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|Obituaries for May 3, 2012|
Goldie Vicory ,
, 78, Orofino
Vicory, Orofino, died
A memorial service is pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Ronald B. Drapeau, 67, Orofino
Ronald Burton Drapeau, Orofino, passed away in his sleep on
Ron was born on
Ron and Shirley
met online in 2001 and courted there for almost two years. In
September of 2003 he decided to come to
Ron was a humorous person and he touched all the lives that met him with joy and humor. He was known as “Chief” by those who knew him and he will never be forgotten. He will continue to touch the lives of those who knew him with the joyful memories of their time spent with Ron. He loved to wear pink and wasn’t afraid to wear pink in public.
His interests were his Heavenly Father, family, friends, playing cards, dice, pool, and making those around him laugh. He definitely left a heart print on all those who knew him.
Ron was preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister, Yvonne Flanigan.
He leaves behind his wife Shirley L. Drapeau and the following family members: Richard and Mary Ann, Robert and Jean, and brother-in-law Dave Flanigan. He had no natural children but help raise his nieces and nephews. Ron has several nieces, nephews, grand-nephew and grand-nieces.
Ron was married once before but the marriage didn’t last.
A memorial service will be held at the Orofino Tabernacle on Saturday, May 5 at with a potluck and fellowship to follow.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Ruby Mae Maki, 84, Orofino
Ruby Mae Maki passed away
Ruby was born on
Ruby married Allan
Ruby was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt to her family and was generous to a fault. She was a wonderful cook, kept an immaculate house and yard and was a caring friend to all who knew her.
Ruby will be deeply missed by all her family; daughter Janice Bartman and husband Emmett of Peck; grandchildren Pam Snyder and husband Chris of Clarkston, WA, Kelly Drover and husband Dan of Kamiah and Darin Bartman; great-grandchildren Kyle and Kayla Snyder, Courtney Seubert and Tyler Drover, and sister, Betty Walden of Soldotna, AK.
She is preceded in death by her husband Allan; sister Joan Jacobs; brother Frederick Jacobs, Jr., and her mother and father.
taken place and Ruby will be taken to Kellogg and placed next to her
husband Allan at the
|Obituaries for April 26, 2012|
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|Obituaries for April 19, 2012|
Howard Galbreath, 73, Orofino
Galbreath was born
Howard went to
school in Orofino until the 11th grade but earned his GED
while in the United States Army, when stationed in
several years as a Logger and a Dozer Operator in
Mary Oatman in
Howard enjoyed trains and guns, and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He also taught Hunter Safety to children. He liked to fish, hunt, and loved the outdoors. He was an outfitter. Howard liked to visit family and friends on the phone and in person.
Howard is preceded in death by his first wife Reetha, his step-father, Carl Speck, and his father James.
Howard is survived by his mother, Zona Speck, of Orofino, son Scott of Wyoming, his wife Mary of Orofino and her six daughters Leigh Pinkham-Johnston and husband Jim Johnston of Pendleton, OR; Theda and Jason Nightingale, Valarie and Rich Ranson of Kamiah, Brandy and Ronald Wyatt of Moscow; and Kylie Pinkham and Jeanette Pinkham of Lapwai. Howard has a total of thirteen grandchildren.
There will be a
viewing at Pine Hills Funeral Home in Orofino from ,
Friday, April 20, and a graveside service at
on Saturday, April 21, at
A potluck dinner
Gladys Beck, 91,
Our dear Granny, Gladys Beck, left us last Saturday, April 7, to spend Easter and eternity with our Grandpa, LaVelle, and our Mother, Barbara.
Gladys V Beck was
born to Delora and William Brown on
They had one child, Barbara who was the light of their lives but sadly, she preceded both of them in death in 1971.
Gladys worked as a housekeeper at the State Hospital North for many years and developed many friendships with her co-workers there.
Gladys remained at
the family home after the death of her husband LaVelle, in 1995
until 2007 when she moved to
Preceding her in death as well as her husband and daughter are two brothers, Elbert and Roy Brown and a sister, Dorthea George.
She is survived by her sister Hazel Freeman of Superior, MT, granddaughter Kathryn Reichow of Clarkston, WA, grandson Daniel Reichow of Lake Stevens, WA and Deborah Fisher of Bothell, WA, seven great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
service was held April 15 at Lewis and
Contributions for flowers or other monetary remembrances can be made to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Gladys. Sign the online guestbook at www.mtviewfuneralhome.com.
Ruby M. Maki, 84
Ruby M. Maki, 84,
Orofino resident, died
Celebration of Life for Frankie Atkinson
A Celebration of
Life for Frankie D. Atkinson, who died Feb. 16 in
Max Hutteball, 91
Max was born in
|Obituaries for April 12, 2012|
Penny Kaye Ross, 62
Penny Kaye Ross, 62, passed away
She was born
Penny married Gary Dean Snyder in 1968. They divorced. She then married Richard Ross. This also ended in divorce.
Penny grew up in
Weippe then she lived in
Penny enjoyed family. She loved working with her flowers in her yard. She was interested in many hobbies, puzzles, macramé’ and latch hook rugs. Penny enjoyed decorating for the holidays and going for walks with her little dog “Teddie.”
Survivors include one son, Kendal and wife Terri Snyder; two daughters, Denise Snyder and Ross Spencer of Gordon, Nebraska and Karrie Snyder of Yakima, Washington; one sister, Linda and husband Larry Hutchins of Weippe; nephews Mark and wife Tina Hutchins and Josh Hutchins of Weippe and niece, Melody Hutchins of Missoula, Montana.
Also grandchildren Enjoli Chapman of Auburn, Washington, Issacc Spencer of Gordon, Nebraska, Nathan Borders of Yakima, Washington, Josh and John Walker and several great-grandchildren, Brenna and Jaden Snyder.
Penny was preceded in death by her mother, Edna J. Wolfe, one brother, Donald Lee Wolfe and one sister, Patricia Ann Wolfe.
