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Harold 'Bud' D. McDougall, 69, born in Orofino

Harold (Bud) McDougall passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Lewiston, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and other ailments. He was 69 years old.

Bud was born May 2, 1945, in Orofino, to Dale and Ernestine (Dolly) McDougall. He attended many different schools in Idaho and Montana, graduating from Superior High School in 1962.

After two previous marriages that ended in divorce, Bud met Gloria, the love of his life, in Norman, OK, in 1980. Shortly after they wed, he moved their blended family back to Idaho. In October of this year, Bud and Gloria celebrated 34 years of marriage.

Bud was a very hard worker and very much enjoyed working with Gloria in her court reporting firm, Clearwater Reporting. His support and dedication to her throughout the process of owning and operating the business was invaluable. He loved the closeness of working together with his spouse.

Bud was a very gifted artist. He also loved camping, hunting, fishing, bowling and cooking. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Bud is survived by his wife, Gloria McDougall of Clarkston; his son, Jeff McDougall; daughter-in-law Elizabeth McDougall; and grandchildren Adessa, Margo and Kate of Lewiston; his daughter, Beth Thomson; and granddaughter Cameron of Mountlake Terrace, WA; his daughter, Amy Wilkins; son-in-law, Donnie Wilkins; and grandchildren Xander, Kyler and Sylvia of Post Falls; his daughter, DaLynn Nickell; and grandson, Julian of Missoula, MT.

Bud was preceded in death by his stepson, Jason; mother, Dolly Reed; and his father, Dale McDougall.

Please join the family for a memorial service at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Orchards Nazarene Church, 347 Thain Rd. in Lewiston. Pastor Curt Blackwell will officiate. The family will gather after the service for dinner at Antonio's, 1407 Main St., and everyone is welcome to join.

Photo: Harold 'Bud' D. McDougall


William H. McKinnon, 86, Orofino

William H. McKinnon, 86, Orofino passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory are caring for arraignments.


Devann M. Maurer, 17

On Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, our sweet baby girl, Devann Marie Maurer, 17, of Lewiston, passed away.

Devann was born Dec. 2, 1996, to the proud parents of Dan and Amber Maurer and big brother DJ. Devann was in the midst of her senior year at Lewiston High School. Prior to her time at LHS, she attended preschool at Lapwai, elementary school at both Centennial and McSorley, and then her junior high years were at Jenifer Junior High, all in Lewiston. She also was taking many classes through Lewis-Clark State College and had the goal of one day working in the medical field. She had most recently been honored by an Upward Bound Scholarship through the University of Idaho Extension to help with her college fees.

She was an active, vibrant and fiery little redhead with the smarts and academics to match. Dare challenge her, and it only fueled her competitive spirit to succeed. In addition to her internal fortitude, she had a heart bigger than any I have known. She took the time to always be grateful for others and always looked to make new acquaintances. She was a great coach. Whether teaching her little sister, Dayvee, how to read and write, play soccer, or helping others on the soccer field, she naturally loved to share and help others succeed.

Devann's favorite hobby was soccer, although she loved fishing, four-wheeling and camping. Hanging with her buds in the trenches of the soccer field was her thing. Unfortunately, she was smaller than she knew. She suffered two ACL reconstructive surgeries at 14 and 15 years of age, both after she made Olympic Development teams. During her first recovery, while in physical therapy, she suffered from a kidney failure episode. Most kids would have given up, but it truly only motivated her. She worked harder than ever to overcome her setbacks and made it back to her varsity team for both her junior and senior seasons of high school. Although she decided to retire, her skills and grit had been noticed by some colleges, and that made her feel accomplished.

She also participated in the Distinguished Young Woman program for Lewiston. She said it was a wonderful experience and she found a new, amazing set of friends. She was looking forward to the program this year and highly encouraged other girls to participate. She was voted most inspirational by her teammates this past season in soccer and was also voted to receive the Spirit of the DYW program of 2013.

Her most special relationship was with her baby sister. You can rarely find a photo of Dayvee in it without her big sister there. She loved her sister more than anything. Her mother was her best friend, where she could find comfort and solitude. She and her older brother shared their same redheaded humor. She was also very connected to her Grandma Candy, and we find peace knowing she was welcomed with warm and open arms. Devann, we all love you to the cabin moon.

Devann is survived by her brother and sister, DJ and Dayvee; mother and father, Dan and Amber; grandparents Earl Maurer, Don and Betsy Fisher of Lenore, and Neil Anderson of Polson, MT; aunts and uncles, Bob Maurer and Juanita Picard-Harris, Dori Anderson and Rob Reed of Clarkston, WA, Jason and Cari Castle of Fort Benning, GA., and Brian and Stephanie Stachofsky of Clarkston; cousins Aaliyah Maurer, Joe Vallee, Brenden Reed, Tucker Wilson, Michael Maurer, Zac Maurer, Paige and Meagan Stachofsky, and Kaci, Jordan and Hanna Castle.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Candace Maurer; uncle Charles Maurer; great-grandfathers Gordy Anderson, Robert Willer and Fred Maurer; and great-grandmother Gratia Willer.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston. A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley Christian Center, 3215 Echo Hills Drive, in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Devann Maurer Memorial/Scholarship Fund at any branch of Potlach No. 1 Federal Credit Union, or online at gofundme.com/h9zmgg.

Photo: Devann Marie Maurer


Larry Arnold Blenden, 78, formerly of Orofino

Larry Arnold Blenden passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the age of 78.

Larry was born May 18, 1936, in Greer, to Marvin and Lela Blenden. He was the eldest of four children.

Larry graduated from Orofino High School. He married Sue Hutchinson on Jan. 9, 1954. They spent most of their married life in Orofino, where they raised five children. Larry was a mill worker for Ahsahka Lumber Company and Potlatch Forests Inc.

Larry was a member of the Orofino Volunteer Fire Department and Orofino Celebrations Inc. (OCI) as well as a Little League coach. His favorite things included hunting, fishing, bowling, winning at cards and telling tall tales. What he loved most of all was his family. He lived and breathed to make them laugh, smile and help with any harebrained scheme. He was a strong, generous, happy man.

While he is no longer here with us, he is surely overjoyed to be reunited with his beloved wife, Sue; son Mike; and grandkids Justin and Jessica; as well as his parents and many friends.

Larry is survived by his children, Gary (Syl) Blenden of Austin, TX, Karen (Tom) Freeman of St. Maries, Lori Blenden of Lewiston, and LeAnn (Sean) Brennan of Las Vegas, NV; daughter-in-law Colleen Blenden of Lewiston; brother Ron (Marie) Boyer of Post Falls; sister, Peggy (Mike) Dimmick of Troy; and sister, Jackie Firestone. He is also survived by many grand- and great-grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of life at noon Tuesday at CrossPoint Alliance Church, 1330 Powers Ave. in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley.

His struggle is over, but his impact on our lives is not. Until we meet again.

Photo: Larry Arnold Blenden


James Spencer, 83

Jim Spencer, beloved husband, dad and grandpa, lost his brave battle with cancer Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, with family by his side. He was 83.

Dad was born March 17, 1931, in Troy. He was the middle of three sons of Herbert and Phoebe Johnson Spencer. He graduated from Troy High School in 1949 and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950. He was stationed in Anchorage, AK, and honorably discharged in 1953.

After returning home, he was reunited with the love of his life, Judy Asplund. They were married Aug. 22, 1953, at the Nazarene Church in Troy. In 1955, they moved to Spokane so dad could continue his education studying mechanics at Spokane Vocational and Tech. After graduating in 1958, they moved back to Troy.

Next to our mom, dad's other love was driving a truck. He started his career driving for Carl Carbon and Sons and then went on to drive for Poppie Corp, Cay's Rock Crushing, and eventually retired from North Idaho Crushing. It was a career that spanned more than 50 years!

Dad was happiest when he was outdoors. He loved to take his family on camping trips and cut firewood every fall. He was a member of the Moscow Post of the American Legion. Dad was a hard-working family man who loved us as much as we loved him. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judy, at the family home; two sons, Forrest Spencer of Uniontown and Keith Spencer and his wife Colleen of Elk River; daughter Lisa Gludt and husband Doug of Lewiston; brother, Richard Spencer of Troy; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Bill.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no service per dad's wishes.

Our family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph Cancer Center for the wonderful, compassionate care our dad received throughout his illness.

Donations may be made to St. Joseph Cancer Center or a charity of one's choice.

Photo: James Spencer


Leonard Tracy Teed, 61, Weippe

Leonard Tracy Teed, 61 of Weippe passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at his residence in Weippe.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Norman Riddle, 87, formerly of Orofino

Norm passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, of natural causes at 87 years of age. A true Idaho innovator and individual, he was born in Meridian, Idaho, on Sept. 29, 1927 to Voyne and Bernice Riddle and was the youngest of two boys.

Norm grew up and was schooled in Mountain Home, Idaho, and joined the U.S. Army in 1944. After his discharge, he married Patricia Kimball in 1949. After the births of his sons, Michael and Douglas, the Riddles moved to northern Idaho during the lumber boom in Grangemont, above Orofino. He worked on log trucks, eventually building his own. Norm was a gyppo logger.

Because of his great love for tinkering, he and a partner started a saw shop in Orofino, selling and repairing motorcycles on the side. Norm saw the future in that and moved to Lewiston to start Lewiston Saw and Cycle. This was the first Homelite dealership in Lewiston, and it also sold various motorcycles. During this time, Norm and Patricia welcomed children Marty, Becky and a surprise late daughter, Leslie.

Motorcycles were the craze in the late 1950s and early '60s, and Norm was racing, winning and placing in the most prestigious Northwest races. Norm was always seeking new things to try, and when he saw the new line of motorcycles from Japan, he jumped on the opportunity to open the 29th Honda dealership in the U.S. He took it upon himself to convert the Honda into a trail bike, something not available anywhere in the world. He designed all of the accessories to bolt on, and thus started an aluminum welding and fabrication shop, Western Alloys, to build all of these parts. Soon, Honda dealerships all around the U.S. were ordering parts from him to add onto their bikes. In 1961, Norm sold so many bikes that Honda brought him to Japan to honor him and other large dealers. By the next year, Honda came out with most of Norm's innovations on their new trail bikes.

In 1965, Norm and boat marine owner Chuck Cassell decided to go deer hunting in Hells Canyon. With their sons, both named Doug, and two Honda bikes in the back of Chuck's 19-foot fiberglass inboard/outboard boat, they went into Hells Canyon. Upon the return, Norm's gears were turning, "I want a boat." This started a new chapter in his life. He would be boating on that river for many years to come, becoming a guide, fishing, hunting, holding tours and building a lodge in the upper depths of the canyon in the 1970s.

In the 1960s, Norm was commissioned by Valley Boat to build aluminum jet boat hulls for the Potlatch Forest log drives on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. After that, he was contacted by the U.S. Forest Service, Fish and Game as well as other river outfitters to build these new aluminum jet boats. In 1968, Norm started Weldcraft Custom Boats, which quickly grew in business. He sold his Honda shop to Roger Becker, one of Norm's mentored friends. Near this time, the lodge went up at Kirby Creek on the Snake River, which encouraged him to design and build a better boat to reach the depths of Hells Canyon. He started Snake River Outfitters, Rafting, and Jetboating. By 1978, Norm desired to be on the river full time and opted to sell Weldcraft to his son, Doug.

In 1982, Norm met and married Edie and gained another son, Mike Milano. They ran the Kirby Creek Lodge until retirement in 1997. Norm and Edie were inseparable for 32 years and lived an even busier retirement. Riding four-wheelers became a passion. He and Edie were active in the Northwest All-Terrain Vehicle Club. He always had a project or invention he was working on, and was frequently busy at Doug's boat shop with special projects. He was also one of the founders of the Northwest River Runners, along with Rich Rogers and Barry Barnes. They worked to keep the river open to multiple uses for all, against the U.S. government. Norm lived and worked at what he loved. If you were on any of his many outings, you were always having fun.

Norm is survived by his wife, Edie; children, Mike (Tracy) Milano of Palouse, Mike (Nicki) Riddle, Doug (Mary Lou) Riddle, Marty Riddle, Becky (Barry) Fagan, all of Lewiston and Leslie (Chuck) Jausoro and former wife, Pat, both of Walla Walla; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way. In addition, Norm is survived by his valued four-wheeler friends, Jack Mann and Jim McIver; and jet boating friends Ernie Heimgartner, Dave Medlock, Mike Rector and Roy Lombardo; and his other son, Randy Olmstead.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clarkston Event Center, 841 Sixth St.

Photo: Norman Riddle


Harriette (Hanna) Kamp, 79, formerly of Orofino

(Word was received this week of the passing of Harriette (Hanna) Kamp in April)

Harriette (Hanna) Kamp passed away March 31, 2014 in Spokane, WA.

Mark and Amber (Bach) Hanna welcomed their first of three children, Harriette Amber, on Sept. 29, 1934 in Orofino. Harriette was a natural leader from an early age which led to her involvement in baton twirling, playing baritone saxophone in band, and field hockey in her college years. Her energy was insurmountable; she was a powerful influence for many during her 79 years.

After she graduated from Orofino High School in 1953, she attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, receiving her bachelor's degree with emphasis in physical education and biology. She was active in the university's Delta Delta Delta Sorority and the Catholic Newman Club. One day she saw "this handsome older man across campus," Donald A. Kamp of Harrison, ID, and in 1957 she married him in Kellogg, ID. Together the couple taught at Kellogg High School. The pair was well known for their partnership on the ballroom dance floor. In the years that followed, they moved to Walla Walla, WA where Harriette continued to teach at the high school level.

When their first child, Kaye, was born, Harriette chose to stay home to care for her and the twins, Brian and LouAnn, born two and a half years later. The family enjoyed years of camping throughout the Northwest and Canada. Harriette was a highly involved parent serving as a Camp Fire Leader, a member of the district Camp Fire Outdoor Committee, and joining her son on Boy Scout hiking and camping ventures sometimes as the only mom amongst the dads and sons.

She returned to school attending Fort George Wright College where she received a Master's degree in General Science. She continued her teaching career when her twins were in high school teaching wilderness survival at Gonzaga University. Harriette was best known for her ballroom (social) dance programs at Gonzaga University and Spokane Falls Community College for three decades influencing countless Zags and Spokanites to "trip the light fantastic." Even though Ginger Rogers could "do everything Fred Astaire did except backward and in high heels," Harriette could whip anyone into shape to "dance with the

stars."

She became the first female Moose Lodge Member in Washington State. Harriette was a devout member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Parish.

Harriette will never be forgotten for her infectious laugh, boundless energy, compassionate devotion to her family, and her zest for life.

Harriette is survived by her children: Kaye, Brian (Catherine), and LouAnn (David); grandchildren: Vaughn, Kara, Megan (Michael), Hanna, Bobby (Vanessa), Michael (Beth), and Bryan; one great-grandchild, Arianna; one brother, Mark (Linda) Hanna of Orofino, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald A.; parents, Mark and Amber Hanna; and her sister, Helen Ann Herndon. Visitation was held on Friday, April 11, at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home (2203 N. Division) with a Rosary following at at Assumption Parish. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, April 12, also at Assumption Parish.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gonzaga University's Donald A. Kamp Memorial Mathematics Scholarship (https://www.gonzaga.edu/Campus-Resources/Offices-and-Services-A-Z/University-Relations/Giving/Donor-Appreciation/NamesThatLive.asp). To view Harriette's online memorial, please visit www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements entrusted to Hennessey-Smith Funeral Homes.

Photo: Harriette (Hanna) Kamp


Geraldine Faye Meisner, 76, Orofino

Geraldine Faye Meisner, 76, Orofino, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Susan Lee Goetz, 67, Orofino

Susan Lee Goetz of Orofino passed away in Pullman, WA on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from her battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's). She was 67.

Susan was born in Weippe on Oct. 12, 1947 to Gordon and Lillie (Snyder) Thiessen. Susan was raised in Weippe and worked for C-PTPA (Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association) in the summers as camp cook and other odd jobs in the logging communities. Her senior year of high school the family moved to Orofino.

She enjoyed cheerleading throughout high school and was Clearwater County Fair Lumberjack Queen her senior year before graduating from Orofino High School in 1965.

Susan moved to Moscow, Idaho in fall 1965 to attend the University of Idaho. She started working for the University part time while taking classes and later retired from the University with 33 years of service. She worked for the College of Education, the College of Mines and Earth Resources and ended her career as a management assistant for the Wilderness Research Center in the College of Natural Resources.

After retiring from the University, Susan and David purchased the White Pine Motel in Orofino and have lived there the past 13 years.

She married David L. Goetz in 1977 and made their home in Moscow, where they raised three daughters together. Susan enjoyed being involved in all her daughters' activities for band and sports. She volunteered her time in the elementary school classrooms, chaperoned many band trips to festivals and classroom field trips and was active with the Moscow Bear Boosters for many years. Susan made it a priority to attend every sporting event and band concert and always emphasized the importance of education.

While her daughters were in school, Susan's home was often the gathering place for most of the volleyball or basketball team at any given time and always a place the neighborhood children would congregate, as she had a way of making everyone feel welcome and enjoyed having company.

The family has fond memories of camping trips, especially around Dworshak, and traveling to be with family for the holidays, sporting events and other special activities; however, her favorite pastime for the last 10 years was spending time with her grandchildren.

Susan was preceded in death by her brother, Tony Thiessen. She leaves behind her parents, Gordon and Lillie Thiessen; her husband of 37 years, David Goetz; her daughters and their spouses, Toni and Dan Broyles, Tami Goetz and Jen Jackson, and Courtney and Geoff Soderquist; grandchildren Natalia and Eric Soderquist; and her sister, Sylvia Peters, in addition to nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Susan has requested not to have a formal memorial service. Condolences can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 1190, Orofino, ID, 83544.

Photo: Susan Lee Goetz


Martin Douglas Heieren, 27, OHS graduate

Martin Douglas Heieren, 27, of Clarkston, WA, and his daughter, Neveah Davenport, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

He was born to Douglas and Donna Heieren on March 1, 1987, in Orofino. Martin graduated from Orofino High School and worked as a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Lewiston Fire Department.

Martin took great pride in being a part of the Lewiston Fire Department family. He worked hard for many years to earn a position as a full-time firefighter and EMT.

Martin shared an uncommon bond with many childhood friends from Orofino. Their presence in his life was of great importance to him; they were his buddies.

Martin had a big heart, humor and he loved children. He would do anything for anybody and often did. Martin had an uncanny ability of making others feel important and loved. He was easy to work with, because he made others laugh. Like his father, he collected trucks and enjoyed tinkering on them. Martin had a set of rules all his own. Wherever he was, there was laughter and fun; we will miss him very much.

Martin is survived by his significant other, Ashley Davenport of Clarkston; father and mother, Douglas and Donna Heieren of Orofino; siblings Christopher and Brittany Heieren, Kirsten Heieren, Marc and Abby Luckstead and Jacky Heieren; grandmother, Neva Ennes; uncle, Richard Heieren; nephews, Johnathan, Jaydon, and Kane; and uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends who loved him.

A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at CrossPoint Alliance Church, 1330 Powers Ave., Lewiston. Memorial contributions can be made in Martin's name at Potlatch Credit Union.

Photo: Martin Douglas Heieren


Nevaeh Davenport, 4

Nevaeh Rae Grace, along with the loved one she called daddy, Martin Heieren, were tragically and suddenly taken to be with our Lord. She was born Sept. 2, 2010, and passed Nov. 1, 2014.

Her amazingly infectious personality touched us all and will live in our hearts forever. Nevaeh and Auntie Meghan loved spending weekends together, going to the park and some orange sorbet. She enjoyed being outdoors playing, boating, camping and fishing with family.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandma, Dorothy Francis; and grandma, Glenda Lawen.

She is survived by her mother, Ashley Davenport; grandparents Ed and Tami Ellis and Dave and Lila Davenport; uncle, Justin Davenport; auntie, Meghan Ellis; great-grandparents, Bill Francis, Karen Kelley Stevens, Jim and Connie Spitzer and Dan and Marie Davenport.

An open viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston. Memorial services will be held at noon Friday at Crosspoint Alliance Church, located at 1330 Powers Ave., Lewiston. Burial services will follow at Clarkston's Vineland Cemetery, with a reception to follow at Crosspoint Alliance Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nevaeh's Fund at gofundme.com/glcffp8 or Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.

Photo: Nevaeh Davenport


LaVelle Amos, 97, Pierce High graduate

LaVelle M. Hinman Amos passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Kindred Care in Lewiston. She was 97.

LaVelle was born March 18, 1917, in Rathdrum, Idaho, to Owen and Hazel (Pierce) Hammond. She was raised with her sister and brothers in Deary and graduated from Pierce High School. LaVelle married Strut Hinman in July 1939, and he passed in 1962. They had two sons, Larry and Monty. The family moved to Lewiston in the mid-1960s, and she worked for and retired from Nez Perce Tractor. In October 1985, she married Edwin Amos. He passed in December 2007.

Lavelle is survived by her son, Larry Hinman; daughter-in-law, Renate Hinman; grandson, Dean Hinman; and great-great grandsons, Clay Hinman and Chad Dunkel; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husbands; son, Monty Hinman; granddaughter, Debbie Hinman Dunkel; one sister and two brothers.

Cremation has taken place, and interment is scheduled at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston. Mountain View Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Photo: LaVelle M. Hinman Amos


Clara Helm, 81, formerly of Orofino

Clara Helm, 81, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Clara was born March 13, 1933, and grew up on a farm in South Dakota. She attended a country school near the family's farm, where she graduated from the eighth grade. She made her way to the Northwest by joining her sister in Bremerton, WA.

