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|Obituaries for January 12, 2012|
Adella Rose Christensen, 85, Orofino
Adella Rose Christensen passed away on Saturday,
Della was born at
Southwick to Glen and Alma Betts, on
Don and Della
lived at logging camps up the
Della enjoyed her
huge garden and flowerbeds. When not working in the garden she was
busy canning and cooking for her family and friends. She loved
camping and traveling to the
Della is survived
by her husband, Don; her daughter, Doris Christensen and husband,
Greg Field of Waimanalo, HI; her son, Steve Christensen and wife,
Robin of Orofino; four grandchildren, Dylan Stanfield of
The family would
like to express their appreciation to Dr. Phillip Peterson and the
A memorial service
will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the
Clearwater Memorial Public Library,
Mildred Ferguson, born and raised in Orofino, recently passed away.
Her husband, Darrell, also an Orofino High School graduate and long time resident, and her family thought it would be appropriate to notify Mildred’s and Darrell’s local friends of her passing by having her obituary published in the local newspaper.
She talked fondly of her Orofino experiences while growing up and loved attending the high school reunions and Lumberjack Days with friends and family.
Kathryn Carey, formerly of Orofino, 93
Kathryn H. Carey passed away on
Katie, as she was
known to one and all, grew up in the
She was best known as an entertainer playing piano and singing in establishments around Orofino in her younger years. She was a devoted grandmother to not only her own grandchildren, but all the “grandchildren” in her neighborhood and in her extended family.
A private memorial
was held with her surviving children and some of her grandchildren.
For the last few years Katie lived at Foundation House, an assisted
living facility near her two sons. She will be buried at
She is survived by her sons and daughters in law and her seven grandchildren. They are: James M. and Vicki B. Carey and their children, Matthew J. Carey and Joanne Engel; Steven M. and Marita Carey and their children, Dustin Carey and Andrea Carey; Timmi Turner and her and Bob’s children, Kelli Turner and Bret Turner, and Bob’s eldest daughter, Stacy Turner. She is also survived by her two sisters, Barbara Fairley and Cecilia M. Turner.
Katie succumbed to age related complications of diabetes and remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Benny Hamilton, 68, Orofino
Ural Rupert Albert
Ural Rupert Albert Latham passed away
Ural was born
He met and married
the love of his life, Roben Williams. They were married for 24 years
and had one daughter, Saaj. Ural's other children are Scott Pentzer
Ural served in the Air Force. He was an artist, a photographer and a lover of nature and of Native American Indians. While living in this area, he did many pencil sketches of people. He was able to travel much when he worked in the construction field.
He is survived by his siblings, Wanda (Frank) Chisholm, Barbara Chandler, Margaret (Les) Jester, Robert (Gloria) Latham, Denney Joe (Ruby) Latham, and Kyle (Bev) Latham.
He was preceded in death by Ramona Latham, Beverley Bryan and Lars Wieland Linville.
A memorial service
and covered-dish dinner will be from
Saturday, Jan. 14 at the VFW Hall in the Lewiston Orchards,
|Obituaries for January 5, 2012|
Adelle R. Christensen, 85, Orofino
Christensen, Orofino, died
Barbara Jean Simmons, 76, Kamiah
Barbara “Bobbi” Jean Simmons of Kamiah passed away
Bobbi was born in Kamiah in 1935 to Ed and Billie Hronek.
Bobbi was active in the community, serving 12 years as treasurer for the Friends of the Library and as a member of the board of directors at Burkhart Homes for 11 years. She served on the Elections Board, helping with elections since 1984, and in 2000 she became chief judge.
Bobbi’s first job was at First Security Bank, where she
worked until Don was called overseas by the military. Bobbi spent
two years with Don in
In 1958, Don and Bobbi started Simmons Sanitation and
years later purchased NADL Enterprises. Bobbi and Don began their
family after returning from
She was a talented painter and ladies from
Bobbi enjoyed camping with her family, often spending the summer months with her sisters and their families on the Selway, Lochsa and Lolo. She treasured holidays with the family, spending time with her grandchildren, and Sunday drives with Don. She played bingo and bunko parties with her friends.
Bobbi is survived by her husband Don; her children Edward (Kim) Simmons, Robert (Sheila) Simmons, Lori (Jim) Johnson, Dona Robbins-Simmons, and Mike (Jackie) Millage; nine grandchildren, Drew and Cassi Johnson, Chazz Johnson and Nicole Duran, Kalee Johnson, Nikka Johnson, Ricky Simmons, Kori Robbins, Trevor Robbins, Chad Simmons, and Santana Simmons, and one great-granddaughter, Hadley Johnson. She is also survived by her two sisters, Bev Wilsey and Betty Reed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed Hronek, Axel Kludt and Billie Kludt.
A memorial service will be held at
Bobbi’s name may be made to the Kamiah Community Library,
William Walker ,
, 91, Orofino
William R. Walker,
A memorial service will be held at Saturday, Jan. 7 at at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Orofino. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is in care of arrangements.
Marion Henry ,
, 92, Lenore
Marion F. Henry,
Beulah Riek Vrieling, 96, Grangeville
Vrieling, age 96, passed away in Grangeville on
In 1930, after her
father passed away, Beulah and her mother moved to
When her husband and our father passed away in 1973, she met and married George Vrieling two years later. Her husband George passed away in 2009. He had been a long time resident of Grangeville and was a retired farmer.
Beulah is survived by her son, Robert, wife Elsa and their
family of Peck; her son Ron Riek, and his family in
Beulah was preceded in death by her parents, John and Melissa Gorst, four sisters, three brothers, and stepdaughter Jessamine.
camping, fishing and bowling, and playing pinochle in her younger
years. Later in life, she enjoyed visiting with friends and family
and reading her Bible. She was a devout Christian and attended the
Services will be at
Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville on Friday, Jan. 6, at
Burial will follow at
Donations may be
made to Gideon’s International,