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Obituaries for March 10, 2011

Donald Hines, 40, Orofino

   Donald Gene Hines, the youngest of four children, was born to Helen and Leo Hines on Feb. 20, 1971, in Orofino.  Don died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 in a truck accident at the Washington Meat Packing Plant in Toppenish, WA. He was 40.

   Don attended school in Orofino and worked at Stereo Vision, and then attended truck-driving school at Lewis-Clark State College. After graduating Don went to work first, for Swift Trucking, and then several years later, for Canyon Creek Trucking of Lewiston. 

   In 2010 when Canyon Creek Trucking closed its doors, Don was recruited by TWT Trucking of Spokane, WA.

   Donald is survived by his father, Leo; sister, Janice of Orofino and brother, Mike of Hillsboro, OR.  Don also leaves behind several aunts and uncles and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his girlfriend of several years, Tara Vaile of Missoula, MT. 

   Don was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Hines and sister, Sue Ellen Hines Norton.

   The family will be holding a covered dish Memorial Service from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19 in the Washington Water Power Auditorium located at 1051 Michigan Avenue in Orofino.

   For details or information about lodging feel free to contact the family at 503-867-2090 or (208) 476-3135.

Edward C. McGuire, 84, Orofino

   Edward C. McGuire passed away at his home in Orofino, Saturday, March 5, 2011, from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 84.

   The McGuires moved to Orofino from Sherman Oaks, CA in 2006 to be near their family.

   Ed was born in St. Louis, MO and then moved to California with his parents in 1938.

    He married Betty McCarty on Oct. 31, 1953. The couple had two sons, Thomas and Michael.

   Ed is survived by his wife, Betty, Orofino; son, Tom and his daughter Rose, and Rose’s son, Ethan; son, Michael and his wife Susan and their two sons, Johnathan his wife, Alli and Jeffrey.

   He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Adele McGuire.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church; luncheon to follow at the church.

Frank (Randy) Gumaer, 64, Pierce

   Frank (Randy) Gumaer, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at his home in Pierce. He was 64.

   Randy was born in Portland, OR on Jan. 7, 1947, the son of Howard and Wanda Gumaer. He was the oldest of three brothers. The Gumaer family moved to Priest River in 1955.

   Randy went to school in Priest River and loved playing football and basketball. In 1965 Randy joined the Army and served time in Germany and Vietnam. Upon his discharge, Randy returned to the Priest River area and remained a resident of Idaho throughout the remaining of his life.

   Randy worked in the timber industry for many years until he went out on his own venture and began picking mushrooms, huckleberries, and finally harvesting seeds for whole sale. Randy will always be remembered for his keen knowledge of every mushroom that grew in Idaho, Washington, and Montana. Various groups often called upon his expertise.

   Randy enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool with his friends, and playing in the annual Gumaer Family Horseshoe Tournament. He looked forward to watching football, basketball, and baseball, as he loved to cheer on the Seahawks, the Mariners, and Gonzaga Bulldogs.

   He is survived by his long time companion and love of his life, Myrna Ely; his two children, son John and wife Ember Gumaer of Kettle Falls, WA and their seven children (Chance, Mariah, Lakoda, John Paul, Tyler, Austin and Hannah); daughter Cherrie Mitchell and her two children (Kenneth and Bradley) of Priest River; his mother, Wanda Gumaer of Priest River; his brothers Gary and wife Debi Gumaer  of Priest River, and Kelly and Pam Gumaer of Kent, WA; along with numerous nieces and nephews in the local area that he truly adored and being a part of their lives.

   Also surviving Randy are Myrna Ely's son, Ken Ely of Coeur d'Alene and his sons, Brandon and Angelina Ely and Aidan of Coeur d' Alene, Justin and Mallorie Ely and Ryan Eileen and Miller of Sandpoint; Jennifer and Avery Dunaway and Gavin and Tate of Orofino and Shelby Shelton and Damon Kenner of Seattle, WA.

   Randy was preceded in death by his father, Howard Gumaer, and a son, Corey.

   A memorial service/celebration of life will be held later this spring in Pierce.

   Randy will be truly missed by all those that knew him, accepted him for who he was, and for what he enjoyed doing during his lifetime.

Donald Junior Dumont, 58, Lenore

   Donald Junior Dumont, born March 23, 1952 passed away quietly at his home in Lenore on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, under the watchful and loving care of his mother, OraBelle Murray. He was 58.

   Donald worked mainly in the woods, falling timber alongside his uncles. He also assisted his mother for several years at her home care for the elderly. This he did until it became necessary, due to his illness with Syringomyelia, to retire, whereupon he and his mother made and built their home located in Lenore.

   He loved being out in the woods and loved being out on a lake or a steam casting his line, catching his next fish. He had a great love for his family, taking upon himself with great love and devotion the care and serving his mother. He had a great sense of humor and loved being around family and friends.

   He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

   He is survived by his mother, OraBelle Murray; daughter Michelle and her three children; son Justin; sisters Debra Judd, Becky Luft, Francile Murray and Selina Murray; brothers Kelvin Dumont, Chuck Murray and Brian Murray; several nephews, nieces, and grand nephews and nieces. He will be greatly missed!

   Donald was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

   His memorial services will be held at the LDS ward building in Orofino, 13610 Freemont Ave., at 11 a.m. Friday, March 11.

William F. “Bill” Vargovich, 71, Orofino

   William F. “Bill” Vargovich passed on to a better place on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 following a lengthy illness caused by congestive heart failure. He was 71.

   He was born July 11, 1939 to John and Kathleen Sharrard Vargovich in Ironwood, MI. He was the fourth born in a family of seven children. Bill grew up and attended schools in Iron River, MI. He began his work career in Michigan, working in grocery stores, hotels, digging potatoes and peeling poplar.

   In 1959 he moved with his family to Weippe, where he was employed as a logger, truck driver and mill worker.

   He met and married the love of his life, Betsy Mattson Vargovich, on July 16, 1961. In 1962 his son Rocky was born in Orofino. The sawmill he was working at in Weippe moved to California and the family packed up and moved with it. He continued working for the same employer as a mill worker and truck driver.

   His daughter was born in 1965 in Santa Cruz, CA. In 1970 the family returned to Idaho and settled in Orofino. He worked for Konkolville Lumber as a mill worker and in planer set up, retiring in 1995 with 25 years’ seniority.

   Bill and Betsy were looking forward to celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer. They may not have made it to the golden wedding anniversary, but if you count the months of courtship prior to their wedding they were together over 50 years.

   He was a gifted craftsman, building the family home in Orofino with only the help of his wife, kids and a nephew now and then; as well as numerous pieces of furniture, cabinets, etc. At one time he had a small engine repair business and a gun shop.

   Bill was also a gifted musician and could play several instruments. He played country music in area clubs for many years under the names of the Roadrunners and Bandits.

   He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, camping, fishing, highway cycles, dirt and trail cycles, 3-wheelers, 4-wheelers, and finally a Polaris 6x6 and an Arctic Cat TRX. One of his favorite things the last few years was taking his niece and her family from California camping and riding 4-wheelers.

   He really enjoyed taking the kids for rides on the 4-wheelers, as it was something they had never done before and they talked about how much fun it was and how awesome their Uncle Bill is all year long.

   Bill loved his pets. All four Poms followed him everywhere he went in the house. If the door was closed to the room he was in, they would sit and bark until someone gave up and let them in. He never watched TV alone; he always had one or two Poms and quite often one or two cats in his chair with him. His favorite shows were westerns, boxing and cage fighting.

   Bill is survived by his wife Betsy at the family home; son Rocky who drives OTR on a Canadian route; three brothers and their spouses, Joe and Lois Gastra, Michigan, Don and Ericka, Prince George, VA and Jim and Liz, Weippe; sister-in-law Virginia Vargovich, Coeur d’Alene; brother-in-law Don McIntosh, Weippe; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and several aunts and uncles.

   Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter Karen; two brothers, John and Ted; sister, Betty McIntosh and many aunts and uncles.

   A memorial potluck luncheon in his honor will be held Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. at the family home at 2344 Michigan Ave, Orofino (208-476-3393).

   All relatives and friends are invited to attend and share memories.

Obituaries for March 3, 2011

Jesse Mechling, 66, Orofino

   Jesse Leroy Mechling, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He was 66.

   Cremation to take place as requested. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 26 at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Orofino. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory was in care of arrangements.

Fred Partney, 73, Orofino

   Fred met his father Russell Partney and brother Dick Partney in heaven on Feb. 26, 2011.