After making her way to the Northwest, she met Guy Helm. They later married and made their home in Orofino. Guy and Clara welcomed two sons, Kenneth and Allan. Clara worked as a waitress in Orofino. Clara and Guy later divorced, and at this time she and her two sons relocated to Lewiston. Clara put herself through school, where she earned her licensed practical nurse degree from the nursing program in 1964, at what is known today as Lewis-Clark State College. She worked as a licensed practical nurse for St. Joseph Regional Medical Center upon graduating, and retired in 1998. She took much pride in her profession as she loved taking care of her patients. Following retirement, Clara was honored by the nursing program at LCSC, where they now award the top licensed practical nurse students in Clara's name. She enjoyed ceramics, crafting, quilting and spending time with her family.

Clara is survived by her two sons, Kenneth (Rosemary) Helm and Allan Helm; two grandsons, Kyle (Lindsey) Helm and Jared Helm; and two great-grandchildren, Grady and Madelynn Helm. She is also survived by two sisters, Irene Greenwalt of Spearfish, S.D., and Emmie Dillon of Bremerton.

She was preceded in death by parents John and Mary (Wannamaker) Krogman; four brothers; and seven sisters.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church, 1906 Broadview Drive, Lewiston. A luncheon will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cardondelet House through the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Foundation, Cardondelet House, P.O. Box 816, Lewiston, ID 83501. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home. You can view the online memorial and sign the guest book at www.vassar-rawls.com.

Photo: Clara Helm


Alvin L. Howerton, 76, formerly of Orofino

Alvin LeRoy Howerton, 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep Oct. 20, 2014, at home. He was born to Harold E. and Emma K. Heese Howerton on Feb. 20, 1938, at the White Hospital in Lewiston.

He attended high school in Kamiah and Culdesac. After graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Philippines and Hawaii from 1956 to 1959. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3913. On a blind date he met and then married Lillian Marie Cochran from Orofino on April 22, 1960. They lived in Lewiston and Orofino before settling in Kendrick to raise their family.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian; their children, Lora Howerton, Duane and Cheryl Howerton and Teresa Atkinson; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley D. and Pam Howerton; three nephews; and a niece. He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Karla Howerton.

He created lifelong memories with his kids and grandkids though sports, hunting, fishing and his love of the outdoors. Over the years, he worked for United Freight Lines, Holsum Bakery and Pepsi Bottling Co.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Orchards United Methodist Church, 213 Burrell Ave., Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kendrick-Juliaetta Ambulance Service or a charity of one's choice.

Photo: Alvin LeRoy Howerton


Helen Marie (Koren) Byers, 74, formerly of Southwick

Helen Marie Konen Byers

Helen Marie (Konen) Byers passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2014, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, nearly two weeks after the death of her husband, Kelvin Byers.

Helen was born to Sylvester J. Konen and Mae Ann (Riley) Konen on Aug. 20, 1940, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Helen had two other siblings who have also since passed, Joseph and Richard Konen. The Konens farmed in the Tammany Creek area for several years prior to moving to Cedar Ridge near Southwick. The Konens later moved to Lewiston, where Helen graduated from Lewiston High School in 1958, and later that year married Kelvin.

Helen was a hard-working, devoted, spirited and family-loving woman. She loved life and church. Helen was well-known for her cooking and how clean she kept a house. She also loved to travel, swim, fish and spend time at the cabin. She loved to work in her flower garden.

Helen is survived by her two children, Larry Byers and Tammy McKeirnan; son-in-law Dan McKeirnan; and her two grandchildren, Danielle McKeirnan and Matthew Byers.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Orchards Community Church, 822 Bryden Ave., Lewiston. A graveside service will follow. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Photos: Helen Marie (Koren) Byers


Eva Mae (Howard) Fay, 92, Orofino

Eva Mae (Howard) Fay of Orofino passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the Avalon Care Center in Clarkston, WA, after a long illness. She was 92.

Eva Mae was born Jan. 9, 1922 at Dent, and grew up on her parents' homestead in the area of the North Fork of the Clearwater River. She had a sister, Nona, and a brother, Harry.

After her first marriage, Eva Mae spent a short time living in California and then in Plummer; otherwise, her adult life was spent in the Orofino area.

In 1940 she married Oscar M. Denney, and from that union came one daughter, Rosetta. The marriage ended in divorce.

In 1950 she married Alvin L. Fay, and from that union came a daughter, Irene, and a son, Gary.

During her lifetime Eva Mae enjoyed her family and friends. She worked hard her whole life at various jobs. She was a waitress, cleaned houses, and worked her way up from a dish washer to head cook at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. She retired in 1984.

Eva Mae enjoyed housework and television (especially movies with a happy ending), and some soap operas and game shows. She loved to go fishing, and told of times when she and Alvin (Cub) and another friend hiked to Skull Creek and caught big fish. During that time the area was only accessible by walking.

Eva Mae loved her flowers, especially begonias.

She was stricken with Alzheimer's, and only thanks to the care of her husband (while he was alive) and her son, and a caretaker (Gwen), was she able to stay home.

After falling and injuring her hip, she went to a nursing home.

Eva Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Alice Howard; her husband, Alvin Fay; sister, Nona Criswell; and brother, Harry Howard.

She leaves behind her daughters, Rosetta Christopher of Powderville, MT, and Irene Dowd of Clarkston, WA; a son, Gary Fay of Orofino; and two grandsons, her great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mom often said she wanted to go home, and asked, would we just take her there? It is our wish that she is home now, with loved ones that passed before her.

We will miss her just the same.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at Melrose Cemetery, near Gifford.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photos: Eva Mae (Howard) Fay


Mikray G. M. Moser, 19

(Sept. 28, 1995 - Sept. 30, 2014)

On a rainy day in September 1995, God blessed our family with a unique and pure soul, Mikray George Morris Moser. From the beginning, he was always climbing to new heights. He would climb doorjambs, then trees. As a toddler, he was under the constant supervision of his sister, Mallori, which would cause a disturbance as he did not always want to go where she thought he should. Just prior to his second birthday, he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that required a bone marrow transplant. His sister stepped up and gave him what he needed. He never slowed down.

Upon starting the first day of kindergarten, while his mother had concerns, in true form, Mikray turned before leaving and gave her a thumbs up - just as he did on his graduation day. He has always been a fighter, not one of those who caused trouble. The one that fights for good, he was the red Power Ranger or the Robin Hood in video games. Against his mother's pleas, he liked war and battle games.

Mikray loved playing soccer and would play both seasons in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, even with a broken arm. When you're blessed with a father of 6 feet 7 inches, Mikray grew tall. He played basketball into high school, but jumping was what he really liked. He had great practice as our family went through two trampolines. He would jump from one piece of furniture to another; jump over fences or onto buildings. So when track season came, he joined the team in all the jumping events.

Mikray was a member of 4-H. He took market lamb and horse projects. He came away with knowledge, public service and many friends. Mikray enjoyed cars, engines and motorcycles, and any medium that can be tinkered with, disassembled and reassembled. Like many young men, it gave him freedom. He had a 1970 Nova as a project car. Many plans were made about how to finish it. He ended up driving a Firebird his senior year. Learning seemed easy for Mikray. He rarely studied but graduated with honors. His senior project was to build a fast gaming computer at reasonable cost. True to form, two hours after parts arrived, Mikray had his computer built at one-third of the cost. He planned on getting a computer engineering degree through the U.S. Air Force until he was diagnosed with cancer last October.

Mikray had a sense of humor that he shared. He avoided negativity. He considered himself a Christian, a shy person and a man of few words. Mikray shared himself to his close friends. During this last year, Mikray showed everyone including his family how to live. Not one complaint or self-pity did this man give. He looked for a better world and never gave up hope.

He is survived by his parents, Morla and Mike; sister, Mallori; grandparents, Morla Rice, Eldon (Velma) Rice, and Marilyn Moser; uncle and aunt Mark and Lisa Moser; cousins Haylin and Mikayla Moser; and close friends Garett Uhlorn, Jacob Mellick, Teno Murillo and Taylor McConnell.

Please make any memorial donations to the Jackson Pay It Forward Foundation.

A celebration of Mikray's life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sweeney Track at Vollmer Bowl on Normal Hill in Lewiston.

Photo: Mikray George Morris Moser


Kelvin Ray Byers, 76

Kelvin Ray Byers passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Sept. 27, 2014, on the 56th anniversary of marriage with his surviving wife, Helen. He was 76 years old. They raised two children together in Lewiston, Larry Byers and Tammy McKeirnan.

Kelvin was born to Delbert and Emma (Perry) Byers on Sept. 26, 1938, in Avon, along with his twin brother, Melvin. They would later be joined by the birth of their sister, Judy Enger. The Byers family grew up in the Avon, Deary and Bovill area, and all the siblings went to Deary High School.

Kelvin worked at the Idaho Transportation Department for 36 years and retired when he turned 55. His favorite hobbies included boating, fishing, gardening, woodworking, traveling and spending time with his wife up at the cabin on the Freeman Creek area of Dworshak Lake.

Kelvin was a hard-working, honest and family loving man. He had a good sense of humor and was well liked by many who he came in contact with in his life. He is well known for his quick wit and boastful laughter. He especially adored his grandchildren, Matthew Byers and Danielle McKeirnan. He also enjoyed working on projects with his son-in-law, Danny McKeirnan.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Orchards Community Church, 822 Bryden Ave., Lewiston. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mtviewfuneralhome.com.


Helen M. Steiner, 84 Orofino

Helen M. Palmer, was born Dec. 25, 1929 in Denver, CO to Anna and OB Palmer, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 27, 2014.

Helen and her parents moved to Orofino in 1935, and later living in Kooskia and then Weippe where she spent most of her youth and graduated from Jr. /Sr. High school. While in school, Helen was very sports minded. She played softball as catcher, pitcher and first base, basketball as first string guard and ping pong where she was champion for three years. Between sports and school, Helen also worked on the green chain for Battles Saw Mill in Weippe.

Other jobs she held included service station attendant, assistant postmaster, private ironing and accounting. The family then moved to Orofino and then to Seattle, WA, where Helen worked as a banker. She met and married Dallas Seaver in 1950 and they moved to Indiana. They had two girls, Darla and Janet. This marriage ended in divorce and she moved back to Orofino, where she met an old acquaintance, Lee Steiner, from her early school days in Grangemont. Helen and Lee married in 1958 and they had two sons, Randy and Terry. Helen also acquired two stepchildren, Brock & Teena, who she thought of as her own. Lee passed away at the Veteran's Home in Lewiston on Jan. 1, 2005.

In Orofino, Helen worked at Hanson Garage and for Clem Secaur Accounting at tax time. She went to work for Hans Wetter Insurance and was still there when Hans left and Earl Picket took over. Then Greg Kimberling bought it from Earl and she worked for Greg until retiring due to her health issues. She also owned and operated a ceramic shop with the help of her daughter Darla for 14 years. Helen loved her family very much and enjoyed having them around.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Ralph and grandson, Travis Leddige.

Helen is survived by her children: Darla and Mike McGee, Janet and Tim Overman, Randy Steiner, Terry Steiner, Brock and Liz Steiner, and Teena and Rod Gortsema and 11 grandkids and 12 great-grandkids.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Orofino Riverside Cemetery.

Helen was an amazing woman-a true angel from God. He saw how tired she was and took her home. She was loved so much and will be truly missed. We love you Mom!

Photos: Helen M. Steiner


Frances I. Wilson, 86, formerly of Bobbitt Bench, Orofino

Frances I. Wilson, age 86, died peacefully with her family by her side Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston.

Frances was born the daughter of Pink and Freda Greer on March 20, 1928, in Lewiston. She was the youngest of five children. Prior to graduating from Clarkston High School in 1946, she grew up on the Bobbitt Bench near Peck. In 1948, Frances married Gerald (Jerry) Wilson in Orofino. They started their married life in Peck, where daughter Marilyn was born in 1950 and son Gale was born in 1952. Jerry commuted to Orofino, where he worked for Stoddard Electric as an electrician. Soon after the birth of Gale, they moved to Orofino, where Jerry continued to work as an electrician while pursuing his love of flying on nights and weekends as a backcountry bush pilot. Flying was the love of Jerry's life, and Frances was there to provide support on the homefront. Always striving to be the perfect wife, and the perfect mother, she did everything from raising two children to providing lighting with the headlights of her car for Jerry's nighttime landings. She always prioritized the importance of family first. Her job was to take care of the family, and she did it well.

In June 1959, the family moved to Lewiston, when Jerry purchased interest in Hillcrest Aircraft Company.

Frances loved her home, with gardening and cooking being of great importance to her. Many have been the recipients of Frances' garden vegetables, homemade bread and pies. She loved to bake, and Jerry always enjoyed the bottomless chocolate chip cookie jar.

In an effort to keep the neighborhood up to her standards, she started purchasing houses as they came up for sale. This eventually led her into a full-time job managing several rental homes, with Frances doing all the upkeep for the houses and the yards, including mowing the lawns. Always energetic, always organized and always project-driven, Frances could accomplish more in any day than most anyone.

Frances and Jerry always had a love for Clearwater County, so in 1967 they purchased property on Eureka Ridge, where they enjoyed many happy times. The family still owns this property today.

Exercise was always a part of her day. She started going to aerobic classes when they first became popular in the 1980s, and continued until 2012.

Frances was baptized in the Orofino Seventh-day Adventist Church, and always maintained a love for that church. When she moved to Lewiston, she became a member of the Lewiston Seventh-day Adventist Church and was a dedicated and active member there for 56 years. Jerry and Frances enjoyed many summer Sunday afternoons playing golf at the Clarkston Golf and Country Club. Her golfing interest continued on to include many early morning golf games with the Tuesday morning 9 Holer Group.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, in 2000; brothers Burel and Raymond Greer; and sisters Vretta (Sis) French and Nadean McKelway.

Frances is survived by son Gale, with wife Cindy, of Lewiston; daughter Marilyn, with husband Phil Stonebraker, of Clarkston; and grandchildren Greg Stonebraker, with wife Tiffany, of Seattle, Jeff Stonebraker, with wife Sarah, of Seattle, WA, Keith White, with wife Chrissey, of Lewiston, and Charli Coldiron, with husband Luke, of Moscow. She has eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home. The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1212 19th St., Lewiston. Memorial donations may be made to Lewis-Clark State College Foundation, 500 Eighth Ave., Lewiston; Orofino Seventh-day Adventist Church, 46418 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino; or Beacon Christian School, 615 Stewart Ave., Lewiston.

Photo: Frances I. Wilson


Barbara Irene Opdahl, 75, Pierce

A memorial and celebration of Barbara Opdahl's life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at Faith Lutheran Church, 611 S. Main St., Pierce. Inurnment will be at Pierce Cemetery after the memorial service, followed by a potluck luncheon at Pierce Community Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Barbara's family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.


Barbara Irene Opdahl, 75, Pierce

"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." 1 Peter 5:10

Barbara Irene Opdahl

On Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, Barbara Irene Opdahl, 75, passed from this world of physical challenges to her glorious eternal home.

Barbara was born in Albert Lea, MN on Nov. 25, 1938 to Marvin "Tim" and Irene (Reim) Ramsdell. She grew up in Alden and graduated from Alden High School in 1956. In 1957-58 she attended Hamilton School of Business. She married her childhood sweetheart, Harlan Opdahl, on Jan. 17, 1959. A vacation trip west with Harlan resulted in their move to Idaho in 1965.

Barbara worked at Pierce schools from 1966 to 1971, and then she went to work for the US Post Office from 1971 to 1988. Along the way, Barb, Harlan, Harlan's brother, Duane, and wife, Vi, partnered up to form Triple O Outfitters. Barb was chief cook and ultimate hostess for bear and elk hunters and Lewis Clark trail riders. Her sourdough pancakes, huckleberry desserts, and camp potatoes were legendary. Her enthusiasm for the outdoor life was contagious, as was her smile.

Barbara was an active community member. She served on the Pierce Library Board, was a 4-H Leader, a member of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association, Gem Community Board Member, Clearwater Basin Collaborative member, Potlatch Advisory Committee, and served on the Idaho Travel Council. Barbara was a founding member of Faith Lutheran Church and served in various capacities, including teacher and council member.

Barbara personified the spirit of hospitality. She loved to camp, hunt, snowmobile and embroider. She also loved to cook. Family and friends were always welcome at the Opdahl home, especially around meal time. The entire time her children attended school, each teacher enjoyed a pan of her cinnamon rolls at Christmas. They were so well loved that she continued the tradition for staff even after the youngest graduated. Barbara never missed an opportunity to make new friends. Her faith and devotion to God were the center of her life.

Barbara is survived by four children, Gwen and Bob Schryver of Farmington, NM, Jim and Linda Opdahl of Payette, Diane and Mike Snyder of Baker City, OR and Sharon and Darrin Hartwig of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; 1 sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Duane Mutschler of Stillwater, MN; brother-in-law, Richard Borge of Alden, MN; three sisters-in-law, Jean Ramsdell of Burnsville, MN, Violet Opdahl of Lewiston, and Gloria Peterson of Albert Lea, MN; and numerous much loved nieces and nephews. Rod McKuen once said that strangers are friends you haven't met yet. Barbara lived that philosophy every day. Her group of friends continued to grow until the day of her passing.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan; parents, Marvin "Tim" and Irene Ramsdell; a daughter, Katherine; brother, Marvin "Ed" Ramsdell; and sister, Betty Borge; two brothers-in-law, B. Duane Opdahl and Russell Peterson.

A memorial and celebration of Barbara's life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at Faith Lutheran Church, 611 S. Main St., Pierce. Inurnment will be at Pierce Cemetery after the memorial service, followed by a potluck luncheon at Pierce Community Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Barbara's family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Drawer C, Pierce, ID 83546 or ICARE (Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort) 2134 Canyon Creek Road, Orofino, ID 83544.

Photos: Barbara Irene Opdahl


Barbara Irene Opdahl, 75, Pierce

Barbara Irene Opdahl, 75, Pierce, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at her daughter's home in Farmington, NM.

Services are pending with Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.


Fred Fee McFall, 67, Ahsahka

Fred Fee McFall, 67, Ahsahka, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his residence.

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


Murray Eugene Cram, 92, Orofino

Murray Eugene Cram best known as 'Gene' was born April 3, 1922 in Orofino Idaho to Ira L. Cram and Jessie Bonner. He was their only child.

He passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at St Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on August 30, 2014, from multiple complications due to age.

Gene was proud that he lived his entire life in Clearwater County, mainly in the Pierce and Orofino areas.

Gene served in the US Army in WWII (World War II) and then he worked as a logger.

After retirement, he delivered the Lewiston Tribune to many of the local residents of Orofino and really enjoyed this job.

Gene's hobbies were camping, hunting, fishing and working on cars.

Gene married Carolyn Magney (Maggie Cram) on March 4, 1960; together they had two daughters, Becky and Shelli.

Gene had two sons from a previous marriage, Michael Eugene Cram (deceased) and Danny Turcott (Alaska).

Gene's long time friend Bill Roupe was like son and brother to the family.

He has three grandchildren Michael L. Cram (Peck), Amanda Cummings (Orofino) and Robbie Cummings (Moscow) and two great grand children.

Gene was deeply loved by his family. He will be truly missed.

The family appreciates everyone's prayers and thoughts during the past month.

No service will be held, due to his request.

Photo: Murray Eugene Cram


Russell B. Duff, 82, Orofino

Russell B. Duff, 82, Orofino, passed away Aug. 28, 2014 in at his home in Orofino. He was born Oct. 20, 1931.

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


James H. Gray, 79, Orofino

James H. Gray, 79, Orofino, passed away August 26, 2014 at Orofino. He was born Sept. 7, 1934.

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


Anne R Childress, 81, Orofino

Anne R. Childress, 81, Orofino, passed away Aug. 25, 2014 in Orofino. She was born April 4, 1933.

No services are planned at this time.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Robert D. Lawson, 94, Pierce

Robert D. Lawson, 94, Pierce, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home in Pierce. He was born Oct. 27, 1919.

Funeral Services are pending with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Orofino.


Clayton V. Ahlstrom, 49, Weippe

Clayton V. Ahlstrom, 49, Weippe, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was born Jan. 28, 1965.

Services are pending with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory.


Bonnie Lynn Thomas Ogden, 64, Cavendish

Bonnie Lynn Thomas Ogden was not only a mother and a wife, but also a friend. Most everyone who she met became a friend after a short period of time.

Bonnie was born Oct. 28, 1949, in Kirkland, WA. Her parents were Helen and William (Bill) Thomas. She was the youngest of four children.

She met her husband, Mike Gary Ogden, in the summer of 1968. They were married in September of that year. They enjoyed their new life together, and in 1973 their first child, Clint Ryan, was born. Daughter Christine Nicole soon followed in 1976. There were not many things that Bonnie was unable or unwilling to do, from taking the children to soccer practice, to helping them learn to swim. She felt if they could do it, she wanted to learn also, so she could share that experience with them. This included skiing, snowmobiling, riding dirt bikes, boating and of course enjoying the wonderful campfires that we all loved so much. She helped build the cabin in Cle Elum where she and Gary (Mike) lived for 10 years. There she cooked on a wood stove and used only propane lights as the light source. After moving from the cabin, she designed and helped build their current home in Cavendish.

Bonnie enjoyed sewing and quilting. She completed many quilts that were given as special gifts to family or friends. She also enjoyed helping others learn more about sewing and quilting. Gardening was one of the things she liked to do. Her flowers were always happy and she canned many jars of vegetables. Bonnie's homemade salsa was one of the best, along with her dilly beans, which everyone liked.

