APRIL 15, 2010

Obituaries for April 15, 2010

Shirley Teed graveside service

   A graveside service for Shirley J. Teed will take place Saturday, April 24 at 1 p.m. at the Weippe Cemetery with a potluck dinner to follow at IOOF Hall. Pastor Don Blaine will be officiating.

June Scoles, 85, Lewiston

   June George Adams Scoles, Lewiston, died April 11, 2010 at Guardian Angels Home in Lewiston. She was 85.

   She was born June 20, 1924 at Culdesac to Frank and Edna George. She was the fifth child of seven children. The family moved to Orofino where she attended the Blake School at Harmony Heights.

   June graduated from Orofino High School May 1942 and later that year married Morris J. Adams. Shortly thereafter, Morris left for Europe and Africa during World War II. After his return from the war Morris worked in the logging industry and June managed the household and raised three children. In 1957 she became a member of the LDS church.

   In the 1960, June started LPN training at Clearwater Valley Hospital. She worked as a floor nurse and later on as a “top notch surgical nurse”, according to her daughter-in-law. Morris passed away from a farming accident in 1967. June continued to work at Clearwater Valley Hospital for a few more years, thereafter taking a job as a safety nurse at Dworshak Dam. After working at the dam for a few years she worked at North Side Medical Center for Dr. Hill.

   In 1988 June married Wes Scoles and lived in Lewiston. They enjoyed square dancing at various venues. Wes passed away in 1991 after three years of marriage. After Wes’s death she enjoyed going to Quartzsite, AZ where she continued to square dance and even rode in a hot air balloon.

   Some organizations she belonged to were: 4-H leader, Beta Sigma Phi, VFW, Eagles, Moose and the Pautler Senior Citizen Center.

   Her hobbies included quilting, stained glass, crocheting, square dancing, and round dancing.

   She is survived by her brother, Dale George, Elk City;  sister, Lois Dumbald, Missoula, MT; children, David Adams and wife Judy, Lewiston, Laura Heaton and husband Michael, Clarkston, WA and Susan Gorton and husband Terry of Rathdrum; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

   Graveside services will be at Weseman Cemetery in Orofino on Friday, April 16 at 1 p.m. There will be a reception following the services at the LDA Ward on Riverside in Orofino.

   In lieu of flowers send any donations to Alzheimer’s Organization or the Pautler Senior Center in Clarkston, WA, in her name.

Florene A. Rickman, 80, Lapwai

   Florene Allen Rickman, a Nez Perce tribal member and retired homemaker, entered into eternal rest Monday, April 5, 2010, of complications from a brain aneurysm. She was 80.

   Florene was born March 8, 1930, at Lapwai to William T. Allen and Rena McCormack. She spent most of her life in Lapwai.

   Florene had two sons, Melvin E. Rickman and Douglas R. Marconi Sr.

   She was a member of the Lapwai United Methodist Church and also a member of the Nez Perce Tribe Circle of Elders.

   Florene enjoyed weaving, picking huckleberries and, in her younger years, root digging in the mountains, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked as an art teacher assistant at Lapwai School for several years.

   Her survivors include her sisters, Vera Sonneck and Freda Allen of Lapwai; stepsister Bernice Moffett of Kamiah; brother Orrin Allen of Lapwai; stepbrothers, Guy Broncheau Sr. of Lapwai and Allen Slickpoo Sr. of Orofino; children, Melvin and Lana Rickman of Lapwai, and Douglas and Diana Marconi Sr. of Toppenish, WA; and her nine nieces, four nephews, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, as well as her numerous cousins, friends, and all of those who knew and loved her.

   Florene was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Melvin, Earl, George, Kenneth, and William T. Allen, Jr.; Caleb and Samuel Slickpoo, Jr.; stepbrothers Calvin and Robert Broncheau; sisters Gilda and Dora Allen; as well as a grandson, Douglas Marconi Holt.

   A memorial service took place April 8 at the Lapwai United Methodist Church. The funeral was held April 9 at the church.

   Arrangements are with Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston.

Evelyn M. Gould, 95, Orofino

   Evelyn Mae Gould passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino. She was 95.

   Evelyn was born May 18, 1914 in Agenda, KS to Claus E and Ellen Larson. Both sets of her grandparents emigrated from Sweden. Her father was the first to arrive at the age of 16. His name is engraved on the wall of immigrants on Ellis Island. They settled in a Swedish community a short distance from Agenda.

   Her parents met and married there and moved to Agenda where her father had a flour mill. The farmers in the surrounding area would bring their wheat to the mill and there it was made into White Lilly flour and shipped all over the USA.  Evelyn used to go to the mill just to watch the process of transforming the wheat into the powdery white flour that her mother used to bake wonderful goodies.

   Evelyn attended school in Agenda and after graduating from high school she attended a beauty college in Topeka, KS. After getting her license as a beautician, she worked as a teacher/operator in a shop in Minneapolis, KS.