   Fred is survived by his mother and stepfather Thelma and Vern Draper, wife Karen Partney of Peck, daughter Pam Sibbett of Milton-Freewater, OR, and son Greg Partney of LaGrande, OR, both from a previous marriage to Judy Roff. Fred is also survived by son Troy Walker of Riggins, daughter Jennifer Dirkes of Pendleton, OR, daughter Angie Stewart of Milton Freewater, OR, daughter Casey Carson of Orofino, seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren and many, many more family and friends.

   Fred was a law enforcement officer for his entire adult life. He served with the Oregon State Police, became a Detective for the Umatilla County, OR Sheriff’s Department, served as a coroner for Umatilla County, and became Chief of Police in Athena-Weston, OR, Fred continued his law enforcement career in Idaho, serving as a deputy for the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, Kamiah Marshall’s office, and as a corrections officer with the Idaho Department of Corrections.

   Fred was also an armed security officer for the Dworshak Dam in Orofino and a special investigator for the State of Idaho Outfitters and Guides. Fred enjoyed fishing, hunting and working cattle.

   A service in celebration and honor of Fred will be held Saturday, March 5, 11 a.m. at the Orofino Tabernacle. A potluck reception will be held afterwards at the same location.

Roger J. Praest, 70, Orofino

   Roger J. Praest, Orofino, passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at home. He was 70.

   He was born March 18, 1940, in Cottonwood to Joseph B. Praest and Cecilia Sabata Praest. He went to school in Nezperce and farmed on the family farm north of Nezperce with his brothers.

   In 1965 he married Merna Mitchell and had two children, Buck Bernard and Linda Jane.

   Survivors include his son Buck; brothers Leroy Praest and wife Diane, Dale Praest and wife Belinda, both of Orofino; sister-in-law Margaret Praest, Lewiston; nephews and nieces Doug Praest, Boise, Vicki Vogel, Lewiston, Teresa Armenta, Homedale, Mike Praest, Kennewick, WA, Ruth Turner, Boise, Bryan Praest, Palouse, WA, Suann Harris, Spokane, WA Kelli Praest, and Clinton Praest, both of Orofino.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Linda Praest and brother David Praest.

   Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries for February 24, 2011

Bobbie Knapp, 66, Orofino

   Bobbie Knapp, Orofino, passed away of natural causes Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at her winter home in Yuma, AZ. She was 66.

   Bobbie was born in Plummer April 21, 1944 to James A. Mitchell and Vera Judson Mitchell.

   She was raised in Orofino and graduated from Orofino High School, where she participated in drama productions. She worked a various restaurants, the Sears Catalog Store and for many years at the two Orofino Sunset Marts.

   The past several years she and Mel have been snow birds, wintering with their numerous friends in Yuma. She loved her crafts and sewing for family and friends.

   She is survived by her husband Mel; sons Jamie and wife Kelly, Lewiston, Tory and wife Michelle, Orofino, Clay and wife Stephanie of Blackfoot; sister Linda Mitchell Davis, Orofino; grandchildren Stephanie, Lewiston, Kayliah, Barry II and Tory of Orofino, Jacob and Ryan, Lewiston, Dalton of Blackfoot; great-granddaughters Hannah. Lewiston and Miah, Orofino.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Emily Mitchell Bowmer; two brothers Joe Mitchell and Fred Mitchell; son Barry Knapp I.

   A memorial service will be held for Bobbie in the spring when all the snow birds return.

   Memorial contributions may be sent in her name to Jackson Baldwin Pay It Forward Foundation, 3527 8th St. C, Lewiston, ID 83501.

Charles Andrew Johnson, 81, Orofino

    Charles Andrew Johnson (Chuck), beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle, passed away in Spokane at Hospice of Spokane, Feb. 11, 2011.  He had been hospitalized for pneumonia after recovering from heart surgery in November.  He was 81 years old.

    Born in 1929 in Langdon, North Dakota, Chuck was one of six children.  After graduating high school, Chuck joined the United States Army, which allowed him to see parts of Europe.  Upon his discharge, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he not only studied to become a journeyman electrician, he met his wife, Margaret.  They married in 1955, and moved to Orofino in 1956.  They had four children, Linda (b. 1958) Beth (b. 1961), Peggy (b. 1963) and David (b.1965).

    Shortly after moving to Orofino, Chuck and Marge became two of the founding members of Ascension Lutheran Church.  Over the years, Chuck spent many hours working at the church, helping to build it and making repairs, ushering and serving on church council.

    Chuck worked for Stoddard Electric and eventually became a part-owner of the business.  Over the years, he worked on many of the businesses, schools and government buildings in our region.  He continued work well past his 80th birthday, because he enjoyed his job and liked to keep busy.

    He enjoyed learning new things, particularly about science and history and believed in the power of an education, whether you got it at school or learned through reading.   

    Chuck is survived by his wife of 55 years Margaret, daughter Beth and granddaughter, Alicia, brothers, Robert (Fargo, ND) and Russ (Othello, WA) and sister, Joan (Almira, WA) as well as many, many nieces and nephews.

    Services will be Saturday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church in Orofino, and will be followed by a luncheon at the church.

    Memorial gifts can be made to Ascension Lutheran Church or the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Orofino.

George Hobson, 92, Orofino

   George Raymond Hobson, Orofino, passed away Feb. 18, 2011 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. He was 92.

   He was born June 3, 1918 at Sauk Center, MN to Raymond and Ruth Clementine (Lingo) Hobson.

   He married the late Ellen Katherine Johnson July 19, 1941. He served as pastor in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona and Montana.

   His hobbies included bee keeping and hunting.

   He is survived by his sister Marjorie Shanholtzer of Montana; four children Katherine Hobson of Phoenix, AZ, Betty (Jim) McGill of Nampa, Allen (Mary Lou ) of Ephrata, WA and Eva (Dale) Durkee of Weippe; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ruth (Lingo) Hobson; wife Ellen; brother, Glen Hobson.

   Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.

Iona L. Garner, 87, Hillsboro, OR

   Iona L. Garner, 87, a former resident of the Forest Grove, OR community, recently of Hillsboro, met with her Lord Sunday evening, Feb. 6, 2011, at the Timeless Care Adult Foster Care Home in Hillsboro.

   A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. March 5 at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. Inurnment will be at the Gold Hill Cemetery in Kendrick following the memorial service.

   Iona was born July 9, 1923, in Juliaetta, the daughter of the late John Draper and Mary Henderson Draper. She was raised and received her education in the Juliaetta community.

   She was united in marriage to Melvin Garner Aug. 24, 1940, in Lewiston. Following their marriage, they resided in the communities of Lewiston, Orofino, Pierce and Elk City.

   In 1992, they moved to Culdesac, where they made their home for 13 years until 2005, when they moved to Oregon, settling in the Forest Grove community to be near their family.

   Iona was a homemaker, and among her special interests she enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She was an excellent seamstress and made many of her own clothes. Card playing was another interest, especially with her women's pinochle group. Iona also had a special love for her grandchildren.

   Iona was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, Dec. 25, 2007, after celebrating more than 67 years of marriage together. She was also preceded in death by her three sisters, Helen, Bernice and Corrine; her three brothers, Bernard, Irwin and Lyle; and her son, George L. Garner, April 9, 2006.

   Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda C. and Daniel Shaw, of Forest Grove, OR; also surviving are her seven grandchildren and their spouses, Randy and Cheryl Lyons of Kennewick, WA, Richard Lyons of Salt Lake City, UT, Tim Shaw and Dennis Shaw, both of Beaverton, OR, George Jr. and Teresa Garner, Joe and Mindy Garner, and April and Brian Porter, all of Cottage Grove, OR; her 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   The family suggests that remembrances be contributions made to donor's charity of choice, in her memory.

   To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family visit Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements.

Frank Gumaer, 64, Pierce

   Frank Randolf Gumaer, 64, of Pierce, died Feb. 16, 2011, at his home. Cremation services will be held by Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

William Floyd Vargovich, 71, Orofino

   William Floyd Vargovich, 71, Orofino, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. He was 71.

   Cremation services will be conducted by Pine Hills Funeral Chapel.

William Day, 81, Pocatello

   William Allen Day, Pocatello, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at Safe Haven Care Center in Pocatello. He was 81. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 24 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino at 11 a.m. with private family burial at Orofino Riverside Cemetery. Pine Hills Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

Oliver Bender, 85, Kamiah

   Oliver Ulen Bender, 85, Kamiah, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Orofino. Cremation services will be held by Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Obituaries for February 17, 2011

Velma Joyce Jackson, 67, Orofino

   Our beloved Velma Joyce Jackson, of Orofino, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. She was 67.

