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Obituaries for November 25, 2010

Beverly Myers, 73, Orofino

   Beverly Mae Myers of Orofino, age 73, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 of injuries from a fall. Her family was at her side.

   She was born July 25, 1937, in Helix, OR to Harvey and Mary Bechtel. She had one sister, Marilyn Childers of Ione, OR. She graduated from Helix High School in 1956 and attended beauty school in Walla Walla, WA.

   She married Dale Brock in 1959. Together they had two daughters: Elizabeth Brock of Battle Creek, MI. and Barb Marsh of Lewiston.

   She was a stay-at-home mom while her daughters were young. Being home to raise her daughters was very important to her.  After the girls started school, she worked part time at JCPenney, Skow’s Meat Cutting and PFI's seed starter plant. She was a wonderful mother who never missed a school activity.

   Years later her marriage ended in divorce and in 1987 she married Dennis Myers, who survives. She provided a fun and loving home to her family and all who knew her. She also cultivated lasting friendships wherever life carried her and she will be deeply missed by many.

   Bev and Dennis did a lot of traveling including to Mexico, Alaska, California and Michigan. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping, watching soap operas, picking wildflowers, collecting sea shells, sewing, puzzles and cross stitch.

   As her children grew up and had families of their own she enjoyed her role of grandma, especially playing games with the grandkids.  She took great pride in being present for the births of Randi and Colby.

   She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Dennis, and their dog, Zack; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Cleo Childers; daughters, Elizabeth and Barb; stepchildren, Joey Myers, Suze Jones, and Mike Myers; grandchildren, Randi Marsh, Colby Marsh, Justin Mains, Taylor Mains, Danielle Jones, Nathen Myers, Matt Myers and Kylie Myers; her Aunt Eleanor Arras; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents and dear friend, Dorothy Troyers.

   Bevy, your memory will live on and you will be forever missed. Mom, you were a great wife, mother, sister, daughter, grand-ma and friend. May you rest in peace.

   In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in her honor may do so to the charity of their own choosing.

   A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Bev’s life was held Nov. 21 in Lewiston.

Catherine Green, 66, Orofino

   Catherine Marie (Kate) Green died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. She was 66.

   She was born to the late Buck and Edith Ryan on July 15, 1944.

   Kate was a long time resident of the Pierce area, having retired from Jaype after 19 years. She will be missed by her numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

   She is survived by her son, Victor McCollum of Seattle, WA; sisters Mary Enyeart of Loon Lake, WA, Pat Enyeart of Grangemont (Orofino) and Mike Clark of Walla Walla, WA; granddaughter Felicia Weaver; great-granddaughter Layla of Fallon, NV and grandson Joshua Eller of Weippe.

   Preceding her in death were her son, Loyd Buck McCollum and her sister, Eva Wren.

   No services will be held at this time. A memorial is planned for a later time.

Dorothy Kettenburg, 84, Lenore

   Dorothy Barbara Kettenburg, 84, of Lenore, died Nov. 22, 2010 at Clearwater Valley Hospital. Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

John Watson, 68, Lewiston

   John Watson, of Lewiston, died Friday, Nov 19, 2010. He was 68.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov.26 at 11:30 a.m. at Malcom’s Brower-Wann in Lewiston, with graveside services following at Melrose Cemetery near Reubens.

Jill A. Carlson, 57, Lewiston

   Jill Carlson passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, from complications of pneumonia at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

   Jill was born Dec. 11, 1952, in Lewiston, to Charmoine (Stretch) and Louis Spencer. She attended schools at Pierce. She married Dean Carlson June 10, 1989.

   Jill was a well-known and loved local bartender for more than 30 years. One of her greatest passions and joy in life were her horses. She also enjoyed competing in team penning.

   Survivors include her husband Dean and mother-in-law Darlene Carlson, both of Lewiston; five brothers: Calvin and Sharon Spencer of Orofino, Leon Spencer of Colorada., Anthony and Catherine Spencer of Oregon., Ross Spencer of Nebraska., and Emery and Cassandra Spencer of Texas; two sisters, Charlotte McKinley of Lewiston and Anita and Mike Chalupa of Nebraska.; a sister-in-law, Debbie and Allen Gamel of Boise; and her nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Angela Gentry; brother, Justin Spencer and her father-in-law, Lester Carlson.

   Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Monte C. Munn, 85, Lewiston

   Monte Cyril Munn, 85, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, on Veterans Day. He was 85.