A memorial service celebrating Penny’s life will be held at a later date.
|Obituaries for April 5, 2012|
Carol J. Wunderlich-Dugger, Orofino
Carol Joyce Wunderlich-Dugger, 66, beloved wife, mother,
grandmother, sister, aunt, and life-long friend to many passed away
Carol was born on
Christmas Day, 1945, to Gene and Alice Wunderlich, at the
She joined her two
sisters at their home in “
She attended 12 years of high school in Orofino, graduating in 1964. That year Carol participated and was awarded title of Princess in the OCI Royalty contest.
Carol received her degree in Education from
The surprise of
their life came when they were told by her doctor (during delivery!)
that they were having twins. Jenifer and Jeffrey Dugger were born in
1970. Although they moved to
Carol was active in the Orofino community by serving on the Clearwater Valley Hospital Board, the Clearwater County Memorial Library Board, and as a treasurer for the Clearwater Historical Society.
She was a member
of the American Association of University Women, the Hit and Miss
Club and the
Carol adored her
grandchildren and loved spending time with her family. About 10
years ago, tea parties with her granddaughters, sisters and friends
became a special hobby. Carol was a ferocious reader and a prayer
warrior. She hated to cook (when they built their home she made sure
the kitchen was the smallest room in the house), but she loved good
food, and she loved to travel, vacationing often on the
Carol touched the lives of the many people with whom she had contact.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Mike; her daughter, Jeni and husband, Mike Fitzgerald; son, Jeff Dugger and wife, Jocelyn; grandchildren, Hannah and Paige Dugger, and Caden and Emma Fitzgerald; sisters Judy (Dean) Brandt, and Norma (Hank) Carpenter; mother-in-law, Margaret Dugger; brother-in-law Clayton (Jodelle) Dugger and family, and sister-in-law Donna (Bob) Peters and family.
Carol is also survived by nephew Mike (Patty) Wilks; nieces, Melanie Finch and Alison (John) Chatfield; and her great nieces and nephews Holly, Jordan, Kira, Christopher, Dalton, Brandton, Wyat and Samantha; and her great-great nieces Rhylee and Kennadi; aunts Peggy Wunderlich, Norma (Johnnie) Somers; and cousins Linda (George) Reed, Larry (Nancy) Wunderlich, John (Cindy) Somers, and Russ (Evie) Closson.
Carol wrote in a Christmas letter that she had the best family in the world – but her family could not have asked for a more wonderful person in their lives. There are no words to express how much she was loved and how much she will be missed.
All family and friends are invited to A Tea Party Celebration of Life in Carol’s honor which will be held at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge in Orofino, on Wednesday, April 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Ladies, tea hats are welcome and encouraged!
In lieu of flowers
the family requests donations be made to the
Connie Rydvall, 71, Clarkston
Connie Rydvall (Constance Raye Rydvall) of
Connie was born
Constance Raye Schilling
high school from
After the divorce,
Connie moved back to Johnsons Mill to take care of her mother Alice
for a short time. She then moved to
In 1963, Connie
Connie and Chuck
Connie’s health took a turn for the worse after retirement and she started dialysis in 2007. During her final years, Connie spent a lot of her free time with her family and enjoying her several animals. Connie loved animals and had several cats, dogs, birds and fish that she loved to take care of. Bob’s Tropical Fish was her favorite place to go and look for the next fish or decoration that she could add to her 100 gallon fish tank. For the past three and a half years she was at her residence with T. Thomas (Mark). During the last months of her life Connie lived with her daughter Angie and husband Kelly at their home in Clarkston.
Connie is survived
by her two children Angie and husband Kelly Kinzer and T. Thomas
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Haven (Shorty) and Alice Potter and her sisters, Florie Mullikin and Minette Lafay.
At her request, no
funeral will be held. Instead there will be a celebration of life at
Saturday, April 7 at the Moose Lodge,
Connie and her family would like to thank the Strike and Spare (Tom and Virginia), the dialysis crews in Lewiston and Clarkston, special thanks to Mike, Kelsey, Ryan, Merritt, Tabitha, Brenda, Pam and Jena for everything they did for Connie, Dr. Paul Herman, Eric, Beau and Kortney from Tri-State Memorial Hospital ER and the Lewiston and Asotin County ambulance crews.
William Walker, 91, Orofino
William (Bill) Ralph Walker, Orofino, died peacefully on
Bill was born
At an early age, his dad took Bill and James fishing – hook, line, bobber and willow pole, where they caught little sunfish and bullheads. This hooked Bill on fishing.
By the time he was
seven or eight his mother took him to the YMCA to learn to swim.
Then he was able to go fishing in
Bill grew up and
attended schools in
Bill graduated from North High in 1938 and worked for a period of time at John Deere as a mechanic, as well as on the unloading and shipping docks.
In the summer of
1941, Bill had finally decided he wanted to become a forester.
During the family’s annual vacation that year to visit relatives,
Bill visited several colleges in the northwest. He chose to attend
By this time, Bill
and Gertrude had been going fairly steady for about two years. Bill
decided to become active in the fraternity, and earned his pin. He
then made a trip to
Basic Training at
In 1944, while on leave from the military, Bill and Gertrude were married.
Upon completion of
his tour of duty, Bill returned to the
In 1950, Bill was hired by Royce Cox, and began work for Potlatch in Headquarters. He lived in Headquarters until 1974, at which time he moved to Orofino.
Bill and Gert enjoyed 65 wonderful years together. They had two sons, Robert and James.
Bill was an active member of the Clearwater County Planning and Zoning Commission for 32 years. He was an original member of the Bald Mountain Ski Hill. Bill twice served as President of Orofino Celebrations. Bill was also a member of the Gun Club in Headquarters for many years.
Bill enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid gardener. He also enjoyed family gatherings, and dinners at his son Jame’s home, as well as at the home of his dear friends, Don Pitcher and Merle Wright.
Bill was preceded in death by his beloved Gertrude and son Robert.
He is survived by his son James and wife Abbey; grandchildren, Kortney Walker, Preston Walker and his fiancée, Neikoel Espinosa, John and Joshua Walker; step-granddaughter, Beth Pratt and husband Ken, and step-grandson Hayden Pratt, as well as numerous friends.
A memorial service celebrating Bill’s life was held on Jan. 7, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
Bill’s son James
would love to hear from friends or acquaintances, who have special
memories that they would like to share of his parents. He may be
contacted at 208-476-4197 or by mail at
J. Griffin 18,
Derek James Griffin, 18 of
Derek was born on
While in Orofino Derek volunteered at the teen center, helping teen children after school, and Derek really made and Impact there.