   She was born July 16, 1943. Known as Joycie to many, Mom was always there for her children, grandchildren and neighborhood children, with her warm smile, wonderful sense of humor and loving heart.

   Joyce loved nature, art, cooking and dancing. She found pleasure in caring for all of God’s creatures. She enjoyed bowling, playing bunko, baseball and volleyball.

   Joyce, her husband, Jesse and three children moved to Orofino in 1971 for the construction of the Dworshak Dam. The fell in love with the area and decided to make it their home where they raised their children and made an abundance of lifetime friends.

   Joyce is loved and survived by her husband Jesse Jackson, her children Kim Skipper, Coeur d’Alene and Jesse Allen Jackson of Orofino; and 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her daughter Babette Castillo.

   Joyce touched the lives of many and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her kindred soul will forever live in our hearts.

   Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dan Vaughn officiating. A fond farewell will immediately follow at Sanders Cemetery on Lower Wells Bench Road.  A potluck luncheon will take place at 12 noon at Orofino Community Church, 14233 Highway 12.

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

Helen B. Waldemar, 99, Wickenburg, AZ

   Helen B. Waldemar of Wickenburg, AZ passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Sun City West, AZ. She was 99.

   She was born on the family ranch in Plains, MT on June 23, 1911, the youngest of five children.

   Helen married John Waldemar on June 28, 1930. They moved to Pierce in 1942, where he worked for PFI and she worked in the Pierce Library for many years.

   After John's retirement in 1971, they moved to Orofino and began spending winters in Arizona. When her husband of 60 years passed away in 1990, she eventually sold their home in Orofino and moved permanently to Wickenburg.

   Helen is survived by her son Cole (Inge) Waldemar of Wickenburg; her daughter Adele Schmidt of Spokane, WA; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Elsie McLean Irby, 77, Nezperce

   Elsie Izola McLean Irby, Nezperce, was born to Charles and Elsie Ann Johnson McLean in Camas, WA on Nov. 5, 1933. Elsie passed away due to complications of surgery on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 in Lewiston. She was 77.

   Elsie was the youngest of eight children. She grew up living with her Grandmother Johnson and later with her older brothers as her mother passed away at birth. She stayed with her Aunt Ella Murphy on Russell Ridge Road and also spent lots of time with friends, whom she, and they, considered the other as family. LaVonne Bell Thomas and Elsie told tales of many picnics and adventures to Little Canyon and the cave. There was strawberry picking with other friends and looking at the giant horses that worked in the fields.

   Elsie married Harold L. Irby July 18, 1953. Four children and travel would follow as Harold worked as a tanker truck driver in Washington, Idaho and Montana. Kennewick, WA was their home for 16 years. Elsie was employed at Rogers of Walla Walla in Pasco, WA and at Sandviks Special Metals in Finley, WA. The couple returned to the Russell Ridge area north of Nezperce to retire in 1984 and to take care of her adopted mother Dorothy Wells.

   Elsie always put others needs ahead of her own. She enjoyed talking, gardening, and doing crafts while visiting with her friends. She put a lot of energy into making HO scale models out of balsa wood of the prairie homes she had spent time in  and around, thus saving a little bit of history.

   She so much enjoyed being a sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Family was important to her and her ultimate goal was to have all her children and grandchildren live around her in close proximity. In her journey of passing she was surrounded by her husband; all her children and close friends, whom she considered loved ones.

   She is survived by her loving husband Harold; children Elton Irby (Suzanne), Kennewick, Larry Irby, Nezperce, Lorna Inglet (Bob), Orofino and Diane Hedrick (Joseph), Kennewick; sister Janie Wuerfele, Camas, WA; brother-in-law Dennis Knapp, Vancouver, WA; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Katelyn, Larissa, Cassandra, Ray and Lottie.

   Please join Elsie’s family in celebrating her life Saturday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. at the Catholic Annex on Brown Street, Orofino.

   We thank everyone who called, came by, wrote cards, cared and prayed for Elsie.

Cynthia Christensen, 60, Orofino

Wife, Mother, Grandma, Daughter, Aunt, Sister, Sweet Friend

   Our Mother Cyndie went home to be with her Heavenly Father and her forever Valentine Todd after a sudden heart attack on Feb. 12, 2011. She was 60.

   Cynthia “Cyndie” Lou Callahan Christensen was born Dec. 12, 1950 in Reno, NV to William Monteford and Lucille (Gillespie) Callahan.

   She graduated from Sparks High in 1969. In March of that year she married the father of her three daughters, Robert O. Mullins. They later divorced.

   While raising her three young girls she put herself through nursing school at Utah Valley Community College where she graduated as an L.P.N. in 1980.

In 1989 she meet the love of her life Todd Christensen. They later married.

   She worked at the Utah State Hospital in Provo, UT and the V.A. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah untill 1998 when she and Todd moved to Orofino. She worked at the V.A. in Lewiston, Clearwater Valley Hospital, and State Hospital North where she retired from the nursing field in 2004.

   Cyndie loved being with her family and many frineds. She enjoyed being outdoors with her husband, grandchildren and her two dogs, Mijo and Beadah Lou. Together they tended to their many plants or went camping. She loved to sew, crochet, doing bead work and making jewlery. She spent countless hours teaching her grandchildren how to cook, sew, paint, and bead. Cyndie and her work will be missed greatly by all who loved and knew her.

   Our Beloved Mother is survived by her mother Luiclle Callahan of Orofino, sisters Denise Callahan of Washington and Kimberly Gallegos of Orofino; brothers William Callahan and Mark Joseph Callahan, both of Orofino; Daughters Angel Mullins of Arizona, Kristi Arizmendi and Heidi Rickett both of Orofino. Eight grandchildren whom she adored; Kristopher, Austin, Tyler, Kelli, Weston, Jordan, Kyle, and Kazjia. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

   Her husband and soul mate Todd Christensen, father William M. Callahan, brother Matthew Callahan, maternal and paternal Grandparents all preceded her in death.

   Cremation has taken place and services will be at a later date. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is in care of arrangements.

Ron Lyons, 51, Weippe

   Ron was born May 17, 1959 to Dewaine and Carol Lyons. He grew up in Weippe, worked for Medley Cedar and Later returned to school and became an electrician.

   He married Shirley Warden from the Pierce/Headquarters area. They had three children, Amber Presnell, Weippe, Dustin Lyons, (deceased) and Mike Lyons, Clarkston, WA. Ron had six grandchildren, the loves of his life, Zac, Zoe, Blake, Cecelia, Arrianna and Ezra.

   He was the best grandpa ever, but shared his love, patience and generosity with all children that crossed his path. He once bought 14 wristbands at the Clearwater County Fair for kids who otherwise couldn’t go.

   He loved fishing and hunting with his favorite sidekick Zac.

   Those of us that lived with and loved him knew his honesty; he would say whatever to whomever, good, bad and ugly, from his best friend to his mother.

   He looked at most life experiences with a great sense of humor and quick wit. He loved to laugh.

   He was our Phoenix that always seem to rise from the ashes and our family’s greatest protector.

   The family of Ron Lyons.

Obituaries for February 10, 2011

Diane Marie Russell, 54, of Orofino

   After a courageous three year battle with cancer, Diane Russell of Orofino passed away peacefully. She was 54.

   Diane was born and raised in the Redwood City, CA area and graduated from Notre Dame High School. She continued her education and graduated from Columbia College in Columbia, CA with a Business Degree.

   She was one of two children born to James Donohue and the late Joan Donohue. She was the loving wife of Dale Russell of Orofino.  Diane will forever be remembered by her sister Shannon Lenz, and her beloved children Jessica Pittman and Henry Warren.

   She was treasured by her grandchildren Steven Brown, Karah and Tallon Pittman of Ceres, CA, Trinity and Gabe of Orofino and Mayra Taylor of Gulf Breeze, FL, along with countless other friends and family who were blessed to know her.

   Diane loved listening to Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead.  She made blankets for all of her grandchildren and others.  She loved laughing, being with her family, having fun with friends and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

   Diane adored the farm she shared with Dale and countless animals surrounded by all Gods’ beauty.  She was a member of the Orofino Tabernacle Church. But above all she loved being a Grammy!

   Diane touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

   Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at Orofino Tabernacle, 1839 Michigan Ave, in Orofino. A gathering to remember and share loving thoughts of Diane will follow at Riverside Pizza and Pub.

Harold T. Strom, 92, Orofino

   Harold T. Strom, Orofino, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston. He was 92.

