JULY 15, 2010

Obituaries for July 15, 2010

Charles L. Haag, 74, Orofino

   Charles L. Haag, of Orofino, died Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Community Life Center of the Boise Veterans Administration Hospital. He was 74.

   A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 31 at 1 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.

Irma L. White, 100, retired teacher

   Irma L. White of Alpine, TX, formerly of Lenore, died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, July 5, 2010, following a short illness.  She was 100 years old.

   Mrs. White was born to Ray and Helen Wilson on a ranch near Belt, MT on Oct. 19, 1909. She attended school in Belt, graduating valedictorian at age 16. 

   She attended college at Eastern Washington, obtaining a teaching certificate at age 18. Years later, she received her bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Idaho in Moscow.  She taught school in Montana, and retired from teaching in Kellogg in 1972.

   Mrs. White married Beauford W. White in Cutbank, MT on Aug. 18, 1941. In 1972 the couple moved to Riggins, and then relocated to Lenore in 1979.Mr. White died in Lewiston in 1999.

   Mrs. White was a former member and treasurer of the Lenore Community Center, a life member of the Riggins Art Club, and a former treasurer of the Willing Workers of Lenore. She had been a member of the Womenís Club of Alpine and the Alpine Seniorís Circle.

   She was an active member of the Alpine Senior Center, and a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine. She traveled extensively in her later years, including three trips to Europe while in her 90's. She was very active in Alpine bridge clubs, and only reluctantly surrendered her car at age 99.

   Survivors include three sons, William B. White and spouse Janie of Alpine, James R. White and spouse Xiu Ying of Newcastle, WY and Jon E. White and spouse Nancy of Burbank, WA; two nieces, Linda Neely of Spokane, WA and Shelley Blickerstaff of Scapoose, OR; nephew Thomas White of Alpine, AZ; brother-in-law Merle White of Scapoose; 10 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

   Graveside services will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Lenore on Thursday, July 15 at 2 p.m. Rosary will be said for her at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m.

   A memorial gathering in Alpine, TX will be held at the Hallmark Apartments Fiesta Room at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24.

   Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.

Sherrie Lee McKinnon, 58, Kent, WA

    Sherrie Lee McKinnon, 58, former Pierce and Weippe resident, died Sunday, July 11, 2010 at her home in Kent, WA, after a courageous three year fight with cancer.

    She was born April 12, 1952 to Otis L. McCollum and Mildred VanDevender McCollum at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston.

    She attended elementary school in Pierce, and graduated from Timberline High School in 1971. She then attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA, earning her associate degree in Applied Sciences in 1983.

    In 1975 she married her soul mate, Ralph McKinnon of Weippe.

    The couple moved to Pasco
with their son, Chris and for the past 23 years
Kent, WA, has been home. Sherrie had several jobs working in the engineering field throughout her career.

    One of Sherrie's greatest joys was riding her Harley Davidson. She fulfilled a life long dream in 2009 by attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in North Dakota. Sherrie felt her life was complete after the birth of her beloved grandson, Noah.

    She is survived by her husband Ralph; son Christian; grandson Noah; her mother Mildred McCollum of Clarkston; three brothers, Bill and Marlene McCollum of Weippe, Dennis and Judy McCollum of Pierce and Gene and Cheri McCollum of Lewiston and numerous nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her father, Otis Lloyd McCollum.

    At her request no services will be held. A memorial motorcycle ride will be held at a later date.

Rosemary M. Teed, 90, Lewiston

   Rosemary Teed passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010, of natural causes at Orchards Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lewiston. She was 90.

   She was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Moscow, to Rose and Lemuel Hunt. She lived most of her life in Weippe, attending school in Weippe and Moscow.

   Rosemary married Ralph S. Teed Jr. on June 10, 1937, in Lewiston. He died July 15, 1965.

   In 1976, Rosemary moved to Lewiston and worked for Blue Ribbon for eight years. Prior to that, she spent many years taking care of her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Orchards Community Church in Lewiston and was involved with the Ladies Aid Society.

   Survivors include three sons, Milo S. Teed of Lewiston, Monty L. Teed of Lewiston and Tracy Teed of Weippe; three daughters, Laurinda A. Wise of Volcano, CA, Wendy Teed of Lewiston and Tammy K. Wells of Clarkston, WA; a sister, Joan Kling of Soap Lake, WA.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Preston Teed; a daughter, Lorraine Hutchins; a brother, Lyle Hunt; and a grandson, Larry Teed.

   A memorial service was held Saturday, July 3 at Orchards Community Church, with interment at Weippe Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Brewster will officiate. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.