Tchad J. Wiley and Aunt Tracy M. Weese, Orofino; his Aunt Rachel Wooster, Orofino; his Grandfather Roger D. Edwards, Albany, OR; his Uncle John R. Betts, Sweet Home, OR; as well as the numerous friends. Trevor was preceded in death by his Grandmother Judy Edwards; Grandfather Donald Wiley, Uncle Dana Wiley, as well as his grandparents, Russell and Ida Betts, and Bill Wiley.

Trevor grew up in areas of Seattle, WA and Salem, OR, as well as here in Orofino. He inspired many and was adored by even more throughout his life. Some have said that Trevor was an old soul, and wise beyond his years. This inner wisdom was undeniable after spending just a little time with him.

Trevor moved to Orofino with his family where he attended school, and gained friends. He was preparing to graduate high school in December and had plans to continue on to get a degree in Internet security and business.

Trevor was a quiet, but thoughtful young man. When you spoke with him, you would quickly realize how deep his thoughts would go. He was extremely smart, and had a select group of friends that he was very close to. Family was as important to Trevor as it was with his entire family. He touched the hearts of many, and enjoyed going to family events.

Trevor loved animals. His closest pet was Spinx, his cat, but he also had two dogs, Precious, and Duke. His cat was always at his side, and Trevor cared very well for Spinx, and the family dogs. Trevor was also at his computer most of the time. He did his school work on the computer, and he also played his games online there too.

Trevor loved all of his family, he would often tell me of having conversations with his family from the Seattle area, and how he looked forward to spending more time with them. Trevor was blessed with the love of many people; he had plans for panning for gold with his Uncle John along with his brother, and plans for spending time with his Grandma Fluffy as well.

His memorial service will be held at Orofino High School at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, , followed by a gathering for friends and family at the city park, weather permitting. Memorial contributions can be made in their name at Lewis-Clark Credit Union, Orofino.

Photo: Trevor Joseph Wiley

Zachary Dean 'Zac' Wooster, 13, Orofino

Zachary Dean Wooster (Zac), 13 years of age, Orofino, was born in McMinnville, OR on April 11, 2000. He went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ early Saturday morning, April 13, 2013 in a house fire. The fire also claimed the lives of his brother Trevor, mother Rosemary, step-father Allen, as well as Zachary's best friend.

He is survived by his father, Jay P. Wooster, Orofino; aunts, Rachel Wooster, Orofino, Tracy Weese, Orofino; uncles, Tchad Wiley, Orofino, Ryan Wooster, Puyallup, WA, Scott Wooster, Sumner, WA; and cousins, Ariah Wooster, Tacoma, WA, Knute and Eric Betts, Portland, OR; great uncle, John Betts, Sweet Home, OR; grandparents, Roger Edwards, Lebanon, OR, Dee __ , Seaside, WA, Nandy and Kathy ( Grandma Fluffy) Rivera, Bonny Lake, WA; and great grandfather, Frank Lunka, Kent, WA.

Zachary grew up in areas of Seattle, WA, Salem, OR, as well as here in Orofino. He touched many hearts as he grew, showing his huge heart, and feisty attitude. His eyes would melt your heart in just a simple gaze.

Zachary Dean was not the average seventh grader by any means. He was always concerned with the feelings of others, over his own. His fire cracker attitude was equally matched by his soft, caring and loving heart of gold. He was just starting to come into his own and finding his own identity. He loved playing sports, he enjoyed playing football, baseball, soccer, or anything else sports related. His favorite football team was the Seattle Seahawks, and was his inspiration in his love of sports.

Camping and the outdoors were a favorite activity of Zachary's too. He cherished all the times camping with his father, Jay; his uncle, Tchad, and his grandparents. He loved to go gold panning with his uncle, John with his brother, Trevor. Zachary would even camp in the yard with friends, and his father.

Zachary was an honor roll student and loved playing X-Box with his friends and family. That was his normal location when you walked in the house. He loved spending time with his best friend Colby, as they shared the same birthday. His most memorable quote was "People need to chill out and stop stressing about their problems, because God is in control, and he is all that matters!"

His memorial service will be held at the Orofino High School at 10 a.m., Friday, April 26, followed by a gathering for friends and family at the city park, weather permitting. Memorial contributions can be made in their name at Lewis-Clark Credit Union, Orofino, Idaho. We are asking that if you have any Seahawks gear, please wear that gear at the memorial service in Zachary's honor.

Photo: Zachary Dean 'Zac' Wooster

Herman 'Sonny' Schilling, 92, Orofino

Herman 'Sonny' Schilling, Jr., was born to Herman and Effie Schilling in DeKalb, IL on June 2, 1920. He passed away April 19, 2013 from age related causes. Sonny was the oldest of 11, Warren, Curtis, Elmer, Dorothy, Clarence, Marvin, Lawrence, Mildred, Ester and Ron. The family moved to North Dakota in 1926.

Herman joined the CCCs (Civilian Conservation Corps) when he was 16. This was his first time in Idaho. He left the CCCs in 1938 and moved back to North Dakota. While in Idaho he me Annabell Pearsall. On June 14, 1941, they were married. Annabell was the love of his life.

In 1942, he went to work in the shipyards in Vancouver, WA. Robert was born March 7, 1943 in Vancouver. While in Vancouver, he was picked to work with the U.S. Maritime Commission for the Navy. They kept calling him for the draft, but the Maritime Commission wouldn't let him go. He finally quit his job and moved back to Orofino so he could enlist. He went to Spokane, WA for his physical, but failed due to high blood pressure. He went to work at the cement plant in Orofino. After a couple months, he went back to the shipyards to work. Sandy was born in the same hospital as Robert on June 13, 1945. Two months later, they moved back to Orofino where Sonny went to work at O'Mill. After a couple of years he went to work at the Ford garage during the day and swing shift at White Pine Lumber. Gloria was born May 6, 1947 in Orofino.

In 1953, they built a home in Orofino. Not long after the house was built, he had a chance to take over the Texaco station in town. They sold both of their houses and bought a lot at 130 G. St. and built a house there. On June 4, 1955, another son, Leslie was born. Four years later, last but not least on Aug. 24, 1959, Vicki was born. He ran the station for 26 years. Dad sold the station in the 1970s and went to work at Konkolville Lumber, then O'Keefe Oil and driving school bus.