   Arrangements are pending with Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston.

Alice K. Goodman, 64, Orofino

   Alice Kathleen Goodman, Orofino, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. She was 64.

   Cremation is being handled by Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

George Lonsbury Jr, 86, Orofino

   George Luther Lonsbury Jr. went home to his heavenly father and his beloved wife Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. He was 86. George was born Sept. 23, 1924 to George Sr. and Bessie Lonsbury in Van Buren, AR. He attended school there and graduated in 1942.

   He then worked at Engles Shipyard in Pascagoula, MS until joining the Navy in 1943. He served in the Pacific until the end of the war with service in the last battle of WWII at Okinawa. He was then discharged and made it home to surprise his family on Christmas Day. The family threw a welcome home party and it was then he met the love of his life Evah Mae Owens. They were married June 7, 1946 and had their first child in Altus, AR in Feb. of 1947.

   George worked in power line construction in Arkansas and Arizona before moving the family to Modesto, CA in 1948. There he worked for the Modesto irrigation district and added three more children to their family, one of which only lived a few days.

   The family then moved to Payette in 1963 and Orofino in 1965. He worked for Stoddard electric for eight years and helped to wire many local buildings including the JP Mill. He then worked for the State Hospital North as a maintenance and operations supervisor. George retired from there in 1992 after 19 years of service.

   George and Evah Mae were one of the original members of First Baptist Church and were very active there. He also loved hunting, camping, and building model railroads.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Bessie Lonsbury, sister Wilma Jean, brother John, daughter Linda, and wife Evah Mae.

   He is survived by his sisters Margie, Barbara, and Helen, son and daughter-in-law Diana and Wayne Rasmussen, daughter and son-in-law Laurie and Lee Bowers, nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

   His family was the most important thing to him and he spoke of them constantly. He prayed for each one of them individually everyday. He will be missed but we know he is so happy to finally be reunited with his wife and his savior!

   Services will be held Friday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. at the Orofino Community Church, located at 14233 Highway 12, with a graveside service to follow.

   There will be an open house at the home of John and Carol Lonsbury following all services. Friends and family are welcome and appreciated.

Ervin Angus Fry, 86, Southwick

   Ervin Angus Fry, 86, of Southwick, passed away Tuesday evening at Life Care Rehabilitation Center in Lewiston of natural causes. Ervin was born June 3, 1924 to Angus Fry and Bertha (Thorton) Fry in Southwick. Ervin attended school by riding his horse from Bedrock Canyon to Southwick. On May 24, 1945 Ervin married Alice May in Southwick in the home of her parents Milton and Elvira Benjamin.

   Ervin and Alice lived in Southwick most of their lives except stints in southern Idaho and central Oregon. Ervin worked most of his life logging for Carl Finke. He always had a few cattle and horses and loved mules.  Ervin and Alice attended the Southwick Community Church then later The Wesleyan Church in Clarkston and then joined The Church of the Nazarene in Juliaetta. Faith was central to his life and the Bible was often a topic of conversation.

   Ervin often entertained family and friends with stories and by yodeling. He loved riding his horses, enjoyed raising mules, found time to hunt and raised cattle that became his pets.

   He was preceded in death by his wife Alice, his brother Ted, his sister Inetta, and his son Warren.

   Surviving Ervin are his brothers-in-law: Verlin Benjamin and wife Marilyn of Lewiston and Ronald Benjamin and wife Eunice of Asotin, WA. Also surviving Elvin is his son Eldon and wife Ginger of Pennsylvania, daughter-in-law Diana Fry of Anacortes, WA and 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

   There will be a service for Ervin on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Bill Bull from First Church of The Nazarene of Lewiston. A graveside service will follow at Southwick Cemetery.

Alice Aldrich, 90, Seattle, WA

   Alice Irene Aldrich, Seattle, WA died Jan. 27, 2011 in Seattle at the age of 90.

   She was born to Knute and Louise Ferden on the family farm and was proud of her full Norwegian ancestry. Alice was born 6th in a family of 11 children, six girls and five boys.

   Alice is survived by her three children and their spouses, Louise Winter (John), Jeannette Walen (Mike) and James D. Aldrich (Pauline). She is also survived by six grandchildren David Winter (Cassie), Susan Winter (Dave Breed), Julie Winter (James Helmich), Jennifer LaRose (Scot), James O. Aldrich and Libby Walunas; great-grandchildren, River Helmich, Anthony Fitzpatrick, Tristan Helmich, Nathan Fitzpatrick, Kaley Aldrich, Vivian Aldrich and Connor Walunas.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; all her sisters and brothers; husband of 53 years, Olive Adrian Aldrich in 1966 and their grandson Craig Walen (34) in 2009.

   We had our last big celebration with mother for her 90th birthday in December. Thank you mom for blessing us over the years with your love in action; like wonderful blackberry and lemon pies, beautifully baked and decorated birthday cakes by your own hand and heart for each of us, every year, and you special dill pickles.

   Thank you for serving as our room mother during grade school years and as Girl Scout Leader of Troop 834 for 10 years and for taking us hiking, camping and Christmas caroling. You were a Proverbs 31 woman and a wonderful example for us. Most of all, thank you mom for pointing us to God and showing us how to care about others.

Harvey H. Reimann, 74, Burley

   Harvey Harry Reimann, a former resident of Orofino, died at his home in Burley on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. He was 74.

   Harvey was born on Oct. 1, 1936 in Garrison, North Dakota. His parents, Harry and Regina Reimann, were grain farmers. He had a sister Shirley who was one year younger.

   Harvey attended one year of college and then joined the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany in the medical corps. He enjoyed working in the medical field and qualified as an army sharpshooter. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Army, Harvey enrolled in and graduated from Radiology Technological School at Grand Forks, North Dakota.

   Harvey married Norma Olsen from his hometown. They had a daughter, Darcie Lee Reimann, and lived for a time in Seattle, WA, where Harvey worked at Swedish Medical Center. They moved to Orofino, where eventually they divorced.

   Harvey married Ann Pappenhagen (Reimann) on Nov. 10, 1965 in the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Albert Pappenhagen. Harvey became stepfather to Ken Cottrell and Kay (Cottrell) Field. Harvey was a highly respected X- Ray Technician at Clearwater Valley Hospital and in 1971 he took Ann and Kay to live in Gallup, NM, where he and Ann (a Registered Nurse) worked at McKinley General Hospital.

   Harvey and Ann moved to Burley in 1977. Kay was nearby attending college at Caldwell. Darcie lived in Boise with her mother and then moved in with Harvey and Ann. They have been very happy in Burley.

   Harvey had 38 sober years very active in A.A. Also in the community, he sat on the Board of Directors of the Syringa Plaza in Burley. This facility houses low income seniors. Harvey was known for certain foods he brought to residents for some of the celebrations and for his sense of humor.

   Harvey has always been an outdoorsman, hunting, and most especially, fishing. He and Ann were avid campers and canoers for many years. Harvey was always a good baker and cook. He developed an interest in Dutch oven cooking and even entered contests. He and Vickie Knight won first prize in the Rupert Dutch Oven Cooking Contest on July 3, 1990 for their chicken and bread dough dumpling recipe.

   When health problems limited Harvey’s outdoor activities he took up wood carving, taking classes locally. He won first prize for his carving of a Buffalo at the Cassia County Fair in 2009.

   Harvey’s parents, his sister, and his daughter Darcie all predeceased him.

   Harvey is survived by his wife Ann and his stepchildren Ken and Kay. He is survived as well by four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister’s children, Tony Hummel and Peri Houten, and their children.

   Instead of flowers, Harvey and Ann ask instead that donations be made in his name to local chapters of AA or Relay for Life.

   According to his wishes Harvey was cremated and a memorial service was Feb. 7 at Rasmussen Funeral Home, followed by a dinner gathering at St. Mathews Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall in Rupert.

Milo Sanford Teed, 71, Lewiston

   Milo Sanford Teed entered into rest on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. He was 71.

   He was born June 11, 1939 in Orofino, to Rosemary and Ralph S. Teed Jr., and grew up and graduated from school in Weippe.

   Milo married Shirley Carr on Jan. 24, 1959. They had three children, Kenneth, Karla and Larry.

   He loved playing sports and at one time played on a minor league team. He later played basketball, softball, bowled and played on many softball teams for most of his adult life. He was also an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt.

   Milo was a veteran, serving first in the U.S. Air Force and later in the U.S. Navy Reserve. While serving in the Air Force, he was stationed in Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada, as well as San Bernadino, CA. After being discharged from the Air Force he made a living as an electrician.