In November of 2011 Derek and his family moved to the L-C valley.
Derek attended Orofino high school, before attending
Surviving Derek are his parents Billy and Nonie Bettes
Griffin; Derek’s siblings, Brandon and Breanna
There will be a memorial service
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Derek Griffin
Memorial Fund c/o Sterling Savings Bank or mailed to
Those wishing to leave the family condolences may do so at www.malcomsfuneralhome.com, under the web memorials tab.
Malcom’s Brower-Wann Funeral home is handling the arrangements.
Donald Eugene Spruell Sr., 64, Pierce
Spruell Sr., of Pierce, died
He worked on the railroad for 25 years for the Burlington Northern Railroad and retired then moved to Pierce, where he bought a restaurant/hotel in a rundown town heading nowhere and raised it up to be one of the best restaurants/hotels around.
But he didn’t just
stop there, with that he added propane and mining supplies to reach
out to more people and became known all around. From that came his
yearly trips to
He loved being outdoors and loved nothing more than dredging for gold and taking his grandchildren on four wheeler rides and barbecuing outside. He also took great pride in the town he lived in and did many things to make it better for everyone else who lived there as well.
Don is survived by his wife, Loretta; his daughter, Michelle; his son, Don Jr.; and seven grandchildren, Monique, Loretta, Donny III, Malissa, Michael, Mark and Megan.
Burnette Kerle ,
, 96, Lenore
Burnette E. Kerle,
of Lenore, died
will take place in
|Obituaries for March 29, 2012|
He was born
He married Eva Mae Howard in 1950 and they reared three children.
Cub served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.
He retired from the Camas Prairie Railroad in 1982 after 41 years as a section foreman.
A favorite memory
of his was as a youngster he rowed across the
Cub had a love of music and played guitar, sang and yodeled in a local band which also aired over the radio in the late 1930’s and early 40’s.
He was an annual participant in the Orofino Lumberjack Days for years and won many of the competitions.
At 82 years old Cub built his own shop, which he spent a lot of time building bird houses, wishing wells and planters. He was always tinkering with something.
Cub raised a large garden every year. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman into is late 70’s.
Survivors include his wife Eva Mae Fay; son, Gary Fay, daughters: Irene Dowd and Rosetta Christopher; two grandchildren, Loren and Shane Dowd; six great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.
funeral will be held Tuesday, March 27 at
Rev. L. Marshall Campbell, 85, Former Minister
The Rev. L. Marshall Campbell who served the
Rev. Campbell was
in Palouse and then Orofino, he served on the Methodist Church
Conference staff, and later churches in Camas,
He and his wife, Joan, had four children, two of whom (John Paul and Donna) were born in Orofino. Joan died in 2008.
He is survived by sons David (Debbie) and John (Joanne);
daughters Donna (Curtis) and Kathleen (Joe); brother,
The family can be
reached c/o Donna Campbell Stock at
Memorial service will be held at Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225 9th Ave S., Des Moines, WA, on Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner, CMB 1067, Tacoma, WA 98416; to the/Multifaith Works, 1401 E. Jefferson St, Suite 401, Seattle, WA 98122, or to the Orofino Peck United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 424, Orofino ID 83544.
Marcus John Oatman,
Marcus, Tok-Lik-See-May, meaning No Hunter in NiMiiPuu was
He is a direct descendant of Old Chief Lookingglass through his father James Oatman, and a direct descendant of Chief Timothy through his mother, Jane Allen Oatman.
Marcus served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1944 to 1946.
He completed his basic training at
He spent three months straight on the front lines and fought
on the Villa Verda Trail. He was on the Highway 11 and fought north
of Bageo, and then was pulled off the lines to go to
Marcus served a total of 18 months overseas. He received the
Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Asiatic
Pacific Theater Service Medal, Victory Medal Army of Occupation
He married his wife, Jeanette Jackson on
He went to school until the 8th grade. He received
an honorary high school diploma from
Mr. Oatman worked at mills in Weippe, Orofino,
He enjoyed traveling, hunting, camping, root digging,
huckleberry picking, trapping, going to the mountains, and fishing.
He fished the
He enjoyed watching his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids
play sports. He also
liked to travel to the Nez Perce Battlefields at Stites, White Bird,
Big Hole, Bears Paw and
Marcus is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jeanette, six sisters and four brothers, a daughter, Roberta Teo and grandchildren, Matthew and Violet Oatman.
Marcus is survived by his brother Ron and his wife Lois Oatman of Kamiah, daughters Mary and her husband Howard Galbreath of Orofino, Martha Oatman of Kamiah, and sons John Oatman, Sr., Marcus Oatman, Jr. and his wife Bonnie, Carl Oatman Sr. and his wife Judy, and Jay Oatman and his wife Stephanie, all of Kamiah. He has 28 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren.
Memorial is Monday, March 26 at
at the Wa-A-‘Yas and funeral is Tuesday March 27 at
at the Wa-A-‘Yas with burial to follow at
Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is in charge of the arrangements.
Jack Hester ,
, 68, Ahsahka
Jack Larry Hester,
of Ahsahka, died
Theadore Samuelsen , 77, Kamiah
, 77, Kamiah
Theadore Samuelsen, 77, died
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 30, , at Clearwater Valley Assembly of God Church in Kamiah.
A Potluck dinner will follow the Service. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is assisting the family.
|Obituaries for March 22, 2012|
Nancy Noble memorial Saturday
service for Nancy Noble, who died Feb. 16, will be held at
Saturday, March 24 at the
Bring your favorite memory/story to share.
Morgan Faith Keane, 8, Orofino
Morgan Faith Keane was granted her perfect heart on
Morgan’s life would seem short to many, but for those who were touched by her, understood that the quality of existence far exceeds quantity of time in which you live it. Her contagious smile and sparkling eyes could melt the hearts of those around her and though she was small in size she had a big voice.
She possessed strength, perseverance, the ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges. Her courage led us to believe that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She looked forward to swimming and boating in the summer, roasting hot dogs and trick or treating in the fall, making snowmen and sledding in the winter, stomping puddles and celebrating her birthday in the spring.