Sonny and Annabell celebrated many wedding anniversaries with friends and family. They had celebrated their 71st anniversary together. Sonny and Annabell moved into Brookside Landing last summer so they would have an easier life. Annabell passed away on Oct. 21, 2012. Dad was lost without her.

The family spent a lot of time enjoying camping, fishing and hunting. Most summers there was a vacation to the coast to visit the people mom and dad got to know when living over there. Sonny had many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dad can now be at peace again because he is with his true love, Mom.

Sonny and Annabell were lifelong members of Ascension Lutheran Church. We would like to thank all their friends that have helped out over the years, but special thanks to Roger and Lila who have gone above and beyond. Also thanks to Brookside for all their patience and caring.

Services will be at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, with burial to follow at Weseman Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ascension Lutheran Church or Orofino Senior Center.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photos: Herman 'Sonny' Schilling, Jr.

Colby Stedman Lombard, 13, Orofino

Colby Stedman Lombard of Orofino passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013. He was 13. Colby was born on April 11, 2000 at Twin Falls to Deanna Lombard and Lester Lombard.

Colby was very outgoing and loved to be with his family and friends. He was nicknamed "Goober" because he was very funny and loved to be silly and make people laugh. He was a "daddy's boy" and cherished the time he spent with his father.

He is survived by his parents and brothers, Little Lester Lombard and Brandon Stedman Lombard, as well as lots of family and friends who loved him very much and will miss him dearly.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 12 noon at the Orofino Community Church, 14233 Highway 12.

Photo: Colby Stedman Lombard

Lila West Baugh Zimbauer, 91, Orofino

Lila West Baugh Zimbauer, 91, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Boise from complications of pneumonia. She made her home in Orofino until March when she moved to Boise to be closer to family living there.

Lila was born at ther family's home on Central Ridge, out of Peck, June 1, 1921. She was the oldest child of Nona Walker West and Harry H. West. She attended school in Peck and then in Orofino where she gradauted in 1939 begining the family tradition of Orofino Maniacs.

She married Paul D. Baugh in August of 1941. He died in a logging accident in August of 1952. Paul and Lila had three children: Judy, John and Lura.

On Feb. 22, 1958, she married Theodore Zimbauer. He died of Lou Gehrig's Disease in September of 1988.

As a member of Bluebell Rebekah Lodge for over 60 years, she held numerous offices including Noble Grand. She was honored to receive the lodge's prestigious Ruth Award in recognition of her caring ways. She was a charter member of the Hit and Miss Club, a Camp Fire Girls leader, and a ready volunteer for many causes over the years.

One of her passions was in gardening. She raised beautiful flowers and always had a bumper crop of vegetables which she spent many hours canning.

Lila had a way with children, teaching Sunday School for many years at the Methodist Church and operating her own child care business. Many Orofino kids remember going to Lila's day care.

Survivors include her brother, Robert E. West (Bob) of Orofino; her sister, Mary West Woolum, Kellogg; daughters Judy (Jack) Coomer, Boise, Lura (Lyle) Mullikin, Orofino; daughter-in-law, Gloria Baugh, Orofino; four granddaughters, Cyndi Coomer-Smith (Dean), Clinton, UT, Angela (Mike) Bishop, Boise, Michelle Officer, Boise, Summer Baugh, Moscow; four grandsons, Paul Baugh, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Matthew Baugh, Deary, Mark Mullikin, Orofino, Derek Mullikin, Dennis Port, MS and Blain Graenig, Post Falls. She also had six great grandsons, two great granddaughters and one great-great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and her son, John Baugh, who died in 2010.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 22, at Pine Hills Chapel in Orofino at 11 a.m. A viewing will be from 10-10:45 a.m. before the services.

Burial will be at the Normal Hill Cemetery, 1122 7th St., Lewiston, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lila's name to the charity of one's choice.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Lila West Baugh Zimbauer

Vella Genevive Mendenhall Franklin, 88, Orofino

Vella was born August 20, 1924 at Princeton to Rolland (Rollie) Rex Mendenhall and Anna Amelia (Mary) Nelson Mendenhall. Mom passed away April 7, 2013 at home from complications of severe dementia. Mom grew up in Princeton and later at the base of Gold Hill out of Princeton. She went to school in Princeton, leaving school after completing the 8th grade.

On June 11, 1944 Vella married Forrest (Frog) E. Franklin at the Gold Hill home of her mother. Mom and Dad lived out of Princeton at the end of a road on what Dad called the Stump Ranch. It was after their daughter, Mary Jane, was born in 1946 that they got electricity. Dad had purchased a washing machine for Mom, but Dad said it sat on the back porch for two years before they knew if it worked.

Later in their marriage Dad got a job with C.T.P.A. (Clearwater Timber Protective Association) and they lived in Elk River for two summers; Dad worked on the fire lines as well as his other various jobs. Mom cooked in the cook house preparing meals for the brush crew. Then in the winter months they would go back to the Stump Ranch and Dad would build cabins on skids for the brush crew.

Later Dad was transferred to the C.T.P.A. in Headquarters. When they moved to Headquarters they lived year-round there. Then in 1953 Dad moved the family to Orofino so Mary Jane could go to school.

Mom always loved to cook, be it on an old wood cook stove for a brush crew or finally in Orofino on an electric cook stove. The electric was much cooler for her in the summertime. Mom was most happy when she was baking or cooking for someone. Mom baked and decorated any kind of cake for anyone. They ranged from birthday to beautiful wedding cakes. She was self taught in decorating cakes.

In March on 1958 Mom and Dad were blessed with a son, James E. (Jim) Franklin. Then eventually Mom's family grew to two granddaughters and one grandson. Then it grew again with one great granddaughter and two great grandsons; then eventually she had one great-great granddaughter.

Mom made a beautiful wedding cake for the second granddaughters' wedding. It was really big and mom was not sure she hadn't taken on more than she could handle, but as usual, it turned out great! Mom also made Jim and Jenny's' wedding cake. Mom made the birthday cakes for her children and grandchildren and the first great granddaughter birthday cake as well.

There was one other thing Mom really liked to do and that was to walk to the Post Office with her little dog, Suzy, in tow. You could see Mom and Suzy walking all over town paying bills or stopping to talk to someone. Mom loved to visit with anyone and never knew a stranger.