   He eventually made his way to Caldwell, where he owned his own business, M.J. Electric, for many years. While living in Caldwell, Milo joined the Navy Reserves as a Seabee. Later, he and Shirley moved to Alaska, where he retired from the Seabees as well as his electrician’s job. They then moved back to Lewiston to live in retirement.

   He was a member of the Elks, National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and the North American Hunting Club.

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; father Ralph S. Teed Jr.; mother Rosemary Teed; brother Preston Teed; sister Lorraine Hutchins; and son Larry Teed.

   He is survived by his son, Kenneth Teed; daughter Karla Moore; sisters, Laurinda Wise, Wendy Teed and Tammy Wells; brothers Monty Teed and Tracy Teed; a maternal aunt, Joan Kling; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston.

Obituaries for February 3, 2011

Marietta Cross, 80, Orofino

   Marietta Cross passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 in Spokane, WA, surrounded by her family. She was 80.

   She was born to Elsie and Marion C. Purington on Oct. 1, 1930 in Weare, NH. She was raised there, graduating from Weare High School in 1948, and receiving her nursing degree from Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in 1951.

   In 1967, she moved to Missoula, MT, with her first husband, Warren E. Thamarus, Jr. and their four children. Moving to Montana was like coming home for Marietta, and she had many adventures under western skies. She enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping with her family. She was a member of the Missoula Trap and Skeet Club, and also participated in English Springer Spaniel field trials with her dog “Checkerboom Jake.”

   In September of 1975 she married George W. Cross, and they established their home in Missoula. She had been working at Community Medical Center (CMC) for two years, and with George by her side, she continued to dedicate herself to maternal-child health care in Montana. She became the obstetrics nursing supervisor in 1976 and was instrumental in developing the first neonatal intensive care unit for Montana at CMC.

   She was involved in the program “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies,” the Montana Council for Maternal and Child Health, and the March of Dimes. She was a founding member of the Montana Perinatal Association, and a leader for CMC in Maternal Child Health Education outreach. She served as chairwoman of the Governor’s Council for the MIAMI Project (Montana Initiative for the Abatement of Mortality in Infants).

   Marietta also helped establish the Rocky Mountain Childbirth conference and recently attended the 20th annual meeting. She believed that there was “so much you could do” to promote prenatal care and education, and her career was a shining example of that belief.

   Marietta and George retired to the Orofino area in November 1992. They shared an active retirement, participating in the North Idaho Senior Games as well as other events around the country. She received medals in the long jump, trap shooting, shot-put, and discus. She loved all types of music, and was active with the Orofino Dance Club.

   She also enjoyed reading, walking her dogs, and driving anywhere, which she often did to visit family and friends around the country.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Elsie Purington; her brother Malcolm C. Purington; brother-in-law Oscar Straw; daughter Debra Cross and an infant son.

   Survivors include her husband George; sister Elizabeth Straw; sister-in-law June Purington; children Donovan Cross, Karen Thamarus, Michael Thamarus, Carla Cross, Susan Horstmann (Mark), and Mary Meyer (Carter); grandchildren Barbie Cross, Chani Dupuis, Dylan Cross, Joshua Cross, Stephanie Horstmann, Steven Horstmann, Carl Meyer, and Cassie Meyer; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

   Marietta will be missed by all of us, a void never to be filled. We will always be grateful for her compassion, wisdom, and strength. She will live in our hearts forever.

   A memorial service for Marietta will be held in Missoula, MT later in the spring.

   Memorial donations may be made in Marietta’s name to: Community Medical Center Foundation, 2827 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804; Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinic, 301 Cedar, Orofino, Idaho 83544 and your local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

   Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is in care of arrangements.

Jason McKinney, 38, Lewiston

   Jason Winchester McKinney, of Lewiston, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was 38.

   He was born Oct. 13, 1972 in Orofino where he lived for the first few years of his life.

   The family moved to Clarkston, where he attended Parkway Elementary and Lincoln Middle School. Jason also attended school at Tammany Elementary, Sacajawea Junior High School and later Lewiston High School.

   After high school, he spent a lot of time traveling through different places in the United States, but always seemed to end up in Spokane, where he did multiple types of jobs, most of which involved working outdoors.

   Jason’s life will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Lewiston.

Duane Frederick, 85, Elk River

   Duane (Broom Face) Frederick passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, from complications of emphysema. He was 85.

   Duane was born Jan. 10, 1926, to Elmer and Eideth Lumbblad Frederick in Akeley, MN. He was raised in Elk River.

   He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 during World War II and served on the USS Lamar (APA 47) in Bremerton, WA. After the war, he was employed by Potlatch as a logger. He ran the "Big Machine" for the log drive. He continued logging until his retirement.

   Duane met and married Margaret Skarpson in 1948. They made their home in Elk River, where they raised three children. He and Margaret later divorced.

   Duane had a great love of the outdoors. He spent many days fishing and you could always count on his faithful sidekick, Freckles the dog, to be by his side. He loved to garden and canned his own goods. People from miles around enjoyed his canned pickles, asparagus and veggies. He also enjoyed making homemade wine and home brew.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

   He is survived by his significant other of 19 years, Kay Bloom; her children, Shannon Holmes and Shelby Bloom;  sister, Wilma Pomponio of Lewiston; and his three children, Randy Frederick of Lewiston, Ralph and Marina Frederick of Priest River, and Dodie and Jack Jensen of Troy. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and close friends. He adored every one of them.

   Duane loved to have his family around him as much as possible to share a meal and a story. He will be deeply missed.

   The family will be conducting a memorial dinner at 1 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Deary Community Center. They want to invite any and all who know or loved Broom Face to come and share a meal and a story for him. At his request, there will be no funeral service.

   Memorial donations may be made to the Orofino Animal Shelter.

Carol Wood, 68, Lenore

   Carol A. Wood, of Lenore, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She was 68. Services are pending.

Obituaries for January 27, 2011

Jack Richard Hathaway, 69, Orofino

   John Richard Hathaway passed away on Jan. 19, 2011 after a battle with cancer. He is now at peace. He was 69.

   Jack was born on June 14, 1941 and spent his early years in the northern suburbs of Chicago, IL. He entered the military service in 1962 and served as an advisor with the expeditionary forces in Vietnam.

   In 1965, after his discharge in northern California he entered college at Sonoma State University where he received a Bachelors of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in psychology. In 1970 he moved to San Diego, CA where he intended to work toward a doctorate degree in psychology, but spent 10 years working with the San Diego County Probation Department, Juvenile Division. He worked almost exclusively with minority youth.

   In 1981 he moved to Idaho and was hired by the State as a probation and parole officer in Lewiston. After working for three years, Jack wanted a change so he went to the University of Idaho in Moscow to study law. He graduated in December, 1986, passed the bar exam in Feb. 1987 and worked in the Lewiston for a few months before moving to Orofino where he worked until his death.

   The years that Jack worked and lived in Orofino were his favorite. He loved to be with his friends who also enjoyed his passions of fishing and hunting. Jack’s also had a love for his career and helping those in need.

   He is survived by his children James W. Hathaway of Warrensburg, MO, Vivian McKinney and her husband Daniel of Independence, MO, Amber Oser and her husband Todd of Raymore, MO; grandchildren Collin, Corbett and Madelyn McKinney, Bailey and Blake Oser; mother Marvel F. Hathaway of Orofino; brother David and wife Diane of Chicago, IL.

   In lieu of an immediate celebration of his life, Jack would like that an act of kindness be done in his honor.

Dianne Berry Gibbons, 69 Clarkston

   Dianne passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her home in Clarkston. She was diagnosed with brain cancer in April and maintained a valiant spirit throughout her illness.

   Dianne was born Nov. 24, 1941, in Topeka, KS to Ralph and Florence Squires Berry.

   Her family moved to the West Coast during the war and later settled in Orofino. Dianne attended Orofino schools until leaving for Lewiston to attend Mr. Nick's Beauty College.

   She spent her career working in salons in Kamiah, Kooskia, Lewiston, Grangeville, Kendrick, Boise and Orofino.

   Dianne married David Spence in the spring of 1964 in Winnemucca, NV. The marriage ended in divorce. She had one child, Suzanne Terese Spence. She married Charles Vernon Gibbons in 1985 at Cavendish.

   Dianne has had many lifelong friends and made friends easily throughout her life. She had a strong faith in Jesus, and a special gift for music and songwriting. At the time of her death she was a member of His Banner Church in Clarkston.

