JANUARY 14, 2010

Obituaries for January 14, 2010

Tyler Challinor (Beans), 20, Orofino

   Tyler Steven Challinor (Beans) was born April 10, 1989 in Libby, MT to Gregory and Shanda (Teske) Challinor and passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at White Swan, WA. He was 20 years old.

   Tyler was attending Fort Simcoe Job Corps and working at The Yakima Forest Product Mill in White Swan, WA when he was killed in an industrial accident. Tyler attended schools in Libby and Butte, MT, Sacramento, CA and Ridgecrest, CA.

   Tyler joined Job Corps in the spring of 2009 and had completed the Heavy Equipment Mechanics Program and received his G.E.D. He was awaiting an opening in the advanced class for Heavy Machinery Mechanics. He had just heard that he was to leave Feb. 2 for that program in ClearfieldUT.

   Tyler and his family were very proud of all that he had accomplished while at school and the future plans he had been making.

   Tyler was a tall gentle giant who was an avid hunter, fisherman and friend to many.  The best times of our lives were spent at hunting camp with Grandpa Bart and all of our friends and family. When Grandpa Bart was killed in 2005 in a well drilling accident, Tyler was devastated. Tyler's family takes great comfort in knowing that he and Grandpa Bart are together again, even though we will miss them more than words can say.

   Tyler is survived by his parents, Shanda Jennings (Libby), Greg and Linda Challinor (Orofino); siblings Skye Teske and her fiancé Steven Hall (Libby) and Kross and Karli Challinor (Orofino); grandparents Roxanne Parker (Libby), Betty Challinor (Libby) and Irene Teske (Libby); Honorary Aunt and Uncle Sheri and David Edwards, Uncle Scott Challinor and his wife Wendi of Many Lakes, MT, Aunt Jamie Crowell and husband Vince of Columbia Falls, MT, Aunt Toni Fetter and husband Mike Fetter of Milton Freewater, OR and Uncle Jeff Challinor and his wife Joanna of Stevensville, MT. Tyler grew up with his beloved cousins, Stephanie, Jake, Jordan and Danielle Teske, Joanne Jenkins, Tamara Fetter and Devynn Fetter in addition to Shanda's adopted family, The Kootenai Karacters.

   Tyler was preceded in death by his best friend/Grandfather Bart Teske, Grandfather James Challinor, Great Grandparents Demmon and Hope Parker and Great Aunt Kathy Rowland.

   A celebration of Tyler's life will be held Friday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. at The Memorial Center, Libby, MT.

Linda Jean Shewbert, 60, Pierce

   Linda Jean “Big Linda“ Shewbert died in her sleep Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at the Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino after a brief battle with pneumonia. She was 60. Linda was a 20+ year resident of Pierce, loved wolves, the outdoors and her family.

   Linda was born May 22, 1949. She is survived by her father, Clarence W. Shewbert of Las Vegas, NV, her brother Michael Shewbert of Carson City, NV, her sister Laurie Nelson of Las Vegas and two wonderful children, Sumer Madison of Weippie and Todd Vehmeyer of Windsor, CA. Linda leaves behind six beautiful and special grandchildren; Andrew, Darin, Jodi and Michael Snider and Jordyn and Chase Vehmeyer. She also leaves behind three great-grandchildren along with multiple nephews and a niece.

   Those who knew Linda will always remember her as a wonderful and caring friend who was a great provider. Linda’s heart was a big as she was and she had a smile that could light up a room; she had a unique way of always making you feel special and welcome. Linda will be missed but her memories will never be forgotten.

   Because we know that Mom would not want us to mourn her death a life-size celebration of her life will be held at the end of June. We invite all family and friends to come and enjoy a day and night of remembrance, music, food and beverages hosted by the Timber Inn in Pierce.

   For more information please call Rob at the Timber Inn 208-464-2736 or Sumer 208-464-2804.

Frank Dee Joiner, 56, Tieto, WA

   Frank Dee Joiner of Tieton, WA, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009. He fought the good fight, pressed toward the mark and he will live forever with Jesus. He was 56.

   He was born Nov. 28, 1953 in Tacoma, WA, to Franklin Delano and Jeanette (Myers) Joiner. His early years were spent in Montgomery Creek. CA where he enjoyed spending time riding motorbikes with his childhood friend, Tom Turner. He also enjoyed their many hunting, fishing, camping and hiking adventurers.

   He graduated from Central Valley High School in 1971 and then moved with his family to Weippe. He went to work in the woods as a snow shoveler and later fulfilled his dream becoming a timber faller. He didn’t care much for logging in the Clearwater region, so he moved to the St. Joe Valley near St. Maries, and found his real love for logging in the vast forests of the St. Joe. He eventually started his own logging company with a friend.

   This is where he met Norma Jean Nietert on New Year’s Eve in 1985, his wife of almost 23 years. They married on March 27, 1987, and began blending their two families into one. Their early years together were spent riding motorcycles, fishing, camping and hunting.

   Frank came to know the Lord on New Year’s Eve in 1987 and later entered the military. He ministered for 14 years at the Orofino Correctional Institution in Orofino. He pastored his first church with his wife, Norma, in Cardiff Spur near Pierce in 1995. In June of 2003, he and Norma accepted the call to pastor in Tieton and began Tieton Worship Center in December of 2004.

   Although his love for hunting diminished in recent years, Frank continued to enjoy spending time in the mountains. This is where he could hear God the best. His many great sermons and Bible studies were a testimony of these times spent alone in the mountains.

   In 1995, he met his best friends, Dale and Susan Eason, and he and Norma along with their young son, Caleb, began what became a very special family. The five of them were inseparable and they were always looking for new adventures to experience together. In January of 2007, just five months after Frank began his battle with colon cancer, Dale died suddenly. Frank deeply missed his friend and longed for the day he would join him in heaven. While enduring 17 months of chemo, he made plenty of time to continue with Norma, Susan and Caleb the adventures they began together.

   Frank is survived by his wife Norma; four sons, Joshua Pittenger, Lewiston, Tyrel Joiner, Post Falls, Adam (Stacie) Joiner, Coeur d’Alene and Caleb Joiner, age 11, at the family home in Tieton; two daughters, Kristina Butler, Post Falls, Abby Pittenger, Tieton, WA; nine grandchildren, Callitia, Caleb, Alyssa, Conian, Jameson, Tanner, Joshua, Kale and Jayla; his parents, Frank and Jeanette Joiner, Weippe; two brothers, Jamie (Clarise) Joiner, Finley, WA, and Troy (Lori) Joiner, Fernwood.

   A celebration of his life was held Jan. 5, in Tieton, WA. Frank was buried at Naches Cemetery.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frank’s name may be given to Tieton Worship Center, P.O. Box 616, Tieton, WA 98947.

   Arrangements are in the care of Keith and Keith Funeral Home.

Arthur W. Anderson, 76, Sequim, WA

   Arthur W. Anderson, Sequim, WA, died in Port Angeles, WA of age-related causes. He was 76.

   He is survived by his wife, four grown children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Kenneth Schwartz, 94, former resident

   Kenneth Walter Schwartz, 94, former Orofino resident, died Jan. 1, 2010 at Lewiston Rehabilitation and Care Center.

    Services are pending at this time. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

Lorraine Stimpson, 80, Kooskia

   Lorraine Stimpson, 80 of Kooskia died Jan. 9, 2010 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

   Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at Trenary Funeral Chapel in Kooskia. Interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia. A potluck dinner will follow.

   Arrangements are by Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.