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|Obituaries for December 23, 2010|
Heather Marie McLean Lougee, 35, Peck
Heather Marie McLean Lougee, born
Dolan and Juanita
brought Heather home to Orofino, to her older sister Heidi, and the
two of them had many wonderful years growing up. As soon as Heather
was old enough to walk she was dancing. When Heather was one year
old she won "Miss Personality" at a Centennial celebration in the
By the time she was three years old she had her own "baton," all of 12 inches long, and marched in the Orofino parade with Heidi down the streets of Orofino. She was also in youth baseball for many years, and although her legs were not very long, Heather could get to first base before anyone.
Heather grew up
in a yellow house next door to the
While in high school Heather was a cheerleader, a princess in the O.C.I. Royalty her junior year, and senior class president, which involved giving a speech in front of hundreds of people.
Heather met the one and only love of her life, Allen Lougee, in 1999, and they married in 2005. She could not be happier with Allen. In the marriage, Heather was blessed with the opportunity to help raise Allen's daughter, Katie Lougee. Katie, the daughter Heather always wished for, was a godsend for her, who loved her and fussed and worried about her to her last day.
Heather and Allen
lived in Orofino and later moved to
Our Heather has been called home to take on the new role as an angel, and there will never be a better one. Our lives will never be the same until we meet with you again on the other side Heather. But when we look to the sky your smiling face will always be there to look down at us and your spirit will always be with us.
Heather wrote the following poem when she was nine years old. It was published in the Wee Wisdom Christian Magazine for Children. "As far off as I can see, there is nothing more meant to me, than this mountain where I stand, where God holds my hand."
Until we meet again Heather, We Love You So Much, your loving family and friends.
Heather is survived by her husband, Allen Lougee; stepdaughter Katie Lougee; parents Dolan and Juanita McLean; mother-in-law Phyllis and her husband Don Wyatt; father-in-law Ned and his wife Claudia Lougee; sister Heidi Adams-Garcia and her husband Aaron Garcia; nephew Jesse Adams; grandparents Courtney and Evelyn McLean; great-grandmother Zoie McLean; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Preceding her in death are grandparents Alfred and Genevieve Jenks, and her brother-in-law, Doug Adams.
conducted Wednesday, Dec. 22 at
Arrangements are being handled by Pine Hills Funeral Chapel of Orofino.
Boyd W. Snyder, 75, Orofino
Boyd Wayne Snyder,
formerly of Weippe, died peacefully on
He was born to
Walter and Flarnie Bonner Snyder on
His various jobs
included crop dusting, Schmidt Brothers Mill, Hutchins Lumber;
His first marriage
ended in divorce. He married N. Lynn Spicer Austin, and helped raise
her son Lance. Boyd taught his son Lance to fish and hunt, which
they did often. When
Boyd is survived
by his wife, Lynn, grandson Wayne J. Snyder,
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Lance G. Austin Snyder; five brothers, W. Jay, Martin Lee, Walter Dean, Oren and Norman; sisters Phyllis Hix and Delores Brink.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
David Charles Thornton, 60, Pierce
David Charles Thornton was born
David spent his
early years in
At age 19, he
enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and, at heart, remained a Marine
until his death. Military tours included
David was a rock collector with rocks from all over the world, some given to him by travelers. Other interests included hunting and fishing and he excelled at backgammon and pinochle. It is known in the family that Thorntons MUST love pinochle. Some of his best times were spent watching the stars with his powerful telescope, and he had extensive knowledge of the heavens.
David Thornton is survived by his father, Donald W. Thornton and his wife Betty of Juliaetta; his mother, Darlene R. Bacon of Clarkston, WA, as well as sisters, Donalee Wilkinson of Maryland, Debra Emerich and husband Dan of North Carolina; and brothers, Douglas R. Thornton and wife Cheryl, Dane L. Thornton and wife Toni, both of Lewiston, and Daniel J. Thornton of Pennsylvania.
Also surviving are
14 nieces and nephews, most of whom he had special relationships,
which he maintained through the years with telephone visits. Other
survivors are Dave, Solie and J.D. Carver of Pierce, and
In the last few
years of his life, Mr. Thornton helped support several charities,
including a church and radio ministry in the
A memorial is planned for the spring, and a notice will appear here at that time.
