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|Obituaries for September 4, 2014|
James H. Gray, 79, Orofino
James H. Gray, age 79, of Orofino, left a gaping hole in the hearts of many family and friends. He lived an active life, doing and living what he loved to do, up until the last day of his life, to not return from a morning horseback ride on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in Williford, AR, where he spent his early years. As a teenager he made his way north to the big city of Chicago, IL, for a short time before “hoboing” on the rails across the country and falling in love with Idaho.
In Lewiston he met Ethel Lowe and they were married on Dec. 31, 1953.
From 1952 to 1960 he worked various jobs around the country, learning many life skills in farming, construction, and mechanics.
In the late 50s they permanently settled in Lewiston, where Jim worked 30 years at Potlatch Forest Industries (PFI). They raised three children, Deborah Durkee (Bruce), Dennis (Nancy) and Timothy (Susan), who all survive him.
In 1982 he married Vivian Miller, and together they bought the old Carr place and started building their dream of a cattle ranch on Crow Bench, now known as “The Gray Area.”
Over the years, with the love and support of each other, they acquired more acres, more animals, and developed the property; and all the while Jim kept his nose to the grindstone, commuting to PFI until he retired in 1991, four years after moving to the ranch.
Throughout his life he had an incredibly productive work ethic and enjoyed completing his projects to perfection, at an unhurried, nonstressful and deliberate pace.
Jim enjoyed taking his horses and mules and backpacking into the Idaho wilderness, fishing and hunting and spending time in nature. He planted a vineyard and enjoyed home wine making from all the wild fruits and berries on the property. He loved being self-sufficient on his land.
“He was known for his principled fairness, willingness to help others, and his quiet love for God and nature.”
In addition to his children, Jim is survived by: his wife, Vivian Miller-Gray; seven grandchildren; five stepsons; and numerous grandchildren.
Murray Eugene Cram, 92, Orofino
Murray Eugene Cram, best known as “Gene,” was born April 3, 1922 in Orofino, to Ira L. Cram and Jessie Bonner. He was their only child. Gene passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on Saturday, Aug. 30 2014, from multiple complications of age.
Gene was proud that he lived his entire life in Clearwater County, mainly in the Pierce and Orofino areas. Gene served in the U.S. Army in WWII, and then he worked as a logger.
After retirement he delivered the Lewiston Tribune to many of the local residence of Orofino. He really enjoyed this job.
Gene’s hobbies were camping, hunting, fishing and working on cars.
Gene married Carolyn Magney (Maggie Cram) on March 4, 1960, and together they had two daughters, Becky and Shelli. Gene had two sons from a previous marriage, Michael Eugene Cram (deceased) and Danny Turcott of Alaska. Gene’s longtime friend Bill Roupe was like a son and brother to the family.
He has three grandchildren: Michael L. Cram of Peck, Amanda Cummings of Orofino, and Robbie Cummings of Moscow; and two great-grandchildren.
Gene was deeply loved by his family. He will be truly missed. The family appreciates everyone’s prayers and thoughts during the past month.
No service will be held, in accordance with his wishes.
Anne R. Childress , 81, Orofino
, 81, Orofino
Anne R. Childress, 81, of Orofino, born on April 4, 1933, passed away in Orofino on Aug. 25, 2014.
No serviced are planned at this time.
Earl Howard “Jack” Sotin, 93, Lewiston
On Dec. 21, 1920, Earl Howard Sotin was born in Orofino. His parents were Flora B. (McEvers) and Alfred M. Sotin. His early years were spent in the Orofino area and due to family circumstances; he was on his own at the age of 9. At that age, he walked to a neighbor’s ranch and asked if he could live and work there as long as he could go to school.
As he moved from ranch to ranch, he would attend various schools, participated on the high school boxing team at Lapwai and graduated from Asotin High School in 1939.
After graduation he worked various jobs in central Idaho. On July 28, 1943, Jack and Esther Griner were married in Grangeville. Jack and Esther started their married life together in Glendale, CA, with Dad working at Lockheed as crew chief for “Rosie the Riveters” building P38 fighter planes.
Their first child, Jack W. Sotin, was born in 1945. In 1946, they moved back to Idaho and bought a small ranch near Clearwater.
Daughter Linda M. Sotin was born in 1948. Son Richard L. Sotin was born in 1954 and youngest daughter, Shirley S. Sotin, was born in 1957.