Bonnie is survived by her husband and her two children, Christine Lewis and Clint Ogden. She also has four grandchildren, Jarod, Erica and Jillian Ogden and Rory Lewis. She also is survived by her sister, Jeannie Howard; and brother, Larry Thomas. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bill and Helen Thomas; and also brother, Tom Thomas.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Southwick Bible Church and officiated by Pastor Charlie Olson. Donations can be made to the Southwick Bible Church or a church of your choice. A luncheon will follow.

Bonnie would like to give a big hug to all the ladies at Southwick Bible Church for the direction given her and the faith that was bestowed.

Bonnie will be greatly missed.

Photo: Bonnie Lynn Thomas Ogden


Carl Day, 94, Orofino

Carl passed away July 29, 2014, at Lewiston Care Facility Rehab Center following hip surgery. Carl resided at Brookside Senior Retirement Center, Orofino.

Carl was born the fourth child of five to Orba and Carl Day Sr. on Dec. 28, 1919, in Nora, NE. The family moved to Republic, KS, and then settled in Declo, Idaho, for Carl's school years. Carl grew up on a farm and was involved with farming/ranching most of his life. He also worked in the timber industry and as a dispatcher at Kimberly Clark Paper Co. in Anderson, CA, for many years. Carl lived in Lakeview, OR, Cottonwood, CA, Anderson, CA, Redding, CA, and Orofino. Carl treasured his friends, and had many in each location.

Carl married Mary Thompson in 1946, and they had two children, Diana and Denny. Carl was also the proud grandfather of Spencer Graham, Haily Graham, Cora Beld and Leota Day. Carl married the "love of his life," Dottie Meyer, in 1966, and they were married until she passed away. Carl also helped raise Dottie's two youngest sons, Auggie and Kenny Meyer.

Carl enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He also followed his favorite sports teams on TV. Carl played on athletic sports teams in school, and also when he worked at the mill. He was a great Little League coach and taught his children to ride a horse, sportsmanship, and never missed a school activity if either of his children were performing.

Carl had a great sense of humor and believed in staying active. Carl will be greatly missed as he was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

Carl is survived by his son, Denny and his wife Derry; his daughter, Diana and her husband Greg; his grandchildren; his sister, Marian McKenzie and husband Ken; as well as two stepsons, Dennis and Orville Meyer; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie; former wife, Mary; his parents, Orba and Carl Day Sr.; his sisters, Leota Mulkey and Grace Jacobs; brother, Bill Day; as well as his stepsons, Kenny Meyer, Auggie Meyer, Adrian Meyer and Steve Meyer.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at his church, the Orofino Community Church, located at 14233 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino. All who knew Carl are welcome and invited to attend.

Photo: Carl Day


Elwin L. Hutchins, Weippe

A viewing will be held for Elwin L. Hutchins on Friday, Aug. 8 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Weippe Wesleyan Church. A Service will follow at the Weippe Mini Park at 11 a.m. with a Celebration Potluck Dinner.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Clara Marie Degregorio, Weippe

Clara Marie Degregorio of Weippe passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Hospital.

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


Rudolph 'Rudy' Wade Knapik, Sr., Orofino

Rudolph 'Rudy' Wade Knapik, Sr. of Orofino passed Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Elwin L. Hutchins, 77, Weippe

Elwin L. Hutchins, 77, Weippe, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital.

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


June Eileen Cook Judd, 88, formerly of Fraser

June Eileen Cook Judd, beloved mother, grandmother, teacher, and civic leader, passed away due to complications from a fractured hip on July 28, 2014 at North Idaho Hospice House, surrounded by her three children.

The oldest of five children raised on a farm during the Great Depression, June experienced economic hardships and learned to work hard and be frugal. She also learned the value of community service and caring for others. In addition to participating in civic activities she and her family were regularly inviting people in for a meal or asking someone who might be alone to join the family for holidays and special occasions.

June grew up determined to have a stable family life, provide a good home for her family, and stay close to her extended family. In addition to her devotion and love for her family she was committed to her faith and church, the State of Idaho, and the University of Idaho--alma mater to her and most of her family. She loved camping, picnics, picking huckleberries, drives in the mountains, games, dining out and any activities with her family. She sought continual learning and was an avid reader of five regional newspapers.

June was born March 2, 1926 at Lenore, Idaho to Boyd and Bina Cook. She advanced quickly through the local grammar school and at age 12 she moved to Lewiston to attend high school, where she worked as a nanny for her room and board. June was largely self-supported for the rest of her 88 years. She transferred to Lapwai High School for her senior year, graduating in 1942, and then attended Lewiston Normal School (now Lewis-Clark State College) for one year.

Due to WWII (World War II) teacher shortages she began teaching in 1943 at age 17 at the one- room Fraser School near Greer, Idaho where the teacher also had to make fires in the stove, haul water from the well, prepare a hot lunch dish, handle the janitorial duties, in addition to teaching grades 1-8. She boarded with local farmer and school board member Lawrence Judd and his wife Bell, where she became best friends with their daughter, Verla, and met her future husband, their son Harry. June remained close to the Judd family after transferring to teach at a school in the Lewiston Orchards in 1945. She and Harry started dating in the fall of 1948 and were married on June 14, 1949 (Flag Day so Harry would always remember his anniversary).

June and Harry made their home in Lenore, Idaho where June taught at the one- room school and drove school bus while Harry taught vocational education to veterans. In 1950 the family moved to Orofino, Idaho, where daughters Elaine and Maureen were born. The family moved to Moscow, Idaho and lived in "Vets Village" while Harry attended the University of Idaho on the GI Bill. After Harry's graduation the family moved to Asotin, WA for nine months where Harry taught vo-ag and chemistry at the high school. This nine months living less than a mile into Washington was June's only time living outside the State of Idaho. June and family moved to Sandpoint, Idaho in 1955 where Harry went to work for the University of Idaho Cooperative Extension Service (County Agent). June was a busy homemaker, plus was active in the Sandpoint Methodist Church and the Sandpoint community. Son Norman was born in 1958.

In 1959 Harry became the lead Extension Agent for Benewah County and the family moved to St. Maries, Idaho. June was the model housewife-tending the house, gardening, cooking great meals, canning/freezing, sewing not only her children's and her clothes but also drapes for the new house. She was active in the Community Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and an Elder; led 4-H groups for her children and other youth in the community; and participated in several civic organizations.

June returned to teaching full time in the St. Maries Schools when Norman started school and taught there from 1969 to 1990. Putting together a mix of summer school, workshops, and short courses from the University of Idaho, she finished her four- year degree and graduated with a BS (Bachelor of Science) in Elementary Education in 1972. After Harry passed away in 1974, June continued her education in the summers and graduated with a Masters in Reading Education from the University of Idaho in 1982.

June retired from teaching in 1990 and that same year was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives, serving for 10 years to 2000. During that time changing district lines had her at times representing areas as far north as Hope and Priest River and as far south as Riggins, Idaho and generally from the Washington to the Montana borders. June's political alignment came out of her background with farmers, loggers, millworkers and miners when the Democratic Party represented their interests. She was a conservative "Reagan Democrat." June rose to the position of Assistant Minority Leader during her time in the Legislature. June was especially proud to sponsor and gather the legislation to fund Idaho's portion of the WWII memorial in Washington, DC honoring the veterans and service of her generation.

Following her time in the Legislature June remained active in politics and many civic organizations. Among the civic organizations are PEO, Hughes House Historical Society, Camera Club, Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce. June lived in St. Maries for 53 years until she moved to Garden Plaza Retirement Center in Post Falls in October 2013.

June was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lewis Judd; her father, Boyd Levi Cook; her mother, Bina Caroline Raby Cook Eberhardt; step fathers, Herman Eberhardt and Walter Eberhardt; her step mother, Ella Cook; brother, Lawrence Cook; sister, Evelyn Cook Calvert; and two grandchildren, Noelle Judd and Joshua Judd.

June is survived by her daughter, Elaine White Harris (Duane) of Spokane Valley, WA, grandson, Ryan White (Jenn) of Virginia and step grandchildren, Katie Harris of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Matt Harris of Boise, Idaho; daughter, Maureen Edwards Wagner Martin (Don) of Coeur d'Alene, grandson Shawn Edwards of Tacoma, WA, granddaughter, Brook Edwards (Eli Meyer) of Eugene, OR, great-grandson, Ari Edwards-Meyer and step grandchildren, Jamie Young (Will Young) and Aaron Martin; son, Norman Judd (Lynda) of Spokane, WA, and granddaughter, Christianna Judd. In addition she is survived by brothers, Joe Cook (Wanda) of Lewiston, Idaho and David Cook (Marcia) of Las Vegas, NV, brothers-in-law Golan Calvert of Lewiston, and Bill McKinnon of Weippe, ID, plus numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

The family wishes to thank the many people who helped June stay in her home for so long, including Phu and Ahn Cong, Dale and Robin Baerlocher, John and Ruby Flerchinger, George and Delores Collinge, homecare workers from North Idaho Partners in Care and many others in the St. Maries community. The family also thanks Hospice of North Idaho, the staff of Hospice House at Hummingbird Fields and the staff of Ivy Court for their care in June's final days and efforts to make her comfortable.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Judd Family Memorial Scholarship Fund at the St. Maries branch of US Bank that will fund scholarships to the University of Idaho; the Fraser Community Center, care of Donna Brown, 2310 Cottonwood Road, Orofino, ID 83544, or Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.

There will be a viewing Thursday evening July 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Hodge Funeral Home, 138 South Eighth St., St. Maries. There will be a Celebration of June's Life 11 am, Friday August 1, 2014 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 1100 West College Ave., St. Maries followed by a luncheon in the church social hall. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Saturday Aug. 2, 2014 at the Fraser Cemetery along Highway 11 near Orofino.

Following that service there will be a lunch gathering at the Fraser Community Center, formerly Fraser School, where June started teaching in 1943. - See more at: http://www.hodgefuneralhome.com/obituary/June-Eileen-Judd/St.-Maries-ID/1405310#sthash.nRTaqT0I.dpuf.

Photo: June Eileen Cook Judd


William Chester Barnett, 82, Orofino

William Chester Barnett, 82, Orofino, passed away July 27, 2014 in Pullman, WA.

Memorial Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for the arrangements.


Theresa A. Grossklaus, 61, Orofino

Theresa (Terri) Bingham was born Nov. 18, 1952, to Charles and Mary Bingham in Pasadena, CA. She lived with her parents and two brothers in San Gabriel, CA, for 17 years, and attended Catholic elementary and high schools in Alhambra, CA. She was devoted to God and the Catholic Church, spending years as a Sunday school teacher and the head of the church library. Terri rests peacefully now in the hands of her Lord and Savior.

Her dream of attending the University of California at Los Angles was fulfilled in 1970, where she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. While at UCLA, Terri met Robert (Bob) Grossklaus, and they were later married in 1974. Terri then attended Mount Saint Mary's College and graduated with a degree in nursing. From Los Angeles, they moved to Arizona to work for the Indian Health Service and the Papago Tribe. Hoping to buy a home and start a family, Bob and Terri moved to Lewiston, where Terri started working for the North Central Idaho Health Department as a school nurse for four years.

Terri wanted so much to be a mother that when she had the opportunity, she became a full-time mother to their three children, Carla, Kevin and Angela. She devoted her life to raising kids and being a supportive wife. Some of her favorite times were the family vacations they took every year.

Her favorite pastime was reading, averaging at least one book a week. Even as a child, she would visit the library every day in the summer. It was this love of knowledge that fueled Terri's one true profession, she was a lifetime student, always taking classes at Lewis-Clark State College, Gonzaga University and enrolling in numerous online courses to satisfy her thirst for knowledge in a variety of subjects.

Terri also enjoyed quilting, gourmet cooking and participating in numerous church activities. Many people remember Terri as a quiet, compassionate wife and mother, and a friend to all.

Terri and Bob were divorced in 2013, at which time Terri moved to Orofino and found her niche at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. She died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Orofino.

Terri is survived by her children, Carla Kucirek (Adam) of Omaha, NE, Kevin Grossklaus of Lewiston and Angela Richards (Cole) of Denver, CO. She is also survived by her brothers, Mark Bingham (Vickie Olson) of Pasadena and Chris Bingham (Pamela Gibson) of San Gabriel.

A personalized vigil for Terri will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lewiston, and a traditional funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, also at St. Stanislaus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Catholic Parish.

Vassar-Rawls Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

Photo: Theresa A. Grossklaus


Helen Bringman Glover, 86, Kooskia

Helen Bringman Glover, 86, Kooskia, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at her home.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Riverside Cemetery in Orofino. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.


Myrtle A. Matson, 98, born in Orofino

Myrtle A. Matson passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her residence in Lewiston. She was 98.

Myrtle Matson was born April 18, 1916 in Orofino to her parents Albert and Ida (Swenson) Stamper. At a year, old Myrtle went with her family to Weiser, they then moved to Tamarack eventually returning to Orofino when Myrtle was 8 years old. She attended the Orofino area schools.

Myrtle worked in the cookhouse at the Cow Creek Mill and in the bakery in Orofino. She married the love of her life Ed R. Matson in 1937. After her marriage, she became a homemaker devoting herself to raising her children. After her children were grown, she worked in several clothing stores as a clerk.

She attended Orofino Community Church on Riverside until she moved to Lewiston in 2006, She helped in 4-H with her three children and was a Cub Scout leader for her youngest. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, camping, fishing, hunting and huckleberry picking.

Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Geralden (Matson) Russell of Orofino; her son, Don Matson of Lewiston; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; some great-great grandchildren and a few great, great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ida Stamper; her husband, Ed Matson in 1981; her son, Gerald Matson in 1986; and her brother and sisters.

A Funeral Service for Myrtle Matson will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino with burial to follow at Wells Bench (Sanders) Cemetery.


Don Squires, 95, formerly of Orofino

Don passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, of natural causes, at Life Care Center of Lewiston.

Don was born Dec. 29, 1918, to William C. and Charity (Tinney) Squires in Topeka, KN.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 as an Army quartermaster, master sergeant. He was in World War II, serving in Australia, New Guinea, Japan and the Philippines.

On May 29, 1943, he married the love of his life, Hilda Cathleen Erwood, in Melbourne, Australia. In 1945, he was discharged from the service and moved with his wife, Cathy, to Los Angeles, CA, where they had their first child, Carl Squires. They later moved to Orofino, where their daughter, Terry Squires, was born in 1949. In 1955, he moved his family to Lewiston, where he was self-employed in construction as a cement finisher.

Don enjoyed playing cards, painting, woodwork and researching family history on his computer. He also enjoyed following his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting events throughout the years. He was their biggest fan!

In their early retirement years, Don and Cathy enjoyed traveling in their motor home to Arizona in the winter months.

Don is survived by son Carl Squires of Clarkston; WA; grandson, Don Squires, and wife, Laurie, of Winchester; granddaughters, Kassi Smith of Lewiston, Sarah Randall and husband, Blake, of Lewiston, Summer Hepburn and husband, John, of Lewiston, Holly Miller and husband, Charlie, of Lewiston; along with 15 great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, William C. and Charity Tinney Squires; wife, Cathy Squires; daughter, Terry Squires Smith; two brothers; and five sisters.

The family would like to express deep gratitude to all the staff at Life Care Center of Lewiston for their outstanding care and support.

A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarkston Event Center, 841 Sixth St., Clarkston.

Photo: Don Squires


LeRoy 'Joe' Barden, 91, Kooskia

LeRoy 'Joe' Barden, 91, of Kooskia passed away Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.


Theodore Roosevelt Crabb, 92, formerly of Orofino

Theodore Roosevelt Crabb, 92, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Ted Crabb was born May 28, 1922 in Orofino to Jarrett and Stella (Kight) Crabb. He attended schools there, graduating from Orofino High School in 1940 and the University of Idaho in Moscow in 1942.

Ted was a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II from Dec. 18, 1942-Jan. 5, 1946 in the Signal Corps maintaining the Army trucks. He spent 57 days on the Island of Okinawa during WWII. After his discharge, he worked for 2 years as a mechanic at the Chevy Garage in Orofino. From 1946-1967, he farmed 200 acres of a 400 acre farm in Orofino, raising cattle, clover, wheat and barley. After he moved to Sandpoint, he worked for the State Employment Service from 1968-1984 when he was forced to take a disability due to a heart attack.

He was past commander of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and was Mr. VFW Man of the Year in 1961-1962 in Orofino. He was also past exalted ruler of the Elks and past president of the Eagles. He and his late wife, Nancy, were members of the North Idaho Rainbow Chasers. He played drums at dances with a group of friends for years and was a master card player, loving the thrill of the game. Relatives remember being skunked by him many times over the years. He also restored old cars, finishing one for each of his children and step-children before his death.

Ted was first married to Lola Albers and had two children: Carla (Steve) Laws of Lenore and John Crabb of Anchorage, AK. They divorced and he married Anne Hoiseth who was the mother of his son Jarrett Crabb of Sandpoint. Their marriage also ended in divorce.

He met his soul-mate Nancy (Perry) Chapin in 1980 while he was playing at an Eagles dance and they dated for two years before they married on June 16, 1982 in Coeur d'Alene. They both loved music, fraternal organizations and both had a great sense of humor. Nancy passed away in January 2010. He gained the respect of his three step-children: Dean (Terri) Chapin of Woodland, CA, Darrell (Christell) Chapin of Twin Lakes, Idaho and Russell Chapin.

Ted died early the morning of July 8, 2014 at his home in Bonners Ferry after a short bout with cancer. Besides his children and step-children, he is also survived by grandchildren: Heather Sparano and Ryan Laws, Cory Crabb, Christopher Chapin, Cody Whitman, Bryce Chapin, Ryan (Breanne) Chapin and Courtney Chapin and great-grandchildren: Nicole Sparano, Joe Sparano, Owen Chapin and Madison Chapin.

Funeral services will be held on July 14, 2014 at Coffelt's Funeral Chapel in Sandpoint at 2 p.m., with Chuck Wigton, officiating. Friends may call at Coffelt's Funeral Chapel on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services A reception will be announced later.

Photo: Theodore Roosevelt Crabb


Margaret Williams, 84, Pierce

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, as loved ones gathered around her hospital bed and gave her a tender farewell, Margaret E. (Maggie) Williams, 84, a longtime resident of Pierce, took her last earthly and belabored breath. We know in our broken hearts that she fought the good fight but as her respiratory health became further diminished, it was evident that she could hold on no longer.

Maggie was born on June 8, 1930, in Port Orchard, WA, the second of four children born to Alfred and Bertha Mae Cann. She grew up and attended school in Clarkston, WA, before the family moved to their Kendrick farm in 1943. In February of 1948, at the age of 17, she moved with friends to Pierce, where she met her first husband, Melvin Dahl. They were married at Cardiff's Spur in July of that year and lived at the Musselshell until moving into Pierce in 1954. They raised four daughters together there and throughout this time she was a homemaker, restaurant worker, bartender and business owner. Mel died in February of 1982.

In May of 1992, Maggie married the second great love of her life, Wally Williams, in Lewiston. She and Wally enjoyed their life in Pierce and loved supporting the community, the school, Timberline High School sports and watching baseball together, even though it was often on separate TVs! They moved to Lewiston in the fall of last year; however, Maggie was a Pierce girl to her core and her heart never left her cherished hometown.

A strong woman, she was dedicated to her family and friends. If she loved you, you knew it and she would defend you to the end. Maggie had many opinions that she often shared and a sweet side that was appreciated by anyone who knew her. She was Wally's biggest cheerleader in any endeavor he undertook, and they had a lot of fun together. They doted on their animals, Miss Kitty and their special little dog, Ali. She enjoyed "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy," and rarely missed a Mariners game on TV. She recently attended LCSC (Lewis-Clark State College) World Series games with Wally, even though it was somewhat of a struggle for her. A special memory was attending a Mariners game in Seattle and seeing their anniversary wish on the reader board at Safeco Field; and being the 2001 grand marshals of the Pierce 1860 Days parade. We are so happy that just days before her death she enjoyed another Cann/Osborn family reunion and was able to visit with family members from afar.

Maggie is survived by her husband, Wally; and daughters, Nancy and Lonnie Cowger of Pierce, Linda Smith and Randy McKinnon of Weippe, Debbi and Mike Duffy of Lenore, and Traci Tolle and Tony Kast of Clarkston. Her older brother, Don Cann, of College Place, WA, also survives her. Her grandchildren include Tami LaDoux of West Richland, WA, Kelly Cowger of Pierce, Brandi Smith, Sunny Haynes and Michael Tolle, all of Lewiston, Jakki Smith of Loon Lake, WA, and Kylee Tolle of Clarkston. Left behind are nine great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews. Her bonus family includes five stepdaughters: Sheila Struck of Vancouver, WA, Rona Hall and Barb Robertson of Bonners Ferry, and Tiny Bowling and Verna Soyk of Lewiston, along with numerous stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Dorothy Rider and Alice Mehl, and her son-in-law, Jack Smith.

We invite all family and friends to join us as we celebrate the life of our feisty, resilient, beloved wife, mom and grandmother at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Pierce Community Center. We will gather in her honor to pay tribute to this special lady with laughter, music and the sharing of memories. We are so happy she is no longer suffering and is now taking big, deep, easy breaths in heaven!

Photo: Margaret Williams


Gerald T. Blattler, 77, owned bird sanctuary near Southwick

Gerald (Jerry) T. Blattler died peacefully Saturday, June 28, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He endured a long illness. Jerry was 77.

Gerald was born Nov. 13, 1936, in Hartford, WI, to Norman and Evelyn Blattler. He had two younger brothers, Jack and Gene. The family moved to Lake Julia, WI, where Jerry enjoyed roaming the outdoors with his faithful dog, Butch.