   Monte was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Plains, MT to Clarence and Florence Baker. Monte was the youngest of four sons, Tim Baker, Lee Baker and Doug Baker, who have all preceded him in death. Monte was cremated, per his wishes.

   Monte was adopted at the age of two by Charles and Hattie Munn of Craigmont, and went to school through the fourth grade at Craigmont, then moved to Puyallup, WA., living there through the eighth grade. He moved to Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1942. While in high school, Monte played football for the Lewiston Golden Bengals.

   He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. While in the service he received an Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon and two Bronze Stars.

   He married Lois Maxine Kessler in 1945, and they had three sons, Ronald Dwight Munn of Kendrick, Steven Duane Munn of Juliaetta, and Galen Lee Munn of Clarkston. Monte and Lois were married for 52 years. Lois passed away in 1997.

   Monte was the first post commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Sourdough Post 10043, and Lois was first president of the Ladies Auxiliary. Both remained active in the VFW throughout their lives. Monte conducted the Monday night cribbage games for 29 years, with proceeds going to the Veterans nursing home in Lewiston.

   Monte worked various construction jobs in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. He retired with 50 years active membership in Carpenters Local No. 398. Monte served on the board of directors of Lewis-Clark Broncs, taught the carpenter apprentice class at Lewis-Clark Normal School, delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and participated in various other civic organizations.

   In 1997, Monte married Flo Ross and acquired three daughters. Monte and Flo cruised the Inside Passage of Alaska and the eastern Caribbean. They flew to Alaska, Hawaii, New York City and San Antonio. They took road trips to Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Nebraska and Kansas. They enjoyed bowling, golfing, cribbage and volunteer work.

   Monte is survived by his present wife, Flo Munn; her three daughters, Sandra Lougee and husband Lee of Headquarters, Claudia Lougee and husband Ned of Orofino, and Patricia Epley and husband Jerry of Lewiston; his three sons, Ron Munn and wife Connie of Kendrick, Steve Munn and wife Jeannie of Juliaetta, and Galen Munn and wife Holly of Clarkston; as well as 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

   The memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. April 16 at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston; burial will follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, 3521 Seventh St. A reception will follow at the Lewiston VFW Hall, 1104 Warner Ave., where a catered lunch will be served.

   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Monte's name to the Idaho State Veterans Home, 821 21st Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501, for activities for veterans.

   Dad, Papa, Pops, Daddy, Monte - We Love You - You Will Be Missed Beyond Belief!

Franklin Middlekoop, 60, Post Falls

   Franklin Preston Middlekoop was born Aug. 31, 1950, in Orofino, and passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at a hospital in Post Falls.

   Frank went to school in Weippe until the sixth grade and then his family moved to Lewiston to finish his schooling. Frank has always been a very hard worker, even from a young age. He was 11 years old when his father died and he took over helping his mother and four siblings maintain a household.

   His first job away from home was farm work for Max Peterson and then he started moving houses for Howard Jeppeson. Throughout his adult years he worked in logging and construction. He was a general foreman at Hanford.  

   In 1969, Frank married Bona McClarin and they had a daughter, who they raised together for 15 years before parting. He later married Cindy Osborne, and together they raised a son before parting.

   Frank's passion in life was being outdoors. He loved fishing and hunting, especially in the company of family and friends. Regardless of whom he was with or where they were fishing, he always brought home the prize fish.

   He was an amazing man and will be remembered by all for his strength and courage. He strived to provide for his family and friends every day of his life.

   Frank is survived by his mother, Verna Gibbins of Idaho; daughter Marcie Takashima of Oregon; son Chad Osborne of Washington; sisters Ann Bare, Debbie Smith and Shannon Stajkowskie, all of Idaho, and Melva Eichner of Washington; brothers Ed Gibbins and David Middlekoop of Idaho, and Rodney Middlekoop of Oregon; son-in-law Kaz Takashima of Oregon; and brothers-in-law Steve Eichner of Washington, Steve Stajkowskie and Mike Bare, both of Idaho.

   He was preceded in death by his brothers, Tom Gibbins and Leonard Middlekoop; fathers Cornelius Middlekoop and Melvin Gibbins; and nephew Jason Middlekoop.

   A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. A burial service will follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens.

   A covered-dish dinner will be hosted by the family at the 49ers Arena following the service.