   Dianne was dearly loved by her friends and family, which was never more evident than throughout her illness. She blessed many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

   Survivors include her daughter, Suzanne Warren of Lewiston; her grandchildren, Larry and Stacey Warren, David Warren and Caleb Warren, all of Lewiston; three great-grandchildren, Landon and Donna Grace of Fernwood and Rebekah Faith of Lewiston; siblings and their spouses, Donnie and Linda Berry of Orofino, Tom and Sherri Logan of Nampa, Linda and Rodger Albers of Greenleaf, Laurie and Craig Hobson of Spokane, WA, Robert and Heather Berry, Margaret and Scott Hogan, and Sarah and Tim Weishaar, all of Kansas, Kevin and Vivian Berry of Louisiana, and Marilee and Tom Cassarona of Arizona; beloved uncle, Don Squires of Asotin; numerous nieces and nephews; and her many Squires cousins.

   Dianne was preceded in death by her grandparents, William C. and Charity L. Squires; her mother, Florence Sunbeam Nelson; father, Ralph Eugene Berry; brother, Dana Berry; and husband, Vernon Gibbons.

   Dianne's life was celebrated during a service Saturday at New Bridges Community Church, in Lewiston.

   A scholarship fund is being established in Dianne's name for students of Orofino High School who wish to pursue a career in cosmetology. Donations can be made to Dianne Gibbons Memorial Fund at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.

   Merchant Funeral Home of Clarkston is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Edens Cleveland, 73, Hayden

   Thomas Edens Cleveland, formerly of Pierce, died at his Hayden residence on Jan. 12, 2011. He was 73. He was born in Prescott, AZ, Nov. 19, 1937, to Charles Alfred and Kathryn Elizabeth (Edens) Cleveland.

   His family relocated to Burke, ID in 1946 where his father worked at the Hecla Star Mine. His mother, along with help from the children, operated the Burke Variety store later moving to Mullan and Wallace, ID.  

   Tom served his country in the US Army in France 1956-1959 and returned to Wallace where he worked until the summer of 1962. At that time he moved to the Kooskia, ID area and began his career with the US Forest Service. He retired from the US Forest Service in 1988 following 28 years of service where he worked at Fenn Ranger Station, Nezperce National Forest and the Kamiah District, Pierce, on the Clearwater National Forest.  After retirement he did auto body work, a hobby he began in the 60’s, for Davis Trucking in Pierce.

   On Dec. 23, 1962, he and Nicky Elevera Huhta were united in marriage at Coeur d’Alene, ID and shared 48 years together until his passing. To this union a daughter, Jodi Lynn, and a son, Thomas Lee, were born.  They lived in Northern Idaho all of their married life residing in Kooskia, on the Selway River and then Pierce before moving to Hayden in 2004.

   His love of the outdoors gave him enjoyment throughout his life with fondest memories being of the Selway. He found great pleasure in his time spent fishing, hunting (rifle, bow and with hounds), boating, archery, trapping, snowmobiling, camping, getting wood and gardening.

   Our handyman had many talents and especially enjoyed doing his carpentry projects. His home was always abundant in the blessings and joy only children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren can give.

   Predeceasing Tom in death were his father (1954), mother (1974), half-brother Alfred Charles Cleveland (1990) and sister, Mary Alecia Plummer (2007).

   Surviving to honor his life are: his wife, Nicky, at the family home; daughter, Jodi Lynn Cleveland (Careywood); son, Thomas Lee (Stacey Jo) Cleveland (Coeur d’Alene); granddaughters, Nicole Danielle (Mike) Cleveland-Lyons (Clarkston, WA); Megan Christine Heitstuman (Dover); Shalynne Kiyl Heitstuman (Careywood); Marissa JoLee Cleveland (Coeur d’Alene) and grandson Brandon Lee Heitstuman (Careywood). Also great-grandsons Blake Nikolai Edens Cleveland (Clarkston); Wyatt Anthony Greenwood (Dover); and Ezra Verlon Thomas Lyons (Clarkston).

   Other survivors are sister Cordelia (Rose) Rosalie Pfennig (Post Falls); brothers Jack Leonard (Betty) Cleveland (Hauser); Robert James (Karol Lee) Cleveland (Kooskia); half-sister Joy Ann (Dave) Trower (Spokane); and nephew Charles Alfred (Pamela Sue) Crowell (Kamiah) who was raised by Tom’s family.  A large number of extended family members also survive.

   Heartfelt thanks are extended to Dr. Henry Covelli who cared for Tom since 2004, giving us six more years of precious memories.  Also to North Idaho Hospice who provided comfort for Tom and his family in his final days before he was called peacefully into the arms of Jesus.

   In honor of Tom’s wishes a private family memorial service will be held, Feb. 5, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coeur d’Alene. Memorials may be sent in his name to North Idaho Hospice, 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.

   Please visit Tom’s online memorial and sign his guest book at

Don McPherson, 84, Kooskia

   Don McPherson, of Kooskia, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He was 84. Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

Obituaries for January 20, 2011

Rowen James Cook, 5 months, Lewiston

   Rowen James Cook, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He was five months old.

   He was born July 12, 2020 to Mia Cook in Lewiston.

   He is survived by his mother, Mia Cook, Lewiston; big brother, Teegen Kyler Corder, Lewiston; grandparents, Michael and Martha Cook, Kendrick; uncles, Zachary Cook, Moscow and Wyatt Cook, Kendrick; great-grandparents, Jim and Barb Cook, Pierce and Marsha Ellis, Lewiston; as well as numerous members of his extended family.

   A graveside service was held Jan. 14 at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lewiston, with the Rev. Brad Bramlet officiating.

   Memorial donations are suggested to Spring for SIDS.

   Mountain View Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Rosella G. Snyder, 102, Orofino

   Rosella G. Snyder passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Clearwater Valley Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino. She was 102.

   She was born Feb. 16, 1908, in Kippen (near Reubens) to Carroll LeRoy Parkins and Minnie Erickson.

   She moved from Cold Spring to Orofino around 1923, where she worked at Erickson's Palace of Sweets, which was a restaurant owned by her uncle. She also sold tickets at Rex Movie Theater and played piano for silent movies.

   Rosella married Eldon Snyder June 5, 1927. He preceded her in death in 1989.

   She and Eldon owned and operated Standard Oil Bulk Plant in Pierce until they purchased Snyder's men's clothing and sporting goods store in 1945. She worked at the store until she retired.

   Rosella was a member of the Methodist Church, Daughters of the Nile, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and she was a charter member of the Orofino Golf Club. She was also a member of Eastern Star for more than 50 years.

   She played bridge once a week for many years until she moved to Clearwater Rehabilitation center.

   Surviving her are sons, Maurice Snyder and Elbert and his wife Angie Snyder, all of Orofino; two sisters, Vella Quillen and Vernice Sullivan, both of Lewiston; two grandsons, A. Craig Snyder of Lewiston and Thomas C. Snyder of Lebanon, OR; as well as three great and three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

   Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Major Parkins and Edward Parkins; and a sister, Edna Parkins Johnson.

   A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, with Rev. Hank Heschle of Orofino officiating. Burial took place at Orofino Riverside Cemetery.

   Memorials may be made in Rosella's name to the charity of the donor's choice.

Darlene Justus Jackson, 74, Weippe

  Darlene Faith Jackson of Weippe passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, of causes related to Alzheimer’s disease. She was 74.

   Darlene was born Dec. 24, 1936, to William (Chick) and Amelia Justus in Greer. She grew up in Weippe where she attended school through the eighth grade and then moved with family to Clarkston, where she graduated as a Bantam in 1954.

   After high-school graduation she attended a vari-typer school and was associated with the advertising department at Erb Hardware. Soon after, she moved to Spokane with friends and attended Kinman Business University while working for Kaiser Aluminum Corp of Mead. After graduating from Kinman and lay-offs at Kaiser, she returned to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and worked in the administrative office at Potlatch Forests Inc.

   After writing letters to a longtime childhood friend, she waited patiently for him to complete his two year service in Korea. She married Paul (Mickey) Jackson May 3, 1959, in Clarkston and moved to Weippe to start their life together farming and ranching. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend. In the 51 years they were married, Darlene and Mick raised three children, Mike, Mark and Tammy.

   For years Darlene worked for the Clearwater Tribune reporting on community activities in the Weippe/Fraser area. She was a member of the Clearwater County Fair Board from 1971 to 1987, active in the 4-H programs and volunteer work through out the community. She served as treasurer for Fraser Park helping with many improvements.