Jerry graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1954.

He met Celeste Rose Stefonek through friends on July 7, 1956. They married Aug. 24, 1957, at St. Kunegunda's Catholic Church in Sugar Camp, WI. They lived in Rhinelander until 1963.

In hopes of living in a milder climate with a longer growing season and more abundant hunting and fishing, Jerry, Celeste and their two sons, Brad and Glen, moved across the country to Lewiston. Gerald continued employment in the paper industry at Potlatch Forests Inc. when it opened in 1963. Two children, Laura and Stuart, were born in Idaho. Jerry was an incredible wing-shot and enjoyed pheasant hunting near Lapwai. Gerald's love of nature expanded to ownership of his own 20-acre bird sanctuary near Southwick. He very much enjoyed his new life in Idaho.

In 1947, at age 11, Jerry pestered his mother for the book, "Birds of America." Its cost was an astounding $11.95. In the years since, he had absorbed every paragraph and photo. The book was in tatters. As a birthday surprise in 2013, his son Glen combed eBay and located a pristine copy to replace the well-read and well-loved book of his father's youth.

Jerry worked for the Lewiston School District, rising through the ranks to custodial supervisor and retiring in 1996 with 30 years of service. During his retirement, he and Celeste enjoyed many years at their cabin near Southwick.

Jer is survived by Celeste, his wife of 56 years; children, Brad (Debra) of Lewiston, Glen of Seattle, Laura (Darrel) Pallaske of Spokane and Stuart of Portland, OR; grandson Christopher Wilkins of Moscow; and brother, Jack (Karen) of Avondale, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gene.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church, 1519 Ripon Ave., Lewiston, followed by a luncheon sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.

Special thanks to Celso Chavez, M.D.; Richard Felt, M.D.; Jane Fore, M.D.; John Ho, M.D.; Michael Minick, M.D.; Michael Parent, M.D.; Luke Pluto, M.D.; Terri Smith, certified nurse practitioner; Lincare; and the staff of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Photo: Gerald T. Blattler


Alma Mae Lawrence, 80, Southwick

Alma Mae Lawrence was born May 29, 1934, to Lars and Anna Handeland, in Bellingham, WA. She passed away peacefully at her home in Southwick, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Alma grew up on a farm in Saxon, WA, near the Nooksack River. She graduated as Valedictorian from Mt. Baker High School, Deming, WA in 1951. She attended college at Western Washington College, studying education. While Alma worked for the Seattle Gas Company, she met Albert Lawrence, and after a year of courtship, they married on June 29, 1957. The newlyweds soon moved to Idaho where they farmed and raised their three children.

Alma was active in the Southwick Homemakers Club. She was a member of Cameron Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Alma enjoyed teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and singing in the Cameron Choir. She loved the challenge of working crossword puzzles, solving riddles, and playing the game Upwards. Alma enjoyed her tradition of putting together a jigsaw puzzle each New Year.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and brother-in-laws, June and Bob Lee; Laura and Walt Walters; and two grandsons, Douglas, Jr. and Casey Lohman.

She is survived by her husband, Albert; her sister, Bertha (Don) Koplitz; her children, Earl (Sandy) Lawrence, Amy (Dave) Perry, and Bonnie (Ken) Miller; her grandchildren, Jaclyn Lohman, Valerie (Gary) Hutchison, BreeAnna and Garrett Perry, Ryan and Brian Lawrence, and Angela and Kenny Miller; and her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in America and Norway.

Alma's funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Cameron Emmanuel Lutheran Church on June 28, 2014 and her committal service will follow at the Southwick Cemetery. Everyone is invited to a luncheon at the Cameron Church directly following the burial.

Memorial donations may be given to the Cameron Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 12633 Cameron Rd., Kendrick, ID 83537; or a charity of your choice.

Photo: Alma Mae Lawrence


Lyle Edward Main, 87, Orofino

Our beloved husband, brother, father, grandpa and friend, Lyle Edward Main passed away Sunday at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. He was 87. His wife and daughter were at his side.

Lyle was born March 16, 1927 in Evansville, WY, to Jesse and Katherine Main. He was raised by his father and mother, Elvira Main. The family moved to Payette in 1943 and Lyle attended school in Fruitland.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1945 and served in Korea before he was honorably discharged in 1949. After that he did some ranching in Oregon before going to work as a long haul and log truck driver in the northwest U.S. He retired in 1986 after almost 40 years as a truck driver.

In 1949 Lyle married Betty Briggs and they had two children.

He and Marge Frazier Clark married June 21, 1976 in Payette. They met at a friend's barbecue. They spent 20 years in Yuma, AZ while they traveled and she worked at the hospital as a nurse. They were blessed with many, many friends. They moved to Orofino in May 2006 to be near his brother Jesse. Marge went to work for Brett Pippenger at Clearwater Crossing RV Park as manager.

Lyle was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3296 in Orofino. He was also a member to the Elks Lodge and American Legion in Yuma, as well as the Moose Lodge in Clarkston, WA.

He loved dancing, Karaoke, riding dune buggies and his family and friends. Lyle was a 'megaload' information follower and loved to see the big rigs roll past his window which overlooks U.S. Highway 12.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Darlene Johnson, Helen 'Dolly' McFarland, Beverly Figero and Valerie Main; and brothers, Danny Main, Ronnie Main and Lloyd Main.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Marge Main; children, Loretta Rowell, Welton, AZ, Lyle 'Red' Main, Orofino, Phillip Frazier Main, Orofino, and Debbie Clark Wobig, Keizer, OR; siblings and spouses, Jesse and Ethel Main, Richard and Margaret Main, Loretta Main, Darrell and Sandy Main, Virginia and Dale Anderson, Myrna Shaw, and Keith and Nelda Main; grandchildren, Donald, David, Charity and Kimberly; great grandchildren, Manuel, Melinda, Miranda, Marcus, Taylor Dawn and Donovan.

Among the special people who became like family, are Brett Pippenger and Lisa Ponozzo who helped and cared for him so many ways.

A graveside service with military honors by the VFW will be held Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Orofino. Stanton and Ruth Walker will conduct the service. Honorary pallbearers are Keith and Darrell Main. A potluck will follow at the Orofino City Park at 2 p.m. for family and friends. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an account set up at Lewis Clark Credit Union that will help defray funeral expenses.

Photo: Lyle Edward Main


Sherry (Mallory) Takala, 76, formerly of Orofino

Sherry (Mallory) Takala began her life adventure on May 26, 1938, in Logan, Utah. She grew up on a farm caring for animals, but discovered early her love for painting and art in all mediums. In adulthood, she moved to Nevada and worked as a showgirl, keno writer and pit boss while raising her two children and painting on the side whenever she could. Eventually she left Nevada to pursue her love of painting and the wilderness.

Being a gypsy at heart, she moved throughout all of the Western states. The job she was most proud of was that of a battered women's counselor at the YWCA. Finally she met the love of her life, Steve Takala. She followed him in his job and eventually up to Alaska, where they mined for gold in the Porcupine and also converted an old Navy landing craft into a very unique bed and breakfast/fishing tackle store/art gallery in Haines, AK, called "Noah's Art." Later, after returning to the lower 48 and Steve's death, she took to the road again in her motor home searching for yet new adventures. She landed for short visits in Lava Hot Springs, Orofino and Kamiah, making many friends and learning new skills such as ham radio operation, which came in handy while working with the Idaho search and rescue crews.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Adlissa Mallory; her brother, Brett Mallory; and by her beloved husband, Steve Takala.

She is survived by brothers Kim, Cleve and Ronnie Mallory; and by sisters Vicki Wolfsen and Lara Coley. She is also survived by her daughter, Kathleen; son-in-law Lloyd Gilman; and their children, Tawnia, Tennille, Zack, and Porsha; and by great-grandson Clark "Super Baby" Gilman; and also by her son, Bill Carver; daughter-in-law Cindy; and grandson James Carver. She is also survived by many friends, students and followers of both her mystical and art talents and training.

There will be a covered-dish celebration of life from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Valley Community Center located at 549 Fifth St.

Photo: Sherry (Mallory) Takala


Keith L. Hall, 84

Keith L. Hall, beloved husband of Dona W. Hall, passed away June 9, 2014, as the result of a fall at his home. Keith was born May 13, 1930, in Union, OR, to Ehrman Keith Hall and Lois Ellen (Gamble) Hall.

Keith was briefly married to Virginia Sabey in March 1949. They had a son, James Raymond Hall. They divorced in December 1949. Keith married the love of his life, Dona Waneta (Phillips) Hall on April 6, 1952, in Las Cruces, NM. To this union were born Jerry Lynn, Karen Kay and Edwin Keith Hall. Keith and Dona were married 62 years at the time of his death.

Keith served his country from May 7, 1951, to June 1955 in the U.S. Army, when he was honorably discharged at Fort Bliss, TX. After serving his country, Keith worked on construction, driving various pieces of heavy equipment, and finished his career working in production and maintenance jobs in sawmills. He retired from Potlatch Corp. (now Clearwater Paper) in 1992.

Survivors mourning his passing are his wife, Dona W. Hall; his children and their spouses, Jerry L. and Marcy Hall of Fries, VA, Karen Kay and Don Weza of Clarkston, WA and Edwin K. Hall of Lewiston. Also surviving are Keith's eight grandchildren, Jenny, Will and Faye, Joe and Ashlynn, Jeremy and Cara, Joshua and Tara, Michelle and Teddy, Jarad and Gina, and Ashley and Kelly; 16 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Grandpa loved and was loved by them all. Sisters and brothers surviving are Connie and Jack DiGiovanna of Union, OR, Rex H. and Mary Hall of Bend, OR, Raymond (Jay) and Kathy Breshears of Brookings, OR, and Sally A. Kelly of Peck. Keith enjoyed a large, wonderful family, and sister and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, co-workers and friends too numerous to mention here now, but the family thinks of them at this time of loss and sadness.

Preceding Keith in death are both of his parents; his special dad, A. Raymond Breshears; his son, James R. Hall; his sisters, Bette M. Lowe, Velna M. Parker, Eolyn Rose and Karen Kay Hall; and many beloved aunts and uncles.

Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. June 28 at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens.

Photo: Keith L. Hall


Carol Louise (Forsman) Bloodsworth, 65

Carol Louise (Forsman) Bloodsworth, age 65, died June 8, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston after a long fight with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Carol was born June 26, 1948, to Alvin and Loretta Forsman in Cottonwood. She was raised outside of Keuterville, graduating from St. Gertrude's Academy in 1966. She followed her sister, Marlys (Forsman, Hargens) Seubert to South Dakota shortly afterward. Carol was married to Evert Comstock of Miller, SD, from 1967 to 1984 and together they had three girls, Lisa (Dudley "DJ") Mechels of Manhattan, KN, Wanda Jean (Mark "Oz") Osborne of Black Hawk, SD and Christy Comstock of Lewiston. Carol had four grandchildren, Brooke and Brandon Mechels, Hallie Osborne and Adrianna (Anna) Comstock.

Carol married Jimmy Lee Bloodsworth of Peck in 2001, making their home in Lewiston. They enjoyed many years of gardening, fishing, hunting and riding motorcycles. Some of her fondest memories were picking huckleberries with Rose (Rosie) Hawk and Marlys, canning with Christy and Anna, and four-wheeling, camping, playing pinochle and cutting wood with Terry and Donna Mayer, Paul and Mae Eckman, Vic and Maryls Seubert and Tim and Sally Seubert. Carol graduated from licensed practical nursing training in 1980 and spent 23 years serving the profession in geriatrics.

Carol is survived by siblings, Marvin Forsman of Elk City, Victor Forsman of Lewiston, Marlys (Victor) Seubert of Lewiston, Wayne (Twyla) Schnider of Ferdinand, Earl (Erb) Schnider of Cottonwood and Phyliss (Chuck) Pottala of Grangeville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Loretta Forsman; twin brothers, Dale and Dennis Forsman; brother, Eugene (Geno) Schnider; sisters-in-law, Connie (Marvin) Forsman and Wilma (Erb) Schnider; and niece, Marva Jean Murphy.

Not only did Carol enjoy the great outdoors, she loved gardening, sewing, woodworking and needlework. Although Carol enjoyed many hobbies, her legacy and passion was quilting. She started quilting in the early 1980s and continued until her death. She spent countless hours quilting in her basement with her best friend and sister, Marlys. One of Carol's proudest accomplishments was teaching her 80-year-old friend, Rosie, to quilt.

Memorial donations may be accepted at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Orchards Community Church, 822 Bryden Ave., in the Lewiston Orchards.

Photo: Carol Louise (Forsman) Bloodsworth


Jane Martin, 87, born in Southwick

On Thursday, May 29, 2014, Jane Martin passed away peacefully at her Clarkston, WA, home at the age of 87. Jane was retired and worked many jobs in her life. She was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Southwick. Her loving parents were Alexander Lawrence and Sarah Richie Lawrence.

She met the love of her life, Calvin Martin Jr., in Lewiston. They were married and spent a lifetime of happiness and joy. They had two daughters, Judy and Becky.

Jane worked at Safeway for a number of years before she retired. But before that, she worked in the orchards down the river and also, growing up, she worked alongside her folks at their family farm in Southwick.

Growing up on a farm gave her a green thumb. She loved her flowers and no matter where she went, it seemed like she always would buy a new flower. Even if it was in poor shape, she said she would have to save it. She also enjoyed fishing in her youth. She and Cal would go fishing with her folks and take their two daughters along too.

Jane attended Southwick School until her senior year, when the school was closed down, and then she rode the bus to Kendrick, where she graduated. She loved to play baseball and also participated in boxing.

Jane was a kind, gentle soul. She was, to everyone who knew her, not just a mom, a granny or a neighbor, she was a best friend. She was giving, honest, hardworking, had a great sense of humor and could make anyone smile, as she had a beautiful smile herself.

Jane is survived by her daughters, Judy Long and Becky Martin of Clarkston; her granddaughters, Janie Steele, Andrea Long and Tessah Martin; and three great-grandkids, all of Clarkston; her sister, Lois Thompson of Shoreline, WA; brother-in-law Vern McMillon of Shoreline; and her cousin, Albert Lawrence of Southwick.

Jane was preceded in death by her folks, Alexander and Sarah Lawrence; her husband, Calvin Martin; sister, Doris McMillon; her son-in-law, Dennis Long; and her granddaughter, Holly Cooter-Martin.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens.

Photo: Jane Martin


Cora Lee Sammons, 88, Orofino

Cora Lee Sammons, 88 of Orofino passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Diane Beryl Olson, 77, Orofino

Diane Beryl Olson, 77 of Orofino passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Lucille 'Fay' Parris, 72, Orofino

Lucille 'Fay' Parris, 72 of Orofino passed Friday, May 30, 2014 at her residence at Brookside Landing in Orofino.

Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Loretta Schneider, 68, Kooskia

Loretta Schneider, 68, of Kooskia, died at Tri State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA on Thursday May 29 due to complications from cancer.

Loretta was born March 18, 1946 in Puyallup, WA to Thomas Wylie and Phyllis (Susee) Needham. She grew up in Orting, WA and lived in Portland, OR, Puyallup and Yelm, WA while working in the banking industry before retiring to Kooskia, in 2005.

Loretta is survived by her loving husband Victor Schneider, younger siblings Richard Needham, Wayne Needham and Brenda Cammer; and sons, Michael Hobert and Brett Hutcheson. She has 12 grand children and 1 great grandchild.

Clancy Howard will officiate at her service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Her burial will follow at Wells Bench Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) hall in Kooskia, at 3 p.m.

Photo: Loretta Schneider


Yvonne A. Burke, 66, formerly of Greer

Yvonne A. Burke, 66, a resident of Clarkston, WA, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, while surrounded by her family.

Yvonne was born June 10, 1947, in Idaho. Her parents were Ray and Della Galarneau. Yvonne had one sister, Terrie, and one brother, Russ. She spent many of her early years growing up in Greer.

She attended school in Orofino and graduated from Nezperce High School. Not long after graduating, she married Edward Barbee. They were married for close to 20 years and had two boys, Kevin and Michael; and one daughter, Michelle. Yvonne later met her second husband, Andrew Burke. They had one daughter, Kayla.

Besides raising two families, she enjoyed working at Macy's and retired from there later on in life. She valued physical fitness and health throughout life, and in her late 30s she competed and placed in multiple body building contests. She enjoyed attending church, and making her home a beautiful place to spend time watching Mariner baseball games. She enjoyed making her yard a sanctuary where she could spend time relaxing, watching her grandkids climb trees, sitting on her bench swing, and just enjoying life and nature. She had a knack for interior decorating, and would spend endless hours finding treasures in antique stores.

Among other things, Yvonne was driven, strong-willed, capable, audacious and independent. She was also caring, nurturing, honest and genuine.

Yvonne is survived by her husband, Andrew Burke; daughter, Michelle and her husband, Michael Kelley Jr.; daughter, Kayla Burke; and son Kevin Barbee and his wife Shelley. Her grandchildren include: Sierra Kelley, Kendra Kelley, Dylan Barbee, Jordan Barbee; and one great-grandchild, Bryson Barbee. Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Della Galarneau; and her son, Michael Barbee.

Donations may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church or the Holy Family Catholic School in Clarkston.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1109 Chestnut St., Clarkston. A reception will immediately following the service.

Photo: Yvonne A. Burke


Daniel H. Telecky, 86, Pierce

Daniel Harold Telecky, age 86, of Pierce, Idaho died at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation facility, May 24, 2014.

He was born July 10, 1927 in Silver Lake, MN, to Emil and Ella Telecky. Dan attended and graduated school in Waitsburg, WA. Later he enlisted in the Army and became a tank destroyer operator during World War II. Dan worked in the woods as a timber faller for much of his life and was highly respected by his peers. He looked forward to the days hunting and fishing, and enjoyed the freedom of the great outdoors.

He married Patricia Young, Sept.15, 1951. Together, they had three sons and a daughter.

He is survived by sons, Bob Telecky of Rock Springs, WY, William and Sue Telecky of PeEll, WA, and Brent and Traci of Orofino; grandsons, John, Sonny and Michael Telecky; granddaughter, Jessie Telecky; and great granddaughter, Emmalee Telecky.

He was preceded in death by his father Emil Telecky; mother, Ella Telecky; wife, Patricia L. Telecky; daughter; Denise K. Telecky; and brother, Leonard Telecky.

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12 p.m. at the Orofino Riverside Cemetery. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Daniel Harold Telecky


Daniel Harold Telecky, 86, Orofino

Daniel Harold Telecky, 86 of Orofino passed away at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 12 p.m. at Orofino Riverside Cemetery.

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


Clarabell Judd Brown, 91, Fraser

Our beloved Mother, Clarabell Judd Brown, passed away on May 20, 2014 at the age of 91.

She was born to Lawrence and Bell Judd on August 16, 1922 at Fraser, Idaho, in the Reed House, where her grandson, Cory and his family now live. She lived in Fraser her entire life until moving to Brookside assisted living on March 8, 2011.

She attended the Fraser one-room grade school and graduated from Weippe High School in 1940. She was active in 4-H as a girl and as a teenager, she won a trip to Portland, OR and Chicago, IL for her achievements. She remained active in 4-H and was a leader for 25 years, seeing that her children won many awards and trips during their 4-H years. After high dchool she worked at S.S.S. (Draft Board) in Orofino. Clarabell joined the Fraser Grange when she was 14 as a Charter Member of Fraser. The "Get Together Club" started around 1941. She was also an extension member.

Clarabell married Marvin C. Brown, the boy next door, whom she first met in the one-room Fraser school when she was in the third grade. They married in Orofino on Oct. 23, 1943 and were happily married for 29 years. Marvin did some logging when they were first married, but they spent all of their life farming in Fraser until his death on Nov. 20h, 1972. They raised four children, Nancy, Danny, Robert and Neil. Clarabell and Marvin were very supportive and involved with their children's many activities as they were growing up including sports, scholastics, 4-H, cheerleading and music.

Clarabell remained on the farm until March of 2011. She enjoyed her grandchildren, and their many visits to the farm. She enjoyed her flowers, reading, playing the piano and crossword puzzles. She loved to travel and took many trips with the Banana Belt Senior Citizens. She spent many hours' playing cards with family and friends, winning most of the time. As a sports fan, she particularly enjoyed following Gonzaga College Basketball, the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks.

Clarabell is survived by her children and spouses Nancy and Ed Borders, Danny and Donna Brown, Robert Brown and Neil and Sherri Brown. Grandchildren, include: Russell, Anita, Brad, Cory, Kevin, Derek, Danette, Kyle, Kirby, Scott, Conner, Sydney, Garrett, Josh, Jessica and Ashley. She had 23 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Brown and siblings Verla McKinnon, Harry Judd, Claude Judd and Marie Green.

Services will be held May 27, at 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. There will be a Grave Side Service immediately following at Fraser Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a dinner at the Fraser Community Center. Donations may be made to Fraser Community Center c/o Donna Brown 2310 Cottonwood Rd., Orofino, ID 83544.

Photo: Clarabell Judd Brown


Kenneth Allen Woodin, 77, formerly of Lenore

Kenneth Allen Woodin passed away May 16, 2014, at home in Lewiston, after a long struggle with liver cancer.

He was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Athol, Idaho, to Hugh and Estella Foote Woodin. He spent his younger years in the Coeur d'Alene area. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954. He met his future wife, Sharon Gundlach, while stationed in Sacramento, CA, and they married in 1958. Their son, Steven, was born in 1959 in Sacramento, and their daughter, Sheryl, was born in 1961 in Aurora, CO. He left the service in 1962 and returned to Idaho. They made their home in Clarkia for many years while he became a "jack of all trades." He worked in all aspects of the timber industry; along with being a mechanic, truck driver, auto body repairman, and he even owned his own car lot. During this time, they lived in Fernwood, St. Maries, Aztec, NM, Lenore and then settled in Lewiston.

