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Obituaries for May 8, 2014

John C. Kayler, 85, Peck

   John C. Kayler, 85, of Peck, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston. Malcom’s Brower-Wann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Monty Ross Smith, 40, Orofino

   Monty Ross Smith passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. He was 40.

   Monty was born June 7, 1973, in Lewistown, MT. Within nine weeks of his birth, he became the son of proud parents, Vickie and Robert Smith, joining his brother, Donald Smith.

   Monty’s bubbling personality was a breath of fresh air with lots of sunshine. He loved people and enjoyed making them laugh. This was demonstrated by a life rich in friends.

   He attended Hyshom Public School and Forsyth High School. He was an avid golfer and excelled in drama, speech, and choir.  He started working at a young age taking on many jobs including maintenance on school buses, waiter at M&M Pizza in Forsyth, MT, convenience clerk at V-1, bartender, and ground keeper at the Forsyth Country Club. Despite his busy schedule, he always made time for his friends, bowling and golfing. 

   After graduation he went to May Technical College in Billings, MT, where he earned a diploma in radio and television broadcasting.  His voice was heard on KKBR radio station in Billings, MT, KIKC radio station in Forsyth, MT, and later at a KTRZ radio station in Riverton, WY. 

   Fate called him to Orofino, where he made his home until his death.  He worked at M&M Pizza, Barney’s Sooper Market, and N&N Machine, where he was employed at the time of his death. Everywhere he worked he made more friends. 

   Monty was active in Alcoholics Anonymous and was dedicated to the program. He spent much of his past time helping many people while healing himself.  He regularly reached out to prisoners and was proud to sponsor new members. He loved riding his Yamaha motorcycle with members of the fellowship who gave him the nickname “Dirt Bag.” 

   On June 6, 2005, he married Holly Stanton. Two years later, he became a father to Ian Daily Smith, who he loved dearly. The couple divorced in 2010. For four years after, he pursued a relationship with Jesse Noah and her four children, Caleb, Hannah, Gavin, and Bailey. In the last thirty days of his life his love interest was Cynda.

   He was preceded in death by his dad, Robert Smith; his grandfather, Wilbur Smith; and his beloved granny, Dixie Kenney.  He is survived by his son, Ian Smith; mother and stepfather, Vickie and Dennis Krause; Papa, Dennis Kenney; grandpa and grandma, George and Ina Haines; and brother, Donald Smith. He was loved and will be missed by several other family members and friends. 

   A celebration of Monty’s life will be held on his birthday, Saturday, June 7, at the Day Use Area of Dent Acres. Details will be announced closer to the event. Monty was proud to be sober, so that is how we will be celebrating his life. Please, no alcohol.

   In memory of Monty, a trust will be established at Lewis Clark Credit Union, P.O. Box 1173, Orofino, ID 83544, for his son, Ian Smith.

   Memorial contributions can be made to Shriner’s Children Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607-1460.

Edith Clark Christensen, 89 Orofino

   Edith (Clark) Christensen passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino on Saturday, May 3. She died due to complications of a short illness and age. She was 89.

   Edith was born on Feb. 21, 1925 in Blackfoot to parents George Hammond and Louise (Parker) Clark.  She met her future husband, Rexford Dewey Christensen, the day she was born when he and his mother walked down the street to visit newborn Edith and her mother.  Edith spent her entire childhood and youth in Blackfoot and married Rex on Nov. 3, 1944 in the Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple.

   Edith was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many church capacities particularly in the Relief Society Program. She served with Rexford in the New Jersey, Morristown Mission. Later the couple served as ordinance workers in the Idaho Falls Temple.

   Edith took great delight in baking bread and then sharing the beautiful loafs with neighbors, friends and those in need. She was known by friends and family as a great cook. No one left Edith’s home hungry.

   She was known for her great acts of charity to others. Members of her family seldom, if ever, left her presence without hearing her say “We sure do love you.” Edith also enjoyed reading the doctrinal and historical literature of her Church. 

   During her married life she and Rex moved frequently until they settled near Los Angeles, CA where Rex worked. The couple returned to their native home of Blackfoot in 1984 and subsequently moved to Orofino to be near family. 

   Edith was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her daughter, LaRae Call;  her seven sisters, Hulda (Ezra Leland, “Lee”) Nichols, Leah (Alvin Clarence) Nichols, Fern (Dean) McClellan, Daveen (Stanley Gould) Dye, Phyllis Empey (Chris Lorenzo) Poulson, Vera (Ellis Hughes) Oram, Ora (Dale Owen) Hardy; her two brothers, Howard George (Modine) Clark and Reed Parker Clark;  grandson Rick Douglas LeBaron,  great-great grandson Logan Isaac LeBaron  and great-great granddaughter (Emary Acosta).

   She is survived by son-in-law Lynn Call of North Ogden, UT; daughter Annette (Douglas Cleon) LeBaron of Orofino; son Kevin Dewey (LeeAnn) Christensen of Twentynine Palms, CA; 16 grandchildren;  42 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held May 7 at the Orofino LDS Church building at 13610 Fremont Ave. A public viewing will take place at the church one hour prior to the services.

Lawrence Arneson, 92, Orofino

   Lawrence (Larry) Arneson, 92, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Clearwater Health & Rehabilitation in Orofino.

   Larry was born to Adolf and Laura (Nigard) Arneson on Aug. 12, 1921, in East Fork Pine Creek, Kellogg. He grew up in Kellogg, until graduating from high school.

   Larry’s father one day said, “I guess we should go to Moscow and enroll you in college.” Larry argued that the family could not afford to send him to college, but his father told him not to worry, they would find a way. This always stayed with Larry.

   Larry enrolled at the University of Idaho (U of I) and pursued a degree in Forestry. He loved the outdoors and working with the land. He was an active member of the 1941 summer camp along with Frank Dillion, Dick Campana, and Bob Stillinger.

   In March of 1943, he was called away from the U of I and into service, stationed at the Army special training camp in Laramie, WY. There he met and later married his wife, Eleanor. Larry and Eleanor married on a three-day pass in Kentucky in 1944.

   During World War II Larry served his country in the European Theatre, with distinction in the 285 Engineering Battalion, with a rank of Sergeant acting as a foreman construction engineer. After the war, Larry and Eleanor returned to Moscow, where he then finished his degree.

   In 1948 Larry went to work for Potlatch Corporation for 37˝ years. He spent that career as a Forest Engineer responsible for the transportation system in the Headquarters region.

   They lived and made their home at Headquarters from 1948 to 1975, and then moved to Kamiah.

   Eleanor passed away in 1999. Larry later married Anne Graft of Kamiah in 2010.

   Larry was a life member of the American Legion, and a member of the VFW Post #5407 in Kamiah. Always remembering his father’s words, Larry was a proud University of Idaho Alumni, member of their Gold Circle Gift Society, and sponsor of the Lawrence and Eleanor Arneson College of Natural Resources Scholarship, doing for others that his father did for him.

   Larry is survived by his wife, Anne Arneson of Kamiah; sons Robert Arneson of Beaverton, OR; Alan Arneson of Orofino, Mark and Jan Arneson of Maryville, IL, and Dennis and Debbie Arneson of Woodstock, GA; daughter, Connie and Tony Nelson of Shelby, NC; stepdaughter Arlene Thomas; niece, Gayle of Spangle, WA; seven grandchildren, Jay, Cory, Libby, Dennette, Deyna, Bryon and Tara; and three great-grandchildren.

   Larry was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Arneson; parents Norman and Laura Arneson; and sister, Norma Cooke.

   A graveside funeral service was held May 5 at the Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens cemetery in Lewiston. Afterwards a memorial service was held at the Kamiah Faith Lutheran Church.

   Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.

Stephen G. King, 71, Yuma, AZ

   Stephen G. King was born Oct. 22, 1942 in St. Helen, OR. Steve was raised in Wapato, WA, by his parents, Ray and Barbara King.

   After graduating from high school, Steve joined the Navy. Once his service was complete, Steve moved to Seattle, WA, where he joined the Seattle Fire Fighters Local #27. Steve served as a firefighter for 25 years and retired in 1991.

   After retiring, Steve and his wife, Connie, enjoyed life traveling, and soon became snowbirds, spending their winters in Yuma, AZ. In 1992, they also purchased their dream property in Orofino, which quickly became known as Kings Mountain, where they would enjoy the fall and summer months.

   Steve spent much of his time in Orofino doing what he loved—fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with friends. While in Orofino, he got back to his “roots,” where he joined the Orofino fire and rescue team.

   Steve passed away at their home in Yuma on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He was 71 years young.

   Steve had a passion for the outdoors. Those who knew him, knew he loved hunting (both rifle and archery), fishing, camping, hanging out with his dog Abby, and riding his quad in the desert.

   Steve is survived by his wife of 33 years, Connie; son Brian Parkhurst; daughter Kim Stewart; and grandchildren Kelsie Jo Stewart and Dylan Bradley Stewart.

   At request of the family, any memorial contributions can be made to the Orofino Fire Search and Rescue.

Obituaries for May 1, 2014

Steven Clark Nygaard, 61, Orofino

   Steven Clark Nygaard passed away at his home in Orofino on April 21, 2014. He had suffered with diabetes for the last several years. He was born on April 26, 1952 to Pete (Lubin) Nygaard and Pauline D. (Clark) Nygaard.

   Steve worked for several years as the DJ at KLER and could do an excellent impersonation of Wolfman Jack. He really like his job and it showed.

   Steve was an accomplished swimmer with an ability to swim underwater for abnormal lengths of time which was how he obtained his nickname of “Hippo.” He used to swim across the Clearwater River with his son or a niece or nephew on his back and the kids enjoyed this as much as he did.

   He was an avid softball player with an ability to hit home runs to or over the dyke in the park. He led his team to many victories with such hits. He played on the Brass Rail team with many of his longtime friends and his brother Mark.

   He was a true blue Yankee fan.

