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|Obituaries for November 11, 2010|
Joan Kinzer, 72, Craigmont
Joan, pronounced Joann, went to be with the Lord on
During her childhood she moved around with her family to
This past spring she celebrated her 50th college class reunion with all of her friends.
teaching job was in
After she retired from 35 years of teaching in 1997, she was a cook at the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program in Craigmont for the next 11 years. She held numerous positions while teaching at the schools.
She also enjoyed going downtown for coffee with the women in town and also going to lunch on Sunday afternoons with friends from the Baptist church. She was blessed with two beautiful grandchildren, Allison and Aaron. She was very proud of them.
Joan is survived by her husband of 33 years at their home in Craigmont; son Tim and wife Nicole, with their children Allison and Aaron; sisters Carol and Van Lybyer of Caldwell, and Sheryl and Larry Rick of Middleton; in-laws Ralph Mathison, Cliff Kinzer of Craigmont, Bill Kinzer of Kooskia, Marvin Kinzer of Clarkston, WA, Roberta Forsmann of Cottonwood and their spouses; and numerous nieces and nephews who were dear to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters-in-law Mary Ann Mathison and Patsie Kinzer; and numerous aunts and uncles.
A Mass of
Christian burial will be celebrated at
Friday at the Assumption Catholic Church in Ferdinand. Burial will
follow at the
Kent Bryant, 64, Peck
Kent L. Bryant,
64, of Peck, died
Richard A. Jinotti,
Rick and his family lived in Orofino in the 1970’s while he worked on the construction of Dworshak Dam.
He served in the Vietnam War as a Marine and was proud of that. Rick had a special love for his fellow firemen in the Missoula Fire Department. He had a special love for Mother Nature, hunting, fishing and always had a joke or comment that made people laugh.
He will be deeply
missed by his mother, May Sharp of Missoula, MT; Donna May Jinotti
Rick was preceded
in death by his father, H.M. "Tony" Jinotti of
A Celebration of
Life was held Nov. 5 at Garden City Funeral Home, 1705 West
Montie Charles Lineberry,
He was born to
Kelly B and Lois (Humiston) on
working for Supak and Lineberry Logging at a young age. He worked
for the City of
Montie was disabled these past 14 years due to an automobile accident. He was a very caring person; he was a caregiver for several people including his grandpa Ken Humiston. To many of his friends he was counselor and encourager. Montie loved the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, ATV and dirt bike riding and shooting guns.
He was a collector of antiques and anything with a little value or sentiment. He loves his Harleys and his friends who loved Harleys. Montie had many friends, he loved them and as loyal to them. One of Montie’s favorite things was his talented black dog named Bandit.
Montie married Sharon Opdahl and they later divorced. He also had a long time companion, Jody Ward along with her son Benjamin Michales.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Ken and Martha (Eatmon) Humiston and his paternal grandparents Coy and Allura (Coltrain) Lineberry.
He is survived by his parents Kelly B and Lois Lineberry of Clarkston, WA; brother Kelly J. and Kari Lineberry, Kamiah; two nieces along with several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Viewing will be
at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 3-6 p.m. Services
will be Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Life Center (mile post
69½) 4432 Highway 12, between Kamiah and Kooskia. Internment will be
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
|Obituaries for November 4, 2010|
Ralph C. Lacey, Jr. 69, Orofino
Ralph C. Lacey, Jr. went to be with our Lord
Ralph began work for Lashley’s Willys Jeep in Orofino, where he remained employed until 1960, when he went to work for Mel Johnson at NAPA Valley Motor Parts. Ralph purchased the business in 1969, operating it until it was sold to Clay Hesson in 1991. In his semi-retirement, Ralph began operating Valley Equipment, buying, selling, and repairing used equipment.
On the Fourth of July, 2008 Ralph and his family began work on his dream cabin in Cardiff Spur. It became a full-time job for Ralph, who often worked from dawn until dusk, and it was finally completed enough by December 2009 for the family to spend their first Christmas there.
Ralph loved to spend time with his friends and family hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and four-wheelers, and just generally being outdoors.
preceded in death by his mother and father, and older half-sister
Doris. He is survived by his wife, Barbara and their son Doug,
both of Orofino, their daughter Brenda Clelland (spouse: Tim) of
requests the presence of friends at a memorial service to honor
Ralph on Friday Nov. 5 at
After the service a gathering will be held at the Ponderosa Banquet Room.