His hobbies included hunting and fishing, and his favorite pastime was attending gun shows, where he thoroughly enjoyed the buying and selling of guns or anything related to them.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by a twin sister, Judy (Tom) Giacobello of Kaneohe, HI; a brother, Lynn (Bertie) Woodin of Deary; his son, Steven (Cheri) Woodin; his daughter, Sheryl (Rodney) Boller, all of St. Maries; and grandchildren Nicole (Casey) Huffaker of Lewiston, Alisha (Reese) Woodin of Hauser Lake, Mike (Mallory) Boller, Vanessa (Darrin) Jackson, Holly Jo (Josh) Shea and Lexi (Ryan) Borbour, all of St. Maries. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston was in charge of cremation. At his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Idaho State Veterans Home, 821 21st Ave., Lewiston, Idaho 83501.

Photo: Kenneth Allen Woodin


John Clayton Kayler, 85, Lewiston

John Clayton Kayler passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston.

John was born on Nov. 1, 1928 to James H. and Harriet Benscoter Kayler in Winchester. He grew up on the family farm on Angel Ridge in Peck along with his brother, Marion, and sister, Josephine. He attended school in Peck and Orofino, graduating from Orofino High School in 1947.

After graduation, he attended the University of Idaho and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. During the summer of 1950, he enlisted in the army. After his discharge, he returned to the U of I in 1952 and graduated in 1953 with a degree in Dairy Science.

While in college, he met Beverly Jo Benson. They were married in 1953 and went to live at Peck where he joined his father and brother in the family farm and dairy. There son, James Frank (Jeff) Kayler was born on 1954. In 1957, the family moved to their current home along the Clearwater River.

In 1968, John and Beverly started Fantasy Farms Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm, which became a tradition for many area families as they selected a special tree for the homes during the holidays. In 1997, John and his son, Jeff, began designing and constructing Kayler's Bend Golf. It opened to the public in September of 2000.

John was active in many projects and organizations, including the Inland Empire Christmas Tree Association and the Idaho Nursery Association. He was instrumental in raising funds for the Peck Park and the restoration of the Peck Cemetery. He was one of the first shareholders at the Orofino Golf and Country Club and was an active member for many years. As their former Little League coach, John was always proud of his Peck Wildcats.

John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marion Kayler and his wife, Helen; sister, Josephine Duff; grandson, John Robert Kayler; and his nephews James L. Gilbert and Jerry Conley.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly; his son, Jeff and daughter-in-law, Treva; and grandson, Brian. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Gene Duff, brother-in-law, F. Thomas Benson (Patricia); nieces, Janet Conley and Susan Kayler-Daley (Bill); and nephew, Jack Gilbert (Patricia) and their families, and Dixie Gilbert and family, along with several cousins.

John was a very special person and left a wonderful legacy of memories to all he loved and knew. Memorials may be made to the Orofino High School John R. Kayler/Loose Change Scholarship Funds at PO Box 82, Peck, ID 83545.

A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home, 1711 18th Ave., Lewiston.

Photo: John Clayton Kayler


Gladys Marie (Humphrey) Greene, 92, formerly of Elk River

Our beloved mother, Gladys Marie (Humphrey) Greene, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Guardian Angel Homes. Generously sharing her kind and loving heart with us for 92 years, she made this world a better place.

Gladys was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Lewiston, to Perry and Rona (Barker) Humphrey. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1939 and earned her teaching certificate at Lewiston State Normal School (LCSC). She taught school in Idaho Falls, Elk River and in Lewiston at both Webster and Tammany.

In 1945, she was swept off her feet by a handsome young lieutenant who had just returned from piloting 52 missions in Europe. Gladys married William A. (Bill) Greene, and over the course of the next few years they lived in Florida, New Mexico and California while he completed his service. Once they returned to Lewiston, Gladys used her artistic and creative talents as she set about making a home for Bill and the six children who followed. A devoted and fun-loving mother, she taught all of her children to have empathy for others and to always look on the bright side. For Gladys, the glass was not just half full, it was overflowing. She frequently counted her blessings and appreciated the full and rewarding life she and Bill created together.

An outstanding cook, Gladys baked and decorated wedding cakes for family members, made delectable hors d'oeuvres, and pounded many a deer steak into a tender delight. She even made her own tortillas long before the days of fast food and corn chips. Gladys was the consummate hostess at their home in Tammany, where she oversaw 4-H, bridge, pinochle and birthday parties, as well as many a family reunion.

Bill and Gladys moved to Spokane, WA, in 1976. During those years, they traveled to Spain, Fiji, Brazil, Alaska, Mexico, Canada and various parts of the United States. Together they enjoyed golfing, gardening, sharing family time at their lake cabin and playing cards with their many friends. They returned to their hometown in 2001.

Gladys is survived by three sons and three daughters, Bill (Crystal) Greene of Twin Falls, Jim (Ana) Greene of Sudan, Africa, and Washington, D.C., Don (Lisa) Greene of Seattle, WA, Jan (Gene) Golla of Lewiston, Barb (Eric Abbott) Chamberlain of Seattle, and Julie (Ian Walt) Greene of Friday Harbor, WA. In addition, she leaves 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and her brothers, L. Grant Humphrey and Wayne E. Humphrey.

Burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home, with memorial services immediately following at 11 a.m.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Guardian Angel Homes. Your loving care these past 10 years is appreciated more than we can say.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Northwest Children's Home or any organization that is dedicated to children. You honor Gladys through kindness to others, by counting your blessings and by enjoying each day.

Photo: Gladys Marie (Humphrey) Greene


Monty Ross Smith, 40, Orofino

Monty Ross Smith passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. He was 40.

Monty was born June 7, 1973, in Lewistown, MT. Within nine weeks of his birth, he became the son of proud parents, Vickie and Robert Smith, joining his brother, Donald Smith.

Monty's bubbling personality was a breath of fresh air with lots of sunshine. He loved people and enjoyed making them laugh. This was demonstrated by a life rich in friends.

He attended Hyshom Public School and Forsyth High School. He was an avid golfer and excelled in drama, speech, and choir. He started working at a young age taking on many jobs including maintenance on school buses, waiter at M&M Pizza in Forsyth, MT, convenience clerk at V-1, bartender, and ground keeper at the Forsyth Country Club. Despite his busy schedule, he always made time for his friends, bowling and golfing.

After graduation he went to May Technical College in Billings, MT, where he earned a diploma in radio and television broadcasting. His voice was heard on KKBR radio station in Billings, MT, KIKC radio station in Forsyth, MT, and later at a KTRZ radio station in Riverton, WY.

Fate called him to Orofino, where he made his home until his death. He worked at M&M Pizza, Barney's Sooper Market, and N&N Machine, where he was employed at the time of his death. Everywhere he worked he made more friends.

Monty was active in Alcoholics Anonymous and was dedicated to the program. He spent much of his past time helping many people while healing himself. He regularly reached out to prisoners and was proud to sponsor new members. He loved riding his Yamaha motorcycle with members of the fellowship who gave him the nickname "Dirt Bag."

On June 6, 2005, he married Holly Stanton. Two years later, he became a father to Ian Daily Smith, who he loved dearly. The couple divorced in 2010. For four years after, he pursued a relationship with Jesse Noah and her four children, Caleb, Hannah, Gavin, and Bailey. In the last thirty days of his life his love interest was Cynda.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Robert Smith; his grandfather, Wilbur Smith; and his beloved granny, Dixie Kenney. He is survived by his son, Ian Smith; mother and stepfather, Vickie and Dennis Krause; Papa, Dennis Kenney; grandpa and grandma, George and Ina Haines; and brother, Donald Smith. He was loved and will be missed by several other family members and friends.

A celebration of Monty's life will be held on his birthday, Saturday, June 7, at the Day Use Area of Dent Acres. Details will be announced closer to the event. Monty was proud to be sober, so that is how we will be celebrating his life. Please, no alcohol.

In memory of Monty, a trust will be established at Lewis Clark Credit Union, P.O. Box 1173, Orofino, ID 83544, for his son, Ian Smith.

Memorial contributions can be made to Shriner's Children Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607-1460.

Photo: Monty Ross Smith


Alice Hendren, 90, formerly of Weippe

It is said that our parents' last great lesson to us is to show us how to die. Our beloved mother, Alice Hendren, completed that lesson for us as she left this world with grace, peace and dignity on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at her daughter's home in Lewiston.

Alice Lucile Keough was born March 15, 1924, to Thomas H. and Martha Owings Keough at the family home near Kooskia, one of 13 children. She attended schools in the Clear Creek/Kooskia area.

On March 8, 1946, she married her one great love, Ira R. (Bob) Hendren, who was serving in the U.S. Army. The couple had a daughter, Jeanne, later that year. In 1947, she and her infant daughter went via ship to join her husband in post-war Japan. After returning to Kooskia, they had three more children, Robert, James and Bonnie. During their 59-year marriage, they lived in the Kooskia area, with exception of a few years in Weippe, and Winnemucca, NV. For years prior to her husband's death, she assisted him in their recycling business.

Alice spent her life caring selflessly for her husband and children. She derived great joy from cooking for friends and family. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, canning, fishing and going to the casino. She treasured her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a variety of nieces and nephews. She was recently able to enjoy a 90th birthday picnic attended by many of them.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Roy, Gene, Albert, Elmer, Joe, Frank, Walt, Fred, and Ray Keough; sisters Mae Manau, Ruth Lange and Mamie Kaufman. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Gill (spouse Sam) and Jeanne Laws; sons Bob Hendren (spouse Mary) and Jim Hendren; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

At her request, there will be no funeral. Her ashes will be mixed with those of her husband and dispersed per her wishes by family this summer. Memorial suggestions include St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Hospice, Helping Hands (Kamiah), or an organization of choice.

Rest in peace, Mom. We will all miss you.

Photo: Alice Hendren


Albert Condrey, 85, born in Pierce

Albert Condrey passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at Tri-State Memorial Hospital.

Albert was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Pierce, to Albert Kelly and Marguerite Condrey. He attended schools in Lewiston and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was on leave in Japan when he met the girl of his dreams. He returned to Japan and married Keiko in Kobe, Japan, in January 1954.

He worked for more than 40 years as a lumber grader at Potlatch. He attended church at Clarkston Assembly of God. He enjoyed reading his Bible and loved to pray for people.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Keiko, of 58 years; sisters Ruby Price and Shirley Cook; and brother Kenny Reeves.

He is survived by his sister, Jean Leonard; children Mark Condrey, Donna Hoppe Browne and Angela Denny; numerous nieces and nephews; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral arrengements are being handled by Mountain View Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Wedgewood Terrace and the Idaho State Veterans Home for their care and service.

Photo: Albert Condrey


Rulon Moon, 83

Rulon Moon, 83, husband of Charlotte Moon, of Clarkston, WA, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Rulon was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Fairfield, Idaho. He graduated from Camas High School in 1948 and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, serving aboard the USS Helena. After his service duty, he married Maureen (Emma) Moon, who passed away in 1995. They moved their family from Idaho to the Olympia area in Washington in 1960, where he led a successful career in the lumber and sawmill business. He later married Charlotte White and resettled in the Lewiston-Clarkston area.

A person of high integrity and character, Rulon's family was an important, meaningful part of his life. Throughout his life, he enjoyed woodworking, rock collecting, jewelry making and studying history.

He leaves behind four children, Steve Moon (Holly) of Beaverton, Ore., Sandy Lee of Boise, Tammy Moon of Renton, Wash., and Kathi Decker (Mike) of Tumwater, Wash.; his stepchildren, John White (Allison) of Mount Vernon, Wash., Shanon Jones (Ray) of Orofino, George White (Lisa) of Morrison, Colo., Joe White (Michelle) of Lewiston and Mary Uhling (Mike) of Lewiston; his grandchildren, Frank, Kelly and Stacy Moon, Christopher and Brian Decker, Kirsten and Josh White, Nathan and Rachel Jones, Caidan and Benson White, Eric Sprenger, Lane, Lake and Luke White, Jenny, Jackie and Jessica Uhling; and two great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all.

A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday St. James Catholic Church, 1519 Ripon Ave., Lewiston.

Photo: Rulon Moon


Debra Widmier, 50

Debra Widmier entered into heaven from a sudden illness April 30, 2014, at the age of 50.

She was born Debra Lynn Paul July 20, 1963, to Ralph and Sandy Paul in Grangeville. She grew up in surrounding areas and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1981. She went on to become a teacher for two years in Boise. She later returned to Lewiston, where she went to school to become a cosmetologist.

Debbie married the love of her life, David Widmier, July 16, 1988. They were soon blessed with three beautiful children, Levi, Anthony and Sabrina. Debbie worked in Lewiston as a beautician and then moved to Winchester, opening her own shop, Doo's by Debbie, in 2004. She loved all her clients very much.

She enjoyed the eight years she spent on the Highland School Board. She loved to do freehand art and painting, too. She did many crafts and art paintings for all her family and friends. She spent every year contacting and planning so her family could enjoy annual reunions and barbecues. She believed with all her heart to endure life, you had to have your family. She also enjoyed watching her grandbaby, Izzy. She did not have many regrets in life and spent every day loving those who were close to her. She was the most positive, loving, giving person we have ever known. Family was the most important thing to her, always putting her whole family's needs above her own. Even though she endured years of excruciating pain, she never complained. If Debbie ever thought you needed something, if she had it, it was yours. She loved to laugh, wore the prettiest smile and never let anyone leave without a hug. If she could say one last thing, it would be "Love each other with all your hearts because in the end that's all that will matter." She will be forever missed, and we'll all love her very much.

She is survived by her loving husband, David Widmier; her three children, Levi and Megan Widmier and her precious grandbaby, Izzy, Anthony Widmier and Sabrina Widmier; stepson, Courtney and Kristin Widmier of Mandeville, LA; father and mother, Ralph and Sandy Paul of Reubens; grandmother, Bea Phelps of Reubens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony and Dori Paul of Peck and Allen and Tina Paul of Lenore; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather and grandmother, Clifford and Mildred Paul; great-grandmother, Jessie Olney; and stepson, Cyrus Widmier.

A memorial account has been set up at Cottonwood Community Credit Union in Craigmont under the name Deb Widmier.

A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. May 17 at the Winchester Community Center, followed by a covered-dish dinner.

Photo: Debra Widmier


Steven C. Nygaard, 61, Orofino

Steven C. Nygaard, 61, Orofino, passed away April 21, 2014 at his home in Orofino.

He was born April 26, 1952.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Edith Clark Christensen, 89, Orofino

Edith (Clark) Christensen passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She died due to complications of a short illness and age. Edith was born on Feb. 21, 1925 in Blackfoot to parents, George Hammond and Louise (Parker) Clark. She met her future husband, Rexford Dewey Christensen, the day she was born when he and his mother walked down the street to visit newborn Edith and her mother. Edith spent her entire childhood and youth in Blackfoot and married Rex on Nov. 3, 1944 in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Edith was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many church capacities particularly in the Relief Society program. She served with Rexford in the New Jersey, Morristown Mission. Later the couple served as ordinance workers in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Edith took great delight in baking bread and then sharing the beautiful loaves with neighbors, friends and those in need. She was known by friends and family as a great cook. No one left Edith's home hungry. She was known for her great acts of charity to others. Members of her family seldom, if ever, left her presence without hearing her say "We sure do love you." Edith also enjoyed reading the doctrinal and historical literature of her Church.

During her married life she and Rex moved frequently until they settled near Los Angeles, CA where Rex worked. The couple returned to their native home of Blackfoot in 1984; and subsequently moved to Orofino to be near family.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her daughter LaRae Call; her seven sisters, Hulda (Ezra Leland, "Lee") Nichols, Leah (Alvin Clarence) Nichols, Fern (Dean) McClellan, Daveen (Stanley Gould) Dye, Phyllis Empey (Chris Lorenzo) Poulson, Vera (Ellis Hughes) Oram, Ora (Dale Owen) Hardy; her two brothers, Howard George (Modine) Clark and Reed Parker Clark; grandson, Rick Douglas LeBaron, great-great grandson, Logan Isaac LeBaron and great-great granddaughter, Emary Acosta.

She is survived by son-in-law, Lynn Call of North Ogden, UT; daughter, Annette (Douglas Cleon) LeBaron of Orofino; son, Kevin Dewey (LeeAnn) Christensen of Twentynine Palms, CA; 16 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at the Orofino LDS Church building at 13610 Fremont Ave. A public viewing will take place at the church one hour prior to the services.

Photo: Edith Clark Christensen


Lowell Nathan Hunter, 91, formerly of Orofino

Memorial service and Celebration of Life for Lowell Hunter, 91, will be held Wednesday, May 7, at 9 a.m. at the Idaho State Veterans' Home, 821 21st Ave. in Lewiston. A private family burial will follow at a later date at Weseman Cemetery near Orofino. The date had previously been listed in error.


Fred Arlan Day, 70, formerly of Weippe

On April 28, 2014, Fred Arlan Day passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston from a sudden heart attack. He was surrounded by his loved ones. Fred was 70 years old.

Fred was born Dec. 24, 1943, to Winnie and Chester Day in Longview, WA. He was the fourth of five children. Fred was raised in California, the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and Culdesac, where he graduated in 1961.

After high school, he worked out of Weippe as a logging truck driver for a short time before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Aug. 21, 1963, and served his country for six years. Fred received a Three Star Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and a National Defense Service Medal. He was stationed on board the USS Marion.

After his military service, Fred worked as a truck driver. In 1980, while hauling logs off of Mount St. Helens, he mentioned that it only took three logs to make one full load. Fred drove a logging truck in Alaska as well. Fred worked for DeAtley for many years. Illness forced him to retire in October of 2000. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, guns, playing cards, especially the Friday night pinochle games with Thelma and John Fales, and reading Western books. Landon Ahlers, his grandson, was the light of his life over the past three years. Fred was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association.

Fred was married to Joan Swafford. The marriage ended in divorce in 1994.

On July 3, 2000, Verla Uptmor-Ahlers and Fred Day were married. They had 14 happy years together.

Survivors include his wife Verla Day; his mother, Winnie Day; brothers, Floyd Day of Clarkston and Wayne Day of Craigmont; sister. Lorraine Holder; brother-in-law, George Haskill; stepdaughter, Susan Swafford; stepsons, Jeff Ahlers and his wife Heather Ahlers, and Jeff Swafford. He is also survived by nine step grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren.

Fred was preceded in death by his father Chester; sister, Dorothy Haskill; his stepdaughter, Jane House; and stepson, Brian Swafford.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston with viewing from 11 a.m. Friday until the time of service.

Burial will follow at the Keuterville Cemetery with Deacon Fred Schmidt officiating.

Photo: Fred Arlan Day


Barbara D. Nevins, 76

Barbara D. Nevins passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at her home. She was 76.

Barbara was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Spokane, WA. She married Jack Nevins April 27, 1957. Jack and Barbara raised their family in Clarkston, WA. She worked in the banking industry as a data processor until her retirement in 1998.

She was a loving, supportive mother and grandmother. She is survived by four children, Julie and Joel Mittelstaedt of El Paso, TX, David Nevins of Clarkston; Lisa and Bill Jollymore of Clarkston and Diane and Andy Hairston of Peck; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She will be loved and missed every day.

There will be a viewing from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, with a graveside burial service at 3 p.m. at Vineland Cemetery.

Photo: Barbara D. Nevins


Lawrence 'Larry' Arneson, 92, Orofino

Lawrence 'Larry' Arneson, 92, passed away April 29, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Health and Rehab in Orofino.

Larry was born to Adolf and Laura (Nigard) Arneson on Aug. 12, 1921 in East Fork Pine Creek, Kellogg Idaho. He grew up in Kellogg, until graduating from high school. Larry's father one day said, "I guess we should go to Moscow and enroll you in college." Larry argued that the family could not afford to send him to college, but his father told him not to worry, they would find a way. This always stayed with Larry.

Larry enrolled at the University of Idaho and pursued a degree in Forestry. He loved the outdoors and working with the land. He was an active member of the 1941 summer camp along with Frank Dillion, Dick Campana and Bob Stillinger. In March 1943, he was called away from the U of I and into service and stationed at the Army special training camp in Laramie, WY. There he met and later married his wife, Eleanor. Larry and Eleanor married on a three-day pass in Kentucky in 1944. During World War II Larry served his country in the European Theatre with distinction in the 285 Engineering Battalion with a rank of Sergeant acting as a foreman construction engineer. After the war, Larry and Eleanor returned to Moscow where he then finished his degree.

In 1948, Larry went to work for Potlatch Corporation and stayed for 37 ? years. He spent that career as a Forest Engineer responsible for the transportation system in the Headquarters Region. They lived and made their home at Headquarters from 1948 - 1975, and then moved to Kamiah. Eleanor passed away in 1999. Larry later remarried Anne Graft of Kamiah in 2010.

Larry was a life member of the American Legion and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5407 in Kamiah. He always remembering his father's words and Larry was a proud University of Idaho Alumni, member of their Gold Circle Gift Society and sponsor of the Lawrence and Eleanor Arneson College of Natural Resources Scholarship, doing for others what his father did for him.

Larry is survived by his wife Anne Arneson of Kamiah; sons, Robert Arneson of Beaverton ,OR, Alan Arneson of Orofino, Mark and Jan Arneson of Maryville, IL; Dennis and Debbie Arneson of Woodstock, GA; daughter, Connie and Tony Nelson of Shelby, NC; step-daughter, Arlene Thomas; niece, Gayle of Spangle, WA and seven grandchildren: Jay, Cory, Libby, Dennette, Deyna, Bryon and Tara; and three great-grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his first wife Eleanor Arneson; parents, Norman and Laura Arneson; and sister, Norma Cooke.

