AUGUST 5, 2010

Obituaries for August 5, 2010

Dorothy Jean Alexander, 86, Orofino

   Dorothy Jean Alexander died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 of causes related to age. She was 86.

   She was born in Amber, OK on Aug. 2, 1923.

   Dorothy married the love of her life, Lowell “Rip” Alexander in Carnegie, OK on May 6, 1944. They farmed in Oklahoma before moving to Oklahoma City. They then moved to Newhall, CA, where they stayed until they retired and moved to Orofino to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.

   Dotty and Rip both loved fishing, camping and going to Mariner games. Her biggest delight was her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was even lucky enough to have one great grandchild born on her 80th birthday.

   Dotty was a member of the Clearwater Valley Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the local chapter of the Eagles. She was an avid bowler for years and she and Rip bowled every Friday night.

   She is survived by one sister, Mildred Goodwin of Yukon, OK; three children, Beverley Hermann of Kent, WA, Allen Alexander of Kennewick, WA and Marilyn Fish of Lenore; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Rip and her identical twin, Dorene Good.

   The family asks that memorials be sent to the Clearwater Valley Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

   A private family service was held July 31.

Lubin J. “Pete” Nygaard, 77, Orofino

    Lubin J. “Pete” Nygaard of Orofino peacefully left us Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in Orofino. He was 77.

    Pete was born Sept. 16, 1932 to Lubin L. and Edna C. (Brown) Nygaard. He was raised in Orofino and at the young age of four his fearless determination led him to swim the Clearwater River, much to the alarm of his sisters who he had followed.

    This early example of rebellion would pave the way to adolescence full of adventure. He was a man that lived his life on his own terms and relished challenges.

    Pete grew up with two older sisters, Betty (Paul) Hart of Gunnison, CO and Phyllis Heywood. In 1949 and 1950, Pete was a proud member of the OHS Maniac Basketball State Champions led by Coach Monk Montgomery.

    He found his life companion, Pauline D. Clark, and they were married Oct. 14, 1951. He and Pauline have four children: Steven C. Nygaard, Mark J. Nygaard, Hollie (Gale) Eller and Julie (Terry) Hollibaugh. As a family they enjoyed camping, boating, fishing and gardening (almost everyone has enjoyed Pete’s corn).

    Pete became an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved everything outdoors and taught his children and grandchildren his secrets of success.

    Pete’s early work history was alongside his dad in the lumber industry. Later most of his days were spent behind the wheel of a logging truck for numerous logging companies in the area.

    After suffering a massive stroke in ’98 Pete began to learn patience, understanding and how to let others take care of him, as he had done for his family and friends for many years.

    Leaving behind to carry on his legacy, along with his four children, are his grandchildren, Cassie (Tim) Adams, Joey (Geoff) Schneider, Trent (Debbi) Hoyle, Cody (Meranda) Nygaard and Heather Nygaard; great-grandchildren Shaylen, Kaylie, Dalton Adams and Easton and Hudson Schneider; and his extended family, Bill Hoyle, Cassie (his morning sunshine), Bryan Madsen and children Caleb, Abby and Lil’ Man Cole.

    Preceding Pete in death were his parents, wife Pauline and his dog LP Shooter, sister Phyllis Heywood, grandson Jeremy Hollibaugh and great-grandson Andrew Adams.

    Per his wishes cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.

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