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|Obituaries for February 20, 2014|
Francis J. Steffes,
Steffes, Sr, 86, of
Dad was born
While in the army,
Dad went to
Dad and Mom, Lee
Neiffer, were married
The family moved
While living in
Orofino, Dad became sole owner of Ideal Homes, as well as involving
himself in real estate development; and Mom opening Lee’s Beauty
Den. Dad was very active in community affairs, being President of
the Orofino Chamber of Commerce in 1977; chairman of the building
committee when St. Theresa’s built their new church; and other
community events. They spent many years enjoying the
In 1991 Mom and
Dad semi-retired and returned to
Dad was preceded in death not only by his parents and siblings, but also his son, Bryan, in 1972, and grandson, Matthew Marsh, in 2008. Dad is survived by his wife Lee; daughter Patti Steffes-Marsh of Lewiston; son FJ Jr. (Candi) of Boise; Kent (Tammy) of Lancaster, CA; and Keith of Clarkston, WA; grandchildren Meghan (Skate) Pierce, Michael (London) Marsh, Sarah (Jeff) Schmaltz, Daniel (Aubre) Schrempp, Stephanie (Nolan) Stover, Kyle Steffes, Shane Steffes, and Adam Steffes.
Dad is also survived by six great-grandchildren, with another baby due in May. They always delighted him and made him laugh! They are Clyse and Tylin Pierce, Trey and Becca Schmaltz, Abigail Schrempp, and Landon Steffes.
A Rosary service
will be held Friday, Feb. 21 at
with High Mass to follow at
at St. James Catholic Church in
Dad had macular
degeneration and was legally blind. That didn’t stop him. The last
day of his life, he took his semi-weekly trip to Albertson’s in
In lieu of flowers
the family requests donations be made in Dad’s honor to The Willow
Center for Grieving Children;
The phrase, “He never met a stranger,” must have been coined for Dad. He enjoyed talking to anyone and everyone. He had a great gift of gab, sense of humor with an infectious laugh, and loved to joke and tease. Shortly before he died he was joking with the doctor in the ER.
Yes, that was our dad! We love and miss you, Dad!
Gaye LeGresley ,
Orofino language teacher
, Orofino language teacher
Gaye Yvette LeGresley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother,
sister, teacher, and friend, passed away due to breast cancer
Gaye was born in 1957 in
Gaye was trilingual and taught French, Spanish and
English for 19 years at
A gathering to celebrate her life will be held in the
Doris Virginia Davis Pettichord, 93, Orofino
Doris Virginia Davis Pettichord of Orofino passed away
They built a life there, and she lived there for more than 35 years. In 1992 she moved to Orofino, where she lived for the remainder of her life. Special companions here were Harold Crawford and John Holden. She had many good neighbors and friends and loved the people of the area.
Bill and Doris loved boating, fishing and dancing. They attended dances wherever bands were playing, and this love of dance and music continued throughout her life. She loved to attend the old time jam session and was a lifetime Lawrence Welk fan.
She is survived by
her daughter DeAnna and son-in-law Kevin J. Grimm; good friend and
#2 daughter Marcia Corey and husband Robert Wright of
Predeceasing her were her husband in 1986, her parents, her brother, Jim Davis, and her sister, Faye Davis McBride.
A funeral service
will be held at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino at
Monday, Feb. 24. Afterwards internment will be held at
The family wishes
to thank all the doctors and nurses who helped her over the years,
the wonderful staff at Kindred Transitional Care and
Glenda Ruth Hester, 74, Orofino
Glenda Ruth Hester, 74, of Orofino, passed away
She married Wayne Hester in 1959. The couple later divorced but remained friends throughout the years.