There will be a graveside funeral service Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lewiston. A memorial service will follow at the Kamiah Faith Lutheran Church located at 6th and Idaho Street at 3 p.m.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Lawrence 'Larry' Arneson


Lowell Hunter, 91, formerly of Orofino

Lowell Hunter joined his family in Heaven on April 24, 2014. He has been living at the Idaho State Veteran's Home in Lewiston for three and a half years, under the care of the wonderful and loving staff.

Lowell Nathan Hunter was born on June 25, 1922 in Russell, Idaho to Milton and Frances Fannie Hunter. He was the middle child of nine. He worked on the farm and enjoyed hunting to help fill the family table. He spent four years in the Army Air Corps, receiving training as a gunner and driver. He drove for several different colonels and generals. After World War II ended, he returned home on the train to the folks' ranch up on Eureka Ridge, overlooking the North Fork of the Clearwater River. He worked in many positions in Clearwater County as deputy sheriff, school bus driver, digger for the local funeral home, saw mill worker for Ahsahka Mill and Potlatch Corporation, retiring after 25 years there.

Lowell met his future bride, Dorothy Marie Powell, at the Clearwater County Fair. They married in 1956. Together they built their home from scratch downtown on Orofino Creek behind the Junior High. They lived there for over 60 years. They raised two daughters, Karen Elaine Hunter of Lewiston, and Nancy Lee Ann Hunter of Columbus OH.

Lowell is survived by both daughters; his grandchildren, Carmine Jackson of Orofino, Anthony Johnson and Wyatt and Meagan Johnson of Fort Bragg, NC, and Seth and Candis Johnson of Beaufort, SC, and three great grandchildren: Avabelle, Keagan and Trevor, of whom he was extremely proud.

Memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Idaho State Veteran's Home at 821 21st Avenue, Lewiston, ID in the Activities Room. A private family burial will follow at a later date at Weseman Cemetery in Orofino.

Photo: Lowell Nathan Hunter


Patricia Woolstenhulme, 74

Patricia Woolstenhulme, 74, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

At her request, no service will be held at this time. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.


John H. Timperley, 95, Weippe

John H. Timperley, 95, Weippe, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.


Earl Pickett, 78, formerly of Orofino

Earl Pickett, of Spokane Valley, WA-formerly of Orofino- passed away with his loved ones by his side on April 17, 2014. Earl was born May 12, 1935 to Calvin and Julia Pickett in Barnston, NE. He served in the Air Force as a radio technician at Larson Air Force Base in Moses Lake, WA until 1956. He moved to Orofino and married Yvonne Keltner in 1957.

During his career years, Earl worked for the Camas Prairie Railroad, the Ahsahka planer mill, the U.S. Post Office, and owned his Farmers Insurance Agency for 27 years. Civically, Earl was a County Commissioner for Clearwater County, served on the Idaho Counties Risk Management board and the North Central Board of Health. In Orofino he served as a volunteer E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician), Back Country Medical Rescue member, participated in the Jaycees, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, Eagles, OCI (Orofino Celebrations, Inc.) and the Iguanas club. He was also involved in Meals on Wheels while living in Spokane.

Earl lived in Orofino until 2002 when they moved to Spokane Valley, WA, to be close to family. He is survived his loving wife of 56 years, Yvonne. He is also survived by daughter, Erlene; son, Randy, and his wife, Donette, and granddaughters, Alexandria and Samantha, Spokane, WA; son, Mike and his wife, Linda, and grandchildren Madison and Lucas from Overland Park, KS; and his sister, Waunita Mayhew, Kearney NE. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father and brother Kenneth Pickett.

The inurnment will be held at the VA cemetery, Medical Lake, WA, June 20 and a celebration of life will be held in Orofino on June 21 with details to follow. In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family asks that you give your time or money generously to Meals on Wheels or the organizations of your choice. We look forward to sharing time together with friends in Earl's memory on June 21 in Orofino.

Photo: Earl Pickett


Rosalie (Cermak) Oxford, 75, formerly of Orofino

Rosalie Joy Oxford was born in Lewiston, Idaho on May 17, 1938, the first child of Ruth Prudence Jay and William Cermak. She passed away Feb. 20, 2014, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Rosalie grew up in Idaho, Pennsylvania and Washington. She attended Pittwood School on Eureka Ridge, Orofino Junior High and was graduated from Orofino High School in 1956. She was working in California when she met Neal Oxford, who was stationed at Coronado Naval Base near San Diego. They married in 1960 and raised a family together until his death in 1986. Many of those years were spent in residence in Orofino.

Rosalie had lived in or traveled to many locations in her life, including most of the states in the U.S., and into Canada and Mexico. A move to Illinois two decades ago brought her closer to family. However, she remained interested in news from Idaho, and was a regular reader of "Window on the Clearwater." She particularly enjoyed the "Orofino Trivia" challenge.

Rosalie drew strength and pride from her Mayflower heritage and her great-granduncle's efforts fighting for the North in the Civil War. A fond memory was when the Mayflower Society in Chicago sang her "Happy Birthday" at their annual luncheon the day she turned 70.

Well-known as a family story-teller, Rosalie loved language and incorporated a rich vocabulary into her daily life. She was passionate about learning new things and appreciated genealogy, history, psychology and fringe science. Rosalie was talented in the creative arts, including writing, painting, sculpture, and crochet. She was an inventive cook who loved nature and gardening.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Neal; and younger brother, John. She leaves behind a sister Lynn, of Orofino; sons, Jefferson and Royce; daughters, Mariah, Lea-Rose, and Naidra, as well as 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Rosalie was thoughtful and enjoyed acts of kindness toward others, including those she did not personally know. She relished making others laugh, and felt it a kindness to ease the burden for her caregivers through humor during her final days. As she was saying her last words - "I love you" - to her daughters, a new doctor came in the room. She made everyone laugh by announcing, "And I love you, too!"

In memorial, the family thanks you for doing something kind for someone else, for spreading the laughter and joy that are part of Rosalie's legacy. Condolences may be sent to: Oxford family, P.O. Box 1068, Galesburg, IL 61401.

TTFN.

Photo: Rosalie Joy Cermak Oxford


Chris Dupea, 49, formerly of Orofino

Chris Dupea, 49, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, of organ failure at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.

Chris was born Feb. 16, 1965, to Bob and Diane (Benscoter) Dupea at Orofino.

Chris graduated from Orofino High School in 1983, and then attended the University of Idaho for three years. Later, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served eight years.

He returned to Orofino and worked for the Idaho Department of Correction. In 2011, he transferred to a unit in the Boise Valley. Recently, because of his declining health, he moved to Clarkston, WA.

He is survived by his parents, Bob and Diane Dupea of Moscow; sons, Kyler Dupea of Moscow and C.J. Krei of Lewiston; his brother, Tim and wife, Kathy, of Salem, OR.; as well as grandchildren Jace and Hayden Krei of Lewiston; and his best friend, Chris Snyder; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He will be sorely missed and was deeply loved. At Chris' request, there will be no service. Memorial donations can be made to the John Kayler Loose Change Scholarship Fund, care of Orofino High School, 300 Dunlap Road, Orofino, ID., 83544.

Like Chris always said, "No worries, guys!"

Photo: Chris Dupea


Kim Yvonne Smith, 51, formerly of Orofino

Kim Yvonne Smith, 51, of Clarkston, WA, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home.

Kim was the youngest daughter born on Sept. 22, 1962, in Orofino, to the late Harold and Helen Smith. Kim graduated from Lewiston High School in 1981.

Kim followed her passion of cooking by working various jobs, including at Lewiston's Royal Plaza, where her love of Halloween brought much joy to their residents. Each year for all 31 days in October, she would dress up in a different costume each day. As the month progressed, so would the costume's creativity and difficulty level. Later, she worked at Orofino's Dining on the Edge.

Kim is survived by her two daughters, Christine (Sean) Stubblefield and Jessica Smith of Lewiston. She is also survived by her older brother, Herman Smith; and older sister, Cheryl Bynum; and one grandson.

The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 26 at the Teeweepuu Community Center in Orofino, located on U.S. Highway 12 one half-mile past Orofino on the left side. Immediately following the memorial service will be a covered-dish dinner. The family requests that those attending bring a side dish if possible. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a donation fund at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.

Photo: Kim Yvonne Smith


Jack Nightingale, 98, Fraser

Jack Nightingale, 98, of Orofino (Fraser) passed away April 15, 2014, from causes related to age.

Jack was born June 1, 1915, in Walla Walla, WA, to Wallace and Nora (Nan) Nightingale. The family lived in the Walla Walla area until 1920, when they moved to Craigmont.

Jack helped on the family farm and attended Craigmont High School, where he graduated with honors in 1935.

Jack and his older brother, Jesse, were drafted into the 15th U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942. They spent four years overseas in Europe, North Africa and Italy during World War II. Jack was honored to serve his county and proud of his military service.

After discharge from the military, Jack continued to help on the family farm, and later he and his brother Jesse formed Nightingale Bros. Farming.

In 1969, Jack, his mother and father moved to the Fraser area, where he continued to farm and ranch. There, he cared for his parents until their death. Jack took great pride in his crops and cattle, and continued to farm until his retirement in 2000.

Jack enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing. He had a special talent for restoring antique furniture. Jack was a prince among men. He loved and cared for his family his entire life. Those of us who were privileged enough to be influenced by Uncle Jack as we grew up are truly blessed.

Jack is survived by his sister, Wanda Isabelle (Belle) Thomason of Craigmont, and numerous nieces and nephews. His mother, father, brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston. A gathering to celebrate Jack's life will immediately follow at Darren and Wendy Tolman's residence, 2009 Ripon Ave., Lewiston. All are welcome to attend.

Photo: Jack Nightingale


Arlene Nelson, 72, formerly of Weippe

Arlene was born Aug. 6, 1941, and died of lung problems March 30, 2014, at the age of 72. She spent her first three years on a small farm near Weippe. She and her younger sister moved with their parents, Harold Chapman and Phyllis (Bowlin) Chapman, to Osburn where he worked in the mines.

The parents divorced, and Harold remarried and had three children named David, Donna and Gary, who is deceased. Phyllis moved with her daughters to Anchorage, AK, in 1954, a 28-day trip on the Alaska-Canada Highway. Arlene married Neil Nelson, who died from a heart attack in his 30s. Arlene never remarried and raised their two sons as a single mother, working many different jobs.

She is survived by her sons, Gregory Nelson of Lewiston and Douglas Nelson of Clarkston, WA; her sisters, Dianna Kirkland of Clarkston and Donna Marie Zoller of Sundance, WY.; and her brother, David Chapman of Huntley, MT.

Arlene was very talented in oil and tole painting, crocheting and knitting. We treasure these items even more now that she has passed to a better place.

Mountain View Funeral Home and Crematory handled arrangements.

Photo: Arlene Nelson


Albert G. Carr, 92, formerly of Orofino

Albert G. Carr, a powerful man of God, went to be with Jesus on April 11. He was 92 and resided in Cleveland, TN.

Albert was born on Dec. 7, 1921 at Upper Fords Creek near Orofino to Gordon and Ada Carr. The family resided at the Carr ranch.

His early childhood included working on the family farm, going to school on Upper Fords Creek, and often walking or riding horses to Orofino.

Albert met the love of his life, Clella Millage, at the county fair in Orofino. They were married on April 25, 1940 and were nearly inseparable for the next 74 years. The couple left the large ranch to begin their life together. After spending time at various locations discovering Washington and Idaho in what they affectionately called the "Chevy Hotel", the couple purchased a home in Pierce and had three daughters.

Albert worked hard to provide a comfortable living for his family. He held several positions in the logging industry in North Idaho, before starting his own business. He continued to farm and later managed the Carr ranch.

Albert came to know the Lord when he was 41. Eight years later he and his wife began a ministry and opened Mount Hephzibah church in Weippe. After 17 years, they moved to Lewiston and opened Seaport Full Gospel church. They spent 8 years in Lewiston before moving to Cleveland, TN where they later retired.

As a pastor Albert officiated hundreds of weddings, funerals, and children dedications. He often served as a teacher, mentor and guest minister for churches in his community. Albert and his wife traveled around the world to places like Austria and the Ukraine spreading the gospel.

Albert lived a full life. He loved spending time with his family. This included camping, hunting, fishing, picking huckleberries, riding horses, and vacationing to Alaska, Canada and Mexico.

Throughout his life and even in retirement, Albert was truly exceptional. His bold character and direct style of communication, combined with his passion for teaching people about Christ allowed him to preach to anyone he met. Those who spent time with him, even for a short period of time, knew he genuinely cared for you. People would say "spending time with Albert makes you feel like you want to be a better person."

Albert was known by everyone to be patient, kind and filled with love, joy and patience. He was loved immensely by adults and children alike as he played and sang with little ones on his knee, shared stories filled with his laughter and could always be trusted at his word. He lived every day as the perfect example of a loving and devoted husband.

Albert is survived by his wife Clella; daughters, Lavonne Love (Jim), Levita Carr (Chester), Lorena Parker (Steve) and Helen Hoyt (Brent); 19 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren; nieces Marvell, Louise, Loraine, Wanda, Darla and nephews, Melvin and Delbert.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Daniel; sister, Violet; grandchildren, Clella and Delta; great-grandchild, Travis, and great-great-grandchild, Dillon.

A service to celebrate Albert's life was held at Trinity Chapel at 2779 APD 40, Cleveland, TN on April 15. Interment followed at the Cohulla Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jim Rush Funeral Homes took care of arrangements.

Photo: Albert G. Carr


Claud E. Umphenour, 81, Weippe

Claud E. Umphenour, 81, Weippe, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Lewiston.

He was born Jan. 30, 1933.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Woodland Cemetery near Kamiah.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Dale 'Shorty' Hendren

There will be a graveside service held for Dale "Shorty" Hendren Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia at 11 a.m.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Barbara J. Wyatt Nicolls, 78, Orofino

Barbara Jean Wyatt Nicolls, 78, of Orofino, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino.

She was born Aug. 19, 1935 to Fred and Josephine Kern in Lewiston. The family lived at Craigmont until 1943 when they moved to Culdesac. She met Gerald (Jerry) Wyatt at a community dance and they were married on June 14, 1952, in San Diego, CA. They lived at Webb Ridge until moving to O'Mill near Orofino in 1959. In 1964 Jerry and Barbara moved to Grangemont Rd. outside of Orofino, where they made their family's home. Jerry passed away on July 15, 1997 after 45 years of marriage. Barbara remained at the family home until December 2013 when she moved into Clearwater Health and Rehab.

On Nov. 22, 2000, Barbara married Carroll (Nick) Nicolls. Nick remains at the family home.

Barbara enjoyed being a homemaker, mother, and grandmother. She worked at various place as a cook, including Orofino schools and Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA) at Boehls Cabin. She later went into the catering business with partner Linda Brewer and they opened "Two Spoons Catering".

Barbara loved spending time with her family. Barb and Jerry spent many years playing music at local establishments and at jam sessions. She loved to dance and play music. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, berry picking, crocheting and gardening.

Barbara is survived by her husband Nick Nicolls of Orofino; her daughters, Judy Reilly (Jim) of Orofino, Susan Martin (Bruce) of Lewiston, Terry Wyatt of Clarkston, and step-daughter, Dory York (Dan) of Seattle. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wyatt; son, Steven Wyatt; granddaughter, Echo Bradley; her parents; and sisters, Anna Christensen, Leona Claus, Kathleen Picavet; and brother, Lloyd Kern.

There will be a memorial service at the VFW in Orofino on Friday April 11, at 2 p.m. with potluck to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Barbara's name to Clearwater Health and Rehab, 1204 Shriver Rd, Orofino, ID 83544.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: Barbara Jean Wyatt Nicolls

Larry Leonard, 76, Orofino

Larry Leonard, 76, Orofino, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, 330 Michigan Ave. in Orofino. He and his wife, Patsy Wright Leonard, are 1955 graduates of Orofino High School.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


Howard G. Stolte, 80, Peck

Howard George Stolte entered into the loving arms of Jesus on March 30, 2014. He was born March 20, 1934, at Summit (near Gifford) to William G. and Christina Munsterman Stolte at the family home. He grew up near Gifford, the oldest of four children. He was a big brother to Lester, Jeanette and Stanley. He attended Fairview School for grades one through seven, Gifford School for grades eight and nine and graduated from Reubens High School in 1952.

He met Jeanette Alice Springston at a square dance. They became smitten and were later married Nov. 18, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewiston. They shared a marriage filled with love, faith and happiness. Together they shared in the ups and downs of farming and ranching. They have two daughters, Valerie Jean and Carmen Renee.

After high school, Howard worked for local farmers Howard Pea (his namesake) and Clifford Coon before working for Coon and Graham logging. On Dec. 5, 1956, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and spent 18 months in Korea. After his discharge, he worked for Potlatch Forest Industries in Lewiston before farming for Clifford Coon of Peck. He took over working the Coon farm in 1974 and continued farming until 1997. Howard loved working the land and watching a seed turn into a crop that could feed a community. He also raised Black Angus cattle, and spring was always a special season at the ranch as they watched all of the new calves arrive.

Howard was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Gifford, but since he was very young has been a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church at Gifford. He served as Sunday school teacher and held different offices in the congregation at Good Hope over the years and could often be found working on various projects at the church. Howard enjoyed woodworking, fishing, reading, local history and mostly visiting and spending time with his family and friends and doing anything he could to make their lives better.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, at their home in Peck; daughters Valerie (Mike) Bettinson of Richland, WA, and Carmen (Dave) Petersen of Lewiston; four precious (princesses) granddaughters, Brittany Petersen, Chelsey Bettinson, Alisha Bettinson and Molly Petersen; two brothers, Lester (Linda) Stolte of Sublimity, OR, and Stanley (Ritaann) Stolte of Vacaville, CA; one sister, Jeanette Totten of Fresno, CA; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who were special to their Uncle Howard.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Good Hope Lutheran Church at Gifford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Good Hope Lutheran Church or a charity of one's choice.

Photo: Howard George Stolte


Donna M. Jackson, 79, formerly of Orofino, Weippe, Fraser

Donna M. Jackson passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA, of complications related to cancer. She was 79 years old.

Born to Lola and Forrest Hayes on Aug. 12, 1934 in Orofino, Donna grew up and attended school in Weippe, graduating from high school in 1952. On Oct. 16, 1952, she married Bill Jackson at the farm in Fraser where they made their home for the next 60 years. Donna and Bill moved to Lewiston in March of 2013. The couple had three children; Sherry, Dianna and Dennis.

Donna was a homemaker and devoted farm wife. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, baking and sewing. She was well known for the delicious meals that she prepared for the Jackson hay hands, her family and friends. She worked side-by-side with Bill in the fields, driving grain truck during harvest season. She was often found helping Bill in the feed lot with the cattle they raised together. She volunteered in the local 4-H club and was active in community clubs and events.

The greatest joy of Donna's life was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She had a great sense of humor and taught all of her grandchildren the importance of learning to 'take a tease'. She had a love for animals and no animal went cold or hungry if they were lucky enough to find themselves at her door.

Donna is survived by her loving husband, Bill of Lewiston; daughter, Sherry Schlader (husband, Larry) of Fraser; daughter, Dianna Funke (husband Bill) of Lewiston; son, Dennis Jackson (wife Candy) of Orofino; brother, Jim Hayes of Council Bluffs, IA; brother-in-law, Mick Jackson of Weippe; grandchildren, Heather Haworth, Chad Koppel, Dustin Rodgers, Mackenzie Jackson, Makayla Jackson, Kimberly Jackson and Alexis Jackson; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Claire Koppel, Whitney, Mallory and Sophie Haworth, Ciarra and Hailey Rodgers; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dick; granddaughter, Morgan; and nephew, Rick.

A special thanks to Dr. Fisher and the staffs at Royal Plaza and Tri-State Memorial Hospital for their compassionate, loving care.

A service honoring Donna's life will take place Wednesday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, followed by a dinner at the Fraser Grange Hall. Memorials may be made in Donna's honor to the Weippe Ambulance Fund or the Clearwater Humane Society.

Photo: Donna M. Jackson


Alfred Lang, 79, born in Orofino

Al was called home to the Lord March 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

He was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Orofino to Margaret and Lee Lang. He graduated from Potlatch High School in 1952, and then from Lewis-Clark State College in 1969. He and Nevalon Thompson were married Feb. 19, 1965 in Lewiston.

In 1970, he started teaching fifth- and sixth-grades at Asotin Grade School. He coached high school football and track, and seventh- and eighth-grade basketball. During the summer months he spent many wonderful times with his family while sawing in the woods.

Al attended CrossPoint Alliance Church in Lewiston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Sykes; and brothers, Melvin Lang and Ellis Lang.

Al is survived by his wife, Nevalon Thompson Smith Lang of Lewiston; his daughters, Linda Lang Boyle of Seattle, WA, and Janice Lang Ferrell (Garth) of Denver, CO; his son, Kent Lang (Paula) of Lewiston; his sister, Pauline Boller of Potlatch; his brother, Allen Lang of Lewiston; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

His gentle spirit will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at CrossPoint Alliance Church, 1330 Powers Ave. in Lewiston.

Memorials in Al's name may be made to CrossPoint Alliance Church.

Photo: Alfred Lang


Fred Anthony Jabbora, 84, formerly of Orofino

Fred Anthony Jabbora passed away peacefully March 14, 2014, with his family at his side.