Agnes L. Akkerman, 94, Lewiston

   On Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, the angels called our beloved mother home. She was 94.

   Agnes L. Akkerman was born to Marcell and Zilda Jeannotte in Malta, MT, May 10, 1915. She was the third of 11 children and attended St. Paul's Mission in Zortman, MT.

   She met and married Muril L. Akkerman in February 1940. In 1946, they moved to Weippe, where they owned and operated the Lucky Inn. In 1962, they moved to Lewiston.

   She worked as a housekeeper until a car accident forced her into retirement. Around this time, Agnes decided to do what came naturally to her - caring for others. She opened up her home to foreign exchange students. She really loved her "kids," and was known lovingly by all of her students as the "international Grandma."

   Aside from her children, her pets Smokey and that damn bird Babe were her favorite pets. She also enjoyed playing bingo when she could. But the greatest time in her life was when she was surrounded by her family at her home on Seventh Avenue in Lewiston.

   She is survived by her sons, Muril M. of Lewiston, Lyle K. of Cortez, CO, and Dean and Linda of Asotin, WA; daughters Karen Stamper of Lewiston, Lynn and Lee Greenlee of Bayard, IA, Muriel and Lamar Johnson of Genesee, Marsha and Duane Warner of Clarkston, WA and Deena Holly of Lewiston; one sister, Christine Clary of Cottonwood, CA.; she also has 28 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Muril; and sons Clarence E. and Duane C. Akkerman; as well as her nine siblings.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. Following a short graveside service, there will be a celebration of life at the Asotin Lions Club, 118 Second St. in Asotin. A covered-dish is requested, but not necessary.

   Anyone wishing to make a donation in her honor may do so to the charity of their own choosing.

Obituaries for November 18, 2010

JoAnn Zipse memorial service

   A memorial service for JoAnn Zipse, who died Oct. 5, 2010 will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m. at the Teweepuu Community Center on Highway 12.

   The center is approximately one mile east of Orofino. A potluck will he held after the memorial service.

Jesse Lyda, 84, Orofino

   Jesse A. Lyda, Orofino, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. He was 84.

   He was born June 1, 1926 in Cedar City, UT to Perry Lyda and Priscilla Dunton. He attended school until the age of 15 then quit and went to work in the shipyard and soon after his parents gave their permission for him to join the Navy.

   Jesse married the love of his life Betty M. Mattson on Jan. 15, 1948.

   He worked on the railroad, in the woods and various lumber mills in the area. The last was Potlatch Corp. of Lewiston until he was forced to retire in 1985. He loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the Northwest Steelheaders Association, Idaho State Horseshoe Pitchers Association and the local VFW in Orofino.

   Jesse is survived by his wife Betty at the family home; two sons, Ron Lyda of Albuquerque, NM and Greg Lyda and wife Sandy, Orofino; grandson Kaden Lyda and wife Summer, Lewiston; three great-grandchildren Kaarleigh, Breeze and Jansen; brother Perk Lyda, Orofino; and sister, Betty Johnson, Thorpe, WA.

   He was preceded in death by brothers Sam and Clayton and sister Loree.

   Cremation has taken place and the memorial will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Orofino VFW Building, 330 Michigan Ave; a reception will follow.

Beverly Myers, 73, Orofino

   Beverly M. Myers of Orofino died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She was 73.

   Arrangements are pending at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home.

Kent Lee Bryant, 65, Peck

   Kent Lee Bryant, 65, of Peck, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 in Orofino.

   He is survived by his mom and dad; a brother and his family; two sons, one with a family; and his companion of seven and a half years.

   Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be spread in the mountains at Peck. No formal services are planned, per Kent’s wishes.

   A potluck luncheon will be held for family and friends Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at Peck Community Center.

Robert, “Bob” Young, 81, Spokane, WA

   Robert “Bob” Young, Spokane, WA, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, after a long battle with COPD. He was 81. He was a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, coach, solider and athlete.

   Bob was born in Kamiah on July 3, 1929 to Mary and Oral Young. He was raised by his mother and uncles in the small town.

   In May 1952 he married Helen Grimm of Orofino.

   Bob graduated with a BA in Education from Eastern Washington State College. He served in Korea in the 7th Armored Division from 1952-1954. After returning from war, Bob taught school and coached football and baseball in Hunters, Tekao and Colville, WA. He was dedicated to officiating basketball and football for over 30 years participating in A, AA and AAA tournaments. Many remember Bob from when he pitched for the Orofino town baseball team in the 1950’s.