Morgan loved animals of any kind, but had a special spot in her heart for cats, especially tigers. She was an amazing artist, loved school and was eager to learn. She was very proud of her Honor Roll ribbon she earned for the 2nd Quarter of 3rd grade. She admired her older brother, Braeden and was a proud big sister to Danica and Macy.
Morgan is survived by her loving parents, Dan and Angela (Marvin) Keane; Brother Braeden and Sisters Danica and Macy, all of Orofino. She is also survived by Paternal Grandparents Peter and Karen Keane, Centreville, VA; Maternal Grandparents Chris and Susie Marvin, Orofino, and Tyler and Rosanna Kanetake, Kaneohe, HI.
Also, Great-Grandparents Charles and Florence Ricci, Pompano Beach, FL; Alice Maybury, East Longmeadow, MA; Homer and Barbara Marvin; Darlene Anderst; and Sandy Davis, all of Lewiston, ID; Aunts Nicole (Justin) Louchart, Lewiston, ID; Stephanie Daniel, Centreville, VA; Heather Gillespie, Portsmouth, VA; Uncles Aaron Marvin, Whitefish, MT; Matt (Angela) Keane, Washington DC; Cousins Grady Louchart and Taylor Keane. Morgan also leaves behind an extensive medical team, too numerous to mention, that provided Morgan with love and dignity in her life and also in her death.
She was preceded in death by her beloved cat, Lucy.
There will be a
celebration of her life
In her honor
memorials may be made to: The Morgan Faith Keane Memorial
Beatrice Johnson, 68, Weippe
Beatrice Ann (Harper) Johnson, 68, of Weippe, died Wednesday,
She was born
Thomas Lloyd Johnson
As a teenager, Beatrice moved with her family from the railroad and farming community of Eltopia, Wash., to Weippe, and then to the Winters Creek area near Johnson Road. Bea remembered that their first visitors were two Johnson brothers (Steve and Tommy) in an old car that quickly got stuck in the deep snow! Everyone helped to push the car out of the snowbank and friendships were formed.
Tommy and his large family soon became regular visitors to the home on Winters Creek. After Bea and Tommy were married, they made their home on Johnson Road near the mill site. In this predominantly male environment, Bea quickly became the matriarch of a large group of young, rambunctious brothers. Throughout her life, she was continually called on to support the family with their daily needs. She could be counted on for a hot meal, clean clothes, bandages and practical advice. She has been a sister, mother and grandmother to many who extend far beyond her own family. She was our homemaker.
Later in life, as the family grew up and moved away, Bea took a job with School District No. 171 as a cook. She worked at both Timberline and the Weippe School cafeterias for many years. She enjoyed her interaction with the students and staff and had many wonderful stories about the students, which she shared with her own family over the years.
She cared about the students as if they were her own, just as she cared for many children from the Weippe area throughout her life.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy; brother John Jacobson; brothers-in-law Eddie Johnson and Jimmy Johnson; son-in-law Monte Carlson; her parents and parents-in-law; an infant granddaughter; and grandson Clay Hill.
She is survived by daughters Darlene McCann and husband Daren of Lewiston, Shannon Hill and husband Roy of Nezperce, Stephanie Wooderchak and husband Jim of Waitsburg, Wash., and Jami Rushing and husband Dan of Dongguan, China; five grandchildren, Jeff Carlson of Ogden, Utah, Jason Carlson of Lewiston, and Scott Carlson of Portland, Ore., Allie Wooderchak of Lewiston and Dustin Wooderchak of Waitsburg, Wash.; six great-grandchildren; and siblings Luanna McClure of Anderson, Calif., Ned Jacobson of Davis, Calif., and Deloris Robertson of Clarkston; and beloved nieces and nephews too many to list.
The service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Weippe Wesleyan Church in Weippe. A graveside service will follow at the Weippe Cemetery.
Edna Alice Lewis,
Edna Alice Lewis, of
She was born
She was a
graduate of Poly High in
Edna was a hard working, humble lady all her life; for example she worked the swing shifts (as Rosie the Riveter) during WWII, all the while raising her two sons, Roger and David, with Wayne in the Army in Europe. Edna and Wayne also raised her niece, Ginger, whose mother, Marie, died giving birth to her. Edna and Wayne treated Ginger like their own daughter.
Edna’s job was to
assemble aircraft instruments for the war effort. She loved
gardening, canning, cooking and going hunting and camping with her
family. She and Dad loved the mountains of
Edna’s friendship to all was very contagious and she will be missed by all who knew her; who she regarded as VIP’s.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne; her mother Anna and father Bud; sisters Rachel and Marie; brothers Gerald and Levi (Lee); and three grandchildren, Angel, Larry and Carrie Lewis.
Edna is survived by her brother Art Jones and wife Lucille of Yreka, CA; sisters Mabel Pitteroff of Sparks, NV and Anna Dick and husband Rick of Nampa; her son Roger and wife Pat of Boise; grandchildren Ken Lewis and wife Judy with daughters Brieanna, Mckenna and Sarah; grandsons Keith Lewis and wife Gilda with sons Noah and Zeb; son David Lewis and wife Martha of Orofino with children Darell, Shawn and Morgan; son Matt and wife Jennifer with children Wyatt and Savannah; daughter Melinda and husband Bob; daughter Tina; daughter Ginger and husband Ron with children Tammy, Cheryl and Wendy and grandson Chandler.
Also surviving her are grandchildren Ashley and Michael; step grandchildren Leslie and husband Jeff with children Brandon and wife Amy, Ryan, Chanel, Bailey and Mercedes; Michael and wife Carrie with children Natasha and Camaran; and Kristi and husband Ubaldo with children Kristian, Karina and Kyran. She also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A visitation was
held March 19 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Afterwards
Edna was buried alongside her husband at a graveside service at
A second memorial
service will be held on Monday, March 26 at
at Grace Assisted Living in
The family would
like to thank the caregivers at Brookside Landing in Orofino, Grace
Assisted Living in
Harold T. Strom; Marie I. Strom
Harold T. Strom passed away
Harold was born
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brother Keith and sister-in-law Polly; sisters, Mary Elinor, Esther Elizabeth; stepmother, Chloe; ex-wife Buenita; and son Randy.