Larry Lashly peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his
loving family on Thursday, December 9. He was 70 years old. He was
A celebration of his life will take place at
Dewey Floyd Baker, 67, Stevensville, MT
Baker, 67, of
He was born on
In 1948, his
father heeded the call to go west and loaded his family in a 1937
grade school in the two-room country
times, fighting was almost an extra-curricular activity outside
school and Dewey gained the reputation as the “toughest” kid that
Dewey loved the
mountains and streams of
A watershed event in his life, which changed it forever, was in 1968 when he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had great faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and remained active until the end. His parents had not belonged to any church but they studied the Bible at home and his mother bowed her head and gave thanks aloud at every meal, instilling faith in God in her children.
Dewey’s quest for truth and knowledge led him to be a wonderful teacher and wise councilor. He loved all his children. His love for people and charisma would command a room with his wonderful storytelling and motivational talks, inspiring all to reach for their highest potential and his legacy will live on through those associations. Dewey was loved by his friends and respected by others because of his courage and unflinching virtue of standing up for what he believed right and being counted.
Dewey was a man of great strength and boundless energy. He enjoyed life and had many interests among which were hiking, camping, riding motorcycles, skiing and dancing. Being highly motivated, he was strong-willed and determined. He had been taught by his Mom and Dad that the best helping hand was at the end of our own sleeves. He purchased land adjacent to the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge where he built a nice family home. He loved gardening and landscaping this property into a virtual paradise for his family containing springs and landscaping this property into a virtual paradise for his family containing springs and ponds for the birds and animals he enjoyed. Yet he usually found time to help others in need and was a stalwart helper in nearly every service project of the church.
He served as a scoutmaster for many years and helped in good character development of many young men. His kindness and acts of charity along with his rigorous action packed life has touched more people than can possibly be reported.
His parents Leo and Hazel Baker, son Toby Baker, wife Jan, and sisters Velma Reirson and Levah Baker, preceded him in death.
Dewey is survived by his wife Robelyn of Stevensville; their two sons, Cyrus and Jordon; five daughters from his first marriage; Cammie (Greg) McFadden of Stevensville, Jessica (John) Ray of Denver, Amanda (Joel) Norgaard of Arlee, Megan (Josh) Tripp of Frenchtown, and Jerusha Baker of Stevensville; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson; three brothers, Harley Baker of Missoula, Ray Baker of Kalispell, and Art Baker of Stevensville; and two sisters, Edith Sommer of Vancouver, WA, and Marie Swinger of Missoula.
A funeral service was held in Stevensville. The Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville was in charge of arrangements.
|Obituaries for December 16, 2010|
Clara Davaz, 78, Ahsahka
Clara Davaz went to rest on
She spent her last few years in the company of her life partner and husband Robert W. Davaz Sr.
Clara was born
The couple had five children, Cyril (Butch) Davaz, Debra Turner, Mary Jo Davaz, Robert Davaz Jr. and Cheryl Jenks.
Through the five children they had 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and 15 to 16 foster children.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Dickey and a granddaughter, Vanessa N. Davaz.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Sr. at the family home in Ahsahka; her five children and all the remainder of the grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Cora and Bruce Montambo, another sister and brother-in-law, Lorna and John Larsen; numerous nieces and nephews.
No service will be held, per her request.
Robert (Bob) Lee Wiester, 88, Orofino
Robert (Bob) Lee Wiester, a.k.a. “Wildhorse,” of Orofino,
Bob was born
He entered the
United States Marine Corp in 1943, completed boot training at
He returned to the
farm after his discharge from the Marines in 1946. In addition
to his farm chores he served as a Deputy Sheriff in Wahkiakum County
Washington. Later he was elected and served almost five years
In 1957 he married Marilla (Shirley) Wiester. They were together 44 years until she passed in 2000.
He entered the
U.S. Customs Service (the Dept. of the Treasury) in 1960 spending
time in various duty assignments in
Bob was active in Amateur Radio (AA7RW), an artist, photographer and gardener.
He was a life member of the VFW, a member of the Marine Corp League, the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Clallam Shrine.
Bob is survived by
two sons Robert R. Wiester of Belton MO and Gary L. Wiester of
Rathdrum; stepson Dale Olson of Cameron Park, CA and stepdaughter
Deanna Kilmer of
Bob is also survived by two brothers William (Bill) Wiester of Chehalis, WA, Earl Boren of Glenoma, WA; two sisters Marie Dorie of Ranier, OR and Marjorie Guy of Stanwood, WA; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Bob will be at
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel for visitation in remembrance from
On Monday, Dec. 20 he will be interred at the
Donations may be
made in his name to: Wounded Warrior Project,
David Thornton, 60, Pierce
Thornton, of Pierce, died
A memorial is planned for the spring, and a notice will be published at that time.
