MAY 6, 2010

Obituaries for May 6, 2010

Keith H. Campbell, 47, Orofino

   Keith Howard Campbell went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 26, 2010. He was 47 years old. He will be dearly missed.

   Keith was born Nov. 24, 1962 in Grangeville to Francis and Josie Campbell. They moved to Orofino shortly after. Keith attended school in Orofino and resided in the family home for the last 40 years.

   Keith was a devoted husband and father, a great friend and a kind and generous spirit. He loved his family more than anything else in this world. Keith was employed by Brandt’s Cedar Mill in Orofino where he had worked for many years.

   Keith was the kind of person that couldn’t pass a car broken down on the side of the road without stopping to help, the kind of person who would gladly give you his last five dollars if you needed it, the kind of person who can never be replaced.

   He is survived by his wife and best friend, Jan Campbell, brother Bob Campbell of Virginia, sisters Barbara and Kathy, children Jonathan and Cindy Morse, Fallbrook, CA, Dean and Lisa Faias, Athol, and Michael and Shilo Nason, Orofino, in addition to many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

   A memorial service will be held at Orofino Tabernacle Saturday, May 22 at 4 p.m. Afterwards a potluck will be held.

M. L. Robison, 78, formerly of Orofino

   Our husband, father, brother, grandpa, M.L. “Bud” Robison, 78, passed away at his home in Rochester, WA on the evening of Wednesday, April 28, 2010 with his wife Bonnie and pal Sassy by his side. He was born Aug. 3, 1931 in Smithville, OK and moved to Mena, AR while he was in high school and graduated there. After graduation he joined the Army National Guard and served his country in the Korean Conflict.

   After an honorable discharge Bud settled in Idaho City. In 1965 Bud and his family moved to Orofino.

   Bud was a truck driver his whole life. He drove heavy haul, construction, log trucks and long haul.

   In October of 1984 Bud married Bonnie Fitzgerald-Osborn in Coeur d’Alene. In 1986 they bought their own truck and went over the road. Bud taught Bonnie to drive and they criss-crossed the U.S. together until Bud retired in 1999.

   Bud is survived by his wife Bonnie; sister Patty Meyers (husband Cotton) of Boise; his children Mike and Connie Robison of Orofino, Rick Robison of Portland, and Dr. David and Kenda Robison of Marianna, FL, Kathy Lyle Hecker of Portland, OR; and his stepchildren Ted and Carey Osborn of Casper, WY and Laura Osborn and Jeff Tiwater of Olympia, WA. He also has 18 grandkids and eight great grandkids.

   Bud was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Mabel, his brother Bill and his son Kenny.

   He will be laid to rest by Kenny’s side at the Riverside Cemetery in Orofino Saturday, May 8 at 1 p.m.

   There will be a potluck remembrance gathering at the VFW in Orofino after the services. The family asks that any donations be made to veterans or cancer charities.

Doyle C. Wilkins, 79, Kamiah

    Doyle Crete Wilkins of Kamiah departed this world on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. He was 79 years young.

    He was born to Loyd and Rose Wilkins on April 28, 1930, at their home near Fort Misery on Winona Road. Doyle attended school until the eighth grade, after which his father needed him to help work on the ranch.

    His family lived in several areas between Tammany on the Snake River and Weippe. When he was a teenager, the family of eight worked together with three other families annually on a two-week cattle drive from the Snake River to the Rocky Ridge area for grazing.

    After marrying Lennis Cochrell in 1952, the couple settled on the breaks of the Old Lolo and started their family. Partnering with his brother and father, they built a sawmill and continued to run cattle.

    In 1962, they moved to east Kamiah. He helped build three more lumber mills in this area and worked at Carney Pole Company. In the late 1960s, he started his own business, Wilkins Automatic Transmission and Repair. His employment in the Kamiah Valley also included driving truck and pouring cement for Emmet Wilkins at Ida Lew Construction, mechanic work at Star Cedar, and manning a lookout at Brown’s Creek. From 1974 to 1990, he worked on the oil fields around Prudhoe Bay, AK.

    Doyle’s volunteer work spans three decades.

    Doyle and his loving wife Lennis were married just eight months short of 50 years before Lennis passed away.

    Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Rose Wilkins of Weiser, wife Lennis Wilkins, and brothers Ray Wilkins of Weiser and Gerald Wilkins of Emmett.

    Doyle is survived by his four children, Wendell Wilkins, Susan Stewart and Wilda Woehler, all of Kamiah, and Fern Goodwin of Kooskia; brothers and sister, Don Wilkins of Spokane, Glenn Wilkins of Slate Creek and Lola Wilman Chavez of Weippe; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchild-ren; a very caring and loving friend for life, Betty Munden; and man’s best friend, Spud the dog.

    A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 8 at the Catholic Church in Kamiah. A luncheon will follow.