    It was in Minneapolis where she met her husband, Charles H. Gould. They were married in 1935 and had 64 years together. They had seven children; six are living; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

   Evelyn’s travels took her to Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and finally Monrovia, CA in 1951. Charles worked as a meat cutter and Evelyn was a retail checker in a large grocery store. Later they owned and operated their own grocery’ meat department and delivery service called Gould’s Fine Foods. She enjoyed this work as she met a lot of nice people and good friends.

   Heavy traffic and earth quakes finally made the decision for Evelyn and Charles to move to Nampa where their oldest son was living. They never regretted the move. After her husband passed away in 1999, Evelyn made the decision to sell her home and move to Orofino to be near her daughter, Patricia Allen. She resided at Brookside Landing for eight plus years.

   Preceding Evelyn in death were her husband, Charles H. Gould; son William (Billy) age eight; brothers, Emil and Rudolph Larson; and parents Claus and Ellen Larson.

   Evelyn is survived by daughters, Connie and husband Herb Weimar of Concord, CA and Patricia A. Allen of Orofino; sons, Chuck and wife Karen of Guthrie, OK, Gerald of Atascadero, CA, John and wife Patti of Monrovia, CA and Michael of Soquel, CA; niece, Gretchen Cleveland on Minneapolis, KS; nephew, William Gould of Fruit Heights, UT.

   Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Sharon, Julie, Helen, Scott, Heidi, all of California; Susan, Daniel, Rebecca and Christina, all of Idaho; and 17 great-grandchildren.

   Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life service will be conducted Friday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. After the service a light luncheon will be provided at the Orofino Peck United Methodist Church in the downstairs fellowship hall.

   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Evelyn to the Orofino Peck United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 424, Orofino, ID 83544.

Charles E. White Eagle, 57, Tacoma

   Charles Edward (Chuck) White Eagle passed away at home Feb. 23, 2010, after a battle with diabetes and heart disease. He was 57.

   Chuck was born April 10, 1952, in Seattle, to Theodore and Helen Nora Hayes White Eagle. Chuck's paternal grandparents were Frank and Agnes White Eagle. Maternal grandparents were Edward and Rose McConville Hayes. Chuck was also loved and raised by his grandmother Mary Hayes.

   Chuck went to school in Seattle and graduated from Evergreen Senior High School in 1970. Following high school he worked at Issaquah Jeep Center as a mechanic and then at Sears as a mechanic. Chuck retired from Philtrona Plastics Inc. in 2007.

   Some of Chuck's interests were mechanics and big engines, going to pow wows and other tribal gatherings, Native American arts and history, and collecting coins, guns and Matchbox cars.

   In the 1960s, Chuck and his father, mother and brothers were members of the Seattle Belly Panners Jeep Club. He also had special friends that belonged to the Seattle Jeep Club.

   Chuck is survived at home by his loved longtime companion, Barbara Lawler, and her son, William Davis. Chuck is also survived by his adopted daughter, Sarah Lawler and his adopted son, John Lawler, all of whom held a special place in his heart.

   Also surviving are his brothers, Ted and Virginia White Eagle of Kent, Wash., Larry and Pam White Eagle of Orofino; George and Regina White Eagle of Ahsahka, and Robert White Eagle, who resides at the Hayes family home in Kamiah; and many aunts, uncles and cousins cherished him very much.

   Chuck was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, and his mother and father.

   Upon his request, Chuck was cremated and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date in June.

Katherine M. Kampa, 88, Lewiston

   Katherine Mae Kampa of Lewiston died Monday evening, April 5, 2010 at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics in Orofino from an age related illness. She was 88.

   Mrs. Kampa was born in Grand Rapids, MN on May 2, 1921 to Martin and Alice Halvorsen, the youngest of four daughters. She married Bernard Kampa in February of 1943, who was serving in the U. S. Army at Camp Hale, CO. She and Ben celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary shortly before his passing on March 31, 2009.

   Katherine, as she was known to her friends, was employed by the Bell Telephone Company throughout World War II and was a head operator working with personnel throughout the United States during the war-time period.

   Katherine, Ben, and their first three children left Minnesota and moved to Lewiston in 1951, where he was employed by the Lewiston Morning Tribune. There, she resumed her work with the telephone company. After her family grew to six children, she settled into life as a homemaker and loving mother.

   In the late 1960’s she established a home day care center, and over a period of 20 years cared for hundreds of children in the Lewis Clark Valley. She retired in the late 1980’s with her husband Ben.

   Katherine is survived by her six children, Paige MacDonald (Jack) of Great Falls, VA, Jane Cooke (Terry) of Oak Hill, VA, Joe Kampa (Kate) of Oak Hill., Tim Kampa (Randi) of Great Falls, Midge Vivian (George) of Idaho Falls and Casey Meza (Michael) of Orofino; 20 twenty grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held April 8 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Orofino.

   In recognition of the care provided to Katherine over the past year by Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics and Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation and their dedicated staff members, a memorial fund in support of their senior services in the community, in honor of Katherine, has been established. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to: Katherine Mae Kampa Memorial Fund, U.S. Bank, P.O. Box 1240, Orofino, ID 83544.

Robert Gransbury, 79, Weippe

    Robert Charles Gransbury, 79, of Weippe, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

    Cremation is to take place. No services are planned at this time. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory in care of arrangements.