   His other passions were hunting and staying at hunting camp and bagging that big bull elk, he was an excellent marksman with either his rifle or muzzle loader. He loved fishing in all the local streams and his latest passion was fly tying.

   He is survived by his son, Cody James Douglas Nygaard (Meranda) and grandson Tristan Jeremiah Nygaard; a brother, Mark J. Nygaard; sisters, Hollie M. Eller and Julie Hollibaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his nephews, Jeremiah P. Hollibaugh and Andrew J. Adams, and his parents, Pete and Pauline Nygaard.

   Steve has requested to be cremated with no services. His family will hold a celebration of life at a later date.

   The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the Orofino youth sports programs.

   PICTURED: Steven is shown with his grandson, Tristan Jeremiah Nygaard.

Lowell Hunter, 91, Lewiston

   Lowell Hunter, 91, joined his family in Heaven on April 24, 2014. He has been living at the Idaho State Veteran’s Home in Lewiston for three and a half years, under the care of the wonderful and loving staff.

   Lowell Nathan Hunter was born on June 25, 1922 in Russell, Idaho to Milton and Frances Fannie Hunter. He was the middle child of nine. He worked on the farm and enjoyed hunting to help fill the family table. He spent four years in the Army Air Corps, receiving training as a gunner and driver. He drove for several different Colonels and Generals.

   After World War II ended, he returned home on the train to the folks’ ranch up on Eureka Ridge, overlooking the North Fork of the Clearwater River. He worked in many positions in Clearwater County as Deputy Sheriff, school bus driver, digger for the local funeral home, saw mill worker for Ahsahka Mill and Potlatch Corporation, retiring after 25 years there.

   Lowell met his future bride, Dorothy Marie Powell, at the Clearwater County Fair. They married in 1956. Together they built their home from scratch downtown on Orofino Creek behind the Junior High. They lived there for over 60 years. They raised two daughters, Karen Elaine Hunter of Lewiston, and Nancy Lee Ann Hunter of Columbus Ohio.

   Lowell is survived by both daughters, his grandchildren Carmine Jackson of Orofino, Anthony Johnson and Wyatt and Meagan Johnson of Fort Bragg, NC, and Seth and Candis Johnson of Beaufort, SC, and three great grandchildren: Avabelle, Keagan and Trevor, of whom he was extremely proud.

   A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Wednesday, May 7, at 9 a.m. at the Idaho State Veteran’s Home at 821 21st Avenue in Lewiston, in the Activities Room. A private family burial will follow at a later date at Weseman Cemetery in Orofino.

   The memorial service date of May 8 listed in the printed paper's May 1 issue is incorrect.

Patricia McPhie Woolstenhulme, 74

   Patricia McPhie Woolstenhulme, beloved daughter, sister and mother passed away suddenly after a short illness on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. She was born Jan. 28, 1940 in Murray, UT.

   She was predeceased by her parents, Verna Swaford and Benjamin McPhie; her husband, Phillip Woolstenhulme; her son, Larry Mangum; her syster, Phyllis Perkins; and brothers, Merrill McPhie and Melvin Hardman.

   She is survived by her children, Randy M. McPhie, Sherry L. Larson, Nancy K. Dimick, and Tracey Lee Wanlass; her sister, Shirley Smith; brothers Michael McPhie and Seth McPhie, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

   Per her wishes, there will not be any services.

Obituaries for April 24, 2014

Chris Dupea, 49, Clarkston, WA

   Chris Dupea, 49, passed away at Gritman Memorial in Moscow on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, of organ failure.

   Chris was born Feb. 16, 1965, to Bob and Diane (Benscoter) Dupea at Orofino.

   Chris graduated from Orofino High School in 1983, and then attended the University of Idaho for three years. Later he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served eight years.

   He returned to Orofino and worked for the Idaho Department of Corrections. In 2011, he transferred to a unit in the Boise Valley. Recently, because of his declining health, he moved to Clarkston, WA.

   Chris is survived by his parents, Bob and Diane Dupea of Moscow; sons, Kyler Dupea of Moscow and C. J. Krei of Lewiston; his brother, Tim and wife Kathy of Salem, OR; as well as grandchildren, Jace and Hayden Krei of Lewiston; and his best friend, Chris Snyder; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

   He will be sorely missed and was deeply loved. At Chris’ request, there will be no service. Memorial donations can be made to the John Kayler Loose Change Scholarship Fund, care of Orofino High School, PO Box 82 Peck, ID 83545.

   Please sign the online guestbook at

   Like Chris always said, “No worries, guys!”

Earl Pickett, 78, Spokane Valley, WA

   Earl Pickett, of Spokane Valley, WA, formerly of Orofino, passed away with his loved ones by his side on Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was 78.

   Earl was born May 12, 1935 to Calvin and Julia Pickett in Barnston, NE. He served in the Air Force as a radio technician at Larson Air Force Base in Moses Lake, WA until 1956. He moved to Orofino and married Yvonne Keltner in 1957.

   During his career years, Earl worked for the Camas Prairie Railroad, the Ahsahka planer mill, the U.S. Post Office, and owned his Farmers Insurance Agency for 27 years. Civically, Earl was a County Commissioner for Clearwater County, served on the Idaho Counties Risk Management board and the North Central Board of Health. In Orofino he served as a volunteer E.M.T., Back Country Medical Rescue member, participated in the Jaycees, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, Eagles, OCI and the Iguanas club. He was also involved in Meals on Wheels while living in Spokane.

   Earl lived in Orofino until 2002 when they moved to Spokane Valley, WA, to be close to family. He is survived his loving wife of 56 years, Yvonne. He is also survived by daughter Erlene; son Randy, his wife Donette and granddaughters Alexandria and Samantha, Spokane, WA; son Mike, his wife Linda, grandchildren Madison and Lucas from Overland Park, KS; and his sister, Waunita Mayhew, Kearney NE. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father and brother Kenneth Pickett.

   The inurnment will be held at the VA cemetery, Medical Lake, WA, Friday, June 20, and a celebration of life will be held in Orofino on June 21, with details to follow. In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family asks that you give your time or money generously to Meals on Wheels or the organizations of your choice.

   We look forward to sharing time together with friends in Earl’s memory on June 21, in Orofino.

Kim Yvonne Smith, 51, Clarkson

   Kim Yvonne Smith of Clarkston, WA, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home. She was 51.

Kim was born on Sept. 22, 1962, in Orofino, the youngest daughter of (the late) Harold and Helen Smith. Kim graduated from Lewiston High School in 1981.

   Kim followed her passion of cooking by working various jobs, including at Lewiston's Royal Plaza, where her love of Halloween brought much joy to their residents. Each year for all 31 days in October, she would dress up in a different costume each day. As the month progressed, so would the costume’s creativity and difficulty level. Later, she worked at Orofino’s Dining on the Edge.

   Kim is survived by her two daughters, Christine (Sean) Stubblefield and Jessica Smith of Lewiston. She is also survived by her older brother, Herman Smith; and older sister, Cheryl Bynum; and one grandson.

   A memorial service was held April 26 at the Teweepuu Community Center in Orofino. Afterwards a covered-dish dinner was held.

   The family requests that those attending bring a side dish if possible. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a donation fund at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.

John Timperley, 95, Weippe

   John H. Timperley, 95, of Weippe, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

   Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

Virginia Harney, 74, Weippe

   Virginia May Harney of Weippe went to be with Jesus Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the age of 74.

   She is survived by her husband, Jack Harney, of 55 years; a son Walter (Sally) Harney and a daughter Julie (Eddie) Gribble; two granddaughters, Michelle (Jared) Hopkins and Lisa Harney; and a brother, William (Diane) Lashly.

   She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Oscar and Ila Lashly, and a brother, Larry Lashly.

   A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Riverside Cemetery.

   A celebration of life and covered dish dinner will be held Saturday, April 26, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Pierce Community Center.

Obituaries for April 17, 2014

Albert G. Carr, 92, Cleveland, TN

   Albert G. Carr, a powerful man of God, went to be with Jesus on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was 92 and resided in Cleveland, TN.

   Albert was born on Dec. 7, 1921 at Upper Fords Creek near Orofino to Gordon and Ada Carr. The family resided at the Carr ranch.

   His early childhood included working on the family farm, going to school on Upper Fords Creek, and often walking or riding horses to Orofino.

   Albert met the love of his life, Clella Millage, at the county fair in Orofino. They were married on April 25, 1940 and were nearly inseparable for the next 74 years. The couple left the large ranch to begin their life together. After spending time at various locations discovering Washington and Idaho in what they affectionately called the “Chevy Hotel,” the couple purchased a home in Pierce and had three daughters.

   Albert worked hard to provide a comfortable living for his family. He held several positions in the logging industry in North Idaho, before starting his own business. He continued to farm and later managed the Carr ranch.

   Albert came to know the Lord when he was 41. Eight years later he and his wife began a ministry and opened Mount Hephzibah church in Weippe. After 17 years they moved to Lewiston and opened Seaport Full Gospel church. They spent eight years in Lewiston before moving to Cleveland, TN where they later retired. As a pastor Albert officiated hundreds of weddings, funerals, and children dedications. He often served as a teacher, mentor and guest minister for churches in his community. Albert and his wife traveled around the world to places like Austria and the Ukraine spreading the gospel.

   Albert lived a full life. He loved spending time with his family. This included camping, hunting, fishing, picking huckleberries, riding horses, and vacationing to Alaska, Canada and Mexico.

   Throughout his life and even in retirement, Albert was truly exceptional. His bold character and direct style of communication, combined with his passion for teaching people about Christ allowed him to preach to anyone he met. Those who spent time with him, even for a short period of time, knew he genuinely cared for you. People would say “spending time with Albert makes you feel like you want to be a better person.”

   Albert was known by everyone to be patient, kind and filled with love, joy and patience. He was loved immensely by adults and children alike as he played and sang with little ones on his knee, shared stories filled with his laughter and could always be trusted at his word. He lived every day as the perfect example of a loving and devoted husband.