Jack worked for Folden’s sawmill, and later at Scott’s sawmill, which became Idapine Mills in Harpster. During the early 60’s, Dad started building a new home for us, which we moved into in 1966. In 1967, Dad changed careers and went to work for the Job Corps Center at Cedar Flatts on the Selway River as a training supervisor.
When Cedar Flatts closed, he transferred to the Cottonwood Job Corps Center as a carpentry training supervisor. During this time he supervised a crew from Job Corps and built the Dry Diggins Lookout in the Seven Devils. He led several crews doing construction throughout the Nezperce Forest District.
In the mid 70’s, the Cottonwood Center closed so Dad transferred to the U.S. Forest Service, working at Fenn Ranger Station doing construction and maintenance work at the Ranger Station and Moose Creek. He retired in 1983.
During this whole time, Dad and Mom raised Hereford cattle at the ranch and provided a lifestyle that we now cherish. After retirement they were able to take several road trips, going to Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills, Alaska and Yellowstone, plus one Caribbean cruise and two Hawaii cruises.
Jack was an active member in the Clearwater Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, Youth Leader, and Deacon. In 2005, Jack and Esther sold the ranch and moved to Lewiston to be nearer their kids, and attended Tammany Baptist Church.
Dad’s health declined over the past year and he passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
Survivors are: his wife of 71 years, Esther; son Jack (Sandi) Sotin; daughter Linda (Gary) Keener; daughter Shirley (Randy) Squires; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; brother Robert Hazelbaker; sister-in-law Bernice Sotin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by son Richard Sotin, and brothers Lewis Sotin and Larry Sotin.
A celebration of life service was held at the Clearwater Baptist Church in Clearwater Aug. 30, followed by a potluck dinner.
We want to especially thank Pat Fowler and the team of care providers at Living Springs Residential Care. You were a blessing to Jack and to the family.
Arrangements are by Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Russell Bruce Duff, 82, Orofino
Russell Bruce Duff, age 82, of Orofino, entered into eternity on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Russell’s death was from complications due to bladder cancer and dementia.
Russell was born on Oct. 20, 1931 in Stambaugh, MI, to William McKinley and Ila (Moger) Duff. He graduated from Stambaugh High School in 1950. Russell married Susanna Pakkala on Sept. 12, 1953, and they moved to Orofino the following summer, where he worked in area sawmills.
In 1957, they moved to Renton, WA, and he worked at Boeing. Over the next several years, he hauled logs in Idaho and New Mexico until the family returned to Orofino in 1967. Russell owned and operated a logging truck there for 20 years.
He also drove truck in Alaska and Nevada and worked in the Utah oil fields and Seattle shipyards until he retired.
Russell is survived by: his wife of sixty years, Susanna, and their four daughters, Terri (Gary) Picone of Lewiston, Linnea (Steven) Strottmann of Omaha, NE, Julie McCoy of Coeur d’Alene, and Ila (Kelly) Burch of Orofino.
They have fourteen grandchildren: Nina (Kyle) Peterson, Rico (Ashley) Picone, Maria Picone, Joe Spinella, Kara Spinella (John Owens), Matthew Spinella, Erik Strottmann, Carl Strottmann, Ben McCoy, Emily McCoy, McKinley McCoy, Elizabeth (Jason) Stark, Kristopher (Kaleigh) Burch, and Nicole Burch.
He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Millicent Harrington and Faye Stromberg, and his nephew, Donald Stromberg.
Russell enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who knew him as fun-loving. He hunted and fished most of his life and, forever a woodsman, Russell won awards for the fish decoys he carved. Many, bearing his unique signature, still swim on the internet today.
A celebration of life was held Aug. 30, at Ascension Lutheran Church in Orofino.
Funeral arrangements are in care of Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory of Orofino.
|Obituaries for August 28, 2014|
Taylor, Germann memorial services cancelled
Taylor, Germann memorial services cancelled
for James Leroy Taylor and Richard Stanley Germann, originally
scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6 at Wesemen Cemetery, have been
Memorial services for James Leroy Taylor and Richard Stanley Germann, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6 at Wesemen Cemetery, have been cancelled.
James Charles Price, 74, long-time resident
James (Jim) Price, a longtime resident of Clearwater County, has passed away to join loved ones that have led the way. He was 74.
