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|Obituaries for October 28, 2010|
Dana Alberts, 35, Orofino
A loving wife and mother passed from this world and returned
to the arms of our Lord on
Dana met and
fell in love with her husband William when they both worked as State
Correctional Officers at the Idaho State Prison in Orofino. They
began their life together as husband and wife on
Dana always wanted to help people throughout her life and in her last few years she decided she wanted to become a nurse and had planned to start school in the winter quarter at LCSC.
Dana is survived by husband William; children Emily Ann Hathaway of Wyoming, Katita Hurley of New York, Quincy and Shyanne Hurley of Lenore; parents Edson Stewart of Utah, Reggie and (Rick) Hutchins of Utah; brother Edson (Jennifer) Stewart of Missouri, Clinton Stewart of Utah; sister Crystal Saravia of Utah; brother-in-law Robert (Debbie) Alberts of Orofino; grandma Jennie Stewart of Nevada, grandma Deloris Brooks of California and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dana was preceded in death by grandpa Edson Stewart and grandpa Lynn Brooks.
can be made at Potlatch Credit Union,
Funeral services took place Oct. 26 in Orofino. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Joanne Mae Lee, 70,
Joanne Mae Lee, 70, died peacefully,
Joanne was born
She graduated from Clarkston High School in 1958, went on to Lewis Clark State College and then due to medical issues began taking night classes at the University of Idaho (U of I), to finally earn her degree in Elementary Education. She then began working on her Masters degree in Education at the U of I.
elementary school in
Her hobbies included quilting, genealogy, visiting with her friends, traveling, puzzles, and games with her grandkids, photography and family.
"Joanne was known to her family and friends as a beautiful, free spirit and very outgoing" her family added. "Joanne did not like to be alone and loved being around people, both family and friends.Ē She was nominated for several awards over the years by her students which included awards in teaching, best teacher of the year, as well as several other awards.
She was very
highly respected and liked by her students both in the elementary
school and her GED students.
She loved to travel and
Joanne was a devoted mother (to people and her beloved pets), who never turned away family or friends in need. She opened her home and heart to all. Her wisdom and love will forever be cherished by the many lives she touched.
She is survived by sister, Theda Kilgore of Clarkston, WA; sister, Janice Ball of Umatilla, OR; son, Roy Thornton of Anchorage, AK; son, Aaron Thornton, Ft Huachuca, AZ; ten grandkids, and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Hoffman; and her father and mother, Edwin and Clarice Hoffman.
Service will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at
in Orofino at the
may be made to Orofino Tabernacle,
Sharon A. Loughmiller, 65, Orofino
Loughmiller, Orofino, died
She was born in
She is survived by her husband Jess, married 39 years; her daughters Candice Wihite of Oroville, CA and Deanna Wittmeyer of Lewiston; sons Jesse Loughmiller and Robbie Fuyua of Spokane, WA; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; best friends, Betty Groves, of Orofino and Norma Pettengill of Peck and Marge Hardman of Greer.
She was preceded in death by her mother Gladys Armstrong.
Cremation will be in the care of Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at at Riverside Assembly of God. Pastor David King will officiate.
Lee Ann Sparks, 46, Orofino
Lee Ann Sparks,
She is survived by
two sons; brother; sister; and her partner Norman Olson.
A potluck celebration of Lee Annís life will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at at the Oasis Club in Orofino. Please come and celebrate life with us.
Harla Mae Matson, 76, Orofino
Our mom lost her life to cancer on
She was born to
Charles and Stila Harlan Gleason in Orofino on
Mom married our dad, Gerald Matson on
Mom is survived by sons Kurt of Lewiston, Kevin of Orofino; daughter Connie Yates of Orofino and the light of her life grandson, Haydn Matson of Orofino; sisters Carolyn Mattson and Elaine Rinehart both of Orofino.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
As per moms request no services will be held.
There will be a
potluck for family and friends Saturday, Nov. 6 at
at Scott Matsonís home at
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Delbert Glen Humiston, 95, Orofino
Delbert Glen (Debs) Humiston, an Orofino resident always went
for a Sunday drive and on
He was born
In the late 30ís he moved to the Pierce area and began working for his step-father, Charlie Lang, horse logging.
In 1952 he went to
work for now, Potlatch Corp, working in the truck shop in
Headquarters becoming a well known welder. After 25 years he retired
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising a garden, even having a small garden this past summer. In later years he really loved watching his pigeons fly around his home.
Survivors include daughters Sharon K. Turcott (Louie), Orofino, and Glenna Rae Delp (Charlie), Vancouver, WA; step-daughter Joan Decker (Tom), Moscow; step-son Ellis McMullen (Marlene), MI; six grandchildren; four and a Ĺ great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Edna; brothers Eldred and Kenneth.
will be held at the
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
John Carson Miles, 98, of Weippe
John Carson Miles, 98, of Weippe, closed the final chapter of
his life on
John was born
He grew up on the
family farm on the Weippe prairie and attended school at the
Vivian Lucile Frey on
As a young man
John worked for the
John and Vivian returned to Weippe in1942, where he again worked in the woods and the lumbermills for the next few years. He was also a school bus driver.
The couple purchased the Jacobson Ranch on the Weippe prairie bordering the place of his birth and childhood. They spent the next 40 years operating their dairy farm, "Whispering Pines Ranch" in partnership with their son Grant, on the prairie. John had a passion for caring for and doctoring his livestock, often spending more time at the barn than at the house.
He was chosen Clearwater County Grassman of the Year in 1967. In 1992 He and Vivian were bestowed the honor of grand marshals of the Weippe Rodeo.
John and Vivian retired in 1993 when they sold their dairy herd. John had made his home at Brookside Landing in Orofino the past seven years.
A great outdoors
man, John was an avid hunter, and enjoyed the mountains, especially
A lover of music John, played the harmonica, and spent hours enjoying Vivianís musical talents on the piano and organ. He was always easy to locate as you could hear him whistling a merry tune as he went about his chores, often running from place to place.
He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially the four generations of his family working and playing together on the ranch. He was a great supporter of his grandsonís sporting events especially track. He attended their track meets all around the area, including state competition which, as an Idaho Dairy Association member, he helped to sponsor.
John is survived
by his wife Vivian, residing at Brookside Landing in Orofino. His
son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Sharon Miles of Weippe.
Grandsons, Russel and Cindy Miles of Weippe, Randal Miles of
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers Dale, Delbert, Virgil, and Cecil Miles, one sister Veda Lusk, and a grandson Grant David Miles.
celebration of Johnís life will be held at the
suggests memorials can be made to The Hilltop Heritage Society,
David W. Hester, 72, Weippe
David W. Hester,
72, of Orofino died
Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.