   Albert is survived by his wife Clella, daughters Lavonne Love (Jim), Levita Carr (Chester), Lorena Parker (Steve) and Helen Hoyt (Brent); 19 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces Marvell, Louise, Loraine, Wanda, Darla and nephews Melvin, Delbert.

   Albert was preceded in death by his parents, brother Daniel, sister Violet, grandchildren Clella and Delta, great-grandchild Travis, and great-great-grandchild Dillon.

   A service to celebrate Albert’s life was held April 15, at Trinity Chapel in Cleveland, TN. Family members hosted friends at the Jim Rush Funeral Homes Wildwood Chapel on April 14. Interment was held, after the service, at the Cohulla Baptist Church Cemetery.

Claud E. Umphenour, 81, Weippe

   Claud E. Umphenour, 81, of Weippe, passed away on April 6, with head injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

   Claud was born on Jan. 30, 1933 in Pleasenton, KS to Calvin L. and Gertrude Umphenour. Claud married Maxine Gransbury on July 14, 1951, in Lewiston and had four children, Dean, Dave, Steve and Barbara.

   Claud worked in the timber industry from a young age until he retired. He moved from Kamiah in 1958 to Spokane, WA, where he attended barber college and later had his own business.

   He later returned to working in the timber industry at Winchester then moving to Weippe in 1965 and logging with his brother-in-law (DeWaine Lyons), and finally working at the Jaype plywood plant until his retirement.

   Claud was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Gibbar, both parents, five brothers and one grandson.

   Survivors include three sons, Dean (Patty) Umphenour of Orofino, Dave Umphenour of Weippe and Steve (Pam) Umphenour of Lewiston; one son-in-law, Marvin Gibbar of Weippe, and 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

   Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Woodland Cemetery near Kamiah.

   Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Orofino is in care of arrangements.

Garnet LaVerne Bennett Cole, 78, former Weippe resident

   Garnet Cole was born in Weippe on Aug. 5, 1935 to Earl and Willetta Bennett. She attended Weippe Schools and graduated as valedictorian from Weippe High School in 1953. She enjoyed playing sports (basketball/softball). Garnet also loved the outdoors and animals. She manned Brown’s Creek 100 foot lookout tower for two summers after high school, then went to the CPTA’s office where she was employed. She was also secretary to Orofino’s Mayor A.B. Curtis.

   Garnet met and married a young forester, Quinten Cole, and moved to Arizona in 1956. She lived in Arizona and New Mexico enjoying ranger station life for 20 years and raising three children: Earlene, Lance and Charlene Cole.

   In 1978, the family moved to Russellville, AR with the U.S. Forest Service. The family also operated a Christmas Tree Farm in Lebanon, Mo. An unfortunate divorce came in 1995 and Garnet moved to Rogers, AR.

   Garnet is survived by her daughter Earlene Cole and granddaughter Quintana Garcia of Union, MO.; her daughter Charlene Standridge, special son-in-law Gary Standridge, granddaughter Lauren Standridge of Springdale, AR and granddaughter Jamie Thomas her husband Jeremy Thomas and great granddaughter Avery Thomas of Stella, MO. She was preceded in death by her son Lance Cole of Winslow, Arizona. She is survived by his two children Dustin Cole and Dominique Cole of Winslow, AZ; and two great grandchildren Braedyn Cole and Brooklyn Cole.

   Garnet was also preceded in death by her parents and her step-dad, Jasper Wyatt. Garnet is also survived by a sister, Barbara Martin, and brother-in-law, Everet Martin, of Weippe; niece Carrie Goodwin and her husband Rich Goodwin; nephew Kenneth Martin and wife Sue Martin of Clarkston, WA; as well as many grand nieces and grand nephews.

   Garnet passed away on April 4, 2014 with the love of her family that she adored with all her heart. Garnet wants to be returned home with her ashes placed next to her beloved parents in the Weippe cemetery.

   Memorials can be made to your local animal shelter.

Susan Ann “Punkin” Sawyer, 64, Winchester

   Susan Ann “Punkin” Sawyer died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the age of 64.

   The only child of John Edward “Ted” and Gladys Ricks, she was born Jan. 26, 1950, in Wynnewood, OK, grew up in Davis, OK and moved to California when she was 14.

   She married Jack Sawyer in the late 1960s. Following her husband’s death in Phoenix, AZ, about 1983, Punkin came to Idaho and lived with her dear friends, Bert and Lola, first in Weiser, and then in Fraser, until 2011, when she moved to Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino.

   In 2012, Punkin moved to Lakeside Residential in Winchester, where she spent the remainder of her life.

   She was preceded in death by her father and husband.

   Punkin loved frogs, toads, and lizards, Halloween, fish sandwiches, Steppenwolf, rocks, yard sales, break dancing, skateboarding and playing pool. She enjoyed life and touched the hearts of all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by her many friends and housemates.

   A memorial service will be held in the future.

Jack Nightingale, 98

   Jack Nightingale, 98, a former resident of Orofino, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at home in Lewiston.

   Arrangements are pending with Mountain View Funeral Home.

Obituaries for April 10, 2014

Claud E. Umphenour, 81, Weippe

   Claud E. Umphenour of Weippe died Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Lewiston. He was 81.

   Graveside funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at Woodland Cemetery near Kamiah.

   Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory in Orofino is in care of arrangements.

Barbara J. Wyatt Nicolls, 78, Orofino

   Barbara Jean Wyatt Nicolls, 78, of Orofino, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino. 

   She was born Aug.19, 1935 to Fred and Josephine Kern in Lewiston. The family lived at Craigmont until 1943 when they moved to Culdesac. She met Gerald (Jerry) Wyatt at a community dance and they were married on June 14, 1952, in San Diego, CA.  They lived at Webb Ridge until moving to O’Mill near Orofino in 1959.  In 1964 Jerry and Barbara moved to Grangemont Road outside of Orofino, where they made their family’s home.

   Jerry passed away on July 15, 1997, after 45 years of marriage. Barbara remained at the family home until December 2013 when she moved into Clearwater Health and Rehab.  

   On Nov. 22, 2000, Barbara married Carroll (Nick) Nicolls. Nick remains at the family home. Barbara enjoyed being a homemaker, mother, and grandmother.  She worked at various place as a cook, including Orofino schools and CPTPA at Bohels Cabin.  She later went into the catering business with partner Linda Brewer and they opened “Two Spoons Catering”.  

   Barbara loved spending time with her family.  Barb and Jerry spent many years playing music at local establishments and at jam sessions. She loved to dance and play music.  She also enjoyed camping, fishing, berry picking, crocheting and gardening. 

   Barbara is survived by her husband Nick Nicolls of Orofino, her daughters Judy Reilly (Jim) of Orofino, Susan Martin (Bruce) of Lewiston, Terry Wyatt of Clarkston, WA, and step-daughter Dory York (Dan) of Seattle, WA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. 

   Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Wyatt, son Steven Wyatt, granddaughter Echo Bradley, her parents, and sisters; Anna Christensen, Leona Claus, Kathleen Picavet, and brother Lloyd Kern.

   There will be a memorial service at the VFW in Orofino on Friday, April 11, at 2 p.m., with a potluck to follow.

   In lieu of flowers please make contributions in Barbara’s name to Clearwater Health and Rehab, 1204 Shriver Rd, Orofino, ID  83544.

   Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.

Larry E. Leonard, 76, of Orofino

   Larry E. Leonard, 76, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at his home in Orofino. Larry was born Sept. 16, 1937 in Orofino to Richard Leonard and Agnes (Lindstrom) Leonard. He was a lifelong resident of Orofino.

   Larry graduated from Orofino High School in 1955. Shortly after graduating he married his high school sweetheart, Patsy Wright. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary shortly before his death. Together they had three children, Douglas in 1957, Robert in 1959 and Cristine in 1963.

   Larry served six years in the Idaho National Guard, a legacy that was passed down to son Doug and later to his grand-daughter Mallory. He was a self- taught heavy equipment operator, welder, and mechanic. He could fabricate or repair most anything. Larry worked for Bill Cummings as Superintendent for many years. He traveled often to job sites throughout the Northwest, taking his family with him during the summers. He worked on many major construction projects including the building of Dworshak Dam. He later worked for the Army Corps Engineers, Christie Manufacturing, and then Clearwater County Road Department, where he worked as Foreman until his retirement.

   Larry had many hobbies. He was an avid trap shooter, winning many championships. He enjoyed raising cattle and purebred Cocker Spaniels. He and Patsy enjoyed traveling, and were able to go many places before ill health made it impossible. Larry loved to spend time in his shop, making things and teaching his grandsons how to weld and mechanic.

   Of all the things Larry accomplished, he enjoyed being a “Grandpa” the most. He wanted to live long enough to watch his great grand-children grow up. Though that did not happen, they will always have fond memories of time spent with him.

   Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Agnes Leonard and his brother, Michael E. Leonard, and brother-in-law Dick O’Connor.

   He is survived by his wife Patsy at the family home in Orofino; sons Douglas (Patty) Leonard of Lewiston, Robert “Hunk” Leonard of Genesee and daughter Cristine (John) Erbst of Orofino; seven grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Jolene (Bruce) Pierson of Lewiston, Kenneth (Ellie) Leonard of Filer, Sharon O’Connor of Lewiston, and Barbara (Ormal) Ward of Orofino, and many nieces and nephews.

   At Larry’s request, cremation has already taken place and a memorial service held. Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.

Harriette Kamp (Hanna), 79, Spokane, WA

   Harriette Kamp (Hanna) passed away, March 31, 2014 in Spokane. Mark and Amber (Bach) Hanna welcomed their first of three children, Harriette Amber, on Sept. 29, 1934 in Orofino. Harriette was a natural leader from an early age which led to her involvement in baton twirling, playing baritone saxophone in band, and field hockey in her college years. Her energy was insurmountable; she was a powerful influence for many during her 79 years.