Born as James Charles Price to Ora C. Price and Zerna Snyder on June 28, 1940. He grew up and went to school in the Weippe and Fraser areas. Jim was the youngest of eight children.
Jim worked in the woods as a “Jack of all trades,” running loaders, skidders, and cats, but his main love was his logging trucks. Jim worked many years for H&W Logging, and at one time owned his own company, “Price Logging.”
Jim married Rose Ester Moore on May 27, 1957. They welcomed their first child, Rosetta, on their first anniversary. There would be three more children to follow: a son, James, who they lost as an infant; then two daughters, Patricia and April.
Jim enjoyed spending time with family, camping, hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, going on picnics and drives through the back country, and family get-togethers.
Jim also had a love of country music and dancing, and this love, after his Rose passed away, would be what would lead him to his new love, Yvette Fuchs. After three years of courting they were married on Aug. 15, 2003. To this marriage she brought love, laughter, and a daughter, Denise Hodges. Yvette also took care of Jim’s sweet tooth with his love of her sticky buns.
Jim passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, on his eleventh wedding anniversary, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Robert, Bill, and Paul Roy; brother John Price; sisters Helen Livingston, Cora Sammons, and Virginia Jarad; his wife, Rose Price; son Jim; daughters Rosetta and April; and a granddaughter, Rose Marie.
He is survived by wife Yvette; daughter Patty; stepdaughter Denise; many grandsons and granddaughters, including DJ Powell, Victoria Hudson, CJ, James, and Timber Sharrard, Jeff and Ashley Carlson, Cody Martress, and Cheyenne Bergenholtz; step grandchildren AJ, Neikoel, and Alisyia Espinosa; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial potluck was held Aug. 22 at Orofino City Park.
Eric Jackson, 54, Lewiston
Eric Neal Jackson, 54, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at his Lewiston home.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Pi-Nee-Waus community Building in Lapwai.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Wa A'Yas Community Building in Kamiah. Burial will follow at First Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Highway 12, Kamiah.
Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is assisting the family.
|Obituaries for August 21, 2014|
Clara Marie Rebel DeGregorio, 52, Weippe
Clara Marie Rebel DeGregorio, 52, of Weippe, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Clara was born on Oct. 20, 1961, in Richardton, ND, to Albert and Geraldine Rebel. She attended school in North Dakota until her family moved to Idaho in 1967. She then attended school in Weippe.
Clara was a homemaker and hard worker. She cleaned houses, the Weippe Rebekah Lodge Hall, and the Senior Center Meal Site. She was also involved in the grounds keeping of the Weippe Cemetery and the Weippe Rodeo, keeping both looking nice.
She was a quiet, kind, big-hearted person who loved her children, granddaughter, family, and all of her friends. Clara enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, and ATV riding. Some of her fondest memories were taking off on the ATV with all of her friends and riding for miles.
She also liked playing cards, softball, and she could play a good game of pool. She loved music and to dance, the radio in her house was always turned on whether, she was home or not. She will be forever loved and missed.
Clara is survived by her parents, Albert and Geraldine Rebel, Weippe; her children, Heather Christopherson (Tony), Weippe, Jason DeGregorio, Lewiston, and Derik Leto (Chelsea), Weippe; her granddaughter, Ava DeGregorio, Orofino; and her longtime friend Jim Stewart, Weippe. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Calvin Rebel (Heidi), Seoul South Korea; Connie Kilby (Joe), Clarkston, WA; Clinton Rebel, Clarkston; Collette Rebel, Clarkston; and Corey Rebel (Michele), Weippe; along with many nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of life held at the Rebekah Lodge Hall in Weippe on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m.
William Chester Barnett, 82, Orofino
He walked as a barefoot boy through the Kansas wheat fields and as a strong man through the timbered mountains of Idaho. William Chester Barnett, also known as Dad, Pops, and Pop-Pops, lost his long, hard battle against Alzheimer’s on the morning of Sunday, July 27, 2014, with his daughters at his side. He stayed long enough to celebrate 82 birthdays, the last of which was this July 7.
He was surrounded by his wife, Jeanette—who still lives at the family home they purchased together in 1964—and their three children, Chet, Jeni, and Angie, as well as their good friend Scott.
Bill was born on July 7, 1932 in Glen Elder, KS to Chester and Alma Barnett. He lived there with his sisters Patsy, Diane, and Ruth Alma. They lost their mother and three siblings when he was just 13 years old.
