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Obituaries for July 31, 2014


Hannah Rose McDade, 9

   Hannah Rose McDade was born Sept. 7, 2004. She went to heaven Friday, July 11, 2014, after losing her battle to brain cancer.

   Hannah’s vibrant smile brought joy to our lives, her strength gave us hope for a better tomorrow, and her gentle soul reminded us just how precious life really is.

   Hannah loved to have her nails done, play with her friends, ride horses, do arts and crafts, play games, sing, dance, bake cookies and cupcakes, watch TV shows until as late as she could get away with, and being a big sister to her little brother Tripp.

   She was truly a gift to all who had the opportunity to know and love her. She showed kindness to everyone and was everyone’s best friend

   Hannah is survived by her loving parents, David and Jordan McDade, and her brother, Tripp; paternal grandparents Mike and Lila McDade; blended grandparents Kevin and Britt Kelly; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that loved her beyond words.

   She is also survived by her biological mother, Andrea Lopez.

   A celebration of Hannah’s life was held July 18, at Calvary Chapel in Boise.

Phyllis J. Nelson, 82, Lewiston

   Phyllis Nelson, age 82, passed from this world at St Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on Friday, July 25, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.

   She was born in Asotin, WA on Dec. 16, 1931 to Noah (Dutch) and Sadie Robinson Grishaber. At age four she moved to Weippe, where she would remain until she married Jack Smestead in 1948. To this marriage was born her son, Terry W. Smestead. She and Jack later divorced.

   Phyllis returned to school and graduated from Pullman High School in Pullman, WA. She was employed as a receptionist/assistant in dental offices in this area.

   In 1988 she married the love of her life, Elvin Nelson, and moved to Pierce. They relocated to Lewiston in 1998. Elvin preceded her in death in 2008.

   She loved having family and friends to her home. She was fondly known as “Aunty PJ” to all who knew her. She carried on the family tradition of making sauerkraut every fall and home canned most things from the garden.

   She belonged to the Rebekah Lodge, Pierce Lion’s Club, and All Saints Catholic Parish.

   Phyllis is survived by her son, Terry Smestead (Ann) of Walla Walla, WA; granddaughters, Brandy Smestead of Walla Walla and Sheri (Kelsey) Kramer of Portland, OR; sister, Anne (Kenneth) Kolar of Harvard; long-time friend Debbie Troutwine of Lewiston; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Nellie Swarthout and Verda Harkness.

   There will be a memorial service at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

June E. Judd, 88, St. Maries

   June E. Judd, 88, of St. Maries, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene. 

   A funeral service is planned for Friday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in St. Maries. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the church.

   A graveside service is planned for Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Fraser Cemetery in Orofino. A gathering of family and friends will follow.

   Arrangements are being handled by Hodge Funeral Home, St. Maries.

William Barnett, 82, Orofino

   William Chester Barnett, 82, of Orofino passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Pullman, WA. Memorial Services are pending.

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

William Broncheau, 69, Kooskia

   William “Willie” Broncheau of Kooskia died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Lewiston. He was 69.

   A viewing will be held Thursday, July 31 from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.

   A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Ahsahka Presbyterian Church in Ahsahka.

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

Obituaries for July 24, 2014

Helen Joyce (Bringman) Glover, 86, Stites


  
Helen Joyce (Bringman) Glover of Stites, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Kooskia. She was 86 years old. Helen was born in Aberdene on Nov. 7, 1927, to Jay W. Bringman and Edith (Brumlee) Bringman.

   Helen grew up in Weippe and then on Oct. 1, 1948 she married Edward Henry (Bud) Glover in Lewiston. They spent most of their married life in Kamiah and then moved to Stites in 1984. She spent the 1970s to 1980s working as a seasonal worker for the forest service.

   She loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, berry picking, gardening, flowers, birds and playing cards.

   Helen is survived by her daughter, Judy Irene (Glover) Kuhn of Kooskia; son-in-law Randy Kuhn of Kooskia; sons Jay Edward Glover and Robert L. Glover, both of Kooskia; granddaughters Jenifer Brooks of Orofino, Jessica Stevenson of Portland, OR, Carrie Hansen of Grangeville, Molley (Glover) Agaton, Arianna Agaton of Lakeside, IL, and great-granddaughter Kristina Belo of Orofino; her grandson, Landon Agaton of Lakeside; great-grandsons Brandon Tillson of Orofino, and Adrian Stevenson, Tyler Hansen, and Mathew Hansen, all of Portland; and Amillio Agaton of Lakeside.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed-ward Henry (Bud) Glover, and granddaughter Mellody.

   A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 23, with a picnic at the Orofino City Park afterwards.

James Robert “Bob” Arnold, 72, Kooskia

   James Robert “Bob” Arnold, 72, of Kooskia, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Kamiah. Services will be held at a later date.

   Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is assisting the family.

Martha Bundy, 77, Kooskia

   Martha Bundy, 77, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her home near Kooskia.

   A visitation will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 at Trenary Funeral Chapel in Kooskia.

   Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26 at Valley Bible Church in Kooskia. Interment will follow at Tahoe Mountain Rest Cemetery. A potluck dinner will be at the church following services.

   Arrangements are entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

Charlotte Gillespie Choate, 71, Boise

8/9/1942-11/15/2013

   Charlotte Jeannette Gillespie Choate, a retired teacher, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho. She was 71.

   Charlotte was born August 9, 1942 in Orofino, to Clyde John Gillespie and Cleo Jenkins Gillespie. She grew up in Sunnyside/Lenore on her family farm. She graduated from Orofino High School in 1960 as the Salutatorian.

   Her interests included travel, baking, reading, gardening, and being a great mother and grandmother.

   During the course of her lifetime she traveled throughout the United States as well as to England, Israel, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, Germany, Spain, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, France and Canada. She was never happier than when she was traveling with her family.

   She is survived by her daughters Cindee Williams (husband Verlin Williams) of Auburn, Washington, Cherri Choate Tom (husband Randall Tom) of San Ramon, California, and Christa Snyder (husband Theodore Snyder) of Meridian; her grandchildren Courtnee Williams, Joshua Snyder, Rebecca Snyder, and Casey Tom; her mother Cleo Jenkins Gillespie; and her siblings Clyde Gillespie Jr. and Carolyn Turner.

   Charlotte was an amazing woman who was dedicated to her family and to her Christian faith. Her resilience and strength were inspirational. She touched many lives with her generosity and her loving nature. Her family will miss her presence and her love every day.

   A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Orchards Community Church, 822 Bryden Avenue, Lewiston.

Obituaries for July 17, 2014

Margaret E. “Maggie” Williams, 84, longtime Pierce resident

   On Thursday, July 3, 2014, as loved ones gathered around her hospital bed and gave her a tender farewell, Margaret E. (Maggie) Williams, 84, a longtime resident of Pierce, took her last earthly and belabored breath.

   We know in our broken hearts that she fought the good fight but as her respiratory health became further diminished, it was evident that she could hold on no longer.

   Maggie was born on June 8, 1930, in Port Orchard, WA, the second of four children born to Alfred and Bertha Mae Cann.

   She grew up and attended school in Clarkston before the family moved to their Kendrick farm in 1943. In February of 1948, at the age of 17, she moved with friends to Pierce, where she met her first husband, Melvin Dahl. They were married at Cardiff's Spur in July of that year and lived at the Musselshell until moving in to Pierce in 1954

   They raised four daughters together there, and throughout this time she was a homemaker, restaurant worker, bartender, and business owner. Mel died in February of 1982.

   In May of 1992, Maggie married the second great love of her life, Wally Williams, in Lewiston. She and Wally enjoyed their life in Pierce and loved supporting the community, the school, Timberline High School sports, and watching baseball together, even though it was often on separate TVs!

   They moved to Lewiston in the fall of last year; however, Maggie was a Pierce girl to her core and her heart never left her cherished hometown.

   A strong woman, she was dedicated to her family and friends. If she loved you, you knew it and she would defend you to the end.

   Maggie had many opinions that she often shared and a sweet side that was appreciated by anyone who knew her. She was Wally's biggest cheerleader in any endeavor he undertook, and they had a lot of fun together. They doted on their animals - Miss Kitty and their special little dog, Ali.

   She enjoyed "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy," and rarely missed a Mariners game on TV. She recently attended LCSC World Series games with Wally, even though it was somewhat of a struggle for her.

   Special memories included attending a Mariners game in Seattle and seeing their anniversary wish on the reader board at Safeco Field; and of she and Wally being honored as the 2001 grand marshals of the Pierce 1860 Days parade.

   We are so happy that just days before her death she enjoyed another Cann/Osborn family reunion and was able to visit with family members from afar.

   Maggie is survived by her husband, Wally; and daughters Nancy and Lonnie Cowger of Pierce, Linda Smith and Randy McKinnon of Weippe, Debbi and Mike Duffy of Lenore, and Traci Tolle and Tony Kast of Clarkston. Her older brother, Don Cann, of College Place, WA, also survives her.

   Her grandchildren include Tami LaDoux of West Richland, WA, Kelly Cowger of Pierce, Brandi Smith, Sunny Haynes and Michael Tolle, all of Lewiston, Jakki Smith of Loon Lake, WA, and Kylee Tolle of Clarkston.

   Left behind are nine great-grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews. Her bonus family includes five stepdaughters: Sheila Struck of Vancouver, Wash., Rona Hall and Barb Robertson of Bonners Ferry, and Tiny Bowling and Verna Soyk of Lewiston, along with numerous step-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Dorothy Rider and Alice Mehl, and her son-in-law, Jack Smith.