Carolyn Erickson, 70, Bow, WA
Erickson 70, of Bow, WA, passed away
Carolyn was born
She met and
married Darrell Thornton in December 1955 and raised five wonderful
children with him. He passed away in 1982. In 1983, she married
Donald (Swede) Erickson and in 1985 they moved to
In 1993 she
attended and graduated from
Her survivors include her husband, Donald Erickson; four brothers, Robert Hoyt Jr. of Tacoma, WA., Keith Hoyt of Moscow, Brent Hoyt of Lewiston, and George Hoyt of Oklahoma; five children, Robert and Becky Thornton of Doty, WA., Jeffery Thornton of Lewiston, Beverly and Andy Repass of Pocatello, Steven and Denise Thornton of Pierce, and Carla Thornton of Cascade; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; five stepchildren and their children and grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Preceding her in death are her brother, Stanley; her parents, Retha and Robert Hoyt Sr.; and her granddaughter, Bonnie Lynn.
“With life comes death. She was a great woman and lived a full life. And we will see her again one day.”
Cremation was chosen. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.
Glen A. Snyder, 75, Clarkston
Glen A. Snyder of Clarkston, WA passed away
He was born
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957 to 1959, where he played in the Marine Corps band. He later served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1959 to 1963.
Glen married Connie Snyder
He was a member of the
Throughout his life he held many jobs, but hard work was his life-long passion. He had a wide circle of friends, never knowing a stranger. Glen was a dedicated family man, and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving Glen are his daughter, Holly and Ed Schneider of Austin, TX; son Chris and Pam Snyder of Clarkston, WA; his companion, Lynn Cottrill of Clarkston, WA; grandchildren, Kyle and Kayla Snyder of Clarkston, WA, and Sarah Schneider of Austin, TX; sister-in-law Alice Marvel of Asotin, WA; and brothers-in-law Daniel Kiely of Sun Lakes, AZ, and Jeff Kiely of Clarkston, WA.
Besides his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents; brother Dean Snyder and sister Donna Scaggs.
A memorial service will be conducted Dec.16
Memorial Gardens Chapel in
Marty T. Bloodworth, 44, Peck
Bloodsworth of Peck died
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth E. Burgess, 76, Craigmont
Ruth Elline Burgess was born
She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Marion Chamberlain and Peggy Lytle.
Surviving her at
the family home is her husband of 56 years, Weldon N. Burgess; son
and daughter-in-law, Dennis D. and Connie Burgess of Craigmont;
seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and
daughter Denise D. Burgess of
She met her
husband for the first time at the age of three when he stopped at
her family's home for a drink of water. They again met while she was
in high school and so started a friendship, which grew into the love
they shared for 56 years. Ruth and Weldon married
Ruth's lifetime vocation was a housewife and farmer. She had a great love of animals and the land. Until her health limited her gardening abilities, her outside flowers and gardening brought her hours of great pleasure. Throughout her life she could be found working alongside her husband feeding cows, hauling grain to town, or hauling seed to the field to start the cycle of life over again. Ruth stepped down from some of the farm responsibilities when she reached 70, but was always interested in the farm and could still be found in the field whenever possible.
She had a special way with animals, making pets of many a calf, bird, cat or dog. By her side you could always find at least one dog.
Ruth was very talented with crafts, and the fruits of her labors blessed many. She was also gifted with the ability of finding water, helping locate more than 65 producing wells, not once having a failure.
Ruth gave to the community for many years helping the American Legion Auxiliary and with many blood drives. For those who knew Ruth, it could be said she always had a warm smile and gracious heart. She was always willing to help others; no matter what life's trials came her way, she always stayed positive.
will be conducted at
Friday at the
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of choice.
Uhlorn Funeral Home of Cottonwood is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin J. Joye, 68,
Marvin Johnson Joye, 68, passed away
He married Alice D. Rich in February 1959, and they later divorced. She preceded him in death. They had four children, two sons, a daughter and stepson.
He married Susan M. Ward in May 1972, and they later divorced in 1974. They had a daughter.
Marvin married Carol Hudson in August 2000. She preceded him in death in 2004. They had no children.
Marvin lived and
worked in Orofino, Kamiah, Clarkston, Taholah and in
He is survived by his children, Leigh Ann Johnstone of Pacific Beach, WA, Erin Critchell (Marvin J. Joye Jr.) of Sandpoint, Darrin Piper (Michael Joye) of Lewiston, Sallie Marie Joye of Lewiston, and Thomas White Jr. of Ocean Shores, WA; brothers Melvin S. Joye of Orofino and Calvin W. Joye of Kamiah; sisters Marlene M. Walker of Kamiah, Ida Lee Collins of Kamiah and Darlene I. Wilson of Wishram, WA.
