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|Obituaries for August 7, 2014|
Elwin L. Hutchins, 77, Weippe
Elwin bravely took that last step to fly away home to the loving arms of Jesus and his beloved wife Lorraine, Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was 77.
Leslie and Louisa Hutchins welcomed the arrival of their son Elwin L. Hutchins, born July 2, 1937, at the nearby farm community of Fraser. Elwin was a lifelong resident of Weippe.
He graduated from Weippe High School in 1955 and this is where he met the love of his life, Rose Lorraine Teed. He started building a home for them when he was only 18 years old. After Lorraine graduated they got married, June 10, 1956. They were very happy when the children were born, Kristine, Ronald and Sharon. As we were growing up they taught us many things. The love that they had for each other and us was never ending.
His belief in God and his church has made him into an example of how we should all live our lives. Faith, truth and giving was always a big part of his life.
He loved nature, fishing, looking for deer, picking huckleberries, planting, and creating a bigger and better flower garden then the year before. He liked to pick the flowers and surprise people with a bouquet. He liked to create and build things with his hands, woodworking came easy to him.
He was also part owner of two sawmills with his family. His father, Leslie Hutchins, his uncle Lawrence Hutchins and his brother Emerald Hutchins owned Hutchins and Timberline Lumber in Weippe. Other family members, Louisa, Thelma, Kenneth, and Marvin and Floyd showed us how to be a real family. They worked together and played together and went to church together.
Elwin and his family all loved music and would often sing for the church. “I’ll fly away” was one of his favorite songs and they would sing it as a quartet.
He served on the Weippe City Council for 50 years, and was appointed by the governor in 1964. He stated “that his service on the council was nothing more than the others that had served.”
Elwin was always ready to volunteer for many projects. He wasn’t afraid to play any part in the community theatre group, even if it meant he would have to play a woman’s part. He loved to help people in the community and he was Dad and Grandpa to many people. He was one that liked to surprise people, he took particular delight in scaring some of us. It always ended in us all having a good laugh.
He went to join his older brother, mom, dad and his wife and their three children, Karen, Stephen and Darlene. We know that there will be a lot of celebrating when he gets there.
Remember, we are not physical beings having a temporary spiritual experience;
But we are spiritual beings having a temporary physical experience.
Dad is survived by: his brothers, Emerald and Elata Hutchins, Floyd and Anita Hutchins, Marvin and Sharon Hutchins, and Kenneth Hutchins; his sister, Thelma and Bud Moyer; his children, Kristine (Hutchins) Griffin and spouse Donald Griffin, Ronald Hutchins and spouse Mari Hutchins, Sharon (Hutchins) Ball and spouse Tom Ball; grandchildren Angela Anderson and spouse Darcy Anderson, Holly Deibert and spouse Peter Deibert, James Fisher, Hali Hutchins, Ryle Hutchins, Samantha Glenn, Bill Vevle, Dustin Ball and Spouse Erin Ball; great-grandchildren Kenyen Lewis, Kylandra Fisher, Kaden Anderson, Jessie Anderson, Mason Anderson, Chase Deibert, Brenden Deibert, Jakob Deibert, Austen Deibert. Cameren Fisher, Gavin Fisher, Xander Vevle, and Morgan Ball; and one great-great-grandchild, Bricen Anderson.
Services for Elwin will be Friday, Aug. 8. Viewing is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Weippe Wesleyan Church, followed by the service at 11 a.m. at the Weippe Mini Park, with a celebration potluck dinner.
Direct any questions to Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Mr. Ryan Dennison.
Dad would like any donations to be made to the Hilltop Heritage Association.
June E. Cook Judd, 88, St. Maries
June Eileen Cook Judd, beloved mother, grandmother, teacher, and civic leader, passed away due to complications from a fractured hip on Monday, July 28, 2014 at North Idaho Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, surrounded by her three children. She was 88.
The oldest of five children raised on a farm during the Great Depression, June experienced economic hardships and learned to work hard and be frugal. She also learned the value of community service and caring for others. In addition to participating in civic activities she and her family were regularly inviting people in for a meal or asking someone who might be alone to join the family for holidays and special occasions.
June grew up determined to have a stable family life, provide a good home for her family, and stay close to her extended family. In addition to her devotion and love for her family she was committed to her faith and church, the State of Idaho, and the University of Idaho—alma mater to her and most of her family.
She loved camping, picnics, picking huckleberries, drives in the mountains, games, dining out and any activities with her family. She sought continual learning and was an avid reader of 5 regional newspapers.
June was born March 2, 1926 at Lenore to Boyd and Bina Cook. She advanced quickly through the local grammar school and at age 12 she moved to Lewiston to attend high school, where she worked as a nanny for her room and board. June was largely self-supported for the rest of her 88 years.