   After she graduated from Orofino High School in 1953, she attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, receiving her bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in physical education and biology. She was active in the university’s Delta Delta Delta Sorority and the Catholic Newman Club.

   One day she saw “this handsome older man across campus,” Donald A. Kamp of Harrison, and in 1957 she married him in Kellogg. Together the couple taught at Kellogg High School. The pair was well known for their partnership on the ballroom dance floor. In the years that followed, they moved to Walla Walla, WA, where Harriette continued to teach at the high school level.

   When their first child, Kaye, was born, Harriette chose to stay home to care for her and the twins, Brian and LouAnn, born two and a half years later. The family enjoyed years of camping throughout the Northwest and Canada. Harriette was a highly involved parent serving as a Camp Fire Leader, a member of the district Camp Fire Outdoor Committee, and joining her son on Boy Scout hiking and camping ventures sometimes as the only mom amongst the dads and sons.

   She returned to school, attending Fort George Wright College where she received a Master’s degree in General Science. She continued her teaching career when her twins were in high school teaching wilderness survival at Gonzaga University. Harriette was best known for her ballroom (social) dance programs at Gonzaga University and Spokane Falls Community College for three decades influencing countless Zags and Spokanites to “trip the light fantastic.” Even though Ginger Rogers could “do everything Fred Astaire did except backward and in high heels,” Harriette could whip anyone into shape to “dance with the starts.”

   She became the first female Moose Lodge Member in Washington State. Harriette was a devout member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Parish.

   Harriette will never be forgotten for her infectious laugh, boundless energy, compassionate devotion to her family, and her zest for life.

   Harriette is survived by her children, Kaye, Brian (Catherine), and LouAnn (David); grandchildren, Vaughn, Kara, Megan (Michael), Hanna, Bobby (Vanessa), Michael (Beth), and Bryan; one great-grandchild, Arianna; one brother, Mark (Linda) Hanna of Orofino, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald A.; parents, Mark and Amber Hanna, and her sister, Helen Anne Herndon.

   Visitation will be Friday, April 11, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Rosary will also be on April 11, at 8 p.m., and the funeral mass will be Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gonzaga University’s Donald A. Kamp Memorial Mathematics Scholarship

Robert Walter (Bos) Bosworth, 73, former resident

   Robert Walter (Bos) Bosworth, 73, a former Orofino resident, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at his Bonners Ferry home.

   Robert “Bos” was born June 19, 1940 in Albuquerque, NM to Albert M. and Phyllis W. Bosworth. They lived in Socorro, NM while Al was going to school. In 1944, their daughter Jane was born and shortly afterwards they moved to Silver City, NM, where Bob and Jane attended school. While at Western High School, Bob was active in sports, band, was a delegate to Boys State, and was a member of the National Honor Society.

   In 1958, after graduating from high school, he entered the forestry program at Montana State University at Missoula, MT. While at MSU, he was very active in the forestry club. He was in Chi Sigma Phi, where he received the Silas Thompson award. He was club vice-president 1960-61 and Chief Push of the Foresters Ball in 1962. He was also Honor Council chairman 1961-62. It was at MSU that Bob first tried logger sports. He was Co-Bull of the Woods at the 1961 AWFC Conclave. Logger sports were to be a lifelong activity.

   He went to work on the Bungalow Ranger District on the Clearwater National Forest after graduation. He met his future wife, Jill, on a blind date to the Foresters Ball. After 13 months as a medic in Korea, Bob returned to Missoula, where he and Jill were married on June 5, 1965.

   After four more months in the army in California, the Bosworths returned to North Idaho, to the Kelly Creek District on the Clearwater National Forest. In 1967 Bob’s future sawing partner, Carson, was born. In 1968, the family left Orofino for Bonners Ferry, where Bob was a forester on the Bonners Ferry District. In 1970, daughter Megan was born. Bob became a certified Silviculturist and fire manager until he retired from the Forest Service in 1997.

   While in Bonners Ferry, Bob was active in the community in many ways, including the Jaycees and Kiwanis, where he was chairman of the Kiwanis basketball program.

   Besides being devoted to his family, Bob had several interests that were extremely important to him, including the Society of American Foresters. He was the first field forester ever elected president of SAF. After his national term, he continued to be active in the Selkirk Chapter of SAF and he served as general chairman of the 1989 national SAF convention.

   Logger sports were a great part of his life. He was very proficient with a cross cut saw. One of Bob’s fondest wishes was to saw with Carson. Their double bucking team won several world championships. His best Jack and Jill partner was daughter Megan. Bob also wanted to saw with grand-sons, and did so several times with his oldest, Hunter, with Sawyer, the younger, helping as oiler.

   Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jill; son Carson of Lake Geneva, WI; daughter Megan (Phil) Shelmerdine of Seeley Lake, MT with grandsons Hunter and Sawyer, of whom he was extremely proud; sister Jane (Jack) Sturgis, El Paso, TX; nieces Joselyn and Michelle and several cousins. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Al and Phyllis Bosworth.

   Bob was loved and highly respected in all aspects of his life and will be deeply missed by all who knew him, as he left some very large shoes to be filled.

   Services were held Jan. 24 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bonners Ferry. Family and friends are invited to sign Bos’s book at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituaries for April 3, 2014

Norma E. Renshaw

   Norma was bon on March 11, 1923 in Caldwell. She passed away on Feb. 22, 2014. Norma is survived by her children Bill Albers (Pat) of Boise, Maureen Mootz (Dcik) of Orofino, Lynne Charles Larsen of Lewiston, Kristen Ellis of Lewiston, and Karen Chapman (Dan) of Orofino.

   A private memorial was held on March 6. Internment was at Kamiah Cemetery on March 20.

   The family wishes to thank the staff at Kindred Care in Lewiston for their care of our Mama and to us on the final day. Also, to Devon, Lorelle and Olivia - our love.

   She was loved and she is missed.

Billy Baird celebration of life

   Please join the family of Billy Baird in a celebration of life Friday, May 2, at 1 p.m. at the VFW in Orofino, 330 Michigan Ave. Billy’s family will provide smoked meats. Bring finger food, a side dish, salad or dessert if you’d like to. Please bring a story or a picture and share this occasion with the family.

   Internment of ashes will take place Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery with military honors.

Obituaries for March 27, 2014

Donna M. Jackson, 79, Lewiston (long-time Fraser resident)

   Donna M. Jackson passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA, of complications related to cancer. She was 79 years old.

   Born to Lola and Forrest Hayes on Aug. 12, 1934 in Orofino, Donna grew up and attended school in Weippe, graduating from high school in 1952. On Oct. 16, 1952 she married Bill Jackson at the farm, in Fraser, where they made their home for the next 60 years. Donna and Bill moved to Lewiston in March of 2013. The couple had three children: Sherry, Dianna and Dennis.

   Donna was a homemaker and devoted farm wife. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, baking, and sewing. She was well known for the delicious meals that she prepared for the Jackson hay hands, and her family and friends. She worked side by side with Bill in the fields, driving grain truck during harvest season. She was often found helping Bill in the feed lot with the cattle they raised together. She volunteered in the local 4-H club and was active in community clubs and events.

   The greatest joy of Donna’s life was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She had a great sense of humor and taught all of her grandchildren the importance of learning to “take a tease.” She had a love for animals and no animal went cold or hungry if they were lucky enough to find themselves at her door.

   Donna is survived by her loving husband, Bill, of Lewiston; daughter Sherry Schlader (husband Larry) of Fraser; daughter Dianna Funke (husband Bill) of Lewiston; son Dennis Jackson (wife Candy) of Orofino; brother Jim Hayes of Council Bluffs, IA; brother-in-law Mick Jackson of Weippe; brother-in-law Ed Barbee of Lewiston; grandchildren Heather Haworth, Chad Koppel, Dustin Rodgers, Mackenzie Jackson, Makayla Jackson, Kimberly Jackson, and Alexis Jackson; great-grandchildren Gavin and Claire Koppel, Whitney, Mallory and Sophie Haworth, Ciarra and Hailey Rodgers; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Fay Barbee, brother Dick Hayes, granddaughter Morgan Jackson, and nephew Rick Hayes.

   A special thanks to Dr. Fisher, the staff at Royal Plaza, and Tri-State Memorial Hospital for their compassionate, loving care.

   A special thanks to Dr. Fisher, the staff at Royal Plaza, and Tri-State Memorial Hospital for their compassionate, loving care.

   A service honoring Donna’s life will take place Wednesday, March 26 at 1 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, followed by a dinner at the Fraser Grange Hall.

   Memorials may be made in Donna’s honor to the Weippe Ambulance fund or the Clearwater Humane Society.

Obituaries for March 20, 2014

Rowena J. Nelson, 91, Lewiston

   Rowena June Nelson, born June 20, 1922 to William and Alice (Sanford) Millage, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 in Lewiston. She grew up in the Nezperce area and married Loren F. Bolen Sept. 1, 1940.

   They resided in Peck for a time and had a son, William. The couple moved to Pierce and son Loren was born. Bolen died in March 1951.

   Rowena married Albert Nelson Sept. 1, 1951. The couple resided in Pierce and had a son, Darvin. Albert passed away in 2001 and Rowena moved to Lewiston a few years later.

   Rowena was a homemaker and particularly enjoyed cooking, baking and canning. Her pie making skills were well known and enjoyed by friends and family through the years. She was an avid gardener and her roses were always particularly lovely. She enjoyed going to yard sales with friends, and having friends over for coffee and a good visit.

   She was preceded in death by brothers Clair, Curtis, Virgil, Larry and John Millage, and sisters Verla and Hester.

   Sons William and wife Darlene, Loren and wife Linda, and Darvin and wife Ronda survive Rowena. She has one surviving sister, Clella Carr. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

   Cremation has taken place. A memorial service in her honor will be held Saturday, March 22 at House of Faith, 2502 16th Avenue, Lewiston, at 2 p.m.