Mom loved her church. Mom was a faithful member of the First Christian Church. She was so happy that the church was next door, so she could walk to church. She will be with the Savior now.

Mom was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband, Forrest in 1992; and a grandson, Lance Corporal Bryan K. Cline United State Marine Corps in 1995.

Mom is survived by her daughter, Mary Jane and Gary Cline; son, Jim and Jenny Franklin; granddaughters, Jo Lynn Marlatt and Audrey Cline; great grandchildren, Ashlee Spears, Jeremiah Whybark, Bryton Henderson; and great-great granddaughter; Bryanna Spears.

Mom was much loved by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

The viewing will be held at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Orofino Riverside Cemetery. After services, there will be a dinner at the First Christian Church. Donations may be made to the First Christian Church in Mom's name.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Vella Genevive Mendenhall Franklin

Martin Gene Agee, 75

Born: May 20, 1937 on the Kidder Ridge homestead; the son of Eldon and Mayme Agee. Martin attended his first school on Kidder Ridge until sixth grade when he went to Kooskia, then to Kamiah School for two years.

Martin married the love of his life, Irene Jean Potter on May 27, 1956 and they made their home on Kidder Ridge in Kooskia. Martin spent the majority of his life farming and ranching the Agee property. Martin was well known for his cattle drives from Kidder Ridge to Weitas Creek where his cattle ranged for the summer months. Most of his wranglers were kids, but Martin never lost his patience? "well, maybe not"!

Martin left the ranch in 1978 and started selling real estate for Agee Realty. Martin's love for the ranch brought him back to Kidder Ridge in 2002 when he retired. He spent most of his time helping his family and friends; he wasn't happy unless he was helping someone. He was a very devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

We lost Martin on April 1st, 2013 doing what he loved to do - working outside at his home.

Martin is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Loren; and sister, Lavonne. He leaves behind his wife, Irene; brother, Vernon and sister-in-law, Kitty; son, Terry and Wanda; son, Mark and CJ; daughter, Jane and Carl; and daughter, Joan. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews including Bobby and Mona Agee, and numerous grandchildren: Sarah, Holli, Travis, K.C., Krissy, Cody, Lindsay, Beau, Heidi, Shane, Corynn and numerous great grandchildren. He also has many other family members that love him dearly - too many to mention; this includes even those he "considered his children". We all love him for being himself and for all he did for us.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday April 6 at 1 p.m. in the Clearwater Valley High School gymnasium. A pot luck dinner will be held immediately following at the Kooskia Rebekah's Hall. We are also asking that in lieu of flowers; please make donations in Martin's name to the Clearwater Valley High School Booster Athletic Account at Sterling Bank in Kooskia. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

Photo: Martin Gene Agee

James R. Clifford, 82, formerly of Headquarters

James 'Jimmy' R. Clifford passed on peacefully to the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 25, 2013.

Jimmy was born to Charles and Sarah Clifford on Dec. 18, 1932, in Chillicothe, IL, where he and his family lived until they moved to McCall when he was eight. His dad was a logger who mastered the skill of skidding logs by Clydesdale horses (Chip and Dale), a trait that he passed onto his son, Jimmy. Logging became his life's adventure and he continued that adventure until retirement from the woods, in Headquarters.

In 1953 he married the true love of his life, Gerri Britton. After a brief stay in Asotin, WA, Gerri and Jimmy moved to Town Site Four, just outside of Headquarters. He returned to working on heavy equipment for Potlatch Forest Inc. at that time. In 1959, they moved to Headquarters and then moved to their house in Clarkston in 1965. He lived there until just before his passing.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife, Gerri; his sons, David L. and Samuel J. Clifford; a sister, Barbara Arp; and a brother, Charles (Mike) Clifford.

He is survived by his two daughters, Kathy A. Clifford and Susan D. Smith and her husband Bruce Smith; two sisters, Betty Rossiter of Juliaetta and Patricia Klemm and her husband Jerry of Lewiston; and a brother, Lester Clifford of Lewiston. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jamie Donahoe, Jacquline Clifford, Adam Smith and Mara Jones; and six great-grandchildren.

He will always be loved and missed by those who were blessed to hear his stories and his phrasing of words. Being a lumberjack his whole life, he had many stories to tell filled with very artful expressions. To those who knew him, you could just sit and listen to these stories for hours.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. April 17 at the Guardian Angel Homes barn, 2221 Vineyard Ave., Lewiston. The Rev. Bill Gratz will officiate. In the style of the Headquarters Picnic, a covered-dish meal will follow the memorial service, also at the Guardian Angel barn.

Photo: James 'Jimmy' R. Clifford

Maldarine Ball McKinney, 97, area resident

Maldarine Ball McKinney passed away March 19, 2013 after a long and happy life in the Pierce and Weippe area. She was born in Kamiah on Dec. 13, 1915 to Earl and Elizabeth Shaw. The family moved to Orofino where she attended high school. It was there she met Hilmer Ball and they were married in 1931.

They moved to Pierce where Hilmer worked in the woods for Fromelt Logging and then at the Cardiff sawmill. While working there, they had four children, Janice Shubert, Ronnie Ball, Cheryl Smolinski and Terry Ball. Ronnie was later killed in a sledding accident. She was very close to her sister Mattie Ball, who lived close to her and was a mother figure. Hilmer and Maldarine then bought a house in Weippe. Hilmer then worked in Orofino for Joe Richardson as a sawyer int he saw mill. They lived in Weippe until Hilmer passed away on Nov. 19, 1974.

Maldarine was very active in school affairs, belonging to and working with the PTA. She was a chaperone on the busses for kids going to Orofino for swimming lessons. She also helped at school food sales and attended ball games and school dances where her daughter, Cheryl, was a cheerleader and son, Terry, played baseball, football and basketball. She was a librarian for the Weippe Library, past Noble Grand at the White Pine Rebekah Lodge and belonged to the pinochle club.

She married Willard McKinney June 10, 1977. They sold their home in Weippe and moved to Peck where she belonged to the Peck Community Club and Bunco club.

Large family gatherings were a happy part of her life. She also had a large doll collection and a large collection of antique glassware.

She loved to travel and made several trips to Cordova, AK to visit her granddaughter, Sharon, and several trips to Branson, MO and Nashville, TN. She enjoyed trips to Nevada with family and friends.