She transferred to Lapwai High School for her senior year, graduating in 1942, and then attended Lewiston Normal School (now Lewis-Clark State College) for one year.
Due to WWII teacher shortages she began teaching in 1943 at age 17 at the one- room Fraser School near Greer, where the teacher also had to make fires in the stove, haul water from the well, prepare a hot lunch dish, handle the janitorial duties, in addition to teaching grades 1-8.
She boarded with local farmer and school board member Lawrence Judd and his wife Bell, where she became best friends with their daughter, Verla, and met her future husband, their son Harry. June remained close to the Judd family after transferring to teach at a school in the Lewiston Orchards in 1945. She and Harry started dating in the fall of 1948 and were married on June 14, 1949 (Flag Day so Harry would always remember his anniversary).
June and Harry made their home in Lenore, where June taught at the one- room school and drove school bus while Harry taught vocational education to veterans. In 1950 the family moved to Orofino, Idaho, where daughters Elaine and Maureen were born.
The family moved to Moscow and lived in “Vets Village” while Harry attended the University of Idaho on the GI Bill. After Harry’s graduation the family moved to Asotin, WA for nine months where Harry taught vo-ag and chemistry at the high school. This nine months living less than a mile into Washington was June’s only time living outside the State of Idaho.
June and family moved to Sandpoint, Idaho in 1955 where Harry went to work for the University of Idaho Cooperative Extension Service (County Agent). June was a busy homemaker, plus was active in the Sandpoint Methodist Church and the Sandpoint community. Son Norman was born in 1958.
In 1959 Harry became the lead Extension Agent for Benewah County and the family moved to St. Maries, Idaho. June was the model housewife—tending the house, gardening, cooking great meals, canning/freezing, sewing not only her children’s and her clothes but also drapes for the new house.
She was active in the Community Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and an Elder; led 4-H groups for her children and other youth in the community; and participated in several civic organizations.
June returned to teaching full time in the St. Maries Schools when Norman started school and taught there from 1969 to 1990. Putting together a mix of summer school, workshops, and short courses from the University of Idaho, she finished her four- year degree and graduated with a BS in Elementary Education in 1972. After Harry passed away in 1974, June continued her education in the summers and graduated with a Masters in Reading Education from the University of Idaho in 1982.
June retired from teaching in 1990 and that same year was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives, serving for ten years to 2000. During that time changing district lines had her at times representing areas as far north as Hope and Priest River and as far south as Riggins, Idaho and generally from the Washington to the Montana borders.
June’s political alignment came out of her background with farmers, loggers, millworkers and miners when the Democratic Party represented their interests. She was a conservative “Reagan Democrat.” June rose to the position of Assistant Minority Leader during her time in the Legislature. June was especially proud to sponsor and gather the legislation to fund Idaho’s portion of the WWII memorial in Washington, DC honoring the veterans and service of her generation.
Following her time in the Legislature June remained active in politics and many civic organizations. Among the civic organizations are PEO, Hughes House Historical Society, Camera Club, Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce. June lived in St. Maries for 53 years until she moved to Garden Plaza Retirement Center in Post Falls in October 2013.
June was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lewis Judd; her father, Boyd Levi Cook; her mother, Bina Caroline Raby Cook Eberhardt; stepfathers Herman Eberhardt and Walter Eberhardt; her stepmother, Ella Cook; brother Lawrence Cook; sister Evelyn Cook Calvert; and two grandchildren, Noelle Judd and Joshua Judd.
June is survived by her daughter, Elaine White Harris (Duane) of Spokane Valley, WA; grandson Ryan White (Jenn) of Virginia and step grandchildren Katie Harris of Coeur d’Alene and Matt Harris of Boise; daughter Maureen Edwards Wagner Martin (Don) of Coeur d’Alene; grandson Shawn Edwards of Tacoma, WA; granddaughter Brook Edwards (Eli Meyer) of Eugene, OR; great-grandson Ari Edwards-Meyer and step grandchildren Jamie Young (Will Young) and Aaron Martin; son Norman Judd (Lynda) of Spokane, WA; and granddaughter Christianna Judd.
In addition she is survived by brothers Joe Cook (Wanda) of Lewiston and David Cook (Marcia) of Las Vegas, NV; brothers-in-law Golan Calvert of Lewiston and Bill McKinnon of Weippe; plus numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.
The family wishes to thank the many people who helped June stay in her home for so long, including Phu and Ahn Cong, Dale and Robin Baerlocher, John and Ruby Flerchinger, George and Delores Collinge, homecare workers from North Idaho Partners in Care and many others in the St. Maries Community. The family also thanks Hospice of North Idaho, the staff of Hospice House at Hummingbird Fields and the staff of Ivy Court for their care in June’s final days and efforts to make her comfortable.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Judd Family Memorial Scholarship Fund at the St. Maries branch of US Bank that will fund scholarships to the University of Idaho; the Fraser Community Center, care of Donna Brown, 2310 Cottonwood Road, Orofino, ID 83544, or Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.
