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|Obituaries for July 31, 2014|
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 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
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
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
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
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
They moved to
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.
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
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
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
Saturday, July 19, at the
We are so happy she is no longer suffering and is now taking big, deep, easy breaths in heaven!
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Theodore Roosevelt (Ted) Crabb, 92 Bonners Ferry
Roosevelt Crabb was born
Ted was a Staff
Sargent in the Army during WWII, from
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
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
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
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,
Myrtle A. Matson
Myrtle Matson was
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.
Myrtle enjoyed gardening, sewing, camping, fishing, hunting and huckleberry picking.
She is survived
by her daughter, Geralden (Matson) Russell of Orofino; her son, Don
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 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
Barden, 91, of Kooskia passed away
been entrusted to
|Obituaries for July 10, 2014|
Margaret Williams, 84, formerly of Pierce
“Maggie” Williams, 84, recently of
planned for Saturday, July 19 at the
Sign the online guestbook at www.mtviewfuneralhome.com.
“Ginny” Trapp, 77,
Virginia Ann “Ginny” Trapp, 77, of
daughter of Jim and
Ginny grew up in
all over the state of
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
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.
Shirley and parents
were held July 5 at the Wright Community Congregational Church in
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
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
While living in
In 1954 they
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.
Robert John Stolberg “Bob,” 79,
Bob Stolberg, age
79, was born in
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
A celebration of
his life was held June 30 at
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Bob's memorial webpage at www.summersfuneral.com.