   We invite all family and friends to join us as we celebrate the life of our feisty, resilient, beloved wife, mom and grandmother, at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Pierce Community Center. We will gather in her honor to pay tribute to this special lady with laughter, music and the sharing of memories.

   We are so happy she is no longer suffering and is now taking big, deep, easy breaths in heaven!

   Sign the online guestbook at www.mtviewfuneralhome.com.

Theodore Roosevelt (Ted) Crabb, 92 Bonners Ferry

   Theodore Roosevelt Crabb was born May 28, 1922 in Orofino, Idaho to Jarrett and Stella (Kight) Crabb. He attended schools there, graduating from Orofino High School in 1940 and the University of Idaho in Moscow in 1942.

   Ted was a Staff Sargent in the Army during WWII, from Dec. 18, 1942 to Jan. 5, 1946 in the Signal Corps, maintaining the Army trucks. He spent 57 days on the Island of Okinawa during WWII.

   After his discharge, he worked for two years as a mechanic at the Chevy garage in Orofino. From 1946-1967, he farmed 200 acres of a 400 acre farm in Orofino, raising cattle, clover, wheat, and barley. After he moved to Sandpoint, he worked for the state employment service from 1968-1984 when he was forced to take a disability due to a heart attack.

   Ted was a past commander of the Orofino VFW, and was Mr. VFW Man of the Year in 1961-1962. He was also past exalted ruler of the Elks and past president of the Eagles. He and his late wife, Nancy, were members of the North Idaho Rainbow Chasers.

   He played drums at dances with a group of friends for years and was a master card player, loving the thrill of the game. Relatives remember being skunked by him many times over the years. He also restored old cars, finishing one for each of his children and step-children before his death.

   Ted was first married to Lola Albers and had two children: Carla (Steve) Laws of Lenore and John Crabb of Anchorage, AK. They divorced and he married Anne Christina Hoiseth, who was the mother of his son Jarrett Crabb of Sandpoint. Their marriage also ended in divorce.

   He met his soul mate, Nancy (Perry) Chapin, in 1980, while he was playing at an Eagles dance. They dated for two years before they married on June 16, 1982 in Coeur d‘Alene. They both loved music and fraternal organizations, and both had a great sense of humor.

   He gained the respect of his three step-children: Dean (Terri) Chapin of Woodland, CA, Darrell (Christell) Chapin of Twin Lakes, and Russell Chapin.

   Ted died early the morning of Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home in Bonners Ferry, after a short bout with cancer.

   Besides his children and step-children, he is also survived by: grandchildren Heather Sparano and Ryan Laws, Cory Crabb, Christopher Chapin, Cody Whitman, Bryce Chapin, Ryan (Breanne) Chapin and Courtney Chapin; and great-grandchildren Nicole Sparano, Joe Sparano, Owen Chapin, and Madison Chapin.

   Funeral services were held July 14, at Coffelt’s Funeral Home in Sandpoint. A reception will be announced at a later date.

Myrtle A. Matson, 98, Lewiston

   Myrtle A. Matson passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her residence in Lewiston, ID. She was 98.

   Myrtle Matson was born April 18, 1916 in Orofino to her parents, Albert and Ida (Swenson) Stamper. At a year old, Myrtle went with her family to Weiser; they then moved to Tamarack, but eventually returned to Orofino, when Myrtle was eight years old.

   Myrtle attended the Orofino area schools.

She worked in the cookhouse at the Cow Creek Mill and in the bakery in Orofino.

   She married the love of her life, Ed R. Matson, in 1937.

   After her marriage, she became a homemaker, devoting herself to raising her children. After her children were grown, she worked in several clothing stores as a clerk.

   She attended Orofino Community Church on Riverside until she moved to Lewiston in 2006. She helped in 4-H with her three children and was a Cub Scout leader for her youngest.

   Myrtle enjoyed gardening, sewing, camping, fishing, hunting and huckleberry picking.

   She is survived by her daughter, Geralden (Matson) Russell of Orofino; her son, Don Matson of Lewiston; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, some great-great grandchildren, and a few great-great-great grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ida (Swenson) Stamper; her husband, Ed Matson, in 1981; her son, Gerald Matson, in 1986; and her brother and sisters.

   A funeral service for Myrtle Matson will be held Saturday, July 19, at 10 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, with burial to follow at Wells Bench (Sanders) Cemetery.

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

Leroy “Joe” Barden, 91, Kooskia

   LeRoy “Joe” Barden, 91, of Kooskia passed away Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

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.

   Sign the online guestbook at www.mtviewfuneralhome.com.

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

1935-2014

   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 www.summersfuneral.com.