   He is survived by his wife Helen of 58 years; three daughters, Eileen Rhodes (Ron), Connie Young, and Jodi Inman (Marc) and grandson Christopher Rhodes. Also surviving him are two sisters, Vera Killmar and Violet Biggers; brother, Don Young (Bobbie); several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

   Before his illness Bob enjoyed hunting with his dogs and salmon fishing.

   A memorial service was held Nov. 4 in Spokane, WA. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Washington, 1817 E. Springfield, Suite E; Spokane, WA 99202.

   Thornhill Valley Funeral Home of Spokane was in care of arrangements.

Catherine Green, 66, Orofino

   Catherine M. Green, Orofino, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. She was 66. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino is handling arrangements.

Monte Munn, 85, Lewiston

   Monte C. Munn, 85, of Lewiston, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

Agnes Akkerman, 94, Lewiston

   Agnes L. Akkerman, 94, of Lewiston, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at Malcom’s Brower Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston.

   Following a short graveside service, there will be a celebration of life at the Asotin Lions Club, 118 Second St. in Asotin. A covered dish is requested but not necessary.

G. Pauline Fleury, 92, Kooskia

   G. Pauline Howe Fleury of Kooskia died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. She was 92.

   Pauline was born July 8, 1918 in Genoa, CO to Floyd Otto and Nora Agnes (Morrison) Howe. Pauline’s mother Nora died when she was an infant and her grandmother (Mary Bruce Morrison) raised her until she was five, when her father remarried to Florence Larson. Pauline grew up and graduated from high school in Genoa, CO.

   In 1938 she married Jesse Howard Fleury and they had six children. Pauline was an excellent homemaker. Any time the family moved she always put up curtains first to make their new house feel like a home. Her homes where always clean.

   Pauline enjoyed crocheting, sewing, cooking, baking, and her family. She was always there for her family and was a good listener. Her family was her whole life and she enjoyed sharing stories of her childhood with them. They will miss her so much and will cherish all their wonderful memories.

   Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Florence Howe; her son, Kevin Fleury; her infant daughter, Noreen Fleury; her grandson, Robb Nagel; and her stepbrothers, Robert and Clifford.

   Pauline is survived by her daughter Gwen Nagel of Arcadia, NB; sons Darvon of Kooskia, Joseph of Morrison, CO and Rye of St. Anthony; nine grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; stepbrother Dean of Genoa, CO and step-sister Rose Marie of Genoa.

   Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 11 at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia. Pastor Ron Harris officiated. Interment was held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia.

   Arrangements are by Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

Veronica (Vera) Paul, 93, Kamiah

   Veronica (Vera) Gertrude Park-Scott Paul of Kamiah passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. She was 93.

   Vera was born Oct. 31, 1917 in Wollacee, England to Thomas and Emily Park-Scott. Vera married Carl Paul in Leicester, England on Oct. 28, 1944. She came to the United States to live in Kamiah in March 1946. Carl and Vera lived on their ranch in Caribel (outside Kamiah) and this city gal learned to put up hay, drive trucks and tractors, and milk cows. Carl and Vera moved to Kamiah in June 2005.

   Vera was a devoted member of St. Catherine’s Catholic parish in Kamiah. Her faith was very strong and sustained her throughout her life. She was a charter member of the Lyons-Dahl VFW Auxiliary and devoted much time to the organization, serving in all offices including State President. She also had the honor of being named Mrs. VFW in 1987 and 1988.

   She was a wonderful and loving person who touched many people with her unconditional love and spirit of giving. Though she experienced many hardships throughout her life, she did not complain. She will be forever in the hearts of her family and friends.

   Vera was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Emily; siblings George, Jerry, Winifred, Patricia, and Kenneth; and two of her three daughters, Margery May and Patricia Emily.

   She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Carl and daughter and son-in-law Carla and Patrick and grandkitties Scout and Haliajula.

   Visitation will Friday, Nov. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 at St Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kamiah. The Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. and the Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Reverend Father Sipho Mathabelo will officiate. Interment will be at Kamiah City Cemetery. A covered dish dinner will follow at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church Hall, coordinated by VFW Post #5407, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and St. Catherine’s Alter Society.