Harold is survived by his loving family, brother Floyd and wife Alice; sisters, Kay and Marilyn; daughters, Susan, Barbara and Jane. Harold leaves 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Harold was a World War II veteran, having served 42 months in the South Pacific.
Marie was born
She is survived by her loving family, daughters, Jane, Susan and Barbara; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
service for Marie and Harold will be held at
Saturday, March 24, at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home,
Gladys Bryant Doll,
Gladys Doll passed away in
Gilbert Doll on
Late in life her joy was time with her four great grandsons: Lancelot Mowilos, Orion Keithly, Quinn Keithly, and Luke Keithly.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her five siblings, Don Bryant, J. Arlie Bryant, Eula Bryant Reem, Vera Bryant Werner, and Maxine Bryant Musiel.
retirement, Glad and Gil traveled the southern US in an RV. They
After Gil died in 1996, Glad moved to Snohomish to be close to Barbara and Bruce Keithly and their family. She will be missed by her family; including a sister in law, Dot Jorgens; many nieces, nephews, friends, and the staff at Emeritus of Snohomish where she lived.
A service celebrating Glad's life will be held May 5 at at the First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish.
In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of
Sherry L. Farance Boyd, 62, Orofino
Sherry Lee Farance was born
Sherry married John Cermak, Sr. in 1967. They had four children and later divorced. She married Lary Swandic in 1983. They had one child and later divorced. She married Gordon Boyd in 2005.
Sherry was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Cindy Jean Cermak; a son, Alexander (A.J.) Swandic and the love of her life, Gordon Boyd.
She is survived by her sisters, Darla Glendening of Haddon Heights, N.J., Carol Strom and Paula Clark both of Orofino; her children, John Cermak, Jr., and wife Debbie of Lewiston, Darrell Cermak and wife Sherree of Lewiston and Anne Cermak and partner Mike Baker of Clarkston; grandchildren, David and William Cermak of Lewiston, Jeremy, Jennifer and Scott Cermak of Lewiston and Anthony and Olivia Baker of Clarkston.
Among her survivors are the employees and friends of the Shot Glass in Orofino and her special “Uncle Ken” Claussen of Clarkston.
A private family memorial will be arranged at a later date.
Tim Smith, 78, Pierce
Tim Smith (Grandpa Tim) of Pierce passed away
Tim was born in
Tim enjoyed the outdoors and hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He was an avid reader and enjoyed music and flower gardening. The American flag was proudly displayed and always flew over his log cabin on the hill. He will be remembered for his daily walks in Pierce wearing his signature red hat with flowers on it and his walking stick.
Tim walked every day, in sunshine or snow, enjoying his stroll by the creek and along the highway. He was greatly loved by many people, most of all his family. We will all miss him and his stories of which he had many.
Tim is survived by his sons, Mike and wife Carla of Williston, N.D., Robert and wife June of Lewiston, Scott and wife Glenda of Pierce; daughter-in-law, Linda Smith of Pierce; sister, Lorene Lees and husband Jack of White Bird; niece, April Smith of Boise; grandchildren, Brandi Smith Crawford of Lewiston, Jakki Smith of Clarkston, Jessi Smith of Lewiston, Christina Smith of Weippe, Heather Smith of Lewiston, Shawna Briggs and Rochelle Chapman, both of Vancouver; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Steven Smith; his sister, Karen Smith; and his parents, Paul and Dorothy Smith.
A celebration of
Tim’s life will be held at a later date in Pierce. The family
requests that gifts in memory of Tim be sent to ICARE, a nonprofit
organization that helps local families who are undergoing treatment
for cancer: ICARE Inc.,
Zella Shriver, 94,
Floy Shriver, of Life Care Center of Lewiston, passed away
She was born
Zella Floy Jordan on
Frank Crawford and lived in Pierce for many years. She and Frank
traveled and had many adventures together. The marriage later ended
in divorce and Zella moved back to Orofino. Later in life, while
Zella was an avid bowler, enjoying many years on a league and spending time with friends at Riverside Lanes. Zella was also an enthusiastic and successful flower gardener. Her other passions were as a painter and crafter. She enjoyed being involved as a member of the Clearwater Art Association. Her oil paintings and cross stitch creations are treasured by her family and friends who appreciated her as a truly talented artist.
Zella found great
peace as a Christian and a member of
Zella is survived
by one daughter, Arlene Peel and husband Len of Lewiston; her
nieces, Joann Custer and husband, Dean of Orofino, Janice Mullins of
Zella took great pride in the five generations represented during her birthday celebrations. She cherished her family’s visits and time spent with her loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Zan and Ethel Jordan and her brother, Harold Jordan.
Friends and family will gather for a memorial to celebrate the life
of Zella Shriver at
on Friday, March 30 at
Dorothy Rider, 78, Pierce
78, Pierce resident, died at her Orofino residence
under the direction of Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in
Lois (Dumbauld) Norberg, 91
Norberg, 91, of
service was held at
|Obituaries for March 15, 2012|
Jim Finke, 76,
Rusty Eck, 67, Orofino
Rusty Eck, 67, of Orofino, retired firefighter, passed away
He was born to
Carmen and Leona Eck on
After high school,
he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served in
Rusty met Marlene
Moran at a dance, and a lifelong love affair ensued. The couple
participating in national fire assignments, ranging from
Rusty is survived
by his wife, Marlene; son Cameron of Orofino;
A memorial was held March 12 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, followed by a potluck at the VFW Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.
Edna A. Lewis, 94
Edna A. Lewis died
A viewing is scheduled for on Monday, March 19 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
funeral service will be held after the viewing at
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is in care of arrangements.
|Obituaries for March 8, 2012|
Allene Shrader, 86, Orofino
Allene Marie Shrader, 86, of Orofino, passed away
“Pat,” as she was
affectionately known, was born
She was a long
time member of the
One of the things
she enjoyed most was working at the
Pat is survived by
her sister, Anna Mae Patterson of
A memorial service
will be held Saturday, March 10 at at Pine Hills
Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Inurnment will be at
We will miss her greatly, and her memory will live on through all of us.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to Riverside Physical Therapy, where Pat had many sweet friends and received such good care.
