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Obituaries for July 10, 2014

Margaret Williams, 84, formerly of Pierce

   Margaret E. “Maggie” Williams, 84, recently of Lewiston and a longtime resident of Pierce, died Thursday, July 3, 2014.

   Services are planned for Saturday, July 19 at the Pierce Community Center.

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Virginia Ann “Ginny” Trapp, 77, Meridian

   Virginia Ann “Ginny” Trapp, 77, of Meridian, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Valley View Care Center in Meridian after a tragically short battle with cancer.

   Ginny, the daughter of Jim and Florence (Woodward) Palmer, was born in Boise on Dec. 8, 1936.

   Ginny grew up in Boise and graduated from Boise High School in 1955. She loved dance and music. After school she started her own beauty salon, before marrying the love of her life, Ronald Trapp of Boise, on May 27, 1960. Four children were born to this union.

   Ginny traveled all over the state of Idaho, raising a family and supporting her husband Ron as he worked for the State of Idaho from 1960 to 1980. She and Ron lived in Lewiston, Bonners Ferry, Emmett, Pocatello, Moscow, and Coeur d’Alene.

   In 1980, Ginny and her husband purchased a Coast-to-Coast hardware store in Orofino. They were a large part of the community of Orofino during this time. They operated it until Ron was forced to retire due to his illness.

   In 1997, they moved to Boise to be near friends and family. Ginny loved life and her friends and family most. She also enjoyed playing the organ at Wright Congregational Church of Boise, knitting, sewing, and crafts of all kinds.

   She was a true friend to all that got to meet her. Ginny will be greatly missed by all who know and loved her.

   Survivors include: a son, Cory, and his wife Juanita of Coeur d’Alene, a son, Kurt of Meridian, a daughter, Vonda of Moscow, and a son, Eric of Eagle; two grandsons, Jordon and Callen of Coeur d'Alene; a brother, Dick Palmer and wife Maxine of Meridian; a sister-in-law, Marleta French and husband Jack of Nampa; a brother-in-law, Eldon (Cork) Trapp and wife Sally of Columbus, SC.; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

   Her sister Shirley and parents Florence and Jim preceded her in death.

   Memorial services were held July 5 at the Wright Community Congregational Church in Boise, with Rev. Drew Terry officiating. The Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise is in charge of arrangements, with interment at the Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens.

   In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wright Congregational Church of Boise in Ginny’s name.

Jean (Mac) McCarter, 85, Peck

   F. Jean McCarter (Mac), of Peck, born March 11, 1929, went to her final rest July 5, 2014. She was born to Hiney and Pearl Anderson in Tiger, WA. She spent her entire adult life caring, comforting and helping to heal many, as an RN, which she greatly enjoyed. Jean’s hobbies were many, basket weaving, sewing, quilting, crocheting, painting, gold panning, and mostly cooking and canning.

   She is survived by her baby sister, Helen Haney; daughters Brenda Capps and her husband Steve, Jackie Cram and her husband Terry Anderson; grandkids Mike Cram, Tom and Amanda Boyd, David Strom, Jesse, Tanya and Cassie Anderson; great grandchildren Maia and Ryder Cram, many nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones, all were her entire world.

   She lived and loved to make all happy. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her youngest daughter Leigh Boyd, her sister Elsie Hitzel and brothers Harold, John and Milton Anderson. She requested no service but we will celebrate at a later date that we were blessed to have her in our lives.

Obituaries for July 3, 2014

Kelly Zink, 86, Weippe

   Fountain Keller Zink was born July 9, 1927, in Cheney, WA, to Clarence and Willa Zink. He died Friday, June 13, 2014, due to infirmities of age, at his home in Weippe, surrounded by his family. He was 86.

   On June 3, 1952, he and Ronnie Jo Pollan were married. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary 10 days before his death.

   While living in Oregon, they came into contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses, and both dedicated their lives to Jehovah in 1955. They spent their first two years of married life in Oregon, following dam construction.

   In 1954 they moved to Mount Idaho, where he built a comfortable home for his family. In 1968, they moved to Weippe, where Ronnie still resides.

   Kelly had a deep love for God all of his life, and his faith sustained him during his last days. For many years, Kelly was a faithful elder in Grangeville and Weippe.

   Kelly was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Joyce, Clara and Delphia; and a brother, Fred.

   He is survived by his wife, Ronnie; daughters Denise Cole and Erin Laughlin; son-in-law Mike Kern; brother Orval; and Vance Curtis, his brother-in-law and lifelong friend. He leaves behind six grandchildren, Rebekah Cole Schafer, Lucas Laughlin, Matthew Cole, Amber Laughlin Collins, Anna Cole Bennett and Mary Cole Perkes; and 17 great-grandchildren.

   He fought the fine fight, and he kept a firm hold on the hope for everlasting life. A memorial service was held June 16 at the International Order of Odd Fellows Hall in Weippe.

Robert John Stolberg “Bob,” 79, Boise


   Bob Stolberg, age 79, was born in Brockport, PA on Jan. 30, 1935. He was a beloved husband and grandfather of 10.

   He served in the U.S. Army as a Senior Recovery Mechanic from 1953-1956. He helped ‘mop-up’ after the Korean War. He worked in the construction industry for over 50 years building bridges, infrastructures and roads and traveled throughout the Northwest including; Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Nevada.

   Bob was a quiet, friendly, loving, loyal and courageous person. He died June 24, 2014 in Boise.

   A celebration of his life was held June 30 at True North Church, 5137 N. Glenwood St., in Garden City.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Bob's memorial webpage at