She lived at Brookside Landing in Orofino for several years where she made many new friends. After falling and breaking her leg, she was moved to Life Care Center in Lewiston where she passed away.

She is survived by three children, Janice Shubert, Cheryl and Jerry Smolinski and Terry and Charlene Ball. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Hilmer Ball; son, Ronnie; sisters, Mattie Ball, Mary Crisman, Margaret Shaw; brother, Jerry Shaw; and her late husband, Willard McKinney.

Gravesode servoces will be Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m. at Orofino Riverside Cemetery.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Maldarine Ball McKinney

John Everett Gould, Jr. 'Johnny', 43, Orofino

John Everett Gould Jr. (Johnny) passed away March 12, 2013 due to complications from a burn accident.

Johnny was born in Orofino, Idaho on December 16, 1969 to John (Jack) Gould Sr. and Mary Joyce Gould. Johnny grew up in Orofino until 1984 when he moved to Klawock, AK. He graduated from Klawock High School in 1988. Johnny attended college in Anchorage, AK for a very short time and realized that wasn't where he wanted to be. He knew he was meant to be a logger, it was in his blood. He spent all the time he could with Dad in a truck from the time he was out of diapers. So he returned to work with his Dad. He worked road construction for a short time and then started driving log truck for Dad, later taking over the business. The last few years he was known as "Lowboy John" and drove truck for Steve Henderson Logging and no one could do it better than Johnny G. It made Johnny very proud to be hauling with his son who is also driving lowboy for the same company for the past two years.

Johnny married Robin Brink in 1992 while living in Alaska and they later divorced but they share a son John Everett Gould III "Bub" who was Johnny's world and best friend. He taught Bubba to follow in his footsteps with pride. Johnny also leaves behind his daughter Ashlie Gould of Lewiston who lit up his face every time he talked about her; she is his pride and joy. John had two step kids who also called him Dad, Kaleigh and David Ryno of Alaska. He was proud of the adults they became.

Johnny married Doris Lougee in Sept. 21, 2011 who John said he wanted to protect her and make her feel safe. Their life together was cut short way too soon.

Johnny loved spending time with his family, friends and fishing at his favorite camping spot on Little Beaver Creek near Pierce. There was never a time that he didn't have a new joke or a story to tell. All who knew John knew that he loved to cook and whatever he cooked you would be told every ingredient he used and how it came out in perfection. Who would have thought that a man with rough hands of a logger would be a cook?

Johnny is survived by his wife Doris Gould; childrenn John and Ashlie Gould; his mother, Joyce Gould; his sister, Renee Hedrick (Keith); his brothers, Bob Gould (Linda), Randy Gould (Teresia), Ron Gould and Rick Scott (Kathi). Step kids, Kaliegh Ryno, David Ryno, Jenn, Jessie, Jade and Austin Jasper; as well as many nieces and nephews that he adored and an unbelievable amount of friends.

Johnny was preceded in death by his father, Jack Gould; grandparents, Leal and Bethel Gould and Clarence and Ella Rugg.

Funeral Services will be held at the Lodge at Rivers Edge at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 with burial at the Orofino Cemetery then a reception for celebrating John's life at The Lodge at Rivers Edge following.

Family asks that donations be made at the Lewis Clark Credit Union to help with expenses rather than flowers.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: John Everett Gould, Jr.

JoAnn Hermanson, 76, Orofino

JoAnn Hermanson, 76, passed away on March 12, 2013, in Orofino. She was born March 2, 1937 to Floyd and Ruby Phelps in Klamath Falls, OR. She married Herman Hermanson and owned and operated a cedar shake mill most of her life. Her love in life was gardening and later painting, which she learned as therapy to recover from her second stroke. JoAnn was a fighter. In her 30s she was one of the first women in the Northwest to receive a mechanical heart valve. Despite her health issues, she had a positive attitude and would meet people with a smile. She had a great personality and always made people laugh.

She moved to Brookside Landing in August 2006, which she called her home. She loved playing games, participating in activities and making new friends. She was always the life of the party.

JoAnn is survived by her children, Ellie and (Clay) Hesson, Carl Hermanson, Tammy Hermanson and Katherine (Gary) Brown; grandchildren, Cody Pate and (Shane Herzig), Justin and (Amy) Pate, Kashala and Joe Cox and Joe Wolfe; great-grandchildren, Kaden and Rylan Pate, Logan Damon and Ollis Herzig, and Anthony Cox; sisters, Beverly Fitzgerald, Sandy Tarr and Shirley Coe; brothers, Lyle Phelps and Kenny Phelps; and her special friend, Eileeen Bristol, from Brookside.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m. at Brookside Landing in Orofino.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: JoAnn Hermanson

Diana Lee Teel, 68, Orofino

Diana Lee Teel of Orofino, born Dec. 31, 1944, passed away on Feb. 15, 2013, following a brave battle with ovarian cancer.

Diana was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Diana valued family and friends above all and shared her generous and optimistic spirit with many. Diana kept track of all birthdays and anniversaries and felt it was important to celebrate those important days for all of her family. Diana loved teaching her children and grandchildren how to cook, create arts and crafts, read music, and play the piano. Diana enjoyed sharing with others her life experiences to demonstrate that even from adversity you can grow stronger and have a successful life.

Diana's biggest lesson to all was to be caring of others, work hard, do good things in the world and be an asset to society. Diana loved history and also enjoyed traveling. If not traveling to visit family, many travel destinations were to places of historical significance. Diana loved current events and discussing politics ranging from local government to global politics. As a business owner in Weston, OR, she was very active in the community. She was a member of the Planning Commission and a member of Weston Community Church. As a member of the church she was involved with choir, pioneer clubs as well as developing church plays. As a resident of Orofino, she was an active volunteer at the elementary school where her grandchildren attended.

Diana was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Boire; brother, Scott Boire; and husband, Orlan P. Teel. Diana is survived by her uncle, Jack Boire; her six brothers, James Boire, Tony Boire, Michael Boire, Stan Kacin, Michael John Cotter, Bill Cotter; and three sisters, Jan Petty, Terilyn Lopez, and Josephine Hall. Her children, Jacqueline Hall, Gina Lynn Teel, Cindy Teel-Miller and Anthony Teel; as well as her bonus children, Jeanne Sockle, Lori Bryson, Bruce Teel and Julie Frazee; 16 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; nieces and nephews are also survive.

