JUNE 3, 2010

Obituaries for June 3, 2010

Judith Gardner, 69, Grangemont

   On May 12, 2010 Judy Anette Irwin Gardner of Grangemont passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane WA. from heart complications.  She was 69.

   On April 20, 1941 Judy was born in Klamath Falls, OR to George and Margaruite (Weagant) Irwin where she was raised with her sister Elaine. In 1960 she moved to Pierce to start a life with her new husband Virgil Gardner where they lived and raised horses until 1970 when they moved to Grangemont, where they built a home and a life and raised their two sons David and Danny Gardner.

   She was very active in many clubs around Orofino area including dog and horse 4H, and the Grangemont Homemakers. Later in life she discovered the internet and made hundreds of online friends and kept track of family on her computer, as we all know she never met a stranger.

   She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years Virgil; two sons, David of Scio, OR, Danny and Angel Gardner of Deary; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, Teri Gardner, her son Caden Barrett, Christina Gardner, her daughter Kiera Adams, Joshua Gardner, and step-granddaughter Ashley Rodgers; sister, Elaine McLaughlin of Montana; brother-in-law Bill Gardner of Montana, sister-in-law Lavina Gardner Jones of Oregon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents.

   She touched may lives in her journey here on earth and will be missed by all that new her.

   Cremation has already occurred and a celebration of life, originally scheduled for July 17, will now be held July 17 at Orofino City Park at 12 noon. The event will be a potluck dinner, and the family encourages everyone to bring pictures and stories to share.

Frank Dietz, 48, Weippe

    Frank “Frankie” Jerome Dietz of Weippe passed away May 29, 2010. He was 48.

    Frankie was born Dec. 21, 1961 in Fargo, ND. He was raised in Weippe loving the outdoors. His passions were hunting and fishing. He served in the National Guard, worked in cedar mills and logged throughout the Northwest.

    Frankie will be missed every day by those that love him.

    He is survived by his “Dad” Lester and mother Eileen, brothers Lauren, Greg and Roy and sister Tina.

    He was preceded in death by his baby sister Sandra and his son David.

    A prayer service will be held Saturday, June 5, 10:30 a.m. at the Lutheran Church in Pierce. A covered dish dinner will follow at noon at the Weippe IOOF Hall.

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

Clifford Hulin, 76, Orofino

   Clifford Doyle Hulin of Orofino, died May 17, 2010 at Clearwater Valley Hospital. He was 76.

   Born February 4, 1934 in Dimmit, TX to Willie and Birdie Hulin, Clifford was the youngest of nine children, growing up in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

   After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Toni Landers, moved to the mountainous northwest, and had two children, Kelli and Pat.

   In later years he married Carrie Dolly Smith of Orofino where they remained until his death.

   Coming from generations of flatland farmers, it seems improbable that Clifford would end up in the mountains, but he spent the greater part of his adult life there working in the lumber business. He loved the country, the wildlife, and his garden. He took great pride in his family and was always available to lend a helping hand to neighbors and friends.

   Clifford was preceded in death by his parents and older siblings, Houston, Donald, Bonnie, Mack and Billy.

   He is survived by his wife Dolly, his children Pat and Kelli, three grandsons, Patrick, Shane and Blake, one great grandson Wyatt, sisters Mavis and Marie, brother Coy and many nieces and nephews.

   He is rewarded by being missed and loved by so many who knew him.

   The family asks, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, (LIVESTRONG.COM) 15801 NE 24th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008.

Cynthia Lanpher, 48, Lapwai

   Cynthia Isbell Lanpher passed away unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, May 26, 2010. She was 48.

   She was born at Moscow, Jan. 10, 1962, to Earl and Vera Isbell. She was the last of five daughters.

   Cindy attended several schools in Idaho and Alaska. She graduated from Timberline High School at Pierce in 1980, the same day that Mount St. Helens erupted. Shortly after graduation, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where she served for 61/2 years.

   Most of her naval career was spent at Norfolk, Va., where she met and married John Lanpher. Together they raised their three children until they later divorced.

   She returned to Idaho, where she had one more child and eventually settled in Lapwai to raise her children.

   She leaves behind four children, Alisha Isbell of Lewiston, Jason Lanpher of Lapwai, John Lanpher and his wife Coral of Lapwai, and Alora Isbell of Lapwai. She will be missed by her loving grandchildren, Boston, Jersey, Raine and Alphena. Cindy is also survived by her parents, Earl and Vera Isbell; four sisters, Francine Mills of Fernwood, Charlotte Peterson of Longview, WA, Pat Isbell of Tucson, AZ, and Terry McGarvey of Lewiston; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

   She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, John Lanpher.

   Cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lewiston Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1212 19th Ave., with Bill Shirley officiating.