Fred Anthony Jabbora

Fred was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Orofino to Effie Juhnke Jabbora and Thomas Jabbora. Fred was involved in football, boxing and the radio club. He was a charter member of the Hi Sports school paper, pep band and the yearbook. Fred graduated from Orofino High School in 1948 and worked for the Camas Prairie Railroad before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Fred was stationed in Korea as a railroad telegraph operator from 1951 to 1953. While stationed in Korea, he would travel to Japan to visit his sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Bob Reilly. Fred was known as "The Littlest Sergeant in the Army" and "Idaho." Upon his honorable discharge, Fred returned home to work for the Camas Prairie Railroad. He married Rose Elizabeth (Betty) Drake on Aug. 21, 1955.

In his earlier years, Fred broke horses; drag raced and drove race cars with Ernie Church.

Fred worked at the Camas Prairie Railroad as a telegraph operator at Orofino and then in Lewiston. He worked at the Culdesac depot as the depot agent and telegraph operator and transferred to Craigmont in 1969. When the Craigmont depot closed in 1976, he transferred back to Lewiston. Fred retired from the Camas Prairie Railroad in 1991 after more than 40 years of service. Fred was also the city clerk for Culdesac.

Fred and Betty made their home at Culdesac from 1956 until 1976 before moving back to Lewiston. Together they enjoyed huckleberry picking, bowling, playing cards at the pinochle parties and square and round dancing with the Twin City Twirlers and the Square Devils. He was also involved with the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post No. 13, the Elks No. 896, Toastmasters and AARP Alive at 55. Fred was past exalted ruler for the Elks. He was treasurer and then post commander for American Legion Post No. 13 and vice-commander for the state of Idaho for the American Legion. He lived a life full of love and fun, spending time with his family, traveling and attending meetings with his many clubs.

Fred enjoyed taking month-long vacations with his family. We would visit family, tour the dams in the Northwest, Glacier National Park, Portland, OR, and Yellowstone National Park and traveled with the square dancers to Wallowa Lake, OR, and Creston, Canada. Fred also enjoyed traveling to Jackpot and Reno.

Fred ran for state representative in 1968 and 1970 and ran for the state Senate in 1972. Fred belonged to the Nez Perce Republicans. He loved watching his grandchildren grow up.

He is survived by his children, Betty Ann and Randy Peters of Lewiston, Fred and Patti Jabbora of Spokane, WA, John and Rheanda Jabbora of Anatone, WA, Sue and Dan King of Lewiston, and Katie and Tom Lightfield of Texas; grandchildren, Karen, Michelle, Josh, Thomas, John, Rheanda, Leah and a baby grandchild due this summer; siblings, Katherine Reilly of Lewiston, Dorothy and Jerry Johnson of Las Vegas, and Dick and Bert Jabbora of Bellingham, WA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents, Thomas and Effie Jabbora; brothers, Joseph and Pat; sisters Mary, Joan and Virginia; and a grandson, Jacob Jabbora.

The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with the funeral at 11 a.m. Graveside services will follow immediately after the funeral, with a luncheon afterward at St. Stanislaus Parish Center.

Photo: Fred Anthony Jabbora


Rowena June Nelson, 91, formerly of Peck, Pierce

Rowena June Nelson was born June 20, 1922, to William and Alice (Sanford) Millage at Nezperce, and passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, in Lewiston. She grew up in the Nezperce area and married Loren F. Bolen Sept. 1, 1940. They resided in Peck for a time and had a son, William. The couple moved to Pierce and a son, Loren, was born. Bolen died in March 1951.

Rowena married Albert Nelson Sept. 1, 1951. The couple resided in Pierce and had a son, Darvin. Albert passed away in 2001, and Rowena moved to Lewiston a few years later.

Rowena was a homemaker and particularly enjoyed cooking, baking and canning. Her pie-making skills were well-known and enjoyed by friends and family through the years. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed going to yard sales with friends and having friends over for coffee and a good visit.

She was preceded in death by brothers Clair, Curtis, Virgil, Larry and John Millage; and sisters Verla and Hester.

Sons William and wife Darlene, Loren and wife Linda and Darvin and wife Ronda survive Rowena. She has one surviving sister, Clella Carr. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service in her honor will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at House of Faith, 2502 16th Ave., Lewiston. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Photo: Rowena June Nelson


Doris J. Kirkland, 76, born in Orofino

Doris J. Kirkland passed away March 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Doris was born Jan. 31 1938 at Orofino to Gerald H. (Blackie) and Clara White McCall.

Doris and husband, Jack, were married in 1954 in Grangeville. After Jack's 23-year career in the U.S. Navy, they retired to the Kooskia area, remaining there for 26 years before moving to Lewiston in 2003.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Lee Miller; and son, John L. Kirkland. Survivors include her husband, Jack Kirkland; children, Laura Taylor of Kennewick, WA, Jack (Cecilia) Kirkland of Stites and Leslie (David) Parker of Grandview, WA; four brothers, Jack (Rose), Mick, Glenn and Raymond McCall; two sisters, Geraldine (Ronald) Wilson and Emily Billie Ralston; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

At her request, no services will be held.

Photo: Doris J. Kirkland


Scott Avarett, Orofino

Graveside services will be held for Scott Averett 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Orofino Riverside Cemetary.

Pastor Jeremy Gering will officiating and a reception in Scott's honor will follow at 1 p.m. at the Orofino Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 330 Michigan Ave. Cookies and coffee to be served.

Scott's parents, Gene and Betty Averett, appreciate all the support and well wishes during this difficult time. Cards may be sent to the family at: PO Box 306, Kendrick, ID 83537.

Photo: Scott Averett


Betty McClain Carr, 82

Betty McClain Carr, 82 of Kamiah, Idaho died March 5, 2014 at Clearwater Health & Rehab in Orofino.

Betty was born April 29, 1931 in Lakeside, CA to Doug and Fanny McClain. Betty grew up on a dairy farm. Betty graduated from Grossmont High in El Cajon, CA. She attended San Diego State College achieving her teaching certificate.

Betty married Lloyd "Bud" Carr October 8, 1960. While Bud built homes and was a rancher, she taught school at Lakeside for 20 years and then for another 20 years near Klamath Falls, OR. When she retired they moved to Kamiah.

Betty belonged to Jobs Daughter and Eastern Star, she played the piano, enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Doug and Fanny McClain and a brother, Jim McClain.

Betty is survived by her husband, Bud Carr at their Kamiah home; son, Will (Donna) Carr of Alabama; daughter, Denise Carr of Arizona; grandson, Duke Carr of Alabama; and granddaughter, Bethany Williams of California.

Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Community Presbyterian Church in Kamiah. Inurnment will follow at the Kamiah City Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

Photos: Betty McClain Carr


Eunice Weaver, 79

Eunice Carol Weaver died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Kindred Care in Lewiston. She was 79.

Eunice Carol Deyo was born Dec. 27, 1934, to Leonard Clifford and Essie Ione (Goffinet) Deyo in Lewiston. She attended schools in Lewiston.

She has two sons, Rob (Bernie) Koppel of Lewiston and Mike (Diane) Koppel of Rosalia, WA. She married Larry Weaver Oct. 3, 1981. Euny was a member of Eagles Lodge Women's Auxiliary in Lewiston and enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking, snowmobiling and spending time with friends and family at Elk River.

Euny worked at J.P. Plywood Mill from 1965-1973 and One Hour Martinizing in Lewiston for about five years.

In addition to her sons, she is survived by her husband, Larry; brother, Pat Deyo of Poulson, MT; grandchildren Chad (Heather) Koppel of Lewiston, Kelli Jo (Daniel) Broeckel of Farmington, WA, and Shane (Samantha) Koppel of Seneca, OR; six great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time. A memorial dinner will be held at a later date at the Lewiston Eagles.

Photo: Eunice Weaver


Kenneth Ray Wilson, 62, formerly of Weippe

Kenneth Ray Wilson, Kendrick, passed away at home on Feb. 22, 2014. Ken was known by most as Kenny or Bushwhacker, was beloved by many and will be terribly missed.

Kenny was born May 16, 1951 along with his twin sister, Cathie Fay, to Lloyd and Louise Wilson in Clarkston, WA. He grew up on the Weippe Prairie and enjoyed all the simple joys of childhood with his siblings and friends. Kenny graduated with the last class at Weippe High School in 1969 making his mark as a Weippe Gorilla in football and basketball. He was always proud of the fact that they were state champions in both basketball and football in 1969.

He was the quarterback of the football team, and the spirited smirky grinning point guard for the basketball team. He spent summers of his youth working in the hay fields for Bill and Mick Jackson, enjoying the delicious meals prepared for hay hands. Upon graduation, he attended Lewis Clark State College for one year, before returning to Weippe.

June 20, 1970, Kenny and Jeanne Snyder were married in Weippe. In 1972, their daughter, Nicole Marie, was born and the family moved to Lewiston. In 1975, Shane Michael joined the family, after the tragic death of Kenny's twin sister, Cathie and her husband, David Powell. He spent his work career as an equipment operator, working on the construction of the Lewiston Levee and at various dams.

In 1977, Kenny began is 37-year career with Steve Henderson Logging, first operating a line -machine and shifting to loader operator for most of those years. He had many fond memories and stories of the truck drivers that worked with him through the years. He took great pride in his work, and expected the same from his fellow workers, who saw his gruff exterior at times, but also his willingness to be a caring friend. He had many true friendships, including the friendships made through work.

Kenny was an avid hunter, enjoying hunting camp with his hunting buddies and his family. Favorite camps were at Fish Creek and Smith Ridge. Other hobbies were fishing (usually kokanee fishing at Dworshak Lake), four-wheeling with family and friends, hosting many Texas hold-em poker parties, cheering for Jeff Gordon on Nascar race days, riding and caring for his beloved horses. He was a life-long LA Dodgers fan.

His most cherished activities were attending his grandkids' sports activities, and he was a familiar face at games.

Due to work commitments Kenny missed a lot of his children's activities, and was happy to be able to attend the grandkids' games. Kenny and Jeanne worked closely together on their home and small acreage, and he felt blessed to has some special neighbors that all looked out for each other.

Kenny had his fourth ankle surgery in December and was two weeks from being able to walk again, pain free. Saturday morning while getting ready to attend and Idaho Vandal basketball game, he collapsed and our world changed in an instant. Kenny had retired, somewhat reluctantly, but was excited for camping and fishing, and spending quality family time. No words can explain the loss of this caring, loving man, gone in an instant.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sister, Cathie; and his father and mother-in-law, Dean and Irene Snyder.

He is survived by dozens of loved ones, friends and family, whose hearts are broken by his sudden passing. Survivors are his wife, Jeanne at home; daughter, Nicole Konen of Moscow; son, Shane Wilson and wife Tammy of Defiance, OH; Cade Konen of Moscow, and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Linda and husband Len Spreiter of Juliaetta; brothers, Marvin Watts and wife Karen of Weippe and Wayne Wilson and wife Cindy of Meridian., brother-in-law, Mike Snyder and wife Brenda of Orofino and sister-in-law, Wilma Hartig and husband Gary of Lewiston; two aunts, Josephine Jorgensen and Debbie Kluss. He also had many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.

His brother, Wayne Wilson, says, "There are certain things a man can't take with him, and for Kenny, it is his legacy. Kenny was a faithful husband, father brother, son, grandfather and friend. And I challenge anyone to show me a man with a greater heart, and a greater work ethic than his."

Kenny's daughter, Nicole, says "Words cannot describe the love shared between my Dad and Mom. If there was ever an example of one person completing another, this was the case."

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, or the Clearwater Humane Society, if you wish to do so.

Photo: Kenneth Ray Wilson


Marvin Leonard Henson, 88, formerly of Dent

Marvin Leonard Henson, 88, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA.

He was born Jan. 29, 1926, at Chaonia, MO, to Aaron Henson and Margot (Holsouser) Henson and was the third of eight children. When he was a youngster, the family moved from Missouri to Coos Bay, OR, and then to Dent, were he completed his eighth-grade education.

On April 8, 1944, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Isherwood DD 520 - a Fletcher Class destroyer - which was hit by a kamikaze April 22, 1945, in the invasion of Okinawa. More than 80 men were killed, wounded or missing. He was honorably discharged from the Navy May 21, 1946.

He and Ila Ann Wilkins were married Aug. 31, 1946, a marriage that lasted for the next 66 years. Over this time he worked in sawmills as a millwright or foreman moving around the Northwest, living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Missoula, MT, where he spent 17 years as a millwright for Lousiana Pacific until his retirement in 1991.

His first son, Buddy, was born July 22, 1947, in Myrtle Point, OR; his second son, Darel, was born Sept. 7, 1949, in Moscow.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila; brother, Aaron Joeseph Henson; sister, Beaterice Rode; brothers, Chuck Henson and Art Henson; and sister, Margot Rode.

He is survived by his sons and their wives, Buddy and Alice Henson and Darel and Barbara Henson; brothers Melvin Henson and Jerry Henson; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Juliaetta Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Idaho State Veterans Home or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Photo: Marvin Leonard Henson


Kenneth R. Wilson, 62, Kendrick

Kenneth R. Wilson, 62, Kendrick, passed away at his home on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.

There will be a Memorial Service held Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Orofino.


Floyd E. Goedde, 90, worked on Dworshak Dam

Floyd E. Goedde passed away Feb. 16, 2014, at Kindred Health Care in Lewiston. He was 90 years old.

Floyd was born to A.T. and Mary (Clute) Goedde on Sept. 9, 1923, in Butte, NE. He worked as a diesel mechanic in several cities across Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. He worked in the construction of Dworshak and Lower Granite dams.

Floyd married Karen Nelson, with whom he had four children. He was a very loving father and grandfather and had many wonderful friends. Later in life he married Patricia Eckerman.

His favorite pastime and hobby was his horses, owning 32 head at one point in time. He enjoyed raising and breeding quarter horse paints. He was an active member in the Shriners and Masons for many years.

Floyd is survived by his four children, Glen and Clara Goedde, Lila Hart and Mike Kiefer, Brian and Cheryl Goedde, and Janet Sarbacher, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lois Truman and Ella Mae Harris; and brothers, Chuck and David Goedde.

Memorial services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home, 3521 Seventh St., Lewiston, with a luncheon to follow.

Photo: Floyd E. Goedde


John Robert Maloney, 80, Pierce

A memorial service for John Robert Maloney, 80, Pierce, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.

He passed away Jan. 10, 2014 at Kindred Care in Lewiston.


Jeanne Ellen Wessels, 80

Jeanne Ellen Wessels, 80, of Lewiston, died Feb. 12, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Lewiston.

She was born Feb. 1, 1934, in Cottonwood to Fred and Helen Willenborg. She graduated from St. Gertrude's Academy in Cottonwood.

Shortly after graduation, she met and married Joe Wessels on Sept. 13, 1952. They lived on the family farm in Greencreek, where they raised six children.

Jeanne was a housewife and mother while on the farm, always raising a big garden to feed their six kids. They moved from the farm in the early '80s. Shortly after that they moved to Lewiston. She worked as a social worker for the state of Washington for a number of years until she retired. After retirement, she continued to work as an in-home caregiver for the elderly until health forced her to fully retire.

She was an avid reader of mystery books, sometimes reading two or three books a week.

Jeanne is survived by her six children, Miki (Ed) Wemhoff of Cottonwood, Cheryl Reed of Clarkston, WA, Gary (Verna) Wessels of Orofino, Jack Wessels of North Dakota, Ron (Rhonda) Wessels of Lewiston and Terri (Kirk) Williams of Clarkston; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Peggy (Vern) Uhlorn of Ferdinand.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; her parents, Fred and Helen Willenborg; her grandparents, August and Elizabeth Seubert; two grandsons, Neil Allen and Phillip Wemhoff; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston.

Photo: Jeanne Ellen Wessels


Robert J. Eisele, 75, helped with construction of Dworshak Dam

Robert John 'RJ' Eisele, 75, passed away Feb. 5, 2014. He was born April 23, 1938, in Madison, WI, to Don and Agnes Eisele. He was the third child of seven siblings.

His family moved to Lewiston in 1943. RJ attended grade school at St. Stanislaus Catholic School and Webster Elementary. A cute, smart girl in class named Lovetta caught his eye, and years later she would become his wife. They both graduated from Lewiston High School in 1957. RJ and Lovetta Rae Drevlow were married later that year on Sept. 21, 1957. They soon started their family, and over the next few years had four daughters; Margaret (Peggy), Lori, Karlene and Pam.

RJ began his career as a union electrician as an apprentice at John's Electric in 1957. He spent 10 years working on the construction of Dworshak Dam in Orofino, commuting back and forth each day during those years. He worked on many other projects throughout the years in Lewiston, Pullman and even North Dakota. He was a proud lifelong member of IBEW Union Local 73. He retired in 2000.

RJ was an avid sports fan. He faithfully attended the Lewis-Clark State College National Association Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) baseball tournament each year. He was a loyal Washington State University Cougar Football season ticket holder and even traveled to California to watch them play in the 1998 Rose Bowl.

RJ was a regular on the local auction circuit and could be counted on to always find something interesting to purchase for himself or some lucky recipient.

RJ was a devoted family man and most comfortable when surrounded by his family. Many good times were spent together during annual family vacations that included his daughters and their families. He finally received some male companionship with the arrival of his eight grandsons, in addition to his three beautiful granddaughters. RJ had a unique relationship with each of his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their sporting events and other activities.

RJ and Lovetta created an open and inviting home where everyone always felt welcome. They hosted many family events and holiday parties for family and friends. His grandchildren and their friends were also frequent visitors, and he always enjoyed their company.

RJ had a quick wit and always enjoyed a good debate, which usually included some trademark RJ saying that would go on to become common lingo for the family. He liked to portray a tough exterior, but once you got to know him, you discovered he had a passion for wanting to help people and generously shared his time and money with those in need. He was a lifelong member of St. Stanislaus Church and a generous supporter of St. Stanislaus School.

RJ always had a twinkle in his eyes and a mischievous grin. He truly enjoyed life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Agnes Eisele; and sisters, Mary Ellen Ellenwood and Suzanne Foster.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lovetta Eisele; four daughters, and their spouses, Peggy and Dwight Hagihara of Pullman, WA, Lori and Mark Williams, Karlene and Rich Young, both of Lewiston and Pam Eisele and Tim Flippin of Tacoma, WA; and grandchildren, Phil, Scott and Allison Hagihara, Bo, Amy and Lane Williams, Tyler, Kayla and John Young, and Aaron and Nick Jones. He is also survived by brothers Jim Eisele of Spokane, WA; Bud (Marge) Eisele, Pat (Marcy) Eisele and Rick (Rita) Eisele; all of Lewiston. And was affectionately known as Uncle R to many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at St. Stanislaus Church, 633 Fifth Ave. in Lewiston. The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Contributions can be made to St. Stanislaus Catholic School.

Photo: Robert John 'RJ' Eisele

Charles 'Charley' Andrew Linja, 78, formerly of Orofino

From lakes to rivers to mountains, Chuck lived a tremendous and adventurous life. Charles Andrew Linja, 78, passed away in Coeur d' Alene on Jan. 21, 2014. Born in copper country in Laurium, MI, to William (Eino) and Saima Linja on Feb. 8, 1935, he grew up speaking English and Finnish around Calumet in the UP of Michigan. He graduated from Doelle High School in Tapiola, MI, in 1954 and married the love of his life Jean Pohjola Oct. 5, 1957. He served our country in the Army in Germany. He spent time on ships on the Great Lakes and in deep underground copper mines. Four boys were soon born within five years in Laurium. Then making a major life decision, Chuck and Jean moved west with their very young four boys in tow, three still in diapers in 1964.

Stopping first in Butte, MT, Chuck moved the family throughout the northwest mining and dam building as he was a skilled diamond driller. Chuck was hard-working and eventually settled the family in Orofino in the 1970's while working on Dworshak Dam and finally added a cherished daughter to the gang in 1975. Thereafter and as opportunity arose, he worked on the Alaska pipeline while living in camps and on other major projects. After saving some money, he decided to shift gears and bought a restaurant (Topper) in Coeur d' Alene moving the family right along. As the kids grew, he and Jean eventually bought the Sunshine Inn bar, restaurant and motel in Kellogg in the Silver Valley in 1984. Chuck flourished as an entrepreneur and always provided a hand to a friend or anyone needing help. After operating the Sunshine Inn for over a couple decades, he retired in Coeur d' Alene and focused his life on family and grandkids who really supercharged him.

Chuck did a lot of things and made you smile, laugh and cry. He loved to sing silly songs, many in Finnish, play the harmonica and say outrageous things firing everyone up. When around, you always knew it. He certainly had a little bit of outlaw in him as his family can attest. Chuck was also an avid poet, writing hundreds of poems straight from the heart. He was a fervent hunter and had an amazing gun collection. Best times were always with family and friends on the river, at hunting camp, in the woods and up in the mountains. He loved his pets and his long-time friend Skye. Chuck was also a 'hugger', so if you knew him or met him, then you hugged him.

Chuck is survived by his wonderful wife of 56 years, Jean Linja of the family home of Coeur d' Alene; sons, Charles "Pat" (Jeanette) Linja of Pasco, WA, Greg (Teresa) Linja of Kellogg and Rod (Sue) Linja of Boise; daughter, Tiffany (Travis) Curtis of Coeur d'Alene; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; his sister, Arlene Kela of Hancock, MI; several nieces and nephews and many, many relatives and friends whom he considered family. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; his infant brother, Richard Linja; his son, Scott Linja; and his beloved dog, Skye.

Funeral Services were held in Kellogg with Rev. Art Fleming officiating. Interment was held at the Greenwood Cemetery of Kellogg next to Scott.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Shoshone Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 884, Kellogg, Idaho 83837.