A "celebration of life" will be held in Diana's honor at the Memorial Hall in Weston, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on March 30, 2013. Diana wished to pass the donation "torch" on to all who are willing to donate to any one of her favorite charities in lieu of flowers. The charities are: Children's Square U.S.A., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project, and Habitat for Humanity.

Photo: Diana Lee Teel

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Shirley Ella Poland, 66, formerly of Orofino

Shirley Ella Poland passed away Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013 at her home in Talent, OR.

Shirley was born June 11, 1946 in Orofino to Lester and Thelma Crawford. She moved to Southern California where she met and married Dick Poland. She moved back to Idaho and had two children. She lived in various parts of the west coast over the course of her life, and the last few years in Talent.

She worked many different jobs through her life including her own businesses, a beautician shop for several years with her sister Anah in Lewiston and a restaurant, motel and trailer court with her parents in Craigmont.

She was a talented artist and decorator and a natural leader.

She enjoyed gardening and shopping (especially at second hand stores.) In recent years she traveled to Arizona with Tena and Gene Lockett looking for desert treasures. Shirley was associated with Jehovah's Witness and loved to share with others the precious promises of the future paradise and resurrection hope.

She had loving care most recently by her sister, Tena and family, Sharon and Fred McFall, as well as wonderful friends, precious neighbors and her constant, faithful companion Tator, her dog.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Thelma Crawford; sister Anah Blue; and two brothers, Arthur Crawford and little Henry.

Survivors include her two children, Richard Poland and Brandi Miller; two sisters, Deana Gilmore and Tena Lockett; one brother, Buster Crawford; three grandchildren and one great grandchild to be.

Services will be Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel in Medford, OR. Interment will be Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia.

Stories and remembrances may be shared on the mortuary's web site at: http://hillcrestmortuary.com.

Photos: Shirley Ella Poland

William Anthony Shamion, 75, Orofino

William Anthony Shamion passed away peacefully at his home in Orofino, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 with his family by him. He was 75.

He was born on Jan. 6, 1938 to Anthony and Margaret Rosalie (Kubarek) Shamion in Stambaugh, MI. The family moved from there to Iron River, MI from 1938 to 1949; then relocated to Chicago, IL from 1949 to 1955; the family finally settling in Orofino in 1955 to the present.

William (Bill) met the love of his life in Orofino. He married, Ms. Diane Marie Fackenthall on May 25, 1963 at the St. Theresa's Parish in Orofino. They have two sons and one daughter.

Bill attended and graduated from Orofino High School in 1956. From there he worked for Shamion Logging until 1965. Bill then worked in auto body repair, learning the trade until 1972; when he went on to starting his own business A-1 Body Shop to the present. Bill also attended the University of Idaho and joined the Idaho National Guard.

Bill was very active and gave of his time in the Orofino community. Bill was elected as a school board member for 13 years and was a member of the Orofino Rotary. He was a lifelong member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church where he was also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4585. He was inducted as a Grand Knight and State Deputy.

William (Bill) A. Shamion was preceded in death by his father Anthony Shamion; his mother and step father Margaret (Shamion) and Joseph W. Cunningham.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Diane M. Shamion; sons Mark Shamion of Port Orchard, WA and Brad and Cindy Shamion of Lewiston; daughter, Tonya Shamion of Bonners Ferry; brother, Daniel Shamion of Republic, WA; sister, Darlene Ibach of Fox Island, WA; granddaughters, Keela Carter of Lewiston, Theresa Sykes and Landa Sykes of Spokane, WA, Samantha Shamion of Lewiston, Jessica Walker of Boise; a great-granddaughter, Kaihdrynn Pickett of Spokane, and great-grandson, Ralph Anthony Johnson of Spokane.

A Rosary will be held for William A. Shamion at 10:30 a.m. with the Memorial Mass to follow at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Orofino.

Memorial donations can be made to ICARE (Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort) of Orofino and Family Hospice of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Lewiston.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: William Anthony 'Bill' Shamion

Dwight Everett McIntire, 95, formerly of Clearwater County

Dwight E. McIntire of Woodland went home to be with his Lord on Feb. 15, 2013. Dwight was born at Winona on April 25, 1917 to Frank and Edna Kirkpatrick McIntire. His family moved around a lot in his younger years. He attended school in Cusick, WA, Newport, WA, Orofino, and Fraser. He graduated from Weippe High School in 1934. After graduation, Dwight worked at Schmidt's Mill in Weippe and drove a team of horses skidding logs in 1936. His family then moved to Woodland where he started farming with eight Percheron horses. On June 26, 1948 he married Anna Marie Altmiller, and they made their home on the family farm where Dwight continued to farm and raise cattle until he retired at 88.

Dwight served on the Woodland and Kamiah school boards for 16 years. He was chairman of the board when the Kamiah High School was built, and in 2012 was one of the first inductees to the Kamiah School District Hall of Fame. He was one of the founders of the Carrot Ridge Volunteer Fire District and was their first president. Dwight belonged to the Woodland Friends Church. He had a strong faith in God and was a wonderful example of love and generosity to his family and neighbors. He was also well-known for his gentle strength and wisdom.

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Leland, Gerald (Irish), Lester (Dutch), and Lyle; a sister, Marion Baker; and an infant son, Raymond Dwight. He is survived by his wife, Anna, at the family home; a daughter, Linda (& Don) Burnside; a son, Frank (& Pamela) McIntire; and a daughter, Kathy (& Phil) Hendrickson. He is survived by his grandchildren: Robert (& Kira) Burnside, Jodi (& Shawn) Hudson, Stephanie (& Chris) Duclos, Teri (& Phillip) Rogers, Toni (& Adam) Gillie, Daniel (& Leslie) McIntire, Kevin (& Kate) Hendrickson, Lacey (& Mat) Faeth, and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces who loved him dearly. As the people at the Clearwater Health and Rehab noted, "He was a man who was truly loved."

A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at The Life Center in Kamiah followed by graveside services at the Woodland Cemetery and a dinner at the Woodland Friends Church. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Woodland Friends Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia.

Photo: Dwight Everett McIntire

Thomas Steven Suk, 63, former Orofino councilman

Thomas Steven Suk of Missoula, MT, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 6, 2013 at the age of 63 from complications of diabetes.