Glenda lived in
Even after living
Glenda is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Furr of Orofino, Charlie and Silver Alaniz of Canyon Lake, TX, Debbie and Dion Carpenter of Lewiston, and Sharon and Rocky Heywood of Chehalis, WA.; son, Vick Hester of Houston, TX; honorary daughter, Jan Schaff of Lewiston; grandchildren, Josh Hester, Darby Hester, Damian Hester, Byron Brown, Adrienne Hester, Jordan Barnett, Darin McKinley, Mercedes McKinley, Erin Hester, Brynnan Carpenter, Zack Carpenter, Kaitlyn Carpenter, Devin Schaff and Janet Alaniz; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Sydney, Somer, Macy, Gavin, Brooke, Treyton, Bryden, Madison, Tucker, Taylor, Reed, Jaxon, Millie, and Gracie Brown; siblings, James Oliver, Walter Glen Oliver, Linda Fay Parks, Roy Oliver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillis Futch Oliver; her father, Clarence V. Oliver; three sisters, Joyce Fay, Mattie Louise, and Jean Carolyn; three brothers, Clarence (Moon) Oliver, Billy Ray Oliver and Bruce Oliver; grandson Kelly Hendren; great-grandson Gary Miller, and great-granddaughters Lily Miller and Melody McKinley.
A memorial service
was held Feb. 17 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, followed
by a covered-dish luncheon at the
|Obituaries for February 13, 2014|
Jubinville , McMinnville, OR
, McMinnville, OR
Dawson Jubinville peacefully passed away
A memorial service will be held for her on Sunday, March 9 at at the Chapel of Macy and Son in McMinnville.
|Obituaries for February 6, 2014|
John Robert Maloney, 80, Pierce
John Robert Maloney passed away at Kindred Care in
John was born
He was an
excellent basketball player in all his years of school. He graduated
There was always work to do on the farm, milking cows and farming, making cedar posts and white oak staves for staves on barrels. John did a lot of this. Hunting and fishing were fun things they did in their spare time.
He joined the Navy
and graduated from medical school in
They moved to
Outdoor life was
for John. He was the happiest on his bike riding the back roads,
always with his wife or grandkids. There is not a road or tail John
didn’t go over. He loved the forest and being out in them whether
for leisure or mushrooming, horn hunting, picking huckleberries or a
winter’s wood. He loved hunting on the Snake and
John was lots of times giving of himself, helping others and was happy to do so. He walked in the Path of Righteousness proudly.
John belonged to
the Orofino ATA Trap Club, where he shot at most of the area trap
shoots and had shot at
He passed on his love of trap shooting, teaching his daughter and two of his grandsons. Shooting was an enjoyable sport and he started at Fraser with the Randals and their group.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Sistrunk Maloney of 60 years; two children Gary Maloney Redding, CA and Joan Beebe, Missoula, MT; six grandchildren, Alison Beebe, Portland, OR, Mathew Beebe of Missoula, David Beebe, Dallas, TX, Kevin and Jennifer Josephson, Rathburn, Christopher and Trisha Josephson, Sandpoint, Jonathan and Kristen Rouleau, Rathburn; and two great-granddaughters, Jade and Taylor Josephson of Sandpoint; siblings: William Maloney, Cassville, MO, Mike Maloney of Tulsa, OK, Cleo and Dorothy Shephard, Cadet, MO, Mildred Hicks, Pea Ridge, AK, Mary and Mitchell Adkins, Mt. Home, AK, and Hugh (Cisco) and Roberta Maloney, Seligman, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lafe and Elizabeth Maloney; daughter, Amy Rouleau; and three brothers, Floyd Maloney, Pat Maloney, and Laurence Maloney
John’s memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 24 at at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arraignments.
Let it be known to
all who knew Tom Metcalf, long time resident of Pierce, of his
He was a veteran of the Navy and Army and always let everyone know how much he loved America, all veterans serving, and former soldiers, how much it meant to him to belong to the family of veterans.
Once again all of us from up top will clearly notice his absence from our daily lives, especially around Pierce. Rest in peace and God bless you Tom, a friend to us all and the hard work that you did for anyone in need. We thank you for the laughter and tears you brought to all the hearts that knew you, So long for now, friend.
Mimoza Sevostianova , 65, Lenore
, 65, Lenore
Mimoza E. Sevostianova, 65, of Lenore, passed
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.