After graduating from high school in 1950, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Great Falls, MT, and then in Mountain Home. Bill had to leave behind his three sisters, their husbands, and many nieces and nephews who still live in the Kansas area.
After four years of service, he attended the University of Idaho in Moscow. On a visit to Orofino he met Jeanette Adams, who caught him “hook, line, and sinker,” and he couldn't get away. But he always said he didn't really try that hard.
They were married Aug. 30, 1957, and he happily became part of a new extended family for 57 years. The brothers and brothers-in-law remained some of his very good friends for the rest of his life.
Pops went to work in the woods and continued into business with Tim and Sharon Barnett, purchasing Barnett Logging from Dexter and Alice Barnett in 1959. We all grew up on the North Fork, spending a lot of our time in a camper at Big Island or at Camp R until we had to move to town for school.
Dad made sure we were comfortable, taught us to be good to others, and to enjoy the outdoors, whether it was fishing with a stick and string or riding a motorcycle or swimming in a man-made pond. After moving to town, he joined the bowling league and took up golf. He enjoyed his life and friends in the small-town community of Orofino.
They would often take vacations to golf and explore for a break from the logging life. He always said they had a great time, and he enjoyed every minute.
When the logging company changed hands, he proudly went into business with his son, Chet, and Chet’s wife, Cindy. Dad always thought of her as another daughter gained along the way, and he loved her very much.
After he retired, Bill spent his mornings at Krystal Café, enjoying a cup of tea with his very dear friends. Oh, the stories they would tell!
Pops had four grandsons: Austin, Aaron, Nate, and Alex, who will forever miss his humor and his strength. They meant the world to Pops, and he loved being a part of their active lives.
He loved Nate’s wife Kelli, Austin’s wife Jessica, and Alex’s fiancée Melissa.
Pop-Pops was lucky enough to have enjoyed his four great-grandchildren: Alora, Derek, Sawyer, and Dexter. We know he is proud of them. He often said, “Now who does that remind you of?” Sometimes you could catch him just smiling and watching as they would tear through the house, ending up at the ever-popular cookie drawer!
If he could, he would surely thank everyone for the wonderful care and love they gave during his sickness. Bill—our dad, and Mom’s loving husband—leaves behind many loved ones who will miss him beyond words.
A celebration of life will be held at the VFW building in Orofino at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22. High five, Pops! Until we meet again.
Ahlstrom , 49, Weippe
, 49, Weippe
Clayton V. Ahlstrom of Weippe died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. He was 49.
Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Robert D. Lawson, 94, Pierce
Robert Douglas Lawson of Pierce died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home in Pierce. He was 94.
Bob was born Oct. 27, 1919, in San Francisco, CA, to Ida Marie (Pat) (Carson) and Henry Spencer Lawson II. Although he was raised in Beverly Hills, CA, Bob’s happiest times were the pleasant summers spent with his older brother Henry Spencer Lawson III (Spence) in Pierce, with their much adored Aunt Vida, Aunt Dot, and Uncle Crombie Bergoine (aka Uncle Jack, aka Unk.)
Bob was a proud member of the United States Merchant Marines. While serving in WWII, he crash-landed in Africa in 1944. Happily, Bob and the rest of the crew walked away from the wreckage without major injuries.
After the war, in his position as assistant to Howard Hughes, Bob did everything from chauffeuring movie stars such as Ava Gardner, to delivering the many newly acquired automobiles.
By coincidence, Bob’s wife was also a Lawson. Although she was christened Eleanor Jeanne Lawson, Bob lovingly nicknamed her Christopher (Chris).
Bob met Chris at a photographer’s studio where she was having publicity photos taken for her acting career. They married on July 25, 1953, and enjoyed a very happy life together living in the “Butter Tub,” a quaint yellow beach house at Crystal Cove, until Chris died tragically of cancer on April 23, 1975.
Chris was the love of Bob’s life, and he plans to have her ashes placed on his chest when he is buried.
Bob, Chris, and Uncle Jack toured Europe in a Volkswagen bug in the late 1950’s. The bug still resides on the property in Pierce.
One of Bob’s passions was the restoration of the Lane Victory, which is based in Long Beach, CA. Bob made numerous trips to Benicia to acquire salvage parts for his beloved ship. Bob was also ardent about the Scottish Highland Games. He attended games throughout the West Coast, proudly wearing one of his several MacLaren tartan kilts.
