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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
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
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
Saturday, March 19 in the Washington Water Power Auditorium located
For details or
information about lodging feel free to contact the family at
Edward C. McGuire, 84, Orofino
Edward C. McGuire
passed away at his home in Orofino,
The McGuires moved to Orofino from Sherman Oaks, CA in 2006 to be near their family.
Ed was born in
He married Betty McCarty on
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 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church; luncheon to follow at the church.
Frank (Randy) Gumaer, 64, Pierce
Frank (Randy) Gumaer, passed away
Randy was born in
Randy went to
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
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.
Randy are Myrna Ely's son, Ken Ely of
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
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
William F. “Bill” Vargovich, 71, Orofino
William F. “Bill”
Vargovich passed on to a better place on
He was born
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
His daughter was
born in 1965 in
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
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
at the family home at
All relatives and friends are invited to attend and share memories.
|Obituaries for March 3, 2011|
Jesse Mechling, 66, Orofino
Cremation to take
place as requested. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 26
Fred Partney, 73, Orofino
Fred met his father Russell Partney and brother Dick Partney
in heaven on
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
A service in
celebration and honor of Fred will be held Saturday,
Roger J. Praest, 70, Orofino
Roger J. Praest,
Orofino, passed away
He was born
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
Bobbie was born in
She was raised in
Orofino and graduated from
The past several
years she and Mel have been snow birds, wintering with their
numerous friends in
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.
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.
contributions may be sent in her name to Jackson Baldwin Pay It
Charles Andrew Johnson, 81, Orofino
Charles Andrew Johnson (Chuck), beloved husband, father,
brother, grandfather and uncle, passed away in
Born in 1929
after moving to Orofino, Chuck and Marge became two of the founding
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.
will be Saturday, Feb. 26, at
gifts can be made to
George Hobson, 92, Orofino
Hobson, Orofino, passed away
He was born
He married the
late Ellen Katherine Johnson
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, a former resident of the Forest Grove, OR
community, recently of
A memorial service
will be conducted at March 5 at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in
She was united in
marriage to Melvin Garner
In 1992, they moved
to Culdesac, where they made their home for 13 years until 2005,
when they moved to
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 www.fuitenrosehoyt.com. Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements.
Frank Gumaer, 64, Pierce
Gumaer, 64, of Pierce, died
William Floyd Vargovich, 71, Orofino
Vargovich, 71, Orofino, died
Cremation services will be conducted by Pine Hills Funeral Chapel.
William Day ,
, 81, Pocatello
William Allen Day,
Oliver Bender, 85, Kamiah
Bender, 85, Kamiah, died
|Obituaries for February 17, 2011|
Velma Joyce Jackson, 67, Orofino
Our beloved Velma Joyce Jackson, of Orofino, passed away
She was born
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,
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.
will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 19 at
at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dan Vaughn officiating. A
fond farewell will immediately follow at
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Helen B. Waldemar,
Helen B. Waldemar of
She was born on
the family ranch in Plains, MT on
Helen married John
retirement in 1971, they moved to Orofino and began spending winters
Helen is survived
by her son Cole (Inge) Waldemar of Wickenburg; her daughter Adele
Elsie McLean Irby, 77, Nezperce
Elsie Izola McLean Irby, Nezperce, was born to Charles and
Elsie Ann Johnson McLean in Camas, WA on
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
Harold L. Irby
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.
Elsie’s family in celebrating her life Saturday,
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
Cynthia “Cyndie” Lou
Callahan Christensen was born
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
He married Shirley
Warden from the Pierce/Headquarters area. They had three children,
Amber Presnell, Weippe, Dustin Lyons, (deceased) and Mike Lyons,
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
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
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
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
Harold T. Strom, 92, Orofino
Harold T. Strom,
Arrangements are pending with Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston.
Alice K. Goodman ,
, 64, Orofino
Goodman, Orofino, died
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
He then worked at
Engles Shipyard in
George worked in
power line construction in
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
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
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
Ervin and Alice
lived in Southwick most of their lives except stints in southern
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.
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
There will be a
service for Ervin on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at
at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Bill Bull
from First Church of The Nazarene of
Alice Aldrich, 90,
Alice Irene Aldrich,
She was born to
Knute and Louise Ferden on the family farm and was proud of her full
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
Reimann, a former resident of Orofino, died at his home in Burley on
Harvey and Ann
moved to Burley in 1977. Kay was nearby attending college at
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
Milo Sanford Teed entered into rest on
He was born
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.
