CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
MAY 27, 2010
Obituaries for May 27, 2010
Friday for Linda Haag
Friday for Linda Haag
A memorial service for Linda Haag will be held on Friday, May 28 at at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel. A potluck dinner will follow at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Leonard Powers, 83, Weippe
Leonard Powers, Weippe, passed away at
He was born in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, to John and
Soon after his
discharge, he began working for General Motors in
Soon after graduation,
Leonard began teaching high school math and chemistry. He said that
he had now found his life's work. He liked teaching more than
anything he had ever done. During one of his first years of teaching
Wherever he taught, Leonard was legendary for inspiring many math
and science students to great achievements. One of his students was
once asked by a former professor of Leonard's from the
After getting a taste of big-game hunting and salmon fishing in
Leonard taught math and science at
He received several National Science Foundation scholarships and attended many colleges and universities, 13 in all throughout his career. He received his master's degree from UI in natural sciences.
Leonard worked for the Idaho Department of Lands during the summer if he wasn't going to school. After 25 years of teaching he went to work full time as a log scaler. He retired in 1994.
He belonged to the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. When he became ill
in March, Leonard was in
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Harvey Powers and Calvin Lee Powers; two sisters, Bonnie Powers Kiser and Gladys Powers; and a granddaughter, April Jean Powers.
He is survived by his wife, Trulah Powers, at the family home in Weippe; a son, Adrian Powers of Virginia; grandchildren Amber, Alicia, Lucas, Caleb, Michelle, Roby, Elvis and Earl; many cousins, nieces and nephews; as well as friends, who mourn his passing and will greatly miss him.
request, there was no viewing and cremation has taken place. Family
and friends gathered in his memory in
Wilma Lucille Berry, 69, Orofino
Wilma Lucille Berry, Orofino, passed from this life
Wilma was born in
school in all three states, graduating in 1959 from
After marrying, Wilma became a mother and homemaker to three sons. She was a loving mother, sister and grandma. She took great joy in supporting her sons in their sports and other activities as they grew up.
She lived her adult life around Orofino. She grew a beautiful flower and vegetable garden at the family home on Huckleberry Butte. She enjoyed camping, fishing, huckleberry picking, potlucks, barbecues, bowling, pinochle, bingo, and visits over coffee with her mother and sisters, gardening with her father and the company of her large and lively family.
She enjoyed greatly the time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters and brother and their families.
In her later years
she enjoyed meeting and making new friends, traveling to the coast
Wilma is survived by son Don and his wife Rosie of Orofino, and their children, son Hugh and wife Billie, daughters Heather and husband Tyler, and Amy and husband Brian and their children, Adrian, Austin, Carter, Jackson, Noah and Riley.
She is also survived by son Chris and his son Dustin, Orofino, and son Joe and girlfriend Katie of Coeur d’Alene.
Wilma is also
survived by sisters Donna Roy and husband Larry, Edna Summers and
Dorothy Young, all of Orofino, Charlotte Heatherly of Phoenix, AZ,
brother Kenneth Stickens of
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Patricia Heinecke, brothers-in-law Cal Summers and Scott Young and nephew Johnny Heinecke.
“Mom was loved by many and she will be missed.”
A funeral service
was held at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino May 27. Burial was
held afterwards at
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Joseph T. Walden, 87, Grangeville
Joseph T. Walden, 87,
Joe was born
Joe joined the
Marine Corps in September of 1940 and served as a recruiter in
Joe remained in
the Corps for 23 years. He served in the Korean War with Marine
Helicopter Squadron HMR 161, the first helicopter squadron to deploy
troops into combat. Throughout his career, Joe served at Marine
Corps Air Stations in
In 1972, Joe and Vivian moved to
Joe was preceded in death by his wife Vivian, his parents, his brother, his two sisters and his grandson Bo Jon.
Joe is survived by
his four children, Tom Walden of Stites; Jim Walden and wife Theresa
Joe was an avid
baseball fan. He enjoyed golfing with fellow members of the
Grangeville Golf and Country Club. He was a member of the Prairie
Valley Bowling league and also coached women’s softball in Kooskia.
He was a life member of the
A funeral service
will be conducted at
Wednesday at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia. Military honors
will be conducted by VFW Post 5407 and American Legion Post No. 75.
Burial will be in
A potluck dinner will follow at DeAnn Lyons’ home at MP 18, Highway 13, south of Stites.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the charity of your choice in his name.
Jeremy Allen (Pishl) Kegley, 19
Jeremy was born at
Jeremy was an
enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe and a baptized and confirmed
member of the
We will remember Jeremy as involved with life! One relative said he was a social person – most would agree. Willing to try almost anything, he was in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production at Culdesac in his Junior year and even pitched part of a baseball inning for Bruce (he did protest about that, though).
He was the “6th man” of the successful basketball team coached by Jack Yearout. He started working for Wayne McProud in his seed business the summer he was 13 and was able to pay his portion of the C.W.F. – 4-H trip in 2006.