   Arrangements are by Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

Obituaries for November 11, 2010

Joan Kinzer, 72, Craigmont

   Joan, pronounced Joann, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, from congestive heart failure at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She was born to Warren and Marguerite Salisbury Haines on Oct. 8, 1938, in Lewiston.

   During her childhood she moved around with her family to Washington, California and Idaho, because her father was a Nazarene minister. She graduated from John Rogers High School in Spokane in 1956. She went on to get her degree in home economics education from Northwest Nazarene College (now Northwest Nazarene University), graduating in 1960.

This past spring she celebrated her 50th college class reunion with all of her friends.

   Her first teaching job was in Cle Elum, WA, where she taught for two years. She then was in Asotin for a year before going to Cottonwood. She taught in Cottonwood from 1965 to 1977.

   While in Cottonwood she made many friends. One family that was near to her was the Stan and Bertha Kopczynski family, among many others.

   On Oct. 8, 1977, she married the love of her life and square-dancing partner, Mickey Kinzer, in Cottonwood. They then moved to Craigmont in 1978, where she taught at Highland High School. Together, they farmed and raised cattle in the Westlake area. She made many trips to town during harvest in her red grain truck. That was her Cadillac during harvest.

   On Nov. 18, 1978, they were blessed with their son, Timothy.

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 10 a.m. Friday at the Assumption Catholic Church in Ferdinand. Burial will follow at the Ferdinand Community Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Uhlorn Funeral Home in Cottonwood.

Kent Bryant, 64, Peck

   Kent L. Bryant, 64, of Peck, died Nov. 4, 2010 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be spread at Peck. No formal services are planned. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Orofino handled cremation.

Richard A. Jinotti, 60, Lolo, MT

   Richard A. Jinotti of Lolo, MT passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2010.  He fought a very long courageous battle with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). He was 60. 

   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 Bewley of Seattle, WA; Toni Dawn Jinotti of Lolo; Tina Marie Jinotti of Spokane, WA; Lauri Ann Jinotti Dodge of Spokane; Robin Jinotti of Missoula, and his many lifelong friends.

   Rick was preceded in death by his father, H.M. "Tony" Jinotti of Missoula.

   A Celebration of Life was held Nov. 5 at Garden City Funeral Home, 1705 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59808, with inurnment immediately following at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery. Pastor Chris Flohr officiated.

Montie Lineberry, 45, Lewiston

   Montie Charles Lineberry, Lewiston, died Nov. 4, 2010. He was 45.

   He was born to Kelly B and Lois (Humiston) on May 7, 1965 in Lewiston. Montie grew up in Pierce; attended school there and graduated from Timberline in 1983.

   Montie started working for Supak and Lineberry Logging at a young age. He worked for the City of Pierce where he was certified to operate the water and sewer systems. He also ran equipment like backhoes and snow plows. Montie worked for Rocky Mountain Construction, Sam Moreford Construction and for Alfred Schroeder on his ranch.

   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 at the Pierce Cemetery following the service.

   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 Oct. 27, 2010.  He passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lewiston, with his family close beside him.

    Ralph began his life Nov. 1, 1940 in Orofino, ID. He was the first child of Ralph C. Senior and Donna Lacey.  He attended Peck Grammar School through sixth grade, began Junior High School at Orofino, and graduated from Orofino High School in 1958.  He began his college studies at Links College in Boise, in June of that year.

    On Nov. 1, 1958, his 18th birthday, he married Barbara LeBaron.  The couple lived in Boise until May 1959, at which point they returned to Peck.

    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.

    He was 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 Lewiston, and siblings Don Lacey (spouse: Sharon) of Bow. WA, Karen Lacey of Lewiston, and Carol Rinard (spouse: Mike) of Lewiston. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Danielle Butsick (spouse: Brandon) , Brittani Bailey (spouse: Derek), Dustin Clelland, Matthew Lacey, Michael Lacey, Allison Lacey, and two great-grandchildren, Isabella Bailey and Derek Zaccai Bailey.

    The family requests the presence of friends at a memorial service to honor Ralph on Friday Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Weseman Cemetery in Orofino, Idaho

    After the service a gathering will be held at the Ponderosa Banquet Room.

Shirley Powers, 76, Lewiston

   Shirley Mae Monson Powers passed away on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at Life Care Center in Lewiston. Shirley was born to Orlando Isador and Margaret Mary Monson on March 23, 1934 in Ross, North Dakota. The family moved to the Musselshell near Weippe in 1937, then to Winchester in 1945 where she graduated from high school.