   Mountain View Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guest book at

   In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice.

Mary Jean (Steinbruck) Tanner, 92, Salem, OR

January 28, 1922 to February 1, 2014

   Mary Jean Tanner was born Jan. 28, 1922 in Mulberry, Township, Clay County, KS.

   Mary was born into a farming family of three generations. She loved animals, music, dancing and being with family and she also lived by the Ten Commandments.

   At 18 she met and married Lon Steinbruck. They had their three children in Kansas. When the youngest child was two years old, Lon moved his family to Orofino, the North fork of the Clearwater. Lon was a logger, and Mary drove the school bus from the country to Orofino.

   While the kids were in school, Mary Cleaned homes. In 1958 Lon and Mary divorced. Mary left Idaho and moved to Portland, OR. She met and married Roy Tanner. She became a housewife and gardener.  She made her yard so beautiful with flowers people drove by and stopped to take pictures. She loved her neighbors and collected many friends.

   Her son, Lyle Steinbruck, passed away in Portland from a work related accident in May of 1963. Mary’s daughter, Nancy, lives in Salem, OR, and her other daughter, Shirley, lives in Portland.

   Mary outlived her two youngest brothers, who passed away in Kansas. She has seven grandchildren (three passed away), six great-grandchildren (one passed away), and two great-great- granddaughters.

   The last three years of her life she lived with her daughter, Nancy, in Salem. Mary enjoyed dinners out, shopping, dressing up to go to the movies and going on drives. She enjoyed her grandchildren, loved being with her family and friends, and she was showered with love.

John Moody, Peck

   John Matthew Moody was born to Mike and Lois Moody at his Grandma Jean’s home near Halfway, OR. He grew up in Pine Valley, enjoying all the outdoor activities with his brothers, cousins and friends.

   John moved to Idaho with his parents in the summer of 1968. He worked at a service station, logging and truck driving. The trucks became the love of his life.

   John, who was living in Peck at the time of his death, passed away Feb. 1, 2014, doing what he loved, driving a big rig.

   John is survived by his wife, Sharalee; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Lori of Lewiston; his daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Jeff of Cobden, IL; his stepdaughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Ed of Tri-Cities, WA; his brother and sister-in-law, George and Laurie of Green River, WY; his brother, Jim, of Lewiston; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his aunt. Eleanor Sullivan and Hereford, OR, and his uncle, Walt Ebell of Anchorage, AK, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and an amazing number of cousins.

   John was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father, and his stepson, Jeff and his family, Natalie and Jonathan. All of his Moody aunts and uncles are also gone.

   John had fun whenever time allowed. He and Sharalee enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, and boating.

   There will be a celebration of John’s life at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge, 615 Main St., Orofino, with a covered-dish meal to follow at the Community Hall in Peck.

Bonnie Deloris Eberhardt Burke, 85

   Our beloved mama, gramma and sister, Bonnie Deloris Eberhardt Burke, is greatly loved and will be truly missed. She has lived a full life of 85 years, born Feb. 24, 1929. She passed over to our Savior and our Father early on the morning of March 11, 2014, succumbing to cancer.

   She has gone home to Paradise with the guidance of her grandpa and will have a homecoming with her beloved daughter, Jullie, her parents, Herman and Gracie, along with her brothers and sisters and other relatives preceding her in death. She loves all of us and will welcome us, too, when we pass over with a beautiful smile and a big hug.

   She is survived by only a few sisters out of a family of 11. She grew up on the ranch not far from Lenore, up Eberhardt Road. Bonnie loved horseback riding and enjoyed the outdoors. She even hunted, being a great marksman.

   She was devoted to her pets, also caring for birds coming in for food and shelter with a variety of bird houses hung on her home to select from. She loved to draw and paint, now with grandchildren and great-grandchildren possessing her gift. Mama loved her roses, and has had beautiful gardens. She always has had a green thumb.

   Mama will be lovingly remembered for her pies made from scratch, her canned peaches, her gravy and her cooking - the best!

   Bonnie has four children: a son, Robert (Bob) Wilson of Spokane, WA; daughters, Jullie (Rose) Rimel, who has passed over; Marilee (Wilson) Roberts of Clarkston, WA and Deloris (Wilson) Johnson of Weippe.

   Gramma has 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, with one more trying to come into this world on the morning of her passing, but she hasn’t arrived yet. Gramma found out that she will have another namesake, Serenity Bonnie Ann Johnson.

   We will have a celebration of Bonnie’s life with a family get together to be announced later on during the summer at Deloris’ home and Bonnie’s home outside Weippe.

Obituaries for March 13, 2014

Scott E. Averett, 50, Orofino

   Scott E. Averett passed away March, 6, 2014. He was born on June, 26, 1963, to Gene and Betty Averett. He traveled with his folks with Morrison-Knudsen until they came to Orofino to work on the dam. He went to school, graduating from Orofino High School in 1981, and attended Lewis-Clark State College for two years.

   Scott was so nice and helped his parents with everything. We will miss you. Love from all of us.

   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15 at Riverside Cemetery, with Jeremy Gering officiating. At 1 p.m. family and friends are invited to gather for a remembrance memorial service at the Orofino VFW, located at 330 Michigan Avenue. Cookies and coffee will be served.

   Scott’s parents, Gene and Betty Averett, appreciate the support and well wishes during this difficult time. Cards may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 306, Kendrick, Idaho 83537.

Betty Carr, 82, Kamiah

   Betty McClain Carr, 82 of Kamiah, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Clearwater Health & Rehab in Orofino.

   Betty was born April 29, 1931 in Lakeside, CA to Doug and Fanny McClain. Betty grew up on a dairy farm. She graduated from Grossmont High in El Cajon, CA, and attended San Diego State College, achieving her teaching certificate. 

   Betty married Lloyd “Bud” Carr Oct. 8, 1960. While Bud built homes and was a rancher she taught school at Lakeside, CA for 20 years, and taught for another 20 years near Klamath Falls, OR. When she retired they moved to Kamiah.

   Betty belonged to Jobs Daughter and Eastern Star. She played the piano, and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting.

   Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Doug and Fanny McClain, and a brother, Jim McClain.

   Betty is survived by her husband, Bud Carr at their Kamiah home; son, Will (Donna) Carr of Alabama; daughter, Denise Carr of Arizona; grandson, Duke Carr of Alabama; and granddaughter, Bethany Williams of California.

   Memorial services were held March 11 at Community Presbyterian Church in Kamiah. Inurnment followed at the Kamiah City Cemetery.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

Robert Arthur Henry Adams, 83, former resident


   Bob was born on Aug. 26, 1931 in the house that his father built in Somers, MT. He was the youngest of three children with two doting older sisters. He was fortunate to have two wonderful and loving parents. He attended primary school in Somers and graduated from Flathead County High School in Kalispell, MT in 1949.

   Following high school Bob enrolled at the University of Montana in Missoula. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in February of 1951 and was trained as an Air Police Supervisor in New Mexico and Florida prior to being deployed to Munich, Germany. He married his first wife Bonnie Jean Cox of Kalispell in Munich in October 1952 and this is where their first child Sandra was born in 1953. Bob was honorably discharged from the Air Force in November of 1954.

   Upon returning from Germany Bob worked for his father-in-law, C. S. Cox of Montana Steel in Kalispell where his son Mark was born in 1955. He later re-enrolled in the Business school at the University of Montana. He worked in family housing at the University and at the Highlander Brewery. Bob graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1961. While working in Missoula and studying at the University his second son Matt was born in 1957.

   After graduating from the University, Bob began his career with the U.S. Forest Service. He initially worked in the Regional Office in Missoula and later worked on the Deer Lodge National Forest in Butte MT where his fourth child Christopher was born in 1962. He and his family returned to Missoula where Bob worked on the Lolo National Forest. In 1968 Bob transferred to the Clearwater National Forest in Orofino, where he retired in 1984. While working on the Lolo National Forest he met his second wife Delores Pavel-Fisher who blessed him with his fifth child and second daughter Donna.

   Bob was a loving and caring father who taught his children self reliance, perseverance, and hard work. The measure of his success is the five children he raised who have all built meaningful lives and have had very successful careers.

   Bob loved to fish and play golf. He enjoyed hunting, cooking and eating! He spent many of his retirement years traveling around the U.S. visiting his children and spending time with his grandchildren.

   He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Hedges (Jim) Adams and Leah Adams (Poirier) of Somers, and his sister Janice Redmond of Kalispell.

   He is survived by his sister Wilma Merchant (Guy) of Wichita Falls, TX, daughter Sandra Hackler (Steve) of Missoula, sons Mark Adams (Candace) of Fredericksburg, VA, Matt Adams (Tracy) of San Diego, CA, Chris Adams (Kathyrn) of Houston, TX and daughter Donna Sheets (Scott) of Lewiston. Bob was blessed with eighteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

   God of faithfulness, in Your wisdom You have called Your servant Robert out of this world; release him from the bonds of sin, and welcome him into Your Presence, so that he may enjoy eternal light and peace and be raised up in glory with all Your saints. Amen.
Obituaries for March 6, 2014

Coby John Bloodsworth, 41, Peck

   Coby John Bloodsworth, 41, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. He was born in Peck, July 19, 1972. He had one child named Lillyan Allison Berry. Coby was a very good, loving man; his biggest passion in life was his daughter and to ride dirt bikes.

   Oh, Coby how we will miss you. You weren’t with us for very long, but you will be in our hearts forever, we love you, Lillyan and Amy Berry.

   A memorial service is planned for later this year.

Obituaries for February 27, 2014

Gary L. White, 72, Orofino

   Heaven just got a lot sweeter and rowdier as Gary L. White went home to be with his loving family who preceded him. Gary was 72 years old and fought a hard battle with cancer. Gary passed at his home in Orofino, Thursday morning Feb. 20, 2014. Gary was born in Orofino, June 9, 1941 to Olie and Virginia White. At the age of 18 months old Gary went to live with Doc and Honey Snyder in Nampa.