Tom was born on Sept. 20, 1949 to Charles Gordon and Mildred Ann Suk in Duluth, MN. His family later moved to Rochester, MN, where he graduated from Mayo High School in 1968. He went on to attend the University of Minnesota where he received Bachelor degrees in History and Forestry.

Tom married Sally Arnold on Dec. 6, 1975, in St. Paul, MN. Tom had a desire to move to Montana as his family had lived in Havre for five years when he was very young. Six months after getting married, Tom and Sally relocated to Libby, MT, for the start of Tom's rewarding 33 ? year career with the United States Forest Service. They spent eight years in Libby, MT, and 17 years in Orofino before moving to Missoula, MT, in 2001.

A self-proclaimed man of service, Tom always loved to lend a hand to those in need, especially when it came to "fix it" projects. His desire to serve also lead him to answer the call of civic duty. While in Orofino he served many years on the city council and was also involved with the Rotary Club. Golfing was a passion of Tom's. He played on men's leagues and also enjoyed playing golf with his wife. Despite having left Minnesota many years ago Tom stayed a dedicated and passionate fan of the Vikings and Twins.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Sally, and sons Geoff and Greg. Also surviving Tom are his daughter-in-law Josie (Geoff), grandson Tyson (Geoff), and his brothers James, Robert, and Richard. He was preceded in death by his parents Mildred and Gordon Suk.

An informal outdoor gathering will take place at Dunrovin Ranch, 5375 Terry Lane, Lolo, MT, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, from 4-6 p.m. A more formal time of remembering Tom will begin at 5:30 p.m. All family and friends are welcome.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Habitat for Humanity of Missoula, P.O. Box 7181, Missoula, MT 59807.

Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery, Billings, MT. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfgbillings.com through "Our Families".

Larry L. English, 77, formerly of Orofino, Headquarters

Larry LaRoy English was born Jan. 28, 1936, at White Bird to Dorothy Olney and Howard (Bud) English. He passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, after a long illness.

He spent most of his early years in Lewiston, Headquarters, Orofino and the Anatone-Asotin, WA area. He spent a short time in Anchorage, AK, with his aunt Hazel and uncle Jim Sines until he was able to earn enough money selling newspapers to help pay his way back to Lewiston. He returned with his malamute dog Orphy, which he loved dearly.

When he came back from Alaska, he went to live with his aunt Myrtle and John Curtis in Headquarters and Orofino. He loved his aunt and uncle and their children, Jackie and John, otherwise known by friends and family as Bucky. While living with their family, he liked to run off to a cow camp operated by Clayton Gordon. He was told, "If you like it so much, go live there." Eventually he lived with Clayton and his family until he was old enough to be on his own. He spent his summers working for various farmers in the area. He was highly sought after because he was trustworthy and hard-working.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1955. He spent time in San Diego, Corpus Christi, Texas, Iwokuni, Japan, Singapore, Australia, San Francisco and Washington. He was a gunner's mate on a P5M2 amphibious reconnaissance airplane. Larry loved to cook so that responsibility became one of his duties. Because they were involved in hazardous duty at the end of the Korean War, their food rations were better than most. He would have made a career of the Navy if he hadn't been injured in a plane crash. He was officially discharged in 1963.

He lived in Lewiston where he married Maryann Bailey and had two children, Jody (Joe) and CaraAnn. He loved his wife and children, but the marriage ended in divorce. He remarried in 1989 to his longtime friend and companion, Rosanne Bailey, who survives him at their home.

Lewiston was his home and he always wanted to return to live here. No other place was to his liking because for some reason he felt isolated when away. Whenever he went on a trip outside of the valley, he was on pins and needles wanting his trip done and to return home. Once he saw what he wanted on his trips away from home, there was no stopping him getting back to Lewiston.

Larry worked at Potlatch Corp. from 1963 until the age of 61. He worked various jobs there: dryer tender, saw filer - a job he loved and was upset when it was closed down - and a Wagner operator for Power 4 until his retirement. At his last job, he worked alternating shifts: days, swing and nights. Whenever he worked the swing shift, each Friday evening, Rosanne and the dogs, Kate and Jake, would take him out food to share. The tower would keep an eye out for Rosanne and they would give him a call to let him know she was there.

He enjoyed participating in many activities over the years: riding motorcycles with his children, being with friends and family. He loved all kinds of aircraft including flying gliders and small planes, competitive skeet shooting and bird hunting with his favorite dog, Sam. He built radio-controlled airplanes, enjoyed steelhead fishing, water skiing, camping - using his sleeper on the back of his pickup truck and later on using his motor home - leather-working, four-wheeling, and drinking coffee with his friends at Jeffrey's Restaurant. Whenever he went camping with his longtime friend Anita and her family, they looked like a bunch of gypsies, hauling bicycles, grub boxes, rafts and canoes among other things, and later on, four-wheelers and related equipment. Over the years, he owned a Yamaha Grizzly, a Kawasaki Mule and Yamaha Rhino. He worked during his spare time at the Diamond C Saddle Shop until it changed hands. He was a very talented man who acknowledged his close friends by making them hand-tooled gun holsters.

In 1963, he had his lower lobe on his left lung removed. He recovered from this operation with good results and had several years of fairly good health. In 2004, due to constant infections and an abscess in the left lung region, his left lung was removed. It was hoped that his other lung would take over, but that would not be the case. He spent three months in a hospital in Spokane, WA; a week at a nursing home in Moscow, where he almost died, and two months at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Without St. Joe's ICU staff, and his attending physician, Dr. James Fisher, he never would have survived the operation. He was able to come home and did pretty well for about four years. He eventually became dependent on the home ventilator, where he spent the remainder of his life. He fought bravely and without complaint.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Duane and Phil English; and his sister, Patsy Hanks; and his daughter, CaraAnn English. He is survived by his wife, Rosanne; his son, Jody (Joe) English and wife Jennifer and their children Sarah, David and Jordan; his sister, Linda Joyce Arnold; his first cousin, John (Bucky) Curtis - who was like a brother - and wife Lonnie; and longtime friends Anita and Mark Grimm and their children, who became his extended family.

A memorial will be held at a later date.