   Shortly after graduation, the family moved to Asotin and she worked as a telephone operator in Lewiston until a fateful trip to visit her sister Donna in California, where she met the love of her life.

   She married Oliver Louis (Bud) Powers on Oct. 9, 1953 in Reno, Nevada.  The couple lived in California, where their twins Karen and Ken were born.  After a brief stay in Lewiston, they moved to Wallace where their daughter Pam was born. In 1959, they moved to Arkansas, Bud’s home state, then back to the Northwest, settling in Clarkston where their son John was born, Orofino, and finally Peck where she spent the rest of her life.  

   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 Winchester Lake, computer games, reading, and spending time on her deck overlooking Big Canyon Creek, watching wildlife.  Above all, she had faith in God and his son Jesus Christ and a lifelong love of learning about their purpose for the earth and man.

   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.

   Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Monson of Albuquerque, NM.

   A family graveside service will be held on Saturday Nov. 6 at the Peck Cemetery.

   Memorial contributions can be made to the John Kayler Loose Change Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 157, Peck, ID 83545 or the Peck Library, P.O. Box 112, Peck, ID 83545.

   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 Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He was 82.

   He was born July 15, 1928 in Murdock, NB to George and Cholida Kittrell Thimgan.

   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 Oct. 14, 2003.

   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, Vernon and Vryl; sister, Mary.

   Survivors include 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 Milo; and many great-great-grandchildren. Lee had many “adopted” kids.

   At Lee’s request there will be no memorial service. He will be buried in Greenwood, NB at a later date.

   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 Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, from complications of pneumonia in Spokane, WA. He was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Rosston, TX, to William Hester and Mary Lue Barnett Hester.

   He married Glenda Oliver in 1959. The couple later divorced but remained friends throughout the years.

   Wayne served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959 and was stationed in Fort Bragg, NC.

   Wayne lived in Texas, North Carolina, California and Idaho. He moved to Orofino in 1976, where he worked in the lumber industry until an injury forced him to retire.

   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.

   A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. A covered-dish dinner will follow at the Orofino Community Center, downstairs.

Ellen Stanley-Richardson, 58, Caldwell

   Ellen “Angel” Stanley-Richardson, 58, of Caldwell passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010.  She was 58.

   Ellen was born in Los Angeles, CA, August 19, 1952, where she spent the first eighteen years of her life growing up. When she was eighteen she started the next step in her life by moving to Orofino and beginning her married life to John R. Stanley. Together they raised three children where Ellen was able to experience her true pioneer spirit by going from city girl to country girl, and being a domestic goddess.

   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 Dayton, NV, and continuing her teaching there.

   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 Caldwell. Here in Caldwell, Ellen continued to teach in the Vallivue School District, work on her paintings, play with her grandkids, go to movies, and just enjoy life with her husband.

   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.

   Funeral services were held Oct. 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15782 Farmway Road, Caldwell (corner of Farmway and Highway 55). Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel. A private family burial was held at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

   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 Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at the age of 35.

    Dana was born on Aug. 13, 1975 to Edson Earl Stewart and Regina Ann Brooks in Ogden, UT. Dana grew up in a family of two brothers and two sisters and always wanted a big family of her own.

    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 July 18, 2001. Dana always told people that she met her husband in prison, and that always got really strange looks. Dana would get a big laugh, and then explain that they both worked at the prison together.

    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.

    Donations can be made at Potlatch Credit Union, Box 1030, Orofino ID 83544 or Pine Hills Funeral Chapel, Box 307, Orofino, ID 83544 in Dana’s name.

    Funeral services took place Oct. 26 in Orofino. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.

Joanne Mae Lee, 70, Anchorage

   Joanne Mae Lee, 70, died peacefully, Oct. 18, 2010, at the home of her son in Anchorage, surrounded by family and friends, after a valiant life long battle against heart disease.

   Joanne was born April 6, 1940, in Lewiston, ID to Edwin and Clarice (Moore) Hoffman.

   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.

   Joanne taught elementary school in Oregon, Peck and then Orofino where she retired early due to heart problems. During her spare time in Orofino she worked at the Ponderosa as a waitress and then as a G.E.D. teacher for several years.