Bob is survived by niece Holly Suzanne (Lawson) Patton and her husband David; nephew Henry Spencer (Hank) Lawson IV and his wife Marcia; grandnephew David Bishop Patton and his wife Marissa; and grandnieces Kimberly Suzanne (Patton) Teagarden and husband Matt, Fiona Elizabeth (Lawson) McCrea and husband Eric, and Jillian Aileen Lawson.
Funeral services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Jim Price memorial Friday
A potluck get together for Jim Price, who passed away recently, will be held Friday, Aug. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Orofino City Park playground pavilion.
Bring snacks and you favorite stories about Jim.
James Leroy Taylor, 79, Bremerton, WA
James Leroy Taylor of Bremerton, WA died June 14, 2011 in Bremerton. He was 79.
Jim was born Jan. 17, 1932 in Blanca, CO to Arthur Franklin Taylor and May Morehead Taylor. He was the youngest of eight children.
Jim moved to Orofino at age 19, where he met his wife, Mildred. Prior to his death they had recently celebrated their 59th anniversary.
Jim was a truck driver for most of his working life. Those who knew him best will testify to his unique creativity. There were few unique tools he could not invent, or mechanical things he could not figure out how to repair.
Jim loved music and taught himself to play the organ. He was good at wood working and loved making wooden toys for children at Christmas time.
Jim enjoyed arts and crafts, and with training could have been a fine artist.
Most of all, he will be remembered for his love for his wife and family, and let’s not forget his great smile and sense of humor.
Jim is survived by his brother, Carl, and his sisters, Ethel and Betty; four sons, Dennis (Marilyn), James (Kimiko), Steven (Alice), and Darrell (Marjie); five grandchildren, Daniel (Zita), Christopher, Laura, Nathan, and Marilla; and one great grandchild, Miles.
A memorial service for Jim will be held at Weseman Cemetery in Clearwater County on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up at U.S. Bank in Bremerton.
Richard Stanley Germann, 74, Port Orchard, WA
Richard Stanley Germann of Port Orchard, WA died in January 2014, at home, of a heart attack. He was 74.
Richard was born April 12, 1939 in Orofino to Harry and Mary Germann.
The early years of his life were spent in Orofino. In 1975 he moved to Washington, where he resided until his death. He spent the last years of his life in the F&C Adult Home, and the last five years in Tina Robinson’s Adult Family Home.
Richard will always be remembered with love by his family as the King of Blitz, his favorite card game that we all loved to play with him.
Richard was preceded in death by his father and mother; his brothers, Robert and Melvin; and his sister, Thelma Marie.
Survivors include his sisters, Mildred Taylor of Bremerton, WA, Anita Olson of Orofino, and Karen Parra of Payson, AZ; his brother, Leroy, of Burley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert will be buried at Weseman Cemetery in Clearwater County on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. All friends and family are welcome.
|Obituaries for August 14, 2014|
Bonnie Lynn Thomas Ogden, 64, Lenore
Bonnie Lynn Thomas Ogden, 64, a resident of Lenore, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at her home in Lenore. Bonnie was not only a mother and a wife, but also a friend. Most everyone she met became a friend after a short period of time.
Bonnie was born in Kirkland, WA on Oct. 28, 1949. Her parents were Helen and William (Bill) Thomas. She was the youngest of four children.
She met her husband, Mike Gary Ogden, in the summer of 1968. They were married in September of that year. They enjoyed their new life together, and in 1973 their first child, Clint Ryan, was born. Daughter Christine Nicole soon followed, in 1976.
There were not many things that Bonnie was unable or unwilling to do, from taking the children to soccer practice to helping them learn to swim. She felt if they could do it, she wanted to learn also, so she could share that experience with them. This included skiing, snowmobiling, riding dirt bikes, boating, and of course, enjoying the wonderful campfires that we all loved so much.
She helped build the cabin in Cle Elum where she and Gary (Mike) lived for 10 years. There she cooked on a wood stove and used only propane lights as the light source. After moving from the cabin she designed and helped build their current home in Cavendish.
Bonnie enjoyed sewing and quilting. She completed many quilts that were given as special gifts to family or friends. She also enjoyed helping others learn more about sewing and quilting. Gardening was one of the things she liked to do. Her flowers were always happy and she canned many jars of vegetables. Bonnie’s homemade salsa was one of the best, along with her dilly beans, which everyone liked.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Gary, and her two children, Christine Lewis and Clint Ogden. She has four grandchildren, Jarod, Erica, and Jillian Ogden, and Rory Lewis. She is also is survived by her sister, Jeannie Howard, and brother, Larry Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bill and Helen Thomas, and her brother, Tom Thomas.