   Gary’s father Olie White continued to be a very important part of his life. When Gary was 12 years old the family moved to Lewiston where he attended the remainder of his school years.

   Shortly after finishing school, Gary married Betty Anderson and had two kids Kirk and Christina. That marriage ended in divorce. In the spring of 1979 Gary’s heart was broken when his sweet little 11 year old Chrissy disappeared from Asotin, WA, and has never been found. In 1967 Gary married the love of his life, Alita Mader, and delighted in raising two more sons, Brad and Rob.

   Alita and Gary spent 35 years together raising kids, working hard and playing even harder. In 2004 Alita passed away and Gary moved back to Orofino, Gary especially enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and long drives exploring new places. His favorite area was the North Fork of the Clearwater River.

   Gary is survived by loving sons Kirk White (Heidi), Brad Kitchen (Susan); grandchildren Jacob, Daniel, Shelby, Kody, Kristin, and Kyle. Gary’s companion Sharon Kaufman was by his side the last eight years, laughing and loving life. Gary requested no services. All family and friends are invited to Gary’s celebration of life July 4, at the 4th of July creek flat on the North Fork of the Clearwater.

   We thought of you with love today, but this is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. Now all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part. God has you in his keeping; we have you in our hearts.

   Until we meet again, rest in peace, from your loving family.

Edwin T. Wright, 91, Orofino

   Edwin T. Wright passed away on Saturday night, Feb. 15, 2014, from complications of pneumonia. He was living in Orofino with his son, Byron Wright, until his hospitalization. 

   Edwin was born Oct. 25, 1922 in Ione, WA. He was educated in public and private schools and when he was a young boy he contracted polio. During his hospital stay, he was inspired to become a medical doctor, a goal he pursued as he got older.

   In 1947 he received his M.D. from Loma Linda University. That same year he married a beautiful and sweet surgical nurse - Margaret Ann Tomscyani, whom he affectionately called “Tomi.” After graduation he served two years as an army medical officer in Japan. He had the unique experience of being one of the two physicians assigned to the Japanese war criminals at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.

   Dr. Wright took a residency in dermatology and syphilology at the Wadsworth VA Hospital and University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He became chief of dermatology at the Wadsworth Veterans Medical Center, Los Angeles, where he worked from 1955-1976. While there he also became senior physician and Chief of staff from 1972-1976.

   Moving to Loma Linda, CA, he became Chief of Staff at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial V.A. hospital from 1976-1988, when he retired. He was active in the V.F.W. and held the positions of Surgeon and Surgeon General for many years. 

   He was a member and fellow of 12 professional societies, a consultant and medical director for Max Factor, received numerous distinguished awards, and is the author or co-author of over 70 research papers, 12 abstracts, and six scientific exhibits.

   He held academic faculty appointments at the University of California School of Medicine 1954-1976 as a Research Microbiologist, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medicine in Dermatology and Assistant Dean. 

   Dr. Wright, a veteran of World War II, served his country for 43 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann, and his son, Edwin.

   He is survived by his son, Byron, daughter-in-law Lorene, and grandchildren, Nathan and Kristina. Dr. Wright will be greatly missed.

   A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Monday, March 3, at the Orofino Seventh-day Adventist Church off of Highway 12.

Kathryn Mary Dawson Jubinville, 71, McMinnville, OR

   Kathryn Mary Dawson Jubinville, 71, of McMinnville, OR, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, after a two-year struggle with stomach cancer.

   Kathryn, preferring to be known as “Katie” or “Kate” was born in Orofino July 21, 1942, to Elmer and Ruth Dawson. She is survived by: her husband, Devis; sister, Joan Grimm; and children, Annette Schillinger, Rick Laws, Debra Jubinville, Dacia Canup, and Darla Hudock.  From this blended family she was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

   As a professional bookkeeper and secretary she had been employed at such places as Livermore Laboratory, where her diligence uncovered double billing on the part of the contractors, saving the lab millions; Straw Hat Pizza Corp. as an executive secretary; and various other positions as she followed her construction husband in the various moves throughout their life together.

   Katie asked Christ into her life in 1982, and volunteered at the various churches they attended; mostly as a treasurer, but always willing to help wherever needed. She accumulated many friends and has kept in touch with those friends throughout the years, no matter where they or she was. She will be missed deeply by all who knew her.

   There will a celebration of life at Macy and Son, 135 NE Evans St., McMinnville, OR, on Sunday, March 9, at 1 p.m.

Kenneth Ray Wilson, 62, Kendrick

   Kenneth Ray Wilson, of Kendrick, passed away at home Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was 62.

   Ken, known by most as Kenny or Bushwhacker, was beloved by many and will be terribly missed.

   Kenny was born on May 16, 1951, along with twin sister Cathie Fay to Lloyd and Louise Wilson in Clarkston, WA. He grew up on the Weippe Prairie and enjoyed all the simple joys of childhood with his siblings and friends. Kenny graduated with the last class at the Weippe High School in 1969, making his mark as a Weippe Gorilla in football and basketball. He was always proud of the fact that they were state champions in both basketball and football in 1969.

   He was the quarterback of the football team, and the spirited, smirky grinning point guard for the basketball team. He spent summers of his youth working in the hay fields for Bill and Mick Jackson, enjoying the delicious meals prepared for the hay hands. Upon graduation, he attended Lewis Clark State College for one year, before returning to Weippe.

   June 20, 1970, Kenny and Jeanne Snyder were married in Weippe. In 1972, their daughter Nicole Marie was born and the family moved to Lewiston. In 1975, Shane Michael joined the family, after the tragic death of Kenny’s twin sister Cathie and her husband David Powell. He spent his work career as an equipment operator, working on the construction of the Lewiston Levee, and at various dams.

   In 1977, Kenny began his 37 year career with Steve Henderson Logging, first operating a line machine, and shifting to loader operator for most of those years. He had many fond memories and stories of the truck drivers that worked wit him through the years. He took great pride in his work, and expected the same from his fellow workers, who saw his gruff exterior at times, but also his willingness to be a caring friend. He had many true friendships, including the friendships made through work.

   Kenny was an avid hunter, enjoying hunting camp with his hunting buddies and his family. Favorite camps were at Fish Creek and Smith Ridge. Other hobbies were fishing (usually kokanee fishing at Dworshak Reservoir), four wheeling with family and friends, hosting many Texas hold-em poker parties, cheering for Jeff Gordon on NASCAR race days, riding and caring for his beloved horses. He was a life-long LA Dodger fan.

   Due to work commitments Kenny missed a lot of his children’s activities, and was happy to be able to attend his grandkids’ games. Kenny and Jeanne worked closely together on their home and small acreage, and he felt blessed to have some special neighbors that all looked out for each other.

   Kenny had his fourth ankle surgery in December and was two weeks from being able to walk again, pain free. Saturday morning while getting ready to attend an Idaho Vandal basketball game, he collapsed and our world changed in an instant. Kenny had retired, somewhat reluctantly, but was excited for camping and fishing, and spending quality family time. No words can explain the loss of this caring, loving man, gone in an instant.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, twin sister Cathie, and his father and mother-in-law, Dean and Irene Snyder.

   He is survived by dozens of loved ones, friends and family, whose hearts are broken by his sudden passing. Survivors are his wife Jeanne at home; daughter Nicole Konen of Moscow; son Shane Wilson and wife Tammy of Defiance, OH; Cade Konmen of Moscow; and seven grandchildren. Also, his sister Linda and husband Len Spreiter of Juliaetta; brothers Marvin Watts and wife Karen of Weippe and Wayne Wilson and wife Cindy Wilson of Meridian; brother-in-law Mike Snyder and wife Brenda of Orofino and sister-in-law Wilma Hartig and husband Gary of Lewiston; and two aunts, Josephine Jorgensen and Debbie Kluss. He also had many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.

   His brother, Wayne Wilson, says, “There are certain things a man can’t take with him, and for Kenny, it is his legacy. Kenny was a faithful husband, father, brother, son, grandfather, and friend. And I challenge anyone to show me a man with a greater heart, and a greater work ethic than his.”

   Kenny’s daughter, Nicole, says, “Words cannot describe the love shared between my dad and mom. If there was ever an example of one person completing another, this was the case.”

   A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m., at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.

   Memorials can be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, or Clearwater Humane Society, if you wish to do so.

Mary Jane Wilmarth, 84, St. Maries

   Mary Jane Wilmarth of St. Maries passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Coeur d’ Alene, with her family by her side. She was 84.

   Mary Jane was born in Stuart, NE on March 25, 1929 to Bernard and Catherine Keuter. After graduating high school in Emmett, she attended secretarial school in Nampa. During this time she met Daryl Wilmarth. They were married in Emmett on July 17, 1948. They lived in several different communities in California, Idaho, and Oregon, before finally settling in Orofino in 1966.

   Daryl worked on Dworshak Dam as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement in 1972. Mary Jane worked for the Clearwater County Treasurer’s Office and retired as Clearwater County Treasurer after 20 plus years of service. Mary Jane and Daryl were married for 48 years until his death on March 11, 1996.

   After Daryl’s death, Mary Jane stayed in Orofino where she continued to be involved in the community as a volunteer for hospice, a member of the election board, Rebekahs and the Peck Community Club. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, card making, various crafts, and spending time with her family.

   In 2011 she moved to La Grande, OR to live with her daughter. She stayed there for two years before health problems caused her to move to St. Maries, where she resided until her death Feb. 22.

   She is survived by: her brother, Robert Keuter of Salem, OR; her daughter, Linda Joseph and husband Paul of La Grande; her son, Bernie Wilmarth and his wife Debbie of Medimont; three granddaughters, Cherish Merritt and Erin Wilmarth-Klare of Missoula, MT and Kari Joseph of La Grande; one grandson, Bill Joseph of Baker City, OR; and seven great grandchildren, who she dearly loved to spend time with.