   Darlene enjoyed bowling on a league with friends in Orofino for many years collecting her share of trophies, meeting weekly with friends at TOPS and monthly at the Fraser “Get Together” Club.

   Darlene was preceded in death by her father, William (Chick) Justus; and her mother and stepfather, Amelia and Hank Steinman.

   She is survived by her husband, Mick Jackson; brother, Bill Justus; sons, Mike and Linda Jackson, Mark and Angie Jackson; daughter, Tammy and Jaime Ward; grandchildren, Cheyenne and Tyson Thornton, Mickey Jackson, Trevor and Hailey Ward, Dakota and Mickala Jackson; and two great-grandchildren, GraceLyn and Jackson Thornton.

   Darlene will be remembered for her heartwarming, friendly smile. She loved to spend time in her flower garden along with farming and ranching. Being a farmer’s wife she fulfilled many chores such as driving truck, helping work cattle, cooking for farm hands, and managing the farm with countless hours of bookkeeping. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

   Services were held Jan. 17 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, followed by burial at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston.

James Victor Senefsky, 74, Asotin

   James Victor Senefsky passed away in his sleep Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, while in the loving care of the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston. Jim finished out his life enjoying cherished moments with his family and friends.

   Jim loved life, and was a cheerful and happy soul to everyone he met. And to those of us who knew him well, he was just a gruff ol' teddy bear.

   Born July 16, 1936, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jim was a witness to the Pearl Harbor attack at a young age, which may have influenced him later in life to serve his country and join the U.S. Navy. He was very proud of his service aboard the USS Renshaw.

   After discharge, Jim lived in Orofino for 27 years, and during his time there he was very involved in the community, serving proudly with the volunteer fire department, the sheriff's posse, and with search and rescue. He was also a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was employed as a service manager at Hanson's Garage, then later with Idaho State Hospital North, retiring there after 13 years of service.

   After retirement, Jim and his wife, JoAnn, traveled the country in their fifth-wheel for five years, spending winters in Yuma, Ariz., and summers on the Pend Oreille River, near Sandpoint. They have spent the past seven wonderful years in Asotin ,next to their caring neighbors, Steve and Kathy.

   Jim loved to collect coins, and liked camping, fishing and hunting. In later years, reading, playing Farmville on the computer and joining the family for card games were his "fun hobbies." Jim would teach "Rage" to anyone, and the legacy of that card game lives on with many wonderful memories for our friends and family.

   Jim is survived by his wife of 26 years, JoAnn Lynch Senefsky; brothers Walter and Peggy Golladay of Loveland, OH, and Robert E. Golladay of Madison, AL.; children Lora and Mel Haworth of Spokane Valley, Sherri and Jeff Taberner of Newman Lake, WA., and Victor and Teresa Senefsky of Orofino; stepchildren Carol Cressey and Earl White, Clifford and Linda Chapin, and Ken and Paula Chapin, all of Sandpoint, Todd and Tracy Stuffing of Liberty Lake, WA., and Jodine Alm and Danny Weiss of Lewiston; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and stepmother Patricia Jane Gallatin Golladay.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor Leroy Senefsky, Victorine Louise Williams Piersall, and stepfather Edward M. Golladay.

   A celebration of life and get-together was conducted from  Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Idaho State Veterans Home, 821 21st Ave., Lewiston.

   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.

Dianne Berry Gibbons, 69, Clarkston

   Diane Berry Gibbons, formerly of Orofino, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 at her home in Clarkston, WA. She was 69. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. at New Bridges Church in Lewiston. Merchant Funeral Home of Clarkston is in care of arrangements.

Obituaries for January 13, 2011

Thomas Coma, 63, Orofino

   Thomas Patrick Coma, of Orofino, died Dec. 31, 2010, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. He was 63. No services are planned. Cremation is to take place. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

Kenneth P. Schoenek, 89, Orofino

   Kenneth P. Schoenek of Orofino died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. He was 89.

   Ken was born to Paul and Georgie Schoenek in McAllister, MT. He graduated from Bozeman High School in 1940 and spent one year in Seattle, where he worked for Boeing and attended the University of Washington. That was also when he bought and learned to fly his first plane.

   He joined the Navy Air Force in 1942, where he was a flight instructor until being deployed to the Pacific to fly torpedo planes, PBY-1 and PBY-2, after enemy shipping.

   In the spring of 1945 he was shot down, and he and his crew of five escaped on a rubber raft. They floated for seven days before being picked up by a plane called “Mother Goose.”

   Ken said he always thought if they were ever shot down, the only chance to get out would be if he could spin the  plane and land on top of the water, like you do when skipping rocks. He did this and they were able to get out before the plane was riddled.

   He spent his post war years in Pharmacy, graduating from Auburn University, in Alabama.

   Ken is survived by his wife, Shirley; his nephew, Paul Sagunsky and his cousin, Dr. Edna Lay of Bozeman, MT.

   At his request no services will be held. Cremation will take place.

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

Ruth Bausch, 88, Orofino

   Ruth Grace Meadows Bausch passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, Jan. 7, 2011 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. She was 88.

    Ruth was born Dec. 10, 1922, in Grand Junction, CO to Louis and Grace Meadows. The family moved to Salt Lake City, UT, a few years later. When the Great Depression hit, they moved to Declo, Idaho, to work in the potato fields. Although Ruth and her three younger brothers, Albert, Rueben, and Merle, didn't have many possessions during their younger years, they were richly blessed with strong family values and a hard work ethic.

   In 1939, her family relocated to Lewiston, where Ruth graduated from high school in 1941. On July 4, 1942, she married Daniel Bausch in Wapato, WA, and they made their home in Lewiston while Dan served in World War II. Upon his discharge, they moved to O'Neil, NE for a short time, then returned to Lewiston where Dan went to work for Clearwater Power Company. Dan, Ruth, and their three children, Woody, Sandy, and Dennis, lived in Lewiston and Juliaetta for eight years before they moved to Orofino in 1955.

   Ruth very much loved the home and farm that she and Dan built. She always welcomed guests, whether they were family, friends or strangers, into her home. Ruth would engage guests in a game of cards or entertain them with fond stories of her family. Guests never left her house without a full tummy and a smile on their face.

   Ruth was famous for her cooking, especially her buttermilk pancakes and homemade cinnamon rolls. She would graciously share her recipes with anyone upon request, but all agreed that no one could quite replicate the taste because she always added a special ingredient (love) to everything she made.
   Ruth lived a life of honesty, hard work, and a love for all people. If she wasn't cooking, cleaning, or tending to other chores around the family farm, she was painting ceramics, making yarn covered hangers, sewing, or crafting. She was well known as a grocery clerk in the old M&K in
Lewiston, and Bessents, and the old Hayes stores in Orofino.

   Although Parkinson's Disease limited her mobility in later years, she enjoyed taking trips to the casino and shopping.
   Ruth is survived by her three children and their spouses: Woody and Colleen Bausch, Sandy and Ed Butler, and Dennis and Kim Bausch. She enjoyed her seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one brother and his spouse, Rueben and Jeanne Meadows, and an abundance of extended family and close friends.

   Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Albert and Merle, and her husband, Dan.

   A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.

   Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. A potluck luncheon will follow at the Orofino Senior Center. Meat and beverages will be provided. If desired, please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert. Burial will be held at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston at 3 p.m.
   Memorials in honor of Ruth may be sent to Clearwater County Ambulance Service (CCAS), P.O. Box 1347, Orofino, ID 83544.

Betty Louise Brown, 77, Orofino

   Betty Louise Brown was born in Jerome, Idaho, Sept. 8, 1933, to Lereatta Wolverton Brown and James Morris Brown Sr. She died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. She was 77.  

   Her early childhood was spent in southern Idaho, rich with aunts and cousins. Betty graduated from Orofino High School in 1951, where she met the only man in her life, James Alden Brown Sr.

   Betty and Jim made their life home in Orofino and raised two daughters, Chris and Debbie, and a son, Jim.

   The pride of her life was her family, of whom there are many members. They include: Christine and Gary McBee, Todd McBee and Stacy McBee; James Alden Brown Jr. and Billie Brown; Tansi Pedersen, Roddy and Toni Brown with Dakota, Tyra, Mikey, Lilly and Sierra; Tara Wilson with children Matea, Taylor, Payton and one yet to come, and Tessa Brown; Debra and Mike Claffey, Mike Claffey, Marc Claffey, Angie and Elmer Robertson with children, Ariel and Jaden; Brandi Claffey and fiance Riley O'Brien. She also formed lifelong friends from which the "Wild Bunch" was born.