A viewing was held July 31 at Hodge Funeral Home in St. Maries. A celebration of June’s was held Aug. 1 at the Community Presbyterian Church in St. Maries, followed by a luncheon in the church social hall.
Graveside services took place Aug. 2 the Fraser Cemetery along Highway 11 near Orofino. Following that service there was a lunch gathering at the Fraser Community Center, formerly Fraser School, where June started teaching in 1943.
Rudolph Wade Knapik Sr. 75, Orofino
Rudolph (Rudy) Wade Knapik, Sr. passed away suddenly at the age of 75 on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Rudy was the son of Rudy G. Knapik and Thelma Candler, born in Troy on May 1, 1939. He was the youngest of three children. Rudy was married to Karen, his wife of 49½ years. Rudy and Karen had two boys, Rudy and John.
Rudy had many job titles, but mostly farmed, logged, drove truck, and packed horses and mules in the Northfork of the Clearwater.
He started farming with his dad at the age of nine and had farmed ever since. Rudy packed in the back country for both leisure and work. Packing horses and mules for Bungalow Outfitters was something he looked forward to.
Rudy loved his family and spending time in the back country hunting, fishing, and packing horses. The first trip he made up to Chateau Lookout he was seven years old and went on horseback. This was his favorite place to retreat, going up the trail on his favorite lead horse, Joe. There have been many unforgettable memories made and life lessons learned at the Bungalow.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Knapik; his two sons, Rudy Knapik and John Knapik; three granddaughters, Kayla, Rudi Knapik, and Alayna Knapik; and a grandson, Markus Knapik, all of Orofino.
Rudy was preceded in death by his parents and his two siblings.
Rudy was a strong-willed man, instilling a strong work ethic in his two sons. He was a great husband, father and granddad. Rudy will be forever missed and loved.
There will be a funeral service on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at the VFW building in Orofino.
Carl Day Jr., 94, Orofino
Carl passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Lewiston Care Facility Rehab Center following hip surgery. He was 94. Carl resided at the Brookside Landing senior retirement center in Orofino.
Carl was born the fourth child of five to Orba and Carl Day Sr. in Nora, NE, on Dec. 28. 1919. The family moved to Republic, KS and then settled in Declo for Carl’s school years. Carl grew up on a farm and was involved with farming/ranching most of his life, as well as working in the timber industry, and as a Dispatcher at Kimberly Clark Paper Company, Anderson, CA, for many years.
Carl lived in Lakeview, OR, Cottonwood, CA, Anderson, CA, Redding CA and Orofino. Carl treasured his friends, and had many, in each location.
Carl married Mary Thompson in 1946, and they had two children, Diana and Denny. Carl is also the proud grandfather of Spencer Graham, Haily Graham, Cora Beld, and Leota Day.
Carl married the “Love of his Life,” Dottie Meyer, in 1966, and they were married until she passed away. Carl also helped raise Dottie’s two youngest sons, Auggie and Kenny Meyer.
Carl enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He also followed his favorite sports teams on TV. Carl played on athletic sports teams in school, and also when he worked at the mill. He was a great little league coach and taught his children to ride a horse, about sportsmanship, and never missed a school activity if either of his children were performing.
Carl had a great sense of humor, and believed in staying active. Carl will be greatly missed as he was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Carl is survived by his son, Denny and his wife Derry; his daughter, Diana and her husband Greg; his grandchildren; his sister Marian McKenzie and husband Ken; as well as two step sons, Dennis and Orville, Meyer; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie; former wife, Mary; his parents, Orba and Carl Day Sr.; his sisters, Leota Mulkey and Grace Jacobs; and his brother, Bill Day, as well as his stepsons, Kenny Meyer, Auggie Meyer, Adrian Meyer, and Steve Meyer.
A memorial service will be held for Carl Day at his church, the Orofino Community Church, located at 14233 Highway 12, Orofino, on Saturday, Aug. 16. The memorial service will start at 10:30 a.m.
All who knew Carl are welcome and invited to attend.
Jean McCarter celebration of life Saturday, Aug. 23
Jackie Cram, Terry Anderson, Mike, Maia and Ryder Cram, and Tom Boyd would like to invite all friends of Jean McCarter (mostly known as “Mac”) to celebrate the honor of having her in our lives.
The celebration will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at the V.F.W. building in Orofino at 12 noon. There will be a potluck meal with turkey and ham provided.
Please come and share memories and stories of her life. She is greatly missed but the blessings and chewing outs she gave us all will never be forgotten.
|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
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“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.