Also surviving him are his grandchildren Alice Marguerite Marie Johnstone of Taholah, Alyssa Eileen Holt of Clarkston, WA, Terriq Mahki Wells of Lapwai, Javien Walker Hardin of Lewiston and Derek Piper of Lapwai.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Eileen S. Ramirez.
were conducted at Ahsahka at the Northfork Presbyterian Church, with
burial at the family cemetery in Ahsahka. A covered-dish dinner
followed at the
|Obituaries for December 9, 2010|
Lorene Childers, 66, Weippe
Lorene Childers lost her battle with cancer
Lorene was employed by the Post Office for 25 years. She loved her animals and her favorite thing to do was play BINGO! She was kind hearted and had a passion for helping others.
Lorene believed “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “Woo Hoo, what a ride.”
her husband Bud Childers of Weippe, niece Sabrina Martinez of
Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, Aunt Mary Batton, and late husband Frank Garren.
The family would like to thank all of those who took wonderful care of Lorene. She was in caring and loving hands her final months of life. We would also like to thank all who attended her “Celebration of Life.”
Reece Powell, 83, Lenore
Reece "Larry" Powell died on
born to Floyd Powell and Minnie Jasper Powell on
daughters - Syd Powell Nettik of
In his prime, Reece enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, rock collecting, using his metal detector to find treasures, and square dancing with Murphy. He was a strong and active outdoorsman; a loyal friend - always willing to lend a hand.
Service will be held at the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel in
|Obituaries for December 2, 2010|
Reece Powell, 83 ,
Reece L. Powell,
Monsignor George King, 81, Orofino
The Reverend Monsignor George Lambert King, died
Monsignor King dedicated his life to the service of God as a priest in the Catholic Church and was known for his pastoral concern for the parishioners in the many congregations he served.
He was born
Msgr. King was predeceased by his mother, Mary Primbs King, and his father, Philip D. King.
He is survived by his younger brother, Francis, and sister-in-law Susan of Denver, CO; three nieces, Anna Marie and husband Theo Parisek, of Rescue, CA, Catherine and husband Larry LaPensee of New York, and Elizabeth and husband Philip Humphrey, of Wilmington, NC; and one nephew, Christopher A. King and wife Anne Tone Korshaven King of Baltimore, MD. In addition, Msgr. King is survived by many cousins and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
parishioners of St. Theresa's showed much care and concern for
Monsignor during his illness. Special thanks are given to Sister
Mary Petronilla, currently of St. Gertrude's Monastery in
Msgr. King left this thought: "I am grateful to all who have helped me during my life, although I did not express my gratitude frequently enough. I hope that I can express my thanks in Heaven... May God be merciful to me and bless all."
Driscoll of the Diocese of Boise presided over a concelebrated Mass
Dec. 1 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Orofino. Rosary services
were conducted Nov. 30 at the church. A burial Mass will be held
Friday, Dec. 3 at
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a contribution to the St. Theresa's of the Little Flower Church elevator fund.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.
John R. Watson, 68,
John Richard Watson, a longtime resident of
In 1988, John was diagnosed with brain cancer and given six months to live - but he proved them wrong. Amazingly he survived 22 years until suffering a stroke in October.
John was born
John was a teacher, salesman and businessman. He was the owner and operator of Pacific Electric and Hardware in the Lewiston Orchards until his diagnosis.
John not only served in the Air Force but also the Idaho National Guard, and was a longtime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the Lions Club.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and woodworker.
John was preceded in death by his father, Bill, in 1988.
He is survived by his mother, Murl; sister, Janet; son Theron; daughter Carrie; and grandchildren William, Kaynan and Devony.
A funeral service
was held Friday at Malcom's Brower-Wann in
Richard Legault, 68, Orofino
(Dick, to his friends) died
He was born
In 1960 he joined the Army. He was honorably discharged and went back to logging. From then until December 1999 he worked for numerous logging companies. He was forced to retire in 1999 due to a heart attack.
He is survived by his wife Lola, of almost 45 years, their children, Staci Stephens and husband Andy, and Richard Jr.; Lola’s children, Barbara Cristiansen and Scott Blewett; one granddaughter; seven step-grandchildren and six step- great-grandchildren. Richard claimed all of them as his own.
No services are planned at this time. Cremation has taken place. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.
The following was written by Richard’s granddaughter Dannielle:
Big hands, large heart; eyes that would melt your soul.