Arrangements are in care of Pine Hills Funeral Chapel.
Donald E. Christensen, 89, Orofino
Donald Edward Christensen, of Orofino, passed away
He was born
Don attended school in Southwick but quit in his freshman year to work on the family farm.
He married Adella
Don served in the
U.S. Army from
the service Don worked four years for Potlatch Forest, Inc, at
Don and Adella
lived and worked in logging camps on the Northfork of the
Don loved watching the wild animals around their home and watching the hummingbirds out their front window. He loved his dogs and cats that were his companions.
Don is survived by his daughter Doris Christensen and husband Greg Field of Waimanalo, HI; his son Steve Christensen and wife Robin of Orofino; four grandchildren Dylan Stanfield of New York, Don Christensen II of Everett, WA, Amber Bridgewater of Parma, and Jonathan Christensen of Orofino; and five great-grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his wife Adella; his parents George and Dola Christensen; brother Ray Christensen; sisters Gene Ware, Anna Christensen, Lois Travis, Margaret Finney, and Betty Jo Roos.
Rodney A. Wells,
Our loving father,
husband, uncle, brother, grandfather, father-in-law, brother-in-law
and friend, Rodney Allen Wells, at the young age of 59, went to be
with his Lord on
He was born
grade school in
V. Jean Davis
employed by Quigley Logging, R.F. Coon Logging, Finke Logging,
Hjalmar Johnson Lumber Mill and District 171 Timberline High School
in Weippe. He lived in
Rod enjoyed designing and making wooden toys, fishing, hunting, riding his four wheeler, camping and communicating with his Facebook friends. It made his day when he spent time with his grandchildren.
His achievements included four beautiful daughters and eight grandchildren. For all the medical problems and trauma that had occurred in Rod’s life he was always smiling and cracking jokes. He prided himself with the title of Annual Rhubarb Festival Stalk Toss Judge.
He is survived by his sisters Fonnie Hager of Caldwell, Glenda Johnson of Lewiston, Raeone W. South of Lewiston, Tami Morgan of Mesa, AZ; brothers Deverle Wells of Corinne, UT, Lavar Wells of Meridian, Monte Wells of Clarkston, Jeff Cruz of Tremonton, UT, and Ken Francis of Salt Lake City. He is also survived by six step-brothers and one step-sister.
He is also survived by V. Jean Wells, his wife at the family home; four daughters, Mandy Jean (Wells) and Kelley Flatt of Clarkston, Natalia and Marcus Ghiglione of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jacquline Reaone (Wells) and Dean A. Richardson of Lewiston, N. Amber (Wells) and Scotty L.E. Rains of Lewiston; eight grandchildren: Phillip E.A. Steiner, Brandi L. Richardson, Harli J. B. Steiner, Dallas D. Richardson, Samantha J. Rains and Gabriel A.M. Rains all of Lewiston, Lila and Sol Ghiglione of Argentina and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, local and Facebook friends in addition to his pets Tonka, Pandora, and Gizmo.
He was predeceased by his parents.
will be at Friday at the
Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A “Wells Memorial Fund” has been established at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
Gregory K E Stokes, 50, Peck
Gregory K E Stokes, of Peck, passed away
He was born
In 1982 he moved
survived by his wife and companion of 24 years Marie, his parents
Dick and Lyla Jean Ostman of Peck, sister Roxie (Brad) Grimm of
Lenore, brother Duane (Tracie) of
Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held at a later date.
|Obituaries for March 1, 2012|
Nancy Noble, 91, Eagle, ID
Nancy Noble succumbed to the complications of old age
she moved to
At the conclusion
of WWII, Emery returned to Orofino and sent for his bride.
In 1955, after her children were born, she began working at the Clearwater Tribune and was employed there until she retired. She will be remembered for the spirited pace of her walk to and from work each day.
As a lifelong
supporter of education,
She is survived by
her four children; Mary (
A memorial service
will be at
Saturday, March 24 at the
Russell James Trieb, 53, Weippe
Weippe, was born on
He married Tamara
(Hueth) Trieb on
After the accident, Russell became Mister Mom to his two children, he was the best at it and took this job very seriously. He kept all of us fed and taken care of. Russ loved to cook and can, making the best pickles, pickled vegetables and lasagna ever, you never left his house hungry.
He always kept the lawn taken care of and helped his in-laws as much as possible. He rode motorcycles and 4-wheelers and loved to get up early and ride. He did a lot of visiting people and loved to joke and laugh with everyone. He always had candy for all the kids.
Russell was a loving husband, father, Poppie, father-in-law, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He always thought of others and what he could do for them.
Russell is survived by his wife, Tamara Trieb; his son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Nicki Trieb of Orofino; his daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Travis Denison of Payette; two grandchildren, Sydney and Olyvia Denison of Payette; his brother and sister-in-law, Reggie and Pam Trieb of Mandan, ND; his sister-in-law, Judy Trieb of Lewiston; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon and Mary Alice Hueth; his uncle and aunt, Sam and Darlene Trieb of Orofino; his aunt, Violet Trieb of Lewiston; and numerous other brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Agnes (Becker) Trieb; and two brothers, Ronald and Rodney Trieb.
A memorial service
honoring Russell’s life will be held
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Stewart Shrader, of
He was born in
Champion, NE on
Prior to World War
II, he was in the CCC unit stationed in Montrose where he worked on
the irrigation project in the
His many occupations included working in a sawmill in Orofino for 20 years and owning a laundry in Delta through the 1970’s.
He is survived by his wife Lucie of 63 years; son Nelson and wife Sally of Cedaredge, CO; daughters Loy Mechling of Orofino, Barbara O’Neill and husband Chuck of Montose, CO, and daughter Roberta Bruhn and husband Keith of Silt, CO; sister Roberta Latta of Delta, CO. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He also has one surviving sister, Roberta Latta, Delta.
Frankie Atkinson, Eugene, OR
Elaine M. Derrick
Elaine M. Derrick
Burrow passed away at her home in
She was born in
Elaine was a woman who met every challenge laid across her path. She could dazzle a room dressed like a movie star, out shoot most men, ride a horse like a cowboy, charm a room in seconds or call you out on the carpet in no uncertain terms. She passed away with a thousand stories to tell, unfortunately never actually writing them down as she planned. She was an astute businesswoman. She operated a care center in her home and sold Shaklee for many years.