John Moody, 62, Peck
Peck resident John Moody passed away
John was born in
his Grandma Jean’s home near Halfway, OR, on
He enjoyed his work for over 35 years as a truck driver. His hobbies included snowmobiling, fishing and boating. He always loved being around his many friends and his family.
John was preceded in death by his grandparents; father Mike; stepson Jeff Meredith; Jeff’s wife, Natalie; and stepgrandson Jonathan.
He is survived by
his mother, Lois Moody of
A memorial service will be held at a later date
|Obituaries for January 30, 2014|
Leola Mae Clarke Plank, 96, Orofino
Leola Mae Clarke Plank of Orofino passed away quietly in her
She was born in
She then went to work as a flunkey (cook) at her father’s horse logging camp in Clarkia, WA, and as she got older she worked at many more. In the early 50’s she worked at Headquarters during the logging boom in the mess hall. These were some of her favorite memories and she retold many stories of the glory days of the log drives and real lumberjacks.
There she met
Charles “Chuck” Plank and fell in love. They were married on
They opened the first TV sales and service store in Orofino, P&C TV, until Chuck retired in 1977. She then went to work for the school district hot lunch program and also for the Lumberman’s Hotel.
When she was 69
years old she took in her two grandchildren, Iola and
She was the neighborhood grandma who made cookies, bandaged knees and her door was always open. You never left hungry or cold and she was always the first to help if anyone was in need. She was a true optimist and always made you feel better and believed “everything will work out.” She had many hobbies: sewing embroidery, candy making and gardening. She had a green thumb and was often given sick plants to nurse back to health. She loved flowers and had a special touch for making beautiful arrangements.
She is survived by stepdaughters Phyllis Nodland (Ken) and Charlene Sannes; daughter, Amanda Gallagher; son, Charles Plank (Tami); grandchildren, Iola and Iona Plank, Heidi Tipton, and Oron Tipton; great-grandchildren, Makala and Gaven Kilpatrick; and numerous step grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Per her wishes, no funeral service will be held. A private family memorial will be held in the spring and her ashes interred next to her husband at the Orofino cemetery.
Shearl Donn Lomax, 92, former resident
Born to a baker in Kamiah and his wife on
After his father
passed away, he was raised by his aunt and uncle at the Helgeson
Hotel in Orofino, and later lived with his mother, who operated the
Pullman Hotel. He had fond memories of elaborate decorations
throughout the hotel for Christmas. He was drafted into the Army
while he was attending
With the Corps, he
traveled to the
He and Norma purchased a small farm on Lower Fords Creek just east of Orofino, where he raised hay.
He was the largest breeder of Shetland ponies in the northwest, with 100 head of breeding mares.
passing, he married June, who also passed away. He purchased the
Helgeson Hotel from his uncle, and operated it in addition to
farming. He enjoyed RVing, snowmobiling and music. He played several
instruments and particularly loved to dance. Upon retirement, he
lived at the
He is survived by two nephews, Eric and Robert Lomax.
His life will be
remembered and celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at
Family and close
friends wish to thank all of the caregivers at
Cremation and burial have been managed by Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory in Orofino.
|Obituaries for January 23, 2014|
Justin R. (Bud)
Justin R. (Bud) Mullikin, 41, passed away
Bud is survived by his father, Gene, and his stepmother, Donna, both of Orofino; sister, Cindy (Yogi) Young of Lewiston; brothers, Scott Heilman (Rochelle) of Lewiston, Dennis Heilman of Boise, and Robert Heilman of Salem, OR; stepsisters, Shelly Irby and Susan Perez of Lewiston, Corie (Marcus) Samson of Orofino and Kristi Irby of Clarkston; stepbrother, Carl (Jayne) Irby of Emmett; uncles, David Mullikin of Clarkston and Robert Gecich of Lewiston; aunt and uncle Joanne and Jim Montambo of Orofino; plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Florie Mullikin; an aunt, Laurie Gecich; and all of his grandparents.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
|Obituaries for January 16, 2014|
Gregory Steven Challinor, 50, Orofino
Gregory Steven Challinor of Orofino passed away
He was born on
They moved to
Greg received his
Bachelor of Arts degree from
Greg loved to hunt and fish, a passion which he passed on to all of his children. He loved being with his family and helping others. He was currently involved in NOSDA.