   During her life, Betty was involved with many organizations in the community. One place you could always count on seeing her was at the elections where she served as an election official. She was instrumental in getting the Clearwater Valley Hospital Auxiliary started. She served on the Riverside Water and Sewer Board from 1993 to the present, for the past six years as chairwoman. Betty was involved in many enterprises in her life, retiring from a full-service drapery shop with partner Edith Day.

   Betty was very artistic. There wasn't any craft, sewing or painting project, to name a few, that she hadn't mastered. She blessed many with the fruits of her talent.

   Someone very special in both Betty's life as well as Jim's was their lifelong very best friend, Leif Hovland. Leif, a childhood friend of Jim's has seen Jim and Betty through much of what life has thrown at them. During this last illness of Betty's, he was a godsend to her in every way. He has done so much that the family cannot thank him enough for.

   Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Brown, who passed away July 25, 1997; her parents, Lereatta McDonald and James Morris Brown Sr.; and her best friend, Pat Dewey.

   A visitation for Betty was held Jan. 12 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Services were conducted Jan. 13 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel.

   Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery after the service. A dinner was held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Orofino.

   Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Betty McIntosh, 67, of Weippe

   Betty McIntosh was born Oct. 3, 1943.  On Jan. 4, 2011, at age 67, she passed from this world.

   She was survived by her husband of over 50 years, Don McIntosh.  They met while they attended school in Weippe and were married July 16, 1960.  They have lived in the area since then. They lived on the land previously owned by Don's parents.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Kathleen Vargovich, her brothers, John and Theodore Vargovich.  She was survived by her brothers, Donald Vargovich of Virginia, Joseph Vargovich of Michigan, William Vargovich of Orofino and James Vargovich of Weippe; her children, Don McIntosh Jr. of Weippe and his wife, Kim, Tammey Tilley of Weippe and her husband, Bill, Sandy Fletcher of Clarkston, Wa. and her husband, Cory;  her grandchildren, Lucas Tilley and his wife Veronica, Lynnae Tilley, Jami Carrico, Stephen Carrico, April McIntosh, Schreline McIntosh, Darrion McIntosh and Taylor McIntosh.  Great grandchildren are Trinity Tilley, Serenity Tilley, Xayden Lefors, Natalie Carrico, Gabriel Carrico and Dontae Carrico.

   She was cremated and per her request there will be no services.  She immensely enjoyed the short time she had on this earth and wanted those left behind to celebrate every minute of life while we have the opportunity.  She often talked about how lucky she was to have the friends and family she was privileged with.  She was a loving and giving member of her family and she will be missed beyond comprehension.  Her favorite pass time after she retired was to work beneath the shade of the trees in the back yard.  Don would drag in logs to this shady spot and she would saw the logs into chunks for firewood.  She would stack the wood between the trees making some what of a maze.

   Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, crocheting, fishing, hunting and most of all riding her 4 wheeler on the limitless trails and roads around the area.

Dollie Grace Colwell, 78, Peck

   Dollie Grace Colwell passed away peacefully at Tri-State Memorial Hospital on Jan. 8, 2011 surrounded by her husband, four sons, daughter and numerous grandchildren. She was 78.

   She was born Oct. 3, 1932 to John Phillip and Elsie Dick in Pravine, IL. She grew up on the family farm in Smithfield, IL and graduated from Yates City High School in 1950. From there she went on to Saint Francis School of Nursing in Peoria, IL. She graduated with a Registered Nursing degree in September 1953 where she also received an endorsement in psychiatric nursing from the Creighton University Saint Joseph Unit in August 1953. After graduating she continued working at the Saint Francis Hospital as an RN until she met the love of her life, Chuck.

   She married Charles Edwin Colwell Feb. 27, 1955. After getting married they made 15 moves with five years between Illinois, Montana and Idaho. They finally settled down permanently in Peck around 1961. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Orofino; approximately 3 ½ years at Clearwater Valley Hospital and then 28 years at Idaho State Hospital North, where she retired from there in 1993. Some of her many favorite hobbies were going to yard sales, gardening, canning, sewing, and needlepoint.

   Their original plan was to have six kids, three boys and three girls. After their fourth son was born they decided the ratio of boys to girls was now out of balance. Although Dollie always wanted a daughter she decided then that she would wait and let her boys bring her daughters home; “already trained and with no returns.” She lover all her daughters-in-law as if they were her own.

   She leaves behind her children Pat and Becky Colwell of Peck, Gary and Jerri Leigh Colwell of Lewiston, Darrel and Paula Colwell of Peck, and Terry and Nancy Colwell of Orofino; grandchildren Jerry and Lise Colwell, Kathleen and Arby Shown, Joshua and Kelsy Colwell, Madison Colwell, Jennifer Colwell, Jeremy Colwell, Randi Colwell, and Jordan Colwell; great-grandchildren Michael, Natalia, Ryan, Ridge, Selway, Canyon, Syringa and Trinity; sisters Marge and Russel Coulter, and Rosalie Smith; brothers Bernice Dick and John and Sherry Dick; numerous nieces and nephews.

   Preceding her in death were her parents John and Elsie; brother-in-law Dean Smith (Rosalie); sister-in-law Bonnie Colwell Dick (Bernice) and a great niece who she was very close friend to Rhonda Orr.

   A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, Jan. 14 at the Peck Community Center at 1 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner host by the Peck Ladies Club.

   Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is handling all arrangements.

Darlene Jackson, 74, Weippe

    Darlene Faith Jackson, of Weippe died Jan. 10, 2011 at her home in Weippe. She was 74.

    A visitation will be held Thursday, Jan 13 from 2 – 5 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service will be held Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston.

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

Rosella G. Snyder, 102, Orofino

   Rosella G. Snyder, Orofino, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation Center in Orofino. She was 102.

   Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel on Michigan Avenue, Orofino, followed by a dinner at the United Methodist Church on College Avenue, Orofino.

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

Ruth A. Archer, 64, Pierce

   Ruth A. Archer, of Pierce, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She was 64. Arrangements are pending with Merchant Funeral Home of Clarkston.

Teresa K. Goffinet Rost, 53, Spokane

   Teresa Kay Rost, known as Terry, died in Spokane Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, from cancer. She was 53.

   Terry was born in Lewiston, March 28, 1957, to Shirley Harding Goffinet and Donald Ray Goffinet. She grew up in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1975.

   Terry married Flint Rost in 1994, and they made their home in Spokane. They have two sons, Jordan and Zachery. Terry loved her sons very much and was very proud of both of them.

   Terry worked for Barney's Harvest Foods since 1977. She began her career in Lewiston then moved to Spokane. She had many good friends at work and also enjoyed visiting with her customers.

   She is survived by her husband, Flint; sons Jordan and Zachery; father Don Goffinet of Lewiston; sister, Cheryl Goffinet of Lewiston; brother, John Goffinet and wife Sandra of Orofino; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

   Terry was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Goffinet; grandparents Gordon and Elizabeth Goffinet; and grandmother, Winnie Hirsch.

   No services are planned at this time.

Obituaries for January 6, 2011

Ron Lyons, Weippe

   Ron Lyons of Weippe died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011.

   Services will be held Monday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Fraser Cemetery, with a potluck after the service. (The printed version of the paper is incorrect; the services are NOT Sunday.)

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

James Barnett, 60, Orofino

   James R. Barnett, Orofino, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He was 60.

   Services are pending with Mountain View Funeral Home of Lewiston.

Sulo Wuori, 88, Greer

   Sulo Wuori, of Greer, passed away Jan. 1, 2011 while in Stevensville, MT. He was 88.

   He was born to Raisa and Henry Wuori on Jan. 2, 1922 in Elo, MI.

   In the late 1940’s he moved to the around Orofino and Pierce areas where he worked most of his life in the logging industry until he retired.

   He married Sophia Lester on Dec. 18, 1953. She had two daughters Hazel Parker of Ludowici, GA and Erma Jones of Orofino.

   In 1997 he married Betty Weigand in Montana. She has three daughters: Beverly Rawls, Susie Hambrick and Debbie Miller, all of Montana.

   Sulo was an avid hunter and fisherman and getting out in the backwoods of Idaho.

   He is survived by his wife Betty; her three daughters from Montana; daughters Beverly Rawls, Susie Hambrick and Debbie Miller; several grandchildren; nephews and nieces from Michigan and California.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Sophia; 13 brothers and a sister.

   He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

   A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church, 215 115th St., Orofino, with a dinner to follow.

   Memorial donations can be sent to the Clearwater County Senior Center Heating Project, P.O. Box 97, Orofino, ID 83544.