She is survived by a daughter Michelle (Dave) Garbutt and granddaughter Katherine of Vancouver, WA; granddaughter Nicole Kohler of Frazee, MN; sister Patty Hyde of John Day, OR and great-grandchildren Christopher and Mason Kohler.
She was preceded in death by a son Randall Burrow; sisters Helen Carpenter, Lucille McGinnis, Mina Lewis, Bessie Snyder, Betty Brown; and brother Melvin (Bud) Derrick.
A graveside service will be held at
Bernard Wortman ,
, 91, Orofino
of Orofino and Big Cedar, died
Arrangements are pending with Mountain View Funeral Home of Lewiston.
Bobbie Jo Dupler,
Bobbie Jo Dupler,
She was born in
After living and
Those family and friends who knew her well called her a world class shopper.
She is survived by two daughters, Belinda Praest and Wanda Edinger; three brothers, Bill, Mike and Otis; a sister, Mary, and grandchildren, James, Debbi, Kelli, Clint and Tiffany; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
At her request no funeral services will take place.
can be sent to Belinda Praest,
|Obituaries for February 23, 2012|
Nancy Noble ,
90, former Orofino resident
, 90, former Orofino resident
Nancy Noble of
A memorial service
will be held at the
Raymond George Scoles, 89, Orofino
Raymond George Scoles, Orofino, passed peacefully surrounded
by his family
He was born in
Ray worked a variety of jobs before launching a 31 year career with the U.S. Postal Service, starting as a clerk and retiring as Post Master.
His dedication to family was apparent in that he worked two jobs for many years. You could see him at the post office during the day and cleaning the Ponderosa every evening. His strong work ethic and care for his customers guided him to work weekends during the holidays to make sure everyone received their packages.
Ray is survived by his wife Nellie, at their home, sisters Doris of Lewiston and Alyce of Carlsbad, CA; sons John of Orofino, Ted and Lorrie of Dutch Harbor, AK, Steve and Annie of Orofino and Jim and Kristi of North Pole, AK, daughter Deena of Moscow, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister AnnaMae and brothers Weston, Bob and Jerry.
Services will be
Friday, Feb. 24 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel,
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Orofino is in care of arrangements.
|Obituaries for February 16, 2012|
Sharon K. Stone,
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be conducted at a later date.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Stone; son William Stone; daughters Stacey Fertakis-Walk and Judith Gonzales; sister Judith Foust; brother Dick Field; nieces; nephews and many other family and friends.
|Obituaries for February 9, 2012|
Jerry H. Richardson passed away
He was born in
He was drafted
into the U.S. Army in 1953, where he served as an MP. After his
service in 1955, he entered a meat cutting school and worked in that
Jerry enjoyed time
in the great outdoors of
Jerry was preceded in death by his younger brothers, Bill, Ron, John and Paul.
In addition to Vonnie, Jerry's surviving family includes daughter Deneen Richardson; son-in-law Russell VanDevanter and granddaughter Katie Postlewait, all of Seattle; grandson Kyle Postlewait and wife Yuri of Nagano, Japan; daughter Donna and son-in-law Robert Jackson of Colton; sister Marietta and brother-in-law Dennis Arave of Orofino; sister and brother-in-law Maxine and Dick Goedde of Uniontown; sister-in-law and brother Mary and Orrin Kambitsch of Potlatch; great-aunts Mary Martin and Murl Watson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service
was conducted Saturday, Feb. 4 at Mountain View Funeral Home in
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution in Jerry's name to a favorite charity.
Jerry was "a good egg" to quote one of his many expressions, and he will be greatly missed.
Bobbie Dupler ,
74, former resident
, 74, former resident
former Orofino resident, passed away at her home in
Dennis Peterson ,
, 74, Lenore
Dennis Ray (Pete)
Peterson, Lenore, died
pending with Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in
|Obituaries for February 2, 2012|
Art Neumayer, 88, Orofino
Art Neumayer passed away at his home in Orofino on
Art was born
After attending Gonzaga for a year, Art was drafted in the Navy and served in the Pacific during WWII. After his discharge, he returned to Gonzaga, where he went on to win two Pacific Coast Championships and was chosen Outstanding Athlete in 1947. He was later inducted into the Gonzaga Hall of Fame. Art graduated from Gonzaga in the spring of 1949.
In that same
year, he married his high school sweetheart,
Art is survived by his wife, Murph at their home; son Tim, his wife Kay and their three children Danna, Brandy and Casey and families; six grandchildren living in Virginia, Quin, Dylan, Allison, Jordan, Nolan, Austin and families; brother John Neumayer and wife Donna of Lewiston; sisters Dorothy King and Polly Parisot of Couer d’Alene; brother Jim Neumayer of Bonners Ferry; sister Helen Harris of Portland; eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Art was preceded in death by his brother Phillip; son Dennis; father Alois; mother Natalie; daughter Patti Adams; sister Jo Ann McNall and brother Gene Neumayer.
A funeral mass
has been set for Saturday, Feb. 4 at
at the Catholic Church in Orofino, with burial to follow at
Lloyd Chambers, 69, Orofino
Melvin Lloyd Chambers passed away in the arms of his wife,
Sherrie Chambers, on
He lived in Orofino for the past 12 years after retiring from the Salinas City Fire Department.
Lloyd was born in
After making his
from the fire department Lloyd and Sherrie moved to
Lloyd is survived by Sherrie, his wife of 33 years; his five sons, Steven, Jeffrey, Mark, Michael and Lloyd; his sister, Dorothy Chambers; and his nephews, Troy Chambers and Jerry Chambers.
taken place. Lloyd’s wish was that any donations in his memory be
directed to: Clearwater Humane Society,
Wayne I. Shriver, 86, Orofino
Wayne Isaac Shriver, Orofino, 86, passed away peacefully,
surrounded by his family on
He was born in
Orofino to Ralph and Edith Shriver in 1925, the youngest of four
sons. He graduated from
In WWII he served in the Merchant Marines. After the war he worked for the post office in Orofino and was postmaster for two years. His remaining working years were spent as an electrical contractor in the Orofino area.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Stan, Morris and Neil.