Photo: Larry LaRoy English

Sylvia Maxine Hayes, 92

Surrounded by friends and family Sylvia Maxine Hayes, a resident of Plummer, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d' Alene at the age of 92. She was born March 8, 1920, in Lewiston to Fred and Margaret Pearsall.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her son Jack Harold Summers. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years Donald Hayes, grandchildren Terri McNeilly, Jill Kjose, Stacey Cahill, and Greg Summers all of Washington state. Her three great grandchildren Brooke Summers-Drennon, Courtney and Mike Cahill will dearly miss her wonderful sense of humor and smile. Maxine touched many lives and was cherished by all.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 1, at 1 pm. at Riplinger Funeral Home, N. 4305 Division, Spokane, WA 99207, 509-483-8558. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Photo: Sylvia Maxine Hayes

Ruby Lee Elliott, 90, Orofino

Ruby Lee Elliott, 90, Orofino, passed away at her home Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

A visitation will take place from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3414 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will conclude the services at Riverside Cemetery.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Elnora June Westegaard, 97, Orofino

Elnora J. Westegaard passed peacefully Jan. 16, 2013 at her home in Orofino. She was 97.

Elnora June Jensen was born at home on June 9, 1915 in Viborg, SD. She was the fourth child out of five children born to Neils and Nora Jensen. She lived on her family's homestead with her family until 1926 when her mother died of cancer and she and her older sister, Magdalin went to live with their Uncle Marinus and his family on his farm 150 miles away in Lyman County, SD.

It wasn't an easy life, as she worked like a "hired hand" helping do chores on her uncles' farm during the Great Depression. She proudly completed the ninth grade in a one-room country school house. Going to high school was out of the question with it being 12 miles into town.

At age 20 Elnora started work as a "hired girl" for the Westegaard Family. She earned $2 a week doing cooking, cleaning, laundry and worked alongside Nels Westegaard doing outside chores. On Aug. 29, 1936 Nels and Elnora took matters into their own hands. They eloped to Rapid City, SD where they were married. They left South Dakota, the Depression and the Dust Bowl because they knew that there had to be something better. They briefly stopped at Elnoras' father's home and continued on to Pomeroy, WA to her sister Ruby's home.

Upon arriving at her sister's, whose husband was absent due to work, she promptly went into labor and off to the hospital they went. Ruby delivered twins. From there they traveled to Yakima, WA and followed the fruit harvest and pruning hops for work, trying their hand at everything. They loved being together and on their own.

In 1939, Elnora and Nels moved to Weippe where he worked for Cardiff Lumber Co. and Schmidt Brothers Lumber Co. as a truck driver. Elnora was a homemaker and never lonely having Nels and her sister Ruby's family nearby after they moved there in 1940.

In 1943, they moved to Orofino where Nels started work for Riverside Lumber Company. They bought a home on Riverside where they lived for over 50 years. Elnora was happy there, decorating her home with her own artwork and handiwork. Her kitchen was the heart of their home, where she could be found cooking meals using her home grown products; canning fruit, vegetables and the fish they caught. Elnora had an intriguing collection of salt and pepper shakers that neighborhood kids loved to come look at. They also raised chickens on their little slice of heaven.

Elnora and Nels never had any children of their own, so Elnora's nieces and nephews were very dear to them. The Lewis children of Orofino, Mark, Gail and Laura, were "some of the dearest little ones they've ever known". Elnora and Nels always had a warm smile and hug for them. Some of her fondest memories were when she created the fairy queen out of Johnny Jump-up flowers and Nels making penny whistles.

Elnora loved her flower garden especially the spring flowers. Pets also brought her much, especially her pet parakeet, Pepie. He would repeat everything she would say and was a constant companion.

Elnora and Nels enjoyed fishing together. Elnora was a champion fisher woman with countless record size steelhead fish and pictures in the paper.

Nels retired in 1970 and they bought a trailer and made several trips to the West Coast, California and back home to South Dakota. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1986 in style among 200 plus family and friends, coming from near and far to the Danish Brotherhood Society Hall in South Dakota. Elnora recalls it being one of the best times in her life.

They lived happily together until Nels passing on March 17, 2000.

Elnora kept up with her homemaking, gardening, flowers and enjoyable pursuits until health reasons kept her from it. She always had an open door and had many a friend come by and she share her life's adventures and stories. She loved to ramble on about her favorite memories. She was always looking forward even until the day she passed on to her greatest adventure and back to her husband and into the arms of the Lord. She was a bright star that has dimmed and will be greatly missed.

Elnora leaves behind many family and friends who will remember her dearly and cherish her treasured stories.

A funeral service was held Jan. 22 at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Orofino with burial at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on her behalf at either the Ascension Lutheran Church or at the Orofino Senior Citizens Center to help with funeral costs.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Elnora June Westegaard

Murl Watson, 97, formerly of Orofino

Murl Watson passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

Murl was born to Alfred and Mary Richardson on Dec. 15, 1915, at the home of her grandmother in Nezperce. She attended schools at Lapwai and Orofino, and graduated in 1933. Working for the state unemployment office in Orofino, Murl was transferred to the office in Moscow in 1941. It was there that she met and married William Watson that same year.

In 1943, the couple moved to the Watson family farm at Melrose to provide assistance to William's father in the farm's operation. They were to reside there until 1960, when they moved back to Moscow, and then to Lewiston, where Murl held several jobs in the ensuing years and William worked for the city. They would also make several more moves later to Grand Coulee, Orofino, and ultimately back to Lewiston, where Murl resided for the past 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Joe, Homer and Lyle Richardson; two sisters, Clara Akers and Alice Crea; husband, William Watson; and son, John R. Watson. She is survived by daughter Janet Hunter; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services are to be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens.

Photo: Murl Watson

Sue Hutchinson Blenden, 75, formerly of Orofino

Sue Elizabeth Hutchinson Blenden passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

She was born to George and Luella Hutchinson on Dec. 18, 1937, in Orofino. She married Larry Blenden on Jan. 9, 1954. They spent much of their married lives in Orofino and moved to Lewiston in their later years.

Sue enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, playing cards and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Larry Blenden; son, Gary Blenden of Austin, TX; daughters, Karen Freeman (Tom) of St. Maries, Lori Blenden of Lewiston, LeAnn Troyer of Boise; and daughter-in-law, Colleen Blenden of Lewiston. She is also survived by sisters, Bonnie Hawk of Boise and Joanne Reed of Lewiston. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Hutchinson; her son, Michael Blenden; and her grandchildren, Justin Blenden and Jessica Freeman.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crosspoint Alliance Church in Lewiston.

