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|Obituaries for July 7, 2011|
Ferice Childers ,
, 85, Orofino
Childers, age 85, passed away at his home in Orofino, on
Gordon Boyd ,
, 66, Orofino
Gordon James Boyd
Memorial services will take place Friday, July 8 at at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, with reception to follow in the Little Flower Room.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Robert Decoria ,
, 65, Orofino
Ronald Ray Trieb, 57, Clarkston
Ronald Trieb, of
He was born
He graduated from
He married Judith
Ron spent nine years in the baking industry. He also worked as a truck driver and dispatcher for Coca-Cola and Canyon Creek. He lived in the valley most of his life; the past 25 years being in Clarkston.
He was a volunteer for the Latah County Fire Department. Ron was very involved with restoring old cars. He also owned numerous jet boats and loved to fish.
Survivors include his wife, Judith, at their Clarkston home; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Jamie Recio of LaGrande, OR.; daughter, Amy Recio of Coeur d'Alene; an adopted daughter, Jennifer Trieb; two brothers, Russell and Tammy Trieb of Weippe, and Reggie and Pam Trieb of Mandan, N.D.; he leaves behind numerous grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, who were all very special to him.
He was preceded in
death by his mother, Agnus,
A wake will be held
in memory of Ron's life at July 16 at
Arletha Phillips-Bell, 68,
Born in Twin Falls,
Growing up, Lea traveled extensively throughout the
Living for a short time in Orofino in the early 60's while her dad work on the road to Dworshak Veiwpoint and the diversion tunnel for the future Dam, she work at the Old Idaho Inn on Riverside for Mary and Carl Peterson.
In 1963, she moved to
Most recently she enjoyed a family reunion over memorial
weekend at her sister's place on
Lea was preceded in death by her dad, Glen D and mom, Ardith I Phillips of Orofino in 1974.
She is survived by her son David L Bell, grandsons Brenden and Brady of Arlington, TX; brother, Del (Melodie) Phillips; nephew Carmon (Linda) and family, Onalaska, WA; sisters, Edna (Bobbey) Phillips, Purcell, OK and her three adopted children, WA; Evelyn C Wilson, Orofino; nephews, Jim and Rory Wilson, CA; niece Robbie Wilson and son, Lewiston; Robin Phillips-Hofmann (Pat); niece Logan of Washington, OK; aunt, Darlene Cash, Molt, MT and several cousins. At her request cremation took place. A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Grace Fern Moore,
better known as Fern G. Moore, 89, passed away on
Fern is survived by her daughters; Delores E. Phillips and husband Charles of Huntsville, AR and Teresia E. Gould and husband Randy of Yuma, AZ; seven grandchildren, Charles Phillips Jr., Dee Ann Phillips, Carl Phillips, Tricia (Gregg) Dominguez, Crystal Carter, Earl Phillips, Amanda Gould, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, who live in the states of Arkansas, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Fern came from a
very large family of seven children; her parents and other siblings
all preceded her in death in addition to two grandsons, Billy Joe
Phillips and Babe Phillips.
Earl M. Moore and
G. Fern Haggard were married
Fern, Earl and
Delores then traveled to
hunting, camping, fishing, rock hounding and jeep rides into the
wilderness country of
She belonged to a
Ladies Club in
will be at
Any donations can
be made in her name to the
Donna Rueppel ,
, 83, Peck
Rueppel, of Peck died
Ethel V. Luke, 95,
Ethel V. Luke, of
Ethel was born in
Her mother passed
away the day after the twins' birth, leaving the twins and three
siblings. Ethel's maternal grandmother, Ella Marble Farris, raised
Ethel until she was 16. Her twin sister and her older sister were
raised by an aunt, and the two boys were raised by their paternal
grandmother. At age 16, Ethel went to live with her father on his
Ethel loved to dance the popular dances of the time including the polka and round dancing.
She graduated from
high school in 1933 in
They made their
home in several towns around the Northwest and finally settled in
Clarkston. Henry was employed as a foreman in the automotive
business and Ethel began her nursing career at the old
In 1957, they left the valley to move to a small ranch at Peck. Henry raised cattle, and Ethel went to work at the Orofino hospital. While at this hospital, she especially loved being a surgery nurse and head of central supply. She also worked as an office nurse at the Orofino clinic. She retired from nursing in 1978.
Henry and Ethel
were married 49 years when Henry passed away in March 1985. Since
then she has lived in the
She is survived by
her four children, Gordon Luke, Virginia Flores and Sandra Boyer,
Ethel would want to be remembered for her strong support of her family and friends, and her dedication to her nursing career. She had a great sense of humor and quick wit, which stayed with her all of her life. She was "good company." She liked watching sports on television, especially football. She loved to attend the events in which her children and grandchildren were participating and was known for enthusiastic vocal support.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Henry, a grandson, Eric Montgomery, one sister and one brother.
She will be
interred in the