He loved guns and hunting and learned very early to care for game himself. He raised 4-H livestock and liked most aspects of farming. He relished operating farm equipment and driving (often fast). He was honored to serve as Sergeant at Arms for Tribal General Council for two years. With help from his friends, he could take his little pickup apart, fix and (usually) get it put back together again. He planned to begin classes at LCSC in the fall, studying diesel mechanics.
Jeremy is survived by his father, Justin Gould, and brothers Derrick and Russell. Pishl relatives include Teresa and Glen Stolte, Val and Brian Beasley, Tony Pishl and Mark Pishl. Also surviving are loving grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins and a very large extended family and friends. He was a big bright spot in our lives.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kami Pishl Cornelia.
Burial has taken
place on family property near one of his favorite hunting spots. A
memorial service was held Saturday, May 22, at
Jeremy’s family wishes to acknowledge and thank the many people who have been mentors to him through the years. Know that you were a very big part of his life.
An anonymous quote Jeremy liked was “Learn who you are and where you come from. Then go out and make your ancestors proud.”
Instead of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity or to a scholarship fund being established in his name.
Let us treasure his memory by loving and doing what we can for others.
Gunnar E. Jensen,
Gunnar Eugene Jensen, Jr. “J.R.” died
J.R. was born to
Gunnar and Marilyn Brown Jensen
He grew up and
When J.R. and
Amber were 17½ years old, they both went to work for FEMA in
He worked all over
the Northwest, driving for various trucking companies. He
especially enjoyed driving for Heitco Transportation in
J.R. was a very special man, so kind and gentle, loving and caring, and his son was the center of his universe. He loved to go fishing, hunting, camping and four-wheeling. He could always find peace and tranquility sitting on the bank of a creek, watching the fish swimming in the water or watching the ocean waves while parked by a lighthouse. J.R would frequently call his loved ones and sing to them on the phone. He said he was “making a memory.”
J.R. was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Brownie and Irene Brown of Kooskia and his paternal grandparents John M. Jensen of College Place, WA and Elizabeth Jensen of Orofino.
He is survived by his son, Gunnar Jensen III and Jenifer Crabtree Phelps of Roseburg, OR; his girlfriend, Katherine Jandreau and her children, Marcus, Jacob and Stacy of Medford, OR; his father and step-mother, Gunnar and Molly Jensen and her children, Shelby and Shayna of Weippe; his mother and step-father, Marilyn and Barry Brewer of Milton-Freewater; his sister, Amber Yeaman and her children, Trystan and Kaitlyn of Milton-Freewater; his sister and her husband, Sammie and Shane Knight of Orofino and their children, Sean, Shane, Sabastian and Joseph; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
J.R. will be missed everyday by those who loved him and the many people who crossed his path.
To my Daddy from Buggy Boy: “I love you and miss you so much. You’re the best Dad a boy could ever ask for.”
To my loving son from Mom: “I will not mourn your death, but I will celebrate your life.”
Donations may be
made to the Leukemia Society of America through Mountain
Cremation has already taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewcolonialdewitt.com
Fredrick Howard Rood, 69
Fredrick “Fred” Howard Rood, Jerome, passed away
Mr. Rood was
He married his wife Virginia Hirsch in 1971.
high school in Weippe and then went into the Army serving during the
Vietnam War. After the Army he attended the
Mr. Rood enjoyed fishing, camping, race car driving and restoring automobiles. His first passion was his absolute devotion to his family and being with all the people that he cherished. His encouragement to others inspired them to be as kind-hearted as he was.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Rood of Jerome; son Gerrald Rood of Jerome; daughter Michelle Berreth of Weippe; daughter Shannon Goldenstein of Umatilla, OR; brother Kenneth Rood of Ripley, TN, brother Connie Rood of Jerome, and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father Howard Rood, mother Martha Rood, sisters Naomi Rood and Elizabeth Dakin and brother Marvin Rood.
Bartons Funeral Home of Bellevue, WA is in charge of the cremation.
Micah V. Milburn, 22, Kamiah
Micah Milburn, Kamiah, went home to be with the Lord on
He was born
Micah graduated from
In 2008, he became an apprentice plumber under John Anderson, also owner of Riverview Construction. He was a hard worker and was rarely seen about without mud all over him. He grew close to his crew and was loved by all he worked with.
Micah was a
faithful and passionate member of the
Micah had many
friends in many places and touched many lives. He was outspoken and
plain, but it just made people love him all the more! You couldn't
be offended by Micah. His heart was big, big enough to hold everyone
who knew him. Friends from
He is survived by his mother, Lesa Milburn of Kamiah; his father, Vaughn Milburn of Boise; brother, Luke Milburn of Clarkston, WA; sister, Leah Dickson of Kamiah; one nephew and niece, Andrew and Megan Dickson; grandmother, Lorna Campbell; two step-siblings, Kylee and Damon Adams, both of Lewiston; his fiancée Danita Dickson, whom he loved and hoped to marry; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He also leaves behind his second "family,"' the Rev. Stephen Kelley and his wife, Gayle, as well as their children, Sarah, Elisabeth, Phillip and Stephanie; also all of the friends who Micah had in his short life - he was loved and will be greatly missed!
Home was in charge of the arrangements. Micah's funeral was held May
22 in Kamiah at the