Shoshone Funeral Chapel of Kellogg was entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Photos: Charles 'Charley' Andrew Linja


Frank A. Klement, 75, formerly of Orofino

CORVALLIS, MT - Frank A. Klement, 75, of Corvallis died unexpectedly at home on Feb. 2, 2014, after six months of failing health. He was 75 years of age.

He was born April 9, 1938 in Hearne, TX. He graduated from Hearne High School in 1956. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1960 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After college graduation, he began his career of over 32 years with the U. S. Forest Service, in the Engineering Department. During those years he worked on the Clearwater, Bitterroot, Lewis and Clark and Deer Lodge National Forests and Region 1 in Missoula. Shortly after beginning his Forest Service career in Orofino, his National Guard troop was called up for the Berlin Crisis.

He married Lois Mueller in Missoula, MT on Dec. 27, 1964. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. In 1966, they moved from Orofino, where Brenda was born, to Hamilton, MT, where Karen was born. After being transferred to Missoula, they raised the girls in the Florence area for 19 years before moving to Butte, MT, where Frank retired in 1993. They then moved to their present retirement home in the Corvallis area in 1996.

Frank was one of those persons who could do almost anything. Woodworking, drawing house plans, doing electrical wiring projects, fixing all sorts of things around the house, making and repairing clocks, putting in a lawn irrigation system, planting trees - to mention a few. He was a quiet-type person with a "quick wit". He loved music - particularly western and gospel. He liked the bagpipes and knew a lot about classical music. The Statler Brothers were favorites for years. He thought the reruns of "Hee-Haw" and the "Gaither Hour" were the best TV programs on today.

He didn't like to fly (and that started in the days before September 11th). So, he and Lois would take long driving trips. He would use state roads and back roads and go through the towns, driving on Interstates very seldom. He drove every mile himself. He thought Ford trucks were the best. He liked guns and bird hunting; squirrel and deer hunting in the younger Texas years. He was very knowledgeable about World War II. Omar N. Bradley was his hero. He did not like plumbing projects. He did not like being asked his "level of pain" at a medical center. He was always proud to be a Texan, but never wanted to move back.

He leaves behind: wife, Lois; daughter, Brenda (Sam, Keiandra, Keimarya) of Canton, GA; daughter, Karen (Kristopher) of Billings, MT; brother, Louis Klement of Troy, TX; several nieces and nephews, and brother-in-law, Alan Mueller of Missoula. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Memorials may be sent to the Daly Hospital Intensive Care Unit Fund at 1200 Westwood Drive in Hamilton.

A memorial service celebrating Frank's life will be held Saturday Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Corvallis Methodist Church, Eastside Highway and Cemetery Road, with Pastor Dusty Williams officiating.

Daly Leach Chapel is in charge of arrangements: dalyleachchapel.com.

Photo: Frank A. Klement


Mimoza E. Sevostianova, 65, Lenore

Mimoza E. Sevostianova age 65 of Lenore passed Jan. 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.


John Robert Maloney, 80, Pierce

John Maloney passed away at Kindred Care in Lewiston, Idaho from cardiac arrhythmia at 5:20 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2014.

John was born Feb. 25, 1933 to Lafte and Elizabeth Maloney on their farm on White River in Pine Log, AK. He came from a family of 10 siblings. He went to school at "Pine Log". He was an excellent basketball player in all his years of school. He graduated at Rogers High School.

There was always work to do on the farm, milking cows and farming, making cedar posts and white oak staves for staves on barrels. John did a lot of this. Hunting and fishing were fun things they did in their spare time.

He joined the Navy and graduated from medical school in St Albans, NY. He received an honorable discharge and went on to Oregon and worked in the logging industry. He worked at Martin Brothers Box in Oakland, OR where he met the love of his life, Betty Sistrunk. They were married and inseparable doing everything together, for over 60 years and raising three wonderful children.

They moved to Arcata, CA where he went to work for Arcata Plywood. There he loaded and unloaded trucks of veneer and plywood. John also had a poker room at Toby and Jacks as an extra job. They then moved to Cloverdale, CA for one year then onto New Waverly, TX and helped the plywood mill there get started. John and Betty moved to Idaho to work at Potlatch Jaype Mill until his retirement in January of 1997. Since then until 2007, he logged with Ed Randal.

Outdoor life was for John. He was the happiest on his bike riding the back roads, always with his wife or grand kids. There is not a road or trail John didn't go over. He loved the forest and being out in it whether for leisure or mushrooming, horn hunting, picking huckleberries or a winter's wood. He loved hunting on the Snake and Salmon rivers with his friends or kids and his dog Lucky.

John was lots of times giving of himself, helping others and was happy to do so. He walked in the Path of Righteousness proudly.

John belonged to the Orofino ATA Trap Club where he shot at most of the area trap shoots and had shot at Canada's Invitational shoots. He had a passion for trap shooting and won at least three trips to Ohio plus the times he went on his own. He had an average score of 95 to 100 most of the time. He passed on his love of trap shooting, teaching his daughter and two of his grandsons. Shooting was an enjoyable sport and he started at Fraser with the Randals and their group.

He is survived by his wife Betty Sistrunk Maloney of 60 years; two children: Gary Maloney Redding, CA; Joan Beebe, Missoula, MT; six grandchildren, Alison Beebe, Portland, OR; Mathew Beebe of Missoula, MT; David Beebe, Dallas, TX; Kevin and Jennifer Josephson, Rathburn, ID; Christopher and Trisha Josephson, Sandpoint; Jonathan and Kristen Rouleau, Rathburn, ID; two great-granddaughters Jade and Taylor Josephson Sandpoint, ID; siblings: William Maloney, Cassville, MO; Mike Maloney Tulsa, OK; Cleo and Dorothy Shephard, Cadet, MO; Mildred Hicks, Pea Ridge, AK; Mary and Mitchell Adkins, Mt. Home, AK and Hugh (Cisco) and Roberta Maloney, Seligman, MO and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Lafe and Elizabeth Maloney; daughter Amy Rouleau; three brothers: Floyd Maloney, Pat Maloney and Laurence Maloney.

John's Memorial Service will be held Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Photo: John Robert Maloney


Frances V. Cole, 84, born in Orofino

Frances V. Cole, 84, of Pullman passed away on Sunday Feb. 2, 2014 at Pullman Regional Hospital, Pullman, WA. Private family graveside services will be held at the Pullman Cemetery.

Frances was born on Nov. 10, 1929 at Orofino to Guy and Kathryn (Theu) Sargent. She met Harvey G. Cole and they were married in Orofino on July 17, 1948. She worked as a lab technician for Washington State University as a lab technician in the primate lab. She also catered food for the Clints & Lam Auction Company for many years.

Frances is survived by her husband Harvey G. Cole of Pullman; sons, Harvey A. Cole of Pullman and Christopher G. Cole of Colton, WA, as well as four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.


Scott Wilson, 38, Stites

Scott Wilson, 38, of Stites passed away Jan. 21, 2014, at his home.

A memorial and celebration will be held at 11 Saturday, Feb.1, at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.


Timothy 'Tim' Armstrong, 66, Kooskia

Timothy 'Tim' Armstrong, 66, of Kooskia passed away Jan, 18, 2014, at his home.

A service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.


Miles Gustavson, 59, OHS teacher

Miles Gustavson was a beloved brother and uncle, 59 years old and a long resident of Kooskia. He is survived in life by one brother, Roy Gustavson; and two sisters, Mavis Wallace and Bob and Betty Beckman. Many of his nephews and nieces and cousins remain residing in the great northwest.

He was born in Cottonwood on May 17, 1954, having lived a full life passing on January 20, 2014. He was preceded in his death by his father, George A Gustavson; mother, Anna Marion Gustavson; and one brother, John George Gustavson.

During his many years he was an educator of the Industrial Arts, and of Secondary Schools, enhancing the lives of his students while they were in his teaching career. Most recently, he taught at Orofino High School.

Previous to teaching his service encased the military in both the Idaho National Guard and attendance of the ROTC, Air Force for many years.

While enjoying the many and diverse friends he traveled often and enjoyed the outdoors. With his four- wheeler roaring and a buzz, it took him on many an adventure in the mountainous area of his home and beyond. A smile was usually lighting his face as music and dancing brought him great joy, and he could be caught lifting a song uninhibited.

Celebration in memorial of his life will be Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Kamiah Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following the service there will be a graveside burial at the Pinegrove Cemetery.

Photo: Miles Gustavson


Carol Marie Lane King, 75, formerly of Idaho

Carol Marie Lane King, a Pendleton, OR resident passed away Thursday, Ja. 16, 2014, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA. She was 75 years old.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 25, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Pendleton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Carol King may be made to the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (P.A.W.S.) and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

Carol was born June 8, 1938, in Pendleton to Vernon and Marie (Weltzin) Lane. Carol spent most of her early life in Portland, OR, where she attended schools, graduating from Washington High School. Carol married Carl King in Pendleton. The couple moved to Idaho where they made their home. Carol spent much of her adult life in Idaho. Following the death of her husband Carol returned to Pendleton where she remained until her passing. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Pendleton where she loved to meet her Lutheran World Relief Quilters group every Thursday morning. Carol was very artistic and enjoyed making all kinds of crafts while enjoying television programs.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Carl King; her parents, Vernon and Marie Lane; and her brother, Ronald Vernon Lane. She is survived by: first-cousins, Jerry and Peggy Lane and Jerry and Ruth Weigand; close friends, Bill, Barbara and Jennifer Snyder, Yvonne Rasmussen, as well as close friends in Idaho, and other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Photo: Carol Marie Lane King


Lorena F. Shinn, 93, taught at Teakean

Lorena F. Shinn, 93, was born Feb. 6, 1920, in Bonners Ferry to Joe and Goldie Neumayer, and died Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. After graduating from Bonners Ferry High School, she went to college at Lewiston State Normal School (now Lewis-Clark State College). She taught in White Bird and Teakean before moving to the Lewiston schools in 1943, where she taught at Webster, Orchards and Garfield elementary schools.

She married Marion Shinn in 1945, when he returned from military duty after World War II. They lived in Pullman, WA for two years while Marion attended Washington State University, then returned to Lewiston in 1948 and have lived there since then. When the children were young, and Marion was a chemistry teacher at Lewiston High School, they spent their summers in Glacier National Park, where Marion was a park ranger. After Marion became the dean of Vocational Education at Lewis-Clark State College in 1965, she joined him on many business trips to all parts of the United States. After his retirement in 1981, they traveled for pleasure to more than 60 countries and enjoyed presenting travelogues to many community groups.

Volunteering was an important part of her life. She was a member of the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary for 15 years and served as president for two years. She assisted with the Alumni Association at Lewis-Clark State College when the organization was first formed. She was active in the Orchards United Methodist Church, volunteered at the Lewiston City Library and helped deliver food in the senior nutrition program for a dozen years. She was an avid gardener and sharing flowers and vegetables with friends and the community was one of her greatest joys. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafts and cooking.

She is survived by her husband, Marion; son, Philip of Lewiston; daughter, Donna Loucks (Bryon) of Centralia, WA.; brother, George Neumayer (Lee) of Boise; sister, Phyllis Wester of Spokane, WA; and numerous nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Orchards United Methodist Church, 1213 Burrell Ave., Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Orchards United Methodist Church, the Shinn Scholarship Fund at Lewis-Clark State College, Nez Perce County Historical Society or city of Lewiston Library Foundation.

Photo: Lorena F. Shinn


Frieda Jean Aiken, 80

A Graveside Memorial Service for Freda Jean Aiken (Sept. 8, 1933 - Dec. 28, 2013) will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the North Fork Presbyterian Cemetery, Ahsahka, Idaho. Officiated by Pastor Mary Jane Miles.


Barbara C. Speer, 86

A longtime resident, Barbara Jean Church Speer, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Royal Plaza Care Center in Lewiston.

Barbara was the third child of Mike and Mary Cassetto Church, born in a home delivery on July 18, 1927. She was baptized into the Catholic faith at the old Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 23rd and Main streets, where she sang in the choir in her teen years.

She attended the Garfield Grade School. Barbara participated in school activities in her junior high and senior high years and held many offices. In her senior year she was elected class president and was later chairwoman of all-class reunions, with the help of Ruth Bailey Polumsky. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart School of Nursing and attended classes at Gonzaga University, receiving her registered nurse license in 1948. Returning to Lewiston, she was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital, now St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, where she worked as a pediatric nurse and worked during the polio epidemic in the early '50s. Before retiring, she worked for E.G. Hoffaman, M.D., for many years.

She was a member of Idaho Nurses Association, volunteered for the American Red Cross and was a member of the Lewiston Jaycettes and St. Anne's Guild at St. Stanislaus Church. After retiring in 1980, she became a member of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, serving for 31 years. In 1950, she married Wallace E. Titus. The marriage ended in 1972. She married Raymond G. Speer on Feb. 12, 1975.

Much of her early retirement was spent traveling around the U.S. and Canada, as well as the Caribbean, Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand.

Barbara spent many summers entertaining family and guests at their vacation home on Lake Coeur d'Alene and their cabin at Wallowa Lake, OR. She enjoyed reading, gardening and relaxing with crossword puzzles.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Raymond; two daughters, Christina Vale (Bob) of Redwood City, CA, and Molly Jensen (Gunnar) of Weippe; and three stepchildren, Paul Speer (Janice) of Memphis, TN, Lorraine Speer Rough (Doug) and Neal Speer (Lori) of Kirkland, WA. Other survivors are her grandson, Harrison Vale, and granddaughter Shayna Dole; and six step-grandchildren, Amanda, Carolyn, Lisa and Tessa Rough, and Jonathan (Tammy) and Trayton Michutka Speer (Brenda); sisters, Pat (Bob) Rugg in North Carolina and Marcella (Mel) Olsen of San Jose, CA; sister-in-law Grace Church of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews and their families. She had a special love for the Church children, Dena (Mark), Doug (Mary), Dave (Laurie), Duane (Brynn) and Dan (Tami); and close friends Naomi, Jackie, Karon and Ruth.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a grandson, Shelby Dole; a brother, Dwight Church; a sister, Helen Hagadone; and a stepson, Gary Speer. Barbara was always a people person who had many friends whom she thought highly of.

Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Cremation has taken place. At her request, no services will be held.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association National Headquarters, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718-3208.

Photo: Barbara Jean Church Speer


Gregory Steven Challinor, 50, Orofino

Gregory Steven Challinor of Orofino passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, on the four-year anniversary of the death of our beloved son, Tyler Steven Challinor. Greg's death was the result of a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 12. Greg was 50.

He was born on July 17, 1963, in Bonners Ferry to Betty and James Challinor and was raised in Libby, MT, where later he was blessed with two wonderful children, Skye and Tyler. He then met the love of his life, Linda, and they got married in 1998 in Roy, UT.

They moved to California, where his beloved children, Kross and Karli, were born. He was working in construction management when he became ill, and they moved to Orofino. He bravely survived a 10-year battle with cancer.

Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellevue University in Nebraska and was currently working on his master's degree.

Greg loved to hunt and fish, a passion which he passed on to all of his children. He loved being with his family and helping others. He was currently involved in NOSDA (No One Should Die Alone).

Greg is survived by his wife, Linda Challinor, Orofino; children, Kross and Karli Challinor, both of Orofino and Skye Hall (Steven) of Couer d'Alene and grandchild, Jaiden; his mother, of Columbia Falls, MT; brothers, Jeffrey (JoAnna) Victor, MT, and Scott (Wendy), Creston, MT; sister, Jamie Crowell (Vince) Columbia Falls; and many nieces and nephews who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father, James; his son, Tyler, and several aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, with a lunch to follow at the Orofino National Guard Armory, U.S. Highway 12.

In lieu of flowers, a fund has been started in the Challinor family name at Lewis Clark Credit Union.

Photo: Gregory Steven Challinor


Robert Lewis Martin, 96, formerly of Orofino, Cavendish

Our earthly father, Robert Lewis Martin, is now in the presence of our Heavenly Father. He quietly and peacefully passed temporarily away from us at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at the age of 96, with his family at his side. His quiet but powerful life has left a most remarkable impression on innumerable persons, but none so great effect as in the lives of four little girls he chose to take as his own.

He was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Warba, MN, to Clemet A. and Grace (Mollins) Martin. The family moved to Wenatchee, WA, when Bob was in fourth grade and he attended schools in Wenatchee, Hermiston, OR, and Sedro-Woolley, WA, and college at Walla Walla University. A day after Pearl Harbor, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he attended Surgical Technician School, served four years as a medic and was honorably discharged in January 1946. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Service Medal and Asiatic Pacific Service Medal.

On Nov. 10, 1956, Bob married Charlotte D. Widdows, who had four little girls ages 3-8. Bob's self-sacrificing, steady, dedicated, committed life proved to be the redeeming grace needed for Charlotte and her girls. His daughters have many fond memories of him that speak of his upright and unique character. Bob had a strong faith and was a dedicated member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He served as elder for many years in the Mount Vernon, WA, and Orofino churches. He kept the churches and church schools warm by providing wood and keeping the fires going. He always had a large garden and loved to share the produce with all his family, friends and neighbors.

Bob worked at the Northern State Hospital in Sedro-Woolley from 1948-1973. He received his licensed practical nursing degree in 1959. He worked at the School for the Deaf in Vancouver, WA, from 1973-74. Then Bob and Charlotte moved to Cavendish, where he worked for his brother-in-law, Loren Stentzel, on his wheat farm from 1975-1977. They then moved to Orofino, where he worked in the Clearwater Valley Nursing Home until he retired in 1981.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte D. Martin.

Bob is survived by his four daughters and their husbands, Judith and Douglas Way of Tillamook, OR, Sherri and Dennis Walley of Federal Way, WA, Kathryn and Gary Anderson and Robin Surprise of Lewiston; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Ruth Stentzel.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated and compassionate staff at Serenity Place and St. Joseph Family Hospice for their loving care and support in his final days.

The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at Mountain View Funeral Home and Crematory, Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Seventh Street and Cedar Avenue, Lewiston.

Memorials may be sent to St. Joseph Family Hospice at 1250 Idaho St., Lewiston, ID 83501.

Photo: Robert Lewis Martin


Diane Marlene Eldridge, 72, formerly of Southwick

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston for Diane Marlene Eldridge, 72, who passed away Jan. 3, 2014 at her home in Clarkston, WA.

Diane was born April 5, 1941, to Thomas E. and Dorothy Bateman King at Kendrick. She lived near Southwick and graduated from Kendrick High School in 1959. She married Leonard Eldridge and they spent their early years at the University of Idaho and Washington State University while he earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine.

They lived in Montana and later became partners in the Lewiston Veterinary Clinic, where she worked before they sold their interest in the business. Diane also worked at the Lewiston Livestock Market. She was past president of Nez Perce County Cowbells, a Nez Perce County 4-H leader and held membership in both the Idaho and Washington State Cattlemen's Associations.

Her hobbies included gardening, camping, fishing, carpentry, woodworking and genealogy.

Diane is survived by her husband, Dr. Leonard Eldridge of Clarkston; daughter, Jennifer Eldridge of Clarkston; son, Kenneth Eldridge of Evergreen, CO.; sister, Sarah Swartz of Seattle; stepfather, Harold Silflow of Lewiston; grandsons, Maxwell Eldridge of Evergreen and Thomas Eldridge (Emma Hayward) of Surfer's Paradise Beach, Australia; future great-grandson, Elijah Eldridge; and mother-in-law, Marjorie Eldridge.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heifer International Project www.heifer.org or Washington State Cattlemen's Association, PO Box 96, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

Photo: Diane Marlene Eldridge


Robert M. Donohue, 76, former Orofino school superintendent

Robert M. Donohue, 76, Lewiston, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center due to complications of Parkinson's Disease.

He was born Oct. 30, 1937 to Robert and Erma (Crawford) Donohue at Pierce. He graduated from Orofino High School, attended Lewis Clark Normal School from 1956-1957, Eastern Washington University Cheney, 1957-1959 and University of Guam 1968-1970. He married Lila Rae Packer Aug. 17, 1959. Lila died Jan. 10, 2008. Bob was a teacher at Clearwater Valley School District, George Washington High School in Guam, Kamiah High School Principal, Mullan School District Superintendent and Orofino School District Superintendent where he retired in 1993.

Bob was a Clearwater Hospital Board Member, member of the Catholic Church, Idaho State School Superintendent's Association and a member of the Elk's. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

He is survived by his daughter, Cathleen Donohue; sons, Joseph Donohue and Russel Donohue; sister, Patricia Cooper (Norm); brother, Jack Donohue (Betty); grandchildren, Neil Haley, Katie Haley and Audrey Donohue and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lila; father and mother-in-law, Connie Packer and Audrey Packer; brother, Art Donohue; and parents, Erma and Robert T. Donohue.

A funeral service will be held Fri. Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. at Malcolm's Brower Wann Funeral Home with burial to follow at Normal Hill Cemetery. A dinner will be held at the Clarkston Event Center, 841 6th St.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Parkinson's Foundation or a charity of your choice.

The family wishes to thank all of Bob's caregivers for their excellent care.

Photo: Robert M. Donohue


Robert M. Donohue, 76, formerly of Orofino

Robert M. Donohue, 76, Lewiston, and formerly of Orofino, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2014.

Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. at Malcolm's Brower Wann Funeral Home, 1711 18th St., Lewiston. Burial will follow at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston. At 4 p.m. there will be a reception at the Clarkston Event Center, 841 7th St., Clarkston, WA.


Amado J. Cruz, M.D., 86, Kamiah

Amado J. Cruz, M.D., 86, Kamiah, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood.

Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.


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.

Mom/Grandma,

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

(Courtesy of Union-Bulletin)


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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