JUNE 17, 2010

Obituaries for June 17, 2010

Cecil L. Aldrich, 81, Orofino

   Cecil “Luke” Aldrich, Orofino, was born Jan. 8, 1929 in Plentywood, MT, to Minnie and Arthur Aldrich and died June 12, 2010 at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation. He was 81.

   Luke grew up in the small town of Kootenai outside Sandpoint. He had three half-brothers and three half-sisters, all of them older and out of the household as he grew up. He graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1948.

   Luke joined the Air Force in 1950 and was based in Florida and England during the Korean War. He married his high school sweetheart, Doris Jean Woodard, in the Kootenai Church on June 9, 1951.

   When he was discharged from the Air Force he entered the University of Idaho graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management in 1959. After graduation he worked for the Idaho Forestry Department, now the Idaho Department of Lands, retiring there as area supervisor for the Clearwater area in 1989.

   Luke is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean; his daughter, Darcy Pederson and husband Ray of Grangeville; sons, Alan and wife Donna of Gillette, WY and Luke and wife, Tracie, of La Grande, OR; his wonderful grandchildren are Debbie, Amy, Lisa, Eyler and Katie.

   Luke was an avid outdoorsman with an uncanny woods sense. He shared his love of the outdoors with his family and friends. At work and at play, he respected the natural world around him and looked for a way to make things better.

   A memorial service celebrating his life will was held at Orofino City Park on June 17.

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

Doreene Hanning, 88, Orofino

   Doreene “Doe” Hanning of Orofino passed away June 9, 2010. She was 88. She’s in peace with the Lord.

   Doreene was born June 8, 1922 in Blackfoot to Elmer Jolley and Retha Butler. Doreene’s from a family of 13 children.

   She is survived by one brother, Wayne Jolley, and sisters, Velma Fisher and Chris Van Duine.  Also her sons, Richard and his wife, Dana Hanning of Everett, WA;  Edward and his wife, Lena Hanning of Lenore, and daughter, Carol Jean Hanning of Orofino. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Rodney, Darren, Mark, Mike and Shana Hanning, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

   Doreene enjoyed her family, going for rides to see the country and playing her organ.

   Doreene retired from Scott Paper Co. after 30 years, now known as Kimberly-Clark Paper Co. She lived in Everett, WA for 65 years. She moved to Orofino in 2004 with her son Edward and his wife Lena and her daughter, Carol Jean Hanning.

   She was preceded in death by her husband Wallace R. Hanning.

   She has touched many lives in her time on earth and will be missed by all that knew her.

   Funeral arrangements are with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino and Cypress Lawn in Everett, WA.

Donna Fitzpatrick, 64, Orofino

   Donna Ann Fitzpatrick was born July 11, 1945 to T. Roy Haley and Donna Inez (Burgin) Haley at Eudora, AR. She died Monday, June 7, 2010 at Orofino. 

   The family moved to Madera, CA in 1955 where Donna attended school and graduated from Madera High Union School in 1963. She married Dwight Cornett and had one son, David Cornett.  She later married Bud Childers and they had two sons, Dennis and John.

   In 1972 Donna and her family moved to Pierce where she later met and married Tim Fitzpatrick in 1987. Tim still resides at their home in Pierce. Donna worked many years at Headquarters Bar & Café, and Clearwater Café.  In 1999 she went to work at Pierce Hardware. Donna was a member of the Lions Club.  She loved to fish, camp, and working in her yard with her flowers. One of her favorite pastimes was spending time with her family.

   Donna is survived by her husband Tim, sons David Cornett of Forest Grove, OR, Dennis (Jennifer) Childers of Hayden, John (Machelle) Childers of Forest Grove, stepson Tommy Fitzpatrick of Weippe, stepdaughter Lisa (Fitzpatrick) Dahl and husband Sandy of Fraser, and niece Brandi Nesheim, who lived with Donna and Tim through high school.

   Also surviving are brothers Jack (Judy) Haley of Juliaetta, Robert Haley of Pierce, Ed (Shannon) Haley of Athol, and sister Delia Sue (Bob) Leonard of Pierce, grandchildren Devan, Layne and Jared Cornett, Sydney and Jake Childers, Alexis and Dylan Frades, Brooklynn and Mason Childers, step grandchildren Jaden and Krystal Dahl, great grandson Cayden Cornett, and many nieces and nephews that loved their Aunt Donna and she cherished all of them. 