   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 New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, and especially the Oregon Coast were her favorites. When she was born she had heart problems and had her first operation at the age 16 by a Navy M.A.S.H. who took leave from the military to perform the surgery because of his expertise in heart surgeries during the Korean War. In 1963, she was one of the first open heart valve replacement patients, performed by Dr. Albert Starr, in the northwest and  went thru the rest of her life with an enlarged heart, medical complications, and several other surgeries to include a spinal jack for her scoliosis. One of the oldest living valve replacement patients at the time of her passing she still had the Teflon valve from Dr. Starr.

   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.

   A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. in Orofino at the Tabernacle Church, 1839 Michigan Ave.  Please bring your favorite story and memories of Joanne.

   Memorial bequests may be made to Orofino Tabernacle, PO Box 29, or directly to the Church at 1839 Michigan Ave, Orofino 83544.

Sharon A. Loughmiller, 65, Orofino

   Sharon Ann Loughmiller, Orofino, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Spokane, WA. She was 65.

   She was born in Sacramento CA to Gladys Armstrong. She married Jess Loughmiller.

   Sharon lived in Orofino 17 years and was a member of Riverside Assembly of God.

   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 2 p.m. at Riverside Assembly of God. Pastor David King will officiate.

Lee Ann Sparks, 46, Orofino

   Lee Ann Sparks, Orofino, died Oct. 5, 2010 from an automobile accident. She was 46.

   She is survived by two sons; brother; sister; and her partner Norman Olson. Norman was her salvation for many years with love and support. Lee Ann was ill for a long time and may time in a hospital where Norman spent many days with her.

   A potluck celebration of Lee Ann’s life will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. 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 Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. She was 76.

   She was born to Charles and Stila Harlan Gleason in Orofino on April 28, 1934. Mom graduated from Orofino High School in 1953. After graduation she worked as a flunky in the logging camps on the North Fork.

   Mom married our dad, Gerald Matson on Oct. 31, 1955. She worked as a waitress at the Fountain and the Ponderosa; housekeeper at the White Pine Motel and for School District #171 as a cook and server until 2008.

   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 1 p.m. at Scott Matson’s home at 654 Grangemont Road, Orofino.

   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 Oct. 24, 2010, after he completed his usual drive; drove on into heaven. He was 95.

   He was born April 1, 1915 on the family farm in rural Potlatch to Francis W. and Ira (Burden) Humiston. He was raised and attended school there. As a young man, he overcame the lose of one arm and he worked at the Potlatch sawmill and then for the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC’s) out of the Bovill camp.

   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 June 1, 1977.

   On May 2, 1945 he married Edna Barnard McMullen. After his retirement they moved from the Pierce area to Peck. He moved to downtown Orofino in 1985. In 1998 he wanted to move up on his daughter Sharon, husband Louie’s ranch where they could visit him daily, even though he was very independent up until they day of his death.

   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.

   Funeral services will be held at the Christian Faith Church Center, 1355 Elm St, Clarkston, WA at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, with burial to follow at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston. Afterwards a dinner will be held.

   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 Wednesday October 20, 2010, in Orofino, ID.

   John was born July 8, 1912, in Weippe and was the youngest of six children born to Charles and Sarah Dereberry Miles.

   He grew up on the family farm on the Weippe prairie and attended school at the Wilson school on the prairie and the Weippe Grade School. When John was a teenager his family moved from the ranch to Clarkston, WA. John graduated from Clarkston High School in 1931.

   John married Vivian Lucile Frey on Jan. 12, 1935, at Lewiston, ID. The couple celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in January 2010. They had one son Grant Miles.

   As a young man John worked for the CCC and in the woods, and hauling poles. He spent a brief time working for Boeing in Seattle, WA after which he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

   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 the Austin Ridge area, where he set up his hunting camps.

   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 Hollywood, CA, Robert and Susie Miles of Maupin, OR, and Ryan and Elissa Miles of Bend, OR. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren - Jonathan, Christina, Emily and Jeremy Miles of Weippe, Holly and Jack Miles of Maupin, OR, and Cash Miles of Bend, OR. A niece Janet Hodge, and a nephew Donald Dean Hall of Seattle.

   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.

   A memorial celebration of John’s life will be held at the Weippe Wesleyan Church, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.

   The family suggests memorials can be made to The Hilltop Heritage Society, P.O. Box 279, Weippe, ID 83553. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory in care of arrangements.

David W. Hester, 72, Weippe

   David W. Hester, 72, of Orofino died Oct. 25, 2010. He passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Spokane, WA.

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