Greg is survived by his wife, Linda Challinor (Orofino); children Kross and Karli Challinor and Skye Hall (Steven) of Coeur d’Alene and grandchild Jaiden; his mother of Columbia Falls, MT; brothers Jeffrey (JoAnna) Victor, MT, and Scott (Wendy), Creston, MT; sister Jamie Crowell (Vince) Columbia Falls; and many nieces and nephews who loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, James, his son, Tyler, and several aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be at Wednesday, Jan. 15, with a lunch to follow at the Orofino National Guard Armory, U.S. Highway 12,
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been started in the Challinor family name at Lewis Clark Credit Union.
Robert M. Donohue,
Robert M. Donohue, 76, of
He was born
He married Lila
Bob was a teacher
Bob was a
He is survived by his daughter, Cathleen Donohue; sons Joseph Donohue and Russel Donohue; sister Patricia Cooper (Norm); brother Jack Donohue (Betty); grandchildren, Neil Haley, Katie Haley and Audrey Donohue, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lila; father and mother-in-law, Connie Packer and Audrey Packer; brother, Art Donohue; and parents Erma and Robert T. Donohue.
A funeral service
was held Jan. 10 at Malcom’s Brower Wann Funeral Home. Burial was
held afterwards at
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Parkinson’s Foundation or a charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank all of Bob’s caregivers for their excellent care.
Chet worked in the
woods for the City of
Chet was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, with a smile on his face and joke or two to lighten their way. He always supported the community and school activities.
Chet is survived by his wife, Jeannine; his sons, David (Tina) Foster, Lester (Lois) Foster; a daughter, Sally (Walt) Harney; 11 grandchildren, Donna (Ryan) Foster, Autumn (Robert) Foster, Whitney (Ian) Foster, Ashley (Cammeron) Foster, Nichole Foster, Chance Foster, Jesse (Lorisa) Foster, Ryan Foster, Trey Foster, Michelle (Jared) Hopkins, and Lisa Harney; 11 great-grandchildren, Hailey, Hannah, Rylan, Ethan, Cadence, Gracey, Paitten, Olivia, Liam, Charles, and Christopher; his brothers, Noel Foster, William Foster, and Orville Foster; any many nieces and nephews.
Chet was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Irene Foster; a sister Pearl Spradling and baby daughter; brothers, Johnie Foster and Lester Foster; his wife, Ollie; and a baby granddaughter, Desiree Foster.
Chet will truly be missed by all who had the blessing of knowing this wonderful man.
There will be a
celebration of life at the
Freda Aiken memorial service
memorial service for Freda Jean Aiken will be held at
Saturday, Jan. 18 at the
Amado J. Cruz ,
, 86, Kamiah
Amado J. Cruz of
Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
|Obituaries for January 9, 2014|
Lazetta M. Cochrell, 94, Weippe
Lazetta May Cochrell, 94, a longtime resident of the Weippe
area, passed away of natural causes
Lazetta was born
There she met the
love of her life, Leo M. Cochrell. They where married on
In 1976 they retired and moved back to Weippe and their family roots. Lazetta resumed the life she loved, maintaining her home and yard, sewing, baking, caring for and loving her family and friends.
She gave endless
hours watching her then youngest granddaughter, Kelsey, and
assisting with the tasks she did so well at the home of her son and
daughter-in-law as they worked at their family business. The visits
Lazetta is survived by: two sons, Dale Cochrell and wife Bonnie of Clinton, MT and Art Cochrell and wife Barb of Weippe; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband Leo; a brother, Bob Eby, a sister, Helen Higley; and one grandson.
service will be held at the
Freda Jean Aiken, 80, Orofino
Freda Jean Aiken
Freda was born in Orofino to Matilda Scott and Corbett Miller. She attended school in Orofino.
After her schooling she continued her life in Orofino. She enjoyed taking care of her mother, as well as spending time with her friends and family. She lived out her days in her home.