I will never forget you.
I will never forget your smile and your warm hugs.
My heart is with you.
Our hearts are with you.
You will never die to us.
We will never forget you.
I love you.
We love you.
Leonard Nicholas Herrick, Kellogg, 81
Leonard Nicholas Herrick, 81, of
and graduated from
Esther Stamper on
college, Leonard first worked for the Idaho Forest Service as
assistant supervisor on the Blister Rust Campaign. He served as an
elementary school teacher in
Leonard was very active in his community and was a member of the Pasco Elks, the Pasco Rotary Club, the Pasco Moose Lodge, and the Odd Fellows. He was also a member of A.A.R.P., the National Education Association, and a very involved member in the Washington Teachers’ Association.
Leonard loved and enjoyed hunting (especially with his brother Bobby Dennison), fishing, snow-skiing, working with leather, golf, deep-sea diving, and playing pool. He was a pool champion.
Leonard moved to
survived by two sons and their wives: Charles and Joan Herrick of
Kellogg, and Jim and Cindy Herrick of
Cremation was held, and private family services will be held at a later date.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to an Alzheimer’s or Dementia charity of the donor’s choice, the New Life Baptist Church, 120 Cameron Ave. Kellogg, ID 83837, or to the Mountain Valley Care & Rehabilitation, 601 W. Cameron Kellogg, ID 83837.
You may sign Leonard’s online guest book at: www.shoshonefuneralservice.com. Shoshone Funeral Services and Crematory, of Kellogg, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
|Obituaries for November 25, 2010|
Beverly Myers, 73, Orofino
Beverly Mae Myers of Orofino, age 73, passed away
She was born
She married Dale
Brock in 1959. Together they had two daughters: Elizabeth Brock of
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
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
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
Catherine Green, 66, Orofino
Catherine Marie (Kate) Green died
She was born to the late Buck and Edith Ryan on
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
Kettenburg, 84, of Lenore, died
John Watson, 68,
John Watson, of
Jill A. Carlson,
Jill Carlson passed away
Jill was born
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,
Monte Cyril Munn,
85, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend,
Monte was born
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
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
various construction jobs in the
In 1997, Monte
married Flo Ross and acquired three daughters. Monte and Flo cruised
the Inside Passage of Alaska and the eastern
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.
service will be conducted at
April 16 at Mountain View Funeral Home in
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in Monte's name to the Idaho State Veterans
Dad, Papa, Pops, Daddy, Monte - We Love You - You Will Be Missed Beyond Belief!
Franklin Preston Middlekoop was born
Frank went to
school in Weippe until the sixth grade and then his family moved to
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
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
Saturday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in
A covered-dish dinner will be hosted by the family at the 49ers Arena following the service.
Agnes L. Akkerman,
Agnes L. Akkerman
was born to Marcell and Zilda Jeannotte in
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
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
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.
will be conducted at
Wednesday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in
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
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
He was born
Jesse married the
love of his life Betty M. Mattson on
He worked on the
railroad, in the woods and various lumber mills in the area. The
last was Potlatch Corp. of
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.
taken place and the memorial will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 at
Beverly Myers, 73 ,
Beverly M. Myers
of Orofino died
Arrangements are pending at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home.
Kent Lee Bryant, 65, Peck
Kent Lee Bryant,
65, of Peck, died
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.
taken place and his ashes will be spread in the mountains at Peck.
No formal services are planned, per
A potluck luncheon
will be held for family and friends Tuesday, Nov. 23 at
Robert “Bob” Young,
Bob was born in
In May 1952 he married Helen Grimm of Orofino.
Bob graduated with
a BA in Education from Eastern Washington State College. He served
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
Thornhill Valley Funeral Home of Spokane was in care of arrangements.
Catherine Green, 66, Orofino
Green, Orofino, died
Monte Munn, 85 ,
Monte C. Munn, 85,
Agnes Akkerman, 94, Lewiston
Agnes L. Akkerman,
Following a short
graveside service, there will be a celebration of life at the Asotin
G. Pauline Fleury, 92, Kooskia
G. Pauline Howe Fleury of Kooskia died
Pauline was born
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.
were held Thursday, Nov. 11 at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in
Kooskia. Pastor Ron Harris officiated. Interment was held at
Arrangements are by Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Veronica (Vera) Paul, 93, Kamiah
Gertrude Park-Scott Paul of Kamiah passed away
Vera was born
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 to 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 and the Funeral Mass will follow at Reverend Father Sipho
Mathabelo will officiate. Interment will be at
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
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.