Memorials may be sent to the Boys and Girls Club of Lewiston.

Photo: Sue Elizabeth Hutchinson Blenden

Elnora June Westegaard, 97, Orofino

Elnora June Westegaard, 97, Orofino, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at her home in Orofino.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Ascension Lutheran Church, 215 115th St. in Orofino. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery with a fellowship luncheon following at the church.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Howard D. Patterson, 90, Orofino

Howard David Patterson, 90, also known as Dave or Pat, entered heaven early Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2013 at Clearwater Valley Hospital.

Dave was born in Butler, PA on April 3, 1922 to Howard and Hazel Patterson. He grew up in Butler, hunting, fishing, pulling pranks, and getting into mischief. On Oct. 2, 1942 he joined the Navy and served as a radioman in the Pacific in a seaplane squadron. He survived a crash landing at sea with fifteen others in three-three man life rafts for 44 hours until their rescue.

Dave was discharged from the Navy on Nov. 5, 1945 and returned to Butler, PA. In December of 1949 he was severely burned in a highway accident and spent nine months in the hospital recovering. He then moved to California with a school buddy and found work in a manufacturing plant. It was there he met an office girl named Virginia Ohlson. After a five-month courtship they were married on Oct. 13, 1951.

Dave and Virginia spent the next 13 years living and working in various places including Anchorage, AK, southern Idaho, Denver, CO where Dave attended gunsmith school, then to northern Idaho where they purchased 300 acres near Eastport and homesteaded in a couple different small cabins. When the 36-cents gas line came through, they sold their acreage and returned to southern Idaho where Dave attended heavy equipment school.

In 1964, Dave and Virginia moved to Spokane, WA and he joined the Operating Engineer's Union of which he remained a member for 49 years. He worked on multiple construction jobs within a 200-mile radius of Spokane. Some of those included building the Lewiston levee, Lower Granite Dam, Grand Coulee Dam, and putting in power lines for Dworshak. Dave retired in 1985, and in 1993 he and Virginia moved from Spokane to Orofino. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and motorcycles. Dave was an active member of the First Christian Church in Orofino.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia Patterson; daughter and son-in-law, Ida and Richard Smith of Lewiston; daughter and son-in-law Jennie and Shawn Barrong of Spokane; and brother Thomas Patterson of Saxonburg, PA. Dave also has five grandchildren, Tyler Barrong, Samuel Mahal, Stephanie Barrong, Justin Barrong, and Hannah Smith. Dave will be missed by many.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the First Christian Church in Orofino, Rev. Clarence Howard officiating. A luncheon will follow.

Photo: Howard David Patterson

Marcello Peitro Vivoda, 76

Marcello Peitro Vivoda, 76, passed away in Orofino Jan. 8, 2013.

He was born in Rome, Italy and immigrated to the United States in 1956. He worked for Pierre's Bakery in Portland, OR for many years.

He is survived by his son, Robert and Stephanie Vivoda of Siletz, OR; and his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and MaryAnn Munda of Orofino.

Funeral mass will be at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Orofino on Friday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. Remembrances may be made to St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Orofino, in his name.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Marcello Peitro Vivoda

Roland 'Rollie' A.Lycan, 76, formerly of Pierce

Roland 'Rollie' A. Lycan of Kooskia went Home to Glory on Jan. 6, 2013 resulting from complications with leukemia.

Rollie was born Nov. 21, 1936 on Tahoe Ridge to John and Elvena Lane Lycan, the fifth of seven children, later being blessed with two younger brothers through the union of mom and Earl York.

He attended school in the Kooskia/Stites area and graduated in '55 from Stites High School. He married Joanne Larkin later that same year and together they had four children, three girls, Cindy, Teresa, and Randa and one son, Mike.

Rollie, being the outdoorsman he was, worked and played hard in the great outdoors. His work was in the logging industry and play in the hunting, fishing, boating and gold panning arenas. When the logging began to dry up, he changed careers and became a warehouse coordinator on the west coast for Schwan's Foods until he retired. He then did community projects like roadside cleanup and had a very large paper delivery area from Lewiston to Orofino and all points between as well as parts of Lewiston itself.

Rollie's life was a very active one, never standing idly by when something needed to be done. He was very involved in the Pierce Lion's club as well as being president of the CB club. While his children were growing up, the family resided primarily in the Pierce area. He was a very active dad in his community benefitting all to whom projects pertained. At one time the fencing team had the opportunity to go to national competition, so Rollie jumped right in to help with fund raisers to make that possible. While living in Superior MT, he was a leader for the local Cub Scouts group. No matter the location, he was one who could and did reach out and become involved in whatever was happening around him.

His capacity of loving was phenomenal. After tragically losing his own son in 1984 he continued to love others. In 2008, he again lost his beloved wife of 52 years, Joanne. In 2010 he met, wooed, and gave his heart for the final chapter of his life to current wife, Mary, of Kooskia. Together they enjoyed camping, gardening, 4-wheeling, square dancing, while separately he took pleasure in cooking, the hunting, mushrooming, and whatever else he could find to do with family and friends.

Rollie was preceded in death by parents, dad, mom, and Earl; son Mike; wife Joanne; brothers, Junior, Bob, and Allan; and sister, Barbara.

Rising above the sadness and sorrow, Rollie moved on. At the close of the final chapter of his life, he leaves behind wife, Mary; daughters, Cindy (Rick) Stager, Teresa (Mike) Packard, Randa (Steve) Ray, Yuko Cowans; stepdaughter, Laura (Kevin) Wells; stepson, Okle (Wendy) Welch; brothers, Alvin (Janet) Lycan, Gary (Claudia) York, and Duane (Leah) York; and sister, Darlene (Buck) Denham; numerous grand and great grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Rollie's life will be held on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at The Life Center, mile marker 69.5 on U.S. Highway 12, Kamiah, with Pastor Kelly Lineberry officiating. A potluck dinner will follow.

Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is assisting the family.

Photo: Roland 'Rollie' A.Lycan

Roland 'Rollie' Lycan, 76, Kooskia

Roland 'Rollie' Lycan, 76, Kooskia, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood.

Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at The Life Center on U.S. Highway 12 in Kamiah.

Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is assisting the family.

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