Freda enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and picking berries. She loved cooking and having company to visit with—to laugh, sing, and cry with.
She was a down to earth woman. What she had she gave—she shared her heart with everyone, including the Lord. She will be truly missed by her family.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Gregg, her mother and father, and her grandparents.
She is survived by one sister, Lydia J. Steele; a nephew, Dennis Gregg; and many other nephews and nieces, cousins, and friends.
Services are pending and will be held at a later date. A memorial dinner will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 at at the community center (below the Pizza Factory) in Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Nancy May Stout of Orofino passed away
She is survived by: Donald Lee Stout of Kooskia; son, Danny Lee (Brenda) Stout of Kooskia; daughters, Diana Laree Hall of Orofino and Cindy Rae (Mark) Browne of Kamiah; brothers, Dennis Williams of Orofino and Andy (Pat) Williams of Pinehurst; sister-in-law, Connie Williams of Lewiston; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as her dear friends Pastor Tristan “Bear” and his wife Deloris Harvey of Orofino.
taken place. Services will be held at
Saturday, Jan. 25 at
Funeral Home and Crematory in
Virgil Wallace McIntosh, 87, Weippe
A good man lost his life
Virgil was born
After the war
Virgil returned to
Virgil lost Jean
to cancer in 1970. He married Carolyn Burkett and moved to Forks, WA
in 1974. They were divorced in 1975. Virgil then married Clarice
Eddy and lived in
industry was dying so Virgil decided to return to
Virgil was preceded in death by his father, King; mother, Esther; brothers, Charlie and Cliff; and wives, Jean, Carolyn and Louella. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; brothers, Leonard and Don; sons, James, Cory and Adam; daughter, Tracy; stepson, Dale; stepdaughters, Wilma and Laura; grandsons Adam, Michael, Daniel and Gaspare; granddaughters, Jennifer, Erin and Tara; and great-granddaughter, Dezirae.
service was held Jan. 4 at Mountain View Funeral Home in
|Obituaries for January 2, 2014|
Bill Baird, age 82, of
Bill moved to
Orofino with his mother in 1945 and graduated from
Bill came back to
Orofino and married Bernice Walden on
Bill earned his associate’s degree in electronics, going on to work for Hughes Aircraft, then McDonald Douglas, before retiring in1988.
Bill moved back to Orofino after retiring, happy to be “home.”
Bill will be remembered for his loving, giving heart, always thinking of others before himself.
Bill was a self-sacrificing man who loved many people and hated no one. His five children were first and foremost in his life, speaking to us often of his fondest memories—his high school boxing days, the friends he knew, and especially, the great times and friends and hunting experiences at Camp 14.
Bill is survived by his children, Irma Desmet (Eugene),
Huntington Beach, CA; Cheryl Havel (Clayton), Colorado Springs, CO;
Gary Baird of Orofino; and Linda Hall (Butch) of Ahsahka. Bill is
also survived by his brothers, David D. Baird of
Bill’s surviving great grandchildren include Brooks Webber, Alice Wertz, Alexander Desmet, Nathan Burchett, Danny Burchett, Cheylianah Watters, and Jeremiah Betz.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Eldred Baird, Alice Story, and Francis Story; sister, Barbara Bell; son, William J. Baird; nephews, Richard Baird and Robbie Baird; former wife, Bernice Shipwash; and sisters-in-law, Sally Baird and Doris Baird.
He will be forever missed.
A quote (author unknown) spoken by Bill’s daughter Irma sums up our feelings for our Daddy: “Sometimes the poorest of men leaves his children the richest inheritance.”
father of Betsy Lang, went to be with the Lord
Walt grew up and
went to school in
construction through most of his life. At 18 he joined the United
States Army in April 1957.
He served his time in
Walt is survived by his wife Adeline of almost 53 years; his brother, Robert Holmgren, of Alpine, CA; his son, Ken Holmgren and his wife MaryAnn of Aguanga, CA; and daughter Betsy Lang and her husband Bruce Lang of Lenore.