Shirley Powers, 76,
Shirley Mae Monson Powers passed away on
graduation, the family moved to Asotin and she worked as a telephone
Oliver Louis (Bud) Powers on
Besides being a homemaker, Shirley also worked as a bookkeeper for her husband’s Chevron and Shell service stations in Orofino, owned and operated Big Canyon Grocery with Bud, and worked for Kayler’s Tree Farm and Fowler’s Upholstery.
Shirley loved her family and was interested in family history
and keeping in touch with relatives across the country. She enjoyed
crocheting, bowling, traveling, camping, fishing at
She is survived by her husband Bud of Peck; sons Ken of Peck and John and wife Vickie of Lewiston; daughters Karen Fowler and husband Alan of Peck, Pam Deyo and husband Steve of Orofino; sisters Bea and Dick Brockman of Clarkston, Donna and Frank Collier of Montana, Vonna and Larry Heyer of Cheney, ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Monson of
graveside service will be held on Saturday Nov. 6 at the
contributions can be made to the John Kayler Loose Change
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory in Orofino is in care of arrangements.
Lee P. Thimgan, 82, Weippe
Lee P. Thimgan, of Weippe, left this Earth on
He was born
Lee was married
to Betty Anthony and they had a son, Leo (Tim) P. Thimgan Jr. That
marriage ended in divorce. Lee married Peggy Dayle, which ended in
Peggy’s death in 2002. Lee married Sharon Henderickson on
Lee was very proud to serve this country that he loved. He served in the Navy during the tail end of WWII and served in the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded
in death by both parents; brothers, William,
his wife Sharon; step-daughter Nicole; son Leo (Tim) Jr. and wife
Loretta; grandson Kevin and wife Trudi; granddaughters DeLori and
husband Chuck and Kimberly and husband Lonnie. Also surviving him
are great-grandchildren Dyana, Donald, Megan, Kristi, Jake, DeManda,
MeLinda, Kortney and
At Lee’s request
there will be no memorial service. He will be buried in
My darling Lee, you will be missed so very much. I love you with all my heart, forever and a day plus 10 minutes.
David Wayne Hester, 72, Orofino
David Wayne Hester, 72, of Orofino, passed away
He married Glenda Oliver in 1959. The couple later divorced but remained friends throughout the years.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed telling stories. Most evenings he could be found sitting on his porch reading a book and drinking a beer.
Wayne is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Furr of Orofino, Charlie and Silver Alaniz of Pell City, AL, Debbie and Dion Carpenter of Lewiston, and Sharon and Rocky Heywood of Chehalis, WA; son, Vick Hester of Houston, TX; honorary daughter, Jan Schaff of Lewiston; grandchildren, Josh Hester, Darby Hester, Damian Hester, Byron Brown, Adrienne Hester, Jordan Barnett, Darin McKinley, Mercedes McKinley, Erin Hester, Mitchell Gillis, Brynnan Carpenter, Zack Carpenter, Kaitlyn Carpenter, Devin Schaff and Janet Alaniz; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Sydney, Somer, Macy, Gavin, Bryden and Madison; siblings, Curtis Hester, Mary Etta and Dwight French, Melton Hester, James Hester and Travis Hester; ex-wife, Glenda Hester; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Patsy Lewis, grandson, Kelly Hendren, great-grandson, Gary Miller, and great-granddaughter, Lily Miller.
service will be held at
Friday, Nov. 5 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. A
covered-dish dinner will follow at the
Ellen “Angel” Stanley-Richardson, 58, of
Ellen was born in
She then decided
to strike out into the world and learn how to drive at age 33. This
new found knowledge was an experience for herself and her family.
After learning to drive, she started her college education at Lewis
Clark State College where she graduated magna cum laude. This is
where her teaching career began! She taught in Orofino for several
years before moving to
Although this marriage ended, Ellen continued her enthusiasm for life. This is when she met the love of her life, Albert Rich Richardson. From the moment their marriage began, their romance and joy of life never ended. In just looking at them, you could tell how in love they were. Together they traveled and cruised their way to different destinations where they would photograph their adventures. She also added bowling, body building, and painting to her already active life.
Rich and Ellen
continued their travels and moved to
Ellen touched the lives of everyone she met, whether through teaching, her devotion to the gospel, her art work, or her sparkling personality. She made a difference in the lives of hundreds of people. Her joy of life was infectious.
She is survived by her loving husband, Rich, her three children Kim Stanley Birkinbine, Lisa Dial, and JJ Stanley, and her grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Mary King, and brothers and sisters: John Abel, Donna Dalrymple, Melody Price, and Glen King.
were held Oct. 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
|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.” 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 Ann’s 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 Matson’s 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 30’s 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 ½ 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 Vivian’s 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 grandson’s 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 John’s 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.