A celebration of life will be held at Southwick Bible Church Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., officiated by Pastor Charlie Olson. Luncheon will follow. Donations can be made to the Southwick Bible Church or a church of your choice.
Bonnie would like to give a big hug to all the ladies at Southwick Bible Church for the direction given her and the faith that was bestowed. Bonnie will be greatly missed!
Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alice Maxine Matthews, 91, Lewiston
Alice Maxine Matthews of Lewiston died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Life Care Center in Lewiston. She was 91.
Maxine was born Feb. 5, 1923 to Hans C. Hansen and Vannie Bunting Hansen. She lived in Heartline, WA as a child, with her sister, Lois, and brothers Lowell and Paul.
In 1939 she married Ted (Fred C.) Miller and lived in western Washington. They had children Elaine and Fred. This marriage later ended in divorce.
Maxine met Charlie Matthews and they later moved to the Pierce/Weippe area. Charlie and Maxine were married in Dayton in 1954. They had four children: Wayne Matthews, Dave Matthews, Tom Matthews, and Linda Matthews. Charlie passed away in 1978.
Maxine then moved to Grangeville, where she met her long time friend Harley Webb. She, Harley, and Tom spent time fishing in the nearby streams and lakes as well as taking drives.
In 2011, because of failing health, Maxine moved to Lewiston, where she resided until her passing.
Preceding Maxine in death were her parents, Hans and Vannie Hansen, husband Charlie, brothers Paul and Lowell, sister Lois, daughters Elaine Miller McGlothen and Linda Matthews Easom, stepson Eugene Matthews, and longtime friend Harley Webb.
Maxine is survived by her son Fred Miller and wife Julie of Clarkston, WA; son Wayne Matthews and wife Hilda of Culdesac, son Dave Matthews and wife Sandra of Anchor Point, and son Tom Matthews of Anchor Point; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of life at the Weippe City Park at 12 noon, Sunday, Aug. 31 in memory of Maxine. Please bring a potluck dish to share. The family will provide the beverages and table service. If you have any questions please call Fred or Julie at 509-780-2063.
James (Jim) Harrison McCall, 83, Sandpoint
James (Jim) Harrison McCall, 83, of Sandpoint, formerly of Orofino, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Memorial services were held July 31 at Coffelt’s Funeral Chapel, Sandpoint. Private family inurnment will take place in the Craigmont Cemetery.
Jim was born March 26, 1931, to Roger and Rachel McCall in Riverton, WY. He grew up in the Camas Prairie/Clearwater Canyon area of Idaho and graduated from Craigmont High School in 1950. His father was a state patrolman, and they moved to Pierce, where his father was a marshal for several years.
Following graduation, Jim worked on the railroad and for area farmers until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1951. He was stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict.
The day before he left for active duty he married Rosalyn Meier. She was able to accompany him to California and Virginia before he was stationed in Germany. After his discharge from the Army he worked on the farm of Arthur Meier, Rosalyn’s father, and they lived in Reubens, where their two children, Michelle and Roger, were born.
Jim lived in the Craigmont, Reubens and Melrose area a good part of his life and loved the railroads, logging, and farm history of the area.
After his divorce, he moved to California to begin his career in radio, eventually landing in Barstow, CA. There he met Carol, Jennefer, and Sue, and married Carol on July 4, 1970. In 1972 they all moved to McCall, where they owned the radio station KMCL. In January of 1975 Shane came into the family’s life.
Jim dearly loved the radio business and the interaction with the community, from being emcee at the winter carnival to announcing the sporting events for MDHS.
Carol joined the Forest Service in McCall in 1988, and they transferred to Groveland, CA, in 1991, and Crescent City, CA in 1996. After retirement, they relocated to Orofino in January 2004 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Jim moved to Sandpoint in the summer of 2013 to be closer to his son Roger. He entered Alpine Vista Assisted Living in June 2013 in Sandpoint and enjoyed his time there and the care that was provided to him.
Jim was involved in many service groups over many decades, including Rotary, the Elks, the Masons, the Shriners, Eastern Star, and VFW. He loved motorcycles from an early age and enjoyed sharing extended conversations with those he met.