   She was preceded in death by her parents, T. Roy Haley and Donna Haley, and brother David Gene Haley.

   A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 19 at 12 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.

   After the service, a covered dish dinner will be held at the Pierce Community Center. The Timberline Lions Club will help organize the meal.

   Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory in charge of arrangements.

Opal M. Hamilton, 92, Lewiston

   Opal Meredith Hobbs Hamilton passed away at the age of 92, Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston. She was born April 21, 1918, at Tofield, Alberta, Canada, to Loid Hutchins and Maud Hoisington Hutchins, the eighth of nine children.

   When she was about five years old, the family, who had moved to Canada shortly before her birth, returned to the U.S., settling first in Spokane and then in the Fraser area, near Weippe. She attended the Cottonwood school, and then the family moved to the Hanford, WA area before returning to Canada in 1928.

   In 1935, she married Cyril Hobbs at Barrhead, Alberta, Canada. They farmed in that area until 1953, when they moved to Weippe to be near her mother and brothers.

   In Weippe, she worked at the H&W Mercantile Store as a clerk during the 1950s and early 1960s. In 1966, they moved to Lewiston, where she worked at the Lewiston Care and Rehabilitation Center. In 1970, they moved to Moscow. Her husband passed away in 1974, and in 1975 she moved with her youngest son, Fred to Milton-Freewater, OR, for a short time before moving to Sandpoint.

   She married her second husband, Lawrence Hamilton, in Bonners Ferry. He passed away in 1987 and in 1989 she moved back to Lewiston, where she remained until her passing.

   Opal enjoyed gardening, but most of all loved having her family and friends near. She could always put together a meal for unexpected guests. No one ever left her home hungry. She was a kind and loving person who had a big smile for everyone.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Orel Hutchins, Leslie Hutchins and Lawrence Hutchins; four sisters, Florence Sampson, Zora Ford, Della Bisson and Hazel Hutchins; two stepsons, Donald Hamilton and Larry Hamilton; and a step-daughter-in-law, Minnie Hamilton.

   Opal is survived by her brother, Eldon Hutchins of Lewiston; her daughter, Thelma (Term) Nylund of Camas, WA; three sons, Raymond Hobbs and wife Geraldine of Clarkston, WA, Fred Hobbs and Herb Hobbs, both of Lewiston; a step-daughter-in-law, Shirley Hamilton of Bonners Ferry; one sister-in-law, Alice Hutchins of Lewiston; also 11 grandchildren, Bonnie Hunt and Wayne Wilson of Lewiston, Bev Dobrinski and Tina Bowman of Vancouver, WA, Kathy Edwards of Priest Lake, Debra Reida of Battleground, WA, Ed Hobbs of Tualatin, OR, Chris Hobbs of Hercules, CA, Melanie Pichette of Spokane Valley, WA, Amy Bare of Ellensburg, WA, and Mark Hobbs of Liberty Lake, WA; six step-grandchildren, Randy Hamilton of Sandpoint, Sandra Beamer of Careywood, Alan Hamilton and John Hamilton of Bonners Ferry, and Ann and Laura Hamilton; plus numerous great-grandchildren and a few great-great-grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Tuesday at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, followed by interment at the Weippe Cemetery.

   For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family suggests the Hilltop Heritage Society Museum at Weippe.

   The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of the Liberty House for their care and kindness during the past two-plus years.

Clairel Huddleston, 75, Weippe

   Clairel Vernon Huddleston, Weippe, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at his home. He was 75. Arrangements are pending with Mountain View Funeral Home of Lewiston.

Fern Paananen memorial service

   A memorial service for Fern Erthel Paananen will be held Monday, July 5 at 1 p.m. at Orofino’s Riverside Cemetery on Highway 12.

   Afterwards a lunch will be furnished at the Orofino City Park cabana, near the playground.

Leona Crouch memorial service June 25

   Memorial services for Leona Crouch will be held on Friday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, 3521 7th Street in Lewiston.