   She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her older brother, Ed Keuter, and her husband, Daryl.

   Per her wishes there will be no memorial service, but contributions can be made in her name to the Peck Community Club, P.O. Box 128, Peck, Idaho 83545; or Clearwater Home Health Hospice, 1075 Michigan Avenue, Orofino, Idaho 83544.

Mya Jane Buskala, 70, Plummer

   Mya passed away Monday, Feb. 17, at her home in Plummer. She was 70.

   Mya was born Aug. 17, 1943 in Portland, OR, to William A. and Esther (Miller) Buskala. She attended grade school in Portland, OR and high school in Orofino. She then attended Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, where she earned a degree in business.

   Mya lived in the Orofino area for much of her adult life. She was a homemaker and raised her seven children. Mya later worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for several years in Portland, OR, and she helped take care of her father, who lived there. She moved to Plummer in 2004.

   While living in Plummer, Mya worked as a floor attendant at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley. She retired in 2013. Soon after retirement, she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

   She was a member of the North Fork Presbyterian Church at Ahsahka, and a member of the Nez Perce Tribe. Mya enjoyed playing bingo and gambling. She loved visiting with family and friends. She never knew a stranger, and was extremely friendly.

   Survivors include: her children, Melissa Oatman-Rinehart of Kamiah, Joella Oatman of Salem, OR, Ricky Hudson of Orofino, Vicki Hudson of Phoenix, AZ, Steven Hudson of Boise, and Robert Hudson of Lewiston; her brother, Kenneth Williams of Orofino; three sisters, Bonnie Ewing of Culdesac, Claudia Long of Portland, and Betty Kinzer of Orofino; 12 grandchildren; and tow great grandchildren.

   Her son, Eugene Oatman; two brothers, James Miller and Johnny Buskala; two sisters, Loretta Brown and Kathleen Stewart; and two grandsons preceded her in death.

   A memorial service was held Feb. 20, evening at the Rose Creek Longhouse in Worley. Funeral services were held Feb. 21, at the North Fork Presbyterian Church at Ahsahka. Burial followed at the Ahsahka Cemetery. Afterwards a reception was held at the Teweepuu Center in Orofino.

   Kramer Funeral Home of Tekoa, WA is handling the arrangements.

Obituaries for February 20, 2014

Francis J. Steffes, Sr., 86, Lewiston

   Francis J. Steffes, Sr, 86, of Lewiston, passed way unexpectedly at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

   Dad was born Aug. 15, 1927 on the Steffes family homestead outside of Plevna, MT. He was the last surviving child of 11 children, and the third youngest of Joseph and Rose (Doonan) Steffes. Dad lived on the family farm until enlisting in the U.S. Army in January of 1949.

   While in the army, Dad went to Nagasaki, Japan after the atomic bomb hit. He would later tell his grandson the story of how they weren’t told of the chance of radiation exposure until after they arrived. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1952.

   Dad and Mom, Lee Neiffer, were married May 1, 1951 in Ekalaka, MT, spending almost 63 years together. They lived in eastern Montana, where together they raised five children.

   The family moved to Lewiston in 1969. Dad went into a partnership, co-owning Ideal Homes in Orofino. He commuted back and forth from Lewiston to Orofino until 1972, when Mom finished beauty school and they moved to Orofino.

   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 Clearwater valley and the many friendships that were made.

   In 1991 Mom and Dad semi-retired and returned to Lewiston. They became very active in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. In 2010 they moved into Royal Plaza Assisted Living, where Mom continues to live. Thank you, Royal Plaza, for the wonderful quality of care and love you showed Dad; he truly felt at home and appreciated all the love and attention he was given.

   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 10:30 a.m. with High Mass to follow at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Lewiston. Lunch will follow in the Parish Hall.

   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 Clarkston via Lewiston transit. Thank you, Tom, the driver, and the gals at Albertson’s. He always told me what great help he received from all of you.

   In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Dad’s honor to The Willow Center for Grieving Children; P.O. Box 1361, Lewiston, ID 83501; or All Saints Catholic School, 6415th Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501.

   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

   Gaye Yvette LeGresley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, teacher, and friend, passed away due to breast cancer Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

   Gaye was born in 1957 in Newport, WA, to Jay Roy and Jean Butler Jones, the only daughter of six children. She loved music, to dance, ski, and watch out for her little brothers.

   Gaye was trilingual and taught French, Spanish and English for 19 years at Orofino High School. She worked rigorously to perfect her craft of foreign language instruction, often attending weeklong conferences on current best practices.

   A gathering to celebrate her life will be held in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley during the summer months.

Doris Virginia Davis Pettichord, 93, Orofino

   Doris Virginia Davis Pettichord of Orofino passed away Sunday, Feb. 16 2014. She was 93.

   Doris was born Aug. 14, 1920 in Johnson, WA to Claude and Marie Wood Davis, and grew up in the Union Flats area of Colton, WA. She graduated from Johnson High School in 1939, then studied in College Place, WA and Kelsey Baird in Spokane, WA. She returned to the Pullman, WA area, where she went to work at First Security Bank.

   On July 9, 1946 she married William (Bill) L. Pettichord in Pullman. In February of 1953 their only child, DeAnna, was born, and in August of 1955 they moved to the top of Old Ahsahka Grade near Teakean in Clearwater County.

   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.

   Doris was always active. She sold Fuller Brush and represented the Nez Perce Farmer’s County Mutual Insurance Company. She was a member of the Evergreen Grange at Teakean, the Eagles Lodge and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Orofino. She also enjoyed attending the Senior Meal Site for lunches and visiting.

   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.

   Doris was known for her love of plants. She was a member of the Hill and Valley Garden Club in Kendrick and the Lewis Clark Judges Council. She grew numerous indoor and outdoor plants, entered flowers and flower arrangements in the Clearwater County Fair, and judged flowers at the county fairs.

   Doris was an accomplished seamstress, both clothing and upholstery, and won many ribbons for her handmade items. She loved helping her daughter with craft shows and making crocheted towels and dish cloths.

   Doris also loved to grow vegetables, can, and cook. Her pickles and jam were legendary, and she especially loved cooking for her son-in-law, Kevin.

   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 Bellingham, WA; step-grandchildren Amanda Grimm and Ben Grimm of Pullman; sister-in-law Lillian Davis; nieces Cynthia Davis and Beth Davis of Colton; and several other relatives throughout the country. She is also survived by her beloved Shit Tzu, Angel.

   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 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24. Afterwards internment will be held at Riverside Cemetery. A dinner will follow at the VFW in Orofino.

   The family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses who helped her over the years, the wonderful staff at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center in Lewiston, and her support team from the Hospice Program at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Plant a flower in her honor.

Glenda Ruth Hester, 74, Orofino

   Glenda Ruth Hester, 74, of Orofino, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. She was born Oct. 26, 1939 in North Carolina to Clarence Oliver and Lillis Futch Oliver.

   She married Wayne Hester in 1959. The couple later divorced but remained friends throughout the years.

   Glenda lived in North Carolina, California and Idaho. She moved to Orofino in 1976, where she worked in food services and enjoyed working evenings as a bartender. She retired from State Hospital North in 2005.

   Even after living in Idaho for 37 years, she still had her sweet southern accent, which was recognized by everyone who knew her. She enjoyed holiday and birthday celebrations with a house full of family and friends. Everyone was welcome in Glenda’s home. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her eyes lit up every time she saw them.

   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 Orofino Community Center.

Obituaries for February 13, 2014

Kathryn Dawson Jubinville, McMinnville, OR

   Kathryn “Katie” Dawson Jubinville peacefully passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at her home in McMinnville, OR. She was born July 21, 1942.

   A memorial service will be held for her on Sunday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m. 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 Lewiston from cardiac arrhythmia at 5:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He was 80.

   John was born Feb. 25, 1933 to Lafte and Elizabeth Maloney on their farm on White River in Pine Log, AK.  He came from a family of 10 siblings. He went to school at “Pine Log.”

   He was an excellent basketball player in all his years of school. He graduated at Rogers High School.

   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 St Albans, N.Y. He received an honorable discharge and went on to Oregon and worked in the logging industry. He worked at Martin Brothers Box in Oakland, OR, where he met the love of his life, Betty Sistrunk. They were married and inseparable, doing everything together for over 60 years, and raising three wonderful children.

   They moved to Arcata, CA, where he went to work for Arcata Plywood. There he loaded and unloaded trucks of veneer and plywood. John also had a poker room at Toby and Jacks as an extra job. They then moved to Cloverdale, CA for one year then onto New Waverly, TX and helped the plywood mill there get stated.  John and Betty moved to Idaho to work at Potlatch Jaype Mill until his retirement, January of 1997. Since then, until 2007, he logged with Ed Randal.

   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 Salmon River with his friends or kids and his dog Lucky.

   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 Canada’s Invitational shoots. He had a passion for trap shooting and won at least three trips to Ohio plus the times he went on his own. He had an average score of 95 to 100 most of the time.

   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 1 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.

   Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arraignments.

Tom Metcalf, Pierce

   Let it be known to all who knew Tom Metcalf, long time resident of Pierce, of his passing on Jan. 30, 2014. A man that will be greatly missed by anyone who had the privilege and pleasure of knowing such a good soul. He leaves behind his loving wife Patty and many friends.

   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

   Mimoza E. Sevostianova, 65, of Lenore, passed Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

   Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.

John Moody, 62, Peck

   Peck resident John Moody passed away Feb. 1, 2014, in northern Idaho. He was 62.

   John was born in his Grandma Jean’s home near Halfway, OR, on Feb. 9, 1951, to parents, Mike and Lois Moody.

   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 Lewiston; wife Sharalee of Peck; daughter Tanya (Jeff) Rhodes of Cobden, IL; son John Reed (Lori) Moody of Lewiston; stepdaughter Stephanie (Ed) Chirkov of Pasco, WA; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Jim Moody of Lewiston and George (Laurie) of Green River, WY.