Services were held Jan. 28 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory was in care of arrangements.
Melvin Jones, 79, Stites
Melvin Jones, 79 of Stites, died
Melvin was born
and graduated from
Melvin met the
love of his life, Doris Ellen Lytle, in 1954 and they were married
Melvin was preceded in death by his grandson, Kevin Deane Rollins.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Doris at their Stites home; daughter Genevieve (Leland) Rollins of Stite; son Delvin (Tammy) Jones of Round Mountain, NV; son, David (Debbie) Jones of Stites; daughters, Dianna Jones and Deanna Jones of Stites; grandsons, Casey and Megan Jones of Nampa, Jay Jones of Caldwell, and Scott Rollins of Stites; eight great grandchildren; and sisters, Mary McArthur of Lewiston and Joyce Payton of Kamiah.
Inurnment with Military Honors will be at
Friday, Feb. 3 at
contribution may be made to
Nicci McIver ,
37, Umatilla, OR
, 37, Umatilla, OR
Nicci McIver, 37,
A memorial service was held Jan. 30 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Please sign the condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
|Obituaries for January 26, 2012|
Norma Kent Hedrick, 87, Orofino
Norma Kent Hedrick, a longtime resident of Orofino, passed
She was born on
She married Robert
Thomas Hedrick on
She was preceded in death by her husband Bob in 1991 and son Donald in 1988.
She is survived by son Keith Hedrick and wife Renée of Orofino; son Dennis Hedrick and wife Janet of Brush Prairie, WA; five grandchildren including Jeremy Hedrick and Joni Hedrick of Orofino and David Hedrick of Peoria, IL; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She enjoyed her many friends and loved being around her family. But the real highlight for her was the time spent with her grandkids Jeremy and Joni. Her eyes would light up as if she was a young girl at the mere mention of their names.
She also loved to watch all kinds of sports but the one that she really enjoyed was Nascar. She knew most of the drivers, their records and had one favorite driver that you better not complain about.
were held on Jan. 24 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory with
burial following at
A visitation was held at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel prior to services.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of services.
Chambers , 68, Lenore
, 68, Lenore
Lloyd Chambers, 68, of
Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.
|Obituaries for January 19, 2012|
Gary Clifford Sady, 57, Hailey
Gary Clifford Sady of Hailey passed peacefully amid family on
For most of his life after college,
Although his friends and family will miss him dearly,
Gary is survived by his siblings, Nancy Brownell of Rescue, CA, Linda Sady of Reno, NV and Dale Sady of Spokane, WA; his six nieces and nephews sprinkled across the globe; his loving wife, Carla Sady of Hailey; his children, Dani Summerill (Chris) of Pocatello, Nikole Olive (Dave) of Orofino and Kayo Sady (Maegan) of Rockville, MD; and his four grandchildren.
His family would also like to thank Hospice of the
A reception to honor
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gary Sady Medical
Fund at DL Evans bank in
Alyce Kessler, 72, Orofino
Alyce Ann Kessler, Orofino, passed away
She was born Alyce Ann Baird on
Her working career ended when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor
in 1979. Surgery was able to slow the progression of the tumor for
awhile, but she underwent a second surgery in 1994 leaving her
disabled. She and Casey truly enjoyed their time in the
Casey died in 2000 and she moved into Brookside Landing as soon as her apartment was constructed in 2001. The family is eternally grateful to the investors and staff of Brookside Landing for giving Mom a safe haven for the past decade. She needed and loved their wonderful facility and nurturing staff and participated in many of their activities with joy.
She was an inspiration to us all as she refused to let her
disabilities and limitations get in her way. There were also a few
community members who made sure she could attend
Alyce is survived by one brother, Richard Baird, of
No services are planned. Burial will take place. Pine Hills Funeral
Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements. The family suggests
memorials be made to Second Chance Animal,
Benny Hamilton of Orofino died
Benny and his wife Janice moved to Orofino from
Benny is survived by his wife Janice; son Michael of New York;
daughter Donna of New York; stepsons Johnny of Texas, Gary of
California, and Ricky of Texas; stepdaughters Bonnie Jean of
Benny chose not to have a service.
Robert Thomason, 78, Orofino
Retired Major Robert E. Thomason (Bob), Orofino, passed away
Bob was born
He married Virginia Dewitt in 1956 and later divorced. He married Rae McArthur Thomason in Orofino in 1965.
Bob was a life member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and the winner of many trapshooting awards over the years. He was also an endowment member of the National Rifle Association, life member of the Orofino-Pierce Gun Club, served on the Board of Directors of the Orofino Golf and Country Club from 1974-1998, and club champion in 1976. He was also a past member of the Lewiston Country Club.
Bob is survived by his wife Rae; brother June C. Thomason and wife Lynne, Destin, FL; sister Nancy McDow, Austin, TX; four children Debi Thomason Titus, Boise, June Finke, Orofino, Karen Bouch and husband David, Boise and Robert Thomason, Jr. and wife Soo. He is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Brandon Titus.
A memorial to celebrate the life of Bob Thomason will take place Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Orofino from for family and friends.
A military graveside service will be held at the
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Orofino Golf and Country Club or the Orofino-Pierce Gun Club, two of Bob’s favorite pastimes.
Richard Kelley, 49,
Richard (Rich) Kelley, 49,
Zella Johnson Willis Ward, 89,
Naomi was born
She married J.D. Ward
Seven years after J.D.’s death, she married Mervin Johnson who preceded her in death.
Naomi was a part of the community of mothers that helped raise the
kids of Headquarters. She trusted in God and prayed for her kids and
many others continually. She was a member of the House of Faith
She loved fishing for steelhead with Mervin, family and friends on
the Snake and
Mom is probably best known for being an encourager to those that she encountered in life. She had many fond memories of her times visiting with her special friends at Wedgewood Terrace prior to moving to Kindred Care and Rehab.
She is survived by her brother Porter Willis of
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Jimmy; six brothers, Velmey, Henry, Charley, Harvey, Austin, and M.F. (Bill) Willis; three sisters, Robie, Marie and Ruth (Evans); and two grandsons, Steve and James Pearson.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate her home-going at
Saturday, Jan. 28 at the House of Faith Church,
|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,