He is survived by his sons, Roger (Peggy) McCall of Sandpoint and Shane (Kim) McCall of Boise; daughters Jennefer (Rick) Parker of Logan, UT and Sue (Lynn) Rasberry of Sacramento, CA; grandchildren Dale (Erika) McCall of Sandpoint, Rosa Carr of Spokane, WA, Kade and Lauren McCall of Boise, Erin and Chad Sundberg and Zhu Parker of Logan; and his two great-grandchildren, Emmalynne and Skyler Carr of Spokane.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, his daughter, Michelle, his sister, Jane Curtis, and his parents.
Family and friends are invited to sign Jim’s online guest book at www.coffeltfuneral.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Coffelt Funeral Service.
Clara M. Degregorio, 52, Weippe
Clara Marie Degregorio, 52, of Weippe died on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel of Orofino is in care of arrangements.
Delbert (Del) Gene Anderson, 75, Drummond, MT
Delbert lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. He was born on June 25, 1939, in Donnelly.
He attended grade school in Council, before moving to Orofino in 1950. There he joined the other country kids at the Banner School. Later he entered the Orofino School, until his sophomore year when he decided he would rather pump gas than go to school. Delbert quit school at 16 and joined the Navy at 17.
In 1956 he married Janice Jordan in Lewiston. They had three sons, Danny of Seattle WA, Allen of Drummond MT, and Todd of Orofino.
In the Navy he served more of his four years on the U.S.S. Karsarge Aircraft Carrier.
After his discharge from the Navy he went to work for McGregor Triangle Construction, when they were building the road up the Lochsa into Montana. From this his love of trucking began. He drove long haul cross country, logging truck, and any job that required a truck.
A few years ago he bought a motorcycle. He and his cycle buddies made several trips to Sturgis and Laughton.
Delbert was proceeded in death by his parents Reuben and Rose Anderson.
He leaves behind two sisters, Reuby Curfman (Pete) and Carrol Frederiksen (Clinton); and one brother, Mark Anderson (Debbie), all of Orofino; also his three sons, and grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Delbert moved to Montana in 1976 and lived there until his passing.
On Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. in Drummond, MT, there will be a short parade of trucks and motorcycles in his honor, followed by sharing time.
Gary Scott “Scotty” Shawver, 57, Post Falls
Gary Scott “Scotty” Shawver, 57, drowned Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 in Lake Coeur d’Alene. Scott was born in Moscow on February 17, 1957 to Gary Shawver and Kay Lazelle Shawver. He grew up in the Northwest, graduating from Timberline High School, Pierce, in 1974.
Scott moved to Post Falls in the 1980s and garnered a reputation as a talented auto body man, achieving success and recognition not only for his technical ability but for customer service and integrity. In May 2014 he opened Scott Shawver’s Auto Body and RV in Post Falls with the same passion and dedication in which he approached life. He embraced hard work and the sacrifices required to achieve his goals and dreams.
Scott was an avid and fearless snowmobiler and motocross racer. He loved adventure and the outdoors, especially boating with friends. He was a generous benefactor to local organizations and inspired many with his kindness, humility and giving heart. Scott’s joyful presence will be long missed by his many friends, his large family, his employees and the entire community.
Scott was preceded in death by brother, Berkley Shawver in 1996.
survived by his father, Gary (Kathleen) Shawver of Mrytle; mother
Kay (Swede) Olson, Troy; fiancé Stephanie Knox, Post Falls; sisters
Tracy (Rob) Christopherson, Post Falls and Leea (Rick Barker) Olson,
Lewiston; brothers Grady (Janet Bogar) Shawver, Seattle, WA, Shawn
Shawver, Lithuania, James (Terri) Jameson, Lewiston, Ed (Connie)
Anderson, Yorba Linda, CA, and Wade (Linda) Olson, Colfax, WA;
children by birth and of the heart, Zak Person, Spokane, Keith
(Jenna) Sorenson, Post Falls, Jennifer Sorenson (Nick) Barry, Kent,
WA, and Sydney Knox, Post Falls; grandchildren Max Person, Mya
Elizabeth Sorenson, Kallie Anne Sorenson, Lillian Jean Barry and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Visit Scott's memorial page and sign the online guestbook at www.englishfuneralchapel.com
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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.
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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!
Sign the online guestbook at www.mtviewfuneralhome.com.
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.