   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 sleep Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, just one month shy of her 97th birthday.

   She was born in Elberton, WA on Feb. 19, 1917 to Charles and Essie Mae (Lewis) Clarke. She was raised on a small ranch near Palouse, WA with siblings Melvin, Clarence, Nadine and baby brother Bob. She went to school there in a one room schoolhouse and graduated in 1935.

   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 March 10, 1956. They made their home in Orofino, and in addition to her stepdaughters, Charlene and Phyllis, they had two children of their own, first Sharon Louise, and then Charles Albert.

   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 Iona, ages five and six, and raised them as her own. She was patient and unfailing, and when Iona became a mother she was delighted to have her great-grandchildren, Makala and Gaven, to spoil as well. She told them countless stories, and while they were babies she rarely, if ever, put them down.

   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.

   Leola never drove a car or saw the need to and walked almost every day of her life. She was a dedicated worker, loyal friend, and beloved mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

   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 May 14, 1921, Shearl Lomax led a rich and varied life of 92 years.

   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 Washington State University studying hotel management, and served with the Army Corps of Engineers, operating and servicing heavy equipment.

   With the Corps, he traveled to the Panama Canal, the Philippines, Japan, England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Berlin. After his discharge, he worked for a time with Morrison-Knudtsen for a copper mine in Africa, setting D/C power lines across the country. In 1944, he married Norma. They had no children.

   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.

   After Norma's 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 Royal Plaza retirement center in Lewiston, then lived at the Royal Plaza care center for many years.

   He is survived by two nephews, Eric and Robert Lomax.

   His life will be remembered and celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Orofino, with Pastor Dave Naumann officiating.

   Family and close friends wish to thank all of the caregivers at Royal Plaza for the love and special care over the years.

   Cremation and burial have been managed by Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory in Orofino.

Obituaries for January 23, 2014

Justin R. (Bud) Mullikin, 41, Lewiston

   Justin R. (Bud) Mullikin, 41, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Lewiston. He was born June 2, 1972, in Clarkston, WA, to Gene Mullikin and Florie Bates (Heilman) Mullikin. He spent most of his life in the Lewiston/Clarkston area, aside from the time away working in Alaska. His favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing.

   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 Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, on the four-year anniversary of the death of our beloved son, Tyler Steven Challinor. Greg's death was the result of a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 12. Greg was 50.

   He was born on July 17, 1963, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to Betty and James Challinor and was raised in Libby, MT, where later he was blessed with two wonderful children, Skye and Tyler. He then met the love of his life, Linda, and they got married in 1998 in Roy, UT.

   They moved to California, where his beloved children, Kross and Karli, were born. He was working in construction management when he became ill, and they moved to Orofino. He bravely survived a 10-year battle with cancer.

   Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellevue University in Nebraska and was currently working on his master's degree.

   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 11 a.m. 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, 76, Lewiston

   Robert M. Donohue, 76, of Lewiston died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

   He was born Oct. 30, 1937 to Robert and Erma (Crawford) Donohue at Pierce. He graduated from Orofino High School, attended Lewis Clark Normal School from 1956-1957, Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA from 1957-1959, and the University of Guam from 1968-1970.

   He married Lila Rae Packer Aug. 17, 1959. Lila died Jan. 10, 2008.

   Bob was a teacher at Clearwater Valley School District, George Washington High School in Guam, Kamiah High School Principal, Mullan School District Superintendent and Orofino School District Superintendent, where he retired in 1993.

   Bob was a Clearwater Valley Hospital board member, member of the Catholic Church, Idaho State School Superintendent’s Association and a member of the Elks. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

   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 Normal Hill Cemetery, followed by a dinner at the Clarkston Event Center.

   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.

Chester (Chet) Foster, 73, Weippe

   Chester (Chet) Foster, loving husband, father and grandfather went to Heaven in his sleep on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Chet was born in Marble, AR, to Jesse Alfred and Jesse Irene (Tackett) Foster on March 23, 1940. He came to the Orofino area in 1956, where he met the love of his life, Jeannie (Mattson) Foster. They married Oct. 18, 1958, sharing their lives for over 55 years.

   Chet worked in the woods for the City of Orofino and Clearwater County Road Department, until he retired and moved to Weippe to be closer to the things he loved: family, the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, watching wildlife and long drives in the forest. Upper Fords Creek and the Northfork were two of his favorite places.

   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 Pierce Community Center, Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m., with a potluck and fellowship to follow. In lieu of flowers please give to the Timberline Schools sports program.

Freda Aiken memorial service

   A graveside memorial service for Freda Jean Aiken will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Ahsahka Tribal Cemetery.

Amado J. Cruz, 86, Kamiah

   Amado J. Cruz of Kamiah died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He was 86.

   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 Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

   Lazetta was born Nov. 3, 1919 in Orofino, Idaho to Jesse and Viola (Thornton) Eby. The family moved to Longview, WA when she was small for employment reason, then back to the Fraser area when she was a young girl.

   There she met the love of her life, Leo M. Cochrell. They where married on Jan. 18, 1935 in Lewiston. Her life was filled with homemaking and family raising at their home at Schmidt’s Mill until 1962. The couple then moved their family to Kennewick, WA, where they worked side by side as owners/operators of a Mobil Station for 12 years.

   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 to Montana and time spent with Dale’s family brought her much enjoyment, only wishing they were more frequent.

   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.

   A memorial service will be held at the Weippe Wesleyan Church on Friday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. A potluck lunch will follow at the Fraser Community Center.

Freda Jean Aiken, 80, Orofino

   Freda Jean Aiken was born Sept. 8, 1933. She entered into rest Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at her home in Orofino. She was 80.

   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 noon at the community center (below the Pizza Factory) in Orofino.

   Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.

Nancy May Stout, 72, Orofino

   Nancy May Stout of Orofino passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Northern Idaho Advanced Care Hospital in Post Falls. She was 72.

   Nancy was born Jan. 27, 1941 in Moscow to Arthur and Lily (Austin) Williams. She attended and graduated from Orofino High School in 1958. That same year she married Donald Lee Stout in Orofino. They later divorced.

   Nancy had worked as a waitress for the Fountain Restaurant in Orofino and later at the Bazaar in Orofino and Grangeville. She later worked as a teacher at Covenant House Christian Center Church in Orofino and finally as a receptionist at Konkolville Motel in Orofino.

   Nancy was a member of the Covenant House Christian Center Church in Orofino. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed singing (she sang in the church choir), writing short stories, and camping. She cared for many foster children and was always willing to take in any child in need.

   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.

   Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Covenant House Christian Center Church in Orofino.

   Bell Tower Funeral Home and Crematory in Post Falls assisted the family.

Virgil Wallace McIntosh, 87, Weippe

09/12/1926 – 12/29/2013

   A good man lost his life Dec. 29, 2014. Virgil McIntosh will be remembered as a kind and loving man by all who knew him. He was a happy person who brightened the lives of everyone he came in contact with.

   Virgil was born in Sprague River, OR on Sep. 12, 1926. He grew up in the Browns Creek area between Pierce and Weippe. As a young man he enlisted in the Navy and served on the USS Suwannee (CVE-27) as a boiler tech during the second world war.

   He toured Nagasaki a few weeks after it was destroyed by an atomic bomb. He didn’t often talk about his experiences during the war, but when pressed he would tell stories of his ship being hit by a Kamikaze pilot and of the near total destruction of Nagasaki. One of the things that amazed him was how big metal lathes were reduced to globs of metal even though they were a long way from the blast site.

   After the war Virgil returned to Idaho where he worked in the woods and in sawmills with his brothers and father. During this time he married Jean Welsh who bore him four children; James, Cory, Tracy and Adam. Virgil and Jean moved to the Oregon coast in the late ‘50s where he began working in shingle mills. He was a member of the Shingle Weaver’s union from the ‘60s to the early ‘80s when it dissolved.

   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 Port Angeles, WA for a short time before they divorced.

   The shingle industry was dying so Virgil decided to return to Idaho. In Weippe he met and married Louella Jacobson. They were happily married for many years. During this time they spent their summers working for the Forest Service at Canyon Work Center. Louella died of cancer in 2004. Virgil then married Virginia McIntosh, who he cherished until his death on Dec. 29, 2013.

   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.

   His memorial service was held Jan. 4 at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston. A potluck was held at the funeral home after the service.

Obituaries for January 2, 2014

Burton Eldred (Bill) Baird, 82, Orofino

Dec. 17, 1931 Dec. 23, 2013

   Bill Baird, age 82, of Orofino, Idaho, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Clearwater Valley Hospital. He was born at home in Denver, CO, to Alice E. and Eldred Baird.

   Bill moved to Orofino with his mother in 1945 and graduated from Orofino High School. He joined the Air Force and spent three years in Germany.

   Bill came back to Orofino and married Bernice Walden on Dec. 24, 1954, working at the O-Mill, until moving with his family to southern California in 1957.

   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 Meridian and Robert R. Baird of Chandler, AZ; his grandchildren, Sarah Grandizio-Betz, Sada Wertz, Megan Webber, Asa Desmet, Joe Burchett, Amanda Burchett, Alese Burchett-Harrington, and Kalub Hall.

   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.”

Walter Holmgren

   Walter Holmgren, father of Betsy Lang, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, while in his winter home in Aguanga, CA.  All the family members were at his bedside at his passing.

   Walt grew up and went to school in San Diego County in California. Walt loved living in Idaho during the summer, not the winters. He loved to have his morning coffee on the cabin porch in Lenore counting log trucks as they passed by on Highway 12 through Harpers Bend. Walt enjoyed camping and fishing throughout the area, especially Winchester Lake with his wife. Adeline 

   Walt worked construction through most of his life. At 18 he joined the United States Army in April 1957.  He served his time in Germany. He was honorably discharged in April 1960, and returned to construction work until 1990. He later worked for the United States Forest Service from 1997 until 2006.

   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.