He eventually made
his way to
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.
were conducted Tuesday at Mountain View Funeral Home in
|Obituaries for February 3, 2011|
Marietta Cross passed away peacefully on
She was born to
Elsie and Marion C. Purington on
In 1967, she moved
In September of
1975 she married George W. Cross, and they established their home in
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
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.
A memorial service
may be made in
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is in care of arrangements.
Jason McKinney, 38,
Jason Winchester McKinney, of
He was born
The family moved
to Clarkston, where he attended Parkway Elementary and
After high school,
he spent a lot of time traveling through different places in the
Jason’s life will
be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 5 from
at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in
Duane (Broom Face)
Duane was born
He enlisted in the
U.S. Navy in 1944 during World War II and served on the USS Lamar
(APA 47) in
Duane met and
married Margaret Skarpson in 1948. They made their home in
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
Feb. 12 at the
Memorial donations may be made to the Orofino Animal Shelter.
Carol Wood, 68 ,
Carol A. Wood, of
|Obituaries for January 27, 2011|
Jack Richard Hathaway, 69, Orofino
Hathaway passed away on
Jack was born on
In 1965, after his
discharge in northern
In 1981 he moved
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
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
Dianne was born
Her family moved to
the West Coast during the war and later settled in Orofino. Dianne
attended Orofino schools until leaving for
She spent her
career working in salons in Kamiah, Kooskia,
David Spence in the spring of 1964 in
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
A scholarship fund
is being established in Dianne's name for students of
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
Tom served his
country in the US Army in
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 (
are sister Cordelia (Rose) Rosalie Pfennig (
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
Please visit Tom’s online memorial and sign his guest book at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.
Don McPherson ,
, 84, Kooskia
Don McPherson, of
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Rowen James Cook, 5 months, Lewiston
Rowen James Cook, passed away
He was born
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.
service was held Jan. 14 at
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
She was born
She moved from
Cold Spring to Orofino around 1923, where she worked at Erickson's
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
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
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
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
Darlene was born
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
After writing letters to a longtime childhood friend, she
waited patiently for him to complete his two year service in
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,
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
James Victor Senefsky, 74, Asotin
James Victor Senefsky passed away in his sleep
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.
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.
Jim and his wife, JoAnn, traveled the country in their fifth-wheel
for five years, spending winters in
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,
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.
Dianne Berry Gibbons, 69, Clarkston
Gibbons, formerly of Orofino, died
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Thomas Coma, 63, Orofino
Coma, of Orofino, died
Kenneth P. Schoenek, 89, Orofino
Kenneth P. Schoenek of Orofino died
Ken was born to
Paul and Georgie Schoenek in
He joined the Navy
Air Force in 1942, where he was a flight instructor until being
deployed to the Pacific to fly torpedo planes,
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
Ken is survived by
his wife, Shirley; his nephew, Paul Sagunsky and his cousin, Dr.
Edna Lay of
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,
Ruth was born
In 1939, her
family relocated to
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.
Parkinson's Disease limited her mobility in later years, she enjoyed
taking trips to the casino and shopping.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Albert and Merle, and her husband, Dan.
A visitation will
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 15,
at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. A potluck luncheon will
follow at the
Betty Louise Brown, 77, Orofino
Betty Louise Brown was born in
childhood was spent in southern
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
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.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Betty McIntosh, 67, of Weippe
Betty McIntosh was born
survived by her husband of over 50 years, Don McIntosh. They
met while they attended school in Weippe and were married
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
She was born
Charles Edwin Colwell
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
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is handling all arrangements.
Darlene Jackson ,
, 74, Weippe
Faith Jackson, of Weippe died
will be held Thursday, Jan 13 from
at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service will be held
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Rosella G. Snyder ,
, 102, Orofino
Rosella G. Snyder,
Services will be
held Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel on
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Ruth A. Archer ,
, 64, Pierce
Ruth A. Archer, of
Teresa K. Goffinet
Teresa Kay Rost,
known as Terry, died in
Terry was born in
Flint Rost in 1994, and they made their home in
Terry worked for
Barney's Harvest Foods since 1977. She began her career in
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.
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Ron Lyons, Weippe
Ron Lyons of
Services will be
held Monday, Jan. 10 at
at the (The printed version of
the paper is incorrect; the services are NOT Sunday.)
(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,
Services are pending with Mountain View Funeral Home of Lewiston.
Sulo Wuori, 88, Greer
Sulo Wuori, of Greer, passed away
He was born to
Raisa and Henry Wuori on
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
In 1997 he married
Betty Weigand in
Sulo was an avid
hunter and fisherman and getting out in the backwoods of
He is survived by
his wife Betty; her three daughters from
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
can be sent to the Clearwater County Senior Center Heating Project,